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Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 11 December 2012 (0 Comments)

Bring Experts to Your Desktop Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (11 December 2012)—Cloud is increasingly being used in businesses worldwide, which means that security must now involve a hybrid approach to protect the apps and data hosted in the cloud. ISACA, a global association of 100,000 IT professionals, will provide security tactics for the hybrid cloud during its free virtual conference titled Secure the Hybrid [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 11 December 2012 (0 Comments)

The holiday season is approaching and tablet sales are expected to increase to such an extent that IDC, the research firm, stated last week that it would increase its tablet sales forecast to 122.3 million units for 2012.   The forecast (which originally stood at 117.1 million units) has been increased as a result of the jump in sales of Android-based tablets, as well as [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 11 December 2012 (0 Comments)

In a recent NoJitter post (The Case for Free Enterprise Software), I suggested enterprise communications software should be free with required maintenance. My assertion was based on a key attraction of cloud/hosted services being the lack of upfront capital expenditures. Also, that software is continuously updating and tends to require “maintenance” anyway. I cited Microsoft Lync as a successful example because many organizations obtain [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 11 December 2012 (0 Comments)

By Asia Cloud Forum editors 12-Dec-2012 Companies with VMware cloud infrastructure in their data centers can now easily integrate Avaya Aura applications onto their existing server environment.   In addition, Avaya’s communications architecture for virtualized unified communications (UC) applications, Avaya Aura Virtualized Environment (Avaya Aura VE) is aimed at helping businesses accelerate mobile collaboration applications across their organization.   Aura VE applications are designated [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 11 December 2012 (0 Comments)

Premium Google Apps service for businesses By Asia Cloud Forum editors 12-Dec-2012 Google has stopped accepting new sign-ups for the free version of Google Apps but existing subscribers of the service can continue to use it for free.   New subscribers of Google Apps for Business will have access to 24/7 customer support, a 25 GB inbox, business controls and 99.9% uptime, among other [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 11 December 2012 (0 Comments)

EIU: IT boosting efficiency but not driving biz growth By Asia Cloud Forum editors 12-Dec-2012 A Juniper Networks-commissioned Economist Intelligence Unit survey of 474 respondents from Germany, Japan, the UK and the US has revealed that while many businesses primarily rely on IT departments to increase efficiency of their operations, IT is largely falling short of expectations to drive business growth in new areas. [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 11 December 2012 (0 Comments)

Rumors amassed on Twitter yesterday speculating on the potential purchase of Hewlett Packard, which is currently beset with difficulties. The acquisition may be pushed by Carl Icahn, the billionaire investor and corporate raider. The Palo Alto, California-based HP has a policy of refusing to comment on rumors, and a HP spokesperson declined to offer any information as per the company policy. Amidst speculation that Icahn [...]


      
Category: UC3 News | by: admin on 11 December 2012 (0 Comments)

By Khoo Boo Leong 11-Dec-2012 Determining the right cloud strategy for the business, stakeholders and customers is essential to ensuring enhanced business capabilities and an assured cloud experience.   That was the topic of an executive panel discussion at the recent Asia Cloud Conference in Singapore moderated by P. K. Gupta, chairman of the Storage Networking Industry Association – South Asia.   Gupta “Like it or [...]