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The past few weeks we have been discussing some of the mistakes made in early cloud deployments. This week we are discussing a key mistake that occurs fairly often; one that only manifests long after the solution is operational…blindly assuming that Cloud equals costs savings. Blasphem...
Microsoft’s Software-plus-Services strategy represents a view of the world where the growing feature-set of devices and the increasing ubiquity of the Web are combined to deliver more compelling solutions. Software-plus-Services represents an evolutionary step that is based on existing...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Objectivity, a leading provider of highly scalable data management and large-scale graph computing solutions for mission-critical, real-time and distributed applications, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 7th International Cloud Expo, whic...
Traditionally, the cost of deployment has not been considered an important parameter of architectural tradeoffs. Since the main driver of cloud computing is its promise of cost savings through "pay for what you use," there is a strong incentive to build applications that consume fewer ...
CA Technologies on Wednesday announced new product, customer and partner proof points of how its identity and access management (IAM) technology supports use of cloud applications by enhancing security, helping to ease compliance efforts, and automating processes for improved operation...
In the wake of IBM’s zEnterprise announcement I’ve seen and heard many different reactions from the “ho hum” to the “why would anyone buy this” ends of the spectrum. Those extremes miss the point, as extremes often do. From my perspective, the point is a hardware platform that improve...
Verizon Business during the second quarter continued to roll out high-performance global solutions that enable multinational enterprises, medium businesses and governments to take advantage of cloud-based delivery of key IT resources and applications. These include new cloud-based comp...
CDC Global Services, a business unit of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA) and a provider of consulting, IT and IT-enabled services, announced today it has entered into an agreement to provide design, implementation and operations services for the Foshan Municipal Cloud Computing Center....
Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF), the organization bringing the IT industry together to collaborate on systems management standards development, validation, promotion and adoption, today announced the availability of two new documents produced by its Open Cloud Standards ...
CSC (NYSE:CSC) today announced that, after an extensive evaluation, AMP — one of Australia’s leading wealth management companies — has selected one of CSC’s growing number of Cloud computing services. Under the agreement, CSC will provide AMP with Collaborative Online Services (COS), ...
Novell and Tencent on Thursday announced the establishment of a research laboratory in Shenzhen, China to jointly develop an Internet Data Center (IDC) cloud computing platform. Tencent, China's largest Internet service portal with more than 480 million active users, is adopting SUSE® ...
Cloud Centric Systems has announced that the Company has sold its wholly owned Subsidiary, Enable Software Ltd., a dynamic European Technology Company based out of Ireland. The move allows Cloud Centric Systems, Inc. to concentrate on its mission of acquiring fast growing technology co...
It would be an understatement to say that this past decade belongs to the Internet. Starting primarily as a research tool, the Internet has now infiltrated every aspect of life – there is very little today that users do not, or cannot, do online. Moreover, new ways to leverage the Inte...
In moving to the cloud, Enterprise IT needs to get their arms around the cause/effect and limitations that existing datacenter infrastructure design has on their agility to adopt and exploit cloud-computing models. Previous datacenter design choices have resulted in not meeting the nee...
CyberDefender Corporation [NASDAQ: CYDE], a provider of Internet security software, utilities and Live PC Support services that work together to maximize online safety for consumers, today announced that it is integrating a new call center phone system and is installing customer experi...
Cloud computing has raised the eyebrows of many enterprises today. If you have begun to delve beneath the surface of this new computing model, you have certainly discovered that there are many “clouds” to consider, and it is not one single cloud that will be part of your future. One of...
Sauce Labs on Wednesday announced testing support for Adobe Flex and Flash technologies. Based on Selenium, Sauce OnDemand enables cross-browser web application testing of Adobe Flex and Flash technologies in the cloud. This is the first functional testing product that supports test au...
Coyote Point Systems, a provider of application acceleration and load balancing solutions for the small-to-medium size enterprise, on Tuesday announced the release of Equalizer OnDemand, a full-featured, virtual Application Delivery Controller (ADC). Equalizer OnDemand can be installed...
Leader in suspended access and fall protection equipment builds custom applications in weeks in the cloud vs. months with on-premise application development. The enterprise cloud computing company on Tuesday announced Pro-Bel Enterprises Ltd. has built several custom applications on Fo...
Cloudmark, a provider of carrier-grade messaging infrastructure and security solutions, on Monday announced that its hosted and managed messaging security solution, CloudFilter, has been chosen to provide email security for the protection against spam, phishing and viruses to customers...
