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Apple's SAP deal means more iOS enterprise apps

Apple's SAP deal means more iOS enterprise apps | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Apple continues to make headway in the business world. This week it landed a significant partnership with SAP that could have a major impact on mobile productivity.
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"The SDK is designed to let SAP's more than 2.5 million developers build native iOS apps that can tap into SAP systems and access data in real time. ...."
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SAP steps up its IoT push with new Hana, analytics releases

SAP steps up its IoT push with new Hana, analytics releases | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
SAP Cloud for Planning gets a new mobile app with a remote data-synchronization feature
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Dubbed service pack 10 (SPS10), the software is the biggest update to the in-memory database platform since its launch in 2010, said Steve Lucas, SAP's president of platform solutions.

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IBM, SAP partner on enterprise cloud software, infrastructure

IBM, SAP partner on enterprise cloud software, infrastructure | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The two tech giants see businesses increasingly moving their data to the cloud. A new partnership will help reinforce their positions.
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For SAP, it’s an acceleration of an existing strategy to offer its applications worldwide—and a small concession that the data center buildout it recently completed wasn’t sufficient to meet its larger goal.

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Importance of ERP in Large Organization

Importance of ERP in Large Organization | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) is a system which integrates various business data in a single database and it improve the efficiency of the whole organization by efficiently integrating its various sections.
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....... When business processes are operating at full-fledged as a single cohesive unit; the organization will yield greater results. .....

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How Cloud Computing Can Bring The Voice Of The Customer Back Into Manufacturing

How Cloud Computing Can Bring The Voice Of The Customer Back Into Manufacturing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

In contrast to SAP’s cautionary tale including the abrupt departures of Vishal Sikka, Shaun Price and continued attempts to recapture their customers’ cadence, Salesforce shows how powerful galvanizing customer-facing systems are in redefining manufacturing today.  The revolution that manufacturers want starts in their front offices, focusing on making every relationship count.

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The collaborative effort shows how Salesforce’s secure, scalable cloud platform has the potential to revolutionize manufacturing by capturing orders more accurately by automating the inquire-to-order process across all selling channels.

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Dark Clouds Forming For Cloud Computing Companies

Dark Clouds Forming For Cloud Computing Companies | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Salesforce.com (CRM) is one of a pile of Cloud computing companies sharing space in a market deeply into "bubble" territory where dark Clouds are forming and we are heading for a storm.The silliness is evident in Cl
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With major cloud companies beginning to slash prices to grab business, those companies with far from healthy balance sheets are going to start getting squeezed. 

 

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INFOGRAPHIC: Worldwide Big Data Ecosystem

INFOGRAPHIC: Worldwide Big Data Ecosystem | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The infographic is provided by SAP which delves into the worldwide ecosystem of Analytics & Big Data.
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"Data has been described as the new oil, so important it is to modern business." So true! Great inforgraphic from SAP.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Raise Your Cloud IQ

INFOGRAPHIC: Raise Your Cloud IQ | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
IQ - What is your cloud IQ? Attached is an insightful and very creative infographic produced by SAP.
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Great infographic with hardly surprising results.

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Salesforce Is a Cloud Computing King

Salesforce Is a Cloud Computing King | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
CEO Marc Benioff talks about the business software competition and Salesforce's growth plans
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Kent Brooks's curator insight, February 17, 2013 6:12 PM

Salesforce is one tech company I have not heard complaints about and believe me technologists do tell you about the downside of a company.  I am sure about the long term but for now they are doing great.  

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Gartner: Platform-as-a-Service market to see sharp growth

Gartner: Platform-as-a-Service market to see sharp growth | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

The PaaS (platform as a service) market will grow to $1.2 billion this year, up from last year's $900 million take, as vendors and customers seek easier ways to create new applications and customize existing ones, according analyst firm Gartner.

PaaS spending will rise to $1.5 billion in 2013, while reaching $2.9 billion by 2016, Gartner said Monday.

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Oracle's Cloud Rivals: Reality Check - Software - Enterprise Applications - Informationweek

Oracle's Cloud Rivals: Reality Check - Software - Enterprise Applications - Informationweek | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison talks like no one else is doing cloud right. Here's the reality on what SAP, Infor, and Microsoft have to offer.
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Newly Leaked SAP Email Sheds Light on Cloud Computing Strategy - Forbes

Newly Leaked SAP Email Sheds Light on Cloud Computing Strategy - Forbes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
SAP AG An interesting leaked email from a senior SAP executive has been making the rounds today.

 

The email is made all the more relevant with today’s news that SAP will buy Ariba for $4.3B and does a great job of shedding some light on the state of cloud affairs at the software firm. Aside from the fact that SAP has been making some big money acquistions the email also provides some insight into its integration processes.

