December 22, 2012
TMCnet Enterprise Solutions Week in Review
By Ashok Bindra
As enterprise solutions vendors prepare for the coming year, new technologies are gaining momentum. For instance, in the data storage and recovery space, experts are predicting impressive growth for disk-based data storage in the coming years. In fact, in a report filed by TMCnet contributor Raju Shanbhag, ExaGrid Systems is predicting that global backup and recovery market in 2013 will rapidly replace tapes with disk based solutions. SMBs and enterprises will look to the cloud for backup and data recovery solutions, says ExaGrid Systems.
In other news in the enterprise solutions community this past week, software solutions provider Mi-Co (News - Alert) announced a 25-percent growth in revenue this year as tablets pervade the enterprise marketplace. The company’s CEO Greg Clary said that mainstream adoption of tablets for business data capture is now happening in a big way and Mi-Co's superior, flexible mobile-forms technology is certainly benefiting customers, reported TMCnet contributor Calvin Azuri.
Meanwhile, catering to executive clients on the go, mobile analytics platform provider Kontagent launched a set of applications for the iPhones and iPads. According to a report by TMCnet contributor Shankar Pandiath, Kontagent launched its scalable and intuitive mobile application analytics on the iPhone (News - Alert) and iPad to help executives keep in touch with their business and track the key performance areas continuously on the go. As per this report, the application is absolutely free, and grants clients of Kontagent insight into unique visitors, average mobile session length, mobile application downloads, average revenue per user, and mobile marketing campaign performance.
Pandiath also reported on technology distributor Aptec’s, an Ingram Micro (News - Alert) company, launch of NetApp's Expresspod, an SMB virtualization solution in the Middle East. The report indicates that Aptec has launched extensive marketing campaigns to make ExpressPod more visible.
While Pima County in southern Arizona awarded Accela (News - Alert), Inc., a provider of Web-, mobile- and cloud-based software for government, a $2.3 million contract for land and permit management. TMCnet contributor Jayashree Adkoli reported that Pima County will replace its existing 'PERMITS' Plus client-server system with Accela’s automation enterprise software to streamline service delivery for development services, transportation, environmental quality, regional flood control district, natural resources parks and recreation, sustainability and conservation, real property services, and regional wastewater reclamation. The report indicates that Pima County has a population of approximately one million.
As per the report, with the flexible configuration of Accela Land Management, Pima County will be able to take up land-based projects by tracking and managing acquisitions, environmental monitoring obligations, inspections and permits, and defining the sequence of interrelated departmental workflows.
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