By George Gallegos, CEO of Jitterbit (www.jitterbit.com)

CRM applications such as Salesforce are critical to the success of any enterprise organization. Using Salesforce, organizations can quickly and easily store, aggregate, and retrieve customer data critical to the success of the business. With better organization, greater accessibility, and improved communication across [...]

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In one of the Jurassic Park movies, there was a statement, “You can’t contain life, life finds a way”. I believe that the same statement can be applied to innovation as well. Whatever circumstances, innovation would find a way to break through.  Perhaps, the tougher the conditions, more innovation would come about.

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RentTheCloud.com was built by A-Frame Technology Services, a brokerage service that matches companies seeking cloud services (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) with cloud vendors. The company claims that RentTheCloud.com is 100% success based and removed the risk involved in evaluating and implementing cloud services.

If you land on The RentTheCloud.com [...]

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It’s one thing to say infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals need to invest in infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing; it’s quite another to justify the financial and resource commitments.This requires a business case that validates the investment on grounds of business empowerment,cost savings, or faster time-to-market. Positive return on investment (ROI) from cloud [...]

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Ingram Micro’s Services Division (NYSE: IM) announced during a Cloud Summit last June that they have now included N-able’s remote management platform, Symantec’s Endpoint cloud security and Trend Micro’s Business Security Services in their cloud service offerings.

Renee Bergeson, vice president of managed services and cloud computing at Ingram Micro in North [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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The British courier service Shutl had to discover better ways of service when they decided to move to the cloud two years ago. The only courier service that commits to deliver within 90 minutes within the very busy streets of London, hopes to make their services even better.

One difficulty [...]

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Big data and Platform-as-a-Service offerings have recently gained momentum, indicating a shift in enterprise IT practices around application development and analytics.

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The second-quarter kicked off with Amazon Web Services cloud computing outage – the biggest networking issue that affected Platform-as-a-Service offering. These architectural flaws – AWS outage, Sony’s PlayStation Network [...]

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IBM announced today a new cloud-based Web analytics and digital marketing suite to help organizations automate online marketing campaigns across all online channels, such as web sites, social media networks, and mobile phones. The new cloud-based analytics is an integration of IBM’s recent acquisitions of Coremetrics and Unica.

Companies using the web analytics [...]

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According to Larry Page, CEO of Google, Google+ already has 10 million users who are sharing 1 billion items every day, and Google’s +1 button (the Google version of News Feed) is being hit 2.3 billion times per day.

Larry Page was speaking to analysts today during Google’s second-quarter earnings conference call. He also said [...]

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Forrester Research projected that by 2020, the cloud computing business will be worth $241 billion dollars! Both SaaS and cloud computing platforms have promised to cut the costs by doing away with the huge software licenses.

There are at least 25 cloud vendors who are brawling for the big chunk of the [...]

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Apple just released over 100 session videos from WWDC 2011 earlier this month. You will need to be a Registered Apple Developer, however you can apply easily on Apple’s website. You can download the video on iTunes and have also access to presentation slides.

Here is the list of available [...]

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The cloud is revolutionizing computing as businesses and organizations shift from client-server model to cloud computing. In the next years, technology experts and users expect to ‘live mostly in the cloud’ as they work through cyberspace-based applications accessed from networked devices.

GigaOM Pro’s research releases new opportunities in the cloud, new architectures [...]

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Salesforce’s acquisition of pioneering PaaS platform Heroku raises many new questions in the SaaS industry. Is the acquisition for the cloud platform technology or the large developer base? Will Salesforce now push harder to be the core platform of choice for enterprise developers in the cloud? Is this a new strategic direction [...]

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