8×8 Acquires Cloud Call Center Services Provider Contactual 8×8 has acquired cloud-based call center and customer interaction management solutions provider Contactual acting on its intent to buy the company on September 12, 2011. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Contactual provides small businesses and enterprise departments with an efficient way to improve customer satisfaction while lowering costs. The company has been acquired for 6,700,000 shares of unregistered 8×8 common stock on September 15, 2011. The companies note that this share amount was reduced at closing by 215,100 shares as 8×8 agreed to pay statutory tax withholding on behalf of five former
Vyatta Supports the Amazon Web Services Cloud Vyatta Network OS 6.3 is now available as an Amazon Machine Images (AMI). The new release offers comprehensive network security for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud with new AMI custom support packages, notes Vyatta, a specialist in software-based networking for physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures. For those unaware, an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) is a special type of pre-configured operating system and virtual application software that aid in creating a virtual machine within the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). According to Amazon, AMI serves as the basic unit of deployment for services
NetApp Powers Cloud Offerings by BSNL, India NetApp will aid Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited -BSNL data centres offer cloud services including co-location, managed hosting and enterprise cloud services. BSNL or Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd is a major telecommunications provider in India offering telephone services to private and business customers. The cloud services offered would target the Government segment & large and medium enterprises. By leveraging its relationship as a NetApp Service Provider Partner, Sai InfoSystem (India) Limited will be able to offer differentiated services using storage solutions from NetApp. Sai expects this alliance would create the foundation for a secure
North American Students Hone Business Skills on NetSuite Cloud A large number of North America students are learning real-world business operation skills on NetSuite Cloud. A total of thirteen North American university accounting programs have adopted NetSuite as a key component of their degree curricula. Universities including Purdue University and University of California will introduce the NetSuite cloud business solution in the third and fourth year of degree programs. This initiative will help students to have a stronger understanding of business operations and a clear understanding of the power of cloud computing. “There is no substitute for hands-on experience. NetSuite
Wyse Introduces New T50 Thin Client in UK Wyse Technology is introducing entry-level thin client computing in UK featuring best-in-class multimedia, performance and management capabilities. The company claims it is making Cloud Client Computing accessible to more UK businesses with the release of the Wyse T50 that delivers excellent web, Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware VDI user experience, all through an elegant and intuitive user interface. Suitable for all budgets and enterprises of all sizes, the Wyse T50 boasts enterprise feature set that defines a new standard for entry-level thin clients. It leverages the latest ARM v7 processor to deliver 2.5
IBM Builds a Cloud Computing Platform in China IBM has been contracted to build a cloud computing platform that will improve the life of citizens in China via an online portal for a range of social services. A citizen livelihood service information network will cover a population of 300 million. The company has been selected by Yi Lian Zhong Information Technology (YLZ), a provider of information services in China, which will use an IBM System z mainframe running Linux as the foundation to expand its existing services available in Fujian Province to seven more Chinese provinces. Known for its reliability,
Tieto Accelerates Time-to-Market with Cloud IT service company Tieto is taking SAP and Database platforms to the cloud by the introduction of two new PaaS (Platform as a Service) offerings. By leveraging the dynamic SAP Landscape, enterprises can run applications without spending on expensive hardware or technical expertise. The Dynamic SAP Landscape, claims Tieto, has a tested environment, ready models for implementations and operations, operational processes as well as tools in place. “Cloud service model is bringing a new level of efficiency and flexibility in all core areas of IT,” said director Mika Tuohimetsä at Tieto’s Managed Services and Transformation.
SHI Enhances its IaaS Platform with Cloud Cruiser SHI is enhancing its next generation infrastructure- as-a-service (IaaS) platform with Cloud Cruiser's enterprise suite of cloud cost management and chargeback solutions. Both companies have inked a strategic deal to this end. SHI International Corp., a $3 billion+ global provider of information technology products and services, has designed its IaaS cloud platform to support secure, high performance and industrial-grade computing requirements. Cloud Cruiser, which provides cloud cost management solutions, is enabling enterprises to optimize capex and opex costs in hybrid cloud computing environments across SHI's managed private, private and public clouds. "Integrating