Content tagged with SaaS
posted in June 2011
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Telco Moves Into Cloud Services
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Dimension Data, a unit of Japan's NTT, picks up operational expertise and a software stack by acquiring infrastructure as a service and managed hosting services provider OpSource.
LinkedIn Groups Widgets Headed For Apps, Sites
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Groups API lets applications and websites connect to LinkedIn Groups industry discussion boards.
Office 365 To Get Skype Integration
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Microsoft will tie Lync Online with the VoIP platform to make it easier for users of either service to communicate with each other.
Cloud Computing: Faster Acquisition Key To Recognizing Value
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Alongside other, similar efforts, a new federal working group is aiming to streamline IT acquisition cycles to facilitate the government's move to the cloud.
Should Your Enterprise Buy Cloud Insurance?
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
IEEE's CIO suggests that FDIC-style insurance may be one way to allay fears among enterprises about the security risks involved with cloud computing.
Office 365: 5 Factors That Swayed One Enterprise
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Hendrick Automotive chose Office 365 over Google Apps and other alternatives. The IT director explains why.
Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Evaluating Email Security
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
What have the cloud suite rivals done to address enterprise email security and related concerns such as compliance?
DotCloud: The Cloud's New Developer Hotshot?
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
What does the winner of Structure 2011's startup competition have that Google App Engine, Force.com, and Heroku don't?
Why One SMB Uses Google And Microsoft Apps
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Model Metrics has some good reasons for keeping Microsoft Office licenses, even though it dumped hosted Exchange in favor of Gmail and it uses other Google Apps.
Office 365: Microsoft Pitches Cloud, Eyes Profit
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
CEO Ballmer talks up advantages for small and midsize companies at Office 365's launch--not the cloud threat to Microsoft's lucrative on-premises enterprise software.
Cloud Revenue: The Question Vendors Keep Dodging
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, and Google play coy when breaking down their cloud computing revenues. That reticence is no longer acceptable.
Federal Cloud Services Near Launch, At Last
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Government agencies should be able to get virtual computers, cloud storage, and Web hosting from authorized service providers next month, according to the GSA.
Domino Sugar Wins Big With SAP In Cloud
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
Apps running with greater reliability than they did in-house, CIO says--and IT's budget down 30%. Here's a look at Domino's sweet cloud arrangement.
4 Reasons Google Apps Beats Office 365
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Google makes its case for Google Apps as Microsoft Office 365 arrives.
Moving To Office 365 From BPOS: 7 Tips
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
If you're preparing to upgrade to Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite, check out these seven tips for a smoother transition.
Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Top 10 Enterprise Concerns
Slideshows  |  6/27/2011  | 
Is Microsoft Office 365 ready to rumble with the ease of use and lower cost of archrival Google Apps? Consider this point-by-point comparison for enterprises.
Google Health, PowerMeter Cut From Life Support
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
The once-promising Google services are being retired because too few people used them.
Apple iCloud MobileMe Transition Roadmap
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Looking to quell user fears, Apple has provided a tidy little help page that outlines much of what will happen as MobileMe transitions to iCloud in the coming months.
5 Cloud Migration Tips From IBM's CIO
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Big Blue isn't just pitching cloud technology, it's migrating its own apps to a shared, virtualized infrastructure. CIO Jeannette Horan shares her lessons learned to date.
Broadvision Tackles Customer-Facing Collaboration
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Clearvale Social Customer Management option opens corporate communities to customers and partners.
Apple Gets Serious About iOS Data Protection
Commentary  |  6/23/2011  | 
Its iCloud service will be a one-stop content, document, application, and configuration synchronization service for mobile devices and PCs.
Can Video Game Firm Outplay Traditional VDI Options?
Commentary  |  6/23/2011  | 
Cloud video game company OnLive uses its high-speed network to jump into the market for virtual desktops. Here's why its technology looks compelling compared to traditional VDI.
Cloud Trust Improves Among Government IT Pros
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Four times more government agencies are considering the cloud this year as compared to 2010, according to a new survey. Security tops their worry list.
Microsoft's New Cloud Chief Dismisses Sales Scare Talk
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Satya Nadella, in his first public appearance since taking over for Microsoft's Bob Muglia, said that the cloud age equals a sales opportunity for Microsoft, not a threat.
Virtualization Pioneers Crosby, Pratt Tackle Cloud Security
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Simon Crosby and Ian Pratt resigned from Citrix to found Bromium, a startup that will attack the problem of guaranteeing the security of executing code to protect "the cloud in your pocket."
Google Apps Script Gets Drag And Drop
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Automating business processes in Google Apps becomes easier with the introduction of a script API interface design tool.
