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Runaway cloud computing cost may be causing an information technology industry crisis. Expanding requirements, extended transition schedules and misleading marketplace hype have made "Transformation" a dirty word.  Questions about how to manage cost variances and deviations with assets and cost across different suppliers abound. A  recent Cloud Tech article explained that while public cloud offers considerable cost savings in comparison to private or on-premises based alternatives, there may also be significant hidden costs. Operational features like auto-scaling can cause costs to soar in line with demand for resources, making predicting costs difficult and budgeting even harder. There is also an acute need for a holistic and heterogeneous system that can track the costs of cloud services from the point of consumption (e.g., an application or business unit) down to... (more)

Visualizing Financial Data through XBRL

Users of financial data, including investors, analysts, financial institutions, and regulators, will learn how to receive, compare, and analyze data much more efficiently via the XBRL standard. A key component of the XBRL Solution is a visual mashup layer; the dynamic visual display and ease-of-use technology adds value by making it simpler for business users to digest complex data and pass it on in the same format. In this track, Hideki will further explain the importance of visualizing financial data and controlling the information channels with dynamic XBRL software. In addition, he will illustrate XBRL's value through case examples. He will show members how to easily manipulate financial data from the Internet and from legacy enterprise systems to bring that information into one browser where it will be viewed and reviewed under multiple lenses, bringing new inf... (more)

ERP Software Running on Windows Azure Cloud

ERP Journal on Ulitzer Acumatica, a provider of web-based accounting, ERP, and CRM software, today announced availability of its SaaS solution which runs on Windows Azure and includes the Acumatica software subscription, the operating environment, backups, upgrades, a service level agreement, and automatic updates. The SaaS solution allows mid-sized businesses to purchase customized ERP software and services without installing and maintaining software or investing in hardware. The Acumatica SaaS offering is unique because it allows customers to switch between an on-premise deployment and a SaaS deployment as their business needs change. Customers may take advantage of Acumatica's migration service if they decide to move to SaaS or move from SaaS to an on-premise deployment. Acumatica's SaaS offering includes advanced financial features and customization tools. The ... (more)

NetSuite and HEIN Partner to Provide Expert Accounting and Regulatory Compliance Solutions From the Cloud

SAN MATEO, Calif. and DENVER, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — NetSuite Inc., ( NYSE: N), a leading vendor of cloud computing business management software suites, and HEIN & ASSOCIATES LLP, a leading accounting and advisory services firm, today announced a partnership to provide both public and private companies with a range of customized accounting and regulatory compliance solutions powered by NetSuite’s leading cloud computing applications for financials, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM). Working with NetSuite and its powerful, flexible cloud computing application suite and software development platform, HEIN & ASSOCIATES LLP’s professional consultants will deliver sophisticated, vertically focused solutions for needs ranging from tax and financial reporting to growth plan development. NetSuite’s architecture will enab... (more)

Talking with David Siegel about ‘Pull’ and the Semantic Web

Continuing my series of podcast conversations with interesting people, this week I spoke with David Siegel in New York. David is the author of several best-selling books, and has just published Pull: the power of the Semantic Web to transform your business [Amazon US] [Amazon UK]. We discuss the premise behind the book, and delve into David’s perspective that the ’semantic web’ is far broader than many have traditionally thought. During our conversation, we mention the following resources; Business Rules Markup Language (BRML) Creating Killer Web Sites eXtensible Markup Language (XML) Futurize Your Enterprise GoodRelations, and my podcast with Martin Hepp and Jamie Taylor Kayak Linked Data NeuroCommons PubSubHubbub Pull Pull website Resource Discovery Framework (RDF) Science Commons Secrets of Successful Web Sites Universal Product Code (UPC) weather.com Web Ontolog... (more)

PaaSing Comments – Data and PaaS

I’ve been looking at the PaaS space for some time now.  I spent some time with the good folks at CloudBees (naturally), and have had many conversations on CloudFoundry, Azure, and more with vendors, customers and other cloudy folks. Krishnan posted a very good article over on CloudAve, and at one level I fully agree that PaaS will be come more of a data-centric (vs. code-centric) animal over the next few years.  To some degree that’s generally true of all areas of IT – data, intelligence and action from data, etc.  But there is a lot more to this. Most PaaS frameworks have very few actual services – other than code logic containers, maybe one messaging framework, and some data services (structured and unstructured persistence and query).  You get some scale out, load balancing, and rudimentary IAM and operations services.  Over time as the enterprise PaaS market r... (more)

