News & Commentary
Content tagged with Platform as a Service posted in January 2013
IBM Expands Enterprise Cloud Services
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ can host SAP, other enterprise apps, and offer uptime rates of 99.7%.
Oracle Wants Cloud Cake And Hardware Wins
Commentary  |  1/29/2013  | 
Oracle hopes infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) plan will help the company have its cake and eat it, too -- boosting Oracle hardware use and increasing cloud subscription revenue.
Vague Goals Seed Big Data Failures
Commentary  |  1/28/2013  | 
IT staff survey finds big data projects are plagued by unclear business objectives and unrealistic expectations that Hadoop will solve all problems.
Amazon Startup Contest Winners Strut Stuff
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services challenge spotlights companies using AWS as a mobile application development environment.
7 Top Business Intelligence Trends For 2013
Commentary  |  1/25/2013  | 
Short list of BI hot buttons includes dashboards, self-service, mobile, in-memory, cloud, collaboration and, of course, big data.
IBM Profits On Smart Software Plays
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
IBM's fourth-quarter 2012 results cap tenth straight year of earnings growth fueled by high-margin software sales.
Amazon Speeds Analytics With High-Memory Compute Instances
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services fills out its portfolio of workload-specific compute instances on the Elastic Compute Cloud.
U.K. Data Center Colocation Business Growing
News  |  1/17/2013  | 
U.K. companies are investing in data center colocation facilities to meet growing demand, as IT departments lean more on cloud computing.
Cloud Standards: Bottom Up, Not Top Down
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
IT has good reason to demand standardization in SaaS, IaaS and PaaS offerings. But what's interesting is that vendors themselves are just as interested, and in many cases, are driving standards efforts.
Is SharePoint Trustworthy For Business-Critical Processes?
Commentary  |  1/9/2013  | 
With workflow improvements in SharePoint 2013, more companies may consider it. Here's what else to consider in Microsoft's latest version.
Why Application Performance Management Matters Now
News  |  1/8/2013  | 
As we rely more on virtualization and cloud, APM systems keep enterprise applications running at top speed for users. More system mapping, data analytics are among key needs.
Amazon's Dec. 24th Outage: A Closer Look
News  |  1/3/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services once again cites human error spread by automated systems for loss of load balancing at key facility Christmas Eve.
Microsoft Tries To Outflank Amazon With Azure Upgrades
News  |  1/3/2013  | 
Azure enhancements leave Microsoft well positioned against cloud competitors in 2013, analyst says.


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