Google launches Cloud IoT Core service for enterprises

Google today unveiled a cloud platform service to help organizations collect vital data from billions of Internet of Things devices.

The service, Google Cloud IoT Core, is designed to help enterprises, including utilities and transportation agencies, securely connect globally distributed devices to the Google Cloud Platform. There, the data can be centrally managed and integrated with Google’s data analytics services, said Indranil Chakraborty, cloud product manager at Google.

One customer who has been testing the new service for two months is Energyworx, a company of 40 workers that has used Google cloud services since 2014. Energyworx provides data analytics to utilities to help them plan better and improve performance.

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VeloCloud launches an SD-WAN security ecosystem

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It’s a great time to be in the SD-WAN business. IDC estimates that worldwide SD-WAN revenues will exceed $ 6 billion in 2020, with a compound annual growth rate of more than 90% over the 2015-to-2020 forecast period. According to IHS, as of the end of 2016, 13% of North American enterprises already have the technology in production and 62% are in lab trials. By 2018, 82% are expected to be using SD-WAN.

Those are some pretty remarkable adoption rates for a technology that is still in its early days.

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IDG Contributor Network: Kimble launches A.I.-enabled PSA — buzzwords or innovation?

Kimble first came to my attention awhile ago after I’d written a few commentaries about the broader professional services automation (PSA) space.

PSA is a space of huge growth as increasingly more organizations move to services-based models. Along with this customer growth, there is a corresponding increase in vendor activity. FinancialForce claims PSA dominance, at least when it comes to integrated financial/PSA offerings, and this dominance has been their main vector of attack against arch rival (and also a vendor offering a combined ERP/PSA product) NetSuite.

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Microsoft launches new Azure intellectual property protections

Microsoft wants to help its cloud customers feel better protected from intellectual property lawsuit threats. To that end, the company is launching a new feature that’s designed to give them additional shielding.

The Azure IP Advantage program (the IP stands for intellectual property) provides a trio of benefits. First, Microsoft will indemnify all Azure customers from intellectual property infringement claims resulting from their use of Azure products, including open source components.

Second, the company will allow customers that meet a set of criteria access to a “patent pick” program, which will allow them to transfer one Microsoft patent from a list of 10,000 to help them with defending against an infringement suit.

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IDG Contributor Network: FR8 launches to deliver load trucking and fleet optimization

FR8 Revolution is a company that was founded a year ago with the vision of bringing data-driven, cloud-based tools to the trucking market.

It can be easy to forget about this industry when you shop at your favorite store, fast food outlet or e-commerce site, but in order to ensure your purchase happens seamlessly, a huge amount of logistics has to occur. It requires a lot of planning to ensure, for example, that a McDonald’s outlet in New York City in the middle of winter has fresh lettuce and tomatoes and enough french fries for demand. Where that planning rubber literally and figuratively meets the road is in the trucking industry.

The U.S. trucking industry alone is a $ 700 billion market and employs a staggering 3.5 million drivers. And while we’ve all been told a number of times that the future of trucking is autonomous vehicles, the truth behind that somewhat cliched statement is that it’s going to take a huge amount of software to actually make that prophecy come true.

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Google launches cloud service for understanding human language

Google’s intelligent cloud developer tools expanded Wednesday with the launch of a new Cloud Natural Language API. The service is aimed at helping developers create applications that understand human language.

It’s an important move for Google, as public cloud providers race to host new applications built with intelligent capabilities. Natural language processing allows developers to build apps that can tackle the challenging task of understanding how humans communicate. It is also key for building intelligent assistants and chat bots.

This API can provide information about a block of text back to an application, including the overall sentiment of a passage and an analysis of the structure of a sentence. The system can also identify entities mentioned, including people, organizations, locations, events and products.

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Amazon launches managed Elasticsearch service

While Amazon Web Services made a name for itself by providing raw computing power and data storage at rock-bottom prices, the company has been moving toward providing services that do more of the heavy lifting for developers and administrators in exchange for a higher price.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a new product in that vein that’s designed to make it easier for developers to implement the popular Elasticsearch open-source search and analytics engine that lives in the AWS cloud. Users can set up an Elasticsearch service cluster using the AWS Management Console, command-line tools, or the Amazon Elasticsearch Service API. They can set up parameters like instance count and what sort of storage their search instance should use.

