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"Small and mid-sized businesses can use cloud computing to actively manage their financial performance by becoming continuously aware of their financial position and collaborate with trusted CPA advisors to make the best possible business decisions," said Erik Asgeirsson, president and CEO of CPA2Biz. "We are very excited to connect thousands of AICPA member firms with both Intacct and SCORE to help SCORE's clients become more profitable and productive." SCORE, source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs, and Intacct, a cloud financial management and accounting applications, on Monday announced an exclusive partnership that will benefit SCORE and the more than one million businesses SCORE helps to start and grow every year. Intacct and SCORE have joined forces to support SCORE's mission of facilitating entrepreneur education and the form... (more)

Oracle To Keynote Cloud Computing Expo

Enterprises large and small are drawn by the advantages of cloud computing -- pay-for-use, self-service, elastic scalability and the elimination of hardware management – resulting in very low barriers to entry and exit and high agility. However, enterprises are also concerned about security, quality of service, integration, compliance, lock-in, and the long-term costs of public clouds. Private clouds for the exclusive use of one enterprise can however mitigate these concerns by giving the enterprise greater control. In a keynote address to be given at SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, Richard Sarwal (pictured), SVP of Development for Oracle Enterprise Manager, will explore how enterprises are likely to adopt public and private cloud computing, building on a foundation of virtualization infrastructure and management systems. The keynote w... (more)

Enterprise Cloud Design and Understanding Latency

Tony Bishop Keynote at Cloud Expo Design of enterprise clouds incorporate multiple dimensions (security, data,service brokering, infrastructure management, etc..) and one of the most critical to understand is the impact of latency. With Network vendors starting to provide 10GigE connections, switches and fabric, and given the exponentially increasing demand for bandwidth, enterprises will buy this equipment. Design considerations for eterprise clouds must be aware and accomodate for applications that can gobble up ubiquitous and on-demand bandwidth of cloud delivery model. It is becoming clear that those responsible for the applications in datacenters AND responsible for building Cloud like delivery models should also be concerned about the proximity of collaborating applications and the number of hops critical transactions take. The importance of this can be bett... (more)

VSC Design Specifies Atempo for Económico TV

Atempo, Inc., a leading provider of cross-platform data protection and archiving solutions, today announced that broadcast systems specialist VSC Design has included Atempo Digital Archive (ADA), Atempo’s digital content archiving platform in the new broadcast system installed for Portuguese economic news media company Diário Económico. Based in Lisbon, Económico TV is one of the most important sources of financial news in Portugal and the move into televising the company's news and advice is a major development. As part of the installation, VSC specified Atempo Digital Archive as the preferred solution for digital asset archiving. The environment is based on the Building4Media FORK Production Suite which offers the combination of a considerable cost advantage by utilizing AJA SD/HD cards integrated into the Apple Mac platform, and a feature rich production-to-playou... (more)

Thinix Unveils RetroUI™ - Automatically return to the Classic Desktop in Windows 8

MILFORD, Iowa, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thinix [thin-iks], a leader in user interface design, managed services, and secure computing, today announced the release of RetroUI™ for Windows 8. RetroUI allows users to bypass the new 'Windows 8 Metro User Interface' (commonly known as the Metro UI). Users simply log in as normal and automatically load into the classic Windows desktop1. Starting at $4.95 for use on up to 3 devices, RetroUI is an affordable solution to users who don't want or need the Metro desktop feature in Windows 8. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120904/CG67604) RetroUI for Windows 8 – At a Glance: Automatically bypass the Metro Start screen in Windows 8 Users see the classic Windows desktop1 at logon Users can return to the Metro desktop as needed Does not alter Windows 8 security settings Optionally, new Metro features can be disabl... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

Cloud People: A Who's Who of Cloud Computing

Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud? This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when 13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Santa Clara Convention Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Here are some highly prominent "Cloud People" to kick off with... RANDY BIAS | @randybias "Randy Bias is visionary. He sees things others don't." [Emphasis added.] That is how Mårten Mickos puts it, as succinctly as ever.... (more)

Ulitzer Names the World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Computing Bloggers

Cloud Expo on Ulitzer Ulitzer.com announced today "the World's 30 most influential Cloud bloggers," who collectively generated more than 24 million Ulitzer page views. Ulitzer's annual "most influential Cloud bloggers" list was announced at Cloud Expo 2009 West, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center, California. Cloud Expo 2009 West drew more delegates than all other Cloud-related events put together worldwide. "The world's 50 most influential Cloud bloggers 2010" list will be announced at the Cloud Expo 2010 East, which will take place April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center, in New York City, with more than 5,000 expected to attend. Detailed information on how to become a Ulitzer blogger can be obtained  here. Ulitzer New Media Power Panel at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, during Cloud Expo 2009 West. "Ulitzer New Media ... (more)

Cloud Expo 2011 East To Attract 10,000 Delegates and 200 Exhibitors

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and in Europe. Over 600 corporate sponsors and 10,000 industry professionals have participated in Cloud Computing Expo since its inception, more than all other Cloud-related events put together. Cloud Computing Expo 2011 East Call for Papers Deadline November 30, 2010 - SUBMIT YOUR SPEAKING PROPOSAL TODAY! The four-day event will offer a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing with more than 150 sponsors and exhibitors and over 5,000 estimated delegates from well over 48 different countries. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship &... (more)

21st century Modern Alarm systems continue to play a key role in various institutions and industries

OSLO, Norway, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Modern alarm systems for decades now have continued to play a key role in a number of industries across the world. Alarm systems have become part and parcel of the human lifestyle and even though sometimes the sound of alarms can be annoying, the role they play in time management is indeed very huge. 21st century modern alarm systems have found their way into a number of key sectors. From fire alarm systems to Security breach alarm systems, the sophistication of modern alarms has made life safer, time-conscious and easily manageable. A lot of people agree that alarm systems are a necessity in human life. Whilst a lot use alarms to wake them up every morning, the extent alarm systems are used in security, health, fire safety and hazard control is exceptional. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140219/MN67503)... (more)

Cloud Expo New York to Attract More Than 8,000 Delegates

SYS-CON Events announced today that the 10th International Cloud Expo and the 1st Big Data Expo will take place June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City. As at every Cloud Expo, we are offering in New York a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, our signature discussion "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters so that as a delegate you can kick the tires of solutions and offerings, and discuss one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players what they are offering and how to make use of it in your particular situation. Just as Cloud and Big Data solutions will be side by side on the Expo floor, so they are in the conference program. We're including below a tiny sampler of the breakouts you can look forward to...and if you look at the welter of ... (more)