September 23, 2014, 8:18 am GMT  

45 item(s) containing the term "business"

Orange Network Adds New-Gen VPN to Its Services List

— The company's Business Services division is providing a requirement for the growing multi-site enterprise hybrid cloud trend.
Sep 23 05:50:00 am GMT / IT Infrastructure - RSS Feed»

Toshiba Restructures PC Business to Focus on Commercial Systems

— Officials say the moves will make the company more profitable and save expenses, but it also will cost 900 workers their jobs.
Sep 21 03:20:00 pm GMT / IT Infrastructure - RSS Feed»

Top 10 ISV challenges with Cloud, Analytics, Mobile and Social Transformation

— In my previous blog , I highlighted the need in ISV’s business transformation due to various changes in the market. Although [...]
Sep 20 08:33:16 pm GMT / Data Center Networks»

AT&T Spins Up Network on Demand Service

Business customers will be able to provision services and change network bandwidth via an online self-service portal.
Sep 19 03:20:00 am GMT / Virtualization - RSS Feed»

SAP To Acquire Expense Software-Maker Concur For $129 Per Share

—  Enterprise software company SAP just announced that has agreed to acquire Concur Technologies, maker of expense and travel management tools that are used by 23,000 businesses (including TechCrunch and its parent company AOL). The deal is for $129 per share, which is 20 percent higher than Concur’s closing p...
Sep 18 09:40:11 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Walking with Millennials: 10 things I’ve learned that your business can’t ignore

— I feel like I was born with a computer in my hand; I embrace them both from a business and personal perspective. But I am a Gen-Xer, so certain realities are true. I was not born with a computer in … Continue reading → The post Walking with Millennials: 10 things I’ve learned ...
Sep 18 12:58:00 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Genband Lets Businesses Embed Communications Into Apps

— The company's Kandy development platform enables organizations and developers to build real-time communications into Web and cloud applications.
Sep 17 04:25:00 pm GMT / IT Infrastructure - RSS Feed»

Dell Storage SC4020 Delivers High Performance at a Compelling Value for Business Critical Applications

— Business critical OLTP applications, running primarily on Oracle and SQL server today, are experiencing rapid growth in both scale and performance needs.  In the current economic environment, businesses are constantly  striving to meet the growing needs of enterprise transactional workloads while limitin...
Sep 17 02:36:25 am GMT / Inside Enterprise IT»

IBM’s New Watson Analytics Wants To Bring Big Data To The Masses

—  IBM today announced a new product called Watson Analytics, one they claim will bring sophisticated big data analysis to the average business user. Watson Analytics is a cloud application that does all of the the heavy lifting related to big data processing by retrieving the data, analyzing it, cleaning it, build...
Sep 16 03:00:51 pm GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Business Metamorphosis Exercise

— I am teaching an executive MBA course at the University of San Francisco with Professor Mouwafac Sidaoui titled “Turning Big Data into Business Power.” It’s a wonderful experience, as I’ve always dreamed of being a college professor. Maybe this is my second career once I retire from fly...
Sep 16 02:00:54 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Accel Puts $8M Into Semmle To Grow Its Software Dev Analytics Platform

—  Semmle, a b2b startup with a business analytics platform that aims to optimize other companies’ IT projects by analyzing the quality of code their developers are writing and also by looking at factors such as how much money the business is spending on particular software development projects, has closed a n...
Sep 16 08:00:40 am GMT / TechCrunchIT»

Why cloud security is something businesses must take into their own hands

— Businesses that are dependent on the cloud need to understand the difference between front-door and back-door attacks and increase their own security measures. Why cloud security is something businesses must take into their own hands originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading&hellip...
Sep 14 07:00:40 pm GMT / GigaOM Cloud Computing»

Google offers $100,000 cloud credit for startups

— Looking for more success stories to add to its portfolio, Google has assembled a starter package to help startup businesses ramp up operations with free Google Cloud Platform services. Startups that qualify will get a $100,000 credit for Google Cloud Platform services, along with around-the-clock support and access to ...
Sep 12 07:11:06 pm GMT / Cloud Computing - Infoworld»

How To Improve Your Application Transformation

— As mentioned in my previous blog, key business drivers behind applications are: speed & agility, cost reduction, and quality/risk reduction.  These drivers are complemented by industry trends and technology advancements that require application transformation initiatives to consider soluti...
Sep 09 02:56:21 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Lenovo, IBM x86 server strategy gets clarity as acquisition looms

— With Lenovo expected to close its IBM x86 server business acquisition by year end, a glimpse at the combined server product line has emerged.
Sep 08 07:02:00 pm GMT / Data Centre»

Enterprises Are Doing Encrypted Cloud Storage Wrong

— Encrypting cloud storage is now in the mainstream, the accepted best practice and a business imperative. Across the world and all industries, enterprises need to encrypt cloud data to stay compliant, safe and competitive. There are several offerings of encrypted cloud storage for enterprises. And yet, many enterprises ...
Sep 07 11:00:00 pm GMT / Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal»

Five Trends That Will Shape the Future of Cloud Hosting

— With $13 billion expected to be spent by American businesses alone in 2014, the cloud should no longer be considered an alternative IT model. The demand for hardware to run traditional infrastructures is in a nosedive. IBM is spending $1 billion this year, matching the amount it spent in 2013, on “workforce rebalanci...
Sep 05 08:00:00 pm GMT / Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal»

What Role Do #Cloud Brokerages Play in the Cloud Market?

