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George Fischer Joins Verizon to Lead Global Enterprise Sales Organization – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Christopher Formant, president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, has named George Fischer as senior vice president of global sales at Verizon Enterprise Solutions. In his role, Fischer is responsible for driving customer growth and increasing revenue through Verizon's direct and indirect enterprise distribution channels across the North America, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. He leads a team of 2,100 sales professionals in 82 countries, driving sales of the company's strategic solutions

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Australian government revises cloud computing policy – ZDNet

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 in Cloud News

Australian government departments will soon be pushed to take up more cloud services with the upcoming release of the government's revised cloud computing policy. The government's National Commission of Audit recommended in May that government agencies adopt a cloud-first strategy as it said that the reliance on bespoke, legacy systems impeded progress in moving to the cloud. At the time though, Treasurer Joe Hockey and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann indicated that cloud services would be considered after the 2014-2015 budget, with most technology investment deferred

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Enterprise Venture Funding Will Surpass $5.4B – Techzone360

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

I think that it is safe to say that when we think of venture companies and the money that they invest, we normally think about smaller startup technology companies as being on the receiving end. Without an influx of venture capital, a lot of these technology companies would never make it past their first year in business and actually produce a product.

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Oracle Updates Database, Linux, Project Offerings – Top Tech News

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Oracle has been seeing its customary flurry of activity lately, with new products aimed at enterprise database users, e-business owners, open-source enthusiasts and marketing professionals.

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Cloud Connect: Smart Cloud Strategies, Real-World Insights – InformationWeek

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Cloud Connect will host in-depth workshops and a two-day summit at Interop New York to help IT leverage cloud to drive the business forward. Cloud Connect is partnering with Interop New York to bring its cloud-as-as-business-enabler programming to Interop attendees at the Javits Center this fall

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Breakthrough Elastic Cloud-to-Cloud Networking Unveiled by AT&T, IBM … – MarketWatch

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Cloud News

DALLAS and YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.

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SMB Suite Recognized For Excellence In Cloud ERP – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in SMB Cloud

-- Microsoft selected SMB Suite as a finalist for its 2014 Cloud Worldwide Partner of the Year Award -- 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. This nomination is largely based on SMB Suite’s ability to provide customers with a low cost of ownership for a powerful, pre-configured financial accounting platform based on Microsoft technology.

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The Cloud: What you need to know – NEWS.com.au

Posted on Jul 29, 2014 in Cloud News

Cloud computing ... a difficult concept for many to grasp

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Cetrom Debuts New Cloud Computing Solutions at GBTA Convention – Travel Agent

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 in Cloud News

July 28, 2014 By: Newswire Cetrom Information Technology (Cetrom), a technology solutions provider for travel management companies (TMC), publicly debuted its Cloud Computing solutions for travel management at the 2014 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention in Los Angeles. Based in Vienna, VA, Cetrom has nearly 13 years of experience creating custom cloud solutions for a variety of industries and has spent nearly seven years perfecting their expertise in the travel industry for such companies as MacNair Travel and the Travel Team. RELATED: Travel Leaders Corporate President David Holyoke to Be GBTA Convention Panelist "I consider MacNair Travel the poster child for cloud computing," said Greg Altieri, COO, MacNair Travel Management

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Six reasons why cloud computing will transform the way banks serve clients … – Banking Technology

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 in Cloud News

Alastair Brown is head of eChannels at RBS global transaction services The European Commission wants to bring down the barriers to cloud computing in a move that promises to revolutionise the way transaction banks can serve clients, writes Alastair Brown. By providing near-unlimited hardware and software resources on an off-the-peg, pay-as-you-go basis over the internet, cloud computing drives down costs, enables innovation and creates the flexibility to respond to change

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CLOUD COMPUTING IBM Provides Cloud Services to California State Agencies – Top Tech News

Posted on Jul 26, 2014 in Cloud News

There's a big, new cloud coming to California, powered by IBM. The tech giant said Thursday it will be supplying cloud services for more than 400 state and local agencies

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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

CLEARWATER, Fla.

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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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