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LONDON -- Sphre (www.sphre.co), an identity management firm focused on blockchain projects, today announced a partnership with Airbitz, a data security platform and mobile bitcoin wallet. . Sphre’s AIR, a smart contract-based platform for the secure management and monetization of digital identities, will be the first project using a permissioned blockchain to to leverage Airbitz’ Edge Security. The partnership will allow AIR to benefit from the versatility of Edge Security, which is blockchain-agnostic to ensure intuitive and secure user experiences on both public and permissioned blockchains.   “Many technologies related to digital identity, such as cryptography, have been around for years but are poorly implemented or not implemented at all because of difficult user experiences,” said Paul Puey, CEO and Co-Founder of Airbitz. “Sphre, with the help of Airbitz Edg... (more)

Facebook vs. Data Portability | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #Storage

Facebook vs. Data Portability: Who Owns an Individual's Data? Supreme Court Asked to Decide From 2006 to 2011, Power Ventures operated a groundbreaking online communications, personal data management, and social networking aggregator hosted at the website www.power.com. Power offered registered users the capacity to access multiple online social networks (e.g., LinkedIn, Twitter), messaging services (e.g., Microsoft messenger-MSN), and email accounts (e.g., Google mail) through a single, integrated online interface consisting of a digital dashboard and browser. This online interface also featured popular add-in applications like a unified address book and mailbox integrating all of a user's contacts, emails, social network messages, and instant messages in one place. The interface additionally enabled Power users to move files between different accounts with a cli... (more)

Ahead of Ever-Increasing Threats By @Xeniar | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what Cyphort is all about and what do you do? Manoj Leelanivas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cyphort: Cyphort's next generation APT defense solution detects advanced malware, prioritizes remediation, and automates containment of cyber threats. What is your key focus at RSA this year? Leelanivas: Cyphort is announcing several technology partnerships including Crowdstrike, Netskope, Skyhigh Networks and DB Networks. We will also be previewing Cyphort 3.4 which features enhanced lateral detection. At first we were looking for malware threats moving laterally, now we are looking for network behaviors that our indicative of malware infections. This will greatly expand our lateral detection. Additional features include customer supplied SNORT rules, or ingestion of third-party intelligence in th... (more)

Three Things to Consider with ERP Software Solutions

With budgets shrinking and sales targets growing with every passing year, it is becoming more important than ever to implement quality ERP software solutions in order to cut costs and streamline your business practices. Whether you're a business owner, a technology officer, or a marketing executive, now is the time to look into ERP solutions if you haven't done so already. Make sure to keep these four aspects of the software in mind when making your decision: Not Traditional Software The first thing to keep in mind regarding ERP software solutions is that these programs are not truly software. Rather, seeing as it is 2014, most software is now really cloud-based. So any fears you may have of implementing software on a firm-wide basis in years past are probably misplaced. Nowadays, you likely don't need to install anything, nor do you need to have a staff of IT guys... (more)

GSX Solutions to Define the Next Generation of Performance Monitoring | @CloudExpo #Cloud

What does it mean for GSX Solutions to reach the 20 year milestone? Antoine Leboyer, CEO of GSX Solutions: It is certainly a key milestone in anyone's life. I can fully appreciate this when I think back to my younger days and then I look at my eldest daughter, who is 20 years old and in her second year at university. But for a company in the IT sector, a 20-year anniversary signifies that we have experienced and endured so many radical changes in the industry. We have witnessed the era in which mainframes were challenged by minis, which were then themselves challenged by PCs. Then came the age of software, then something called the Internet, and now another something called the cloud. Every time, we thought that nothing more could be invented, another massive change would take place. If we are still here and thriving after 20 years, it is a testament to our ability... (more)

Turning IT Departments into Superheroes | @CloudExpo #ITaaS #Cloud #Virtualization

