News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in February 2012
Top Considerations For Cloud EHR Buyers
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Cloud computing offers a speed ramp into the electronic health record highway. But don't overlook critical questions about security, performance, say legal experts at HIMSS.
Harris Scraps Secure Public Cloud Service
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Large government contractor shutters cloud computing service and $200 million data center, less than a year after opening.
CIOs Must Beware Private Cloud Plan Hijackers
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
Employees with something to lose will try to thwart your private cloud plans. The boss needs to take charge.
4 Cloud Computing Pain Points That Still Hurt
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
In a cloud project, common sense gets you only so far: then the pain really kicks in. Consider these four issues still plaguing even the experts.
Dell: 'We're Not Really A PC Company Anymore'
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Dell evolving its business away from a reliance on PC shipments toward supplying high-end servers, appliances, and rack-mount virtualization packages for the enterprise data center.
The Rise Of The Hybrid Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/27/2012  | 
As on-premises ERP dies a slow death, the hybrid enterprise, not pure SaaS, will be the dominant model for some time to come.
Hadoop Behind Metamarkets' Data Science-as-a-Service
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Business Intelligence startup Metamarkets aims to take "BI in the cloud" one step further.
Chart.io Seeks To Shake Up BI
News  |  2/26/2012  | 
Startup's cloud-based business intelligence solution takes on entrenched on-premises BI providers.
Yammer's Game Plan: CEO David Sacks Explains All
Commentary  |  2/24/2012  | 
Sacks discusses the virtues of enterprise social networking in the cloud, the viral virtues of freemium, and how to kill an unsanctioned Yammer network.
What Salesforce.com Results Say About Oracle Battle
Commentary  |  2/23/2012  | 
Salesforce.com keeps furthering its reach into more corners of its customers' operations. The competition has noticed.
OnLive Desktop Brings Windows Apps To iPad
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
Virtual desktop based on cloud gaming tech claims to bring speedier Microsoft Office, Flash to iPad than market leader Citrix Receiver can deliver.
Veterans Affairs May Dump Microsoft Office
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Department will consider Web-based suites as it looks to replace current hodgepodge of Microsoft Office versions.
Is Cloud Computing A Global Market Yet? Nyet
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Brazil, China, and some European countries have erected barriers to free flow of data, due to fears of U.S. domination of cloud market, says BSA.
State, Local Governments Face Cloud Imperative
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
TechAmerica report pushes state and local governments to quickly embrace the cloud to cut costs and improve services.
Apple OS X Mountain Lion: 11 Highlights
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
OS X and iOS continue to converge. Will they be one some day?
Socialcast Enters The Thank You Business
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
Socialcast Thanks, a premium add-on to the enterprise social networking platform, provides a customizable tool for employee recognition.
Cloud Computing Is Still In Its Adolescence
Commentary  |  2/15/2012  | 
Compare the adoption rate for cloud services to that for virtualization, and it's evident we still have a ways to go.
Oracle Shakes Up Talent, Performance Management
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
Oracle's acquisition of Taleo and SAP's of SuccessFactors are sending tremors through the world of software built around people and talent.
Cloud Connect TV
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
Watch and listen to cloud computing experts discuss the key issues of the day at Cloud Connect.
Telcos Poised To Disrupt Amazon's Enterprise Cloud
Commentary  |  2/14/2012  | 
Telephone companies have the assets and track record in delivering secure and reliable services to grab a piece of the enterprise cloud services market popularized by Amazon and Rackspace.
UptimeCloud Eliminates AWS Cloud Bill Surprises
News  |  2/12/2012  | 
Service reports Amazon cloud expenses in the middle of the month and forecasts what they'll be by month end--before it's too late.
Cloud Computing Can Drive Business Innovation
News  |  2/10/2012  | 
Cloud is an enabler of new business models, but too many companies are just experimenting or improving existing processes and not taking full advantage of the technology, says IBM.
Four Things I'd Like To See At Cloud Connect
Commentary  |  2/9/2012  | 
There are many issues that need to be resolved as the new cloud glitterati gathers in Santa Clara. But don't hold your breath.
Google Preps Dropbox Cloud Storage Rival
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
Google will soon release an update to its long-rumored "GDrive" and a home entertainment system, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Cloud Success Stories In Spotlight At Coud Connect
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
This year, implementing cloud computing will take precedence over defining it at the annual Santa Clara show that helped define cloud architecture.
Oracle Counters SAP Cloud Plan With Taleo Bid
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
Responding to SAP's (delayed) SuccessFactors deal and Salesforce.com's rapid growth, Oracle makes a $1.9 billion deal in the cloud-computing arena.
Jive Financials Show Social Software Momentum
News  |  2/8/2012  | 
Following IPO, Jive reports a bigger loss but also bigger deals--and a new user self-provisioning cloud option on the horizon.
Federal Standards Body Focuses On Big Data, Cloud
News  |  2/7/2012  | 
National Institute of Standards and Technology's new IT Lab Director Chuck Romine says agency is focusing on big data, cloud computing, mobility, and cybersecurity in the coming year.
Socialcast Brings Fast Answers To Far-Flung Nonprofit Workers
News  |  2/6/2012  | 
Enterprise social network enables international health agency workers to get immediate answers from peers, rather than waiting for the home office in D.C. to respond.
Wolfram Alpha Learns Image, Data Tricks
News  |  2/6/2012  | 
Wolfram Alpha adds paid subscription service that provides new image and data analysis capabilities.
Nimble 2.0 Builds On Social CRM Vision
News  |  2/6/2012  | 
Integrated social contact management tool adds Google+, Facebook Pages, and API links to HubSpot, MailChimp, and Woofu.
Microsoft CRM Embraces iPhone, iPad, Android
News  |  2/6/2012  | 
Microsoft Dynamics CRM update will include native mobile apps for Windows Phone 7, iOS, Android, and BlackBerry devices.
Google Rejects EU Request On Privacy Policy Consolidation
News  |  2/3/2012  | 
EU regulators want Google to delay its plan to combine privacy policies. But Google doesn't like that idea.
Leaked Video: Lithium Turns To Internal Communities
News  |  2/1/2012  | 
Lithium has always maintained an exclusive focus on customer-facing social communities, but the video of a sales briefing shows new internal collaboration plans.


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