Author Archives: CloudTweaks

When the Cloud Goes Dark…

The demand for cloud computing is an undeniable, unavoidable trend in business IT. Business managers are hearing all about the benefits of the extensible, flexible and scalable features that the cloud offers. This puts pressure on the IT team to pull together some sort of cloud solution for the organization. However, without a clear set…

Webinar: New Demands for Security and Compliance in Online Collaboration

Trends in Online Collaboration: When Security, Compliance and Productivity Collide Featured Analyst Firm: Gartner Speakers: Jeffrey Man Paul Hands Type: Audio (53 minutes) External collaboration is a major source of information risk. New tools make document collaboration much easier, but may have serious security issues. Learn more about industry trends and demands for security and…

A Brief History of Cloud Computing

A Brief History of Cloud Computing I have been talking about cloud computing for quite a while now, about what it is, about trends, about what can it do and why it should be adopted and I would like now to talk about how it has evolved. Once upon a time, well, mid twentieth century,…

Brightcove Video Cloud Smart Players Provide New Level of Stability and Consistency for HTML5 Video

Brightcove Video Cloud Smart Players Provide New Level of Stability and Consistency for HTML5 Video Singapore, October 27, 2011—Brightcove, a leading global provider of cloud content services, today announced wide-ranging new features for its Video Cloud online video platform Smart Players that help customers overcome inconsistencies in HTML5 video playback across devices, which enables more…

TIBCO Software Inc Announces Multimillion Dollar Transaction by the Department of Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security Licenses TIBCO Software in Multimillion Dollar Deal Palo Alto, CA, October 26, 2011 – TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced a multimillion dollar transaction by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for TIBCO software products. TIBCO technology will be used by DHS’s National Protection and Programs Directorate’s National Cyber Security Division…

Infographic: Generation Cloud

Infographic: Generation Cloud

Generation Cloud The Study, ‘Generation Cloud’, commissioned by Rackspace in association with the centre of Creative and Social Technology (CAST) at Goldsmiths, University of London, analysed the ‘connected’ lives of everyday people to reveal what we are hosting and sharing in the cloud. Source: Rackspace Hosting 

MuleSoft Wins THINKstrategies Cloud Computing Business Value Award

MuleSoft Wins THINKstrategies Cloud Computing Business Value Award Cloud-Based Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) Enables Developers to Solve Common Cloud-to-Cloud and Cloud-to-Premise Integration Problems SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – Oct 25, 2011) – MuleSoft, provider of the #1 integration platform for the cloud, web and enterprise, today announced that it has been named a winner of THINKstrategies’ Cloud Computing…

How to Determine How Much Your Cloud Costs

How to Determine How Much Your Cloud Costs Because I am a long term supporter of cloud computing, and I try to spread the idea that moving to the cloud will help any company lower costs and better leverage resources, I am often asked, how much the cloud actually costs. People fear that the initial…

Oracle Acquires RightNow Technologies for $1.5 Billion

Oracle Acquires RightNow Technologies for $1.5 Billion Adds Leading Customer Service Cloud Offering to Oracle’s Public Cloud Redwood Shores, CA – October 24, 2011 – Oracle today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire RightNow Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNOW), a leading provider of cloud-based customer service, for $43.00 per share or approximately $1.5…