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Salesforce.com Further Democratizes the Service Cloud

Salesforce.com Further Democratizes the Service Cloud Salesforce.com has further democratized the Service Cloud by completing the acquisition of Assistly, an instant customer-service help desk built for the cloud. Assistly was acquired for about $50 million in cash, net of cash acquired. Salesforce.com also assumed Assistly’s unvested options and will issue restricted stock units to certain…

AboveNet Enables Access to AWS Cloud Computing Platform

AboveNet Enables Access to AWS Cloud Platform AboveNet has become an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect Solution Provider to help provide high performance access to the AWS cloud platform. AboveNet, a provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, has signed an agreement with AWS to this end. The company notes that companies of all sizes…

Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 2

Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 2 In Part 1 of this two-part article, I discussed the context in which, in spite of some drawbacks, cloud computing made sense in the long run (See: Cloud Computing: Risks vs Benefits – Part 1). In the second and concluding part, I carry this argument further and…

What Are the Consequences of Data Loss?

What Are the Consequences of Data Loss?

7 Shortcuts to Losing Your Data (and Probably Your Job) This tongue in cheek white paper explores data loss from a contrarian point of view – exploring the top 7 shortcuts you can take to ensure that you lose your data. And since a fundamental responsibility of any information technology professional, as well as any…

Alert Logic and Datapipe Release Advanced Network Security Solution for Amazon Web Services Customers

Alert Logic and Datapipe Release Fully Managed Advanced Network Security Solution for Amazon Web Services Customers Partnership provides Amazon Web Services Customers Access to World Class Managed Services (HOUSTON and JERSEY CITY, N.J. – September 21, 2011) – Alert Logic, the leader in delivering Security-as-a-Service for the cloud, today announced the limited availability of the…

Cloud Computing to Slice Data Center Energy Consumption by 2020

Cloud Computing to Slice Data Center Energy Consumption by 2020 Cloud computing is set to reduce data center energy consumption of 31% from 2010 to 2020, according to a recent report from Pike Research.  Pike Research is a market research and consulting firm that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. Its newly released…

Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces CloudReady™ Program in India

Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces CloudReady™ Program in India Program designed to help channel partners on cloud computing opportunities Mumbai, India – September 20, 2011 – Avnet Technology Solutions, the leading technology solutions distribution company and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today introduced CloudReady™ Program, an initiative designed to prepare and enable channel…

Latisys Scales Cloud Services with F5 Networks

Latisys Scales Cloud Services with F5 Networks F5 VIPRION Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) will serve as the foundation of private cloud and managed hosting solutions for IT outsourcing provider Latisys.  F5 Networks, the global specialist in Application Delivery Networking, will help Latisys to enhance its high-availability enterprise-grade managed services offering through this alliance. Customers can…


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5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

From storage to processing – the cloud’s next step?

From storage to processing – the cloud’s next step?

What is the cloud’s next step? When speculating about where the cloud is heading next, we often think about extra security layers and how hybrid models might grow in prevalence. However, collaboration on the cloud is becoming more of a consideration as files grow. Could the cloud’s next big step be from mostly storage to…

Minimizing Downtime During Mergers & Acquisitions

Minimizing Downtime During Mergers & Acquisitions

Minimizing Downtime As economic conditions gradually improve, North American companies are starting to recover their confidence, and are looking beyond mere survival. A recent survey by KPMG focusing on mergers and acquisitions demonstrated cautious optimism, with 21 per cent of companies planning to initiate at least one acquisition this year, and 16 per cent planning for…

The Most Powerful Free Cloudware Tools Available to Modern Businesses

The Most Powerful Free Cloudware Tools Available to Modern Businesses

5 Essential Cloud Tools for Your Innovative Business Why these cloudware tools are a must for any modern business Smart business owners are always on the lookout for ways to save money. One of the best ways is capitalising on some of the best free cloudware tools available to businesses. Sixty percent of small and medium…

4 Things To Know Before Virtualizing Your Desktops

4 Things To Know Before Virtualizing Your Desktops

Forrester Research: The Keys to a Successful Deployment Desktop virtualization projects are transformational. They can dramatically minimize IT costs while better empowering workers with more ubiquitous access to the applications and data they need to be productive. In fact, according to recent research by Forrester, worker productivity when working remotely across multiple devices, increased 51%…


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