Salesforce.com Plans Hosted Web Site Service
Force.com Sites, to be announced at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce conference Monday, is an aggressive effort to move beyond its roots in on-demand sales force automation software.
Google's Gmail Gets SMS Messaging
Google's implementation of computer-to-phone SMS includes a particularly helpful feature since it assigns the Gmail sender a persistent pseudo-phone number.
Radus Unveils Glossy Personal Media Hub
The startup aims to provide a consistent user experience for online media consumption, whether that involves reading news feeds, sharing content, blogging, or watching videos.
Apple Updates MobileMe
The company's wireless syncing service has been getting upgrades to improve mail, calendar, contacts, and overall performance, Apple said.
Smaller Business SaaS Still In Early Adopter Phase
Despite bullish predictions that the market for SaaS is ripe and small and midsize businesses are embracing subscription-based applications and IT services, the market for may still be in the early stages, which means lots of opportunity.
Smaller Businesses Have IT Envy, See SaaS As Solution
How do smaller businesses use and manage IT? Not surprisingly, smaller organizations struggle to compete with larger enterprises and often don't know how to gain access to the high-quality IT services that could offer competitive parity or advantage. But hosted services may open doors previously closed to smaller organizations.
Google's Gmail Gets Gadgets
In October alone, Gmail gained emoticons for messages, Gmail for mobile version 2.0, canned responses, contact manager improvements, advanced IMAP controls, and Mail Goggles.
Yahoo's Zimbra Joins The Cloud Club
Yahoo's Zimbra is becoming a hosted service provider in its own right, for the first time taking its open-source, Web-based messaging and collaboration application straight to a select customer segment.
Microsoft Unleashes Cloud OS: Red Dog
Into the intersection of contracting IT budgets due to the financial crisis and gathering momentum for cloud computing steps Microsoft with Azure, a platform that allows developers to create cloud-computing architectures run from (where else?) Microsoft servers.
Can Microsoft Innovate In A Web-Centric World?
For all its dominance, the company needs to find a way to prove to the public that it is indeed a masterful game-changer and part of that may come from shifting the way it invents itself.
SaaS Revenue Poised To Double Within 5 Years
Business may have concerns about letting vital business data move offsite, but those concerns aren't stopping the SaaS market from growing by leaps and bounds according to a new report. And more big name vendors, such as IBM, are jumping on the SaaS bandwagon.