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Resource Guru scores $870K to make cloud-based scheduling platform agnostic

Resource Guru scored $870,000 in new funding from new and existing investors

Cloud-based scheduling app company Resource Guru said Monday that it has closed $870,000 in new funding. The company’s co-founder Andrew Rogoff told Business Cloud News he expects to accelerate product development, hiring and marketing efforts in a bid to acquire more customers and make scheduling more seamless across multiple platforms.

GoDaddy’s new CIO to “take everything to the cloud”

Arne Josefsberg, executive vice president, chief infrastructure officer and chief information officer at GoDaddy

Internet domain registrar and cloud hosting provider GoDaddy announced the appointment of tech industry veteran Arne Josefsberg as its new executive vice president, chief infrastructure officer and chief information officer this week. Josefsberg told Business Cloud News that as the business expands further into the cloud and hosting business he plans to invest more in open source technologies as he shifts (eventually all of) the company’s internal systems over to the cloud.

Opscode rebrands as Chef, scores $32m and refreshes exec lineup

Opscode rebranded as Chef, scored $32m in new venture capital and refreshed its executive suite

Opscode, maker of IT automation software Chef has rebranded to take the name of its increasingly popular offering after a series D round of funding that saw the company rake in another $32m. The influx of cash arrives as Chef refreshes its executive team and seeks to double its sales and engineering staff over the next year.

China Telecom and SAP to jointly deliver cloud services in China

China Telecom is extending its partnership with SAP to offer cloud services in China

In a bid to capitalise on growing demand for cloud-based services in China, SAP and China Telecom announced Wednesday that the two companies are extending their partnership to offer SAP’s cloud-based recruitment and HCM suite from China Telecom datacentres.

Salesforce switches focus from SaaS to mobile PaaS

Salesforce says its new, consolidated PaaS will help enterprises access Salesforce data in more flexible ways

Salesforce took the wraps off its Salesforce1 offering Monday, marking the company’s bid to be more flexible for a variety of mobile platforms and ISVs. The company said its platform as a service will enable independent software vendors, mobile developers and admins to tap into a wide range of APIs and link up their apps with data stored in a growing number of services offered by Salesforce.

BT taps Oracle HCM cloud in multi-million pound HR overhaul

BT says moving it's HR systems into the cloud will help simplify and streamline internal processes as it grows

BT this week signed a multi-million pound deal with Oracle that will see the telecommunications giant migrate its global human resources platform over to Oracle’s cloud-based human capital management (HCM) software. The company will begin migrating its global workforce of 88,000 this year.

Salesforce targets identity management through ForgeRock deal

Scholl says that the research team has developed a practical implementation of the SPDZ 2.0 protocol

Software as a Service (SaaS) provider this week entered the Identity and Access Management (IAM) market, striking a deal with specialist player ForgeRock.

UK accountants look to cloud to boost flexibility

Once though to be conservative on new technologies, UK accountancy firms start reaping benefits from cloud

Traditionally, UK accountancy firms have been rather conservative when it comes to adopting new technologies but a Censuswide survey published Friday suggests cloud adoption has reached a tipping point in the sector.

Fujitsu brings cloud to animal hospitals

Dog at vet

Fujitsu and Anicom, a Japanese provider of pet insurance, announced a collaboration Wednesday that will see the two companies partner to deliver cloud-based services to support veterinary practices and animal hospitals.