News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in March 2012
6 Reasons To Use Multiple Cloud Providers
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Music Mastermind, Coupa Software share why they turned to more than one cloud services supplier. Yes, you can mix and match Amazon and Rackspace.
SuccessFactors Jam: Sweeter Than Salesforce.com Chatter?
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
SAP's recently acquired cloud business extends a Chatter-like social networking platform to 15 million subscribers at no charge.
Cloud Vendor Brings CFOs Closer To ERP Data
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Host Analytics adds business intelligence capabilities so top execs can better anticipate future revenue.
Put Your Test Lab In The Cloud
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Your options for having a software development lab in the cloud are increasing. Here’s how to get your dev lab there.
HP Takes Developer Slant With Cloud Offering
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Your options for having a software development lab in the cloud are increasing. Here’s how to get your dev lab there.
Cisco Unified Communications Play Includes iPad
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
At Enterprise Connect conference, Cisco announces Jabber will be coming to iPad and Windows. Also unveils new high-end telepresence design.
Computing Cartels Shake Up IT Purchasing
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Massive firms with global reach will emerge during the next 10 years, offering optimized stacks of computing capability on a pay-per-use basis.
Cloud Of Government Data Grows Over Chicago
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
City of Chicago, Cook County, and state of Illinois back Metro Chicago Data Convergence Cloud to give citizens access to government data from one Web portal.
Microsoft's Answer To The End Of Software
Commentary  |  3/22/2012  | 
Microsoft's Convergence user conference convinced me that Dynamics will be a major player in the cloud, as Redmond bets big on customer choice.
Minnesota Completes Migration To Microsoft Cloud
News  |  3/21/2012  | 
After a year of testing, the state's Office of Enterprise Technology has moved nearly 39,000 workers to Office 365 for collaboration and email.
How To Navigate Intersection Of MDM, Cloud Email
Commentary  |  3/21/2012  | 
As mobile workforces meet cloud software, IT leaders may get confused about where to go with mobile device management tools.
What's On: Our Next Valley View
Commentary  |  3/21/2012  | 
The March 28 episode of our live Web TV show will feature hot cloud technologies, mobile chips, an update from Evernote, and much more.
Deadbeats 2.0: How SMBs Use Cloud To Get Paid
News  |  3/21/2012  | 
How two SMBs automate everything from friendly reminders to the not-so-friendly collections process.
Is Oracle Ignoring The Real Enemy?
Commentary  |  3/21/2012  | 
Oracle announced third quarter gains Tuesday. But while it focuses on SAP, nimble rivals such as Salesforce.com and WorkDay loom large.
Saba People Cloud Promotes Talent-Centric Enterprise Social
News  |  3/21/2012  | 
Saba brings the social profile together with learning and talent management systems, along with a Klout-like "PQ Score" for employee reputation.
Microsoft Inches Closer To Delivering Cloud-Based ERP
News  |  3/19/2012  | 
Microsoft says Dynamics NAV and GP enterprise resource planning systems will run on Windows Azure by year end. But iPad and iPhone support is a question in some customers' minds.
Salesforce.com Makes Friends With CIOs
Commentary  |  3/16/2012  | 
Parade of CIOs at CloudForce shows how social networking inroads are making Salesforce.com a larger part of the IT infrastructure.
BroadVision Promotes Hybrid Public-Private Enterprise Social Networking
News  |  3/15/2012  | 
BroadVision's Clearvale collaboration system adds Conduits for bringing customers or partners into an internal conversation as guest users.
Anatomy Of An All-Cloud SMB
News  |  3/15/2012  | 
Startup runs on nothing but cloud applications. Here are the 16 apps they use and what they gain by skipping onsite IT infrastructure.
Salesforce.com: Rypple Beats SAP, Oracle HR Suites
News  |  3/15/2012  | 
Salesforce integrates Rypple social performance review system, upgrades website publishing platform.
Unresponsive IT? CEO Must Share Blame
Commentary  |  3/12/2012  | 
Social CRM and multi-channel marketing are the latest trends fueling questions about IT priorities, but have top executives bought into these priorities?
Data Protection Officer Drought Predicted
Commentary  |  3/12/2012  | 
Google's global privacy counsel doubts there are enough data defenders to help companies comply with EU data rules.
Embrace Enterprise 2.0 Trifecta
Commentary  |  3/8/2012  | 
Half measures won't work. Enterprises must adopt social/mobile, cloud, and big data technologies—all of them, not just one or two.
Atlassian Buys HipChat For Collaboration Power
News  |  3/7/2012  | 
HipChat adds real-time chat, including files and images, to Atlassian’s wiki, enterprise social networking, and collaborative software development tools.
Siemens Suite Upgrade: Better UC In Cloud, Mobile Devices
News  |  3/6/2012  | 
OpenScape Unified Communications Suite version 7, due out in June, has "call swipe" feature that lets users switch phones in mid call with one flick.
YouSendIt Gives Enterprises New SharePoint Power
News  |  3/6/2012  | 
With a SharePoint plugin and Active Directory integration, YouSendIt Workstream promises greater enterprise control over file sharing across organizations and devices.
OpenText Sets Tempo For Enterprise File Sharing
News  |  3/5/2012  | 
Tempo and Tempo Express blend cloud-style file sharing, in the mode of Box or Dropbox, with enterprise control.
Cloud Will Create 14 Million Jobs, Study Says
News  |  3/5/2012  | 
Microsoft and IDC study predicts media, banking, and manufacturing sectors will see biggest job gains related to cloud computing.
How Socialcast Blends Cloud, Enterprise Appeal
News  |  3/1/2012  | 
Strategy to keep cloud's simplicity while letting wary companies retain some control made Socialcast a no-brainer acquisition for VMware.
Why Infrastructure As A Service Is A Bad Deal
Commentary  |  3/1/2012  | 
The numbers we cranked speak for themselves: IaaS services from Amazon and others most likely do a disservice to your bottom line.


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