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Cloud management platforms paper over the gaps | ZDNet UK

Cloud management platforms paper over the gaps | ZDNet UK | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud management platforms -- they're a little bit like those desktop search and indexing applications that gained brief popularity in the 1990s and early 2000s, and which had to be updated each time a new application or file format appeared.
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2016: The year we see the real cloud leaders emerge

2016: The year we see the real cloud leaders emerge | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Amazon, Google, and Microsoft know what it means to run hyperscale public clouds, while IBM is learning. Which will capture the enterprise as it lurches skyward?
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........ AWS, whose long lead seems to grow and grow, pulled in more than $7 billion in 2015, a year-over-year expansion rate of around 80 percent.

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Australian companies are spoilt for choice in a hot cloud market

Australian companies are spoilt for choice in a hot cloud market | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Australia is now awash with public cloud providers. Here's what you need to know to make a decision.
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With so many options on hand, cloud is fast becoming part of the standard enterprise IT diet. But what should customers prioritise when choosing a provider?

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The Era of Cloud Computing

The Era of Cloud Computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Analysts estimate that over the next six years 90 percent of new spending on Internet and communications technologies will be on cloud-based technology.
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.......... He added: “Historically, we’ve been in a world where computing was a scarce resource. Now it is moving to being an abundant resource. ..........

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SAP remains tight-lipped on cloud extension policy adoption

SAP remains tight-lipped on cloud extension policy adoption | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
SAP refused to disclose the amount of companies who have extended their on-premise services to the cloud through the cloud extension policy launched last summer, the company said the numbers were irrelevant.
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Sven Denecken, ....told ComputerworldUK: “It was important to have that offering to lower the barrier for customers to go to cloud. The extension policy allows flexibility.”

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SAP apps heading to Microsoft Azure cloud

SAP apps heading to Microsoft Azure cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Microsoft and SAP's long-standing partnership is being strengthened with the pending certification of SAP's ERP (enterprise resource planning) and other software for deployment on the Azure cloud infrastructure service.

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The deal makes sense for both SAP and Microsoft, according to Holger Mueller, vice president and principal analyst at Constellation Research.

 

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Cloud, Big Data firms causing 'big-time disruption' in IT

Cloud, Big Data firms causing 'big-time disruption' in IT | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The tectonic shift caused by cloud computing is paving the way for a few years of "big-time disruption" among systems and infrastructure software companies.
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Switching from on-premises software to Internet cloud-based applications has become easier because legacy software providers got too greedy, .....

 

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Standard Bank embraces cloud computing

Standard Bank embraces cloud computing | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
South African lender plans to move its human resources application into the cloud as a low-risk first step before moving other services
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This is a good showcase. "He said regulators’ main fear was that confidential data would be exposed, but security issues had already been addressed."

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INFOGRAPHIC: The State of SaaS | Staff.com Blog

INFOGRAPHIC: The State of SaaS | Staff.com Blog | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

According to the information technology research firm Gartner, Software-as-a-Service (abbreviated SaaS) will continue to experience healthy growth through 2015, when worldwide revenue is projected to reach around $22 billion.

According to the information technology research firm Gartner, Software-as-a-Service (abbreviated SaaS) will continue to experience healthy growth through 2015, when worldwide revenue is projected to reach around $22 billion. - See more at: http://www.staff.com/blog/the-state-of-saas-infographic/#sthash.AiNFngul.dpuf
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Software as a service, often referred to as "on-demand software" supplied by Software developers, is a software delivery model in which software and associated data are centrally hosted on the cloud.


This Infographic shows us the growing need for both Software Developers using this delivery method and the growth of Cloud Computing in relation to Software Development.


Anna Prat's comment, October 17, 2014 5:57 AM
Muy interesante como ha sido la evolución de SaaS y en qué medida las grandes empresas lo usan.
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AWS Boosts Cloud Computing Performance With High Memory Cluster Instances

AWS Boosts Cloud Computing Performance With High Memory Cluster Instances | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Amazon Web Services, AWS, unveiled High Memory Cluster instances for increased cloud computing performance.
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The future of cloud computing: 9 trends for 2012 | ZDNet

The future of cloud computing: 9 trends for 2012 | ZDNet | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The view of cloud computing remains mixed as the technology brings benefits and risks in equal measures.
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For Cloud Computing Solutions, Look for Business Outcomes, Not Definitions | SYS-CON MEDIA

For Cloud Computing Solutions, Look for Business Outcomes, Not Definitions | SYS-CON MEDIA | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Maturing cloud technologies help organizations build solutions to meet their business needs.

 

....From an IT perspective, cloud computing is really a management layer, mostly on top of virtualization, that supports a portfolio of service capabilities like security, elasticity, provisioning and configuration management.

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SAP Lays Out Plans to Become Big Player in Databases, Mobile

SAP Lays Out Plans to Become Big Player in Databases, Mobile | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

The HANA in-memory database platform is at the center of SAP's strategy, and will eventually underpin all of its products. Many SAP customers currently run the company's flagship Business Suite ERP (enterprise resource planning) application on rival databases, especially Oracle and IBM DB2. SAP is hoping over time to convince those customers to run HANA instead, but the necessary engineering work isn't yet finished.

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