Cloud safari – investigate the surroundings

Cloud safari – investigate the surroundings “Live with your head in the clouds, as long as you keep your feet steadily planted on solid ground!” This is the shortest possible version of the initial investigative phase of your Cloud Safari. If you feel that things are all clear then stop reading now. I had a

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Salesforce.com and Veeva Systems Announce Expanded Alliance to Serve the Global Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry

Veeva Systems generating business success worldwide delivering Pharma CRM on Force.com SAN FRANCISCO & PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct 13, 2010 (SOURCE: BUSINESS WIRE) — Veeva Systems and salesforce.com, /quotes/comstock/13*!crm/quotes/nls/crm (CRM 107.50, +2.03, +1.93%) the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced an expanded alliance to accelerate the delivery of the market-leading Veeva CRM applications to the global

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Autonomy Private Cloud Hits 17 Petabytes

Growth of World’s Largest Private Cloud Fueled by Rapid Adoption for Archiving, Compliance, eDiscovery, Legal Information Chaining, Marketing Optimization, and Video and Audio Analytics CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Autonomy Corporation plc, a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that Autonomy’s private cloud computing platform has reached

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Survey Shows Cloud Is a Strategic Direction for Most Companies

Top Cloud Criteria Include Data Protection, Easy Self-Management and Fast Scalability, While Uncertainty Over Cloud Benefits Ranked the Number One Barrier to Cloud Acceptance SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – October 7, 2010) – A recent survey on cloud computing and “as a service” solutions, conducted by Hubspan Inc, revealed that “cloud” is a strategic direction for most

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Scattered cloud coverage bring rewards, risks

Just about every person in business these days has heard the buzz about “cloud computing” and all the benefits it can deliver. The hype surrounding it would have you think that everyone is using these application or infrastructure services-for-hire. The idea behind cloud computing seems to make good sense, given the economic pressure businesses are

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Skytap Named an ‘Innovative Application Development and Deployment Company to Watch Under $100 Million by Leading Market Research Firm

Skytap’s Cloud Automation Solution Recognized for Innovation and Proven Business Impact SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – October 6, 2010) –  Skytap, Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced it is recognized by IDC, a premier market research firm, as an “Innovative Application Development and Deployment Company to Watch Under $100 Million.” This latest

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Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Business Intelligence in the Cloud Part II

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Business Intelligence in the Cloud Part II BI Vendors and IBM Smart Analytics Cloud: In the latest magic quadrant for Business Intelligence Software, Gartner is mentioning, IBM, SAP, MicroStrategy, SAS, Oracle and Microsoft as leaders; QlikTech, Tibco Spotfire and Tableau as challengers. IBM Cognos is one of the popular enterprise

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Top 5 Cloud Computing Service Platforms For Call Centers

Top 5 Cloud Computing Service Platforms For Call Centers LiveOps LiveOps is a technology company offering two innovative solutions for enterprises: Contact Center in the Cloud, a SaaS technology platform for managing contact centers, and Workforce in the Cloud, an on-demand workforce for outsourcing call center calls. LiveOps On-Demand Contact Center Platform enables enterprises to

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Early Adopters Now Running 60 to 70 Percent of Business Applications in the Cloud

Armada Group and Cloud.com Convene Executive Advisory Council to Bring Together Leading Cloud Innovators SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – October 1, 2010) –  Cloud computing innovators from Armada, Cloud.com, RightScale, Apigee and enStratus hosted the first Executive Advisory Council on Cloud Computing during VMworld 2010 in San Francisco, concluding that early adopters are now deploying 60

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Intermedia Reports Cloud Email Users More Likely to Connect via Smartphones

NEW YORK, NY, Sep 30, 2010 (MARKETWIRE) — Intermedia, the world’s largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, reports that 50 percent of the employees at the small and medium-sized businesses that the company supports use smartphones to access their email. This is in contrast to a recent survey Intermedia conducted with Harris Interactive, which found that

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