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As the IT director for a small and medium sized company, Joe is thinking about moving some company data to cloud storage. He wants to setup several tiers, some reports go to S3, some go to AT&T Synaptic Storage (2 copies, one site) and some go to Synaptic with 3 copies across two sites. He wants his end users to have a seamless experience when he is moving. Sounds interesting to you? Read on ... With the release of Version 1.3 Cloud Desktop, Gladinet introduced Cloud Gateway. Cloud Gateway is a file server, backed by different cloud storage providers. From the IT administrator's perspective, they can set it up on a central server and publish folders to users. From an end user's perspective, they just see extra folders on their desktop, when they drop files into the folder, files are going to the Cloud Gateway and onto different cloud storage services later on. Here ... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of February 24, 2013

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly Apple topped local manufacturers in Japan for the sale of phones in 2012, with a 15 percent market share compared to a 14 percent market share for both Sharp and Fujitsu.  Read Original Content Tokyo Metro subways will offer a new mobile app with free Wi-Fi access in a trial running through the end of July.  The company will test how passengers react to the different types of i... (more)

Ross School of Business Club of Southeast Michigan Hosts Cloud Computing Seminar at Online Tech

The Ross School of Business Club of Southeastern Michigan will be hosting a seminar on April 19, 2012 at Online Tech’s newest Ann Arbor Data Center to discuss cloud computing. The seminar, “Cloud Computing: Approach Innovatively and Understand Trends,” will analyze current trends in cloud computing and how businesses looking to move to the cloud can adopt and utilize the technology. The speakers include Mike Klein, Online Tech’s President and Chief Operating Officer; Gary Baker, Chief Information Officer at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers; and the University of Michigan’s M.S. Krishnan, Area Chair of Information Technology. The presentations on cloud computing seek to inform businesses about how the cloud can be used in current business practices. Gary Baker is the Co-Host of Internet Advisor Radio Program on WJR. Gary was previously the Senior Vice Preside... (more)

Broadview Networks Takes Next Steps to Implement Financial Restructuring

Today, Broadview Networks filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The Company filed for chapter 11 in order to effectuate its “pre-packaged” financial restructuring plan. This plan, which was voted on and accepted by an overwhelming majority of Broadview’s stakeholders, will eliminate half of the indebtedness under the Company’s existing senior secured notes. This reduction in debt will lower our interest expense by approximately $17 million annually, providing for lower leverage and more financial flexibility. With a more appropriate capital structure to support our strategic plan and business objectives, we will have greater financial flexibility and liquidity to pursue cloud-based growth opportunities. Broadview Networks will maintain normal day-... (more)

Atomic Data Hires Mike Horwath as Director of Network Engineering

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Atomic Data, Minnesota's premiere private cloud and IT solutions provider, announced today that Mike Horwath has joined the company as Director of Network Engineering. Effective immediately, Horwath will be managing a team of infrastructure and network engineers as well as overseeing Atomic's critical virtualized cloud platform. Horwath will be reporting directly to Jim Wolford (CEO of Atomic Data). Mike Horwath, a highly regarded industry veteran, has been designing hosting solutions and managing servers on the Internet for the last two decades. Horwath founded Winternet, Minnesota's first ISP, where he delivered Internet access and web hosting services to tens of thousands of Minnesotans. From 1996 to 2004, Horwath filled the role of CTO for where once again he was at the forefront of hosting design and managemen... (more)

