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posted in October 2012
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SAP Merges Social, Structured Collaboration
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
SAP Jam "redefines enterprise social software" by combining an enterprise social network with structured collaboration.
Amazon, Equinix Data Centers Vs. Hurricane Sandy
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
As Hurricane Sandy battered the Northeast, Amazon Web Services and Equinix data centers held up for most customers.
NationalField Campaigns For Social Business
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Software that gained fame as an online tool for Barack Obama's 2008 campaign puts setting and tracking corporate goals at the center of enterprise social networking.
VMware Revenues Show Cloud Worries
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
VMware rules the virtualization market and wants to do the same with cloud. Can it pull that off and continue its fast-paced growth?
How The Feds Drive Cloud Innovation
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
NASA, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies are shifting toward more strategic and complex cloud applications, as they try to drive down costs amid flat IT budgets.
SAP Innovation Halo Drives Strong Quarter
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
SAP's revenue is mostly from core ERP apps, but its database, mobile, and cloud initiatives are sparking double-digit growth.
Heroku Adds Database Service That Scales Out Easily
News  |  10/25/2012  | 
Salesforce.com unit adds 'follower' feature that replicates and scales out production databases to handle heavier website traffic.
Why Sears Is Going All-In On Hadoop
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Sears pushes the cutting edge with some big data techniques, while trying to sell its big data services. Can emerging tech drive change in old-school companies?
Infrastructure-As-A-Service Options
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Our latest Buyer's Guide looks at 8 top IaaS offerings in a range of categories.
Yottabyte Launches Cloud Operating System
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
New OS lets IT managers build scalable private, public, or hybrid cloud environments from commodity components.
Transitions Within the Data Centre and Boosting the Safety of the Cloud
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
With high-energy costs, wasted resources and the advent of cloud computing, organisations are rethinking their data centre strategies.
Microsoft Releases Hadoop On Windows
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Microsoft makes big data play with HDInsight Server, first beta release of Hadoop distribution for Windows operating system.
State CIOs Face Balancing Act In 2013
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
Annual survey finds state CIOs making more progress with cloud computing but struggling with big data projects.
Amazon Outage: Multiple Zones A Smart Strategy
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
Amazon Web Services loses one availability zone Monday at its most heavily used site.
Office 365 University Pricing Revealed
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
College and university students can access Microsoft's cloud apps for bargain basement price.
Rackspace Adds Block Storage, Answers Amazon
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
Cloud block storage will help Rackspace compete more directly with Amazon, says CTO.
Amazon Sells Customers On Long-Term Use
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
As more Amazon customers sign up for routine use of cloud services, Cloudyn introduces a calculator to help choose cost-efficient mix of long-term and on-demand servers.
Next Valley View: Dial C For Controversy
Commentary  |  10/22/2012  | 
Tune into the next episode of our live Web TV program, Valley View, October 24 at 11 am PT. We'll go one on one with Cisco's Chambers and Oracle's Hurd, plus explore where the Obama administration's stimulus money ended up.
Accellion Boosts Security For Dropbox Alternative
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
Enterprise alternative to Dropbox enhances its mobile clients for iOS, Android, and Blackberry, lets administrators restrict document-opening apps to a pre-approved whitelist.
Windows 8 An Enterprise Dud: Salesforce.com's Benioff
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
Salesforce.com's CEO says 'there will be no Windows 8 upgrade cycle' as enterprises embrace social, mobile, and device diversity.
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Adds Social Analytics Options
News  |  10/19/2012  | 
Klout, Kred, OpenAmplify, and 17 other partners help Salesforce Marketing Cloud customers make sense of social networks.
Did OpenStack Let VMware Into The Henhouse?
Commentary  |  10/18/2012  | 
VMware has paid its way onto the board of OpenStack, the open source alternative for enterprise cloud standards. Here's what OpenStack must do now.
Application Monitoring Beyond The Web
News  |  10/18/2012  | 
Most IT teams have synthetic monitoring of their sites down. Now it's time to extend that vigilance to client-server applications.
Google Reveals Data Center Secrets
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
Street View imagery and a gallery of photos provide a previously unseen glimpse into Google's closely guarded data centers.
IT Has Changed, But IT Budgets Haven't
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
IT's role is shifting to focus more on innovation and driving revenue. So why are budgeting practices so stuck in the past?
SAP Launches Cloud Platform Built On Hana
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
SAP's in-memory technology is the differentiator for application services and database services that will take on Oracle and Salesforce.com in the cloud.
SAP Pumps Up Mobile Analytics Power
News  |  10/16/2012  | 
Financial planning app, SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, goes mobile, in continued build out of mobile analytics portfolio.
SuccessFactors Employee Central Now Looks Like Pinterest
News  |  10/12/2012  | 
Reconfigurable user interface tiles and more social interaction come to the human capital management portal.
