News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in May 2008
Measuring Web Site Performance From The Edge
News  |  5/30/2008  | 
Gomez CTO Imad Mouline says Web 2.0 applications are pushing even simple retailers to provide the same level of richness as major Web players to maintain their brand presence.
Enterprise 2.0 Conference Preview: Harnessing The Web Transformation
News  |  5/30/2008  | 
Get ready for the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston June 9 - 12. where attendees will get an up-close look at how SaaS and Cloud Computing, Search 2.0, and social networking in the enterprise are reinventing the way companies do business.
Mozilla Aims For Firefox 3.0 Download Record
News  |  5/29/2008  | 
Given that there's no established Guinness World Record for software downloads, Mozilla is destined for the record book no matter what happens.
Google's Developer Strategy Rests On The Cloud
News  |  5/28/2008  | 
Its new era of software development includes Google Gears, Android, Google App Engine, Google Web Toolkit, and OpenSocial API, the company revealed at its I/O conference.
MokaFive Offers New Approach For Virtual Desktops
News  |  5/27/2008  | 
MokaFive's virtual desktops run on a desktop or laptop regardless of whether that unit remains connected to a central server.
N.Y.'s CIO Urges Interoperable, Vendor-Neutral Document Format
News  |  5/23/2008  | 
The state report also advocates the creation of a cross-government Electronic Records Committee to address long-term concerns.
Q&A With Gartner's Don Feinberg on Database as a Service and Cloud DBs
News  |  5/23/2008  | 
Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Sun are now fueling the growing fire around the database-as-a-service and cloud database markets, but what's the difference between these offerings and what's the appeal? Database guru Don Feinberg defines terms and raises important questions about reliability and security.
Down To Business: To SaaS Or Not To SaaS? Not A Simple Question
Commentary  |  5/22/2008  | 
Some vendors want to engage in a debate about the merits of premises-based vs. single- and multitenant vs. hosted software architectures. Customers will decide which make the most business sense.
SaaS Could Gum Up Open Source's Code-Sharing Model
News  |  5/22/2008  | 
Advocates are concerned SaaS providers will transform but not contribute their innovations back to the community. Reports 50% Revenue Growth
News  |  5/22/2008  | reported net income of $9.56 million on revenues of $247.6 million in the first quarter and said it signed 2,600 companies and organizations as new customers.
Despite Challenges, Microsoft Expects Broad Adoption Of Online Software Services
News  |  5/21/2008  | 
Microsoft expects half of all Exchange e-mail customers to subscribe to a software-as-a-service version within five years.
Microsoft, Citrix Push 'Branch Office In A Box'
News  |  5/20/2008  | 
The software is the latest in a recent push by vendors to simplify the increasingly complex IT infrastructure at many companies' branch offices with a do-it-all piece of hardware.
Google Launches Google Personal Health Record Tools
News  |  5/19/2008  | 
The pilot project with the Cleveland Clinic lets hundreds of patients add and access information about their medical histories and conditions.
Oracle Plans Utah Data Center To Support SaaS Business
News  |  5/19/2008  | 
Oracle joins Microsoft, Google, and others building new centers to support growing online operations.
Microsoft Open Source, Standards Chiefs Tout 'Openness'
News  |  5/16/2008  | 
Interviews with Sam Ramji and Tom Robertson reveal Microsoft is strong on building open source business models and community as well as interoperability and industry standards.
SaaS Market Heats Up
News  |  5/15/2008  | 
Large companies move beyond the early-adopter stage, signing licenses for tens of thousands of employees.
Tips For Making The Most Of SaaS
Commentary  |  5/14/2008  | 
Online services require up-front planning and a close relationship with your service providers.
Zoho Ties Login To Google, Yahoo
News  |  5/14/2008  | 
The feature makes it possible for someone to log in to Zoho using Google or Yahoo credentials in order to view and collaborate on documents created by a Zoho user.
Software Piracy On The Rise, Study Finds
News  |  5/14/2008  | 
Rates of pirated software ranged from a high of 93% in Armenia to a low of 20% in the United States, according to the 2007 BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy study.
Workday Lands Software Industry's Biggest SaaS Deal
News  |  5/13/2008  | 
The deal, for 200,000 users, marks a tipping point for interest in and use of on-demand software among large companies.
Brits Want Microsoft Office 2007 Expelled From Classrooms
News  |  5/13/2008  | 
Instead of Open XML, BECTA wants the EU to compel Microsoft to support open standards, such as the Open Document Format.
VMware: Virtualization Offers A Way To Recover From Disaster
News  |  5/12/2008  | 
The company touts its newly released Site Recovery Manager as an automation agent that takes over to shift workloads with existing data to the recovery site.
Down To Business: As IBM Reaches For Cloud, Where Next Microsoft?
Commentary  |  5/8/2008  | 
IBM's alignment with Google around Linux and Internet standards should have its longtime rival sweating sans Yahoo.
SAP Is The Latest Convert To Software-Plus-Services Vision
News  |  5/8/2008  | 
It envisions selling "component" services to its big ERP customers beginning next year.
Google, IBM Join Forces To Offer Cloud Computing Services
News  |  5/8/2008  | 
"The cloud has higher value in business," says Google CEO Schmidt.
Google Cuts Price, Rebrands Postini Security Service
News  |  5/8/2008  | 
Google has slashed the cost of its security service by 40% and added an optional protection feature for public Wi-Fi users in its continued efforts to lure businesses to Google Apps.
District Of Columbia Tests Google Apps
News  |  5/6/2008  | 
Google has "donated" 1,000 user licenses for Google Apps, Premier Edition, to the District's Office of the Chief Technology Officer, according to the city.
Software Helps Agencies Manage Foster Care For Texas Kids
News  |  5/5/2008  | 
Software-as-a-service KaleidaCare is helping keep case workers up to date on the situations and needs of 463 kids removed from Yearning for Zion ranch.
SAP's Kagermann Reveals Plan To Bring SaaS To Large Companies
News  |  5/5/2008  | 
SAP will offer by early next year on-demand "components" that integrate with a customer's existing ERP suite, Kagermann says.
IBM To Launch Web-Based Application Market
News  |  5/2/2008  | 
IBM's Blue Business Platform will feature a mix of business applications and services aimed primarily at small- and mid-sized companies.
Google, IBM Join Forces To Dominate 'Cloud Computing'
News  |  5/1/2008  | 
The companies plan to exploit their common technological world view and considerable talent to build a worldwide network of servers for consumer and business use.
Down To Business: Let Go Of The Past And Embrace Change
Commentary  |  5/1/2008  | 
It can be unsettling, but those who seek out change will find that it creates more career paths than it cuts off.

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