Cloud Software

Cloud Computing: Google Keep Arrives, But For How Long?

Grazed from InformationWeek. Author: Thomas Claburn.

Google on Wednesday launched its note-taking app, Google Keep, two days after pre-release screenshots of the app surfaced. Katherine Kuan, software engineer at Google, said in a blog post that Google Keep was created to ensure that notes are where you need them when you need them. "With Keep you can quickly jot ideas down when you think of them and even include checklists and photos to keep track of what's important to you," she said. "Your notes are safely stored in Google Drive and synced to all your devices so you can always have them at hand."

It's not just for jotting or taking pictures. Google Keep can record audio notes, which it stores in Google Drive's new Keep directory. It can also share notes to services like Google+, Gmail, other email services and Twitter. The Web version of Google Keep doesn't provide any sharing mechanism; it's more of a note gallery or file directory...

A Few Early Cloud Computing Mavericks

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Reuven Cohen.

Yesterday I had the honor of being included in Charles Babcock’s InfomationWeek list of early cloud pioneers. It’s a great list and includes an extensive group of early cloud trailblazers including James Urquhart, David Linthicum, Michael Crandell, John Keagy and others. Although an impressive list, I couldn’t help but think it was missing a few of the folks I’ve looked up to in the early years of cloud computing. So without further ado, here’s my list of a few early cloud computing mavericks.

Moshe Bar - The Xen Master

You can’t have a list of early cloudy folks without including Moshe Bar. He is arguably one of the most prolific entrepreneurs in the early virtualization and cloud computing space. His earliest claim to fame was as the main developer and project manager of the openMosix project. Created in 2002 openMosix was a free cluster management system that provided single-system image (SSI) capabilities, e.g. automatic work distribution among nodes. It allowed program processes (not threads) to migrate to machines in the node’s network that would be able to run that process faster (process migration). His work with openMosix is in my humble opinion the basis of all IaaS platforms today. He later went on to form Qlusters Inc, an early data center infrastructure tool then later founded the company behind the Xen hypervisor, XenSource, which was sold to Citrix for US$ 500 million in 2007. If that wasn’t enough he went on to co-founder Qumranet, creator of KVM virtualization, which sold a year later to Red Hat for US$ 107 million...

Cloud Computing For Collaboration

Grazed from Business2Community. Author: Lyndsey Nelson.

It’s not just about cutting costs, cloud computing can also help your employee’s productivity and collaboration levels, even if they’re in pajamas. Now I know we all heard about Marissa Mayer’s recent ban on Yahoo employees working from home, but she had the data to support her choice. Please don’t take my comment as accordance with her decision, I firmly believe providing employees the opportunity to work at home is an essential policy companies should have.

However, if you’re concerned about eventually experiencing Yahoo’s low productivity levels, don’t fret too much. If you invest in cloud computing platform for your business and equip your employees with the right applications, you will never encounter the mess Mayer had to clean up. So What Is Cloud Computing Collaboration? Before I launch into the benefits, some of the ways you can use cloud computing for collaboration identified by are:...

Knoa Software Provides View of Salesforce Cloud Usage

Grazed from TalkinCloud. Author: Chris Talbot.

Do you want to get more visibility into how your customers' end-users are interacting with Salesforce Cloud? A new tool from Knoa Software might be able to help with that. The company launched Knoa Experience and Performance Management (EPM) for Salesforce Sales Cloud and Salesforce Services Cloud, bringing its network, hardware and infrastructure performance management product to the Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) realm.

According to Knoa, EPM provides "a clear view of how users actually interact with the Salesforce Cloud applications," which should provide some insight into how they're using Salesforce and perhaps give IT administrators or channel partners some idea of how to fine-tune apps or tweak environments to improve performance and apps usage...

SnapLogic Update Improves Data Provisioning in SaaS Apps

Grazed from TalkinCloud. Author: Chris Talbot.

SnapLogic has released an update to its SnapLogic Integration Platform enterprise platform. New and enhanced features in this release were designed to enable users to more quickly build, deploy and efficiently manage multiple high-volume, data-intensive integration projects.

Key features in this release revolve around helping enterprises improve data provisioning in their SaaS and on-premise apps while also increasing agility by enabling private enterprise SnapStores, according to the company. The new features include:...

