News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in June 2012
Biggest Private Cloud Deployment Threat: Your IT Staff
News  |  6/29/2012  | 
Your technologist-heavy IT staff won't help you find success with a private-cloud deployment. Here's why shifting to an IT service catalog approach may ease your transition to the cloud.
Google I/O: Jelly Bean, Nexus Tablet, Project Glass
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
At Google I/O, Google unveiled the next Android OS, a 7-inch tablet device dubbed Nexus 7, the brand-new Nexus Q, and more.
Asana Offers Inbox Just For Work
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Asana's task management tool, derived from software to keep Facebook engineers organized, adds an inbox for getting things done.
Pano Logic Cloud System: Chromebook Minus The Book
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Pano Logic debuts a browser-based "desktop" computer with pricing that's likely to appeal to SMBs. Analysts say it will best suit organizations that are already running most, if not all, of their applications in the cloud.
Microsoft Rolls Out Office 365 For Education
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Cloud-based productivity suite supersedes Microsoft's Live@Edu offering for the education market.
Google Compute Engine Challenges Amazon
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
At Google I/O, Google Compute Engine debuts, bringing Google into more direct competition with infrastructure-as-a-service market leader Amazon Web Services. But don't forget about Microsoft.
Box Brings 50 Apps Partners To Android
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Previously available only on iOS, Box OneCloud lets third party apps read and write files from the Box cloud service.
Oracle's Recent Software Buys Fuel Customer Experience Strategy
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
New Oracle Customer Experience (CX) offering melds capabilities from ATG, Endeca, RightNow, and Vitrue, to advance Siebel/Fusion customer relationship management play.
10 Developments Show Government Cloud Maturing
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
Emerging trends such as FedRAMP, community clouds, and single-source contracts point to the start of phase two for cloud computing in federal government.
Labor Department Evaluates Cloud Email
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Agency issues an RFI to gauge options for replacing outdated email infrastructure with email as a service.
Cloud Security Investment, Part 1: Walking the Talk
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
It's hard to avoid headlines that sensationalize the latest news about a security breach at company X that compromised some enormous amount of sensitive data at an estimated cost of (insert very large number).
Bromium Brings Hypervisor Security To Applications
Commentary  |  6/19/2012  | 
Startup aims to beef up performance and security in the data center by bringing virtualization to the next level--the application level.
Controller Smackdown Hitting Private Cloud Near You
Commentary  |  6/19/2012  | 
At Cloud Expo, IT staffers dig into the enterprise cloud management tools melee and ongoing battle between CloudStack and OpenStack to find some interesting truths.
Oracle Rushes Out Q4 Results, Top Exec Departs
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
Oracle shares fourth quarter financial results earlier than expected, beats expectations, and quells reorganization rumors.
Google Apps Cuts GSA Energy Costs
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Google argues that cloud computing can help companies and government agencies save energy and money, cites GSA as proof.
Sorting Out What Social Software Products Really Do
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
At Enterprise 2.0, The Real Story Group's Tony Byrne warns of the same marketing labels being used for vastly different products and mulls how SharePoint and Yammer will fit together.
CRM Battle Heats Up As Economy Cools
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Oracle, SAP, and Salesforce.com in close battle for customer relationship management leadership, says IDC.
Salesforce.com Upgrade Boosts Mobile, Social App Development
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Salesforce Summer '12 platform upgrade adds geolocation data, drag-and-drop schema builder, and streaming data for real-time apps.
BMC Takeover Talks Turn Hostile
News  |  6/14/2012  | 
Hedge fund formally nominates new slate of directors that would favor a sale of the management software company.
Microsoft Rumored To Acquire Yammer
Commentary  |  6/14/2012  | 
If the stories are true, Microsoft could pay more than $1 billion, recognizing the value of Yammer's cloud social network compared to more SharePoint-centric products like NewsGator Social Sites.
Larry Ellison Is Needlessly Clouding Oracle's Cloud Message
Commentary  |  6/12/2012  | 
Oracle's CEO should just talk honestly about what his company is doing, instead of putting on a show. Ellison the reasoned market leader is whom we'd like to hear from.
FAA Picks Microsoft Office 365 Private Cloud
News  |  6/12/2012  | 
CSC wins $91 million, seven-year deal to move 80,000 Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation employees to Microsoft's cloud productivity suite.
Oracle's Cloud Rivals: Reality Check
News  |  6/7/2012  | 
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison talks like no one else is doing cloud right. Here's the reality on what SAP, Infor, and Microsoft have to offer.
Cloud Management Through a Single Pane of Glass, Not a Kaleidoscope
News  |  6/6/2012  | 
Achieving a single pane view across applications and environments requires consistent metrics measuring and capturing across varied resources.
There's Something About Larry
Commentary  |  6/5/2012  | 
Oracle badly needs to articulate a customer-centric vision. The cloud seems like a great place to start--and here's what Larry Ellison should say.
Cloud's Big Caveat: Runaway Costs
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
Enterprises want more tools to guard against unpredictable costs--like the bill that arose when one team accidentally left a server cluster turned on for a long weekend. Fourth in our series on cloud computing pricing.
Why Cloud Pricing Comparisons Are So Hard
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
Cloud infrastructure market doesn't have a standard unit of computing power, which makes it tough to stack up Amazon, Microsoft, and Rackspace offerings. Third in our series on cloud computing pricing.


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