News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in November 2012
Feds Pull Plug On 'One Stop' Cloud Portal
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
The General Services Administration plans to decommission Uncle Sam's Apps.gov site, which was supposed to make it easy for agencies to acquire software as a service.
Apple iTunes 11: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  11/30/2012  | 
Take a closer look at Apple iTunes 11 and see how the venerable music application and e-commerce interface has been redesigned for the better.
Workday Posts Strong Start As Public Firm
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Workday post-IPO financial results exceed expectations and it sets lofty goals for market share gains against Oracle and SAP.
Amazon Web Services Slashes Storage Prices
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
At its first developers conference, Re:Invent, Amazon features customers like Netflix and NASDAQ and disses its software firm rivals.
Google Street View Hits The Slopes
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Google Street View captures a variety of images and locations and distances itself from privacy concerns.
Salesforce.com Wants Developers To Think Big
Commentary  |  11/27/2012  | 
With Identity and Canvas plans, Salesforce can begin to provide services to enterprise applications that were thought to have been totally separate from CRM.
Google Links Gmail To Drive For Huge Attachments
News  |  11/27/2012  | 
Gmail users can now attach files as large as 10 GB, in a manner of speaking.
Is There A Case For Ditching Dropbox?
Commentary  |  11/27/2012  | 
Competing vendors who come at CIOs with a "more secure" file sync solution are missing the point.
8 Cloud Tools For Road Warriors
Slideshows  |  11/26/2012  | 
Cloud services have become indispensable for doing business on the move. Check out these valuable tools.
Next Valley View: Tech's Feisty Upstarts
Commentary  |  11/26/2012  | 
Watch November 28 at 11 PT as our live Web TV show brings you up to speed on how Dwolla, Exec, SugarSync and others are upsetting the status quo.
10 Cloud Computing Pioneers
Slideshows  |  11/20/2012  | 
Cloud computing has rewritten decades of technology rules. Take a closer look at 10 innovators who helped make it possible.
5 Innovative Ideas For Enterprise CIOs
Commentary  |  11/19/2012  | 
The role of the CIO is changing rapidly. These innovations could help you keep pace and increase the value of your business.
6 Ways Amazon Cloud Helped Obama Win
News  |  11/16/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services played a starring role in President Obama's quest for a second term.
7 Cheap Cloud Storage Options
Slideshows  |  11/14/2012  | 
You have a multitude of cloud storage choices beyond Dropbox, for enterprise and personal use. But make sure you understand the differences.
Could Private IT Best Practices Save Feds $220 Billion?
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
Wiser use of technology can save the government money, cut healthcare costs and improve services, according to an American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council report.
E2 Innovate Keynoters: Set IT Free
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Google CIO Ben Fried evangelizes the value of employee technology choice, while IDC's Michael Fauscette sees a future in which all enterprise systems will be social.
Vets. Dept. Signs $36 Million HP-Microsoft Cloud Deal
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Department of Veterans Affairs will move 600,000 users to Microsoft's cloud email and collaboration services in one of the biggest cloud computing deals to date.
Google Says Government Surveillance Growing
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Demands for Google user data and content takedowns are on the rise, some of which are not legitimate.
7 Dumb Cloud Computing Myths
Slideshows  |  11/13/2012  | 
You've heard the arguments: The cloud is not secure, costs too much, and wrecks the environment. Let us set you straight.
Cloud File-Sharing Fans Get Secure New Options
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Accellion allows cloud file sharing to reach into SharePoint, with other document management systems to follow. Meanwhile, FileLocker offers private key encryption option.
Acer Offers C7 Chromebook For $199
News  |  11/12/2012  | 
Latest Chrome OS notebook sports an Intel Celeron chip -- and needs cooling fan, unlike ARM-based Samsung entry.
9 Ways Skype Professional Network Helps SMBs
Slideshows  |  11/12/2012  | 
There's a new professional network on the block: Skype in the Workspace. Here are 9 reasons it's worth a look for small businesses and other users.
IT's Future: Less Building, More Bundling
Commentary  |  11/9/2012  | 
With human resources, marketing and other departments going in different technological directions, IT's new mission is to tie all the company's services securely together.
Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager Tackles BYOD
News  |  11/7/2012  | 
Dell said its Wyse acquisition would lead to BYOD progress -- and with its new mobile management tool, the company finally shows its hand.
Microsoft Office For Android, iOS In The Works
News  |  11/7/2012  | 
Microsoft may bring limited Office functionality to Android and iOS smartphones and tablets in 2013.
When IT Becomes A One Man Show
News  |  11/5/2012  | 
Investment firm Hearthstone laid off its IT team during the economic downturn. CTO Rob Meltz turned to cloud services and virtualization to keep the business running and growing.
5 Ways To Survive The Coming IT Apocalypse
Commentary  |  11/5/2012  | 
We IT leaders say we believe in the new ways. But we won't survive if our actions don't match our words.
Microsoft Launches Office, Azure Services In China
News  |  11/5/2012  | 
Microsoft's Windows Azure services and Office 365 cloud-based apps will be made available to millions of potential business customers in 33 cities in China.
Savvis Challenges Amazon With On-Demand IaaS
News  |  11/1/2012  | 
Savvis offering competes directly with Amazon Web Services. Coming soon: daisy-chained data centers that allow systems in one locale to automatically fail over to another.
Cloud Security Frameworks: Big Data, Architecture, and Colin Chapman
News  |  11/1/2012  | 
I have a passion for anything with wheels, wings and more recently, float planes. Now I'm going to use this passion to make a point about cloud security.
Why Private Clouds Will Prevail
Commentary  |  11/1/2012  | 
Stu Laura, our irascible CIO, discusses the promise and pressures of private clouds.
EPA Chooses Cloud For Email
News  |  11/1/2012  | 
Environmental Protection Agency moves to Microsoft 365, adds to stream of government agencies choosing cloud-based email and collaboration services.


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