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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in June 2014
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Databricks Cloud: Next Step For Spark
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Databricks, the company behind the hot Apache Spark project, announced new tools, new partners, and new funding to power a cloud service on Amazon Web Services.
Facebook Researchers Toy With Emotions: Wake Up
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
A study about the effect of posts on Facebook users' emotions outraged some people. I call it a public service: Now you understand what ill-informed consent means.
CoreOS Unveils Linux Containers As A Service
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
New version of Linux for the containerization of cloud servers is now available on a monthly subscription basis.
Google Kills Quickoffice
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Google will no longer offer Quickoffice mobile productivity suite to new users, urging mobile owners to adopt Google Drive apps instead.
Apple Kills Aperture Photo App
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Apple will replace Aperture with OS X Yosemite's built-in Photos app, but the company says it remains committed to its professional customers.
Microsoft Explains Exchange Outage
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Microsoft pledges to do better after frustrating customers with last week's Exchange Online and Lync Online outages.
You're Fast? Great. Are You Efficient?
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Jumping hurdles at record speed doesn't mean much if you stroll between them. IT leaders must eliminate process-driven delays or trip on DevOps and SDN efforts.
Philips Seeks Bigger Role In Healthcare Market
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
The Dutch company partners with Salesforce.com, introduces a cloud-based platform to expand its role in the healthcare market.
Google I/O: Hello Dataflow, Goodbye MapReduce
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Google introduces Dataflow to handle streams and batches of big data, replacing MapReduce and challenging other public cloud services.
Hortonworks Certifies Spark On YARN, Hadoop
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Hortonworks catches up to Cloudera with YARN-managed implementation of Spark in-memory framework for machine learning on Hadoop.
Dell Focuses On Security
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Dell made a flurry of security-minded announcements this week, highlighted by improvements to its Dropbox for Business integration.
Internet Of Things: New Architecture Needed
Commentary  |  6/26/2014  | 
Today's Internet architecture isn't ready for the scale of what the IoT should become. Here's a proposal for something better.
Salesforce.com, Philips Launch Digital Healthcare Platform
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Salesforce1 cloud platform will serve as development platform for patient-care apps using Philips health monitoring devices.
Google I/O: Android Interface, Cloud Advances Star
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Day one of Google I/O lacked skydivers but delivered new APIs, tools, and connectivity to push Google's mobile device and cloud capabilities forward.
Cloud ROI: 4 Critical Considerations
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
The nature of pay-as-you-go makes the cost calculation seem easy. It's not, but it is more critical than ever
Joyent Joins Containers Debate
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Joyent's SmartDataCenter 7 package offers on-premises provisioning and management of containers and virtual machines. Watch out, OpenStack?
Verizon Virtual Visits Enters Telehealth Market
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Verizon launches telehealth service to insurers, employers, and health services.
Cloud Migration Turbulence Continues, Survey Says
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Many companies are "flying blind" in their efforts to embrace the cloud, a VMware-sponsored survey says.
Microsoft Exchange Online Suffers Service Outage
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Service disruptions with Microsoft's Exchange Online left many companies with no email on Tuesday.
MongoDB Debuts On Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
MongoDB fuels cloud demand with popular, public-cloud alternatives to Amazon Web Services, IBM Softlayer.
Google I/O: Pressure Is On
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
Amazon, Apple, and Samsung all made moves this month to neutralize Google. Here are four things the Internet titan should do at Google I/O this week to fight back.
Aereo Vs. Broadcasters: 5 Questions For Supreme Court
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Should accessing an antenna and a DVR through the cloud be treated as any different under the law than doing so in your own home?
Microsoft OneDrive: Cloud Storage Price Showdown
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Microsoft has boosted cloud storage and dropped prices. Is OneDrive now the best deal in town?
Oracle Buys Mini Me In $5.3 Billion Micros Deal
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Oracle nabs a software and hardware kingpin in hospitality and retail, but it won't do much for cloud growth.
Cloud Trends To Watch: Structure 2014
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
What's going on with jostling among Cloud Foundry, Docker, VMware, and Red Hat? Structure conference yielded several surprising conclusions.
Which IT Is Really Core? InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  6/23/2014  | 
Box's Aaron Levie, GM's Randy Mott, and others weigh in on the role of outsourcing, insourcing, cloud.
