New York City’s government is moving to Microsoft’s cloud. A $20 million deal between the Bloomberg administration and the Redmond, Wash., computing giant announced Wednesday that it will consolidate software and hardware operated by individual agencies onto Internet-based computer “clouds.” They allow software, documents and other data normally stored on local hard drives and servers to be accessed through the Internet. City officials say cloud computing will allow agencies to work more collaboratively on projects. Developers can design and easily deploy software applications in response to city problems. And eventually, the cloud will be a place where citizens can not
Cloud safari – investigate the surroundings “Live with your head in the clouds, as long as you keep your feet steadily planted on solid ground!” This is the shortest possible version of the initial investigative phase of your Cloud Safari. If you feel that things are all clear then stop reading now. I had a feeling you would continue. Thank you for your attention. Let’s tackle the longer version then. Independent of your organizations size, there are two main inputs you need to be able to succeed in your strategy endeavor: Your current IT Capabilities – Excellent article that is
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
Growth of World’s Largest Private Cloud Fueled by Rapid Adoption for Archiving, Compliance, eDiscovery, Legal Information Chaining, Marketing Optimization, and Video and Audio Analytics CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Autonomy Corporation plc, a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that Autonomy’s private cloud computing platform has reached a new data processing milestone, extending its lead as the world’s largest private cloud. Autonomy private cloud now manages over 17 Petabytes of email, documents, and multimedia data on 6,500 servers on 8 data centers around the world. Seventeen Petabytes is equal to more than
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.
Skytap’s Cloud Automation Solution Recognized for Innovation and Proven Business Impact SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – October 6, 2010) – Skytap, Inc., the leading provider of self-service cloud automation solutions, today announced it is recognized by IDC, a premier market research firm, as an “Innovative Application Development and Deployment Company to Watch Under $100 Million.” This latest achievement follows a string of accolades honoring Skytap this year, including: SD Times 100, Red Herring 100, AlwaysOn OnDemand Top 100, SearchCloudComputing Top 10 Cloud Computing Startups, and 2010 Best of VMworld finalist. To identify the innovators, IDC solicited entries from vendors with annual revenue