Box will release Shuttle service to assist data transfer to cloud platform

Box, cloud file synergistic and shared service provider, announced to release Box Shuttle service. This new service will put software and consulting work together in order to help enterprises to transfer data to Box effectively. Until now, this service is still on trial and is supposed to introduce it on the market in autumn.

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Box will make full use of Box Shuttle service to help enterprise to realize the data transfer by offering advice. This service plays an important role to those enterprises do not reply much on their own storage infrastructure. So far, Box attracted some top 500 enterprises, including Coca Cola, Eli Lily, GE and Pfizer. Box has a promising prospective.

Aaron Levie, CEO of Box, expressed during the interview of VentureBeat that it encountered the next problem is how clients to obtain and save their data from the database and transfer those data to cloud platform.

Box avails of Shuttle service to integrate software business, consulting business and some other sections to solve the difficulties that may meet during the data transfer.

In fact, the other cloud providers apply their own means to help enterprises to transfer data to cloud platform as well. Google for Work has a lots of partners to support the promotion of Google Drive. Microsoft also has its own partner to promote OneDrive service. Besides, Amazon AWS released the Snowball service which enabled enterprises to upload data on Snowball, then transfer to AWS. However, Shuttle applies another means to transfer data. Levie claimed that enterprises could transfer data all at once to its platform.

Levie assumed that its clients might avail Snowball service some day to upload data from AWS S3 and then to transfer it to Box. He claimed that the Box Shuttle service charges at least $ 2,000.

Apple teams up with SAP to explore users for iPhone and iPad

Apple just made a deal with German database giant SAP in order to introduce more iPhone and iPad devices to enterprises around the world.
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This is the latest agreement concerning enterprises-focused that Apple signed. Apple already teamed up with IBM and Cisco. To increase its revenue and profit, Apple has been working hard to attract more major clients and establish business relations with them.

The cooperation between Apple and SAP will be concentrated with HANA platform. HANA is the interacted database system that SAP uses for accounting projects. The database aims to store a great amount of business data, including the inventory level, transaction information and other details. It is so called Enterprises Resource Management.

Tim Cook stated in the statement that:” As a leader of enterprise software industry and 76% of trade transactions have been done via SAP system, therefore, SAP becomes the ideal cooperative partner to Apple. SAP system would help us change global modes of business for iPhone and iPad devices.”

In fact, SAP developers would help Apple to launch new iOS applications which are compatible with SAP data based on this cooperation. The latest SDK software will accelerate the launch of those applications.

SAP will develop the localized applications for iPhone and iPad in accordance with the terms they signed. SAP claimed that the localized applications will be designed on the basis of Swift. Swift is the programming language that launched by Apple.

This cooperation is another milestone to Apple. Even though Apple has enrich experience in selling iPhone and iPad to enterprises, it is still lack of knowledge, skills and experience in building database which could compete with SAP. The cooperation with SAP will be a important part for Apple’s sustainable development.

Microsoft’s focus on Windows 10 upgrades is a mistake

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When Microsoft didn’t use the opportunity to push customers to buy new hardware, it made a mistake at its recent developers conference an analyst said today.

“On behalf of the Windows 10 team, we’re happy to welcome all of these customers to Windows 10, whether they have a new PC, a five-year-old PC, or a Mac [emphasis added],” said Terry Myerson, the executive who leads the company’s devices and operating systems group, after touting a new number of active Windows 10 users. Continue reading

IBM acquired Cleversafe to accelerate the development of Hybrid Cloud business

The report that IBM submitted to SEC on Tuesday indicated that its acquisition deal of Cleversafe was over $1.3 billion. Cleversafe’s data storage software can be used in public and private cloud computing system.

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IBM announced to acquired Cleversafe in last October but it did not reveal the specific details. According to its latest report, Cleversafe acquisition was the biggest merger deal IBM made last year. IBM spent over 1.3 billion to acquire it, reputation is included into the cost.

With the decline revenue of IBM existing products and services, its CEO Ginni Rometty wishes to make more profit by promoting cloud computing business. It focuses on building internet services to connect the private or exclusive servers with the public data center. IBM is eager to split off from Amazon or other cloud server providers.

Most of cloud computing revenue of 2015 were from basic services, including software, hardware and private cloud services. The IBM report showed that the revenue of cloud computing business reached $10.2 billion last year, including $5.6 billion basic service revenue.