NetSuite Announces New Customer Wins As Manufacturers Continue Strategic Shift To The Cloud

SAN MATEO, Calif., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, today announced that four leading manufacturers have replaced their legacy, on-premise software with NetSuite to power their key manufacturing and business operations, demonstrating NetSuite's significant momentum in this important vertical. Anisa International, Flogistix, PrimaLoft® and Viridis Energy are gaining the efficiency, visibility and scalability needed for growth without the pain, inefficiency, and expense of on-premise, legacy tools. These companies join the ranks of manufacturers like GoPro, Jawbone, RedBuilt and Speck, who are running their business on one, integrated cloud-based suite. The continued growth of NetSuite's manufacturing customer base is further proof that manufacturers are migrating t... (more)

Mobile World Congress 2010 – Profile der Aussteller

Der Mobile World Congress 2010, die weltweit größte Messe für Mobilfunktechnologie, findet vom 15. bis 18. Februar 2010 in der Fira de Barcelona, Montjuic, statt. Links zu wichtigen Informationen: Veranstaltungsübersicht FAQ MWC Mobile Guide Anmeldung Verfolgen Sie den Mobile World Congress auf Twitter: @gsmworld Neueste Meldungen, Ratgeber, Fotos und Multimediapräsentationen zum Mobile World Congress 2010 stehen auf Tradeshownews.com, der Website von Business Wire für Nachrichten zu Messen, Konferenzen und Veranstaltungen, zur Verfügung. Nachfolgend aufgeführt sind die Profile der Aussteller des Mobile World Congress 2010. Firma: Aepona Stand: 2F08 Ansprechpartner Medien: Michael Crossey Telefon: 077 3431 8210 E-Mail: [email protected] Internet: www.aepona.com   Aepona bietet Telekommunikationsunternehmen weltweit Produkte und Dienstleistungen an, dam... (more)

GoldenSource Releases Market Data Solution for end-to-end Data Transparency

LONDON and NEW YORK, March 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The ability of Risk Managers to adapt to changing regulatory environments and achieve more up to date and accessible views of immediate risk positions, has long been held back by the siloed treatment of market and reference data. Today at FIMA NY, GoldenSource announced the release of the GoldenSource Market Data Solution (GSMDS) allowing Chief Risk Officers and Chief Financial Officers to get to grips with operational and financial risk caused by increased market volatility, inconsistent business processes and asset-based processing silos. "Risk management, product control and finance officers need higher data quality, transparency and consistency. The GoldenSource Market Data Solution is unique in offering a proven business solution to address the challenges of offering a 360 degree view of all risk-relevant data ... (more)

Galapagos half year results in line with full year guidance

MECHELEN, BELGIUM -- (Marketwire) -- 08/06/10 -- * Confirmation of full year guidance of more than EUR135 M in revenues, a positive operating income and cash flow, and a positive net result * Group revenues increased to EUR49.9 M (+27%) * Service operations external revenues growth of 24% * Service operations profit of EUR3.2 M excluding exceptional costs * Group net loss of EUR10.5 M * Cash used in operations reduced to EUR4.2 M, (H109: EUR5.4 M) * Cash position of EUR27.2 M on 30 June 2010 * New strategic alliances with Roche and Servier * Advancement of two additional programs to the clinic, bringing total to five Click here to access the live audio webcast presentation at 10.00 CET, call number+32.2290.1791 Mechelen, Belgium; 6 August 2010 - Galapagos NV (Euronext: GLPG) announces its half year results and reiterates guidance for the full year. "We have made consi... (more)

Minera IRL Announces Second Quarter Financial Results

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 08/16/10 -- Minera IRL Limited ("Minera IRL" or the "Company"), (TSX: IRL)(AIM: MIRL)(BVLAC: MIRL) the Latin American focused gold mining, development and exploration company, is pleased to announce its unaudited interim results for the 3-month period ended June 30, 2010 and its interim results for the six months ended June 30, 2010. All amounts are reported in US dollars. Highlights for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 included: -- Gold production above budget at 8,098 ounces (15,169 ounces for 6 months to June 30, 2010) -- Sales revenue of US$10.0 million (US$18.3 million for 6 months to June 30, 2010) -- Average sales price US$1,201 per ounce in the second quarter -- Corihuarmi cash operating cost of US$365 per ounce (US$396 for the 6 months to June 30, 2010) -- EBITDA of US$3.9 million (Q2 2009 US$1.7 million) -- Profit b... (more)