VC Funding Begins To Dry Up
Venture capital investment declined in the third quarter to the lowest level in almost two years, and funding to Internet companies plunged 36% in just one quarter. The much-anticipated slowdown in VC investment has begun.
Welcome To The Cloud. Please Place Your AMI (Whatzat?) Here
Does cloud computing sound like fun, something your department or business unit could do while waiting for IT to come up with that new system you requested two years ago? Why not make use of somebody else's computing infrastructure, especially if they're smart enough to figure out how to give you access to it?
InformationWeek Launches PlugIntoTheCloud.com
Is cloud computing the next major IT model? Or a rat's nest of security vulnerabilities, service outages, policy complexity, and vendor lock-in? The computer industry is split on The Cloud, with believers and skeptics arguing both sides. Now InformationWeek is diving -- skydiving -- into the fray.
Cast Iron Offers SaaS Integration
The Cast Iron Cloud would be particularly useful to a mid-size or small company using, for example, NetSuite for their financial application and Salesforce.com for customer relationship management,
Google Shares Rise On Strong 3Q Performance
Co-founder Sergey Brin said Google should benefit from the tough times as the company now indexes as much information every four hours as is contained in the Library of Congress.
HP Software Veep: Cloud Is A Channel, Not A Panacea
Here at Cloud Summit Executive at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley, HP senior VP of software Tom Hogan took the stage to share some of what HP has learned about the attitudes of senior IT personnel and CIOs when it comes to cloud computing (as well as HP's response in terms of its go-to-cloud-market strategy). One of Hogan's key messages was that cloud computing is less of a model or the computing panacea it's often described as and should be looked upon as a very efficient channel.
IBM Expands R&D In China
The new facility will focus primarily on information analytics, Web-delivered service computing, cloud computing, and stream computing.
Zuora Taps PayPal For Cloud Payments
After getting its start as a billing platform for software as a service, Zuora is coming full circle with a service for collecting on the tab. The startup's new Z-Payments service ties into PayPal's e-payments system.
IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce Crowd The Cloud
The scramble is on among major IT vendors to establish their place -- and their brands -- in the cloud. IBM on Oct. 6 announced a handful of Web services as part of its push into cloud computing. Microsoft will reveal new details about its cloud strategy later this month. And Salesforce.com is about to redouble its push into platforms as a service.