News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in January 2012
Cloud Security, Costs Concern Federal IT Pros
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
As White House continues to push cloud computing, federal IT managers still worry about security and costs, Ponemon survey finds.
Salesforce.com Delivers Big Service Smarts For SMBs
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
New Desk.com help desk and customer service application offers social and mobile capabilities, in a simple, low-cost alternative to Salesforce.com's Service Cloud application.
MicroStrategy Cloud, Social And Mobile Bets Pay Off
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Cloud-based business intelligence services, mobile delivery options and Facebook data-analysis capabilities help drive MicroStrategy's fast growth.
Tibbr Social Tools Build On Tibco Strengths
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Enterprise social networking software's choice of on-premises or cloud deployment attracted KPMG for pilot test in Australia.
Stolen iPhone Saved By iCloud
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police follow Find My iPhone directions to nab a suspect and recover an iPhone in the space of four hours.
SAP Takes On Oracle Database, Salesforce Cloud
Commentary  |  1/26/2012  | 
SAP plans to build on last year's momentum in the applications, analytics, and mobility markets. Can it also challenge big rivals in the database and cloud markets?
Mozy Expands From Backup To File Sync
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
Mozy's automated backup service can now also synchronize files between multiple PCs, tablets, and smartphones.
Megaupload Closure Forces Cloud Storage Questions
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
In the wake of Megaupload, security experts warn businesses that rely on cyberlockers to include service loss in their disaster and continuity planning.
Apple's Record Revenue: By The Numbers
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
As Apple reports its highest quarterly revenue and earnings ever, a few numbers pop. One example: Apple has $97.6 billion in cash on hand, enough to buy Sony five times, or about half of Google.
Cloud Platform Stress Tests Mobile Apps
News  |  1/20/2012  | 
SOASTA has updated its CloudTest Platform to do automated mobile application testing. Developers can put touch- and gesture-based interactions on iOS and Android devices through their paces.
Cloud Pushes Further Into Financial Services
News  |  1/20/2012  | 
Early adopters' success leads investment banks, brokers, market makers, and asset managers to push more sophisticated applications into the private cloud.
6 Predictions For Business Intelligence In 2012
Commentary  |  1/19/2012  | 
A look at in-memory analysis, visual discovery, big data, mobile BI, cloud and social BI achievements in 2011 and forecasts for the year ahead.
Microsoft Office 365's New Enterprise Fans
News  |  1/19/2012  | 
JetBlue, Patagonia, and American Heart Association move to Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite, as Redmond does battle with rival Google Apps.
Amazon Launches Big Data Service
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
DynamoDB cloud service, based on Amazon's own big data handling experience, offers NoSQL database capabilities and storage built for speed.
5 Tips For Sending Health Data To Cloud
News  |  1/17/2012  | 
Health IT managers are reluctant to use cloud computing for data storage, says Iron Mountain exec Ken Rubin. Here's his advice for smart handling of health data.
LotusLive Becomes IBM SmartCloud For Social Business
News  |  1/17/2012  | 
By rebranding cloud social collaboration services, IBM aims to reach beyond the market of Lotus loyalists.
IBM Aims To Be First With OpenSocial Embedded Apps
News  |  1/16/2012  | 
Next release of IBM Connections to implement open programming interface for embedding apps in a social media activity stream.
Salesforce.com Hires Former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra
News  |  1/16/2012  | 
Tech visionary joins cloud apps and platform vendor as executive vice president of emerging markets.
What Enterprise Social Success Stories Have In Common
Commentary  |  1/13/2012  | 
One secret: Don't fall into the trap of believing that people will easily adopt an enterprise social network because of the parallel with consumer social media.
Xerox ACS To Build Iowa Health Information Exchange
News  |  1/13/2012  | 
HIE will electronically connect the state's hospital systems, healthcare providers, and payers.
2012 State Of Databases: Pricey And In Flux
News  |  1/13/2012  | 
Our 760 respondents have gripes about licensing costs and more. Big data is big trouble, cloud is a no-go, and security's stuck in a rut. What now?
Yammer And The Freemium Trap
News  |  1/10/2012  | 
Suppose your organization doesn't want employees using an unsanctioned enterprise social network in the cloud. How do you shut it down?
Consumer Tech Marches Closer To Star Trek
News  |  1/10/2012  | 
CES panel says top future technology trends include natural language processing, flexible displays, and robots. Will innovation be driven by consumers, not manufacturers?
5 Areas That Will Drive IT Spending
Commentary  |  1/10/2012  | 
We're a bit more bullish about 2012 than Gartner, which recently revised its spending forecast downward.
Neat Scanners Gain Mobile, Cloud Power
News  |  1/10/2012  | 
Neat's scanner hardware, software, and cloud services, introduced at CES, give SMBs an organized way to compile expense or tax reports.
Apple iPhone 4S Users Gobble Data
News  |  1/6/2012  | 
Owners of the newer iPhone 4S consume twice as much data as owners of the iPhone 4, thanks to the Siri voice assistant.
2012's Top Cloud Trend: IT Delivers Platforms
Commentary  |  1/5/2012  | 
In part two of our look at 2012's top 12 cloud trends, expect sprawling public clouds, cranky users, and at least one really messy security mishap.
Google Apps Conversion Smooth Sailing For NOAA
News  |  1/4/2012  | 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration completes move of 25,000 users, marking the largest government agency switch to Google Apps in 2011, according to Google.
Big Data: Why All The Fuss?
Commentary  |  1/4/2012  | 
Big Data can be mined even if you're not a big company, thanks to cheap computing power and storage and new cloud-based technologies.
Top 12 Cloud Trends Of 2012
Commentary  |  1/3/2012  | 
Five years into the cloud computing phenomenon, we're much more aware of the limitations and consequences. Here are 12 trends to watch in the coming year, starting with numbers 7 to 12.
Apple To Reveal Big Cloud News In NYC?
News  |  1/3/2012  | 
App Store chief Eddy Cue said to host January event, at which the company may unveil new digital media services.


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