News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud posted in April 2009
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Sun's VirtualBox Hypervisor Silver-Lines Its Cloud
News  |  4/9/2009  | 
Release 2.2 supports the Open Virtualization Format, which is recognizable by VMware's, Citrix's, and Microsoft's virtualization platforms.
Game Designer Wright Leaves EA, Forms Think Tank
News  |  4/9/2009  | 
Will Wright said he plans to tap the "revolutionary change" taking place in the entertainment industry.
Top Microsoft Data Center Architect Leaves Company
News  |  4/9/2009  | 
Mike Manos will become senior VP of technical services at Digital Realty Trust, a data center builder, outsourcer, and design consultancy.
Practical Analysis: Are We Sure This Isn't Clouded Judgment?
Commentary  |  4/9/2009  | 
As enticing as cloud computing is, it doesn't change the rules of the game, which call for careful and thoughtful data management.
Scareware Surging, Microsoft Report Finds
News  |  4/8/2009  | 
Two rogue software families were detected on more than 1.5 million computers, making them among the top threats for the second half of 2008.
Games Rule iPhone App Downloads
News  |  4/8/2009  | 
The popularity of games on the iPhone is making some developers see it as a legitimate competitor to Nintendo's DS and Sony's PlayStation Portable.
Intacct To Put Accounting Software In The Cloud
News  |  4/8/2009  | 
Intacct's deal with CPA group should push SaaS -- in the form of cloud-based financial software -- further into the accounting industry.
SaaS Integration: Here's the Challenge
Commentary  |  4/8/2009  | 
Most enterprises that use SaaS don't account for integration until the app has already been adopted, and then they attempt to retrofit a strategy and technology into the mix, which is always painful. Here are a few suggestions for a better approach.
SaaS Might Be Best Choice For Mobile Workforce
Commentary  |  4/7/2009  | 
Salesforce.com on Tuesday introduced a scaled-down version of its mobile software for use on smartphones, including BlackBerry, iPhone, and Windows Mobile. It's offered a full-featured mobile app for a few years, and one designed specifically for the iPhone since last year. But most interesting is how these apps demonstrate that the SaaS model works exceptionally well for businesses wanting to deploy mobile software to their workforces.
BlackBerry, iPhone App Stores Worlds Apart
News  |  4/7/2009  | 
Apple's and RIM's divergent approaches to their online software stores are consistent with their overall business-market strategies.
Salesforce Intros Free Mobile CRM App
News  |  4/7/2009  | 
The free application is a slimmed-down version of the company's existing mobile program, which gives mobile workers access on the go to customer data.
Dell, Perot Partner On Health Care IT, Services
News  |  4/6/2009  | 
The combined effort will deliver desktop, storage, and server hardware and medical information systems.
'South Park,' 'SpongeBob,' Riding Netflix's Stream
News  |  4/6/2009  | 
The deal marks an expansion of Netflix's partnership with MTV.
Vitria Moves BPM Suite to the Cloud
News  |  4/6/2009  | 
The SaaS version of M30 offers the same functionality as the on-site version, including the ability to model, manage, monitor and optimize business processes.
Do You Really Own Your Web Analytics Data?
News  |  4/6/2009  | 
Hosted service contracts may say the data is yours... technically. But can you get at the raw information, for how long and what about privacy? Consider these access, usage, retention and disposition concerns.
Nintendo DSi Arrives On Store Shelves Sunday
News  |  4/3/2009  | 
Nintendo's latest gadget could evolve into a competitor of the iPod Touch, which is also a gaming platform and music and video player.
Ubuntu Server To Offer Amazon-Compatible Cloud Capabilities
News  |  4/3/2009  | 
The April 30 release of Ubuntu Server also will have the ability to migrate KVM-based virtual machines.
Amazon Cloud Saves Day For Australian Govt. IT Project
Commentary  |  4/3/2009  | 
Australia's federal government started building a site that would let Aussies compare prices at various grocery stores, but the project was a disaster - "a basket case" and "a complete, useless farce," said one MP. And now an Australian integrator plans to completely rebuild the site using Amazon's EC2 cloud with ties to Google Maps. Sounds like on this deal, the technology will be the easy part.
Super Talent To Offer PCI Express-Based SSDs
News  |  4/3/2009  | 
RAIDDrives will be available with up to 2 TB of storage in single-layer cell and multilayer cell flash memory.
Web 2.0: Google's Ambition Beyond The Cloud
News  |  4/3/2009  | 
As Gears and caching in HTML5 converge, Google users can expect a wider range of applications, on computers and mobile devices, that can function offline.
bMighty News Flash: Friday April 3, 2009
News  |  4/3/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Karen Gordon Mills confirmed to for SBA, Google buying Twitter? No-contract 3G modem, rural 4G broadband, Office for iPhone, WiMax as Betamax, free WiMax in Silicon Valley, Verizon app store, Conficker Symantec scam, PowerPoint security hole, Amazon Elastic Map Reduce. . .
AMD, Nvidia Launch Dueling Graphics Cards
News  |  4/2/2009  | 
The ATI Radeon HD 4890 and the GeForce GTX 275 sell for less than $260 and are aimed at PC gamers.
bMighty News Flash: Thursday April 2, 2009
News  |  4/2/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: SBA appointee talks SMB credit, small business tax burden, Dell Vostro update, $50 netbooks, Netsuite connects to Salesforce.com, SMS spam, Palm Pre, Conficker, Twitter search, e-signatures, cloud services, Salesforce.com adds Twitter. . .
Think Enhance, Not Replace, When Considering SaaS
Commentary  |  4/2/2009  | 
When considering SaaS products such as Salesforce.com, NetSuite.com, or any of the 2,000-plus smaller SaaS players, the focus should be on leveraging pre-built business processes and not replacing existing core business systems...
Salesforce.com And NetSuite Get Chummy
Commentary  |  4/2/2009  | 
Salesforce.com and NetSuite announced Thursday "partner applications" to connect their SaaS systems. It's about time the two biggest vendors in CRM and ERP SaaS presented a united front on integration. Still, the announcement is more symbolic than technical, since these partner capabilities already existed.
Cloud Services (Or Whatever) To Surpass $56 Billion This Year
Commentary  |  4/2/2009  | 
Some people say that cloud computing is nothing new, a bunch of old ideas and existing technologies repackaged with the latest buzz words. Gartner puts the cloud services market at $46 billion last year, jumping to $56 billion this year and $150 billion by 2013. Call it what you will, that's a remarkable growth projection in the thick of a recession.
Virtualization's The Cure For Pacific Hospital
News  |  4/1/2009  | 
HP saves a customer with a mix of thin clients and Citrix Systems software.
Microsoft To Enable Private Clouds With Windows Server, System Center
News  |  4/1/2009  | 
Private clouds will take a flexible, scalable, automated approach to data center management, drawing computing power from pools of resources, rather than discrete servers.
bMighty News Flash: Wednesday April 1, 2009
News  |  4/1/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: April Fools' day pranks, SBA confirmation hearings, small business employment, broadband usage metering, Facebook CFO bails, IT spending predictions, SGI bought for cheap, Twitter book, Microsoft SMB server, Android netbooks, BlackBerry app store, WiMax Wi-Fi access points, Yahoo mobile, Conficker, Zoho chat, DynaSis SaaS, WebVisibile ad services, Wikia search dies, Twitter auto follow no more, LotusLive Engage. . .
HP Manages The Cloud With Cloud Assure
News  |  4/1/2009  | 
HP works with Cloud Assure customers to assess their IT environments' readiness for cloud computing and to monitor and manage the security and availability of cloud-based apps.
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