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
(Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)
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)
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
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
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
"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)
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
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"
StarVest, an early investor in NetS... (more)
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