Cloud Computing: 3 Ways Good ERP Software Can Boost Productivity

Grazed from Author: Boris Dzhingarov.

Everyone knows that technology can help raise your business to the next level. The use of cloud computing and the availability of supporting softwares are making businesses – from small startups to large corporations – strive in the face of evolution. There are so many solutions to choose from as well, particular when it comes to its enterprise-level ERP softwares. These ERP systems can do so much to improve your internal workflows. And if you are wondering how, check out a few reasons why ERP softwares can improve productivity.

Enhanced Clarity

A lot of important business decisions must be made with good, clear information in hand. In the old days, getting the necessary information to make strategic decisions meant gathering paper documents and conduct arduous meetings. Today, however, you can access all the information you need from any internet-enabled device...

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Oracle services help enterprises mix cloud and on-premises software

Grazed from ComputerWorld. Author: Katherine Noyes.

For all the talk about cloud computing, it's a rare enterprise that doesn't still use at least some on-premises software. With that reality in mind, Oracle on Monday rolled out two new services designed to help companies integrate the diverse pieces of those mixed environments.

Oracle SOA Cloud Service and Oracle API Manager Cloud Service are both new additions to Oracle Cloud Platform for Integration, the database giant's suite of services aimed at helping users integrate on-premises and cloud applications. Built on Oracle's SOA Suite, which taps the concepts of service-oriented architecture, Oracle SOA Cloud Service provides easy provisioning, simplified management, automated upgrades and the ability to easily scale out, Oracle said...

How Cloud Computing Has Created A Productivity Software Storm

Grazed from CCI. Author: John O'Keefe.

Wave after wave of technological innovation has crashed over businesses in the last few decades. Gone are the days when having a PC and an up-to-date office suite was the cutting-edge of corporate IT. Of course, some innovations have had bigger impacts than other. Cloud technology is the latest trend reaching the threshold of widespread adoption. The recent IPO of Box attests to the success of cloud storage companies. Much of the excitement around cloud technology is based on the door it opens to the quick adoption of other business intelligence tools. It is clearly one of the main forces driving the explosive growth of productivity software.

The growth of workplace communications

Collaborative software tools, like Slack and Join.Me, which facilitate workplace communications are experiencing unprecedented growth. More established players like Salesforce and Evernote are rapidly growing the services they offer enterprises, such as Salesforce’s analytics cloud Wave...

The top ten business cloud apps by growth

Grazed from CCI.  Author: Editorial Staff.

The rise in software as a service cloud applications means there’s now tens and hundreds of cloud apps for almost every business process, and it’s getting harder to decide which one to use. However  as we always maintain there’s safety in numbers, and on the whole people tend to gravitate toward applications that offer the most value and best fit and will discard apps that don’t. But how do you find out the most popular applications?

The answer is to look at what people are using and use that hard data to create a list, but nobody is going to tell you this sort of information are they? Wrong,  Skyhigh are one business that has access to those numbers and this Cloud Growth Top Ten is the result of looking at the cloud apps used by the 15 million users they regularly monitor in over 350 enterprises worldwide...

SAP Quarterly Cloud Software Sales Top Estimates

Grazed from BusinessWeek. Author: Aaron Ricadela.

SAP SE reported fourth-quarter cloud-computing sales that beat analysts’ estimates as more users of traditional business software bought programs delivered through the Internet. The shares rose the most in more than a year. Revenue from cloud subscriptions and support rose 72 percent to 360 million euros ($426 million), the world’s largest maker of business-management software said today, citing preliminary figures.

That exceeded the 319.6 million-euro average estimate compiled by Bloomberg. Software and related services revenue, which captures newer cloud products, traditional on-premise software as well support sales, rose 8 percent to 4.73 billion euros, also topping estimates. The numbers show that Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott is convincing clients to add cloud products to the SAP software they already run in their data centers...

Cloud System Management Software Market 2019 - New Research Report at

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One key trend in this market is the emergence of cloud system management software. In recent years, many large- and medium-sized organizations have become increasingly aware of the significance of cloud system management software solutions and their impact on productivity.

The System Management Software Market can be defined as the management of distributed systems including computer systems in an enterprise. System management involves multiple tasks such as requirement analysis, purchasing, distributing, configuring, and maintenance of the equipment and software with service updates. In addition, it helps to determine problems and its solutions so that the objectives are fulfilled on time. System management is sometimes referred to as management information system (MIS) or information systems. Database management and network management are also a part of system management, which works equally with the process...

Rackspace opens Cloud Office suite

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Rackspace has created a business unit called Cloud Office which aims to unify its portfolio of Rackspace and Microsoft business productivity and collaboration tools. The suite of solutions available under Cloud Office at Rackspace includes hosted Microsoft Exchange and Rackspace Email, Microsoft Lync and Microsoft SharePoint collaboration tools and Jungle Disk backup services, all backed by Fanatical Support.

"We've combined the power and expertise of Rackers, who understand that each customer has unique needs in their work environment, with a broad selection of productivity tools to help customers manage and run their business in a way that meets their specific needs," said Bret Piatt, general manager of Cloud Office at Rackspace. "We are proud to deliver this IT productivity suite as a service to exciting new companies as well as established brand names including Star Network Services, Jordan Lawrence and 42 Inc." The announcement comes weeks after Rackspace announced it will be offering managed IT services for the full Google Apps for Work suite.

Cloud Computing: Open source has won -- let the infighting begin!

Grazed from InfoWorld. Author: Matt Asay.

For years, the open source world has taken comfort in a bit of Gandhi wisdom: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Red Hat went so far as to emblazon the phrase on the walls of its lobby, a reminder to open sourcers everywhere to take courage against the proprietary software machine.

Open source has different problems today. In a world that has gone from accepting open source to expecting it, to paraphrase MongoDB’s Dwight Merriman, what machine should the open source world be raging against? Given the absence of an outside enemy, it’s likely that open source will turn on itself...

Cloud Computing: Ubuntu 14.10 has landed - and it's not just for desktops

Grazed from ZDNet. Author: Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.

When people think about Ubuntu, they generally think about the desktop. The new release of Ubuntu 14.10 — while it certainly does include a new and improved desktop — saves its biggest improvements for its cloud and server versions. This new release, Utopic Unicorn, features what parent company Canonical calls "the fastest, most secure hypervisors on bare metal, as well as the latest in container technologies with Docker v1.2."

The company also claims that "Ubuntu offers user-level container control, the ability for any user to spin up containers without the need for superuser privileges, providing higher security, privilege separation and greater system robustness." This is a feature that's being explored in the just released Docker 1.3...

Thanks to ElasticBox, You No Longer Need the Cloud to Deliver Innovative Applications Quickly

Grazed from WhaTech.  Author: Jennifer Germano.

ElasticBox, the company that enables IT as a Service along with real-time collaboration on the delivery of applications, announces the launch of the ElasticBox Virtual Appliance and the ElasticBox MyServer Edition. Now, in addition to supporting public clouds such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft, customers can install ElasticBox in their own datacenter and deploy applications on physical or virtual machines.

These features will enable any enterprise--regardless of their adoption of the cloud--to achieve faster time-to-market by adopting DevOps best practices like real-time collaboration between developers and IT operations...