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The IoT and the Needs of Business – Re/code

Posted on May 29, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry. In a recent column, Bob O’Donnell took a look at the rapid growth of the Internet of Things.

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Ingram Micro Cloud Executive Earns Spot on ChannelPro-SMB’s 2015 Most … – MarketWatch

Posted on May 27, 2015 in SMB Cloud

SANTA ANA, CA, May 27, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Ingram Micro Inc. IM, +1.40% today announced that Jason Bystrak, Executive Director, North America, Ingram Micro Cloud, has been named to ChannelPro-SMB's elite list of 20/20 Visionaries for 2015. The program honors 20 of the top influencers and sought authorities from the vendor, analyst and consulting communities, in addition to 20 of the most industry-forward resellers and MSPs from the SMB partner community.

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Ingram Micro Cloud Executive Earns Spot on ChannelPro-SMB’s 2015 Most … – MarketWatch

Posted on May 27, 2015 in SMB Cloud

SANTA ANA, CA, May 27, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Ingram Micro Inc. IM, +1.40% today announced that Jason Bystrak, Executive Director, North America, Ingram Micro Cloud, has been named to ChannelPro-SMB's elite list of 20/20 Visionaries for 2015.

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Xiaomi Technology expects 2015 cloud computing revenues to hike 4-5 fold … – Digitimes

Posted on May 27, 2015 in Cloud News

Xiaomi Technology expects 2015 cloud computing revenues to hike 4-5 fold, says chairman Daniel Shen, Guiyang; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Tuesday 26 May 2015] Xiaomi Technology expects its revenues from cloud storage services in 2015 to hike on year by 4-5 fold, according to company chairman and founder Lei Jun speaking at the Global Big Data Era Guiyang Summit 2015 in Guiyang, southwestern China. In order to meet Big Data demand from users of its smartphones and other smart devices, Xiaomi has invested US$1 billion to develop cloud storage services through cooperation with China-based software developer Kingsoft and began to provide the services in 2014, Lei said. In addition to smartphones, Xiaomi sells more than one million smart wrist bands, over 100,000 sports cameras and over 100,000 smart air purifiers a month, Lei indicated

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Your Enterprise Social Network Isn’t Being Used Mostly Because Of Your … – Forbes

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Forbes Your Enterprise Social Network Isn't Being Used Mostly Because Of Your ... Forbes Quite frankly, that saddens me because although technology isn't the answer, enterprise social networks can do so much good for an organization's culture and engagement. Consultant Jane McConnell of NetStrategyJMC, has been researching enterprise ..

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New ‘Powerhouse’ Created With Charter Acquisition Of Time Warner Cable And … – CRN

Posted on May 26, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Charter Communications is putting heat on Comcast by agreeing to buy rival Time Warner Cable for $56 billion and Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion to create the second-largest U.S. cable provider. The deal values Time Warner Cable at $78.7 billion, with Charter offering TWC investors $195.71 per share in the company in a cash-and-stock deal

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Fund to focus on apartment and office sectors in Southeastern US – Greenville News

Posted on May 26, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Grubb Properties, a real estate fund manager and operating company with more than 50 years of investment and management experience, has launched its fifth fund (Fund V) since 2009 to acquire long-term, value-add real estate opportunities and selectively develop key urban infill locations in the Southeastern U.S.

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Charting a course in the ERP clouds – IT-Director.com (blog)

Posted on May 22, 2015 in SMB Cloud

For many SMBs, limited IT resources and budgets are the norm. This makes keeping pace with technology requirements an uphill battle. Over the past several years, cloud-based solutions have helped SMBs put technology solutions to work with less cost and complexity, and more flexibility, than traditional on-premise deployments

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City of Port Coquitlam Moves to Cloud-Based ERP – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on May 22, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

VICTORIA, B.C. & MANCHESTER, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Unit4, a fast growing leader in enterprise applications for service organizations, today announced that the City of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia has gone live with its cloud implementation of Unit4 Business World ERP.

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Identity management in the cloud goes beyond security – InfoWorld

Posted on May 22, 2015 in Cloud News

IAM (identity and access management) is clearly the best security model and best practice for the cloud. That's why some cloud providers, such as AWS, provide IAM as a service out of the box. Others require you to select and deploy third-party IAM systems, such as Ping Identity and Okta

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City of Port Coquitlam Moves to Cloud-Based ERP – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on May 21, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Unit4, a fast growing leader in enterprise applications for service organizations, today announced that the City of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia has gone live with its cloud implementation of Unit4 Business World ERP.

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MSPs and Cloud Computing: How to Evolve for Success – MSPmentor

Posted on May 21, 2015 in Cloud News

Tommy Wald, president of TW Tech Ventures A period of upheaval is on the near-horizon for MSPs, and it’s going to be especially hard on providers overly focused on technology. They must adapt by shifting their focus to delivering business solutions, and seek opportunities in cloud and virtual desktop services. “I think there’s going to be a lot of casualties over the next three to five years in the MSP space, and primarily it’s because many MSPs today have been started by technologists,” Tommy Wald, president of TW Tech Ventures in Austin, Texas, said in a recent interview with MSPmentor.

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Cloud Computing is the New Norm: Ethics Opinion Outlines Lawyer Obligations – WisBar

Posted on May 20, 2015 in Cloud News

May 20, 2015 – Do you use a computer, tablet, or mobile device to process, transmit, store, or access client information over the Internet? If yes, welcome to the world of cloud computing

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The enterprise technologies to watch in 2015 – ZDNet

Posted on May 20, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

As business and IT leaders prepare for their next budget cycle this year, more emerging and not-yet-adopted technologies must be considered as candidates than ever before. Yet despite the seemingly endless flow of new applications, devices, and services, it's always important to sort the latest digital innovations into the strategic and tactical, into what is merely incremental, and the can't-miss digital trains leaving the station that could create all new markets, new channels, and vital future growth opportunities for the business.

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Computer Sciences Corp. says breaking up is the thing to do – Fortune

Posted on May 19, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

The latest reports were on the money: Technology services vendor Computer Sciences Corp. is going to split itself into two companies

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