News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in September 2009
Salesforce.com Helps Launch SaaS Company
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
FinancialForce.com, a startup providing financial and accounting software as a service, is getting a minority investment and on-campus office space from Salesforce.com.
Oracle Fined $10,000 For Anti-IBM Ads
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
The Transaction Processing Council levied a rare, $10,000 fine against Oracle for comparing an existing TPC result with one it plans to report in the future.
Google Gmail Disruption Caused By Network Load, Code Update
News  |  9/28/2009  | 
Code changes, data center problems, and heavy usage conspired to make Gmail inaccessible for some last week.
AT&T Claims Google Voice Violates FCC Rules
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
AT&T claims Google violates regulations by blocking calls to some rural communities.
IBM Building 'Smarter City' Cloud In China
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
The center will be built with IBM's CloudBurst hardware and will be used to modernize a municipal administration and economy.
Congressman 'Crowdsources' Healthcare Bill
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
Texas Republican John Culberson has posted the House healthcare bill online and invited constituents to annotate it using a Web 2.0 collaboration tool.
Adobe In The Crossfire
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
With all the excitement surrounding HTML 5 and Web development, Adobe is moving to make sure that Flash remains relevant.
NetSuite Offers ERP iPhone App
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
The app, which provides access to NetSuite's on-demand enterprise-resourcing planning and CRM suite, is another example of business SaaS going mobile.
Microsoft Data Center Exec Bolts To Cisco
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
Debra Chrapaty played major role in company's effort to roll out cloud-based offerings.
Oracle To Offer SaaS To Midsize Customers
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
Mid-market software-as-a-service will include the option of subscription-based pricing, the software company said.
IBM, Microsoft Back Zend Open Cloud API
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
Zend Technologies' Simple API project provides a common API set from which developers may call application services.
Microsoft Launches Office Web Trial
News  |  9/18/2009  | 
Selected users invited to access online apps through SkyDrive Internet portal.
IW500: Q&A With SAS Institute CEO Jim Goodnight
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
SAS Institute CEO Jim Goodnight talks cloud computing, education, and software industry consolidation with InformationWeek.
Government Steps Into The Cloud
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
In its first iteration, Apps.gov consists strictly of software-as-a-service applications or other Internet services.
IW500: Amazon CTO On Software Licensing, Cloud Security
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
Werner Vogels says EC2 customers should talk with software vendors about licensing -- something Amazon itself is already doing.
IW500: Federal CIO Vivek Kundra Sees More Cloud Computing
News  |  9/14/2009  | 
In his keynote at the InformationWeek 500 Conference, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra points to new transparency and performance management initiatives.
SuccessFactors Spins Business Execution Suite
News  |  9/10/2009  | 
New strategies by SuccessFactors and Taleo show how SaaS vendors plan to maintain strong growth.
SugarCRM Opens Up To Amazon EC2
News  |  9/9/2009  | 
Sugar Community Edition 5.2 gives developers a central location to produce and assemble custom Sugar apps.
Salesforce.com, RightNow Embrace Social Networking
News  |  9/9/2009  | 
Cloud computing-based customer relationship management software is particularly suitable for integrating with social networking sites.
Sybase Offers Software For Amazon EC2
News  |  9/7/2009  | 
The latest products enable developers to take Sybase's SQL Anywhere, IQ or Adaptive Server Enterprise data-management products and use them to set up and allocate data and analytic servers in Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud.
Oco Unveils Supply Chain Analytics Suite
News  |  9/7/2009  | 
The software-as-a-service offering provides reports, analytics, dashboards and tools to address supply chain-specific issues, such as transportation and logistics, inventory, customer service and sourcing.
Savvis Launches 'Private Data Center'
News  |  9/3/2009  | 
Instead of generating a single virtual server in the cloud, Savvis is proposing that customers generate sets of them for ongoing use.
Cisco, EMC May Offer IT Services
News  |  9/3/2009  | 
The longstanding collaborators have gone as far as hiring sales reps for a joint venture, dubbed Alpine, to deliver IT services.
Businesses Respond To Gmail Outage
News  |  9/3/2009  | 
Enterprises using Gmail don't expect 100 percent uptime, but they do expect communication and transparency regarding outages.
Salesforce.com Aims Service At Individuals, Smallest Businesses
News  |  9/2/2009  | 
The service, priced at $9 per user per month, allows users to store and manage contacts and accounts online.
VMware Seeds Amazon Cloud Competitors
News  |  9/2/2009  | 
vCloud Express is a counterstroke to Amazon EC2 cloud services.
VMware Bridges Data Center, Cloud
News  |  9/1/2009  | 
In his VMworld keynote, CEO Paul Martz outlined the company's plans to provide seamless management consoles for internal and cloud-based virtual machines.
Wipro Offers Cloud Computing Service
News  |  9/1/2009  | 
The IT outsourcing company has teamed with Oracle to offer a platform service that software companies can use to join the SaaS industry.


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