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Oracle rolls out analytics cloud services – Computerworld

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Add big data and analytics to the businesses Oracle wants to dominate in the cloud. Oracle Analytics Cloud essentially forklifts the entirety of Oracle's on-premises analytics software to its cloud platform.

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Oracle Unveils Latest Cloud Applications at Oracle OpenWorld – MarketWatch

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Sep 29, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO -- Oracle ORCL, -1.31% News Summary At Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle introduced Oracle Cloud Applications Release 9, including significant additions and updates to its full portfolio of software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings. Oracle offers a modern cloud that is personalized, connected, and secure to deliver complete, best-of-breed functionality in the cloud that helps its customers succeed in a digital world.

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Working Mobile: Turning the iPhone or Galaxy Into Your Primary Workspace – Forbes

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Recent events, climaxed by the biggest iPhone update in years, have caused me to ponder the use of mobile devices, whether smarthphones or tablets, in business where these indispensable consumer items (e.g. more people carry a smartphone than wear a watch) are still supplementary and subordinate to PCs in the workplace. The question is why.

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JDA Software Expands Upland Software’s Tenrox to 4500 Enterprise-wide … – Canada NewsWire (press release)

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ -- Upland Software, Inc., a leader in cloud-based Enterprise Work Management applications, today announced that JDA Software, the leading provider of supply chain, manufacturing planning, retail planning, store operations and collaborative category management solutions, will expand its deployment of Upland's Tenrox application to 4,500 users to enhance its project and resource management, time and expense, and professional services delivery processes. Additional factors driving JDA's decision to expand their Tenrox implementation are: Easy-to-use, newly designed user interface Workflow-driven architecture that provides graphical representation of work processes to simplify design, configuration, change management and self-service Enterprise time and expense tracking, collaborative workflow planning and financials Integration with Workday, SharePoint and Salesforce.com applications "Increasing our commitment with Tenrox was a strategic decision as we see how it can dramatically improve our project resource utilization and reduce the amount of administration time spent by our billable resources," said JDA's Gary Roberts, senior vice president and chief information officer.

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Lenovo Launches New Cloud Computing Program – ChinaTechNews.com

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 in Cloud News

Chinese technology company Lenovo announced a new cloud computing program during its enterprise business strategy and ThinkServer Gen5 launch meeting. The company also published its self-developed cloud platform management solution named ThinkCloud. Gerry Smith, Lenovo Group's executive vice president, head of enterprise and head of Lenovo's North America operations, said that apart from PC, enterprise business is another major profit contributor for Lenovo.

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CloudBees Drops PaaS, Shifts To Continuous Integration – InformationWeek

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

CloudBees changes focus to Jenkins continuous integration server, Cloud Foundry partnership. 7 Cloud Service Startups To Watch (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) CloudBees has discontinued its own RUN@Cloud platform as a service, another casualty in the public cloud marketplace that has treated would-be PaaS suppliers brutally.

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In Digital Transformation Finserv Is a Fast Follower — But Fast Enough? – Forbes

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

When it comes to going digital, time is money, according to a new study from Harvard Business Review and Verizon. “The Digital Dividend – First Mover Advantage” shows that companies that are early adopters of new technologies are apt to lead their peers in revenue growth and market position. “There is a correlation between the early adoption of new technologies and better business outcomes,” the study found, adding that IT is increasingly becoming a key part of business decision.“This is causing a shifting and blending of roles across IT and other parts of the business, with leaders from across the organization more involved in formulating technology strategy (in partnership with IT) and deciding how technology is used to enable business change.”The study classified companies into pioneers, fast followers and cautious, said Chandan Sharma, global managing director for financial services at Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

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Cloud computing threat intelligence platforms: The next big thing? – TechTarget

Posted on Sep 12, 2014 in Cloud News

With FireEye Inc.'s announcement of a new threat analytics platform for Amazon Web Services, threat intelligence for the cloud is now becoming a reality. But will cloud-based threat analytics systems displace traditional security information and event management products and threat analytics systems in the near future?

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6 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, Sept. 12 – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Sep 12, 2014 in Cloud News

Talkin' Cloud brings together the top cloud computing financing stories of the week for readers. Each week Talkin' Cloud compiles a list of cloud computing financing stories for readers who might have missed the news earlier in the week. This week's column features funding news from MetricStream, Lob, 365 Data Centers, Veracode, CartoDB and FieldAware.

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HP buys Eucalyptus’ cloud computing software – The Oregonian – OregonLive.com

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 in Cloud News

Hewlett-Packard Co. is buying cloud-computing software developer Eucalyptus Systems as Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman embarks on new acquisitions to bolster the computer maker's businesses.

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Update: Cisco’s Partnership With Red Hat To Make Cloud Computing Cheaper – Seeking Alpha (registration)

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 in Cloud News

Cisco announced last week that it is partnering with Red Hat for OpenStack cloud deployments. In our original analysis we mentioned that with Internet of Things continuing to develop, vendors are facing severe challenges in managing the excessive load of big data

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Box bolsters security and visibility with AT&T, intros Metadata Templates – ZDNet (blog)

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO — As it prepares for its public debut on Wall Street soon, Box is stepping up the marketing game to promote itself as a fully fledged enterprise collaboration platform versus just another cloud storage locker.

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Alibaba expands its cloud computing business – InternetRetailer.com

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in Cloud News

September 3, 2014, 4:36 PM More than 1.4 million clients use the service, which is similar to Amazon Web Services.

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Alibaba expands its cloud computing business – InternetRetailer.com

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in Cloud News

September 3, 2014, 4:36 PM More than 1.4 million clients use the service, which is similar to Amazon Web Services.

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Mom-and-pop shops drift to cloud computing – CNBC

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in Cloud News

Welcome to a new era of computing, where silos are giving way to standards. Rather than having to worry about how software from Oracle or SAP will talk to other programs from Microsoft or IBM, businesses can buy cloud products that were created to work together. Small shops with little to no money to spend on technology can subscribe to modern software for a few bucks a month without the need for a separate consulting budget.

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