Cloud Computing

Simply put, Cloud Computing is where applications, storage and computing power are provided over the Internet instead of locally on a single computer or network and are utilized as a service rather than a product—like electricity, you use what you need and pay by the meter. Broadly speaking, to be considered Cloud Computing an application’s data and core processing functions would be hosted/stored and managed online ("in the cloud") and accessible from any PC, laptop or mobile device with a network connection in real-time; and you would pay for computing resources as you utilize them. So, in short, Cloud services are provided via the Internet and on a consumption-based pay-as-you-use model. These services are typically established with short-term contracts and without up-front expenditure. However, Cloud Computing can be private and therefore internal in nature such as when a large enterprise builds its own Private Cloud.

More eruditely it is defined by The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as "a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.” NIST's working definition of cloud computing has long been the de facto definition.

Cloud Computing has become a viable option because large amounts of storage and processing power have become ubiquitous and cheap—it's now cost-effective for companies ("Cloud providers") to build huge data centers where computing and software can be provided remotely on an enormous scale and rented out like a utility service. Thus, "in the cloud" actually means that within these huge data centers applications and associated data are installed on one or many powerful computers called servers that reside within specially adapted buildings. The facilities that house these data centers are like warehouses filled with banks of servers in cabinets called racks that have powerful air conditioning systems to keep the servers cool and highly resilient power and Internet connections. And the biggest beneficiary is the small and medium business sector which now has access to the same expensive technologies as enterprises, without owning them, but simply paying for them according to use.

Lastly, companies that implement the Cloud effectively gain a faster time to market for applications, the flexibility to deal with changes in business demand and a friendlier environment for testing new initiatives, as software and infrastructure can be scaled up or down depending on changing needs and requirements. Cloud computing can help businesses optimize the resources they have at hand, reducing the cost and complexity of their data center, while putting the right amount of computing power at the fingertips of every employee, no matter where they are or when they need it. Cloud-enabled companies can achieve strong efficiency gains because the Cloud's inherently open architecture gives them the ability to add new features and functions quickly and easily, and to reduce the maintenance costs for their IT architecture; consequently, this allows them to focus more on their primary business objectives and to compete in new and innovative ways. Moreover, the absence of initial capital expenditure allows companies to much more freely move to alternative Cloud solutions if the current one is found not to be the best fit.

The cloud offers a myriad of capabilities and benefits that meet business and computing challenges across a spectrum of companies and user groups. However, all clouds share the following:

Pooled Computing Resources – Every cloud pools physical and virtual resources -- notably storage, processing, memory, network bandwidth, and virtual machines -- enabling resources to be dynamically activated and de-activated on demand. Generally, users don’t control or even know the exact location of the resources. However, they can often choose a deep level of abstraction -- such as a high-availability domain or a service that meets regulatory requirements around data location.

Network-Centric – Regardless of its flavor, each implementation of cloud computing is network-centric. All services are delivered over a network and accessed through such basic tools as lightweight web protocols.

Agile Provisioning of Resources – Every cloud is able to activate or deactivate resources quickly and easily. In some cases, users enjoy self-service, enabling them to provision such capabilities as server capacity and storage over the Internet, via web applications or web services.

Rapid Allocation of Resources – Resources are rapidly and elastically allocated to meet computing demands – meaning they can be scaled up or down in minutes for maximum efficiency. All clouds use pre-set policies to manage the allocation, while the best ones adjust resources automatically.

Pay-Per-Use Pricing and Metering – Public cloud providers charge on a pay-per-use basis, also known as utility pricing. Such metering of services (notably storage, CPU usage, bandwidth, and so on) is also used by private and hybrid clouds, although those clouds typically do not charge users but leverage metering to gain insight into usage patterns, capacity planning, and other purposes.

Also referred to as the three major layers, here are the three primary types of Cloud Computing —

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

In the IaaS model, a provider delivers a computer infrastructure (typically a heavily virtualized environment) as a service. Clients pay a metered rate for servers, software, data-center space and network equipment. IaaS is at the other end of the cloud spectrum from SaaS . In this scenario, you want to maintain control of your software environment, but you don't want to maintain any equipment. You don't want to have to buy servers and put them in a climate-controlled room or any of that. Instead, you go to an IaaS provider and request a virtual machine.

Notable examples:  Amazon Web Services, HP CloudSystem, AirVM, CloudBasic, Microsoft Azure

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

The PaaS model provides services -- middleware, such as application servers and databases -- layered on top of an IaaS foundation. Typically, PaaS adds another level of abstraction that unburdens developers and operators of certain tasks. Developers write their application to a more or less open specification and then upload their code into the cloud where the application is hosted and automatically scaled without the developer having to worry about it overly.

Notable examples:  IBM Cloud, VMWare vCloud, Microsoft Azure

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

SaaS is probably the best known and easiest-to-grasp model of cloud computing as it involves the direct consumption of an application by end-users rather than by developers or operators. There is no inherent relationship between a hosted application and the nature of the infrastructure on which it runs. However, SaaS applications can and often do run on cloud infrastructure and middleware. As alluded to, SaaS is really geared toward the end users in your organization and doesn't take much to get started. The provider figures out how many resources to devote to your use of the application. The provider figures out the servers, the virtual machines, the network equipment, everything. You just point your browser at it.

Notable examples: PGi GlobalMeet, HyperOffice, Intermedia, Mailprotector, Microsoft Office 365, Carbonite, Mozy

Cloud computing comes in three main deployment models: public, private, and hybrid. However, there are also community and combined models.

Public Cloud: Here, a company owns and operates the cloud infrastructure or platform, and sells cloud services to the general public and organizations. Customers access the services via the Internet and are billed on pay-per-use basis. Well-known examples of public cloud services are Google Mail & Apps and Amazon Web Services.

