The University of California at Berkeley recently made a decision to depart from its old email system CalMail due to the system outages and has selected Google Apps over Microsoft’s Office 365 for its campus email and calendar services. In an official statement, Berkeley officials said that after an extensive evaluation process the university decided to move its entire campus community to Google Apps for Education Suite during 2012.
New Relic, one of the leading application performance management (APM) software providers, has obtained a more than respectable $15 million in expansion (series D) funding from a host of noteworthy investors, both new and old. New investors, including DAG Ventures …
Service Assurance, Automation, Security and Management Keys to Positioning IT at the Center of Business Transformation
Bizcloud Computing Consultants Offer eCommerce Sites Guidance on Optimizing for the Mobile EnvironmentNovember 13, 2011 | Nebojsa Despotovic 3
Companies have responded to the mobile craze, their implementation of mobile optimized pages often falls short. To wit, a 2011 survey of mobile Web users and websites found that a full 77% of large companies’ mobile “optimized” sites take more than 5 seconds to load.
Cloud Services Provider BizCloud Offers Savings and Customer Acquisition Tips for Online Gaming CompaniesNovember 10, 2011 | Nebojsa Despotovic
BizCloud, a provider of cloud technology and marketing solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, offers tips for online gaming companies on how to save money and improve customer acquisition by employing SaaS Application Performance Management systems.
With the 9th annual Cloud Expo conference taking place in Santa Clara, industry watchers should expect to be treated to a veritable smörgåsbord of technology innovation. Expect a popular theme to be Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as …
Server and Performance Monitoring Essentials for Cloud Hosted Applications
It won’t be long before such mundane concerns as switch latency and the power consumption of servers’ multi-core CPUs are a distant memory for most system administrators and network engineers. Soon, …
Quality application performance management software is important for any software development operation, but it is especially critical for the game developers who often place high comparative demands on end-users’ computers and devices. While many online games do not require the …
Joyent Extends Global Reach and Gains Momentum Through Addition of SmartDataCenter Customers Around the WorldOctober 26, 2011 | Nebojsa Despotovic 3
Joyent announced that top service providers and systems integrators in Europe, Asia, Middle East and North America have adopted and deployed SmartDataCenter 6.5
Cloud-based business applications are garnering considerable attention from U.S. small and medium businesses (SMBs). According to AMI-Partners’ latest U.S. SMB Cloud Services Study, the software-as-a-service customer relationship management (or, SaaS CRM) market—already representing 570,000 U.S. SMB firms—is set to undergo double-digit year-over-year growth in the next five years. During this period, spending on SaaS CRM will outpace on-premise CRM by a margin of nearly four to one.
The advent of cloud services has changed the U.S. SMB landscape tremendously and has allowed small and medium-size firms to acquire enterprise-class solutions such as CRM, at significantly less total cost of ownership (TCO).
Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) today announced a new “Cloud CRM for Less” offer that helps customers of Oracle, Salesforce.com Inc. and SAP switch to the familiar, intelligent and connected experiences delivered by Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. Building on the momentum of the global launch of Microsoft’s online CRM service in the first half of 2011, Microsoft is extending $150 (U.S.) cash per user seat (minimum of 50 seats per organization) to up to 500 user seats for each eligible customer.(1) This offer provides an opportunity for dramatic cost savings and helps customers realize the benefits from using software and online services that work the way people and organizations work.
“Each year at Dreamforce we set the agenda for the cloud computing industry, and this year will be no exception,” Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com said in a statement. “At Dreamforce 2011, we will showcase customers that have embraced innovation and transformed themselves into social enterprises.”
Last week New Relic released the results of a study it conducted on 1 billion Web pages across the world and the findings point out that the pages simply take too long to load. During the one week study, the company monitored page loads across various browsers, both desktop and mobile.
According to the research, it takes an average of six seconds for a Web page to fully load and the biggest chunk of that time is taken up by the browsers, precisely four out of six seconds. The network takes 1.4 seconds of the transaction time, and servers .6 seconds. It is interesting to note that due to the slow page load time, an average Internet user spends ten minutes per day waiting for the web.
More and more companies are following the steps of early adopters of cloud computing and making strategies for cloud migration due to the list of enticing business benefits of the cloud that is only getting longer as the new ways for successful mitigation of risks involved with cloud adoption are emerging. As the technology itself is maturing, so are the ways to make the migration to the cloud more effective and its benefits more tangible. With a proper planning and the right choice of the cloud solution and solution provider, companies can truly capitalize on the benefits offered by the cloud in the form of reduced costs and capital expenditures, increased operational efficiencies, scalability, flexibility, immediate time to market, and so on.