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Cloud Expo New York In response to massive demand, the world's largest Cloud event - the International Cloud Expo series - is expanding its number of tracks and sessions for its upcoming New York event: 5th International Cloud Expo. The deadline for the very popular Call for Papers, which resulted in a greater deluge of submissions than ever seen before, is being extended to the other side of the holiday period - to January 15, 2010. Additionally, SYS-CON Events announces the addition of additional tracks, additional session slots, and a general all-round expansion of the program in line with the expectations and needs of the 5,000 delegates who are expected to register for the event. Submit Your Speaking Proposal Today to the Largest Cloud Computing Event in the World! Topics to be covered at the 5th International Cloud Expo will include: SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS Stora... (more)

ITC^DeltaCom Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

WEST POINT, Ga., April 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ITC^DeltaCom, Inc. , a leading provider of integrated communications services to customers in the southeastern United States, today announced that Richard E. Fish has been appointed the Company's Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Fish joined ITC^DeltaCom in February 2005 as Chief Administrative Officer and brings more than seventeen years of diverse financial and strategic management, business development and operational experience to the Company. Before joining the Company, Mr. Fish served from November 2000 to October 2004 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for ICG Communications, Inc., a telecommunications service provider. Prior to assuming that role, Mr. Fish served from September 1999 to November 2000 as ICG's Senior Vice President of Finance. Before his service with ICG, Mr. Fish served from... (more)

Macromedia CFO Betsey Nelson Joins Good Technology's Board of Directors

Good Technology, the leading provider of industry standards-based enterprise handheld computingsoftware and service, has announced that Betsey Nelson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Macromedia, has joined the Company's Board of Directors."With more than 7,000 corporations using Good Technology's software and service to manage and secure mission critical enterprise applications and boost mobile productivity, Good is enabling the next wave of computing," said Nelson. "I look forward to contributing to the company's success." "Betsey brings an immense wealth of financial and operational wisdom to Good from her experience leading a highly successful public company with a growing wireless business," said Danny Shader, CEO, Good Technology. "Good will benefit from Betsey's business expertise as we continue to grow by serving our worldwide customer... (more)

BMC Software Appoints Stephen B. Solcher Senior Vice President and CFO

HOUSTON, Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BMC Software, Inc. , a leading provider of enterprise management solutions, today announced the appointment of Stephen (Steve) B. Solcher to the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. In this role, Mr. Solcher will be responsible for Finance and Accounting, Treasury, Investor Relations, Information Technology, Procurement, Internal Audit and other related functions. Mr. Solcher has been serving as BMC's interim chief financial officer since August 29, 2005, while continuing in his role as vice president of finance and treasurer. He will continue to report directly to Bob Beauchamp, president and CEO of BMC Software. "Steve's track record of accomplishments clearly made him the best choice for this position. His significant financial and operations experience have helped contr... (more)

Virtualization Expo New York Call for Papers to Expire January 15, 2010

Virtualization Expo on Ulitzer Virtualization cuts across just about all that you might find in the today's data center: to one degree or another, clients, servers, applications, storage systems, data networks, and security can all now be virtualized. . By compressing multiple workloads onto a single physical server, Virtualization enables data centers to save tremendous amounts of money on hardware, power, cooling and floor space. For small and midsized enterprises, Virtualization can also help data centers tap into levels of fault tolerance previously enjoyed only by huge organizations. And chief executives are discovering that Virtualization has the potential not only to improve the balance sheet, but also to strengthen competitive advantage and put a shine on the corporate brand. Designing and managing IT environments independently from physical limitations is... (more)

