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IBM starts online hub for NYC tech firms – USA TODAY

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Promotional art for Digital.NYC, an online hub for startups.(Photo: IBM) The Big Apple's tech start-up scene is getting a boost from Big Blue. The tech giant teamed with New York City's economic development officials to create an online hub to foster continued growth in the city's burgeoning tech industry.

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Skillsoft Acquisition of SumTotal: Corporate Training Market Disruption? – Forbes

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

A bang just went off in the corporate training and HR market.  One of the largest training content company (Skillsoft) just finalized the acquisition of one of the largest and most pioneering learning platform companies (SumTotal Systems)

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Oracle gets starry-eyed over cloud computing – MarketWatch

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Cloud News

Mark Hurd, Oracle Corp. CEO. SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Oracle Corp.’s bear hug of cloud computing could be a big test for the sales mettle of newly appointed chief executives Mark Hurd and Safra Catz, and the company’s growing sales team.

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Cisco sets $1 billion investment for global cloud computing network – Reuters

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Cloud News

By Marina Lopes WASHINGTON Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:05am EDT Tweet Share this Email Print A Cisco logo is seen at its customer briefing centre in Beijing, November 14, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cisco Systems will invest $1 billion over two years to expand its cloud offerings, the company said on Monday, linking hundreds of data centers and cloud providers around the world in a network with more than 30 partners. The network, called Intercloud, will help businesses process and manage data generated from billions of devices and applications around the world, Cisco said.

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Cloud-computing software company Tibco sells itself for $3.98 billion – Columbus Dispatch

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Cloud News

NEW YORK — Tibco Software Inc. said yesterday that it is selling itself to the private-equity firm Vista Equity Partners for about $3.98 billion.

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Cisco ropes in more than 30 partners to inflate its hybrid cloud service – VentureBeat

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

So what if Cisco is setting up its cloud infrastructure eight years after Amazon?

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Cisco to Invest $1B in Global Cloud Computing Network – Fox Business

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Cloud News

Cisco Systems will invest $1 billion over two years to expand its cloud offerings, the company said on Monday, linking hundreds of data centers and cloud providers around the world in a network with more than 30 partners. The network, called Intercloud, will help businesses process and manage data generated from billions of devices and applications around the world, Cisco said. Businesses in the network aim to bridge the gap between public and private cloud computing and will share cloud infrastructure the same way mobile telecommunications companies have roaming agreements

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OPINION: Education Technology: Could it Be Different This Time? – EdSurge

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in SMB Cloud

During my thirty-five years as a Silicon Valley software entrepreneur, I’ve seen multiple technology revolutions occur, many of which have given rise to dozens of mega companies from Microsoft and Oracle to Google and Facebook.

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Data Breaches Rise as Cybercriminals Continue to Outwit IT – CIO

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Online criminals remain at least one step ahead of many IT groups, according to this year's "U.S.

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Education Technology: Could it Be Different This Time? – EdSurge

Posted on Sep 28, 2014 in SMB Cloud

During my thirty-five years as a Silicon Valley software entrepreneur, I’ve seen multiple technology revolutions occur, many of which have given rise to dozens of mega companies from Microsoft and Oracle to Google and Facebook. Education, however, has been a puzzle. There has been no mega-breakout companies in the education technology space

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21Vianet (VNET) and IBM (IBM) Announce Launch of Enterprise Cloud … – StreetInsider.com (subscription)

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

21Vianet (NASDAQ: VNET) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the launch of IBM Cloud Managed Services (CMS) in China, enabling local enterprises and multinational corporations in China to utilize IBM's leading cloud solutions for the first time. 21Vianet was selected by IBM as the launch partner for the service, which will enable companies across China to access IBM's IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)-based capabilities and solutions, managed infrastructure, service-level agreements (SLAs) and management above the hypervisor level. Ning Qi, senior vice president of 21Vianet, said: "21Vianet is proud to partner with IBM to offer local and multinational companies in China the best-in-class cloud-based solutions and services they require.

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Why Startups Are The New Super Heroes Of Cyber Security – Forbes

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

It’s hard to imagine a time when cyber security wasn’t an almost daily fixture in headlines. With news about the Target Target security breach still surfacing more than nine months after the fact, and with more recent stories on the Home Depot hacking and the Heartbleed bug contributing to overall paranoia, the public eye is more trained onto cyber security than ever

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Traxpay And MasterCard Take Supply Chain Finance Global – Forbes

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Traxpay, a leader in business to business payments, has announced an alliance with MasterCard to use the payment company’s global network for connecting buyers and suppliers. Traxpay combines information about invoices with the payments and supports supply chain financing, factoring, and dynamic discounting.

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21Vianet And IBM Launch Enterprise Cloud Managed Services In China – MarketWatch

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

HEADLINE2- Opportunity to support substantial number of companies migrate from enterprise systems to cloud computing platforms in China BEIJING, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 21Vianet VNET, +0.47% and IBM IBM, -0.75% today announced the launch of IBM Cloud Managed Services (CMS) in China, enabling local enterprises and multinational corporations in China to utilize IBM's leading cloud solutions for the first time.

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Wearables In The Workplace: 3 Realities – InformationWeek

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Wearables innovation will happen first in the enterprise, but CIOs should brace themselves for security and integration challenges.

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