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Small Business Cloud Empowered – Oregon Business

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 in SMB Cloud

By Denise Loter-Koch Like the advent of the locomotive, the cloud creates business opportunities that simply weren’t possible before now. Get up to speed fast in May at an exciting cloud-empowered Portland event. 2014 was a tremendous year for the maturation of a brave new world of technologies for small business accounting and management, but I emphasize that this “new world” still resides in the future for most SMBs (small to medium sized businesses).

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5 freshly-funded cloud computing companies worth watching – Network World

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 in Cloud News

Investors made a crowd around the cloud this week, investing $175 million in companies focused on everything from storage to the WAN to the supply chain.

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New Unit4 platform promises ‘self-driving’ ERP – PCWorld

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Following a quiet year spent retooling its enterprise technology, Unit4 on Thursday unveiled revamped and rebranded versions of its flagship ERP and financial software products built on a brand-new platform that includes predictive-analytics and machine-learning capabilities.

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FinancialForce raises $110 million as it goes for growth – Diginomica

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 in SMB Cloud

SUMMARY: What a surprise – FinancialForce snags $110 million in fresh investment. Now’s the time to execute and ramp like crazy. Jeremy Roche, CEO FinancialForce It didn’t take Advent long after its acquisition of UNIT4 to commit $50 million in funding for FinancialForce, the group’s cloud play.

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10 best product announcements at Enterprise Connect 2015 – Network World

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

The 25th VoiceCon/Enterprise Connect was held last week under the bio-dome known as the Gaylord Palms in Orlando. The show provides an opportunity for buyers interested in the broad category known as Unified Communications to come and learn about the market, seek out new vendors, and boldly go where no UC deployment has gone before. The show has also become a launching pad for startups and for existing vendors to announce new products.

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How 2lemetry Plays Into Amazon’s Cloud Computing Strategy (AMZN) – Seeking Alpha (registration)

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in Cloud News

Amazon recently purchased 2lemetry, an IoT platform vendor. 2lemetry provides a way for the company to establish itself in the growing enterprise IoT field

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Review: McAfee Endpoint Protection for SMB – The Register

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Anti-virus – sorry, endpoint security - programs suck. I loathe them and they have been the bane of my professional existence for the better part of 20 years. Despite the crushing, crushing sadness that they cause, the call came down to review Intel Security’s latest endpoint security product, McAfee Endpoint Protection Advanced for SMB and - against my better judgement - I don't completely hate it.

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Connecting enterprise to information assets on the edge – Financial Express

Posted on Mar 20, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

In the 80s, the PC disrupted Information Systems Management at the enterprise, resulting in one of history’s most significant jump in pace of productivity gains across all sectors of the economy. Today we are about to witness another such jump – but one that has the potential of being an order of magnitude more significant than its predecessor from 30 years ago. As advanced as Information Systems (IS) have become inside the enterprise, they still rely on remote, external data from the edge of an enterprise’s operations, which can come from historical averages or from human intervention

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Severalnines: Mixing DevOps with database management and going its own way – CloudTech

Posted on Mar 19, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/Yuri_Arcurs Sweden-based database management provider Severalnines is an interesting company.

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Bandwidth On-Demand Raises Business Model Concerns – Light Reading

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 in SMB Cloud

PARIS -- MPLS SDN World Congress -- Imagine if you could receive a bandwidth-on-demand service in a matter of minutes through a few simple clicks online. What if your small business could enjoy the kind of wide area networking (WAN) services that were previously available only to large enterprises

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Adobe launches Document Cloud with touch-enabled Acrobat DC – Computerworld

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Adobe already offers tailored cloud products for creative and marketing professionals, and on Tuesday it launched a like-minded initiative focused squarely on documents. Essentially a set of integrated services that use a consistent online profile and a personal document hub, Adobe Document Cloud is designed to address the waste and inefficiency associated with many of today's document-based processes, the company said. At the heart of the new product is Acrobat DC, a major update to Adobe's longstanding family of PDF tools that features a new tool center and a new, touch-enabled interface.

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SXSW 2015: Cloud DX’s Medical Tricorder Is Straight Out Of ‘Star Trek’ (Sort Of) – International Business Times

Posted on Mar 16, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

AUSTIN, Texas -- Hold onto your Spock ears – real-life tricorders are on their way. At a Monday panel here during SXSW, Canadian health care company Cloud DX unveiled its own version of the multipurpose Star Trek gadget

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BYTEGRID(R) Acquires a Highly Compliant Private and Hybrid Cloud Services … – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Mar 16, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

SILVER SPRING, MD -- (Marketwired) -- 03/16/15 -- BYTEGRID Holdings LLC, a provider of multi-tenant data centers and IT infrastructure services, today announced the acquisition of Sidus BioData (Sidus), the leading provider of compliant hosting solutions and compliance services for FDA and HIPAA-HITECH regulated companies. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, Sidus' robust, compliant offerings in Cloud Hosting, Managed Hosting and IT Regulatory Consulting services, provide a comprehensive solution for some of the world's leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and health care companies globally who are required to comply with US, Canadian and European IT GMP regulations and HIPAA HITECH. The Company's turn-key set of solutions meet privacy laws, security concerns, and audit transparency requirements.

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EMC Banks On Emerging Storage To Drive Growth As Storage Systems Market … – Forbes

Posted on Mar 13, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Storage giant EMC has witnessed stagnation in its core information storage business over the last couple of years, with its smaller business segments contributing to top line growth. The growth in EMC’s net revenue has slowed down from over 21% in 2010 to 17.6% in 2011, 8.5% in 2012, 6.9% in 2013 and further to 5.2% in 2014

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One’s speedy, one’s a fat boy: WD and Toshiba spin out new HDDs – The Register

Posted on Mar 13, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Toshiba has introduced a 12Gbit/s SAS disk interface AL13 series disk drive, doubling its interface bandwidth compared to previous models, while WD has launched a power-sipping high-capacity drive. Toshiba’s 2.5-inch, 15,000 rpm AL13SX capacities go from 300GB, through 450GB to 600GB. Obviously it's smaller and uses less power than 600GB, 15K 3.5-inch drives

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