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Oxford Networks Selects BroadSoft to Power Hosted UC Service for SMB Market – IT Business Net

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Oxford Networks Deploys BroadCloud to Introduce Feature-Rich, Affordable Hosted Unified Communications Services January 29, 2015 -- GAITHERSBURG, MD -- (Marketwired) -- 01/29/15 -- BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT) today announced that Oxford Networks, an award winning technology solutions provider based in Lewiston, Maine, has selected its BroadCloud® managed services to power Oxford Networks Cloud Branch Exchange (ONcbx), a cloud-based business communications service designed for small and medium sized businesses (SMB) that extends beyond standard telephony features to include video calling and conferencing, mobility, unified messaging, and other in-demand hosted unified communications (UC) services

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Quantum’s (QTM) CEO Jon Gacek on Q3 2015 Results – Earnings Call Transcript … – Seeking Alpha (registration)

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

Quantum Corp. (NYSE:QTM) Q3 2015 Earnings Conference Call January 29, 2015 5:00 pm ET Executives Shawn Hall - General Counsel Jon Gacek - CEO Linda Breard - CFO Analysts Chad Bennett - Craig-Hallum Eric Martinuzzi - Lake Street Capital Markets Tim Klasell - Northland Securities Operator Good day, and welcome to the Quantum's Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call.

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Data Analyst: Does Everybody Need To Be One? – InformationWeek

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Microsoft Power BI and IBM Watson Analytics attempt to make data analysis accessible to all.

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Oxford Networks Selects BroadSoft to Power Hosted UC Service for SMB Market – MarketWatch

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in SMB Cloud

GAITHERSBURG, MD, Jan 29, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- BroadSoft, Inc. BSFT, +0.18% today announced that Oxford Networks, an award winning technology solutions provider based in Lewiston, Maine, has selected its BroadCloud(R) managed services to power Oxford Networks Cloud Branch Exchange (ONcbx), a cloud-based business communications service designed for small and medium sized businesses (SMB) that extends beyond standard telephony features to include video calling and conferencing, mobility, unified messaging, and other in-demand hosted unified communications (UC) services. According to an August 2014 Infonetics report, the global hosted PBX and UC services market is expected to grow from $8.5B in 2014 to $12.3B by 2018

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Data Security Highlighted in Spate of New Channel Products – Channel Partners

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in SMB Cloud

**Editor’s Note: Click here for our recently compiled list of new products and services that partners can sell.** There’s little doubt that security is trending in 2015. How channel partners address their customers’ pain points might very well make the difference between a sale and striking out.A series of newly released products and services aim to help partners and their clients who require secure options for file sharing, mobile-device management and more. The first is from CloudBerry Lab, a vendor of cloud backup and storage management solutions for MSPs and SMBs.

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Toshiba’s Hybrid Cloud Networking Solution Wins 2015 Internet Telephony … – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2015) - Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division (Toshiba - www.telecom.toshiba.com) today announced its Hybrid Cloud Networking solution has won a 2015 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award from TMC, a global, integrated media company. The winners of the 2015 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year are featured in the 2015 January/February issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine and online at www.itmag.com.  "It gives me great pleasure to recognize Toshiba with a 2015 Product of the Year Award for its commitment to excellence and innovation," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "Toshiba's Hybrid Cloud Networking Solution is among the best communications and technology solutions available on the market." "We are honored to receive the 2015 Internet Telephony Product of the Year Award for Toshiba's Hybrid Cloud Networking solution," said Brian Metherell, vice president and general manager of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Telecommunication Systems Division.  Toshiba's Hybrid Cloud Networking solution enables users of Toshiba's premises-based IPedge® and Strata® CIX and cloud-based VIPedge® business telephone solutions to network their systems together for a fully integrated communications solution. Networking on-premises and cloud systems provide users with a robust hybrid business communication solution that helps users expand features and reduce costs while utilizing the deployment platforms of their choice. Benefits include: Reduced costs - With networking among Toshiba's on-premises and cloud platforms, Toshiba's users gain a robust solution that helps them reduce costs while enabling internal calling and advanced call processing features across their locations.  Single Vendor Solution - Toshiba delivers a comprehensive single-vendor telephone, application, and SIP trunk solution for equipment and services across on-premises and cloud.  Feature Transparency - Toshiba's hybrid solution provides feature transparency and networked applications and minimizes interoperability issues that can occur when using a mix of equipment from different vendors and service providers.  Easily Add New Users and Locations - Existing users of Toshiba's IPedge and Strata CIX systems can easily network with Toshiba's VIPedge to add new users and locations with minimum upfront capital expense.

