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Five9 Integration Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM Now Available via Microsoft AppSource

Grazed from Five9 Inc.

Five9, Inc., a leading provider of cloud software for the enterprise contact center market, today announced that the Five9 Adapter for Microsoft Dynamics CRM is available through Microsoft’s AppSource marketplace. Five9 is the first and only Gartner Contact Center as a Service (CCaasS) Magic Quadrant Leader currently available on AppSource.

“The seamless integration with Microsoft Dynamics 365 brings the power of Five9 to the desktop. When you combine the powerful telephony platform and blended agent capabilities from Five9 with Microsoft Dynamics 365, our customers have all the tools they need to develop leads, nurture contacts, track progress throughout the pipeline, and increase both sales and retention,” said Param Kahlon, GM for Microsoft Dynamics 365.
 

What to look for when considering cloud-based infrastructure services and XaaS

Grazed from HealthCareITNews. Author: John Donohue.

The shift to “as a service” type offerings began with Software as a Service (SaaS). Then Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) followed by Platform as a Service (PaaS) started to gain traction. All three of these options represent the variety of ways in which healthcare organizations can use cloud computing for virtual provisioning.

I think we are going to continue to see more “as a service” coming to the market in the future and, most recently, I’ve even seen a reference to XaaS or Anything/Everything as a Service. XaaS, which offers additional services like network and security, may actually deliver the true power of the cloud approach to computing...

Cloud Computing: AWS, Azure, and the state of play right now

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: James Bourne.

A few headlines in the tech and business press over recent months have attempted to shed light on Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and the public cloud. As reported by The Street last week, Brent Bracelin, senior research analyst at Pacific Crest, wrote: “We estimate that in the second half of this year, Microsoft’s Commercial Cloud segment could surpass Amazon Web Services in absolute revenue, becoming the largest public cloud platform for the first time in 10 years and firmly marking its transition from cloud laggard to cloud leader.”

Later that week, as reported by Business Insider, Deutsche Bank sounded a cautious note towards AWS, moving its price target down from $1,150 to $1,135. While noting the bank remains generally bullish towards AWS, criticism came from a ‘first-ever downtick from partners around the pace of large European enterprise cloud migrations.’...

Read more from the source @ https://www.cloudcomputing-news.net/news/2017/jul/24/aws-azure-and-state-play-right-now/

Cloudian Launches Technology Partner Program to Address Data Centers' Explosive Unstructured Data Growth

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Cloudian, the innovation leader in enterprise object storage systems, today launched its Data Management Partners Program. The Program combines leading data management products with Cloudian's infinitely scalable storage to offer tested and proven solutions that enable enterprises to address current and future unstructured data growth challenges. Charter members of the Program include Rubrik, Komprise, Evolphin, and CTERA Networks.

"With unstructured data growing more than 50 percent each year, IT managers need effortlessly scalable solutions rather than temporary fixes. This new partner ecosystem delivers proven solutions for biggest capacity challenges, such as data protection, file management, and media archiving," said Michael Tso, CEO and co-founder of Cloudian. "Our customers can easily deploy these solutions to immediately simplify their infrastructure and save 70 percent on capacity costs, while delivering a long-term scalable solution for their data management needs."

Accelerite Concert IoT Orchestrator Now Available on AWS Marketplace

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Accelerite, a provider of software for digital transformation infrastructure, today announced the availability of its IoT visual design tool, Concert IoT Orchestrator: Starter Edition, on AWS Marketplace.

To simplify and speed development of enterprise-grade IoT applications, coders, non-coders, or anyone with a basic understanding of web service APIs now can drag and drop components to build applications that run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for virtually any IoT use case - from smart cities and Industry 4.0 manufacturing to smart consumer devices.

"As one of the first IoT application development platforms on AWS Marketplace, Accelerite's Concert IoT Orchestrator adds tremendous value to the selection for IoT services," said Barry Russell, General Manager of Global Business Development, AWS Marketplace and Catalog Services. "Accelerite's Concert IoT Orchestrator is the latest addition to the growing list of services critical to IoT application development offered on AWS Marketplace, allowing customers to try a variety of solutions without upfront investment and find the best product for their needs."

Sizing the cloud: How to adapt service subscription to your company size?

Article Written by Sean Westbrook

Using the cloud to scale

Building a business in today's day and age means adapting your company to the cloud. The future is in the cloud, that much is clear, and businesses will be able to set themselves apart from one another and gain competitive advantages by how well, fast and efficiently they can integrate the many advantages of cloud into their daily operations. And one of the key areas that cloud can help you manage your business is by providing key tools that will make scaling your business that much easier.

First, let's take a broad look at the cloud and its future. Morgan Stanley predicts that Microsoft cloud products will make up 30% of the company's revenue by 2018. Amazon Web Services continue to climb at impressive rates, and worldwide spending on public cloud services is set to balloon from nearly $70 billion in 2015 to $141 billion in 2019.

Zscaler Reveals Insights From the World's Largest Security Cloud at Black Hat USA 2017

Grazed from Zscaler, Inc.

Zscaler, Inc., the leading cloud security company, today announced that it will host a series of presentations on ThreatLabZ research and secure network transformation at Black Hat 2017 in booth #1160. Presentations will include such subjects as IoT and mobile risks in the enterprise, evolving ransomware tactics, and the latest trends in exploit kits. 

Presentations at the ZscalerTM Booth #1160
The following sessions will take place every hour starting at 11:00 am PT each day.

Cavirin's Continuous Security for Hybrid Workloads Adds Monitoring and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Support

Grazed from Cavirin Systems, Inc.

Cavirin Systems, Inc., offering continuous security assessment and remediation for hybrid clouds, containers, and data centers through correlated risk scoring and simple deployment, announced today additional continuous monitoring capabilities as well as GDPR support, critical for organizations doing business in or with the European Union (EU). Other new benchmarks supported include the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) as well as guidelines issued by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS).  

Cavirin's microservices-based assessment and remediation platform is agentless, permitting multiple deployment options across private/on-premise environments as well as public clouds. The platform's new capabilities offer event-driven security monitoring with a real-time view of any and all changes to the organization's on-premise and/or cloud infrastructure and assesses the impact on the security posture. These capabilities eliminate the need for an agent, which can introduce performance and maintenance issues and add management overhead to already stretched IT operations teams. The security monitoring of AWS cloud workloads is greatly simplified by the integration of Cavirin's platform with CloudTrail, which provides flexibility for configuring and creating alerts for specific security events and the automated remediation that might follow.

HIPAA Cloud Computing: Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions

 Grazed from PauBox.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Cloud Computing for HIPAA Compliance is finally gaining adoption in US Healthcare.  When I attended the Medical Informatics World Conference in Boston last year, I joined an interactive breakout discussion group on Leveraging the Cloud. Of the dozen or so people in the group, only a few people were actually using the cloud in their organization.
 
The internet moves fast however, especially in Cloud computing.  The goal of this post is to succinctly answer the Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions around Cloud Computing for HIPAA Compliance...

Cloud service providers urge Cabinet Office to restate commitment to Cloud First policy

Grazed from GovernmentComputing.

Cloud forum SIG wants Cabinet Office to engage around G-Cloud and GDPR compliance and would like to see departments’ cloud transition and IT sourcing plans published. Cloud service providers (CSPs) have called on the Cabinet Office to work closely with them to help the government deliver its 2020 transformation goals.
 
It is understood that as part of calls for a renewed partnership between cloud service providers and the Cabinet Office, a new Special Interest Group (SIG) is to be created to help CSPs better align with the needs of public sector buyers using the UK government’s G-Cloud procurement framework and Digital Marketplace...