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Last week I wrote a guest blog post for Washington Technology Industry Association explaining What Applications Benefit the Most from the Cloud. While working on the post I looked around the Web and once again was reminded that, like with other technology the cloud is becoming more and more confusing. Don't understand me wrong! I do love the technology but there is always one thing that always baffles me - we (the techies) always invent new fancy terms and try to use those to sell the technology (it even happens quite often that we just call an old technology with new name and sell it again). Well, we are pretty good at confusing our customers with our fancy TLAs (TLA stands for three-letter-acronyms if you are wondering :)) hence I decided to start a series of posts explaining the cloud with much simpler terms. One of my favorite questions when I interview people... (more)

Terremark to Present at Deutsche Bank Conference

Terremark Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:TMRK), a leading global provider of managed IT infrastructure services, today announced that its executives will be presenting at the Deutsche Bank Small and Mid Cap Conference in Naples, Florida. Terremark’s presentation will take place on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at 2:40 p.m. ET. Interested investors can access a live audio webcast of Terremark’s presentation at the Deutsche Bank conference at A replay of the webcast will be available starting 24 hours after the presentation and will be archived for 30 days. About Terremark Worldwide, Inc. Terremark Worldwide (NASDAQ:TMRK) is a leading global provider of IT infrastructure services delivered on the industry’s most robust and advanced technology platform. Leveraging data centers in the United States, Europe and Latin America with access to massive and diverse n... (more)

Hitachi Software Engineering and Hitachi Systems & Services to Merge to Strengthen Systems Solutions Business as Hitachi Solutions, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT)(TOKYO:6501) today announced that two group companies that are part of the Information & Telecommunication Systems Company—Hitachi Software Engineering Co., Ltd. and Hitachi Systems & Services, Ltd.—have agreed to merge on October 1, 2010 to form Hitachi Solutions, Ltd. The primary goal for this merger is to strengthen marketplace competitiveness by enhancing systems solutions-providing capabilities through the harnessing of both companies' management resources. In recent years, the IT market has seemingly undergone change on a daily basis in an effort to provide diversified customer information system needs. This is highlighted by more customers opting to accessing online rather than owning their own systems. Business globalization is another dynamic shaping the marketplace. As a result, it is now increasingly important to provide one-stop ... (more)

TeleCommunication Systems to Present at the Raymond James 33rd Annual Institutional Investors Conference on March 6, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/12 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, has been invited to present at the Raymond James 33rd Annual Institutional Investors Conference. The conference will be held at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Hotel in Orlando on March 4-7, 2012. TCS management is scheduled to present on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 4:35 p.m. Eastern time, with one-on-one meetings held throughout the day. Management will discuss the company's progress, including recently reported fourth quarter and full year 2011 results, as well as its financial outlook for 2012. For more information about the conference or to schedule a one-on-one meeting with TCS management, contact your Raymond James representative. About Raymond James Financial, Inc. Raymond James Financial is... (more)

FireScope Awarded Multiple "Value Leader" Positions in EMA Radar™ for Advanced Performance Analytics, Use Cases: Q4 2012

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FireScope Inc., the leader in aligning customers' technology performance to their business and customer experiences, today announced that FireScope solutions, including their SaaS offering Stratis, have been recognized as a "Value Leader" in both Business Impact Management and Technical Performance Analytics, as well as a "Strong Value" in Change Impact and Capacity Optimization in Enterprise Management Associates EMA Radar for Advanced Performance Analytics, Use Cases: Q4 2012. This Radar addresses a much overlooked technology area that's sometimes confused with traditional "big data" investments and pure play application performance monitoring (APM).  Advanced Performance Analytics (APA), as Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) defines it, brings real-time or near real-time "big data" to IT operations, arc... (more)

Global Financial Credit Services Provider Selects Kofax to Automate Private Card Branding Processes Worldwide

Kofax plc (LSE: KFX), a leading provider of smart process applications for the business critical First Mile™ of customer interactions, today announced that a global financial credit services provider has invested nearly $1 million in Kofax software and services to automate private card branding processes and ensure consistent and responsive customer service worldwide. The customer will implement Kofax TotalAgility, business process and dynamic case management software, to automate credit and payment card private branding design and production processes for its customers, which include banks, credit unions, gift card distributors and corporate card issuers. Approximately 10,000 customers will be able to submit designs and the financial credit services provider will process, edit and provide feedback in near real time, significantly reducing time to revenue and enhanci... (more)

AppNeta Wins SIIA Software Industry CODiE Award for Best Cloud Management Solution

BOSTON, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AppNeta, the leading provider of SaaS solutions for exceptional performance of business-critical applications, was named the winner of the Best Cloud Management Solution category of the 2013 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. AppNeta's SaaS-delivered performance management solutions continuously monitor and assure the performance and delivery of cloud and web-based applications.     The Best Cloud Management Solution category recognizes the solution that best ensures cloud computing resources are working optimally. This includes performance monitoring, application management, security and compliance, storage and disaster recovery. AppNeta's performance management solutions help customers optimize the performance of their business-critical applications including cloud and web-based services.   "We a... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers Now Open

Early Bird Savings Cloud Expo Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets delivered. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON's industry-leading International Cloud Expo is going from strength to strength. The 5th International Cloud Expo, to be held April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is fast approaching. Topics on which submission are welcome include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested examples below). Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud: submit your speaking propos... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

Cloud Expo New York to Attract More Than 8,000 Delegates

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the 1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation. Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor, so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)