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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)

Top 20 Cloud Services Providers That Are Gaining Mind Share

There is little doubt that cloud computing is big news, but who is gaining your mind share?  Amazon, NetSuite, and Salesforce.com, have been in the news recently with a number of announcements. So many that I’ve been attempting to track them by creating specific journals for each. Our experiences are likely to be different, and barring actual surveys and research, is subjective and based largely on our own impressions and perceptions of which companies are in the news or making news in this segment. There are several lists that are excellent points of reference – The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing, 85 Cloud Computing Vendors Shaping the Emerging Cloud, and The VAR Guy’s SaaS 20 Index. Large technology companies like AT&T, EMC / VMware, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Unisys, and others that come to mind have not been included below in the top 20 that are gaining mind share... (more)

BI on Ulitzer - Connect with NetSuite's Cloud Computing Platform

Business Intelligence on Ulitzer myDIALS, a leading vendor of operational performance optimization solutions, today announced the integration of myDIALS 3.0 with the NetSuite cloud computing platform. myDIALS' Software as a Service (SaaS)-based business intelligence dashboards enable operational users to consistently monitor, analyze and act on data from any operational or business data source in order to optimize business processes. Built using NetSuite's SuiteCloud development platform, the combined solution helps companies gain maximum efficiency for their business processes supported in NetSuite's CRM, Accounting/ERP and Ecommerce applications. "By delivering timely, relevant information and analysis suitable for all employees, myDIALS helps users to improve performance of critical business processes," says Wayne Morris, myDIALS CEO. "For example, myDIALS lets ... (more)

Oracle Fusion Applications: Respect and Suspect

There is an old saying: Respect and Suspect. When someone declare, write or say something, do not decry or ignore him - respect him.  It may turn out that the information he provides is valuable or useful. On the other hand, Suspect and check whether what was manifested is true, half true or false. This attitude is the corn stone of Scientific Research. I am not a Scientist, but during few decades in IT, I found Respect and Suspect as very useful approach  as well as in my hobby playing Bridge (respect and suspect your opponents bids and play). The old saying came to my mind, while reading good news: Oracle Fusion Applications was released for use by Early Adopters after five years of development. The article was published by Mark Fontecchio in PeopleSoft Planet site. The following bullets summarize the article: 1.   Oracle Fusion Applications is ready but are the c... (more)

NetSuite Cloud Powers Today's Hottest IPOs

NetSuite, a vendor of cloud computing business software suites, announced that three of the four most recent tech Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) were by companies that chose NetSuite to run key business processes: OpenTable, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPEN), SolarWinds, Inc. (NYSE: SWI), and LogMeIn, Inc. (Nasdaq: LOGM). For more information about NetSuite and its customers, visit www.netsuite.com. "These three IPOs are just another example of how some of today's best run and fastest growing companies use NetSuite's cloud computing business software suites," said Zach Nelson, CEO of NetSuite. "Their selection of NetSuite is also another nail in the coffin of on-premise software companies that believe the complex ERP and CRM operations of large companies cannot be trusted to the Cloud." Over a six-week period, some of the hottest new companies in online business and consumer s... (more)

Which Cloud Services Providers Are Gaining Mind Share?

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer There is little doubt that cloud computing is big news, but who is gaining your mind share?  Amazon, NetSuite, and Salesforce.com, have been in the news recently with a number of announcements.  So many that I've been attempting to track them by creating specific journals for each. Our experiences are likely to be different, and barring actual surveys and research, is subjective and based largely on our own impressions and perceptions of which companies are in the news or making news in this segment. There are several lists that are excellent points of reference - The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing, 85 Cloud Computing Vendors Shaping the Emerging Cloud, and The VAR Guy's SaaS 20 Index. Large technology companies like AT&T, EMC / VMware, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Unisys, and others that come to mind have not been included below in the top 20... (more)