Cleversafe was established in 2004 for launching the data storage system that used for enterprises and public cloud servers. Pitchbook predicted that the market value of Cleversafe would be over $ 200 million based on the financing value of 2013.

The report indicated that it spent $3.6 billion to complete 14 acquisitions in 2015. The second large acquistion went to Merge Healthcare. It might spend over $1 billion to acquire.

IMB supports Swift language, competing Amazon’s cloud computing with Apple

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The cooperation between IBM and Apple again made a great progress – IBM Cloud became the first cloud computing plat that supports Apple’s Swift programming language.

Swift has earned its own development space through iPhone’s application developers. And with the help of IBM, Swift will push harder to the market of enterprise users, providing IBM Cloud with a unique function that competitors like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft don’t have.  Continue reading

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If you have access to all-in-one marketing platform, email marketing, marketing automation and sales & CRM can be accomplished very easily. Newsletters can be designed as per the latest standards and beautiful email campaigns can be designed in a very efficient way. It is very much important to keep in touch with your customers and contacts so that your needs will be fulfilled in a very efficient manner. You should be able to send individual emails after customization as per the preferences of users.

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MOJO-Themes.com Review: Premium themes and templates at best price

Themes are very important to make your website unique and impressive. MOJO Themes offer various kinds of themes so that you will be able to choose the best theme as per your needs. The website lists popular themes on the homepage. It is a platform where you can buy and sell your creative items. You can go through the blog to know more about the services. The forum is the right place to discuss your needs with other participants. There are WordPress themes, site templates, themes on Joomla, Ecommerce and Tumbler.

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How to Run Windows 10 on Mac with Parallels Desktop 11

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Fell troublesome to run Windows 10 on you Mac using Boot Camp? Why not try Parallels Desktop 11 to seamlessly transfer between Windows and Mac OS? Parallels Desktop for Mac is software providing hardware virtualization for Macintosh computers with Intel processors. Users can use OS X El Capitan and Windows 10 side by side without rebooting, including full support for Windows and Mac apps.

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Microsoft has been preparing for massive Windows 10 upgrade strategy

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According to the developer of a tool that blocks such upgrades, Microsoft has been preparing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs for a more aggressive Windows 10 upgrade strategy that the company will kick off shortly.

“Over Thanksgiving weekend I started getting reports that the Windows Update ‘AllowOSUpgrade’ setting was getting flipped back on on a number of peoples’ PCs, and it keeps re-setting itself at least once a day if they switch it back off,” said Josh Mayfield, the software engineer who created GWX Control Panel. The tool was originally designed to make the “Get Windows 10″ (hence GWX) applet go away after Microsoft installed it on consumer and small business Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs starting in March, then activated in June. Continue reading

Wristly: 50% Apple Watch users stop wearing it in two weeks

Apple Watch is the most popular wearable device. Wristly studied users’ application habit, the popularity and sanctification for Apple Watch’s after it went to the public.

Wristly suggested that it paid much more attention to Apple Watch than PC, PDA smartphones and iPads. It witnessed the whole life cycle of Apple Watch.

It released a new report subjecting to :how quickly after first use did you decide to stop wearing the watch?”

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It interviewed 340 users in November. Half of the interviewees stopped wearing the Apple Watch in two weeks. Thirty percent of the interviewees stopped wearing it within 2 weeks, while the twenty percent of interviewees stopped wearing it within days.

The top 5 reasons for stopping wearing it come as follow:

I didn’t find enough value in it

I though it was too limited

I though it was too slow

The battery didn’t last long enough

The tilt to check the time ended up too annoying

60% of interviewees felt the Apple Watch is too advanced, and they did not find enough value in it. 50% of interviewees thought it was too limited.

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While some other interviewees were not satisfied with its performance. They felt it was too slow, and 40% of them agreed this. 30% of interviewees thought the battery did not last long enough. They preferred not to charge the watch each day. A small portion users hoped Apple Watch could connect to other handsets.

Even though many users are not satisfied with its performance, Apple Watch obtained great sales volume. It is supposed to sell 6 million units during the Christmas shopping season.

Wristly also learned that many people concern its price. Most of them feel it is too expensive to afford. Therefore, 65% of users purchased Apple Watch Sport. Some Apple Watch fans feel that it has great potential to obtain more market shares if Apple modifies its battery life, independence of application and offers reasonable price.