Accenture Acquires Cloud Sherpas To Enhance Cloud Consulting Chops, Especially Around Salesforce.com

Accenture, the worldwide consulting company, announced today it was buying Cloud Sherpas, a firm that specializes in helping companies incorporate cloud services like Salesforce.com, Google and ServiceNow into the enterprise. Accenture did not disclose the purchase price. It’s not a coincidence that this announcement came as Dreamforce, the enormous Salesforce.com customer

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Titan Graph Database Integration with DynamoDB: World-class Performance, Availability, and Scale for New Workloads

Today, we are releasing a plugin that allows customers to use the Titan graph engine with Amazon DynamoDB as the backend storage layer. It opens up the possibility to enjoy the value that graph databases bring to relationship-centric use cases, without worrying about managing the underlying storage. The importance of

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Greater Revenue Through Systems of Engagement

Geoffrey Moore coined the term “systems of engagement” to describe IT systems that support multiway communication and collaboration between businesses and customers. These are distinct from “systems of record,” or those IT systems (e.g., databases and management information systems) designed primarily for one-way, read access of structured data. In today’s

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Predicting The Future Of Cloud Service Providers

When asked which Value-Added Reseller (VAR) is most likely to win their enterprises’ business for a significant hosting project, the majority said IBM IBM +1.36% (18%) followed by Microsoft MSFT +0.00% (11%), Amazon (8%) and Dell (7%). Database (57%), e-mail (54%) and business applications (ERP, CRM & industry-specific apps) (49%)

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WinWeb focusses on cloud industry solutions

Winweb’s cloud-based business management solutions have a new focus on industry-specific requirements, with special applications for retail, wholesale, services, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, non-profit organizations, membership businesses, and franchises. WinWeb industry solutions offer basic business functions, such as accounting, invoicing and business planning as well as industry-specific functionality, for example

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