Innovation

Microsoft shifts it focus from Mobile-first Cloud-first world towards the Intelligent Cloud

Microsoft at its build 2017 conference revealed its vision of the future workplace that will run with the power of Artificial Intelligence, IoT and robotics. Microsoft’s keynotes focused on server less and edge computing models that will bring new capabilities in almost every industry from healthcare to manufacturing. CEO Satya Nadella spearheaded several announcements keeping in mind the developer community. He also went ahead advising developers to make good use of technology to help society advance. He said, “We should empower people with technology – inclusive design can be an instrument for inclusive growth.” He also added, warning the developers to be more responsible, “It is up to us to take responsibility for the algorithms we create.” He considers IoT as the main data driver that ...

Increased IoT adoption opens new door of opportunities for providers

Increase in the internet penetration rate, growing interconnected devices and BYOD trend in the organizations along with an increase in the new technologies is leading to growth in the Internet of Things (IoT). The term IoT is used for representing a system of interconnectedness of machines, computing devices via internet, allowing easy exchange of data. As per the data released by Microsoft in the Hosting and Cloud summit 2017, IoT is impacting all sizes of businesses from manufacturing, infrastructure, logistics, transportation to government and is helping organizations with insightful data and analytics. It also promotes asset management and remote monitoring. The coming years can see several inventions around IoT, like smart lighting to take control over energy consumption, smart parki...

Microsoft brings co-authoring in Excel to accelerate team collaboration

Microsoft introduced live co-authoring feature for Windows Excel through a beta update launched on Tuesday. The collaborative editing tool will help testers to co-author same file from inside the app. Its support for real-time collaboration is its step to keep up with Google’s G-suite offering. The latter has been offering real-time collaboration for years and putting efforts to attract enterprise customers who already use Microsoft Office. By allowing users to edit documents in real-time, it brings a change to client applications, which were earlier restricted to single user editing. The feature has been a major focus of Office 2016, which Microsoft launched nearly a year and a half ago, in which it enabled co-authoring on the desktop version of Word, and later expanded it to PowerPoint a...

Microsoft to Aid MSPs and Cloud Providers to Gain in New Era of Digital Transformation

The 2017 Microsoft Cloud and Hosting Summit that is being held in Bellevue, Washington, is attended by nearly 500 partners from different industry verticals, who are here to explore various opportunities in the digital transformation era. Aziz Benmalek, Microsoft VP – Worldwide hosting & Managed Service providers, who gave a presentation at the summit, shared findings from a Microsoft commissioned study conducted by 451 Research, in a blog. The study reveals that huge opportunities exist for Microsoft cloud partners to aid customers with managed services and implementations in the hybrid cloud in the era of digital transformation. More than ever before, customers are looking to a single trusted advisor to provide transformation-oriented managed services and hybrid implementation. Custo...

Final Speakers Line-up and Schedule for OpenNebula Conference 2013 Announced

The OpenNebula Project today announced the complete line-up of speakers and the final schedule for the first OpenNebula Conference taking place from 24 to 26 of September in Berlin. The 3 day conference will have 6 keynotes, 2 tracks with 16 regular talks, 1 hands-on tutorial and 3 community sessions. Keynote speakers include Ignacio M. Llorente, OpenNebula; Daniel Concepción, Produban – Bank Santander;  Steven Timm, Fermilab;  André von Deetzen, Deutsche E-Post; Jordi Farrés, European Space Agency; Karanbir Singh, CentOS Project;  and Ruben S. Montero, C12G Labs. The talks are organized in three tracks about user experiences and case studies, integration with other cloud tools, and interoperability and HPC clouds and include speakers from organizations like CloudWeavers, Terradue, N...

“POP Helps Users to Set up & Manage Their Online Presence Easily”- Juan Diego Calle,.CO Internet

Yesterday saw launch of POP.CO, a new platform that helps businesses get online instantly. The company behind POP.CO, .CO Internet S.A.S, is well known for coming up with fresh ideas to help entrepreneurs and start ups establish successful online presence. POP.CO, the company’s latest endeavor, is a bundle of online services that comes with a .CO domain name, a custom POP Page and an email address powered by Google Apps. Entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses who’re not tech-savvy enough don’t need to hire a web developer to build a professional web presence or spend extra time finding a Web address, hosting provider, email account, etc. as a central POP account handles all that. It also enables users to add and install proprietary or third-party apps to their domains directly ...

