Top Cloud Criteria Include Data Protection, Easy Self-Management and Fast Scalability, While Uncertainty Over Cloud Benefits Ranked the Number One Barrier to Cloud Acceptance SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – October 7, 2010) – A recent survey on cloud computing and “as a service” solutions, conducted by Hubspan Inc, revealed that “cloud” is a strategic direction for most companies. The majority (over 60%) stated that moving to the cloud for applications, infrastructure, integration and other solutions is a strategic direction for their organization. Among those surveyed, 35% of cloud strategy decision makers were C-level executives with IT management owning the strategy in 41%
Cisco to sell videoconferencing box for the home The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO—Cisco Systems Inc. announced Wednesday that it’s going to start selling a $599 box that turns living-room TV sets into big videophones. It’s the first entry by the world’s largest maker of computer networking gear into home videoconferencing, a market that’s been dominated by free, PC-oriented services such as Skype SA. Cisco said that the “umi” device will include a camera and will be controlled by a remote. The service will cost $25 per month on top of the purchase price. Cisco emphasizes that the system will produce
Just about every person in business these days has heard the buzz about “cloud computing” and all the benefits it can deliver. The hype surrounding it would have you think that everyone is using these application or infrastructure services-for-hire. The idea behind cloud computing seems to make good sense, given the economic pressure businesses are under to do more with less. The cloud is just another way of saying “the internet.” And cloud computing basically involves paying for access to internet-based services in order to share computing horsepower, information and programs, from word processors to complex accounting and customer-relationship-management systems.
Skytap’s Cloud Automation Solution Recognized for Innovation and Proven Business Impact SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – October 6, 2010) – Skytap, Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced it is recognized by IDC, a premier market research firm, as an “Innovative Application Development and Deployment Company to Watch Under $100 Million.” This latest achievement follows a string of accolades honoring Skytap this year, including: SD Times 100, Red Herring 100, AlwaysOn OnDemand Top 100, SearchCloudComputing Top 10 Cloud Computing Startups, and 2010 Best of VMworld finalist. To identify the innovators, IDC solicited entries from vendors with annual revenue
Cloud Conferencing – Just a matter of time… High-quality, high-definition videoconferencing is coming to the living room, but consumers should expect to pay top dollar for it. Today not one but two major technology companies will be announcing new videoconferencing products for the home. Cisco Systems, which already has a well-established telepresence line of products for large companies, and Logitech, which makes Webcams and other PC peripherals, each in separate press conferences plan to announce products that will bring telepresence videoconferencing to consumers in the home. For years, technology companies have been describing a day when grandmas halfway around the
Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: Business Intelligence in the Cloud Part II BI Vendors and IBM Smart Analytics Cloud: In the latest magic quadrant for Business Intelligence Software, Gartner is mentioning, IBM, SAP, MicroStrategy, SAS, Oracle and Microsoft as leaders; QlikTech, Tibco Spotfire and Tableau as challengers. IBM Cognos is one of the popular enterprise BI software. IBM is leading in cloud computing deployments with its Smart Analytics Cloud solution. Also, IBM’s Blue Insight, IBM’s own Business Intelligence and Analytics private cloud deployment serves as the template Smart Analytics Cloud. IBM claims that its cloud BI solution can result in