The Character of Cloud Computing

Service Providers at Cloud Expo Here's an important reminder for cloud service providers: character counts. Ethics, Values, and Trust are table stakes – for anyone who wants to succeed in business long term – but especially for cloud service providers. As a cloud customer, I am not simply buying/renting your hardware and software. I am grafting my company onto yours. We are intermingling our corporate DNA. I am loading my databases on your disk drives. I am modifying my internal processes to map to your services. If you suddenly grow 3 heads, I cannot easily cut and run. Who you are matters. How you behave matters. What you believe in matters - more so than what your service actually does for me - a damn sight more. Don't believe me? Think that's Barney talking...? Think it's all about the infrastructure, managing your capital, maintaining the buzz, keeping the pipes ... (more)

Hitachi Virtualization Gets a New Boss

Tiered Storage and Virtualization in the Real World Does a transition to virtualized tiered storage deliver true value, a fast return on investment(ROI), and verifiable cost savings? Can the foundational virtualization technology and intelligence of the Hitachi Universal Storage Platform produce an attractive payback period and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO)? Click Here to Download Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST) announced the appointment of Stephen Milligan as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. He will continue to be based at the company's San Jose, California headquarters. Mr. Milligan joined Hitachi GST as chief financial officer in September 2007 and was appointed president earlier this year. He has led a senior management team responsible for making significant financial and operational improvements, including... (more)

Cloud Computing Instrumental in IT Recovery for 2010

New Year 2010 on Ulitzer IDC, the tech industry analysts, have come out with their predictions for 2010 – and it’s a model that heavily involves the development and growth of the Cloud. First some general IT industry forecasts: - growth is expected to return to the IT industry, and IDC is forecasting a more than 3% expansion for the year; the industry will see spending levels rise once again (but to 2008 levels) to $1.5 trillion; - emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil will lead IT recovery, growing 8-13%, while mature markets like the U.S. and Europe are to remain relatively weak and vulnerable to risk factors; - small and medium-sized businesses, another important form of “emerging market” for the IT industry, declined by about 3.5% this year…but expect this sector to grow in 2010 by 3.5%. Growth among SMBs will be higher than large enterprises. What ro... (more)

Cloud Computing: The Risks, Benefits, and Success Factors

The market for cloud technology and integrated services is currently transforming from the hype cycle to testing, piloting, and implementation by larger enterprises. Given the potential for significant cost savings, smaller and medium sized organizations are also becoming early adopters of this technology. The emerging market for cloud services is being driven by the economic downturn in North America, continuing globalization, government edicts, consumer acceptance of technology, and the growth of the extended enterprise. Cloud technology enables organizations to limit the large capital expenditures previously associated with costly data centers and applications and transform these costs into operating expenses paying for technology resources only as needed. In addition, using the cloud enables end users to accelerate time to market since it uses pre-existing virtu... (more)

End-User Experience Management Drives ROI

Enterprise CFOs are taking an increasingly active role in managing the IT decision making process. As a result, IT professionals need to be prepared to quickly show how innovative technology investments equate to real business value. According to a recent industry report, only 5 percent of CIOs have the power to authorize IT investments. That same study reports that IT departments are now, more than ever, reporting directly to the CFO (42 percent) as opposed to the 33 percent reporting to the CEO. A company can't stay competitive and productive without the right tools, technology and infrastructure. And, today's CIOs and IT leaders need the approval of the finance department, which means technology investments need to be more tightly coupled and aligned to company goals and business value. It has also become increasingly important to prove how new investments can d... (more)

SoftLayer Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

SoftLayer Technologies on Monday announced the appointment of Walter Z. Berger as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective in March. A seasoned finance and accounting executive, Mr. Berger will help guide and oversee the company's continued market leadership and financial growth. He brings more than 30 years of experience to SoftLayer, including extensive operational experience as a CFO with several large, publicly held companies. Lance Crosby, CEO for SoftLayer, notes that Berger's "proven track record and leadership will be invaluable as we embark on our next phase of growth. We're delighted to have such a high caliber executive join our team." Prior to joining SoftLayer Technologies, Mr. Berger was the CFO and executive vice president of Leap Wireless International Inc. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Berger served in senior management roles at CBS Corporation, including a... (more)