Private Cloud: In this case, an organization owns its own cloud and uses resources which are dedicated to that organization. The operation of the cloud takes place behind the internal firewall or behind a third-party’s firewall. This type of cloud is managed by the organization or a third-party, and can exist on-premises or off-premises. A private cloud shares many of the characteristics of public cloud computing including resource pooling, self-service, elasticity and pay-by-use delivered in a standardized manner with the additional control and customization available from dedicated resources.

Hybrid Cloud: As its name suggest, a hybrid cloud blends the public and private cloud models, and provides a high degree of interoperability between a private cloud and a public cloud implementation. The hybrid model is favored by companies that want to own and operate a cloud infrastructure sized for routine loads but like the flexibility of renting extra capacity to handle load spikes.

Community Cloud: In this deployment, several organizations with similar requirements and issues share the infrastructure and its cost. Common issues are security, compliance, and industry-specific concerns.

Cloud Awareness Course eLearning by ITpreneurs

The Cloud Awareness eLearning Course is a 4 hour interactive experience for those who require a basic understanding of cloud computing and cloud computing concepts.

Description:

The Cloud Awareness course provides a 4 hour, interactive, online learning experience. This self-paced elearning course is ideal for those who require a basic understanding of the virtualization and cloud computing concepts in a time-efficient manner. The course has been designed for learners who need this basic awareness as a general interest — as part of a larger program initiative — as opposed to the full certification Virtualization and Cloud Essentials courses.

Audience:

The Cloud Awareness course will be of interest to:
• IT and business executives who want to receive an overview of the concepts and the significance of virtualization and cloud computing.
• IT and business staff who need a brief overview and awareness of the virtualization and cloud computing concepts.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• Understand the common terms and definitions of virtualization and cloud computing and be able to give examples.
• Understand the technical capabilities and business benefits of virtualization and cloud computing and how to measure these benefits.
• Describe the landscape of different types of virtualization and understand the different types of clouds.
• Illustrate how key application features can be delivered on virtual infrastructures.
• Explain typical steps that lead to the successful adoption of virtualization technologies.
• Understand the similarities and differences between cloud computing and outsourcing.

Course Student Material: Online, self-paced instructional material available for 90 days.


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AWS Secrets Manager is now available in the AWS Middle East (Bahrain) region

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 21:55:35 +0000

Customers in the AWS Middle East (Bahrain) region can now use AWS Secrets Manager to manage secrets such as database passwords and API keys needed to access their applications, services, and IT resources.  

AWS Managed Services adds support for 29 additional AWS Services

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 21:50:44 +0000

AWS Managed Services is excited to announce support for 29 new AWS services. With this release, the total number of services supported by AMS is almost doubled to 61, including AWS Lambda, a much requested service. In addition to running these services within secure and operated AMS managed accounts, several can be self provisioned and configured directly in the AWS Console or the APIs. With this release, AMS is also introducing a second pricing tier that is lower for certain groups of AWS services where more of the day-to-day operations is handled by the service itself. Contact your sales representative for more details on AMS pricing.

Solid Cloud Growth in Microsoft Q1 Earnings -- Redmondmag.com - Redmondmag.com

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 21:43:42 GMT

Solid Cloud Growth in Microsoft Q1 Earnings -- Redmondmag.com  Redmondmag.com

Google unveils quantum computer breakthrough; critics say wait a qubit - Midwest Communication

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 21:31:28 GMT

Google unveils quantum computer breakthrough; critics say wait a qubit  Midwest Communication

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) Adds Support for Change Streams

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:17:48 +0000

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads.

Amazon EC2 G4 Instances with NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPUs, now available in 6 additional regions

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:15:16 +0000

Amazon EC2 G4 instances which provide industry’s most cost-effective GPU platform for deploying machine learning models in production and graphics-intensive applications are now available in the Canada (Central), Europe (Paris), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and GovCloud (US-West) AWS regions, bringing the total number of available regions to 15. 

AWS Managed Services (AWS) Adds Developer Mode to Accelerate Migrations

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:08:42 +0000

Native AWS API access is now Available in AWS Managed Services (AMS) accounts. AWS Managed Services (AMS) operates AWS on your behalf, providing a secure and compliant AWS Landing Zone, a proven enterprise operating model, on-going cost optimization, and day-to-day infrastructure management. With the availability of Developer Mode you can now leverage native AWS API access to accelerate your ability to design and implement infrastructure and applications in your AMS Managed Environment without sacrificing the security, compliance, and operational benefits AMS provides. 

AWS Backup is now available in six more regions

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:14:54 +0000

AWS Backup is now available in six more regions across Asia Pacific, Europe / Middle East / Africa (EMEA), and the Americas. These regions include: Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), EU (Paris), EU (Stockholm), Middle East (Bahrain), and South America (São Paulo).  

Amazon Polly Launches two new voices in Neural Text-to-Speech technology

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:14:02 +0000

Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech. Following the July 30th launch of 8 US English and 3 UK English voices, we are excited to announce the general availability of the first US Spanish (Lupe) and Brazilian Portuguese (Camila) NTTS voices. Both the voices are now available as Neural TTS voices, as well as Standard TTS voices.

Amazon Aurora Supports Cost Allocation Tags for Aurora Storage

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:44:14 +0000

You can now use Amazon Aurora Cluster tagging to add tags to your Amazon Aurora storage for improved usage categorization and more granular cost reporting. Both the MySQL- and PostgreSQL-compatible editions of Aurora are supported.

AWS IoT Device Tester v 2.1.0 for AWS Greengrass is now available

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:15:17 +0000

AWS IOT Device Tester v 2.1.0 for AWS Greengrass now supports AWS Greengrass v 1.9.4. The latest version also supports qualification of AWS Greengrass devices with ARM v6l architecture.

