Hungry For Efficiencies, Mitsui Foods Turned To Sungard AS For Oracle Application Management

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If you enjoy drinking a hot cup of gourmet Arabica coffee or sipping a refreshing glass of fruit juice, chances are you’ve consumed a beverage touched by Mitsui Foods. Mitsui Foods is an importer and distributor of a diverse line of food and beverage products including coffees, juices, and packaged and frozen foods. Global companies from food services to national restaurants and retail groceries rely on Mitsui Foods for its international network and domestic distribution centers. Its innovation in products, quality assurance, distribution logistics, and customer support have helped modernize and reform their approach to how food is grown, sourced, processed, packaged, shipped, warehoused, d … Read more

The Best IT Blogs Of The Week: 1-2-15

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Whether you’re ready or not, the New Year is upon us and it brings New Year resolutions. Are you one of the hopefuls to grab a gym membership in 2015? Or maybe you’re one to cut out sweets! Nevertheless, businesses have resolutions just like everyone else, especially those businesses in IT. Let’s take a look at what IT businesses should be adding to their New Year’s resolutions! Resolution #1: Jump On The Cloud Bandwagon …and here’s why: the cloud has matured over the past few years, with many key selling-points focused on cost-cutting benefits due to the lagging economy. However, now there’s another, even more important advantage, and that’s employee retainment. “Valuable employees stuck … Read more

What Is Auto-Scaling or Cloud Bursting, Anyway?

cloud bursting

In your IT position, you have been asked to replace an aging, but critical, application that is no longer able to meet the needs of the business. You have spent months working through the requirements for the new application, including application functionality, security and compliance, resiliency, and scalability. You have already chosen an application provider that has demonstrated that they can meet all of the application requirements. Your next step is to determine where to host the new application. Like many other companies today, your organization wants to move away from traditional physical hardware solutions that are capital intensive, and instead move to a cloud-based … Read more

A Measuring Stick For The Cloud

the cloud

Remember when you were little and your parents would record your height by making a pencil mark on your doorframe every time you grew an inch or two? We thought it was time to do the same for the cloud computing industry, since growth is happening fast! To get the numbers we needed, Sungard Availability Services and EMC recently commissioned an important survey of businesses on their use of cloud technology and cloud recovery services. The study, conducted by IDG Research Services, queried 132 IT professionals in companies of all sizes – from less than 1,000 to more than 10,000 employees – throughout the U.S. Here’s how the measurements worked out … Cloud Services: Undergoing a Growt … Read more

@SunGardAS Experts Give Sneak Peek Into Their #VMworld Plans

Janel Ryan

The countdown to VMworld 2012 is underway, and before the event opens and the frenetic pace of one of the largest shows of the year begins, our experts at SunGard who are attending are weighing in with their thoughts on what this year’s event will offer. SunGard’s team will be meeting customers and partners at booth #2322 to discuss SunGard solutions, such as recovering hybrid environments, and sitting in on a number of breakout sessions across many VMworld tracks. Read what our experts have to say about the technologies that are capturing their attention, and what they’re looking forward to most. And with so much to learn from both the business and the technology perspectives, the dizzy … Read more

Enterprise-level Security at a Small Business Budget

Cloud Security

By JP Blaho As companies embrace the fact that every business is a contender on the Internet, and every company is subject to the same types of vulnerabilities and attacks, they must all realize their network security postures must be advanced and robust.  This means that a company of six employees must have network security protections which mirror those of an organization of 6,000 employees.  As cost-prohibitive as it sounds, there are ways that non-enterprise-level businesses can implement a security strategy that is comprehensive and effective in protecting themselves from attack just as successfully as enterprise customers. One such solution is called Unified Threat Management ( … Read more

Network Security Threats on SMBs: What You Need to Know

Network Security

By JP Blaho The Internet, over the last two decades, has helped create a different way of interacting, transferring knowledge, and conducting business.  It has helped create a level playing field in which companies of any size, and from anywhere in the world, can compete for a consumer’s business.  This has also introduced a completely new form of risk-- network security. Network security has become one of the fastest growing sectors within IT because of the growing number of cybercriminals.  This black-market has designed a business model where the focus is on breaking into businesses via the Internet.  The intent is mainly to exploit their targets for money: whether it’s through holding a … Read more

SunGard Availability Services is Silicon Valley-bound for Cloud Connect Santa Clara #ccevent – Stop by our booth to win a MacBook® Air!

Cloud Connect 2012

We’re escaping the cold, wintery weather at our headquarters in Philadelphia and heading to Silicon Valley for Cloud Connect Santa Clara (#ccevent) February 14-15, 2012. Cloud Connect brings together the entire cloud eco-system to better understand the transformations cloud is bringing to the Enterprise. As a Platinum sponsor, we’ll be setting up shop at booth #414 where SunGard representatives will be available to discuss our cloud offerings, including our Enterprise Cloud Services and cloud-recovery services. Stop by our booth during the expo for a scratch off ticket* where you could win an Apple® MacBook® Air, Apple® iPad® 2 or a $5 Starbucks® gift card. Every card is a winner, so be sure … Read more