Can Box.net Overtake Microsoft SharePoint? If Microsoft Windows is the dominant operating system in the world and Microsoft Office the most popular productivity suite, Microsoft SharePoint is the preeminent file sharing platform. However, after years of dominance, a new challenger has appeared in the form of Box.net. As things stand today, Box.net with 7 million customers is just a pretender to the throne occupied by SharePoint with 125 million customers. However, with Box.net’s user base increasing by 250,000 every month and its current clientele including 350 companies in the Fortune 500 list, Microsoft may have cause for worry. What’s more,
Department of Homeland Security Licenses TIBCO Software in Multimillion Dollar Deal Palo Alto, CA, October 26, 2011 - TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced a multimillion dollar transaction by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for TIBCO software products. TIBCO technology will be used by DHS’s National Protection and Programs Directorate’s National Cyber Security Division to protect and defend the federal executive branch civilian networks – also referred to as the dot-gov domain. DHS efforts are focused on enhancing the cyber security posture of the nation by improving their capacity to prevent, identify, respond to and recover from cyber threats.
How Lufthansa Got Into the Clouds with CloudStream This is not the first article involving air travel and cloud computing. However, while the earlier article compared industries (See: The Similarities between Airplane Travel and Cloud Computing), this involves a specific airline and a specific cloud-based service. 2011 saw the introduction of an innovative new service for air travelers – Internet access on international flights. While Internet in the air had been around for some time, access was largely restricted to domestic travelers because the signal is provided by land-based mobile phone towers. Therefore, international travelers were restricted to their own
CipherCloud Introduces Connectors for Amazon Web Services CipherCloud has introduced CipherCloud out-of-the-box connectors for Amazon Web Services (AWS) allowing organizations that use AWS to implement encryption, tokenization and masking to protect sensitive data on-the-fly, before it is sent to the cloud. All these tasks are done without impacting functionality, usability or performance, according to CipherCloud, a provider of award-winning encryption gateways for cloud platforms and applications. The company notes that CipherCloud’s data protection platform provides enhanced security features to those ISVs that are developing solutions on Amazon EC2. Through the expansion of support for AWS, the company is unifying data
MuleSoft Wins THINKstrategies Cloud Computing Business Value Award Cloud-Based Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) Enables Developers to Solve Common Cloud-to-Cloud and Cloud-to-Premise Integration Problems SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – Oct 25, 2011) - MuleSoft, provider of the #1 integration platform for the cloud, web and enterprise, today announced that it has been named a winner of THINKstrategies’ Cloud Computing Business Value (CCBV) Awards program, which is aimed at promoting the measurable business benefits being delivered by today’s cloud computing solutions. The CCBV Awards program recognizes Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers delivering tangible business benefits to specific user organizations. These benefits include lower costs,
How to Determine How Much Your Cloud Costs Because I am a long term supporter of cloud computing, and I try to spread the idea that moving to the cloud will help any company lower costs and better leverage resources, I am often asked, how much the cloud actually costs. People fear that the initial investment and their ongoing expenses will be difficult to be amortized in time and are wondering overall if the cloud investment is worth it. From my own experience, I would say it is a definite yes. I believe that in order to determine the costs
Oracle Acquires RightNow Technologies for $1.5 Billion Adds Leading Customer Service Cloud Offering to Oracle’s Public Cloud Redwood Shores, CA – October 24, 2011 - Oracle today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire RightNow Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNOW), a leading provider of cloud-based customer service, for $43.00 per share or approximately $1.5 billion net of RightNow’s cash and debt. RightNow’s Customer Service Cloud helps organizations deliver exceptional customer experiences across call centers, the web and social networks. Together, Oracle and RightNow can enable a superior customer experience at every contact and across every channel. The Board of