News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in February 2011
Unified Communications Faces Interoperability Challenges
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
More companies are deploying unified communications, according to a panel at Enterprise Connect, and they're seeing improved productivity and collaboration as a result.
VA To Migrate Email To The Cloud
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
The agency is seeking a contractor to move 600,000 employees to a hosted system through a project it's calling the "Big 4."
Amazon Launches CloudFormation To Simplify App Deployment
News  |  2/25/2011  | 
The service automates building virtual workloads for EC2, much like Kaavo CEO's says it does for Amazon, VMware, and other public and private clouds.
Local Governments Embrace The Cloud Faster Than Feds
News  |  2/24/2011  | 
State and local governments are moving more quickly than their federal counterparts to adopt Web-based services, according to a Microsoft executive.
Cisco Terminates Cloud Email Service
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
Cisco Mail is being shut down, but the company assures customers that it remains committed to collaboration services.
Microsoft Unveils Public Sector Cloud Deals
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
Business Productivity Online Suite and Windows Azure are among the hosted services that will be delivered to regional and local government customers.
How To Reduce IT Service Costs In The Cloud
Commentary  |  2/17/2011  | 
In the shift from on-premises software to cloud computing, IT teams are still paying consulting and support fees that may be unnecessary. That's about to change.
Federal IT Budget Reflects Strategic Cuts, Innovation Investment
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says government will slash IT budgets where projects aren't working, while spending more on innovation.
Unisys Intros Cloud Based App Modernization
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
Service-oriented architecture approach aims to reduce cost, complexity of updating legacy federal software.
Adaptive Adds Automated Provisioning To Moab Suite
News  |  2/15/2011  | 
Moab 6.0 can automatically initiate live migration of virtual machines and distribute workloads across a server cluster.
Microsoft Needs Apps To Win In The Cloud
Commentary  |  2/14/2011  | 
Beyond executive shakeups, Microsoft needs to acknowledge this truth: Apps drive infrastructure
Enterprise Collaboration Meets The Super Bowl
Commentary  |  2/11/2011  | 
Salesforce.com's creative halftime promotion for its Chatter app was a major moment for social software on multiple levels
SuccessFactors Reports 4Q Loss On Higher Expenses
News  |  2/10/2011  | 
Record quarterly revenue and billings weren't enough to bring the software-as-a-service vendor to profitability.
Under the Radar Conference To Prove (Again) Why CIOs Must Work With Startups
Commentary  |  2/9/2011  | 
If you think it's too risky to do business with startups, think again. Some of the biggest brands in the world are placing their IT bets with startups and the Under the Radar conference is where they get to find and vet them.
What If We'd Never Heard Of Cloud Computing?
Commentary  |  2/9/2011  | 
Which of the cloud's many incarnations -- software as a service, platform as a service, and others -- should we care about?
NoSQL Firms CouchOne, Membase Merge To Become Couchbase
News  |  2/8/2011  | 
With complementary strengths, the startup firms behind CouchDB and Memcached will pool efforts for the next push in big data handling systems.
Dell Introduces Ubuntu-Powered Cloud Servers
News  |  2/3/2011  | 
Targeted to enterprises that want to build private clouds, Dell's integrated software and hardware packages combine Canonical's Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud with PowerEdge C servers.


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