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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in October 2010
Signs Point To Amazon Data Center Expansion
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
The e-retailer and cloud services vendor has reportedly purchased 10 acres in eastern Oregon to be used for an expanding data center footprint along the Columbia River.
Microsoft Synchs Azure With SQL Server
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
SQL Azure in the cloud now synchronizes tables or entire databases with SQL Server on premises, removing a developer headache.
Verizon Maps Out 4G LTE In West Virginia
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Sen. Rockefeller hails Verizon decision to deploy in West Virginia, where Charleston leads rollout schedule.
Practical Analysis:How Much 'Cloud' Do You Really Want?
Commentary  |  10/28/2010  | 
Whether or not you call it cloud computing, the ground is being laid for a more manageable and responsive data center.
Intel Spearheads Open Data Alliance For Cloud Users
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Defining cloud services, setting 2011 roadmap and prompting broader adoption are goals of 70-member group.
Lockheed Announces Turnkey Private Cloud For Public Agencies
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Starfire Mission Ready Cloud features self-service provisioning, automated security and built-in governance capabilities.
SAP Bullish Despite Third Quarter Shortfall
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
Executives slam Oracle while highlighting sales gains and growth prospects.
Apple Opens Online, App Store In China
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch apps available for growing Chinese smartphone and PC markets.
New York As IT Center Of The World
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
The Big Apple's new licensing agreement with Microsoft is just one part of an ambitious IT strategy that includes data center consolidation and central management of policies and services.
Ericsson Q3 Profit Climbs Despite Component Shortages
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Mobile broadband deployment growing in North America and Japan, says LTE infrastructure provider.
Ambiance AT Tablet Challenges iPad In Europe
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Windows 7 touchpad device is first of its kind in Europe, Dutch company says.
NaviNet Intros Cloud EMR, Practice Management
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Healthcare software targeted at practices with 10 or fewer physicians trying to meet meaningful use guidelines for electronic medical records.
Nvidia Unveils 3D Software For HDTV
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
3DTV Play software allows notebook and desktop users to play games, view photos and watch Blu-ray movies on big screens in three dimensions.
VMware Says Automation Critical For Cloud Applications
Commentary  |  10/22/2010  | 
VMware's SpringSource unit is evolving the Java framework to offer the firepower required to run apps in public and private clouds. Charles Babcock assesses where they're at.
Interop: Hybrid Clouds Will Rule
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
Public clouds and private clouds each offer distinct advantages, which is why businesses are likely to embrace both for the foreseeable future.
Interop: Cloud Security Remains A Sticking Point
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
At Interop New York, experts tackle the state of cloud computing security, and hear that IT departments want increased visibility into the capabilities of service providers.
Interop: Is The Cloud The End Of IT?
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
CIOs must accept that line-of-business workers will turn to online apps and services with or without their IT department's approval.
EA Acquires Mobile Game Developer Chillingo
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
"Angry Birds" for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is Chillingo's best known game; the company's titles also include "Cut the Rope," "Helsing's Fire," and "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs."
Interop: Social Networks A Fact Of Corporate Life
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
IT pros who claim Web 2.0 can't be managed from a security perspective may be putting their careers at risk, expert says.
Feds Add Infrastructure Services To Cloud Storefront
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Using, agencies soon will be able to buy infrastructure-as-a-service offerings, such as storage and virtual machine services, as well as cloud-based web hosting.
Microsoft Signs NYC To Cloud Computing Deal
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
New York mayor Bloomberg said the partnership will streamline the city's IT operations and save $50 million in five years.
NASA Readies Nebula Cloud Computing Platform For Release
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Infrastructure-as-a-service, offered through NASA Cloud Services, should be available for agency-wide production within weeks, according to the space agency.
Basware Intros SaaS Invoice Processing Service
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
InvoiceReady automates Accounts Payable invoices, says Basware, including scanning from paper, workflow management and payment and approval reporting.
Office 365: Microsoft's Next Big Cloud Platform
Commentary  |  10/19/2010  | 
Consolidating brands and extending its services, Redmond makes sense of its online productivity offerings.
