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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…

What Does Verizon Expect from the CloudSwitch Acquisition?

What Does Verizon Expect from the CloudSwitch Acquisition? Verizon is betting big on cloud computing. After this year’s $1.4 billion acquisition of data center operator Terremark, Verizon has once again loosened its purse strings to buy cloud computing startup CloudSwitch. The latter develops software that eases the transition of company applications from in-house servers to…

8×8 Acquires Cloud Call Center Services Provider Contactual

8×8 Acquires Cloud Call Center Services Provider Contactual 8×8 has acquired cloud-based call center and customer interaction management solutions provider Contactual acting on its intent to buy the company on September 12, 2011. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Contactual provides small businesses and enterprise departments with an efficient way to improve customer satisfaction while lowering…

Report: Google Acquires Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Billion In Cash

Google Pushes Mobile Cloud Industry, Acquires Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Billion In Cash Aug 15, 2011 (Reuters) – Google Inc (GOOG.O) said it will buy Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc (MMI.N) for about $12.5 billion in cash in a move to bolster the adoption of its Android mobile phone software. Google said it would pay $40…

Fifth Annual Amazon Web Services "Start-Up Challenge" Begins Today for Start-Ups Worldwide

Fifth Annual Amazon Web Services "Start-Up Challenge" Begins Today for Start-Ups Worldwide

Fifth Annual Amazon Web Services “Start-Up Challenge” Begins Today for Start-Ups Worldwide Fifteen regional prizes and one global grand prize to be awarded to start-ups with the most innovative businesses built in the AWS cloud SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, Aug 01, 2011 – Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced the call for entries to…

Min.us Cloud File Sharing Service Acquires Domain Name Minus.com for $115,000

Cloud File Sharing Service Min.us has acquired the domain name ‘Minus.com’ $115,000 Minus is a cloud-based, out of the box, straight-forward file sharing platform which allows the users to upload and share photos, music, videos, PDFs and more… The site is focused on making everything simple and naturally convenient for the users. The site looks, sounds, interacts…

Cloud Security News: Trend Micro, World's Fastest-Growing Leading Content Security Vendor

  CUPERTINO, Calif., June 20, 2011 – The latest independent Canalys study of worldwide enterprise security market share found that Trend Micro Incorporated  is the world’s fastest – growing leading content security vendor, with a 17 percent growth rate (Q1 2010 – Q1 2011). The Canalys study, “Canalys estimates, Enterprise Security Analysis, June 2011,” covers…

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Big Data Analytics Adoption

Big Data Analytics Adoption

Big Data Analytics Adoption Big Data is an emerging phenomenon. Nowadays, many organizations have adopted information technology (IT) and information systems (IS) in business to handle huge amounts of data and gain better insights into their business. Many scholars believe that Business Intelligence (BI), solutions with Analytics capabilities, offer benefits to companies to achieve competitive…

Cloud Infographic – Cyber Security And The New Frontier

Cloud Infographic – Cyber Security And The New Frontier

Cyber Security: The New Frontier The security environment of the 21st century is constantly evolving, and it’s difficult to predict where the next threats and dangers will come from. But one thing is clear: the ever-expanding frontier of digital space will continue to present firms and governments with security challenges. From politically-motivated Denial-of-Service attacks to…

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

What Is The Internet of Things? “We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.”  – Scott Cook The Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Systems are based on the notions of Sensors, Connectivity, People and Processes. We are creating a new world to view and measure anything around us through…

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us to Do Better The cloud has made our working lives easier, with everything from virtually unlimited email storage to access-from-anywhere enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s no wonder the 2013 cloud computing research IDG survey revealed at least 84 percent of the companies surveyed run at…

Technology Advice Report: 2014 Business Intelligence Buying Trends

Technology Advice Report: 2014 Business Intelligence Buying Trends

Technology Advice Report: 2014 Business Intelligence Buying Trends For nearly every business, the concept of business intelligence is nothing new. Ambitious organizations have been searching for any type of data-driven advantage for some time now – perhaps for as long as they’ve existed. However, the historical use of competitive intelligence pales in comparison to the…

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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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What Should SMEs Do To Prevent Common Mistakes?

What Should SMEs Do To Prevent Common Mistakes?

Spending And Planning Wisely Overview – Billions of pounds from valuable IT and communication (ICT) budgets are wasted each year due to common mistakes in the market. These are some of the pitfalls you should avoid. With small businesses (especially start-ups with online ambitions) relying more and more on their understanding and utilisation of ICT, it’s…

The Cloud Above Our Home

The Cloud Above Our Home

Our Home – Moving All Things Into The Cloud The promise of a smart home had excited the imagination of the movie makers long ago. If you have seen any TV shows in the nineties or before, the interpretation presented itself to us as a computerized personal assistant or a robot housekeeper. It was smart,…

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

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…

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Building a Better Cloud: The MSP Advantage

Building a Better Cloud: The MSP Advantage

Gone are the days of private clouds as the “only way” for companies to keep data secure and retain control of their assets. As noted by ChannelPro , research firm Gartner pegs the public cloud for 245 percent growth through 2015, resulting in a total market value of $17 billion. Hybrid clouds are also becoming…

Black Friday By The Numbers [Infographic]

Black Friday By The Numbers [Infographic]

These days, Americans have little time to digest all the turkey, sweet potato and cranberry sauce from their Thanksgiving feasts. After the food comes the shopping, and the country’s most lucrative trading day  – Black Friday. Last year, 141 million Americans shopped over the Thanksgiving weekend, up from 139 million in 2012. A quarter […] Read the source…

Tracking The Flu Via The Cloud

Tracking The Flu Via The Cloud

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention became unable to monitor flu outbreaks in the midst of a government shutdown a year ago, athenahealth, an electronic health record and billing management company volunteered to do the job. Nearly 60,000 medical professionals use its platform, and the company can monitor […] Read the source article…