.ME to Hold Startup Competition Together With Spark.me; Winner Will Exhibit in TechCrunch’s Startup alley

The .ME Registry today announced that it is holding the Spark.me Startup Competition together with Spark.me, a regional conference to be held at the Hotel Splendid in Budva, Montenegro from September 26-27, 2013. The winner will get to exhibit in the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Alley, which will be held in April/May 2014 in New York City. We have a long history of involvement with TechCrunch and it is a great pleasure for us to help startup from our region get exposure in New York. – Natasa Djukanovic, Director of Marketing, The .ME Registry. The Spark.me Startup competition will be judged based on innovation, diversity, the power of the idea, the startup’s growth potential and the implementation strategy. The preselection process will be held until September 12, when 10 best StartUp teams ...

“HybridCluster Allows Hosters to Differentiate, Sell New Services & Drive up Margins”- Luke Marsden, HybridCluster

There is something great about products and services that are developed by industry veterans to relieve their own pain points, to figure a way around the very problems they face day in and day out, and in the process build something that is a valuable contribution to the industry as a whole. This is where necessity, ingenuity, shortage and perspicacity hold hands in order to give birth to something that has substantial impact on the work cycle of the entire industry ecosystem. In May this year, when HybridCluster completed $1 millions fundraising and launched HybridCluster 2.0, I was supposed to prepare an Interview Questionnaire for Luke Marsden, CEO, HybridCluster. I knew little about the product at that time, but somewhere during my research work for the same, I decided that HybridClust...

Aquilent Launches New Cloud Resource Management Portal: Olympus Powered by Aquilent™

Aquilent today announced launch of its Cloud Resource Management Portal, Olympus Powered by Aquilent. The new solution has been developed solely for federal agencies and  provides an application and environment centric model for managing the cloud, helping meet the increasingly complex requirements of the Federal Cloud First Policy. Olympus enables federal customers to bridge the gap between native cloud tools and their individualized cloud infrastructures and significantly reduces the need for cloud expertise so that federal organizations can readily take full advantage of their cloud resources while remaining focused on their mission. Olympus  works within any FISMA or DIACAP compliant environment, integrating with the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) security model and within the agencyR...

Progress Software Announces General Availability of Progress Pacific Application Platform-as-a-Service

Progress Software Corporation today announced general availability of  its application platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, Progress Pacific. Progress Pacific application platform-as-a-Service (aPaas) has new data connectivity and application capabilities and provides developers with flexibility that helps them avoid vendor lock-in and develop and deploy key business applications anywhere they want, including openstack, on-premise, hybrid, etc. The key data connectivity and application capabilities include: Progress DataDirect Cloud service: The new Progress DataDirect Cloud service enables applications to easily integrate data from popular SaaS, relational database, Big Data, social, CRM and ERP systems.  It has a standards-based SQL interface that works with any ODBC or JDBC compatible...

TrendyTools Launches HTML5 Site Builder cPanel Plug-in With Five HTML5 Site Builders

TrendyTools today announced the launch of  their HTML5 Site Builder cPanel plug-in. The new offering includes five HTML5 site builders, one of which is a business website builder and others are category specific website builders namely Salon, Church, Restaurant and Band.  Category specific site builders open new gateways for search traffic in search engines. “We have launched these pocket friendly cPanel site builders as we observed web hosting companies spend a fortune on Site Builders by paying per server. Our goal is to offer hosting companies superior website builder without burning the pockets of Web Hosts already grappling with razor-thin margins. – Abhishek Khaitan, Business Development Manager, TrendyTools. Business Website builder has neutral templates and tools sufficient for a s...

Webair Launches EZPanel Mobile, a Mobile Control Panel for Cloud Servers

Cloud Hosting and Managed solutions provider Webair today announced the release of EZPanel Mobile, the newest addition to the EZPanel Control Panel provided to all Webair clients. With the addition of EZPanel Mobile, our customers can easily and conveniently manage all their hosting resources from its user friendly interface, from server reboots and database management to monitoring bandwidth and storage right their phone or tablet. – Sagi Brody, CTO, Webair. EZPanel Mobile allows  clients to: Instantly create and deploy cloud servers. Configure SMS alerts for particular events. Monitor and manage all aspects of their accounts. Chat with a technician in the datacenter 24/7 right from their smartphone. EZPanel Mobile provides clients with powerful tools and support to centrally manage their...

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