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Johnson Controls’ CIO Helps 125 Year Old Company Become Leader In The … – Forbes

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

On the face of it, you would not think of Johnson Controls as a leading candidate to be an innovator in the world of the Internet of Things. Johnson Controls is a 125-year-old company based in Milwaukee that produces more than $40 billion in revenue per annum

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Comverse Expands Cloud Offering to European Service Providers – CNNMoney

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Comverse's Newest European Data Facility Powering Cloud-Based VAS and Advanced Digital Services Key Takeaways Comverse inaugurates new ultra-modern data center in Europe to accommodate growing customer demand for cloud/ virtualized solutions In parallel, Comverse expands availability of SaaS subscription-based models of its leading VAS, Evolved Communication Suite and BSS offerings Cloud-based SaaS engagement models enable communication service providers (CSPs) to upgrade existing services and launch compelling new services at reduced cost and risk, with fast time to monetization WAKEFIELD, Mass., Oct.

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Hitachi and HDS Deliver Virtualization Support for SAP HANA(R) Platform – DigitalJournal.com

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

TOKYO, JAPAN and SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 19, 2014) - Hitachi and Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced an industry-first release of the Hitachi LPAR (logical partitioning) technology on x86 servers for the SAP HANA® platform. Customers can now deploy secure, LPAR-virtualized environments running SAP HANA on-premises and in the cloud, as well as in hybrid cloud environments

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6 Hot Higher Education Technology Trends – Government Technology

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Enterprise-level technology continues to evolve at a furious pace, and with the growing operational and technological complexity of our higher education institutions, school administrators and executives charged with IT responsibilities can be left scratching their heads trying to understand and navigate their options. Higher education decision makers are eyeing ways to better understand, plan for, and execute around the technology trends that will impact their organizations in 2014

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States Turn to Cloud Computing for Cost Savings – The Fiscal Times

Posted on Oct 14, 2014 in Cloud News

Seven years ago, the state of Delaware started moving computer servers out of closets and from under workers’ desks to create a consolidated data center and a virtual computing climate. In doing so, Delaware, nicknamed the First State, became the first state to move to cloud computing, in this case storing its data, operating systems and applications on centralized servers and giving agency employees remote access to the servers via the Internet. But this system is about to run its course as the state’s servers reach the end of their useful lives. Related: Pentagon Plays Catch-Up with Cloud Computing Delaware now is about to take another big step into the cloud

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

Posted on Oct 12, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

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.   NTT Com, a global strategic partner of Honda, has been providing the automaker with its Enterprise Cloud service from delivery centers in Japan and Singapore since 2013

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UPMC prepares for onslaught of images, remote data – MiamiHerald.com

Posted on Oct 11, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Imagine a stack of Bibles, more than 5 billion of them, reaching from the Earth to the Moon: That's roughly the amount of patient medical data that will be stored by UPMC's health information systems come the end of 2016. Even today, big data presents big challenges for health care systems, not the least of which is how and where to store all the computerized patient data that has been collected over the last decade.

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Dataguise Extends Big Data Reach into the Cloud – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 in Cloud News

Between the advent of Hadoop and the rise of the cloud, there not only is more data than ever to manage, but that data is more distributed than ever. But as Hadoop deployments begin to shift into the cloud, it is starting to look as though there soon might be a lot more Big Data deployments on public cloud computing platforms.

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Latest Australian cloud computing policy further adopts “cloud first” approach – CloudTech

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 in Cloud News

Picture credit: Max Anderson/Flickr The latest draft of Australia’s federal cloud computing policy insists that agencies “must” adopt cloud so long as it’s fit for purpose, protects user data and represents value for money. The 14 page paper, signed by minister for finance Mathias Cormann and minister for communications Malcolm Turnbull, aims to “reduce the cost of government ICT by eliminating duplication and fragmentation, and will lead by example in using cloud services to reduce costs, lift productivity and develop better services.” Cloud services will have their value for money determined as per the Commonwealth Procurement Rules, and security of data assesses by the Protective Security Policy Framework. The government has issued a six step outline as a ‘high level approach to the process of evaluating cloud services’: Assess information against legislative and regulatory requirements Evaluate the market for cloud services including existing initiatives by other agencies Determine the suitability of the cloud service against the information requirements Procure and implement the cloud service Monitor the cloud service for performance and compliance Review the cloud service for ongoing benefits realisation Adoption figures show a slow uptake, according to the report.

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Opinion: What’s the real reason to do cloud, again? – CloudTech

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 in Cloud News

By Joe Weinman, author, Cloudonomics Cloud computing is having a dramatic impact on all aspects of our lives: as consumers, we spend our time on cloud-based social networks and using apps downloaded from the cloud; as employees, we use a variety of cloud-based software applications; as citizens, we file our taxes and even encourage social transformation via the cloud.  For such a richly applicable general purpose technology, how can one begin to characterise its benefits? The conventional answer is that cloud computing reduces costs and increases “business agility,” but the cloud is much more powerful than that.  The cloud can enhance customer experience, by leveraging a dispersed footprint to increase availability, reduce latency for interactive services, and locally customize user interfaces.  It can reduce cycle times and thus accelerate time to market and time to volume by offering “near-infinite” resources to speed tasks such as drug discovery.  It can reduce risk by better aligning infrastructure expenses with variable and unpredictable revenue flows. The cost and performance benefits can be quantified, using the laws of Cloudonomics as I identified in my book by the same name.  For example, all other things being equal, one can identify an optimal hybrid architecture of private and public on-demand, pay-per-use resources based on the variability of resource requirements and the relative unit costs of a do-it-yourself strategy vs.

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UPMC prepares for onslaught of digital images and remote medical data – Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Posted on Oct 5, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Imagine a stack of Bibles, more than 5 billion of them, reaching from the Earth to the Moon: That’s roughly the amount of patient medical data that will be stored by UPMC’s health information systems come the end of 2016.  Even today, big data presents big challenges for health care systems, not the least of which is how and where to store all the computerized patient data that has been collected over the last decade. But greater challenges loom. “Genomic data will be overwhelming, from a data storage perspective,” said Christian Carmody, senior vice president of UPMC’s information services division and president of the UPMC-led health information exchange known as ClinicalConnect. One full human genetic sequence translates into more than 1 terabyte of data (or 244,000 King James Bibles’ worth of information).

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Oracle Updates Oracle ERP Cloud to Help Businesses Streamline Their … – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Oct 3, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SOURCE: Oracle Corporation Complete Solution Offers Flexibility for Customers to Migrate to the Cloud at Their Own Pace SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2014) - ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO -- Oracle (NYSE: ORCL)  News Summary For companies trying to strengthen their core business, technology -- especially cloud technology -- can play a key role in optimizing operations.

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AT&T and Amazon Team-up to More Affordable Cloud Solutions – ValueWalk

Posted on Oct 2, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

AT&T said companies will be able to save as much as 60% on networking costs with AT&T NetBond AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) announced its partnership with Amazon.com, Inc.

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Wiser Health Now Integrated into Castlight Health’s Enterprise Healthcare … – MarketWatch

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

WASHINGTON, Sept.

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1¢ storage for the enterprise – ZDNet

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

There's no magic behind Google's 1¢ pricing: buy in high volumes; use high-capacity disks; automate management; and store objects, not files. Now a company called Cloudian says they can do the same for the enterprise. How?

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