WordCamp SF Recap: Democratize Publishing and Do What You Love

The Parallels Plesk team attended WordCamp San Francisco this weekend, and we couldn’t have had a better time. From the BBQ, to meeting some great WordPressers, to meeting San Francisco’s firefighters (due to a fire alarm on the first day) we really enjoyed getting to know the WordPress community better.

Check out some of the pictures we took during the weekend:

Posted on October 29, 2014 and filed under Events.

Parallels Launches Plesk.com and Builds a Plesk 12 Partner Directory for Web Professionals

Join us at WordCamp San Francisco on October 25-26 where we will announce the launch of Plesk.com. This site has been designed to help web designers, developers, and digital agencies learn more about the new WordPress management and enhanced security tools that are built-in to Parallels Plesk 12.

In addition, we will be showcasing the Plesk 12 partner directory to help web professionals find local service providers that offer WordPress hosting solutions using the new Plesk 12 Web Pro Edition.

Parallels Automation Training Improves Employee and Reseller Proficiency, Boosts Productivity

Did you know that Parallels offers training and certification to equip both your technical and non-technical users to become proficient using Parallels Automation?

Parallels Cloud University combines self-paced, eLearning courseware and trainer-led classroom education to give your team the knowledge it needs to get up to speed, increase productivity, and quickly resolve customer support issues.


Posted on October 21, 2014 and filed under Events.

Cost Control and Agility: Key Drivers of Government Cloud Adoption

The continuing economic problems sweeping across Europe the past few years, which have been impacting other markets one way or another, are driving governments to rethink their IT strategy. This includes re-evaluating the potential of big data and cloud to improve public service delivery in the face of declining IT budgets.

"The key drivers of cloud adoption and government IT investments are the same: reducing organizational cost, improving business processes/productivity, and meeting compliance requirements," said Adelaide O'Brien, research director, IDC Government Insights. "Though governments use a mix of in-house and external resources, such as business applications, IT vendors, and consulting firms – the total cost of the cloud solution usually tops in their list of consideration in choosing cloud partners for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)."

The Fifth of Five Critical Success Factors for Cloud Service Delivery: Leveraging an Open Standard

Open technologies standards create efficiencies, opportunities, and communities. Standards reduce risk for adopters by providing options for platform and service extensions that will drive business growth.

Every cloud service provider has unique needs, so an open standard for cloud service delivery is critical to getting the most from your platform investment and improving operational efficiency. Here are some questions to consider: