Why AWS Marketplace is changing the software industry
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The launch of Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2006 revolutionised the concept of technology infrastructure. AWS Marketplace is marching along the same path to transform the way software is sold and deployed.
As Amazon consistently pushes out innovative products on AWS, the enterprise software world sees the AWS Marketplace as a thriving environment for...
Gartner’s enterprise file sync and share Magic Quadrant offers surprises and opportunities
Once again, the tea leaves and crystal balls are out at Gartner headquarters as the analyst house looks to predict the shape of the enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) industry. Accellion, Box, Citrix and Syncplicity occupy the top right leaders section in this iteration, while Microsoft, Google and – perhaps surprisingly – Dropbox again sits in the challengers square.
EFSS, as Gartner defines it, is “a range of on-premises or cloud-based capabilities that...
Cloud adoption equals security: The CIO’s paradox
Cloud technology is one of the most secure ways to store and share data that the world has ever seen. But with data security making the headlines with increasing frequency you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise. High profile hackings have at times derailed the industry’s attempts to make the case for the cloud.
Keeping data secure is not a new challenge, however. Businesses have been grappling to protect their data for decades; be it from missing paper files or...
Microsoft reveals cloud growth but $3.2bn net loss in latest financial results
Microsoft has reported a $3.2 billion net loss for the second quarter of 2015, the worst in the company’s history, but backed it up alongside continued strong cloud growth.
It was always going to look nasty. Following the $7.5bn writedown of its Nokia offshoot, the analysts were prepared to sink their teeth into the Redmond giant as its latest financial results came through. Yet Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was unrepentant, arguing the cloud and mobile gains were pushing the...
SAP’s Q215 financial results: Strong cloud growth alongside profit warnings
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It’s that time of year again. Companies are issuing their latest quarterly financial figures, and SAP’s Q215 numbers see continued growth in cloud services, but overall profits remaining relatively stagnant.
Cloud subscriptions and support for the German software giant stood at €552 million for the second quarter of 2015, a more than 100% change from the previous year. Other software licenses and support saw a 13% change at €3.51 billion. Total revenue hit...
Analysing the importance of cloud usage tracking and cost management
If organisations could track all cloud consumption and usage across the enterprise, the majority (57%) would utilise it to improve IT forecasting.
That was the key takeaway from a survey undertaken by enterprise software provider Cloud Cruiser, who collared 279 IT professionals at the recent Microsoft Ignite event in Chicago. Interestingly, 16% of respondents admitted they did not use Microsoft cloud technologies.
39% of those polled said they would use more wide-ranging tracking skills...
Hybrid the future for now, but Microsoft on track to convert customers to the cloud
A report from enterprise mobile collaboration provider harmon.ie argues Microsoft is making progress in moving its customers’ productivity software to the mobile cloud, yet on premise remains important.
The company, which offers a tool which puts all Microsoft productivity tools within a single screen, notes Microsoft has a stronghold on productivity suites. 97% of respondents polled said they expect their clients’ use of Office 365 to increase in the coming 12 months,...
Google Apps or Microsoft Office? Survey argues which cloud office is best for your business
If you’ve ever talked to an acquaintance about what technology they use at their place of work, then this might be the article for you: a survey from BetterCloud has found the benefits of Google Apps and Microsoft Office for organisations of all sizes.
The report argues there is a “clear trend” for larger organisations to run Office 365 as opposed to Google Apps – Office 365-based organisations are more than four times larger and five years older on average,...
Public or private cloud storage? The industry’s growing so quickly, you can have both
Updated A recent survey from cloud storage and data protection hardware provider CTERA Networks found that while employees at more than half of organisations use public file, sync and share services, almost three quarters said they were looking for an alternative.
The report recognised what CTERA highlights as a growing interest and need for enterprise-grade, private cloud storage solutions. Box portrays itself as...