Edward J. Zander Joins Awarepoint Board of Directors

Awarepoint Corporation, a provider of ZigBee-based real-time location system (RTLS) solutions to the healthcare market, today announced that Edward J. Zander has joined the company's board of directors. Zander has spent more than 35 years in the technology sector. He has played a key role in shaping some of the major paradigm shifts in technology that impact the world today. These include the move from mainframes to minicomputers; minicomputers to workstations; PCs to networking and to the Internet; hardware to software; and the revolution in wireless devices and mobility. Zander was most recently chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Motorola. During his tenure, he sharpened Motorola's edge in technology innovation; delivered on 12 consecutive quarters of revenue growth; streamlined the business to increase operating efficiencies worldwide; signific... (more)

New Tectrends Reporter Cloud Computing Key Recent Media Coverage

Cloud Computing Journal Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "TecTrends Reporter Cloud Computing Key Recent Media Coverage, May 2009" report to their offering. This monthly edition of TecTrends Reporter considers the opportunities and challenges posed by cloud computing as an important new development in information technology. One of the most promising new computing models to emerge in the recent past, cloud computing refers to the use of computing resources owned and operated by third-party providers that are available on-demand. A way of increasing capacity or adding new capabilities without investing in new infrastructure, cloud computing is a very appealing concept for IT managers. Still at an early stage in its evolution, cloud computing is already being offered by a diverse group of providers including Amazon.com, IBM, and Salesforce.com... (more)

Les grands acteurs de l’informatique disent ... oui au Cloud Computing : quelques exemples concrets, en France.

2010 - 2020 : la décennie Cloud Computing s’ouvre en fanfare ! Il n’y a plus un seul grand fournisseur qui ne proclame pas que le Cloud Computing est un élément clef de sa stratégie ; ce n’est pas moi qui vais m’en plaindre ! J’avais été sévère, il y a quelques semaines, avec les annonces Cloud de Microsoft et SAP. Ce sont les deux fournisseurs mondiaux qui ont le plus à perdre si les entreprises migrent massivement vers des solutions Cloud Computing ... ce qui va se produire dans la décennie qui démarre. Je vous propose de passer en revue quelques entreprises clefs du secteur informatique avec qui je collabore. Toutes ces entreprises vont, sérieusement, stratégiquement et rapidement vers des solutions Cloud Computing et SaaS. Ce sont tous des entreprises «historiques», nées bien avant le Cloud, oui, mais elles sont en train de prendre les «bonnes» décisions qui leur p... (more)

RedBuilt Moves From SAP To NetSuite Cloud Computing

ERP Session at Cloud Expo NetSuite Inc. a leading vendor of cloud computing business management software suites, on Thursday announced that RedBuilt LLC, a leading innovator and supplier of engineered wood products for the commercial and multi-family construction industry, has switched from SAP to NetSuite for its ERP financial management needs. RedBuilt is the largest company to date to end its relationship with SAP in favor of NetSuite. Cloud Expo 2010 East, April 19-21, 2010 in New York is the largest Cloud Computing event anywhere in the world The company finalized its ERP planning transition in under three months. RedBuilt's first-year costs with NetSuite, including licensing and professional services are just half of what the company would have paid to stay with SAP. In addition, NetSuite allows RedBuilt to avoid $275,000 in annual salary costs for SAP and d... (more)

Five Tips for a Successful CRM Software Selection

As with all enterprise software initiatives, the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software selection process can be tricky. There are plenty of solutions to choose from, multiple delivery options, and large amounts of software vendor hype. In addition, companies such as Salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics, NetSuite, and Oracle are aggressively pursuing the market with competing messages. CRM evaluations should include elements inherent in effective ERP software selection processes. For example, a CRM software selection process should include the following steps: Clearly define business requirements Evaluate the technical fit of potential options Assess vendor viability Evaluate functional fit via a scripted demo process Develop a business case Negotiate with vendors Create a realistic implementation plan In addition to the above, there are five factors that are... (more)