Industry Veteran Joins Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Pioneer to Steer Next Phase of Growth SAN MATEO, Calif. – February 23, 2011 — CloudShare today named Guri Stark as president and CEO. Building on the cloud computing start-up’s rapid growth and adoption, Stark brings more than 30 years of experience in high tech with specific expertise in cloud, web, mobile and desktop technologies. In conjunction with today’s announcement, Zvi Guterman, co-founder of CloudShare, was named chief strategy officer. “CloudShare has an edge in a high-growth market, demonstrating the power of the cloud for business applications,” said Randy Ditzler, partner with Sequoia
Big 4 Auditing Firm Ernst & Young Joins Cloud Security Alliance Cloud computing’s legitimacy as a mainstream business option just received a shot in the arm with Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four of auditing, joining the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a non-profit organization formed “to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing and provide education on the uses of cloud computing in connection with all other forms of computing.” Ernst & Young, popularly known as E&Y, has an Information Technology Risk and Assurance practice that assists organizations in enhancing their information
How Cloud Computing Affects Real People “Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one.” - Albert Einstein (1879-1955), the most famous scientist of the 20th century. Any business decision is invariably taken considering its impact on different stakeholders. In this context, stakeholder refers to any individual or entity that influences or influences the business. Consequently, the term encompasses as wide a variety of people as owners, managers, employees, shareholders, suppliers, customers and even the local community. We will use the same approach in evaluating the effects of migrating to cloud computing. In other words, we will look at
Workbooks Develops CRM Solution with Cloud Computing in Mind A small team of Cloud Computing entrepreneurs founded Workbooks Ltd. in 2007, realizing that future is in cloud-based technologies and applications. John Cheney (CEO), James Kay (CTO), Jenny Robb (CFO), and Edward Berks (Sales Director) were among those European business people who successfully started technology companies before 2007 but their new start-up was entirely cloud-based, offering web-based CRM and business applications delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS). The flagship products of the UK-based company include Workbooks CRM and Workbooks Business that were developed with SaaS in mind (John Cheney founded
5 Areas Best Suited For Cloud Computing Businesses are shifting from the client-server model to the cloud computing model. There are still some concerns about the security of cloud based servers. Many IT analysts firmly believe that the benefits of using the cloud for certain applications will far outweigh its risks. The needs to store most of the relevant data and access it efficiently is the main driving force behind many companies moving to the cloud. Following are the top 5 cloud applications being most widely used at present. Cloud Backup Some companies like Mozy are working to move businesses
Which Apps Should You Move to the Cloud? 5 Guidelines To most people — especially in August — ‘Ocean Services’ probably conjures visions of boogie boards, sun umbrellas and bringing the drinks without getting sand in the glass. To Matson Navigation CIO Peter Weis, it means logistics, and the need to gather, analyze and coordinate information so his customers can monitor the location, condition and progress of finished goods in one container on one freighter in the South Pacific, more easily than they’d be able to check on a new phone battery being delivered by FedEx. It’s not the kind
The FINANCIAL — Novell and Tencent on July 22 announced the establishment of a research laboratory in Shenzhen, China to jointly develop an Internet Data Center (IDC) cloud computing platform. Tencent, China’s largest Internet service portal with more than 480 million active users, is adopting SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server and PlateSpin Orchestrate as its auto-deployment system. As part of the agreement, Tencent will also utilize intelligent workload management solutions from Novell, including PlateSpin Workload Management, to create a flexible and easy-to-expand IDC cloud platform that will allow users to build, purchase and run business applications in a faster and more convenient way.
Nimbula – Cloud Operating System technology delivers Amazon EC2-like services behind the firewall. Allowing customers to efficiently manage both on- and off-premises resources, Nimbula Director quickly and cost effectively transforms under-utilized private data centers into muscular, easily configurable compute capacity while supporting controlled access to off-premise clouds. Okta, – A startup helping companies manage applications running on cloud infrastructure, recently announced that it has raised $10 million in a first round of venture funding. Appirio – Is a cloud solution provider offering products and professional services that help enterprises accelerate their adoption of cloud technologies. Appirio’s innovation and expertise have