Interop: Jumping to SaaS -- Look Before You Leap
Got SaaS yet? If not, you're either a nattering nincompoop or blazingly brilliant. For every drumbeat touting the power and ease of Saas to remake your IT operations, there's competing tympany warning of the dire hazards of leaping into SaaS headlong.
Interop: Oracle Looks Beyond ERP
The company announced at Interop that it will follow the money by emphasizing line-of-business applications embedded with Web 2.0 features.
SAP Scales Back SaaS Product Plans
Technical issues and profit-bleeding implementations prompt SAP to move more slowly with its ambitious Business ByDesign on-demand software service.
Vendor Rankings an Imperfect Science
Transparency's not a new business buzzword, but the drive to peek behind the curtain has more and more industries concerned about the coverage quality of their clothing (emperor's or otherwise). Some IT vendors may be scrambling to duck behind mama's nightshirt.
Windows Vista SP1 Disaster Recovery Guide
Vista's SP1 was expected to solve a lot of problems; instead, it caused even more trouble. Here are fixes to some top complaints, from a Windows Update that won't update to endless reboot loops.
Google Gmail Loses Functionality
Problems with accessing the online e-mail's IMAP feature fuel concerns about uptime and reliability as well as business adoption of software as a service.