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Europe: Software-as-a-Service driving ISV sector growth

The annual survey of the top 500 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) in Europe shows some major changes due to substantial growth in some areas, consolidation and changing market conditions. After a slow rise of 5% in the previous year, it looks like ISV fortunes have turned around strongly in 2015, based on early figures. The latest database report by IT Europa, ISVs in Europe - the top 500, published today shows a shake-up at the top of the list of individual companies, with three newcomers to the top ten. There has also been a big jump in those reporting that they offer Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). In 2016, nearly 90% of ISVs said they offer SaaS, an increase of over 60% from 2014. But it is not all packages and cloud; bespoke software development is also on the rise with just under 60% offering it.

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New Complete Cloud-Based Security Solution from iSheriff

iSheriff Complete replaces point products for Web, email and endpoint security

27 January 2016 – iSheriff, a leading cloud security company, today announced the release of iSheriff Complete, a comprehensive cyber security platform designed to provide 360-degree protection of an organization’s devices and communication channels. iSheriff Complete is the industry’s first comprehensive cloud security platform to provide fully-integrated endpoint, Web and email security, delivered through a single Web-based management console with a single set of enforceable security policies.

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NASA Chooses Avere to Launch its Data onto the AWS Cloud

Avere FXT Series Edge Filers and Flash Capabilities Vault Space Data onto the AWS Cloud

PITTSBURGH, PA – January 19, 2016 – Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today announced that NASA has selected Avere to help consolidate legacy storage and move many of its datasets to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. Avere will be supporting the Ames Research Center, NASA’s Silicon-Valley field center, which has led NASA in conducting world-class research and development. Breakthrough research conducted at the Ames Research Center includes advancements in supercomputing, NexGen air transportation, missions for low-Earth orbit and the moon, lunar science and advancing human-technology interaction.

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Cloud Computing is Now Mainstream. What Does That Mean for Your Business?

Cloud computing started out as a fledgling tool for businesses, but in recent years, it has grown to be one of the most beneficial and trusted tools in the modern business landscape. Like it or not, cloud computing is now mainstream, used by more businesses and average consumers than ever, and it only means the future of cloud computing will feature even more growth. With the serious effect it’s having on the business world, what does this mean for you?

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Datacloud 2016 Highlights Cloud Connectivity, Fiber Networks, Data Center as Critical Eco System for Business Users

London/Monaco, 11 January 2016 – Datacloud Europe 2016 which meets this June 7-9 in Monaco, will feature the critical eco system of cloud connectivity, fiber networks and data centers as the utilities to the world’s businesses.

The enterprise driven programme for the international forum and exhibition, now in its 12th year with 60 countries represented, will extensively draw on business users from financial services, transport, auto, media and gaming, pharmaceutical, retail, oil and gas, telco and other key verticals.

The congress will explore how they are responding to the challenges of energy, security, connectivity, interoperability, and using Cloud enablement, continuous delivery and DevOps lifecycles for faster rollout of new features and applications and for sustaining business innovation.

“The content focus is extremely timely with most enterprises shifting at least half of their infrastructure to Cloud-based platforms over the next 24 months,” commented Philip Low managing director of BroadGroup, the event researchers and producers.

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8 Killer Mobile App Development Trends to Rock 2016

Mobile apps are inseparable part of our daily lives now. As per a latest report by BI Intelligence, there has been a 48% increase in purchases made through mobile devices from the previous year. A report by ComScore suggests that more than 60% of web traffic generated by leading nine US retail sites have been mobile users.

While all these statistics and figures are indicative of the dominance of mobile apps in every walks of life, developers worldwide and the businesses are busy coping up with the newest development trends and emerging technologies. A new technology and a new development trend refer irrevocably to a new opportunity rather than just a challenge. 2015 has been a happening year with several new and breakthrough trends in design and development began journey showing great promises. There are some interesting trends that are already looming large in the horizon. Let us have a closer look at the 8 killer mobile app development trends to unfold in 2016. 

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Enterprise Resource Planning in the Cloud

LONDON — December 2015. A survey commissioned by Hitachi Solutions Europe has recently revealed that 31 percent of organizations have moved all or part of their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to the Cloud, or are in the process of doing so. The survey questioned 315 senior finance professionals with the aim of understanding their position and perceptions around ERP in the Cloud.

At this time 69 percent of respondents have not moved their ERP systems to the Cloud, but 44 percent said they would consider moving to the Cloud in the future. Of that 44 percent, two thirds (67 percent) said they would contemplate moving in the next two years.

Looking at the responses from larger organizations (those with over 500 employees) suggests that it is no longer just smaller organizations taking a Cloud-based approach to ERP. In fact, 27 percent of larger organizations surveyed said they have moved all or part of their ERP to the Cloud, or are in the process.

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5 Ways Small Businesses Benefit From Cloud Storage

Cloud storage is surging in the small business world. Popular names such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Apple iCloud are used by companies. A 2015 survey by Clutch found that out of 438 participating small businesses, about 53% were storing data in the cloud. These are companies with as many as 1,000 employees. There are many other storage providers on the market, including VMware, SolidFire, Docker, OpenStack, etc.

 The majority of cloud vendors provide similar services. While many articles point to how to select one over the other, how your business stands to benefit is an important factor. Many business leaders focus on the concerns. The benefits, however, are many and often outweigh any downsides. That does depend on your company and industry, but the challenges that have arisen with cloud storage in the past have yielded effective solutions now widely available.

Network and data management are much less of a burden when you use cloud storage. Here are five ways small businesses are benefiting from it today.

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