News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in August 2012
Workday Wins Google Deal, Plans $400 Million IPO
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
As Workday details its IPO plans, it reportedly lands a huge deal with Google as a human capital management customer.
Feds' Cloud Email Deal Paves Way For Agencies
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
General Services Administration taps 17 vendors to provide cloud email from Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Zimbra to government agencies from federal to local levels.
Attunity Strives To Make Big Data Accessible
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
It's not enough to sift and combine big data, you also have to store it in ways that work for business users. Attunity services try to simplify enterprise work with Amazon Web Services' S3 storage.
Cloud Solutions & Deployment: Increasing the Momentum
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
The ODCA has been hard at work on a number of exciting new initiatives.
Standing at the Cusp of Innovation - 200th Episode of Intel Chip Chat with Diane Bryant
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
One of the best things about working at Intel is having access to so many people whose innovations impact the way the world works.
Salesforce.com's Next Billion-Dollar Business: Marketing
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
After reporting a 34% quarterly revenue gain, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff talks up ambitious service, marketing, and human capital management goals.
Rosetta Stone Online Events Now Integrate Social Media
News  |  8/23/2012  | 
Language learning service enlivens its online social events for students by taking advantage of links to Twitter and other social media outlets in the ON24 webcast platform.
TenHands Plans Low-Cost Videoconferencing Service
News  |  8/23/2012  | 
Videoconferencing startup TenHands will use cloud infrastructure, plus emerging standards like HTML5 and WebRTC to offer multiparty video on a freemium model. Beta version now open.
Microsoft SkyDrive Vs. Dropbox, Google: Hands-On
Slideshows  |  8/21/2012  | 
How does Microsoft's improved cloud filesharing and storage service stack up against the biggest names on the market? Consider a Dropbox fan's experience.
Dell Expands Virtualization, Storage, Management Tool Lineup
News  |  8/21/2012  | 
Dell's focus on software and services continues; new offerings target cloud implementation and BYOD chores, simplify desktop virtualization rollouts.
5 Cloud Collaboration Tools Leaders Emerge
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
From IBM to Yammer, these 5 vendors do the best job of balancing a vision for cloud collaboration with enterprise-class capabilities, Forrester Research says.
No Disaster Recovery Plan? No Excuse
Commentary  |  8/15/2012  | 
Hardware appliances tethered to cloud services provide enterprise-class protection on a startup budget.
Cloud Security Frameworks: Introducing Intel's Security Investment Model
News  |  8/15/2012  | 
Based on what we're seeing worldwide, security spending is reactive (motivated by fear?) - and therefore not very effective from an enterprise viewpoint.
Yammer Updates, Partners With HootSuite
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
Though now part of Microsoft, Yammer is determined to maintain its pace of innovation. Meanwhile, HootSuite users now can interact with Yammer as a panel on the HootSuite social media management dashboard.
HP Tools Simplify VM, Private Cloud Chores
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
New products aim to ease movement of data in cloud environments, virtualized data centers.
Salesforce.com Chatter Communities Offer Customer, Partner Networks
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
Chatter will address the public social networking market where Lithium and Jive compete.
Jordache Redesigns IT Around Cloud, Google
News  |  8/10/2012  | 
As '80s icon Jordache attempts a comeback, designer's SVP of operations discusses why it moved 400 blue-jeaned seats to Google Apps and other cloud platforms.
NASA Mars Mission Fueled By Amazon Web Services
News  |  8/10/2012  | 
Just how is NASA keeping up with all that Mars mission data and imagery? Think cloud: Take a look at the wide range of Amazon Web Services and tools working behind the scenes.
KnowledgeTree's Unique Online Editor Rewinds To Show Changes
News  |  8/9/2012  | 
Editor geared for working through many drafts, where the document can be wound back to view each contributor's changes as color-coded passages, distinguishes KnowledgeTree from Microsoft Office and other cloud software for doc management.
Cloud Privacy Update Tackled By Lawmakers
News  |  8/6/2012  | 
Proposed legislation seeks to bring 26-year-old privacy law up to speed with law enforcement requests in the age of mobile and cloud.
Teambox Touts Dropbox, Box, Google Integration
News  |  8/6/2012  | 
Task-oriented social business collaboration suite wraps itself around cloud file-sharing apps, adds note and chat capabilities.
Will Financial Apps Be Next Cloud Growth Story?
Commentary  |  8/6/2012  | 
Security worries are a major obstacle, but Oracle and SAP see enough potential to provide their own cloud options.
SAP Overhypes Its Hana Sentiment Analysis
Commentary  |  8/2/2012  | 
SAP's rapid-deployment offering promises 'big data' analytics results in less than six weeks. I don't buy it.
Google Wallet Now Supports All Major Credit, Debit Cards
News  |  8/1/2012  | 
Google's cloud-based service can handle payments for credit and debit cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
Workday Wins More Customers For Cloud Apps
News  |  8/1/2012  | 
SaaS-based ERP, HR, and payroll vendor seals deals with Madison College, Seton Hill University, and Syracuse University as it rolls out financial management upgrades.
Apple TV Gets Hulu Plus Streaming Video
News  |  8/1/2012  | 
Cord cutters celebrate the on-demand TV and movie service's arrival on Apple's set-top box.


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