cloudtimes News Digest

  • Are You Ready for the Cloud?

    If business IT solutions are to be fast then they should be considered being moved to private cloud computing. There is a choice to let their own IT manage it or  seeking virtualization capabilities through a third party cloud provider.

    Gartner analysts said last week that the transition of a physical server to virtualization [...]

  • LongJump Goes Social and Mobile – Exclusive Interview with CEO Pankaj Malviya

    LongJump is introducing two new services today: LongJump Javelin and LongJump Relay, which bolster its cloud platform aimed at helping companies turn their data into customizable cloud-based business apps that can go mobile in minutes. CloudTimes had the chance to interview LongJump’s Founder and CEO, Pankaj Malviya, about LongJump’s mission and today’s [...]

  • Pros and Cons of Using Cloud Storage as Service

    While there are many benefits to cloud computing storage as service, there are potential downsides to this also. It is important to know what cloud computing is – including the pros and cons associated with it.

    Cloud-based storage services can save money, but bandwidth limitation remains to be one of the biggest concerns.

    Gartner [...]

  • Ramco Adds onDemand Analytics to ERP Suite

    Ramco, who already has a SaaS ERP offering called Ramco onDemand ERP product, has added another feature to their onDemand portfolio: onDemand Analytics.  Ramco recently announced onDemand Analytics (RODE) which is a full featured Business Intelligence product suite, all in the cloud.  RODE would have a relatively independent entity, since it [...]

  • Best Buy Challenges Amazon and Apple with US Cloud Music Expansion

    Best Buy Co., the world’s largest consumer-electronics retailer, is expanding its U.K. online music platform to the U.S. in an attempt to challenge the cloud-based offerings from Amazon and Apple.

    California based Catch Media Chief Executive Officer Yaacov Ben-Yaacov said today in a phone interview with Bloomberg that Best Buy’s U.S. Music Cloud service, [...]

  • UNIT4 Launches a Cloud Platform for Shared Services

    Unit4 announced today at the Grape Escape analyst event in Boston, the launch of a new solution to public and private sector organizations called “Shared Journey”.  This new cloud-based offering is available for both its Agresso Business World and Coda Financials enterprise software solutions.

    Shared Journey comes after a series of [...]

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