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London - August 06, 2014 - Attenda Limited, the Business Critical IT company, today announced that it is publishing its latest BroadGroup research findings on mid-market enterprise cloud adoption. BroadGroup is an Information Media Technology and Professional Services company, with a leading data centre consulting practice. During the independent research, commissioned by Attenda, BroadGroup conducted interviews with Attenda clients, across a broad set of verticals, to ask CIOs and IT Directors how widely they had adopted cloud; and if so, what best practices had been adopted and were there any lessons to be learnt. As Daniel Beazer, Consultant, Broad Group comments; "The findings were very interesting and revealed that every participant saw considerable benefits in the cloud; but many felt there were considerable barriers to achieving these benefits." Beazer conti... (more)

AIRCOM Achieves Oracle Exadata Ready Status

ASSET 8, CONNECT 8 and OPTIMA 7 are Supported and are Ready to Run on Oracle Exadata Database Machine Leatherhead, UK - 4th October 2012 - AIRCOM International today announced that ASSET, CONNECT and OPTIMA have achieved Oracle Exadata Ready status through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). Today's announcement demonstrates that AIRCOM supports ASSET 8, CONNECT 8 and OPTIMA 7 with Oracle Exadata Database Machine. Oracle Exadata Ready is part of the Oracle Exastack Ready program which allows partners, such as AIRCOM, to be recognized by Oracle for developing and supporting their applications on Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, or Oracle SPARC SuperCluster engineered systems. The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the only database machine that provides extreme performance for both data warehousing and online transaction processing (OLTP) wo... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of October 6, 2013

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly The cost savings that Apple's new licensing model for apps is poised to deliver are large enough the impact is almost certainly going to be noticed well beyond the confines of the IT department. They're certainly noticeable by the finance or accounting department but finance isn't alone. The entire senior management may see this savings as a truly strategic advantage.  Read Original Content SAP has announced it is will strongly focus on m-government, cloud, in-memory computing and ... (more)

Step-by-Step: Get up to $200 in FREE Cloud Services with a Windows Azure Trial Subscription

Using the 4 easy steps provided in this article, you’ll be able to activate a FREE Windows Azure Trial Subscription, suitable for building your Lab in the Cloud for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux without the need for local on-premises lab hardware.  This trial subscription provides a tremendous opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the cloud – it provides up to 30 Days or $200 USD of “cloud credit” to use as you see fit for building new cloud-based lab solutions involving Cloud Storage, Virtual Networks and Virtual Machines. Step 1 – Sign-up for a new Microsoft Account ( aka., Windows Live ID ) Your Microsoft Account is used to both sign-up for a FREE Windows Azure Trial, as well as sign-in to the Windows Azure Management Portal to provision and manage Cloud resources.  Even if you already have a pre-existing Microsoft Account, many IT Pros prefer to sign-up ... (more)

The Top 100 Bloggers on Cloud Computing

Ever since I first published here my tentative list of Top 50 Bloggers on Cloud Computing it became clear that an expansion would be needed before too long. Thanks to community feedback via my Twitter account (http://twitter.com/jg21) here goes - just three months before Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (November 7-10) - with an expanded roster, listed as before in alphabetical order since I am making no attempt at this stage to rank the various blogs, merely to map - and celebrate - their existence. Dustin Amrhein | "A View from the Clouds" Dave Asprey | "Cloudy Words" Ian Bergin | "Clouded Issues" Randy Bias | "Cloudscaling" Rick Blaisdell | "Rickscloud" Steve Bobrowski | "The Cloud View" Rene Buest | www.CloudUser.de Larry Carvalho | "Robust Cloud" Andrew M. Chapman | "MemorableURL.com" Sam Charrington | "Cloud Pulse" Colin Clark | "Cloud Event Processing" Peter Coffee | cloudb... (more)

An Investment in Next-Generation Cloud: ProfitBricks Secures $19.5 Million

"We spent two years building a cloud offering that is unmatched in the market. This latest investment represents an investment not only in ProfitBricks but in the future of cloud," said Achim Weiss, co-founder and CEO of ProfitBricks, as it was announced that his IaaS company has received a $19.5 million investment from its founders and United Internet AG, a leading European internet services provider. "ProfitBricks delivers on the promise of cloud computing that until its launch wasn't realized," Weiss added. In 2012 the company established its U.S. headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. and launched its cloud 2.0 offering, including live vertical scaling and the industry's first Data Center Design tool. ProfitBricks used InfiniBand based network technology to bring high performance computing capabilities to the cloud and offer a better price-performance ratio than the m... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

Mobile Marketing News Weekly – Week of June 10, 2012

The Mobile Marketing News Weekly is an online newsletter that is made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile marketing that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility and M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Consumers are spending 10 percent of their media attention on mobile devices while the medium only commands a mere 1 percent of total ad-spend. Comparatively, print medium attracts only about 7 percent of media-time, but still captures an astonishing 25 percent of the total U.S. ad-spend, with print receiving 25-times more ad money than mobile. Read Original Content In a joint study, the IAB Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence and IA... (more)

MBaaS, Cloud Computing and Architectures for Enterprise Mobility - What Your Mother Never Told You

Cognizant Mobility Expert Peter RogersMy friend and Cognizant colleague, the ever opinionated Peter Rogers, shares more of his insights into the world of IoT (Internet of Things), enterprise mobility, geekdom and how they really works under-the-covers.  By "they" I mean technology, not geeks. ____ I believe the trends away from mainframes to the Cloud will have a large impact on enterprise mobility architecture. If we believe that going forward, enterprise mobility architectures will be closely tied to the Cloud, then we need to take a serious look at architectural design.  I have written about MBaaS (Mobile Back End as a Service) which is a new form of Cloud offering, but today I want share my opinions on best practices. I have been working on an MBaaS project recently, and we ran into some interesting challenges when it came to submitting the App to the Apple App St... (more)

Sharepoint Private Cloud – Socializing Enterprise Applications

The reason I think the Cloud market will experience such a huge boom is that it will be accompanied by other equally powerful IT trends. Indeed they will magnify the benefit of one another, and these overlaps are the ideal sweet spots to provide the context and opportunity for new start-ups. The overlap between Cloud Computing and an Enterprise 2.0 strategy of ‘socializing enterprise apps’ is this type of focus for our ‘LiveWIRE’ Cloud Venture, a new toolset that overlays across Microsoft Sharepoint and offers the secret sauce potential to dramatically increase sales of hosted Sharepoint offerings. Mastering Enterprise 2.0 – Socializing enterprise applications On their own, Cloud technologies are still very hot, but ultimately a technical proposition. Yes virtualization can improve the efficiencies of IT operations, but this is an underlying technical improvement,... (more)

For Thirty Pieces of Silver My Product Can Beat Your Product

One of the side-effects of the rapid increases in compute power combined with an explosion of Internet users has been the need for organizations to grow their application  infrastructures to support more and more load. That means higher capacity everything – from switches to routers to application delivery infrastructure to the applications themselves.  Cloud computing has certainly stepped up to address this, providing the means by which organizations can efficiently and more cost-effectively increase capacity. Between cloud computing and increasing demands on applications there is a need for organizations to invest in the infrastructure necessary to build out a new network, one that can handle the load and integrate into the broader ecosystem to enable automation and ultimately orchestration. Indeed, Denise Dubie of Network World pulled together data from analyst f... (more)