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NaviSite Named SVC 2014 Cloud Company of the Year – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Nov 28, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

NaviSite takes home the top prize for its work with PMGC Technology Group Ltd. to deliver enterprise level services to small and mid-sized businessesLONDON – 28 November, 2014 – NaviSite Europe Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable company, today announced that it has been named Cloud Company of the Year by the Storage, Virtualization, Cloud (SVC) Awards, in partnership with PMGC.The SVC Awards recognise the achievements of end-users, channel partners and vendors alike. NaviSite was recognised for its work with PMGC to deliver Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) technology to power PMGC’s SmartDesk virtual working environment

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EMC announces the availability of its enterprise hybrid cloud solutions – TelecomTiger

Posted on Nov 28, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

EMC Corporation, on Thursday announced the availability of the EMC enterprise hybrid cloud solution, delivering hardware, software and services from EMC and VMware to unite the strengths of private and public cloud.

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Break Out of Your Opportunistic Cloud Sales Rut – Channel Partners (blog)

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 in SMB Cloud

By Jason Bystrak As the popularity of cloud picked up in the business world a few years ago, many IT service providers saw the cloud as a threat to their on-premises hardware and service margins.

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How will cloud computing impact your job? Find out – Economic Times

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 in Cloud News

By Quentin HardyTechnology has been accused of making many a job disappear, on the production line or in the accounting office. And it is not done yet.A company often resembles its communication and technology system. In the era of cloud computing that the tech industry is moving into, that seems to suggest that companies will have smaller departments, quickly analyzing data and endlessly experimenting.That means change is on the horizon at the many companies that will adopt cloud computing over the next few years.

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Computerworld’s 2015 Forecast Predicts Security, Cloud Computing And … – Forbes

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 in Cloud News

.  Enterprise investments in storage will increase 36%, and for wireless & mobile, 35%. Cloud computing initiatives are the most important project for the majority of IT departments today (16%) and are expected to cause the most disruption in the future.

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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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Verizon Cloud due to arrive in Australia next year – ZDNet

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Verizon has announced that it will be launching Verizon Cloud in Australia during the first quarter of 2015. Verizon Cloud was initially launched in the US in October 2013, with two public service offerings: Verizon Cloud Compute and Cloud Storage. Speaking to ZDNet, David Kim, Verizon Enterprise Solutions Australia and New Zealand's recently appointed managing director, said that while the company joins an increasingly crowded market, Verizon Cloud will address the security concerns of its existing customers — many of which are large enterprises in the financial, technology, and manufacturing sector, or are government agencies — when it comes to moving data into the cloud.

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How cloud computing will change the way people work – THE BUSINESS TIMES

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in Cloud News

26 Nov 5:50 AM New York TECHNOLOGY has been accused of making many a job disappear, on the production line or in the accounting office. And it is not done yet. A company often resembles its communication and technology system

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CompTIA: Cloud is Fully Ingrained Among Enterprises – The VAR Guy

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

IT trade industry association CompTIA has revealed that more than nine out of 10 companies are currently using some form of cloud computing solution for their enterprise, meaning cloud has now become fully ingrained in the modern IT landscape. But while cloud offers companies many inherent benefits, including cost reductions and increased mobility, there are many users who continue to struggle as they look to build out their cloud capabilities

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A ‘Radical Transformation’ Is Brewing in SMB Phones – Street Fight

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 in SMB Cloud

The huge shift from premise-based phone systems to voice over IP phone systems is no longer headline news. You won’t turn many heads by talking about the record number of business owners that are opting for all-in-one VoIP solutions over traditional landline-based PBX systems.

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Enterprise cloud adoption goes up – and the bets are on SDN and NFV to make … – CloudTech

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 in Cloud News

Picture credit: iStockPhoto The IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing Study has found the number of firms who have at least a portion of their computing infrastructure in the cloud continues to go up – but it’s the technology underneath this adoption which is the most interesting.

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ISO 27018 – Data Protection Standards for the Cloud – The National Law Review

Posted on Nov 23, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Jonathan A. Beckham focuses his practice on technology and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate finance transactions, joint ventures, and corporate reorganizations

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ISO 27018 – Data Protection Standards for the Cloud – The National Law Review

Posted on Nov 23, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Jonathan A. Beckham focuses his practice on technology and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate finance transactions, joint ventures, and corporate reorganizations. He has experience acting as lead counsel on technology transactions, including those involving outsourcing, enterprise software and business process management services, strategic alliances and joint ventures, network infrastructure and equipment purchases, network capacity sales and leases, data center build outs and collocation leases, and requests for proposals....

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Every Company Needs A Chief Digital Officer – TechCrunch

Posted on Nov 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Editor’s note: Neha Sampat is CEO of raw engineering and an expert on the enterprise market, with 15 years in product marketing for enterprise software, cloud computing and online experiences for companies like Sun Microsystems and VMware. In an increasingly digital world, where everything from marketing to R&D and customer service is becoming digital, the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) is more important than ever in helping drive company growth and a better connection with customers.

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SMBs Win as Business Intelligence Hits the Cloud – BizTech Magazine

Posted on Nov 22, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have depended on outside contractors for information technology services for several years. That’s why the cloud fits in well with a small business strategy. When the bottom line simply can’t afford large investments in internal staff or infrastructure, SMB owners can leave IT nuts and bolts to the experts

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