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​ServiceNow: A quiet cloud disruptor – ZDNet

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

ServiceNow is hitting an inflection point in its expansion beyond information technology service management and now eyes $1 billion in 2015 revenue.

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PTC Introduces PTC PLM Cloud – MFRTech (press release)

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 in SMB Cloud

2015-01-28 08:15:00.000 New PTC Windchill SaaS offerings for small and midsized companies NEEDHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) today announced a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) offering, PTC PLM Cloud, geared to the needs of small and midsized (SMB) product companies. This solution leverages the power of PTC Windchill?, while simplifying PLM adoption with a flexible, hosted subscription offering deployable at a pace that matches the needs of SMBs. Our main objective when deciding for PTC Windchill on the Cloud was to have central repository of up-to-date product information and efficient delivery of that data to customers and technical support staff, but at the same time to minimize the burden on IT while maintaining a predictable monthly cost Recognizing that many SMB organizations may lack a dedicated IT staff but still want to adopt a proven PLM environment, PTC designed PTC PLM Cloud specifically to enable team collaboration and data management in the cloud

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ClearDATA to Provide Disaster Recovery and HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Solution … – MarketWatch

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

PHOENIX, AZ, Jan 28, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- ClearDATA Networks, Inc., the leading provider of healthcare cloud computing platform and services today announced a new agreement with Henry Schein, Inc. to offer Dentrix Enterprise as a Software as a Service (SaaS) practice management system. Under the agreement, Henry Schein's Practice Solutions division, a leader in dental practice management solutions with a global installed base of 65,000 customers, will offer its dental enterprise software, Dentrix Enterprise, as a SaaS practice management system hosted in ClearDATA's cloud computing platform.

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Data Security Highlighted in Spate of New Channel Products – Channel Partners

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in SMB Cloud

**Editor’s Note: Click here for our recently compiled list of new products and services that partners can sell.** There’s little doubt that security is trending in 2015. How channel partners address their customers’ pain points might very well make the difference between a sale and striking out.A series of newly released products and services aim to help partners and their clients who require secure options for file sharing, mobile-device management and more. The first is from CloudBerry Lab, a vendor of cloud backup and storage management solutions for MSPs and SMBs.

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Dells adds Chromebook support, agentless monitoring to management appliance – SiliconANGLE (blog)

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

With investors no longer breathing down its neck for growth in its hardware business, Dell is continuing to invest in its $2.5 billion software business with enhancements to its KACE K1000 Systems Management Appliance. Billed as a major upgrade, version 6.3 of the K1000  features what the vendor claimed is industry-first support for Chromebooks (right), as well as agentless inventory of Windows servers and PCs along with basic log monitoring for servers. Chromebooks are the little-noticed growth story of the PC industry, with International Data Corp

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Palmetto Security Group Selects Upland’s Tenrox to Track Resource Utilization – The Providence Journal

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

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SAP On Cloud HR: Q&A With Mike Ettling – InformationWeek

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

SAP has combined SuccessFactors and on-premises HR apps into a single business. Unit president Mike Ettling talks Workday, Oracle, and the "journey" to cloud HR. SAP faces fierce competition from Workday and Oracle to meet fast-growing demand for cloud-based human resources applications.

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OpenText Application Governance & Archiving 10.7 for Microsoft SharePoint … – ITWeb

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in enterprise information management (EIM), has announced the availability of OpenText Application Governance & Archiving (AGA) 10.7 for Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft SharePoint Services. The solution enables customers to move from on-premises instances of Microsoft SharePoint to Microsoft Office 365 in the cloud, while maintaining core information governance and compliance processes, and integrating content from other enterprise applications such as SAP and Oracle EBS. As enterprises move core business processes and information to the cloud, organisations will establish strict information governance guidelines and require adherence to corporate and regulatory compliance requirements.

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CLOUD COMPUTING Lenovo Taps EMC for Converged Infrastructure – Top Tech News

Posted on Jan 25, 2015 in Cloud News

Computer technology company Lenovo is tapping into EMC’s cloud infrastructure solutions to provide reference architectures designed to make it easier for businesses to build private clouds and virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI). The company just broke the news that its Flex System can now power EMC VSPEX reference architectures for private clouds and VDIs.

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Key Considerations for Enterprise Unified Communications – CIO Today

Posted on Jan 24, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

With such a variety of unified communications (UC) services now available, enterprise IT managers and telecom directors need to consider a whole host of factors to choose the best option. Let's take a look first at what unified communications can do for your enterprise, and then consider some of the key decision points you may need to address when selecting a UC system or provider

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Hybrid Cloud: You Don’t Have to Go All In – Smart Data Collective

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

The cloud is still something that small to medium size business owners are grappling to fully understand. It’s hard to define exactly how the cloud can help your business when there are so many different variations of cloud solutions available

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OpenText Announces EIM License Subscription and General Availability of … – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

OpenText Cloud Now Offers Increased Pricing, Delivery, Services and Solution Options for Individual Customer Requirements WATERLOO, Ontario, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced two major cloud initiatives

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10 Cloud Analytics & BI Platforms For Business – InformationWeek

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

With apps and data headed into the cloud, analytics and business intelligence can't be far behind.

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OpenText Announces EIM License Subscription and General Availability of … – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

OpenText Cloud Now Offers Increased Pricing, Delivery, Services and Solution Options for Individual Customer Requirements WATERLOO, Ontario, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced two major cloud initiatives

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Aldridge Continues Acquisition Streak, Picking Up Dallas-Based MSP Twist … – CRN

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 in SMB Cloud

On the heels of making three acquisitions in 2014, fast-growing IT outsourcing company Aldridge has notched its first acquisition of 2015, buying Twist Solutions, a 30-person MSP based in Dallas. The acquisition should help the company scale up its operations in Dallas, capturing more deals in the small and midsize enterprise market, according to Houston-based Aldridge. "It was a great opportunity to grow to grow an existing location for us," Patrick Wiley, Aldridge's president and COO, told CRN.

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