SaaS

Avaya empowers SMEs with hybrid cloud services in New Zealand 

Avaya, the California-based business communications company, announced the availability of its SaaS-based hybrid cloud services in the New Zealand region. The services under the banner ‘Powered by Avaya’ will enable medium-sized businesses to easily and flexibly move to cloud-based unified communications (UC) and contact centre (CC). The users can deploy full range of ‘Powered by Avaya’ solutions on-premises, in hybrid cloud setup, as well as fully-hosted environment. These solutions come with subscription-based model, so that users can manage their migration to cloud. The medium-sized businesses account for only 6.6% of all the businesses in New Zealand, but represent around one-third of total GDP of the country. The country is rapidly adopting artificial intelligence and internet of thin...

Avast announces Smart Life Platform to protect smart homes and IoT devices 

The leading digital security products provider, Avast, announced a new IoT security service called Smart Life platform, for customers and businesses to keep their IoT devices and data secure. Announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the new platform uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to detect and block the threats, and protect the digital lives of people. Avast will deliver Smart Life through a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model to service providers and customers. Avast aims to leverage its large and intelligent network to protect consumers and small businesses from threats, no matter where the user is in this mobile connected world. As per a report by Statista, the number of IoT devices will jump from 23 billion in 2018 to over 75 billion by 2025. Manufacturer...

Netmagic unveils Multi-Cloud based next gen Hybrid IT services  

Netmagic, India’s leading managed hosting services provider and a fully owned subsidiary of NTT Communications, launched a number of new hybrid IT services based on multi-cloud technology. The demand for hybrid IT solutions is on the rise, with customers preferring multi-cloud to avoid vendor lock-in. It enables the usage of different cloud platforms for different workloads. The new solutions from Netmagic will help customers to monitor, provision and manage complex IT environments across multiple clouds, as well as enable the cost comparison of running multi-tier application on any cloud. Netmagic’s growth rate has been accelerating after being acquired by the largest telecommunication company of Japan- NTT Communications. Netmagic has acquired ActOnCloud and Cloudureka – the IP assets of...

Oracle adds Industry 4.0 capabilities to its IoT Cloud 

Paving way to Fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, Oracle added a number of new advanced monitoring and analytics capabilities to its Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud.  Combining the SaaS and PaaS offerings in a single cloud, Oracle IoT Cloud enables a high degree of adaptability, and improves enterprise procurement efficiency. The new Industry 4.0 capabilities on Oracle IoT Cloud includes support for machine vision, digital twins, augmented reality, as well as automated data science. It will help modern businesses to enhance their production intelligence and ability to respond to market. “IoT is the great enabler of Industry 4.0’s potential, providing real-time visibility and responsiveness at every step of the production process – from raw materials to customer fulfill...

6 fantastic features of Office 365 you must be knowing little about

“In the private sector, there is always innovation. There’s always change. There’s always improving productivity, and if you’re not leading that, you’ll be passed and ultimately go out of business. So there’s an urgency to constantly update and renew and to rethink your enterprise.” – Mitt Romney, Former Governor of Massachusetts It’s true that we all strive to be more productive in our professional lives to meet the changes brought about by the technological innovations – they are transforming the way businesses worked traditionally. We are now witnessing a highly unstable, dynamic world that’s going through the fourth industrial revolution – where there’re new technological innovations each day. When we operate at maximum effici...

Oracle enters into an agreement to buy Australian Cloud service provider Aconex

Oracle Corporation, the leading enterprise technology software provider, recently announced signing an agreement to acquire Aconex Limited, for A$7.80 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at US$1.2 billion, net of Aconex cash. Aconex is an Australian cloud service provider, which manages team collaboration for construction projects, digitally connecting owners, builders and other teams to help them manage complex projects. Oracle’s Construction and Engineering Cloud already provides industry-leading solutions for planning, scheduling and delivering large-scale projects. Oracle and Aconex, by joining hands, can offer an advanced solution that can handle large-scale projects effectively. “Delivering projects on time and on budget are the highest strategic imperatives for any construc...

