News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in April 2009
Zend Supports Amazon EC2, Faster PHP Development
News  |  4/30/2009  | 
Open source Zend Framework 1.8 includes APIs needed to invoke cloud computing and storage services and allows for more rapid application development.
IBM Launches Appliance For Private Cloud Computing
News  |  4/30/2009  | 
IBM is the first major vendor to produce a cloud appliance for its customers, a sign of how the concepts of private cloud computing are changing.
Eucalyptus Open Source Private Cloud Project Goes Commercial
News  |  4/29/2009  | 
With a $5.5 million investment from Benchmark Capital, Eucalyptus is preparing to sell deployment, consulting, and maintenance services for its open source software.
Ingres Refreshes BI Appliance With Salesforce.com Integration
News  |  4/29/2009  | 
Salesforce.com subscribers can use the Ingres Icebreaker applicance to run ad-hoc queries and trend-analysis reporting against sales data within the software-as-a-service vendor's customer relationship management applications.
Google Hypes Cloud Computing Over Virtualization Alone
News  |  4/28/2009  | 
CIOs are asked to focus on virtualizing storage, network operations, and other critical business infrastructure rather than falling for the pipe dream of "internal clouds."
Microsoft In $3 Billion Cloud Deal With HP-EDS
News  |  4/28/2009  | 
Redmond is using partners to push hosted offerings deeper into the corporate market.
Microsoft Ramps Up Virtualization Management, Management Services
News  |  4/27/2009  | 
The company's push into two new areas is expected to be explored at its annual Microsoft Management Summit.
Universities Get $5 Million To Tap IBM-Google Cloud
News  |  4/23/2009  | 
National Science Foundation grant recipients will explore image processing, large-scale data analysis, improving the Internet, human genome sequencing, and other areas.
Department Of Defense Pursues Private Cloud
News  |  4/23/2009  | 
The agency is launching development and testing tools that should make it easier for military developers to test and deploy software themselves without the red tape.
E-Prescription Adoption Picking Up
News  |  4/22/2009  | 
Over the past two years, tens of thousands of U.S. clinicians have traded in their paper prescription pads for electronic prescribing software.
Ubuntu CEO Sees Shift In Service Models
News  |  4/22/2009  | 
Mark Shuttleworth says he's pleased with "Jaunty Jackalope" but is really excited about how his operating system has become a catalyst for IT services and other market changes.
VMware, Virtualizing Data Center, Looks To Cloud
News  |  4/22/2009  | 
The vSphere 4 suite is meant to help the enterprise generate an internal cloud of x86 servers, then align it with external clouds.
Yahoo Cutting 5% Of Jobs
News  |  4/21/2009  | 
Company execs blamed quarterly declines on currency fluctuations, the sale of Kelkoo, and lower fees from broadband partnerships, VoIP, and music subscriptions.
Sunlit Oracle Could Become Formidable Hardware Vendor
News  |  4/21/2009  | 
Industry analysts predict the Oracle-Sun combo will shift the balance of power in the data center software and hardware sector.
Ubuntu Releasing A Cloudy 'Jaunty Jackalope'
News  |  4/21/2009  | 
The 9.04 edition of Canonical's Linux distro for desktops and servers dovetails with cloud computing inside the firewall and on Amazon's EC2.
rBuilder Aims Cloud Computing Tool At Enterprise
News  |  4/20/2009  | 
Version 5 lets console users deploy the application to a variety of enterprise environments, from a bare server to a private cloud.
Oracle's Alternatives Dim Without Sun
News  |  4/20/2009  | 
By becoming a systems vendor, Oracle will move from being a software company to one that packages solutions "from database to disk."
Oracle To Acquire Sun Microsystems For $7.4 Billion
News  |  4/20/2009  | 
Larry Ellison swoops in to buy out the server and software maker in the wake of Sun's failed talks with IBM.
Time Warner Shelves Bandwidth Caps For Now
News  |  4/16/2009  | 
As part of its education strategy, Time Warner Cable says it will work on making measurement tools to help customers track bandwidth usage.
