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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…

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

From storage to processing – the cloud’s next step?

From storage to processing – the cloud’s next step?

What is the cloud’s next step? When speculating about where the cloud is heading next, we often think about extra security layers and how hybrid models might grow in prevalence. However, collaboration on the cloud is becoming more of a consideration as files grow. Could the cloud’s next big step be from mostly storage to…

Minimizing Downtime During Mergers & Acquisitions

Minimizing Downtime During Mergers & Acquisitions

Minimizing Downtime As economic conditions gradually improve, North American companies are starting to recover their confidence, and are looking beyond mere survival. A recent survey by KPMG focusing on mergers and acquisitions demonstrated cautious optimism, with 21 per cent of companies planning to initiate at least one acquisition this year, and 16 per cent planning for…

The Most Powerful Free Cloudware Tools Available to Modern Businesses

The Most Powerful Free Cloudware Tools Available to Modern Businesses

5 Essential Cloud Tools for Your Innovative Business Why these cloudware tools are a must for any modern business Smart business owners are always on the lookout for ways to save money. One of the best ways is capitalising on some of the best free cloudware tools available to businesses. Sixty percent of small and medium…

4 Things To Know Before Virtualizing Your Desktops

4 Things To Know Before Virtualizing Your Desktops

Forrester Research: The Keys to a Successful Deployment Desktop virtualization projects are transformational. They can dramatically minimize IT costs while better empowering workers with more ubiquitous access to the applications and data they need to be productive. In fact, according to recent research by Forrester, worker productivity when working remotely across multiple devices, increased 51%…


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