Content tagged with Services - posted in April 2009 - InformationWeek
Content tagged with Services
posted in April 2009
Zend Supports Amazon EC2, Faster PHP Development
News  |  4/30/2009  | 
Open source Zend Framework 1.8 includes APIs needed to invoke cloud computing and storage services and allows for more rapid application development.
IBM Launches Appliance For Private Cloud Computing
News  |  4/30/2009  | 
IBM is the first major vendor to produce a cloud appliance for its customers, a sign of how the concepts of private cloud computing are changing.
Comcast Profits Rise Despite Recession
News  |  4/30/2009  | 
The company's subscriber base was boosted by the digital television transition, but it is facing increased competition from Verizon and AT&T.
Web 2.0 Collaboration Rolling Review: Socialtext
Features  |  4/29/2009  | 
Platform offers specialized capabilities, but it's not for novices.
Eucalyptus Open Source Private Cloud Project Goes Commercial
News  |  4/29/2009  | 
With a $5.5 million investment from Benchmark Capital, Eucalyptus is preparing to sell deployment, consulting, and maintenance services for its open source software.
Google Hypes Cloud Computing Over Virtualization Alone
News  |  4/28/2009  | 
CIOs are asked to focus on virtualizing storage, network operations, and other critical business infrastructure rather than falling for the pipe dream of "internal clouds."
Microsoft Ramps Up Virtualization Management, Management Services
News  |  4/27/2009  | 
The company's push into two new areas is expected to be explored at its annual Microsoft Management Summit.
EarthLink Grounded By Earth Day Power Outage
News  |  4/24/2009  | 
Some EarthLink-hosted Web sites were knocked offline and others lost e-mail service Wednesday as the ISP reeled from a power outage in California.
T-Mobile Aiming For Smarter Grid
News  |  4/23/2009  | 
The carrier's embedded SIMs will enable smart meters on a low-voltage transformer to communicate back to the utility over a smart grid.
Universities Get $5 Million To Tap IBM-Google Cloud
News  |  4/23/2009  | 
National Science Foundation grant recipients will explore image processing, large-scale data analysis, improving the Internet, human genome sequencing, and other areas.
Department Of Defense Pursues Private Cloud
News  |  4/23/2009  | 
The agency is launching development and testing tools that should make it easier for military developers to test and deploy software themselves without the red tape.
Ubuntu CEO Sees Shift In Service Models
News  |  4/22/2009  | 
Mark Shuttleworth says he's pleased with "Jaunty Jackalope" but is really excited about how his operating system has become a catalyst for IT services and other market changes.
Wireless Viewed As A Necessity, Texting Not So Much
News  |  4/21/2009  | 
The uncertain economic climate and the apparent need for cellular service create a significant growth opportunity for prepaid carriers.
Yahoo Cutting 5% Of Jobs
News  |  4/21/2009  | 
Company execs blamed quarterly declines on currency fluctuations, the sale of Kelkoo, and lower fees from broadband partnerships, VoIP, and music subscriptions.
Free Wi-Fi Access Offered At 20 Million Hotspots
News  |  4/21/2009  | 
WeFi and Fring team up to entice consumers with Symbian and Windows Mobile handsets.
Ubuntu Releasing A Cloudy 'Jaunty Jackalope'
News  |  4/21/2009  | 
The 9.04 edition of Canonical's Linux distro for desktops and servers dovetails with cloud computing inside the firewall and on Amazon's EC2.
rBuilder Aims Cloud Computing Tool At Enterprise
News  |  4/20/2009  | 
Version 5 lets console users deploy the application to a variety of enterprise environments, from a bare server to a private cloud.
Free Mobile TV Coming To Washington, D.C.
News  |  4/20/2009  | 
The U.S. capital will be the first city to get Mobile DTV this summer, but it's unclear how many commercial devices will be able to receive the signal.
Oracle's Alternatives Dim Without Sun
News  |  4/20/2009  | 
By becoming a systems vendor, Oracle will move from being a software company to one that packages solutions "from database to disk."
AT&T Beefs Up 3G Network
News  |  4/20/2009  | 
The carrier is looking to boost its downlink speed to 7.2 Mbps to accommodate a fleet of data-heavy devices, possibly including an updated iPhone.
