By Brian King

Business has never before been so reliant on a stable Internet connection; the cloud has now displaced a huge amount of historically on-premise solutions, from accounting software through to CRM systems. It’s mobile; it’s always on and readily available. But this raises the question, just what happens when the faithful [...]

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by Mark Walker, VP, Technical Resources, Scribe Software (@markatscribe)

With no need for infrastructure support, the proliferation of cloud applications has made it easy for Line-of-Business (LOB) managers to implement functional systems without input from IT, swiping a credit card to embrace the promise of immediate process efficiencies. The dark side, [...]

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For several years since the rift began, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Oracle’s Larry Ellison always land on the news saying loathsome words to each other, and they never miss a chance to pick a “word fight” on the headlines. But recent developments have turned the tables 180 degrees when they both finally [...]

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Migration to cloud business solutions may actually benefit the company’s financial and energy capabilities. The energy efficiency of the cloud IT infrastructure was confirmed as the result findings of the 6-month research study from the Lawrence Berkeley National’s Computational Research Development (CRD) Laboratory and the Environmental Energy Technologies (EETD) of the Northwestern’s [...]

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The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), the global association that promotes Green IT and promote the goal IT equipment a tool for assessing the sustainability performance of suppliers of raw materials and components to manufacture, revealed in a report that increased use of cloud computing services will reduce the dependence on energy [...]

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By Vic Nyman

“Cloud Computing!”  Is it the savior of IT or the bane of our existence?  Cloud computing has extreme potential, especially for achieving operational efficiencies and cost savings.  Unfortunately, with that potential is the potential for business disaster – outages in places you can’t control impacting customer satisfaction or even [...]

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It’s true that cloud computing technology’s main appeal is the benefits it provides with regard to being cost effective and their ability to reduce a company’s environmental footprint, especially when compared to conventional data center farms. However, many industry experts are still wondering how to quantify these benefits and provide a more [...]

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By Louis Tetu, CEO of Coveo

In the past several years, as cloud computing has become one of the top IT priorities, we can agree that, for the most part, we’ve overcome the primary concerns associated with the technology – security, reliability and performance. With these [...]

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Now that cloud computing technology has already gone past the infancy stages, many industries have already realized the benefits it provides, and have already started adopting and integrating the technology to their businesses. One key sector that stands to benefit a lot [...]

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by Ravi Shankar

Why Cloud Master Data Management is Now Essential to Maximizing the Value of All Your Data

Remember what first sparked business’ collective imagination about cloud computing? Its potent combination of ubiquitous access, utility pricing and hands-off application maintenance was something entirely new to companies reliant on on-premise applications. From a [...]

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The adoption of Software as a Service, or SaaS, has grown dramatically among users of business software solutions, although it varies depending on the market, says Gartner after making a survey that shows 71% of organizations are using SaaS for less than three years.

Spending in the area of SaaS is doing [...]

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An updated forecast has been recently released for enterprise software and cloud computing. This is due to the increasing influence of security, mobility, integration of legacy systems, and analytics which are now being taken into consideration by IT corporate heads in their buying decisions. In an Continue Reading

Economic difficulties damaged western European market performance of global software, while Russia, USA, China, Latin America and other regions continue to evolve positively. However, according to IDC, 2012 marks the beginning of a growth period with more conservative than those recorded in 2010 and 2011.

Software applications are the fastest growing [...]

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In a survey conducted by Tecala and released by ZDNet regarding the IT priorities of 136 IT managers and CIOs in Australia, the results revealed that almost 2/3 of businesses plan to increase their cloud computing spending for [...]

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The volume of investments in cloud computing is increasing more rapidly than investment in IT in general. SaaS-system occupies a stable position in enterprise-class particularly in CRM and ERP solutions.

One of the most promising trends in SaaS-applications is the mutual integration of various SaaS-services, including those developed by different vendors. The [...]

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In a T-Systems-commissioned IDC survey, results showed that 44% of U.S. business executives are willing to take advantage of more cloud computing solutions in the future. 26% of the total respondents believe that cloud computing can provide IT cost savings and that 21% of executives believe that cloud computing will [...]

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