News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in October 2011
App Virtualization: Why We Need Better Options
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Golden disk images are simple, but they won't cut it as implementations get more complex. Here's the problem and what vendors are doing about it.
Dell's Boomi Lets Apps Talk Via Cloud Hub
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Latest release of AtomSphere helps you build a connected business process, using lightweight rule engine to govern how applications update each other's data.
CIA: Cloud Solving Our Petascale Data Problem
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Central Intelligence Agency CIO Gus Hunt says cloud computing will save money, produce better intelligence gathering and analysis, and even improve information security at the agency.
Google Apps Selected For Energy Dept. Lab
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Unisys wins multi-million-dollar bid to help the DOE transition 5,000 users to Google's cloud-based email and collaboration tools.
IBM Beats Oracle, Microsoft With Big Data Leap
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Hadoop-based InfoSphere BigInsights platform goes live on SmartCloud infrastructure, beating Oracle and Microsoft to market.
Google Sells Chromebooks Without Subscriptions
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Monthly fee model expanded to allow customers to purchase the Web-centric notebooks outright.
USAJobs.gov Website Problems Continue
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Move to a private government cloud model hasn't gone smoothly for the federal job posting site.
Oracle Social Network To Challenge Salesforce Chatter
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Oracle add social networking collaboration features to Oracle Cloud.
Enterprise Trading in The Cloud, Finally
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Institutions can deploy enterprise-class, cloud-based trading solutions that bridge the gap between the convenience of application service provider platforms and the performance of in-house trading systems.
GSA Loses $2.5 Billion Cloud Contract Fight
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
The end result may let the feds require U.S.-only, government-only clouds.
NetSuite Goes More Global With OneWorld ERP
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Tax-compliance and language updates equip the vendor's SaaS application suite for more countries and headquarters locations.
Federal IT Budgets Flat Through 2017
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
TechAmerica says civilian and defense agencies will face tough choices in how they spend their IT dollars and need to focus on cost-cutting and efficiency initiatives.
Salesforce CEO Benioff To Enterprise:Pay Attention To Facebook
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
Marc Benioff applauds Facebook, Spotify, saying the enterprise should pay close attention. He also takes a shot at virtualization.
A Platinum Idea from the Open Data Center Alliance
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
In the absence of widely adopted standard definitions for security requirements, cloud subscribers must do a lot of homework to compare one provider's offerings to another's and to determine exactly what they are getting in terms of security.
Web 2.0 Expo: Is This A Cloud Bubble?
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
Robert Scoble leads a debate about whether today's cloud environment is a revolution or a bubble--and notes a gulf between marketing and engineering teams on cloud.
Oracle's Stack Is Engineered For Investors, Not Customers
Commentary  |  10/12/2011  | 
Applications strategy is the antithesis of integrated, a hairball of products born of a mergers-and-acquisitions strategy.
Regulating The Dark(er) Side Of Consumerization
Commentary  |  10/10/2011  | 
Think an influx of shiny tablets is the main worry? Sorry to break it to you, but hardware is the least of our problems.
Google Introduces Cloud Database
News  |  10/7/2011  | 
CloudSQL service is free, for now.
How Oracle's Public Cloud Is Different
News  |  10/6/2011  | 
By building its public cloud on Exadata and Exalogic appliances and implementing monthly subscription-based pricing, Oracle seeks to challenge Amazon, Rackspace.
Clouds, Consumerization, And The IT Toolbox
Commentary  |  10/6/2011  | 
Why should you look at cloud services and embrace the consumerization of IT? It's all about innovation, or the lack of it, from entrenched enterprise providers.
Benioff's Private Cloud Bluster: Can It Last?
Commentary  |  10/6/2011  | 
Salesforce CEO Benioff won't be stopped by Oracle CEO Ellison, as demonstrated by the Oracle OpenWorld keynote spat. Will Benioff's customers insist he stop the private cloud denial?
Oracle Takes Plunge Into Public Cloud Computing
News  |  10/5/2011  | 
CEO Ellison announces Oracle's move to infrastructure as a service at OpenWorld conference, where most of the emphasis has been on in-house, high end hardware appliances.
Benioff, Denied OpenWorld Keynote, Mounts Podium Anyway
News  |  10/5/2011  | 
Salesforce.com CEO claims he was ousted after tiff with Oracle CEO over critical Facebook posting. Oracle owes Salesforce $1 million, he says.
Do's And Don'ts Of API Development
News  |  10/5/2011  | 
In a sidebar to Oracle OpenWorld, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Salesforce execs say simple, well-documented APIs are key to business expansion.
Adobe Takes HTML5 To The Cloud
News  |  10/3/2011  | 
Catching up to the software industry shift toward cloud, Adobe announces new services and tablet apps for creative pros.


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