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Fleet Management Through the Cloud

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Fleet Management Through the Cloud

Softec launches its Altair fleet management software as a cloud-based service. 

The SaaS allows corporations or inviduals to view, manage and optimise the use of any type of vehicle in real time through internet browser. 

It comes in 2 versions-- Altair Sky (for private aviation, air cargo and charter companies) and Altair Ground (for ground and sea transporation companies).

The system is scaleable as one requires.

Being SaaS, the service only requires a monthly fee. It comes in 2 modules-- Live tracking and Fleet management. 

The company also offers Read more...

MS Office Gets to the Pay-As-You-Go Cloud

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MS Office Gets to the Pay-As-You-Go Cloud

Microsoft Office 365 combines Office, Sharepoint, Exchange and Lynch in a cloud service that works with most browsers, smartphones and desktop applications. 

Microsoft offers 2 versions-- one for small businesses, professionals and companies with fewer than 25 employees and an enterprises version for midsize/large businesses and government organisations. 

Office 365 for enterprises also includes an option to get Office Professional Plus desktop software on a pay as you go basis for the first time. 

In 2011 Office 365 will also include Microsoft Dynamics Read more...

Channels in the Cloud Era

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Channels in the Cloud Era

Forrester Research reports 12-15% of IT channel companies will wash out of the market in the next 5 years. The reason? Failure to adapt to the new era of cloud computing.

A Forrester researcher blog entry shows results from a recent channel company survey.

These results show: there is confusion amongst channel partners over their role in the cloud services value chain; they are not simply waiting for tech vendors to tell them what to do; but they need a lot of help to transform their business models for the cloud computing era.

Not all channel Read more...

Private Cloud Proposals from Oracle

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Private Cloud Proposals from Oracle

Oracle hopes to create a standard for running private clouds with its Cloud Resource Model API.

It is now up to the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) to consider this proposal as a possible standard. 

The API provides cloud management software a set of hooks hide provisioning service low-level configuration details from an laaS-styled offering. It could also allow users to deploy virtual servers across clouds run on different hardware platforms.

The set has 2 pieces-- the model describing the relationships between different types of resources Read more...

Fastest Thin Client Within the Cloud?

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Fastest Thin Client Within the Cloud?

Wyse Technology claims its latest thin client, the Wyse R10L, is the "fastest" with a superscalar 1.5GHz GPU which supports dual high-res displays, as well as rotation and L-shaped modes.

The client is built on R10L hardware and the latest Wyse ThinOS 7.0. ThinOS takes advantage of a unique unpublished API which therefore provides built-in protection from viruses and malware. 

The R10L uses Wyse's Zero engine cloud software and ThinOS multiprotocol capability. It updates and configures itself automatically, without the need for separate management Read more...

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