Wyoming Completes Google Apps Migration
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Days prior to Microsoft's Office 365 launch, the first state government to drop its in-house software in favor of Google's cloud-computing offering announced that all 10,000 employees have made the move.
Will IBM Go 'All In' On Cloud Computing?
Commentary  |  6/22/2011  | 
IBM has spent more than a decade and tens of billions of dollars buying software. Don't bet on it delivering its smartest technologies on demand any time soon.
Tame Social Network Chaos To Unlock Business Capabilities
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Meltwater Buzz Engage combines social CRM and social media monitoring to let businesses build social profiles of customers that interact with their products or brands.
6 Tips To Maximize SaaS Value
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Host Analytics' CFO says the midmarket firm's software as a service overhaul is more about technology sophistication and using tools previously only available to the enterprise than cost cutting.
'Engineering Cloud' Promises To Modernize Manufacturing
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Fujitsu's specialized cloud computing platform combines on-demand computer-aided design and analytics software with a thin-client environment to offer manufacturers additional product design and production power at an economical entry cost.
Feds Run 5 Of Top 10 Supercomputers Worldwide
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Japan's K Computer and China's Tianhe-1A took the top two spots, but four Department of Energy systems and one run by NASA made the top 10 of a biannual ranking of the top 500 high-performance-computing systems.
4 Reasons Cloud Computing Isn't Overhyped
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
CIO of Schumacher Group, a midmarket physician management firm, says that as much as 85% of the company's processes are now cloud-based. Here’s why, and his advice on how to make the shift to cloud-based infrastructure.
Cloud Bill Shock: New SMB Service Fights Back
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
UptimeCloud aims to help users turn cloud savings hype into reality with real-time cost monitoring, analysis, and prediction tools.
How Cloud Can Improve Medical Image Sharing
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
One Texas health system transfers thousands of diagnostic-quality images to caregivers daily, using a secure, high-speed system that meets HIPAA requirements.
Google Pleased With Chromebook Sales
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
Chromebooks have found fans and detractors, but Google's new operating system isn't really a hardware story.
LongJump Cloud Platform Gets Mobile, Social
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
The cloud-based database and application creation tools are getting a mobile client and social feeds.
Feisty Ballmer Talks Cloud, Office 365, And Big Data
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
In this Q&A, Microsoft's CEO pushes back, but also provides new insights into the company's cloud computing business, its hardware strategy, and his customers' next big bet.
Federal CIO Kundra Resigns For Harvard Job
News  |  6/16/2011  | 
Vivek Kundra will leave the White House for the Ivy League after two years of pushing aggressively for federal IT reform on consolidation, cloud computing, and cybersecurity.
Cloud Computing Confuses Consumers
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Though consumers have been using the 'cloud' longer than most businesses, many have embraced cloud computing without even knowing it.
How Google Instant Pages Improves Search
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Say goodbye to I'm Feeling Lucky and say hello to I'm Feeling Confident: Google's new search trick takes educated guessing to another level. Just beware a few potential problems.
FuzeBox Links High-End Videoconferencing To iPads, PCs
News  |  6/15/2011  | 
Adding flexibility for online meetings and videoconferences, Fuze gateway connects high-end telepresence systems to iPads, Android tablets, PCs, and Macs.
BYTE Wireless Radio Digs Into Apple WWDC: Special Report
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
Jobs says it will all just work, but iCloud and other announcements sound vague and, well, cloudy.
Obama To Close 50% Of Federal Websites
News  |  6/13/2011  | 
Say goodbye to the website of Fiddlin' Forresters, an old-time string band made up of U.S. Forest Service employees. It's on a hit list as the White House targets wasteful spending.
Apple iCloud: Four Hurdles For Businesses
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
Apple's forthcoming file storage and synchronization service isn't quite ready for enterprises.
GSA Again Seeks Advice On Buying Technology
News  |  6/10/2011  | 
The BetterBuy wiki comes back to life to garner feedback on the acquisition process before the federal government moves to actually buy tech products and services.
From Ocean to Cloud: NOAA Goes Google Apps
News  |  6/9/2011  | 
The climate and weather agency joins a growing list of its federal government peers moving to cloud-based email and collaboration.
How To Manage Cloud Storage For Archiving
Commentary  |  6/9/2011  | 
What is the storage manager's role and what are the main concerns when you begin using cloud storage for this critical job?
Apple Asks Developers About App Legal Issues
News  |  6/8/2011  | 
Developers hope the queries introduced in iTunesConnect portend preparations to defend them again Lodsys' patent claims and similar legal threats.
Cloud Music Smackdown: 10 Facts On Apple Vs. Rivals
News  |  6/8/2011  | 
Which cloud music service best suits you? Here's an early comparison of iTunes in the Cloud, Google Music Beta, and Amazon Cloud Player.
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