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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.


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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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Mobile Cloud, Social Cloud and Cloud Data Storage Dictate the Future of IT | CloudTimes

Mobile Cloud, Social Cloud and Cloud Data Storage Dictate the Future of IT | CloudTimes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Two studies made by SAP and Microsoft brings light to the long standing economic crisis as cloud computing creates jobs and fuels the business market. Sand Hill Group who conducted the study said that the trendsetters for cloud computing will be the mobile cloud, data storage and social networking. The group said that the influence of these platforms may outrun the opportunities created when the Internet was introduced several years back.

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Multitenancy & Cloud Computing Platforms: Four Big Problems | ZDNet

Multitenancy & Cloud Computing Platforms: Four Big Problems | ZDNet | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
We take a break from our regularly scheduled mobile blog to rant about the buzzword multitenancy, and why it may actually be bad for enterprises and their developers.
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SAP acquires SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion: Cloud consolidation accelerates | ZDNet

SAP acquires SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion: Cloud consolidation accelerates | ZDNet | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
SAP’s purchase of SuccessFactors will likely trigger a run on cloud-related companies.
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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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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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HR: Oracle's Taleo Acquisition Will Create Cloud-Based Human Resources - eWeek

HR: Oracle's Taleo Acquisition Will Create Cloud-Based Human Resources - eWeek | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Oracle's acquisition of Taleo Corp. for $1.9 billion is a big step in building a cloud offering for human resources departments.
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Building Your Cloud? Remember Your Workers

Building Your Cloud? Remember Your Workers | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
In dispelling the cloud’s myths, don’t forget about the employees it affects (Part two).
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