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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in April 2008
Interop: Oracle Looks Beyond ERP
News  |  4/30/2008  | 
The company announced at Interop that it will follow the money by emphasizing line-of-business applications embedded with Web 2.0 features.
Interop: Citrix To Help Build The 'Delivery Center'
News  |  4/30/2008  | 
The company's efforts include its Workflow Studio suite and NetScaler MPX, a Web application controller that offers service delivery at 10 Gbps.
SAP Scales Back SaaS Product Plans
News  |  4/30/2008  | 
Technical issues and profit-bleeding implementations prompt SAP to move more slowly with its ambitious Business ByDesign on-demand software service.
Interop: SaaS Is A Key Driver Behind Upswing In Innovation
News  |  4/29/2008  | 
McKinsey & Company's Abhijit Dubey said software as a service is becoming mainstream within the IT industry, particularly among small and midsize companies.
IBM, Cambridge Push For Increased Funding For Service Innovation
News  |  4/28/2008  | 
The report encourages universities to offer courses in service science, management, and engineering and urges governments to provide more funds for research.
Microsoft Hyper-V To Flaunt Advanced Virtualization Features
News  |  4/24/2008  | 
The beta version of Hyper-V is already operative, and customers may download the more advanced Hyper-V Release Candidate 1 before its addition to Windows Server 2008.
Interop: Vettro Mobile App Helps Protect Underground Pipes, Cables
News  |  4/24/2008  | 
Vettro 360 for Damage Prevention is built on the same mobile platform used to provide services like coordinating pickup and delivery, field service, and IT service management.
Cloud Computing Startup Gets $4.5M Venture Funding
News  |  4/24/2008  | 
RightScale makes developer tools for creating server clusters on Amazon Web Services.
Web 2.0: Microsoft's Live Mesh Aims For Simplicity
News  |  4/23/2008  | 
The company will use open standards like Atom, JSON, POX, RSS, HTTP, REST, and FeedSync to allow for the "it just works experience."
Web 2.0: Microsoft's Live Mesh To Reinvent The Platform
News  |  4/23/2008  | 
What remains to be seen is whether Windows users will occupy positions of privilege on Microsoft's evolving platform.
Microsoft Developers Weigh In On Live Mesh
News  |  4/23/2008  | 
Microsoft MVPs say that they hope Microsoft can deliver on the big promises it's making with its software-plus-services development platform.
SaaS, Web Services Top Software Priorities For Businesses
News  |  4/23/2008  | 
A new research report also shows signs of SaaS's maturity, with fewer businesses reporting they adopted SaaS for the first time last year.
With Live Mesh, Microsoft Admits Web Is Now Central To Computing
News  |  4/23/2008  | 
Ray Ozzie says Microsoft's software and services endeavor is a shift from its PC roots and key to sharing content and data over a number of devices.
Web 2.0: Microsoft Makes Big Bet For 'Software Plus Services' With Live Mesh
News  |  4/22/2008  | 
Live Mesh will let users share data and content across a wide variety of devices using both Web-based and client software.
Microsoft Releases Dynamics CRM Online
News  |  4/22/2008  | 
The software service is Microsoft's most direct attack to date against
NASA Celebrates 25 Years In Supercomputing
News  |  4/21/2008  | 
With a long history in space, the agency's systems now host aerospace modeling, simulation, storage, high-speed networking, visualization, and computational services.
Desktone, Verizon Announce Desktop Virtualization As A Service
News  |  4/21/2008  | 
Desktone plans to sell "desktops as a service" through service providers like Verizon Businesss and European and Asian carriers; IBM is a partner.
Cloud Computing: Microsoft Joins Emerging Database-as-a-Service Market
News  |  4/21/2008  | 
SQL Server Data Services is a late-but-promising entrant in an emerging market that promises to be a boon to small and midsized firms looking to reach distributed groups of employees, partners or customers while controlling costs.
Web 2.0: Companies Will Spend $4.6 Billion By 2013, Forrester Predicts
News  |  4/21/2008  | 
Some of the companies adopting social networking, RSS, blogs, wikis, mashups, podcasting, and widgets will be presenting at the Web 2.0 Expo show this week.
