- Cloudy with a Chance of Insight: An ISV’s Guide to Customer Usage Data Collection in the Cloud
The right entitlement management service and user management tools can instantly improve your business processes and customer insight by simplifying your billing process, while tracking customer usage, feature usage trends, regional usage, and much more. These features ultimately provide critical data to assist organization-wide decision making.
Publishers of on-premise software have, for many years, [...]
- Gartner: Mobile Development, Social Media and Cloud Computing Disrupting IT
In a conference in Orlando, Florida, Gartner Inc. revealed that the central focus of IT consisting of social media innovations, mobile devices, web information, and cloud computing can disrupt the whole IT environment. Addressing at least 10,000 participants, Gartner Vice President David Cearley said that at the rate things are going the [...]
- How Effective are Cloud-Based Anti-Viruses?
Cloud computing technology is one of the most transformative technologies in recent history, as it allows computers to perform tasks that are normally beyond their computing and storage capabilities. We have also seen that the amount of web applications available has increased rapidly as the consumer market starts to accept cloud computing. Everything from [...]
- Best Practices for Transitioning your On-Premise Software Business to the Cloud
SafeNet has spent the past several years working with software publishers that are planning for, or are in the process of, a migration of their on-premise applications to the cloud. This paper highlights the emerging trends and the key areas of migration in which to focus. It goes further to explain the challenges faced, [...]
- IDC Reports Rapid Growth of Data Centers in Size
A study recently published by research firm IDC shows that, while the ability of IT infrastructure used in the U.S. is growing, the opposite occurs with the number of data centers. The higher capacity data centers show that resources provided from the cloud and physical contraction generated by virtualization are impacting the traditional [...]
- IBM Introduces SmartCloud Enterprise+ For Hybrid Cloud Deployments
Hosted at its Sydney datacenter, IBM has recently introduced its newest local enterprise cloud computing service for businesses that want to set up hybrid clouds. Dubbed as SmartCloud Enterprise+, the new service is the only one of its kind in Asia Pacific. A monthly subscription service, SmartCloud is built from IBM’s public [...]
- Lucrative Pricing and Packaging Strategies for the Cloud Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond
Software pricing and packaging is an art form regardless of whether it’s delivered as a service or as physical on-premise software. There is also a lot of science involved. This paper explores the most critical aspects of introducing and managing SaaS applications and presents ISVs with ideas on how to build, execute and manage [...]
- Microsoft Explores ‘Job-Centric’ Provisioning of Cloud Services
In the paper titled “Bridging the Tenant-Provider Gap in Cloud Services”, Microsoft researchers found out that cloud customers can purchase resources based on the “job-centric” standard. This cloud model will have and additional abstraction layer to cloud computing wherein an interface can be provided for customers to cite cost and performance goals [...]
- Cloud Computing Spotlight: Taxation
With more and more business enterprises shifting to cloud computing, these enterprises must consider the tax challenges they’ll be facing ahead. According to the recent global information security survey by Ernst & Young, 45% of business entities are assessing cloud computing services or [...]
- Gartner: Top 10 Key Technology Trends for 2013
Gartner named the top 10 technologies and trends in IT that will be strategic for most organizations in 2013. The analysts presented their findings at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo conference, which was held in Orlando last week.
Gartner calls a strategic technology that can have a major impact on the corporate market in the [...]
- The Basics of Cloud Forensics
Cloud computing is said to be a game changing technologies in the recent history of computing. Unfortunately, due to its young age, cloud companies don’t have yet any process that allows for a set procedure on how to investigate or go about cloud issues. Due to this absence, they have no means of ensuring [...]
- 75% of Global Data Centers are Moving Towards Cloud – Cisco Report
If you need more evidence of an effect of cloud computing on the high technology and the impressive growth of Internet traffic, the Global Cloud Index report prepared by Cisco, will put everything in its place.
According to the study, by 2016 total volume of traffic passing through data centers around the world [...]
- News Digest November 4, 2012
CloudTimes Announces Media Partnership with CloudBeatIt’s unlikely that any single player will dominate the cloud computing market in the foreseeable future, so more and more enterprise IT leaders are taking a pragmatic, creative approach and adopting a wide range of cloud solutions.
Unlike nearly all other cloud events, CloudBeat 2012 is [...]
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