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is Nerdio all about. What do you do? Vadim Vladimirskiy: Nerdio is a proven IT-as-a-service platform with virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) technology at its core. Nerdio is designed for IT departments that need a way to easily manage their ever-increasing workloads. Nerdio allows users to efficiently manage their complete IT environments by giving them full visibility and control of users' desktops. In addition to virtual desktops, the Nerdio platform includes unlimited virtual servers, Microsoft Office 365 security, and disaster recovery - plus 24/7/365 support. Who is your target audience and how do you reach them? Vladimirskiy: We have a two-pronged approach to market: direct and channel (managed service providers, or MSPs). On the direct side of things, we target internal IT professiona... (more)

The Improbability of Resource Planning

Imagine you run an eCommerce web site, and you know that on "Black Friday," that magical day after Thanksgiving when retailers drop prices and rev up sales, you would require substantially more servers to accommodate the anticipated spike in online traffic. If you were operating in a private cloud, you could go to IT and request a dozen more servers for the day, and IT could have them ready to roll on Black Friday. What's more, IT could arrange for the machines to be shut down on Saturday, so it wouldn't cost you a penny more than you need to spend. If you were in a traditional IT shop, you would be out of luck. Back in the day, if you knew you had a big resource push like a Black Friday traffic spike coming, there really wasn't much you could do about it. It's not as though you could ask IT to temporarily buy two dozen servers to accommodate your one-day rush. Toda... (more)

Put the Power in PowerPoint by Creating Meaningful Connections | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Put the Power in PowerPoint by Creating Meaningful Connections with Audiences Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is Zeetings all about and what do you do? Rob Kawalsky: Zeetings is a cloud-based presentation and content interaction platform that transforms an audience from passive viewers into active participants. We believe presentations are more than a set of slides-they are about building a connection between presenters and their audiences. We also believe that great outcomes are achieved not just by talking but by listening. Zeetings creates this genuine connection between presenters and audiences, changing the paradigm from a one-way monologue to a two-way conversation. Unlike a traditional presentation, a "zeeting" is a social and interactive experience accessible via any connected device, coupled with data-driven analytics... (more)

Assistance On the Go By @Xeniar | @CloudExpo #Cloud

If you've ever been on the receiving end of the IT help line during a critical project, you know the feeling of being at the mercy of the established processes of calling or emailing, creating a "trouble ticket" and awaiting a response. Working remotely or on a mobile device proves even more challenging to a prompt solution.  In contrast, Workspot's integrated in-app support incorporates helpdesk support directly inside the Workspot application. This enables all users, whether in the office or on the go, to get help from IT without sending an email, placing a call, or even without leaving the Workspot application. It's a the same as the "live-chat" option you've probably seen when shopping online.  You click the "help desk" icon which opens a dialog box, enabling immediate communication and much faster resolution to problems in real time. What is a common tool in sh... (more)

When CRM Is Not Enough By @Xeniar | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Bluenose empowers SaaS businesses to proactively manage and engage their customers through our insight-driven toolkit and built-in play books.  We rely on big data analytics and trended analyses to forecast where a customer relationship is going. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is BlueNose all about and what do you do? Don MacLennan: Bluenose empowers SaaS businesses to proactively manage and engage their customers through our insight-driven toolkit and built-in play books. We rely on big data analytics and trended analyses to forecast where a customer relationship is going. Tell me more about Customer Success Software. MacLennan: Customer Success is an emerging mindset and business imperative that is adopted by SaaS companies focused on driving overall adoption and retention. At its core, customer success software is about pr... (more)

Corporate Communication, Collaboration and Team Interaction | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Carii's platform fills the communication gap between public social apps like Facebook and Twitter and internal, private apps like Microsoft Office and team collaboration tools. Currently businesses, educational institutions and healthcare organizations cobble together their communications with multiple tools - email, websites, public social media - with the related costs, lack of control and inefficiencies. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is Carii all about and what do you do? Denise Hayman-Loa, CEO, Carii, Inc: Carii is the market leader in the new category of cloud-based enterprise solutions serving the needs of communities such as businesses, educational institutions and large non-profits who want to interact and collaborate in a private, secure manner. Carii's platform fills the communication gap between public social apps... (more)