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Google, Microsoft, IBM luring startups with goodies – Economic Times

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 in Cloud News

BANGALORE: Google, Microsoft and IBM are trying to lure startups with lakhs of rupees worth of goodies in order to compete with Amazon, which is larger than all its competitors combined in the cloud computing space.Google has launched a program for startups wherein qualified companies would be given $100,000 in cloud credits. Indian startups with revenue of less than half a million dollar and who are a part of Nasscom 10,000 startup program or funded by a select list of venture capital firms would be eligible to apply for the credits

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Cisco Acquires Private Cloud Provider Metacloud – Top Tech News

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 in Cloud News

In a move to beef up its Intercloud strategy, Cisco is acquiring a privately-held company called Metacloud.

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Cloudyn Secures $4M in Series A to Expand Cloud Computing Platform Support – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloudyn co-founder and CEO Sharon Wagner. Cloudyn this week announced it has raised $4 million in financing to expand support for more more cloud computing infrastructure platforms and enhance its offering. Titanium Investments led the Series A funding round, with participation from existing investors RDSeed.

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How businesses can maximise the potential of cloud computing – TechRadar UK

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in Cloud News

Matthew Finnie is CTO of Interoute, and a regular advisor to the European Commission on ICT research and innovation, and a member of the CONNECT Advisory Forum (CAF) advising the EU commission on investment priorities as part of the digital futures and horizon 2020 initiatives.

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inContact Continues Workforce Optimization (WFO) Market Momentum with New … – MarketWatch

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 in SMB Cloud

HEADLINE2Delivers Discover WFO suite in the cloud unified with inContact contact center platform, just four months after acquisition of Uptivity SALT LAKE CITY, Sept.

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inContact Continues Workforce Optimization (WFO) Market Momentum with New … – MarketWatch

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 in SMB Cloud

HEADLINE2Delivers Discover WFO suite in the cloud unified with inContact contact center platform, just four months after acquisition of Uptivity SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- inContact SAAS, -1.10% the leading provider of cloud contact center software and contact center workforce optimization tools, today announces the launch of the inContact Discover WFO Suite, an easy-to-use, fully-featured cloud WFO solution that is purpose-built for small to mid-sized businesses (SMB).

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Huddle for enterprise mobility and BYOD – TechRepublic

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

While cloud providers embrace BYOD, Will Kelly looks at how the Huddle collaboration platform could provide a secure enterprise mobility and BYOD experience. The cloud might be enough for some enterprises to support Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) users.

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Four disruptive start-ups in enterprise cloud computing – Washington Post (blog)

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 in Cloud News

Everyone has heard about the cloud, which powers the smartphone apps we all love. The cloud is also vital to large companies, yet their adoption of the cloud hasn’t been as seamless

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5 must-have attributes for future-proof application integration – The Next Web

Posted on Sep 14, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

David Akka is the Managing Director of Magic Software Enterprises (UK). Application integration solutions have become key enablers for business success by allowing enterprises to increase competitiveness through streamlining business processes, increasing operational efficiencies and creating new innovative services.

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Google to Give Start-Ups $100000 in Cloud Computing Credits – New York Times (blog)

Posted on Sep 12, 2014 in Cloud News

TechCrunch Google to Give Start-Ups $100000 in Cloud Computing Credits New York Times (blog) In some ways, Google is paying for what Amazon acquired free when it was pioneering cloud computing : buzz among growing young companies. A.W.S

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IBM Enlists Intel to Shore Up Hybrid Cloud – E-Commerce Times

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

By John P. Mello Jr.09/10/14 3:28 PM PT Despite the growing momentum behind cloud computing in recent times, security concerns have been a drag on adoption. IBM sought to reduce that resistance by announcing on Monday that it would start using Intel chip technology to better secure its SoftLayer cloud platform

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IBM, Intel Partner To Secure SoftLayer Cloud – CIO Today

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Global cloud infrastructure platform SoftLayer announced today that it would be offering bare metal servers powered by Intel technology in an attempt to assure enterprise customers that their mission-critical data is secure , even when uploaded to the cloud. SoftLayer, an IBM company, will be using Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology (TXT), which provides hardware monitoring and security controls directly on the hardware. The announcement comes only a week after a massive security flaw in Apple’s iCloud platform allowed a hacker to steal personal data from dozens of celebrities.

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Brown & Brown Insurance Streamlines Business Communications With Mitel … – MarketWatch

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

HEADLINE2Integrates Disparate Communications Systems Onto a Single Cloud Platform, Including 20 New Locations Resulting From Acquisitions OTTAWA, Sep 09, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- When Brown & Brown Insurance BRO, -0.70% decided to migrate its communications system to a single cloud-based platform, it turned to Mitel® MITL, -0.90% (MNW), a global leader in business communications. Since implementing the Mitel cloud solution, Brown & Brown has experienced tighter integration and closer collaboration between offices, while accelerating services across the organization to help make the insurance broker even more competitive

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IBM Taps Intel To Secure SoftLayer – NewsFactor Network

Posted on Sep 8, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Global cloud infrastructure platform SoftLayer announced today that it would be offering bare metal servers powered by Intel technology in an attempt to assure enterprise customers that their mission-critical data is secure, even when uploaded to the cloud. SoftLayer, an IBM company, will be using Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology (TXT), which provides hardware monitoring and security controls directly on the hardware

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IBM Taps Intel To Secure SoftLayer – Top Tech News

Posted on Sep 8, 2014 in Cloud News

Global cloud infrastructure platform SoftLayer announced today that it would be offering bare metal servers powered by Intel technology in an attempt to assure enterprise customers that their mission-critical data is secure , even when uploaded to the cloud. SoftLayer, an IBM company, will be using Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology (TXT), which provides hardware monitoring and security controls directly on the hardware

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