News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in January 2010
Microsoft To Launch Pennies-Per-Hour Azure Cloud Service Monday
News  |  1/28/2010  | 
Following a month of no-cost tire kicking, Microsoft will begin charging customers on Feb. 1 for its new Windows Server-based cloud computing service.
Symantec To Offer Hosted Medical Image Archiving
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
The security vendor's hosted storage archiving service will provide hospitals with disaster recovery capabilities for medical images.
AOL Buys Online Video Firm
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
The $36.5 million acquisition of StudioNow will allow AOL to distribute professionally created video through its Seed.com site.
Judge Slashes Music Sharing Fine
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
The $1.92 million fine levied against Jammie Thomas-Rasset for illegally downloading music was cut to $54,000.
Mathias On Mobility: The Infocentric Era
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
Our columnist says that, as IT resources and applications move into the cloud, the computer no longer matters--only the information does.
Nokia Launches Free Mobile Maps Service
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
Ovi Maps for GPS smartphones trumps Google Maps' Droid-only service, Nokia says.
Census Mulls Counting On The Cloud
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
As it prepares for the 2010 enumeration, the U.S. Census Bureau is tapping the cloud for software-as-a-service and Web hosting.
Microsoft IE Emergency Patch Due Thursday
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The company is releasing an out-of-band update to defang the malware used in the recent cyber attack on Google.
SAP User Group Claims Victory In Support Battle
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The SAP User Group Executive Network is credited with winning a two-tiered support plan through direct negotiations with SAP executives.
Microsoft Seeks New Legal Framework For Cloud
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The company wants to see laws that strengthen privacy and security and encourage more consistent international data policies.
Bing In, Google Out On iPhone?
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
Apple may be looking to exact revenge for Google's launch of supposed iPhone-Killer Nexus One.
Jaspersoft Enterprise Boosts Cloud Options
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The business intelligence suite introduces multi-tenancy capabilities that will open up novel cloud-deployment possibilities.
SpringSource Donates Code To Eclipse Foundation
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
The Eclipse Foundation hopes to jump start its effort to achieve an OSGi-based application server by using code from VMware's Springsource.
Eucalyptus Downloads On The Rise
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
Open source Eucalyptus Enterprise Server includes APIs that mimic the proprietary functionality of Amazon's EC2.
P2P Operator Cleared Of Illegal File Sharing
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
The creator of the Oink peer-to-peer file sharing network was found not guilty of conspiracy to defraud.
Mobile App Store Sales Rising
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
Games are the top smartphone applications, while mobile shopping, social networking, and productivity tools continue to climb.
Defense Department Taps New Cloud Service
News  |  1/14/2010  | 
The Army and Navy are using a new fee-based service from the Defense Information System Agency that gives DOD programmers increased control over software projects.
IBM Strikes Major Cloud Deal With Panasonic
News  |  1/14/2010  | 
Electronics giant will port more than 300,000 employees, partners, and suppliers to LotusLive online collaboration system.
Saleforce.com Gets a Facelift in Spring '10 Upgrade
News  |  1/13/2010  | 
Real-time quotes, service-level tracking and a Flash development tool highlight new features.
E-Health Record Loans Help Smaller Practices
News  |  1/13/2010  | 
UnitedHealth Group will provide doctors who implement its SaaS-based Ingenix CareTracker system with interest-free loans and a meaningful use guarantee.
Private Clouds Are A Fix, Not The Future
Commentary  |  1/12/2010  | 
Cloud Connect's Alistair Croll argues that internal enterprise clouds are a temporary phenomenon, to be followed by a big migration to public cloud infrastructure.
Practical Analysis: Don't Rush To Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  1/11/2010  | 
Smart organizations will take a measured approach to this latest and greatest IT ''paradigm.'
Cloud Ready For App Development In 2010
News  |  1/4/2010  | 
Cloud computing offers a potentially higher speed development platform. It's time to get started, say three Forrester Research analysts.


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