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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in May 2010
Supercomputer Builds 3D Model Of Gulf Oil Spill
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
Simulations run at the University of Texas are helping researchers adapt the Advanced Circulation Model to map a trajectory of the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Gov 2.0: Washington D.C. To Launch Private Cloud
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The city known as a government tech innovator is also launching a startup incubator and pushing community involvement in app development.
EMC Settles Federal Kickback Suit For $87.5 Million
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The U.S. government had charged EMC with misrepresenting prices and illegally paying consultants to recommend its products.
Gov 2.0: NASA Readies Mission-Oriented Cloud Computing
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The space agency's Nebula cloud computing environment will be used to provide on-demand computing and storage to NASA scientists and engineers.
Image Gallery: Microsoft's Office Web Apps
Slideshows  |  5/26/2010  | 
By themselves, the Microsoft's Office Web Apps may not reshape the computing world. In combination with other features of Office 2010, however, these humble Web services may help Microsoft to turn the tables on its online challengers, like Google.
Gov 2.0: Cloud Success Hinges On Collaboration
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
Microsoft says the private and public sectors must work closely together for government to realize the promises of cloud computing.
Ariba Launches Cloud Trading Platform
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
Buyers and sellers gain one-stop, software-free selling and procurement. IBM adds collaboration and social networking tools.
Gov 2.0: Google Readies Government Cloud
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
Google has already been approved as a FedRAMP launch vendor, and now has submitted its final materials to certify its government-specific cloud.
Global CIO: How Manpower CIO Makes The Cloud Real
Commentary  |  5/25/2010  | 
Denis Edwards and his IT team have a strategy for where cloud computing works best. For those types of applications and tasks, the question becomes, 'Why wouldn't we?'
Performance Monitoring Aims To Improve EHR Satisfaction
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
By monitoring system performance on the backend, an Alabama health system hopes to make its e-health record rollout go smoother for users.
Dossia Expanding EHR Platform Reach
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
The employer consortium is offering its e-health record software to other companies via the cloud and is also developing an EHR package for small and mid-size businesses. Refresh Uses Open Source, Cloud
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
Updated site allows more in-depth analysis of where and how the federal government is spending money.
Feds Advance Cloud Adoption Plans
News  |  5/21/2010  | 
In the past two weeks alone, the government has introduced a new cloud RFQ, expanded its cloud app store, and launched a clouds standards effort.
Practical Analysis: The Slog Toward Private Clouds
Commentary  |  5/20/2010  | 
When SaaS is removed from the picture, IT pros aren't so enthusiastic about cloud computing
SAP Adds Virtualization To Its Cloud Agenda
News  |  5/19/2010  | 
Application vendor partners with Cisco, EMC and VMware; plans more services-based apps and a July reintroduction of Business ByDesign.
CA Technologies Unveils Cloud Management Suite
News  |  5/17/2010  | 
The renamed CA, now known as CA Technologies, announced four products in its Cloud-Connected Management Suite to bridge the gap between data centers and the public cloud.
Microsoft Roundup: Office, Sharepoint 2010 Launch
News  |  5/14/2010  | 
By putting its major productivity and collaborative apps in the cloud, Microsoft not only takes aim at Google Apps, but takes an evolutionary step forward.
Citrix Boosts Virtual Desktop With Wyse 'Zero Client'
News  |  5/13/2010  | 
With large organizations unsure what makes the best virtual desktop, Wyse and Citrix team up to offer a low profile, low cost alternative.
Citrix Offers Free Encryption For Virtualized Application Data
News  |  5/13/2010  | 
Citrix's “safe zone” folder encrypts data on end users' desktops and laptops from virtualized applications running on XenApp Server and is free to customers now during technical preview. Moved To Amazon Cloud
News  |  5/13/2010  | 
The federal government hopes moving the stimulus-tracking Web site to Amazon EC2 will allow the recovery board to save money and refocus on its core mission.
