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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in July 2009
SAP Demos Commitment To Business ByDesign
News  |  7/30/2009  | 
Enhancements and testing of the software-as-a-service suite indicate that SAP intends to make the offering more broadly available next year.
Global CIO: IBM's Game-Changing Plunge Into Predictive Analytics
Commentary  |  7/29/2009  | 
Why IBM's plan to buy SPSS will greatly accelerate the evolution of not only IBM but also that of the entire IT industry.
Inside Terremark's Secure Government Data Center
News  |  7/28/2009  | 
Terremark's new cloud-computing facility for U.S. government customers features concrete walls, bomb-sniffing dogs, motion-sensing videocams, and a promise of 100% service availability.
Google Apps Contract In LA Hits Security Headwind
News  |  7/20/2009  | 
The City of Los Angeles faces worries about privacy and security as it considers moving to Google Apps.
Mac Office 2008 SP2 Released
News  |  7/20/2009  | 
Microsoft service pack includes features that make the productivity suite faster and more Web-friendly.
NSA Using Cloud Model For Intelligence Sharing
News  |  7/20/2009  | 
New system will run the Hadoop file system on commodity servers and include search, discovery, and analysis tools.
HP Buys Cloud-Computing Vendor IBrix
News  |  7/17/2009  | 
HP already uses IBrix's file-serving software in its storage, servers, switches and management software.
BMC Software Sees Hybrid Clouds On Horizon
News  |  7/16/2009  | 
Seeking to manage virtual machines in the cloud from the same management console as on-premises VMs, BMC is enabling internal data centers to work with external resources.
Groups Seek Cloud Computing Standards
News  |  7/15/2009  | 
A number of bodies jointly seek standardization in areas including security, management frameworks, data exchange formats, and cloud taxonomies and reference models.
What Microsoft Azure Means To SMBs
Commentary  |  7/15/2009  | 
Azure isn't an infrastructure competitor for Amazon and Google, but rather a Platform as a Service (PaaS) alternative to
Rackspace Introduces Cloud API As Public Standard
News  |  7/14/2009  | 
Open API will give cloud users control over managing workloads in the Rackspace cloud. Amazon uses proprietary APIs to give customers access to EC2.
On-Demand Pricing For Windows Azure
News  |  7/14/2009  | 
Microsoft will sell its cloud-based operating system by the drink.
Office 2010 Available For Private Clouds
News  |  7/14/2009  | 
Microsoft will let its business customers run Office Web off their own, internal servers.
Office 2010: Plenty Of Bells And Whistles
News  |  7/13/2009  | 
The latest version of Microsoft's venerable productivity suite adds several features that should appeal to the social networking set.
Cloud Computing and the Promise of On-Demand Business Innovation
News  |  7/13/2009  | 
The wow isn't just about technology; it's about process flexibility and reuse that will enable enterprises to quickly serve new customers and launch new lines of business.
Microsoft Plans Free Version Of Office 2010
News  |  7/13/2009  | 
Office Web will be accessible at no cost through the software maker's Windows Live portal.
BlackBerry App World Tops 2,000 Programs
News  |  7/8/2009  | 
Research In Motion's virtual application store still only has less than 5% as many as Apple's App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Google Apps Finally Exits Beta
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
New features and services could make the Apps more appealing to corporate customers and easier for administrators to handle.
Canonical, Eucalyptus Offer Private Cloud Consulting
News  |  7/2/2009  | 
Consulting service would encourage the concept of hybrid clouds -- open source private clouds that align with Amazon's EC2 public cloud.
Oracle Revs Fusion Middleware 11g
News  |  7/1/2009  | 
Oracle President Charles Phillips traveled to Washington, D.C. to host the launch of the next-gen foundation for the company's Fusion Applications.

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