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Posts From August, 2011

MediaValet is Featured by Search Cloud Storage 

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by the Mediavalet Team

Talkin' Cloud MediaValet was featured on SearchCloudStorage.com, one of 100 TechTarget news sites that reach 10 million registered members. The article, “Cloud ROI tips for finding the bottom line”, discusses the ongoing debate around accurately determining cloud ROI. Analyst experts weigh in on which metrics are most reliable when determining the real cost of cloud storage strategies. As part of the article, editors Rachel Kossman and Dave Raffo, feature MediaValet as a real-world example of how our parent company, VRX Studios, successfully eliminated at least 50 percent of its cost in bringing MediaValet to market by using Windows Azure.

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MediaValet is Featured by the Windows Azure Blog 

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by the Mediavalet Team

Baseline MediaValet was featured today in a story on Microsoft's Windows Azure blog, I've Built a Windows Azure Application...How should I Market it?, which focuses on strategic challenges that Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) face when transitioning from a traditional company model to a Software-as-a-Service model. The author, Yvonne Muench, a Group Manager in the Azure ISV Market Insights Group, reviews a number of key trends amongst those ISVs making the transition to a SaaS model, including organizational structure changes and adjustments to packaging and pricing. She provides great real life examples of these trends through a recap of her roundtable discussions with representatives of three ISVs at last month's Worldwide Partner Conference, including Markus Eilers, the CEO of runtime and pulsd, Arthur Berrill, VP Technology at DMTI Spatial and MediaValet's Founder and CEO, David MacLaren

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Microsoft Selects MediaValet from Thousands of ISVs 

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by David MacLaren, President & CEO

Microsoft Partner NetworkI'm pleased to announce that we've been selected by Microsoft, from over 3,000 of Microsoft’s Canadian independent software vendors (ISVs), to be one of only 40 Microsoft Field Managed ISV Partners in Canada. This recognition demonstrates our success to date, and our ongoing commitment, to deliver a best in class, cloud-based, digital asset management system.


Microsoft Field Managed ISV Partners are selected based on their historical success and future potential. With this program, Microsoft provides a Dedicated Partner Account Manager, development guidance and resources, access to product teams, increased visibility of Microsoft’s product plans, go to market resources and executive level awareness and support.

Microsoft has been a tremendous partner to us since we began working on MediaValet in 2010. Being awarded Field Management status is a testament to all that we've achieved over the past year and will help us reach new heights in technology development, market penetration and Cloud platform leadership in the future.

 

MediaValet is Featured by Baseline Magazine 

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by the Mediavalet Team

Baseline MediaValet was featured on Bottom Line, a blog by Baseline Magazine, an online publication focused on driving business success through technology. The article, "Cloud Spawns a New Business Line", chronicles the story of our parent company, VRX Studios, and the challenges they faced finding a digital asset management solution that was flexible and scalable enough to meet their global needs. The article focuses on the benefits of cloud computing and chronicles VRX's decision to build MediaValet as a stand-alone entity built on Microsoft's Azure platform. MediaValet is highlighted as a prime example of how the cloud allows companies to bring new SaaS offerings to market faster and more cost-effectively than previously possible, ultimately delivering more value to end users.

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The Future of Cloud Computing 

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by the Mediavalet Team

datamotionAt MediaValet, we see tremendous potential in cloud computing and wanted to share this great article from datamation.com with you. It does a terrific job of highlighting the tremendous progress being made in the realm of cloud computing and draws upon the expertise of a number of researchers and cloud providers to forecast industry growth rates for the next five to ten years. Estimates vary but the experts agree - growth will be monumental. The most conservative estimates call for 20% year-over-year growth for the foreseeable future. The article also touches upon the environmental benefits of cloud computing as well as the importance of PaaS and SaaS, respectively. 

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