Amazon EFS now supports AWS PrivateLink

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 16:56:29 +0000

You can now use AWS PrivateLink to create Amazon VPC interface endpoints for Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS). AWS PrivateLink provides private connectivity between VPCs, AWS services, and on-premises applications, securely on the Amazon network. Amazon EFS customers can now use private IP connectivity and security groups to meet their specific compliance requirements.

A 3D View of How We Got Here - Gamasutra

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:12:00 GMT

A 3D View of How We Got Here  Gamasutra

AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate Now Supports Custom Domains

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:42:19 +0000

AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate now supports custom domains. Through the existing interfaces you can now provide a custom fully qualified domain name (FQDN), its matching SSL certificate, and SSL private key and have the OpsWorks server configured accordingly. After you have created a Canonical Name (CNAME) entry in your DNS management service to point to the internal OpsWorks endpoint, you will find your Chef Automate Dashboard under a domain of your choice instead of the generic OpsWorks-created one. Also, this will now be the public endpoint of your OpsWorks server. By using a custom domain with an SSL certificate that you manage, you have an endpoint that stays the same regardless of the server being re-created: any node under management by the OpsWorks for Chef Automate server will stay associated through this endpoint.

If you already have an OpsWorks server in use and want to use your own domain, you will first need to create a backup of your OpsWorks server through the CreateBackup API. You then create a new server from the backup through a CreateServer API call, where you provide the backup id together with the three new input parameters: custom domain, custom certificate and custom private key. This will bring your OpsWorks server up with its public endpoint being the custom domain you specified. As with new servers, you will need to create a CNAME entry in your DNS management service of choice to point to the internal OpsWorks endpoint. For more details on this process, please see our documentation. Here you will also find information about which types of certificates can be used and what to do when the certificate is about to expire.

Should you be new to OpsWorks for Chef Automate and curious to experience it, it is easy to get started. By following this Getting Started walk-through, you can within 15 minutes be up and running with your first node managed by Chef Automate.

AWS Amplify Console announces Pull-Request Previews for Fullstack Serverless Applications

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:19:43 +0000

Amplify Console now supports Pull-Request Previews, offering development and QA teams a way to preview changes before merging code to a production or integration branch. A pull-request preview deploys every pull request made to your GitHub repository to a unique preview URL; completely different from the one your main site uses. For apps with backend environments provisioned via the Amplify CLI, every pull request (private Git repositories only) spins up an ephemeral backend that is deleted when the PR is closed.

AWS Glue now provides the ability to rewind job bookmarks for your Spark ETL jobs

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:47:38 +0000

Starting today, you can rewind your job bookmarks for your Glue Spark ETL jobs to any previous job run. AWS Glue tracks data that has been processed during a previous run of an ETL job by storing state information from the job run. This persisted state information is called a job bookmark.

JEDI cloud procurement looks back on track - Washington Technology

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:05:34 GMT

JEDI cloud procurement looks back on track  Washington Technology

IBM hires Army vet with an eye to next-gen logistics - Washington Technology

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:25:20 GMT

IBM hires Army vet with an eye to next-gen logistics  Washington Technology

New Classroom Course: Practical Data Science with Amazon SageMaker

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:01:08 +0000

We are excited to announce the launch of Practical Data Science with Amazon SageMaker, a new one-day, instructor-led classroom course.

Amazon API Gateway now supports wildcard custom domain names

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:35:24 +0000

Customers can now create wildcard custom domain names for their Amazon API Gateway EDGE, Regional, and WebSocket APIs. This enhancement extends API Gateway’s existing support for invoking APIs via custom domain names backed by certificates from AWS Certificate Manager (ACM).

Amazon Managed Blockchain now supports Amazon CloudWatch metrics for peer nodes

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:15:02 +0000

Amazon Managed Blockchain now supports Amazon CloudWatch metrics for peer nodes. You can view CPU and memory utilization of your peer nodes which gives insight into peer node performance. You can also view the transaction rate for each network channel on a peer node. Transaction rate can help you optimize network performance and transaction configuration settings. Additionally, CloudWatch metrics enable you to set alarms or automate actions based on predefined thresholds and easily build dashboards that overlay different metrics. 

Amazon CloudFront announces its first Edge location in Belgium

Tue, 22 Oct 2019 06:17:44 +0000

Details: Amazon CloudFront announces its first Edge Location in Brussels, Belgium. With this new Edge location, viewers in Belgium will now see up to a 28% improvement in latency when accessing content through CloudFront. CloudFront now has 197 Points of Presence in 74 cities across 34 countries.

For more information on CloudFront’s global infrastructure, go to CloudFront Features.

AWS Managed Services (AMS) Simplifies ServiceNow integration

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 22:58:13 +0000

The AWS Managed Services (AMS) ServiceNow Connector V2.0 application is now available in the ServiceNow app store. ServiceNow an IT service management (ITSM) platform built around activities, tasks, processes, and workflows. You can now use ServiceNow change requests to rapidly deploy infrastructure from over 30 different AWS services into your AMS environment, and receive support from the AMS operations team through incidents and service requests. You no longer need to log into the AMS Console to perform these activities, and the application works across multiple AMS accounts simultaneously.

5 PowerApps Alternatives

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 17:12:22 +0000

After retiring Access Web Apps, Microsoft has been pushing users towards Powerapps as an MS Access online alternative. However, many MS Access users have complained about Powerapps’ vastly different structure, … Continue reading5 PowerApps Alternatives

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Amazon CloudWatch now sends alarm state change events to Amazon EventBridge

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:00:15 +0000

Amazon EventBridge now integrates with Amazon CloudWatch so that when CloudWatch alarms are triggered, a matching EventBridge rule can execute targets.

AWS IoT Things Graph now provides workflow monitoring with AWS CloudWatch

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 21:16:58 +0000

You can now monitor your AWS IoT Things Graph workflows using AWS CloudWatch metrics. You can collect metrics for workflow steps that are executed by AWS IoT Things Graph, including success count, failure count, and total count and then set alarm thresholds for each of these metrics within AWS CloudWatch.  For example, you can set alarms that watch for the number of flows that have failed, and send notifications to a downstream application or to an operator.

