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SaaS economics push Salesforce towards bigger deals – Diginomica

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

SUMMARY: Salesforce is focusing on high-end enterprise sales because it believes the SaaS economics of these longer-lasting contracts drive better margins. Salesforce is targeting large enterprise accounts. That was the overriding takeaway from last week’s Analyst Summit, which brought a few dozen industry analysts together in Menlo Park, California, to hear about the vendor’s technology and go-to-market plans.

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Research and Markets: Global Cloud Computing Market Service (Software … – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in Cloud News

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/f5s5m7/global_cloud) has announced the addition of the "Global Cloud Computing Market Service (Software, Infrastructure, Platform) 2014-2020" report to their offering. Cloud Computing is an internet based technology that serves a centralized data source to remote devices connected via internet or intranet.

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IBM Using Analytics to Optimize Cloud Computing Performance and Cost Savings – InvestCorrectly

Posted on Dec 14, 2014 in Cloud News

Inventors at International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) have put together a patented technique that takes advantage of analytics to increase the performance of cloud computing services and reduces their associated costs.

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Salesforce Rolls Out Desk.com App Hub – CIO Today

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Cloud CRM company Salesforce has come up with a new way to empower SMBs that want to tap into customer service strategies to drive growth.

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Salesforce Rolls Out Desk.com App Hub – Top Tech News

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Cloud CRM company Salesforce has come up with a new way to empower SMBs that want to tap into customer service strategies to drive growth.

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Salesforce Rolls Out Desk.com App Hub – NewsFactor Network

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Cloud CRM company Salesforce has come up with a new way to empower SMBs that want to tap into customer service strategies to drive growth.

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Hybrid Cloud Configuration: Is it Right for Your Business – Business 2 Community

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

One thing is certain: as legacy data centers are scrambling to keep up with cloud solutions, hybrid cloud configuration is gaining more popularity as an enterprise data storage alternative. What makes a hybrid configuration is that it is both public and private clouds creating an architecture that can be fine-tuned for what you need specifically for your business. Cloud communication is the future, but is cloud hybrid configuration the right one for your business

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Cloud computing "yet to go mainstream", but statistics show increasing use by … – Out-Law.com

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 in Cloud News

The use of cloud computing by EU businesses for email, file storage and software applications is steadily increasing, although there are significant differences in adoption levels between different member states, according to official statistics.10 Dec 2014 Although nearly every EU business with 10 employees or more had internet access in 2014, only 19% said that they had used cloud computing services over the same period, according to Eurostat, which is the European Commission's statistics directorate. Most firms used cloud computing to host their email systems and for electronic document storage, although 46% reported that they also used "advanced" cloud services for financial and accounting software, business applications or customer relationship management. The figures emerged as UK industry body the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) said that cloud computing could see a significant boost in the first half of 2015 ahead of Microsoft discontinuing support for its Windows Server 2003 product in July.

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IBM secures patents for ‘express lane’ cloud data analysis, streamlined deployment – ZDNet

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

IBM has secured new patents for the rapid analysis of cloud data and to make cloud service deployment more cost-effective and efficient. Announced on Monday, the tech giant said the newly-awarded patent, US patent #8,676,981 B2 "Routing Service Requests Based on Lowest Actual Cost within a Federated Virtual Service Cloud," uses analytics to increase cloud computing performance and reduce costs

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Windows Server 2003 refresh ‘most significant’ this century – CRN – UK

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 in SMB Cloud

The cloud industry is poised to cash in on the most significant IT refresh opportunity this century, according to the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF).

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Why So Many New Tech Companies Are Getting into Health Care – blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

A flood of new health care IT companies has been pouring into the U.S. health care market.

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Digital SOS: How Technology Can Save the USPS – CIO

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night can compare with the challenges currently facing the United States Postal Service. Email continues to have a crippling effect on the centuries-old agency: The volume of first-class mail, or stamped mail, plummeted by 2.8 billion pieces in 2013. A congressional mandate requiring the USPS to make regular payments into its future retirees' health benefits fund contributed to a staggering $5 billion net loss in the government's last fiscal year

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BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Enhanced for Management of Hybrid … – WebWire (press release)

Posted on Dec 6, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Houston, TX – WEBWIRE – Friday, December 05, 2014 In today�s digital world, it is imperative for IT to deliver services that are guaranteed to provide the right level of quality and performance and to support business agility. To ensure IT hits the mark, BMC Software is introducing the TrueSight Capacity Optimization 10 solution to extend its current cloud capabilities to the OpenStack platform and to help align IT infrastructure needs with business priorities.

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Why start-ups need millions: To wine and dine CEOs – CNBC

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Software start-ups have many reasons to raise mega-financing rounds these days. Talent is expensive, money is cheap, marketing is hard and there's a land grab for customers who are shifting to cloud computing. Jai Das, managing director of venture capital firm Sapphire Ventures, has an even more creative explanation: Fine wine and sporting events cost real money.

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Merging Old and New: Embracing the Hybrid Cloud – Data Center Knowledge

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Moe Abdula is the Vice President of Cloud Software Product Management at IBM, where he provides direction for worldwide product development and go-to-market initiatives across the cloud portfolio. These days, most CIOs have their head in the cloud. But if they’re leading substantial, established enterprises, they also have their feet in a well-designed, carefully-secured data center

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