Cloud management software vendor SkyKick launched a new line of products this week to help IT partners manage customer cloud deployments in a single platform. Known as Cloud Management-as-a-Service, the new collection of tools aims to reduce the time sink of migrating, backing up and managing cloud applications for dozens or even hundreds of customers.
Technology Business Research predicted in its just released Cloud Developer Report that "the traditional developer-based decision-making process for bringing cloud computing into a business will become a group decision as executive, IT and line-of-business teams collaborate more during the process over the next two years." This would not be surprising given big data is also following that same decision-making route, and big data and cloud tend to go hand-in-hand.
When it comes to cloud computing, concerns about security continue to be a significant barrier to more organizations embracing the cloud, or using it more robustly. In response, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and CipherCloud have announced the formation of the Cloud Security Open API Working Group.
The top news stories for June 24, 2015.
Oracle introduced new cloud services and sought to position itself as a leader in the cloud market, during a webcast event on Tuesday. But while Oracle surely has a good shot at converting its legacy software business to the cloud, it's late to the game and has a lot of work to do before it can claim a leadership position in the broader cloud market.
Those organizations that change along with cloud technology will find themselves in the best position to maintain market share, and even dominance, in the process.
Salesforce launched Thursday its mobile app Sales Wave Analytics that can access and analyze data from Salesforce as well as third-party data.
Microsoft says it intends to bundle its Skype Translator technology into the Skype app on the Windows desktop by the end of summer.
Fedora 22 dumps Yum in favor of the faster DNF; back to 6-month release cycle.
Google hopes to change email with Inbox service that exists on top of Gmail.