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Jive deepens integration with Cisco’s WebEx and Jabber – Computerworld

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Jive Software has pushed out updates for the cloud versions of both its enterprise social networking (ESN) suite and its JiveX software for building external online communities.

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CloudSigma Enhances Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Equinix Cloud Exchange – SYS-CON Media (press release)

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 in Hybrid Cloud

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Red Hat Upgrades Hybrid Cloud Management Platform, Releases Red Hat … – SYS-CON Media (press release)

Posted on Aug 25, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

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Microsoft Research’s DeLorean minimizes network delays in Cloud Computing – Inferse

Posted on Aug 24, 2014 in Cloud News

A new Microsoft study seeks to improve the cloud gaming experience to retain user interest and eliminate frustration in the on-screen experience. Julia Martin | On 24, Aug 2014 Cloud gaming has become a new way to share experiences across the Web, but, unlike traditional gaming, allows individuals to make a move in a Chess game, for example, without being present at the time that a chess opponent (or race game rival) is present within the game At the same time, however, Wi-Fi networks and LTE data connections can be spotty in places, superb in others, and downright awful or missing in others. This means that the cloud gaming experience, as is Google’s Chromebook, vulnerable to network latencies such as slowness that results in delayed game moves or missing game moves altogether

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How cloud is changing the spy game – Defense Systems

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

GEOINT How cloud is changing the spy game Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has made "intelligence integration" a priority. The Intelligence Community, whose agencies have earned a reputation for a stovepiped, proprietary approach to information, is moving away from an agency-centric IT model to a shared-services model based on cloud computing

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Unified Office Nabs New Funding To Scale Channel Business – CRN

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Unified Office hopes to stake its claim to a slice of the SMB market by banking on an industrywide trend taking place among companies transitioning away from legacy VoIP phone systems. New funding, part of a Series A round, from LaunchCapital Chief Investment Officer Bill McCullen, and Charles River Ventures Co-Founder and Partner Emeritus Rick Burnes, should help the company tap that market through Unified Office's channel network.

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CSC Announces Agility Platform 9.2 to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Benefits and … – Wall Street Journal

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

FALLS CHURCH, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August 20, 2014-- CSC (NYSE: CSC), a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions, today announced the next generation of CSC's Agility Platform(TM) 9.2 with new capabilities that make it easier for clients to manage large cloud service portfolios, order customizable hybrid cloud services, and extend a self-service IT delivery model to more end users across the enterprise. CSC's Agility Platform enables organizations to rapidly realize the benefits of a cloud-based IT operating model with multi-cloud management capabilities, extensible policy-based governance and security controls, and application release automation to support DevOps initiatives. By accelerating hybrid cloud adoption, Agility Platform makes it possible for global enterprises to increase agility and innovation, control IT costs, comply with governance and security requirements, and avoid the pitfalls of cloud vendor lock-in

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Actiance’s Vantage Cloud Ensures Compliance as Enterprise IT Moves to the … – SYS-CON Media (press release)

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

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With Mailbox, Dropbox moves beyond its cloud-storage beginnings – CNET

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Dropbox's Mailbox for desktop beta opens to the public on Tuesday. Nick Statt/CNET When Dropbox's product design team begins rolling out the desktop version of its email application Mailbox on Tuesday, the software will come with an experiment packaged in playfulness.

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Top Legal Firms Going Inside Box – Mobile Enterprise

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Law firms DLA Piper, Hinshaw & Culbertson, Perkins Coie and Stoel Rives have chosen Box to manage access and share information across devices. Box also unveiled a new partnership with legal systems integrator and consultant HBR Consulting and integrations with Recommind and Logikcull, making it easier for the company's growing legal customer base to enable eDisovery and securely store, manage and analyze content in the cloud. "Legal IT leaders are using cloud technologies to transform their IT infrastructures by centralizing content management and improving internal and external collaboration without losing control over users and content," said Whitney Bouck, general manager of enterprise at Box. "By integrating the Box platform with leading legal services offerings, we're providing a way for legal customers to make business critical information readily available to attorneys and easily sharable with clients." Use CasesThe law firms moving to Box represent a diverse set of use cases

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CSC and Workday Alliance Will Help Clients Accelerate the Transition to Cloud … – SYS-CON Media (press release)

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

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SAP HANA: Users are struggling to see the business case – ZDNet

Posted on Aug 12, 2014 in SMB Cloud

Price alone is not putting customers off SAP HANA. It's more that they can't see a use for the in-memory technology that merits the outlay

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IBM Buys Lighthouse Security Group for Cloud-Based Identity Management – eWeek

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

IBM's acquisition of Lighthouse Security Group bolsters Big Blue's position in cloud security services with new identity protection capabilities. IBM has added to its security portfolio with its Aug

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Hightail Announces Mover, SkySync Integrations – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Cloud file sharing service Hightail today announced integrations with Mover and SkySync that allow enterprises to sync, share, transfer or back up files across any connected system. Mover enables customers to back up, copy and migrate files between cloud storage services, while SkySync is a Microsoft (MSFT) Windows app that allows organizations to sync and move files across storage systems.

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Is the Cloud Turning Your IT Team Into Technology Babysitters? – BusinessNewsDaily

Posted on Aug 7, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Software marketing, business strategy, data security, technology maintenance — just a decade ago, these were four distinct areas of expertise. But today, for many organizations, they're all rolled into one very important job: the IT professional

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