Content tagged with Services
posted in October 2010
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HyperOffice Adds Cloud Collaboration Tools For SMBs
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Integrated project management tools augment the vendor's web-based document collaboration, email, shared calendars and other collaboration apps.
Enterprise 2.0 Preview: Collaboration's Next 'Wave'
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
At Enterprise 2.0 Santa Clara, November 8-11, Calif., organizations offering insight into their social collaboration initiatives include Citibank, Wells Fargo, and the U.S. Department of State.
Signs Point To Amazon Data Center Expansion
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
The e-retailer and cloud services vendor has reportedly purchased 10 acres in eastern Oregon to be used for an expanding data center footprint along the Columbia River.
Microsoft Synchs Azure With SQL Server
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
SQL Azure in the cloud now synchronizes tables or entire databases with SQL Server on premises, removing a developer headache.
Really Simple Systems Rolls Free CRM
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Web-based customer relationship management system is free for two users and up to 100 accounts.
San Francisco Mayor Proposes Data Transparency Law
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Gavin Newsom's DataSF.org online repository has spurred developers to build more than 50 new applications providing online services for city residents.
Global CIO: President Obama's Dangerous Campaign Against Outsourcing
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
For every U.S. job outsourcing displaces, it creates two new ones—so why is the White House so intent on demonizing outsourcing?
Intel Spearheads Open Data Alliance For Cloud Users
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Defining cloud services, setting 2011 roadmap and prompting broader adoption are goals of 70-member group.
MySpace Redesigns Site Around Entertainment, Content
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
In a nod to Facebook’s dominance, MySpace tries to regain popularity by shifting focus from user's profiles to news.
iPad Leads Tablets Into Workplace
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
IT organizations have to prepare because the tablets are coming.
Yahoo Integrates Social Media With Email
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Mail Beta brings Facebook, Twitter, instant messaging, and texting into Yahoo inboxes on PCs, iPads, iPhones, and Android phones.
Global CIO: Top 10 Most Influential Tech Vendors: The Second 10
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
As you check out #11 to #20, remember that it's all about influence, a criterion that triggers some surprises in who's on—and who's off—the list.
Google Going Local With Place Search
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
In recognition of the growing importance of local information, Google is offering search results organized around specific places.
Caringo Object Storage Software Puts SMBs On Cloud
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
CAStor 5.0 lets companies build clouds using commodity x86 servers, as well as provide scaling and redundancy.
Microsoft's Ray Ozzie Imagines Post-PC World
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
In a valedictory memo, Microsoft's departing chief software architect highlights his company's successes and its challenges as cloud services become more important.
Winklevoss Twins Negotiating With Zuckerberg Over Facebook
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
The Harvard students depicted in “The Social Network” are reportedly involved in settlement talks with Facebook.
Apple Planning Office Complex With Data Center
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
The build site is located just across the street from Apple's new data center.
WiFi Direct Could Surpass Bluetooth
Commentary  |  10/25/2010  | 
Connects over a greater range and relies on peer-to-peer linkups instead of a WiFi network or router.
Apple's Mac App Store Brings Changes, Worries
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Before it has even launched, the Mac App Store has prompted calls for competition.
Ex-Oracle President Phillips Takes Helm At Infor
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Charles Phillips has been named CEO at Infor, a $2 billion enterprise software company focused on CRM, ERP and lifecycle management applications.
Google Chrome 7 Is Just A Tune-Up
Commentary  |  10/22/2010  | 
With the latest version of the Google Chrome browser, all the changes are under the hood, including lots of bug fixes and improved HTML 5 support.
Search Advertising Spending Growth Slows
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Triple digit growth of search advertising spending by small businesses leveled off in the third quarter, but is still growing, according to a report from WebVisible.
Enterprise 2.0 Preview: Social Tools Tackle Business Problems
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
The early phase of getting started on collaborative platforms has given way, says Enterprise 2.0 conference general manager Steve Wylie, to "specific, focused efforts on solving business problems and creating opportunities."
Google TV Blocked From Network Web Content
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
The major TV networks are hiding their Internet content from Google TV viewers to win concessions from Google.
Amid Contract Scandal, A Shakeup And Lingering Questions
Commentary  |  10/22/2010  | 
A suspension on systems integrator GTSI is lifted following an agreement to be monitored independently and the resignation of two top company executives.
FCC Values Additional Wireless Spectrum At $120 Billion
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Chairman Julius Genachowski says 300 additional megahertz of spectrum is needed by 2014 to keep pace with mobile usage.