— The cloud plays an essential role in modern business. Once just a novel convenience, cloud storage and compute underpins many of the most important parts of the economy, both on and offline. The cloud landscape is no longer the preserve of a small number of giant infrastructure providers. Eager to capitalize on the dom...
Sep 04 07:00:00 pm GMT / Latest News from Cloud Computing Journal»

Capitalizing on Hybrid Clouds

— If CIOs and their IT organizations want to maintain their business relevance – and be in a position to expand their business contribution – they must leverage mobile and social, as well as new technologies and services for business innovation. They need to complete the shift to a services-b...
Sep 03 01:51:25 pm GMT / EMC Feeds »

Server Technology to Bring the Power to SDN Lab at Interop

— On Oct. 1-2, New York City’s Javits Center will host the much anticipated Interop expo, a premier convention where network professionals will come to test and showcase the latest business-driving technologies. And this year, all eyes will be on Interop’s Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Lab, a purpose-built lab d...
Aug 29 04:27:00 pm GMT / ServerTech Blog - Information for the Data Center Equipment Manager»

IBM Report: Developing a Roadmap to Advance Enterprise Mobility

— A new report released by IBM provides guidance for businesses on how to unlock the potential of enterprise mobility by empowering employees with the tools they need to make decisions, collaborate, transact and innovate in entirely new ways. E-mail this page Save to...
Aug 29 12:00:03 pm GMT / IBM Press Releases - Services and solutions - United States»

Don’t ‘Sell’ to your customers. Innovate with them instead.

— A topic that I’ve been focusing on as of late is the shift in behavior of enterprise buyers. It all started from a conversation I had with Greg Ferro where he brought up the notion that we now transact in a “post information scarcity” business environment. Buyers today have access to a multitude of data, analysi...
Aug 04 06:20:04 am GMT / The AppGirl Blog»

Mission Impossible: Sizing up the cloud contenders

— The week in cloud. If you want to know how big your favorite vendor's cloud business is -- in scale, in revenue, in profitability ... yeah, good luck with that. Mission Impossible: Sizing up the cloud contenders originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
Aug 03 04:00:21 pm GMT / GigaOM Cloud Computing»

How new data created new products in the second-quarter 2014

— Enterprises have overwhelmingly committed to accelerating their transition to new technologies, with the goal in mind to free up IT investment dollars in order to create more strategic business-changing applications and to have more agility in implementing ongoing change. How new data created new products in the seco...
Jul 23 06:14:08 pm GMT / GigaOM Cloud Computing»

How to build a business-driven infrastructure for the software-defined enterprise

— Solutions in the application performance management market is deriving meaningful intelligence directly from the apps they monitor, intelligence that businesses can turn into actionable results that better serve customers and improve business performance. How to build a business-driven infrastructure for the software...
Jul 22 07:01:23 am GMT / GigaOM Cloud Computing»

How CIOs can reform the IT organization

— A radical redrawing of a firm’s technology road map can enable an IT department to be more focused on strategic applications and development and to work more closely with non-IT departments and business units. How CIOs can reform the IT organization originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Conti...
Jul 18 05:22:43 pm GMT / GigaOM Cloud Computing»

The current state of mobile devices in the workplace in 2014

— Until businesses understand and harness the context in which consumers use mobile devices, they will continue to fall short of customer expectations. (Note: This report was underwritten by Cotap.) The current state of mobile devices in the workplace in 2014 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. ...
Jun 30 08:40:28 pm GMT / GigaOM Cisco»

Cisco drops WebEx social product in favor of competitor Jive

— Cisco Systems is discontinuing its WebEx Social service in a concession that its collaboration software for businesses had lagged rivals.
May 01 10:07:56 pm GMT / Cisco»

Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems

— It now appears that the 'Heartbleed' security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet.
Apr 11 10:52:40 pm GMT / Cisco»

Spanish IaaS provider Gigas picks up an extra $2.7M to fund Latin American push

— The Madrid-based firm says fitting into the Spanish business culture counts for a lot in its quest to take on Amazon Web Services. Spanish IaaS provider Gigas picks up an extra $2.7M to fund Latin American push originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
Mar 20 11:00:09 am GMT / GigaOM iaas»

How to revamp your IT operational plan without getting fired

— Hey there, aren’t you the one who keeps telling everybody that the IT operations team is a service provider to the business? That you’re customer-centric? That you deliver high-quality technological capabilities for a fair price? Aren’t you the one who said that you know what it takes to satisfy the n...
Feb 04 01:16:50 pm GMT / CloudBzz»

IPv6 to IPv4 Translation Made Business Beautiful. Think an Easy, less painful to your business in transitioning your Data Center.

