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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)

NetSuite Hosts Online Event 'SAP for the Rest of Us' To Demonstrate Cost Savings and Superior Capabilities Of Cloud Computing Business Suites

SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), a leading vendor of cloud computing business management software suites, today announced the details of a special online event demonstrating the business case for cloud computing in modern enterprise, particularly mid-sized enterprises and divisions of large corporations. The event, SAP for the Rest of Us: Why ERP Needn't Cost an Arm and a Leg, will be presented by Bruce Richardson, Chief Research Officer at AMR Research and Zach Nelson, NetSuite CEO, and will be joined by Franklin Christopher, President and CEO of major millwork manufacturer Commco. The trio will explain how NetSuite's next-generation solution has revolutionized enterprise software, enabling eye-popping cost savings and business benefits beyond those of conventional on-premise ERP systems. This eye-opening one-hour ... (more)

OpenAir Powers Business Systems Consolidation

Cloud Expo on Ulitzer OpenAir, Inc., a NetSuite Inc. company and a provider of cloud computing professional services automation (PSA) and services resource planning (SRP) software announced that BearingPoint, a provider of management and technology consulting, has gone live with OpenAir to streamline services delivery processes and consolidate multiple point solutions into one, unified business system. With OpenAir, BearingPoint is already realizing significant benefits through more accurate and timely visibility of staff utilization and its opportunity pipeline. BearingPoint joins a growing list of OpenAir customers recently added in the Asia-Pacific region, including AIPEX, ClearPoint, Assurity, and Fronde. These customer wins are a testament to OpenAir's global expansion initiative as well as its unparalleled customer support infrastructure. By selecting OpenAi... (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)

MindTouch Goes Cloud

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer MindTouch, the open source alternative to Microsoft SharePoint, extended its popular enterprise collaboration platform to the cloud. The new offering makes it easy for business power users with no programming knowledge to mashup data from existing enterprise systems into real time charts, graphs, reports and tabular data. MindTouch Cloud allows companies to replicate the features and functionality of MindTouch 2009 Standard in seconds with the swipe of a credit card and without a call to their IT department. "MindTouch has essentially built an open source, cloud-enabled SharePoint that is accessible to non-programmers," said Sam Ramji, Vice President of Strategy at Sonoa Systems, a provider of analytics, management and cloud governance solutions for APIs and cloud services. "The more I look at what they've done, the more I realize they've... (more)

Understanding Cloud Taxonomies and Security

XML Security at Cloud Expo OWASP AppSec DC 2009 had a compelling session that defined cloud taxonomies and the security implications associated with the cloud computing. The three taxonomies that have become part of our vernacular are: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Set of virtualized components that can be assembled to build a application.  Amazon EC2, Rackspace, Opsource, and GoGrid are examples of IaaS where you can rent "virtual" hardware and software as a "pay-as-you-go" services.  If you need 5 Linux servers running MySQL Database for 3 months, you'd subscribe to an IaaS provider and using their REST or Web service-based API (or command line if you're too cool) to provision, de-provision and monitor your instance. Platform as a Service (PaaS): A runtime environment for application developer to deploy their applications in their desired programming environm... (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)

NetSuite Event to Highlight Power of the Cloud to Transform EMEA

NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) / financial suites, today announced the details of a special London-based event designed to help UK and European-based professional services firms and workgroups leverage the power of cloud computing solutions to survive and thrive in the current challenging economic environment. The event will take place on Thursday, 8 July, at One Whitehall Place, London, from 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM. To register for this complimentary event, please click here. The event, titled "A Cloud Computing Wake-Up Call for Professional Services," will highlight the strategies and best-practices from the cloud computing playbooks of a number of leading companies, including Accenture, Siemens, Lloyd's Register and NetSuite. Also featured will be thought-provoking keynote presentations on ne... (more)

Ellison-Aligned NetSuite Attacks SAP

NetSuite - which, as it happens, is majority-owned by Larry Ellison who has just returned from a courtroom battle with SAP utterly victorious - is waving around an amusing little TCO comparison of its ERP cloud software suite against SAP's revivified Business ByDesign (BBD) widgetry that suggests that ByDesign five-year costs run over $500,000 for only 10 users. NetSuite is supposed to be 40%-70% cheaper and naturally it claims way more bells and whistles - half again as much functionality. NetSuite used SAP's own online TCO calculator for the SAP calculations (http://bit.ly/SAPTCO), which is supposed to demonstrate BBD's value compared to on-premise software. NetSuite claims that "By providing an under-powered product with an extremely high total cost of ownership, SAP has fallen into the trap of every stone-age software provider that has tried to make the transiti... (more)

Veracode Nearly Triples Revenue Growth in 2009

BURLINGTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/09/10 -- Veracode Inc., provider of the world's leading cloud-based application risk management services platform, today announced its revenues grew almost 300% from 2008 to 2009 and that it secured new capital for additional expansion in a round led by New York-based StarVest Partners. The unprecedented growth comes at the same time as other company achievements such as surpassing the 100 customer milestone, being the first cloud-based security company to reach the 50 billion lines of code scanned milestone, expanding its executive team and board of directors to include Dr. James Cash, Emeritus James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration at Harvard University Business School , and being recognized as a finalist in SC Magazine's "Best Security Software Development Solution" category. StarVest, an early investor in NetS... (more)

Proofpoint Extends Data Protection and Information Governance Solutions to Address Cloud-Based File Sharing, Collaboration and Social Media

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/28/12 -- from RSA Conference 2012, Booth 850 - Proofpoint, Inc. (http://www.proofpoint.com), a pioneering security-as-a-service provider, today announced a variety of enhancements to the Proofpoint Enterprise™ suite, designed to address the data security, compliance and information governance needs of enterprises that seek to reduce risks while also benefiting from cloud-based file sharing, collaboration and social media platforms. Proofpoint announced a new integration with Box (http://www.box.com) to offer enhanced security, compliance and control over documents shared via Box. The new capabilities will be demonstrated this week at RSA Conference 2012 exposition booth #850. "At Box, we're committed to providing a secure enterprise collaboration experience," said Chris Yeh, vice president of platform at Box. "Our integration... (more)