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In the brave new world of cloud computing, what is the secret to building great companies? That was the question answered by Roman Stanek, pioneer of Business Intelligence (BI) in the Cloud, who on Monday keynoted SYS-CON's Cloud Expo Europe 2009. The first major Cloud event in Europe was co-located with Virtualization Conference Europe 2009, and took place May 18-19, 2009, in Prague, Czech Republic, ans was sponsored by Sun Microsystems, VMware, GoodData Corporation, and 3tera. Stanek delivered his Cloud Expo Europe keynote on May 18, 2009 at Hilton Prague In his presentation, titled: "Building Great Companies in the Cloud," Stanek - a technology visionary who has spent the past fifteen years building world-class technology companies - talked about what it means to be 'born on the cloud.' Specifically he shared with delegates his thoughts on how to use cloud com... (more)

CloudBerry Backup Leverages Amazon S3

Note: this post applies to CloudBerry Backup beta 3 and later. CloudBerry S3 Backup is a powerful Windows backup and restore that automate backup and restore processes to Amazon S3 cloud storage. With beta 3 release we added some more exciting features that will make the product even better. Among new features are Backup exclusively locked files using Volume Shadow Copy Technology. You can now for example backup Outlook PST files and you don’t have to shut down Outlook for backup process to run. Command Line interface. This feature will help to integrate backup with your other routines and will open a door for SMBs and OEM partners. Implemented our own scheduler, more robust than Windows Task Scheduler. Multithreaded data transfer dramatically improves backup/ restore task speed. User interface improvements Number of issues fixed We are going to make a number of add... (more)

Oracle Named Exclusive Diamond Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010

Oracle Keynote at Cloud Expo SYS-CON Events announced today that Oracle was named exclusive "Diamond Sponsor" of Cloud Expo 2010. Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term "cloud computing" was coined. That same year, the first Cloud Expo took place in New York City with 450 delegates. Next April, Cloud Expo is returning to New York City with more than 5,000 delegates and over 100 sponsors and exhibitors. An Exclusive Interview with Oracle's Richard Sarwal "Cloud" has become synonymous with "computing" and "software" in two short years. Cloud Expo is the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will participate in Cloud Expo worldwide. Oracle Maps Its Cloud Computing Strategy The cloud is certainly a compelling alternative to running all applications within a traditional corporate data... (more)

3,600-Employee Medical Products Distributor Chooses Ultimate Software's SaaS Model for HR, Talent Management

Ultimate Software (Nasdaq:ULTI), a leading provider of end-to-end strategic human resources, payroll, and talent management solutions, announced today that PSS World Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq GS:PSSI) is “live” on Ultimate Software’s core UltiPro, delivered through its software-as-a-service model, Intersourcing. Over the next six to eight months, PSS World Medical will roll out UltiPro Performance Management, UltiPro Recruitment, and UltiPro Time and Attendance. A national distributor of medical products to physicians and elder care providers through its two business units, PSS World Medical has over 3,600 employees and operations in all 50 states. PSS World Medical chose UltiPro to improve the strategic contributions of its HR team and consolidate all workforce information into one solution for improved data management and reporting. Prior to select... (more)

L Capital Partners Invests $4 Million in Simparel

L Capital Partners, L.P. has invested $4 million in the Series A round of financing of Simparel, a N.Y. technology company that has developed a new generation of ERP solutions with numerous advantages over traditional software systems. Simparel offers a unique combination: the simplest, quickest, most flexible and most affordable global supply chain business solution available today. Simparel is also rolling out Software as a Service (SaaS) to selected customers. Simparel’s initial market is fashion-related businesses, including apparel, footwear, accessories, costume jewelry, as well as home furnishings and toys. Simparel gives its customers a competitive advantage because the technology allows them to focus on their product and sales, improve deliveries and better manage costs and inventories. John Levy, a partner at L Capital Partners says: “Simparel ... (more)

Etelos Launches Enterprise Implementations of Web App Distribution Platform

Etelos, Inc. (OTCBB:ETLO) today announces the launch of enterprise offerings with the Etelos Platform Suite™. This represents a fundamental shift for the company as it focuses on enabling enterprises to implement their own Software as a Service applications and Marketplaces, as well as syndicated distribution channels. Etelos has long enabled applications to be distributed via the Web and this new offering is exposing the core platform to enterprises for greater benefit to their end users. On the surface, this signifies a departure from a core direct marketing focus on the Etelos Marketplace™. Etelos will begin supplying software makers and vendors with their own custom implementation of a SaaS Marketplace and platforms for distribution and channel management. “I have long said that in this business, the customer usually gets what it wants,” Etelos Founder & CEO Dan... (more)

