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Choosing A UC Vendor: 5 Tips – InformationWeek

Posted on Sep 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Choosing the right UC system can be confusing and expensive. KelCor analyst and Interop speaker Brent Kelly offers five tips to help you save money and stay in control

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NTT Communications’ Enterprise Cloud Service Enables Honda to Strengthen … – Broadway World

Posted on Sep 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Related: Press Release, News NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT (NYSE:NTT) Group, announced today that car manufacturer Honda Motor Co., Ltd. leveraged NTT Communications' Enterprise Cloud service to significantly strengthen its global supplier network with faster, more secure file sharing and reduce annual operating costs

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Sibos Topic 3: The benefits of Cloud Computing – Bobsguide (press release)

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 in Cloud News

Last week bobsguide provided insights into big data, a key topic up for discussion at Sibos this year. With the global conference quickly approaching, this week bobsguide discusses Cloud Computing and its impact on businesses within the financial sector. Despite some negative attitudes towards cloud when it was first introduced, attitudes have softened over the past few years and many industry experts believe that cloud is the key driver for innovation in companies.

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How to overcome the cloud-savvy IT talent shortage – CloudTech

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 in Cloud News

Senior executives at large multinational enterprises are already demanding that their CIO has a plan in place to ensure that they can effectively procure public and private cloud services for their organization. In smaller companies, some IT managers are now expected to acquire the knowledge and skills to perform a similar role.Are they prepared? To find out, let's review a current IT resource assessment.According to the findings from a recent market study by International Data Corporation (IDC), European IT departments still need to make significant improvements before they have fully embraced cloud architectures and transformed themselves into hybrid cloud service providers.When asked to evaluate their current readiness to execute on their cloud service brokering strategy -- where they become a trusted internal advisers to their Line of Business leaders -- European respondents admitted to unexpectedly low levels of confidence that they're ready.As an example, 56 percent of European IT departments cannot find qualified staff to effectively support cloud projects

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Disadvantages of Cloud Computing Should Not Be a Deterrent – Midsize Insider

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in Cloud News

The right cloud solution can make a business more agile, more cost-effective and even more secure, but despite what evangelists might say, it is not an IT department's panacea. Only by understanding the potential disadvantages of cloud computing can IT managers ensure that their migration is as successful as possible.

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Cloud computing under a cloud – Hindustan Times

Posted on Sep 14, 2014 in Cloud News

Two events in recent weeks Two events in recent weeks have raised fresh questions on cloud computing — the hottest trend in information technology. Cloud computing essentially refers to “renting” or sharing of hardware, software, storage or processing power through the Internet or Internet-based technologies, and dramatically brings down costs, Gmail being the commonest example.

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How Cloud Computing Can Help Small & Medium Businesses – Business 2 Community

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud Computing has become a hot topic over the last several years.

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7 Points Healthcare Execs Should Consider for Cloud Computing – Health Data Management

Posted on Sep 8, 2014 in Cloud News

A report from the Institute for Health Technology Transformation, which includes input from four provider IT leaders and a major cloud vendor, addresses the status of cloud computing along with seven takeaways that healthcare executives should know. Findings in the report along with other industry surveys �indicate that the most important concerns that healthcare organizations have about the cloud are related to security and control of data, regulatory compliance, availability, bandwidth and cost,� according to authors

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Introducing the Hybrid Cloud – A New Way to Think About Cloud Computing – Business 2 Community

Posted on Sep 8, 2014 in Cloud News

The last few years have seen a definite explosion of interest in cloud computing solutions for businesses of all sizes, to the point of cloud storage wars bringing down the price and ever increasing data storage. However, while cloud computing offers several distinct advantages for small to medium sized businesses, some business owners have been hesitant to consign all of their company’s important data to a public storage medium. Still, the advantages of cloud computing are hard to ignore

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Choosing the right cloud services for your SMB – TechRadar UK

Posted on Sep 6, 2014 in SMB Cloud

BCSG is a cloud service provider who works with large brands to offer a distinctive, beneficial services to small businesses through their cloud-based platform. A recent example is BCSG's announcement that it is supporting EE's Business Apps offering for small and medium business customers. EE has selected the apps to address a range of key business needs, and the apps cover areas such as managing finances, engaging customers and web publishing, and tools that help with productivity such as Office 365 and Sage One Accounts and Payroll

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Cloud computing becoming the new norm, despite concerns – Vancouver Business Journal

Posted on Sep 5, 2014 in Cloud News

Details 04 Sep 2014 Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 09:00 Published on Friday, 05 September 2014 01:00 Written by Erin Schneider Hits: 1288 After hundreds of naked celebrity photos were allegedly hacked from Apple’s iCloud this Labor Day weekend, many are questioning the security of “the cloud.” But that hasn’t stopped the steady influx of businesses switching from in-house data storage to cloud-based solutions. Integra, a communications and networking company headquartered in Vancouver, released data estimating that 70 percent of businesses are using or exploring cloud solutions, and 60 percent list the cloud as their top priority this year. As 2015 creeps up, what’s next for cloud computing

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The cloud: an introduction for SMBs – TechRadar UK

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Over the last few years the cloud has been transforming how businesses operate and deliver their services to customers. Many small business owners, however, still find the cloud a confusing concept and wonder what the technology can really do for their enterprises. The chances are your business already deploys some cloud services

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How VMware is tackling the final obstacles towards a fully-automated hybrid … – SiliconANGLE (blog)

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

This morning I received a story suggestion for our coverage of the VMworld conference going on this week – a decoder ring of products from the event host VMware, Inc. Given VMware’s latest product launches and rebranding efforts, that story suggestion is sounding better and better

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Life Saving Crowdsourcing App Expands Reach To Stop Cardiac Arrests – Re/code

Posted on Aug 24, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Off-duty firefighter Scott Brawner was working out in a suburban Portland gym this spring, listening to Pandora, when suddenly the music stopped.

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Amazon links 8000 Indian firms to Cloud services – Economic Times

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Cloud News

BANGALORE/MUMBAI: Six years ago when most enterprises were still trying to figure out what cloud computing means, Apeejay Stya and Svran Group decided to take the entire $1-billion-plus conglomerate to cloud. Today, the familyheld group's entire IT infrastructure is on Amazon cloud."We wanted to have a standardised IT infrastructure for all our group companies across 52 locations and cloud was the best way to do it," said Aditya Berlia, a management board member of the Delhi-based group.The company has moved all its servers, including the missioncritical ones, to Amazon Web Services (AWS), reducing its internal IT staff to three from 23 and cutting IT costs by over 80 per cent. "The best part about AWS is that whenever I talk to them once in three months, they come up with a new way to reduce my cost, as against others who are constantly trying to dig into my pockets," Berlia said.They are not alone

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