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Amazon launches managed Elasticsearch service

While Amazon Web Services made a name for itself by providing raw computing power and data storage at rock-bottom prices, the company has been moving toward providing services that do more of the heavy lifting for developers and administrators in exchange for a higher price.

Amazon Elasticsearch Service is a new product in that vein that’s designed to make it easier for developers to implement the popular Elasticsearch open-source search and analytics engine that lives in the AWS cloud. Users can set up an Elasticsearch service cluster using the AWS Management Console, command-line tools, or the Amazon Elasticsearch Service API. They can set up parameters like instance count and what sort of storage their search instance should use.

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ComputeNext Launches CloudED: Cloud Channel and Reseller Education Program



New from ComputeNext: CloudED


ComputeNext, a Bellevue-based cloud company, announced today the launch of its new Channel Training & Education Program, “CloudED.” The new program seeks to train cloud resellers strategies to transition customers from traditional IT solutions to cloud-based models.

CloudED consists of marketplace-specific video tutorials necessary for channel professionals partnering with the ComputeNext platform as well as general cloud certification provided by partner CompTIA, free-of-charge.

ComputeNext brings a unique cloud brokerage platform to the market, which is what CloudED aims to teach users about. Its Global Cloud Marketplace is a platform which enables cloud service commerce, provisioning, and management from cloud hosting providers in over 60 locations worldwide. This platform is also available as a white-label solution which can be offered as a Marketplace-as-a-Service or a custom deployment for telecommunications companies, service providers, and large IT resellers/distributors. The platform can be rapidly deployed and customized for partners based on the cloud platforms, products, and services they wish to offer.

The program, created by ComputeNext’s Director of Channel Development, Dan Moore, was designed to help meet the challenges of keeping revenues up while ushering customers from traditional, physical IT to off-premise cloud services.

Moore believes that there is “a huge need for education and training resources that can better equip these organizations to lead cloud conversations, understand the larger market dynamics of cloud computing, and ultimately exude a sense of trustworthiness to their clients. Unfortunately, the plethora of platform & technology vendors respective to cloud services coupled with the barrage of marketing information about ‘going to the cloud’ can be very daunting and confusing as to what your first steps should be.”

The CloudED training program with optional CompTIA certification is available now at http://www.computenext.com/clouded.

About ComputeNext:

ComputeNext is an award-winning Cloud Marketplace Platform provider based in Bellevue, WA. They empower consumers, vendors, and distributors of cloud services to connect and transact in a transparent and near real-time service delivery model. Their platform empowers cloud service providers, IT resellers and distributors with a way to drive revenue and enhance customer loyalty with a white label cloud marketplace. Their Marketplace platform offers the widest selection of globally distributed cloud services and also enables enterprise IT an intuitive, cost-effective way to internally control, manage, and orchestrate cloud service procurement and delivery. Learn more at http://www.computenext.com






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IBN Technologies Limited Launches Secure Data Book Keeping Outsourcing Services for US and UK



IBN Technologies Limited


The last decade has seen an up rise in the global demand of outsourcing of generic Bookkeeping services.

However approaching the Business Continuity contingency plan, most companies tend to feel vulnerable in exposing their key factor of financial audit documents to a third party vendor.

One of the key drivers of performance excellence in finance and accounting is accuracy. Global Financial Solutions companies such as IBN Technologies Limited banks on its instant access to records from any web location due to the facility of Cloud computing technology. Data does not leave corporate premises as it is only processed remotely. Security of information according to International security standards, a dedicated department to manage individual clients, maintaining of information according to latest rules and regulations of Finance and accounting standards followed around the world.

Restrictive standards of operations where prohibitions to using smartphones, pen drives, firewalls and accessing website restrictions make it viable for clients to choose to outsource to the Indian Subcontinent, and IBN is no exception.

Download Brochure: http://www.ibntech.com/book-keeping.html

Traditionally accountancy and related activities were carried out by a dedicated team of people using various methods such as document based reports, manual entry etc. However, the cost of in-house accountants are not being supported through a parallel investment in skills and training to match their role’s evolution.

Making the best of many years of experience and in-depth software expertise, Companies, in these current times, proactively opt for outsourcing their tasks and requirements. Lowering the cost of operations by 40%, with no overhead costs as well employee benefits costs.