Axcient CEO Justin Moore to Discuss Hybrid On-Premise and Cloud Service for Comprehensive Data Protection and Business Continuity for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses at "Under The Radar" Conference

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/20/09 -- Justin Moore, CEO of Axcient, an innovator of comprehensive data protection software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, will discuss the company's service to a panel of industry executives and press at the 13th annual Under The Radar | Cloud Computing Conference hosted by DealMaker Media. Who: Axcient CEO, Justin Moore What: Moore will present Axcient's comprehensive data protection services and discuss the business challenges associated with managing the data storage and recovery requirements of small and medium-sized businesses. When: Friday, April 24, 2009, 3:45 p.m., Pacific Time Where: 13th Under The Radar | Cloud Computing Conference, Microsoft Mountain View Campus, Conference Center, Building 1 Past presenting companies include Blip.TV, Flickr, JumpCut, Kaboodle, LinkedIn, Loo... (more)

CyberPatrol Announces SiteSURV 3.5 – Customizable In the Cloud Managed Web Filtering for Small and Medium Businesses

CyberPatrol LLC, a leading developer of web filtering solutions for families, educators and business, today announced SiteSURV 3.5, a customizable version of its In the Cloud Managed Service specifically designed and priced for small and medium business (SMBs). While IDC estimates that between 30% and 40% of all time spent online at work is not work related, many SMBs still remain unaware of not just the security threats that can result from non-work related employee activity on the Internet, but the fact that business owners can be held liable for what their employees are doing online on work computers. The level of security that smaller organizations have in place is no longer enough, and SMBs have become the number one target for cyber criminals. SiteSURV customers have found that low cost Web filtering in the cloud is one of the best cost-saving technology inves... (more)

Salesforce.com Announces Annual Shareholders Meeting to be Held in San Francisco on Thursday, June 11, 2009

Event to be Webcast Live on salesforce.com's Investor Relations Website SAN FRANCISCO, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced the company's 2009 annual meeting of stockholders will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 2:00PM (PT) / 5:00PM (ET). The meeting is to be held at the Palace Hotel located on 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California 94105. The record date for the meeting was April 21, 2009, and only stockholders of record on that date are eligible to attend the meeting. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050216/SFW105LOGO) An audio webcast will be available to the public on salesforce.com's website at www.salesforce.com/investor. About salesforce.com Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. The company's portfolio of Salesforce CRM applica... (more)

Industry Leaders Set to Take Center Stage at 2009 JavaOne Conference

Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced the General Session speakers for the 2009 JavaOne(SM) conference, as well as some highlights of the conference Pavilion. Full details on the General Sessions are available at: http://java.sun.com/javaone/2009/general_sessions.jsp. Information on attendee registration, is available at: http://java.sun.com/javaone/2009/registration.jsp. More than 90 exhibitors, including the following cosponsors, will be participating in the 2009 JavaOne conference: -- Platinum Cosponsor – Intel -- Cosponsors – Blackberry, JBoss, Sony Ericsson -- General Session Cosponsors – IBM, Microsoft, Sony Ericsson 2009 JavaOne Conference General Sessions Here are the general session details for the 2009 JavaOne conference. For those unable to attend the Conference in person, Sun will host live webcasts of all the 2009 JavaOne conference Gene... (more)

Research and Markets: 2008-2011 Report Profiles Some of the Key Vendors Operating In the Global Cloud Computing Services Market

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/83f354/global_cloud_compu) has announced the addition of the "Global Cloud Computing Services Market 2008-2011" report to their offering. Cloud computing is a concept of integration and virtualization of heterogeneous IT resources. It is an implementation of distributed computing which comprises sharing and managing usage of resources. It reduces the complexity of the computing process and provides X (which can be software, platform, or infrastructure) as a service (XaaX) or SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) or PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) or IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service). For example, the demand for computing power will vary for a retail outlet who will rent out additional server space from clouds (such as Amazon Web Services) in shopping season The report forecasts the market size of Global Cloud C... (more)