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Indian companies finally take to cloud-based solutions from startups – Economic Times

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

BENGALURU: For a long time, Indian startups that offer their software solutions for enterprises on the cloud have had to look overseas to find customers. Not anymore.The need to stay on top of the game and a greater trust on cloud-based products are making reticent Indian firms turn to startups. Earlier this year, for example, Bengaluru-based EnCloudEn, which provides private cloud infrastructure software developed with open source tools, got biotech major Biocon as its customer."People are slowly realising that it is in their advantage to be taking solution from startups," said Abinash Saikia, 28, who cofounded EnCloudEn in 2012 with his IIT Madras college mate Satya Kishore.

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Global Cloud Computing Boosts the Mega Data Center – Midsize Insider

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 in Cloud News

Global cloud computing is changing the future of the mega data center. Firms that aim to benefit from cloud computing will be a part of this future, according to new research. Growth and Interconnection A new report from Research and Markets featured in BusinessWire reveals that mega data centers will grow heavier in data loads thanks to the deluge of data that will continue to be transferred to them

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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Offers UC for SMBs – eWeek

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in SMB Cloud

The company, which recently was spun out of parent Alcatel-Lucent, is unveiling its enhanced OpenTouch Suite for SMB communications solution. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise is looking to give smaller companies the same type of communication capabilities as their larger brethren.The company—which recently was spun out of parent company Alcatel-Lucent—is rolling out its enhanced OpenTouch Suite for SMB, a lineup of communications solutions that is designed to give small and midsize businesses the tools they need to reap the benefits of enhanced communications while making those tools simpler and more affordable.Smaller companies see the same advantages in unified communications (UC) as larger businesses do, from better business outcomes and employee productivity to greater mobility and cost savings, according to Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise officials

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InterCloud Systems, Inc. Announces a New $4.2 Million Professional Services … – GlobeNewswire (press release)

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

November 21, 2014 07:45 ET | Source: InterCloud Systems, Inc. SHREWSBURY, N.J., Nov.

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InterCloud Systems, Inc. Announces a New $4.2 Million Professional Services … – MarketWatch

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SHREWSBURY, N.J., Nov 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- InterCloud Systems, Inc. ICLD, -0.63% a single-source provider of end-to-end information technology (IT) and next-generation network solutions to the telecommunications service provider (carrier) and corporate enterprise markets through cloud solutions and professional services announced today that it was awarded a multi-year IPTV professional services contract in the Western Region of the United States worth up to $4.2 million over 2 years.

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Google Fiber Is Going After Cable’s Small Business Customers – Business Insider

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in SMB Cloud

In addition to connection speeds as much as 100 times the speed of traditional broadband Internet solutions, Google Fiber has the added benefit of providing customers with a non-cable solution. It's no secret cable providers like Comcast and Time Warner are at the bottom of customer service lists year in and year out

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Cloud Computing Cited As Competitive Advantage Over Rivals – Manufacturing Business Technology

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in Cloud News

SAN MATEO, Calif. —— NetSuite Inc., the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials/ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, has announced the results of a study titled, ‘Disrupt, Collapse, Transform: The Role of the Cloud in Industry Transformation’, sponsored by NetSuite and conducted by global industry analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. The study, completed in October 2014, surveyed 1,500 senior executives across multiple industry sectors in seven countries – the US, Australia, Singapore, the UK, Japan, Hong Kong, and the Philippines

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Google Fiber Delivers Another Blow To Cable – Motley Fool

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in SMB Cloud

In addition to connection speeds as much as 100 times the speed of traditional broadband Internet solutions, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG  ) (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) Fiber has the added benefit of providing customers with a non-cable solution. It's no secret cable providers like Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA  ) (NASDAQ: CMCSK  ) and Time Warner (NYSE: TWC  ) are at the bottom of customer service lists year in and year out.

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How Small Business Software Could Produce The Next Hundred Billion Dollar … – Street Fight

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 in SMB Cloud

This is the third article  in a three-part series on “The Democratization of Local Commerce.”  In the tech industry, the business logic behind platforms nears gospel. We know that platforms — everything from YouTube and WordPress to Facebook and Twitter — enable smaller companies to grow and compete against better-capitalized incumbents by providing a critical business assets at a fraction of the cost.  The effect is a kind of efficient fragmentation — or democratization — in the information industries. We also know that the tech industry has started to export these platforms to traditionally offline industries.

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Dell’s Strategy to Bring Game-Changing Technologies to SMBs – IT-Director.com (blog)

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 in SMB Cloud

This is the second post in a two-part blog series discussing Dell’s strategy to help SMBs better capitalize on technology. The first, A New Cloud Formation: Dell Cloud Marketplace, provides perspectives from Dell World 2014. This second post, which is excerpted from SMB Group’s April 2014 report, Guiding Stars: Vendor Strategies to Bring Game-Changing Technology Trends to SMBs, offers additional insightsintoDell’sapproach to help SMBs capitalize on technology trends.

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IBM Verse: Can It Trump Google Inbox? – InformationWeek

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Cloud-based IBM Verse blends email, collaboration, and social intelligence to show what's relevant.

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Microsoft vs. Google: Which Is the Better Cloud Computing Stock? – Nasdaq

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Cloud News

"Moving businesses to the cloud" is a common strategy among tech giants. While the basic concept is easy to grasp, it can be hard to estimate a company's cloud-based growth in financial terms.

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Cloud computing voted as fundamentally insecure – Inquirer

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Cloud News

CLOUD COMPUTING IS FUNDAMENTALLY INSECURE. That's the opinion of 83 percent of our readers, who voiced their distrust in cloud services during last week's INQUIRER debate.  During the debate, Dr Lee Gillan, senior lecturer at the Department of Computing at the University of Surrey, argued for the statement that 'the cloud is fundamentally secure', while technology commentator Chris Merriman argued against it.  At the debate's close on Friday, it appears that the majority of INQUIRER readers agreed with Chris.

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MENA Businesses Innovate Faster in the Cloud with SAP – Zawya (registration)

Posted on Nov 16, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Sam Alkharrat, President, SAP MENA SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions Accelerate, Simplify Cloud Adoption;MENA Cloud Market Poised for "High Growth", Totalling USD 4.7 Billion from 2014-2018: GartnerDubai - SAP has announced capabilities for businesses across the Middle East and North Africa to innovate faster in the cloud than ever before with SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions. Asbusinesses transition their IT to the cloud, the region's cloud market is poised for high growth. MENA's cloud market is set to total USD 4.7 billion from 2014 to 2018, with business products as a service growing by 8.1 percent through 2018, according to a recent report from Gartner Inc.

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Nuvotera Partners with Soonr Workplace for SMBs – The VAR Guy

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Ahmet Tuncay, CEO at Soonr Cloud security distributor Nuvotera announced a new partnership with Soonr, the secure file-sharing and collaboration services provider during this week’s Connectwise IT Nation conference in Orlando. The agreement will allow Nuvotera to distribute Soonr through its network of MSPs and VARs and to integrate Soonr Workplace with its Nuvoconnex Platform, according to the company. “Securing the collaborative workspace is an important initiative for Nuvotera,” said Eric Pinto, Product Manager at Nuvotera, in a statement

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