cloudtimes News Digest

  • The Big Shift to Cloud-based Security

    How small and medium-sized organizations can manage their IT risks and maintain regulatory compliance with minimal staff and budget.

    Keeping IT systems secure and running within regulatory compliance mandates, especially for mid-sized and even small businesses, seems next to impossible. There are many reasons for this – but fortunately, several recent technological trends show [...]

  • Apprenda Secures New Funding from Ignition Partners

    Apprenda, the deploy-anywhere Platform as a Service (PaaS) stack for .NET, today announced it has closed a $10 million Series B round of funding. Led by Ignition Partners with participation from previous investors New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and High Peaks Venture Partners (HPVP), the new capital will be used to accelerate the product [...]

  • HTC Buys Dashwire and Moves into Cloud Based Services

    HTC, a Taiwanese handset manufacturer, acquired Dashwire for $18.5 million to beef up its cloud-based services that lets users synchronize their photos, contacts and videos online. Dashwire is a mobile cloud platform based in Seattle and backed by Trilogy Equity Partners and Best Buy Capital. The company was founded in 2006 to [...]

  • The Need of Big Data to Think Bigger Outside the Box

    Big data is usually associated with web companies like Google and Facebook as these companies gain advantage by analyzing large volumes of user’s data. Get Satisfaction released this month several interesting claims about opportunities for big data stored in 17 key industry sectors. It reveals a massive opportunity for big data in untapped industries, [...]

  • Qualys Cloud Security Upgrade Announced at Black Hat Conference

    Last week’s highlight at the Black Hat Security Conference in Las Vegas included Qualys security upgrade on its cloud platform. Phillipe Courtot, chief executive was very proud to announce that the cloud-based security has been contributing $65 million dollars of revenues each year.

    One of their newest product offering includes <a href=”http://www.qualys.com/products/qg_suite/” [...]

  • Apple and Google to Rule the Enterprise

    Apple and Google’s operating system are seen by mobile developers to command the lead for cloud computing technology, social networking and the mobile enterprise IT. This does not mean though that Microsoft is totally out of the picture.

    A recent survey conducted by a cross-platform development toolmaker Appcelerator and research firm IDC revealed that [...]

  • Amazon Rolls out Virtual Private Cloud Globally

    Amazon announced today that it is rolling out its Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) service to its data centers around the world and giving enterprise customers dedicated private links into the cloud infrastructure. The new service gives enterprise customers more flexibility, security and control over the data stored in the cloud.

    Adam Selipsky, vice president [...]

  • CumuLogic Offers Private PaaS Cloud Software

    CumuLogic, a Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) software provider, today announced the public beta version of their new PaaS solution which enables enterprises, cloud providers and ISVs to build and manage Java PaaS in public, private and hybrid cloud environments.  The product is based on a cloud application management platform, and includes cloud services [...]

  • The Cost of the Cloud – How to Budget for Public Cloud?

    By Alex Bewley, CTO at uptime software (also uptime cloud)

    The ultimate goal of deploying application or dynamic infrastructure to the cloud is the truly agile and cost-competitive nature of running and managing applications and infrastructure. However, cost can increase exponentially without proper cloud monitoring and cloud cost modeling. It [...]

  • 2011 Web Security Report

    The dynamic Web link is the most powerful tool for cyber crime and Web threat delivery next to social engineering human nature. Every lure has a dynamic Web link that allows cyber crime to change out payload servers, making it difficult to detect and block malware delivery. Last year, malware Web delivery infrastructure migrated [...]

  • How Cloud Computing Will Influence Your Business Strategy – think Adobe

    Internet traffic in 2010 exceeded all traffic accumulated from when the Internet was founded until 2009. This data was released by Cisco, one of the giant tech firms today. Cloud computing and software as a service (SaaS) are a major contributor. For business owners, whether small, medium or large scale, this is the perfect [...]

  • Telephone Carriers Get Control of the Cloud

    Telephone and cable companies are very interested cloud services and are willing to invest huge amounts of money from acquisitions to partnerships just to get into the cloud market.

    Telephone companies will find it easy to fit into the cloud technology, according [...]

  • CA Eyes SaaS-Based Cloud Monitoring Solution Watchmouse

    CA Technologies announced today that it intends to buy Watchmouse B.V. an innovator in SaaS-based monitoring for cloud, mobile and traditional Web applications. The privately held WatchMouse is headquartered in Utrecht, The Netherlands and was founded in 2002 by Stan van de Burgt, now CEO, and Mark Pors, the company’s CTO. CA Technologies did [...]

  • Gartner Positions Salesforce.com as Leader in the Magic Quadrant for SFA

    Salesforce.com announced today that it was positioned by Gartner in the leaders quadrant for Sales Force Automation. The Magic Quadrant depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace.

    Gartner selects leaders as companies who have demonstrated a market-defining vision of how technology can help the top sales executives achieve [...]

 
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