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2015′s top 10 hottest jobs in IT: Cloud computing architect – FierceCIO

Posted on Dec 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Key responsibilities: The architect reviews and analyzes an organization's current technology infrastructure and its ability to support current and future strategic objectives using cloud-based solutions. This involves analysis and planning to implement a solution that will meet business needs within financial budget guidelines. It also will include researching software and hardware products or services, and finding the best solutions and prices to meet the organization's requirements

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Cloud computing is not only about cost-cutting: Sanjay Manchanda – Business Standard

Posted on Dec 21, 2014 in Cloud News

In its next phase, cloud computing will help companies react to market changes faster, Sanjay Manchanda tells Rohit NautiyalWhat changes you have noticed in the understanding of cloud computing among your enterprise solutions clients in India?Over the last two years, I have seen an increased interest among our Indian customers in making cloud computing part of their IT plan. It will not be fair on our part to expect that customers will fully embrace this new reality sans their concerns about data security.

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Cloud computing more used by German firms with 250+ staff – Telecompaper (subscription)

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 in Cloud News

Some 12 percent of companies based in Germany have used cloud computing this year, according to the federal bureau of statistics (Destatis). Use of this service depends on the size of the firm.

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Cloud computing more used by German firms with 250+ staff – Telecompaper (subscription)

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 in Cloud News

Some 12 percent of companies based in Germany have used cloud computing this year, according to the federal bureau of statistics (Destatis). Use of this service depends on the size of the firm. It said 27 percent of companies with 250 employees or more have used cloud services, but only 10 percent of companies with between 10 and 49 employees.

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Amazon, VMware On Collision Course – InformationWeek

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

At this year's Re:Invent conference, Amazon showcased new features and agility plans that could push it solidly ahead of its cloud competitors. Editor's note: The writer's firm, CloudVelox, specializes in cloud workload migration and disaster recovery in the cloud

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Box Rolls Out Cloud Security Service – CIO Today

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Online file-sharing service Box recently announced Box Trust, a service to help its customers successfully embrace a modern security framework as they move information and collaboration to the cloud . Box Trust will give customers access to Box’s security products, visibility into its various compliance and controls, and the muscle of numerous security and governance technology partners. The announcement was made in a blog post by Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of the Silicon Valley-based company, which also offers personal cloud content management services.

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Box Rolls Out Cloud Security Service – Top Tech News

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Cloud News

Online file-sharing service Box recently announced Box Trust, a service to help its customers successfully embrace a modern security framework as they move information and collaboration to the cloud . Box Trust will give customers access to Box’s security products, visibility into its various compliance and controls, and the muscle of numerous security and governance technology partners. The announcement was made in a blog post by Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of the Silicon Valley-based company, which also offers personal cloud content management services

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Box Rolls Out Cloud Security Service – NewsFactor Network

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Online file-sharing service Box recently announced Box Trust, a service to help its customers successfully embrace a modern security framework as they move information and collaboration to the cloud. Box Trust will give customers access to Box’s security products, visibility into its various compliance and controls, and the muscle of numerous security and governance technology partners.

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2015 Prediction: The Emergence of Workspace Management as a Service Platform – Virtualization Review

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

News 2015 Prediction: The Emergence of Workspace Management as a Service Platform Citrix's Mitch Parker believes the platform "will offer APIs to connect to all of the on-premises datacenter elements seamlessly." Editor's Note: This is one in a series of 2015 predictions for virtualization and cloud computing. It comes courtesy of Mitch Parker, vice president and GM, Cloud Services Group, Citrix Systems, Inc

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Microsoft and Accenture Partner on Hybrid Azure Cloud – Redmondmag.com

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

News Microsoft and Accenture Partner on Hybrid Azure Cloud By Kurt Mackie 12/08/2014 Microsoft and Accenture announced a collaboration agreement on Monday that aims to promote and support enterprise cloud use, tapping both private and public cloud infrastructures. The two companies are working together to create the Accenture Hybrid Cloud Solution for Microsoft Azure. Both companies are supplying engineering and financial support toward the effort.

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Porticor Receives 2014 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award for Delivery … – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 in Cloud News

Porticor Honored for Its Innovative Cloud Key Management and Data Encryption Solution Protecting Private Data Stored in the Cloud CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 11, 2014) - Porticor®, a leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based key management and data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud and keeps cloud data confidential, today announced that TMC, a global integrated media company, has named the Porticor Virtual Private Data™ (VPD) platform as a 2014 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award winner.

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How to secure business mobile devices: a safety checklist – TechRadar

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 in SMB Cloud

According to the Cyberthreat report from the CyberEdge Group, mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) are perceived as IT security's 'weakest link,' followed by laptops and social media applications, with one in four security professionals doubting whether their organisation has invested adequately in cyberthreat defences. The small business sector is particularly vulnerable with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) stating that the average SMB loses £4,000 (around $6,250, AU$7,500) a year from cybercrime attacks. The move to adopt more mobile and flexible working practices across the SMB sector has increased these risks

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IBM & Apple reveal first iOS apps in enterprise partnership, including travel … – Apple Insider

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Breaking By AppleInsider StaffWednesday, December 10, 2014, 05:45 am PT (08:45 am ET) Apple and IBM on Wednesday unveiled a wide range of "MobileFirst" applications targeted toward businesses, representing the first results of the enterprise-focused partnership between both companies.IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions are now available to enterprise customers in banking, retail, insurance, financial services, and telecommunications for governments and airlines. The products are the result of what IBM and Apple are calling an "unprecedented collaboration" between the two tech titans.In addition, IBM has announced that clients for its MobileFirst for iOS solutions include Citi, Air Canada, Sprint, and Banorte."What we're delivering aims directly at the new quest of business—smart technologies that unlock new value at the intersection of big data and individual engagement," said Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services. "Our collaboration combines IBM's industry expertise and unmatched position in enterprise computing, with Apple's legendary user experience and excellence in product design to lift the performance of a new generation of business professionals." IBM's apps are built exclusively for iPhone and iPad, and are delivered in a secure environment, embedded with analytics and linked to core enterprise processes

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Box Advances Enterprise Security with Box Trust – MarketWatch

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Dec 09, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Box today announced new partnerships with Symantec, Splunk, Palo Alto Networks, Sumo Logic and OpenDNS and introduced a new secure mobile application, Box for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), as part of a comprehensive security initiative called Box Trust. Box Trust provides customers with a unified network of security partners and solutions to ensure the best security, visibility and accessibility for their critical business content

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N-Able partners with Arcserve for MSP back up – Computer Dealer News

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 in SMB Cloud

In one of Arcserve’s first major partnerships since the CA Technologies’ divestiture, the Minnesota-based data protection and recovery software vendor is providing Backup Manager UDP (unified data protection) to Ottawa-based N-able by SolarWinds. According to N-able, this new offering will help simplify backup management for managed services providers (MSP) by combining de-duplication and offsite replication in a single unified management console. Branded as N-able’s Backup Manager Unified Data Protection (UDP) the plan is to enable MSPs a single backup solution that delivers high levels of storage efficiency in an advanced image-based backup design.

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