Bridging The Gap Between User Experience & The Cloud The next big thing in the evolution of internet is the industry of Cloud Computing. With technological advancements making a leap in every quarter of the year, new methodologies are being devised to meet out the requirements of millions of users worldwide. The field of Cloud Computing has greatly eased the cognitive dissonance caused by multiple user experiences, thereby acting as a bridge to create the same UX across all platforms, namely – tablets, PCs, smartphones, and even televisions. Though the Cloud is a fairly recently coined term, the actual concept
Using Cloud Services For Backups Introduction With the explosive growth in this as a service, that as a service, and clouding everything in sight, it comes as no surprise that cloud backup services are starting to crop up everywhere. And we’re not just talking about some of the excellent services targeted at consumers like Dropbox, box.net, and iCloud, we’re talking about enterprise grade services. If you are one of the growing number of administrators who is looking at cloud backup services to augment or replace your tape backup or disk to disk backup, you’re not alone. To help you with
Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 6 This is the seventh in a continuing series on startups raising funding. You can read the first six in the series here: 1. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 5 2. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 4 3. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 3 4. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 2 5. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money: UPDATE 1 6. Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money Today, there are two startups in focus – Code 42 and Knowlarity. Code 42 (http://code42.com/) Minnesota-based cloud backup
China’s Alibaba Establishes Fund to Develop Ecosystem in Support of Cloud OS The iPhone is the defining consumer product of the 2000s. In addition to its sleek design and captivating functionality, one of the major reasons it reached such heights of popularity was the creation of an ecosystem of third-part applications that greatly enhanced what value an iPhone could deliver. These iPhone Apps, as they came to be called, developed into a USP for the product itself. This phenomenon of an ecosystem encouraging adoption of a product or technology is not new. Consider the VHS-Betamax War of the 1970s fought
Can Box.net Overtake Microsoft SharePoint? If Microsoft Windows is the dominant operating system in the world and Microsoft Office the most popular productivity suite, Microsoft SharePoint is the preeminent file sharing platform. However, after years of dominance, a new challenger has appeared in the form of Box.net. As things stand today, Box.net with 7 million customers is just a pretender to the throne occupied by SharePoint with 125 million customers. However, with Box.net’s user base increasing by 250,000 every month and its current clientele including 350 companies in the Fortune 500 list, Microsoft may have cause for worry. What’s more,
Cloud Computing Startups Raise Big Money Startups have been an area of focus for this website, and not without reason. With cloud computing being such a new technology, there is a lot of innovation taking place. And startups are often the birthplaces of innovation. However, innovation, like most things in life, requires money, at least initially, in order to flourish. That is where venture financing comes into play. Thankfully for cloud computing startups, there are many financiers willing to back them. Here’s a recap of some recent developments in this area. Box.net: This is a company that I had covered
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.
Procter and Gamble Collaborates in the Cloud with Box Box has deployed its cloud content management solution to 18,000 globally distributed P&G employees. Box has signed Procter and Gamble as a customer to this end and anticipates increased adoption over the next three years. “P&G’s deployment marks a major turning point for Box and, more broadly, cloud adoption in the enterprise,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. “Cloud services like Box are no longer merely filling the gaps between outdated systems or providing a workaround for frustrated users; they’re transforming the way entire organizations manage information and collaboration