Posts Tagged ‘Cloud computing’
Google is expanding its cloud channel program by creating three tiers of partnership, which will allow the company to segment its resources to give better-performing partners more support. The intent is to put Google on a better competitive footing with Amazon and Microsoft.
IBM is fearful its channel partners’ are not moving to the cloud fast enough, as the pace of change and demands of customers speed up and multiply.
Cloud Expo Europe and Datacenter World: Cloud offerings must become vertical as well as horizontal if they are going to fulfill customer requirements.
Analyst firm Gartner is reporting worldwide server shipments increased a scant 2.1 percent, but revenues declined 4.5 percent. Demand is strong, but value is evaporating for the basic building blocks of data centers.
Big Blue is clearly going all in on its SoftLayer-driven cloud services gambit, this week snagging DBaaS provider Cloudant to improve back-end support for developers.
Two CRM players made interesting moves this week with the rollout of new platform functionality and a clever CRM/unified communications crossover that takes visibility into sales and marketing intelligence to the next level.
With a majority of CIOs and IT decision-makers in recent studies now viewing the cloud as key enabler to corporate innovation through a combination of flexibility, agility and scalability, the importance of simple amortization tables begins to fade.
Microsoft’s new Power BI for Office 365 offers businesses a touch of intelligence on top of their existing cloud-based applications. While not quite Big Data, it does provide SMBs and midmarket companies with a taste of analytics.
Report: The majority of resellers across Europe say they are not getting the right kind of info on cloud from their distributors.
IBM believes its SoftLayer hosted server service is the replacement for the x86 server unit it sold to Lenovo. However, Lenovo sees ample opportunity for SMB server sales, believing the acquired business will be a catalyst for channel growth.