Security as a Service: Business Decision Factors

Security as a Service: Business Decision Factors This paper reviews the business value of IT security, illustrates the business case for SaaS over “do it yourself” premise-based solutions, and outlines what to look for in SaaS solutions you can adopt with confidence and count on as you grow. In a companion paper, we show how

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LifeSize Optimizes HD Video Conferencing System for Cloud-Based Platforms

LifeSize Optimizes HD Video Conferencing System for Cloud-Based Platforms LifeSize has optimized an HD video conferencing system for cloud-based platforms with plug-and-play technology.  Known as LifeSize Passport Connect, this solution is offered at a price that can enable broader deployments for telecommuters and remote office. LifeSize, a division of Logitech, says that its new release

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Business Collaboration in the Cloud – Sandhill Group Report

Business Collaboration in the Cloud In today’s global market, more companies are leveraging the cloud to enhance productivity, extend geographic reach and gain a competitive edge. The SandHill Group white paper explores recent study findings to better understand the powerful advantages of SaaS technologies in addressing the training challenges of a global market, virtual teams

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Reminder: OSCON (Open Source Convention) Event

CloudTweaks is pleased to be a Media Partner of the OSCON Event on July 25-29, 2011 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. For 13 years, OSCON, the O’Reilly Open Source Convention, has put open source to work building the future. OSCON’s program encompasses 20 tracks to explore all things open source. New tracks have

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IBM Share Price Climbs On Positive Financial Earnings

IBM Share Price Climbs On Positive Financial Earnings – Up over 4% IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced second-quarter 2011 diluted earnings of $3.00 per share, compared with diluted earnings of $2.61 per share in the second quarter of 2010, an increase of 15 percent. Operating (non-GAAP) diluted earnings were $3.09 per share, compared with operating diluted

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8×8 Introduces Cloud-Based Video Conferencing Service

8×8 Introduces Cloud-Based Virtual Room Service A new cloud-based video conferencing service from 8×8 is offering an easier, more flexible and significantly more affordable way to collaborate using voice, video and content. 8×8, a provider of innovative cloud communications and computing solutions, is offering these services to businesses of all sizes and claims that it

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Featured Paper: Why Enterprises Choose Private Cloud?

Why Enterprises Choose Private Cloud The potential advantages of cloud computing are well documented. If designed and provisioned properly, cloud deployments can lower capital and operating costs, increase flexibility, and improve service levels. Private cloud deployments are particularly important because they increasingly represent an enterprises’ first step toward the ultimate goal of dynamically matching IT

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10 Cloud Based OS’s (Operating Systems) Worth A Closer Look

10 Cloud Based OS’s (Operating Systems) Worth A Closer Look 1) iSpaces CloudBrowser is a web browser within a browser that allows users to log in to the company’s platform from multiple computers while saving the state of their interface to the company’s data storage centers in the cloud. iSpaces runs on any Windows or Linux

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GMA Launches Cloud-based Business Continuity Portal Solution

GMA Launches Cloud-based Business Continuity Portal Solution GMA Consulting’s newly released cloud-based Business Continuity Portal solution utilises Microsoft’s SharePoint 2010 collaboration application and is hosted on the Windows Azure cloud platform. The London-based IT consultancy specialising in the design, development and implementation of solutions using Microsoft technologies claims that it is the first solution to

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Cloud Computing – The Business Case for Project Portfolio Management

The Business Case for Project Portfolio Management The expression “better, faster, cheaper” is commonly associated with supply chain initiatives, where companies have developed an edge by getting products to market faster and more efficiently than their competitors. However, in the new world of cloud computing, more companies are looking at their IT department as a

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Apptio Named an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

Recognition as Top Emerging Private Company Marks the Sixth Award Win for Apptio in 2011 SEATTLE, WA,  Jul 15, 2011) – Apptio, the leading provider of on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions, today announced that the company has been selected as an AlwaysOn Global 250 award recipient. The Global 250 recognizes the top emerging private

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Packaging Cloud Computing as an Investment – First Cloud Computing ETF Launched

Packaging Cloud Computing as an Investment – First Cloud Computing ETF Launched A technology can be considered to have truly “arrived”, become part of everyday life, when an investment vehicle is dedicated solely to it. Cloud computing now enjoys that privilege, with the launch of the first cloud computing ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) on NASDAQ

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