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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in October 2013 Enables Private App Stores
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
Salesforce Private AppExchange lets you put IT-approved applications in a customizable corporate app store. There's one catch, though.
Amazon Plans 4th California Retail Distribution Facility
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Online retail giant seeks to foster faster deliveries, including same-day fresh groceries, through modern fulfillment centers.
CareCloud Books Appointment With ZocDoc
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Cloud practice management and EHR service connects with the consumer-friendly appointment booking service, part of broader platform strategy.
Your Cloud Provider Is Not The Boss
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Cloud providers deliver great infrastructure and applications, but they are not in charge of the entire customer experience. That job still belongs to IT.
Los Angeles Gives Cloud Email Another Chance
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
After an FBI security rule prevented the LAPD from using Google Apps, the city was forced to backpedal from its move to the cloud. Now Los Angeles is trying again.
Datalink Lets Feds Test Drive Cloud
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
New service offers federal agencies a way to evaluate different cloud systems that align with their own configurations before they commit to a provider.
Google Or Microsoft? Army Users Get Choice
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Army blanket purchase agreements to buy Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 licenses offer non-Defense Enterprise Email users a choice of cloud software.
Containers Add New Efficiency To Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  10/23/2013  | 
Why use an entire operating system just to run one application? Containers-as-a-service offer a smarter way to run applications in the cloud.
Cloud Vs. Tough Problems From Business To Weather
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
ZipCar founder Robin Chase and other Cloud Connect 2013 speakers explain how cloud can help solve pressing world problems.
Apple Makes OS X Mavericks Free
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Apple is offering software at no charge to make its new iPads, MacBook Pro and Mac Pro more appealing.
IBM Creates Federal Cloud Innovation Center
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Center focuses on encouraging government agencies to adopt open standards for cloud computing.
Microsoft Lands Army Deal For Office 365
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
Army buys 50,000 seat licenses for cloud-based Microsoft Office and collaboration tools.
SAP Sees Payoff In Cloud, Hana Bets
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
SAP reports triple-digit cloud gains, double-digit Hana in-memory platform growth and a gain in market share against rival Oracle.
PaasLane Speeds Cloud App Migrations
News  |  10/20/2013  | 
Cloud Technology Partners launches system that simplifies migrating legacy applications into the generic cloud, says Amazon version is on the way.
Google In The Enterprise Survey: Mind The Gaps
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
There's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28% discourage or ban use of its productivity products. But progress could stall.
Feds Face Cloud Procurement Confusion, Delays
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Agencies eager to serve public 24/7 look for ways to procure cloud services faster than the usual 12 to 18 months, study finds.
Disruptive Technology: Follow Fight Club Rules
Commentary  |  10/15/2013  | 
Smart IT pros will apply the rules from the movie "Fight Club" to discussions with business colleagues. First rule: You do not talk about disruptive technologies. Creates Single-Sign-On Cloud
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
Salesforce Identity service connects users to Web and mobile apps through the vendor's cloud platform. But does it fit with Active Directory?
Yahoo Revamps Email To Challenge Gmail
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
Yahoo email nips at Google Gmail with a fresh look, new features and increased storage.
Exclusive: Infor Steps Up Cloud, E-Commerce Plays
Commentary  |  10/8/2013  | 
CEO Charles Phillips pushes Infor into hot new areas leading with slick new interfaces and cloud deployment on Amazon Web Services.
Microsoft Charges Into Enterprise Cloud Market
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Microsoft updates Azure, Windows Server and other enterprise products as part of aggressive push into cloud market valued at $2 trillion.
European-American Cloud Conflict: Bad for Business
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Europe is proposing privacy regulations that directly contradict American law. Business could get caught in the middle.
Google Launches HP Chromebook 11
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
HP Chromebook 11 laptop costs just $279 and can be charged via microUSB.
Microsoft Reveals Azure Cloud For Government Agencies
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Windows Azure U.S. Government Cloud will meet Defense Department security standards in a multi-tenant environment.
Google's Enterprise Cloud Problem
Commentary  |  10/4/2013  | 
Our new survey delivers a good news/bad news scenario: Apps and Gmail are compared favorably one-to-one with Office and Exchange/Outlook. But a cloud stigma still sticks to Google in the enterprise.
Cloud Service Reins In Shadow IT
News  |  10/4/2013  | 
With its application analytics service, Netskope aims to help companies control rogue use of cloud applications by employees.
The New Bank Robbers: Emerging Cloud Threats
Commentary  |  10/2/2013  | 
Today's outlaws target data, not cash. Here are some key considerations as you choose a cloud service provider for your enterprise.
Meet Western Digital's My Cloud
News  |  10/2/2013  | 
WD's new My Cloud drive offers an alternative to traditional cloud services, letting users organize and access their content anywhere there's an Internet connection.
Is New Kindle The Future Of Contact Centers?
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
Amazon's one-touch "Mayday button" on the new Kindle Fire HDX is our first glimpse of the 24-7 customer service world to come. To Hire 70,000 In Fourth Quarter
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
Online retail giant readies fulfillment staff for holiday sales expected to be 40% ahead of last year.
Splunk Simplifies Big Data Analysis
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
Splunk introduces drag-and-drop data analysis and a new cloud option, but can its proprietary platform keep growing?

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