News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in April 2011
Post Mortem: When Amazon's Cloud Turned On Itself
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
For the cloud to be a permanent platform for enterprise computing, it can't be an environment where both computing and errors just occur on a larger scale.
SAS Institute Creates Internal Facebook With Socialcast
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
Socialcast offers support for internal company activity streams that mimic the news feed on a Facebook page and is available as a service or as a software appliance.
VMware, Why Are You Buying SlideRocket?
Commentary  |  4/28/2011  | 
Acquiring the presentation software company and pushing into end-user apps seems strange, but the virtualization firm's new VP of apps insists it's core to what they do.
Google Gmail Gets Shared Inboxes
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Cloud workflow specialist RunMyProcess adds key collaboration feature to help businesses jump from Microsoft Exchange to Google Gmail.
GSA Prepares $2.5 Billion Cloud Procurement
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra said federal agencies will use the cloud to consolidate 950,000 email boxes now sitting on 100 different systems.
RIM Acquires Cloud Calendar Startup Tungle
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets will get enhanced scheduling and calendar capabilities in the wake of RIM's purchase of Tungle.
Amazon Cloud Outage Proves Importance Of Failover Planning
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
Contingency plans kept Bizo and Mashery up and running during the Amazon service outage, offering lessons to other cloud-based businesses.
Google Apps Tuned For SMBs
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
Google has made some pricing and billing changes for those that use Google Apps.
Customer-Centric Development: It's Now Or Never For IT Shops
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
IT leaders must focus on what customers want from mobile apps, or CMOs will just give up on internal IT.
Go Cloud Or Go Home
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
Cloud computing can be diluted into uselessness when mixed with immature technologies and poor practices.
Cloud Expertise Featured At Interop
Commentary  |  4/23/2011  | 
The conference will offer a wide variety of panel discussions, keynotes, and workshops from the likes of CloudScaling, Microsoft, Rackspace, and other leading vendors and analysts.
Global CIO: How The Cloud Changes What IT Pros Do
Commentary  |  4/23/2011  | 
As Brady Corp. has moved to cloud computing, its CIO sees a shift in the skills its IT organization needs.
Apple Music Cloud Takes Shape
News  |  4/22/2011  | 
With Amazon rushing to establish its hosted music storage service, Apple and Google have to hurry to remain relevant.
Amazon EC2 Outage Hobbles Websites
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
Engine Yard, Foursquare, Hootsuite, Heroku, Quora, and Reddit were among the websites that suffered from slowed or disabled access.
Military Software Developers Get Enhanced Social Network
News  |  4/20/2011  | 
Social media extension are added to the Forge.mil software collaboration tools to boost collaboration outside project boundaries.
Google Launches Earth Builder For Enterprise Mapping
News  |  4/19/2011  | 
The cloud-based platform provides hosted storage and computational power for geospatial data and resources to be securely published through Google Earth and Google Maps.
Creating Functional Teams In A Cloudy, Virtualized World
Commentary  |  4/18/2011  | 
CIOs need to help their staff understand that they're no longer infrastructure managers. They're service managers. We'll explore that topic at the InformationWeek Analytics Live track at Interop.
Accenture: High Tech Firms Need Multiple Business Models
Commentary  |  4/15/2011  | 
One-size-fits-all won't work any more. A tech company may need 4-5 business models to survive.
Allscripts, Xerox To Host IT Services For Clinicians
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
The partnership will manage clinical and EHR technology apps for clients, and ACS also will offer mainframe, server, storage, back up, recovery, and network support.
CIO Risk Takers, Rain Makers
Commentary  |  4/13/2011  | 
When CIOs take calculated risks, choosing emerging technologies from less established companies, the payoff can be enticing. We take you inside the journey of two established organizations for a deeper look at this success.
HP Targets Banks' Compliance Needs
News  |  4/13/2011  | 
Hewlett-Packard believes financial services firms are moving from cost containment to innovation as they look to stay ahead of new rules.
Cisco, Verizon Advance Unified Cloud Communications
News  |  4/13/2011  | 
The hosted UC service will launch with voice, video, chat, and presence.
Accenture Sees High Tech Firms Moving To Multiple Business Models
Commentary  |  4/12/2011  | 
Big technology firms like the monolithic business model they're familiar with; Accenture says they'll need five.
Federal IT Reform Finds Success In The Cloud
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
Several projects that have implemented cloud computing are saving the government millions, according to U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra and other IT officials.
Government Culture Blamed For Slow Federal IT Reform
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra and other federal IT leaders said duplicative systems and poor program management persist as feds work on 25-point reform plan.
VMware Builds Cloud For App Developers
News  |  4/11/2011  | 
Developers using Microsoft's Azure cloud and Google's App Engine cloud are the main target of VMware's Cloud Foundry platform as a service.
Life As Google's CIO
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
Ben Fried explains the unique experience of running Google’s corporate IT, from constant online software upgrades to a homegrown videoconferencing system.
Google ITA Deal Wins Conditional DOJ Approval
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
The Justice Department wants rules to ensure that Google will continue to invest in ITA's software and license the apps in a non-discriminatory fashion.
TechAmerica Names Benioff, Capellas To Chair Cloud Commission
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
Some 71 industry and academic experts have three months to develop recommendations on how the government can optimize deployment of cloud computing technologies.
IBM Forecasts $7 Billion In Cloud Revenue
News  |  4/6/2011  | 
The firm is plunging fully into the cloud, launching a range of cloud services tuned to the needs of enterprise users.


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