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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in August 2010
Wyse Intros PocketCloud For Android
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
App, previously available only for Apple devices, allows smartphone users to remotely access a virtualized desktop or PC.
VMware's Maritz Predicts Hybrid Cloud Future
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Private clouds inside the enterprise will trade workloads with similar, VMware-based public clouds rendering physical data centers "quite fluid," according to CEO Paul Maritz.
India Threatens Ban On Google, Skype
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Search giant and VoIP pioneer join RIM on the list of tech companies facing sanctions on the subcontinent.
Nimbula Unwraps 'Director' Cloud Operating System
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Virtualization software from Amazon EC2 designers aims to operate across multiple virtual machine formats and internal and external clouds.
Microsoft Hikes Xbox Live Fees
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Gold members will have to shell out more after Nov. 1 if they want to maintain access to multiplayer support and other advanced features.
Older Americans Flocking To Social Networks
News  |  8/28/2010  | 
The percentage of U.S. adults ages 50 and older using Facebook and other online communities nearly doubled from 22% in April 2009 to 42% in May of this year, according to the Pew Research Center.
Google Fixes Gmail Bug That Kept Sending Emails
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
Emails were being dispatched to the same recipients, sometimes multiple times per day, even when deleted from Gmail, resulting in spam warnings and blacklisting.
Eucalyptus Builds Scalability Into Private Clouds
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
Version 2.0 of the open source Amazon EC2-compatible code contains features and functions ahead of the Enterprise edition.
IBM Confirms Sunoco Outsourcing Deal
News  |  8/26/2010  | 
Big Blue will handle a range of business processes and application services for the oil giant from its global delivery centers.
Nimbula Secures $15 Million Venture Capital Investment
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Startup gets second-round financing to bring its Director cloud operating system to market.
Yahoo Integrates Bing Search Results
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Microsoft and Yahoo are close to fully implementing alliance struck in July, 2009.
Federal CIOs Issue Cloud Computing Privacy Framework
News  |  8/25/2010  | 
Poorly planned and executed cloud computing contracts could result in security disaster, warns CIO Council.
Cloud Computing Roadmap Directs Data Center Managers
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
AFCOM think tank tells the 85% of its members who haven't adopted cloud computing how to prepare.
Health IT Contracts Offer Little Protection For Buyers
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
Key questions healthcare providers should ask before signing an electronic health record vendor agreement detailed by lawyer.
Apple To Patent iPhone Kill Switch
News  |  8/23/2010  | 
Technology would allow Apple to identify unauthorized users through facial, voice, and even heartbeat recognition software.
Apache's Cassandra Adds Column Data Analysis
News  |  8/19/2010  | 
Keynote at the Cassandra Summit outlined features in the 0.7 release of the NoSQL database system, notably support for secondary indexes.
Google App Engine Gets Tune-Up
News  |  8/17/2010  | 
A new version of App Engine has been released, promising multi-tenant apps, faster image serving, and expanded quotas.
Facebook Cracks Top 3 Online Video Sites
News  |  8/16/2010  | 
Google's YouTube remained the leader for June in unique users with 143.2 million and viewing time with an average of 4.7 hours per viewer.
Gun Loco For Xbox 360 Unveiled
News  |  8/16/2010  | 
Third-person shooter features heavily stylized characters blasting their way around an extraterrestrial penal colony.
A 7-Step Plan For HP To Succeed in Mobile
Commentary  |  8/16/2010  | 
In a baffling move, HP spent $1.2 billion on Palm, the twice-revived also-ran in the race for mobile supremacy. The company must now execute flawlessly and with old-school HP innovation to succeed. Here’s what it must do.
Novell Sends SUSE Linux To Amazon Cloud
News  |  8/16/2010  | 
Enterprise Server 10 and 11 will be available on Elastic Compute Cloud, allowing users to pay only for the hours used.
Microsoft Xbox 360 Outsells Nintendo Wii, Sony PS3
News  |  8/13/2010  | 
Console sales overall slipped 1% in July with the slimmer Xbox 360 topping the category for the first time in nearly 3 years according to NPD Group.
IBM, Oracle Settle Poaching Suit
News  |  8/12/2010  | 
Resolution of non-compete spat frees up industry veteran Joanne Olsen to head Oracle's cloud efforts.
Akamai, Brightcove Seed HD Video In The Cloud
News  |  8/11/2010  | 
High definition video will be delivered over Akamai's server network using Brightcove's platform.
Apple Offers App Store Discounts To Schools
News  |  8/10/2010  | 
U.S. educational institutions can buy apps in volume for distribution to students and faculty and developers can elect to offer special education pricing for their apps.
AT&T Release iPhone U-Verse App
News  |  8/9/2010  | 
iPhone users who are also U-verse subscribers can use the app to download TV episodes over a Wi-Fi connection , but not AT&T's 3G wireless network.
Google Acquires Social App Developer Slide
News  |  8/6/2010  | 
Slide offers Facebook and MySpace applications that allows users to build virtual communities centered on entertainment.
IBM, Aetna Intro Cloud Healthcare Decision Support
News  |  8/5/2010  | 
Collaborative Care Solution lets healthcare providers meet meaningful use, other certification criteria without having to directly manage IT systems.
Microsoft and Salesforce Settle Legal Tussle
News  |  8/5/2010  | 
Cloud-based CRM vendor pays to resolve patent infringement case.
Vonage Launches Free VoIP Calls For Facebook Friends
News  |  8/4/2010  | 
The Android, iPhone and iPod Touch app lets users make Internet calls to Facebook friends who also have application.
Google Rolls Out Multiple Sign-In
News  |  8/3/2010  | 
Users with multiple Gmail or Google Calendar, Reader, Code or Sites accounts will be able to log in once and access all accounts without the need to log out and log in again.
Computer History Museum Tour
Slideshows  |  8/2/2010  | 
The collection spans from the dawn of the computer to the advent of the PC. Here are top highlights from the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.
Federal CIO Details Cloud Computing Gains
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
Social Security, Labor Relations among federal authorities using the cloud to improve efficiency and customer service, reported Vivek Kundra.
Global CIO: 5 Ways India's HCL Will Make Money From Cloud
Commentary  |  8/2/2010  | 
Companies aren't spending much on cloud computing, but it's 'on the cusp,' HCL president says. Here is how one Indian outsourcer expects to cash in.

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