It’s likely clear to most companies by now that any realistic view of the future of the business world involves cloud computing in some way. It’s difficult to ignore the variety of benefits that come from adopting the cloud, including more productivity from employees, more business agility, and, of course, significant cost savings. Even with these advantages in mind, many companies still feel a reluctance to make the cloud part of their operations. A move to the cloud is certainly a significant change, one which should not be considered lightly. While many of these reluctant businesses won’t dispute the benefits of cloud computing, they may have trouble seeing how to maximize those benefits to make such a transition worth it. The answer is to take a “deep dive” into the cloud.
The year is still young, but it is already a busy one for software startup, Altocloud. The Mountain View, California company just announced $2 million seed funding and the commercial availability of its predictive communications platform for customer sales and engagement. The funding, led by Delta Partners, Digicel Group and ACT Venture Capital, brings Altocloud’s total funding to $3 million. Altocloud's new platform intelligently identifies the optimal online visitors and delivers tailored chat, voice, video and content so customers get the information and help they need at exactly the right moment.
Graphite Software has today launched its Secure Spaces Cloud Management Service, enabling entirely new mobile business services and revenues for mobile device OEMs, operators and app companies by allowing users to download constellation of apps, content and a separate launcher into a Space on their device.
Only big enterprises can afford the high upfront capital expenses of on-premises applications as well as skilled IT professionals to maintain the applications. Since small to mid-sized businesses have to do more with less, SaaS is clearly the best choice for managing growth, and business agility in ever-changing markets. A major reason is because SaaS eliminates the need for an infrastructure investment, platform development or expert manpower, which enables first order initiatives to hold top priority spot. All they need for SaaS is a basic computer with a browser. SaaS is a “pay as you use” subscription delivered to the business.
SiteSupra, a hosted CMS and website builder, has now released their software as an open source CMS and development framework. SiteSupra Open Source Edition brings a new dimension to the web development market, as an open source product that may be hosted outside SiteSupra's own servers.
Docebo has raised $3 Million in growth equity from Klass Capital to accelerate the growth of its SaaS enterprise E-Learning platform. This is Docebo’s second venture backed financing round, originally funded by a leading Italian Venture Capital firm Principia SGR.
Ian Kilpatrick, chairman Wick Hill Group, specialists in secure IP infrastructure solutions, looks at five key IT security trends and solutions for 2015: 1. Rise in security breaches The current high level of security breaches, from the largest organization down to the smallest, will continue unabated. What will also grow in 2015 will be the acceptance that security breaches are pretty well unavoidable for the majority of organizations. Companies will need to change their approach to security…
Centrix Software, a leading expert in workspace management, today revealed results of its latest IT end-user report. The cloud-based application usage research shows that cloud-based apps are a reality in the enterprise, with nearly 90% of today’s organisations using them. However, it’s also highlighted there’s still much confusion around how the move to the cloud should be prioritised, which app types are most suitable, who pays for cloud apps, and what the top risks are.
Summary: Number of DDoS attacks nearly doubled in a year Expanded global DDoS traffic sources Nearly half of all DDoS attacks used multiple attack vectors AMSTERDAM. - January 29, 2015 - Akamai Technologies, Inc, the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, today announced the availability of the Q4 2014 State of the Internet - Security Report. The report is produced by Akamai's Prolexic Security…