News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in February 2010
Twitter Drops MySQL For Cassandra
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
The social networking site opts for the open source Cassandra data management system in what's becoming a not-uncommon move.
Feds Plot Data Center Consolidation
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
A survey will analyze the government's 1,100-plus data centers, counting racks, servers, routers, and switches.
NComputing Cuts Virtualized Desktop Costs
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
With an extra-slender thin client and its vSpace software, NComputing has virtualized 2.5 million desktops.
Senate Considers P2P Security Bill
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Legislation would require software developers to tell users when files are being shared via peer-to-peer networks.
CA Buys 3Tera Cloud Startup
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
3Tera supplies a graphically oriented system for configuring an application prior to deployment, including deployment as a virtual machine into the cloud.
Microsoft Announces Government Cloud
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The Business Productivity Online Suite Federal is hosted on a government-dedicated infrastructure in secured facilities within Microsoft's own data centers.
Intermedia Launches Hosted UC For SMBs
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The offering combines unified communications with the low-cost, turnkey appeal of SaaS, but it is still not clear that SMBs see the value of UC.
HP Launches Cloud Lab In Singapore
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The third HP research lab in the Asia-Pacific region will participate in cloud and collaborative computing research.
Global CIO: There's No Money Left
Commentary  |  2/23/2010  | 
That sucking sound you hear is the sound of yearly software maintenance fees.
NARA Addresses Cloud Record Keeping
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
The National Archive and Records Administration advises federal agencies on the challenges of data retention and records transfer in cloud computing.
Gaming Hints At Enterprise Cloud Future
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
RightScale manages eight of the 12 most popular games on the Web by serving as a front end management system for the cloud.
Salesforce Launches Private Beta Of Chatter
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
The program will bring Facebook- and Twitter-type capabilities to businesses using applications on the Force.com cloud computing platform.
HHS To Manage Stimulus Spending From The Cloud
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
Acumen Solutions will build a Salesforce.com app for the Department of Health and Human Services to manage health IT relationships and projects.
Q&A: GSA's CIO Coleman Talks IT Modernization
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
The CIO of the U.S. General Services Administration discusses cloud computing, plans for funding innovation with a flat IT budget, and the potential for equipping federal employees with new consumer technologies.
Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors Revealed
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
Cross-Site Scripting tops the list, which is designed to help businesses build security into the software procurement process.
Government Plans Mobile Apps Store
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra outlines plans to offer mobile applications from an iPhone-like 'store' that will give the public access to new capabilities developed by both the government and third-party developers.
SAP's Schwarz Resigns; Analysts Question Growth Plans
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
Executive board member John Schwarz is the latest to head for the door as observers of the software company weigh acquisitions vs. innovation.
Citrix Developing 'Nirvana Phone'
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
Partnering with Open Kernel Labs, Citrix finds a way to turn smartphones into devices that power virtual desktops.
Intelligent Enterprise Editors' Choice Awards 2010
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
Intelligent Enterprise names 'The Dozen' most influential vendors for the intelligent enterprise and 36 'Companies to Watch' in 2010.
Adobe Offers LiveCycle Managed Services
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
The hosted version of LiveCycle provides a framework for developers to build simplified user interfaces to back office business apps.
Oracle To Buy AmberPoint
News  |  2/8/2010  | 
AmberPoint's service-oriented architecture management software will be folded into Fusion middleware, said Oracle.
Facebook Unveils Redesign
News  |  2/5/2010  | 
Home page revamp makes commonly used features and applications easier to access and use.
Microsoft, NSF Offer Scientists Azure Access
News  |  2/4/2010  | 
The National Science Foundation will award some government-funded scientists free access to Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform.
Meritalk Releases Cloud Savings Calculator
News  |  2/4/2010  | 
Government agencies may use the calculator to assess how much they might save by moving to a cloud computing model.
Air Force Seeks Secure Cloud Computing
News  |  2/4/2010  | 
In a 10-month project, the Air Force has contracted IBM to design a cloud computing environment that can recognize security threats and adapt on the fly.
Windows Azure Drive Hits Beta
News  |  2/2/2010  | 
Service is part of Microsoft's new cloud computing environment, which went live Monday.
Competitors Weigh In on Oracle's Single-Stack Plan
News  |  2/1/2010  | 
SAP says it's a fantasy while IBM asks "what took you so long?"


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