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Cloud Computing Spending To Raise To USD 13 Billion In 2014, Cloud Influences Overall IT Growth

U.S. companies will be spending over USD 13 billion on Cloud Computing in 2014 compared to USD 3 billion in 2010, a report by In-Stat showed last week. Thus, cloud spending will more than quadruple in less than three years proving that Cloud Computing, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS and other cloud-based services are the fastest growing…

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: CohesiveFT

Cohesive Flexible Technologies, or CohesiveFT, can be depicted as more than a European cloud-based rising star. The London-headquartered start-up has offices in Chicago and Palo Alto and in the past three years has attracted the interest of journalists and analysts alike. Craig Heimark, Alexis Richardson, and Dwight Koop founded the company in 2006 with the…

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Tradeshift

Three Danish e-business enthusiasts and former e-business pioneers working in the European Union and Danish government went on to establish the cloud start-up Tradeshift in 2009. The three were frustrated by expensive or inefficient invoicing solutions and lack of technological advancement in this field. “Back then we asked simple questions like, why are the smallest…

Internap Unveils First Open Source Infrastructure Cloud Platform

Internap Unveils First Open Source Infrastructure Cloud Platform By Kiril Kirilov of CloudTweaks Atlanta-based company Internap unveiled the first open source infrastructure cloud platform called Internap XIPCloud Storage, the company said. The service is still in its beta stage but is expected to be available to the general public very soon. “Internap XIPCloud Storage takes…

Microsoft Survey: Top 10 List of The Most Cloud-friendly U.S. Cities

Boston Tops The List of The Most Cloud-friendly U.S. Cities A newly published survey by Microsoft Corp. unveils the top 10 “cloud-friendly” cities across the United States, with Boston leading the pack among enterprise-size companies while Washington D.C. ranks first based on responses by managers at small and medium-sized businesses. The survey called “Cloud Computing…

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: RunMyProcess

France’s start-up RunMyProcess was founded by Matthieu Hug, Eric Mahe and Alexandre Lachmann in 2007.  The company managed to achieve recognition as a “Cool vendor” by Gartner Inc. in only a couple of years while last year Red Herring nominated the Paris-based company among the top 100 innovators in Europe. The company’s founders have solid…

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Brightpearl

Bristol-based Brightpearl was founded by Chris Tanner and Andrew Mulvenna in 2007 with the idea there is a niche in the financial software market. The company specializes in development of end-to-end web based solutions and offers its product as Software as a Service (SaaS). Actually, their flagship solution includes integrated CRM, accounting, order and stock…

Meraki Releases Cloud-managed Router, Introduces NaaS Program

Meraki Releases Cloud-managed Router By Kiril Kirilov of CloudTweaks San Francisco-based cloud networking company Meraki unveils the Meraki MX series cloud-managed routers, the company said in a press release. The new models MX50 and MX70 feature cloud-based centralized management, a firewall, internet gateway service, and application traffic shaping. The new routers are a step forward…

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Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips

Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips

Cloud Migration – 10 ‘Do it Right’ Tips Businesses continue to adopt the cloud at break neck speed. Inherent benefits like lower operational costs, no infrastructure overheads, and quick access to better technology make cloud a very attractive proposition for businesses, especially start-ups and SMEs. However moving from legacy to the cloud environment has its…

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM From software deployment, to mobility, to wearable technology, cloud computing has transformed seemingly every aspect of modern business. Research indicates cloud applications and platforms will be at the forefront of IT spending by 2016, with half of all enterprises implementing cloud solutions by 2017. One of the quickest markets…

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

4 Different Types of Attacks – Understanding the “Insider Threat”

Understanding the “Insider Threat”  The revelations that last month’s Sony hack was likely caused by a disgruntled former employee have put a renewed spotlight on the insider threat. The insider threat first received attention after Edward Snowden began to release all sorts of confidential information regarding national security. While many called him a hero, what…

The iCloud Scandal – Who Is To Blame? –  ‘Cloud’ Security vs. ‘Internet’ Security

The iCloud Scandal – Who Is To Blame? – ‘Cloud’ Security vs. ‘Internet’ Security

How the iCloud Scandal Has Helped to Define the Difference Between ‘Cloud’ Security and ‘Internet’ Security Busting the myth that bad cloud security was to blame for Apple’s recent celebrity data disaster Overview: We discuss the ‘celebrity hacking’ iCloud saga and debate whether or not the breach was likely down to Cloud encryption issues or…

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