Planning round the clock operations where data is processed & critical reports prepared overnight allows matrix organizations to focus on the core competence of business rather than on back-office functions. Giving a clear time line advantage in streamlining priorities by maximizing on opportunity cost.

IBN is ISO 9001:2008, certified organization which compels it to follows strict rules and regulations to provide best quality services (within a stipulated period of time) which are comparable with world class standards. Following all rules of Book-Keeping and accountancy so that all transactions can be recorded according to National and International (International Financial Reporting Standards) guidelines, with clients from various industry verticals globally.

Related Services: http://www.ibntech.com/finance-and-accounting-services.html

IBN Technologies manages complex outsourcing deals with calibrated expertise of accurate analytics while maintaining a common global operating framework. With over 16 years plus experience, cross-border client-facing, an expert team of accountants that sport well-known accounting soft wares such as Qualified Intuit Pro-Advisors, Intuit PoS Pro-Advisor, Xero, Wave, Free books and many more.

While companies have a tentative saving on infrastructure and technology while outsourcing, one cannot discount the prompt access to skilled resources for expansion at a short notice.

Careful analysis at the research phase before offshoring to a potential or new provider often times turn out to be the most crucial decision. It is imperative for the financial health of an organisation that its accounting process is clean, secure and updated.

About Us

IBN Technologies

IBN Technologies Limited is an outsourcing service provider with a customer base covering the USA, UK, Middle East and India. IBN has a State of the Art Global Delivery Centre in Pune, India. IBN processes are ISO 9001:2008 quality certified. In 15 years of operation IBN has evolved as leading IT & BPO outsourcing service provider in BFSI, Travel, Retail Chains & Online Business.

Contact

Rahul Sancheti

IBN Technologies (US) LLC

108 West 13th Street,

Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Phone: +1-844-644-8440

Email: info(at)ibntech(dot)com

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MRIS Launches Mobile App Platform to Edit Real Estate Listings On-the-Go


Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 18, 2015

MRIS, the industry-leading Mid-Atlantic Multiple Listing Service (MLS) that facilitates nearly $ 125 million a day in real estate transactions, today announced the official release of its MLS developed mobile app with the ability to edit real estate listings anywhere and anytime.

The MRIS Mobile App, available for both Apple and Android devices, allows real estate professionals to easily make important edits to their listings directly from their smartphones and tablets. For residential sale or rental listings already submitted to the MLS, real estate agents can update the most commonly edited fields including list price, status, internet remarks and expiration date. Through the app, MRIS customers will also have the ability to update, delete and replace listing photos.

“Today’s real estate professionals require access to the most advanced tools through mobile platforms in order to meet and exceed the needs of their clients,” said Andrew Strauch, Vice President of Product Innovation and Marketing at MRIS. “Through the MRIS Mobile app, agents can easily edit listing data right from their smartphones whether they are out of the office showing houses or meeting with clients.”

Agents may edit fields for any listing with “On Market” status, making it easier for agents to keep information up-to-date and in compliance in a more timely fashion. From the “My Active Homes” screen, listing agents can simply tap on a listing to view the editable fields for any of their available listings and touch the Edit icon to make changes.

“We are excited to bring a mobile solution to our customers that will allow them to improve their productivity and efficiency. MRIS Mobile will now let agents update their listings on the fly after contracts are signed, update their listing’s remarks to reflect recent changes to the property, and manage photo order and description,” added Strauch.

The MRIS Mobile App, which joins MRIS’s suite of mobile products including Homesnap Pro, ShowingTime, and Close It!, has an extremely intuitive interface with consistent functionality across all major platforms. The app is compatible with iPhone and iPad iOS version 7.0 and above and Android version 3.0 and above. To download the free MRIS Mobile App, visit the Google Play or Apple iTunes store or visit http://www.MRIS.com/MRISmobile for more information.

ABOUT MRIS

MRIS is a leading provider of real estate information technology and one of the nation’s leading multiple listing services (MLS), facilitating over $ 45 billion in system wide sales in 2014. The company supports over 45,000 real estate professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland, Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and parts of Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia. MRIS provides its customers with a portfolio of best-in-class desktop, mobile and cloud-based technologies to improve the real estate transaction process for both real estate professionals and homebuyers and sellers. For more information, please visit MRIS.com or MRIShomes.com to search for thousands of available homes in the Mid-Atlantic region.






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