Microsoft Tests 'Albany' Subscription Software Program
News  |  4/18/2008  | 
The service is meant to bolster the company's presence in the booming Web services market while protecting its multibillion-dollar packaged software franchise.
Microsoft Plans Internet Scaling With MatrixDB For SQL Server After 2008
News  |  4/18/2008  | 
While Microsoft officially refused comment, two job listings offer tantalizing information about a significant enterprise database project under development.
Google Revenue Beats Expectation, Shares Surge
News  |  4/17/2008  | 
As the company begins to integrate DoubleClick, CEO Eric Schmidt said that Google's search, ads, and apps strategy has had a transformative effect on its business.
Salesforce, Google Show Fruits Of Their Collaboration
News  |  4/17/2008  | 
Application integration partnership is just one sign of growing momentum behind Google Apps.
Amazon Launches Premium Support For EC2 Developers
News  |  4/17/2008  | 
The service covers an unlimited number of support cases and is available through a monthly subscription with no long-term contracts.
Google Gmail Loses Functionality
News  |  4/17/2008  | 
Problems with accessing the online e-mail's IMAP feature fuel concerns about uptime and reliability as well as business adoption of software as a service.
Curl's Nitro Takes Aim At Adobe AIR
News  |  4/15/2008  | 
The two companies also compete with Microsoft's Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight in the online-offline rich Internet app runtime marketplace.
Sun Microsystems Expands Streaming Media Systems
News  |  4/14/2008  | 
The accompanying software enables service providers to scale from 500 to more than 1.5 million subscribers and from 200 to more than 1 million hours of content.
Citrix Plunges Deeper Into Desktop Virtualization
News  |  4/14/2008  | 
Showing off their partnership, Citrix will equip XenDesktop with its ICA protocol that Microsoft's products can recognize and respond to.
Google, Salesforce Partnership Owes Legacy To Microsoft, SAP, Oracle
News  |  4/14/2008  | 
While the integration of Salesforce and Google Apps builds on work of its predecessors, it also represents a fundamental departure from most of those previous integration efforts.
Layered Technologies Buys
News  |  4/14/2008  | 
Layered is targeting its growth toward consolidation and virtualization in the data center, as corporations look to reduce high real estate and leasing costs.
Google, Salesforce To Jointly Deliver Online Business Software
News  |  4/14/2008  | 
The service could pose a formidable challenge to Microsoft's efforts to establish itself in the SMB applications market, which remains widely fragmented.
Google, Others Expand Online Services Offerings
News  |  4/10/2008  | 
As cloud computing grows, corporate users would be wise to put it on watch.
General Data, MobileFrame To Develop Enterprise Apps
News  |  4/8/2008  | 
The partnership positions the two companies to serve a mobile enterprise app market, which is growing at 30% annually.
Dashboard Adds Investment App To BlackBerry
News  |  4/8/2008  | 
The company's Mobile Financial software is part business news reader, part investment dealer research portal.
Microsoft Releases 14,000 Pages Of Trade Secrets
News  |  4/8/2008  | 
Information includes details about how Exchange Server and Outlook talk, as well as how Office and SharePoint communicate with each other.
IBM's Mashup Suite Aims To Increase Enterprise Adoption
News  |  4/8/2008  | 
The company's Mashup Center and WebSphere sMash make it easier for both developers and information workers to create and use mashups.
MokaFive Joins Red Hot Desktop Virtualization Market
News  |  4/8/2008  | 
The startup's Web server-based software competes with larger vendors like Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware as well as thin client advocates like Sun and Wyse.
Charge Anywhere Turns Mobiles Into POS Terminals
News  |  4/7/2008  | 
The company's Secure Mobile Payment software works with Windows Mobile 5.0 and RIM 4.1 devices.
Adobe Revises Photoshop Express Terms of Service
News  |  4/4/2008  | 
Photographers complained that Adobe seemed to be claiming the right to do as it pleased with a user's images, irrespective of the owner's wishes.

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