Content tagged with Services
posted in February 2011
VA To Migrate Email To The Cloud
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
The agency is seeking a contractor to move 600,000 employees to a hosted system through a project it's calling the "Big 4."
Groupon Launches Group Buying Portal In China
News  |  2/28/2011  | 
The daily deal company is partnering with Tencent and Yunfeng on GaoPeng.com, hoping to take advantage of a market that could reach $2.4 billion by year's end.
Amazon Launches CloudFormation To Simplify App Deployment
News  |  2/25/2011  | 
The service automates building virtual workloads for EC2, much like Kaavo CEO's says it does for Amazon, VMware, and other public and private clouds.
Google Demotes Crummy Content
News  |  2/25/2011  | 
About 12% of Web sites have become significantly less visible in Google search results sought by U.S. users due to their low-quality content.
Amazon's EC2 Adds Zeus Load Balancer For SMBs
News  |  2/24/2011  | 
Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud incorporates a low cost option for spreading a workload over servers from Zeus Technology.
Local Governments Embrace The Cloud Faster Than Feds
News  |  2/24/2011  | 
State and local governments are moving more quickly than their federal counterparts to adopt Web-based services, according to a Microsoft executive.
Xerox Hires Innovation Officer For Health IT Practice
News  |  2/24/2011  | 
Markus Fromherz has big plans to help hospitals implement electronic medical record systems, health information exchanges, and other technology through Xerox's Affiliated Computer Services unit.
Few Businesses Use Social Media For Disaster Recovery
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
Only about 25% of businesses have added social media like Facebook or Twitter to their disaster recovery and business continuity plans, a survey by Janco Associates reveals.
IBM, UNC Launch Health Information Exchange
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
The system will facilitate the sharing of medical information among hospitals and healthcare practices across North Carolina.
SMB Cloud Market Worth $8.6 Billion
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
Hosted infrastructure and services for U.S. smaller companies have an additional $13 billion of room to grow, according to a Parallels report.
HP Shares Down On Missed Revenue Target
News  |  2/23/2011  | 
The computer maker's 16% increase in first-quarter profits wasn't enough to meet its forecast, due to weakened sales in its consumer and tech services units.
Cloud Connect To Tackle Challenges For The Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/22/2011  | 
The second-annual event will bring together strong advocates of cloud computing from Amazon, Cisco Systems, Rackspace, eBay, Cloudscaling, and others for a four-day conference.
Acer Unveils Servers, Storage for U.S. Market
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
Sixteen servers, including tower, rack, and blade models will be available with three- or five-year onsite service contracts from the Taiwan-based computer maker.
Amazon Challenges Netflix With Streaming Service
News  |  2/22/2011  | 
Amazon Prime subscribers will gain access to streamed movies at no additional cost.
Report Blames Northrop Grumman For Virginia Outages
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
A review of the week-long statewide network outage said it was caused by a combination of human error, faulty hardware, and a failure to follow best practices.
Federal IT Budget Reflects Strategic Cuts, Innovation Investment
News  |  2/16/2011  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says government will slash IT budgets where projects aren't working, while spending more on innovation.
Dell Q4 Profits Up 177%
News  |  2/15/2011  | 
Strong business PC, server, and storage sales drove revenue of $15.7 billion with the computer maker reporting record profitability in enterprise products and services.
Mobile World Congress: Taking a BYTE Out of Barcelona!
Slideshows  |  2/15/2011  | 
We arrived in Barcelona two days before the show started. The city is gorgeous, famous for its Gaudi architecture. The picture below, taken from Wikipedia because there are cranes now all over it during its completion, shows the famous Basilica I Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia. Construction began in 1882 and has proceeded off and on since. Now, in 2011, it is only halfway complete. The name Gaudi, as it refers to the architecture so prevalent here, refers to Catalan architect Antoni Gaud
Dell Introduces Mobile Enterprise Services
News  |  2/11/2011  | 
Expecting that more and more employees will personally own the smartphones and tablets they work on, Dell's service portfolio enables them to access critical enterprise data from mobile devices.
Startups Should Not Buy Servers, Says FaceBook CTO
Commentary  |  2/11/2011  | 
In a BBC interview, the executive says most Silicon Valley startups are now using the cloud rather than buying their own hardware.
Under the Radar Conference To Prove (Again) Why CIOs Must Work With Startups
Commentary  |  2/9/2011  | 
If you think it's too risky to do business with startups, think again. Some of the biggest brands in the world are placing their IT bets with startups and the Under the Radar conference is where they get to find and vet them.
What If We'd Never Heard Of Cloud Computing?
Commentary  |  2/9/2011  | 
Which of the cloud's many incarnations -- software as a service, platform as a service, and others -- should we care about?
Global CIO: IBM On Oracle Exadata: It's A Hog To Install
Commentary  |  2/8/2011  | 
IBM product chief Steve Mills delivers unique insights on analytics, acquisitions, and archrival Larry Ellison and Oracle.
Go Green By Ditching Paper Checks And Invoices?
Commentary  |  2/7/2011  | 
An SMB is more likely to save time than the environment, judging by one accounting SaaS. But saving time is good, too.
CSC Launches Dedicated IBM Lotus Consulting Practice
News  |  2/2/2011  | 
The integrator will bring Collaboration-as-a-Service to businesses looking to expand use of Lotus Notes/Domino, Sametime, Connections, and Quickr.


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