Amazon SNS Now Supports Additional Mobile Push Notification Headers as Message Attributes

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 21:05:54 +0000

Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) now supports additional mobile push notification headers from Amazon Device Messaging (ADM), Apple Push Notification service (APNs), Baidu Cloud Push, Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM), Microsoft Push Notification Service (MPNS), and Windows Push Notification Services (WNS). The additional reserved message attributes provide you with more configuration options when structuring your push notification messages. 

AWS CloudHSM is now available in the AWS South America (Sao Paulo) Region

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:00:24 +0000

AWS CloudHSM is now available in the AWS South America (Sao Paulo) region.  

Amazon Lex Achieves PCI DSS Compliance

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 01:58:41 +0000

Amazon EFS now in the EC2 Launch Instance Wizard

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:40:22 +0000

You can now configure Amazon EC2 instances to mount Amazon EFS file systems using the EC2 Launch Instance Wizard. This integration simplifies the process of configuring EC2 instances to mount EFS file systems at launch time with recommended mount options. Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) provides a simple, scalable, fully managed elastic NFS file system for use with AWS Cloud services and on-premises resources. Multiple EC2 instances can mount an EFS file system and share file data using standard Linux tools and commands.

Amazon CloudWatch Anomaly Detection is now available in all commercial AWS regions

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:11:25 +0000

Amazon CloudWatch Anomaly Detection applies machine-learning algorithms to continuously analyze system and application metrics, determine a normal baseline, and surface anomalies with minimal user intervention. You can use Anomaly Detection to isolate and troubleshoot unexpected changes in your metric behavior, reducing the mean time to detect and resolve operational issues.

Is Microsoft Access in the Cloud a Dream?

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 21:04:24 +0000

The short answer is yes. MS Access ruled the world of do-it-yourself database applications for two decades since its inception in the early 90s. However, around 2010, when cloud computing … Continue readingIs Microsoft Access in the Cloud a Dream?

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5 things that make HyperOffice the most complete among Sharepoint Alternatives

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 20:31:27 +0000

As more and more teams collaborate digitally, Sharepoint is one of the fastest growing collaboration solutions around, given Microsoft’s marketing might. However, the demand for “Sharepoint alternatives” has also grown … Continue reading5 things that make HyperOffice the most complete among Sharepoint Alternatives

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5 Database Form Examples

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 22:02:20 +0000

A Database Form is a window with information fields that help gather information to be stored in a database or trigger a process. All relational database systems worth their salt … Continue reading5 Database Form Examples

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BLOG: How Healthcare Can Benefit From the Cloud | - Imaging Technology News

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT

BLOG: How Healthcare Can Benefit From the Cloud |  Imaging Technology News

How AI is transforming education and skills development - Microsoft

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How AI is transforming education and skills development  Microsoft

Cloud Security Professional Development & Educational Resource Roundup - Security Boulevard

Thu, 03 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Security Professional Development & Educational Resource Roundup  Security Boulevard

5 limitations of Microsoft Access

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 17:36:55 +0000

. Though the popularity of Microsoft Access is undeniable, it suffers from some shortcomings that prompt people to consider MS Access Alternatives. Broadly, the limitations are a problem of legacy … Continue reading5 limitations of Microsoft Access

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How Do You Adapt Security When You Move to the Cloud? - Solutions Review

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How Do You Adapt Security When You Move to the Cloud?  Solutions Review

Cloud Computing & the School Bus Industry - STN Media - School Transportation News

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Computing & the School Bus Industry - STN Media  School Transportation News

National Science Foundation awards Jianli Pan $500K to research edge cloud computing - UMSL Daily

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

National Science Foundation awards Jianli Pan $500K to research edge cloud computing  UMSL Daily

The 9 Best Managed Cloud Migration Services Providers - Solutions Review

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The 9 Best Managed Cloud Migration Services Providers  Solutions Review

Don’t go on a wild goose chase – Microsoft Access is NOT available online

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 18:55:48 +0000

If the question “Is MS Access available online” had been asked in early 2018, the answer would still have been yes. Microsoft did have an online version of Access for … Continue readingDon’t go on a wild goose chase – Microsoft Access is NOT available online

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Is Microsoft Access Dying?

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 19:38:34 +0000

The short answer is – definitely not in the short run. Maybe in the 3-5 year horizon. History and Popularity Today Microsoft Access is indeed the grand-daddy of business software, … Continue readingIs Microsoft Access Dying?

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Cloud Migration Checklist: 6 Steps to Take Before Moving to the Cloud - Solutions Review

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Migration Checklist: 6 Steps to Take Before Moving to the Cloud  Solutions Review

5 Tips for Creating a Successful Cloud Adoption Strategy - Solutions Review

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

5 Tips for Creating a Successful Cloud Adoption Strategy  Solutions Review

Intranet features checklist

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 16:49:07 +0000

Create your own Intranet A whole gamut of solutions are sold under the umbrella of “Intranet” offering vastly diverse capabilities. To determine what features you require from your Intranet, it … Continue readingIntranet features checklist

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What is confidential computing? - ComputerWeekly.com

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

What is confidential computing?  ComputerWeekly.com

Real database software examples for 2019

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 19:25:46 +0000

Before we start this article about examples of database software, we need to clarify some concepts. Business jargon comprises of numerous abstractions like “processes”, “workflows”, “automation”, and “engagement”. But the … Continue readingReal database software examples for 2019

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The 12 Best Managed Cloud Security Services Providers - Solutions Review

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The 12 Best Managed Cloud Security Services Providers  Solutions Review