— I am a lover of simple, efficient, and beautiful things.  Ivan Peplnjak of ipSpace gets The Loosebolt’s Oscar Award for Elegance and Simplicity in a Complex Network Application.  There may not be a little statue holding up a giant router … Continue reading →
Sep 20 08:00:00 pm GMT / LooseBolts»

Incomplete Thought: The Psychology Of Red Teaming Failure – Do Not Pass Go…

— I could probably just ask this of some of my friends — many of whom are the best in the business when it comes to Red Teaming/Pen Testing, but I thought it would be an interesting little dialog here, in the open: When a Red Team is engaged by an entity to perform a legally-authorized […]
Aug 06 07:02:52 pm GMT / Rational Survivability»

Social business needs more sophistication

— DataSift's linkup with Bitly is helping enterprises move beyond social strategies that target raw reach into better analysis of engagement
Nov 15 11:48:04 pm GMT / Software as Services Blog RSS | ZDNet»

Kodak to Stop Selling Inkjet Printers

— The company, which is in bankruptcy, said it would focus on selling services to businesses.
Oct 01 06:07:23 pm GMT / NYT > Business Computing»

Appirio tallies the technical debt in your Salesforce instance

— Frequent customization of Salesforce can threaten the business agility of the platform. Appirio's new tool helps you assess the damage.
Sep 18 05:35:05 am GMT / Software as Services Blog RSS | ZDNet»

Workers of the world, level up!

— [Google Doodle from Nov. 30, 2011] For my sins, I've been reading some marketing brochures - pdfs, actually - from an outfit called Lithium. Lithium is a consulting company that helps businesses design programs to take advantage of the social web, to channel the energies of online communities toward bottom lines. "W...
May 28 06:23:09 pm GMT / Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog»

CMDBs in the Cloud

— As enterprises move inexorably towards the Cloud, a faint murmur in the distance is growing louder and louder. What is it – the security forces objecting…the CFO wondering where their money is going now…business teams clamoring for faster response time? Good guesses, but this group never makes quite that much noi...
Nov 30 01:00:00 pm GMT / Latest News from Blueprint4IT»

Cloud Expo Keynoter on Four Critical Steps to Datacenter Transformation

— A global 2000 Enterprise IT group is caught in a groundswell of chaos. The current economic malaise is forcing a challenge from the business to IT to cut operating expenses by 20 percent or greater while preserving capital ferociously. All this while the IT team is faced with another reality, the main corporate datace...
Nov 02 07:00:00 pm GMT / Latest News from Blueprint4IT»

IT Innovation: From Cost Centers To Sales Enhancers

— IT must innovate - it's the new clarion call in this looming recession. Given the cost pressures required just to keep the lights on, how would IT be able to convince business to let IT innovate beyond a datacenter clean-up focus? The answer lies in the basic principle for any IT investment: Intelligence is king, onl...
Aug 29 11:15:00 pm GMT / Latest News from Blueprint4IT»

Enterprise Cloud Unified Footprint – Network Ensemble(s)

— A complex system such as an enterprise network is subjected to many kinds of stresses from a large variety of business applications that have different demand profiles. Dig deeper into any large network and you will see that one solution doesn't solve all problems. Pockets of point solutions are installed to solve prob...
Jul 12 01:30:00 pm GMT / Latest News from Blueprint4IT»

The Workload Is the Secret to the Cloud

— IT has struggled to solve the business needs that have surfaced due to a mismatch in service expectations between business and the delivery that IT has accomplished. IT is being forced to restructure itself by offering IT as a service, which changes the mind-set of the datacenter as an infinite resource to the datacent...
Jun 25 01:00:00 pm GMT / Latest News from Blueprint4IT»

Getting back into the blogging game.

— It's been quite a while since I last wrote anything here, as I've been focusing more on building up my businesses and blogging at After my untracked hiatus, I'm back. To start I'm going to post the four or five interviews that I did over the past year and a half but never got around to posting ...
Jun 10 01:36:48 am GMT / mhalligan's blog»

DatacenterJunkie coming to your city!

— That's right, it's almost conference season again, and I'm gearing up for quite a bit of activity. I'll be attending a few conferences in the next few moths, as well as doing quite a bit of personal & business travel. I am especially interested in interviewing Cloud Hosting start-ups this year. If you're in any...
May 03 02:04:38 am GMT / mhalligan's blog»