Service level management for cloud computing needs to improve

By Laurent Lachal, Senior Analyst, Software – IT Solutions, Ovum

The delivery of shared, standardized, and metered IT resources on demand and on a self-service basis brings convenience and empowerment to users. Delivering IT-as-a-service, however, is hard. Many cloud service consumers, as well as providers, are only just starting to get to grips with its impact on their business and IT. At both levels, and on both sides, service level agreements (SLAs) are coming under increasing scrutiny, leading to a renewed...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 18 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, UX.

How can an SME enterprise solution go bigger?

iSimplyConnect chief Ralph Shaw talks to Enterprise AppsTech about his company’s turnkey solution, letting the iPad aid productivity and the future of BYOD

iOS device virtual private network (VPN) provider iSimplyConnect has released its ConnectMore software, and highlights how a VPN product originally designed for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) can target much larger enterprises if the demand is there.

According to Ralph Shaw, CEO of Asavie Technologies, the desicion to create ConnectMore came...

By James Bourne, 17 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

It's Yammer time for Microsoft with latest buy

Yammer, the social network which “brings the power of social networking to the enterprise”, has been bought by Microsoft for an estimated $1.2bn (£768m).

The move comes as Microsoft tries to expand upon its complementary cloud services and, more importantly, fend off competition from Google for its influential Office products.

The money involved is hefty, but small change compared to the $8.5bn (£5.4m) Microsoft shelled out for Skype last year.

From Microsoft’s perspective, Yammer will be...

By James Bourne, 26 June 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft, Social.