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Delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors will be traveling from all over the world to New York this coming June 6-9 to attend 8th International Cloud Expo in New York City, co-located at the Jacob Javits Convention Center with 11th Virtualization Conference & Expo. Here is an ea...
Active Network, Inc., a provider of cloud computing applications for online registration services, filed for an IPO on Monday, proposing to raise $150 million. Active Network makes cloud computing applications that form online networks to connect activity or even organizers who want ...
Optimum Solutions has successfully deployed Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise 9.1 Human Capital Management (HCM), Financial Management, Enterprise Learning Management and Enterprise Portal applications for Premera Blue Cross, a regional health benefits company. The company also upgraded i...
CSC and VMware on Monday announced that CSC will join the VMware vCloud Datacenter Services Program and will offer CloudCompute and CSC BizCloud as VMware vCloud Datacenter Services. CSC CloudCompute is the consistent Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) in the CSC Trusted Cloud Datacent...
What does the CIO of the National Reconnaissance Office have in common with the CEOs of GoGrid and OpSource, the Co-Founder & CTO of Dell Boomi, the Chief Technology & Strategy Officer at Novell and the Director of HP Software's Global Cloud Practice? Answer: all are members of the dis...
What do salesforce.com, NetSuite, RightNow, Marketo, Taleo, Zuora, Coupa, NASDAQ and Web MD all have in common? They all rely on Dell Boomi's AtomSphere integration technology. Such leading SaaS players and enterprise customers, says Dell Boomi, rely on AtomSphere "to accelerate time t...
NIST is inviting comments on suggested changes or enhancements to its NIST Definition of Cloud Computing (NIST Special Publication 800-145) - they need to be sent to [email protected] no later than February 28, 2011.
Safe Technologies International is now selling services on a flat-rate, fixed cost basis. According to SDS, this will allow customers to purchase services on a predictable, operational cost basis. As Christopher Kolb, President of Safe Technologies, noted, "SaaS and cloud computing a...
Economic and competitive pressures are forcing organizations to seek alternatives to align their IT infrastructure to their business needs. These companies are increasingly turning to cloud services to gain efficiencies and respond faster to today's changing business requirements. Serv...
Methodologies Corporation, a provider in the software modeling industry, published on Wednesday the commercial Cloud Computing Modeling Notation (CCMN) that is shipped along with other advanced modeling capabilities in the new SOMF 2.1 release. Software development managers, analysts...
VMware, a provider of virtualization and cloud infrastructure, on Tuesday announced it has reached a milestone in delivering the enterprise hybrid cloud with the availability of VMware vCloudDatacenter services from BlueLock and Colt and beta services available from Verizon. VMware als...
The Paris office will be led by two experienced sales professionals, Jean Philippe Kalfon and Laurent Chailley. Mr. Kalfon joins Cordys from Systec & Services, a German based MES systems supplier, where he served over the last 2 years as a Sales Director for the French speaking regions...
The adoption of cloud computing has brought renewed focus to the software as a service (SaaS) application delivery model. Some small and medium businesses (SMBs) see SaaS as an equalizer that gives them the same application functionality as larger competitors, without incurring the mas...
Gluster, a provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions, on Tuesday announced Gluster Virtual Storage Appliances specifically designed for virtual machine (VM) and cloud environments. The new appliances give enterprises the ability to treat physical storage as a virtualized, st...
Symplified, the Cloud security company, on Tuesday announced the Symplified Suite, the third generation of the first and only solution that unifies cloud web access management, federated single sign-on (SSO), and user management/provisioning with identity management. Symplified enables...
TIBCO Software on Monday announced that Bankinter, a leading Spanish provider of banking and brokerage services, is leveraging cloud computing solutions from TIBCO and Amazon Web Services to help mitigate risk and accelerate the complex modeling and simulations of loan portfolios that ...
Jinan Yinquan Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of China Intelligence Information Systems, announced on Monday that its alliance system integrator (the SI) has signed a virtualization contract with Shandong SEM Machinery Co., Ltd. to implement an integrated virtualization solution ...
VMware, a provider of virtualization and cloud infrastructure, on Monday announced the launch of VMware Zimbra 7, the latest version of its next-generation email and collaboration platform. Available today, customers can download Zimbra Collaboration Server 7 (formerly Zimbra Collabora...
Microsoft recently launched Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online to compete with CRM market leader Salesforce.com (among other CRM offerings in the cloud). Sales and Marketing professionals consider a number of factors when choosing a CRM solution to fit their needs. NetSuite, Salesforce, an...
share in 2009. "2010 was a great year for NetSuite," said Zach Nelson, CEO of NetSuite, as the company announced its fourth quarter and fiscal 2010 financial results - which included record Q4 revenue of $52.1 million, a 21% year-over-year increase. "We are seeing an accelera...
