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Ex-IBMers Launch Watson-Based Cognitve Scale – eWeek

Posted on Oct 25, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Cognitive Scale, a new company founded by former members of the IBM Watson team, delivers a cognitive computing platform in the cloud for enterprises. A group of former IBMers has teamed to deliver a new cognitive computing platform based on IBM’s Watson cognitive system.After 18 months focused on product and technology development, Cognitive Scale this week emerged from stealth with a new cognitive cloud platform, four vertical industry applications, new customers, partnerships with technology titans, and 22 patents. The company is on track to close 2014 with multi-million dollars in revenue resulting from several high-value customer contracts, according to Cognitive Scale officials.Cognitive Scale’s chairman is former IBM Watson General Manager Manoj Saxena and the company’s founder and CTO is former IBM Watson Labs leader Matt Sanchez.

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Parallels is Telecom Italia Digital Solutions Technical Partner to Speed up … – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in SMB Cloud

RENTON, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Parallels, the cloud management platform for service providers, today announced a new partnership with Telecom Italia Digital Solutions (TIDS), a subsidiary of international ICT provider Telecom Italia. Parallels Automation platform has been chosen by TIDS to expand its cloud services offering for SMBs to new markets. Launching from scratch a Cloud Automation Platform is a process that is hard to deal with and the cloud market for SMEs is a relatively new opportunity for telcos and IT Distributors

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Parallels is Telecom Italia Digital Solutions Technical Partner to Speed up … – MarketWatch

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in SMB Cloud

RENTON, Wash., Oct 24, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Parallels, the cloud management platform for service providers, today announced a new partnership with Telecom Italia Digital Solutions (TIDS), a subsidiary of international ICT provider Telecom Italia. Parallels Automation platform has been chosen by TIDS to expand its cloud services offering for SMBs to new markets.

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Google Buys Firebase for Cloud and Mobile App Development – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Cloud News

Looking to bolster its presence in the cloud computing sector, Google on Wednesday announced that it has acquired real-time backend development firm and API developer Firebase for an undisclosed sum.

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IBM, Microsoft Cloud Partnership Examined – InformationWeek

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

IBM and Microsoft will put key software assets on each other's cloud services. Can they double appeal to enterprise developers, compete better with Amazon

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Microsoft makes cloud-computing available to Ebola researchers – FierceBiotech IT

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Cloud News

Microsoft ($MSFT) has taken a lead from its co-founder Bill Gates' philanthropic efforts. The computing giant is making its Azure cloud platform available to Ebola researchers who need help with the storage and analysis of data. CEO Satya Nadella unveiled the commitment at a presentation attended by Reuters.

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Castlight Cloud can lower employee, employer costs – FinancialNews.co.uk

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Castlight Health, Inc. (NYSE: CSLT) reported that the use of its Enterprise Healthcare Cloud software platform can lower costs for three common medical services analyzed in a new study published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).The savings included 14 percent lower costs for laboratory tests and 13 percent lower costs for advanced imaging. It is the first study of its kind to examine the effectiveness of an enterprise healthcare management platform on costs under a rigorous peer-review study protocol.The study was conducted by Neeraj Sood, Ph.D., who is the director of research at the Leonard D.

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CLOUD COMPUTING Google Buys Firebase for Cloud and Mobile App … – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 in Cloud News

Looking to bolster its presence in the cloud computing sector, Google on Wednesday announced that it has acquired real-time backend development firm and API developer Firebase for an undisclosed sum. Employees at the San Francisco-based company will be integrated into the Google Cloud Platform division, according to the company. Founded in 2011, Firebase provides a cloud-based synchronization service that helps developers build mobile apps.

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Google Boosts Cloud Platform Apps with Firebase Buy – CIO Today

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Looking to bolster its presence in the cloud computing sector, Google on Wednesday announced that it has acquired real-time backend development firm and API developer Firebase for an undisclosed sum.

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Microsoft Cloud Platform System Brings Azure to On-Prem – Windows IT Pro

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Microsoft on Monday held an enterprise cloud event in San Francisco and announced, among other things, the Cloud Platform System.

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Microsoft and IBM partner to bring each other’s enterprise software to their … – VentureBeat

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Microsoft and IBM today announced a partnership that will see the two companies bring their respective enterprise software to Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud. The duo believe the relationship will help their respective clients, partners, and developers by offering more choice in the cloud. The companies will also let customers bring their own software licenses to the Microsoft and IBM clouds, with the goal of helping customers avoid extra costs.

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Castlight Health’s Enterprise Healthcare Cloud Linked to Lower Costs for … – Finances.com

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Use of Castlight Health(R), Inc.’s (NYSE:CSLT) Enterprise Healthcare Cloud software platform is associated with lower costs for three common medical services analyzed in a new study published online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), including 14% lower costs for laboratory tests and 13% lower costs for advanced imaging. It is the first study of its kind to examine the effectiveness of an enterprise healthcare management platform on costs under a rigorous peer-review study protocol.

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Castlight Health’s Enterprise Healthcare Cloud Linked to Lower Costs for … – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Use of Castlight Health®, Inc.’s (NYSE:CSLT) Enterprise Healthcare Cloud software platform is associated with lower costs for three common medical services analyzed in a new study published online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), including 14% lower costs for laboratory tests and 13% lower costs for advanced imaging. It is the first study of its kind to examine the effectiveness of an enterprise healthcare management platform on costs under a rigorous peer-review study protocol.

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Microsoft goes all-in on hybrid cloud with Azure-in-a-box – Network World

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Microsoft Monday doubled down on hybrid clouds by unveiling an on-premises system that syncs up with Azure public cloud services. With its new Cloud Platform System (CPS), Microsoft is attempting to differentiate itself vs

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: Our cloud plays well with others – ZDNet

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO---Microsoft brought the cloud -- along with a dash of fall rain -- from Redmond, Wash. to the Bay Area on Monday morning. With an update on Windows maker's cloud strategy, it marked another chance for Microsoft to differentiate its infrastructure from the likes of Google and Amazon Web Services, among others

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