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SMB Suite Recognized For Excellence In Cloud ERP – MarketWatch

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in SMB Cloud

IRVING, Texas, Jul 22, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SMB Suite, a leading cloud-based business software firm, was recently awarded a coveted finalist nomination for the prestigious 2014 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. This annual award celebrates Microsoft partners that lead the way for inspired, creative technology solutions to solve customer challenges.

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Cloud computing here to stay; it’s time companies extracted full benefit from it – Economic Times

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Cloud News

By Shane OwenbyCompanies that were startups a few years ago — Dropbox, Pinterest, Spotify, Airbnb, foursquare, Reddit — are now global businesses. All of them have one thing in common: they built their business using cloud computing services

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Asses arguments against Cloud – St. George Daily Spectrum

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in Cloud News

George CoxPC Periodicals 6:21 p.m. MDT July 21, 2014 There are a number ways to add more storage to all makes and models of smartphones and tablets. Starting at $149.99 for the 2TB model, WD’s My Cloud is an external desktop hard drive you keep at home and plugged into your modem or router.

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Cloud computing here is stay; it’s time companies extracted full benefit from it – Economic Times

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in Cloud News

By Shane OwenbyCompanies that were startups a few years ago — Dropbox, Pinterest, Spotify, Airbnb, foursquare, Reddit — are now global businesses.

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Cyber security guide to the 10 most disruptive enterprise technologies – Information Age

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

CIOs and CSOs face the difficult task of embracing emerging trends without leaving vulnerable cracks in the organisation's security setup Deploying the latest and greatest technologies in an enterprise is one of the most effective ways of gaining competitive advantage, increasing efficiency, attracting the best talent, and, ultimately, driving new business and growth. The pace of innovation has never been quicker than it is today, and it is the CIO’s job to understand which solutions are most aligned to the business goals of their organisation, and which to bat away. Most challenging of all, however, is the ability to embrace the trends disrupting the status quo whilst also ensuring the organisation is protected from cyber threats.

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Castlight Health Enters Partnership With Teladoc To Further Expand the … – Yahoo Finance UK

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Castlight Health®, a pioneer in the Enterprise Healthcare Cloud, has further expanded its technology platform through a relationship with Teladoc, the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider with more than 8 million members.

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Castlight Health Enters Partnership With Teladoc To Further Expand the … – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Castlight Health®, a pioneer in the Enterprise Healthcare Cloud, has further expanded its technology platform through a relationship with Teladoc, the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider with more than 8 million members. This relationship enables Teladoc to offer its telehealth services through Castlight’s technology suite to all enterprises that work with both Castlight and Teladoc. Castlight empowers large businesses to manage healthcare spending and enables employees and families to make informed choices with a clear understanding of costs and likely outcomes.

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SoftWatch helps enterprises evaluate and implement XP alternatives – BetaNews

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

When Microsoft discontinued support for XP it left a large number of businesses, around 25 percent, needing to make a transformation of their IT environment. As well as switching to a new desktop OS many are also moving applications to the cloud, changing hardware and introducing BYOD. In order to help IT decision makers with these choices, Israel-based software analytics specialist SoftWatch has introduced a new SaaS product.

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IBM Cloud Helps Korea’s Enkiwi Drive Business Transformation and Growth – CNNMoney

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SoftLayer's high-speed private network lowers networking costs and improves performance for web-portal development company SEOUL, Korea, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Enkiwi, a web portal development and implementation solution provider in Korea, has adopted IBM cloud to transform its business model by delivering value-added cloud solutions to its customers over SoftLayer's high-speed private network.

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Office 365 shake-up for SMB subscribers announced – Cloud Pro

Posted on Jul 14, 2014 in SMB Cloud

TechWeekEurope UK Office 365 shake-up for SMB subscribers announced Cloud Pro Office 365 Business gives uses full Office applications – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Publisher, with 1TB of OneDrive for Business cloud storage. Office 365 Business costs $8.25 per user per month

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EMC Moves Into The Software-Defined Hybrid Cloud – ChannelBiz

Posted on Jul 14, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Helping customers to accelerate their transition to hybrid cloud topologies has prompted EMC to announce a series of upgrades to its storage line-up. The company has announced new product in its XtremIO Flash storage systems, enterprise storage and Scale-Out NAS portfolios

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Panzura Commoditized $3.5B Market With Free Cloud Gateways – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Jul 11, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Move Establishes Value of Cloud Storage as Collaborative Fabric Rather Than Cheap Digital Attic CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 9, 2014) - Despite expectations of the cloud storage gateway market reaching $3.5 billion by 2018, a staggering annual growth rate of 80 percent, Panzura, recently cited by the 451 Group as having "leapt over legacy and emerging competitors to take a strong lead for in-use selections as the enterprise gateway of choice," announced today it is completely commoditizing this massive market opportunity by offering a free cloud gateway virtual appliance. Panzura's free Cloud Gateway provides cloud storage access for disaster recovery, backups and archiving. The company made this bold move to emphasize that rather than a cheap repository for bits of data, the real value of cloud storage is as a collaborative fabric that connects distributed offices, making them function as a single office.

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G-Cloud – why it’s not working for local government – Information Age

Posted on Jul 11, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

The benefits of G-Cloud are yet to filter down to local government level The government has spoken at length over the past few years about the momentum supposedly building behind its G-Cloud platform. As recently as April, G-Cloud and digital commercial programme director, Tony Singleton claimed that public sector organisations have saved over £120m buying services through the G-Cloud framework. One thing is clear – the G-Cloud momentum isn’t filtering down to a Local Government level, arguably the area of the public sector that stands to gain the most from the making the transition to the cloud and enjoying the benefits it brings – greater flexibility and ultimately cost savings

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‘Backup and recovery process is becoming a major roadblock for organizations’ – InformationWeek India

Posted on Jul 11, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

With terabytes of data being created, shared and stored across multiple platforms, backup and recovery is emerging as major challenge for today’s organizations. In an interview with InformationWeek, Tarun Kaura, Director – Technology Sales, India, Symantec talks about the transformations happening in the backup landscape and how companies can address the issues of cost and complexity posed by traditional backup environments Please elaborate why a robust backup strategy is a necessity for today’s businesses. Information is the fundamental connecting fabric of businesses today and the most critical asset for every organization.

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EMC Upgrades & Expands Flash Storage Solutions – CloudWedge

Posted on Jul 10, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

EMC Corporation announced a number of flash storage product upgrades, as well as introduced new products and solutions in their just concluded annual event, held in London, dubbed “Redefine Possible”. David Goulden, CEO of Information Infrastructure used this event to validate their products saying that the upgrades and new products will solve the dilemma faced by most IT departments, torn between using a private application or shifting to a public cloud solution. Jeremy Burton, President of Products, Marketing, and Solutions noted most IT departments are wary of using public cloud solutions due to issues like security, accessibility, and management of data cost-effectively.

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