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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in May 2014
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Salesforce.com Gets FedRAMP Approval For Government Cloud
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Cloud computing is unleashing a "shotgun of innovation" in the public sector, says former federal CIO Vivek Kundra, now executive VP at Salesforce.com.
Energy-Sipping ARM Chips Made For Cloud
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Applied Micro and Canonical demonstrate the first OpenStack cloud on a rack of ARM servers at a show in Taiwan.
Government Cloud Use Hits Inflection Point
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
New standards, security, and architectures mean the CloudFirst stars are finally coming into alignment.
Does Cloud Really Hamper Server Sales?
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Common sense suggests that mainstream cloud adoption will gut server sales, but that's not really happening, analysts say. Here's why.
Microsoft, Salesforce.com Make Nice, Marry Apps
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
Salesforce apps will work with Office 365, Windows, Windows Phone. Microsoft keeps using ExactTarget. But don't expect Salesforce apps on Azure.
Google Admits Its Workforce Lacks Diversity
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Google, by publishing data about employee race and gender, signals its willingness to move toward a more balanced workforce.
Salesforce.com Coming To Microsoft Azure Cloud?
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Salesforce on Azure may sound implausible, but in the wake of a similar deal with Oracle, rumor has it the two companies are talking.
Amazon, Microsoft Star In Gartner Cloud Magic Quadrant
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Gartner reshuffles the deck on its 2014 Magic Quadrant for IaaS. AWS still holds a leader card, but look who's falling.
Google's Self-Driving Cars Have No Steering Wheel
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
The future of driving looks like a Disneyland ride, but less fun.
Microsoft's Nadella: We're In 'Post-Post' PC Era
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella introduces Skype Translator, says we've entered a "post-post" digital world in which personalized experiences instead of specific devices will rule the day.
4 Reasons You Must Automate Your Cloud
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Think you can execute in the cloud without using software to orchestrate application life cycles? Wrong.
FTC: Data Brokers Know You Better Than Mom Does
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
Federal Trade Commission report calls for restrictions on data brokers, finds companies gather billions of consumer transactions daily, largely without public knowledge.
Apple Eyes Home Automation
News  |  5/28/2014  | 
An Apple home automation platform would turn iOS devices into controllers for networked appliances.
10 Steps To Successful Strategic Sourcing
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan outlines how agencies can execute strategic IT sourcing to minimize the total cost of ownership for optimal results.
How To Thrive In VMware's Shadow
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
Veeam started out to supply backup services for VMware environments but quickly grew out of that niche. Consider these lessons it learned along the way.
Google Project Tango Tablet: Think 3D
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Google prepares to add tablets to devices that might use its 3D mapping system to enrich commerce, gaming, and more.
Rackspace Addresses Cloud Storage Outage
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Solid state disk capacity shortage disrupts some Cloud Block storage customers' operations in Rackspace's Chicago and Dallas data centers.
Osmo iPad Game System Dodges Apple Tax
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Osmo sells physical game pieces directly to consumers, bypassing Apple's efforts to grab a slice of the revenue.
Product Recalls From Our IoT Future
Commentary  |  5/23/2014  | 
Google’s Nest recall may indicate what’s in store as software and network connectivity invade more consumer products. Here’s a peak into a plausible near future.
Facebook Debuts Privacy Checkup
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Facebook tries again to simplify its privacy settings, especially for new users.
Cisco IoE: When Will Its Time Come?
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Cisco execs say their grand vision of the Internet of Everything is taking shape in new products and services. But some analysts and customers still find the picture fuzzy.
Salesforce.com Reveals Next Mobile App
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Salesforce1 Mobile App update features drill-down dashboards, access to SAP data, and support for -- gasp! -- disconnected operation.
Google's Nest Recalls Smoke Detector
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Algorithm-detection flaw may misread any nearby motion as a command to silence an alarm.
Google Outlines Advertising Vision
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Google tells SEC there are no plans to run ads on Nest thermostats, but other Internet-connected smart devices are fair game.
Chrome OS Update Improves Security, Supports Folders
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Chrome OS's new features include support for the "OK Google" hot word for Google Now.
Practice Fusion Releases Free Healthcare Analytics Tool
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Insight database combs Practice Fusion's EHR software to provide real-time data on disease outbreaks, prescribing patterns, and diagnoses.