Oracle acquires Nimbula for hybrid cloud software

Grazed from InfoWorld. Author: Joab Jackson.

With the intent of rounding out its software stack for building hybrid clouds, Oracle is acquiring Nimbula, a provider of private cloud infrastructure management software. Based in Mountain View, California, Nimbula was co-founded by Chris Pinkham, who managed the development of Amazon's EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud), along with a number of other EC2 team members now with Nimbula. The company also has expertise with the OpenStack cloud software stack.

Nimbula's flagship software, Nimbula Director, is designed to deploy and manage workloads across both private and public clouds. The software can be used for managing such cloud jobs as distributed software development, IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) and SaaS (software-as-a-service) hosting, batch processing and Hadoop deployments...

Security Software Consumption In Cloud Business

Grazed from CloudTweaks. Author: Walter Bailey.

With an increasing number of people getting involved in the world of technology, there are significant security issues that need to be considered as well. The involvement of different departments in this is thought to change the overall trend of the entire marketplace. The way these virtual techniques are replacing the traditional hardware is something that might grow of concern to the governments of countries as they strive to maintain high levels of security.

What Are Some Of The Issues To consider In 2013 Regarding Cloud Computing?

There are a number of predictions that have been made about cloud computing for the year 2013, which include:

Cloud computing structures would become something of national importance in the years to come. This would mean that the governments would have to include considerations for these structures in their level of operations because of the negative impacts that cloud computing might have. There can be numerous disruptions within the cloud computing initiatives such as attacks on the service providers of the cloud computing managers...

TribeHR Announces TribeHR SuiteApp For NetSuite's Cloud Computing Platform

Grazed from PRNewsWire. Author: PR Announcement.

TribeHR, the social HR pioneer, today announced the new TribeHR SuiteApp, built using NetSuite's SuiteCloud Computing Platform. The new SuiteApp is the first social human resources management software for use with NetSuite, enabling customers to manage the entire employee lifecycle through a powerful core human resource information system (HRIS). This system tracks time off and work history, and offers advanced talent management with 360-degree feedback and public recognition, and a social applicant tracking system (ATS) with integrations to LinkedIn and Facebook. With NetSuite and the TribeHR SuiteApp, businesses can now manage their entire business from one integrated cloud solution: finance, sales, service, fulfillment, and now for the first time, human resources.

"We're excited to be a NetSuite SuiteCloud Developer Network partner and to develop the first end-to-end HR solution designed specifically for NetSuite customers," said Joseph Fung, CEO of TribeHR. "The TribeHR SuiteApp brings a whole new set of capabilities to NetSuite customers, allowing them to not only gain greater insight into their organization, but giving them the critical tools needed to motivate, retain and engage one of their most valuable assets - their employees."...

FMX 2013 to Showcase Pixar, Cloud Computing & More

Grazed from AWN. Author: Editorial Staff.

Two months before FMX opens its doors, Europe's most influential Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia is pleased to announce that two Pixar films are part of the FMX Conference program. Firstly, the Director and Scriptwriter Saschka Unseld presents his latest work, the Pixar animated short The Blue Umbrella, in Stuttgart. Furthermore, newly-awarded Oscar winner Brave has been confirmed for a presentation.

In April 2013, the technical focus at FMX includes a series on "Cloud Gaming" and "Cloud Computing" opened by keynote speaker Jon Peddie (JPR). What's more, Austria, Toronto and Turkey count among this year's "Innovative Places." In addition, market leaders such as Adobe and Autodesk invite attendees to take part in exciting Workshops, while the premiere of the "Fast Forward Education" seeks to build bridges between academia and industry...

AssetPoint Successfully Validates Its Cloud Computing Solution by Passing SSAE 16 Type II Audit

Grazed from AssetPoint. Author: PR Announcement.

AssetPoint, a leading Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) solution provider, today announced the successful completion of a thorough, independent audit of its cloud computing operational controls for the 7th consecutive year.

The examination was performed in accordance with the guidance contained in American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16), “Reporting on the Controls at a Service Organization”. The audit evaluates suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of controls of the services provided to customers. SSAE 16 Type II audits are among the most rigorous standards, and they ensure AssetPoint provides a secure operational environment for its customers...