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Castlight Cloud can lower employee, employer costs – FinancialNews.co.uk

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Castlight Health, Inc. (NYSE: CSLT) reported that the use of its Enterprise Healthcare Cloud software platform can lower costs for three common medical services analyzed in a new study published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).The savings included 14 percent lower costs for laboratory tests and 13 percent lower costs for advanced imaging. It is the first study of its kind to examine the effectiveness of an enterprise healthcare management platform on costs under a rigorous peer-review study protocol.The study was conducted by Neeraj Sood, Ph.D., who is the director of research at the Leonard D.

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ASG updates enterprise cloud solution suite – Business-Cloud.com

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

ASG CloudFactory 8.1 is aimed at closing the gap between Business and IT through dynamic, hybrid and customisable workspaces ASG Software Solutions has released ASG-CloudFactory 8.1, the latest version of its cloud solution product. Capable of being deployed on-premise or hosted, either by ASG or its partners, CloudFactory is targeted at those enterprise customers who want to transition their existing enterprise IT into an IT Service Store environment. ASG has a history of trying to make enterprise IT more flexible.

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SAP Cloud Plan On Track, Says McDermott – InformationWeek (registration)

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SAP profits are down -- temporarily the company insists -- but cloud revenues are up and are set for growth through the Concur acquisition. 10 Wacky Kickstarter Projects That Succeeded (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) SAP kicked off Monday by reporting mixed quarterly financial results on Wall Street and it ended the day detailing its emerging Hana Cloud Platform at its TechEd event in Las Vegas. The news on the financial front included a 41% year-over-year increase in cloud subscription and support revenue to €277 million ($353 million) for the third quarter ended September 30

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Johnson Controls’ CIO Helps 125 Year Old Company Become Leader In The … – Forbes

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

On the face of it, you would not think of Johnson Controls as a leading candidate to be an innovator in the world of the Internet of Things. Johnson Controls is a 125-year-old company based in Milwaukee that produces more than $40 billion in revenue per annum

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Architecting the Right Cloud Stack for Your Enterprise – Data Center Knowledge

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Sebastian Stadil is founder and CEO of Scalr and founder of the Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Group. Cloud computing has been on Gartner’s list of strategic technologies for the past five years and with good reason, the promise of self-service provisioning is accelerating application delivery and business innovation is strong. However, progressing toward this goal means making several critical decisions around each of the layers making up your cloud architecture.

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NetSuite, Coupa Partner for Cloud-based Expense Management Solution – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Cloud News

NetSuite (N) and Coupa have launched an integrated solution that is designed to help businesses improve spend visibility and gain more control over their financial processes. The new Coupa Cloud Procurement and Expense Management SuiteApp for NetSuite supports businesses that want to improve their procurement and expense management processes and drive customer savings, according to NetSuite. The NetSuite-Coupa integrated solution provides businesses with: Auditing capabilities Executive dashboards Real-time alerts Spend management benchmarks NetSuite noted the integrated solution can help drive user adoption of company cost-saving initiatives as well.

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Cisco Offers Strategy To Speed Internet of Things Adoption – NewsFactor Network

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Networking giant sees the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) clearly -- and the company outlined its fog computing strategy this week at the Internet of Things World Forum. The roadmap includes the second phase of its IOx platform for industrial-scale IoT deployments and its IoE (Internet of Everything) Software and Services Suite. The IOx Application Management Module is a vital component of Cisco’s fog computing strategy because it makes it possible for third-party operating systems such as Linux -- and industry applications -- to run directly on its IoT platforms

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Qumu is Again a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Video Content … – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Recent Qumu acquisition Kulu Valley positioned highest for ability to execute in the Challengers category Qumu (NASDAQ: QUMU), the leading business video platform provider, today announced that it has again been recognized as a Leader by information technology research and advisory firm, Gartner, Inc. in their second annual Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Video Content Management report

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inContact Continues Workforce Optimization (WFO) Market Momentum with New … – Virtual Press Office (press release)

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- inContact (NASDAQ: SAAS), the leading provider of cloud contact center software and contact center workforce optimization tools, today announces the launch of the inContact Discover WFO Suite, an easy-to-use, fully-featured cloud WFO solution that is purpose-built for small to mid-sized businesses (SMB)

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Cisco Offers Strategy To Speed IoT Adoption – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Networking giant Cisco sees the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) clearly -- and the company outlined its fog computing strategy this week at the Internet of Things World Forum.

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StackEngine Offers Linux, Windows Container Management – InformationWeek

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Docker is doing what once seemed impossible: providing common ground for Linux and Microsoft developers, say startup leaders. 8 Germ Hotspots In The Office (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Docker is about to accomplish something that Steve Ballmer and Linus Torvalds couldn't, say StackEngine CEO Bob Quillin and CTO Eric Anderson

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Chemicals Companies to Increase Spend on Digital, with Cloud Computing and … – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Cloud News

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chemicals companies’ investment in digital technologies will rise sharply in the next three years, with cloud computing and big data analytics expected to generate the highest return on investment, according to a new survey by Accenture (NYSE:ACN). Almost all (94 percent) of the chemicals industry executives surveyed plan to increase their digital spend, with more than half (54 percent) projecting a significant rise.

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Customers Simplify Enterprise Planning With Oracle Planning and Budgeting … – CNNMoney

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Customers Simplify Enterprise Planning With Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud ServiceMore Than 150 Organizations Depend on Oracle Cloud to Streamline Planning and Forecasting Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) News Summary Global customers looking for world-class operational efficiencies are turning to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service for simple, cost-effective performance management. Based on the company's popular Oracle Hyperion Planning application, Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service is an enterprise performance management (EPM) solution that combines the power of enterprise planning and budgeting with the convenience of the cloud. Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service is part of Oracle Cloud

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CLOUD COMPUTING VMware Launches vCloud Air Data Center in Germany – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud and virtualization software provider VMware opened its three-day VMworld Europe 2014 trade show with a flurry of announcements. Perhaps the biggest news was the opening of a new data center in Germany as part of the ongoing expansion of vCloud Air, the service formerly known as vCloud Hybrid Cloud Services.

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Porticor Improves Cloud Data Protection – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 14, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Porticor Improves Cloud Data Protection for Former Gazzang Customers with New Buyback Program -- Former Gazzang Customers Can Benefit from Porticor’s Software-Defined Encryption Key Management for Total Security of Cloud Data CAMPBELL, Calif., Oct. 14, 2014 -- Porticor®, a leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based data encryption and key management solution that infuses trust into the cloud and keeps cloud data confidential, today announced the Porticor Gazzang Buyback Program, a new program to not only deliver cloud encryption support for former Gazzang customers, but also improve the security of their cloud data with Porticor’s unique software -defined key management solution. Earlier this summer, when Cloudera acquired Gazzang it left many customers asking about support for their cloud encryption solution

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