Cloud Migration: Harder Than It Looks
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Federal IT leaders say moving email and human resources applications to the cloud is not easy but claim their efforts have been successful.
IBM Offers 3 Analytic Apps Via Cloud
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
IBM ports yet more software onto its SoftLayer-powered cloud with Concert, Project Catalyst, and OpenPages analytics services.
Microsoft Goes Big With Surface Pro 3
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 offers a big 12-inch screen, lighter weight, more power, and a flashy pen experience.
SAP To Acquire SeeWhy For Marketing Push
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
SAP to add behavioral-targeting company SeeWhy to its cloud services portfolio. Can it match Oracle and Salesforce.com marketing clouds?
Google Buys Divide: BYOD Play
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
To boost Android's business appeal, Google is investing in mobile device management.
YouTube Courts Twitch
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Google's online video empire may soon include more broadcasts of video games.
Microsoft Brings SAP Apps To Azure Cloud
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
SAP apps are coming to Azure and BusinessObjects now talks to Microsoft Power BI, but in-memory cloud options for Hana, SQL Server must wait.
Rackspace On The Block?
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Facing cloud price war and tough competition, Rackspace weighs options including partner or buyer, according to SEC filing.
Rethink The Right To Be Forgotten
Commentary  |  5/17/2014  | 
There are better ways to address discomfort with the truth than government-mandated lying.
Adobe Creative Cloud Crashes, Is Restored
News  |  5/16/2014  | 
Adobe says day-long log-in snafu blocked access to cloud-based home for Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, and other creative tools.
IBM Named Top IaaS Provider
News  |  5/16/2014  | 
Cloud infrastructure users may be flocking to Amazon now, but new IDC survey suggests IBM, HP, Cisco, and AT&T may be the IaaS leaders of the future.
Mobile's Next Step: Deep Linking Between Apps
Commentary  |  5/16/2014  | 
Today's smartphone and tablet apps don't link to one another. The app ecosystem is missing a fundamental component for businesses -- but that's about to change.
FCC 'Open' Internet May Mean 'Paid'
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
Federal Communications Commission votes to consider broadband rules that could allow data fast lanes. Public invited to comment.
Why Mobility Managers Deserve A Seat At The Table
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
It's not just a couple of VPs sharing a cellphone anymore. You need a dedicated mobility manager equipped to oversee your valuable hodgepodge of mobile devices and data.
Adobe Marketing Cloud Gets Predictive, Real-Time
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
Adobe announces yet more marketing enhancements, but the bigger battle -- with IBM, Oracle, Salesforce.com, and others -- is for best-integrated customer experience.
Beware Cloud Price Wars' Dark Side
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
As Amazon, Google, and Microsoft keep slashing cloud service prices, smaller vendors and CIOs must both ask: Is it smart strategy to chase the lowest cost?
Google Glass Sale: It's On
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
US consumers can once again buy Google's $1,500 Internet-connected eyewear, still in its "Explorer" beta version, while supplies last.
Government Surveillance Criticism Heats Up
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
As book on Snowden affair debuts, several organizations take steps to restrain the mass online surveillance that Snowden investigation exposed.
Microsoft TechEd: Office 365 Gets Smarter
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Microsoft Office general manager Julia White talks Office for iPad, turning average users into data gurus, and the future of enterprise social.
Shadow IT: Honey Badger Better Care
Commentary  |  5/14/2014  | 
Use of Dropbox and other consumer services is exploding in enterprises, yet companies turn a blind eye to the security risks. This sends the wrong message to cloud service providers.
IBM Unites Marketing, E-Commerce In 'ExperienceOne'
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
IBM looks to outgun Oracle and Salesforce.com marketing clouds with tech and consulting combinations that span the customer life cycle.
FCC Tweaks Net Neutrality Proposal
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Facing pressure from critics, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler adjusts his broadband regulation proposal. But look at what's still on the table.
Cloud-Based EHRs: Sky's The Limit
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Healthcare practices find partnering with a cloud service provider for their electronic health records lets them focus on their patients, not on IT.
Oracle Beats Google In Android Appeal
News  |  5/9/2014  | 
Ruling affirms that Oracle's Java APIs qualify for copyright protection. Will Google have to pay $1 billion?
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