Salesforce.com Appoints JP Rangaswami as Chief Scientist

LONDON, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ – Salesforce.com  (CRM 143.37, +0.87, +0.61%) , the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced the appointment of JP Rangaswami to the newly created position of Chief Scientist. At salesforce.com, Rangaswami reports to Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. In his new role, Rangaswami will help European customers think…

Platform as a Service: Read the fine print

Platform as a Service: Read the fine print I’m surprised at the number of startups that are now going directly to the cloud, bypassing traditional web hosting solutions and avoiding the need to own a server in-house. That’s great news, and at a minimum it shows that the big players — Google, Amazon and Microsoft —…

Coupa Expenses for Salesforce Now Available on Salesforce.com AppExchange 2, the World’s Most-Popular Marketplace for Business Apps

SAN MATEO, CA–(Marketwire – November 23, 2010) – Coupa Software today announced the availability of Coupa Expenses for Salesforce on AppExchange 2. With Coupa Expenses for Salesforce, salespeople no longer need to worry about tracking paper receipts or wasting hours to file an expense report. Now managers can see the impact of T&E expenses on…

AWS Start-Up Challenge 2010 Regional Semi-Finalists

AWS Start-Up Challenge 2010 Regional Semi-Finalists

Here is a partial list of semi-finalists for the AWS Start-Up Challange. From the group of semi-finalists, seven finalists will be inivited to Silicon Valley for the finale on December 8th where they will compete for the grand prize of $50,000 in cash.  Full Source of this information is from the AWS Blog LabSlice –…

New EMC Executive Research Uncovers Information Governance Risk Factors in Public and Hybrid Clouds

Leadership Council for Information Advantage Provides Roadmap for Intelligent Governance Strategies in a Cloudy World HOPKINTON, Mass., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today released a new report from the Leadership Council for Information Advantage that explores how the use of public and hybrid cloud…

Windows Azure at Supercomputing 2010 – Cloud Computing for biological research

Microsoft announced the release of the National Centre for Biotechnology Information Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (NCBI Blast) on Windows Azure at Supercomputing 2010. The new application enables a broader community of scientists to combine desktop resources with the power of cloud computing for biological research. Microsoft showcased the scale of the application on Windows…

Virtualization and Cloud Technologies Add Complexity to Disaster Recovery Initiatives Symantec research reveals gap in downtime expectations and reality

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – November 22, 2010 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the global results of its sixth annual Symantec Disaster Recovery Study, which demonstrates the growing challenge of managing disparate virtual, physical and cloud resources because of added complexity for organizations protecting and recovering mission critical applications and data. In addition, the…

New Compellent Storage Center Optimizes Scale, Management and Availability for Enterprises and Cloud Computing

Live Volume, Enterprise Manager Integration and Next-Generation Hardware Form the Foundation for Flexible Grid Storage EDEN PRAIRIE, MN–(Marketwire – November 22, 2010) – New Compellent virtualized storage array allows enterprises to rapidly adapt to changing business requirements with greater scale up from a next-generation hardware platform and enhanced scale out from a dynamic business continuity…

Finding a Cloud Computing Job – Mobile Cloud Services Are Hot Hot Hot!!

There is an overwhelming need for individuals who can create mobile applications that connect to the cloud.  Below are some quotes from a couple of the largest technology research analyists in the world. “Juniper Research expects the total market for cloud-based mobile apps to grow 88 percent between 2009 and 2014. About 75 percent of…

Wipro Capitalizes on Cloud Capability to Boost Janalakshmi’s Microfinance ‘Liability Products’ Business

Bangalore, India, November 19, 2010 – Wipro Technologies, the Global Consulting, System Integration and Outsourcing Business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) today announced that the implementation of  a CRM solution, for Janalakshmi Financial Services, a leading national microfinance company, has been further extended to support Janalakshmi’s new ‘Retail Liability’ business.  This implementation uses a leading public…

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Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

Cloud Infographic –  The Internet Of Things In 2020 The growing interest in the Internet of Things is amongst us and there is much discussion. Attached is an archived but still relevant infographic by Intel which has produced a memorizing snapshot at how the number of connected devices have exploded since the birth of the…

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most

The Industries That The Cloud Will Change The Most Cloud computing is rapidly revolutionizing the way we do business. Instead of being a blurry buzzword, it has become a facet of everyday life. Most people may not quite understand how the cloud works, but electricity is quite difficult to fathom as well. Anyway, regardless of…

Cloud Infographic – The Power Of Cloud Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic – The Power Of Cloud Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic – The Power Of Cloud Disaster Recovery Preventing a Cloud Disaster is one thing. Recovering from a disaster is a whole other area of concern. Today’s infographic provided by CloudVelox outlines some best practices and safeguards in order to help your business make more informed decisions.

Forrester Releases Its “15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020” Report

Forrester Releases Its “15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020” Report

15 Emerging Technologies To Watch Before 2020 The cloud, big data, the internet of things, and wearable technology have all featured heavily in Forrester’s latest list of fifteen technologies to watch before 2020. It is becoming a reality for businesses that they need to adapt and change to an increasingly technologically-minded customer base. Traditional marketing…

BYOD Will Continue To Define Workplaces In 2014

BYOD Will Continue To Define Workplaces In 2014

BYOD Will Continue To Define Workplaces In 2014 The bring-your-own-device trend has been the subject of scrutiny ever since its initial formation. Given how quickly personal smartphones and tablets became a fixture in everyday life, it makes perfect sense that these mobile machines would slip into workplaces. While BYOD has caused headaches for many businesses,…

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Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Mobile Collaboration In The Cloud Imagine that you, as a manager, are told by the powers that be that you have to find “efficiencies” within your department that will result in one million dollars of savings annually. You struggle with this. You send an email to everyone on your senior team. “Where can we save…

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too With security threats to information services growing in sophistication, frequency and variety, IT professionals on all sides of the marketplace are realizing an urgent need to reinvent themselves to better anticipate the bewildering variety of attacks that they and their customers face. The…

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Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

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Why Cloud Brokers Make Sense Different workloads perform differently on different cloud service providers. Enough so that it is prudent in planning to consider the optimal configuration and the optimal CSP for your solution. Consider this old word problem from years ago. One person can carry two buckets of water. It takes 5 minutes to…

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud  In theory, migrating to cloud computing should be easy. Choose a cloud provider, move the files to the data server and everything is good to go. While that may work for the personal cloud, migrating into a business cloud format is a lot more complicated. As Ann Bednarz pointed out…

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…

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