Content tagged with SaaS
posted in September 2010
Unsolicited Advice For Adobe, Apple, Google, and Microsoft
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
Adobe, you really need to get your act together. A person who knows you recently told me that you're shifting a number development jobs overseas and that some engineers are polishing their resumes in anticipation of the worst.
The Stealthy Rise of the Public Cloud
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
Amazon is sneaking into larger enterprises, displacing some systems development technology, much like Google displaced Yahoo. The penetration has been so stealthy that many in the press and analyst communities have ignored the rise of the public clouds in the traditional big enterprises.
State of Minnesota Moves To Microsoft's Cloud
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
More than 30,000 employees will migrate to services-based e-mail and collaboration.
Tech Execs, Feds To Convene On Cloud Computing
News  |  9/17/2010  | 
Vivek Kundra, Aneesh Chopra and other government officials will meet with members of the Business Software Alliance in an effort to optimize federal cloud deployments.
If Novell Is For Sale, VMware May Buy Its Expertise
Commentary  |  9/16/2010  | 
The New York Post reported Sept. 15 that Novell was for sale and a deal in two parts was about to be consummated. The Wall Street Journal's Digital Network reported the next day that two of the companies involved in the talks are Attachmate and VMware. Might IBM be involved as well?
Why Eli Lilly Might Talk To More Than One Cloud Vendor
Commentary  |  9/15/2010  | 
In a discussion on cloud computing at the InformationWeek 500 Conference, Eli Lilly CIO Michael Heim disclosed that his firm has explored options with BlueLock and Savvis. Eli Lilly thus far has been strongly identified as a marquis user of Amazon's EC2. Could it be about to switch? Probably not but there's reason to shop around.
Fed Data Center Efforts Move To Execution Phase
News  |  9/14/2010  | 
Agencies should look to cloud computing and virtualization for quick gains, but overall success of data center consolidation will depend on execution, says effort's point man.
Be Realistic About Cloud Standards
Commentary  |  9/14/2010  | 
Standards are a funny thing. We all want them, rarely get them, and always seek more. It's pretty much a checklist item these days when it comes to cloud computing, but we could be in a bit of denial about the true value of standards.
Department Of Justice Bureau Builds Private Cloud
News  |  9/10/2010  | 
The Office of Justice Programs spent $9 million and 16 months on a new dynamically virtual hosting environment for its key IT systems.
Google Apps Migration Nearly Complete For Los Angeles
News  |  9/9/2010  | 
CSC has successfully moved more than half of the city's employees to the cloud for email and collaboration with only the LAPD and other public safety workers still using Novell's GroupWise suite.
InformationWeek 500: UPMC Goes Well Beyond Innovation
Features  |  9/8/2010  | 
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is commercializing much of the technology it develops to solve its own problems.
Gov 2.0 Summit: Labor CFO Discusses Cloud Pitfalls
News  |  9/8/2010  | 
If the Department of Labor had to move its financial systems to the cloud all over again, it would plan better, says the agency's CFO.
A Bolder, Brassier VMware Emerges From The Cloud
Commentary  |  9/3/2010  | 
Around the breakfast table at VMworld, attendees from places like Calgary, Little Rock and Charleston, S.C., remarked on how Ubuntu, Microsoft and Red Hat were barely visible at the show this year. Microsoft had a little booth I never succeeded in spotting; Red Hat had a 10-by-10 on the perimeter. It all suddenly seemed so obvious.

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