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Forward-looking companies are now exploiting cloud efficiencies and agility to deliver applications better to their end users. The next VMworld innovator panel discussion focuses on how two companies are using aggressive cloud-computing strategies to deliver applications better to the...
A few weeks ago I was trying to update some files I have stored on a cloud storage service (that will remain nameless). I had moved my files there a while back as a way to make it easier to access them from my various devices and to avoid losing them during the next inevitable hard dri...
Back in 2002 Vinod Khosla, one of the elite of the Silicon Valley entrepreneur community (co-founded Sun Microsystems among others), wrote a white paper called the Real-Time Enterprise At the same time I also wrote a similar paper entitled Building an On Demand Enterprise, which was...
In the past, innovation in the IT industry consisted of a few large vendors developing hardware and software products in virtual isolation. This behavior stemmed from the desire to hide trade secrets from competition and maintain a lead in the market. Few solutions dominated the IT lan...
Compuware has announced it has set the highest Quality of Service standard in the industry for an APM solution delivered as-a-service. Compuware now guarantees 99.9 percent availability of its industry-largest global synthetic monitoring platform. The solution is offered on a subscript...
Compuware on Wednesday announced the availability of the new Compuware APMaaS Platform. The platform now offers a simplified, zero-configuration user interface for quick time-to-value. Customers are now able to manage mobile, web, and third-party performance, powered by its global thir...
Inside the world’s companies and government departments, IT organizations have traditionally focused on delivering to internal customers. This has created an environment where IT is expected to align the services it delivers with age-old business processes that have evolved over years ...
It’s the dream of every Internet entrepreneur to build a business that goes viral. Yet the sad truth is that most do not. It’s hard to think of any other industry with such a winner-take-all mentality as Internet software. The volatile combination of small market entry costs and big ne...
Around the world, market leaders in all industries have already deployed managed cloud services. Seeking to use business technology as a strategic lever to advance past their competition on multiple fronts, the senior executives at these leading companies are eager to learn about the n...
Hostway has announced the Application Packaging Standard (APS) integration of its FlexCloud Servers (Infrastructure-as-a-Service, or IaaS), public-cloud hosting suite, in partnership with Parallels, a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement and cross-platform solutions. ...
Here at MetraTech we work hard to provide a billing and compensation platform that will help service providers monetize their services, whether those services are deployed in the cloud, across the Internet or other methods. However, we have learned that before proposing a billing solut...
Halo Enterprise extends CloudPassage's patented Halo cloud security platform to large enterprises with complex security and compliance requirements. Halo currently protects more than 400 production cloud deployments and automates security for more than 10,000 new cloud instances monthl...
Taking the alignment of the CMO and CIO beyond strategy into IT Cost Optimization. Without operational excellence and cost optimization—specifically technology asset optimization, whether IT assets or marketing technology assets—cost pressures could limit funding for innovation. With...
We are now working on the next chapter for our white paper Enterprise Cloud Computing, which is entitled OpenStack for the Enterprise. As the name suggests the goal is to provide a succinct but comprehensive overview of one of the technology platforms available to CIOs to implement the...
AppDirect, the leading cloud service marketplace company, announced today that it has acquired Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud management services, such as automated software packaging and orchestration that enable fast, seamless application deployment and management. Toget...
We know we want it, so Cloud must be a thing, right? If we’re carrying our enterprise IT shopping basket around, we know we want to stop at the Cloud shelf. Once there, we might select a nice fresh IaaS or perhaps some of this SaaS or that. And whatever our selection, we’ll pay the bil...
IBM shared a security related infographic via Twitter recently and in looking through the statistics (most of which are attributed to 2011 research, by the way) I happened to catch a statement claiming "The average company is attacked 60,000 times a day." IBM notes that "average" is a...
AnyMeeting (http://anymeeting.com), a leading provider of web conferencing software for small business, announced that it has deployed WebRTC technology into its full-featured web conferencing platform -- leading the conferencing industry in applying this emerging technology standard. ...
Leverage your existing channels, and identify new ones to increase revenue... In a recent Gartner report, Lisa Arthur of Forbes predicted that in five years the CMO will surpass the CIO in purchase authority for IT. As the SaaS business model continues to erode the authority of IT in...
In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Dave Asprey, VP of Cloud Security at Trend Micro, will discuss why security management belongs in the cloud even if your company’s other systems have not yet been moved to the cloud. Understand how to shift your focus and rethink se...
