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Red Hat Targets Startups with OpenShift Program – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager of OpenShift at Red Hat Red Hat (RHT) is looking to attract more startup companies to its roster of customers for its cloud offerings. The open source-focused vendor unveiled the Red Hat OpenShift Startup Program this week.

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HDS unveils 3 new options for private and hybrid cloud – IT News Africa

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

The enhanced Hitachi UCP converged solution now provides strategic advantages that accelerate deployment, and streamline management and operations. (Image source: Google/my-hds.com) Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd.

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Voice for Office 365: SMB Options Grow – No Jitter

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Voice for Office 365: SMB Options Grow TCO modeling shows a cost-effective potential for Office 365 users looking to provide PSTN connectivity for Lync users. TCO modeling shows a cost-effective potential for Office 365 users looking to provide PSTN connectivity for Lync users.

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Hitachi Data Systems Expands Flexibility and Control With 3 New Choices for … – Broadway World

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Related: Press Release, News SANTA CLARA, CA - Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced 3 new ways for customers, providers and partners to gain the benefits of the cloud without compromising the control, flexibility or security of their data.

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Hidden costs and locations: Solving the mystery of cloud solutions for businesses – CloudTech

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in Cloud News

Picture credit: iStockPhoto The cost and functional benefits of migrating services to the cloud have been well documented, but as more solutions are introduced to the market, choosing the right one is presenting many businesses with a real challenge. The industry is becoming increasingly crowded, so we have simplified the research process and singled out five key things organisations may not know about the cloud to help them make the most informed decision.   Beware of hidden costs Many businesses have discovered that there can potentially be a number of hidden costs to cloud computing that may lead to an overall increase in expenditure

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Salesforce’s Strategy to Bring Game Changing Technologies to SMBs – IT-Director.com (blog)

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in SMB Cloud

This is part two of a two-part blog series discussing Salesforce.com’s strategy to help SMBs better capitalize on technology. Part One, California Dreaming

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Castlight Cloud can lower employee, employer costs – FinancialNews.co.uk

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Castlight Health, Inc. (NYSE: CSLT) reported that the use of its Enterprise Healthcare Cloud software platform can lower costs for three common medical services analyzed in a new study published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).The savings included 14 percent lower costs for laboratory tests and 13 percent lower costs for advanced imaging. It is the first study of its kind to examine the effectiveness of an enterprise healthcare management platform on costs under a rigorous peer-review study protocol.The study was conducted by Neeraj Sood, Ph.D., who is the director of research at the Leonard D.

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Castlight Health’s Enterprise Healthcare Cloud Linked to Lower Costs for … – Finances.com

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Use of Castlight Health(R), Inc.’s (NYSE:CSLT) Enterprise Healthcare Cloud software platform is associated with lower costs for three common medical services analyzed in a new study published online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), including 14% lower costs for laboratory tests and 13% lower costs for advanced imaging. It is the first study of its kind to examine the effectiveness of an enterprise healthcare management platform on costs under a rigorous peer-review study protocol.

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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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