Google Apps Deployment – Best Practices

Best Practices of a Google Apps Deployment View this webcast to geek out with Jim Copeland, Dan Kennedy and Marcello Pedersen, Google Apps deployment specialists, on why a “big bang” approach is earning customers accolades within their organizations. You geeked out with us on the technical details of a Google Apps migration. Our three Google

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The Similarities between Airplane Travel and Cloud Computing

The Similarities between Airplane Travel and Cloud Computing “Airplanes may kill you, but they ain’t likely to hurt you.” – Satchel Paige (1906-1982), Baseball Hall of Famer. Over the decades, Mankind has had a love-hate relationship with airplane travel. In spite of the fears of cocooning themselves in an aluminum cylinder hurtling through the atmosphere

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Coupa Cloud Spend Management (CSM) Platform – Cloud Computing Service Overview

Coupa Cloud Spend Management (CSM) Introduction Coupa is one of the world’s top providers of cloud computing platform-based solutions. Coupa e-Procurement SaaS, deployed on Ruby and Rails, gives choices of requisitioning, purchase orders, approval management, RFQ’s and Quotes, budgeting, receiving and inventory, reporting and dashboards. Coupa e-procurement is easy to use, deploys fast and is

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ScienceLogic Survey Finds Alarming Lack of Confidence in the Cloud

ScienceLogic Survey Finds Alarming Lack of Confidence in the Cloud An alarming trend is reported among IT specialists attending Interop Las Vegas 2011, a survey by IT operations and cloud management solutions provider ScienceLogic, revealed. The company polled 150 professionals in Las Vegas and over two-thirds of them or 70 percent have admitted they do

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Cloud Start-Up Review: Viravis (Online Database Application Platform)

Viravis – Cloud Start-Up Review Overview: Viravis is an upcoming cloud based platform for developing database rich applications by anyone regardless of their programming skills and globally accessible via internet. Based in Turkey, a Microsoft Bizspark Startup founded in mid 2010, Viravis with its simple, centralized, web-based development platform makes it remarkably easy for end

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U.S. SMBs Prefer Deploying Multiple Cloud Services

U.S. SMBs Prefer Deploying Multiple Cloud Services U.S. small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) prefer to deploy multiple cloud services, according to recent AMI-Partners research. “A significant segment of U.S. SMBs prefer to deploy multiple cloud services in order to achieve flexibility, ease of IT management, and lower CAPEX,” says Donald Best of AMI. “This

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Cloud Development Resource By LibCloud

Here is a great resource for cloud developers. libcloud is a standard client library for many popular cloud providers, written in python and java Testimonials “libcloud represents a fundamental change in the way clouds are managed, breaking the barriers of proprietary, closed clouds. We at Linode believe this is of the utmost importance and fully

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Self-Service Provisioning and the Private Cloud

Use Microsoft and Dell Compellent Virtualization to Improve Delivery of Infrastructure as a Service Virtualization and the emergence of private cloud computing provide today’s organizations with powerful new ways to provide business groups with the computing and infrastructure resources they need—more quickly and cost-effectively than ever before. For many business groups, virtual machines (VMs) can

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NetSuite Strengthens Ties with Google's Cloud

NetSuite Strengthens Ties with Google’s Cloud NetSuite, a provider of financials / ERP software suites, has strengthened its ties with Google’s cloud and integrated with Google Apps. This move includes contextual integration between the main components of NetSuite and both Gmail and Google Calendar, which ultimately offers improved productivity in the cloud. NetSuite has also

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Case Study: HP IT Migrates to All-HP Network

Case Study: HP IT Migrates to All-HP Network It’s no surprise when a high-tech company uses its own products. However, the story of how HP recently migrated its own network to HP Networking equipment has unique aspects that make it relevant to all enterprises in any industry or market segment. New relationship, new technologies drive

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The Real Pioneers of the Cloud

The Real Pioneers of the Cloud Long ago, in the early 1990s, the business landscape was rife with what were then known as “dumb terminals.” These didn’t last forever: in just a few years, the consumer-driven market–assisted by a publicly available Internet and a commoditized PC ecosystem–managed to completely change the business IT landscape. Now,

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NetSuite Addresses ERP Needs with Cloud-Business Suite

NetSuite Addresses ERP Needs with Cloud-Business Suite NetSuite has unveiled the first and only cloud-business suite designed specifically for the ERP needs of the world’s largest and fastest-growing companies.  Known as NetSuite Unlimited, the suite has been designed in response to demand from the CEOs, CFOs, and CIOs of top global institutions. NetSuite claims its

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Microsoft to Acquire Skype For $8.5 Billion

Microsoft to Acquire Skype For $8.5 Billion REDMOND, Wash., and LUXEMBOURG – May 10, 2011 – Microsoft Corp. and Skype Global S.à r.l today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Skype, the leading Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion in cash from the investor group led by

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Global Disaster Recovery (DR) Index – Cloud Backup and Security Report

Global Disaster Recovery (DR) Index – Cloud Backup and Security Report Being fit for business is imperative for all countries participating in a highly competitive global economy. For organizations around the world this means being able to continue to operate in the event of IT failure or major disaster, whether man-made or natural. Regardless of

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