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Old Media, Not Internet, Driving Healthcare Debate: White House Advisor
Commentary  |  10/8/2009  | 
The healthcare debate in the America has been driven by cable news and other old media, rather than new technologies, according to White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod, adding that cable news networks focused on a small number of angry people at town hall meetings in August, and ignored the larger debate.
Google, Amazon Top Public Cloud Surveys
News  |  10/7/2009  | 
IBM and VMware are the vendors most dedicated to creating private clouds, analysis of developer surveys shows.
Top Federal Contracts To Exceed $180 Billion In 2010
News  |  10/7/2009  | 
A new report estimates that the top 20 federal contracts, many laden with IT purchases, will be worth 50% more than last year's contracts.
LotusLive iNotes: A Necessary Move For IBM
Commentary  |  10/7/2009  | 
IBM released a $3-a-month, online subscription email service this week, called LotusLive iNotes, and really, it had no choice but to get very aggressive on the SaaS front. I know of at least two big company CIOs that recently left Notes and migrated to Google Gmail or Microsoft Exchange online, after considering upgrades to both on-premises Notes and the existing Notes subscription service that starts at $8 a month.
Compuware To Acquire Gomez For $295 Million
News  |  10/7/2009  | 
The move will enable Compuware to offer peformance management to customers with apps in the cloud.
Microsoft To Offer Browser Choice In Europe
News  |  10/7/2009  | 
Redmond agrees to provide Windows users on the continent with "ballot screen" from which rival offerings can be selected.
IBM Launches iNotes In The Cloud, More To Come?
Commentary  |  10/6/2009  | 
IBM is wading into online email service, a space where Google, Yahoo and Microsoft already have big presences. Is IBM staging a kamikaze run, giving itself one more place where Lotus Notes will show it's got difficulty competing? Is there a method to this madness? Why does IBM have its head in the clouds?
Amazon's Three Steps To Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  10/6/2009  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels is preparing a paper that summarizes his views on how large companies can adopt cloud services. Here's a sneak peek at his soon-to-be-published report.
Eolas Patents The Interactive Web, Sues Tech Giants
News  |  10/6/2009  | 
Developer claims Google, Yahoo, Adobe, Sun and other IT luminaries have purloined its Internet application technology., Cisco Team Up On Cloud Offering
News  |  10/5/2009  | 
Customers of will have access to Cisco's Unified Contact Center technologies for customer service.
SaaS Horror Stories Are Starting to Appear
Commentary  |  10/5/2009  | 
My fellow cloud guy and twitter buddy, James Urquhart of Cisco, and I were kicking around the notion that few cloud horror stories have yet to emerge. I've seen a few, but most of those who have issues with cloud computing are reluctant to go on record with their problems. Here's an exception...
Pentaho Buying SaaS From LucidEra
News  |  10/5/2009  | 
LucidEra's Clearview interactive reporting tool will become the front-end interface of Pentaho's business intelligence product line.
Wolfe's Den Interview: Pacific Labs CIO Talks Cloud Computing Security
Commentary  |  10/5/2009  | 
Jerry Johnson, chief information officer of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, offers insights into cloud security, the war on cybercrime, and the expansion of the perimeter.
IBM To Launch Web-Based E-Mail Service
News  |  10/2/2009  | 
LotusLive iNotes puts Big Blue into competition with Google's Gmail service.
Federal Stimulus-Tracking Site To Open APIs
News  |  10/1/2009  | 
Among the next steps for the recently revamped are improved search, mapping, and mobile access, and open APIs.
IBM Opens New York Analytics Center
News  |  10/1/2009  | 
Facility will provide a hub for research into pattern recognition and other sciences that can help businesses solve their most vexing problems.
SpatialKey Launches Location Intelligence Software
News  |  10/1/2009  | 
SpatialKey On-Demand is a software-as-a-service offering that provides access and analysis of location-based data. Users can upload, sort and filter data sets either manually or automatically.
Appian Upgrades BPM Suite
News  |  10/1/2009  | 
Among the ease-of-use features in Appian 6 is one-click import, export and publishing of models, rules, expressions, forms and all other components of a process application. In addition, the upgrade offers application-centric portal views for end users.
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