News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in September 2013
Big Data Holdouts Risk Getting Swamped
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Emerging software tools make analytics feasible -- and cost-effective -- for most companies. Now, staying on the shore may be riskier than just diving in.
Google Says TGIF To Problem-Plagued Week
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Serious email delays and messaging glitches riddled Google's 15th anniversary week.
Google Hummingbird Update, Explained
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Google search algorithm improvements will help it understand complicated queries and provide better answers.
IBM Debuts Educational Network For Pediatricians, Nurses
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Cloud-based social learning network designed with Boston Children's Hospital aims to bring best practices in medical care to healthcare providers anywhere in the world.
In-Q-Tel Invests In 2 Cloud Technologies
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
U.S. intelligence community investment group partners with cloud firms Socrata and AppThwack to make government information more accessible.
Healthcare CIOs Need Personalized Medicine
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Personalized healthcare is making drugs more effective, saving lives and promising much more.
Oracle Touts Cloud Option For On-Premises Apps
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Siebel customers are extending their on-premises deployments with cloud-based services.
Oracle Upgrades HR Cloud Software To Battle Rivals
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Integrating human capital management and talent management into other business apps gives Oracle stronger footing against challengers SAP, Salesforce.com and Workday, says president Mark Hurd at Oracle OpenWorld.
Cloud Partnerships: It's Complicated
Commentary  |  9/20/2013  | 
Oracle is making nice with Microsoft and Salesforce.com is doing deals with bitter rivals. Here's why coopetition rules in the cloud age.
Oracle Earnings Rebound: All Eyes On OpenWorld
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Oracle's first quarter financials showed some strength amid mixed results. Hurd promises SAP Hana-killer announcement at next week's Oracle Open World.
Salesforce.com Announces Second 'Best' Friend: Workday
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
Salesforce.com promised deep integration with Oracle applications in June. Now it's promising similar ties with HCM and financials vendor Workday.
Google BigQuery Adds Data Streaming
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
Developers and businesses can now analyze data as it gets entered into BigQuery.
9 Vendors To Watch At Interop NY 2013
Slideshows  |  9/17/2013  | 
Take a sneak peek at vendors who'll be making news at Interop New York 2013.
Box Becomes Document Creation Platform
News  |  9/16/2013  | 
Online storage service looks beyond its role as a repository for files.
Dropbox File Brouhaha: Use Case Is The Issue
Commentary  |  9/16/2013  | 
Before you pull your files over a perceived security threat, ask yourself: How are you using the cloud file sharing service?
10 Ways Government Clouds Have Changed This Year
Commentary  |  9/16/2013  | 
Learn how 2013's cloud predictions are quickly unfolding for government CIOs.
Higher Ed's Cloud Computing Forecast: Stormy
Commentary  |  9/13/2013  | 
Cloud services may not be the right fit for your institution. Here's why.
SAP Buying KXEN For Predictive Analytics Tools
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
SAP says KXEN deal will bring automated predictive analytics capabilities to business users, not just data scientists.
Should You Outsource Analytics?
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
Cloud-based data science services aim to fill the gap for companies lacking in-house business intelligence or analytics expertise.
Workday Big Data Drive Starts Small
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
Workday Big Data Analytics is ready to take on big external data sets, but for now most customers are focused on internal analyses of smaller data.
Medical Practices Move Health IT To Cloud
News  |  9/6/2013  | 
Lower upfront costs, outsourcing options among factors driving physicians toward cloud-based EHRs and practice management software.
Salesforce.com Shakes Up File Sharing
News  |  9/6/2013  | 
ChatterBox is reborn as Salesforce Files, a file-storage and sharing system that will reach into the likes of SharePoint and Dropbox.
IBM Digital Loan Processing Platform Tracks Mortgages
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
IBM Digital Loan Processing platform promises to make managing the mortgage process more like tracking a package.
Salesforce.com, Workday Keep Cloud Momentum Rolling
Commentary  |  9/4/2013  | 
The latest Salesforce and Workday results echo InformationWeek research: Cloud apps are moving beyond SMBs and into hard-core areas like ERP.
Microsoft Is The Apple Of PaaS
Commentary  |  9/4/2013  | 
If you follow risk assessment best practices, public platform-as-a-service is a no go. That is, unless you sign on with a control freak.
Akamai Cloud Gains FedRAMP Approval
News  |  9/3/2013  | 
Provisional authority to operate gives more federal agencies access to secure cloud-based services.


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