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IBM Enables Business Innovation from 21st Century Technology – Smart Data Collective

Posted on Dec 20, 2014 in Cloud News

Those of us who have been in the technology industry for many years remember the phrase “No one ever got fired for buying IBM.” Then IBM was both a hardware and a system software vendor, and most IT managers new that hardly anyone would question a decision to go with IBM. These days IBM has done extensive marketing to make itself known for everything “smart” – planets, cities, commerce and of course technology. While its website suggests it offers a limited number of software products, in fact IBM is one of the largest providers software and is committed to innovation

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Big Data, Cloud Computing Spur Software Innovation – Investor’s Business Daily

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 in Cloud News

When this year's widespread technology sell-off dragged shares of Splunk down more than 61% between February and August, Thomas Vandeventer was buying.

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Cloud computing more used by German firms with 250+ staff – Telecompaper (subscription)

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 in Cloud News

Some 12 percent of companies based in Germany have used cloud computing this year, according to the federal bureau of statistics (Destatis). Use of this service depends on the size of the firm. It said 27 percent of companies with 250 employees or more have used cloud services, but only 10 percent of companies with between 10 and 49 employees.

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HansaWorld fully switches to cloud computing service – The Baltic Course

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 in Cloud News

One of the leading ERP companies in the Baltic and Nordic countries HansaWorld has announced a shift in strategy and will further offer their products as cloud computing services by introducing a brand new product – Standard ERP, reported BC HansaWorld development PR consultant Marcis Krastins. As said HansaWorld Group board member Elvis Kvalbergs, this is a huge step forward for the company, but the main beneficiaries of this will be company's customers who will be able to receive more modern and more secure service

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Spoken Communications to Power Avaya Hybrid Cloud Solution for Enterprise … – Telecom Reseller (press release)

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

SEATTLE, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Spoken Communications, a cloud infrastructure provider specializing in contact center virtualization, today announced an agreement with Avaya, a leading provider of team and customer engagement solutions, to offer a hybrid cloud Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) solution for enterprise contact centers

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Webzilla Joins SGIX – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwired) -- 12/18/14 -- Webzilla, a global enterprise hosting provider, joined the Internet exchange (IX) in Singapore, SGIX. The move allows for a significant reduction in latency and increased service quality in the region.

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F-Secure Introduces New Partner Program To Meet Growing Demand For … – Business Solutions Magazine

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

By Bernadette Wilson, associate editor, Business Solutions magazineFollow Me On Twitter @bernadeditor F-Secure finds that businesses are looking to managed services providers (MSPs) to help navigate an environment of a growing number of malware attacks and challenges from an increasingly mobile workforce. The F-Secure white paper “Small

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Esker Receives 2014 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award – Broadway World

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Cloud News

Related: Press Release, NewsEsker, a worldwide leader in document process automation solutions and pioneer in cloud computing, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Esker on Demand as a 2014 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award winner. The Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award, presented by Cloud Computing magazine, honors vendors with the most innovative, useful, and beneficial cloud products and services that have been brought to market in the past year

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Box Rolls Out Cloud Security Service – Top Tech News

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Cloud News

Online file-sharing service Box recently announced Box Trust, a service to help its customers successfully embrace a modern security framework as they move information and collaboration to the cloud . Box Trust will give customers access to Box’s security products, visibility into its various compliance and controls, and the muscle of numerous security and governance technology partners. The announcement was made in a blog post by Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of the Silicon Valley-based company, which also offers personal cloud content management services

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VDI is the answer for people who have to do *something* but don’t know what … – Brian Madden (blog)

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in SMB Cloud

by Brian Madden VDI is the future! VDI could be the future? VDI might be the future

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Box Rolls Out Cloud Security Service – NewsFactor Network

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Online file-sharing service Box recently announced Box Trust, a service to help its customers successfully embrace a modern security framework as they move information and collaboration to the cloud. Box Trust will give customers access to Box’s security products, visibility into its various compliance and controls, and the muscle of numerous security and governance technology partners.

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Still afraid cloud technology will leave your client unprotected? – Insurance Business America

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in SMB Cloud

A mysterious cloud hovers over small businesses and midsize companies, causing confusion — even fear — about the future of information technology.But as we celebrate nearly 15 years of cloud computing, SMBs everywhere are beginning to see the value of this strange new world.Shelly Edwards of PGI takes a look at the myths surrounding cloud technology, beginning with the myth surrounding the lack of security of cloud technologies for your clients’ confidential information.Myth 1: “The cloud is a huge security threat for my business”The leading inhibitor to cloud adoption is a perceived lack of security control transparency, especially among small businesses and midsize companies. With the plethora of cloud offerings available to SMBs — including onsite and outsourced Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) — cloud computing data and network security principals are often a source of confusion and concern.Reality: The cloud protects your data – and your businessOrganizations consumed more than $1.3 billion worth of cloud services in 2013, and the $3 billion mark is expected to be reached by 2017 — a sure sign that companies are: A) using the cloud and/or B) moving applications to the cloud. Yet the issue of data and network security continues to plague the minds of IT everywhere.

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Customer Service Moves to the Cloud – Windows IT Pro

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

As more cloud-based technologies become available and their security and functionality improves, more companies are moving to the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for all of their enterprise applications. The use of online software for customer service has lagged slightly behind its use in other areas, but it is catching up

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What Banks Don’t Know About the Security Hazards of Cloud Computing – American Banker

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in Cloud News

As bank executives continue to debate, hesitate and worry over the security issues related to using applications that connect to the cloud, their employees are using cloud-based apps by the hundreds � often without banks' knowledge.

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Carbonite to Acquire MailStore – CNNMoney

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in SMB Cloud

BOSTON, Dec.

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