News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in May 2012
Watch Out: I've Become The Boss Of Me
Commentary  |  5/31/2012  | 
Cloud services are helping to create a new wave of super-powered, cell-sized businesses. Thanks to us, you may have to manage quite differently.
Wrike Goes Freemium For Social Project Management
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Wrike offers free version for 5 "power users" and unlimited collaborators, to battle rivals including Asana, a startup from a Facebook co-founder.
Cloud Pricing: Amazon, Microsoft Keep Cutting
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Look for cloud computing prices to continue falling as vendors compete for enterprise IT workloads. Second in our series on cloud computing pricing.
Cloud's Thorniest Question: Does It Pay Off?
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Many CIOs have their doubts. In this series, we examine why cloud costs remain so hard to judge.
Buyer's Guide: SaaS Project Management Tools
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
We rounded up nine top cloud-based PM systems. Here's how they stack up in key areas, including features, pricing, and security.
Salesforce.com Courts Facebook-Friendly Buddy Media
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Best known for powering Facebook apps and marketing campaigns, Buddy Media would boost Salesforce.com's social software power. Rumored deal: an $800 million sale.
Google Apps Clears Key Security Hurdle
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Google Apps for Business wins ISO 27001 certification, potentially opening the door to wider adoption in government and regulated industries.
4 Causes Of Cloud Bill Shock
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
Some companies shoot for reduced costs only to find unexpected expenses drive up the cloud computing bills. Do any of these problems lurk in your company?
Dell, HP Caught In Apple-Amazon Crossfire
Commentary  |  5/24/2012  | 
While Apple grabs a bigger part of the laptop market, Amazon continues to build on its cloud track record.
Box Improves Admin, Security Tools For Enterprises
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Box cloud file sharing service adds more reasons for enterprises to take company seriously, even while shrugging off an apparently minor outage.
SAP Energizes Its Cloud Strategy
Commentary  |  5/23/2012  | 
As the Lars Dalgaard era begins, SAP faces a major challenge in sorting out its cloud strategy.
Oracle Buys Vitrue For Social Marketing
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Vitrue could provide the social marketing hook to drive sales into RightNow and Oracle's CRM systems.
EMC World: New Documentum Debuts
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
EMC pushes Documentum D2 release, plus vertical apps via its hybrid cloud.
Salesforce.com Chatter To Gain IM, Screen Sharing
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Salesforce will add instant messaging and presence in June, followed by a pilot of screen sharing for Chatter.
Mindjet Connects Vision, Action In Social Platform
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Following up on last year's acquisition of Cohuman, Mindjet creates a social platform that excels at letting users visually map out plans, then collaborate to get work done.
Yammer, Chatter, Tibbr Ranked Top Social Activity Streams
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Forrester Research ranks the leaders in a market segment that excludes social intranet portal players like Jive Software.
Cloud's Tough Enemy: Chargeback Pushback
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Chargeback has always been hard for IT, but cloud computing forces the issue. At the same time, pushback from business users continues.
ODCA Forecast 2012 Announces Big Data Panel
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Inside Intel IT, we have been investing in how and where to incorporate big data analytics solutions into many of our business areas.
SaaS EHR Model Gains Physician Support
News  |  5/17/2012  | 
Many small practices like the software-as-a-service approach to electronic health records because it removes tech headaches and offers low upfront costs.
SAP Streamwork: One Customer's Story
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
Prototype system helps Applied Materials organize approvals on complex custom product specs, but not without tradeoffs.
Microsoft Trumps Google In L.A. Cloud Deal
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
250,000 students and faculty at Los Angeles community colleges will move to Microsoft Live@edu online communication and collaboration services after school system rejects Google Apps.
SuccessFactors Leading SAP Cloud Away From Business ByDesign
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
SuccessFactors founder Dalgaard, now leading SAP cloud strategy, wants to move toward "independent but super-integrated" apps.
SAP Plays Social Collaboration Game By Own Rules
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
SAP doesn't think it needs to beat the likes of Jive Software to win in social collaboration.
Dell Taps Unidesk To Deliver Virtualized Desktops
News  |  5/11/2012  | 
Dell announces second startup partnership in the desktop virtualization market in less than a week. Here's a look at Unidesk's secret sauce.
Oracle Upgrades Virtual Desktop Options
News  |  5/10/2012  | 
Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Release 3.4 increases storage options and enhances security for virtual desktops.
Social Business in 30 Days?
Commentary  |  5/10/2012  | 
With Try Jive, Jive Software is flirting with the freemium model used by competitors like Yammer. But is 30 days long enough to see results?
Watch Out, Dropbox? Citrix ShareFile's Enterprise Twist
News  |  5/10/2012  | 
Last year Citrix bought cloud file sharing service ShareFile, taking on YouSendIt, Box, and Dropbox. Now Citrix will turn that service into a product you can also install as enterprise software.
State of SMB IT: Spending, Priorities
News  |  5/8/2012  | 
Spiceworks' State of SMB IT report shines a light on where SMBs are spending their IT time and money. Take a look at the plans of your peers.
Jive First Launches Next Generation Platform In Cloud
News  |  5/2/2012  | 
Embedded applications in the comment stream and Jive Anywhere integration with other cloud applications lead the list of new features; 30-day free trial available.
Interior Department Chooses Gmail Over Microsoft Cloud
News  |  5/1/2012  | 
Two-year battle comes to an end with a $34.9 million contract to bring Gmail to the Department of the Interior's 90,000 email users.
Get Satisfaction Embeds Customer Feedback On Client Websites
News  |  5/1/2012  | 
New widgets keep customers on clients' websites, display positive feedback as a marketing tool.
Spigit Introduces Freemium Product, Linked To Yammer
News  |  5/1/2012  | 
Idea generation and cultivation tool adds Yammer integration, aims for larger audience with free Icon version.


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