Content tagged with SaaS
posted in April 2012
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Zynga Takes On Amazon In IaaS Game
Commentary  |  4/30/2012  | 
Zynga will sell cloud infrastructure-as-a-service to other game makers who want a hosting platform. With this innovative play, Zynga just became Amazon's competitor.
Amazon's 7 Cloud Promises: Hype Vs. Reality
Slideshows  |  4/30/2012  | 
Amazon says cloud computing is an indispensable enabler of seven important computing transformations. We hype-test the promises with a few reality checks.
Busting Through The Federal IT Budget Ceiling
Commentary  |  4/30/2012  | 
Federal agencies in lean startup mode? It's one of the ideas being floated as government CIOs look for ways to deliver new technologies and services despite flat IT spending.
Google Drive: 10 Alternatives To See
Slideshows  |  4/27/2012  | 
Dropbox, Box, iCloud, and now, Google Drive, have the most familiar names. But many alternative services satisfy a variety of storage, backup, and file-sharing needs.
VMware Breach: Time To Assume Hypervisor Code Open?
Commentary  |  4/27/2012  | 
The VMware source code disclosure awakens a long sleeping fear for enterprise IT, that a compromised VM could become a listening post for snoopers, spies and malware makers.
Salesforce.com's Benioff And Infor's Phillips: A Fireside Chat
Commentary  |  4/26/2012  | 
Two maverick executives discuss their recent partnership, the direction of enterprise software, and war stories from two decades in the software industry.
Converting Your Product To Cloud Service: Lessons Learned
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
Many technology suppliers don't understand the cloud and are slow to convert. Accenture says you should learn from the example of Salesforce.com and others.
How Mobile, Cloud, Are Transforming Healthcare
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
Spurred by a combination of government incentives and aging technology, healthcare is entering an IT renaissance with mobile and cloud technologies at the center.
Salesforce.com Government Cloud: What's Inside
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
Salesforce.com unveils government-focused suite of services, app marketplace, and small business partner program for customers in federal, state, and local agencies.
Box Updates API, Adds iPhone, iPad Partners
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
With streamlined API and account integration with partner apps, Box tries to boost developer ecosystem, strengthen position compared to new rival Google Drive.
Google Drive Arrives, At Last
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Google Drive will duel with the likes of Dropbox and Box for the right to be your file sharing service in the cloud.
Asteroid Mining Plan Revealed
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Planetary Resources, a new company with backers including current and past Microsoft and Google execs, shared its strategy to create a new industry in mining asteroids.
Yammer Update Emphasizes Enterprise, Cloud Search
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Enterprise social network expands search functionality to include activity feeds from applications, including those in the cloud, and adds premium groups for departmental signups.
Microsoft System Center 2012 Focuses On Private Cloud
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Microsoft expands its role in the data center with private cloud management tools, new cross-hypervisor management capabilities.
Adobe Serves Up Creative Cloud Buffet
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Blending cloud and desktop software offerings, Adobe makes the latest upgrade to its Creative Suite products available as an all-you-can-eat buffet, for a monthly fee.
Google Continues Product Purge
News  |  4/20/2012  | 
Google shutters Flu Vaccine Finder and Google Related, and ends Patent Search as a separate website, in ongoing trimming of services.
OpenStack Is Not A Proprietary Cloud, Kemp Argues
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
Former NASA CTO and Nebula founder Chris Kemp says private clouds will need to be based on a flexible, general purpose set of open source code that can work with public clouds.
Amazon: Era Of Data Centers Ending
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
At Amazon Web Service Summit 2012, Amazon's Adam Selipski cites "undeniable signs" of a cloud transition. Within 20 years, most enterprises will run entirely in the cloud, he says.
Workday Courts Mobile Users, Large Enterprises
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
Cloud-based ERP vendor adds HTML5 mobile support, upgrades financial, HR, and payroll features.
OpenStack Surprises Involve Hyper-V, Solid State
News  |  4/18/2012  | 
Third parties Hostway.com and MorphLabs step in to give the open source cloud project capabilities few thought likely.
Marketo's Crowd Factory Deal Underscores Rise Of Social Marketing
Commentary  |  4/18/2012  | 
By helping companies reach customers through Facebook and Twitter as well as e-mail, banners, and keywords, Marketo plans to socialize marketing automation.
CloudStack Vs. OpenStack Debate Rages On
Commentary  |  4/18/2012  | 
Cloudscaling CTO Randy Bias jumps into fray, but does it really matter which private cloud open source code is the most "Amazon like"?
Scrybe Extends Social Desktop To Browsers, Smartphones
News  |  4/18/2012  | 
Scrybe's Convo (formerly Convofy) adds options while continuing to promote an Adobe Air interface to its enterprise social network.
Google Gmail Back After Limited Outage
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
Service disruption affected less than 2% of the 350 million Gmail users worldwide.