5 Cloud Security Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Business - Solutions Review

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

5 Cloud Security Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Business  Solutions Review

6 Devastating Cloud Migration Mistakes You Need to Avoid - Solutions Review

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

6 Devastating Cloud Migration Mistakes You Need to Avoid  Solutions Review

10 Situations in which Sharepoint is Clearly Better for you – by Sharepoint Rival

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 18:34:12 +0000

#allhailsharepoint   #sharepointisthesolution Let’s make no bones about it. We are a Sharepoint competitor, and much of our time is spent hatching schemes to win Sharepoint customers. However, even we have … Continue reading10 Situations in which Sharepoint is Clearly Better for you – by Sharepoint Rival

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4 Tips for Creating a Successful Multicloud Strategy - Solutions Review

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

4 Tips for Creating a Successful Multicloud Strategy  Solutions Review

6 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Cloud Managed Service Provider - Solutions Review

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

6 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Cloud Managed Service Provider  Solutions Review

74% of Companies Move Apps To the Cloud, Then Back On-Premise - Solutions Review

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

74% of Companies Move Apps To the Cloud, Then Back On-Premise  Solutions Review

How to Design a Flawless Cloud Security Strategy - Solutions Review

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How to Design a Flawless Cloud Security Strategy  Solutions Review

The Quantum Computing Party Hasn't Even Started Yet - Scientific American

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The Quantum Computing Party Hasn't Even Started Yet  Scientific American

How to Refactor Apps and Move Them into a Cloud-Based World - FedTech Magazine

Wed, 07 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How to Refactor Apps and Move Them into a Cloud-Based World  FedTech Magazine

How to prevent the top 11 threats in cloud computing - TechRepublic

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How to prevent the top 11 threats in cloud computing  TechRepublic

The Best Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Providers in 2019 - Solutions Review

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The Best Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Providers in 2019  Solutions Review

5 Tips for Designing a Successful Cloud Migration Strategy - Solutions Review

Mon, 05 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

5 Tips for Designing a Successful Cloud Migration Strategy  Solutions Review

What Is Software as a Service? A Beginner's Guide to SaaS - Solutions Review

Thu, 25 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT

What Is Software as a Service? A Beginner's Guide to SaaS  Solutions Review

Gartner's 2019 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide: Key Takeaways - Solutions Review

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Gartner's 2019 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide: Key Takeaways  Solutions Review

Microsoft and AT&T Announce Partnership for Azure and 5G Technologies - Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Microsoft and AT&T Announce Partnership for Azure and 5G Technologies  Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

What Are the Benefits of a Cloud Managed Service Provider? - Solutions Review

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT

What Are the Benefits of a Cloud Managed Service Provider?  Solutions Review

How to Build a Successful Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure - Solutions Review

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How to Build a Successful Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure  Solutions Review

IDC: Global spending on public cloud services and infrastructure to reach £398bn in 2023 - Cloud Tech

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT

IDC: Global spending on public cloud services and infrastructure to reach £398bn in 2023  Cloud Tech

Computing Biology's Future - Scientific American

Thu, 04 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Computing Biology's Future  Scientific American

The Definitive Google Cloud Certifications for Businesses and IT Workers - Solutions Review

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The Definitive Google Cloud Certifications for Businesses and IT Workers  Solutions Review

Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud: What's the Difference? - Solutions Review

Fri, 28 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud: What's the Difference?  Solutions Review

VMware's Past, Present and Future in Cloud Computing - eWeek

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

VMware's Past, Present and Future in Cloud Computing  eWeek

4 Cloud Computing Risks and How Your Business Can Avoid Them - Solutions Review

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

4 Cloud Computing Risks and How Your Business Can Avoid Them  Solutions Review

What Is a Cloud Management Platform and Why Should You Use One? - Solutions Review

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

What Is a Cloud Management Platform and Why Should You Use One?  Solutions Review

6 Common Cloud Migration Challenges (And How to Overcome Them) - Solutions Review

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

6 Common Cloud Migration Challenges (And How to Overcome Them)  Solutions Review

How to get your data scientist career up and running: A guide - Cloud Tech

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How to get your data scientist career up and running: A guide  Cloud Tech

How 5 Industries Utilize Cloud Computing Solutions - Solutions Review

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How 5 Industries Utilize Cloud Computing Solutions  Solutions Review

Cloud Adoption: The Essential Best Practices Playbook for Enterprises - Solutions Review

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Adoption: The Essential Best Practices Playbook for Enterprises  Solutions Review

The Definitive AWS Certification List for Businesses and IT Departments - Solutions Review

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The Definitive AWS Certification List for Businesses and IT Departments  Solutions Review

Cloud Transition – 5 Best Practices to Follow - CIO

Thu, 23 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Transition – 5 Best Practices to Follow  CIO

Multicloud: The Benefits of Running Multiple Cloud Environments - Solutions Review

Fri, 17 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Multicloud: The Benefits of Running Multiple Cloud Environments  Solutions Review

Cloud Governance: Creating a Framework for Success in the Cloud - Solutions Review

Thu, 16 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Governance: Creating a Framework for Success in the Cloud  Solutions Review

4 Tips on How to Improve Your Enterprise's Cloud Security - Solutions Review

Tue, 14 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

4 Tips on How to Improve Your Enterprise's Cloud Security  Solutions Review

5 Cloud Challenges Your Enterprise Can Overcome (And How to Do It) - Solutions Review

Fri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

5 Cloud Challenges Your Enterprise Can Overcome (And How to Do It)  Solutions Review

Why Does Your Enterprise Need Cloud Computing? - Solutions Review

Tue, 07 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Why Does Your Enterprise Need Cloud Computing?  Solutions Review

AWS announces availability of Amazon Managed Blockchain service - Cloud Tech

Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

AWS announces availability of Amazon Managed Blockchain service  Cloud Tech

4 Emerging Technologies You Can Use in the Cloud - Solutions Review

Wed, 01 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

4 Emerging Technologies You Can Use in the Cloud  Solutions Review

Nearly 50% of Companies Say Lack of Skills Hinders Cloud-Native Adoption - Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Nearly 50% of Companies Say Lack of Skills Hinders Cloud-Native Adoption  Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Hybrid Cloud Management: Running Cloud and On-Premise Environments - Solutions Review

