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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in December 2009
Elementool Puts Project Management In Cloud
News  |  12/31/2009  | 
The company offers software project management tools on the Web as an integrated service.
Q & A: Army CIO Advances Consolidation Effort
News  |  12/22/2009  | 
Cloud computing and powerful mobile devices are part of Jeffrey Sorenson's plan to centralize Army IT and make it more consistent for soldiers deploying from bases to the battlefield.
7 Things Microsoft Must Do In 2010
News  |  12/21/2009  | 
Microsoft is turning to search, services, and the cloud, but what the company really needs is a game changer.
Taser Builds Cisco-Based Data Warehouse
News  |  12/18/2009  | 
Built on Cisco's Unified Computing System, the cloud-based virtual data warehouse stores police videos for evidence.
Rackspace Offers FathomDB As Service
News  |  12/17/2009  | 
The Rackspace Cloud moved its competition with Amazon up a notch by offering its FathomDB database as a service.
IBM Rational Tools Aid Smart Device Makers
News  |  12/16/2009  | 
Rational development tools help manufacturers build software that powers smart devices, which have complex systems and software requirements.
HP Ushers Telecoms Toward Cloud
News  |  12/16/2009  | 
The company is positioning itself to become a software-as-a-service platform for telecommunications companies.
Amazon IDs Cause Of Data Center Outage
News  |  12/14/2009  | 
The failure of two power components at a Virginia data center affected some EC2 operations on December 9th, Amazon Web Services says.
Microsoft Offers Climate Change Tools
News  |  12/14/2009  | 
Software maker rolls out interactive services at COP15 conference in Copenhagen.
SMBs Reject False Dichotomy Between Enterprise And Consumer Tech
Commentary  |  12/11/2009  | 
Too many tech insiders see the world as consumer versus enterprise technology. They're missing a key component of the market: small and midsize businesses. And their blinders are leading to some seriously misguided conclusions.
IBM Launches Cloud Computing Lab
News  |  12/10/2009  | 
Hong Kong center will focus on support for Big Blue's LotusLive online service. Heads For Overhaul
News  |  12/9/2009  | 
The government is looking to make significant improvements to its open data repository, adding features for developers and consumers and prodding agencies to participate.
Microsoft Shakeup Signals Azure Launch
News  |  12/9/2009  | 
Software maker reorganizes server group and strikes NetApp deal as it prepares to release cloud platform.
Novell Maps Workload Management For Cloud
News  |  12/8/2009  | 
The company charts a new path as it applies identity management and security to workloads run in the cloud.
SAP Outlines Five-Year Enterprise Software Plan
News  |  12/8/2009  | 
SAP's unfolding strategy emphasizes on-demand computing, cloud architectures, flexible pricing, mobile and in-memory computing.
Fujitsu To Offer Cloud Services
News  |  12/8/2009  | 
The company enters the ranks of cloud competitors, supplying compute infrastructure as a service through its expanded data centers.
Savvis, Cisco Boost Enterprise Cloud Offerings
News  |  12/8/2009  | 
The firms will team to offer enterprise-class virtual private data center and multi-tiered security and quality-of-service capabilities.
Government Technologist: States As Cloud Service Providers
News  |  12/4/2009  | 
As state CIOs devise cloud computing strategies, they must assess whether their teams can provide services with the same skill and efficiency as commercial providers.
Cloud, Mobile To Drive IT Growth In 2010
News  |  12/4/2009  | 
An analyst firm believes consumers and businesses will spend 3.2% more on telecom, hardware, software and services than in 2009.
Symplified Offers Federated ID For Cloud
News  |  12/3/2009  | 
The SinglePoint system can be used to manage a user's identity across multiple cloud applications such as the suite.
Intel Demos 48-Core CPU
News  |  12/3/2009  | 
The single-chip cloud computer aims to dramatically boost performance and power efficiency in laptops, desktops, and servers.
HP Upgrades Thin Clients In Wake Of Windows 7
News  |  12/2/2009  | 
HP is consolidating VMware and Citrix Systems desktop virtualization approaches with its own management software, and offering refreshed thin client devices.
Cloud-based Analytic Apps Optimize the Supply Chain
News  |  12/2/2009  | 
FusionOps dashboards and process automation apps streamline purchasing. Customer Kimball Electronics gains ROI within months.
Office 2010 Ship Date Revealed
News  |  12/1/2009  | 
Microsoft confirms Internet rumors surrounding release of next software suite.
Broadcom To Acquire Dune For $178 Million
News  |  12/1/2009  | 
The deal will boost Broadcom's data center and cloud computing portfolio.

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