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There is little doubt that cloud computing is big news, but who is gaining your mind share?  Amazon, NetSuite, and Salesforce.com, have been in the news recently with a number of announcements. So many that I’ve been attempting to track them by creating specific journals for each. Our experiences are likely to be different, and barring actual surveys and research, is subjective and based largely on our own impressions and perceptions of which companies are in the news or making news in this segment. There are several lists that are excellent points of reference – The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing, 85 Cloud Computing Vendors Shaping the Emerging Cloud, and The VAR Guy’s SaaS 20 Index. Large technology companies like AT&T, EMC / VMware, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Unisys, and others that come to mind have not been included below in the top 20 that are gaining mind share... (more)

CIOs Beware: Citizen Developers Are on the Loose

Gartner this week released a report entitled "Citizen Developers are Poised to Grow." The report by Gartner Analyst Eric Knipp describes how forces like more computer literate employees, cloud computing and better tools are fundamentally changing the role of IT. Eric paints a vision that in one stroke could eliminate the feared IT backlog: "Citizen developers leverage shared services and 4GL-style development platforms, releasing IT resources to do what they do best, if IT leaders allow it." Gartner argues that CIOs should enable business analysts to build "self-service" applications that can be managed centrally by IT. This puts IT in the role of providing a secure infrastructure while enabling business developers to implement business processes using 4GL-like tools. According to Eric, "CIOs who attempt to block citizen developers are fighting a losing battle." Of c... (more)

Sosius Team Enlarged to Support Ambitious Growth Plans

London, 18th April 2013: Sosius, a leading online collaboration and team workspace platform for SMEs and enterprises, today announced the appointment of Jonny Laughton as CMO, Gervase Clifton-Bligh as COO and Erik Liljeberg as GM for the Nordic region. Laughton, who brings with him over 15 years of experience of working with high growth technology businesses in the UK, will be responsible for delivering the company's ambitious growth plans, establishing Sosius as the 'collaboration platform of choice' within existing territories in Europe and expanding the service's presence in new markets. Jonny joins Sosius having previously been a Director and member of the Executive teams at Star and MessageLabs, the latter being Europe's first sizeable Software as a Service exit in 2008. Clifton-Bligh will be responsible for the smooth running of the company's operations and ... (more)

The Death of the Office

It’s Friday and because it’s Friday we want to talk about getting out of the office. Sure, everyone probably has some solid plans for the weekend however we can all agree on one thing, the best part of the weekend is getting out of the confines of our offices. With this in mind, we want to take this time to chat about the advent of Cloud based solutions and how they are impacting the physical office space. Looking For Collaboration in the Cloud “Cloud storage solutions have overtaken traditional storage solutions in every format possible. From the user perspective, Dropbox has 175 million active users, Microsoft SkyDrive has 200 million active users and Google Drive has a few hundred million active users. It’s safe to say Cloud storage solutions are in their hey day.” Workplace collaboration is something every CEO, COO and manager hopes for. Within the physical work ... (more)

Global Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software Industry

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p01921270/Global-Customer-Relationship-Management-CRM-Software-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Solution_Integration This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software in US$ Million by the following Types: On-Premise CRM, & SaaS CRM. The Global market is further analyzed by the following Functional Areas: Sales Force Automation, Customer Support, Marketing Automation, and e-commerce. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 200... (more)

Bella Corporation Announces iPad App for KillerKeys

LAS VEGAS, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NAB SHOW 2012 BOOTH SL2812 - Bella Corporation today announced their iPad App for KillerKeys version 2.0 software. The KillerKeys iPad App instantly displays the shortcuts for practically any application right on the iPad, making digging through endless menus a thing of the past and instead providing shortcuts right at your fingertips. The iPad App connects wirelessly to the desktop computer providing complete control of the computer from the iPad. The App provides access to the KillerKeys database on the computer, with more than 100 applications supported and over 15,000 shortcuts – now all just a touch away. To further enhance productivity, the KillerKeys iPad App also provides a track pad with gesture controls, application launcher, volume and zoom controls as well as a multimedia widget with jog wheel. With KillerKeys, y... (more)

