News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in January 2013
Amazon Expands Video Conversion As A Service
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Amazon Elastic Transcoder allows users to use the AWS cloud to convert video into formats for Macs, PCs, iOS and Android devices.
Are Big Companies Ready For Cloud ERP?
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
Any ERP change is high risk, but CIOs will look closely at cloud options.
MS Office 2013 Upgrade: 4 Points to Consider
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Microsoft Office 2013 offers some compelling new features, especially for mobile users. But how will buyers respond to the new version's license shake-up and cloud emphasis?
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.
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.
SAP Outpaces Oracle, Predicts Double-Digit 2013 Gains
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
Defiant SAP forecasts 14% to 20% full-year growth on strength of Hana database and cloud subscription adoption.
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.
4 Ways To Prevent 'Cloud Sprawl'
News  |  1/17/2013  | 
Lured by easy-to-install cloud applications, individual business departments are deploying their own clouds and causing chaos for CIOs.
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.
SAP Caps Strong 2012 With Modest Q4
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
SAP meets resistance in the Americas and falls behind Oracle on software sales growth.
DropBox Restores Service, Mum On Outage Cause
News  |  1/11/2013  | 
DropBox client synching and upload services disappeared mid-Thursday afternoon, came back Friday morning.
Amazon AutoRip Provides Free Digital Copies Of CDs
News  |  1/10/2013  | 
Amazon has copied years worth of your music purchases to its Cloud Player.
NetSuite Acquires Retail Anywhere For Point-Of-Sale Boost
News  |  1/10/2013  | 
NetSuite deal for Retail Anywhere completes view of customer transactions and inventory across Web, mobile and retail stores.
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.
8 Key Changes In Microsoft SharePoint 2013
Slideshows  |  1/7/2013  | 
Microsoft's popular collaboration platform gets a significant revamp with SharePoint 2013. Here's what you gain.
AgilOne's Cloud Service: Predictive Analytics On A Budget
News  |  1/7/2013  | 
AgilOne targets retailers lacking the technical infrastructure or personnel to develop a predictive customer model in-house.
Chicago Picks Microsoft Cloud For Email
News  |  1/4/2013  | 
CIO Brett Goldstein says Chicago's 30,000 civil servants will migrate from their current email and desktop applications to Microsoft 365.
Google Settles FTC Antitrust Inquiry
News  |  1/3/2013  | 
Deal prevents Google from using standard patents against competitors, but brings only minor changes to the company's search business.
Zynga Regroups In Quest For Profit
News  |  1/2/2013  | 
Online game maker confirms it eliminated 11 underperforming titles, aims to shore up stock price in 2013.
Google Pushes Paperless Pledge
News  |  1/2/2013  | 
Give up paper, Google suggests, and live in the cloud.


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