Content tagged with SaaS
posted in July 2011
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SAP And Oracle Battle, Customers Avoid Choosing Sides
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
Will it be the apps vendor's innovation or the stack vendor's one-stop shop? IT hedges its bets.
CA Buys Watchmouse, For Remote App Testing Power
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Netherlands firm uses synthetic transactions generated from points around the world to test a cloud app's ability to respond.
Cloud Moves From Talk To Walk
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
CA and Nebula's cloud announcements this week reflect the reality that enterprises have moved past the theoretical to the practical.
Fruit Of CA Cloud Acquisitions Adds Up
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
After two years of acquisitions, CA introduces 10 products to help customers plan and deliver private clouds that can use internal and external services.
Nebula Wants To Be iPhone Of Data Center
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Former NASA CTO Chris Kemp explains his startup's appliance that manages commodity servers as a cloud resource. His plan: Out-innovate the competition.
NASA's Former CTO Brings Cloud Appliance To Enterprise
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Early Google investors back Chris Kemp's 'garage' startup, Nebula, to build OpenStack appliance to compete with Microsoft, Cisco.
Obama Talks, Congressional Websites Crash
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Several websites were unavailable or sluggish after an overwhelming public response to the president's call for Congress to resolve debt ceiling issues.
Dell Offers OpenStack Infrastructure-As-A-Service
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Reference architecture for cloud developers to manage IT resources in OpenStack.
Microsoft, Capgemini Partner On Azure Services
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Redmond looks to consultants to drive adoption of its Windows Cloud platform in vertical industries.
Feds Get Detailed Cloud Planning Advice
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Private sector execs, academics suggest changes like updating laws and setting research priorities, share practical recommendations for CIOs.
Google Apps Email Migration Complete at GSA
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Unisys has moved 17,000 agency employees to cloud-based email, which could save $15.2 million over the next five years.
Athenahealth Acquires Proxsys To Build Health Information Exchange
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
The acquisition will help hospitals and medical groups manage clinical and administrative information more efficiently in the cloud.
LogMeIn Helps iPads , Work Data Play Safely
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Cloud-based service lets IT control corporate data accessed via mobile devices, starting with iPad and iPhone.
Feds Must Detail Data Center Consolidations By October
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Agencies will have to publish their plans online by October 7, according to a new memo by outgoing federal CIO Vivek Kundra.
Kundra Had Vision, Next Federal CIO Needs Speed
Commentary  |  7/22/2011  | 
The long-term plan for federal IT reform has only just begun to be implemented, so Kundra's successor will have to hit the ground running.
VMTurbo Brings Agility To The Cloud
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
Cloud Operations Manager brings intelligence to virtualization and cloud computing in large, complex, and dynamic environments.
OpenStack Founder's Startup, Piston, Eyes Private Cloud Security
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
With $4.5 million in funding and part of the NASA Nebula cloud brain trust, Piston jumps into the private cloud software market.
Telefonica Strategy Hints At Future of E-Commerce
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
It's all about a managed API platform, not websites, the telecom's strategy declares. Netflix, AT&T, and Google already understand.
Google-Style Data Analysis For Loans
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Financial startup ZestCash is getting an infusion of funding to realize its plan to rewrite the rules of high-risk loans.
Microsoft Azure Does Big Data As A Service
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
"Project Daytona" tools let researchers use Windows Azure cloud platform to crunch data, and some tech from archrival Google plays a part.
Cloud Computing: Solving The Backup Problem
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
New York's famed Museum of Modern Art and its 750 employees recently transitioned to Google Apps and deployed Backupify's cloud backup and archiving platform to ensure data integrity.
Essence Raises Money To Push Cloud Healthcare Tools
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Private investors provided $61 million to Essence Group Holdings Corp. to expand its Lumeris cloud-based technology products and services for accountable care organizations.
Temenos, Microsoft Bring Azure Clouds To Mexico
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Six microfinance institutions are using the cloud system, and Microsoft and banking software provider Temenos are expanding to Africa, Southeast Asia, and other emerging markets.
Adobe Buys EchoSign For Electronic Signature Technology
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
By providing contract execution in the cloud, Adobe aims to help businesses operate entirely online.
Private Cloud Cuts Costs, Speeds Provisioning
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
L&T Infotech has slashed provisioning time from five days to less than 20 minutes and substantially increased server utilization.
Cisco Live Wrap-Up: UCS, Virtualization Advances
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
UCS blades have interface card that automates implementation of as many as 256 virtual networks.
