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    • Seeding the Cloud – Enterprises Set Their Strategies for Cloud Computing

      With enterprise IT departments coming under greater pressure to reduce infrastructure costs and manage capital expenditures—while also providing higher and more sophisticated levels of service and support—cloud computing is being explored as a flexible and efficient way to deliver applications to end users. But companies are still crafting their strategies and testing their options [...]

    • Expanding Your CRM Shortlist: Salesforce Alternatives
      Salesforce.com is the recognized 800-pound gorilla in cloud CRM software. However, while they may own “CRM” on the stock exchange, they do not own the market. Salesforce’s tool is fairly intuitive with deep Sales Force Automation (SFA) functionality. It should definitely make your shortlist, but what other companies should you be looking at? Below [...]
    • Marketing in a Cloud World

      Cloud Marketing is where traditional marketing meets Software as a Service. As a concept, it involves the migration of all marketing assets into the Cloud. Such migration allows all parties involved to access material as well as create, modify and share.

      Marketing activities are based on various platforms which are maintained by third parties. [...]

    • Private Cloud – Is Your Enterprise Ready ?

      Many enterprises decide to go for a private cloud without realizing what they are getting into.  Quite a few of them end up on the wrong side, sometimes losing out on multiple fronts, financial, customers being the major two of them.  It is imperative for an enterprise to do a thorough analysis on what [...]

    • Microsoft, SAP Team Up To Make Cloud Management and App Development Easier

      Expanding their long-term partnership, SAP and Microsoft announced their plans to improve integration between SAP software and Microsoft virtualization and cloud computing technologies, for their mutual customer base.

      The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE® NOW, held in Orlando, Florida, May 15-18, 2011 where Microsoft was also named SAP Global Technology Partner of the Year.

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      Launch: Silicon Valley 2011 – 30 ‘Hot’ Emerging Tech Companies to Debut

      30 Startup companies from around the world to publicly launch with presentations to Silicon Valley’s Most Influential VC and Angel Investors

      The Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE) today announced the companies invited [...]

    • The Top 50 Cloud Innovators

      Cloud computing started as a quaint technology and has now become a major catchphrase in just five years. It single-handedly invented the concept of on-demand, programmable infrastructure that could be accessed over the Internet.

      Cloud computing has become a reality when Amazon began offering its Simple Storage Service in 2006, followed by its Elastic [...]

    • CloudTimes Joins Cloud Security Alliance Congress as Sponsor

      The Second Annual Cloud Security Alliance Congress, the industry’s only conference devoted to the topic of cloud security, will provide practical solutions for managing the transition to the cloud, and implementing security as a key component rather than an afterthought of this transition. It will provide insight on the models and architectures, the controls [...]

     
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    Cloud marketing has the ability to drastically change the ways in which they reach and engage their audience, particularly with regard to distributing and storing mission-critical data. READ MORE
    Gartner: BYOD to Take Center Stage For Mobile App Use by 2017
    More and more companies encourage their employees to work on their devices, thus reducing the cost of computer equipment, but also increase the cost to maintain licenses and safety. READ MORE
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    Despite the inclination to wait until all of the cloud’s kinks have been worked out, holding off on cloud initiatives until the industry matures won’t guarantee success. READ MORE
    PwC: Cloud, SaaS and Mobile Are Changing Software Industry
    The software industry is undergoing major changes by trends such as cloud, SaaS, mobile technology and the “consumerization of IT”. READ MORE
    10 Cloud Computing Game Changers
    Here are the ten most influential cloud computing companies, and the reason why. READ MORE