IBM Bolsters Cloud Portfolio While Infusing Analytics Into New Cloud Offerings Infuses analytics into new cloud offerings to help clients drive business transformation $2 billion SoftLayer investment to underpin its high value cloud capabilities Singapore - 09 Oct 2013: Building on its $2 billion acquisition of SoftLayer, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a series of new offerings that fuse together high value cloud and analytics capabilities to further help clients drive business transformation and growth. As part of this expansion, IBM is announcing new social business and mobile offerings for its 100+ software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution portfolio, integrated cloud capabilities with SoftLayer assets and new expert integrated systems for hybrid cloud computing environments. With today’s news, IBM
What Do IT Managers Place as Top Priority when thinking Cloud? Service! IT managers have a great deal to think about when considering or overseeing their company’s transition to the cloud, since this is a technology that positions itself both as a data-storage security platform – which IT managers know a lot about – and a dynamic business tool – which they may know slightly less about. So IT managers often appreciate receiving help from their industry counterparts, which is great news for those managed hosting providers who wish to distinguish themselves from being simply a pipeline or storage tank
The Education Revolution: Cloud In The Classroom With the back-to-school season now upon us, parents, students and teachers everywhere are once again struggling with the perpetual challenge of making kids job-ready in a high-speed and fast-changing environment. There is little doubt in anyone’s mind that information technology plays a central role in all areas of life but sadly, access to this technology and the subsequent reaping of its benefits often stays out of reach, either due to lack of funding, lack of familiarity, or outright resistance. In a recent USA Today special feature, in which CloudTweaks played a central role , Dr.
Cloud Startup-ECmanaged Times have changed in the cloud management arena. Instead of recycling applications, the end-user can clone them, which is another word of scaling apps, at will. More so, it is now possible to operate under various cloud providers at discretion, sometimes dismissing certain instances of their offers and activating those of others at wish. There is more than meets the eye, indeed, in the whole cannon of cloud management and application-synchronization services of ECmanaged. This cloud startup has made it to the GigaOm’s calendar event of every year, Structure Europe, for the following reason: ‘enabling users to take
How To Pick A Cloud Solution That Fits Your Business Cloud services are expected to grow more than 17% by 2016. When your company is ready to move more of their processes to the cloud, it is important to pick a solution that properly fits your business. The right cloud services will help you focus on your core business. After all, isn’t that where your attention should be? Which Cloud Services Do You Need? In the beginning, you should create a high-level list of all of your business processes. You can start with items like email, payroll, sharing files with
Simplifying Workplace Collaboration Using Cloud Communications Cloud… gives enterprises an opportunity to streamline all their business operations into one big place, the “Cloud”. With multitudes of small, medium and big enterprises embracing the Cloud and the early adopters broadening their penetration, why should communications be left behind? For years, voice communications systems within an organization, big or small, were never considered to be a good candidate for deployment on the Cloud under a SaaS or IaaS model. Thanks to the “liberalization” of communication technologies, Cloud based communications have made their way into the Cloud and are here to stay. Services
Heroes Of The Cloud – Part 7, Ladies Edition When we think of the stereotypical IT worker, for better or worse, a certain image comes to mind. Fairly or not, we tend to think of some one who takes up IT as a profession as a grown up computer geek, either a very skinny or slightly over weight guy, in either case the result of too many hours in front of the screen resulting in not enough physical activity. This has also resulted in a need for corrective lenses, if your image of the IT worker included tape on the
Cloud Computing For Lawyers For attorneys or paralegals, cloud computing could mean access to data anytime and anywhere. As long as they can connect to the Internet, work can be accessed from their home, office, client offices or from their smart phones. Lawyers can also work collaboratively on files and documents, even when they are physically not in the same location. For some lawyers, cloud computing is already an affordable and flexible alternative to traditional desktop and client server based software technologies. Law firms are slowly moving to the cloud. The American Lawyer ‘s 16th annual survey gathered responses from 82