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: General Motors
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: General Motors
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2014  | 
Randy Mott, CIO at GM, discusses the challenges of how to scale core IT systems without losing agility.
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: Box
IT For Competitive Advantage Interview: Box
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/23/2014  | 
Box CEO Aaron Levie discusses how to determine which IT systems are core for gaining competitive advantage.
Oracle Turns Cloud Corner
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Oracle ends fiscal year with double-digit cloud gain, flat software sales, and hardware gains. CEO Ellison sets sights on Salesforce.com.
Rackspace Touts Containers On Bare Metal Servers
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Rackspace lets customers run Linux containers on bare metal servers for maximum efficiency. Customer Pantheon shares interesting results.
Microsoft Reveals Office 365 Public Roadmap
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Microsoft unveils its Office 365 roadmap and First Release program to create a closer, more open relationship between the company and its customers.
Hybrid Clouds: What Are They Good For?
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
IT faces a high-stakes decision: Which workloads to run on public versus private infrastructure. See what 383 survey respondents have to say on the matter
Agriculture Dept. Turns To SDN
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
USDA's National Information Technology Center adopts software-defined networking in quest for "faster, better, cheaper" cloud services.
Amazon's Vogels: Sensitive Data Vs. Snowden Fear
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, at Structure 2014 conference, disputes notion that holders of sensitive data will reject cloud after Snowden revelations.
Cloud Contracts: 8 Questions To Ask
Slideshows  |  6/19/2014  | 
What should you look for in a cloud contract? What's hiding in cloud providers' service-level agreements and terms? Read our expert guide.
Amazon Fire: The Buy Phone
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Or should we call it the Prime Phone? Amazon hopes its smartphone will tempt people to ditch Apple and Samsung for dedicated access to Amazon products.
Cloud Disaster Recovery: CIOs Must Lead
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
IT teams wary of public cloud often discount its value in disaster recovery. That does a disservice to the business.
Amazon, Google Spar Over SSDs In Cloud
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Amazon makes solid state disks its default storage offering for running workloads in the cloud. Is Google ready to match that move?
10 More Powerful Facts About Big Data
Slideshows  |  6/18/2014  | 
How big is big data's impact? Check out part two of our fact fest on big data's trends and trials.
HP Takes Workday Under Its Wing
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
HP evolves from customer to Workday consultant and integrator, offering implementation services for its cloud-based HR applications.
Google+ Launches Premium Features For Apps Customers
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
New premium version of Google+ for Apps customers includes additional controls and features for the social network and video conferencing platform, Hangouts.
Microsoft Catapult: 2x Faster Bing Results
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
Microsoft's new data center technology promises to speed up Web services like Bing while keeping costs in check.
Amazon Phone Looks To Be AT&T Exclusive
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
It stands to reason that Amazon would have a single carrier partner for its first smartphone.
CloudHealth Finds Path To Amazon Savings
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
CloudHealth Technologies tracks usage of Amazon Web Services and recommends ways to improve service and cut costs.
Microsoft Office For iPad Vs. iWork Vs. Google
Slideshows  |  6/17/2014  | 
Microsoft's Office for iPad wins praise from productivity software users, but is it right for you? We compare the free alternatives from Apple and Google.
Playing Games With The Internet Of Things
Commentary  |  6/16/2014  | 
For an IoT world to be a lucrative world, it needs to be a fun and rewarding. Here's how businesses can learn to play.
Value of Innovation Interview: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Value of Innovation Interview: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2014  | 
CIO Dan Drawbaugh discusses how to compete with conventional startups and the benefits of being an "alpha site."
Value of Innovation Interview: Battery Ventures, Part 2
Value of Innovation Interview: Battery Ventures, Part 2
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2014  | 
Adrian Cockcroft discusses which parts of the system are locked down and which parts should have the ability to migrate.
Value of Innovation Interview: Battery Ventures, Part 1
Value of Innovation Interview: Battery Ventures, Part 1
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2014  | 
Adrian Cockcroft of Battery Ventures discusses how to pick the right investments to spur innovation at the IW Conference.
Value of Innovation Interview: General Motors
Value of Innovation Interview: General Motors
InformationWeek Videos  |  6/16/2014  | 
GM CIO Randy Mott discusses how to bring down costs and improve the affordability of innovation at the IW Conference.
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