News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in March 2013
Gmail's New Compose: 5 Pros and Cons
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Introduced as an option, Gmail's new compose will become the default over the next few days. Here's what I like and dislike.
Office 365 Gets Thumbs Up In Kansas City
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Microsoft is talking up new fans in local government, such as Kansas City, Mo., which expects to save $600,000 annually with Office 365 suite.
How Netflix Is Ruining Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  3/25/2013  | 
A laser focus on Amazon Web Services and seeming disregard for next-gen best practices could spell lock-in, and derail real IaaS competition.
New Web Domain Names: Should You Pass?
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Plenty of organizations remain in the dark about the flood of new Internet addresses about to become available later this year. Here's what you need to know.
Oracle's Bad Quarter Is Self-Inflicted
Commentary  |  3/22/2013  | 
Big egos and poor execution are behind Oracle's uneven financial performance.
Joyent Offers NoSQL Database As A Service
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Infrastructure provider Joyent teams up with Cloudant to provide a scalable, NoSQL database as a service.
Apple, Dropbox Lead Cloud Storage Market
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Music and video are pushing cloud storage into the mainstream, Strategy Analytics study finds. But where's Microsoft?
Microsoft Gains Enterprise Clout With ERP, CRM
Commentary  |  3/21/2013  | 
Spotlighting high-profile customers like Revlon and Dell, Microsoft talks up its prowess with ERP consolidation, CRM-integrated marketing.
Google Keep Arrives, But For How Long?
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
Will Google Keep be kept? Plans to discontinue Google Reader have users worried about Google's new answer to Evernote.
Virtual Machine Recovery Keeps Improving
Commentary  |  3/20/2013  | 
Thanks to technologies like changed block recovery, downtime is becoming a thing of the past.
Office 365: Why A Law Firm Switched
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
A lawyer-slash-IT chief explains how his 14-person law firm is realizing good ROI after its move to Microsoft Office 365.
How Should We Measure Clouds?
Commentary  |  3/20/2013  | 
Too often, IT pros start at the bottom and work up. In the cloud, we need to look at the business model and set metrics from there.
Chromebook Availability Expands Amid Sales Questions
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Google made its Chromebook computers available in six more countries Tuesday; precise sales figures remain a mystery.
Google's 10 Best Gags, Pranks And Easter Eggs
Slideshows  |  3/18/2013  | 
The search giant knows a good laugh when it sees one. Here are 10 great examples of Google's goofy side.
9 More Cloud Computing Pioneers
Slideshows  |  3/18/2013  | 
These industry leaders helped propel cloud computing to the forefront of technology innovation.
Google Investigates Google Drive Disruption
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
Google acknowledges that its cloud software and file storage platform is experiencing problems.
DOD Reaches 1 Million Users On Cloud Email
News  |  3/13/2013  | 
Military expects another 500,000 users on the Defense Information Systems Agency's DOD Enterprise Email by summer 2013.
Pharmacy Company's Rx For Chaos: More Cloud
News  |  3/13/2013  | 
Pharmacy benefits manager AWPRx succeeds with a small team in the complicated world of workers' compensation insurance. CEO Jay Roy explains how cloud plays a big role.
Equinix Opens $60 Million Seattle Data Center
News  |  3/12/2013  | 
New facility enables Equinix to serve as cloud workload transfer point. Will AWS be a future customer?
Amazon, Telcos Will Battle For Cloud Customers
News  |  3/12/2013  | 
British Telecom, Verizon, NTT, CenturyLink shaping up to compete with Amazon on IaaS and PaaS, research firm Synergy says.
What Will Salesforce.com Buy With $1 Billion?
Commentary  |  3/12/2013  | 
Salesforce.com is raising money to fund acquisitions. We're thinking digital marketing and big data companies might be on the target list.
SaaS Speeds U.K. Insurer's IT Overhaul
News  |  3/12/2013  | 
Direct Line Group finds the cloud its safest bet to quickly establish a separate HR system before separating from its parent company.
SAS Upgrades Visual Analytics App
Commentary  |  3/12/2013  | 
SAS strategy for big data, cloud and mobile includes one-click deployment of analytic apps in the cloud.
8 Tools Changing Business Technology Resiliency
Commentary  |  3/11/2013  | 
Cloud gateways, emergency communications tools and disaster recovery as a service are changing the way businesses run their continuity programs.
Chromebook Pixel: My First Week Living In Cloud
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
After forsaking all other PCs for a week to work with just a Chromebook Pixel and an iPhone, I learned a few lessons about the post-PC era.
New Technologies Require New Organizational Approaches
Commentary  |  3/8/2013  | 
The cloud, mobile and big data movements put a premium on speed and innovation, not just efficiency and security.
IBM CEO Rometty Shares Vision Of Big Data Era
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty says big data and predictive decisions will reshape organizations, and computers that learn, like Watson, will be tech's next big wave.
Moving Legacy Apps To The Cloud
News  |  3/6/2013  | 
Can you run that old ERP system on AWS? Yes, and it just may save you money.
Microsoft Tweaks Office 2013 Licensing After Outcry
News  |  3/6/2013  | 
Responding to customer complaints, Microsoft says it will allow Office 2013 licenses to be transferred from one machine to another.
Amazon Web Services Cuts Prices For Linux Users
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services' price drops for certain long-term cloud contracts expands the cost gap between Linux and Windows on EC2.
VMware Sells SlideRocket To ClearSlide
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
Cloud presentation service was never quite a fit for the virtualization infrastructure market leader, VMware acknowledges.
U.K. Government, Nonprofit Agencies Tiptoe Into Cloud
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
IT firm Eduserv finds public and nonprofit organizations ready to roll out SaaS, but reluctant to deploy other cloud services.
Office 2013: 10 Questions To Ask
Slideshows  |  3/5/2013  | 
Is Microsoft Office 2013 right for you? Here are the right questions for small and midsize businesses and enterprises to ask.
SAP Courts Pro Sports With Scouting App
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
Cloud-based app, co-developed with the San Francisco 49ers, gives SAP one more inroad into the high-profile world of sports.
Evernote Breach: What It Means To Enterprise IT
Commentary  |  3/4/2013  | 
Cloud naysayers will insist that this incident shows why we should never use the cloud. Give me a break.
Software Tracks Payments For U.K. Auto Finance Company
News  |  3/1/2013  | 
Toyota Financial Services U.K. uses Sopra Group contract management system to boost customer service and employee satisfaction.


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