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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in October 2009
RightScale Refreshes Cloud Management Platform
News  |  10/30/2009  | 
It has expanded its line of server templates suitable for configuring a workload to be sent to Amazon's EC2 public cloud.
Is The Desktop PC Doomed?
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
The rise of Web-based apps, virtualization, and a crop of powerful mobile devices have the traditional PC desktop on the run.
Catbird Monitoring VMs In Amazon EC2
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
A version of Catbird's vSecurity Cloud Edition is available as an app in Amazon's EC2-approved catalog of application services.
Google's 'Gov Cloud' Wins $7.2 Million Los Angeles Contract
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
The City of Los Angeles plans to replace its Novell GroupWise e-mail system with Google Apps, partly using anti-trust settlement money paid by Microsoft.
Cisco To Acquire ScanSafe
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
The market for tech companies is heating up again, as Cisco strengthens its position in Web and mobile security.
Amazon Offers MySQL Cloud Service, Cuts Server Fees
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
In a preemptive strike at Microsoft, Amazon Web Services offers a relational database in the cloud, high-memory configurations, and cuts hourly fees for its Windows and Linux servers.
SAP NetWeaver BPM: A 1.0 Product With Promise
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
It's not the best business process management system on the market, but can it be the best system for SAP customers?
Adobe, Salesforce Put Flash In Cloud
News  |  10/23/2009  | and Adobe Systems are teaming up to put interactive, rich user interface applications in the cloud ahead of Microsoft's Azure launch.
Google Inks Jaguar Land Rover Apps Deal
News  |  10/23/2009  | 
The automaker has purchased 15,000 seats for Google Apps, incuding Gmail.
Nvidia Launches 3D Rendering For Cloud Computing Providers
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
The server delivers photo-quality 3D images to any broadband-connected PC running a web browser.
Google, Workday Outages Show SaaS Isn't Perfect
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
Software-as-a-service lets CIOs pay only for what they need, but CIOs need to make sure they get the system performance they've paid for.
Government Technologist: Energy's $32 Million Cloud Experiment
Commentary  |  10/21/2009  | 
The Department of Energy has embarked on an ambitious project to see how cloud computing can be used by scientists at its national labs. Is it taking on too much, too soon?
Q&A: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer On Sharepoint 2010
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
The Microsoft CEO lays out the company's Internet-facing strategy for its enterprise collaboration tool, SharePoint 2010.
Microsoft Unveils SharePoint 2010
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
CEO Steve Ballmer calls the enterprise collaboration suite the biggest and most important SharePoint release to date.
Photo Gallery: Google's Scenic Oregon Data Center
News  |  10/15/2009  | 
One of Google's newest data centers is nestled among the mountains, canyons, and waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge.
Dell: IT Can Create $200 Billion In Efficiencies
News  |  10/13/2009  | 
Virtualization could take a large chunk out of the $1.2 trillion spent on IT in North America each year, Michael Dell said at OracleWorld.
Dell, Salesforce Partner In Online CRM
News  |  10/12/2009  | 
Dell will provide system-integration services for small and medium-sized businesses using Salesforce.
Wolfe's Den: Less Client, More Cloud For Microsoft After Windows 7
Commentary  |  10/12/2009  | 
Intriguing evidence points to the fact that cloud computing services for both enterprises and consumers--in the form of Azure and Windows Live--will loom larger in Microsoft's future than anyone realizes.
D&B, Kalido Unveil Data Management Products
News  |  10/12/2009  | 
Kalido adds new collaboration features between business users and IT in the latest version of Information Engine and D&B launches its first online data management application.
Univa Puts Oracle E-Business Suite In Cloud
News  |  10/9/2009  | 
The software maker will demonstrate, at Oracle OpenWorld, how Oracle's enterprise apps can be run remotely, in the cloud.
NASA Moon Bomb Stirs Up Cloud
News  |  10/9/2009  | 
Microsoft and Google will offer looks at LCROSS lunar impact on their Web platforms.
Google, Amazon Top Public Cloud Surveys
News  |  10/7/2009  | 
IBM and VMware are the vendors most dedicated to creating private clouds, analysis of developer surveys shows.
Compuware To Acquire Gomez For $295 Million
News  |  10/7/2009  | 
The move will enable Compuware to offer peformance management to customers with apps in the cloud.
Microsoft To Offer Browser Choice In Europe
News  |  10/7/2009  | 
Redmond agrees to provide Windows users on the continent with "ballot screen" from which rival offerings can be selected.
Eolas Patents The Interactive Web, Sues Tech Giants
News  |  10/6/2009  | 
Developer claims Google, Yahoo, Adobe, Sun and other IT luminaries have purloined its Internet application technology., Cisco Team Up On Cloud Offering
News  |  10/5/2009  | 
Customers of will have access to Cisco's Unified Contact Center technologies for customer service.
Pentaho Buying SaaS From LucidEra
News  |  10/5/2009  | 
LucidEra's Clearview interactive reporting tool will become the front-end interface of Pentaho's business intelligence product line.
Wolfe's Den Interview: Pacific Labs CIO Talks Cloud Computing Security
Commentary  |  10/5/2009  | 
Jerry Johnson, chief information officer of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, offers insights into cloud security, the war on cybercrime, and the expansion of the perimeter.
IBM To Launch Web-Based E-Mail Service
News  |  10/2/2009  | 
LotusLive iNotes puts Big Blue into competition with Google's Gmail service.
IBM Opens New York Analytics Center
News  |  10/1/2009  | 
Facility will provide a hub for research into pattern recognition and other sciences that can help businesses solve their most vexing problems.
SpatialKey Launches Location Intelligence Software
News  |  10/1/2009  | 
SpatialKey On-Demand is a software-as-a-service offering that provides access and analysis of location-based data. Users can upload, sort and filter data sets either manually or automatically.
Appian Upgrades BPM Suite
News  |  10/1/2009  | 
Among the ease-of-use features in Appian 6 is one-click import, export and publishing of models, rules, expressions, forms and all other components of a process application. In addition, the upgrade offers application-centric portal views for end users.

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