Category Archives: SaaS

UK Public Sector Shifts Closer to the Cloud

UK Public Sector Shifts Closer to the Cloud The UK Government’s Information and Communications Technology strategy highlights the need to move to cloud computing, and this demand is being addressed by cloud collaboration specialist, Huddle. Used by more than 85,000 organizations worldwide, including Disney, Huddle notes that the UK government’s shift towards cloud computing is…

What does IBM’s New Cloud Financing Policy Mean for Customers?

What does IBM’s New Cloud Financing Policy Mean for Customers? “The number one thing leaders can do to facilitate balance is to support flexibility and understand the needs of your people.” – Jim Mitchell (1946-2002), Irish politician. Now, the above words may have been spoken in a context far removed from Information Technology (IT), but…

Google Enables Change Management with its Cloud Applications

Google Enables Change Management with its Cloud Applications Organizations using Google Apps can now access Apps Training from Boost eLearning within the Google Universal Navigation Bar. Boost eLearning is a Google Referred Training partner and its course, Version Now is 100% web based. This course is touted as the ideal method for delivering effective change…

NovaBACKUP Supports Integration of Amazon S3 Cloud

NovaBACKUP Supports Integration of Amazon S3 Cloud NovaStor’s NovaBACKUP is offering support to all popular storage devices together with seamless integration of Amazon S3 Cloud Storage. This is ensuring full on-site and off-site data protection and is ideal for the current business environment that is encouraging companies to adopt cloud storage. NovaStor is an international…

Cloud Based SugarCRM Releases Sugar 6

Cloud Based SugarCRM Releases Sugar 6 SugarCRM’s new edition of software-as-a-service, Sugar 6, is believed to have entered a beta test program from April 13.  SugarCRM is an open-source package that now appears with a newly revamped user interface which can accommodate faster navigation with the help of a one-click access to many of its…

Cars on the Cloud: Microsoft and Toyota Join Hands in Cloud Computing Space

Cars on the Cloud: Microsoft and Toyota Join Hands in Cloud Computing Space “What fools indeed we morals are To lavish care upon a Car, With ne’er a bit of time to see About our own machinery!” – John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922), American author, editor and satirist. Cars define America. For decades, Americans have lavished…

Logicalis Upgrades Its Cloud Management Service

Logicalis Upgrades Its Cloud Management Service Logicalis has continued its growth and investment in cloud and managed services offerings by unveiling a new and expanded Logicalis Operations Center in West Chester Township, OH, near Cincinnati. The IT solution provider says that this new operations center offers clients campus-like collaboration environment and the technology housed in…

What Effect Will the Epsilon Data Theft have on Cloud Computing?

What Effect Will the Epsilon Data Theft have on Cloud Computing? There’s no denying that security remains the prime concern that’s causing people to think twice before migrating to the cloud. While the benefits of cloud computing far outweigh the potential problems, even security, the fact remains that unless such concerns are eliminated, adoption of…

Test Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud For Free

Test Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud For Free Users can now try Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and storage resources for seven days absolutely free of cost thanks to Gluster, a provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions for public and private clouds. Gluster claims that it offers the only high-availability storage for AWS EC2 –…

Can IEEE Help With Lack of Cloud Computing Standards?

Can IEEE Help With Lack of Cloud Computing Standards? “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” – Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), British physicist and engineer. I had written earlier on the lack of codified standards in cloud computing to provide benchmarks for service. (See: Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They?). I had also…

Polycom Hosts Cloud-Based Media Services on Microsoft Azure

Polycom Hosts Cloud-Based Media Services on Microsoft Azure Polycom’s Accordent Media Services are powered by Microsoft Windows Azure. Organizations can leverage this cloud services offering hosted on the Windows Azure platform to rapidly and cost effectively deploy a single, secure, searchable video content management solution for all their video assets. Although businesses want to enjoy…

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