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ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE Oracle Debuts a Slew of Database and Cloud … – CIO Today

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

In a flurry of recent activity, Oracle has announced a slew of new products and updates aimed at enterprise database users, e-business owners, open-source enthusiasts, and marketing professionals. The latest announcements revolve around Oracle Database 12c, Oracle Project Procurement, Oracle Linux 7, and Oracle Data Cloud.

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Oracle Updates Database, Linux, Project Offerings – Top Tech News

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Oracle has been seeing its customary flurry of activity lately, with new products aimed at enterprise database users, e-business owners, open-source enthusiasts and marketing professionals.

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Google Hangouts Dresses Up For Business – InformationWeek

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Google is making Hangouts part of Google Apps for Business to enhance the appeal of its cloud communications platform.

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BridgeWays announces acquisition of Nubigenus – Insurance News Net

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in SMB Cloud

NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BridgeWays, a leading provider of monitoring, management and reporting solutions, announced today it had completed the acquisition of exclusive rights of the Nubigenus Ltd. software assets and intellectual property (IP)

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Cloud Computing helps to accelerate DevOps – Bobsguide (press release)

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Cloud News

“DevOps” is one of those tech industry buzz words that is mentioned everywhere but is often misunderstood. The term seems to have lost its true meaning and if you asked ten different industry professionals to define it, you would get ten different answers. Although a precise definition is still elusive, bobsguide provides greater insight into DevOps and how Cloud Computing is helping to accelerate its influence in the tech industry

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Cloud Computing helps to accelerate DevOps – Bobsguide (press release)

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Cloud News

“DevOps” is one of those tech industry buzz words that is mentioned everywhere but is often misunderstood. The term seems to have lost its true meaning and if you asked ten different industry professionals to define it, you would get ten different answers

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Rackspace Joins the Vormetric Cloud Partner Program – Wall Street Journal

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Extends Offerings with Data-at-Rest Encryption and Access Control Solutions SAN JOSE, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vormetric, a leader in enterprise data security for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced that Rackspace(R) Hosting (NYSE: RAX) has joined the Cloud Partner program, and will be offering encryption and key management services to customers via Vormetric's Transparent Encryption solution. Vormetric's Transparent Encryption combines the performance, flexibility, simplicity and scalability needed to safeguard data-at-rest within Rackspace's managed cloud environments, enabling customers to address their compliance requirements, and to help protect sensitive information.

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Mindbreeze Positioned in the Challengers Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for … – MarketWatch

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

LINZ, Austria, Jul 29, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mindbreeze, a leading company in the big data and enterprise search industries, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Challengers quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search. The research and advisory firm evaluated 17 different providers from throughout the world

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Cloud computing and its potential for software development companies – Bizcommunity.com

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 in Cloud News

These are some of the questions asked by millions of people worldwide in an effort to understand the phenomenon that is cloud-based computing and how it impacts their lives. This article will introduce you to the world of cloud computing and the aspects of its features. The various advantages and disadvantages of the technology will also come under the spotlight.What is cloud computing?In simple terms, cloud computing involves storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of from a computer's internal hard drive.

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EU funds project to boost European cloud computing market – ComputerWeekly.com

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in Cloud News

A European Union-funded project called Cloudcatalyst has been set up to assess the current cloud computing market in Europe, identify barriers to cloud adoption and provide tools to boost its growth in the region. The project aims to instill confidence in European businesses, public entities, ICT providers and other cloud stakeholders eager to develop and use cloud services. It will create “a strong and enthusiastic community of cloud adopters and supporters in Europe”, according to Cordis, the European Commission's project funding arm.  According to the EC, cloud computing is a “revolution” but its providers are still struggling to captivate and build trust among businesses and everyday citizens.

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Reconstructing SAP’s SMB strategy…and ByDesign – Diginomica

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Lost – at least to me – among the ongoing announcements from SAP was the presser about a new position on SMBs and the appointment of former Netsuite executive Dean Mansfield into the role of heading up that line of business. It is an unenviable job but I give SAP kudos for hiring from the outside someone with cloud smarts and with a pedigree of operating on a global scale. Frank Scavo attempts to get behind the press release with some well chosen words about Business ByDesign, the red headed bastard child of former exec Peter Zencke’s imagination which, by any measure, has been a disaster.

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Green Cloud Introduces New Private and Hybrid Cloud Product Suite – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

Green Cloud CEO Shay Houser. (Photo Credit: Patrick Collard, Greenvilleonline.com.) Green Cloud Technologies this week has introduced a new suite of private and hybrid cloud solutions to its channel partners.  Powered by VMware (VMW), the product set is designed to bring together the benefits of virtualization and the inherent security of a dedicated (non-shared) environment, with the goal to provide an offering that's "flexible and scalable and fully customized and configured based on a customer’s needs," the Greenville, South Carolina-based cloud technology solutions provider said

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Cloud financial software continues its march into large enterprises – ZDNet

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 in SMB Cloud

The news in the accounting software world is still positive, particularly for the cloud vendors. Anaplan raised $100 million in new funding and got a $1 billion valuation in the process

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WeVideo Unveils SMB Cloud Video Creation – NetNewsCheck.com

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 in SMB Cloud

WeVideo today unveiled its latest release of WeVideo for Business, a video creation suite that gives small business marketers a virtual video production facility in the cloud, enabling editing, collaboration and sharing across any device – smartphone, tablet, laptop or personal computer. Industry research continues to demonstrate the impact online video can have on building awareness, generating site traffic and influencing purchase decisions with one study from Internet Retailer reporting viewers 85% more likely to purchase a product after watching a product video. Another study from Quicksprout found videos increase consumers’ understanding of a product or service by 74%.

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Microsoft Charges Partners To Push Azure Into SMB Market – ChannelBiz

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Microsoft has been rallying its partners in Washington DC with a call to support its Azure cloud hosting initiatives. The company emphasised the importance of its reseller community with three initiatives which makes partners the vanguard of its sales drive. Talking to 16,000 attendees at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), COO Kevin Turner (pictured) said the company would replace current programmes with a path for partners to migrate to the new cloud competencies and do its utmost to protect customer data from prying eyes of government spying requests

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