Content tagged with SaaS
posted in September 2011
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Terremark Cloud Services Pass DOD Security Test
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
After a stringent review, two Terremark infrastructure-as-a-service data centers deemed secure enough for Defense Department operations.
NASA Vets Lead Rival Cloud Startups
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Chris Kemp and Joshua McKenty, original members of NASA's Nebula project, now run competing cloud companies. It's evidence the government can innovate, and that good people are hard to keep.
Court Drops Google-Microsoft Cloud Contract Suit
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Interior department may reissue cloud email and collaboration services procurement, now that it's scrapped plans to award contract to Microsoft.
Data Center Chains In Cloud Promise Easier Moves
Commentary  |  9/29/2011  | 
Transferring applications and data from one data center to another will soon become a service, not a monumental chore.
Homeland Security To Move Websites To Cloud
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
DHS is first agency to use GSA's infrastructure-as-a-service blanket purchase agreement as it awards $5 million contract to move all public websites to the cloud.
How P&G Promotes Box File Sharing
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
The head of Proctor & Gamble's Your Files Anywhere program wants to get 18,000 employees on Box Sync file sharing because 'there are a lot scarier things out there' in the cloud.
Google Redesigns Apps Status Dashboard
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Openly accessible dashboard for Google Apps now offers a clearer view of cloud service outages.
Google Seeks To Drop Cloud Case Against Feds
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Google filed suit last year claiming that the cloud computing contract was written to benefit Microsoft. Now it seems to be changing its mind.
Former U.S. CIO Kundra Earns "B" Grade In Survey
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Federal IT professionals said that Vivek Kundra improved the government's use of technology overall, but suggested his successor take a more realistic approach.
Piston Puts Enterprise Cloud On A Memory Stick
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Startup's USB "cloud key" with OpenStack and PentOS plugs into the switch at the top of a server rack, automates configuration.
OpenStack Adds Private Cloud-Building Features
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
Diablo upgrade of cloud open source project adds a service monitoring dashboard, like Amazon's CloudWatch, as well as Active Directory user authentication.
Run Your Data Center From An iPhone
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Startup Tellago Studios lets IT managers control servers from iPhones, Androids, or Windows Phones, through a cloud link.
Federal Cloud Crucial To Economy, Tech Chiefs Say
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Tech experts tell House subcommittee that federal cloud adoption affects U.S. competitiveness in a global economy. But security disagreements remain.
10 Years Of Information Management
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
We've just moved out of one generation of solution architectures and on to one that will define the enterprise computing trajectory for the next decade or more.
SAP's Software-Only Innovation Challenge
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
The software strategy is making a lot of sense as an innovative wedge into the enterprise. But the real challenge lies ahead in delivering long-term value.
3 Strategies to go green and save green with Dell and Intel
News  |  9/19/2011  | 
Researchers are proving that what is good for your data center and budget is also good for the environment. Here's a quick strategy guide on how to go green and positively impact your bottom line.
Simplifying the Cloud On-Boarding Process...Securely
News  |  9/19/2011  | 
As we talk to customers, they are looking for ways to simplify the Cloud On-boarding process as they migrate application workloads between cloud environments.
Keeping Your Workloads Portable across Clouds
News  |  9/19/2011  | 
A hybrid cloud offers the promise of uniting resources across multiple cloud providers, including those running different virtualization technology stacks.
How to Ease Your Transition to the Cloud
News  |  9/19/2011  | 
Is your head in the "cloud" or at least thinking of going there?
Google Gets Ready For Antitrust Grilling
News  |  9/19/2011  | 
Does Google hinder competition? A Senate subcommittee hearing later this week puts Google on notice, one critic says.
Cloud Plays Disruptive Role in Financial Services
Commentary  |  9/16/2011  | 
As some Wall Street firms prepare to license NYSE trading systems in the cloud to outsiders for short use periods, a privileged club opens.
Appcelerator Opens Mobile Developer Market
News  |  9/16/2011  | 
The Titanium app development platform gets an online store for buying code, files, and cloud services.
Savvis Goes Around The World In 50 Data Centers
News  |  9/16/2011  | 
Like rival Amazon, Savvis adds locations as it preps for a future full of global, competing chains of data centers.
On-Demand Market Maturity And The User Experience
Commentary  |  9/16/2011  | 
Salesforce, Workday, and Microsoft show how to get it right.
Facebook Builds Bridge To Heroku Cloud
News  |  9/16/2011  | 
In an effort to make it easier for developers to deploy their online apps, Facebook has partnered with cloud service provider Heroku.
