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Cloud Accounting Software Specialist Secures Second Round Funding

Cloud Accounting Software Specialist Secures Second Round Funding and Launches Major New Release Cloud Accounting software specialist, Liquid Accounts has successfully secured second-round funding in order to develop its sales, coinciding with the release of Version 7 of its award-winning online accounting software.  The new version includes many enhancements including a new optional integrated Payroll…

Cloud Data Migration: What An ISV Needs To Know

Cloud Data Migration: What an ISV Needs to Know Data migration is not new to ISVs. Data conversion from legacy systems during new implementations is common and so is the data migration during major upgrades. ISVs adopt either manual methods or proprietary tools or resort to sophisticated ETL tools for this important step of a…

Multi-Tenant Provisioning System For Cloud Based Backup Services

Multi-tenant provisioning system for cloud based backup services The Problem Backup and storage vendors find many of their users backing up their systems to cloud using their proprietary backup software, but the issue was that each of those users had to register and provision systems on the cloud provider themselves. This was a huge risk…

To Cloud Or Not To Cloud – Is This The Question?

“To cloud or not to cloud” — is this the question? We hear a lot of talk these days about clouds: Private clouds, Public clouds, Enterprise clouds, Shared clouds, Hybrid clouds — the list goes on. You only have to search popular Internet blogs to see many active debates over the issue of “to cloud…

Moving Toward the Open Cloud – Openness Must Prevail

Moving Toward the Open Cloud Two weeks ago, Internap launched its Internap XIP Cloud ™ Storage service.  I lead the Engineering organization responsible for development of this new platform offering. A significant amount of intellectual thought went into the question of how best to develop a cloud storage solution.  We had team meetings debating the…

3 Quick Ways To Reduce Your Amazon EC2 Cloud Charges

3 Quick Ways To Reduce Your Amazon EC2 Cloud Charges

Reducing Your Amazon EC2 Cloud Charges The Biggest difference between standard web hosting and cloud-based hosting can be seen when you get the monthly bill. A standard web host, like GoDaddy, will charge you a flat monthly fee and give you access to a single, fixed server. Whereas a cloud-based host, like Amazon EC2 will…

Would A Cloud By Any Other Name Sell As Well?

Would a cloud by any other name sell as well? My last blog entry ‘Does Gartner understand cloud computing’ generated a lot of interest, especially in the twitter-o-sphere. This was no surprise, as opinions about this space tend to be very mixed. More so, I suspect that there is frustration with vendors, as your average…

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Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

BI (Business Intelligence) 101 Non-technical users are increasingly jumping at the opportunity to get real-time business insight from data without the help of the IT department, whether they’re a small business without an IT staff altogether, or a high-ranking executive unwilling to request a report that will take a week to be completed. What is…

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges Every December, security experts begin to release their predictions on what cybersecurity will look like in the coming year. “The concept behind predictions is based on a company’s ability to express its expertise in a field both on the business and on the technology end,” said Barry Shteiman, director of security strategy…

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Recruiting Industry Like most other established industries, the recruiting industry is being disrupted by new business models and cutting-edge technologies. From recruiting technology talent with a highly publicized hackathon, to handling graphic or even online versions or resumes, recruiting agencies are seeing new challenges and opportunities every day. Yet, the goal is still the…

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud Regulation When talking about cloud and regulation in financial services, it is important to approach it with a clear understanding of the typical policies that your national regulator will require you to adhere to. Let’s start with outsourcing policy. Cloud mode provides us with a way of outsourcing data centre environments, applications, and services…

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