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2014: Apple’s competence wanes, but my trust remains – ZDNet

Posted on Dec 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

(Image: CNET/CBS Interactive) This year, Apple left my iPhone on life support for three hours after it botched an update. That update should have been tested through-and-through, with zero margin for error

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DynaSis Integrates With OpenDNS, Adds Security Features to Platform – MSPmentor

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 in SMB Cloud

OpenDNS CEO David Ulevitch DynaSis has integrated OpenDNS into its small and medium-sized business (SMB) platform. The Atlanta-based managed service provider (MSP) this week announced it is working with OpenDNS to give customers access to new network security features, including built-in phishing and optional web content filtering, at no additional charge. "Many SMBs give their users far too much latitude in making changes to desktop applications and operating systems, including bypassing browser-level helpers that scan websites for malware infection," DynaSis President Dave Moorman said in a prepared statement.

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Spoken Communications to Power Avaya Hybrid Cloud Solution for Enterprise … – Telecom Reseller (press release)

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

SEATTLE, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Spoken Communications, a cloud infrastructure provider specializing in contact center virtualization, today announced an agreement with Avaya, a leading provider of team and customer engagement solutions, to offer a hybrid cloud Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) solution for enterprise contact centers

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IBM Brags Of 49 Cloud Data Centers – InformationWeek

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

IBM promised 40 SoftLayer cloud data centers globally by the end of 2014. Through a partnership with Equinix, it's ending the year with 49. 8 Tech Turkeys To Avoid As Gifts (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) IBM's SoftLayer cloud unit will finish the year with its promised 40 data centers around the world, plus nine add-ons that it will obtain through a partnership with Equinix for use of its facilities, for a total of 49.

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Technology, simplicity and culture: Behind the scenes of Sensis’ digital … – CMO

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Gone are the days when Australian SMBs could place a listing in their local White or Yellow Pages and call it marketing. Thanks to the Internet, digital disruption and mobility, they now need to navigate a complex raft of search, social and digital advertising options, all while keeping an eye on a growing pool of digitally savvy domestic and global competitors. That same digital force impacting its customer base has also triggered a rebrand and two-year operational and technology transformation program at Australia’s local search, directories and media company, Sensis

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Thismoment Elevates Enterprise User-Generated Content Marketing with New … – The Providence Journal

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thismoment today announced a number of enhancements to its Content Cloud platform that will make it simpler and more efficient to leverage the benefits of UGC storytelling across the enterprise. The latest features include advancements to UGC rights management, user permissions and integration with leading marketing technology systems.

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Apttus Receives 2014 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award – CNBC

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Cloud News

SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apttus, the category-defining Quote-to-Cash solution provider, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named X-Author for Excel as a 2014 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award winner. The Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award, presented by Cloud Computing magazine, honors vendors with the most innovative, useful, and beneficial cloud products and services that have been brought to market in the past year

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Apttus Receives 2014 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award – KOAM-TV

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Cloud News

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Apttus Receives 2014 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in Cloud News

SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apttus, the category-defining Quote-to-Cash solution provider, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named X-Author for Excel as a 2014 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award winner. The Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award, presented by Cloud Computing magazine, honors vendors with the most innovative, useful, and beneficial cloud products and services that have been brought to market in the past year

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The Future of Enterprise Communications: Predictions for 2015 – Forbes

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

This year was another one dominated by enterprise solutions aimed at increasing workforce collaboration and productivity. Emerging and legacy companies are trying to meet the overwhelming demand from every business out there that’s looking for the best way to get their teams working better, together. Technology companies have made a lot of promises over the years as they aim to solve workplace challenges from email overload to mobility.

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Fujitsu Launches Fujitsu Cloud for SAP Solutions – Enterprise-Grade, End-to … – PRWire (press release)

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

News Facts: Fujitsu provides end-to-end platform-as-a-service for SAP® solutions Unified framework for classic SAP software workloads as well as those running on the SAP HANA® platform Flexibility in licensing and application bundling Fujitsu today announces the availability in Australia of Fujitsu Cloud for SAP® Solutions, an enterprise-grade managed cloud offering for running all production workloads in SAP software. The new cloud service leverages Fujitsu’s proven IP for the optimal management of systems running SAP software, and is offered via Fujitsu Australia’s Private Hosted Cloud Platform hosted on its secure, highly available local data centres. Fujitsu Cloud for SAP Solutions offers support for the leading databases for SAP including Oracle, DB2, SAP MaxDB®, SAP Adaptive Server® Enterprise, SAP IQ and SAP HANA®. The customer is able to scale cloud capacity to address spikes in business demand, and will receive monthly subscription fees on a pay-for-use basis. The cloud service offering is unique in that it is delivered “end-to-end” by Fujitsu

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA extended to public cloud – Computer Business Review

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud SaaS by Eleanor Burns| 15 December 2014 Customers now have a choice of deployment options for dig data apps.

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5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, Dec. 12 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Dec 13, 2014 in Cloud News

Talkin' Cloud brings together the top cloud computing financing stories of the week for readers.

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Shadow IT: Not The Risk You Think – Dark Reading

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Enterprise cloud services such as Box, Office 365, Salesforce, and Google Apps can make a better case for being called sanctioned than many legacy, on-premises, IT-provisioned applications. As we near the end of 2014, a multitude of indisputable data points to a simple fact that every security dollar dedicated to reining in Shadow IT through preventative policies or controls is a dollar wasted. In fact, the exact opposite is true: Shadow IT adoption by business units helps to increase IT savvy through a shared focus on innovation as a differentiator

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Datto Buys Backupify To Enhance Cloud Disaster Recovery – Top Tech News

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in Cloud News

Connecticut-based disaster-recovery provider Datto today said it bought Backupify, a provider of cloud -to-cloud backup and recovery solutions for software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. Datto said the acquisition will create the first complete platform to protect business data no matter where it lives. Datto provides hybrid cloud-based backup, disaster recovery and business continuity products and services

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