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Case Study: The Big Benefits of Thinking Small It had always been a dream to start a company with my childhood best friend, Rian Gauvreau, but we hadn't been able to truly find a business model that worked for us. In 2007, cloud computing was just beginning to make waves, and while many recognized the opportunities that the cloud presented for business, most were quick to go for the "one size fits all" model seen in traditional enterprise technology solutions. That same year, we began to see a need for a platform within the legal industry that could increase efficiency, saving lawyers both time and money. When we founded Clio, a cloud-based practice management solution for lawyers, many were quick to question our move to build a product for such a niche customer base. Why go for one specific audience, when the numbers were so much greater if you created a tool for al... (more)

Flexera Software Increases Commitment to Europe with Germany-based Datacenter to Host FlexNet Manager Suite Cloud for European Customers

Fully compliant with European Union (EU) data privacy and security laws, FlexNet Manager Suite Cloud is the only full-function, software-as-a-service (SaaS) Software License Optimisation Solution for a global marketplace Maidenhead, UK - July 1, 2014 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, announced today further commitment to its rapidly growing European business with a new EU-based datacenter for FlexNet Manager Suite Cloud, Flexera Software's market-leading Software license Optimisation solution. The new datacenter for EU-based customers is compliant with EU Directive 95/46/EC - The Data Protection Directive, and is EU/US Safe Harbor-certified, ensuring that Europe-based customers will have full confidence in the security and safety of their dat... (more)

Wipro and CA Technologies Partner to Deliver Testing Solutions for DevOps

LONDON and BANGALORE, India, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global Information Technology, Consulting and Business Process Services company and CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA), today announced that they have expanded their strategic partnership to jointly deliver next generation DevOps solutions for testing.            (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121129/579804 ) The partnership will enable Wipro to leverage the expanded portfolio of CA Technologies, including service virtualization, release automation/continuous delivery, continuous validation and continuous monitoring solutions to help customers optimize their application development and delivery processes with a DevOps strategy. "Our customers can benefit greatly from our expanded partnerships with Wipro," said Shridhar Mittal, general manager, Application Delivery, CA ... (more)

United Credit Consultants™ Is a Leader Nationally in the Business Credit Industry With Their Business Credit Solutions™ Program

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Business Credit Solution™ is the first fully integrated platform dedicated to education and coaching for the development of business credit assets. Our technology incorporates over 15 years of experience in business credit and is backed by a world-class engineering development team. With a highly intuitive, easy to use platform, business users work with a certified coach to lead, track and accelerate the stages of creating a business credit asset. This is the only platform that has invested in the development of a database that accelerates business credit building. The Program's critical and powerful intellectual property enables the Business Coach's to target the financial institutions that are going to expedite clients through the creation and building of their business credit history. (Photo: http://photos.pr... (more)

Wipro and CA Technologies Partner to Deliver Testing Solutions for DevOps

Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global Information Technology, Consulting and Business Process Services company and CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA), today announced that they have expanded their strategic partnership to jointly deliver next generation DevOps solutions for testing. The partnership will enable Wipro to leverage the expanded portfolio of CA Technologies, including service virtualization, release automation/continuous delivery, continuous validation and continuous monitoring solutions to help customers optimize their application development and delivery processes with a DevOps strategy. “Our customers can benefit greatly from our expanded partnerships with Wipro,” said Shridhar Mittal, general manager, Application Delivery, CA Technologies. “All companies face tremendous pressure to deliver higher quality applications faster at lower cost than ever before... (more)

Red Hat Introduces Open Virtual Appliance for Seamless OpenStack Evaluations

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Open Virtual Appliance for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, enabling organizations with VMware-based infrastructures to easily and rapidly deploy and evaluate Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform for proof of concept deployments. Designed to meet growing interest in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform from users, Open Virtual Appliance for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform is designed to enable users to have a working deployment of OpenStack in mere minutes. Open Virtual Appliance for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform eases the installation process, providing organizations the ability to run Red Hat’s enterprise-ready OpenStack platform and experience the power of OpenStack firsthand. With only a few clicks and basic VMwar... (more)

