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SMB Suite Recognized For Excellence In Cloud ERP – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in SMB Cloud

-- Microsoft selected SMB Suite as a finalist for its 2014 Cloud Worldwide Partner of the Year Award -- SMB Suite, a leading cloud-based business software firm, was recently awarded a coveted finalist nomination for the prestigious 2014 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. This annual award celebrates Microsoft partners that lead the way for inspired, creative technology solutions to solve customer challenges. This nomination is largely based on SMB Suite’s ability to provide customers with a low cost of ownership for a powerful, pre-configured financial accounting platform based on Microsoft technology.

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Stacking up Open Clouds – ZDNet

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Cloud News

Earlier in July, one of the biggest cloud computing trends to make headlines in recent years celebrated another milestone when it reached its fourth birthday.

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TerraSky Inc. Forms a Relationship with Canon Information and Imaging … – Broadway World

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Related: Press Release, News TerraSky Inc., a leading provider of drag and drop solutions for designing pages with clicks, not code on the Salesforce1 Platform, announced today that it has formed a relationship with Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc. (CIIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., to collaborate in offering solutions that include TerraSky's SkyVisualEditor as well as Canon's Forms and Print Services – to present to the clients an expanded set of capabilities that encompass page creation and design with document generation & printing

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Cloud Computing: 5x+ Increase in Adoption Since 2011 – Formtek Blog (blog)

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 in Cloud News

A new report shows a dramatic shift towards the use of the cloud by major businesses over the last three years.  The study was jointly prepared by North Bridge Venture Partners and GigaOm Research.  Businesses are adopting all types of cloud services, for applications, infrastructure, and platform.

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Cloud Computing: 5x+ Increase in Adoption Since 2011 – Formtek Blog (blog)

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 in Cloud News

A new report shows a dramatic shift towards the use of the cloud by major businesses over the last three years.  The study was jointly prepared by North Bridge Venture Partners and GigaOm Research

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Itron Selects Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Solution – SmartMeters

Posted on Jul 27, 2014 in Cloud News

Tweet Itron, Inc. has announced plans to use Microsoft Azure as the company’s preferred cloud platform for Itron Analytics. The storage technology and infrastructure platform will provide a secure, reliable, and cost-effective option for hosting Itron’s analytic application designed to “assess the value” of data generated by utility smart grid and smart distribution investments.

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CloudSigma, OpenVPN Partner on Public Cloud Security – The VAR Guy

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in Cloud News

CloudSigma and OpenVPN say they can ease SMBs' main worry about public cloud adoption—data security— through a new partnership that will integrate an open source OpenVPN server into CloudSigma's cloud hosting platform. The partnership, announced July 22, will place an OpenVPN appliance in the CloudSigma cloud, allowing users to connect to private VLANs when accessing public cloud resources to protect against data snooping over the public Internet. The solution, according to the companies, means that businesses "don't have to expose their services over the Internet, and can instead use the VPN service to grant remote workers and branch offices more secure access." The partners are pitching the pairing of a public cloud with an integrated VPN server as a rare value that larger public cloud hosts won't match

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SAP Extends Open Source Collaboration with OpenStack, CloudFoundry Support – The VAR Guy

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in Cloud News

The future of cloud computing lies in open source. That's the message this week enterprise software giant SAP, which has announced significant new endorsement of open source cloud projects OpenStack and CloudFoundry, as well as the release of related developer resources. Declaring itself "committed to an open platform for customers and partners to run their businesses in real time in the cloud," SAP announced the support for OpenStack and CloudFoundry July 22 at the O'Reilly OSCON Open Source Convention, which continues through July 24 in Portland, Oregon.

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SAP Extends Open Source Collaboration with OpenStack, CloudFoundry Support – The VAR Guy

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in Cloud News

The future of cloud computing lies in open source. That's the message this week enterprise software giant SAP, which has announced significant new endorsement of open source cloud projects OpenStack and CloudFoundry, as well as the release of related developer resources.

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SMB Suite Recognized For Excellence In Cloud ERP – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in SMB Cloud

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMB Suite, a leading cloud-based business software firm, was recently awarded a coveted finalist nomination for the prestigious 2014 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. This annual award celebrates Microsoft partners that lead the way for inspired, creative technology solutions to solve customer challenges.

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Alibaba’s cloud-computing unit eyeing government agencies – WantChinaTimes

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in Cloud News

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Cloud growth good but SAP should do more, says one analyst – TechTarget

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Despite SAP's gains across its cloud portfolio, at least one analyst says the German software maker has a way to go before it truly becomes a "cloud provider." On Thursday, SAP announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014, reporting a 32% revenue increase from its cloud-based applications to $327 million in revenue. Overall IFRS profit was up 2% over the same quarter last year, but was not as large as analysts had expected, and core on-premise software licensing was down 2%.

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CLOUD COMPUTING Cisco Launches DevNet To Woo Developers – Top Tech News

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Working to woo developers with a new initiative that promises to spark community and teamwork, Cisco has launched a new developer program dubbed DevNet. The program aims to drive an open community of software developers -- including ISVs, customers and systems integrators and channel partners -- to help them build Cisco-enabled apps faster.

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New Oracle Data Cloud and Data-as-a-Service Offerings Redefine Data-Driven … – MarketWatch

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

REDWOOD CITY, CA, Jul 22, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Oracle /quotes/zigman/19452757/delayed/quotes/nls/orcl ORCL +1.30% News Summary In the digital economy, data fuels companies' ability to create new products and services.

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Catbird 6.0 Provides OpenStack Cloud Security Policy Automation – The VAR Guy

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Cloud News

Enterprise adoption of OpenStack is taking off, and value-added security solutions for the open source cloud computing operating system are close behind. This week, Catbird announced version 6.0 of its cloud security platform, which it describes as the channel's first "security policy automation for private and hybrid cloud environments." The chief advantage of policy-based security for OpenStack and other cloud environments, according to Catbird, is its ability to work in real time

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