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CloudBees Drops PaaS, Shifts To Continuous Integration – InformationWeek

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

CloudBees changes focus to Jenkins continuous integration server, Cloud Foundry partnership. 7 Cloud Service Startups To Watch (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) CloudBees has discontinued its own RUN@Cloud platform as a service, another casualty in the public cloud marketplace that has treated would-be PaaS suppliers brutally.

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Unlike IoT, cloud computing is actually living up to its billing – ITProPortal

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 in Cloud News

Unlike the Internet of Things, the cloud is proving to be a technology worthy of all the hype. According to fresh research from Sage, an overwhelming 87 per cent of mid-market businesses (comprising between 100 and 499 members of staff) are now making use of cloud technology

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Cloud Computing set for massive growth in SA & Kenya – IT News Africa

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 in Cloud News

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Overall Cloud Computing Market in South Africa and Kenya, finds that the market earned revenues of $114.6 million in 2013 and estimates this to reach $288.0 million in 2018. Rapidly expanding bandwidth capacities, following the landing of undersea cables, have led to the proliferation of data centres and established a solid platform for the development of cloud computing services in South Africa and Kenya. Enterprises are steadily embracing outsourcing and managed services for various business and technological benefits, further driving migration to cloud computing

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CLOUD COMPUTING Salesforce Pushes Wearables for the Enterprise – CIO Today

Posted on Sep 8, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Epson, Jawbone, Meta, Oculus and Vuzix are joining the Salesforce Wear platform. The initiative, announced Thursday, will bring 3D smart glasses, fitness trackers and virtual reality headsets to the company's device ecosystem, potentially expanding the number and types of enterprise apps developers can design for the platform.

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Salesforce Pushes Wearables for the Enterprise – CIO Today

Posted on Sep 8, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Epson, Jawbone, Meta, Oculus and Vuzix are joining the Salesforce Wear platform. The initiative, announced Thursday, will bring 3D smart glasses, fitness trackers and virtual reality headsets to the company's device ecosystem, potentially expanding the number and types of enterprise apps developers can design for the platform. Salesforce.com first announced the initiative to support the development of enterprise apps for wearable devices in June with the release of a developer’s pack.

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Salesforce Pushes Wearables for the Enterprise – Sci-Tech Today

Posted on Sep 7, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Epson, Jawbone, Meta, Oculus and Vuzix are joining the Salesforce Wear platform. The initiative, announced Thursday, will bring 3D smart glasses, fitness trackers and virtual reality headsets to the company's device ecosystem, potentially expanding the number and types of enterprise apps developers can design for the platform. Salesforce.com first announced the initiative to support the development of enterprise apps for wearable devices in June with the release of a developer’s pack

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Venture Capitalists Have Highest Investor Confidence in Cloud Computing – MSPmentor

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 in Cloud News

For the second year in a row, VC investors have had their eyes on cloud computing according to a 2104 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey, which is great news for MSPs looking to expand their businesses in the cloud, including with cloud-based file sharing. The survey, which probed the minds of more than 300 venture capital, private equity and growth equity investors in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa showed particularly strong levels of investor confidence in the mobile and cloud computing area. The following is a closer look at some of the results, and what this could mean for the future cloud innovation and computing.

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Cloud now mainstream and delivering significant benefits – WhaTech

Posted on Sep 1, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Details WhaTech Channel: Cloud Computing News Published: Monday, 01 September 2014 06:19 Submitted by Stern Curator Read: 37 times Cloud computing has graduated from hype to reality and is now a mainstream IT delivery mechanism for the enterprise, delivering significant benefits and becoming the norm. Those are the conclusions of 'Business Agility in the Cloud' a study of 527 Harvard Business Review readers in large and midsize organisations around the world, sponsored by US telco Verizon. HBR says: "Cloud computing has clearly become an accepted part of the enterprise computing environment with 70 percent of respondents having adopted some form of cloud." And, it continues: "A remarkable 74 percent of respondents say that cloud computing has provided their organisation with competitive advantage, with 30 percent seeing significant advantage, 33 percent seeing some advantage, and 11 percent seeing a little advantage." It adds: "One clear sign that cloud is becoming a trustworthy part of enterprise computing is evident in respondents’ answers around security

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Korea’s Davich Optical Looks to IBM Cloud to Expand Global Business – CNNMoney

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

The eyewear chain uses SoftLayer's global data center network to grow overseas operations SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Davich Optical Chain Store, the largest eyewear retail chain in Korea, has adopted IBM cloud to expand its operations overseas and improve internal information management processes.  Founded in 1986, Davich Optical currently has 170 branches across the country

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Melbourne nabs Australia’s first IBM SoftLayer datacentre – ZDNet

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

IBM today announced plans to open two SoftLayer datacentres in Australia, with Melbourne playing host to the first of the pair, which is set to open in September, and Sydney to see the launch of the second later this year.

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Techaisle Survey Shows That US SMB Hybrid Cloud Adoption Will Jump by 56 … – PR Web (press release)

Posted on Aug 23, 2014 in SMB Cloud

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Techaisle’s recent SMB Cloud computing adoption survey of 1455 US SMBs shows that hybrid cloud is gaining momentum in small businesses, and is becoming entrenched in the mid-market businesses. According to the survey, hybrid cloud is currently being used by 18 percent of cloud-using SMBs and will be the approach of choice for 28 percent in 2015, an increase of 56 percent. Similarly, Hybrid Cloud accounts for 32 percent of cloud using mid-market businesses today, and is expected to capture a similar proportion of new spending in 2015.

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VMware Enlists Partners to Create a Federated Cloud – MSPmentor

Posted on Aug 23, 2014 in Cloud News

VMware is moving to combine the data center facilities it owns with those of its service provider partners into a VMware vCloud Air Network to create a federated cloud computing environment that will span both private and public cloud computing environments. VMware built its Hybrid Cloud Service to provide a VMware public cloud service to IT organizations. Now the VMware service formally known as vCloud Hybrid Services will be replaced by the VMware vCloud Air Network, which adds the cloud computing capabilities of VMware service partners

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Second City Computers to Join Netrix, Adding Depth in SMB Field – TheHostingNews.com (press release)

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in SMB Cloud

August 22nd, 2014 By: THN News (The Hosting News) – Netrix LLC, a leading information technology and infrastructure provider, announced today that Second City Computers [SCC] is the latest addition to the fast growing Netrix family. Founded in 1992, SCC grew a computer assembly and repair firm into a support and repair services practice by 1997. By 2004, SCC evolved into providing proactive managed services with 24×7 support for the SMB market.

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Dark skies hang over midtier cloud providers – InfoWorld

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in Cloud News

We now have three major cloud leaders: Amazon Web Services, Google, and Microsoft.

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Linksys Reboots SMB Offerings Following Belkin Purchase – CRN.in

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Linksys Reboots SMB Offerings Following Belkin Purchase By Michael Novinson, CRN, Aug 22, 2014 After being neglected for years, Linksys is back with a plethora of new business offerings and a new partner program Linksys Business is back after languishing for years in the IT wilderness. Belkin has invested heavily in Linksys product development in the SMB market since purchasing it from Cisco in March 2013, said Wayne Newton, Director, Business Division, Belkin. "When you talk with people inside the industry, everybody has a story with Linksys," Newton told CRN during the recently ended XChange 2014 conference in San Antonio.

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