News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in December 2008
Workday Updates SaaS Offerings
News  |  12/15/2008  | 
The updated human resources software as a service includes features for helping managers track the total cost of employees.
Top 10 Microsoft Stories Of 2008
News  |  12/12/2008  | 
Having bid farewell to Bill Gates, Microsoft tempered its appetite for Yahoo, tweaked Vista, leapt into cloud computing, allowed a peek at Windows 7, and warmed up to open source.
Down To Business: Rumble In The Cloud: Salesforce Vs. Microsoft
Commentary  |  12/11/2008  | 
Two distinct cultures, two different commercial priorities, but a similar message: Amid the economic downturn, the time is now for IT organizations to consider moving their IT resources into the cloud.
Sun Discloses Plans To Enter Cloud Computing
News  |  12/10/2008  | 
To move into the cloud, Sun is phasing out its Network.com service, a computing utility based on its own data center where usage was charged by the hour.
Business Objects Enhances SaaS-Based BI Portfolio
News  |  12/10/2008  | 
Data warehouse development environment and saleforce.com integration accelerator broaden Business Objects BI OnDemand.
Planview Launches SaaS Version Of Portfolio Management Suite
News  |  12/10/2008  | 
The latest offering expands Planview's product line to 'pay-as-you-go SaaS.' The company also offers on-premise applications and will also provide hosting.
ExtraHop Eases Application Performance
News  |  12/8/2008  | 
The company said its APM appliance gives administrators 10,000-foot to microscopic views of network applications on the same appliance.
Salesforce.com, Google Expand Partnership To Google App Engine
News  |  12/8/2008  | 
The deal, which connects Google App Engine with the Force.com Web application platform, ramps up an already broad partnership between Google and Salesforce.
IBM Launches Microsoft-Free Linux PCs
News  |  12/5/2008  | 
Big Blue's virtual desktop includes open source system and application software.
VMware Introduces Cloning In Virtual Desktops
News  |  12/2/2008  | 
Cloning saves storage because only one image of an application is shared across multiple users, according to VMware.
Joost IPTV Comes To iPhone, iPod Touch
News  |  12/2/2008  | 
Joost's global Web video service offers more than 46,000 videos -- including 18,000 music videos -- as well as 400 TV series and 1,200 movies and short films.
Panorama Taps Google Apps For Collaboration In Reporting
News  |  12/2/2008  | 
Panaorma is using Google Apps' spreadsheets within NovaView SharedViews to make it possible for customers and partners to share reports by simply clicking on a button.
Amazon Opens SimpleDB To Unlimited Public Beta
News  |  12/1/2008  | 
To help entice businesses to at least try out its cloud computing-integrated database service, Amazon is offering a free tier of usage for the next six months.


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