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SkyKick Launches Cloud Management Platform, Secures Additional $10M in … – Forbes

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in SMB Cloud

SkyKick is a global provider of cloud management software for IT solution providers. What that means is that SkyKick makes a bunch of solutions that help organizations move their operations to the cloud and manage those operations once they are in the cloud

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Cloud Finance Intelligence Startup Adaptive Insights Gets $75M, Reportedly At … – TechCrunch

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

The rise of the CFO from back-office number cruncher to business leader is being played out across a number of companies, from tech leaders like Twitter through to consumer giants like PepsiCo. That shift of gravity, it turns out, is also being played out in the world of enterprise software. Adaptive Insights, a fast-growing startup that sells cloud-based services to finance and other management teams to model a company’s performance and other business intelligence, today is announcing that it has raised $75 million in funding — a Series G investment that brings the total raised by the company to $176 million. “The market opportunity here is huge as the CFO has become a power player in the C-Suite,” Tom Bogan tells TechCrunch

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Case Studies: Sales and Use Tax – Accounting Today

Posted on Jun 28, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Providers of sales and use tax software are making their solutions increasingly simple and user-friendly to counter the complexities in this area of taxation. Automation and integration are the two biggest capabilities these vendors are deploying in marketing their products.

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Microsoft Taking a ‘Cloud First’ Approach with SharePoint 2016 – Redmondmag.com

Posted on Jun 27, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

News Microsoft Taking a 'Cloud First' Approach with SharePoint 2016 By Kurt Mackie 06/26/2015 SharePoint Server 2016 will be a very cloud-inspired product when commercially released next year. That idea seemed to be the main theme of a recent SPBiz Conference keynote talk by Mark Kashman, a senior product manager at Microsoft on the SharePoint team. Kashman's June 17 talk, "SharePoint Vision and Roadmap," offered a high-level view of SharePoint Server 2016, explaining its Office 365 origins

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5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, June 26 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Jun 26, 2015 in Cloud News

Talkin' Cloud has compiled a list of cloud computing financing and venture capital stories for readers who might have missed the news earlier in the week. Each week Talkin' Cloud compiles a list of cloud computing financing stories for readers who might have missed the news earlier in the week

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Red Hat updates Ceph, Gluster storage, teases unified management – TechTarget

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 in SMB Cloud

BOSTON -- Red Hat today upgraded its storage technology to boost performance and scalability in its block- and object-based Ceph software and tack on features such as erasure coding and automated tiering to its scale-out Gluster file store. While customers welcomed the Ceph 1.3 and Gluster 3.1 enhancements, they said they were eager to see greater unification between the two products. Red Hat demonstrated future unified storage management technology at this week's Red Hat Summit, and several users said they would like to see the vendor combine Ceph and Gluster storage

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Salesforce Service For Apps Gives CRM A Mobile Edge – InformationWeek

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

A new suite of products revealed by Salesforce today is aimed at improving the customer service experience on mobile devices through intuitive routing and contextualization. Salesforce Vs

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Cloud Computing Pioneer Calls Google, Amazon “Weak” – Android Headlines – Android News

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 in Cloud News

While we all think of Google as a major player in the Cloud Computing space, it’s hard to forget that Amazon and their AWS web service, which powers popular websites, have been around for some time now as well. Before them however, was Cloud.com, a small startup that figured out a way of turning any data center into a cloud platform.

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New Company Helps SaaS Applications Work Behind Firewall – TechCrunch

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Replicated, a company that wants to help SaaS vendors ship an on-premises version of their applications more easily, made a series of announcements today including a $1.5M seed round and several Beta customers.

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Accelerite Bets Big On Hybrid Cloud Management – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 in Cloud News

Accelerite acquired Convirture. The line between IT vendor and solution provider appears to be getting blurrier as solution providers cast about for way higher margin opportunities

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The cloud complexity gap: Making software more intelligent to address complex … – CloudTech

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 in Cloud News

(c)iStock.com/George Clerk Over the past 15 years, we have seen a unique trend emerge in managing infrastructure ­ increasing complexity. Oddly enough, it began with the mainstream adoption of virtualisation and has rapidly accelerated since the introduction of cloud computing.

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SAP Brings New HANA, Analytics To Market – InformationWeek

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Service pack 10 brings new Internet of Things, big data management, data high availability, and application development capabilities to SAP's HANA platform.

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LED Medical: Bringing A SaaS SMB/Enterprise Solution To The Dental Practice … – Seeking Alpha

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

LEDIF CEO David Gane was even more definitive in the direction of the company in a recent equities.com interview.

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VMware eyes business mobility as a way to gain momentum – Fortune

Posted on Jun 15, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Eight years ago, a Silicon Valley company called VMware was the toast of Wall Street. Analysts were calling the company’s 2007 IPO a major success after its shares more than doubled during their first day of trading. VMware, which was acquired by enterprise storage giant EMC in 2004 for $625 million and then spun out as a quasi-independent company, ended the day with a lofty market value of $19.1 billion.

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InterCloud Systems Announces the General Availability of New Cloud Service … – Nasdaq

Posted on Jun 15, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

DANVERS, Mass., June 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterCloud Systems', (Nasdaq:ICLD), subsidiary, VaultLogix, a business-class cloud backup service provider for enterprise, SMBs, and resellers, today announced the release of the latest version of their Advantage cloud backup solution. The latest release includes advancements in its hybrid data prioritization strategy. Advantage now includes ImagePlus, a no-cost, appliance free, local image backup software

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