News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in June 2009
Red Hat To Certify Linux Apps For Amazon's EC2
News  |  6/30/2009  | 
Move will guarantee that Enterprise Linux packaged with third-party apps are ready to run in Amazon's EC2 cloud.
Cisco Eyes Web Alternative To Microsoft Office
News  |  6/30/2009  | 
Online application service would put Cisco alongside Google and others in going after a slice of Microsoft's lucrative Office software franchise.
Beyond Google Docs: 7 Web-Based Collaboration Apps
News  |  6/30/2009  | 
Along with the search-engine giant's popular collaboration tools, we look at Zoho Writer, Pastebin, Dabbleboard, Dimdim, Yugma, and Bubbl.us.
IBM Talks Up Cloud Computing
News  |  6/26/2009  | 
"Cloud computing is a new way of consuming IT," says Willy Chiu, vice president of IBM Cloud Labs.
Cloud Computing Advocates Detail Its Future
News  |  6/26/2009  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, Sun Microsystems CTO Greg Papadopolous, and Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com speculate on cloud computing's future.
Ellison: Oracle Plans To Be No. 1 In On-Demand Software
News  |  6/24/2009  | 
It may take 10 years, the CEO acknowledges, noting that Oracle is currently only "a little bit" involved in cloud computing.
Microsoft Hohm Cuts Power Bills
News  |  6/24/2009  | 
The software maker's new Web tool helps users reduce electricity use.
Enterprise 2.0: IBM's LotusLive Connections Captures Award
News  |  6/24/2009  | 
The winner of the show's Cloud Computing Technology Buyers' Choice Award combines business social networking with collaboration tools.
RightScale Offers Hyperic HQ For Cloud Management
News  |  6/23/2009  | 
Hyperic HQ monitors an application's performance as it runs in the Amazon EC2 cloud or in Google's App Engine cloud.
Enterprise 2.0: SAP, Jive Combining BI With Wikis
News  |  6/23/2009  | 
IT departments won't have to arrange for separate licenses or subscriptions for business intelligence tools that people want to use in their companies' Jive-based wikis.
Sony Adds Online Movie Database To Blu-ray Discs
News  |  6/19/2009  | 
MovieIQ lets movie fans access information on cast and crew and check out production facts, soundtrack information, and other trivia.
HP, Skytap Testing Cloud Applications
News  |  6/18/2009  | 
Through its partnership, HP's LoadRunner testing tool can now be used to build test scenarios that will tax an application's limits.
E-Health Records Planned Despite Stimulus Uncertainty
News  |  6/17/2009  | 
More than 50% of healthcare providers surveyed by IVANS do not believe the federal stimulus package will successfully encourage health IT adoption.
Google Apps Outlook Plugin Kills Windows Desktop Search
News  |  6/17/2009  | 
Microsoft cries foul as Google's software links Microsoft's messaging client to the Google cloud, helping committed Outlook fans feel more at home on Google's turf.
Cloud Computing: 10 Questions For Federal CIO Vivek Kundra
News  |  6/16/2009  | 
Kundra discuss his thoughts about cloud computing in government, and what it would take to make cloud technologies easier to adopt in the federal space.
Salesforce Enticing Customers With Force.com Free Edition
News  |  6/15/2009  | 
The initiative lets customers build Web applications and, if they wish, their own branded Web site to be operated on the Salesforce.com infrastructure.
Antenna Software Acquires Dexterra
News  |  6/15/2009  | 
Antenna expects the buy to give it more leverage in the mobile middleware market, which is expected to grow at a healthy clip as more businesses add mobile device support.
Adobe Launches Acrobat.com Out Of Beta
News  |  6/15/2009  | 
The document collaboration service offers businesses an online alternative to Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and other tools.
IBM Expands Cloud Computing Appliances, Services
News  |  6/15/2009  | 
New products and services will let companies deploy task-specific internal clouds, while also tapping into new public cloud services.
General Services Administration's CIO Looks To The Cloud
News  |  6/12/2009  | 
Casey Coleman reveals the GSA's role in driving a government-wide cloud computing initiative and other IT priorities.
HP Unveils Scale-Out Computing Hardware For Data Centers
News  |  6/10/2009  | 
The ProLiant SL server line is a lightweight, power-efficient modular computing system for companies with large data centers that support cloud computing environments.
SAP Unveils SaaS Strategy
News  |  6/9/2009  | 
SAP's new head of on-demand software applications for large companies provides the first details of SAP's strategy for delivering subscription-based apps to Business Suite customers.
Google App Sync Guns For Microsoft Exchange
News  |  6/9/2009  | 
The software allows Outlook users to connect to Google Apps for e-mail, contacts, and calendar data, as well as helping Google nibble away at Microsoft's enterprise contracts.
GSA Backs Away From Federal Cloud CTO Appointment
News  |  6/9/2009  | 
Cloud computing is still a major initiative of federal CIO Vivek Kundra, and its importance was even outlined in an addendum to the president's 2010 budget last month.
Virtual Desktops Follow Hospital Staff On Rounds
News  |  6/8/2009  | 
VMware's View spins up copies of customized desktops on thin clients throughout the hospital so staff can access patient information from almost anywhere.
U.K. CIOs Foggy About Cloud Computing
News  |  6/8/2009  | 
Most are adopting online software and service delivery with secure hosted environments but are hesitating to adopt the cloud computing concept, a new report finds.
Global CIO: Should Microsoft Buy Salesforce.com?
Commentary  |  6/8/2009  | 
Maybe Microsoft and Salesforce could each be very good for what ails the other.
Siemens Signs SaaS Deal For 420,000 Users
News  |  6/8/2009  | 
The company will use SuccessFactors' software as a service to manage employee performance, compensation, and recruiting in 80 countries.
Adobe Continues Working To Make Flash Mobile
News  |  6/5/2009  | 
The company is steadily moving along with its goal to bring Flash 10 to multiple smartphones, but this won't include the BlackBerry or the iPhone.
VMware, Terracotta To Scale Apps In The Cloud
News  |  6/4/2009  | 
The joint effort may one day be offered in public clouds as well being available to establish private cloud computing, executives with the companies say.
Verizon Business Unveils 'Computing As A Service'
News  |  6/4/2009  | 
The company's CaaS users will be able to access a real-time self-service portal to manage physical and virtual servers, network devices, storage, and backup services.
Tibco Announces Silver Application-Building Platform
News  |  6/3/2009  | 
Extending its reach into cloud computing, Tibco's Silver is meant to resolve governance issues as an application is assembled for export to the cloud.
Verizon, Intuit, Boomi Jump Into Cloud Services
News  |  6/3/2009  | 
The service rollouts demonstrate how vendors are trying to differentiate themselves with innovations intended to get them a bigger share of the emerging cloud computing market.
NIST Team Deeply Studying Cloud Computing
News  |  6/3/2009  | 
The cloud computing ambitions of federal CIO Vivek Kundra will likely only help to make NIST's work all the more important.
CSC To Integrate Public-Private Clouds
News  |  6/3/2009  | 
Service offerings will target government and private sector organizations.
CA Acquires Part Of Failed Private Cloud Vendor Cassatt
News  |  6/2/2009  | 
The deal will help CA put in place a more thorough automated data center product portfolio of its own for use in both private and public clouds.
Sun Shows Off Vendor Support For Sun Cloud
News  |  6/1/2009  | 
It's unclear whether all of Sun's cloud initiatives will be intact after the Oracle acquisition is finalized, but the company is rounding up vendor support for Sun Cloud.


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