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Alibaba’s cloud-computing unit opens data center in Silicon Valley – Fox Business

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 in Cloud News

NEW YORK –  The cloud-computing unit of Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba is making its first foray into the U.S. by opening a data center in Silicon Valley.

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Coveo Launches New and Updated Enterprise Search Connectors – Destination CRM

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Coveo today released connectors for cloud, social, and CRM systems for Version 7 of its Enterprise Search Platform.

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Finanz Informatik Selects Splunk Enterprise as Security Intelligence Platform – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK), the leading platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Finanz Informatik GmbH & Co.

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Cloud Computing Reducing Costs, Improving Productivity – eWeek

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 in Cloud News

Nearly two-thirds of respondents report faster access to technology with the cloud. Organizations with more than 500 employees are seeing tangible benefits from cloud computing, with 85 percent saying the cloud has lived up to industry hype and 23 percent declaring that cloud has exceeded their expectations, according to a global study of 1,000 senior IT decision-makers by Tata Communications.Tata reported that 83 percent of enterprises are seeing benefits they did not expect. The most popular of these are increased productivity (69 percent), better access to data (65 percent), and reductions in costs (63 percent).The findings also indicate that by 2024, off-premises storage will have overtaken on-premises alternatives.

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Containerized cloud computing – the next big thing? – IT World Canada (blog)

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 in Cloud News

Cloud computing seems to have become a roller coaster of technology advancement – everyday there’s something new and improved, and every other day something fades away.  There is certainly no shortage of new terms, acronyms and venture-backed products. Also, cloud computing is no longer a simple concept or a single solution – it has rapidly evolved into a new and significantly expanded IT ecosystem.  Competition among cloud providers is intense on many fronts, and yet many of the innovations seem to be older ideas re-visited. Perhaps you’ve been wondering – what really is “the next big thing” in cloud computing?  Application containerization, as popularized by Docker, may just be the answer! Application portability Application and data portability is a fundamental goal for cloud computing.  We would like cloud infrastructures and platforms to support business applications regardless of style, age, ownership, and location.  As cloud service administrators, we also want the ability to “fire” one cloud provider and move to another with minimal risk, short delays, and no loss of data.

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Telecom Italia and Cisco Announce Intent to Enter Agreement to Offer … – CNNMoney

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Telecom Italia and Cisco Announce Intent to Enter Agreement to Offer Innovative Cloud Services to Italian OrganizationsNew Telecom Italia Cloud Offering Planned to Include Cloud Managed Business Solutions From Cisco At Mobile World Congress 2015, Telecom Italia and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced that Telecom Italia intends to deliver new Cisco-enabled managed business services, including Cisco Meraki, to organizations throughout Italy as part of its innovative LAN management offering. Embracing technology from Cisco Meraki, the leader in cloud controlled Wi-Fi, routing, and security, Telecom Italia will offer a modular and complete set of services for managing and operating business customer networks, while providing deep application control for a superior end-user experience

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Microsoft, AT&T Team for SMB Mobile Productivity – eWeek

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 in SMB Cloud

AT&T's new Mobile Office Suite for small and midsize businesses bundles Office 365 Office and Microsoft Lync integration. Microsoft and AT&T are partnering to provide small and midsize businesses (SMBs) that are invested in the Office 365 ecosystem with a new cloud-based solution that incorporates the productivity platform across mobile platforms (Apple iOS, Google Android and Microsoft Windows).AT&T Mobile Office Suite, announced today during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, is aimed at helping SMBs with limited IT know-how and resources leverage Microsoft Office's mobile collaborations features, regardless of device.

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SAP Simplifies Enterprise Mobility with SAP HANA® Cloud Platform Mobile … – MarketWatch

Posted on Mar 2, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

BARCELONA, Spain, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP SE SAP, +0.49% today announced availability of SAP HANA® Cloud Platform mobile services, the foundation of SAP's mobile app development strategy and the next step in delivering mobile innovations in the cloud.

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BlackBerry Announces New Cross-platform EMM Cloud for Enterprises and SMBs – CNNMoney

Posted on Mar 2, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Customers Essar Group and Tarpon Energy Services Ltd. deploying BES12 for flexible, easy management of enterprise mobility MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2015 - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in mobile communications, today announced BES12™ Cloud, a cloud-based enterprise mobility management solution that will offer easy management of iOS, Android™, Windows Phone®, BlackBerry® 10 smartphones and tablets, as well as a wide range of Samsung KNOX and Android for Work smartphones and tablets.

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The rise of systems of intelligence: Rethinking your enterprise data strategy – AppsTech

Posted on Feb 28, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

(c)iStock.com/peterhowell By Adam Spearing, VP Platform EMEA, Salesforce The sheer amount of data being created is staggering.

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5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, Feb. 27 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in Cloud News

Each week Talkin' Cloud compiles a list of cloud computing financing stories for readers who might have missed the news earlier in the week.

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CIA’s New Big Data Hub Will be Hosted in the Cloud – Nextgov (blog)

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

The CIA is preparing to take the next step in its quest to shake up the status quo of siloed agencies within the intelligence community. CIA Chief Information Officer Doug Wolfe confirmed Wednesday the intelligence agency will start using Cloudera’s Enterprise Data Hub platform by April, a move he expects “to extend the innovation and push the envelope on a whole range of different solutions” for all 17 IC agencies.

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5 Cloud Computing Technology Stock Recommendations – Smarter Analyst

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in Cloud News

Cloud computing is a recently evolved technology that allows centralized data storage and online access to computer services or resources through remote servers and software networks.

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5 Cloud Computing Technology Stock Recommendations – Investing.com

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in Cloud News

Cloud computing is a recently evolved technology that allows centralized data storage and online access to computer services or resources through remote servers and software networks.

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Microsoft ups its push to get developers onboard with its cloud-service APIs – ZDNet

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Last fall, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made a bold (and to some, a rather cryptic) statement. He said he considered Microsoft's most valuable and strategic application programming interface (API) to be Office 365

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