Global CIO: 7 Tips For Using The iPad In Business
Commentary  |  10/19/2010  | 
These lessons come compliments of Mercedes-Benz Financial, which has been testing iPads in car dealerships the last four months.
VMware Reports Q3 Revenue Up 46%
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
TriCipher and Integrien acquisitions in the quarter expanded the company's offerings and bolstered its emerging cloud strategy.
Knowing What You Need From The Cloud
Commentary  |  10/18/2010  | 
Forrester's James Staten discusses some of the hurdles that enterprise users face in getting to cloud computing.
Startup DeusM Aiming Online Communities At Business-Social Market
News  |  10/15/2010  | 
UBM's new 'marketing as a service' organization is offering its Community in a Box platform as a way for businesses to harness social engagement.
Interop New York: Hybrid Clouds In Focus
News  |  10/15/2010  | 
"Public cloud is the promise that raises lots of questions for IT," says Gartner's Dave Cearley. "Private may be the fall-back position. In the middle will be the sweet spot."
Facebook, Bing Integration No Game Changer
News  |  10/14/2010  | 
The addition of friends' recommendations to search results is nifty but won't help Microsoft catch Google, according to Gartner.
AOL May Acquire Yahoo, Report Says
News  |  10/14/2010  | 
Investment consortium that also includes Silver Lake Partners and Blackstone is said to be targeting the Web giant.
VMware Stakes Out Data Center Cloud Leadership
Commentary  |  10/13/2010  | 
Not everybody may be ready for the virtual data center, but VMware keeps filling holes in the product line as if one day they will be.
Virtual Instruments' Thompson New Kid On Virtualization Block
Commentary  |  10/12/2010  | 
The former Symantec CEO compares the science of viewing application performance on a virtual machine to the dark art of viewing its SAN I/O.
Amazon Introduces Kindle Singles For Short Works
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
The new section of the Kindle e-book stores is for authors whose works are larger than a magazine article but less than the typical novel.
2011 Spending Rise: Social, Private Cloud, Mobile?
Commentary  |  10/12/2010  | 
IT executives continue to say that IT spending will increase in 2011, but what will they spend their budgets on? What growth initiatives will they look to fund? We've been listening for some hints.
Interop In Advance: HyperCloud Claims To Overcome Server's Natural RAM Limits
News  |  10/11/2010  | 
Although it's relatively uncertified, a new type of RDIMM from Netlist targets memory bottlenecks, particularly in virtual machine-based consolidation exercises where a server's processors can support more VMs than its memory can.
Canonical Releases Ubuntu 10.10
News  |  10/11/2010  | 
Netbook and Desktop versions of the open source operating system target consumers, while the Server edition is focused on enterprise cloud computing.
Berkeley Lab Taps Google, Tests Amazon Cloud Services
Commentary  |  10/7/2010  | 
CIO Rosio Alvarez, who's also advising the Department of Energy, is devising a strategic plan to provide high-performance computing to the lab's scientists and researchers.
Ellison Threatens Cloud More As Friend Than Foe
Commentary  |  10/7/2010  | 
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, long a vocal critic, now supports cloud computing, sort of, unless what you're doing falls outside his "definition."
Microsoft Claims Big Cloud Customer Gains
Commentary  |  10/5/2010  | 
BPOS and Live@Edu services rack up seats, but it's tough to pin down totals.
SugarSync's File Sync Gets Collaborative
Commentary  |  10/5/2010  | 
Online file storage platform allows instant sync and collaboration among workgroups, with permissions and password protection.
CA Seeds AppLogic Cloud Upgrade
News  |  10/4/2010  | 
The first upgrade of AppLogic since CA acquired 3Tera will enable processes to run in the cloud.
HP's Path Forward Under Apotheker
Commentary  |  10/4/2010  | 
Deeper partnerships for the short term, plus visionary investment for a changing world of IT.
Mathias On Mobility: Why Mobile Apps Are Bad
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
IT can deliver essential software to enterprise workers on the go without risking a fall into the mobile app trap. Challenges Oracle CEO's Cloud Account
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
Larry Ellison contends virtualization is an essential component of the cloud and, by that measure, fails, while Oracle's Exalogic Elastic Cloud wins.

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