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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in November 2010
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'Hacktivist' Claims Credit for WikiLeaks Attack
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Perpetrator says DDOS strike was in retaliation for site's disclosure of sensitive U.S. government documents to media outlets.
Flock Updates Social Media Browser
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Like competitor RockMelt, Version 3.5 of the Mac and Windows app is based on Chromium 7.
Apple, Google, Microsoft Chided For 'Sneaky' Installations
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Mozilla's Asa Dotzler urges the three companies to 'stop being evil.'
Microsoft Xbox Gets TV Service?
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Report says the software maker is contemplating a move that would see it join rivals Google and Apple in the Web-based, interactive television market.
Cyber Monday Sales To Ring Up $900 Million
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
ComScore prediction follows report that online retail sales jumped 13% over the first 26 days of November.
Wealthier Americans Use Internet More
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Pew Research study finds households earning $75,000 or more go online and use technology more often than their lower-income counterparts.
Methane Powered Laptops Could Arrive Soon
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Harvard researchers develop platinum-free solid-oxide fuel cells, which could be reliable and cheap enough for mobile technology.
Skyfire Adds Facebook Integration To Android Mobile Browser
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Social media focused app features easy video streaming, quick news feed access, and a simple way to "like" articles on any site.
Jury Decides: SAP To Pay Oracle $1.3 Billion
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
Oracle wins its landmark copyright infringement case in a landslide, as the jury awards an unprecedented figure. The case is likely to be appealed, and its outcome will linger for years.
Quest Adds Hyper-V Support To vFoglight 6.5
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The third-party tool for monitoring VMware environments can view and manage Microsoft's hypervisor and examine Exchange and Active Directory performance.
iOS 4.3 To Include 'Daily' Newspaper App Code
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
News Corp has confirmed that it is working with Apple to deliver an iPad-only digital newspaper called "The Daily." New reports suggest that Apple will need to perform a system update to make it work.
HP Profit Jumps As IT Spending Rises
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Net income jumps 5% on an 8% revenue increase, but software sales lag.
Pandigital Novel eReader Goes On Sale
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The $214 nine-inch device is powered by Android and is offered through Barnes & Noble's eBookstore.
Coupa Integrates Expense Management With SalesForce
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Cloud-based platform allows companies to control spending in real time, including creating expense reports, viewing project costs, and more.
Storage Virtualization, Cloud Make Compellent Compelling
Commentary  |  11/22/2010  | 
Its ability to "thin provision" marks a storage vendor ready for the virtualized data center and cloud computing.
Black Friday Deals Starting Early
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Some cyber retailers, like Amazon and RadioShack, will kick off bargains as early as Monday, while others will start on Thanksgiving.
Apple Releases iOS 4.2
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Operating system for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch includes AirPlay, for streaming video to a flat-panel TV, and AirPrint, for connecting mobile devices to third-party printers.
Novell Bought By Attachmate? Really?
Commentary  |  11/22/2010  | 
Viewed through the prism of tech history, Attachmate acquiring Novell seems strange, but given today's realities, the deal makes sense and could be good for Novell and its customers.
Netflix Launches Streaming Only Service In U.S.
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Prices for rent-by-mail will rise, an indication the company is pushing subscribers toward its $7.99/month higher-margin streaming video services.
Xactly Unleashes Cloud Sales Compensation Tool From
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Express version 1.6 released as a standalone application targeted toward SMBs.
Microsoft Supporting Cloud Open Source Code For Hyper-V
Commentary  |  11/19/2010  | 
The software giant says its customers don't necessarily want a single hypervisor cloud, so it's supporting OpenStack.
Google Docs Infiltrates Microsoft Office
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
With Google Cloud Connect, you can use Office as your Google Docs client.
Mozilla Plans Open App Store
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
Firefox for Android OS also in the works, according to "The State of Mozilla" report.
MySpace Extends Facebook Integration
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
Mashup with Facebook is the once-dominant social network's latest effort to become relevant again among music, movies, and TV fans.
Benioff Vs. Ellison: This Round Goes To Salesforce
Commentary  |  11/18/2010  | CEO defends cloud computing as a better economic model, contrary to Oracle's appliances.
Facebook Becoming Ultimate CRM System
Commentary  |  11/18/2010  | 
The social network's latest messaging features point to a future in which you can contact someone wherever they are with a single click.
