News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in July 2011
SAP And Oracle Battle, Customers Avoid Choosing Sides
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
Will it be the apps vendor's innovation or the stack vendor's one-stop shop? IT hedges its bets.
CA Buys Watchmouse, For Remote App Testing Power
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Netherlands firm uses synthetic transactions generated from points around the world to test a cloud app's ability to respond.
Cloud Moves From Talk To Walk
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
CA and Nebula's cloud announcements this week reflect the reality that enterprises have moved past the theoretical to the practical.
Gmail: A Cure For Outdated Email Addresses
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Google's social marketing campaign targets users of aol.com, hotmail.com, or yahoo.com email with an "intervention" to save friends from "embarrassingly out-of-date" email addresses.
Feds Get Detailed Cloud Planning Advice
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Private sector execs, academics suggest changes like updating laws and setting research priorities, share practical recommendations for CIOs.
Google Apps Email Migration Complete at GSA
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Unisys has moved 17,000 agency employees to cloud-based email, which could save $15.2 million over the next five years.
LogMeIn Helps iPads , Work Data Play Safely
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Cloud-based service lets IT control corporate data accessed via mobile devices, starting with iPad and iPhone.
Google+ Lesson: Business Users Come Second
Commentary  |  7/22/2011  | 
Google's consumer-first approach can produce creative products. Just go in knowing where you stand.
Google-Style Data Analysis For Loans
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Financial startup ZestCash is getting an infusion of funding to realize its plan to rewrite the rules of high-risk loans.
Essence Raises Money To Push Cloud Healthcare Tools
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Private investors provided $61 million to Essence Group Holdings Corp. to expand its Lumeris cloud-based technology products and services for accountable care organizations.
Temenos, Microsoft Bring Azure Clouds To Mexico
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Six microfinance institutions are using the cloud system, and Microsoft and banking software provider Temenos are expanding to Africa, Southeast Asia, and other emerging markets.
Adobe Buys EchoSign For Electronic Signature Technology
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
By providing contract execution in the cloud, Adobe aims to help businesses operate entirely online.
Cisco Live Wrap-Up: UCS, Virtualization Advances
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
UCS blades have interface card that automates implementation of as many as 256 virtual networks.
Google Elevates Summer Heatwave
Commentary  |  7/15/2011  | 
Google's success with consumers should cause businesses to take note. Android, Chromebook, and Google+ all have potential to disrupt enterprise IT, and possibly in very good ways.
How Cloud Collaboration Boosts Efficiency
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
HyperOffice focuses on simple task management and email integration. Here’s how one SMB uses the hosted collaboration suite to meet Fortune 500 expectations.
HP Puts Its Printers In The Cloud
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
Most of the company's printers are Web-enabled, cloud-aware, and have an email address so they can receive printing jobs from any device any where.
Workday Goes After Higher Education, Public Sector Markets
News  |  7/12/2011  | 
Brown, Cornell, Georgetown, and USC help define college- and university-specific human-resources and payroll functionality.
IT Spending: Interior Plans To Slash $500 Million
News  |  7/11/2011  | 
Cloud computing and data-center consolidation are central to the department’s plans for cutting technology spending over the next decade.
4 Ways Cloud Computing Can Boost Business
News  |  7/7/2011  | 
MaidPro has adopted hosted infrastructure and applications across its 120 SMB franchises to speed up training, minimize internal IT needs, enable owners to manage remotely, and to keep fuel costs in check. The firm's CEO explains why they did it and what to look for in a good vendor.
Google's Prizes.org Awards Cash For Ideas
News  |  7/7/2011  | 
After the failure of Google Answers, Google's latest question-answering service offers the possibility of a cash prize as an incentive to participate.
Facebook Adds Video Calling, Group Chat
News  |  7/6/2011  | 
The Skype-powered Video Calling service looks easy to use but only supports one-to-one conversation. Google+ competition looms large.
7 Self-Inflicted Wounds Of Cloud Computing
News  |  7/5/2011  | 
Don't let poor planning and half-hearted decisions doom your promising cloud projects.
Microsoft Pays Customer $250,000 To Adopt Office 365
News  |  7/5/2011  | 
Exclusive: Redmond gives University of Nebraska six-figure incentive package to ditch IBM system and reject Google Apps.
How Social Tools Support Project Management
News  |  7/1/2011  | 
Teambox manages projects from product development to wedding planning from the status line, with the option to assign tasks on the fly.


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