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The world of enterprise applications, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and billing, can seem boring to people who are more interested in what is going on at Amazon, Facebook, Google and Twitter, or the latest iPhone or Android applicati...
Self-service is a traditional element for humans. A typical and successful example of self-service is vendor machines that dispenses drinks. Coca-Cola (among others) operates a large number of self-service machines all over the world, in public places such as universities, museums, and...
Cloud service providers are up against several key challenges when it comes to selling desktop virtualization technology. An understanding of the benefits of desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) rarely exists, and licensing concerns – and their rising costs – are not going away any time soon. K...
For more than half a century, cloud computing has changed names more often than a Hollywood starlet. Utility computing. Time share. Thin client. SaaS. PaaS. IaaS. While concepts have been added and capabilities grown, cloud computing was no more invented by Amazon or other modern vend...
TokBox, a Telefónica Digital company, today announced that their OpenTok on WebRTC platform now supports Chrome 29 for the desktop and Chrome for Android. TokBox, with its industry leading OpenTok on WebRTC platform, powers enterprise-grade WebRTC video communications for businesses an...
XirSys, a California-based tech company recently launched by the founders of Influxis, officially announced today that it is now providing cloud accounts for developers interested in testing the BETA services for their WebRTC hosting platform. WebRTC is being touted as the leading disr...
“The Cloud Credential Council focuses on cloud training and certification so we are basically helping to fill the gap for the people who need to have the skills related to cloud,” explained Marcel Heilijgers, Executive Director of the Cloud Credential Council, in this SYS-CON.tv interv...
The world’s first vendor neutral marketplace for IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) cloud computing is being built. This marketplace fills the current gap in the value chain by offering standardized products and by addressing the needs of providers and consumers of cloud computing reso...
"We spent two years building a cloud offering that is unmatched in the market. This latest investment represents an investment not only in ProfitBricks but in the future of cloud," said Achim Weiss, co-founder and CEO of ProfitBricks, as it was announced that his IaaS company has recei...
As already described in the previous few articles NIST defines three different service models for the cloud - IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. However if you look at the Wikipedia article about cloud computing you will notice that there are quite a few more "as-a-service" models mentioned there. L...
Embarcadero on Monday made generally available C++Builder XE3, which allows a common development effort to natively target Windows 8, Mac OS X and Intel clients. The modern class of C and C++ tools are workhorses of PC applications development. And Objective-C tools have proven the r...
In the competitive world of cloud-based computing infrastructure, Amazon remains top dog. It’s highly visible, its footprint is almost global, it incrementally adds features or cuts prices to keep competitors on their toes, and it generally manages to meet most people’s nee...
Red Hat has released a public preview of its OpenStack IaaS distribution a couple of weeks after Rackspace got the ball rolling and went production with the open source stuff on its own public cloud. Red Hat, the third-biggest contributor to the current Essex release, is being a bi...
One of the features in GridGain’s In-Memory Data Platform that often goes unspoken for is ability to launch multiple GridGain nodes in the single JVM. Now, as trivial as it sounds… can you start multiple JBoss or WebLogic or Infinisnap or Gigaspaces or Coherence or (gulp) Hadoop ...
I am the track chair of the CloudExpo Bootcamp this year at Jacob Javits Center in NYC from June 11-14. You can check the agenda here. As an invitee of the track chair, you can register for free (with the bootcamp option) at www.cloudcomputingexpo.com with "robustcloud" as the promo...
With Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) now five weeks away, what better time to introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference... We have technical and strategy ses...
"Many of our Joyent Cloud customers have experienced significant growth based on the superior user experience and performance we deliver on Joyent Cloud," said Steve Tuck, EVP and GM of Joyent Cloud, Joyent's public cloud line of business, as Joyent Cloud Europe was unveiled this week ...
The scenario is fairly typical. You launch your SaaS application for $14.99 per month. A few months later, a competitor launches a competing service for $10 per month. How do you respond with a competitive offer without cannibalizing your existing customers? We asked three software exe...
Only ten weeks to go! Time for an alphabetical summary of the many leading-edge themes & topics to be discussed at Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) - being held June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City and co-located with Big Data Expo 2012 New York ...
This is the continuation of my series of Articles on Industry SaaS . This term ‘Industry SaaS’ can be interchangeably used with BpaaS (Business Process As A Service). However the term ‘Industry SaaS’ meaning a Software As A Service meant for a specific industry need is st...
