Antenna unveils new SaaS for enterprise app development
A new SaaS offering has been released in order to help businesses develop their own enterprise apps or consumer apps.
Antenna Software has revealed its new service, AMPchroma, as a means to create and deploy applications from one console, including native web-apps, hybrid web-apps, mobile websites and entire corporate app stores.
The solution also enables IT departments to oversee app development and unify strategies, alongside keeping...
Rethinking Cloud Service Level Agreements
It’s so easy these days to purchase Cloud-based services. Go online, click a few times, enter your credit card info, and presto! You’re in the Clouds. There’s no question the novelty really hasn’t worn off yet. Have you ever wondered, however, what you’re really paying for? Sure, you have some expectation that the service...
UK government opens CloudStore procurement system
Small technology suppliers are among 258 firms included in the UK government’s new CloudStore, a system designed to make the process of selecting software services simpler and, crucially cheaper for public sector procurement officers.
The online catalogue of services represents the first wave of the UK’s £60m ‘G-Cloud’ framework, and allows public sector IT departments to choose from around 1700 online ‘pay-as-you-go’ services.
For smaller providers, the system...
Cloud Life Cycle Management: How Do I Patch It?
The complexity associated with patching, service packs, hotfixes, upgrades and firmware updates, defined as general life cycle activities, are nothing new to IT professionals. This has been an ongoing effort for many years now, and we have all come to expect that vendors will provide regular updates that include bug fixes, security patches and feature enhancements.
We have all experienced that common call to technical support to be greeted by the phrase: “are you running the most recent...
Electronic Design heads to the Cloud
Cloud computing is in the middle of one of the biggest build up cycles since the dot com days, and there has even been a recent flurry of interest in cloud computing for Electronic Design Automation (EDA). Is this just propaganda, or is there really something of compelling value that cloud can offer for electronic designers?
First, we should distinguish between “EDA” and electronic design. Rather than viewing the situation from a...
The Cloud & Big Data Collide
Analysts in the cloud sphere think that the next few years will see an explosion of Big Data enterprise services. Due to intense competition, Hadoop development has accelerated to the point that Apache recently gave it the “enterprise ready” stamp – though it has been in production with some of the world’s largest companies for years. Combined with high market interest (a influx of new capital), many analysts expect to see a start-up Big Data explosion.
Roundup of Cloud Forecasts and Market Estimates, 2012
Cisco CloudVerse: a Comprehensive Cloud Framework
Multinational company CEOs are one of the most vocal advocates of the managed cloud services phenomenon. Many have been through the painful process of watching helplessly as their CIO championed the deployment of monolithic ERP and CRM systems -- only to discover that these huge enterprise software projects failed to live up to their promise. Meanwhile, purposeful line-of-business executives have successfully utilized software-as-a-service (SaaS), with their CEO's support, to break free from the legacy IT platforms and thereby give their employees the business technology (BT) productivity tools that they had hoped for -- or that the power-users demanded. Forward-looking vendors and prescient BT service providers are now leading the transition to the next wave of...
Five CIO cloud computing trends
CIOs and CTOs are becoming ‘comfortable’ with the idea of the cloud, according to a California-based cloud solutions provider, Enteracloud.
“The cloud has become an expectation rather than a novelty in IT today,” says Tim Doscher, CTO of Enteracloud. “So it’s not surprising that discussions among top IT pros are taking a new turn, focusing on the type of cloud solution that can be of most benefit to a company, the best ways to deploy a cloud strategy...