News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in May 2013
Appthority Portal Helps Assess Mobile Risk
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Appthority Portal gives customers greater granularity in determining and responding to mobile risk factors.
Google, Workday, Evernote Preach Future Of Enterprise Software At E2
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
Enterprise software landscape is changing dramatically, driven by rapidly evolving customer needs and a growing list of technology providers ready to answer them.
The IBM Way On Analytics
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
IBM analytic services size up HR data from multiple sources to predict employee satisfaction and retention. Warning: Consulting is required.
Amazon Cloud Pricing Threatens Tech Titans
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services is on track to be a $24 billion annual infrastructure-as-a-service supplier within a decade, Morgan Stanley says. That's bad news for Red Hat, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, IBM and Brocade.
Salesforce.com Sees Company Communities As Intranet Killers
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Salesforce says Company Communities spell the end for legacy intranets. But some companies have been investing in newer collaboration and HR apps for the past decade.
Amazon's Vision For Single Sign-On
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services urges developers to use its single sign-on option, which would let Amazon, Facebook and Google users log in once for access to all three services.
NTT Expands Private Cloud Services
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Japan's NTT now can offer consistent private cloud services from nine data centers in eight countries, with more on the way.
CFOs Join CMOs In Tech Power Grab
Commentary  |  5/29/2013  | 
Like CMOs, CFOs increasingly shape technology selections, Oracle-Accenture study finds. CIOs must look past the threat and find opportunities to collaborate.
Big Data Analytics For The Masses
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
BigML's cloud-hosted machine-learning platform for predictive analytics is designed for everyone -- from data gurus to regular business folks.
EdgeCast Knows What Seconds Cost Online Retailers
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Mere seconds in response time cost Amazon and Yahoo plenty. EdgeCast's Transact provides a separate delivery network for distributing online retailers' content.
Contender For U.K. Smart Meter Rollout: Game On
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
SmartReach, a joint venture comprised of several tech and communications companies, has developed communications technology for the U.K's planned smart energy meter project.
SAP Loses 'Cloud DNA' As Lars Dalgaard Steps Down
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
SuccessFactors founder and CEO resigns from SAP Executive Board and will leave the company June 1.
Salesforce.com Shares Slide Despite Revenue Growth
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff takes the long view while Wall Street reacts to a lower-than-expected outlook.
Microsoft Cloud Gets Internet2 Expressway To Universities
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Microsoft's cloud data centers get direct peering with Internet2, the high-speed network for education and research. This gives schools faster access to data.
Salesforce Debuts Mobile Tools For Government
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Four cloud-based products connect federal, state and local governments with citizens.
VMware's Hybrid Cloud: Not Amazon's Model
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
VMware's Hybrid Cloud Service, detailed Tuesday, has important differences compared to Amazon Web Services. Customers will have to weigh the partner model and pricing.
IBM Watson Gets Call Center Job
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor advises service reps or "talks" directly to customers to improve the service experience.
Amazon Cloud Gets Federal Stamp Of Approval
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
FedRAMP compliance means federal agencies can now access Amazon Web Services almost immediately, without spending months on their own cloud-security assessments.
British Cloud Firm Wins Background Check Security Contract
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Skyscape Cloud Services will partner with Indian consulting group Tata to provide security for U.K.'s new online criminal background check system.
Tableau, Marketo Cash In With Timely IPOs
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Tableau Software and Marketo ride hot trends to bank millions with IPOs that post big gains in their first day of trading.
SAP Steps Up Visual Analytics, Mobile BI
Commentary  |  5/19/2013  | 
SAP's renamed Lumira visual module, mobile upgrades and the Hana platform are uniting the customer experience.
Google To Apple: Catch Us If You Can
Commentary  |  5/17/2013  | 
Despite a low-key Google I/O conference this year, Google has transformed itself into a company of fearsome focus.
Tale Of 2 ServiceNow Users: Problem Solvers
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
ServiceNow users share their experience with the SaaS offering. One uses IT service management for compliance and IT automation; the other has moved beyond IT into business services.
Google I/O: 10 Big Developments
Slideshows  |  5/16/2013  | 
Google skipped the skydivers at Google I/O 2013, but broke interesting ground in maps, music, social and search. Take our tour.
Google Apps To Microsoft Office 365: 10 Lessons
Slideshows  |  5/15/2013  | 
Switching from Google Apps to Microsoft Office 365, you will find good and bad surprises. But overall, Microsoft's Web apps make the migration worthwhile.
SAP Gives ERP A Facelift
News  |  5/15/2013  | 
SAP CEO says beautiful, consumer-grade look and feel is top priority for Fiori, SAP's new collection of 25 HTML5 applications.
How SAP Helps SMB Tame Tough Sales Cycle
News  |  5/14/2013  | 
CEO of JAR Systems, which makes mobile carts for tablets, PCs and other devices, disrupts bigger competitors by using SAP and other tools to optimize a complex sales-and-service lifecycle.
Microsoft Office 365 Steps On Google Enterprise Ambitions
News  |  5/14/2013  | 
Office 365 could soon be a $1 billion annual business, but Microsoft is still playing proactive defense against Google Apps.
Google Combines Storage For Gmail, Drive, Photos
News  |  5/13/2013  | 
Google users now get 15 GB free for Gmail, Drive and Google+ Photos.
When IT Doesn't Choose Applications
Commentary  |  5/10/2013  | 
Choosing and purchasing business applications continues to move to the business side of the house. Here's what to expect in the new world order.
NetSuite Aims To Help Retailers Battle Amazon
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
NetSuite buys cloud-based Order Motion management application to help retailers turn stores into mini warehouses and distribution centers.
IT's Attitude Problem
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
Few of our 446 respondents will change their IT strategies as result of the cloud. That spells lost opportunity.
SAP Customers May Overspend By 25%
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
SAP costs average $1,518 per user, per year, but new research reveals that two routes to consolidation can bring big savings.
Boundary Tracks App Performance, Even In AWS
News  |  5/8/2013  | 
Monitoring service uses an analytics engine to detect changes in application performance. It tracks apps inside the data center and those using cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services.
Microsoft Opens Office Web Apps To Android Tablets
News  |  5/7/2013  | 
Real-time collaboration is also on its way as Microsoft commits to ongoing enhancements of its cloud productivity software.
U.K. Government Mandates Cloud First IT Procurement
News  |  5/7/2013  | 
Cabinet Office issues directive to government workers: Prioritize cloud-based IT solutions whenever possible.
SAP Cloud Push Starts With Hana
News  |  5/7/2013  | 
SAP Hana Enterprise Cloud service promises fast track to in-memory application and data warehouse performance.
In-Q-Tel Invests In Weather Data Analysis
News  |  5/7/2013  | 
Venture investment firm strikes deal to give U.S. intelligence agencies access to extensive database of weather data.
Adobe Kills Boxed Version Of Creative Suite
News  |  5/6/2013  | 
Adobe gives up on discs in shrink-wrapped boxes to focus on delivering software as a service for its Creative Cloud customers.
Apple, Microsoft Challenged By Streaming Software Plan
News  |  5/3/2013  | 
Autodesk, Mozilla and Otoy have a plan to stream software from any platform into Web browsers.
Salesforce Communities: Portal Killers?
News  |  5/2/2013  | 
Salesforce.com aims to replace legacy portal tools as it uses social and mobile connections to bring sales, service and marketing processes to business partners and consumers.


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