By Patrick Burke, Rackspace HostingCloud computing seems to be on a trajectory similar to that of smartphones and tablets. In fact, worldwide shipments of smartphones surpassed shipments of feature phones for the first time this quarter, according to market research firm IDC. Read More >>>
By Praveen Asthana , GravitantSequestration burst out of obscurity and entered our household vocabulary in 2013. It got our attention because the impact of it is $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts from the Federal budget over the next ten years. Read More >>>
Gravitant Named as American Technology Award Finalist in Cloud Computing/Software as a Service CategoryMay 8, 2013 No Comments
Gravitant®, the leader in cloud services brokerage and management, has been named a finalist in the Cloud Computing/SaaS category for the 2013 TechAmerica Foundation American Technology Awards (ATAs). The ATAs cross the technology industry recognizing products and services like cloudMatrix.
In response to strong global customer demand, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced the SAP HANA® Enterprise Cloud service. This cloud-based offering is designed to provide organizations with a new deployment option to gain immediate value from the innovation of SAP HANA®, the next-generation in-memory platform.
By Patrick Burke, Rackspace HostingA TechNavio report reveals that the government cloud computing market will increase by an average annual rate of 6.2 percent through 2016, as governments begin moving their data onto the cloud. Read More >>>
This short webcast provides an overview of SmartCloud Continuous Delivery capabilities to help organizations bridge the current gaps in the software development and delivery pipeline.
By Patrick Burke, Rackspace HostingIt’s usually safe to say the more you know in your particular job field, the better off you’ll be, certainly in terms of job security. Now it seems the more you know about cloud computing and its related ecosystems, the better paid you’ll be. Read More >>>
with Brad Peters, BirstIn this interview, Brad Peters, CEO and C0-Founder of Birst, offers expert advice for organizations looking to measure their true business value through agile data analytics, and highlights the importance of an enterprise caliber cloud BI solution. Read More >>>
with Mike Dickey, CloudmeterIn this interview, Mike Dickey, founder of Cloudmeter, outlines ways in which organizations today can efficiently transform large amounts of data into actionable information, and accentuates the value of leveraging data to gain better insight into the end user experience. Read More >>>
By Patrick Burke, Rackspace HostingCloud computing is truly earning its stripes: The latest institution to call on the cloud to cut costs and put its security features to the test is none other than the U.S. Navy. Read More >>>
Most IT pros find it hard to decide whether to implement on-premises help desk software or go for a cloud-based solution. This dilemma is common, given the diversity of help desk products and services available in the market. But you don’t have to fret. There’s no good or bad distinction here between the two. It’s just a matter of defining your requirements before making the right selection for the help desk solution that fits your needs.
with Rick Nucci, DELL BoomiIn this interview, Rick Nucci, founder of Dell Boomi, outlines ways in which organizations can overcome challenges associated with moving from on-premise to cloud based systems, and properly utilize MDM solutions to maximize productivity in almost every area of business. Read More >>>
Birst Positioned in the Challengers Quadrant of the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms ReportApril 10, 2013 No Comments
Birst Inc., the leading provider of agile business analytics, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Challengers quadrant of the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms.* The report presents a global view of Gartner’s opinion of software vendors that should be considered by organizations seeking to use business intelligence (BI) platforms. After evaluating 38 different BI and analytics software vendors on 15 functional areas, Gartner analysts placed Birst in the Challengers quadrant based primarily on completeness of vision and ability to execute.
By Patrick Burke, Rackspace HostingThe cloud gained a legal victory recently in a case between a startup and several major broadcasting players. The U.S. Court of Appeals in New York has refused to shut down Aereo, a service that allows users to record live broadcast content in the cloud for later consumption. Read More >>>
Daniel Joseph Barry, NapatechThree recent trends in the IT industry have improved the efficiency and effectiveness of digital services: cloud computing, big data analysis and mobility. Unfortunately, this also provides cybercriminals with fewer, and more valuable, targets. Read More >>>
Elsevier Acquires Mendeley, an Innovative, Cloud-based Research Management and Social Collaboration PlatformApril 9, 2013 No Comments
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today the acquisition of Mendeley, a London-based company that operates a global research management and collaboration platform.
IBM today announced that it will be extending its industry leadership with the opening of a European-based IBM SmartCloud for Social Business Data Center. The move aims to help business leaders, such as chief information officers (CIO), chief marketing officers (CMO), and chief human resource officers (CHRO), begin their organization’s transformation with the adoption of social business technology.
By Kurt Hagerman, FireHostA highly secure cloud is not a myth. It’s not even out of reach. In fact, you can lock down your virtual infrastructure as tightly as any Fortune 50 enterprise does, by getting four components right: security, management, performance, and compliance. Read More >>>
By Patrick Burke, Rackspace HostingThe cloud is transforming the way businesses access and store critical applications and information, and it’s also changing the roles of IT workers in general and database administrators in particular. Read More >>>
with Tim Minahan, AribaIn this interview, Tim Minahan from Ariba outlines ways in which social business networks provide an easy way to link, coordinate, and conduct virtual business in today’s rapidly evolving business world. Read More >>>
The cloud market has reached an inflection point between vendor solutions and customer demand, and TBR is excited to announce its new Cloud Research Portfolio to help vendors capitalize on this evolving opportunity. TBR research shows the market is set to grow well beyond the $83 billion in opportunity in public cloud services. More than 30% of customers have adopted private cloud solutions and 15% have made the transition to hybrid environments, and the addition of professional services to public, private and hybrid offerings will result in more than $100 billion in opportunity for vendors by 2015.
By Patrick Burke, Rackspace HostingResearchers at MIT are hard at work revealing how cloud computing can perform to its greatest potential while helping businesses gain a firm understanding of the pricing of cloud services and how to diagnose any potential hiccups in the system. Read More >>>
By Patrick Burke, Rackspace HostingOne of cloud computing’s most attractive features is its ability to scale back costs and allow an organization to redirect its IT department’s efforts from one of maintenance to one of revenue-generating projects. Read More >>>
IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Bluelock CTO Pat O’Day on Improving the Cloud Computing ExperienceMarch 20, 2013 No Comments
Bluelock CTO Pat O’DayIn this interview, Bluelock’s CTO Pat O’Day outlines how to traverse some of these Cloud Computing roadblocks, and which applications are key to improving the user experience. Read Full Interview >>>
The unemployment rate may be slowly shrinking for the broader U.S. economy, but IT jobs are expected to be in demand through the year. The hot trends in technology — cloud computing, Big Data, virtualization — can save enterprises time and money, so the search is on for someone to manage those technologies.
with Charles Zedlewski, ClouderaIn this interview Charles Zedlewski from Cloudera outlines the key benefits an optimally scalable, flexible, and affordable open source data management platform can offer to businesses today. Read More >>>
By Patrick Burke, Rackspace HostingWhether being implemented in one of the world’s largest corporations or helping a mom-and-pop shop back up employee records and track supplier invoices, cloud computing is now a growing part of everyday business processes and functions. Read More >>>
ROUND ROCK, Texas – Dell Software launched its next-generation Dell Boomi Master Data Management (MDM) that delivers a comprehensive set of features and capabilities in a single cloud-managed solution.
By Patrick Burke, Rackspace HostingIT’s latest trend seems to be one of, to borrow a colorful expression, the inmates running the asylum. More companies are relying on their employees’ cloud preferences and incorporating their personal choices of cloud apps into CIO-approved production boosters. Read More >>>