Crossroads StrongBox 2.3 Elevates Solution Capabilities for Unstructured Data Management

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) today announced general availability of StrongBox® 2.3, the latest release of its network-attached storage (NAS) appliance that continues to answer data archiving needs and now also addresses primary storage requirements that demand greater performance and accessibility. With the release of StrongBox 2.3, users can employ the StrongBox NAS for two use cases: as primary storage via the new expanded disk functions and as an active archive for long-term data retention. The flexibility comes from new user-defined disk policies that bolster the performance of the system and allow online, nearline and archival storage. Organizations can now use StrongBox to simplify their storage of unstructured data, ensure data protection without third party backup applications, and dramatically reduce ... (more)

Confessions of a Ulitzer Addict

John Funnel on Ulitzer Earlier this year one of my staff attended a SYS-CON event and returned to the office a different person. Revitalised and motivated. I asked her what happened at the event to warrant such a transformation? What was her secret? Was it the New York Shopping experience? A business Romance or was it Devine intervention? She simply advised me to ‘check out Ulitzer. – Everyone who is anyone is on it’. She was not the first to introduce me to the innovation. Many of my peers had gone through such noticeable changes, It was like a weight had been lifted from their shoulders, that they now had a true portal to vent out their innermost thoughts. I was instantly intrigued by such recommendations. People, just like me, were using Ulitzer everywhere. So what had I been fighting against all this time? What was I avoiding? Eventually I succumbed to the in... (more)

Emulex Announces Ethernet Networking and Converged Network Adapters for the Open Compute Project

New OneConnect OCm14000-OCP Adapters Maximise Application Performance with RDMA, Support Overlay Networks for the Cloud and Enable SDN with Open Programmable APIs INTEROP, LAS VEGAS and COSTA MESA, Calif, 1 April 2014 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management and a proud member of the Open Compute Project (OCP), today announced it has released its next generation of high performance Ethernet connectivity solutions to the open source community. Now, data centres are able to utilise Emulex 10Gb Ethernet and 40Gb Ethernet (10GbE/40GbE) adapters on OCP based hardware platforms that support global cloud platforms running OpenStack or CloudStack. The new Emulex OneConnect® OCm14000-OCP 10Gb and 40Gb Ethernet (10/40GbE) Network Adapters and 10GbE Converged Network Adapters (CNAs), enable higher virtual machine (VM) densit... (more)

Level 3 Opens New Data Center in North America

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced the expansion of its global data center network with the opening of its newest facility, located at 524 Van Buren Street in Herndon, Virginia. The new facility achieves Level 3's highest rating as a Premier Elite data center by offering fully redundant, high-density power and cooling systems, multi-tier security and direct connectivity to the global Level 3 network. These features provide enterprise and government customers with the necessary capabilities to manage rapid data growth and ensure business continuity – key elements to deliver today's mission-critical business applications in a secure and efficient operating environment. Level 3 operates more than 350 data centers worldwide, comprised of Premier Elite, Premier Select and Premier facilities. Premier... (more)

New IDC MarketScape Predicts Oracle Implementation Services Partners Rapidly Evolving Their Services Portfolios Will Emerge As Leading Providers

International Data Corporation (IDC) has released a new MarketScape report profiling the leading vendors participating in the worldwide Oracle implementation services market. A significant component of this evaluation is the inclusion of the perception that cloud professional services buyers have of both the key characteristics and the capabilities of these providers. "Oracle implementation services partners that are rapidly evolving their services portfolio to create vertical solutions around engineered systems, actively fulfilling clients' customer experience, analytics, and mobility needs, developing industry-specific cloud-based Oracle solutions, and doing so by utilizing intellectual property (IP) assets while keeping the core services portfolio intact will emerge as the leading providers in the Oracle implementation ecosystem going forward," says Ali Zaidi, Sen... (more)