Rackspace Hosting on Monday announced the launch of OpenStack, an open source cloud platform designed to foster the emergence of technology standards and cloud interoperability. Rackspace, a specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, is donating the code that powers its Cl...
Judging by the recent trail of acquisitions and partner programs motivated by ambitions to strengthen on-demand online services, the High Tech Industry seems absolutely convinced that cloud computing is a key way to emerge out of the recent recession. And it is quite apparent that most...
LoyaltyMatch on Thursday announced the launch of LoyaltyMatch OnDemand Social Loyalty, the industry's first real-time social loyalty platform blending traditional tiered-based loyalty program offerings with social incentives, social interactions and gaming and social word of mouth. Tr...
The Information Store (iStore) on Thursday announced Digital Oilfield Express (DOX), the first Digital Oilfield offering delivered online through a subscription price model. The new service will bring key exploration and production (E&P) business functionality to the thousands of small...
Few would disagree that the Cloud computing frenzy of the last year has put more, not less, pressure on the IT organization. Much of this focus has been on the Public vs. Private Cloud debate, but what we are really witnessing here is the dawn of a new era in IT management. For th...
GCommerce's Virtual Inventory Cloud (VIC) will transform the special order cycle, in some cases from 15 minutes to 15 seconds -- a 6,000 percent change. Built to scale rapidly at the industry level, VIC transforms the drop ship special order model for the distribution supply chain. Tha...
NTT Europe, an ICT solution partner and wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, on Wednesday announced that it is leveraging OpSource's cloud capabilities, the NTT Com Global IP Network and NTT Com data centre infrastructure to offer an enterprise-grade, public cloud...
TIBCO Software on Wednesday announced the general availability of TIBCO Silver Spotfire -- a fully functional on-demand offering designed to enable anyone to create, publish and share custom dashboards or reports for business analytics and business intelligence (BI) in the cloud. The ...
Compellent has announced the integration and certification of its Fluid Data storage platforms with VMware vSphere 4.1, the latest version of the award-winning VMware virtualization platform introduced today. VMware vSphere 4.1 offers dramatic scalability and performance enhancements w...
ReachPeople has announced it has launched its ReachPeople app in the Google Apps Marketplace, Google's online storefront for Google Apps products and services. The ReachPeople app brings alert notifications to the Google Apps Marketplace. Now, schools can notify parents or students reg...
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, on Tuesday announced a joint project with Microsoft Corporation to create the PLM industry’s first cloud computing-based quality...
KANA Software on Tuesday announced that it will partner with Layered Technologies, Inc. (Layered Tech) to bring Service Experience Management to the cloud. The new partnership enables KANA to provide virtual private data centers (VPDCs) and disaster recovery solutions to KANA's enterpr...
Microsoft Corp. and eBay on Monday announced that eBay will be one of the first customers of Microsoft’s new Windows Azure platform appliance for cloud computing. This is a significant joint engineering effort that will couple the innovation and power of the Windows Azure platform appl...
Procedural Inc., the developer of the 3D city modeling software CityEngine, announces that it has joined the ESRI Business Partner Program as a Complementary Technology Provider. Participation in the program will create new opportunities for the two organizations to better serve custom...
The business value of a cloud model does not require any special emphasis to enterprises. The Infrastructure elasticity promises to offer the desired flexibility that allows businesses to penetrate new and emerging markets without the risk of a significant capital expenditure. The free...
HP and Microsoft on Monday announced their intention to work together on a Microsoft Windows Azure platform appliance that will enable large enterprise customers to confidently and rapidly adopt cloud-based applications as businesses needs change and grow. The companies will work toge...
A complex system such as an enterprise network is subjected to many kinds of stresses from a large variety of business applications that have different demand profiles. Dig deeper into any large network and you will see that one solution doesn't solve all problems. Pockets of point sol...
IBM is setting up a research consortium with the European Union and European schools to flesh out a new computer science model that uses open source software and the cloud to derive a 40% cost reduction in the design, deployment and management of what it calls “e-service blends” – that...
NetSuite Inc., a provider of cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) / financial suites, on Thursday unveiled NetSuite OpenAir, new professional services automation (PSA) and services resource planning (SRP) software for the UK and European marketplace specifically designed to h...
First National Technology Solutions (FNTS), a subsidiary of First National of Nebraska, the largest privately owned U. S. banking company, has added Cloud Computing capabilities to its wide range of hosted and remote managed services, announced Kenneth J. Kucera, Chief Executive Office...