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Ingram Micro (IM) Alain Monié on Q1 2015 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (IM) – Seeking Alpha

Posted on May 5, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Ingram Micro, Inc. (NYSE:IM) Q1 2015 Earnings Call May 04, 2015 5:00 pm ET Executives Damon Wright - Executive Director-Investor Relations William D. Humes - Chief Financial Officer Alain Monié - Chief Executive Officer & Director Paul Read - President & Chief Operating Officer Analysts Matt J

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HP Supports OpenStack Kilo for Cloud Computing – Converge Network Digest (blog)

Posted on May 4, 2015 in Cloud News

HP made multiple technical contributions to the OpenStack Kilo release, including new converged storage management automation and new flash storage technologies to support flexible, enterprise-class clouds.HP said its storage contributions to the OpenStack Kilo release focus on two strategic goals: supporting application-centric, automated, converged storage management; and, helping make environments that use Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) server virtualization technology truly enterprise-ready.These contributions enable the following new capabilities: Evaluator Scheduler—improves management productivity and increases resource efficiency by automatically assigning storage resources to meet incoming requests based on workload requirements. Adaptive Flash Cache—reduces the overall cost of delivering I/O-intensive workloads in cloud environments by allowing “flash caching”—the use of flash capacity as a virtual extension to storage system DRAM cache.

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Don’t get carried away by the IoT hype: Vijay Sethi, Hero MotoCorp CIO – Firstpost

Posted on May 4, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

At a time when corporate IT is going gaga over the Internet of Things, a respected CIO of a large Indian firm feels that IoT is today nothing more than just hype. Vijay Sethi, CIO of Hero MotoCorp, feels that the IoT – the most-discussed technology today -- is at the same stage where cloud was eight years back. "Eight years back, when we were doing a hosting of our servers outside we used to call it cloud.

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Enterprises Forge Ahead with Hybrid Cloud Plans – CIO

Posted on May 2, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

Faced with new digital business initiatives, IT organizations are looking for low-cost, low-risk opportunities to increase agility. In a recent IDG survey, 64% of organizations said that cost efficiencies gained from consolidating IT systems and infrastructure are a key driver for cloud deployments, while 57% cited speed of deployment and improved agility as most important

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Cloud computing make businesses low-cost and agile – The National

Posted on May 2, 2015 in Cloud News

Driven by the demand for speed, flexibility, scale and anywhere access, consumers and businesses are increasingly realising the benefits of a cloud-enabled world.According to Forrester Research, the public cloud computing market is estimated to reach US$191 billion by 2020, a significant climb from 2013’s total of $58bn. Forrester asserts that cloud applications will lead this growth, achieving approximately $133bn in revenue by 2020. In business, more organisations are relying on the cloud to achieve benefits that extend far beyond cost efficiency

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Enterprise cloud transformation: Enabling the strategy focused IT organisation – CloudTech

Posted on May 1, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/Barcin Adapting a large enterprise to exploit the new business opportunities presented by the On Demand Economy is no small feat.

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FASB Issues Update on Cloud Computing Rule – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Posted on May 1, 2015 in Cloud News

The FASB issued ASU 2015-05¹ (the “ASU”) on April 15, 2015, which clarifies the circumstances under which a cloud computing customer would account for the arrangement as a license of internal-use software under ASC 350-40.² As explained in the ASU, the Board released this new guidance as part of its simplification initiative³ and in response to feedback from stakeholders that the absence of explicit guidance on this topic had “resulted in some diversity in practice as well as unnecessary costs and complexity for some stakeholders.” Following is an excerpt from Deloitte’s Heads Up newsletter summarizing FASB’s ASU on customers’ accounting for cloud computing costs. Key Provisions of the ASU The ASU amends ASC 350-40 to provide customers with guidance on determining whether a cloud computing arrangement contains a software license that should be accounted for as internal-use software. The ASU cites “software as a service, platform as a service, infrastructure as a service and other similar hosting arrangements” as examples of cloud computing arrangements

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Exponential Technologies: Cloud Computing for Procurement – MetalMiner

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 in Cloud News

This is a third post on a series of posts on exponential technologies (see part 1 and part 2). Why Manufacturers Need to Ditch Purchase Price Variance Cloud computing is not only an exponential technology but also one that will act as a platform for information sharing and collaboration, allowing other exponential technologies to grow thanks to its connectivity. Does Anyone Know What The Cloud is?

