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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in July 2010
Zend Launches PHP Subscription
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Aimed at cloud-based applications, the Zend Unlimited Subscription allows customers as many instances as they want without the need to calculate licensing.
4G To Drive Wireless Infrastructure Spending Rebound
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Carriers deploying LTE 4G networks is expected to spur global capital spending on wireless infrastructure in 2011 after two years of declines, according to iSuppli.
Amazon CTO Counters Eli Lilly Rumors Via Twitter
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Werner Vogels used the micro blogging service to respond to reports that Eli Lilly, a leading EC2 customer, was "dumping" Amazon Web Services.
Army Plans Private Cloud
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
APC2, the Army Private Cloud, will be a cornerstone of a broader data center consolidation initiative that aims to reduce the number of Army data centers from 200 to less than 20.
Defense Agency Expands Cloud Computing
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Platform-as-a-service, Microsoft Office, and SharePoint may be delivered to military agencies from the Defense Information Systems Agency's private cloud.
Oracle Out, Google In At Berkeley Lab
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
4,000 employees at DOE research facility will have new calendaring system when they show up for work Monday.
Microsoft Slams Google-Yahoo Japan Deal
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Redmond says pact would reduce the number of online advertising platforms in the country to one.
Red Hat Deltacloud Joins Apache Software Foundation
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Deltacloud APIs work with the NASA Nebula cloud engine and converts it into an alternative open source project.
SAP Reports Strong Growth, Completes Sybase Deal
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
U.S. market leads revenue gains and growth in large deployments.
Starcraft II Reviews: 2.8 Out Of 5
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Users impressed with graphics and gameplay, but slam publisher Blizzard for greedy pricing decisions.
Cloud Working Group Developing Standard APIs
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
The goal is a set of standard application programming interfaces, usable by all vendors, for each phase of cloud operation.
Facebook Suspects Ceglia Contract Was Forged
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
A contract entitling a New York web designer to an 84% stake in the online social network has been denounced as "absurd" by Facebook.
CloudSwitch Maintains On Premises Policies In Cloud
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
By launching a secure "cloud isolation layer," CloudSwitch says it can maintain enterprise ties and monitoring to workloads sent to the cloud.
NASA Evaluates Nebula Cloud Platform
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
Data center outsourcing services RFPs totaling $1.5 billion have been placed on hold while the agency assesses the Nebula cloud computing platform for providing compute power to several large-scale applications.
Global CIO: Twitter Data Center Shows Vital Role Of IT Operations
Commentary  |  7/22/2010  | 
Twitter is building its own data center.
Cloud For Ruby Apps Expands Services To NoSQL
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
Heroku Add-on System will make it possible for the Ruby developers to make use of Apache's open source CouchDB and offer systems capable of storing the unstructured data generated by web applications.
Cloud Pushes EMC Profits Up 108%
News  |  7/21/2010  | 
Cash flow and net income hit record levels in the second quarter, as more of the world's data is stored in EMC's cloud.
Mobile Video On Steep Growth Curve
News  |  7/19/2010  | 
Revenue from video telephony, video messaging, and similar services is projected to grow from $121 million in 2010 to $2 billion in 2013, says ABI Research.
Gaming Slump Continues
News  |  7/16/2010  | 
Video game consoles and hardware were up 5% in June, but sales of game titles dropped 15%, dragging the overall category down 6% from a year ago.
Global CIO: What Microsoft Must Do After Blockbuster eBay Deal
Commentary  |  7/14/2010  | 
Now it must convince average companies why they need private cloud computing.
Microsoft Readies Windows 7 Service Pack, Cloud Management
News  |  7/12/2010  | 
Windows Intune, a cloud-based client management service, and Windows 7 SP1 have moved to public beta phase.
ReviewCam: Service-now's IT Management In The Cloud
News  |  7/8/2010  | has a SaaS model for IT Service Management, and it's aiming at some pretty big players. The company is growing its customer list fast, and it's not hard to see why.
IBM Eyes Plug-And-Play Cloud Framework
News  |  7/8/2010  | 
Big Blue will work with governments and academia on "fundamentally new notion" of an interoperation hub.
Google Android Market Offers More Free Apps
News  |  7/7/2010  | 
Windows Marketplace for Mobile has the lowest percentage of fee apps (22%) compared with more than half of Android Market apps (57%).
Treasury CIO Tackles Bank Bailout, Data Center Consolidation
News  |  7/7/2010  | 
Michael Duffy talks with InformationWeek about navigating the financial crisis, leading a government-wide data center consolidation effort, and managing Treasury's IT infrastructure.
Disney Buys iPhone, iPad Game Developer
News  |  7/2/2010  | 
Tapulous, best known for the game "Tap Tap Revenge," extends the Disney's Interactive Media Group's push into mobile gaming.
Government Prepping Cloud Computing Guidance
News  |  7/1/2010  | 
As a report warns agencies won't move forward without clearer policy, White House readies comprehensive cloud strategy and cybersecurity rules.
Hospice Provider Adopts Cloud Computing
News  |  7/1/2010  | 
Community Health has moved its IT environment to Peak 10's virtualized platform for managed hosting, security, and backup.

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