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IBM Brings More Security, Control to Cloud-Based DevOps with new "Bluemix … – MarketWatch

Posted on Nov 22, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM's platform-as-a-service. The new platform enables developers to build applications around their most sensitive data and deploy them in a dedicated cloud environment to help them capture the benefits of cloud while avoiding the compliance, regulatory and performance issues that are presented with public clouds. IBM is also introducing a new, private API catalog on its public instance of Bluemix

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The CRM Lottery – Business 2 Community

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Let’s discuss a couple of the heavyweight C words in the IT Sector, Cloud and CRM. What do they have in common? Well they have both certainly provoked a lot of press coverage and airtime, both have driven large brand name vendors to jump in with big investment, acquisitions and marketing hype, they have helped drive each other’s growth and both certainly have had customers debating what and when they should elect to use such a solution.

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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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Open-source IaaS: OwnCloud 7 Enterprise Edition arrives – ZDNet

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

If your office is like mine, you already have a lot of storage. Over the years, it's probably become quite a mix of storage-area networks (SAN), network-attached storage (NAS), and servers

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Deep Identity Raises $470000 To Help Companies Manage Access On Their … – TechCrunch

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Deep Identity, a Singapore-based startup that helps companies manage access to their internal networks and services, has raised US$470,000 (SG$589,000) to expand its services into the cloud and open a presence in Europe. The funding was provided by early-stage investor Get2volume, which will incubate Deep Identity, with co-funding from the Singapore National Research Foundation

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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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Top five enterprise technology trends for 2015 – ZDNet

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

What technological trends can we expect to shape the enterprise in 2015? According to predictions released by US carrier Verizon, strategic network investments will be a top priority for chief information officers (CIOs) working in the corporate world next year, as more and more companies seek to make sense of Big Data, profit from the Internet of Things (IoT) and make the transition to the cloud

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For ‘Facebook at Work’ to work, it will need to prove it’s worthy of our trust – VentureBeat

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

It’s not hard to see that Facebook’s (reported) “Facebook at Work” product could bring something unique and useful to the enterprise space. But regardless of what’s in the product, Facebook may not be able to offer trust.

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NETGEAR’s New ReadyNAS Operating System Offers Industry-Leading 5 Levels … – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in SMB Cloud

ReadyNAS OS 6.2 offers exciting new safeguards and usability features for home storage, including first-of-its-kind auto-backup and sync app for PCs NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR) (, a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses, and service providers, is releasing a new version of its groundbreaking ReadyNAS® operating system (OS 6.2) for its ReadyNAS family of desktop and rack-mount Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices ( ReadyNAS Operating System 6.2 (Photo: Business Wire) ReadyNAS customers already enjoy an advanced, easy-to-use storage solution for centralizing and accessing digital files such as photos, music, videos and documents.

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77% of SMBs Think Employees are Dangerous – Infosecurity Magazine

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in SMB Cloud

The cyber-threat to business has never been greater: From JP Morgan to Home Depot to eBay, Heartbleed to BashBug to Poodle, the threats have seemed to intensify.

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Rackspace Goes All-In with Microsoft Cloud OS Network – Top Tech News

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 in Cloud News

Managed-hosting company Rackspace has become the latest partner to join Microsoft's Cloud OS Network and offer support for the Microsoft cloud platform. Launched last year, the fast-growing Microsoft network now has more than 100 partners with 600 data centers serving 3.7 million customers.

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Nuvotera Teams Up With Soonr Workplace for SMB – Vertical Systems Reseller (blog)

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Nuvotera, cloud security distributor for Managed Service Providers, announced today a partnership with Soonr, provider of secure file sharing and collaboration services for business. This agreement will allow Nuvotera to distribute Soonr through Nuvotera’s network of MSPs and VARs and also integrate Soonr Workplace with Nuvotera’s Nuvoconnex Platform.

“Securing the collaborative workspace is an important initiative for Nuvotera.  Our partnership with Soonr allows admins the ability to regain control over a market segment that has been overrun with individually sourced solutions that create myriad of security concerns for the SMB,” said Eric Pinto, Product Manager at Nuvotera.As a result of this new partnership with Soonr, Nuvotera will now be able to further its position as a channel-friendly provider of comprehensive and intelligent security solutions for SMBs, which includes protecting confidential data, securing desktops and ensuring compliance.“After an extensive evaluation of numerous file sync and collaboration solutions in the market, we chose Soonr Workplace to be our trusted solution for the SMB market,” said Leonard Dimiceli, General Manager at Nuvotera. “Soonr Workplace stood out as the market leader, striking a balance between the security and robust infrastructure demands of IT, and the power and ease-of-use requirements that SMBs need in order to be productive.”“We are very excited that Nuvotera has selected Soonr Workplace as its exclusive file sync and collaboration solution for the SMB market,” said Ahmet Tuncay, CEO at Soonr

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Nuvotera Selects Soonr Workplace as Its Exclusive Enterprise File Sync and … – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Nov 12, 2014 in SMB Cloud

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Soonr, a leading provider of secure file sharing and collaboration services for business, today announced that Nuvotera, a premiere distributor of SMB Cloud solutions, selected Soonr Workplace as its exclusive file sync and collaboration solution for the SMB market.

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New IBM Entrepreneur Program Accelerates Collaborative Innovation in the Cloud – MarketWatch

Posted on Nov 10, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the launch of the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program for Cloud Startups, which will help startups and entrepreneurs harness the power of IBM Cloud, as well as deeply connect and embed them into IBM's vast global network of enterprise clients, consultants, Innovation Centers and more to rapidly build innovations, scale quickly and accelerate growth

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Investments and Upgrades in Cloud Solutions Drive Business Agility and … – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Nov 10, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SOURCE: IDG Enterprise (publisher of CIO, Computerworld, CSO, DEMO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World) IDG Enterprise's 2014 Cloud Computing Research Details Cloud Adoption, Benefits and Challenges of Cloud Investments, and Opportunities for Solution Providers FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2014) - IDG Enterprise -- the leading enterprise technology media company composed of CIO, Computerworld, CSO, DEMO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World -- highlights cloud computing adoption, purchase and upgrade plans, and tips for vendors from its 2014 Cloud Computing research. Cloud adoption has transitioned from an emerging technology, with 69% stating that at least a portion of their computing infrastructure is in the cloud, up 12% since 2012.

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