News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in July 2012
Google Catches Wildfire For Social Marketing
News  |  7/31/2012  | 
Wildfire Interactive gives Google a social media marketing component to round out its advertising and analytics offerings.
Marketing Services Simplify Social Post Timing
News  |  7/31/2012  | 
Sprout Social and HootSuite both add automation and optimization for social post timing. HootSuite also introduces bidirectional integrations with Zendesk, Evernote, and Storify.
Informatica Adds Integration Options As Cloud Demand Multiplies
News  |  7/31/2012  | 
Independent data-integration vendor adds templates, developer's tools, and prebuilt connectors for Eloqua, NetSuite, and Workday cloud apps.
Who Owns Your Big Data?
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
Big data may be set to take off in the enterprise, but the laws protecting it have a long way to go.
SAP's Ugly (ByDesign) Baby Gets Prettier
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
In a sign of progress for SAP's fledgling cloud strategy, SAP improves its Business ByDesign suite, scores a big customer over Workday and Oracle, and prepares a cloud-based financials product.
Google Talk, Twitter, Azure Outages: Bad Cloud Day
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Google's video chat service had plenty of company on the disabled list on tough day for cloud computing.
Spinoff Of Gehry Architecture Meshes 3-D, Social Collaboration
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Frank Gehry architecture practice spinoff creates Web-based office for sharing computer models for building design and construction, bridging multiple 3-D authoring tools.
SAP Growing Faster Than Oracle
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
SAP details strong Q2 marks, says it's growing 20% faster in enterprise applications market during last 12 months and winning 8 out of 10 deals against Oracle.
MicroStrategy Bets On Visualization, BI For Facebook
Commentary  |  7/23/2012  | 
MicroStrategy's latest release counts on warming interest in cloud-based business intelligence and hot demand for social data analysis.
Mobile Device Backup
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
Android and Apple devices make backup a challenge for IT. Look to smart policy, cloud services and MDM.
One Way To Avoid Cloud Outages
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
Don't take chances with data availability. An onramping solution can help keep your customers--and your IT staff--happy.
Huddle Retools For Social, Quick Collaboration
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
File sharing platform fleshes out social collaboration, plus web-based document previews and editing.
Oracle Buys Skire Assets For Cloud Foothold
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Skire's cloud services will complement Oracle Primavera project portfolio management software for capital planning, construction, and maintenance.
Proactive Cloud Security: Techniques to Implement in the Unlikely Event of a Cloud Breach
News  |  7/17/2012  | 
Intel IT has delivered significant business value with our enterprise private cloud.
The Rise Of Shadow IT
Commentary  |  7/17/2012  | 
When the business wants change so much that it's willing to go rogue on IT, is it misinformed, or justified? Consider this advice, CIOs.
Microsoft Office 2013 Built For Social Sharing
News  |  7/17/2012  | 
Social and cloud collaboration star in both the new consumer version of Office 365, enabled by SkyDrive and Skype, and the business versions built around SharePoint and Lync.
Cloud Security Investment, Part 2: Whac-a-Mole Funding and Going on the Offensive
News  |  7/16/2012  | 
Most enterprises don't seem to have any semblance of a cohesive, security strategy.
Apple Clean Cloud More Talk Than Walk: Greenpeace
News  |  7/12/2012  | 
Apple has yet to follow through on commitments to run its data centers using clean power, Greenpeace report says.
Chatter Comes To Eloqua, Bridging Marketing And Sales
News  |  7/12/2012  | 
Chatter will be embedded throughout Eloqua's marketing automation suite by the end of the year.
Salesforce Outage Follows Data Center Power Glitch
News  |  7/11/2012  | 
A Silicon Valley data center used by Salesforce.com customers suffered a power outage as the provider attempted to upgrade electrical equipment.
Content Sharing For The Web-Centric Enterprise
News  |  7/11/2012  | 
CaptureToCloud snags snapshots of Web content to share and discuss with friends and colleagues.
Oracle Social Buying Spree Continues With Involver
News  |  7/10/2012  | 
Oracle adds Involver to Vitrue, Collective Intellect, and RightNow, acquisitions that seem particularly focused on keeping pace with Salesforce.com.
Cloudability Sheds Light On Cloud Spending
News  |  7/9/2012  | 
Cloudability's subscription online service adds more detail for teams keeping an eye on cloud costs, including identification of project teams and business group costs within an aggregated, company-wide cloud billing report.
Google Collide Dims Hope For Brightly IDE
News  |  7/9/2012  | 
Google won't say whether Brightly is dead, but the release of an open-source Web IDE called Collide suggests the company is no longer planning to enter the collaborative coding market.
iGoogle Refugees Flood Netvibes
News  |  7/6/2012  | 
Personal webpages and advertising just don't mix.
Quantivo Targets Marketing Analytics At Web Scale
News  |  7/6/2012  | 
With digital marketing, cloud apps, and interest in big-data analytics on the rise, Quantivo is at the middle of three of the hottest trends in technology.


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