Building Clouds offers open hardware solutions compatible with their Opendiem Software Energy Management Suite. Customers can choose LonWorks controllers with pre-programmed applications for HVAC, industrial processes, energy management, lighting systems, and more designed to work with...
This is the continuation of my series of articles on Industry SaaS . This term ‘Industry SaaS' can be used interchangeably with BpaaS (Business Process as a Service). However, the term ‘Industry SaaS' meaning Software as a Service meant for a specific industry need is stressed for wide...
In my previous article on Need for BpaaS Consortium, I stressed the need for interoperability as a number one concern for the enterprises to adopt SaaS and in particular BpaaS. I pitched for the need for a generic body or a consortium that can act to address the interoperability concer...
As we started this series on SaaS, BpaaS offerings it is encouraging to see more players in the space. Chemical Inventory Management is chosen as a starting point. We request the enterprises to contact these providers directly and evaluate them as per their processes. Another impo...
Independent research firm studies expects the global cloud computing market to reach $241 billion in 2020 compared to $40.7 in 2010. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offers more growth opportunity than any other segment in the still largely vague market for cloud computing services. SaaS ...
An alphabetical selection of some of the many themes & topics to be discussed at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (9th Cloud Expo) - being held November 7-10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. The markets may still be melting, but Cloud Expo is definitely coming of age!
IaaS has come to the Philippines in a big way from Globe Telecom, along with three new acronyms. The company, a major Internet service provider and leading mobile provider in the country, breaks down its new IaaS strategy into three offerings: Backup-as-a-Service (Baas), Storage-as-a...
The “cloud era” of information technology is upon us. Connectivity is pervasive and everyone and everything is connected. Readily available, low-cost, Internet-based services providing access to new capabilities and infinite amounts of information have given rise to a new set of experi...
Part 1 of the Windows Azure Series, provided an introduction to Windows Azure, and Part 2 provided a look inside the Windows Azure datacenters. Part 3 will continue with a look at the Windows Azure Roles and the Development Environment. The last one is especially important for the next...
The public cloud market is dominated by a 800 pound gorilla. We assume its 800 pounds and not 2000 pounds. It could even be 100 pounds or maybe not a gorilla, but an elephant of a paler color. There is no public information indicating its true size, revenue or performance. Let’s assume...
Enterprises are shifting the delivery of their customer focused services to the web in dramatic fashion. No matter if you call this a result of the cloud, SaaS or one of the dozen acronyms for on-demand services, moving the customer interaction to the web remains the centerpiece. Min...
Delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors will be traveling from all over the world to New York this coming June 6-9 to attend 8th International Cloud Expo in New York City, co-located at the Jacob Javits Convention Center with 11th Virtualization Conference & Expo. Here is an ea...
While SaaS On Public Clouds is the most obvious benefit of Cloud, this needs to be high adaptable to differing enterprise needs. This article discusses some of the aspects that will make SaaS more adaptable. With these in mind, the popularity of SaaS is expected to grow several times...
SAP AG on Monday has announced a major update in its portfolio of on-demand solutions: Feature pack 2.6 for the SAP Business ByDesign solution now offers a slate of new capabilities. According to Peter Lorenz, executive vice president, On Demand, and corporate officer, SAP AG, "With ...
Historically Software development have taken much of the IT budget, much like Operations. While software development results in business capability this does not mean that any amount can be spent in this tight economy. while most case studies position Cloud for run time cost efficie...
UCC can be enhanced to UVC, Unified Virtual Collaboration, through the addition of new software, and then delivered via Cloud services. The Canadian government calling out for insights into the gaps in their R&D innovation strategy is timely and provides a context for the market oppor...
I love this time of year because it is one of those rare occasions during the corporate and product development process where creative ideas and concepts designed to stimulate future success enter the entrepreneurial blood stream. It is that rare moment where you have the benefit of a...
When we read about revolutions historically, they are invariably painted as a momentary epoch during which the world blissfully changes forever and where the victors relish in the glory of positive new direction. Granted, revolutionary ideas are often harmlessly hatched in pubs, coffee...
Today Datapipe put out one of those “the way we see it” releases that I typically ignore because they are usually empty self-promotion devoid of news, data, or insight. You know the ones I am talking about - “Acme Technowidgets Predicts Cloud Adoption Will Continue in 2011”. But, thi...
With the announcement of a cloud database platform from Salesforce which is already a proven player on SaaS and PaaS areas there will be more choices for enterprise customers to move to cloud. In this context some features available in enterprise class databases like Oracle should als...