News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in August 2009
IBM To Offer Desktop Virtualization
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
Desktops will be virtualized via the products of either VMware or Citrix Systems to match a customer's current environment.
Virtualization Eases Support Of EMRs
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
A multi-specialty physician practice with 75 clinicians is running its e-medical records system as virtual applications via the cloud.
Cast Iron Offers Amazon EC2 Integration
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
The service lets customers integrate and move data between apps in Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud and their own data centers.
Tibco Acquires DataSynapse For $28 Million
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
The move is "an aggressive play," says one analyst, to move beyond its traditional middleware messaging role into cloud computing.
Google, Microsoft Jockey For Enterprise Dominance
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Microsoft and Google go head-to-head next year over online apps for business.
Amazon Launches Private Cloud Service
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
Customers will create a VPN to bridge Amazon to their existing IT infrastructures and use their existing security systems to protect data.
2 In 3 IT Managers Have Cloud Funding
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
Survey finds cloud computing becoming deeply entrenched in enterprise IT organizations.
IDC Ranks Vendors In Growing Business Analytics Market
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
In 2008, Oracle led the overall market, followed in order by SAP, IBM, SAS and Microsoft, a recent IDC report says. Rounding out the top 10 were Teradata, Fair Isaac, Informatica, Infor and MicroStrategy, respectively.
Salesforce.com Sees Rise In 2Q Revenue
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
The CRM provider announced a year-over-year revenue increase of 20% for its second fiscal quarter ended July 31.
Army Uses SaaS To Gauge Carbon 'Boot Print'
News  |  8/20/2009  | 
An expanded pilot program aims to cut costs and gas emissions and increase environmental compliance through use of standardized processes.
Google Gmail Passes AOL, Becoming Third Most Popular E-mail
News  |  8/17/2009  | 
With its growth rate climbing, Gmail is on track to pass Microsoft's Hotmail in the first quarter of 2010.
Four Vendors Join In Offering BI From The Cloud
News  |  8/15/2009  | 
The joint software-as-a-service stack includes Jaspersoft's and Talend's open source business intelligence and data integration technologies, respectively; Vertica's analytic database and RightScale's developer tools for setting up server clusters in a cloud computing environment.
Netscape Founder Andreessen Backs New Browser
News  |  8/14/2009  | 
The developer turned financier is backing RockMeIt, a mysterious startup staffed by two of his close associates, according to reports.
1 In 3 Developers Working On Private Cloud Apps
News  |  8/12/2009  | 
Half of developers surveyed are using Amazon's EC2 cloud for prototyping, not to run a business critical application.
VMware To Buy SpringSource For $362 Million
News  |  8/10/2009  | 
The acquisition aims to give VMware the means of broadening its virtual machine management software suite.
NIST Lab Director Tackles Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing
News  |  8/6/2009  | 
Cita Furlani explains the nuts-and-bolts work of defining key government IT standards and the job of working with federal agencies on adoption and implementation.
IBM Opens Analytics Center In China
News  |  8/4/2009  | 
Researchers will focus initially on building smart grid applications for country's transportation and utilities industries.
GSA Outlines U.S. Government's Cloud Computing Requirements
News  |  8/3/2009  | 
A newly issued RFQ details what's expected from cloud computing vendors in terms of security, SLAs, geographic location, and data ownership.
'Culture' Biggest Hurdle To Cloud Computing
News  |  8/3/2009  | 
Business decision makers don't understand the potential value of private clouds, said 76% of surveyed IT executives.


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