News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in June 2013
Salesforce, Benioff Must Beware Oracle's Embrace
Commentary  |  6/29/2013  | 
This new relationship holds much promise for Oracle, not so much for Salesforce. It reminds me of Captain Ahab's relationship with the great whale.
Microsoft Moves To Weekly Software Updates
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Microsoft aims to match competitors with weekly updates to Office, Outlook and other Windows 8 apps beginning later this year.
Oracle's Week Of Mega Deals Leaves Questions
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
As Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff heaps compliments on Larry Ellison, what's the future for Oracle cloud apps, Force.com?
Why U.S. Must Invest In Internet-Connected Infrastructure
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
A hybrid infrastructure that combines physical foundations such as roads, buildings and the power grid with the Internet and sensor networks will pay off for the U.S.
Oracle, NetSuite Partner To Storm Cloud
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Oracle joins cloud HR apps with NetSuite ERP to take on SAP and Workday in competition for midsized companies.
HP Wins $67 Million Spain Government Cloud Contract
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
HP will migrate Catalonia's compute infrastructure and applications into an HP Enterprise Cloud facility.
Oracle And Salesforce.com Link Clouds
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Salesforce.com commits to Oracle Database, middleware and Exadata; Oracle integrates cloud HCM and financial apps with Salesforce.com in a nine-year deal.
Joyent Launches Manta Service For Cloud Computing, Storage
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Joyent Manta Storage Service keeps big data close to the compute resources needed to analyze it.
Oracle Goes All In On Microsoft's Cloud
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Oracle middleware and database to be certified on Windows Server Hyper-V and Azure. Microsoft gains Oracle stack and Java on Azure.
Microsoft Reorg Rumors Heat Up
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
With Windows 8.1 just a few days away, rumors of an impending company shakeup have gained momentum.
Facebook To Debut Flipboard-Like Reader For Mobile
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Facebook wants users to spend more time with the service and hopes that a mobile news-reading service will do the trick.
6 Ways To Make Promoted Tweets Pay Off
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Twitter tells small and midsize businesses (SMBs) #LetsDoBusiness. Is it worth paying to play on the popular social site?
Oracle Makes Big Promises After Weak Earnings
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Oracle's fourth-quarter financial results showed little growth, but CEO Larry Ellison talks up cloud gains and plans to beat SAP Hana with an in-memory database upgrade.
6 Cloud, Big Data Startups To Watch
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Check out what the Structure 2013 LaunchPad winners can do with cloud, big data problems.
Instagram Adds Video, Plays Coy On Ads
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
To outdo Twitter's Vine, Facebook's Instagram offers 15-second recordings.
8 Cool Cloud Tools For iPad
Slideshows  |  6/20/2013  | 
Your iPad was built for the cloud. Check out some surprising things the iPad and cloud can do together.
Microsoft Office Web Apps: Will Upgrade Lure Users?
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Microsoft has added real-time co-authoring, offline capabilities and other enhancements. But many mobile users have already adopted alternatives.
Microsoft Drops Xbox One Internet Requirement
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Angry customers give Microsoft an earful and get some satisfaction for it.
Microsoft Dynamics Apps Hit Azure Cloud
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Microsoft makes good on promised cloud hosting of Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV ERP apps. Dynamics AX will be the real, multi-tenant test.
How Office 365 Pays Off For Two SMBs
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
Microsoft Office faces more competitors than ever, but Office 365 gives it a leg up with small and midsize businesses seeking to cut costs and improve collaboration.
10 Tools To Beat Email Overload
Slideshows  |  6/17/2013  | 
New tools and services promise to help you put more love into your love-hate relationship with email. We check out the contenders.
Why Microsoft Won't Release Office For The iPad
Commentary  |  6/14/2013  | 
Microsoft finally brought Office to iOS. Make no mistake: Its goal is to sell Office 365, not help Apple users. As long as Windows 8 struggles, don't expect to see Office on iPad.
Microsoft Office Comes To iPhone: 1 Hitch
News  |  6/14/2013  | 
Apple iPhone owners can now create and edit Microsoft Office documents, as long as they subscribe to Office 365.
Scotland Maps Rural Farms With Open Source, Cloud
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
Scotland turned to small businesses and new technologies to improve access to data about its crofts -- the country's extensive network of tiny agricultural holdings.
CloudAware Uses Chatter In Amazon Cloud Management
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
CloudAware finds Salesforce.com's Chatter social platform a boon to helping companies monitor compliance, performance in Amazon Web Services workloads.
Amazon Cuts Prices On Relational Database Service
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
Amazon's slashes prices 18%-28% on its popular cloud database service, which includes Oracle, MySQL and SQL Server.
iWork In The Cloud: 5 Things To Know
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
Apple hopes to take on Microsoft Office 365 and Google Drive with its own iWork in the Cloud.
Marketo: Salesforce-ExactTarget Combo Won't Win
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
CEO Phil Fernandez says Marketo is leading digital marketing while Salesforce.com is buying 'commodity' capabilities with its $2.5 billion ExactTarget deal.
Microsoft: SMB Cloud Security Worries Easing
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
Microsoft survey of 211 small businesses finds half use the cloud and after early experience, find it more reliable, secure.
Google Vs. Microsoft: Choosing Cloud Apps For Schools
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
Is Google Apps for Education or Microsoft Office 365 for Education the right choice for your school? Learn from these two examples.
Data Centers Don't Need To Be Regulated Utilities
Commentary  |  6/7/2013  | 
The New York Times misses the big picture with its take on data centers as "wildcat" utilities that need government oversight. There is no data center monopoly in northern N.J.
Salesforce.com Appoints Oracle Vet As President
News  |  6/7/2013  | 
Oracle's long-time sales kingpin Keith Block lands top spot at Salesforce.com one year after a nasty split with his former employer.
Amazon Launches Indie Games Store
News  |  6/6/2013  | 
By helping emerging gaming studios find an audience, Amazon is buying itself goodwill in the developer community.
Salesforce.com's ExactTarget Buy Equals Marketing Clout
News  |  6/4/2013  | 
Salesforce.com strikes $2.5 billion mega-deal to extend the breadth and depth of its marketing cloud services.
Zynga, Cloud Pioneer, Must Fix Revenue Woes
News  |  6/4/2013  | 
Zynga CEO Pincus reducing staff by more than 500 in bid to bring costs more in line with revenues; stock price drops again.
Kaiser API Opens Healthcare Data To Mobile Apps
News  |  6/3/2013  | 
Kaiser Permanente partners with Apigee to make information about its facilities available for mobile app developers.
Apple Music Deals Hint At Streaming Service
News  |  6/3/2013  | 
Reported licensing agreements with major music companies set the stage for Apple to challenge Google, Rdio and Spotify.


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