SPEC (Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation) plans to use its testing methodology to benchmark cloud deployments. The company is well known in the industry because of its benchmarks on computer systems. It maintains and develops benchmarks which are standardized to evaluate enterprise computing systems. A not-for-profit organization, SPEC recently formed a working [...]

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IBM continues its strategy of betting on intelligent computing and announced a wide range of improvements in performance and efficiency of their storage systems and technical systems to deal with Big Data.

IBM announced Smarter Computing, a new strategic approach to design and manage storage infrastructures. The new offering delivers more [...]

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For independent software vendors, the cloud is changing the way that software offerings are built – but it also has an impact on the way ISVs do business and interact with their customers. Over the past two years, SafeNet has been studying, along with top industry analysts, how software vendors can monetize [...]

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It turns out that Oracle’s buying spree is not yet over, as the database giant has recently announced plans to purchase social marketing services specialist Vitrue. The terms for the purchase were not disclosed, but a statement announcing the planned acquisition specified the usual cloud and SaaS checkmark items. According to the [...]

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With their slogan “Translation made easy”, the San Francisco based startup Cloudwords is revamping the $30B translation market. The company competes with other startups in a highly fragmented space like MyGengo, Smartling or Lingotek as well as big “old school” translation companies such as Lionbridge Technologies and SDL.

Cloudwords OneTM service is a unified translation management system with a MongoDB NoSQL [...]

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Article written by Claudio Erba, CEO of Docebo.

In recent years, various organizations of different nature have used at least once e-learning as a training method that can respond to a specific need. Although about 50% of the market is actually represented by the U.S., in Europe there are different realities, whose [...]

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Many vendors talk about SaaS (Software as a Service) as the paradigm of software application. SaaS model has passed the stage of adapting applications to customer relationship management (CRM) and management of human capital (HCM), Business Intelligence and platform and middleware solutions. While all of these areas continue to show high growth [...]

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Article written by Jason Currill, CEO of Ospero.

When SaaS first emerged in the early 90s, businesses and consumers alike dreamed of a world where the capex for software no longer cost anywhere between a few thousand and up to several millions of dollars, and new releases made their purchase obsolete in [...]

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Intuit, the leading software provider of accounting and business-oriented software, announced the purchase of Demandforce, which is engaged in the development of SaaS-solutions for the automation of internet marketing and communications business. Intuit has agreed to pay $423.5 million in cash to Demandforce for the acquisition. The acquisition is expected [...]

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Cloud computing is one of the tech buzzword of the decade, and can be considered another IT revolution since the time the Internet was discovered. The reliable and fast connections have also changed the way people connect and communicate.

The rise of the cloud robotics also known as brain robots may have [...]

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Alfresco prepares for the cloud through its Alfresco Enterprise 4.0, which will be the platform to run its content management software (CMS) in open-source. The release of Alfresco Enterprise 4.0 will allow the enterprise the ability to handle multiple clients at the same time and to allow them to improve their CMS [...]

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Mobile Cloud Update

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The third quarter of 2012 can be considered as the most unpredictable period for the mobile services. Huge changes included Google’s decision to move to hardware market when it proposed a partnership with Motorola. Hewlett-Packard, on the other hand, shocked everyone when it announced it will discontinue production of phones and tablets [...]

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In spite of the global economic crisis cloud computing is an exception. The cloud still continues to thrive and make tremendous growth even while most of the other companies are making huge losses resulting to high unemployment rate and uncontrollable debt crisis.

Cloud computing is not just about software development; rather, it [...]

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Cisco had seen the unwavering huge effect of acceleration services in the improvement of cloud performance such as Saas and other cloud-based applications. Their Virtual Network Index (VNI) report had consistently showed the dramatic increase in cloud network usage. This was also confirmed in the study made by quantum and cosmos mechanics [...]

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While the SaaS model has made aggressive advances in a number of software sectors, including CRM, Human Resources, and Productivity Tools, it has been slow to gain a foothold in other, important parts of the tech world.

One of the last bastions of the on-premise world is Business Intelligence.

Resistance to cloud [...]

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SnapLogic CEO, Gaurav Dhillon meets with CloudTimes to talk about the importance of cloud integration and the ‘app store’ model to software-as-a-service application integration. Gaurav was the co-founder and former CEO of Informatica Corporation where he led the company from a startup idea to a leading worldwide software enterprise [...]

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