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5 scheduled reports every CFO’s team must have – VentureBeat

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

VentureBeat 5 scheduled reports every CFO's team must have VentureBeat As a result, they need to track cloud cost thresholds for specific segments of their overall enterprise on a monthly or weekly basis. The list below gives a nice snapshot of five cloud cost reports that help CFOs' teams manage their responsibilities ...

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SMBs Worldwide to Increase Investments in Cloud and Hybrid Business … – CNNMoney

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

SMBs Worldwide to Increase Investments in Cloud and Hybrid Business Continuity SolutionsNew Research Confirms Market Opportunity for Cloud-Based Business Continuity Solutions for Small and Mid-Size Businesses BOSTON, April 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carbonite, Inc. (Nasdaq:CARB), a leading provider of cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), today announced the results of a 2015 Business Continuity Study done in conjunction with IDC, titled "The Growth Opportunity for SMB Cloud and Hybrid Business Continuity." In the survey of 700 SMBs worldwide, IDC found that 81 percent of SMBs currently using business continuity solutions are considering improvements to their strategies with 72 percent expected to increase investments in business continuity over the next 12 to 24 months. Download IDC White Paper The Growth Opportunity for SMB Cloud and Hybrid Business Continuity at: http://cbnt.it/1OnZodU "Small businesses are facing operational challenges stemming from persistent data growth, budgetary constraints and the need to produce more with less, which is driving adoption of cloud computing, data analytics and mobility similar to their enterprise counterparts," said Laura DuBois, Program Vice President Storage, eDiscovery and IG at IDC.

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SMBs Worldwide To Increase Investments In Cloud And Hybrid Business … – Business Solutions Magazine

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 in SMB Cloud

New Research Confirms Market Opportunity for Cloud-based Business Continuity Solutions for Small and Mid-Size Businesses Carbonite, Inc. , a leading provider of cloud and hybrid business continuity solutions for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), recently announced the results of a 2015 Business Continuity Study done in conjunction with IDC, titled “The Growth Opportunity for SMB Cloud and Hybrid Business Continuity.” In the survey of 700 SMBs worldwide, IDC found that 81 percent of SMBs currently using business continuity solutions are considering improvements to their strategies with 72 percent expected to increase investments in business continuity over the next 12 to 24 months

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Reimagining the Enterprise – ZDNet

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Using the power of the cloud to improve organisational efficiencies is one thing, but the potential benefits that can come from adopting on-demand IT in medical research are truly life-changing, creating the potential for great advancements in patient care and long-term life prospects.

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The enterprise and cloud: Changing the face of IT as we know it | #know15 – SiliconANGLE (blog)

Posted on Apr 27, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Mike Zill, SVP of Global Shared Services for Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BD), believes that enterprise is warming up to the cloud and that IT as we know it will vanish in the next decade

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Unidesk Expands Solution Partner Program for VARs – The VAR Guy

Posted on Apr 21, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

Samantha Foster, vice president of Alliances and Channel at Unidesk Unidesk is expanding its Unidesk Solution Partner program to help VARs, system integrators and service providers expand their businesses and simplify customers’ end user computing needs. The desktop and application management software provider said its new program will focus on providing partners with the tools and resources needed to modernize end user computing solutions and scale their virtual desktop infrastructure setups.

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How One Innovator Is Transforming The UK Lending Landscape – PYMNTS.com

Posted on Apr 21, 2015 in SMB Cloud

In the years since the Great Recession,  it would be an understatement to describe the SMB lending situation in the United States as difficult. While credit markets retreated full stop in the wake of the meltdown for almost all but the most extremely creditworthy – larger businesses and individual consumers saw the market loosen. SMBs, on the other hand, haven’t fared so well, fueling the rapid growth of the alternative lending space in the U.S

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