The Emergence Of Cloud Brokers

Multi-cloud Customer Care And The Emergence Of Cloud Brokers Introduction Cloud‐based customer care is part of the current hype, but why should you care? The answer is simple: the movement to cloud solutions is both substantial and logical. According to researchers like Gartner, Frost & Sullivan, and Forrester, contact center infrastructure — a key customer care component that

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Open Source Software In Cloud Applications

Open Source Software In Cloud Applications Providers of cloud-based solutions will bring in more than $241 billion in 2020, according to Forrester Research’s report on “Sizing the Cloud”. Since the emergence of cloud solution providers like Amazon, Rackspace, IBM and Microsoft, software development and deployment is increasingly taking place in the cloud. And, in the

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Social Cloud: The Explosion Of The Social Cloud

Social Cloud: Forrester Names Yammer As A Leader Activities Streams Base An Integrated Social Layer The enterprise social software market is exploding thanks to converging trends of consumerization, cloud, and mobile. In this must-read report, “The Forrester Wave: Activities Streams, Q2 2012“, Forrester Research Inc. evaluated five social software vendors with core strengths in the

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Cloud Accounting And Telecommuting: Reasons Why Companies Need It

Cloud Accounting And Telecommuting: Reasons Why Companies Need It If you own a small business, you may still be using a spreadsheet or the traditional pen and paper method to maintain accounting records. You may also have been using over-the-shelf accounting software. The above alternatives, no matter how popular they may be, are really outdated

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Cloud Computing Guidelines From The Information Systems Audit And Control Association

Cloud Computing Guidelines From The Information Systems Audit And Control Association Among the slew of guidelines on cloud computing floating around, the recent one published by industry body Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) has a lot of credibility. Established in 1965, the association has a long history of delivering guidance to its huge

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Taking the Middle Road: The Need for Hybrid Clouds

Taking the Middle Road: The Need for Hybrid Clouds Hybrid cloud involves the use of public cloud and private cloud architectures working together. The key here is “working together”, instead of having two silos of inoperable clouds. In theory, it combines the best of both the worlds, though in practice it is hard not to

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Press Release: New Cisco System Helps Customers Build Clouds, Deploy Business Applications Faster

New Cisco Unified Computing System Innovations Help Customers Build Clouds, Deploy Business Applications Faster Additions to Cisco Unified Computing System portfolio quadruple memory capacity, double switching capacity and simplify management for large-scale UCS deployments SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 8, 2012 – IT organizations today are striving to establish data centers that support virtualization and cloud computing to become more competitive and

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HP CloudSystem Matrix: Managing at a Higher Level

HP CloudSystem Matrix: Managing at a Higher Level This Illuminata Spotlight discusses HP CloudSystem Matrix and its use as an out-of-the-box platform for private clouds suited to enterprise IT. Many now look to the idea of “cloud computing” as their future ideal state. Clouds emerged first as a mechanism for Web and network computing, but

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CSC Streamlines Insurance with Cloud Services

CSC Streamlines Insurance with Cloud Services CSC is enabling insurers to tap into offerings in a secure, highly scalable environment through the launch of its new offering called Breezeway. This collection of cloud-based, Web-subscription services can be used on multiple devices and platforms and have the ability to support a variety of multiline insurance agency

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NEC Secures Business with Android Based Cloud

NEC Secures Business with Android Based Cloud NEC Corporation is securing businesses with two new products “LifeTouchNOTE Business Model” and the “LifeTouch Security Pack Model.” The launch of two new business-use models of NEC’s Android based “LifeTouch” Cloud Communicator series has begun shipping in Japan from today August 26, 2011. NEC specializes in the integration

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CloudShare Welcomes Guri Stark as CEO

Industry Veteran Joins Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Pioneer to Steer Next Phase of Growth SAN MATEO, Calif. – February 23, 2011 — CloudShare today named Guri Stark as president and CEO. Building on the cloud computing start-up’s rapid growth and adoption, Stark brings more than 30 years of experience in high tech with specific expertise

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Big 4 Auditing Firm Ernst & Young Joins Cloud Security Alliance

Big 4 Auditing Firm Ernst & Young Joins Cloud Security Alliance Cloud computing’s legitimacy as a mainstream business option just received a shot in the arm with Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four of auditing, joining the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a non-profit organization formed “to promote the use of best practices for

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How Cloud Computing Affects Real People

How Cloud Computing Affects Real People “Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one.”                                    - Albert Einstein (1879-1955), the most famous scientist of the 20th century. Any business decision is invariably taken considering its impact on different stakeholders. In this context, stakeholder refers to any individual or entity that influences or influences the

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Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars: Workbooks

A small team of Cloud Computing entrepreneurs founded Workbooks Ltd. in 2007, realizing that future is in cloud-based technologies and applications. John Cheney (CEO), James Kay (CTO), Jenny Robb (CFO), and Edward Berks (Sales Director) were among those European business people who successfully started technology companies before 2007 but their new start-up was entirely cloud-based,

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