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Hybrid Cloud Management: Running Cloud and On-Premise Environments  Solutions Review

The Benefits of Edge Computing for Feds - FedTech Magazine

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The Benefits of Edge Computing for Feds  FedTech Magazine

What Is Elasticity, and How Does It Affect Cloud Computing? - Solutions Review

Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

What Is Elasticity, and How Does It Affect Cloud Computing?  Solutions Review

Cloud Automation: Automating Workloads in the Cloud - Solutions Review

Tue, 16 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Automation: Automating Workloads in the Cloud  Solutions Review

Hybrid Multicloud: The Future of Cloud Computing? - Solutions Review

Fri, 12 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Hybrid Multicloud: The Future of Cloud Computing?  Solutions Review

Google Anthos, Google's Hybrid Cloud Platform, Is Now Available - Solutions Review

Tue, 09 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Google Anthos, Google's Hybrid Cloud Platform, Is Now Available  Solutions Review

Video: NetApp's Chris Lamborn Talks About Evolution of Cloud Computing - Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Mon, 08 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Video: NetApp's Chris Lamborn Talks About Evolution of Cloud Computing  Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

4 Things You Need to Know About Cloud Computing - Solutions Review

Mon, 08 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

4 Things You Need to Know About Cloud Computing  Solutions Review

Cloud Monitoring: How to Evaluate Your Cloud's Performance - Solutions Review

Thu, 04 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Monitoring: How to Evaluate Your Cloud's Performance  Solutions Review

Cloud Storage Best Practices Your Enterprise Needs to Adopt - Solutions Review

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Storage Best Practices Your Enterprise Needs to Adopt  Solutions Review

Public Cloud Revenue Will Increase to $214 Billion in 2019, Gartner Says - Solutions Review

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Public Cloud Revenue Will Increase to $214 Billion in 2019, Gartner Says  Solutions Review

5 Ways Cloud Computing Will Change This Year - BizTech Magazine

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

5 Ways Cloud Computing Will Change This Year  BizTech Magazine

DHS Makes Plans for Large-Scale Cloud Migration - FedTech Magazine

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT

DHS Makes Plans for Large-Scale Cloud Migration  FedTech Magazine

7 Cloud Security Questions You Need to Ask Your Cloud Provider - Solutions Review

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT

7 Cloud Security Questions You Need to Ask Your Cloud Provider  Solutions Review

Security Is the Top Reason Enterprises Don't Migrate to the Cloud - Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Security Is the Top Reason Enterprises Don't Migrate to the Cloud  Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

5 Cloud Use Cases Your Enterprise Needs to Know About - Solutions Review

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT

5 Cloud Use Cases Your Enterprise Needs to Know About  Solutions Review

Should Your Enterprise Adopt a Cloud-First Strategy in 2019? - Solutions Review

Tue, 19 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Should Your Enterprise Adopt a Cloud-First Strategy in 2019?  Solutions Review

How to Create a Flawless Cloud Migration Plan in 3 Easy Steps - Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How to Create a Flawless Cloud Migration Plan in 3 Easy Steps  Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Understand Cloud Computing by Watching These 5 YouTube Videos - Solutions Review

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Understand Cloud Computing by Watching These 5 YouTube Videos  Solutions Review

How to Guard Your Enterprise Against Cloud Outages - Solutions Review

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How to Guard Your Enterprise Against Cloud Outages  Solutions Review

5 Benefits of Public Cloud Services You Might Not Know About - Solutions Review

Mon, 11 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT

5 Benefits of Public Cloud Services You Might Not Know About  Solutions Review

Three Ways That Cloud Computing Benefits Developers - Solutions Review

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Three Ways That Cloud Computing Benefits Developers  Solutions Review

Google Cloud Introduces New Storage Pricing Plan to Reduce Cloud Costs - Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Wed, 06 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Google Cloud Introduces New Storage Pricing Plan to Reduce Cloud Costs  Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

4 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Cloud Management Platform - Solutions Review

Tue, 05 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT

4 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Cloud Management Platform  Solutions Review

What's Changed: Gartner's 2019 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services, Worldwide - Solutions Review

Mon, 04 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT

What's Changed: Gartner's 2019 Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services, Worldwide  Solutions Review

Cloud Users Are Wasting 35% of Their Cloud Spending - Solutions Review

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Cloud Users Are Wasting 35% of Their Cloud Spending  Solutions Review

7 Cloud Storage Security Risks You Need to Know About - Solutions Review

Tue, 26 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

7 Cloud Storage Security Risks You Need to Know About  Solutions Review

2019 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Cloud Management Platforms: Key Takeaways - Solutions Review

Fri, 22 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

2019 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Cloud Management Platforms: Key Takeaways  Solutions Review

SaaS vs. PaaS vs. IaaS: What's the Difference? - Solutions Review

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

SaaS vs. PaaS vs. IaaS: What's the Difference?  Solutions Review

The Pros and Cons of Open Source Cloud Computing - Solutions Review

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

The Pros and Cons of Open Source Cloud Computing  Solutions Review

IaaS vs. PaaS vs. SaaS: Choosing the Right Cloud Strategy - FedTech Magazine

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

IaaS vs. PaaS vs. SaaS: Choosing the Right Cloud Strategy  FedTech Magazine

Exploring the links between AI, 5G and IoT – and how cloud computing underpins them all - Cloud Tech

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Exploring the links between AI, 5G and IoT – and how cloud computing underpins them all  Cloud Tech

Mirantis to help AT&T build Network Cloud for 5G - Cloud Tech

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Mirantis to help AT&T build Network Cloud for 5G  Cloud Tech

