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IBM Provides Cloud Services to California State Agencies – CIO Today

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 in Cloud News

There's a big, new cloud coming to California, powered by IBM.

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New Money? Cloud Computing Deployments Tied to Midsize Revenue – Midsize Insider

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 in Cloud News

Despite smaller IT departments, thinner profit margins and less free time to spend on technology innovations, midsize businesses nonetheless tie cloud computing deployments to increased revenue, greater collaboration and improved customer service.

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Tech Data Europe Named 2014 Microsoft Distribution Partner of the Year – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in SMB Cloud

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Cloud Computing Stymies Digital Forensics Investigations – Nextgov

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in Cloud News

In recent years, cloud computing has made the leap from an emerging technology to government mainstay, allowing agencies an IT avenue to share services, save money and increase efficiency. However, cloud computing still presents some major technical challenges in government, as illustrated by a recent draft report issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology

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SMB Suite Recognized For Excellence In Cloud ERP – Business Wire (press release)

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 in SMB Cloud

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMB Suite, a leading cloud-based business software firm, was recently awarded a coveted finalist nomination for the prestigious 2014 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. This annual award celebrates Microsoft partners that lead the way for inspired, creative technology solutions to solve customer challenges.

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SAP supports open source Cloud Foundry and OpenStack for cloud – ZDNet

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Portland, OR: Well, this is surprising. SAP had been pushing forward with bringing its enterprise software suite to the cloud for some time. But no one expected to see SAP really putting its muscle behind the open source cloud and that's exactly what they're doing

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Cloud Technology Partners Named to CRN’s 2014 Emerging Vendor List – The Providence Journal

Posted on Jul 23, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

BOSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Technology Partners, the leader in transforming businesses through cloud solutions, today announced it has been recognized as one of 2014's hottest technology vendors by CRN, a top news source for solution providers and the IT channel. The annual Emerging Vendors list identifies technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products and/or services, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America and around the world to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers.

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CloudVelox Named One of the Hottest Startups Impacting the IT Channel … – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 22, 2014) - CloudVelox, a leader in hybrid cloud Disaster Recovery (DR) and migration, today announced that it has been recognized as one of 2014's hottest emerging technology vendors by CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel. The annual Emerging Vendors list identifies up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers: http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/cloud/300073470/emerging-vendors-2014-cloud-vendors.htm

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Cyber security guide to the 10 most disruptive enterprise technologies – Information Age

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

CIOs and CSOs face the difficult task of embracing emerging trends without leaving vulnerable cracks in the organisation's security setup Deploying the latest and greatest technologies in an enterprise is one of the most effective ways of gaining competitive advantage, increasing efficiency, attracting the best talent, and, ultimately, driving new business and growth. The pace of innovation has never been quicker than it is today, and it is the CIO’s job to understand which solutions are most aligned to the business goals of their organisation, and which to bat away. Most challenging of all, however, is the ability to embrace the trends disrupting the status quo whilst also ensuring the organisation is protected from cyber threats.

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Perspecsys Recognized by CRN as a 2014 Emerging Vendor – Marketwired (press release)

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Cloud Data Protection Gateway Provider Listed Among Hottest Tech Startups Impacting the IT Channel, Technology Industry MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Jul 21, 2014) -  Perspecsys, the leader in enterprise cloud data control protection gateway solutions, announced today it has been recognized for a second straight year as one of 2014's Hottest Emerging Technology Vendors by CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel. The annual Emerging Vendors list identifies up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers.

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SAP launches a small business division for customers with fewer than 500 … – TechRadar UK

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 in SMB Cloud

SAP has created a division focused on developing and selling technology designed for businesses with fewer than 500 employees. SAP’s SMB Solutions Group will create cloud-based business solutions and applications powered by SAP HANA

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Digital crime fighters face technical challenges with cloud computing – R & D Magazine

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 in Cloud News

NIST has issued for public review and comment a draft report summarizing 65 challenges that cloud computing poses to forensics investigators who uncover, gather, examine and interpret digital evidence to help solve crimes.

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Fujitsu Develops Hosted Unified Communications Solutions for the Enterprise – MarketWatch

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu, a leading information communication technology company, today introduced Fujitsu Cloud Enterprise Communication Service (ECS) Connect, the first offering in its portfolio of cloud-hosted, end-to-end Unified Communications (UC) solutions. Ideal for North American companies with more than 1,500 end users and capable of supporting more than 100,000, ECS Connect delivers robust voice, communications and collaboration integration services that are designed to help customers simplify business processes, reduce technology integration complexities and optimize operating costs. "Our customers are demanding a more simplified approach to communicating and collaborating with each other, partners and their own customers," said David Berry, executive vice president of Infrastructure Services at Fujitsu America, Inc

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In potential $681M deal, PA chooses Unisys for cloud-based IT plan – Philadelphia Business Journal

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Enlarge Photo Wikimedia Commons For Pennsylvania, Unisys is creating the “largest secure, cloud-based, on-demand information technology computing implementations by a U.S.

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QualiSystems and Japan’s Leading Open Lab Organization Accelerate SDN and … – MarketWatch

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 in Cloud News

SANTA CLARA, California, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- SANTA CLARA, California, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QualiSystems , the agile infrastructure automation company, today announces it has become a member of Okinawa Open Laboratory (OOL), and that OOL has adopted QualiSystems' CloudShell platform as its primary orchestrationand validation software.

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