Cloudcoke – successful strategic safari in the clouds By Predrag Mitrovic of CloudTweaks The cloud hype is long gone. History. (European) reality is that most businesses and governments are starting to realize that the phenomenon holds a lot of substance in this post-hype phase. The new awakening is driving the demand for strategic advisory and help to facilitate the strategy formulations. Many organizations experience tough times trying to understand the business models and drivers behind the SPI acronym. But there is one single most important wave breaker: The understanding of the necessary components that forms a good SLA and a
Choosing your cloud By Simon Ellis /Contributor of CloudTweaks The pointy haired boss at your company will inevitably want you to look at cloud. But what most bosses don’t realize is that it’s not a simple “forklift operation” of moving existing code to a new platform. Choosing the right cloud can be a challenge with factors such as cost, platform selection, language availability, scalability and automation coming into play. Below is a quick primer to help you choose between the leading cloud providers: Google AppEngine Google is a great choice for startups and in many ways they are building a
Veeva Systems generating business success worldwide delivering Pharma CRM on Force.com SAN FRANCISCO & PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct 13, 2010 (SOURCE: BUSINESS WIRE) — Veeva Systems and salesforce.com, /quotes/comstock/13*!crm/quotes/nls/crm (CRM 107.50, +2.03, +1.93%) the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced an expanded alliance to accelerate the delivery of the market-leading Veeva CRM applications to the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Utilizing Force.com, salesforce.com’s enterprise cloud computing platform, Veeva has quickly become a market leader for Pharma CRM. Industry leaders, including three of the world’s largest five pharmaceutical companies, have selected Veeva CRM running on Force.com to power their commercial operations. Jazz
What online matchmaking did for love, Rackspace Hosting does for productivity, matching business users with relevant SaaS apps SAN ANTONIO – October 7, 2010 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced the launch of AppMatcher, the matchmaking engine that helps businesses quickly locate the apps they need for everything from accounting to project management and human resources. Users of AppMatcher will be able to provide details about their organization and job function, quickly review a variety of relevant apps, and consult comments from those that are already using those apps.
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.
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