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BitTorrent Aims at Cloud Storage with Sync Pro – CIO Today

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

BitTorrent just announced plans to roll its Sync 1.4 software out of beta and took the lid off a premium version of its peer-to-peer file synchronization technology. Sync Pro will debut in 2015. Originally launched about 18 months ago, BitTorrent Sync lets people sync large files more quickly by skipping the cloud altogether

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Symantec delivers DRaaS for Helion – Business-Cloud.com

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Symantec and HP to collaborate to build DRaaS which will be called HP Helion and Symantec Continuity. The news that HP and Symantec are to deliver a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) product for HP Helion comes on the same day as Microsoft has suffered a major outage of its Azure cloud platform

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Cloud Computing Cited As Competitive Advantage Over Rivals – Manufacturing Business Technology

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in Cloud News

SAN MATEO, Calif. —— NetSuite Inc., the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials/ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, has announced the results of a study titled, ‘Disrupt, Collapse, Transform: The Role of the Cloud in Industry Transformation’, sponsored by NetSuite and conducted by global industry analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. The study, completed in October 2014, surveyed 1,500 senior executives across multiple industry sectors in seven countries – the US, Australia, Singapore, the UK, Japan, Hong Kong, and the Philippines

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Deep Identity Raises $470000 To Help Companies Manage Access On Their … – TechCrunch

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Deep Identity, a Singapore-based startup that helps companies manage access to their internal networks and services, has raised US$470,000 (SG$589,000) to expand its services into the cloud and open a presence in Europe. The funding was provided by early-stage investor Get2volume, which will incubate Deep Identity, with co-funding from the Singapore National Research Foundation

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How Small Business Software Could Produce The Next Hundred Billion Dollar … – Street Fight

Posted on Nov 19, 2014 in SMB Cloud

This is the third article  in a three-part series on “The Democratization of Local Commerce.”  In the tech industry, the business logic behind platforms nears gospel. We know that platforms — everything from YouTube and WordPress to Facebook and Twitter — enable smaller companies to grow and compete against better-capitalized incumbents by providing a critical business assets at a fraction of the cost.  The effect is a kind of efficient fragmentation — or democratization — in the information industries. We also know that the tech industry has started to export these platforms to traditionally offline industries.

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Amazon moves to extend its cloud-computing dominance – Livemint

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Cloud News

AmazonWeb Services (AWS) already provides cloud computing services at low prices for customers including the US Central Intelligence Agency and Netflix. Photo: Bloomberg Las Vegas: Most people know about Amazon.com Inc.’s ambitions to sell you everything from books and movies and smartphones to power tools and auto parts

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V3 Technology Awards 2014: Trend Micro looks to triumph in cloud security – V3.co.uk

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Few security firms are as big as Trend Micro, which offers a portfolio of holistic security services for businesses of all sizes as well as end users. So it is no surprise that Trend Micro is in the running for Best SMB Security Product, Best Enterprise Security Product and Best Cloud Security Product at the V3 Technology Awards 2014.

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Cloud computing and device problems – ITWorld Canada (blog)

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Cloud News

It took me some time to research a difficulty with my smart phone and find a solution.

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Cloud computing and device problems – ITWorld Canada (blog)

Posted on Nov 14, 2014 in Cloud News

It took me some time to research a difficulty with my smart phone and find a solution. Improved cloud service management might be the answer The other day I had a problem with my iPhone — a 4S, with 64GB running iOS 8.1 — so here’s my story: First, some context.  I have 420 apps taking 22.78GB storage and 4,000 songs taking 7.82GB of storage on my phone, and a few miscellaneous items such as photos and calendar data.  I use iTunes on my PC as an intermediary, and iCloud.  I am still waiting in line for an iPhone 6 Plus from my local cable provider.  I am an IT strategy/management consultant, and my focus is currently on cloud computing and its impact on systems.  I am neither a bits-and-bytes technical specialist nor am I a programmer.  I do try to keep my apps up-to-date, however, and I sync and backup my iPhone frequently (sometimes daily).

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OpenText’s New ‘Enterprise-Grade’ Cloud to manage information – iTWire

Posted on Nov 12, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Businesses can’t afford to rely on consumer clouds when it comes to enterprise-class needs and Information Management, with OpenText’s cloud-based multi-tenant SAAS offering ready to be a ‘Core’ solution. ‘OpenText Core’ is the name OpenText’s new enterprise-grande cloud solution which allows for the simple, secure and smart exchange of corporate documents and collaborative information management.

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Why growing cloud commoditisation still won’t rain on the data centre’s parade – CloudTech

Posted on Nov 12, 2014 in Cloud News

Picture credit: iStockPhoto By Nick Razey, CEO, Next Generation Data Rackspace’s recent decision to discontinue its pure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering in favour of “managed cloud” services is further evidence that it is the cloud rather than the data centre providers most at risk of becoming commodities – as I originally predicated here back in May.

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Okta Integrating Identity And Mobility Mangement On One Platform – Forbes

Posted on Nov 11, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

As enterprise IT becomes ever more complex, organizations need to think about delivering a myriad of different applications to users via a staggering number of different endpoint devices. Okta is hoping to converge these two needs – identity and mobile management – into one platform

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ViewSonic, Userful roll out first joint VDI product for low-cost markets – ChannelBuzz.ca

Posted on Nov 11, 2014 in SMB Cloud

ChannelBuzz.ca ViewSonic, Userful roll out first joint VDI product for low-cost markets ChannelBuzz.ca The SC-U25 is optimized to support a broad range of virtualized desktops, including pre-configured Linux, Microsoft Windows (XP/7/8), Chrome-style sessions, digital signage, and cloud desktops connected to multiple displays in a local area network.

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Emily He: Workplace Trends That Are Shaping Corporate America – Forbes

Posted on Nov 10, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

I spoke to Emily He, who is the Chief Marketing Officer at Saba. He is responsible for the development and execution of the company’s go-to-market strategy as well as market awareness, demand generation, and field enablement programs on a global basis

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Ruckus Wireless – Taking On Ubiquity Is A Mistake – Seeking Alpha (registration)

Posted on Nov 9, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Summary Ruckus introduces a low end product to compete with Ubiquity's Unifi -- a mistake on two levels. Ruckus announces earnings of 13 cents a share beating guidance of 9 to 11 cents. Revenue for the September quarter was $85 million at the mid-point of guidance

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