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Open Cloud Alliance Rallies Open Source Community – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Nov 28, 2014 in Cloud News

Open-Xchange CEO Rafael Laguna. It's no secret that most CSPs would rather throw engineering talent at a problem then pay software licensing fees. As a result, inside any data center run by a CSP there is usually a massive amount of open source software

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Open Cloud Alliance Rallies Open Source Community – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Nov 28, 2014 in Cloud News

Open-Xchange CEO Rafael Laguna. It's no secret that most CSPs would rather throw engineering talent at a problem then pay software licensing fees. As a result, inside any data center run by a CSP there is usually a massive amount of open source software

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8K Miles acquires SERJ solutions to enhance healthcare cloud offering – Myiris.com

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 in Cloud News

8KMiles Software Services, a leading global cloud computing company, today announced the acquisition of SERJ Solutions, a provider of innovative Epic EHR consulting, custom application development, and support solutions for the Healthcare market. This move solidifies 8K Miles' goal to offer a unique and differentiated cloud-managed solution to the Healthcare sector.

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Polish enterprises embrace cloud and virtual disaster recovery – ComputerWeekly.com

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Disaster recovery and business continuity have evolved quickly in recent years. It’s not so long since disaster recovery simply meant taking tapes off-site, or even to a different part of the same site. But now the options for disaster recovery – and the ease and speed of restoration in case of unforeseen events – have been boosted by virtualised environments, high-speed WAN connections and the cloud.

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Look closer to home for the biggest cloud security issue, SME execs told – CloudTech

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 in Cloud News

Picture credit: iStockPhoto The biggest threat to cloud security among IT is the company’s employees unintentionally exposing data, according to the latest research figures from CloudEntr. The study, which took 438 survey responses from industries including financial and manufacturing, found three quarters (75%) of smaller businesses are most worried about their workforce when it comes to securing data in the cloud

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Global Cloud Computing Boosts the Mega Data Center – Midsize Insider

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 in Cloud News

Global cloud computing is changing the future of the mega data center. Firms that aim to benefit from cloud computing will be a part of this future, according to new research. Growth and Interconnection A new report from Research and Markets featured in BusinessWire reveals that mega data centers will grow heavier in data loads thanks to the deluge of data that will continue to be transferred to them

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How DevOps can improve reliability when deploying with AWS – CloudTech

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 in Cloud News

Picture credit: iStockPhoto Reliability, in the cloud technology era, can be defined as the likelihood that a system will provide uninterrupted fault-free services, as it is expected to, within the constraints of the environment in which it operates. According to the Information Technology Laboratories (ITL) bulletin published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on cloud computing, reliability in cloud environments is composed of the following: The hardware and software services offered by the cloud service provider The provider’s and consumers’ personnel The connectivity to the services In other words, reliability is dependent primarily on connectivity, availability of the services when needed, and the personnel managing and using the system.

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Salesforce Adds App Hub to Centralize Customer Service on Desk.com – TechNewsWorld

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Salesforce.com on Monday launched App Hub, an upgrade to its Desk.com customer service platform.

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Promisec Updates Endpoint Health Check Platform – eWeek

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in SMB Cloud

After the health check, users can create a report containing the results for remediation activities and address compliance-reporting requirements.

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Open Data Center Alliance Announces Partnership with Asia Cloud Computing … – Broadway World

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Related: Press Release, News HONG KONG, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA), the global organization where members work together to advance the deployment of enterprise cloud solutions and services that are interoperable, secure and free of vendor lock-in, today announced its partnership with the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA). ODCA Board Member Xinhua Zong, General Manager, IT & E-Commerce Business Unit, China Unicom, made the announcement at Cloud World Forum Asia where he also welcomed four China-based companies as new members of the Alliance.

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New IBM service shines a light on mobile device and app performance – PCWorld

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

With mobile devices rapidly becoming the tools of choice for enterprise work, IBM wants to help IT departments make sure they can serve all users. Developing and delivering software to laptops and desktops is only part of the battle these days

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IBM Brings More Security, Control to Cloud-Based DevOps with new "Bluemix … – DigitalJournal.com

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014--(PR Newswire)-- ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM's platform-as-a-service. The new platform enables developers to build applications around their most sensitive data and deploy them in a dedicated cloud environment to help them capture the benefits of cloud while avoiding the compliance, regulatory and performance issues that are presented with public clouds.

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GridVision Brings Cloud-Based IT Automation to SMBs – Small Business Computing

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 in SMB Cloud

GridVision, a small and midsized business (SMB) IT specialist, has launched a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) tool that helps companies spend less time maintaining their IT environments and more time serving their customers. When it comes to IT management, small business owners have two choices. They can either pay IT experts a tidy sum to keep their systems up to snuff, or they can become IT experts themselves spending their days manually updating and configuring their servers, desktops and Web services

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SMBs get their very own Salesforce app store – ITworld.com

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Users of Desk.com, Salesforce's cloud-based customer service product for small and medium-size businesses, now have an app store designed just for them. Called Desk.com App Hub, the store offers 50 apps from Salesforce partner companies that handle functions including group chat, social monitoring, language translation and e-commerce analytics

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Making the leap of faith to enterprise cloud services – Enterprise Innovation

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

As data growth expands beyond the capacity of mobile devices, cloud storage and services are becoming a natural extension to smart devices. These are also hailed as the long-awaited solution to the logistical and administrative challenges posed by the increasingly blurred line between employee and enterprise data.

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