Anytime we in IT encounter a new paradigm, our natural reaction is block, control, stop. In many shops, our first response is to prohibit users from accessing websites that the company has not approved, including cloud-based software, mobile applications, and other “bring your own apps...
Conventional wisdom is that the fastest connection between two points- for example between today and tomorrow - is a straight line. But just like in aviation this is not necessarily true in cloud computing. First because cloud computing is not one thing (not one dot on the map) it is ...
Before you get any further, let me reiterate - these are totally unscientific and the sample size is rather small as it was taken from two sessions at the conference focusing on SDN and application services. The good news is that the results pretty much mirror every other survey and re...
Are you one of those independent executives that uses strategic foresight to gain a decisive lead over competitors that tend to follow the crowd? Granted, it takes courage to make bold moves -- and follow the path that's less traveled. Big rewards tend to go to the confident, not the c...
ARM-based Servers are poised to shake up the traditional Server market. This will also shake up the software market – creating opportunity for new vendors who choose to specialize in delivering solutions for this emerging computing platform. "There's a new class of technologies poise...
The Internet is a funny thing. From the start of the Internet – military projects and all that – the Internet was meant to be a tool of mass communication. From its earliest days, the Internet was meant to open up the world to the masses by making the world a more inclusive...
JFrog, the company that's revolutionizing the way software is built and distributed, announced today Artifactory, its binary repository management solution, now supports RubyGems programming language packages. This support helps developers properly store, manage and share gems using so...
As the impact of cloud technology becomes better understood and really takes hold, organizations will need to restructure themselves to ensure they are able to take full advantage of the opportunities presented to them and as a result stay relevant and alive. But to understand the i...
In this demo at 12th International Cloud Expo, held June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, Dell looks at cloud-as-a-service solutions and shows how to get started in the cloud. Cloud Expo 2013 Silicon Valley, November 4–7, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in San...
In the last MetraTech blog, we explored the topic of how you price for cloud and other services. In this blog, we focus on the everything-as-a-service (XaaS) movement and the impact on current pricing and business models. While the cloud industry is heavily impacted by this trend, it i...
Cloud is at the center of a convergence trend that is impacting people across all of ICT. This convergence is breaking down the walls that separated the traditional silos of IT, networking, storage and security. But with this breaking down of the walls we also need to better understand...
MetraTech on Tuesday released the report, "Monetization that Fits the Business: The Limitations of Subscription Billing," published in conjunction with research and advisory firm Saugatuck Technology. The report examines the past decade's evolution of monetization strategies driven by ...
Dion Hinchliffe posted a modernizing round up of Enterprise 2.0 tools, and I thought it would be useful to highlight: How you can use the Google suite for the same functions and benefits What else you can do with Google, and what this broad scope means for CIOs
Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) has emerged as one of the hottest trends in today’s technology market. While most of the adoptions of MBaaS technologies have taken place in the consumer or B2C space, these platforms are starting to make serious inroads in the enterprise. In order t...
“We’re honored to be recognized by AlwaysOn for our dedication to product innovation and customer success,” commented Aria Systems CEO Tom Dibble on the announcement that Aria Systems has been selected by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners. “We are honored to be among s...
Don’t correct me if you’ve heard this one before: Information wants to be free. The Internet, cloud services plus mobile devices offer limitless possibilities to experience this freedom. With Big Data, information wants to be relevant, too. There are now more mobile phones in the world...
"The development of Aria’s Unified Channel Billing capability has been driven by real world customers’ needs," said Aria Systems CEO Tom Dibble. Aria has announced Unified Channel Billing, which provides channel businesses with the capability to easily set up and manage billing and rep...
We’ve certainly come a long way. Over the last couple of years, we’ve witnessed the trials and tribulations of the early-adopters of managed cloud services, and we’ve observed how the offerings have matured to attain broad-based market acceptance. Cloud computing has become pervasiv...
In the last MetraTech blog I introduced you to the Conferencing and Collaboration (C&C) market and highlighted the way in which C&C players uniquely approach the market. I challenged you to think about what was possible if IT didn’t have “no” in their vocabulary; to imagine the possibi...
Many small businesses are realizing that cloud computing isn’t just for large corporations. Many providers offer services that are targeted at the small business owner. Cloud computing presents unique opportunities for small businesses, giving them access to infrastructure that had tra...