IBM Radically Simplifies Cloud Computing Contracts

IBM Radically Simplifies Cloud Computing Contracts

IBM Radically Simplifies Cloud Computing Contracts ARMONK, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it radically simplified and made it easier for customers to enter into cloud computing services agreements by creating a standard, two-page agreement to replace longer, more complex contracts that typically required long negotiations and reviews before a deal…

Cloud Infographic – Marketing The Cloud

Cloud Infographic – Marketing The Cloud

Marketing The Cloud There is no denying that Marketers have realized the power of using words and phrases such as “Cloud computing“. However, too many times the term is overused/misused which treads down the questionable path of Cloud Washing. Normally these are imitators and sometimes a few reputed companies that have been swayed by the attraction…

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…

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Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

The Future Of Big Data Big Data is BIG business and will continue to be one of the more predominant areas of focus in the coming years from small startups to large scale corporations. We’ve already covered on CloudTweaks how Big Data can be utilized in a number of interesting ways from preventing world hunger to helping teams win…

Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things

Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things

Cloud Infographic – Monetizing Internet Of Things There are many interesting ways in which companies are looking to connect devices to the cloud. From the vehicles to kitchen appliances the internet of things is already a $1.9 trillion dollar market based on research estimates from IDC. Included is a fascinating infographic provided by AriaSystems which shows us some…

2014 Future Of Cloud Computing Survey Results

2014 Future Of Cloud Computing Survey Results

Engine Yard Joins North Bridge Venture Partners, Gigaom Research and Industry Collaborators to Unveil 2014 Future of Cloud Computing Survey Results SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 25, 2014) – Engine Yard, the leading cloud application management platform, today announced its role as a collaborator in releasing the results of the fourth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey,…

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal

IBM and SAP Announce Industry’s Largest Cloud Deal IBM and SAP have shaken the cloud computing world this afternoon with the announcement of one of the largest cloud deals in the industry’s history – bringing together two of the largest technology companies in a bid to offer a more holistic service to their clients. SAP…

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM From software deployment, to mobility, to wearable technology, cloud computing has transformed seemingly every aspect of modern business. Research indicates cloud applications and platforms will be at the forefront of IT spending by 2016, with half of all enterprises implementing cloud solutions by 2017. One of the quickest markets…

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Moving From Email Into The Cloud

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Salesforce Service Cloud: Air Traffic Control For Your Customer

Salesforce Service Cloud: Air Traffic Control For Your Customer

Salesforce Service Cloud One of the greatest benefits of the increasingly reliable and ubiquitous state of cloud technology is the removal of business silos and the consolidation of information flow, both in-house and on the road. This is of particular importance to the many different types of professionals whose work involves customer relationship management (CRM).…

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Why Reliable Cloud Performance Matters

Why Reliable Cloud Performance Matters

Why Reliable Cloud Performance Matters People are right to be wary of any vendor claiming to be the “top performing!” or “fastest!” cloud provider. Most folks know that ANYTHING can look spectacular – or unspectacular for that matter – if you stack the deck just right. But at the same time, cloud shoppers have a…

Yes, It Does Take An Einstein

Yes, It Does Take An Einstein

Yes, It Does Take an Einstein The phrase, “it doesn’t take an Einstein” is an all-purpose IT department put-down that translates roughly as “it’s so obvious, you don’t need to be a genius to see the right decision to make.” Applied to selecting a cloud computing vendor, this principle would result in the clear understanding…

Placing Business Continuity Ahead Of DR In The Cloud

Placing Business Continuity Ahead Of DR In The Cloud

Why You Need To Put Business Continuity Ahead Of DR In The Cloud  The emergence of disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) has made thinking about disaster a whole lot less scary for an increasing number of organizations. It’s cheaper than outfitting a separate and equal disaster recovery site that mirrors your data center. It…

How To Develop ITSM Cloud Strategies – Part 2

How To Develop ITSM Cloud Strategies – Part 2

How To Develop ITSM Cloud Strategies – Part 2 (Part 1)  You Want What? When? IT directors are justified in being skeptical of a typical business user’s ability to make appropriate technical choices. But, as scary as allowing business users to request technical services on their own might be, a scarier thought is the world…

How To Develop ITSM Cloud Strategies – Part 1

How To Develop ITSM Cloud Strategies – Part 1

How to develop ITSM strategy that extends all the way to the cloud and drives business objectives as well as technology advances. This is the first of a two part series on developing effective ITSM Cloud Strategies. If you are like most IT organizations, you probably already have some kind of IT service management (ITSM) in…

Cloud Pricing: What In The End Am I Actually Paying For?

Cloud Pricing: What In The End Am I Actually Paying For?

Cloud Pricing: What In The End Am I Actually Paying For? I’ve been blogging about this concept now for a while. What is the cost of a cloud solution and what in the end am I actually paying for? I know I am not the only person considering this as I’ve seen any number of articles…

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Three Issues Facing the Internet of Things

Three Issues Facing the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things  The potential of the internet of things is enormous. While we might still be some years away from the technology reaching its zenith, the effect it is already having on our everyday lives is huge; from assisting the disabled to monitoring our health, the internet of things is slowly starting to…

Cloud Concerns – 4 Reasons Businesses Should Ease Their Mind

Cloud Concerns – 4 Reasons Businesses Should Ease Their Mind

Easing Your Cloud Concerns For all the buzz surrounding cloud computing, some companies are still not buying in. The benefits that come from using the cloud are already well documented, and while adoption rates have risen in recent years, a number of organizations remain opposed to the idea. There is no single reason for this…

A Look Into The Crystal Ball: Predictions For 2015

A Look Into The Crystal Ball: Predictions For 2015

Predictions For 2015 At the start of a new year we have the opportunity to look ahead and think about what trends will likely shape the coming months. 2015 is poised to be transformative for government agencies and enterprises, as an increasing number of organizations look to modernize their computing environments, expand their focus on…

Top Predictions From The IDC FutureScape

Top Predictions From The IDC FutureScape

The IDC FutureScape FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–International Data Corporation (IDC) recently held the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Government 2015 Predictions Web conference, which highlighted predictions based on a new IDC FutureScape report. Featuring IDC Government Insights analysts Alison Brooks, Ph.D., Mukesh Chulani, Massimiliano Claps, Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, Baogui Ding, Shawn McCarthy, Adelaide O’Brien, Gerald Wang, Alan Webber,…

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

The Internet of Things Is About To Explode By 2020, Gartner estimates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion worldwide. It’s an astoundingly large figure given that the sector barely existed three years ago. We are now rapidly evolving toward a world in which just about everything will become…

Top Six 2015 IoT Predictions: The Rise of IoT 2.0

Top Six 2015 IoT Predictions: The Rise of IoT 2.0

Top Six 2015 IoT Predictions Sansa Security, a leading provider of embedded security technologies, today revealed the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) predictions for 2015, highlighting six of the top trends to watch out for next year. 1. The Rise of IoT 2.0: The biggest problem with IoT devices today is that most of them…

IDC Reveals Worldwide Internet of Things Predictions for 2015

IDC Reveals Worldwide Internet of Things Predictions for 2015

Within the next five years, more than 90% of all IoT data will be hosted on service provider platforms as cloud computing reduces the complexity of supporting IoT “Data Blending” FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– International Data Corporation (IDC) today hosted the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Internet of Things 2015 Predictions Web conference. The presentation provided organizations with insight…

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