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SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/28/14 -- AppDynamics, the application intelligence leader for the software-defined business, today announced some exciting new additions to the lineup for AppDynamics AppSphere 2014, the company's first annual conference. AppSphere is designed for business executives, IT operations teams and developers to learn and explore how today's transformational technologies and approaches including big data, devops, agile, SOA, cloud and mobility are fast changing the world of IT and business. The conference takes place November 3-5 at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. Joining the list of keynote speakers are Bill Platt, general manager of web services at Amazon Web Services (AWS), Lance Crosby, chief executive officer of SoftLayer, an IBM Company, and Jonah Kowall, research vice president, IT Operations Management group, Gartner. ... (more)

CRN Names Skyfence Coolest Cloud Startup of 2014

Skyfence, the company that automates visibility and control over cloud apps, today announced that it has been named one of the Coolest Cloud Startups of 2014 by CRN magazine. The elite list of 10 vendors is comprised of startups that are innovating and changing the game to seriously disrupt an industry already in constant flux. The Skyfence Cloud Gateway was recognized for its unique ability to provide visibility over employee access to cloud applications and protect corporate data residing in them. CLICK TO TWEET: .@Skyfence named coolest #cloudstartup of 2014 by #CRN http://bi... (more)

Medimetriks Chooses StayinFront as Its Sales Force Automation Solution to Drive Growth and Improve Efficiency

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 07/28/14 -- Medimetriks, a leading independent specialty pharmaceutical company serving the dermatology and podiatry markets, has selected StayinFront as its customer relationship management partner. Medimetriks will deploy StayinFront TouchRx® on Windows 8 tablets to its national sales team. Medimetriks sought out an established partner with extensive experience in the field of pharmaceutical CRM. StayinFront's advanced, industry-focused system includes the ability to launch and track closed loop marketing (CLM) presentations with sophisticated... (more)

Sage Continues Collaboration With Microsoft to Serve Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 07/28/14 -- Sage North America today announced continued focus on providing cloud-delivered exceptional user experiences to small and medium-sized businesses through close collaboration with Microsoft Corp. This collaboration builds on a number of years of innovation and close ties between the two organizations -- ties that have led to product advancements that enable Sage customers to manage their businesses with greater efficiency anytime, from anywhere, through solutions that enable -- not constrain -- today's growing businesses. "Sage and Mi... (more)

Skyhigh Networks and SafeNet Team Up to Deliver Flexible Key Management Solutions to Protect Data in the Cloud

Skyhigh Networks, the Cloud Visibility and Enablement Company, today announced a collaboration with SafeNet to deliver flexible and secure key management solutions to protect corporate data in the cloud. By working together, Skyhigh Networks and SafeNet enable enterprises to leverage on-premise or cloud-based models for encrypting data while retaining full control of their encryption keys, thereby meeting their corporate and regulatory compliance requirements. The cloud-based model for data security provides immediate scale, minimizes network latency, and avoids the expensive u... (more)

Best Recent Articles on Cloud Computing & Big Data Topics
As we enter a new year, it is time to look back over the past year and resolve to improve upon it. In 2014, we will see more service providers resolve to add more personalization in enterprise technology. Below are seven predictions about what will drive this trend toward personalization.
IT organizations face a growing demand for faster innovation and new applications to support emerging opportunities in social, mobile, growth markets, Big Data analytics, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and more. This is great news because it shows that IT continues to be a key stakeholder in delivering business service innovation. However, it also means that IT must deliver new innovation despite flat budgets, while maintaining existing services that grow more complex every day.
Cloud computing is transforming the way businesses think about and leverage technology. As a result, the general understanding of cloud computing has come a long way in a short time. However, there are still many misconceptions about what cloud computing is and what it can do for businesses that adopt this game-changing computing model. In this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, Rex Wang, Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle, discusses and dispels some of the common myths about cloud computing that still exist today.
Despite the economy, cloud computing is doing well. Gartner estimates the cloud market will double by 2016 to $206 billion. The time for dabbling in the cloud is over! The 14th International Cloud Expo, co-located with 5th International Big Data Expo and 3rd International SDN Expo, to be held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, N.Y. announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested topics below). Cloud computing helps IT cut infrastructure costs while adding new features and services to grow core businesses. Clouds can help grow margins as costs are cut back but service offerings are expanded. Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud, Big Data and Software-Defined Networking: submit your speaking proposal today!
What do you get when you combine Big Data technologies….like Pig and Hive? A flying pig? No, you get a “Logical Data Warehouse.” In 2012, Infochimps (now CSC) leveraged its early use of stream processing, NoSQLs, and Hadoop to create a design pattern which combined real-time, ad-hoc, and batch analytics. This concept of combining the best-in-breed Big Data technologies will continue to advance across the industry until the entire legacy (and proprietary) data infrastructure stack will be replaced with a new (and open) one.
While unprecedented technological advances have been made in healthcare in areas such as genomics, digital imaging and Health Information Systems, access to this information has been not been easy for both the healthcare provider and the patient themselves. Regulatory compliance and controls, information lock-in in proprietary Electronic Health Record systems and security concerns have made it difficult to share data across health care providers.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Vanessa Alvarez has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
12th International Cloud Expo, held on June 10–13, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service.
Ulitzer.com announced "the World's 30 most influential Cloud bloggers," who collectively generated more than 24 million Ulitzer page views. Ulitzer's annual "most influential Cloud bloggers" list was announced at Cloud Expo, which drew more delegates than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide. "The world's 50 most influential Cloud bloggers 2010" list will be announced at the Cloud Expo 2010 East, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, in New York City, with more than 5,000 expected to attend.
It's a simple fact that the better sales reps understand their prospects' intentions, preferences and pain points during calls, the more business they'll close. Each day, as your prospects interact with websites and social media platforms, their behavioral data profile is expanding. It's now possible to gain unprecedented insight into prospects' content preferences, product needs and budget. We hear a lot about how valuable Big Data is to sales and marketing teams. But data itself is only valuable when it's part of a bigger story, made visible in the right context.
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Larry Carvalho has been named Tech Chair of Cloud Expo® 2014. 14th International Cloud Expo will take place on June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 15th International Cloud Expo® will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Everyone talks about a cloud-first or mobile-first strategy. It's the trend du jour, and for good reason as these innovative technologies have revolutionized an industry and made savvy companies a lot of money. But consider for a minute what's emerging with the Age of Context and the Internet of Things. Devices, interfaces, everyday objects are becoming endowed with computing smarts. This is creating an unprecedented focus on the Application Programming Interface (API) as developers seek to connect these devices and interfaces to create new supporting services and hybrids. I call this trend the move toward an API-first business model and strategy.
We live in a world that requires us to compete on our differential use of time and information, yet only a fraction of information workers today have access to the analytical capabilities they need to make better decisions. Now, with the advent of a new generation of embedded business intelligence (BI) platforms, cloud developers are disrupting the world of analytics. They are using these new BI platforms to inject more intelligence into the applications business people use every day. As a result, data-driven decision-making is finally on track to become the rule, not the exception.