Understanding the 4 Biggest Cloud Deployment Models - Solutions Review

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Understanding the 4 Biggest Cloud Deployment Models  Solutions Review

Golden State Warriors use Google Cloud to up their game - Cloud Tech

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Golden State Warriors use Google Cloud to up their game  Cloud Tech

7 Cloud Computing Blogs You Should Be Following in 2019 - Solutions Review

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

7 Cloud Computing Blogs You Should Be Following in 2019  Solutions Review

How the Internet of Things Will Affect Cloud Computing - Solutions Review

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

How the Internet of Things Will Affect Cloud Computing  Solutions Review

5 Essential Cloud Computing Skills Every IT Professional Needs - Solutions Review

Fri, 25 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

5 Essential Cloud Computing Skills Every IT Professional Needs  Solutions Review

8 Benefits and Risks of Cloud Computing in Healthcare - Solutions Review

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

8 Benefits and Risks of Cloud Computing in Healthcare  Solutions Review

Amazon Web Services vs. Azure vs. Google Cloud; What's the Difference? - Solutions Review

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Amazon Web Services vs. Azure vs. Google Cloud; What's the Difference?  Solutions Review

Cloud adoption in the UK is outpacing the EU average - Cloud Tech

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Cloud adoption in the UK is outpacing the EU average  Cloud Tech

How Mission Managed Services Approaches Cloud Computing - Solutions Review

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT

How Mission Managed Services Approaches Cloud Computing  Solutions Review

The Top Cloud Computing Trends to Follow in 2019 - Solutions Review

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT

The Top Cloud Computing Trends to Follow in 2019  Solutions Review

How Will Federal Cloud Use Evolve in 2019? - FedTech Magazine

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT

How Will Federal Cloud Use Evolve in 2019?  FedTech Magazine

Where Next With Cloud Security? - Government Technology

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Where Next With Cloud Security?  Government Technology

Are You Ready for Docker? - Enterprise License Optimization Blog

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:00:00 GMT

Are You Ready for Docker?  Enterprise License Optimization Blog

Floating Software Licensing 2.0 – Virtual Machines & Cloud Computing - Enterprise License Optimization Blog

Tue, 23 Mar 2010 07:00:00 GMT

Floating Software Licensing 2.0 – Virtual Machines & Cloud Computing  Enterprise License Optimization Blog

The “Cloud” is changing the way we consume, share and use digital information because it makes access to information and computing power easier, faster and more affordable. We can help you understand and benefit from this rapidly growing and evolving IT transformation. As a broker of Cloud services, we offer sound advice on Cloud solutions and Cloud migration services, management of Cloud systems and Cloud provider relationships, and of course, procurement. The many excellent vendors of Cloud Computing services that we can help you utilize are shown below. Click on any scrolling icon to learn more about the solutions they provide. And be sure to check with us for best pricing; we are able to provide you with better pricing than the full retail prices you will see on many of these vendors' web sites.

Cloud Computing Vendors
  • 2X
    2X

    [Saas] The 2X LoadBalancer allows you to easily load balance RDP/ICA sessions between Windows Remote Desktop Services/Windows Terminal Services or Citrix terminal servers and provide fault tolerance. In addition, for remote users, back-end terminal servers can be hidden, only allowing access to the gateway machine(s), significantly increasing terminal server security.

  • Amazon Web Services
    Amazon Web Services

    [IaaS/PaaS/SaaS] Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. AWS provides a massive global cloud infrastructure that allows you to quickly innovate, experiment and iterate. Instead of waiting weeks or months for hardware, AWS can instantly deploy new applications, instantly scale up as your workload grows, and instantly scale down based on demand.

  • aplicor
    aplicor

    [SaaS: CRM/ERP] Aplicor offers a hosted, integrated, wireless and CLOUD-based CRM software suite which includes Sales Force Automation, Marketing Automation, Project Office and Customer Support. They also offer a full cloud business suite by combining full CRM functionality with ERP for financial management – all in a seamless CLOUD business suite.

  • Awareness Technologies
    Awareness Technologies

    [SaaS: device monitoring] Awareness Technologies was founded in 2002, originally to provide software tools for national intelligence agencies, but shifted its focus five years ago to building the most practical and powerful security software for businesses and consumers including laptop theft protection software, web-filtering software and computer-usage monitoring software.

  • Bitdefender
    Bitdefender

    [SaaS: security] Security for Virtualized Environments by Bitdefender is the first comprehensive security solution for virtualized datacenters. The solution protects virtualized Windows, Linux, and Solaris systems. Its unique architecture enables it to be leveraged in any virtualization offering.

  • CGS
    CGS

    [SaaS: email archiving] Unlimited Mailbox from Computer Generated Solutions (CGS) is a powerful and flexible policy-based archive system that leverages your existing email storage environment and offers a better way to lower costs, reduce complexity, boost user productivity and meet regulatory requirements.

  • CloudProviderUSA
    CloudProviderUSA

    [IaaS] CloudProviderUSA's infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud solution provides organizations with the flexibility to establish and scale server resources instantly. Create, scale and delete cloud servers on-demand on with their secure, high performance and easy-to-use cloud platform. Server usage is charged per hour, and is billed monthly in arrears.

  • DocumentLogistix
    DocumentLogistix

    [SaaS: document management] Document Logistix helps companies to understand and implement document management strategies. Integrate all your existing document management systems with Document Manager. Their document management solutions range from bulk document scanning and imaging systems to workflow and secure archiving software.

  • HyperOffice
    HyperOffice

    [SaaS: collaboration] A comprehensive cloud collaboration toolset - business email, document management, intranet/extranet workspaces, shared calendars/contacts, project management, web forms, database apps, Outlook integration, and mobile sync.

