Thursday, April 19, 2012

Newmind Named Among Top 100 Cloud Service Providers

Newmind Group now ranks among the world’s top 100 cloud service providers (CSPs), according to Nine Lives Media’s second-annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report. The companies featured in the top 100 CSPs generated more than $2.3 billion in combined cloud services revenues in 2011. This number is up nearly 46 percent from 2010 according to the Talkin’ Cloud report.

The Talkin’ Cloud 100 report recognizes top cloud service providers based on such metrics as annual cloud services revenue growth (both in actual dollars and in percentage growth rates).

Companies reflected in the Talkin’ Cloud 100 report include:

  • Cloud service providers -- companies that offer IaaS, PaaS and/or SaaS
  • Cloud aggregators -- companies that offer online marketplaces for sourcing cloud applications, platforms and/or infrastructure
  • Cloud brokers -- companies that recommend a range of cloud applications for customers
  • Cloud integrators -- companies that link multiple cloud services into a customer solution
  • VARs (value-added resellers) with cloud services expertise
  • MSPs (managed service providers) with cloud services expertise

“Newmind Group is passionate about cloud computing, and using cloud services to make life easier for our customers,” said Sara Brylowski, Marketing Manager for Newmind Group. “What really gets us going is looking at all of the great successes our customers have had with Google Apps and seeing how the tools that we’ve been able help them find and use have improved their businesses. To get recognized for doing this by Talkin’ Cloud is icing on the cake.”

The Talkin’ Cloud 100 report is based on data from Talkin’ Cloud’s online survey, conducted January through April 2012.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Power of Collaboration

For better or worse, you likely can't count all of the times in an average work day that you collaborate with your coworkers.
If you work in an open office setting you are unwittingly in cahoots on everything from work tasks to what music to listen to, and the longer the distance between you and your coworkers the more essential it is to find tools that make the collaboration painless.