Free Cloud Service Accounting Software Giving Quickbooks A Run For Their Money Quickbooks has been the leader in business accounting software for quite some time. In the past few years, this business accounting authority has turned to cloud services to host their accounting program online, thus allowing users the ability to do their accounting anytime, from anywhere in the world. Though Quickbooks is one of the leaders, new business and personal accounting software companies are also offering their accounting through a cloud service, and some are even doing it for free. Free Business Accounting through Cloud Services? Like Quickbooks, most
Cloud Infographic: Drivers Of Open Source Adoption Stability, Scalability and Reliability of Open-Source Software Open-source software is becoming popular on an enterprise level because of its stability, scalability and reliability. Companies love to use open-source technologies because they are highly customizable, secure, reliable and accountable. With proprietary software, we are highly dependent on the software company for its development and support. But for open-source, we can find huge support from developers across the world, and we can tweak it according to our needs. Just hire a team of developers, and there you go… Continue Reading Here is an infographic produced by Rackspace
Open Source Software In Cloud Applications Providers of cloud-based solutions will bring in more than $241 billion in 2020, according to Forrester Research’s report on “Sizing the Cloud”. Since the emergence of cloud solution providers like Amazon, Rackspace, IBM and Microsoft, software development and deployment is increasingly taking place in the cloud. And, in the next few years, we are likely to see more and more innovative technology companies completely suspended in the cloud. What makes the cloud particularly attractive to enterprises is that it enables companies to lease access to infrastructure, platforms and software, drastically reducing their overall operating
The Cloud And Hype: Is The Buzz Still To Come? Cloud computing is taking over the tech-world, both in terms of hype and clientele. Just like any new invention, cloud computing has become an everyday topic in discussions, webinars and social gatherings. Conventions hinged on technological growth have had their share of input, making it possible for lay to display concerted effort in understanding this baffling phenomenon. The diversity in views and implications of cloud computing has made it impossible for individuals in the industry to shun from prospecting. Prospects regarding issues facing cloud computing seem to overtake the propositions
The European Commission Wades Into The Cloud Contracts Debate Cloud computing contracts have always been a matter of serious debate in this fledgling industry. With a lack of established standards and best practices (See: Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They? ), not unknown for such a nascent and dynamic field, this is only to be expected. Not surprisingly, this topic has featured in a number of articles on this site (See: The Small Print in Cloud Computing Contracts, Can You Retrieve Your Data After Terminating Your Contract? and Negotiating Tips On Software-As-A-Service Contracts). Now, the European Commission has made its views known on this
Oozing Investment For Amazon Results and Background Although the results of the second quarter have not been too amazing for Amazon, Chief Financial Officer Thomas J. Szkutak has different plans for Amazon. Even after not putting up a very impressive performance, investment in cloud computing technology by the company will not stop. In fact, they have plans to further spruce up the investments in one of their major domains – cloud computing. According to unofficial reports, Amazon has plans to spend capex funds to the tune of $850 million on its cloud technology division. This is considered to be a
The Converged Cloud – Is This What Businesses Are Looking For? In a business environment different workloads are reserved to be in different places because they have diverse preferences and requirements. Keeping this menace in mind, HP alleges that its converged cloud solution lets enterprises envision and approach multiple clouds in a systematic and easy way. Converged clouds empower customers and give them the capability to go back and actually look at the value of the services they try to deliver, rather than to be down into the infrastructure and understand where they are putting what. Digging in deeper, when
Dropbox Leads the Way in Cloud Storage Most cloud service startups rely on newer and more appealing technology than the bigger guys. When a big IT corporation like Google releases its own cloud storage similar to that of a startup cloud service, those smaller cloud service providers tend to disappear in the dust. The industry, however, has definitely changed. Dropbox, a startup cloud service provider, has been leading the way in cloud storage and has kept up with the big guys, including Google’s newest cloud service. Enter Google Drive In April 2012, Google released the long-awaited Drive cloud storage service.