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Adobe Joins Social Network Analysis Bandwagon
Commentary  |  3/9/2011  | 
Planned service offers Facebook, Twitter, mobile app and viral video measurement tools. Web analytics upgrade delivers performance and segmentation enhancements.
VMware Moves Into Hybrid Cloud Management
News  |  3/8/2011  | 
With vCenter Operations, internal and external virtual machines get system configuration, performance management, and capacity management under VMware's umbrella.
Web Apps, Meet Analytics
News  |  3/8/2011  | 
A partnership between Lotame and TransMedia underscores the growing value of user data to cloud services.
Amazon CTO: Cloud Computing's Value In Its Ecosystem
News  |  3/8/2011  | 
Werner Vogels said many additional services will be built on top of Amazon's EC2's infrastructure by third parties in his Cloud Connect keynote address.
Cloud Connect: Netflix Finds Home In Amazon EC2
News  |  3/8/2011  | 
The video delivery company couldn't build data centers fast enough to keep pace with growing demand, so it moved operations to Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud.
Top 15 Cloud Collaboration Apps
Slideshows  |  3/7/2011  | 
Judging by the investments that developers -- both well-established and start-ups -- are making in the collaboration market, software vendors are paying more than lip service to the adage that no man is an island. Certainly, businesses are investigating -- and investing in -- tools that help employees brainstorm, locate each other, schedule meetings, and communicate via social networks. Collaboration technology itself covers a broad spectrum of devices, from instant messaging and email, to cell
Amazon Web Services Connects To VMWare's Management Platform
News  |  3/4/2011  | 
The plug-in make it possible to move a virtual machine from the data center to Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud.
GigaSpaces Launches Multi-Tenant Cloud App Platform
News  |  3/4/2011  | 
The Cloud-Enabled Application Platform moves the firm's caching system into the cloud to support multiple, simultaneous applications.
Mozilla Web Application Project Debuts
News  |  3/4/2011  | 
The maker of Firefox is proposing a way to promote Web applications that differs from what Google has in mind.
Justice Department Examining Web Video War
News  |  3/4/2011  | 
Efforts by patent holding organization MPEG-LA to challenge Google's VP8 video technology have drawn the interest of antitrust investigators in Washington.
iPad 2 Debate: Specs Vs. Experience?
Commentary  |  3/4/2011  | 
Apple CEO Steve Jobs' "post-PC" remarks have struck a chord with the non-spec-obsessed -- is the experience of using a device more important than the speeds and feeds?
Microsoft Azure Named Fastest Cloud Service
Commentary  |  3/3/2011  | 
CloudSleuth's comparison of 13 cloud services showed a tight race among Microsoft, Google App Engine, GoGrid, Amazon EC2, and Rackspace.
GDC: Google Gets Gaming
News  |  3/3/2011  | 
As it pitches the Web as a platform, Google is seeking allies among game makers.
74% Of SMBs To Increase Cloud Software Spend
News  |  3/3/2011  | 
More than half of smaller firms plan to boost their 2011 budgets for collaboration software, according to Egnyte.
IBM Extends Tivoli's Management Reach Deeper Into Cloud
News  |  3/2/2011  | 
Tivoli Provisioning Manager 7.2 geared to spin up hundreds or thousands of virtual machines an hour in the private cloud.
Google Extends Storage Purchasing To Apps Users
News  |  3/2/2011  | 
Having offered extra space to consumers for the past few months, Google is now providing Apps customers with the same option.
GDC: Reframing Google TV
News  |  3/1/2011  | 
Trying to undo unrealistic expectations about Google TV's potential as a cable killer, Google developer evangelists offered guidance about the real value proposition of the Google TV platform.
Gmail Disruption Blamed On Storage Software Snafu
News  |  3/1/2011  | 
Google is promising to recover lost messages and to restore service for affected users soon.
NYC Opens Consolidated Data Center
News  |  3/1/2011  | 
The $11.7 million, 18,000 square-foot facility will bring 50 data centers from 40 city agencies into one location, saving an estimated $100 million, says New York Mayor Bloomberg.
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