IBM Targets Cloud Computing With Security Infrastructure, Services
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Seeking to allay widespread fear of data breaches, IBM introduces security assessments, SaaS offerings and hosted vulnerability management.
Global CIO: SAP Shares Corporate Treasure With Customers
Commentary  |  10/22/2010  | 
SAP's turning its massive database of customer best practices into a rich knowledge base for customers looking to turbocharge the performance of their businesses.
Apple Digs Grave For DVDs, Java
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
By leaving legacy technologies behind, Apple aims to strengthen its hand.
IT Sticking With Traditional Marketing Over Social Media
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
Tech vendors aren't rushing to replace old-school public relations strategies with blogs, tweets, and Facebook posts, found Tool Guy PR study.
Interop: Social Media Should Be CIO Priority
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Redefining ROI for social media as "return on influence" is crucial to deriving value for enterprises, according to Bruce Barnes CIO emeritus of Nationwide Financial Services.
Apple's Mac App Store Reinvents Software Sales
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Some Mac OS developers see problems with Apple's 'onerous' terms.
Cloud Legal Service Adds Diagnostic Tool
Commentary  |  10/20/2010  | 
Rocket Lawyer, an online legal services solution for small businesses, has launched a free "Legal Health Score" tool with which businesses can assess their level of compliance, extent to which they have all the documents they should, and so on. The company also released the results of a survey of SMBs' legal concerns.
Feds Add Infrastructure Services To Cloud Storefront
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Using Apps.gov, agencies soon will be able to buy infrastructure-as-a-service offerings, such as storage and virtual machine services, as well as cloud-based web hosting.
Google Engineer Creates Facebook Block For Chrome
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Facebook Disconnect is a Chrome Extension that blocks Facebook Connect functionality on third-party Web sites.
Microsoft Signs NYC To Cloud Computing Deal
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
New York mayor Bloomberg said the partnership will streamline the city's IT operations and save $50 million in five years.
NASA Readies Nebula Cloud Computing Platform For Release
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Infrastructure-as-a-service, offered through NASA Cloud Services, should be available for agency-wide production within weeks, according to the space agency.
Basware Intros SaaS Invoice Processing Service
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
InvoiceReady automates Accounts Payable invoices, says Basware, including scanning from paper, workflow management and payment and approval reporting.
CSC, Microsoft BPOS Win California Email Migration Contract
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
Google complained publicly that the bidding process was intentionally stacked against it and ultimately lost out on the $50 million, three-year contract to migrate the state's email to the cloud.
Microsoft Introduces Office 365 Cloud Apps
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
Microsoft Office 2010 Online, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online are combined in a single cloud-based service for SMBs.
Mozilla Proposes Open Web App System
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
With the release of technical documentation, Mozilla wants to promote the development of infrastructure for Web app distribution.
Office 365: Microsoft's Next Big Cloud Platform
Commentary  |  10/19/2010  | 
Consolidating brands and extending its services, Redmond makes sense of its online productivity offerings.
Google Dominates iPhone Search
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
Data shows that Google handles almost all iPhone search traffic.
IBM Q3 Results Marred By Services Concerns
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
Big Blue posted across-the-board growth in all its business units, but investors see outsourcing slip as a red flag.
Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie Steps Down
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
Redmond's technology visionary since Bill Gates stepped away, Ozzie was credited by CEO Steve Ballmer with guiding the software marker's transition toward cloud computing.
Netflix Refreshes Nintendo Wii, Sony PS3 Streaming
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
The disks subscribers previously had to insert in the gaming consoles to access Netflix streaming service have been replaced by a free downloadable application.
40% Video Game Sales From 'Non Traditional' Products
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
Gaming sales were down 8% overall in September from a year ago, according to NPD Group, but adding non-store sales of products such as rentals, used games, subscriptions and downloads boosted the sales report.
Sony PS3 Netflix Streaming No Longer Requires Disk
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
A free downloadable Netflix application will allow subscribers to watch movies from the gaming console without inserting a separate disk.
Webroot Update Tracks Employee Usage Violators, Bandwidth Trends
Commentary  |  10/18/2010  | 
The latest version of Webroot's Security Service adds bandwidth trend tracking, both overall and for employees attempting to violate company usage and security policies.
Socialcast 'Reach' Extends Collaboration Into Enterprise Workflow
Commentary  |  10/18/2010  | 
While most social networking software for the enterprise requires corporate users to log into yet another system, Socialcast's new Reach puts social in the context of applications.
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