• Google Cloud Conundrum: 7 Questions That Need Answering

    Google Cloud Conundrum: 7 Questions That Need Answering

    Still, many questions remain about whether Google's cloud will ever be a serious enterprise contender.If you had asked me five years ago who the top three cloud providers in the world would be in 2016, I would have undoubtedly included Google Cloud Platform (GCP) on that list.
  • The Weather Company Brings Together Forecasting And IoT

    The Weather Company Brings Together Forecasting And IoT

    The Weather Company estimates that weather is perhaps the single largest external factor affecting business performance, to the tune of nearly $1 trillion lost annually in the US alone.With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), The Weather Company has positioned itself to move well beyond its original charter of predicting weather and helping companies make better decisions based on weather predictions.
  • Tableau 10 Puts Control Back In IT Hands

    Tableau 10 Puts Control Back In IT Hands

    They are empowered Data visualization platform provider Tableau is updating its flagship product with new features that give oversight and data governance control back to IT organizations.Now, with its upcoming release of Tableau 10, the data visualization company is putting some control back into the hands of the IT organization.
  • Tableau 10 Puts Control Back In IT Hands

    Tableau 10 Puts Control Back In IT Hands

    They are empowered Data visualization platform provider Tableau is updating its flagship product with new features that give oversight and data governance control back to IT organizations.Now, with its upcoming release of Tableau 10, the data visualization company is putting some control back into the hands of the IT organization.
  • Google Buys SaaS-Based Cloud Commerce Platform Orbitera

    Google Buys SaaS-Based Cloud Commerce Platform Orbitera

    No price was disclosed but TechCrunch, citiing "sources close to the deal," reports Google paid more than $100 million.Through its acquisition of Orbitera, Google says it sees a way to harmonize cloud software sales and enterprise business practices.
  • Google Buys SaaS-Based Cloud Commerce Platform Orbitera

    Google Buys SaaS-Based Cloud Commerce Platform Orbitera

    No price was disclosed but TechCrunch, citiing "sources close to the deal," reports Google paid more than $100 million.Through its acquisition of Orbitera, Google says it sees a way to harmonize cloud software sales and enterprise business practices.
  • Comparing Cloud Vendors: A Primer For IT

    Comparing Cloud Vendors: A Primer For IT

    Oracle has a credible cloud platform for its database system, Java, and its SaaS application customers, they wrote.It also offers five "well-documented database migration services" and a range of hybrid cloud -- joint on-premises and public cloud -- options, the authors noted.
  • Salesforce ROI: What It Means For IT

    Salesforce ROI: What It Means For IT

    The white paper, "The ROI of Building Apps on Salesforce," should be taken with a grain of salt since Salesforce sponsored it.It now includes the more open source-oriented Heroku development platform as well, running on Amazon Web Services, but accessed through the same Saleforce development platform.