How to overcome the cloud-savvy IT talent shortage
Box unveils its iOS 8 bet, users able to access docs from iOS apps
Cloud storage provider Box has announced compatibility with iOS 8 on day one, including support for iOS App Extensions, which allows apps to “lend” functionality with each other.
This means users can access Box content from any other app on their iDevice, provided it supports the Extensions framework. Users can select a document on Box and open it in an editor, or work on Box content from a mobile project management tool, for instance.
“This gives you unprecedented freedom and control when...
Alex Gorbansky, CEO, Docurated: Why storage is free, yet information pays out
We’ve all been there. It might be an email address you neglected to put in your contacts book. It’s on the tip of your tongue but you just can’t remember it. It might be a photo, or even an important email from the boss you swore you’d put in the right folder.
Docurated, a New York and Boston based firm, feels your pain. The firm’s product lifts, shifts and sorts through a company’s content repository, using machine learning to automatically...
CloudBees drops runtime PaaS to focus more on Jenkins
Continuous delivery provider CloudBees has shifted its company focus, dropping the runtime platform as a service (PaaS) of its offering to focus exclusively on open source software Jenkins.
CEO Sacha Labourey told CloudTech it was a ‘hard’ and ‘emotional’ decision to move for CloudBees, which was founded in 2010.
“We realised at the beginning of this year that Jenkins Enterprise was growing very fast, beyond our expectations, and we knew that...
The evolving role of savvy business technology leaders
As the chief executive at your company, if you discovered that you had some major financial standards compliance issues within your organization, would you be concerned about the risks associated with that exposure?If your designated outside auditor had bypassed your internal finance department and chose instead to work directly with your individual Line of Business leaders, would you want to know why? Moreover, would you intervene?Yes, it's a rhetorical series of questions. And I think we all know the answers.Did you know there's a movement that's already in progress that could impact your company's provision...
Assessing how cloud computing has transformed the workspace
Today’s workplace is an entirely different animal to just five years ago – and it’s growing and changing at a rapid rate.
The huge amount of enterprise mobility solutions on the market are enabling employees to do various tasks on their smartphones and tablets; as Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said on the unveiling of the Salesforce1 app, he could run his entire business from his phone.
Yet none of this...
Four ways OpenStack improves enterprise IT
Jeremiah Dooley, Cloud Architect atSolidFire
Industry discussion around the role OpenStack can play in the enterprise remains rife - given its open source nature, it is still viewed with suspicion by a number of businesses. When taking a closer look at how the industry is using OpenStack, however, it becomes clear that there are plenty of examples to prove OpenStack can be used in an enterprise IT context. This means that now is the time to move the discussion forward, and look at how...
NetSuite acquires e-commerce provider Venda for greater European investment
Cloudy ERP and CRM provider NetSuite has snapped up London-based e-commerce provider Venda in a move which signals a concerted effort by both companies for omnichannel commerce in the cloud.
The two companies told CloudTech they had first met about four years ago, with the deal – the terms of which were not disclosed – coming about as both firms “share the same DNA”, according to Venda CTO and co-founder James Cronin.
Pete Daffern, president EMEA at NetSuite, told CloudTech: “We’ve been...
How to win big when cloud computing is pervasive
Some people are never satisfied. These fearless agents of change are everywhere. They're informed, confident and willing to experiment. They seek out the best business technology solution for the job at hand. They act on instinct. Yes, you could say that they're driven.
However, they're also at risk of being labeled as "rogue employees" because they ordered a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering and perhaps expensed it without prior approval. Sometimes they're the champion of progressive projects that are...
Microsoft CEO Nadella reinforces mobile-first, cloud-first vision in company memo
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Satya Nadella’s tenure as Microsoft CEO officially began in February, but with the release of his first company-wide...
How cloud computing empowers the agile enterprise
Public cloud service adoption is already a mainstream phenomenon in most organizations. Meanwhile, many large enterprises see a private cloud in their future. But choosing whether to invest in building an internal cloud infrastructure or buy from a cloud service provider will become more challenging – in anticipation, savvy IT leaders are becoming brokers of dynamic business technology solutions.
Hybrid cloud resource management and progressive operational process adoption are the key focal points in preparation for...
Is the future for businesses in hybrid cloud?
By now, many companies have embraced cloud computing. While a few years ago, many businesses were skeptical of cloud computing and having their software and data in a remote location. However, today, according to a recent survey by Gartner, many companies both big and small have already deployed the cloud in some capacity in their system. So, what is the future of the cloud now? Well it seems that moving forward; the hybrid cloud is where most organizations are going. According to another survey by a private...
The new Nokia is placing its bets on cloud and CEM
Clare McCarthy, Practice Leader, Telco IT
Nokia held its fifth analyst event in advance of the TM Forum’s Management World (TMF Live!) in Nice. After six years under the NSN banner, the company did not hesitate to return to a Nokia brand that fronts a networks business. The “new Nokia” comprises three business units:
- Nokia Networks includes all of its core and radio access network solutions, as well as its customer experience management (CEM) and OSS solutions and services – basically the whole of the former NSN business, which...
IDC claims IBM is vendor of choice for US enterprise IaaS market
An independent study from analyst house IDC has revealed that IBM is the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) vendor of choice for US enterprise buyers, well ahead of rivals Microsoft, Google and Amazon Web Services.
Of the three competitors, only Google made the top five vendors, with Cisco, HP and AT&T all ahead. IBM was one of ‘the top three vendors that [respondents] believe can provide infrastructure as a service for private and/or public, most effectively’ according to 35% of respondents....
Box strikes deal with General Electric, enterprise investments pay off
Around 300,000 General Electric employees are going to be using Box as a standard for content sharing and collaboration, the cloud storage provider has announced.
Following the rumours that Box was to delay its much-vaunted IPO, this client win comes as timely news for Aaron Levie and company.
Levie wrote in a blog post that he was “incredibly excited” to be partnering with “one of the most tech-centric companies of the Fortune...
Analysing Canada's cloud to help cure cancer
If hybrid is the Holy Grail of IT, we must look beyond the clouds
By Paul Cragg, CTO, Easynet
Golf clubs, cars and IT rarely get talked about in the same sentence outside a board meeting, but surprisingly they have one thing in common: they all come in hybrid form. All combine different features to create a single, better product with improved performance. And all are created from designs based on technology innovation.
For the sake of argument, I’m going to leave golf clubs and cars well alone so we can focus here on hybrid IT, which several surveys confirm to be...
Oracle’s recent acquisitions fill gaps in the Oracle Marketing Cloud
Gerry Brown, Senior Analyst, Customer Engagement
Between October 2013 and February 2014 Oracle made three acquisitions that enhance the Oracle Marketing Cloud proposition. The first acquisition was Compendium for marketing content management; the second was Responsys, a cross-channel marketing platform; and the third BlueKai, a data management platform and data marketplace focused on the marketing industry.
Many “core” marketing technology applications are already provided by the Oracle Marketing...
IBM's Doug Clark on the company's move towards 'IBM as a service'
Earlier this week, IBM announced another series of cloudy launches, chief of which being the IBM Cloud Marketplace, a ‘one stop shop’ for IBM’s IaaS, PaaS and SaaS portfolio. CloudTech caught up with Doug Clark, cloud leader at IBM UK&I, to find out more.
“Everybody is moving to as-a-service,” Doug Clark, cloud leader at IBM UK&I says. “Almost the entire landscape is moving there.”
With the release of the IBM...