Time Warner Cable is buying NaviSite for $5.50 a share, which works out to $230 million cash, a 33% premium. NaviSite is a roughly $125 million-a-year web hosting and collocation outfit that in the fashion of the times now has a managed cloud platform. The move is reminiscent o...
CSC on Thursday announced CSC BizCloud, the only on-premise private cloud billed as a service currently available. Ready for workloads in 10 weeks, BizCloud combines the privacy, security and control of a private cloud with the agility, convenience and commercial model of a public clou...
Intacct, a cloud financial management and accounting applications, on Thursday announced that Intuitive Technologies, a premier business advisor and software consulting firm, has become the newest member of the Intacct Business Partner Program. As an Intacct business partner, Intuitive...
SolidFire, a cloud computing storage platform, on Wednesday announced that the company has closed $11 million in Series A funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with current investors Valhalla Partners and Novak Biddle Venture Partners participating. NEA is a leading global ven...
Nimsoft on Wednesday announced that ITS InfoCom, a multinational IT solutions company, has deployed the Nimsoft Monitoring Solution (NMS) to monitor its clients’ infrastructures. NMS virtually eliminates the need to integrate multiple disparate systems while adding significant value....
VMware is making a pitch for the SMB crowd by packaging up a cloud service called Go Pro, on-ramp to vSphere that they can use to consolidate, control and secure their physical and virtual IT infrastructure for $29.95 per admin a month. It offers patch management, help desk, hardware a...
Hewlett-Packard’s gonna do what it always swore it wasn’t gonna do and that’s wield its own multi-tenant and hybrid private clouds up against IBM, Amazon and Rackspace, but mostly IBM, expecting to attract the dev and test crowd at the top 2000 global accounts first. It says it w...
HP on Tuesday announced a suite of new products and services that enable businesses and governments to leverage the power of the cloud while ensuring they meet required levels of security, performance and availability. Cloud computing is an important and growing platform for Instant...
Winston Damarillo is CEO of Morphlabs, Inc. and G2IX (Global Gateway Innovation Exchange). A native of the Philippines, he previously founded Gluecode Software Inc. and served as its CEO before selling the company to IBM in 2005. A native of the Philippines, Winston has also been na...
More than half of midsize companies are planning to increase their information technology (IT) budgets over the next 12 to 18 months, according to an IBM global study of more than 2,000 midsize companies representing more than 20 countries. As a result, these companies are investing in...
Layer 7 Technologies, a Gateways for service-oriented integration, cloud connectivity and Web-to-mobile information sharing, on Wednesday announced record financial performance in 2010 with 248 percent top line growth marking the fourth consecutive year of over 200 percent average sal...
"We’re delighted to launch our UK cloud today and we already have over 500 customers in beta," said Lanham Napier, President and CEO of Rackspace, as the Texas-based hosting and cloud computing powerhouse announced the launch of its cloud infrastructure to provide customers with a Euro...
Cloud computing, managing evolving 1099 regulations and retail accounting automation will be pervasive accounts payable (AP) and accounts receivable (AR) document management trends in 2011, according to Metafile Information Systems. Metafile is a paperless accounts payable (AP), acc...
Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, on Monday announced enterprises around the world are choosing Salesforce CRM. Companies like Comcast-Spectacor, JVL Corporation, and Milestone Systems are selecting the industry provider Salesforce CRM to accelerate business growt...
LogLogic, the IT Data Management Company supporting log management and SIEM, on Wednesday announced it was named among the top software companies on the JMP Securities' "Hot 100: The Best Privately Held Software Companies" list. The report profiles 100 of the software industry's leadin...
It’s one of the primary challenges of the small or mid-size business (SMB): a small and overworked IT staff with tight constraints on IT spending. These shortcomings affect the business’s ability to deliver reliable data protection and backup, which, in the event of disaster, could hav...
What is typical about a real estate company when it comes to storage needs? Many employees need to go out to survey the properties, taking pictures and meeting potential buyers and sellers. These users need a solution to be able to access the property information from the field. This...
Verecloud, which enables communications service providers (CSPs) to capture market share in the emerging cloud computing services business, and Intalio, the Cloud Company, on Tuesday announced a partnership to include Intalio’s Cloud offering, starting with its Customer Relationship Ma...
GigaSpaces Technologies, a provider of virtualized application platforms delivering end-to-end scalability, on Tuesday announce that CloudTran has integrated its transaction management middleware with GigaSpaces eXtreme Application Platform (XAP). The end result is a Java-based solutio...
How to sell Cloud Computing? We could do it the Dilbert way. Say what you will, it hits a button. Or we could do it the old fashioned way. Not convinced? Actually this is why Porticor never "sells" cloud. Our approach is always to assume the IT Customer has: Decided what are the ben...