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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in December 2012
Amazon Outage Scrooges Netflix, Heroku
News  |  12/27/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services suffers a second holiday services disruption and the fourth outage of 2012.
5 Cloud App Trends To Expect In 2013
Commentary  |  12/27/2012  | 
We'll see more mobile options and embedded analytics, of course, but surprises will include growth in financial apps and big-data insights.
Cloud Jobs: 7 Million In 3 Years, IDC Says
News  |  12/21/2012  | 
Microsoft-sponsored IDC report says there are currently 1.7 million open cloud positions just waiting to be filled.
Oracle Q2 Results: Ellison Spins On Sun
Commentary  |  12/19/2012  | 
CEO Larry Ellison talks up Oracle's Sun acquisition even as hardware sales slide 23%. Software sales rise.
Teambox Bundles Box Storage With Social Collaboration
News  |  12/17/2012  | 
Project-oriented social collaboration tool Teambox offers Box integration along with 15 gigabytes per user of free storage.
7 Ways Outsourcing Has Changed
Commentary  |  12/17/2012  | 
The old role of outsourcers -- doing repetitive stuff overseas because it is a lot cheaper -- is history. See what's coming to take its place.
Google Shuts Down 11 Services
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
Google continues to weed out less popular products in order to "put more wood behind fewer arrows."
CA's New CEO Faces Big Balancing Act
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Michael Gregoire expected to set a more entrepreneurial style as CA continues transition from mainframe products to cloud and virtual systems.
Michael Dell, Bill Clinton Share The Stage
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Dell World: The new Dell is here, and CEO Dell and former President Clinton look to technology's role in the future.
Glide Apps Coming To Windows, Android, iOS
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
TransMedia's Glide media sharing service has reinvented itself for the app world.
SugarSync Adds Search, Collaboration To Cloud Storage
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
SugarSync CEO describes new features, takes questions on cloud security in the latest episode of InformationWeek Valley View.
How The USO Makes Most Of Cloud
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
IT strategy behind the USO's mission to support American troops worldwide includes carefully-built business cases for cloud projects.
DOE, National Labs Reveal Sweeping Cloud Strategy
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
Strategy outlines dozens of innovative initiatives underway or planned at the Department of Energy and the 22 national laboratories.
Google Apps No Longer Free For Businesses
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
Paid version of Google Apps suits businesses better, Google insists.
IBM Launches Cloud Docs; Eyes Google, Microsoft
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
IBM gets serious about becoming a player in end-user cloud services for the enterprise.
Mark Hurd Interview: Oracle Leading Or Following?
Commentary  |  12/6/2012  | 
Oracle President Mark Hurd talks strategy with InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson and some CIO customers. Watch the interview and read our analysis.
Amazon Redshift Leaves On-Premises Opening, Says ParAccel
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Amazon's new Redshift data warehousing service is billed as a game changer, but the supplier of its underlying database says lots of customers won't go for the cloud service.
Social Networks Continue Push For Control
Commentary  |  12/5/2012  | 
The Internet was supposed to facilitate direct connections between individuals and disempower gatekeepers. Instead, it has become a massive man-in-the-middle attack.
Cloud Collaboration Tools: Big Hopes, Big Needs
Commentary  |  12/4/2012  | 
Cloud-based collaboration tools give enterprises valuable advantages, but vendors must step up now to answer some key questions on security and integration.
Microsoft Dynamics App Updates: What's Missing
News  |  12/4/2012  | 
Microsoft's latest Dynamics AX, GP and CRM upgrades pack plenty of new features, but promised cloud, mobile and marketing options have been delayed.
Salesforce: Every Developer A SaaS Vendor
News  |  12/3/2012  |'s Heroku unit is making it easier for Salesforce app developers to become SaaS vendors on their own.
SAP Clings To A Dated Cloud Apps Strategy
Commentary  |  12/3/2012  | 
As cloud vendors, NetSuite and Workday look toward larger companies, SAP courts small and midsize firms.

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