Oracle expands security portfolio with new capabilities built around AI and machine learning

Oracle recently announced expansion of its security portfolio that will help organizations detect and protect against threats and also launched a new partner program. The Oracle Identity Security Operations Center (SOC) portfolio of services has been expanded to include new capabilities with which enterprises can manage and certify user identities, confidential data and applications more securely. “Built on our advanced artificial intelligence and automation technologies, Oracle Identity SOC portfolio now offers cloud-native identity governance combined with adaptive security designed to protect our customer’s cloud and digital services,” said Rohit Gupta, group vice president, Cloud Security, Oracle. Oracle’s integrated suite of SOC service portfolio and Oracle Management Cloud was first ...

Highlights of World Cloud Summit 2017 – the global event of AI, cloud and IoT

World Cloud Summit – the global event, where the thought leaders from cloud, AI and IoT industry exchanged ideas and discussed latest trends and insights, came to an end on 6th December 2017. The virtually held, two-day event was a huge success, attracting over 500 attendees. The central focus of the event was on the cloud technology and the cloud market which is becoming more promising than ever for both – the cloud services providers and the end customers. The sessions in the event highlighted the important ways through which organizations can optimize cost, reduce TCO and maximize ROI with cloud solutions and how service providers can make use of this rising cloud opportunity to increase their revenue sources. The industry experts predicted the future of cloud and IT, based ...

Global Public cloud services revenue to hit $260 billion in 2017: Gartner

According to Gartner’s latest forecast, the worldwide public cloud revenues are set to hit $260 billion by the end of 2017, up from $219.6 billion in 2016. That shows year-on-year growth of 18.5%. The software as a service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) are the two fastest growing segments in the cloud services market. SaaS revenue might grow by 21%, to $58.6 billion in 2017. The rapid growth in SaaS is due to providers delivering more applications and add-ons as a service. These SaaS solutions, designed for specific purposes, can often provide businesses the better outcomes than traditional software. “Strategic adoption of platform as a service (PaaS) offerings is also outperforming previous expectations, as enterprise-scale organizations are increasingly confident th...

Public cloud services market in India to grow 43% in 2017: Gartner

According to a study by global analyst firm, Gartner, public cloud services in India might grow by 43% in 2017 to a total of $1.9 billion. Hyperscale providers continue dominating the public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), which is showing the highest growth. IaaS growth will be highest (42%, to $699 million) in 2017, followed by Platform as a service (33.5%, to $169 million), and Software as a Service (33.3%, to $651 million). The growth of IaaS will benefit the cloud related services market, including development, migration, and implementation services. ”Ongoing new entries into the public cloud managed service provider and migration services space indicate continued overall growth in net new and migrated workloads. Hybrid cloud solutions will continue to drive overall cl...

ZNetLive rolls out new SaaS marketplace – an ecosystem to provide innovative cloud apps

ZNetLive – India’s leading web hosting and cloud services provider, today announced the launch of its marketplace software platform that is built for developers to help them list any kind of software they develop and get it to the market easily. ZNetLive SaaS marketplace is designed to create a powerful and innovative ecosystem for the customers and developers, both. Through this comprehensive developer portal, the developers can now list their software on this marketplace and make revenue through integrations and extensions, whereas buyers can get easy access to discover and purchase any software from the Software and Services category of the SaaS platform. Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNetLive said, “Developers are technically skilled to develop apps, but when they are unable to see any market vi...

Huawei and Microsoft collaborate on cloud services to help enterprises drive digital transformation

Microsoft and Huawei signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at Huawei Connect 2017 (Huawei’s flagship event for ICT industry), under which Microsoft applications will be made available on HUAWEI CLOUD. The strategic MoU will offer enterprises increased exposure to cloud services and help them leverage them for driving digital transformation. HUAWEI CLOUD has already been providing Windows Server and Microsoft RDS (Relational Database Service) for SQL server. With this collaboration, Microsoft and Huawei plan to bring more enterprise products online, to give enterprises the benefit of hosting and application-as-a-service simultaneously. Alain Crozier, CEO of Microsoft China said, “As a global leader in enterprise IT, Huawei is a strategic partner for Microsoft in the mission to empower ...

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