Cloud Billing – Interview with MetraTech’s Scott Swartz Every SaaS, IaaS and PaaS vendor needs a robust billing module which works seamlessly across both single and hybrid Cloud deployments. Even though every Cloud service provider gives billing functionality, the issues arise when you have a hybrid Cloud deployment and you want to stitch together various billing services to provide a unified view of the costs. This is what MetraTech specializes in and offers products and services which enable SaaS vendors, for example, to focus on delivering value through their service while MetraTech’s MetraNet takes care of all their billing requirements.
Google vs Microsoft: US Government Agrees to End Microsoft Bias The cloud computing market is huge, and as with any other technology, the government is one of the biggest customers (How Much Can the US Government Save by Going to the Cloud? ). Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the biggest providers clamor to claim major chunks of this pie. While Google may have been one of the earlier movers in cloud computing, Microsoft has dedicated considerable resources towards dominance, maybe overwhelmingly so (Is Microsoft Taking A Risk By Putting All Its Eggs In The Cloud Computing Basket? ).
3 Excellent Cloud Collaboration services for small and medium sized businesses. Here are 3 services which offer a number of extremely useful collaboration features such as: Knowledge Bases, Team Management, File storage and Sharing, Expense reporting, Governance & Auditing and everything in between. If you are an SMB looking for an inexpensive way to run and manage a business in the cloud, we would suggest reviewing the 3 below. 3 Excellent Cloud Collaboration Services Central Desktop Accolades: 2011 CODiE Award finalist Finalist for the Best Document Management Solution 2011 American Business Award finalist Finalist for New Product or Service of
Salesforce.com Acquires Dimdim Acquisition will extend salesforce.com’s Chatter collaboration platform with critical real-time communication technologies. Follows the proven Facebook model of combining real-time collaboration and communication into a single integrated service. Enables salesforce.com to build on momentum of 60,000 Chatter customers, accelerating the industry shift to Cloud 2 SAN FRANCISCO, – Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the enterprise cloud computing (http://www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/) company, has announced it has completed its acquisition of Dimdim for approximately $31 million in cash, net of cash acquired. Founded in 2007, Dimdim has created critical real-time communication technologies such as presence, messaging and screen sharing. With the acquisition, salesforce.com
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Microsoft software and services empower service provider partners to deliver enterprise-class solutions to small and midsize businesses. WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – This week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2010, Microsoft Corp. is highlighting market opportunities for hosting and communications service providers as adoption of cloud services among small and midsize business (SMBs) continues to rise. Microsoft is helping service providers take advantage of those opportunities through its software, services and programs that enable them to become trusted advisors and full-service IT providers to businesses. “Microsoft sees service providers becoming more important as the cloud becomes more predominant. Given