Yahoo Partners With Universities On Cloud Computing
News  |  4/10/2009  | 
The Internet portal is teaming up with academia to promote cloud-based research.
Sun's VirtualBox Hypervisor Silver-Lines Its Cloud
News  |  4/9/2009  | 
Release 2.2 supports the Open Virtualization Format, which is recognizable by VMware's, Citrix's, and Microsoft's virtualization platforms.
Practical Analysis: Are We Sure This Isn't Clouded Judgment?
Commentary  |  4/9/2009  | 
As enticing as cloud computing is, it doesn't change the rules of the game, which call for careful and thoughtful data management.
Intacct To Put Accounting Software In The Cloud
News  |  4/8/2009  | 
Intacct's deal with CPA group should push SaaS -- in the form of cloud-based financial software -- further into the accounting industry.
BlackBerry, iPhone App Stores Worlds Apart
News  |  4/7/2009  | 
Apple's and RIM's divergent approaches to their online software stores are consistent with their overall business-market strategies.
Salesforce Intros Free Mobile CRM App
News  |  4/7/2009  | 
The free application is a slimmed-down version of the company's existing mobile program, which gives mobile workers access on the go to customer data.
Dell, Perot Partner On Health Care IT, Services
News  |  4/6/2009  | 
The combined effort will deliver desktop, storage, and server hardware and medical information systems.
Vitria Moves BPM Suite to the Cloud
News  |  4/6/2009  | 
The SaaS version of M30 offers the same functionality as the on-site version, including the ability to model, manage, monitor and optimize business processes.
Do You Really Own Your Web Analytics Data?
News  |  4/6/2009  | 
Hosted service contracts may say the data is yours... technically. But can you get at the raw information, for how long and what about privacy? Consider these access, usage, retention and disposition concerns.
Ubuntu Server To Offer Amazon-Compatible Cloud Capabilities
News  |  4/3/2009  | 
The April 30 release of Ubuntu Server also will have the ability to migrate KVM-based virtual machines.
Web 2.0: Google's Ambition Beyond The Cloud
News  |  4/3/2009  | 
As Gears and caching in HTML5 converge, Google users can expect a wider range of applications, on computers and mobile devices, that can function offline.
bMighty News Flash: Friday April 3, 2009
News  |  4/3/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Karen Gordon Mills confirmed to for SBA, Google buying Twitter? No-contract 3G modem, rural 4G broadband, Office for iPhone, WiMax as Betamax, free WiMax in Silicon Valley, Verizon app store, Conficker Symantec scam, PowerPoint security hole, Amazon Elastic Map Reduce. . .
bMighty News Flash: Thursday April 2, 2009
News  |  4/2/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: SBA appointee talks SMB credit, small business tax burden, Dell Vostro update, $50 netbooks, Netsuite connects to Salesforce.com, SMS spam, Palm Pre, Conficker, Twitter search, e-signatures, cloud services, Salesforce.com adds Twitter. . .
Virtualization's The Cure For Pacific Hospital
News  |  4/1/2009  | 
HP saves a customer with a mix of thin clients and Citrix Systems software.
bMighty News Flash: Wednesday April 1, 2009
News  |  4/1/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: April Fools' day pranks, SBA confirmation hearings, small business employment, broadband usage metering, Facebook CFO bails, IT spending predictions, SGI bought for cheap, Twitter book, Microsoft SMB server, Android netbooks, BlackBerry app store, WiMax Wi-Fi access points, Yahoo mobile, Conficker, Zoho chat, DynaSis SaaS, WebVisibile ad services, Wikia search dies, Twitter auto follow no more, LotusLive Engage. . .
HP Manages The Cloud With Cloud Assure
News  |  4/1/2009  | 
HP works with Cloud Assure customers to assess their IT environments' readiness for cloud computing and to monitor and manage the security and availability of cloud-based apps.


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