2 Lessons Learned Managing Big Data In Cloud
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
Wordnik, world's fastest-updating dictionary, explains its move from MySQL to NoSQL and a new architecture designed to run on Amazon EC2.
Puppet Labs Tools Up For OpenStack Clouds
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
Company's IT automation software for system administrators aims to help them launch and support cloud computing infrastructures.
Casino Company Gambles On Gamification
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
National casino chain Boyd Gaming uses Gigya's gamification platform to keep players hooked on its loyalty program.
Kana Bolsters Customer Support With Social Tools
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
Online service specialist aims to help companies improve customer support by turning social listening and engagement into action.
The Tipping Point for Cloud Computing: 2012
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
The computing industry has always required a significant depth of collaboration across companies to deliver the maximum benefit to end solutions
With Rackspace Cloud, OpenStack Goes Primetime
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Rackspace has announced OpenStack as the basis for its Rackspace Cloud service, plus rolled out new networking, monitoring, and database services.
Air Force IT Strategy Stresses Mobile, Thin Clients
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Agency seeks an additional 2,725 iPads and updates a procurement for a virtual desktop infrastructure to support most of the Air Force.
IT Should Prepare For Cloud Startup Downpour
Commentary  |  4/16/2012  | 
Venture capitalists are voting for cloud startups in staggering numbers. Start developing a rigorous process now for picking enterprise IT cloud tools and vendors.
5 Tips For Negotiating Cloud Software SLAs
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Custom cloud service level agreements aren't the norm, but can be done. Prepare to make a business case to the cloud provider with this expert advice.
Moxie Tightens Integration With Salesforce For Easier Mashups
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Moxie's chat and email services services now will be available through the Salesforce AppExchange, while ServiceCloud users will be able to tap the Moxie knowledge base.
InterCall Partnership Boosts Blue Jeans' Videoconferencing
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Phone conferencing giant InterCall will resell Blue Jeans' service as an easy way to set up impromptu video calls that bridge high-end equipment with consumer options like Skype.
4 Ways IT's Role Changing Faster Than Expected
Commentary  |  4/16/2012  | 
Analysts at the Corporate Executive Board say you'd better update your five-year plan, because a series of radical shifts around IT's value, ownership, and role are happening sooner than envisioned.
6 Ways To Run Windows On An iPad
News  |  4/13/2012  | 
Want full access to Windows-based business productivity tools, without giving up your iPad? Check out these six options.
Microsoft Wins Its Largest Cloud Rollout Yet
News  |  4/13/2012  | 
Microsoft beats out Google and IBM to provide online apps, services to 7.5 million students and professors in India's national technical education council.
Amazon Returns To Search Business With CloudSearch
News  |  4/12/2012  | 
Amazon gave up on its search subsidiary A9 six years ago, but has now jumped into the fray with CloudSearch.
IT Spending: Innovation Talk Vs. Survival Walk
Commentary  |  4/12/2012  | 
Today's IT spending figures reveal much maintenance work. Has innovation stalled because IT is playing catch up after a long winter of spending freezes and cuts?
Yammer Drums Up Tight Microsoft Office Integration
News  |  4/12/2012  | 
Purchase of OneDrum adds file sync and collaborative editing of Office documents with no need for plugins.
VMware Cloud Foundry Plays Disruptive Role
Commentary  |  4/12/2012  | 
On Cloud Foundry's first birthday, VMware CTO Steve Herrod likened it to the Linux of cloud computing. That's not quite right, but this open source platform for developers could slay worries about cloud vendor lock-in.
Citrix Buys Podio For Go-To Social Collaboration
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
Social startup Podio brings its tools for organizing projects, and work in general, to GoToMeeting company.
Cloud Security Frameworks: The Current State
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
A typical IT organization has a stratification of skills, responsibilities, and associated budgets. These are generally structured along platform, operations, and increasingly, lines of business.
NASA's New Web Plans Stress Open Source, Cloud
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
NASA's entirely new Web architecture will lean heavily on cloud computing, open source tools, and social media.
IBM Unveils PureSystems Private Cloud Packages
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
IBM has long pitched systems that configure, manage, and heal themselves, but its new PureSystems integrated hardware and software offerings update that strategy for the cloud model.
SAP Launches Attack On Database, Mobile App Markets
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
Pricing the Hana in-memory database to sell and kicking in cash incentives for migrations, SAP vows it will become the fastest-growing database vendor.
Microsoft, Accenture Wrap Azure Cloud Deal
News  |  4/10/2012  | 
Accenture becomes the first consulting company to offer customers a single contract to build, deploy, and manage applications on the Azure platform.
Wavii: New Kind Of News Gatherer
News  |  4/10/2012  | 
Wavii, a new breed of aggregator, gives you news feeds culled from across the Web, from sources far beyond Google News. It also understands your interests and summarizes results.
Atlassian Streamlines Its Confluence Enterprise Wiki
News  |  4/10/2012  | 
Enterprise wiki software adds faster commenting and content discovery, playing a bit of catch-up with rivals.
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