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Cloud providers “do not care” about enterprise success – SiliconANGLE (blog)

Posted on Jul 2, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Enterprise cloud users and even cloud providers themselves are being harmed by a lack of transparency in the industry, say analysts from Forrester Research Inc. in a new report. In a recent survey of 275 IT leaders about cloud vendors’ transparency and the metadata they provide, Forrester found that 60 percent of companies believe a lack of operational, compliance information, and support is preventing them from using the cloud more.

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Navigating the Art and Science of Cloud Computing – CIO Insight

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Cloud News

Only a few years ago, CIOs and other business and IT leaders openly questioned the viability of clouds. There's been a remarkable shift in attitude.

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Does the cloud even exist? – Computerworld

Posted on Jun 28, 2015 in Cloud News

As an IT leader, how often have you heard “move it to the cloud” in response to mounting pressures to reduce operational costs and increase delivery speed?   Having grown up in an operational IT role, I'm willing to bet you’ve heard that said hundreds of times by now

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How to avoid total disaster while moving applications to the cloud or a data … – BetaNews

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Whether you’re the CIO of a large corporation or run your own enterprise, it’s imperative that you understand the benefits, as well as the inevitability, of data center migrations. Migrations advance business practices by creating greater tactical efficiencies, agility and by reducing costs. Because they provide such great opportunities, migration plans are often high on the list of strategic projects for CIOs, IT managers and other managers involved in corporate plans

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North America Continues Global Cloud Security Software Market Dominance … – Satellite PR News (press release)

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 in SMB Cloud

BANGALORE, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The report presented by Mordor Intelligence consists of a detailed account of the Cloud Security Software Market. This report is segmented by Type (Cloud IAM, Cloud Email, Cloud IDS/IPS, Cloud Encryption, Cloud Network Security, Cloud Database Security) – By Industry – By Geographical Region (North America, Europe, APAC, Rest of World) -Drivers, Restraints, Vendor Profiles, Global Market Size, Forecasts & Analysis (2014-2020). This report is mainly focused on the Cloud Security Software estimates where many Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) are moving into cloud technology because of the lower cost of ownership and the increasing data breaches in the organizations are resulting in heavy losses.

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Insights Report Forecasts Massive Growth For Cloud Services In The U.S. – Business.com

Posted on Jun 19, 2015 in SMB Cloud

The ever-changing speed of technology puts pressure on businesses to make important decisions on how to maintain and expand operations. Cloud computing has become an attractive option for small and medium-sized businesses who want to stay competitive and profitable. The enabling technology of cloud computing is virtualization.

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Sify launches cloud services in Kochi – Hindu Business Line

Posted on Jun 19, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Kochi, June 19:   Targeting the enterprise and SMB market in Kerala, Sify Technologies Ltd has announced the launch of its cloud services. Kerala, with its single largest digital service penetration in the country, has the potential to take the lead in cloud services as it offers cost-effective solutions for SMB customers, Raju Vegesna, the company Chairman told reporters here on Friday. The state market, he said, is fast emerging as an SMB hub and it is an attractive market for adoption of new-age IT technologies

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Daegis Inc.: Daegis Announces Cloud Archive Partnership with Cloud Recover – The Wall Street Transcript

Posted on Jun 18, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

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Daegis Announces Cloud Archive Partnership with Cloud Recover – Benzinga

Posted on Jun 18, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

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Microsoft, Tanstia partner to help SMBs adopt cloud computing – Times of India

