Coupa Cloud Spend Management (CSM) Introduction Coupa is one of the world’s top providers of cloud computing platform-based solutions. Coupa e-Procurement SaaS, deployed on Ruby and Rails, gives choices of requisitioning, purchase orders, approval management, RFQ’s and Quotes, budgeting, receiving and inventory, reporting and dashboards. Coupa e-procurement is easy to use, deploys fast and is a highly affordable solution. It is ideally suited for small and mid-size organizations as it efficiently combines e-procurement and expense management technologies into a single platform. Benefits of Coupa e- Procurement and Cloud Spend Management Software Coupa is a cost saving approach to the latest
Viravis – Cloud Start-Up Review Overview: Viravis is an upcoming cloud based platform for developing database rich applications by anyone regardless of their programming skills and globally accessible via internet. Based in Turkey, a Microsoft Bizspark Startup founded in mid 2010, Viravis with its simple, centralized, web-based development platform makes it remarkably easy for end users to develop data driven software applications. Viravis enables the development of feature rich applications by providing development tools that are accessible using the web or desktop based GUI development clients. Viravis is a Hybrid Cloud offering which provides the development platform services of PaaS
Here is a great resource for cloud developers. libcloud is a standard client library for many popular cloud providers, written in python and java Testimonials “libcloud represents a fundamental change in the way clouds are managed, breaking the barriers of proprietary, closed clouds. We at Linode believe this is of the utmost importance and fully support this effort.” – Christopher S. Aker, Linode, Founder “Libcloud will make life easier for our customers. We appreciate and support this standardization tool.” – Matt Tanase, Slicehost, Founder “I’m excited to see the development of projects, like libcloud, that help make the lives of
Use Microsoft and Dell Compellent Virtualization to Improve Delivery of Infrastructure as a Service Virtualization and the emergence of private cloud computing provide today’s organizations with powerful new ways to provide business groups with the computing and infrastructure resources they need—more quickly and cost-effectively than ever before. For many business groups, virtual machines (VMs) can provide precisely the resources they require without those groups having to jump through the hoops associated with gaining access to the same resources delivered through a physical infrastructure. Both the IT team and the business organization benefit from the absence of physical infrastructure, the elimination
Case Study: HP IT Migrates to All-HP Network It’s no surprise when a high-tech company uses its own products. However, the story of how HP recently migrated its own network to HP Networking equipment has unique aspects that make it relevant to all enterprises in any industry or market segment. New relationship, new technologies drive push for network transformationHP’s network touches every aspect of its operations, from online shopping and electronic communications to business intelligence and enterprise resource planning. The company keeps its infrastructure up to date through an evergreen strategy of regular upgrades and continuous improvement. Read this case
The Real Pioneers of the Cloud Long ago, in the early 1990s, the business landscape was rife with what were then known as “dumb terminals.” These didn’t last forever: in just a few years, the consumer-driven market–assisted by a publicly available Internet and a commoditized PC ecosystem–managed to completely change the business IT landscape. Now, it seems, were are about to witness such a consumer-driven change again. Only this time, it won’t be the machines themselves that will be changing, but rather the software that runs on them. The change that is upon business IT is, of course, the cloud.
Microsoft to Acquire Skype For $8.5 Billion REDMOND, Wash., and LUXEMBOURG – May 10, 2011 – Microsoft Corp. and Skype Global S.à r.l today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Skype, the leading Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion in cash from the investor group led by Silver Lake. The agreement has been approved by the boards of directors of both Microsoft and Skype. The acquisition will increase the accessibility of real-time video and voice communications, bringing benefits to both consumers and enterprise users and generating significant new business and revenue opportunities.
Global Disaster Recovery (DR) Index – Cloud Backup and Security Report Being fit for business is imperative for all countries participating in a highly competitive global economy. For organizations around the world this means being able to continue to operate in the event of IT failure or major disaster, whether man-made or natural. Regardless of their location, IT managers share a common challenge – keeping their business-critical digital assets safe and sound. Few businesses today can survive a major data loss without a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery (DR) strategy in place. At the same time, the amount of data