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.
OpSource Offers Affordable Cloud OpSource is making secure cloud computing accessible and affordable to businesses of all sizes. The enterprise cloud and managed hosting provider is bundling hardware-based security and networking with its Cloud Servers to this end. The company notes that even though cloud computing has the potential to cut costs by 70% many organizations hesitate to use this technology due to security concerns. “Organizations that consider moving mission-critical applications into the cloud typically cite security as one of their number one concerns, and it continues to be a barrier to entry,” said Philbert Shih, senior analyst, hosting for
Quotes About Cloud Computing (And Some Background Information On Them) “Quotes are nothing but inspiration for the uninspired.” When I decided to go for further studies after six years in the corporate world, two top US universities offered me a full scholarship. While I was contemplating which one to join, one of my future MBA classmates told me that Notre Dame, one of the two universities in question, enjoyed a brand recognition unsurpassed in American culture. As he put it, “half of America loves Notre Dame, half hate Notre Dame; but every American knows Notre Dame.” There’s a reason behind
A Day in the Cloud – Part II Last week at Intel’s Day in the Cloud event in Portland, Oregon, I had an opportunity to get an overview of Intel’s Cloud Strategy, and discuss the Cloud industry with members of Intel’s team and several of Intel’s ecosystem partners such as Cisco, EMC, and VMWare. That part of the ecosystem was to be expected given their Cloud computing alliance and Acadia joint venture via Virtual Computing Environment (VCE), a new company formed to pursue the Cloud computing market. “The Acadia joint venture was between Cisco and EMC with VMware and Intel
Gmail Outage – Is Cloud Computing To Blame? “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State and Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff. Unless you are living under a rock, you must have come across the story of the Gmail outage a fortnight back. The question several observers are asking is, “Is cloud computing to blame?” First, here are the facts. On Sunday, 27 February, Gmail became inaccessible for some hours. When it did come back, several users were surprised to
Discussions of Cloud computing often revolve around strategy, business, economics, and technology, particularly in the higher levels of the Cloud stack, SaaS, PaaS, so you may wonder why I’m writing about Intel’s Day in the Cloud event when microprocessors are found deep within enterprise infrastructure components, and the Cloud computing industry focus seems to be largely on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. To better understand the connection between semiconductors and Cloud computing, I invite you to read Silicon in the Cloud. The focus of that blog post is on the influence that the semiconductor industry has on the speed of development and