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  • Cloud Technology Partners gets $9 Million in Funding

    Cloud Technology Partners gets $9 Million in Funding

    Cloud Technology Partners, the leader in transforming businesses through cloud solutions, today closed a $9.1 million Series B financing round led by Oak Investment Partners and the Pritzker Group. The funding will be used to rapidly scale Cloud Technology Partners' sales, marketing and delivery capabilities.

    By CMS Report
    Posted December 09, 2014

  • Why Businesses Should Consider Flash Array Storage For Their Big Data Needs

    Why Businesses Should Consider Flash Array Storage For Their Big Data Needs

    Business demands are always fluctuating, so to keep up in a world that seems to be constantly on the move, the best choice is to go with flash array storage.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted December 05, 2014

  • 6 Ways Small Businesses Can Improve Network Security

    6 Ways Small Businesses Can Improve Network Security

    It’s amazing the influence technology has. All these new gadgets have made our lives easier in so many ways, but they have also dramatically changed the cultures that embrace them. For example, digital theft is becoming a more common threat than physical theft.

    We’ve heard examples of large corporations having their customer information hacked, or even celebrities having their personal photos stolen. And while we think criminals would only go after the big guys, small businesses aren’t in the clear. Without massive IT budgets and industry professionals, their networks are often left unprotected and become easy targets for intruders.

    So what can small businesses do? How can they improve their network security without spending so much that it draws away from the normal day-to-day operations of their business? Here are 6 simple tips small businesses can follow to avoid attacks and keep their data safe.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted December 02, 2014

  • The Weather Channel is using Drupal and Acquia Platform

    The Weather Channel is using Drupal and Acquia Platform

    When I talk about Drupal, information technology and the weather all in the same breath, I'm known to be very enthusiastic and opinionated in such discussions. I can't help myself. I'm biased toward Drupal as it is one of my favorite content management systems. I'm also a former meteorologist working in information technology for a very large organization that is heavily involved with the weather. Needless to say, a year or two ago when I heard that The Weather Channel started using Drupal to meet the needs of it's customers and meteorologists, it caught my attention. I think the use of Drupal is a win-win for everyone around and given my background, I wish my own employer had adopted a similar solution.  I think organizations miss out on a lot when they don't utilize open source or even proprietary systems in favor of an in-house CMS.

    The news keeps getting better for Drupal fans. This week both Acquia and Mediacurrent announced that The Weather Channel is standardizing on the Acquia Platform for Weather.com. Weather.com started using Drupal last year to increase the agility of its content creation and publishing. Now, the company has moved the entire website, which serves more than 20 million pages of content, to the Acquia Platform, which brings together Drupal and Acquia’s solutions for digital engagement and experience management. The team at Weather.com worked with Acquia and digital agency partner Mediacurrent for its site development and migration from its legacy web content management system Percussion.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted November 21, 2014

  • Cloud Technology Partners Launches CTP Labs for Amazon Web Services

    Expanded Services Will Help ISVs and Enterprises Cloud-Enable Traditional Software and Services On AWS, Accelerate Time-To-Market and Reduce Risk with the Right Cloud Technologies for Their Business

    Cloud Technology Partners™, a leading cloud services and software firm, today announced the creation of CTP Labs for Amazon Web Services (AWS). CTP Labs is dedicated to transforming legacy software products and systems into multitenant, auto-scaling cloud services.

    By CMS Report
    Posted November 11, 2014

  • CDC Selects Avere Hybrid Cloud Solution to Support its Genomic Sequencing Enviornment

    PITTSBURGH, PA – November 11, 2014 – Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has selected Avere to help scale data center performance and capacity for its new genomic sequencing environment. Avere will be supporting the CDC’s Office of Infectious Diseases (OID), which aims to lead, promote, and facilitate science, programs and policies to reduce the burden of infectious diseases in the United States and across the globe.

    By RealWire
    Posted November 11, 2014

  • Acquia's Digital Engagement Services expands with Lift ContextDB

    Acquia's Digital Engagement Services expands with Lift ContextDB

    Giving Brands the Power to Realize the Promise of Big Data and Deliver Smarter, More Relevant Customer Experiences through the Acquia Platform

    Acquia, the digital experience company, today introduced Acquia Lift ContextDB, the latest addition to its suite of Digital Engagement Services for the optimization of digital experiences. ContextDB is a petabyte-scale data warehouse solution that finally delivers on the long-sought ideal of automating data-driven, context-aware customer experiences.

    By CMS Report
    Posted November 04, 2014

  • Cloud storage – Putting all your eggs in one basket

    Cloud storage – Putting all your eggs in one basket

    Cloud storage enables users to store data online. This makes data easily accessible for other users who have been given access to the files. Cloud storage reduces the need for expensive offline data storage devices and if done correctly, can save a lot of time as well as money.

    But should you put all your eggs in one basket?

    By Jeff Nevil
    Posted October 24, 2014

  • How Wearable Tech Can Turn the Internet of Things Into the Internet of You

    How Wearable Tech Can Turn the Internet of Things Into the Internet of You

    You’ve probably heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it’s set to completely transform the world. Some may view this as an exaggerated take, but there’s little question that companies across the globe are taking an intense interest in it. The central concept of the IoT features tiny sensors and other machines that are all connected to the internet, allowing them to communicate with people as well as each other. Some experts are predicting that by the year 2020, there could be as many as 20 to 30 million items that are part of the Internet of Things. While there is a lot of hype surrounding the IoT, what’s often lost in the discussion is how the individual will contribute to and be affected by it. In fact, as more focus is placed on people, it’s becoming clear that wearable technology will play a big role in driving the Internet of Things, turning the whole idea into the Internet of You.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted October 17, 2014

  • The Rise of Mobile CRM: Why So Many Companies Are Making the Switch

    Businesses of all sizes have adopted mobile CRM for several important reasons, one of the most important being further promoting a mobile workforce. Many employees find themselves away from the office, which would normally lead to being disconnected from accessing important data, particularly for sales representatives.

    By Rick Delgado
    Posted October 14, 2014

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