Mobile devices to generate data traffic equivalent to 18 billion movie downloads by 2015
By PAUL QUIGLEY
ECM Plus +++ Pressure on mobile phone networks, however, will begin to ease as 63 percent of traffic, nearly 9,000 petabytes, moves across to wi-Fi and femtocell networks, the report said. Continue reading →
ECM Plus +++ A new European cloud virtualisation platform has been launched for enterprise ‘proof-of-concept’.
Cloud infrastructure consultancy MTI has just revealed details of its plans to add EMC VNX capabilities, enabling testing of performance and functionality within a fully-integrated virtualisation architecture within a three-location cloud environment. Continue reading →
ENTERPRISE FINANCE: ERP, HCM, specialist secures expansion capital in £50m Lyceum investment
By ECM Plus staff
ECM Plus +++ Colchester-based business management specialist Access UK has been successful in its bid to go ahead with a rapid expansion strategy after securing a £50 million deal with growth investor Lyceum Capital.
According to the company, the capital injection will help to boost the range of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services, with a particular slant on financial management systems (FMS) and human capital management (HCM) the company said. Continue reading →
E-tail giant takes on incumbents in cloud music drive
Retail giant heads up with Cloud Drive, Cloud Player
By PAUL QUIGLEY
ECM Plus – Amazon has just launched its new Cloud Drive service at amazon.com/clouddrive and Cloud Player for Web at amazon.com/cloudplayer in a bold late move to head off the likes of Apple in the web music space. Continue reading →
Kroll Ontrack now supports range of virtualised systems for data recovery
Media that has suffered a catastrophic electronic malfunction
ECM Plus – Kroll Ontrack has just confirmed it can now support virtualisation products from a range of other vendors, including Hyper-V, Oracle VM VirtualBox and Citrix XenServer, as well as VMware vSphere virtual systems.
The support will be via its in-lab and remote Ontrack Data Recovery services, the comany said. Continue reading →
Internet mobile and cloud monitoring firm tracks best and worst in wireless retailing performances
Mobile retailers across Europe performing vastly differently
ECM Plus – Monitoring firm Keynote says that mobile website performance of 17 of the top retailers across five countries shows widely varied perfomances.
According to the firm, consumers are looking to their mobile handsets as their first port of call when making an online purchase, while retailers, it says, are investing heavily in making sure that their mobile offerings meet this new demand. Continue reading →
Mobile music lovers rising up. Image: DavidDennisPhotos.com
From Bollywood musicals to lovers of jazz, classical, metal and all genres
By PAUL QUIGLEY
ECM Plus – A new report is predicting that the number of mobile customers who are prepared to pay a monthly subscription to music via download or by streaming, may reach 178 million people by the year 2015.
This represents, the report by Juniper Research said, over three times as many people currently subscribed to such music services last year. Continue reading →
ACLU and EFF appeal ruling in case challenging government attempt to obtain private datails
ECM Plus – The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union have appealed a ruling that the U.S. government can collect the private records of three Twitter users as part of its investigation related to WikiLeaks. Continue reading →
AvePoint causing a hubbub. Picture: MS TechEd Europe
Transferring all content and data, all metadata and securities, from 14 legacy repositories – onto SharePoint
ECM Plus – AvePoint is to offer free licenses to migrate 100 gigabytes (GB) of data from legacy content repositories to SharePoint Server 2010 with its DocAve Migrator to new customers worldwide.
DocAve Migrator provides a fully-mapped and flexibly schedulable migration to SharePoint Server 2010 from prior SharePoint releases as well as 14 additional legacy content repositories. Continue reading →
Martyn Christian, Chief Marketing Officer at FTSE-250 listed Kofax plc (LSE: KFX) talked to ECM Plus about the Top 10 reasons to automate your accounts payable processes, and, the wider opportunities for cost reduction and efficiencies through document-driven business process automation. Continue reading →
Digital content creators to convene at BAFTA in monetization initiative
ECM Plus – /Manchester/ +++ D-Media Network is hosting a digital media conference at BAFTA next week from 29th to the 30th of March to thrash out how to generate an income.
According to D-Media, culture secretary Edward Vaizey will be giving a keynote speech at the launch event, to be held at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on Piccadilly in London. Continue reading →
What is being done to restore confidence in corporate reporting and governance and to avoid future attempts to mislead stakeholders by bolstering systems and process controls?
