How Companies Are Adopting and Adapting to Cloud Computing: KPMG

How Companies Are Adopting and Adapting to Cloud Computing There have been several studies attesting to the growth of cloud computing, and some of them have been covered in earlier articles (See: Where Is Cloud Computing Going? Up, Up And Away! and How BIG Is the Cloud Computing Market?). Now, KPMG has come out with study

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Successful Selling In The Cloud Relies On Billing

Successful selling in the cloud relies on billing The cloud offers a multitude of benefits for businesses looking to expand their sales channels. In the cloud, these companies can create new, predictable revenue streams; develop economies of scale; gain faster time to market; and shorten sales cycles. However, those benefits come with some challenges. Many

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Acquisitions of Cloud Computing Startups Speed Up

Acquisitions of Cloud Computing Startups Speed Up A startup is defined as a company with a limited operating history. A startup is usually born out of an innovative idea, and the founder or founders have one of two objectives – grow the company until it is acquired, or continue to operate it themselves. When a

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Cloud IT to Impact the Outsourcing Market Through 2015

Cloud IT to Impact the Outsourcing Market Through 2015 Fifty percent of new outsourcing deals will be significantly Cloud enabled by 2015, according to a newly released report from Saugatuck Technology Inc., titled “The Cloud and Business Services: Key Trends and Directions Through 2015.” Saugatuck Technology notes that the IT and BPO services market is

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SunGard Expands Business Partner Program with Enterprise Cloud Services

SunGard® Availability Services Expands Business Partner Program with Enterprise Cloud Services Wayne, PA – April 6, 2011 – SunGard Availability Services has expanded its Business Partner Program with the addition of the SunGard’s Enterprise Cloud Services to the channel program. SunGard’s partners can now tap the fast-growing cloud computing market by offering SunGard’s fully managed,

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Cloud Computing Transforming Manufacturing Industry: Microsoft

Cloud Computing Transforming Manufacturing Industry: Microsoft The biggest benefit of cloud computing is lowered cost of optimizing infrastructure, according to The Microsoft Discrete Manufacturing Cloud Computing Survey 2011. The study also indicates that cloud computing and social computing, are also transforming manufacturing industry value chains. According to the survey, cloud computing also facilitates efficient collaboration

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Agree on Service Levels – IaaS and SaaS

Service Level Agreements should ideally be agreements that describe the services delivered, customer obligations, warranties, disclaimers, service management levels, service availability and termination clauses. There are some important factors that the buyer should consider when discussing the SLA with a provider: How do the provider calculate the availability figure? You need to understand their formula

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Most Executives See Their Organizations Moving To Cloud-Based Services Within Two Years: KPMG Survey

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Business and government executives overwhelmingly expect their organizations to use Cloud computing within the next two years, according to results of a survey by KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm. Taken at the recent Oracle OpenWorld 2010 trade show in San Francisco, the survey of 174 show

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SAP Interview With CloudTweaks

SAP Discusses First Native Cloud Application CloudTweaks.com had an opportunity this week to speak with Rahul Sood, SVP, SAP Carbon Impact product management, Technology and Innovation Platform.  SAP recently released an enhanced version of SAP Carbon Impact OnDemand 5.0.  It is SAP’s first native cloud application,  and is designed to help companies  reduce their energy and

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Top 10 Cloud Computing Venture Capital Firms To Help Build Your Business

Top 10 Cloud Computing Venture Capital Firms To Help Build Your Business For more than 30 years, NEA has been helping to build great companies. Our committed capital has grown to $11 billion and we’ve funded more than 650 companies in the Information Technology, Energy Technology and Healthcare sectors. For more than 49 years, Norwest

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10 most promising cloud computing companies – Structure 2010 LaunchPad

Cloud computing companies, chosen from hundreds of applicants, to be honored at industry’s leading cloud conference, Structure 2010 (PRWEB) May 24, 2010 — GigaOM today announced the winners of Structure 2010 LaunchPad, a high-profile competition that recognizes the 11 most promising cloud companies. From the large number of entries just 11 were chosen as winners

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