News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in August 2011
Citrix GoToAssist Integrates With Salesforce.com
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Service and support agents will be able to launch Citrx remote support utility from within Salesforce Service Cloud, log support sessions.
8 Signs Your IT Team Is Too Slow
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
IT teams can't afford to get this reputation. What are your danger signs?
Cloud-Based Images Help Montefiore Doctors With Referrals
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Doctors can view images for referred, potential patients, without having to trade film, disks, or order new tests.
Will BI Deployment Pain Be MicroStrategy's Cloud Gain?
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Business intelligence software-as-a-service option lets you focus on developing dashboards and reports rather than installing hardware and configuring servers.
SunGard Specialized Cloud Recovers Critical VMs
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Launching at VMworld 2011, Recover2Cloud provides an automated way to back up key production systems. But it's not quite instant failover.
Syncplicity Extends Cloud File Manager To Salesforce.com, iPhone
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
United Capital investment firm tests Salesforce integration with virtual private cloud for file management service.
Why RIM's BBM Music Service Is Ridiculous
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
Research In Motion's new Blackberry Messenger-based music sharing service will flop. Here's why.
4 Tips To Protect Data During Cloud Migration
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Expert advice for SMBs on minimizing risk of data loss and other disruptions in a move to the cloud.
How To Conquer Software's Rising Costs
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Complex licensing policies and increased fees can seems like an insurmountable challenge. These steps can help you get a better grip.
For SMB, Automated Time Tracking Creates Big Wins
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
How a small, virtual architecture firm specializing in green technology projects wins large federal contracts by automating its time and expense tracking.
IBM Develops Better Flood Prediction System
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Ready for flood modeling as a service? Check out how IBM and researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are trying to give earlier flood warnings.
Autonomy Acquisition: A Modest Start On Transforming HP
Commentary  |  8/19/2011  | 
Autonomy's search, archiving, e-discovery, and information management assets won't, by themselves, turn HP into a highly profitable software powerhouse.
VA To Test Cloud Collaboration For Doctors
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
The department is look for cloud-based email, calendaring, and other collaboration tools that can integrate with the VA's existing Microsoft Exchange-based collaboration system.
Google Brings Weather To Maps
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Local weather conditions augment the popular Google Maps service; Street View will also be extended to map the Amazon basin.
AppFirst Broadens Monitoring Options
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
SaaS-based application problem resolution service adds on-premises option.
SMBs Get Help With Office 365 Migrations
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Intermedia to help companies with limited IT resources move to the cloud.
Insurers Embrace The Cloud--To A Point
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Insurers are expanding their use of cloud-based offerings. But carriers are avoiding any cloud-related services that could jeopardize the security and privacy of sensitive data.
Workday Bets Embedded BI Beats Gut Feel
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
SaaS-suite upgrade brings built-in business intelligence to process decision points, plus an iPad app.
4 Ways SMBs Can Compete With Larger Companies
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Zoho treads regularly on the same turf as Microsoft and Google. Its CEO explains how they thrive in the midst of huge companies with the wallets to match.
4 Critical Questions About The Cloud
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Four questions that executives at insurance companies and other businesses should be asking about the value and security of the cloud computing model.
Google Apps Update May Hint At Google+ Integration
News  |  8/12/2011  | 
Does the new look for Gmail, Calendar, and Docs mean Google's business users will soon get access to profiles and Google+?
Private Cloud Risk Outweighs Benefits, For Now
Commentary  |  8/12/2011  | 
It doesn't pay to keep private cloud experts on staff, and I have a hard time believing there are service providers with deep core competencies here.
Can SaaS Boost Export Business For SMBs?
News  |  8/11/2011  | 
As the U.S. encourages its smaller businesses to tap global markets, cloud-based Export On-Demand aims to help them navigate the complex world of export compliance.
Box.net Adds Android, RIM Tablet Support, HTML5 Site
News  |  8/11/2011  | 
Targeting mobile knowledge workers who want to share and store files in the cloud, Box.net adds support for a more diverse set of devices.
Transparency Key To Cloud Security
News  |  8/11/2011  | 
Customers get help assessing compliance, security practices of cloud vendors through Cloud Security Alliance's STAR program.
The DISH On Virtual Desktop Cost Savings
News  |  8/10/2011  | 
The largest seller of DISH Network's TV service uses virtual machines to support hyper-growth and cut its help desk burden and power bill.
Amazon Avoids Apple Toll With Kindle Cloud Reader
News  |  8/10/2011  | 
HTML5-based Web app lets Amazon get around Apple's App Store subscription rules, hold onto more ebook revenue.
Construction 2.0: How One SMB Runs Without PCs
News  |  8/9/2011  | 
Silicon Valley Builders Group arms its highly mobile team with smartphones and tablets for real-time productivity and collaboration. Check out the business case for leaving the PC behind.
SAP Brings Your Subsidiaries, HQ Closer
News  |  8/4/2011  | 
Your headquarters wants to run SAP on-premises software, but subsidiaries want Business ByDesign SaaS suite? No problem, says SAP.
4 Things To Consider In Cloud Contracts
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
SMBs need to consider things like service availability, service level, and data security when reviewing a cloud contract, says an attorney with IT and outsourcing expertise.
Oxford Bookstore Uses Cloud To Integrate Web Stores
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
Cloud-based service from TCS lets Oxford cut the cost of doing business and boost integration between its physical and online stores.
Retail 2.0: Cloud Supports Pop-Up Store
News  |  8/2/2011  | 
Fashion designer Yigal Azrouel heads to the cloud to provide the services needed for brick-and-mortar "pop-up" stores.
Upgrades Done Right: Vendors Should Learn From SaaS
Commentary  |  8/2/2011  | 
Make upgrades valuable and easy. SaaS and mobile device vendors get it--why don't more tech vendors learn the lesson?
Navy: Cloud, Consolidation To Cut IT Costs 25%
News  |  8/1/2011  | 
Consolidating more than 80 data centers and moving software to the cloud as part of its multibillion-dollar next-generation IT network.


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