By PAUL QUIGLEY
When Enron fraudsters were given custodial sentences for their parts in the systemic fraudulent trading activities that epitomised Enron’s fall from grace a decade ago, few could have foreseen that such a sorry chapter in corporate governance could ever plumb such depths of ethical disdain and moral hazard again. Continue reading →
Open source web browswer Firefox 4 eclipses Internet Explorer 9 – StatCounter
By PAUL QUIGLEY
ECM Plus +++ Insurgent Internet web browser player Mozilla Firefox has just launched Version 4 of its popular web software, and according to independent webstat bellwether StatCounter, has already nabbed 1.95 percent of the worldwide Internet browser user base.
StatCounter reports that on the first day of Firefox 4’s official release yesterday, it scored higher globally than even the new Internet Explorer Version 9 which was launched over a week ago. Continue reading →
GXS on the grid in cloud collaborator for SaaS and ISVs
Embedded integration partner programme for ISVs and SaaS providers for B2B cloud
ECM Plus +++ GXS has just taken the wraps off a new programme for collaborators in the independent software vendor community and SaaS players to embed GXS’s Trading Grid integration cloud platform into cloud services and software apps.
GXS said that their collaborators can now connect banking, manufacturing and retailer customers to make the most of their six million trading partner relationships already in GXS Trading Grid. Continue reading →
Ten years ago, if you’d asked a small businesses owner what they did to back up their data, the majority would have pulled a tape from their bag and told you how they swapped out a cassette each night and took them home for safe keeping.
But times have changed and, today, everyone is talking about ‘the Cloud’. So what does that mean? Are all Cloud services the same? And is all Cloud data protected? Continue reading →
ECM Plus – OnApp is offering hosting providers at the WorldHostingDays 2011 exhibition today, in a campaign they hope will dispel the myth that the cost and complexity of setting up a cloud hosting operation is a big deal.
In a moment of marketing madness, OnApp will give away 500 “Cloud-In-A-Box” packages that give recipients the opportunity to get cloud hosting software and services, worth well over US$50,000 – free of charge. Continue reading →
BY JULIAN BOX The current economic climate has seen the need for organisations across all sectors to identify cost savings strategies. The term ‘virtualisation’ and the concept of ‘cloud computing’ have been long discussed as cost-saving and business continuity solutions. However, before an organisation considers deploying a virtual environment and eventually utilising the cloud, it is important for companies to understand how this will fit into their overall business objectives.
Improving operational efficiency will yield cost savings as many organisations are still stuck with the inefficient model of utilising both physical only or a hybrid of physical and virtual infrastructure. These types of environments are expensive to purchase and maintain, especially when adding on power and cooling costs in server rooms or data centres. While virtual infrastructure brings about significant cost and resource savings, it also brings challenges and a shift in operations to deliver the ultimate benefits. Continue reading →
E Pluribus Unum? Document search and retrieval. Image: U.S. National Archives
Line of business applications integration and WebSearch Document Management, Workflow and Email Archive solution
ECM Plus – DocuLex has released WebSearch Connector V2 for rapid integration between DocuLex Archive Studio’s WebSearch document management and business applications, including Dynamics GP, QuickBooks, Sage, Needles and other line-of-business packages.
According to Doculex, the WebSearch Connector has a direct pipeline between applications and WebSearch, enabling users to search documents and to retrieve them from desktop or browser-based applications. The DocuLex WebSearch Connector eliminates the technical hurdles and expense most often associated with custom programming and integration, allowing for built-in seamless integration. Continue reading →
Bitrix goes social in web content update. Image: melandory
Site Manager ASP.NET 5.5 boosts web content management and creation tools for editors, designers and developers.
ECM Plus – Bitrix has released Version 5.5 of Site Manager ASP.NET, primarily aimed at website content editors, designers and developers who prefer to use ASP.NET for their web projects.
Site Manager ASP.NET 5.5 now boasts ready-to-go design and content templates for corporate, personal, and community websites that are available from inside the regular install wizard. Continue reading →
Invu minimises administration time as part of a £62 million new build project
ECM Plus – Cornwallis Academy has implemented a new Invu Document Management system to replace its existing manual filing procedures and also to store hundreds of student records,
According to the school their personnel, finance and payroll documents are being moved over, a process they hope will cut weeks of administrative time each year.
The deployment is a 50 licences Invu Document Management Workflow system, rolled out as part of a £62 million joint new build project, through which the opportunity to rationalise how information is held, accessed and used became available. Continue reading →
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