Managing Export-Controlled Data In The Cloud
Commentary  |  11/18/2010  | 
As IT pros evaluate cloud computing services, they must be aware of federal regulations that restrict where certain data gets stored, or potentially face serious penalties.
Google Apps Gains Access To Consumer Apps
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Businesses using Google Apps can now manage how employees use consumer-oriented Google services.
OnLive Launches Cloud Video Game Console
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Consumers can pre-order the $99 gaming system, which operates without the need for discs, downloads, or updates.
Credit Card Transactions Likely In Future Public Clouds
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
The PCI Security Standards Council has recognized virtualization as a safe technology; can cloud computing be far behind?
Cisco, VMware Team On Simplified Desktop Virtualization
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Starter packs based on Unified Computing System servers optimized to run on VMware View 4.5.
Tech Teams Vie For Federal Cloud Business
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
GSA has approved 20 companies, ranging from IT industry leaders to lesser-known specialists, to provide infrastructure as a service through its cloud computing portal
CloudSwitch To Update Amazon EC2 Workload Translator
Commentary  |  11/15/2010  | 
More help with moving existing workloads to the cloud without reformatting is on the way, according to CloudSwitch founder Ellen Rubin.
Apple iTunes Announcement Speculation Rife
News  |  11/15/2010  | 
A deal with The Beatles record company, the introduction of new subscription services or a cloud-based service are all rumored to be announced by Apple.
Google Introduces In-Store Product Search
News  |  11/15/2010  | 
Online shoppers will be able determine whether products are in stock at local retailers.
SugarCRM Adds iPhone, Twitter And Global Options
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
iPhone app, social network connector and new language packs extend the open source customer relationship management system.
Enterprise 2.0: Novell Launches Vibe Platform
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
The collaboration software formerly known as Novell Pulse and Novell Teaming is now available under a new name as open beta software.
Zero Day Vulnerability Hits Adobe
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
Bug could allow an attacker to trick an Acrobat user into opening a "specially crafted" PDF file; Adobe plans to release fix next week.
Enterprise 2.0: Socialtext Targets Information Barriers
News  |  11/8/2010  | 
The company's latest software revision, 4.5, tries to make business information more accessible.
Microsoft Pushes Platform As A Service In Cloud
Commentary  |  11/8/2010  | 
In contrast to Amazon's infrastructure-as-a-service approach, Microsoft is layering Windows tools and services atop an easy-to-build cloud infrastructure.
IBM Targets Healthcare With Government Cloud
News  |  11/8/2010  | 
Medicare and other agencies will gain improve claims processing and analytics management with access to scalable, secure, certified data centers, says IBM.
Apperian Introduces EASE For Mobile App Developers
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
Apple iOS developers can use the cloud-based Enterprise App Service Environment for iPad, iPhone and other mobile apps.
Mobile Developers Embrace Android, iPad
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
The iPhone remains developers' favorite platform, but Android and iPad are the fastest-growing, "State of the Apps Industry" survey finds.
Global CIO: Google Shows Its Cloud Frustration With Lawsuit
Commentary  |  11/5/2010  | 
Google's recent lawsuit against the U.S. government shows a problem it faces trying to sell online-only apps to businesses and governments. Relief could be in sight.
Twitter-Like Activity Streams: The New Center Of Gravity For The Social Enterprise
Commentary  |  11/4/2010  | 
Although many social enterprise solution providers are betting their R&D fortunes on Twitter and Facebook-like activity streams, will lack of standards hasten adoption?
Oxygen Cloud Enhances iPhone, iPad As Collaborative Devices
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
Cloud file storage with IT access controls can convert Apple's consumer devices into units serving more collaborative business purposes.
Health IT Dominated By Minority Of Service Providers
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
CompTIA survey found that many IT firms want to enter the lucrative healthcare market, but many aren't sure where to begin.
CloudSleuth Monitors Cloud Performance
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
Compuware adds free Internet service assessment to on-premises application performance monitoring.
Google's Privacy Practices Clouded By Lawsuit
Commentary  |  11/2/2010  | 
Microsoft gains an unfair edge over Gmail under current government email requirements, according to a federal suit filed by Google.
Visage Updates SaaS Mobility Management Tool
News  |  11/2/2010  | 
Cloud-based MobilityCentral helps SMBs and enterprises provision, manage, and secure company-owned wireless devices.
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