Google Apps Part II Advantages of Google Apps:In September 2010, Google announced that over 30 million people are using Google Apps. The top ten advantages as listed by Google are: 1. Cloud computing is in Google’s DNA. 2. Faster access to innovation drives higher productivity. 3. Users adopt new functionality with less disruption. 4. Employees can be productive from anywhere. 5. Google’s cloud enables faster collaboration. 6. Google’s immense security investments help protect customers. 7. Less data is stored on vulnerable devices. 8. Customers get higher reliability and uptime. 9. Google Apps offers extensive flexibility and control. 10. Customers spend
LONDON, October 25, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Misys, the global application software and services company, announces a new strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp. The new initiative builds on last year’s mission-critical applications development alliance and will deliver Misys’ banking and capital markets applications via the Windows Azure cloud platform. Mike Lawrie, Chief Executive of Misys, believes this is an innovative step forward for the financial services industry. “We know that our collaboration with Microsoft will transform the financial services industry, by combining innovative technology from world leaders to bring even more value to customers.” Steve Ballmer, Chief Executive of Microsoft, says
Microsoft Windows Azure Part III Read Part 2 Microsoft SQL Azure: Microsoft SQL Azure, another cloud service from Microsoft, brings robust RDBMS – Relational Database Management System, on pay per use basis. SQL Azure is a cloud database utility service from Microsoft data centers. SQL Azure can be used by both Cloud based Applications and Local Applications. SQL Azure makes use of the Microsoft SQL Server software which is one of the largest used RDBMS in the world. High Availability and Fault Tolerance are the hallmark features of Microsoft SQL database. The major benefits of SQL Azure include rapid provisioning,
Veeva Systems generating business success worldwide delivering Pharma CRM on Force.com SAN FRANCISCO & PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct 13, 2010 (SOURCE: BUSINESS WIRE) — Veeva Systems and salesforce.com, /quotes/comstock/13*!crm/quotes/nls/crm (CRM 107.50, +2.03, +1.93%) the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced an expanded alliance to accelerate the delivery of the market-leading Veeva CRM applications to the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Utilizing Force.com, salesforce.com’s enterprise cloud computing platform, Veeva has quickly become a market leader for Pharma CRM. Industry leaders, including three of the world’s largest five pharmaceutical companies, have selected Veeva CRM running on Force.com to power their commercial operations. Jazz
What online matchmaking did for love, Rackspace Hosting does for productivity, matching business users with relevant SaaS apps SAN ANTONIO – October 7, 2010 – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced the launch of AppMatcher, the matchmaking engine that helps businesses quickly locate the apps they need for everything from accounting to project management and human resources. Users of AppMatcher will be able to provide details about their organization and job function, quickly review a variety of relevant apps, and consult comments from those that are already using those apps.
NEW YORK, NY, Sep 30, 2010 (MARKETWIRE) — Intermedia, the world’s largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, reports that 50 percent of the employees at the small and medium-sized businesses that the company supports use smartphones to access their email. This is in contrast to a recent survey Intermedia conducted with Harris Interactive, which found that only 38 percent of small and medium-sized business workers use smartphones. Cloud-based email users are more likely to access email from smartphones because of specifically-designed email syncing capabilities that mirror the desktop email experience. Other interesting smartphone stats from Intermedia’s small and medium-sized customer-base include:
Cable&Wireless Worldwide LONDON, September 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ Cable&Wireless Worldwide has selected Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) as its next-generation data centre platform to deliver an enterprise cloud computing solution held within the Wide Area Network (WAN). Accessed through C&W Worldwide’s next-generation network, it is specifically designed to facilitate the security, compliance, control and availability requirements of enterprises. Initially available for customer pilots, the full solution will be launched later this year. Tom Stockwell, Business Manager at C&W Worldwide comments; “Cloud computing is arguably the most significant change happening in the operating and cost model for IT infrastructures and so far