Security Solutions Discussed by Industry Leaders in SecuritySolutionsWatch.com Interviews With HP, ImageWare Systems, March Networks, Nuance, StrikeForce, Xcluesiv Cloud Technology

RYE BROOK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 03/06/14 -- ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) and StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: SFOR) ***** HP Enterprise Services Mr. Rob Wigley, Director, Cybersecurity Consulting Services, HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector, told us, "Without question, adversaries have become smarter, better organized, and more persistent as they seek to cause disruptions and access intellectual property and other sensitive information. The number of cyber threats is proliferating faster than many organizations can defend. Many companies and global governments have been subjected to some very sophisticated and targeted attacks, which have had a significant impact on their mission. This includes some recent extremely high-profile breaches conducted by insiders. In order to address these threats, first and foremost an organization needs to ha... (more)

SDN & NFV Orchestration a $1.7B Market Opportunity

DALLAS, November 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization Bible: 2015 - 2020 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts is a November 2014 published market research report that estimates the SDN, NFV and network virtualization market to account for nearly $10 Billion in 2015 alone. Despite barriers relating to standardization and co-existence with legacy networks, this research estimates further growth at a CAGR of 37% over the next 5 years. Complete report is available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/317510-the-sdn-nfv-network-virtualization-bible-2015-2020-opportunities-challenges-strategies-forecasts.html . This SDN, NFV & Network Virtualization market report indicates that spending on service provider SDN (Software Defined Networking)  and NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) orchestration platforms is expected to reach... (more)

WebNMS Announces Internet of Things Initiatives for 2015

WebNMS, a leading provider of multi-vendor network management and IoT solutions, today announced four emerging Internet of Things initiatives that will shape 2015, saying the coming year will witness a change in the way IoT is implemented by integrating diverse connected devices to create complex applications. Topping the list is the need for increased energy efficiency, asset performance, analytics, and security management — all factors that will drive Internet of Things adoption by businesses and enterprises in 2015. WebNMS will roll out its initiatives at ITEXPO Miami, being held January 27-30, 2015, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The company is exhibiting in booth 124 at the M2M Pavilion. “With IoT expected to connect around 28 billion devices by 2020, WebNMS is poised to address the market needs by offering a highly scalable IoT platform that enables rap... (more)

The NFV, SDN & Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2015 - 2020 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts

DUBLIN, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n8h6xg/the_nfv_sdn_and) has announced the addition of SNS Research's new report "The NFV, SDN & Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2015 - 2020 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts" to their offering. Global wireless CapEx is on the rise, as operators deploy LTE and HetNet (Heterogeneous Network) infrastructure, amid growing demands for high-speed mobile broadband connectivity. By eliminating reliance on expensive proprietary hardware platforms, NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) and SDN (Software Defined Networking) promise to reduce the CapEx burden on wireless carriers. In addition, both technologies can significantly slash OpEx due to a reduction in physical space, labor and power consumption. Driven by the promise of TCO (Total Cost of O... (more)

Research and Markets: CRM Market in China 2015-2019 with Microsoft, Oracle, SAP & Salesforce.com Dominating

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bx5gwh/crm_market_in) has announced the addition of the "CRM Market in China 2015-2019" report to their offering. The CRM market in China to grow at a CAGR of 16.54% over the period 2014-2019. A CRM is a software solution used to manage organizational interaction with the existing and prospective customers. CRM is defined as a management philosophy that aims to create, develop, and enhance customer relationships to maximize customer value, corporate profitability, and ultimately the shareholder's value. CRM software supports organizations to maintain contact details of their existing or prospective customers, including details such as names, addresses, phone numbers, call records, and purchase history. CRM enables businesses to gain actionable insights using a back-end analytical engine. It also h... (more)