Burr Pilger Mayer Deploys Cloud Computing ERP Suites

NetSuite and California-based accounting and consulting firm Burr Pilger Mayer have partnered to launch new cloud computing practice. Both companies have signed a systems integrator (SI) deal to this end. NetSuite is a provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites. Following this deal, BPM will be able to build a cloud integration practice focused

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Cloud Computing Survey Finds Scalability and Cost Savings Driving Cloud Adoption

Cloud Computing Survey Finds Scalability and Cost Savings Driving Cloud Adoption Cupertino, Calif. – June 14, 2011 — Cloud.com, a provider of open source cloud computing software, along with its partners Zenoss and BitNami, today announced the results of a comprehensive cloud computing survey conducted to determine the key IT objectives and inhibitors for cloud

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Health Care’s Reservations about Cloud Computing

“Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.” – Julius Caesar (100BC – 44 BC), legendary Roman general and statesman. Some background on the above quote before I elaborate on the health care industry’s reservations about cloud computing: Julius Caesar, as everyone knows, was one of the most powerful leaders in history. Even before he became emperor

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Symantec Corp – The 2011 Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud Survey

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – June 13, 2011 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the findings of its 2011 Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud Survey which examined how organizations plan to move business-critical initiatives to virtual and hybrid cloud computing environments. The survey highlighted topics including server, client, and storage virtualization, storage-as-a-service, and hybrid/private

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Dell: CEOs May be Expecting too Much from Cloud

Dell: CEOs May be Expecting too Much from Cloud IT professionals see huge potential in the Cloud, but say that CEOs may be expecting too much, according to a Dell sponsored survey of information technology (IT) professionals by independent market research firm, Marketing Solutions Corporation. The survey findings clearly reveal gaps between IT professionals and

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Progressive Cloud Backups Improve Recovery Efficiency

Progressive Cloud Backups Improve Recovery Efficiency One of the biggest benefits of switching from a manual (usually tape-based FIFO or GFS backup rotations) methodology to a cloud-based backup service is the fact that it allows companies to begin performing progressive backups without having to purchase any new hardware. Progressive backups are extremely efficient and fully

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What Does the US Military Want from Cloud Computing?

What Does the US Military Want from Cloud Computing? Polytetraflouroethylene or PTFE was an exotic substance accidentally invented by DuPont chemist Dr. Roy Plunkett in 1938. In spite of its less-than-ordinary origins, PTFE was found to have some extraordinary properties – high heat resistance, high corrosion resistance and the lowest coefficient of friction of any

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The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – The Cloud Ate It

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10 Best Practices For Moving Legacy Apps To The Cloud

Perhaps the number-one problem IT faces in its pursuit of cloud computing is the challenge of integrating legacy systems with cloud applications. Most software or application vendors have Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) written that that provide access to the data or processes in their systems, leaving individual IT teams to create the programs and infrastructure

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Microsoft Signs Statewide Cloud Deal with Delaware Schools

The Delaware Department of Education has chosen a cloud-based suite of easy-to-use services from Microsoft. Microsoft Live@edu, an innovative suite of online communication and collaboration tools will benefit students, faculty and staff in district and charter schools throughout the state. As per the agreement between the two organizations, about 20,000 faculty and staff will initially

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Cloud Computing in the Middle East

Cloud Computing in the Middle East Over the last few months, I have written about cloud computing and associated events across the world. While most of the articles have understandably concentrated on the US, the largest market in the world, Europe, Australia and Asia have also been covered (For a list of these articles, see

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Microsoft Office 365 – Reviewed In Plain English

Microsoft Office 365 – Reviewed In Plain English Office 365 is a re-launch of Microsoft BPOS. The clumsily named Business Productivity Online Suite is bizarrely also referred to on their own website as Business Productivity Online Software and Services at the same time giving the impression that the branding was never quite spot on. The

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