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Cloud Computing Journal Mezeo Software announced a partnership with Tier 3. As a Mezeo Premier Hosting Partner, Tier 3 will offer the Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform to enable customers to quickly and easily deploy their own complete, service-enabled cloud storage offering. Tier 3 selected Mezeo to power their MetaFiler cloud storage solution, providing a new level of uptime and scalability for an organization’s infrastructure without the need to wait for hardware upgrades. The Mezeo Cloud Storage Platform is a software-only, deployable solution with RESTful Web Services APIs for programmatic access to storage. It provides service providers such as Tier 3 with the opportunity to provide their own hosted and branded cloud storage offerings to their customers. Files stored in a Mezeo-based cloud can be securely accessed via pre-built, brandable access clients including ... (more)

We're at Dreamforce, the cloud

We're at Dreamforce, the cloud computing event of the year. Today's information filled sessions included speakers such as Mike Borozdin, manager of developer programs, and Rebecca Wettemann, vice ... (more)

Workday Webcast: Bloom & Wallace, Forrester Research and Knowledge Infusion Share 2009 Predictions for Human Resources Technology and Software-as-a-Service

PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/26/09 -- Join Workday, Inc. and leading industry analysts for a discussion on the opportunities and challenges in Human Resources Technology and Software-as-a-Service. Who: -- Naomi Bloom, managing partner at Bloom & Wallace -- R "Ray" Wang, vice president at Forrester Research -- Jason Averbook, founder and CEO at Knowledge Infusion When: Tuesday, February 3, at 10 a.m. PST. To register for the event, click here: http://www.workday.com/predicts. What: Naomi, Ray and Jason will discuss their "2009 Predictions for Human Resources Technology and Software-as-a-Service." Specifically: -- Changing requirements for an HR system of record; -- Top five considerations for HRIS in the current economy; -- Where HR will be spending money in 2009; and -- Evolution in technology and the move to SaaS as the core system for HR. The analyst disc... (more)

TrackVia Partners With Jamcracker to Offer On-Demand Database Software to Communication Services Providers and Resellers

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/31/09 -- SaaSCon -- TrackVia, the leading provider of online database software, and Jamcracker, the world's largest Software as a Service (SaaS) aggregator, today announced that TrackVia's SaaS database is available immediately for resale through the Jamcracker Services Delivery Network (JSDN). "Inclusion of our online database in Jamcracker's portfolio of on-demand services will make it possible for us to leverage their global network of service providers and resellers," said Chris Basham, chief executive officer at TrackVia. "This strategic partnership will play a significant role in growing TrackVia's global distribution channel." TrackVia's online database is revolutionizing the way businesses and other organizations collect, organize and share their business-critical data. Businesses are able to get up and running in minute... (more)

The FeedRoom Teams With Omniture to Measure Online Video ROI

ORLANDO, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 04/23/09 -- The FeedRoom, a pioneer in online video communication, and a market leader in live streaming video and digital asset management, today announced at Forrester's Marketing Forum that it has joined Omniture's Genesis(TM) program, providing Web marketers with precision analytics for the measurement of video-based campaign ROI through the integration of Omniture SiteCatalyst® with FeedRoom 4.0 Enterprise Video Platform(TM) (EVP). The two-day Forrester executive forum, sponsored by The FeedRoom, will explore ways that online video and other social media have become catalysts for change in the current economy, and provide compelling, new opportunities for marketers to engage customers and drive purchase decisions. By integrating the preferred analytics solution of more online marketers, The FeedRoom empowers organizations with co... (more)

Nirvanix Named Among 50 Business Technology Companies to Watch

Company is the sole Cloud Storage provider included in InformationWeek Startup 50 SAN DIEGO, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Nirvanix, the premier enterprise Cloud Storage service provider, today announced that it has been named to the InformationWeek Startup 50, a group of "up-and-coming" technology vendors chosen for their innovation, business value and enterprise readiness, as published in the publication's April 20 issue. Additionally, the company was one of only five selected from the list to have an in-depth profile included, representing how the selected companies solve critical IT problems, cut costs and improve operations. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090113/LA58239LOGO) Those selected to the InformationWeek Startup 50 were assessed on criteria of innovation in technology or business model; value, delivered in lower costs, increased sales, high... (more)

