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Actiance Announces Support for IBM Verse and IBM(R) Connections Social Cloud – Yahoo Finance UK

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - Jan 26, 2015) - (IBM ConnectED 2015, Booth B17) -- Actiance, the leading provider of compliance, security, archiving and eDiscovery for all critical business communications, announced today at IBM ConnectED 2015 the upcoming availability of Vantage for IBM Connections Social Cloud and of supervision, policy control and archiving for IBM Verse. "We are thrilled to be an integral part of IBM's vision to usher in the next generation of collaboration tools," said Jim Petty, VP of Partnerships and Corporate Development at Actiance.

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Cloud Computing and Social Networks – CloudTweaks News

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in Cloud News

There was a time when storage space was a precious commodity. A few videos and photographs and the system would be gasping for breath in old PCs’ limited storage space.

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SMB Productivity: Strategies for Long-Term Success – bdaily

Posted on Jan 17, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Jeff Erwin, CEO, Intego & Flextivity One of the most pressing issues facing small and medium sized business (SMB) owners is how to manage staff productivity effectively. While advances in technology and the mobility of employees make it more challenging, small business owners need to remain productive and keep their employees productive in order to successfully grow their businesses. One simple but effective way to stay a step ahead of the curve to create a productivity strategy tailored to your workplace environment.

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Toshiba and Microsoft Launch New Omni-Channel Initiatives to Transform Retail – Fort Mills Times

Posted on Jan 11, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Toshiba and Microsoft Launch New Omni-Channel Initiatives to Transform Retail Fort Mills Times RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — At the National Retail Federation (NRF) Annual Convention today, Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions and Microsoft Corp

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How Open Source Can Fix 2015′s Data Entropy – ReadWrite

Posted on Jan 2, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

How Open Source Can Fix 2015's Data Entropy ReadWrite The good news is that Amazon Web Services is getting serious competition from Google and especially Microsoft, which will make life even better for enterprises looking to push workloads to the public cloud .

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5 Keys to Small Business Success From 2014 – Street Fight

Posted on Dec 24, 2014 in SMB Cloud

From mobile advertising to geo-targeting, beacons, on-demand delivery, email marketing, and even online scheduling solutions, 2014 was a year of opportunity for small business marketers.

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Enterprise hits and misses – December 22 – Diginomica

Posted on Dec 22, 2014 in SMB Cloud

SUMMARY: A cheeky weekly review of which articles hit (or didn’t) – on diginomica and beyond.

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Apttus Receives 2014 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in Cloud News

SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apttus, the category-defining Quote-to-Cash solution provider, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named X-Author for Excel as a 2014 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award winner. The Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award, presented by Cloud Computing magazine, honors vendors with the most innovative, useful, and beneficial cloud products and services that have been brought to market in the past year

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Microsoft Rolls Out Multiple Azure Services – Redmond Channel Partner

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in SMB Cloud

News Microsoft Rolls Out Multiple Azure Services By Kurt Mackie December 15, 2014 Microsoft released a number of improvements to its sprawling Azure cloud platform last week, some of them in preview and some in general availability.

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New Azure Releases by Microsoft Include Active Directory Enhancements –

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in SMB Cloud

News New Azure Releases by Microsoft Include Active Directory Enhancements By Kurt Mackie 12/12/2014 Microsoft released multiple Azure products and previews yesterday, with lots of Active Directory improvements. Improvements to Microsoft's sprawling cloud-based service platform can be hard to follow, especially as the company combines its "general availability" product releases with "preview" test releases in its announcements. Sometimes it's surprising to learn what Azure isn't capable of doing, or its restrictions

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HP launches cloud-ready 3PAR StoreServ 7440c array – DatacenterDynamics

Posted on Dec 3, 2014 in SMB Cloud

With its latest storage arrays announcement today HP is attempting a new approach to on-premise storage manageability that borrows some ideas from the cloud realm and some from psychology. One of the factors that makes cloud-based storage attractive to enterprise data centers is how easy it can be  The concept is personas. HP introduced it to its 3PAR StoreServ 7000 series in 2012, as a way to apply simple role-based profiles to storage arrays – originally for block and file storage

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IBM Signs Cloud Agreement with ABN AMRO – CNNMoney

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

AMSTERDAM, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and ABN AMRO have signed a 10-year, multibillion-dollar services agreement to manage the IT infrastructure that supports the bank's operations globally. The agreement includes the implementation of a private IBM cloud together with further standardization and simplification of the existing IT landscape, from mobile computing to mainframe infrastructure.

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4 Trends to Watch in 2015 – Government Technology

Posted on Dec 1, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

In 2014, municipalities across the country made meaningful progress in systematically integrating data and technology into the way they conduct government business. In the New Year, they’ll face the next challenge of ensuring that this new data-driven approach goes beyond the walls of city hall and empowers them to be responsive to citizens’ wants, needs and ideas. Here are the four trends that I expect will be pivotal to continuing the ongoing transformation of government in the coming year

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Melbourne IT plugs AU$1.25m into Tiger Pistol for SMB social edge – ZDNet

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Australian internet technology services provider Melbourne IT has invested AU$1.25 million in social media marketing company Tiger Pistol. The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)-listed Melbourne IT told investors in a statement (PDF) on Thursday that it had made the investment in Tiger Pistol — in the form of a convertible note on commercial terms — as part of a deal that will see it offer Tiger Pistol's services to its small to medium-sized business (SMB) customers

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Will the “Tape is Dead” Folks Please Sit Down? – Enterprise Storage Forum

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

A storage newsletter that shall go unnamed (we all make mistakes) discussed the dwindling of tape in 2012. Their opinion was that tape was on its way out. They pointed out that backup was moving to VTLs and that this change would be the death knell of tape

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