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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in April 2010
YouTube Dominates Online Video
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
The Google-owned site reached 75% of the 180 million Internet users who watched online video in March.
Morphlabs Launches Cloud Appliance
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
An appliance built on open source code enables enterprises to build a pool of virtual servers and manage them as a private cloud.
Army Pushes IT In Modernization Plan
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
The service is counting on IT networks, mobile radios, cloud computing, and helmet-mounted displays to gain advantage in battle.
Most Software Execs See Rebound This Year
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
According to the findings of a new survey, most software CEOs and CFO see a return to pre-recession levels this year and cloud computing, particularly among SMBs, is the big driver for the rebound.
Verizon, Novell Offer ID Management Service
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
Verizon Business is branching out into cloud services, including identity management, in partnership with Novell.
SAP Tips Hand On Cloud Plans As Profits Soar
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
First-quarter financial results beat expectations; co-CEO McDermott hints at new cloud partnerships and on-demand offerings.
Global CIO: Microsoft Vs. VMware-Salesforce Shows Cloud's Biggest Value
Commentary  |  4/28/2010  | 
Cutting cost isn't no. 1.
Red Hat Loosens Enterprise Linux Restrictions
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Enterprise Linux customers with premium support get an open gateway to use on Amazon's EC2.
Interop: Domino's Mulls Microsoft Cloud
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
Windows Azure could provide pizza giant with added resiliency to ensure Web downtime is kept to a minimum.
RightScale Opens Cloud Management Platform
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
A cloud management platform makes workload building and monitoring tools available for general use.
Appirio Guarantees Cloud Savings
News  |  4/23/2010  | 
A cloud startup promises to save companies $1 million on IT -- or it will make up the difference.
Government Technologist: Can Cloud Computing Save San Jose?
Commentary  |  4/22/2010  | 
The city runs seven-year-old software on aging PCs, and its CIO says the setup feels too risky. He's evaluating cloud services as a better, but not necessarily cheaper, alternative. To Acquire Data Provider Jigsaw
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
CRM partner uses crowd sourcing to deliver accurate, up-to-date business contact information.
Cloud Computing Leaves Consumers Cold
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
More than half of adults surveyed disagreed with the concept that files stored online are safer than files stored locally on a hard drive.
Energy Department Testing Cloud E-Mail
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
The agency is looking for guidance to its Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, which is already moving its entire e-mail environment to Gmail.
NASA Cloud Guru Named CTO For IT
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
The brains behind the Nebula cloud computing effort moves to NASA HQ to drive IT innovation for the space agency.
Global CIO: Steve Ballmer Interview: 'Hockey Stick' Cloud Growth Ahead
Commentary  |  4/19/2010  | 
Microsoft CEO talks about new competition with Google, Amazon, and Salesforce, and why CIOs now are ready for cloud computing.
Microsoft Unveils Crowdsourcing For Politicians
News  |  4/19/2010  | 
The TownHall platform aims to help public officials and candidates better engage with the public.
Google Apps Goes After Microsoft Office
News  |  4/15/2010  | 
An early peek at the upgraded Google Apps and an exclusive series of interviews with Google engineers reveals how the productivity apps have been formulated to take on a bigger role in the office -- and a bite out of Microsoft's Office suite.
Microsoft, Google On Office Computing Collision Course
News  |  4/15/2010  | 
By the end of this year, both companies will find themselves on the same fundamental office computing architecture: a hybrid approach that supports both desktop- and browser-based office computing.
First Look: Google Docs Gets Realtime Collaboration
News  |  4/15/2010  | 
Improved collaboration features and better integration with Microsoft Word are hallmarks of Google's revised Documents app. Our video shows details.
Google Spreadsheets Revs Desktop Features, Performance
News  |  4/14/2010  | 
Video shows how more muscle for scrolling and moving or freezing rows and columns highlight Google's updated Spreadsheets app.
How Do Google, Microsoft Clouds Stack Up?
News  |  4/12/2010  | 
We weigh reality against rhetoric as Microsoft looks to dissuade customers from experimenting with, let alone adopting, Google Apps.
Bank of America Exec Maps Cloud Puzzle
News  |  4/12/2010  | 
Architect Andy Brown says biggest enterprise challenge will be blending on-premise, private and public clouds.
Image Gallery: Inside NASA's Nebula Compute Cloud
News  |  4/12/2010  | 
NASA engineers have developed a cloud computing environment in a portable container that's about to go into broader testing.
Microsoft Web Apps Will Force Google's Hand
News  |  4/9/2010  | 
2010 versions of Office, SharePoint pressure Google to respond.
Claims Of Government Cloud Savings Don't Add Up
Commentary  |  4/9/2010  | 
Federal CIO Kundra sees cloud computing as a cheaper alternative to existing IT, and a new report supports that, but detailed examples are still lacking, argues our columnist.
IBM Cloud Elevates Aerospace Designer
News  |  4/9/2010  | 
Woodward Control Solutions is tapping high-performance computing resources over the Internet to boost productivity and efficiency.
Federal IT Market $111.9 Billion By 2015
News  |  4/9/2010  | 
Civilian agencies will spend the most money on IT services, while intelligence agencies will see the largest growth in spending. Extols 'Facebook Imperative' For Enterprise
News  |  4/9/2010  | 
CEO Marc Benioff said mobile access and social-network-style collaboration like the company's upcoming Chatter service will mark the next era for enterprise applications.
Lawson Cloud Plan Taps Amazon EC2
News  |  4/9/2010  | 
ERP vendor targets test, peak-load and disaster recovery scenarios as well as would-be SaaS customers.
Appirio Builds Salesforce To Gmail Link
News  |  4/8/2010  | 
The developer of an on-demand application built atop has added data portability.
Global CIO: IT Jobs Claw Back From Crushing Recession
Commentary  |  4/7/2010  | 
U.S. market shows glimpse of growth in the first quarter, but also a huge number of unemployed IT pros.

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