Followers of the Enterprise File Share and Sync Market (EFSS) will have
noticed a flurry of announcements in the last few weeks. In particular:
SAP and OpenText collaborated with Tempo Box; Egnyte outlined it would
leverage Google's Storage; Box purchased Stream as well as announcing Box
Notes (something SME has had for ages) and unlimited storage for business
plan customers as well as being able to save files to Box directly from
Microsoft Office (again something SME has had for a long time); SalesForce
and Microsoft announced interoperability with Office365; Microsoft
also announced that certain Office365 subscribers would receive 1TB free of
charge; Cloudian announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services;
Amazon announced Zocalo their EFSS solution; Zimbra purchased Mezeo.
So why is this flurry activity happening? There are a few reasons. The first
is that the... (more)
Straight-Through Processing (STP) is a term associated with workflow and
business process management technologies. STP is the automation of a process
flow, from invocation to execution. STP allows the seamless and accurate
transactional exchange of information electronically. It can involve many
different information stores and parties within the process flow, and it
reduces the need for human intervention.
STP is often associated with the financial services and securities industry,
as this is where its use has been prevalent, due to a change in legislation
(Rule 15c6-1) by the ... (more)
Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Yet Another Java/J2ME Google Maps Midlet!
These seem to be coming out quicker that I can blog them ! This one is
called J2MEMap and you can get the JAR from here, and the jar from here
One of the interesting things about the last 12-18 months is how the Cloud
has put power into the hands of consumers. What I mean by this is, imagine
the following scenario in the world pre-cloud:
"A user buys some software via the Internet or shrink-wrapped. It arrives and
they install it. It either does not work for them or they cannot figure out
how to use it so they basically write off the cash and don't use the app. End
Now let's look at what happens on Cloud:
"The user either buys an application from an app store (be it desktop or
mobile), or a holiday from a ho... (more)
The Year in Review
It has been some year in the world of Cloud and Cloud Storage in particular.
We witnessed the demise of Nirvanix, as well as the revelations of Edward
Snowdon outlining the surveillance of the PRISM surveillance program and
the alleged collusion with major US Service providers.
Amidst all of this the behemoth that is Amazon continued to move forwards
apace and continuing to add new services and reduce pricing.
There has been space in the market for new vendors such as Dump Truck, which
launched almost exactly 1 year ago, and Copy, both of which predominantly