CloudFlare Breaks the Speed Limit With Railgun Web Optimization Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 -- CloudFlare, the web performance and security company, today announced that the company's Railgun web optimization protocol is now accelerating web performance for hundreds of customers, and has been adopted by a majority of the world's leading hosting providers. "At CloudFlare, our mission is to build a faster, safer web," explained Matthew Prince, Co-founder and CEO of CloudFlare. "To further improve the performance of an increasingly dynamic, API-driven Internet, we needed to reinvent some of its 23-year-old protocols. Railgun goes beyond what traditional performance boosting technology has provided, making even highly dynamic content load faster than ever before." CloudFlare's Railgun protocol is based on delta compression technology. Rather than caching at the object level, as is standard with traditional web pr... (more)

pharmaSOL Introduces Chief Strategy Officer

-- Appointment also further strengthens growing Pharmacovigilance practice KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- pharma solutions international GmbH (pharmaSOL) announced today the appointment of Dr. Marc A. Zittartz to the position of Chief Strategy Officer, starting June 1st, 2013. In this role, he will be responsible for developing and implementing pharmaSOL's strategy to deliver innovative technology solutions, GxP compliant cloud hosting and expert consulting services for the life sciences industry. He also becomes a part of the executive management team. "With his rich experience in implementing pharmacovigilance processes and best practices in IT systems, Dr. Zittartz strengthens the existing PV practice at pharmaSOL and continues the investment that pharmaSOL has made in this area," said Torsten Adam, pharmaSOL's CEO and Managing Director. "... (more)

IT Survey Finds High Storage Costs and Performance Remain Key Obstacles to Virtualization of Critical Business Apps

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey of 477 IT professionals from a broad range of industries finds that organizations are eager to virtualize their mission critical applications, but that storage-related costs and I/O performance issues remain significant obstacles to achieving those objectives.  DataCore Software's Third Annual State of Virtualization Survey reveals that SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Oracle and SAP represent the most prevalent Tier-1 applications targeted for consolidation. At the same time, integration difficulties associated with Flash memory and solid state disks (SSDs) rank high among the factors discouraging organizations from applying these fast technologies to their most latency-sensitive virtualized workloads and desktop virtualization (VDI) programs.  (Logo: (more)

Velocity Technology Solutions Acquires Oracle Managed Services Provider

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/13 -- Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc. (Velocity), a leader in cloud application hosting for enterprise and business software, has completed the acquisition of iXtend, a Managed Services Provider (MSP) for Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle's JD Edwards World software. iXtend maintains corporate headquarters in Denver. Velocity and iXtend are privately held. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is Velocity's second acquisition since March 2013 when it purchased velos-IT of Glasgow, Scotland. "iXtend is an established, well-regarded business partner in the Oracle JD Edwards community with specialized skills in Configurable Network Computing (CNC) and application support," said Tom Bruno, CEO of Velocity. "This merger strengthens Velocity's base of talented professionals and expands the se... (more)

ASG Gives Unparalleled LTFS Performance to Its Customers

ASG is announcing a new version of ASG-Digital Archive (ADA) giving unparalleled performance to its customers for the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) format with speeds that could not be achieved before. It does so on IBM and HP LTO5 and LTO6 tape media and for all the tape libraries supported by ADA (SpectraLogic, Quantum, HP, IBM, Oracle, Overland, etc.). LTFS is a new file system format that allows data stored on Linear Tape Open (LTO) tapes to be easily accessed by a computer. LTFS format over LTO tape has become a requirement in the Media and Entertainment (M&E) market where it is now a standard for post-production companies delivering content to their customers or sub-contractors. However, this implies that they need to manage a stand-alone LTO drive in addition to their existing Archive tape library to be able to create the tape that will be sent out. ADA cust... (more)

Badgeville and "The Gamifiers" Bring Gamification to the Middle East

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Badgeville, the #1 Gamification Platform, today announced its first strategic partnership in the Middle East with The Gamifiers. The Gamifiers is the region's first gamification digital agency, centrally based in Dubai. Coming off the heels of last month's Japanese expansion with Yumemi, Badgeville is the most widely available gamification platform in the world. Badgeville's Behavior Platform operates in over 25 countries and serves hundreds of customers with gamification solutions for customer loyalty, product engagement, and employee productivity programs. "We're very excited to be pioneering Gamification in the Middle East. Through our partnership with Badgeville, we're bringing the best platform for behavior management and Gamification worldwide today. Through the social, reputation and game mechanics of the p... (more)