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Is the Cloud Secure Enough for the Financial Industry?

September 29, 2014 by Kyle Cebull

The cloud.

What you have to remember when you’re considering a switch to cloud services is that the companies that you’re hosting with invest millions (sometimes billions of dollars) to ensure the security of data. If you’re taking the appropriate measures to be sure that your employees are following compliance standards and set up data security precautions, the cloud can absolutely be a viable option for any financial industry organization.[read more]

Oracle Financials Is in the Cloud

September 23, 2014 by Robert Kugel

Longer ERP replacement cycles.

The biggest challenge – and greatest opportunity – in the ERP software market lies in developing a multitenant cloud ERP offering that provides ample functionality and configurability to address the requirements of a majority of the market.[read more]

Contrary to Popular Belief, Cloud Computing a Boon for Professional IT Jobs

February 20, 2014 by April Sage

Cloud computing a boon for professional IT.

In the course of compiling press releases and client profiles, numerous organizations have told Online Tech that moving to our encrypted, enterprise-class cloud has freed up their own IT staff to spend more time on projects with a greater direct impact on the success of the business.[read more]

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Rent vs. Buy? The Cloud Conundrum

August 28, 2013 by Paul Barsch

Over the long-run, is cloud computing a waste of money? Some start-ups and other “asset lite” businesses seem to think so. However, cloud computing for specific use cases, makes a lot of sense—even over the long haul.[read more]

Interactive Intelligence Reveals Ambitious Plans for Customer Service

May 22, 2013 by Richard Snow

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At its recent user conference, Interactions 2013, Interactive Intelligence (Nasdqaq: ININ) showcased its extensive product portfolio and its ambitious plans to improve the products both technically and functionally. To keep up with developments, I divide contact center systems and applications into five groups.[read more]

Infor Demonstrates Steady Stream of Advances to Customers

April 29, 2013 by Robert Kugel

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At this year’s Inforum user group conference, Infor representatives showed the progress the organization has made since last year in transforming itself from a ragbag of mostly small, often obsolete software companies to a competitive vendor of a modern enterprise management software suite.[read more]

Adaptive Planning "Suitens" Its Offering

April 19, 2013 by Robert Kugel

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Adaptive Planning has been building out its cloud-based financial software. It recently announced the general availability of consolidation functionality in its cloud-based suite. This addition eliminates a notable gap in the company, giving it a more complete financial performance management suite.[read more]

HIPAA in a HITECH World: HIPAA Violations on the Rise

March 25, 2013 by April Sage

Since the HITECH Act, HIPAA complaint traffic geometrically increased. In the last 3 years, there have been over 70,000 HIPAA violation complaints. It’s impossible to enforce every complaint, and we don’t want to. The approach to enforcement needs to be smart and educational.[read more]

Cloud Security: Vetting Applications and Cloud Providers for Compliance and Security

March 18, 2013 by April Sage

The latest report from the Ponemon Institute sought to analyze trends in cloud computing security among organizations that use SaaS and IaaS. It found that only 43 percent of organizations audit or assess cloud computing resources before deployment.[read more]

SAS Innovates into the Big Data Analytics Era

March 18, 2013 by Tony Cosentino

SAS Institute held its 24th annual analyst summit last week in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The 37-year-old privately held company is a key player in big data analytics, and company executives showed off their latest developments and product roadmaps.[read more]

MicroStrategy Raises the Ante on Mobile, Social and Cloud Innovation

February 8, 2013 by Tony Cosentino

MicroStategy World 2013 last month found the company delving into such diverse areas as identity management, marketing services and integrated point-of-sale applications. The uniting factor is mobile intelligence. At the event, MicroStrategy highlighted three innovative product lines.[read more]

Cloud Computing and Your Small Biz: Is It a Match Made in Heaven?

February 1, 2013 by Ephraim Cohen
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Cloud computing — you’ve heard of it, you may even be using it without realizing it. And the technology is beginning to catch on, according to a 2011 Cloud Computing Tracking Poll conducted by CDW, a provider of technology solutions. What is it exactly, and what potential benefits does it offer for your small business?[read more]

CTOvision Big Data Reporting for 2012

December 28, 2012 by Bob Gourley

Among the many Big Data themes we reported on in 2012, one seemed to resonate the most with our readers– all of us with a techie bent have realized that we need more discipline in our use of the term Big Data.[read more]

Plumbing the Salesforce Clouds is Your Business

September 26, 2012 by Mark Smith

Unfortunately Salesforce, like other companies that deliver applications and platforms in the cloud, has failed to advance interchanges with data in on-premises enterprise applications and systems. Managing data in the cloud can have significant process benefits, such as improving data quality and reducing resources to establish and maintain the cloud effort.[read more]

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Managed Hosting: Let Somebody Else Do the Heavy Lifting

July 18, 2012 by Jon Dawson

Cloud computing companies distinguish themselves by offering comprehensive support packages to their customers in addition to their normal managed hosting services.[read more]