IBM Launches Global Initiatives To Help Managed Service Providers Capture Burgeoning Cloud Opportunity Comprehensive Program Arms IBM’s Global Ecosystem to Deliver A Simplified Approach to IT WALTHAM, MA — September 26, 2012 — IBM today announced a broad set of global initiatives to better position clients to take advantage of cloud opportunities. This effort is aimed at further expanding IBM’s cloud ecosystem, enabling organizations to develop solutions and services on IBM SmartCloud and PureSystems, built on open standards. As more clients embrace cloud computing, they are looking to local technology providers known as Managed Service Providers (MSP) to help them
6 Challenges Of Testing SaaS Applications SaaS has gained huge popularity in the last couple of years, with an increasing number of enterprises adopting it mainly due to the benefits like pay per use and on demand service. SaaS applications entail thorough testing for their integrity, different from that of on-premise applications. This involves testing of business logic, security, data integration, performance, and scalability, among others. Some of the challenges involved in testing SaaS applications are mentioned below. 1. Security and Privacy Testing Being in a multi-tenant environment, SaaS applications need to ensure security, accessibility, and privacy concerns. They need
Cloud computing: A few glitches that need to be eradicated Cloud computing is the latest trend when it comes to efficient data storage that is easily accessible and portable. Think of a LAN with a single server between hosts of computers. Now think of a grand-scale LAN where not only operational data is shared but also the user information is shared; this is the concept of cloud computing. This may sound highly lucrative especially for database management since it provides almost instantaneous accessibility with real time data-handling capabilities. It allows the user to have unlimited data storage capability without having the actual hardware. All you
Why Liaison’s Acquisition Of Hubspan Is Good For Cloud Integration Last week, you may have read about Liaison Technologies’ acquisition of Hubspan and wondered why? After all, the companies share many similarities in cloud integration and cloud services brokerage (CSB) offerings, so is Liaison simply trying to knock out a strong competitor? The answer is an unequivocal “no.” In truth, we’ve been dancing around the idea of combining our two companies for a few years now. A mutual respect grew as we discovered how close we are in our approach to the market and to serving our customers, but the time simply wasn’t right
The Risks And Rewards Of Cloud Computing Cloud computing like any concept in the real world comes with risks and rewards. It is not a perfect solution where huge mistakes are forgiven without great consequences. In all honesty, cloud computing could actually make or break a company, depending on how they implement it. And if they actually do everything right, cloud computing will propel their company to success, reaping rewards that they never thought was possible with the old technology that they have been using. First let us look at the risks associated with cloud computing. 1. Network dependency. Perhaps
How Are Canadians Affected By The USA Patriot Act And Cloud Computing? Whether Canadians like it or not, they are affected by the US Patriot Act. While some of the previous issues have been settled already, some new issues are already popping up – issues with cloud computing. The US Patriot Act, otherwise known as the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act, was passed after the World Trade Center attack in September 2011. The law provided a way for US law enforcement agencies to seize business records and block electronic communications.