10 Cloud Based OS’s (Operating Systems) Worth A Closer Look 1) iSpaces CloudBrowser is a web browser within a browser that allows users to log in to the company’s platform from multiple computers while saving the state of their interface to the company’s data storage centers in the cloud. iSpaces runs on any Windows or Linux computer, with Mac coming soon, creating a virtual desktop that simplifies users’ everyday life by eliminating the need to reopen numerous browser tabs and web applications. Read more… 2) Zero PC ZeroPC provides deep integration with popular Web services to deliver a complete, integrated
GMA Launches Cloud-based Business Continuity Portal Solution GMA Consulting’s newly released cloud-based Business Continuity Portal solution utilises Microsoft’s SharePoint 2010 collaboration application and is hosted on the Windows Azure cloud platform. The London-based IT consultancy specialising in the design, development and implementation of solutions using Microsoft technologies claims that it is the first solution to be launched using GMA’s SharePoint Azure Accelerator capability. Thanks to GMA Consulting, businesses now have an effective, flexible and affordable way to enable its staff to find the information they need if they face a crisis. Users can access the new cloud-based portal 24/7 over
Company helps systems integrators, application and infrastructure service providers, and technology partners to address the challenges of doing business in the cloud CAMBRIDGE, MA – July 18, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, announced today its NetAlliance Partner Program designed for global IT solution providers to integrate Akamai services into their offerings, and to pass the value of Akamai’s globally-distributed platform on to customers. Having built global alliances with IT leaders including HP, Jive Software, Rackspace® Hosting, Telefónica and Verizon, Akamai has also established partnerships with leading regional technology providers and integrators
The Business Case for Project Portfolio Management The expression “better, faster, cheaper” is commonly associated with supply chain initiatives, where companies have developed an edge by getting products to market faster and more efficiently than their competitors. However, in the new world of cloud computing, more companies are looking at their IT department as a competitive differentiator by enabling them to quickly deploy hosted applications that can level the playing field with larger, established competitors. The expansion of cloud-based and hosted Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions has enabled companies from the Fortune 500 to Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) to seek out
Recognition as Top Emerging Private Company Marks the Sixth Award Win for Apptio in 2011 SEATTLE, WA, Jul 15, 2011) – Apptio, the leading provider of on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions, today announced that the company has been selected as an AlwaysOn Global 250 award recipient. The Global 250 recognizes the top emerging private companies that demonstrate leadership amongst peers, and innovative approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt emerging markets. Other Global 250 companies include Dropbox, Facebook, Zillow, Box.net, Splunk, and Marketo. Recognition as a Global 250 winner marks the sixth award for the company in 2011.
SurePass and Microsoft Team on Preventing Data Breaches SurePass has launched a comprehensive suite of Secure Cloud Services (SCS), which run on Windows Azure. This collaboration will enable both technology providers and application developers to deploy the additional security elements needed to deliver a secure application to their clients. SurePass is a software and hardware security company, which specializes in securing cloud-based applications. It is delivering a significant value both in cost savings and market credibility through next generation Cloud based security solutions. SurePass developed its Secure Cloud Services to run on Windows Azure and with Secure Token Services (STS),
Packaging Cloud Computing as an Investment – First Cloud Computing ETF Launched A technology can be considered to have truly “arrived”, become part of everyday life, when an investment vehicle is dedicated solely to it. Cloud computing now enjoys that privilege, with the launch of the first cloud computing ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) on NASDAQ last Wednesday. An ETF is an investment vehicle that holds assets such as stocks, commodities, or bonds, and trades close to its net asset value over the course of the trading day, usually tracking an index. First Trust Advisors L.P., a privately owned Illinois-based investment
How to Overcome the Disadvantages of Cloud Computing Despite recent events exposing the downsides of cloud computing, industry experts predict an increase in businesses’ interest to move their data in the cloud. How come this trend is on a rising path? With cloud computing, every business has the possibility to get custom IT Services in a simple and fast way and with reduced costs, whether it is well-established or an ambitious start-up. However, some businesses still holdback when it comes to cloud computing deployment. The reasons vary from lack of proper information and experts’ insights, to fear of inherent risks