Expect To Save Millions In The Cloud? Prove It
Commentary  |  10/12/2012  | 
Top government IT officials will discuss their plans to implement cloud computing and save money at the GovCloud 2012 conference in Washington.
Google Officially Speeds Up Web Page Loads
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
Google's mod_pagespeed software, finally exiting beta after two years, reduces load times of Web pages served by Apache Web servers by as much as 50%.
SAP CEO Tackles Tough Cloud Questions
Commentary  |  10/11/2012  | 
Jim Hagemann Snabe discusses SAP's ongoing transformation and takes on Oracle's version of the truth in this video interview from the InformationWeek 500 conference.
Google Puts Some Microsoft Office Exports On Life Support
News  |  10/10/2012  | 
Google says ability to export Google Apps files in legacy Office formats will continue until the end of January.
Amazon's Share Of Government Cloud Computing 'Accelerating'
News  |  10/10/2012  | 
As Amazon announces new services for government customers, it says the 1,800 government and education customers that now use Amazon Web Services prove "rapid" adoption of its cloud computing products.
Payroll Giant ADP Flexes HR Apps Muscle
News  |  10/10/2012  | 
Human capital management software competition just keep heating up, as ADP jumps in with cloud-based tools for midsize companies.
Akamai Zaps Web Content Delivery Delays
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
Akamai services gain new smarts about end user devices and network conditions, to prevent delays that can happen when third-party servers dish up content.
IBM, AT&T Team On Secure Cloud Services
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
Business customers can opt for secure connection to IBM's SmartCloud Enterprise+ cloud services via AT&T VPN network.
CliQr's Elevator Pitch: Any App, In Any Cloud
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
Startup's CEO talks about CliQr's promise to put any legacy application on any public cloud, without modification. Check out video interviews from InformationWeek 500 and Valley View.
VMware Fights Lock-In Fears, Supports Rival Tools
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
VMware revamps vCloud Suite management tools to work with Microsoft's Hyper-V, Citrix Systems' XenServer, and open source Xen and KVM hypervisors, and run VMs across public and private clouds, including Amazon's EC2.
Box Embeds Document Collaboration In Other Apps
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
HTML-5 based embedding puts Box's full file sharing capabilities into websites and other apps. Ten partners have signed on: NetSuite, SugarCRM launch this week, Jive's in the works.
Saba Updates Enterprise Cloud For Talent, Learning
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
Saba promotes the "people-centric enterprise" potential of its talent and learning management products and the integration of HumanConcepts for organizational planning.
Polycom Adds Cloud, Browser-Based Videoconferencing
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
CloudAXIS product due out in 2013 will extend videoconferences to include Skype, Facebook, and GoogleTalk users.
Oracle's Great Stack Attack
Commentary  |  10/8/2012  | 
If Larry Ellison and his team delivered one message to customers during Oracle Open World it was this: We complete you.
Inside One Amazon Cloud Customer's Zone Defense
News  |  10/5/2012  | 
How does Okta ensure its service stays up and running on Amazon EC2? It takes an extreme view of Amazon's advice and replicates data in five availability zones.
Federal Agencies Build A Business Case For The Cloud
News  |  10/4/2012  | 
More than half of federal agencies are saving money with cloud computing, our annual survey finds. But security, compatibility, and skills present huge challenges.
HP's Decline: Customers Get Fresh Helping Of Uncertainty
Commentary  |  10/4/2012  | 
HP CEO Meg Whitman cites 'bloat' as barrier to turnaround, plans layoffs and slimmer product lines. One reality: customer trust runs low, even as cloud services gain traction.
Oracle Open World: 6 Rants and Raves
Commentary  |  10/4/2012  | 
Oracle's cloud vision and announcements on key features deserve praise, but we need to see more substance behind the promises and more reality in the claims.
6 Bright Ideas Found At A Tech Conference
Commentary  |  10/3/2012  | 
From working with the CMO to experimenting with clouds.
Why Business Doesn't Look To IT For Innovation
News  |  10/3/2012  | 
Most employees outside of IT don’t call their IT teams very innovative, yet most believe technology is growing in importance, our research shows. Can IT still be the hero?
Google CIO: Enterprise Software A Racket
News  |  10/3/2012  | 
At Interop, former Wall Street tech chief Ben Fried advises IT leaders to stop being 'suckers' and move to cloud applications.
Oracle Touts Cloud Flourishes, Trashes Salesforce.com
Commentary  |  10/3/2012  | 
At Oracle Open World, CEO Ellison lays on the rhetoric that Oracle's approach is safer than Salesforce.com's. Oracle customers will find his new cloud vision has a familiar bundle of enterprise software at its core.
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