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Scale Computing Aims for the Small Business Market and Sees Exceptional Growth
Scale Computing, founded in 2007, focuses on the small- and medium-sized business market and has driven growth of 50 percent year over year since 2014, according to Alan Conboy of the office of the CTO.
When asked about Scale’s growth, Conboy told Info-Tech in an exclusive briefing that he felt comfortable stating a 50 percent year-over-year growth since 2014, but felt that number was conservative. Conboy noted that the development of their own solution rather than building off someone else’s hypervisor was a major part of this success.
The Scale Hyperconverged Infrastructure would seem to fill a niche that the larger players are leaving largely untouched. Smaller businesses need solutions that are as robust and practical as the larger ones, but those are often priced out of reach for smaller businesses.
With Scale’s solutions, deep-specific expertise is not needed for their platform. This lowers complexity for small IT teams.
Perhaps Scale’s approach is the one needed to address the hole left by the likes of Nutanix and HPE SimpliVity.
How long will it be before the larger vendors take notice of the market available to them in the small and medium business arena?
One thing is certain, though, being the first to concentrate on this space will garner brand loyalty, and as those small companies grow, so will Scale.
Bosch’s release of its INTEOX camera solution moves beyond the legacy “closed circuit” model of surveillance infrastructure to a Camera-as-a-Platform (CaaP) approach, enabling third-party apps at the surveillance perimeter edge to create innovative video-based business solutions and decisions.
Integration Capabilities Will Drive Restaurant Operators’ Selection of Restaurant Manager’s POS System
POS system purchases are being driven by ease of integration. Identified as having the most satisfying of all POS systems when it comes to integration, Restaurant Manager displays that it understands the needs of restaurant operators.
As pick-up/takeout has been the only operating option for restaurants for the last few months, Silverware’s release of its “In-Seat Contactless Platform” will assist COVID-19 “new normal” restaurants to deploy mobile-first, phone-to-table contactless features that were once a convenience but are now features of necessity.
By exploiting a five-year-old configuration error, a hacker was able to access Amazon’s S3 cloud storage buckets on which Twilio’s code was loaded. As a result, customers were able to unknowingly download the modified code for twenty-four hours.
Qualys VMDR and Ivanti have announced a new partnership dedicated to improving the detection and patching of vulnerabilities. Announced July 30, the Qualys and Ivanti Partnership have already gone live as an integrated component of the VMDR solution.
COVID-19 has forced software companies and their suppliers to refocus efforts around prioritizing systems and workflows that are nearly 100% digital in nature. As a result, Info-Tech has observed the quick emergence of six market themes that are highly relevant after COVID-19. This note series will profile key vendors and how they fit into the post-COVID-19 world.
Remote Work Landscape Pushes Microsoft to Releases Endpoint DLP and Double Key Encryption Features for Added Data Security
Microsoft recently previewed the specific features to tackle data security and risk management for end users with Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Double Key Encryption. The reason for the launch? The increasing shift towards a remote work environment and a need to mitigate the accompanying risks.
IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.
Dynatrace differentiates its APM solution through ease of deployment. As IT environments continue to become more complex, leading enterprise software vendors will improve their solutions to be more plug-and-play.