Salesforce.com Further Democratizes the Service Cloud

Salesforce.com Further Democratizes the Service Cloud Salesforce.com has further democratized the Service Cloud by completing the acquisition of Assistly, an instant customer-service help desk built for the cloud. Assistly was acquired for about $50 million in cash, net of cash acquired. Salesforce.com also assumed Assistly’s unvested options and will issue restricted stock units to certain

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SaaS Global Revenues to Grow 20% to $12 Billion in 2011, Gartner Report

SaaS Global Revenues to Grow 20% to $12 Billion in 2011, Gartner Report North American companies are estimated to account for nearly 64 percent of global software-as-a-service (SaaS) revenue with their share slightly decreasing from 63.6 percent in 2011 to 60.8 percent in 2015, a report by Gartner, Inc. revealed. In 2011, global market for

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Private Cloud Interview with Mr. Joe Weinman

Private Cloud Interview with Mr. Joe Weinman As the founder of Cloudonomics.com, Joe Weinman is one of the most known cloud computing evangelists in the world. Weinman researches the economics of the cloud. Among other cloud aspects he examines, he also relates to the cloud financial operational costs together with its business benefits. Following I Am

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VMworld® 2011, the Leading Virtualization and Cloud Computing Event of the Year

VMworld® 2011, the Leading Virtualization and Cloud Computing Event of the Year, Heads to Las Vegas and Copenhagen PALO ALTO, Calif., July 21, 2011 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that VMworld® 2011 makes its return to Las Vegas August 29th through September 1st at The Venetian

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KPI Deploys Cloud for Microsoft Windows Azure

KPI Deploys Cloud for Microsoft Windows Azure Full-service systems integrator and implementation consultancy Key Performance Ideas has deployed Star Command Center Cloud Service for the Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud platform. Star Analytics provides application process automation and integration software. Its founder and CEO, Quinlan Eddy noted that collaboration with Microsoft to serve enterprises running on

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Fujitsu Rolls Out Global Cloud Computing Platform in North America

Fujitsu Rolls Out Global Cloud Computing Platform in North America Fujitsu launching free, three-month beta trial of Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering beginning May 31 Sunnyvale, CALIF. – May 24, 2011 – Fujitsu today announced the North American roll-out of its proven Global Cloud Platform, already launched in Japan, Australia, Singapore and UK. The Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform

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SAP and Dell Deliver New Cloud and In-Memory Computing Offerings

SAP and Dell Deliver New Cloud and In-Memory Computing Offerings SAP and Dell will help organizations transform their businesses through their new cloud and in-memory computing offerings.  Dell delivers innovative technology and services and SAP specializes in enterprise application software. Both companies have announced an expansion of their long-standing relationship to this end. Following this

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SAP And Verizon Announce Tie-Up: SAP Products To Be Available On Verizon Cloud

SAP products to be available on Verizon cloud For several years now, German software giant SAP AG has been at the forefront of enterprise software. Now, the largest software firm in Europe (and the fourth biggest in the world) has decided to tie up with the largest communications company in the US, Verizon, to offer

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Managing Cisco QoS with Cloud-Based Applications

Managing Cisco QoS with Cloud-Based Applications ActionPacked! Networks is sponsoring a free one hour online training session on March 16 to help network engineers understand how to apply QoS to their cloud-based applications. This session titled “Managing Cisco QoS with Cloud-Based Applications” will feature real-world examples of popular cloud applications and will be presented by

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A History of Cloud Computing

“History is written by the victors.” – Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British Prime Minister during WWII. History, especially if it deals with victories and defeats, is inherently flawed. No one knew this better than Winston Churchill, who was assured of his place in the historical tomes by his victory in WWII. As he put it, “History

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The Top Ten Considerations For Cloud Computing

The Top Ten Considerations for Cloud Computing Business and IT decision makers are increasingly confused by the rising number and type of cloud computing solutions. Everyone it would seem is now promising to save you time and money with this or that kind of web-based service for everything from email and enterprise applications to storage

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GigaSpaces Releases eXtreme Application Platform – Ensures Technology Openness and Provides Continuous Scaling

GigaSpaces Releases eXtreme Application Platform (XAP) 8.0 – Ensures Technology Openness and Provides Continuous Scaling Elastic Application Platform Delivers a Robust Environment for Cloud and Data Center Development NEW YORK – January 31, 2011 – GigaSpaces Technologies, the leading provider of a new generation of virtualized application platforms, announces the launch of eXtreme Application Platform

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Salesforce.com Acquires Dimdim – An Open Sourced Collaboration Service

Salesforce.com Acquires Dimdim Acquisition will extend salesforce.com’s Chatter collaboration platform with critical real-time communication technologies.  Follows the proven Facebook model of combining real-time collaboration and communication into a single integrated service. Enables salesforce.com to build on momentum of 60,000 Chatter customers,  accelerating the industry shift to Cloud 2 SAN FRANCISCO, – Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the

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Five9 Announces Cloud Computing Platform for Call Centers Version 2

PLEASANTON, Calif. – November 16th, 2010 – Five9 Inc., the leader in on-demand call center software, announced today General Availability (GA) of the second generation of its Cloud Computing Platform for Call Centers. The platform provides a set of Five9 Cloud APIs based on web services technology, enabling advanced software integrations with other applications and

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