Global CIO: When The Cloud Doesn't Win
Commentary  |  5/13/2010  | 
Here is what we're hearing when CIOs say 'no' to SaaS and cloud computing.
The Front Lines: How Chiquita Made The Case For SaaS
Commentary  |  5/13/2010  | 
It came down to lower costs, new functionality, and the ability to free up resources -- measured against security, vendor viability, data ownership, and other questions.
Symantec Offers SaaS Endpoint Security
News  |  5/13/2010  | 
The cloud-based service offers to secure PCs and servers with antivirus, antispyware, firewall, and HIPS.
Practical Analysis: Our Maturing View Of Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  5/13/2010  | 
When you lay out the ROI case for cloud services, it becomes clear that it will be an ancillary application delivery method for most companies.
Is Caspio The "Microsoft Access" Of The Cloud?
Commentary  |  5/12/2010  | 
While it may look and feel like Microsoft Access, is most definitely not Microsoft Access. But it does many of the things that Microsoft Access promises to do for its users, only from the cloud. While at the Cloud Connect conference, Editor-in-Chief David Berlind captured a demo of Caspio on video from the company's CEO Frank Zamani.
Why SharePoint 2010 Isn't Cloud Ready
News  |  5/12/2010  | 
New platform is services capable, but it won't be delivered online until 2011.
Government Outlines Data Center Consolidation Goals
News  |  5/12/2010  | 
Four-fold increases in server virtualization and significant boosts in efficiency and server utilization are aims of the federal data center consolidation effort.
Microsoft Details Azure Cloud Development
News  |  5/12/2010  | 
Anticipating rapid growth in public and private clouds, Microsoft has dedicated 30,000 engineers to Azure, Bing, and online versions of Office and Live.
Tibco Refreshes Software Event Monitoring Suite
News  |  5/12/2010  | 
The complex event processing software detects, monitors, queries, and manages events occurring in enterprise apps.
Facebook Deactivations Gaining Attention
News  |  5/11/2010  | 
The phrase "how to quit Facebook" generated nearly 17 million results in a recent Google search, and prominent tech industry figures are ditching their accounts on the social networking site.
Cloud Computing Use Increases With Improving Economy
News  |  5/10/2010  | 
As the economy improves, IT managers are turning to cloud computing to help rein in increasingly complex virtual and physical infrastructure, a market research firm says.
GSA Moves Toward Cloud E-Mail
News  |  5/10/2010  | 
The General Services Administration joins other agencies in pegging e-mail as an early opportunity to take advantage of cloud computing.
Symantec Posts 4Q Profit
News  |  5/7/2010  | 
Strong enterprise demand for hosted services, data loss prevention, backup, and archiving help push security vendor into black.
IBM Partners Get Software Experts
News  |  5/7/2010  | 
Each of IBM's 5,000 authorized business partners will be matched with leaders from the firm's software labs to help solve problems.
SaaS Solutions 77% Cheaper Than On-Premises
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
Analyst research comparing midmarket SaaS and on-premises CPM solutions finds significantly lower TCO for on-demand options.
Practical Analysis: The Cloud View From The Trenches
Commentary  |  5/6/2010  | 
Much of the discussion of cloud computing and data center architectures tends to miss the mark for customers that aren't large enterprises.
Cisco-EMC Cloud Venture Names CEO
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
Michael Capellas, former CEO of First Data, MCI, and HP, has been appointed chief executive of virtual computing environment firm Acadia.
Intel Invests $15 Million In Tech Startups
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
Three companies will receive backing through Intel Capital's Invest in America technology fund.
IBM Plans 'Serious' Sim City
News  |  5/3/2010  | 
Big Blue to roll out gaming platform that aims to help planners better manage urban environments.
Apple Shutters Lala Music Service
News  |  5/3/2010  | 
Observers say the closure is a precursor to Apple launching a Web-based version of iTunes in June.

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