Posted on Jun 18, 2015 in Cloud News

CHENNAI: Tech giant Microsoft and state industry body Tamil Nadu Small and Tiny Industries Association (Tanstia) have partnered to help 10,000 small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) in the state leverage Information Technology (IT) to grow their businesses.Announcing the tie-up, CK Mohan, vice president of Tanstia said, "To begin with, Microsoft and Tanstia have agreed to put our joint efforts in training 10,000 member SMBs in cloud technology for this year."The state industry body expects that member organizations would be able to leverage new-age cloud technology to grow their businesses by mid-2016.Speaking at the event, Prashanth S, executive director of Quadrasystems.net, a Microsoft cloud accelerator partner in India, said that according to a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) survey, tech-savyy SMBs have been able to grow their revenue faster by almost 15 percentage points compared to those SMBs who lagged in IT adoption.For businesses today, 'cloud' has the potential to be a great leveller and bring a level playing field and hence help SMBs play the role of a growth engine for the economy, Microsoft said.According to Microsoft, Office 365, Dynamics CRM (customer relationship management tool) and Azure (cloud computing platform) are some of the tools which are most relevant to SMBs to be able to scale up to levels of the larger scale competition."By leveraging lower cost devices and affordable cloud-based services from Microsoft and its partners, SMBs are accessing new markets, engaging with customers more efficiently and managing their costs better," Meetul Patel, general manager -- SMS&P at Microsoft India said.Follow TOI Tech on Twitter > > > @toi_techAnd like us on Facebook > > > TOI_techhttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/followceleb.cms?alias=Tanstia,Tamil Nadu Small and Tiny Industries Association,Microsoft,cloud technology,Cloud computingStay updated on the go with Times of India News App.

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Toshiba Helps Users Migrate Telecom to Cloud – Mobile Enterprise

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., the company’s Telecommunication Systems Division (www.telecom.toshiba.com), now features a streamlined migration path for its installed base of telecommunications users to move to the cloud via the company’s Hybrid Cloud Solutions. Toshiba's Hybrid Cloud Networking solution enables users of Toshiba's on-site IPedge and Strata CIX and cloud-based VIPedge business telephone solutions to network their systems together for a fully integrated communications solution. Networking on-premise and cloud systems provides users with a robust hybrid business communication solution that helps users expand features and reduce costs while utilizing the deployment platforms of their choice. "Toshiba offers a smooth pathway to the cloud for its millions of installed users with IPedge and Strata CIX premise-based business telephone systems," said Brian Metherell, vice president and general manager of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division. "Toshiba users can easily and affordably migrate to a hybrid cloud solution by networking Toshiba's VIPedge cloud-based Unified Communications solution with their existing systems,” including mobile devices. Dixie Plywood and Lumber Company recently added Toshiba's VIPedge cloud-based business telephone solution to its IPedge on-premises business telephone systems for a Hybrid Cloud Networking solution. "Our employees can communicate using a variety of devices, including their own mobile phones and tablets," said Bobby Awtrey, corporate director of IT Services for Dixie Plywood and Lumber Company.  Among the benefits the solution delivers includes reduced operating costs, feature transparency, unified communications and mobility, and minimal, cost-efficient upgrades. 

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InterCloud Systems Announces the General Availability of New Cloud Service … – Nasdaq

Posted on Jun 15, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

DANVERS, Mass., June 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterCloud Systems', (Nasdaq:ICLD), subsidiary, VaultLogix, a business-class cloud backup service provider for enterprise, SMBs, and resellers, today announced the release of the latest version of their Advantage cloud backup solution. The latest release includes advancements in its hybrid data prioritization strategy. Advantage now includes ImagePlus, a no-cost, appliance free, local image backup software

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Cloud computing – what are the next steps? – IT Brief NZ

Posted on Jun 15, 2015 in Cloud News

Jun 16, 2015 - 11AM Shannon Williams While cloud computing is now a well-established business practice in New Zealand, the next step to leveraging it is to build organisation-wide competitive advantage.  That’s the view of ICONZ-Webvisions, cloud and manage hosting provider, who helps organisations realise how the cloud can help differentiate their organisation.  In 2013, 88% of New Zealand organisations already accessed emails via the cloud, the company says. “Many businesses understand the financial advantages of using the cloud

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Flexibility the key as cloud infrastructure spending surges – The Australian Financial Review

Posted on Jun 15, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

by Beverley Head The increasing preference for Australian businesses to have their IT infrastructure hosted in the cloud has pushed the value of the Australian infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market to more than $360 million, and it is expected to soar to almost $900 million by 2020.

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Windstream intros agile hybrid cloud offering (WIN) – Seeking Alpha

Posted on Jun 13, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

Windstream intros agile hybrid cloud offering (WIN) Seeking Alpha The new solution , Elastic Hybrid Cloud , is being offered to its Managed Private Cloud customers at no cost. It's meant to enable on-demand services (letting customers "burst" virtual machines from a private cloud to the public cloud) and reduce overall ...

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