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CompTIA: Cloud is Fully Ingrained Among Enterprises – The VAR Guy

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

IT trade industry association CompTIA has revealed that more than nine out of 10 companies are currently using some form of cloud computing solution for their enterprise, meaning cloud has now become fully ingrained in the modern IT landscape. But while cloud offers companies many inherent benefits, including cost reductions and increased mobility, there are many users who continue to struggle as they look to build out their cloud capabilities

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SMBs Win as Business Intelligence Hits the Cloud – BizTech Magazine

Posted on Nov 22, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have depended on outside contractors for information technology services for several years. That’s why the cloud fits in well with a small business strategy. When the bottom line simply can’t afford large investments in internal staff or infrastructure, SMB owners can leave IT nuts and bolts to the experts

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Symantec and HP Sign Disaster Recovery as-a-Service Agreement for HP … – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 in SMB Cloud

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/19/14 -- Symantec and HP (NYSE: HPQ) Enterprise Services today announced a joint partnership to develop a new Disaster Recovery as-a-Service (DRaaS) solution based on HP Helion OpenStack.

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Microsoft Corp’s Azure cloud-computing service partially down, MSN unavailable – Economic Times

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 in Cloud News

SEATTLE: Microsoft Corp's Azure cloud-computing service, which hosts websites and lets customers store and manage data remotely, suffered serious outages on Tuesday taking its popular MSN web portal offline.According to Microsoft's Azure status page, the problems started around 5pm Pacific time and have still not been fully solved. "We are experiencing a connectivity issue across multiple Azure Services," the page said."Microsoft is investigating an issue affecting access to some Microsoft services," said a Microsoft spokesperson. "We are working to restore full access to these services as quickly as possible."Azure outages are a serious problem for Microsoft as the company tries to sell its cloud-computing service as a cost-effective and reliable alternative to Amazon.com Inc's competing service called AWS.They are also a headache to the many customers relying on Azure to host websites.

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Middle East cloud computing set to grow at fastest global pace – The National

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud computing traffic is set to grow faster in the Middle East than anywhere else in the world, as rapid broadband and smartphone adoption fuels demand, according to a report from Cisco.Cloud traffic will grow at 54 per cent a year in the region, from 31 exabytes in 2013 to 262 exabytes in 2018, the report predicts. One exabyte is equivalent to a billion gigabytes.“Connected daily lives and businesses are becoming a reality across the Middle East, with services including virtual offices, connected education and medicine on virtual decides all supported by cloud-based applications,” said Scott Manson, Middle East data center lead at Cisco. Global cloud traffic will grow from 3.1 zettabytes to 8.6 zettabytes by the end of 2018, Cisco predicts.

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81 Percent Of US Businesses Cite Cloud Computing As A Competitive … – MarketWatch

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Cloud News

SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NetSuite Inc. N, +0.59% the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced the results of a study titled, 'Disrupt, Collapse, Transform: The Role of the Cloud in Industry Transformation', sponsored by NetSuite and conducted by global industry analyst firm Frost & Sullivan

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PIAM becomes a realistic security option for SMBs – SecurityInfoWatch

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Security technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace as video surveillance, access control and other hardware and software providers strive to add greater value to their solutions.

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Will the “Tape is Dead” Folks Please Sit Down? – Enterprise Storage Forum

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

A storage newsletter that shall go unnamed (we all make mistakes) discussed the dwindling of tape in 2012. Their opinion was that tape was on its way out. They pointed out that backup was moving to VTLs and that this change would be the death knell of tape

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Mobile Cloud Computing in the Biomass Industry – Biomass Magazine

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Cloud News

Mobile supply chain management integrates software applications with mobile devices to allow users to wirelessly operate at any location.

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KPMG Announces ‘KPMG Powered Enterprise’ Cloud Offering – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG LLP, the U.S.

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Cloud Computing: It’s not all about money, dummy! – Moneycontrol.com

Posted on Nov 12, 2014 in Cloud News

Cost savings are a big deal, but they are not the be-all and end-all of cloud computing. There’s more than what meets the eye, and an astute CIO’s eye never misses the same. Cloud is a word that has been well-deservedly sentenced to the prison called 'cheap'.

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FPT Joins Top Cloud Computing Leaders at Amazon Web Services Re:Invent … – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Nov 12, 2014 in Cloud News

HANOI, Vietnam--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FPT Corporation today announced its sponsorship of Amazon Web Services’ global customer and partner conference, Re: Invent on November 11-14, 2014 at The Venetian in Las Vegas.

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Cloud Computing – The Secret to Rapid SMB Growth – Business 2 Community

Posted on Nov 12, 2014 in Cloud News

For small and medium business owners, growth is essential. In order to keep up with competition, they must be able to grow quickly and inexpensively. However, growth often equates to increased expenses.

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magicJack VocalTec’s (CALL) CEO Gerald Vento on Q3 2014 Results … – Seeking Alpha (registration)

Posted on Nov 11, 2014 in SMB Cloud

magicJack VocalTec Ltd (NASDAQ:CALL) Q3 2014 Earnings Conference Call November 10, 2014 17:00 ET Executives Gerald Vento - President & CEO Jose Gordo - CFO Timothy McDonald - COO Analysts Tim Horan - Oppenheimer Greg Burns - Sidoti & Company Whitney Tilson - Kase Capital Operator Welcome to the magicJack VocalTec’s Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results Conference Call.

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Why Hybrid Will Be the Next Chapter for Cloud Adoption – Smart Data Collective

Posted on Nov 10, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

There’s no question that the cloud is here to stay.

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