Jan 24 – 30: This week in Enterprise Cloud

 

MICROSOFT

Microsofts transition to the cloud will be a drawn- out slog
Microsoft Corporation Sees Cloud and Mobile As Future
Microsoft’s Revolution deal is the latest proof the company is serious about open source
Tech Giants dreams of Grandeur
Microsoft CEO Nadella Stepping up Innovation  Through Cloud 
Tech Giants inves in New dreams of Grandeur
Zones Helps Customers Realize the Benefits of cloud Computing Through the Microsoft Cloud
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HEALTH CARE
Case Study:Pharmacy Chain Improves Efficiency ,rowth with FlexFulfillment via Cloud
IoT presents opportunities in Central,Eastern European healthcare market
Alibaba unit signs partnership in medical technology with Chinese software firm
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CONSUMER PRODUCTS
How CRM Changed cloud and clud Changed CRM
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OPENSTACK
Platform9 Slected as One of the top 10 Virtualization companies to watch in 2015
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AWS
Rackspace security push eyes managed cloud compliance services
Amazon continues to reach into your server  roomhttps://gigaom.com/2015/01/25/amazon-continues-its-reach-into-your-server-room/
Amazon Web ServicesAnnounces amazon WorkMail
Amazon Web services is building an SDK for the Go programminglanguage
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IBM
Here’s why IBM is Still bulding Mainframes
The Man behind IBM’s Cloud-Based Campaign
Amazon Cloud FacingTsunami ,Competitive Challenges as IoT looms
Cloud Storage deals likely in’15
Explore the Era of Hybrid clouds
Kona’s choice of IBM Cloud set to help them claim significant part of BaaS market
IBM details Identity Mixer for preserving user authentication privacy
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RETAIL
E commerce Expert ,Scharita Mulpuru ,to Deliver Keynote  address atmoney SPS Commerce
Research and Markets:Cloud POS-Why the Time Might Be Right
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BANKING
Banks told:Tap cloud to serve customers better
What if cloud Providers are More Secure than Banks
Can RBC’s digital wallet beat Apple
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FINANCIAL SERVICES
Cloud-the perfect weapon for SME’s
Blueprint :The Just -in -time Data Center
Top 3 Ways to Enable Cloud Services Brokering
Simpifying the complex cloud licensing equation
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GOOGLE
Break away from free cloud storage providers by using ownCloud
iCloud is a major weakness :will Apple ever fix it?
How secure is Dropbox,iCloud,Google drive and OneDrive?
Google cloud Platform ‘s big data ecosystem expands
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ENERGY
Energy Efficiency Venture capital: who got what?
EnergySavyy announces New Utility Clients ,Adds Regulatory adviser and new executives
Utilities Look to Leverage Samrtphones for connected Home
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HP
Accenture Launches New Innovation Center for HP Technology
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AZURE
Microsoft is using “Azurei n a box’ to power it’s own ‘Nebula’ private cloud
Cloud Patches:AWS Virtual Machines,Google Private docker ,Where’s azure?
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PIVOTAL
Pivotal Cloud Foundry Reports Record Breaking 2014
Pivotal Opens Doors in Chicago ,Announces Free access to Pivotal tracker  i  Key start up Hub

 

 

Nov 3 – Nov 9: This week in enterprise cloud

 

Workday announces HR and Finance Department predictive analytics to “predict the future”.  The capability will be delivered in 2015.  When asked to be more precise a company spokesman said, “How should we know?  Do you think we can predict the future?”

IBM to build new data center in South Korea.  They’re in deep kimchi now.

IBM’s Watson cognitive system to help Cleveland Clinic with cancer treatments.

Cloud will help retail industry innovate with new concepts like “customer closet in the cloud”.  That first step out of the closet is a doozy.

Jonathan Bryce, OpenStack Foundation Executive Director, compares IT departments to Soviet Central Committee at OpenStack conference.  Bryce’s favorite book?  How to Win Friends and Influence People.

CERN’s OpenStack cloud to reach 150,000 cores by 2015.

Google offers to store human genome in the cloud for $25 / year.  Genome of Google+ will be stored in hope of bringing it back to life some time in the distant future.

