Encoding.com Creates Fastest Encoding Service – Integrates with Rackspace and Amazon Cloud Platforms SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2011 — Encoding.com, the world’s largest video encoding service provider, today announced that it is also the world’s fastest Encoding service, with the addition of its game changing new feature – Instant Encoding™. With Instant Encoding, the Encoding.com platform will start transcoding source videos as the download process begins, dramatically accelerating the entire video workflow. In benchmark beta testing with multiple customers, the overall encoding process – including download, transcode, and delivery – improved by 30 to 100% depending on the source video
Apple About To Launch New Video-Focused Cloud-Based Service Jefferies & Co. believes Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is about to launch a new video-focused cloud-based service. The brokerage continues to believe that the assault on the living room likely means the introduction of another Apple appliance or device. The brokerage reiterated its “buy” rating on shares of Apple with a price target of $450. “In addition to subscription revenues, we think Apple could potentially benefit from a halo effect that increases units and average selling prices for its existing products and provides a foundation for the launch of an iTV-like device,”
HP Application Transformation Solutions Deliver Flexibility and Speed Technology is “innovation engine” of the enterprise PALO ALTO, Calif., April 12, 2011 – HP today announced new application transformation offerings designed to help enterprises drive innovation by delivering application flexibility and speed. In today’s world of instant gratification, everyone expects secure, seamless access to information no matter where or when they want it. This requires an Instant-On Enterprise that can rapidly innovate and respond. “Innovation is what separates market makers from market followers,” said Thomas E. Hogan, executive vice president, Enterprise Sales and Marketing, HP. “At HP, we believe technology is
Polycom Hosts Cloud-Based Media Services on Microsoft Azure Polycom’s Accordent Media Services are powered by Microsoft Windows Azure. Organizations can leverage this cloud services offering hosted on the Windows Azure platform to rapidly and cost effectively deploy a single, secure, searchable video content management solution for all their video assets. Although businesses want to enjoy optimal productivity benefits from their growing libraries of multi-source, multi-format video assets, they do not want to invest a lot on extensive IT resources. Polycom notes that businesses also do not want to make major capital expenditures on networking or storage hardware. These issues are
Microsoft Introduces Cloud ERP Solution through Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Microsoft top managers announced plans to take Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions to the cloud at the opening of Convergence 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia, affirming that the software behemoth considers every single option to grab a market share in the market for cloud computing services. Microsoft’s heavyweights, CEO Steve Ballmer and Kirill Tatarinov, corporate vice president for Microsoft Business Solutions, presented Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 release and encouraged Convergence 2011 visitors to take advantage of cloud solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM products. According to the company, the next
Google Jumps In Line To Compete With Amazon and Netflix Two weeks ago Amazon announced the launch of a new Prime members: unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of more than 5,000 movies and TV shows. And now it sounds like Google with be revising their YouTube service: Based on a WSJ Report: “Google Inc. is working on a major overhaul of YouTube as it tries to position itself for the rise of televisions that let people watch online video in their living rooms, according to people familiar with the matter. YouTube is looking to compete with broadcast and cable television, some
Global Business and the Cloud Computing Collide This new SandHill Group white paper explores the powerful advantages of SaaS technologies in addressing the challenges of a global market, virtual teams and an ever-changing business climate. In today’s increasingly global business climate, companies are expanding operations to many parts of the world in order to secure and optimize talent where it lives. This trend is leading to an explosion of geographically distributed virtual teams. Companies have turned to technology to improve collaborative efforts. While traditional, pre-Internet technologies were cumbersome, expensive and complex, today’s cloud computing technologies, on-demand applications, ubiquitous broadband access,
Cisco, EMC, VMware Evolve Australian Data Centre to Private Cloud Cisco, EMC and VMware have teamed on helping KPMG Australia, part of a global network of firms providing audit, tax and advisory services, to evolve its data centre to a private cloud with a Vblock infrastructure platform. The companies claim that this platform successfully blends cloud computing with integrated, consistent enterprise security and compliance. This blending enables KPMG to easily meet or exceed all security and regulatory requirements. The Australian firm is already using IT to boost its business and with this Vblock deployment it expects to grow even further.