News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in April 2013
Microsoft Updates Cloud Agreement For HIPAA Rules
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Microsoft responds to new HIPAA regulations that make cloud service providers "business associates" of healthcare providers and health plans.
Teambox Brings Collaboration Behind the Firewall
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Teambox On-Premise allows healthcare, financial and other highly regulated industries to take advantage of cloud collaboration technologies.
IBM Crunches Internet Of Things Data
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
IBM MessageSight appliance connects sensors, mobile devices for machine-to-machine data capture and real-time analysis.
Google Reports Censorship Surge
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Governments around the world are telling Google to remove more information.
Box Expands Healthcare Offerings
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Cloud storage service announces new healthcare partner applications, customers and security compliance.
Attend E2, Conquer Your Enterprise Challenges
Commentary  |  4/25/2013  | 
Social, mobile, cloud and big data all can help you move more quickly and reach new customers. For the latest wisdom on how, join us at the E2 Conference in Boston.
Apple iCloud Has Service Issues, Again
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Latest iCloud technical problems affect "some users," according to Apple.
Skykick Tackles Microsoft Office 365 Migration Headaches
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Startup promises to reduce the pain for IT providers that help SMBs move from on-premises Exchange environments to Office 365.
Infor Bets $500 Million On Enterprise App Refresh
Commentary  |  4/23/2013  | 
Infor cranks out new user interfaces and social and cloud options for its enterprise apps to take on SAP, Oracle and Microsoft.
Salesforce Unveils Social Ad Management System
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Social.com makes real-time customer and social sentiment data available for Facebook, Twitter marketing campaigns.
13 WordPress Add-Ons That Mean Business
Slideshows  |  4/22/2013  | 
Want to get more out of the WordPress Web publishing platform in areas like analytics, SEO and security? Check out this baker's dozen of add-ons for business users.
VA Goes Paperless To Eliminate Claims Backlog
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Federal agency expects new IT system to process and track veterans' disability claims more quickly.
U.K. Government CloudStore Sales Spike 300% In March
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Cloud-based government IT procurement model appears to be gaining steam after a slow start.
Big Data For Mom-And-Pop Shops
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Startup Tranzlogic brings big data-style analytics like those used by giant retailers to small and midsize merchants.
Google Wants To Pay More For Clean Power
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
To encourage energy utilities to offer major customers clean power, Google suggests businesses pay an optional tariff.
SAP Outperforms Oracle With Steady Financial Results
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
SAP reports 13th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth as core applications lag but sales of Hana, cloud and mobile grow.
IBM Sales Dragged Down By Missed Deals
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
IBM blames revenue shortfall on sales execution issues, but analysts ask whether the cloud is driving structural changes in IT spending.
Google Profits Top Estimates
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
CEO Larry Page hints at future products and defends his company's long-shot bets.
DOD Moves Forward With Cloud Broker Plans
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
DISA gets "initial operating capability" to act as Defense Department's cloud services broker, as DOD strives to simplify military groups' acquisition of cloud services.
Google Apps Service Restored
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Service disruption that affected a small percentage of Google Apps customers on Wednesday has been resolved; Google has no statement on cause.
U.K. Accounting Software Supports Tax Filing Via Cloud
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
IRIS launches OpenCloud Tax software to help business clients securely submit financial data to the government through the cloud.
Workday Adds Android Support, Customization
News  |  4/16/2013  | 
Workday updates of cloud-based HR and finance apps provide new mobile options and more ways to customize deployments.
HP Brings Mobile Cloud Services To Enterprise
News  |  4/12/2013  | 
HP's cloud services will add a set of mobile device services that includes file sharing capabilities to challenge Dropbox.
Have You Really Started A Mobile Strategy?
Commentary  |  4/11/2013  | 
An app isn't a strategy.
British Bank Faces Probe After IT Glitches
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
After two major IT failures last summer, the Royal Bank of Scotland now faces regulatory investigations that could result in further penalties.
Why PaaS Is The Future
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
Platform-as-a-service will become standard for Web applications. It's time to evaluate your options and plan a migration strategy.
Dropbox For Business Adds Active Directory Ties
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
Hoping to land bigger fish, cloud file storage leader rolls out Dropbox for Business, with security tweaks for enterprises.
What Would Apple-Yahoo Deal Spell?
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
Apple and Yahoo are in talks to see what new role Yahoo might play on iOS devices. If it happens, the deal could further sour Apple's relationship with Google.
Salesforce Promises Speedier Mobile App Development
News  |  4/9/2013  | 
Salesforce aims to help customers deliver mobile apps more quickly with a new toolkit and "quick start" packs supporting popular JavaScript frameworks.
Salesforce.com Takes Smartphone-First Approach
Commentary  |  4/4/2013  | 
Salesforce.com co-founder Parker Harris sees customers using smartphones more than tablets for CRM apps, and he's betting on a blended HTML5 and native-app strategy
When Big Data Needs Bare Metal, SoftLayer Fits
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
SoftLayer touts bare metal cloud service for big data analytics, offers MongoDB with the push of a button.
Truth About City Clouds
News  |  4/3/2013  | 
City IT is moving cloudward but it's not fairytale perfect. Migrations are happening in stages, amid many questions and usually with input from several partner providers.
MuleSoft API Efforts Win Salesforce Backing
News  |  4/3/2013  | 
MuleSoft gets $37 million in new funding from backers including Salesforce.com; touts repository of 13,000 public APIs.
Marketo, Tableau File For IPOs
News  |  4/2/2013  | 
Two darlings of the tech sector look to cash in on their positions in hot market segments: marketing automation and analytics.
What Netflix Could Do For Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  4/1/2013  | 
Netflix is pushing the boundaries of cloud computing, but Rackspace CTO John Engates would like to see Netflix doing more.
12 Google April Fool's Day Jokes
News  |  4/1/2013  | 
Google Nose, Gmail Blue and the shutdown of YouTube show that the search giant has a sense of humor.


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