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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in November 2009
Open Source Firm Launches Cloud Middleware Platform
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
WSO2 is moving from supplying light weight SOA services to the enterprise to providing middleware as a service for cloud operations.
Sun Upgrades VirtualBox Virtualization Software
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The new version allows users to move running virtual machines between systems without interruption.
Government CIOs Must Focus On Results, Not Data Centers
Commentary  |  11/30/2009  | 
Data center proliferation entails unacceptable cost and risk, says the former CIO of the U.S. Postal Service. With cloud computing as an option, it's time to pursue a more sustainable strategy.
Elastra Cloud Server Preps Apps For Azure, Amazon
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
Startup Elastra configures applications for deployment to a private cloud, Amazon EC2, or Microsoft Azure.
Microsoft Lands UK Cloud Deal
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
CSC will support 30,000 U.K. postal service employees using cloud versions of Exchange and SharePoint.
Microsoft Azure Supports Federated ID
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
A federated identity can be used to provide a single sign on to multiple applications, both in the enterprise and in the cloud.
Informatica Releases Cloud 9 Data Integration Platform
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
Cloud 9's platform-as-a-service component enables developers to collaborate within IT teams to create reusable data integration and data quality mappings in the cloud or on premise.
BMC, CA Join Cloud
News  |  11/19/2009  |'s challenge will be to convince even more CIOs and developers that it's no longer just a CRM company.
Interop: CIOs Eye Cloud With Optimistic Caution
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
The consensus of the Enterprise Cloud Summit panel was that the cloud promises reduced costs and added IT flexibility, but significant legal and technical challenges remain.
Microsoft AppFabric Adds Azure Cloud Plumbing
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
AppFabric, now in beta, rolls up a host of foundation technologies which will enable Azure to work with software in the enterprise.
Global CIO: Microsoft Data Center Strategy Vital To Azure
Commentary  |  11/18/2009  | 
The company envisions a more just-in-time approach to bringing on data center capacity.
Salesforce Adds Enterprise Social Networking
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
Chatter brings Facebook- and Twitter-type capabilities to applications running on the cloud computing platform.
Healthcare Provider Saves With E-Invoicing
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
Electronic invoices are saving Memorial Hermann Healthcare System millions of dollars.
Interop: IT Forecast Says Clouds
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
"The Holy Grail is to deliver IT services on-demand," said Citrix Systems CEO Mark Templeton in his Interop keynote.
Q&A: Microsoft Exec Bob Muglia On Cloud, Azure
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
Muglia talks about coordinating between the Azure cloud and the existing data center and calls the the cloud "the biggest thing I've seen in 20 years."
Quest Launches Cloud Services Based On Microsoft Azure
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
Quest OnDemand will manage IT environments, providing identity management, authentication, and authorization, built on Microsoft's platform for software as a service.
Web 2.0 Expo: APIs Build Web Presence
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
Application programming interfaces provide a means for e-commerce players to extend their brand—but they're not without risk.
Microsoft Launches Azure Beta
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
Ray Ozzie and Robert Muglia present Microsoft's Azure cloud services at the Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles.
Citrix Rolls Out Xen Desktop 4
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
Windows 7 will prompt a rethinking of the desktop in 2010 and lead many to virtualize, Citrix says.
IBM Launches Business Analytics Cloud
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
Big Blue deploys cloud computing internally while also offering the service to customers.
IBM Offers Security Software For Virtualization
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
The product secures each layer of the infrastructure of a VMware vSphere virtual server.
Tech Giants Aim To Master Disaster
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
Microsoft, Google, Yahoo form alliance to develop software solutions for improving emergency response efforts.
Interop New York: Spotlight On Cloud Computing, Networking, Virtualization
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
The networking techfest, Nov. 16-20, will illuminate today's most important IT trends and technologies.
Global CIO: Cloud Computing's New Name: 500 Reader Suggestions!
Commentary  |  11/13/2009  | 
The CEOs of HP and IBM say "cloud computing" is a lousy name, so we asked you to come up with a new term--and your 500 responses tell us a lot about ourselves.
Why Jaguar Land Rover Chose Google Apps
News  |  11/12/2009  | 
A customer success story spotlights the pitched battle among online apps.
IBM Rolls Out Mobile Shopping Software
News  |  11/12/2009  | 
WebSphere Commerce 7 includes components that let retailers connect with consumers through text messages and social networking sites.
7 Cloud Computing Myths Busted
News  |  11/12/2009  | 
Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are investing aggressively in the cloud, even as critics point to security, reliability, and compatibility issues. We cut through the fog.
Skytap Boosts Collaborative Cloud Project Management
News  |  11/11/2009  | 
Skytap is putting a collaborative front end on cloud computing to help distributed dev teams better manage software projects.
Dell Offers Exchange 2010 Services
News  |  11/10/2009  | 
The computer maker introduced reference architectures and consulting services for customers migrating to Microsoft Exchange 2010.
Gartner Downgrades SaaS Forecast
News  |  11/9/2009  | 
Software-as-a-service revenue is projected to rise 17.7% in 2009, fueled by growth in CRM and office suites.
Microsoft Releases Exchange 2010
News  |  11/9/2009  | 
The e-mail server includes better storage optimization, voicemail integration, archiving, and potentially big cost savings, says the software giant.
Global CIO: Cloud Computing's New Name: Who Will Win $100 Million?
Commentary  |  11/9/2009  | 
HP, IBM, and Oracle say "cloud computing" is a bad name, so we're asking you to come up with a replacement name. You might (hah!) win $100,000,000.
IBM Unveils Cloud Computing Software Tools
News  |  11/5/2009  | 
Rational Software Delivery Services offers software development and testing tools for public and private cloud computing environments.
Dell Eyes Cloud Computing
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
To become a major cloud computing hardware supplier, Dell must master best practices for producing the right machine for a given cloud.
Dell To Close Perot Deal 'Promptly'
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
Completion of tender offer gives Dell more than 90% of tech services provider's shares.
VoiceCon 2009: Siemens Brings Twitter To OpenScape
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
The social network support can analyze tweets to automatically set up conference calls, as well as adjust a user's presence, status, and device availability.
Hybrid Clouds Floating To Enterprise Forefront
News  |  11/4/2009  | 
At the Cloud Computing Conference and Expo, speakers raise the prospect of private clouds working with public clouds.
Microsoft Offers Free SaaS To Salesforce, Oracle Customers
News  |  11/3/2009  | 
The offer for six free months of Dynamics CRM Online came a day after Microsoft dropped prices for cloud versions of Exchange and SharePoint.
Google Sued For Sexual, Religious Discrimination
News  |  11/3/2009  | 
A workplace discrimination lawsuit charges Google with violating the civil rights of a former employee.
Intel Details Private Cloud Hurdles
News  |  11/3/2009  | 
At the Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, an executive in Intel's Server Platform Group describes the potential gains -- and pitfalls -- of cloud computing.
Microsoft Drops Prices Of Cloud Apps
News  |  11/2/2009  | 
Exchange Online's monthly price drops from $10 to $5, and storage increases to 25 Gbytes, matching Google Gmail.

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