NComputing Answers the Enterprise Call at BriForum

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/20/09 -- NComputing, the leading provider of ultra low-cost computing, will demonstrate the world's most popular virtual desktops, used daily by eight million people in 40,000 organizations, at the Seventh Annual BriForum in Chicago on July 21-23. The NComputing technology, whose early adopters were schools and developing countries, has seen increasing adoption in enterprises that are struggling with IT budgets and complex desktop virtualization projects. In recognition of their technology and inroads into enterprise IT, NComputing was recently honored as a ChannelWeb "Emerging Virtualization Vendor." In addition, NComputing's technology has been integrated by LG into a new line of LCD monitors, the SmartVine series, to encourage more widespread use of desktop virtualization. BriForum, launched by virtualization guru Brian Mad... (more)

Cenzic Launches GovShield Initiative to Help Defend Government Web Infrastructure Against Cyber Attacks

ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/24/09 -- GFIRST NATIONAL CONFERENCE -- Cenzic Inc., the leading provider of Web application vulnerability assessment and risk management solutions, today announced the introduction of GovShield(TM), a new cybersecurity initiative focused on defending the government Web infrastructure. In light of recent cyber attacks against the U.S. government, this new initiative will provide focused solutions that help government agencies get compliant with federal regulations, including the Federal Information Security Management ACT (FISMA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and others, as well as special packages for government integrators to bring solutions closer to the end-users. Additionally, the program will be led by industry veteran David Kimball with over twenty years of experience, whose background includes extens... (more)

Salesforce.com Applications Featured in Apps.gov, the GSA's New Cloud Computing Storefront

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that its cloud computing applications have been selected for the General Services Administration's (GSA) new cloud computing storefront called Apps.gov. The announcement was made today by Vivek Kundra, White House federal chief information officer, at a news conference held by the administration at NASA's Ames Research Center. The GSA's Cloud Computing Storefront is an online site which will enable federal government organizations to easily purchase cloud computing applications for which the GSA has negotiated terms of service. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050216/SFW105LOGO) "This is a momentous step forward in bringing the power of cloud computing to government," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.... (more)

Cisco-Backed Almaz Capital Announces Investment in Acumatica

The Almaz Capital Russia Fund I, backed by Cisco Systems, today announced an investment in Acumatica. The investment will be used to accelerate commercialization of Acumatica’s Software as a Service (SaaS) and on-premise solution, providing a flexible alternative to ERP and CRM software vendors that force a choice between being on-premise-only or SaaS-only. Acumatica’s accounting, ERP, and CRM software for mid-market enterprises is designed as a highly customizable web application with the flexibility to be hosted on-premise, at a datacenter, or on a cloud computing platform. Acumatica’s advanced financial features include flexible account structures, multi-currency operations, and support of multiple accounting standards. “The investment in Acumatica reflects our ongoing support and professional interest in cloud technologies and associated business opportunities,”... (more)

rPath Brings Intelligent Automation to Visible Ops

rPath, an innovator in automating system provisioning and maintenance, today announced “Achieving Visible Ops with Intelligent System Automation,” a free white paper that offers a practical approach to intelligently automating Visible Ops release and change processes to transform and accelerate IT, reduce cost and mitigate risk. “Achieving Visible Ops with Intelligent System Automation” is available now as a free download at http://bit.ly/a2tR35. The white paper will also be featured in “DevOps, The Visible Ops and Other Emerging Practices for High-Velocity, Low-Cost IT,” the April 15 webinar featuring the co-author of The Visible Ops Handbook and thought leaders from DTO Solutions/Dev2Ops.org and rPath. Register for the free webinar at http://bit.ly/cpiS8L. “IT organizations are facing a perfect storm of system scale, accelerating change, and an increasing need fo... (more)