Both cloud and mobile computing create a major impact in businesses these days. Each of them appears as a major source of revenue for market vendors who wish to capitalize on products that are popular among users. But, the numbers game states that mobile computing gets all the money and only 1 [...]

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The new era of the cloud—together with the expected explo­sion in connected devices and the dynamic applications optimized for them—information can be continu­ously fed to cloud-enabled “big data” and analytic engines, opening up the promise that all of marketing could migrate to a true real-time Internet marketing model.

In an ever-increasing extent, [...]

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Salesforce.com is the recognized 800-pound gorilla in cloud CRM software. However, while they may own “CRM” on the stock exchange, they do not own the market. Salesforce’s tool is fairly intuitive with deep Sales Force Automation (SFA) functionality. It should definitely make your shortlist, but what other companies should you be looking [...]

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Cloud Marketing is where traditional marketing meets Software as a Service. As a concept, it involves the migration of all marketing assets into the Cloud. Such migration allows all parties involved to access material as well as create, modify and share.

Marketing activities are based on various platforms which are maintained by [...]

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MongoLab, a cloud-based database provider created by San Francisco-based ObjectLabs, announced today that it has closed a $3 million series A funding round led by GRP Partners, Freestyle Capital, Foundry Group, Baseline Ventures, David Cohen, and others. The list of investors is impressive, considering that it includes several names involved [...]

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CloudTimes has done some deep analysis to identify cloud service offerings which are going to be the 10 most important ones in 2011.

Here is our take on the current trends and the information available today that allows to see a bit into future and say what would be going strong a [...]

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An ERP system is an all encompassing software system that touches (read – integrates) all the business functions of an organization.  Integration is the keyword, and removing silos is the objective.

The very first ERP systems were mainframe based, and were quickly discarded around the turn of century for various reasons.  Around [...]

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Some business people often require assistance from IT professionals or third party system integrators due to their limited ability to make modifications that incorporate their sales process and methodology. There are also potential users that are not well-versed in SaaS program applications.

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Some JavaScript developers are already using the open source application Cloud9 IDE, powered by the Ajax.org platform and make use of HTML5, node.js, socket.io, among others.

With the quest to be more efficient and productive, BrainEngine developed the first true cross-platform IDE called the BrainEngine Developer Workbench. BrainEngine brings [...]

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Vivek Kundra Moves Federal IT to the Cloud

The US government is facing a revolution in IT infrastructure. The country’s first CIO, Vivek Kundra has taken early steps towards moving federal IT to the Cloud. Back in November 2010, Jeffrey Zients, the federal government’s first chief performance officer, [...]

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The US government is facing a revolution in IT infrastructure. The country’s first CIO, Vivek Kundra has taken early steps towards moving federal IT to the Cloud. Back in November 2010, Jeffrey Zients, the federal government’s first chief performance officer, announced that the Office of Management and Budget will now require federal [...]

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Microsoft is increasingly investing its R&D efforts in Cloud Computing. Microsoft International President Jean-Philippe Courtois said the company will spend 90 percent of its $9.6 billion research and development budget on cloud strategy this year. Microsoft’s global growth is “balanced and healthy” with faster growth in emerging markets, Courtois [...]

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Salesforce announced it is acquiring social media monitoring platform Radian6 for $276 million in cash and $50 million in stock. The transaction is set to be completed by July 31, 2011, subject to certain terms and conditions. This acquisition represents a huge opportunity for Salesforce as it is expected to gain a [...]

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Verizon and SAP America, a subsidiary of SAP AG, annouced on March 16, that they will deliver SAP CRM (Customer Relationship Management) through Verizon’s computing as a service cloud.
The new SAP CRM targets enterprises and offers rapid deployment with a ready to use software, predefined services and price, and preconfigured content.  Users will now [...]

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Hewlett-Packard is trying to compete directly with Amazon.com Inc. and Salesforce.com Inc. by leveraging its large manufacturing base and experience with servers and computers to build a new “cloud” service.
HP has been largely absent from the newest Internet trend “cloud computing,” but its servers are [...]

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Salesforce.com commissioned a study with WSP Environment & Energy, and found that customers of salesforce.com’s cloud computing services produce 95 percent less carbon, on average, compared with companies using other equivalent software in on-premise application servers.

The study also showed that multitenant cloud platforms are on average 64 percent more carbon-efficient than private [...]

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