  • Intermedia
    Intermedia

    [SaaS: hosted Exchange/collaboration/VoIP] Intermedia is the premier provider of cloud services to small and mid-sized businesses. Delivered from Intermedia secure datacenters, these services include hosted Microsoft Exchange email, VoIP telephony, instant messaging, file management, security, backup, support for the full range of smartphones and tablets, and more. The company's proprietary cloud infrastructure assures high reliability, and a certified support team is available around the clock.

  • ipConfigure
    ipConfigure

    [SaaS: surveillance] A leading developer of enterprise IP video surveillance solutions, ipConfigure offers a variety of products - all of which leverage a browser-based interface and are capable of seamlessly supporting unlimited cameras, locations and users in a centralized or distributed architecture. ipConfigure offers Enterprise Surveillance Manager, License Plate Recognition and Gigapixel Wide Area Surveillance solutions.

  • ITpreneurs
    ITpreneurs

    [SaaS: Cloud training] The ITpreneurs cloud computing curriculum supports knowledge transfer of the latest cloud terminology and trends. From Cloud Awareness that provides a high-level overview of Cloud Computing to the Cloud Essentials and Virtualization Essentials courses which are more in-depth, to the Cloud Challenge business simulation.

  • LEADMASTER
    LEADMASTER

    [SaaS: CRM] LeadMaster is an affordable web-based lead management system that provides sales and marketing solutions which enable companies to close the loop between marketing and sales and provide top-notch Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

  • mailprotector
    mailprotector

    [SaaS: email] Mailprotector offers Cloud-based email security, management and hosting including hosted Exchange. Their solutions are simple, effective and affordable.

  • MessageSolution
    MessageSolution

    [SaaS: email/file archiving] MessageSolution empowers today's organizations to effectively manage electronically stored information (ESI) and corporate intelligence where the ultimate goal is to comply with industry and government regulations, respond more quickly to electronic discovery, reduce storage costs, optimize email server functioning, or prepare for disaster recovery.

  • Microsoft Office 365
    Microsoft Office 365

    [SaaS] With Microsoft Office 365, you can get your work done securely and communicate real-time from almost anywhere. Combining Office with Office 365 unlocks the full potential of Office 365 as the best solution for productivity, collaboration, communication, and worry-free IT. Includes world-class, familiar tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote on your computer.

  • Mozy
    Mozy

    [SaaS: offsite backup] Mozy is the world's most trusted online backup service for consumers and businesses with more than 3 million customers and 80,000 business customers backing up 90 petabytes of information to multiple data centers around the globe. Mozy is backed by VMware and EMC Corporation.

  • NetLib
    NetLib

    [SaaS: SQL security] NetLib is a leading provider in database security for large, medium and small businesses, organizations and agencies. Protecting valuable databases and sensitive data is important to maintain business stability for our customers, as well as for the growing areas of compliance.

  • OC4
    OC4

    [SaaS: enterprise email] OC4 offes a fully managed enterprise eMail offering that is secure, fast, and reliable. Their offering includes integration with corporate directory, anti-spam / anti-virus, encryption (network and data), 24X7 Help Desk, and Service Level Agreements of 99.9%.

  • Reflexion
    Reflexion

    [SaaS: email/collaboration] Reflexion provides a range of hosted email services that are differentiated by their ease of implementation and use, their unique features and effectiveness and their affordability. Reflexion Total Control (RTC) is a hosted email security service that blocks spam, viruses and volume-based attacks before it reaches the corporate network. Reflexion Archiving, Discovery and Recovery (RADAR) provides businesses with a complete, searchable email archive.

  • Saddle Ranch Digtal
    Saddle Ranch Digtal

    [SaaS: digital signage content] Saddle Ranch Digital provides interactive and dynamic digital signage. Their process allows them to focus on your specific objectives and goals to build a fully optimized solution. With the combination of cutting edge software and hardware technologies, award winning customized content, complete content management and a team of experienced professionals, we can help you get the most return out of your digital signage investment.

  • SEEBURGER
    SEEBURGER

    [SaaS: large file transfer] SEE FX is a secure Web portal that empowers business people to transmit large and/or sensitive files. Business people create, manage and track secure files of any type and size, inside/outside the company firewall. IT has centralized control for compliance, audit, security purposes.

  • SiteLock
    SiteLock

    [SaaS: website security] SiteLock helps online business combat malware, hackers, and blacklisting with comprehensive website security. SiteLock makes website protection and business reputation management easy.

  • Sonian
    Sonian

    [SaaS: email/file archiving] Sonian, the pioneer in Cloud Powered Archiving and Search, offers it's archiving solutions at a fraction of the cost and complexity of other approaches. With over 11,000 customers across diverse industries and embedded into offerings from other cloud innovators; Sonian is the future of Archive and Search in the Cloud.

  • Storage Online
    Storage Online


  • ThinkGrid
    ThinkGrid

    [SaaS: e-mail/IaaS] ThinkGrid Hosted E-mail solution allows businesses to use Microsoft Exchange with no on-premise technology investment and provides enhanced redundancy, anti-spam, anti-virus and ease of management. Their cloud platform, the "ThinkGrid", is a scalable, redundant and geographically balanced infrastructure which underpins all of their service offerings, and is managed by their leading control panel technology.

  • Trend Micro
    Trend Micro

    [SaaS: security] As a global leader in cloud security, Trend Micro develops Internet content security and threat management solutions that make the world safe for businesses and consumers to exchange digital information. With more than 20 years of experience, they are recognized as the market leader in server security for delivering top-ranked client, server, and cloud-based security solutions that stop threats faster and protect data in physical, virtualized, and cloud environments.

  • Viewpath
    Viewpath

    [SaaS: project management] Viewpath's primary product is an online project management solution developed to provide anywhere-access to projects and dramatically simplify the day-to-day management of projects and events. Viewpath was designed to bridge the gap between complexities of Microsoft Project and makeshift solutions like spreadsheets to make it easier than ever for businesses of all sizes to manage projects, events and activities efficiently.

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