Microsoft Expands its Cloud Customer Base Microsoft has expanded its customer base for its popular suite of cloud applications. Several companies including Advocate Health Care, Manpower Inc., Shell and Tampa General Hospital are using Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), to enjoy benefits such as better collaboration and productivity. Manpower, a provider of innovative work-force solutions is moving to Microsoft Exchange Online to accelerate employee potential, innovation, communication and collaboration across diverse geographies. “We can communicate much more efficiently across the company with Exchange Online,” said Denis Edwards, chief information officer for Manpower. “This is the first time we’ve used
Cloud lock-in a bigger issue than security Before LabSlice I was employed as a Security Architect for a major bank. Banks, government departments and health providers are naturally suspicious of technology solutions that they do not fully control. This is why cloud security is frequently listed as a concern for big industry, typically followed by operational uptime concerns. What you can’t control with your big budget is usually what you fear will backfire and cause you trouble. But that’s not my stance. In general there is little that differentiates normal security concerns from cloud security concerns, and the big players (Amazon, Google and Microsoft) can
CloudTweaks Supports Mission and Vision of 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium May 18 Event Explores Issues for Today’s IT Leaders while nurturing IT Leaders of tomorrow (Press Release – March, 10, 2011) - CloudTweaks.com today announced that it will join executives from around the world as a strategy partner of the 2011 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. The MIT/CIO is the premier international event for CIOs and senior IT executives to become better business leaders. The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices, and business that is not available anywhere
Here is a part of an interview today conducted by CNN/Fortune Tech with Google’s Enterprise Chief What do you see as the advantages of Google’s cloud-based services versus Microsoft’s? We have the advantage of being born of the cloud. We are a 100% web company. We’re not trying to retrofit anything of the past. Microsoft is a great company but their applications were built in the world of a single PC and a single user. What that amounts to is we can go faster. We are pure web. We only have one email system. We only have one code base
How Green Is Cloud Computing? “There must be a better way to make the things we want, a way that doesn’t spoil the sky, or the rain or the land.” – Sir Paul McCartney, singer-songwriter and member of the legendary ‘Beatles’. What with all the news about global warming and rising sea levels, sustainability and going green is all the rage nowadays. Even in the US where consumerism has been a way of life, the man in the biggest car is no longer the most respected. Drive a Hummer and you will be ridiculed; drive a Prius and you will
Timetric Is a Data as a Service Pioneer in the Cloud Not many scholars tend to launch a successful business, especially in a highly competitive environment offered by technology sector. Timetric’s cloud-based service was started by Andrew Walkingshaw, Toby White and Dan Wilson in Cambridge in the United Kingdom with Walkingshaw and White graduating in Cambridge while Dan Wilson received his PhD in computational chemistry from the Royal Institution of Great Britain in 2005. The hosted service for managing and analyzing statistical data uses the Timetric Platform and was developed by the company’s co-founders during their work on computational physics
Salesforce Cloud Solves Housing Crisis For Wiel Brien Next-generation real estate company Wiel Brien is using Cloud 2 technologies from Salesforce.com for its innovative solution to the housing crisis. Wiel Brien aims to make its Home Affordable Again program successful as it creates a path to homeownership for those who are unable to get financing. The company is keen on using technology to efficiently run its business and is leveraging the Cloud Computing technologies built on the Force.com platform with mobile functionality delivered on the iPad. Its entire IT infrastructure is now built on salesforce.com, with custom applications built on
The First Business Continuity Solution to offer a credible “stepping stone” to Private Cloud for Small and Medium Business Storage element of “SmartStyle Computing” concept offers innovative Business Continuity appliance for on-premise that scales to deliver a private local cloud computing solution March 10, 2011, GHENT – Zenith Infotech, a technology innovation company specializing in cloud and business-continuity solutions, today launches MirrorCloud, a revolutionary business continuity solution offering exceptional scalability, fault tolerance and redundancy to the European Channel. MirrorCloud is a key component in the “SmartStyle Computing” platform aimed at helping Small and Medium Enterprises benefit from Cloud Computing technologies.