Thursday, July 16, 2015

Can Dropbox go from consumer hit to business success?

  Amazon CTO Vogels on competing with Microsoft in hybrid cloud, keeping partners and customers happy | Apple updates the iPod Touch with impressive new upgrades

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Can Dropbox go from consumer hit to business success?
As the business world wrestles with adopting cloud-based collaboration services, can a so-called independent company offer a competitive product to the business-centric offerings by Google (Apps/Drive), Apple (iCloud for Work) and Microsoft (Office 365)? Read More

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Amazon CTO Vogels on competing with Microsoft in hybrid cloud, keeping partners and customers happy
At the AWS Summit in New York, Network World Senior Editor Brandon Butler spoke with Amazon CTO Werner Vogels about the state of the cloud industry, challenges facing AWS, its relationships with partners and customers, and what he's learned from growing AWS into the business it is today. Read More

Apple updates the iPod Touch with impressive new upgrades
We may be living in a decidedly iPhone world, but the iPod isn't dead just yet. On Tuesday morning, while most everyone was preoccupied with Amazon's Prime Day, Apple quietly revamped its entire iPod lineup. Read More

BitTorrent teams with Onehub for 'hybrid' enterprise file-sharing service
BitTorrent has long billed its Sync file-sharing service as a peer-to-peer alternative to cloud storage, but on Wednesday the company announced it's working with Onehub on a new, combined offering for large businesses. Read More


Reliable Application Delivery Across the Cloud
Research from leading IT analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has evidenced strong and growing interest in cloud deployment models.Join Tracy Corbo, principal research analyst at EMA, for this informative webinar on Thursday, July 16th @ 2PM EST. Learn More

Microsoft rallies partners around cloud, mobile, Windows 10
Following what has become a tradition for Microsoft's Worldwide Partners Conference, chief operating officer Kevin Turner did some old-fashioned fiery preaching in his closing keynote, this year condemning cloud-service competitors like Google for not respecting customers' privacy as they chase profits. Read More

Google opens its cloud to Microsoft workloads
Google today expanded support for Windows workloads running on its cloud, a move that the company hopes will better position its Google Cloud Platform to court enterprise customers. Read More

Let users choose enterprise cloud applications
Asked whether he was considering a cloud application for his company, a CIO of a mid-size organization said the downside risk of ripping and replacing the company's existing on-premises application outweighed the productivity gains the cloud application might bring. Part of that risk, he felt, was his job security. Read More

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Creating Efficiency through Private Cloud - Infographic
Private clouds provide IT with the ability to quickly scale and deliver continuous services to multiple business units while maintaining control over their information and processes. This Infographic highlights the four key steps to building a private cloud foundation. Learn More

8x8 upgrades its contact center portfolio with new features and analytics
8x8, a cloud-based unified communications and contact center solutions service provider, announced a new set of analytics as part of its Virtual Contact Center (VCC) portfolio. Read More

Cloud service brokers help direct you through the traffic
With so many cloud service providers that run the gamut from first-rate to not well known, navigating the cloud territory can seem as daunting as hitching a cart to a horse and heading west. Read More

No longer just jet engines and wind turbines, GE moves to be a software vendor
For several years now, GE has been looking at its business through the lens of software. Even its corporate tagline has changed to being less physically constrained. GE is now, apparently, the company that "works on things that matter." Read More

Open source router project administers Lithium
OpenDaylight is a participant in the CloudRouter Project, and Lithium was released two weeks ago. It is OpenDaylight's third SDN controller release and includes enhancements in security and automation, scalability, performance, OpenStack and group-based policy, including support for Cisco/Citrix/IBM/Microsoft/Sungard OpFlex policy protocol. Read More



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