Content tagged with Services
posted in April 2011
Post Mortem: When Amazon's Cloud Turned On Itself
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
For the cloud to be a permanent platform for enterprise computing, it can't be an environment where both computing and errors just occur on a larger scale.
Wildfire Helps SMBs With Social Media Marketing
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Here's a Web app that you don't need a lot of money or technical know-how to use.
Appsbar Helps SMBs Build Mobile Apps
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Businesses can build Apple iOS and Android mobile applications with the free service without needed development expertise.
Google Chrome 11 Kills Bugs, Adds Speech Input
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
The company paid out a record $16,500 in rewards to security researchers who helped to eliminate more than two dozen bugs.
Google Apps Tuned For SMBs
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
Google has made some pricing and billing changes for those that use Google Apps.
Mobile Video Chatting Needs To Grow Up
Commentary  |  4/27/2011  | 
Apple, Google, Skype, and other tech vendors need to develop a standard or share their technology to ensure interoperability, which is the key to pushing video chatting into the mainstream.
SMBs Need Real Plans For Social Media
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
Without clearly defined goals for social media activities, small and midsize businesses risk chasing an elusive return on their investment in the technology.
Go Cloud Or Go Home
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
Cloud computing can be diluted into uselessness when mixed with immature technologies and poor practices.
Cloud Expertise Featured At Interop
Commentary  |  4/23/2011  | 
The conference will offer a wide variety of panel discussions, keynotes, and workshops from the likes of CloudScaling, Microsoft, Rackspace, and other leading vendors and analysts.
Coworking, Online Social Collaboration Create Community
News  |  4/22/2011  | 
Online collaboration tools, such as Mavenlink, enhance connections and networking in physical spaces, such as Link Coworking.
Amazon EC2 Outage Hobbles Websites
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
Engine Yard, Foursquare, Hootsuite, Heroku, Quora, and Reddit were among the websites that suffered from slowed or disabled access.
North Carolina Urged To Outsource Tech Ops
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
State-sponsored IT review finds that $76 million could be saved by handing off key services to private contractors and centralizing others.
IBM Q1 Profit Jumps 13%, Guidance Raised
News  |  4/19/2011  | 
Strong gains in services, software and hardware sales help Big Blue handily beat Street estimates.
OnForce Eases Outsourcing For VARs
News  |  4/18/2011  | 
Cloud-based software gives solution providers a way to put their contracting work on autopilot.
Optify Refreshes SMB Social Media Marketing
News  |  4/17/2011  | 
By merging SEO and social media, the software seeks to help smaller companies boost site traffic and online marketing campaigns.
Sprout Social Helps SMBs Manage Social Networks
News  |  4/15/2011  | 
With a focus on smaller businesses, Sprout offers social media monitoring as well as tools for scheduling posts and tweets, and engaging with customers and prospects.
Apple Sued Over In-App Purchasing
News  |  4/15/2011  | 
The lawsuit claims Apple unlawfully targeted children and induced them to purchase high-priced virtual goods from the iTunes App Store.
Allscripts, Xerox To Host IT Services For Clinicians
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
The partnership will manage clinical and EHR technology apps for clients, and ACS also will offer mainframe, server, storage, back up, recovery, and network support.
HP Links iPhones To ePrint
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
The free app allows the Apple smartphone to use the HP ePrint remote printing feature, matching the functionality of an existing BlackBerry app.
2011 Outsourcing Survey: Chasing Fast And Cheap
Features  |  4/14/2011  | 
Our data shows savings, quality, and smooth project delivery can be elusive.
Competition Cranks Up For Online Search Budgets
Commentary  |  4/13/2011  | 
As Google, Microsoft's Bing, and Facebook place heavier emphasis on SMBs, advertisers stand to benefit with free and value-added services designed to attract and retain their online spending.
Vendor Helps SMBs Build Contact Databases
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
Companies can use cloud-based software from NetProspex to trade names, numbers, email addresses, and social media information.
Is IBM's Pre-Engineered Platform Right For SMBs?
Commentary  |  4/11/2011  | 
IBM's standardized IT services can reduce costs and project timelines for some companies, but that alone doesn't necessarily make Big Blue a match for small and midsize businesses.
Google ITA Deal Wins Conditional DOJ Approval
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
The Justice Department wants rules to ensure that Google will continue to invest in ITA's software and license the apps in a non-discriminatory fashion.
IBM Wins 'Strategic' PepsiCo India Deal
News  |  4/8/2011  | 
F&A services pact with soft drink maker is the latest example of how the subcontinent is becoming more than just an offshore center for Big Blue.
Dell To Spend $1 Billion Deploying Cloud Services
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
Ten data centers and 12 research centers are planned to help customers move to cloud computing on Dell technology.
Apple Tizzy Effect Blinds And Bewilders
News  |  4/7/2011  | 
BYTE Mobile Radio takes on this week's mobile news.
IBM Files Motion Against Indiana Governor
News  |  4/1/2011  | 
Big Blue wants Mitch Daniels to reveal what he knows about failed state outsourcing contract.


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