IW500: Get Close To Customers Through Social Media
Commentary  |  9/16/2011  | 
Best Buy and Kia Motors describe how they analyze sentiment and engage with consumers on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
VMware Project Octopus: Dropbox Alternative
News  |  9/16/2011  | 
VMware's enterprise-grade answer to Dropbox aims to balance effectiveness and IT control.
Amazon Cloud Achieves Key Federal Security Standard
News  |  9/15/2011  | 
AWS infrastructure, storage, and virtual private cloud service get FISMA Moderate certification.
New Software Helps Docs Identify, Contact At-Risk Patients
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Phytel's suite of care management tools uses e-medical record data to identify gaps in patient care.
NIST Releases Federal Cloud Roadmap, Architecture
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Technology standards agency offers guidance on cloud standards and service categories allowed across government.
NTT America Launches Cloud Backup, Archiving, Compliance Services
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
VMware, Asigra, and ColdStor Data provide the technologies behind NTT America's cloud services for SMBs and enterprise data center customers.
Is The Cloud Safe For Health Apps?
Commentary  |  9/13/2011  | 
Some healthcare providers are still hesitant to put patient data and clinical apps in the cloud. Here's how they cope with their angst.
Google Aims Dart To Kill JavaScript
News  |  9/13/2011  | 
The Web has outgrown JavaScript, argues Google, and needs a more modern means of creating Web apps.
IW500: 6 Lessons Learned From FedEx's Private Cloud
News  |  9/12/2011  | 
CIO Rob Carter describes how FedEx plunged ahead on its journey to private cloud computing, relying on observations from partners and industry leaders.
Hotmail Crash Blamed On System Update Error
News  |  9/12/2011  | 
Microsoft explains why its email service disappeared from the Internet's Domain Name System.
Google Apologizes For App Engine Confusion
News  |  9/9/2011  | 
Higher App Engine prices may be here to stay, but Google is providing tools to help reduce costs.
Hotmail Disruption Sparks User Protests
News  |  9/9/2011  | 
Protests alert Microsoft to Hotmail problem Thursday night; users from around the world chime in until service restored.
Skytap Brings Self Service To Hybrid Clouds
News  |  9/9/2011  | 
Automation tools cut the cost of cloud management and federation by upwards of 70%, says vendor.
IBM Earmarks $1 Billion For SMB Tech
News  |  9/8/2011  | 
Big Blue will make loans through its channel partners to small and midsize businesses that acquire its analytics, cloud, and other technologies.
Is Google Your New Love/Hate Relationship?
Commentary  |  9/8/2011  | 
A Google Docs outage and a reminder of Google's mobile innovation mastery compete for our attention in the same week.
Google Docs Outage: Offline Editing Needed, Now
Commentary  |  9/7/2011  | 
An outage on Wednesday reminds me that Google Docs never should have been launched without full offline storage and editing. Why doesn't Google make this a priority?
15 Government IT Innovators: InformationWeek 500
Slideshows  |  9/7/2011  | 
Government agencies from California to Washington, D.C., are taking on ambitious IT initiatives in an effort to provide better services at lower costs. Here are some federal, state, and local efforts that are leading the way.
Gmail Makes You 80 Times Greener, Says Google
News  |  9/7/2011  | 
Google pushes study that finds Gmail almost 80 times more energy efficient than in-house email.
SaaS Productivity Apps: Ready For Business?
News  |  9/7/2011  | 
Google, Microsoft and others are pushing SaaS-based e-mail, word processing, collaboration, and more. We examine the case for cutting ties to on-premises office software.
Cloud Contracts: 5 Questions SMBs Should Ask
News  |  9/6/2011  | 
SMBs need to ask tough questions of cloud vendors before signing on the dotted line.
Texas BBQ Chain Uses Google Apps To Collaborate
News  |  9/6/2011  | 
Bone Daddy's House of Smoke lets executives and hundreds of employees collaborate in the cloud by moving to Google email and Google Apps.
4 Factors Bloating Your Software Budget
Commentary  |  9/6/2011  | 
Our research shows your team may be wasting software dollars. Also, mileage will vary for users of Salesforce.com's new licensing scheme.
ScienceLogic Brings Triage Approach To Virtualization Management
News  |  9/2/2011  | 
Algorithmic intelligence sifts through hundreds of daily alerts to pinpoint the issues that really matter in the virtualized enterprise data center.
Amazon Pushes Harder To Win Government Cloud Market
News  |  9/1/2011  | 
Microsoft and Google logged early wins, but Amazon Web Services is taking new steps to win over government cloud customers.
Google App Engine Price Hike Stuns Developers
News  |  9/1/2011  | 
A pricing change first discussed in May now prompts an outcry as developers see their bills skyrocket.
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