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Perspecsys Announces Expansion into Germany – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Perspecsys, the leader in enterprise cloud data protection solutions, today announced it has extended its presence in Europe to Germany.

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How Cloud Computing Is Transforming School Admission Process – Businessworld

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 in Cloud News

The process of school admission is one of the most tedious and time-consuming ones.

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Hariri: FG Can Harness ICT Sector Potential to Boost GDP – THISDAY Live

Posted on Mar 29, 2015 in SMB Cloud

MONDAY INTERVIEW Hatem Hariri In this  interview with Eromosele Abiodun,  Managing Director, AVAYA, Africa, Hatem Hariri, says the federal government can take advantage of the ICT sector to boost the country’s GDP, his company’s foray into Nigeria and other issues. Excerpts: The Nigerian ICT sector has a huge potential. How can the federal government harness the potential of the ICT sector to enhance its contribution to the gross domestic products (GDP)

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Watch this space: The five enterprise trends that matter – Business Spectator

Posted on Mar 29, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Consumer technology continues to dominate the headlines and with significant products such as the Apple Watch launching this month, that won’t change any time soon. However, for those in the business technology space there is just as much excitement brewing over enterprise innovation already making waves in 2015. Innovation in enterprise software does not always come in waves, it is defined by ongoing add-ons and changing features all aimed at bringing more intelligence, automation and information to staff across all levels of a business

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UK founded FinancialForce.com raises $110m to capitalise on cloud ERP growth – BCW (press release)

Posted on Mar 27, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

San Francisco, CA – March 26, 2015: FinancialForce.com, a leading cloud ERP provider on the Salesforce1 Platform, announced today that it has raised $110 million in funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). Salesforce Ventures, an existing investor, is also participating in this round of funding. FinancialForce.com intends to use the funds to fuel innovation and growth

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India Cloud Computing Market to Exhibit Over 22% CAGR By 2020, Finds … – IT Business Net

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

  March 24, 2015 -- BURNABY, Canada, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Growing adoption of cloud computing technologies in SMEs and government agencies to drive the demand for cloud computing services in India through 2020 According to the recently released TechSci Research report "India Cloud ComputingMarket Forecast & Opportunities, 2020", the cloud services market in India is forecast to grow at over a CAGR of 22% during 2015-2020.

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EMC draws on its federation for integrated Big Data framework – SiliconANGLE (blog)

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

EMC is kicking off the week with the introduction of a reference architecture for Big Data analytics that combines disparate components from its federation of subsidiaries into an integrated data lake.

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Coca-Cola Looks to Secure Edge for Age of Cloud, Mobility – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Coca-Cola Co., feeling the pressure to strengthen its digital security, is experimenting with a new approach that makes use of software virtualization, a concept that revolutionized computer servers during the last decade or so. Virtualization, which substitutes software for hardware, has reduced costs and improved performance and flexibility in corporate computing, paving the way for modern data centers and certain kinds of cloud computing.

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Coca-Cola Looks to Secure Network Edge for Age of Cloud, Mobility – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Coca-Cola Co., feeling the pressure to strengthen its digital security, is experimenting with a new approach that makes use of software virtualization, a concept that revolutionized computer servers during the last decade or so. Virtualization, which substitutes software for hardware, has reduced costs and improved performance and flexibility in corporate computing, paving the way for modern data centers and certain kinds of cloud computing

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This Is the CMO’s Single Biggest Challenge – Adweek

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Illustration: James Walton You hear it every day: Marketing is changing at hyper speed and to keep up, the chief marketing officer must be nimble enough to manage the rise of new media, an increasingly fragmented customer base and a mounting array of sales and service elements. Rather than render the CMO's job obsolete, findings from IDC indicate that his or her role has had to become "open for definition" in order to satisfy both unprecedented customer expectations and skyrocketing boardroom demands. However, using current marketing strategies, many CMOs are running franticly between both, and are failing to help their brand reach its full potential.

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Study Finds Companies Need to Monitor Use of Big-4 Cloud Platforms – eWeek

Posted on Mar 21, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Cloud service providers Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and Salesforce.com store a huge amount of corporate data, potentially leading to a risk of leakage, according to a Netskope study. Companies worried about sensitive data leaking out to the cloud should start focusing on four popular cloud-service ecosystems—those of Box, Dropbox, Google Apps and Salesforce, according to the latest data from cloud management provider Netskope.The company analyzed data from its customers and found that more than a third of all sessions from mobile and cloud applications connected to those four services.

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Survey Reveals US SMB Perceptions and Usage of Business Phone Systems – Techzone360

Posted on Mar 21, 2015 in SMB Cloud

If you read the headlines of the past few years, and look at what industry observers have had to say, one would think that Small to Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) had all either moved to the cloud or were using open source solutions.  If you thought this, a new survey from Allworx Corp., a Windstream company, is going to be a true eye-opener. The reasons are relatively plain and simple.  In a survey, conducted by  Hanover Research among 427 capital equipment purchase decision makers or influencers at businesses with 5-499 employees in the U.S

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SMB Lending on the Rise, Can Tax Deductions Be Overdone? – Small Business Trends

Posted on Mar 21, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Small businesses have struggled to obtain loans for the last several years thanks to the sluggish economy. But in the last month, the loan approval rate for small businesses climbed to its highest point since the start of the Great Recession

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Artificial Intelligence Is Almost Ready for Business – blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Posted on Mar 20, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an idea that has oscillated through many hype cycles over many years, as scientists and sci-fi visionaries have declared the imminent arrival of thinking machines. But it seems we’re now at an actual tipping point

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Avaya Teams with Google on Cloud-Based Contact Center – CIO Today

Posted on Mar 20, 2015 in Cloud News

Brands are taking their contact center operations to the cloud at a rapid clip for good reasons, namely flexibility and simple service subscription models. Avaya is working to help midmarket companies make the cloud transition with a new product. At the Enterprise Connect 2015 conference in Orlando this week, Avaya announced a cloud-based contact center solution that delivers its IP Office customer engagement technology as a subscription service

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