News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in December 2011
6 Ways Cloud Computing Will Evolve In 2012
Commentary  |  12/27/2011  | 
Cloud computing will dig even deeper into the enterprise, with hybrid clouds, virtualized clients, and security standards topping the hot trends.
Cloud Computing Buyers Demand More, Survey Finds
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
Plain vanilla cloud infrastructure isn't the main goal. Companies want to use online apps, develop cloud apps, or run a more automated internal cloud.
White House Moves To Future-Proof Government IT
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel's priorities for 2012 include making sure IT investments pay off, shared services, cloud computing, data center consolidation, and cybersecurity.
Telligent Buys Leverage Software To Boost Cloud Power
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Acquisition strengthens Telligent's cloud computing and enterprise social networking products.
Top 10 Government IT Flops Of 2011
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Alongside success in many areas, government IT deployments suffered security snafus, fraud fiascoes, budget breakdowns, and more over the past year.
Salesforce Acquires Rypple For Social Employee Performance Management
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Employee performance recognition and goals application to become "Successforce," build on Salesforce's enterprise social media aspirations.
Top 20 IT Trends In 2011
Commentary  |  12/19/2011  | 
The business technology sector went through a lot of changes in 2011. What follows is my list of the most important themes, events, products, and people of the past year.
Google Apps Loses L.A. Law Enforcement Deal
News  |  12/16/2011  | 
Security concerns mean Los Angeles Police Department and other law enforcement agencies won't move to Google's cloud-based e-mail suite.
SAP Finally Picks Up The Pace On Cloud
Commentary  |  12/15/2011  | 
Its SuccessFactors acquisition is just part of its newfound urgency.
Microsoft Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Compliance Clash
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Microsoft dials up the rhetoric and says take that, unidentified competitor whose name begins with the letters "Google."
YouSendIt Takes On Box, Dropbox In Cloud
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Email attachment sender expands into cloud storage, collaboration, and file sharing.
SAP: We'll Be No. 2 Database Player By 2015
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
At SAP Influencer Summit in Boston, SAP unveils plans for cloud hiring spree and Hana-led database push. Can it push by IBM, Microsoft, and Teradata in just 3 years?
5 Worst Cloud Washers Of 2011
Commentary  |  12/13/2011  | 
Want to be a cloud vendor? Just rename your existing product, after a few tweaks. Check out our list of 2011's top offenders.
LotusLive Gets Social Project Management Tools
News  |  12/13/2011  | 
Trilog's ProjExec app brings Microsoft Project and Facebook-style features to IBM's environment for collaboration in the cloud.
SAP Tries To Leapfrog Salesforce.com On Social Analysis
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
SAP says NetBase partnership will help companies tap Facebook and Twitter and drive better enterprise apps decisions.
HP-Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Eyes Regulated Enterprises
News  |  12/8/2011  | 
HP-Microsoft alliance lets CIOs use a hybrid approach, including private cloud with security and service levels strong enough for highly-regulated industries. Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync services are part of the offering.
Federal CIO: Project Oversight Saves $1 Billion
News  |  12/8/2011  | 
Agencies have delivered on 14 of the 25 points in the feds' year-old plan to clean up government IT, reports U.S. CIO.
Dell Offers SMBs More Salesforce.com Cloud Services
News  |  12/7/2011  | 
Salesforce.com's customer service suite joins Dell's growing cloud platform for CRM and related functions.
SunGard Promises 99.9% Uptime For SAP Cloud Apps
News  |  12/5/2011  | 
Enterprise-level services in the cloud include multiple layers of security, secured line communications, and guaranteed service levels for production environments.
HP Bundles Box's Cloud
News  |  12/5/2011  | 
Enterprise PC buyers can now get cloud storage and collaboration services with their HP computers.
SAP Builds Out Services Menu With SuccessFactors
Commentary  |  12/5/2011  | 
Purchase is latest move as enterprise software vendors race to develop a cloud presence and offer business resources to customers eager to use cloud-based services.
Healthcare Cloud Brings Access Control Concerns
News  |  12/5/2011  | 
N.Y. nurses service finds single sign-on enables its mobile workforce to use its multiple, disparate cloud apps.
Benioff's Dream: Toppling Microsoft, Oracle, And SAP
Commentary  |  12/2/2011  | 
Salesforce.com's CEO expounds on the social revolution, cloud computing and his goal of creating a $10-billion-a-year company.
Gartner's 2012 Forecast: Cloudy, With Widespread Consumerization
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
IT departments will need to adapt or make a last stand in the shrinking server closet, says Gartner in its 11 predictions for the coming year.
AT&T, Accenture Service Stores Medical Images In Cloud
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
Joint venture will help providers manage larger image files and assist smaller hospitals that don't have a radiologist on staff.


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