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Microsoft: Cloud, Surface Rise While Profits Fall – InformationWeek

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Microsoft's latest earnings report reflects "momentum through transition" as cloud products and its Surface tablet strengthen, while profit drops. Windows 10: 9 Killer Features (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Microsoft's most recent earnings report indicates a fall in quarterly profit due to restructuring expenses and tax adjustments. While revenue increased 8% from the same quarter a year ago, net income fell by 10%.

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Cisco brings Meraki to the enterprise – Network World

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in SMB Cloud

In November 2012, Cisco acquired Meraki for a whopping $1.2 billion.

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Accuride Implements Plex Enterprise Edition to Deliver Insights across … – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Leading Maker of Wheel-End Systems for Everything from School Buses to Big Rigs to Fire Trucks Poised to Roll Out Plex to Five Additional Facilities in 2015 Plex, the leader in cloud ERP for the manufacturing enterprise, today announced that Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW), a leading supplier of wheel-end system solutions to the OEM and aftermarket segments of the North American commercial vehicle industry, has adopted Plex Enterprise Edition Financials and Supply Chain applications. Plex Enterprise Provides Centralized View to Manage Multiple Facilities as a Portfolio Accuride has nine operating sites – including seven technologically-advanced manufacturing facilities – across the U.S., Mexico and Canada, supplying steel and aluminum wheels and wheel-end components to all of the leading North American commercial vehicle equipment OEMs, as well as fleets, distributors and the aftermarket.

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How poor planning makes great technology useless – Network World

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Lather, Rinse, Repeat. That set of instructions – printed on just about every shampoo bottle ever made – has to be one of the most well-known on the planet

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Seagate (STX) Q2 Earnings, Revenues Fall Short of Estimates – Zacks.com

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Seagate Technology plc (STX - Analyst Report) reported second-quarter fiscal 2015 non-GAAP earnings per share (excluding the impact of tax benefits, amortization of intangibles, restructuring charges and other one-time items) of $1.35, which missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. Quarter Details Seagate reported revenues of $3.70 billion, up 4.8% from the year-ago quarter primarily driven by higher demand for its cloud storage products.

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The Zendesk Mafia Strikes Again–ChartMogul Launches Its Subscription Metrics … – Forbes

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in SMB Cloud

News of a recent fundraising by SaaS metrics vendor ChartMogul caught my attention, not least of all because of the pedigree of the founders and investors. Founder Nick Franklin was a very early employee of Zendesk, and worked with the company through its formative years.

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Dropbox becomes available for Windows Phone and tablets, builds on Microsoft … – CloudTech

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/hocus-focus Dropbox has announced availability on Windows Phone devices and Microsoft tablets, available on Windows RT, 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.0.

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Intuit Acquires ZeroPaper–BRIC Opportunity Beckons – Forbes

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Accounting software giant Intuit would seem to have two distinct focuses right now. Firstly it is seeking a massive expansion into developing nations – in particular Brazil and India. Secondly, on its home turf of the US it has New Zealand-based upstart Xero nipping at its heels with a self-confessed intention to disrupt the bigger player.

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Box Offers Discount in Cloud-Storage IPO as Competition Grows – Bloomberg

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Box Inc. is set to price its initial public offering at a discount to its latest financing round, as stiff competition overshadows the cloud-storage company’s plans to expand into new areas. The IPO comes almost a year after Box, which lets businesses manage, store and have access to data over the Web instead of through onsite computers, first filed to go public

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