Author Archives: Anuradha

8×8 Acquires Cloud Call Center Services Provider Contactual

8×8 Acquires Cloud Call Center Services Provider Contactual 8×8 has acquired cloud-based call center and customer interaction management solutions provider Contactual acting on its intent to buy the company on September 12, 2011. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Contactual provides small businesses and enterprise departments with an efficient way to improve customer satisfaction while lowering…

Vyatta Supports the Amazon Web Services Cloud

Vyatta Supports the Amazon Web Services Cloud Vyatta Network OS 6.3 is now available as an Amazon Machine Images (AMI). The new release offers comprehensive network security for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud with new AMI custom support packages, notes Vyatta, a specialist in software-based networking for physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures. For those…

NetApp Powers Cloud Offerings by BSNL, India

NetApp Powers Cloud Offerings by BSNL, India NetApp will aid Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited -BSNL data centres offer cloud services including co-location, managed hosting and enterprise cloud services.   BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd is a major telecommunications provider in India offering telephone services to private and business customers. The cloud services offered would target…

North American Students Hone Business Skills on NetSuite Cloud

North American Students Hone Business Skills on NetSuite Cloud A large number of North America students are learning real-world business operation skills on NetSuite Cloud. A total of thirteen North American university accounting programs have adopted NetSuite as a key component of their degree curricula. Universities including Purdue University and University of California will introduce…

Wyse Introduces New T50 Thin Client in UK

Wyse Introduces New T50 Thin Client in UK Wyse Technology is introducing entry-level thin client computing in UK featuring best-in-class multimedia, performance and management capabilities. The company claims it is making Cloud Client Computing accessible to more UK businesses with the release of the Wyse T50 that delivers excellent web, Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware VDI…

IBM Builds a Cloud Computing Platform in China

IBM Builds a Cloud Computing Platform in China IBM has been contracted to build a cloud computing platform that will improve the life of citizens in China via an online portal for a range of social services. A citizen livelihood service information network will cover a population of 300 million. The company has been selected…

Tieto Accelerates Time-to-Market with Cloud

Tieto Accelerates Time-to-Market with Cloud IT service company Tieto is taking SAP and Database platforms to the cloud by the introduction of two new PaaS (Platform as a Service) offerings. By leveraging the dynamic SAP Landscape, enterprises can run applications without spending on expensive hardware or technical expertise. The Dynamic SAP Landscape, claims Tieto, has…

SHI Enhances its IaaS Platform with Cloud Cruiser

SHI Enhances its IaaS Platform with Cloud Cruiser SHI is enhancing its next generation infrastructure- as-a-service (IaaS) platform with Cloud Cruiser's enterprise suite of cloud cost management and chargeback solutions. Both companies have inked a strategic deal to this end. SHI International Corp., a $3 billion+ global provider of information technology products and services, has…

CSC Streamlines Insurance with Cloud Services

CSC Streamlines Insurance with Cloud Services CSC is enabling insurers to tap into offerings in a secure, highly scalable environment through the launch of its new offering called Breezeway. This collection of cloud-based, Web-subscription services can be used on multiple devices and platforms and have the ability to support a variety of multiline insurance agency…

NEC Secures Business with Android Based Cloud

NEC Secures Business with Android Based Cloud NEC Corporation is securing businesses with two new products “LifeTouchNOTE Business Model” and the “LifeTouch Security Pack Model.” The launch of two new business-use models of NEC’s Android based “LifeTouch” Cloud Communicator series has begun shipping in Japan from today August 26, 2011. NEC specializes in the integration…

EnterpriseDB Intros Database-as-a-Service for Public and Private Clouds

EnterpriseDB Intros Database-as-a-Service for Public and Private Clouds EnterpriseDB has introduced a full-featured, enterprise-class PostgreSQL database-as-a-service (DaaS) for public and private clouds with support for Amazon EC2 and Eucalyptus. The new launch-Postgres Plus Cloud Server- can also be used outside the cloud as an easy-to-use scale-out database architecture for bare metal deployment in standard data…

Cost of the Cloud: Is It Really Worth It?

Cost of the Cloud: Is It Really Worth It?

Cost of the Cloud Cloud computing is more than just another storage tier. Imagine if you’re able to scale up 10x just to handle seasonal volumes or rely on a true disaster-recovery solution without upfront capital. Although the pay-as-you-go pricing model of cloud computing makes it a noticeable expense, it’s the only solution for many…

Hoarders And Data Collectors: On The Brink Of Unmanageability

Hoarders And Data Collectors:  On The Brink Of Unmanageability

Hoarders and Data Collectors In our physical world, hoarders are deemed “out of control” when they collect too much.  Surely the same analogy applies in our online world.  When providers collect realms of data from us, it seems they lose control of that too?  In the last months it’s not just the frequency of data…

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Against You?

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Against You?

Will Your Internet of Things Device Testify Imagine this:  Your wearable device is subpoenaed to testify against you.  You were driving when you were over the legal alcohol limit and data from a smart Breathalyzer device is used against you. Some might argue that such a use case could potentially safeguard society. However, it poses…

Digital Transformation: Miracle and Wonder

Digital Transformation: Miracle and Wonder

Digital Transformation These are the days of miracle and wonder. I’ve been leading a small, global research team at the Tau Institute for the past few years to examine the dynamics of IT adoption in more than 100 countries throughout the world. We’ve developed several indices that show how well these nations are doing on a relative basis. We ranked the nations…

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