Google Elevates Summer Heatwave
Commentary  |  7/15/2011  | 
Google's success with consumers should cause businesses to take note. Android, Chromebook, and Google+ all have potential to disrupt enterprise IT, and possibly in very good ways.
Outgoing Federal CIO: Focus On Execution
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
The new federal CIO must focus on execution, not just policy, if the government's IT infrastructure and operations are to improve, says Vivek Kundra.
How Cloud Collaboration Boosts Efficiency
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
HyperOffice focuses on simple task management and email integration. Here’s how one SMB uses the hosted collaboration suite to meet Fortune 500 expectations.
Mobile Workers Spur Demand For Cloud Security Services
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
Market for cloud security services will double in the next four years, Radicati Group study says.
Cloud Computing For SMBs: 3 Questions, 3 Requirements
Commentary  |  7/14/2011  | 
Don't move to the cloud just because everyone else is doing it. Explore whether it's right for you by asking yourself some questions first and then demanding answers from potential vendors.
Feds: Tell Us Which Government Websites To Close
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra has appointed a task force to eliminate underutilized or unnecessary dot-gov sites.
VMWare, RIM Risk Blowing Leads?
Commentary  |  7/13/2011  | 
One announcement and one hint of an announcement show two once-dominant vendors scrambling.
Citrix's Cloud.com Acquisition Will Further Application Services
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
The Cloud.com technology should allow Citrix to further its VDI and application streaming capabilities.
MicroStrategy Follows On Cloud, Pioneers Social Insight
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
The independent business intelligence and analytics vendor trails IBM and SAP on cloud deployment, but it appears to be blazing its own trail on social network analysis.
HP Puts Its Printers In The Cloud
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
Most of the company's printers are Web-enabled, cloud-aware, and have an email address so they can receive printing jobs from any device any where.
rPath Donates Pushbutton OpenStack Appliance
News  |  7/13/2011  | 
The ready-to-run appliance uses staff time and technology donated by rPath for a test cloud based on equipment from Rackspace.
VMware Strengthens Cloud Support With vSphere 5
Commentary  |  7/12/2011  | 
VMware's pricing problem: As Microsoft and Citrix build functionality, customers may choose cheaper products that are "good enough."
Workday Goes After Higher Education, Public Sector Markets
News  |  7/12/2011  | 
Brown, Cornell, Georgetown, and USC help define college- and university-specific human-resources and payroll functionality.
IT Spending: Interior Plans To Slash $500 Million
News  |  7/11/2011  | 
Cloud computing and data-center consolidation are central to the department’s plans for cutting technology spending over the next decade.
Netflix's Secret To Success In Latin America
Commentary  |  7/7/2011  | 
The company's public API represents a new weapon in global business. Who wouldn't like to gain a large set of customers in an automated way, with outside developers doing the hard interface work?
4 Ways Cloud Computing Can Boost Business
News  |  7/7/2011  | 
MaidPro has adopted hosted infrastructure and applications across its 120 SMB franchises to speed up training, minimize internal IT needs, enable owners to manage remotely, and to keep fuel costs in check. The firm's CEO explains why they did it and what to look for in a good vendor.
Google's Prizes.org Awards Cash For Ideas
News  |  7/7/2011  | 
After the failure of Google Answers, Google's latest question-answering service offers the possibility of a cash prize as an incentive to participate.
SMB Cloud Choices Expanding
News  |  7/7/2011  | 
OS33, Cloupia partner to make it easier for managed service providers to cater to SMBs.
Facebook Adds Video Calling, Group Chat
News  |  7/6/2011  | 
The Skype-powered Video Calling service looks easy to use but only supports one-to-one conversation. Google+ competition looms large.
Geek Swap: DOD, Private Sector IT Workers Switch
News  |  7/6/2011  | 
Mirroring a Homeland Security program, the defense department wants to share best practices and expertise on cloud, mobile, and more.
7 Self-Inflicted Wounds Of Cloud Computing
News  |  7/5/2011  | 
Don't let poor planning and half-hearted decisions doom your promising cloud projects.
Microsoft Pays Customer $250,000 To Adopt Office 365
News  |  7/5/2011  | 
Exclusive: Redmond gives University of Nebraska six-figure incentive package to ditch IBM system and reject Google Apps.
Cloud Computing Services: Feds Get On The Bandwagon
News  |  7/1/2011  | 
Three Infrastructure as a Service offerings are now available from Apps.gov, although agencies may find the ordering process a bit strenuous.
Zynga's Unusual Cloud Strategy Is Key To Success
Commentary  |  7/1/2011  | 
Zynga depends on Amazon's cloud at a critical juncture--as it launches a new game.
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