Oracle To Acquire Sun Microsystems For $7.4 Billion
News  |  4/20/2009  | 
Larry Ellison swoops in to buy out the server and software maker in the wake of Sun's failed talks with IBM.
Time Warner Shelves Bandwidth Caps For Now
News  |  4/16/2009  | 
As part of its education strategy, Time Warner Cable says it will work on making measurement tools to help customers track bandwidth usage.
The InformationWeek Startup 50: Business Technology Companies To Watch
Features  |  4/16/2009  | 
They compete across a range of technologies, but the biggest concentration falls in virtualization, the cloud, and SaaS.
BlackBerry Hit With E-Mail Outages
News  |  4/14/2009  | 
The outage primarily affected personal users who receive e-mails with the BlackBerry Internet Service.
VC-Fueled Startups See Bigger Deals, Fewer Funds
News  |  4/14/2009  | 
Despite the recession, venture firms with solid track records continue to secure sizable commitments, two industry groups find.
Time Warner Tests $150-Per-Month Unlimited Internet
News  |  4/10/2009  | 
A pay-what-you-use model is the fairest option for customers while generating the revenue needed, Time Warner Cable COO Landel Hobbs says.
Sun's VirtualBox Hypervisor Silver-Lines Its Cloud
News  |  4/9/2009  | 
Release 2.2 supports the Open Virtualization Format, which is recognizable by VMware's, Citrix's, and Microsoft's virtualization platforms.
Top Microsoft Data Center Architect Leaves Company
News  |  4/9/2009  | 
Mike Manos will become senior VP of technical services at Digital Realty Trust, a data center builder, outsourcer, and design consultancy.
Intacct To Put Accounting Software In The Cloud
News  |  4/8/2009  | 
Intacct's deal with CPA group should push SaaS -- in the form of cloud-based financial software -- further into the accounting industry.
Salesforce Intros Free Mobile CRM App
News  |  4/7/2009  | 
The free application is a slimmed-down version of the company's existing mobile program, which gives mobile workers access on the go to customer data.'s Free Mobile App For iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile
Commentary  |  4/7/2009  | 
With the launch of Mobile Lite, now offers customers free mobile access to Salesforce CRM. The new application provides a subset of features available with on-demand CRM mobile application.
Dell, Perot Partner On Health Care IT, Services
News  |  4/6/2009  | 
The combined effort will deliver desktop, storage, and server hardware and medical information systems.
Ubuntu Server To Offer Amazon-Compatible Cloud Capabilities
News  |  4/3/2009  | 
The April 30 release of Ubuntu Server also will have the ability to migrate KVM-based virtual machines.
Web 2.0: Google's Ambition Beyond The Cloud
News  |  4/3/2009  | 
As Gears and caching in HTML5 converge, Google users can expect a wider range of applications, on computers and mobile devices, that can function offline.
bMighty News Flash: Friday April 3, 2009
News  |  4/3/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Karen Gordon Mills confirmed to for SBA, Google buying Twitter? No-contract 3G modem, rural 4G broadband, Office for iPhone, WiMax as Betamax, free WiMax in Silicon Valley, Verizon app store, Conficker Symantec scam, PowerPoint security hole, Amazon Elastic Map Reduce. . .
Unused 700MHz Spectrum Should Go To Public Safety
News  |  4/3/2009  | 
Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg suggests state and local public-safety agencies could work with local network providers to create the robust interoperable system.
Sierra Releases 3G Modem For Verizon
News  |  4/2/2009  | 
The modem can double as a removable storage drive, and customers can use Verizon's 3G network without having to sign up for a long-term contract.
Virtualization's The Cure For Pacific Hospital
News  |  4/1/2009  | 
HP saves a customer with a mix of thin clients and Citrix Systems software.
HP Manages The Cloud With Cloud Assure
News  |  4/1/2009  | 
HP works with Cloud Assure customers to assess their IT environments' readiness for cloud computing and to monitor and manage the security and availability of cloud-based apps.
Zoho Updates Its Free Chat Application
Commentary  |  4/1/2009  | 
At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco today, Zoho is upgrading the free chat component of its suite of online business and productivity applications. Zoho Chat 2.0 supports multiple instant messaging protocols and integrates into the entire Zoho suite.

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