 


Enterprise cloud news for May 15, 2014

OpenStack Dominated by Tire Kickers, Code Testers – for now (However, some large deployments have occurred) #openstack

New Leader for 2014’s worst article on cloud award - Why the OpenStack Cloud Bubble will Soon Burst (“OpenStack can compete with the public clouds in many ways but not on price.  Apples and oranges?  Nah, they’re both fruit.  More like apples and melancholy). #openstack

Oracle announces OpenStack support (Looks like they made it in just before the bubble burst) #openstack, #oracle

AT&T, Sony discuss their use of OpenStack (AT&T likes OpenStack for NFV, Sony for games) #openstack, #telecom, #entertainment

Is OpenStack’s lack of container support holding it back? (RedHat announces that it is now in a committed relationship with Docker) #RedHat, #openstack, #Docker

2014 turns into the Year of the User at OpenStack Summit (Some OpenStack advocates sound genuinely surprised by users at the show) #openstack, #banking, #entertainment

Two camps within OpenStack – “more open” and “less open” (plus: Lydia Leong traces her predictions on OpenStack over time)

Heroku CEO (Tod Nielsen) Two PaaS’ are better than one (I thought Harry Nillson wrote that one was the lonliest number, not Tod Neilsen) #Heroku, #PaaS, #SFDC

Cumulogic launches on-premise database as a service offering (Bringing public cloud capabilities to private and hybrid clouds) #DBaaS, #Cumulogic

Financial services firm Hanrick Curran switches to cloud backup for compliance reasons (Company concerned about personally identifiable information) #financialservices

Sungard points to trends causing financial services companies to embrace managed services (“By 2016, approximately 50 percent of financial institutions will use managed services to outsource the management of their IT infrastructures.”) #sungard, #financialservices

SoftLayer hosted Coriell helps protect elderly from adverse drug interactions (also: IBM provides grant to help keep elderly at home vs in nursing homes) #healthcare, #IBM, #SoftLayer

IBM launches software tying together B2B companies, suppliers and customers (Is B2B the next frontier for cloud-based xRM solutions?) #IBM

IBM CEO – Unlike AWS, SoftLayer built for enterprises (The cloud rivalry heats up) #IBM, #AWS

Old guard technology companies advancing the hybrid cloud (“… the old guard of the IT industry is spearheading adoption in the traditional enterprise, with IBM at the forefront as usual.) #IBM, #Dell, #HP

IBM, AWS, MSFT talk about the state of cloud security with federal IT leaders ( … “there is little difference in level of security in the cloud and in physical data centers.”) #federalgovernment, #IBM, #AWS, #Microsoft

Social science site using Azure loses data ( “The timing of this event was such that our entire data storage container was corrupted — including the master database and all local backups,”)

Author’s claim – Microsoft openly offered cloud data to support NSA PRISM program (May 15 was a bad news day for Microsoft in the cloud!)

MicroSoft reveals Office 365 features available only in the cloud (Machine learning driven functions can only be done in the cloud) #Microsoft

 

 

 

 

 


Enterprise Cloud News for May 14, 2014

Ubuntu’s Shuttleworth talks OpenStack and Next Gen Develoopers (“… the next generation isn’t interested in building things from scratch and that they’d rather consume best practices, pull it together and then quickly spin up their production operating sites.)#ubuntu, #nextgen

Oracle legal victory over Google raises questions about use of Amazon APIs (“Oh, good lord. It is global thermonuclear war.”)#APIs, #Oracle, #Google, #AWS

HP blames “everyone” for OpenStack Neutron problems (“It was everyone’s fault …”) #cloudstack, #HP, #generalcloud

P&C insurance industry battles “cloudwashing” (“The potential for cloud-based claimstechnology to create new value and competitive advantage is emerging.”) #insurance

UST Global dumps Oracle Travel and Expenses in favor of SAP Cloud for Travel and Expense (“We needed a solution with an end-to-end approach, …)#travel

Why the cloud needs to clean up its act (“U.S. Internet behemoth Amazon came under fire from Greenpeace last month for having among the “dirtiest” clouds in the sector.”)#green, #AWS

AWS looks over their shoulder and sees … a crowd gaining ground. (” … last year at this time when Amazon looked in the rear view mirror there was nothing but blue skies. Now when they look in the rear view mirror there is convoy approaching and it is coming from many different angles.”)#AWS


Enterprise Cloud News for May 13, 2014

Banking in the cloud: Four hot initiatives (An “oldie but a goldie” from Dec, 2013)

Shop Direct technology allows shoppers the chance to try before they buy (Does this web site make me look fat?)

HP to invest $1B in open-source cloud computing, launches Helion portfolio (Is it Helion of Hellion?  Only time will tell)

The Five Hallmarks of an Industry Cloud Company (featuring the Industry Cloud Landscape by Emergence Capital)

Accenture lands Berkshire-Hathaway SaaS-based Insurance Deal (Duck Creek acquisition may be paying off)

IBM Launches “ExperienceOne” (Combinations span the customer life-cycle)


How many devices to be on the IoT?

Billions! and billions!  Sadly, Carl Sagan didn’t live long enough to hear the hoopla over the Internet of Things (IoT).  However, one imagines that he is looking down on us from the afterlife and smiling.  Sagan was well known for declaring that there were “billions and billions” of this or that in the universe.  He […]

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