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Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, had reached 30,000 page views on his home page – RobertoMedrano.SYS-CON.com – on the SYS-CON family of online magazines, which includes Cloud Computing Journal, Internet of Things Journal, Big Data Journal, and SOA World Magazine. His blog posts cover a variety of IT topics including the API economy, the Internet of Things, and building cloud-based apps using SOA. He is a recognized executive in the information technology fields of SOA, internet security, governance, and compliance. He has extensive experience with both start-ups and large companies, having been involved at the beginning of four IT industries: EDA, Open Systems, Computer Security and now SOA. Bookmark Roberto Medrano's Blog Home Page ▸ Here Prior to joining SOA Software, he was CEO of PoliVec, a leader in security policy. Before joining Po... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

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Mindbreeze InSite is "Trend-Setting Product 2013"

Linz, Austria, September 05, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Mindbreeze scored highly yet again with the KMWorld jury, receiving the prestigious KMWorld Award for Mindbreeze InSite. The “Trend-Setting Products 2013” were selected from more than 700 entries from some 300 vendors. KMWorld is the leading magazine for Knowledge Management Systems and Content and Document Management in the US. It is the sixth time in succession that Mindbreeze has won this award. “Informing website visitors accurately and quickly is a decisive competitive factor. Websites are becoming increasingly extensive and content is updated at an ever increasing frequency. Conventional search solutions mostly deliver an abundance of search results and make it time consuming to filter out the right information. Mindbreeze InSite works differently. Semantic search requests combined with intuitive and easy operation ... (more)

Migrating away from Salesforce.com? Beware!

Salesforce.com is not a fan of customers who attempt to leave. I can’t blame them, nobody likes to lose a customer. When you start to lose a lot of customers, it can make you a little desperate, but this does not seem to apply Salesforce.com, I mean in the last year alone their stock has gone up 20 points. They have obviously done an excellent job of convincing business of the value of Cloud CRM. So why are they so hostile about people wanting to leave? Maybe they are just paranoid. Ever since they launched in 1999, they have absolutely “Owned” the cloud CRM space. To succeed they had to win two battles, first was the concept of CRM which many companies had come to think was a waste of time, and the second was that this was Software as a Service running in the cloud, whatever that was. No small feat. But they did win, and are still winning. For years they looked in... (more)

Exostar Cited by Microsoft for Implementation of 'Business Ready Security' Solution

ForumPass 4 Delivers Integrated Identity, Access and Security from the Cloud to Enable Cross-Enterprise Collaboration HERNDON, Va., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Exostar, the leading provider of secure, multi-enterprise, on-demand collaboration solutions to the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry, today announced its ForumPass 4 solution has been identified by Microsoft as a prime example of Business Ready Security, the Microsoft enterprise security strategy announced on April 16. Exostar and ForumPass 4 are featured in a video and case study produced by Microsoft. Business Ready Security is Microsoft's unique approach to helping companies achieve their business goals while managing risk and empowering people. The strategy is based on three fundamental tenets: integrate and extend security across the enterprise; protect everywhere, yet allow access from anywhere; and si... (more)

Spare Backup to Open European Office to Support Growing Marketing Operations

PALM DESERT, California, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Spare Backup (OTC Bulletin Board: SPBU) today announced that it has opened a European office to support and grow its presence in online backup throughout Europe. Its European initiatives will be spearheaded by Jonathan Hewett and Tom Barry, two service industry veterans with substantial retail and banking experience. Mr. Hewett, formerly DSGI, PLC's Group Financial Services Director with additional responsibility for the "The Tech Guys" brand, has over 20 years of retail service experience, launching unique programs for companies including Barclays Bank, Royal Mail Group and Sainsbury Banking operation. Mr. Barry was formerly the Managing Director of U.K. Services and Group Financial Services at Dixon's Store Group, PLC, and before that, worked for twelve years at Kingfisher, PLC. Spare Backup Management intends to ca... (more)

RedPeak Solutions to Partner with 3Tera to Provide Cloud Computing Services for Enterprise Customers

Relationship Builds on the Growing Demand for Migrating from Traditional Datacenter Environments to Cloud Computing Solutions MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- RedPeak Solutions, a cloud computing consulting expert and managed services provider, announced today a strategic partnership with 3Tera(R), Inc., the leading innovator of cloud computing technology and utility computing services, to provide consulting, implementation and deployment services enabling companies to accelerate time to market by combining the right type of cloud solution - internal, public or hybrid - to fit their business needs. Target customers include enterprises, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers, Web 2.0 companies and software development and quality assurance organizations that are moving to cloud environments using 3Tera's award-winning AppLogic(TM) cloud computing pl... (more)

LiveOffice Launches First Email Archiving Plugin to Spiceworks Community

LiveOffice, the leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) email archiving, email hosting and email continuity solutions, today announced the availability of its LiveOffice Mail Archive plugin for Spiceworks’s community of more than 700,000 information technology (IT) professionals. While Spiceworks is the first to provide the IT industry with free network management software, LiveOffice is the first to provide its community members with a free plugin for email archiving. This application helps users better manage their messaging environments and eliminates the need for mailbox quotas and PST file storage, while also ensuring that email is always accessible and available with a built-in continuity feature. “LiveOffice automates the email archiving setup and implementation process, which is traditionally an enormous operational burden for customers wanting to ... (more)

Hosted Solutions Expands Leadership Team, Hiring Industry Veteran Jeff Kramer as Vice President, Technology

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Hosted Solutions, the East Coast's premier provider of IT infrastructure as a service (IaaS), today announced that Jeff Kramer has joined the company as Vice President, Technology. Kramer brings more than 25 of experience in both entrepreneurial and established environments to Hosted Solutions. In his new role, he'll be responsible for overseeing the Architecture and Product Strategy across the entire organization. Prior to Hosted Solutions, he served as SVP, Engineering and Technology Operations for leading global online publisher Lulu.com. Under his direction, the Lulu Engineering team delivered a number of critical E-Commerce system enhancements, greatly improved delivery speed and quality, and revamped the site's underlying architecture while dealing with record traffic levels. "Jeff is a very strong addition to our tea... (more)

DigitalPost Interactive to Launch TheChurchPost.com

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DigitalPost Interactive, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DGLP), www.dglp.com, a leader in web-based interactive digital media applications, announced plans to launch TheChurchPost.com, a new digital media sharing website platform for religious organizations and their members and communities to connect with each other in a secure, user-friendly online environment. The ChurchPost platform represents DigitalPost's entry into church photography, a new vertical market and an additional opportunity for DigitalPost to grow its sales channel utilizing its award winning digital media sharing platform. TheChurchPost.com is scheduled to be live before the end of 2009. With more than 335,000 churches--and more than 25 million members--in the U.S. alone, this new vertical is potentially a substantial market for DigitalPost. By pr... (more)

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