Posted by: Ray Mihaere
on Jan 07, 2013
We are proud to announce that ClearCenter won the "Best Hybrid Cloud Solution 2012", at the Up-Start 2012 Cloud Computing Awards, held in San Francisco in Dec 2012. The UP-START Cloud Awards recognize innovative companies that advance cloud computing to business and technology communities around the world. Consistent social media outreach and thousands of votes secured ClearFoundation as finalists, advancing the company to the final round of voting. Participating companies ranged from startups in the Silicon Valley area to industry giants such as IBM, Microsoft, and Salesforce, as well as international companies from Europe, Asia and the Pacific region. Finalists in our Category were Alfresco, Hewlett Packard, Eucalyptus and Virtustream. We would like to thank those from the ClearFoundation Community who supported us by voting during the first phase of the Up-Start Cloud Awards.
Your votes helped ClearCenter obtain 4th position prior to the 2nd phase of voting, conducted at the Up-Start Conference 2012 only by those in attendance where we ended up obtaining 1st place position for the Best Hybrid Cloud Solution 2012 category. The opportunity to present at the conference helped drive awareness about ClearOS and what ClearCenter is doing for the Hybrid Cloud in relation to the other finalists.
Posted by: Ray Mihaere
on Dec 21, 2012
Remember the baseball movie “Field of Dreams” where Kevin Costner hears a voice in his head that tells him “if you build it, they will come”? He then ploughs up a productive cornfield to build a professional baseball field complete with bleachers in the middle of nowhere. Everyone thinks he has lost his marbles and his dream team of baseball players comes out of the corn fields and play on his field. Well, New Zealand (NZ), through its Open Source Software Society, has created the opportunity for the software industry’s ‘Field of Dreams’ for the World’s next generation software industry to exist here in NZ and it is all because it has banned software from being patented. New Zealand’s current position is that its copyright laws are sufficient for software and patent laws do more damage to innovation than encourage it. The issue at hand is that this all might be about to change with an amendment to the law being pushed through parliament at this moment. This would give up a huge advantage and has the potential to adversely affect NZ’s own successful software companies.