Cloud Applications

Top 5 Reasons To Adopt Cloud-Based ERP Solutions

Grazed from CXOToday. Author: Bino George.

The Indian manufacturing sector has clearly taken center stage post the announcement of the current government’s ‘Make-in-India’ initiative aimed at raising global competitiveness of the sector for the country’s long term-growth. The vision of this first-of-its-kind policy is to witness an increase in the share of manufacturing in the country’s Gross Domestic Product from 16% to 25% by 2022. The government has listed technology as of the key contributing factors in achieving this target.

A lot rests on the Indian manufacturing sector to up the ante in terms of growth performance to compliment efforts made to make India ‘the next manufacturing destination’. According to a research report on the technology adoption trends among manufacturing enterprises in India, ERP is the largest priority for spend in a CIO’s budget with significant growth expected over the next 5 years...

Slack Is Growing Fast, but Microsoft Tops Enterprise Cloud Apps

Grazed from ReCode. Author: Arik Hesseldahl.

Use of the cloud-based collaboration app Slack grew by 77 percent while Microsoft’s Office 365 remained the most widely used cloud application by businesses in the second half of 2015. The findings are contained in a report out today from Okta, which provides a service to help companies manage access to all the cloud applications they use.

To gather the data, Okta tracked the use of more than 4,000 applications across more than 2,500 customers who use its service. Slack led an interesting pack of fast-growing apps in use by Okta customers. Tableau, the business intelligence app, was the second-fastest grower, up 65 percent. New Relic was third, rising 56 percent...

Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, Jitterbit Rapidly Connects Azure, Dynamics, SQL Server to Modern Cloud Apps

Grazed from Jitterbit

Jitterbit, the modern cloud integration vendor, today announced that its Jitterbit Harmony integration platform is now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, making it faster and easier than ever to enhance the power of Microsoft applications with seamless connections to modern cloud applications. Jitterbit has developed an innovative way for customers to automatically download Jitterbit Harmony from Azure as a fully scalable and elastic hybrid integration engine with everything needed to connect individual Microsoft solutions -- ranging from the full Dynamics suite to collaboration solutions like SharePoint, or SQL Server and CSV files for analysis -- to each other and to external applications and systems. Jitterbit also helps developers build custom apps and solutions that are ready to connect to the Microsoft cloud ecosystem, rounding out the vision and momentum of the Azure Marketplace.

Microsoft Azure is the leading cloud computing platform for modern businesses, and its marketplace offers a growing collection of integrated cloud apps and services. Eighty percent of the Fortune 500 is already on the Microsoft Cloud and 1,000 new customers sign up for Azure every day. The Azure Marketplace serves as an online store for thousands of certified, open source, and community software applications, developer services, and data, all pre-configured for Azure.

TIBCO and Pivotal Team Up to Expedite Development of Cloud Native Applications

Grazed from TIBCO Software and Pivotal

TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, analytics, and event processing, today announced it is collaborating with Pivotal, the company accelerating digital transformation for enterprises, to offer businesses the ability to leverage a Cloud Native platform for digital business transformation. The collaboration empowers organizations to simplify the creation of Cloud Native applications via TIBCO BusinessWorks Container Edition and run them on the Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform, thereby expediting and simplifying the development and operation of Cloud Native applications. By offering businesses the ability to develop Cloud Native applications swiftly and effectively, companies will have the tools and agility needed to meet the demands facing enterprises as they pursue cloud adoption.

AIS Introduces Cloud Ready Industrial Panel PCs With Open Standard Architecture Enabling Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 Apps

Grazed from MarketWired. Author: PR Announcement.

American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS), an innovator, designer and manufacturer of Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), HMI Touch Panels, Industrial Touch Screens, Displays, Operator Interface Terminals (OITs), Box PCs, Industrial PCs, and Thin Clients, announce their Smart family PC-based HMI Touch Screen Panels and Industrial Panel PCs (IPCs) are designed and engineered to accommodate and support key requirements of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things applications for control, monitoring and automation.

AIS's Premium, Standard and Compact series of advanced, intelligent HMIs support Open Platform Communications (OPC), Message Quieting Telemetry Transport (MQTT) and Representational State Transfer (REST), Internet of Things (IoT) Protocols and Web-based software necessary for IIoT applications...

How to choose the best cloud for your app

 Grazed from InfoWorld.  Author: Pete Johnson.

How should I match the applications in my portfolio with the most appropriate cloud? This question is becoming increasingly common in enterprise IT organizations today, and it can be difficult to answer. Often the decision depends on the sensitivity of the data within the application. At other times, public versus private cloud considerations are paramount. Other factors influencing the decision include business goals and whether or not speed or price must be optimized.

Of course, performance and cost are difficult to measure, and comparing across clouds is hardly straightforward. This article illustrates a methodology and test that CliQr uses to help customers weigh these considerations and make a decision on which of the most popular clouds -- Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform -- and instances will be best for a set of sample applications...

Self-build apps - A new approach to app development in the cloud

Grazed from CCI. Author: Andrew Murphy.

Cloud has brought both benefits and downsides. Yes, it can reduce capital expenditure and make it easier and faster to update software, without taking months of internal work on hardware and software. On the other hand, many organisations are concerned about the loss of control and visibility over what is happening to their data and systems in the cloud.

Plus, dare I say that we have gone backwards: the ability to buy off-the-shelf cloud applications has its advantages, but it does tend to give users a pre-set choice of options, rather than technology that is created to fit their precise needs. However, cloud has also been the catalyst for totally new way of creating apps and one which removes the limitations of the ‘one size fits all’ approach: the growth of the low-code/no-code movement...

5 top PaaS services to help developers build the best apps

Grazed from CBROnline.  Author: James Nunns.

As cloud services grow in popularity, the lure of platforms for building applications can be considered as one of the main factors that contribute to that growth. The ability to quickly develop applications that can directly influence your business, how you engage with your customers and a myriad of other benefits, all mean that a good and easy to use platform is a must.
It's important to note that different platforms will have their pros and cons and will appeal to different types of development. One platform for example may be better suited to coders, while another to DevOps and another to the rapid developer...

Datadog Fetches Big Bucks to Monitor Cloud Servers, Apps, And More

Grazed from Fortune.  Author: Barb Darrow.

Datadog—the New York startup that monitors how well (or not so well) its customers’ applications run in the cloud—now has $94.5 million in new funding, bringing its total to a healthy $147.9 million.  The company will use the money to flesh out its product line and beef up global operations in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
One big goal will be to add more data sources—there are about 120 now—and come up with new ways to monitor applications. The rationale is to help businesses wring the most out of both their legacy and newer cloud applications, Olivier Pomel, Datadog chief executive said in a statement...

The Auto Industry: Driving Towards The Internet of Things

Grazed from CloudTweaks. Author: Jeremy Daniel.

The year 2015 will largely be remembered as the year when cloud computing went mainstream and companies that had invested early were able to reap the benefits with the promise of much more to come. Industries which for so long had worked as an independent, players began the scramble to connect with each other in previously unheard of ways.

The internet of things, as it has become known, is gathering speed and momentum and nowhere was that more apparent than in the auto industry. Innovation is everywhere. Consider, for starters, the new BMW 7 Series which boasts tech straight out of the future, like ‘’touchless” control of the audio system’s volume control, wireless phone charging and a world-first remote control parking feature. We can’t wait to see those hitting the streets...

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