Content tagged with Services - posted in May 2008 - InformationWeek
Content tagged with Services
posted in May 2008
EDS Shareholder Sues To Block HP Merger
News  |  5/29/2008  | 
The suit asks a Delaware court to force EDS to auction itself off for a higher price.
'State Of The Internet' Shows Attacks, Network Speeds Up
News  |  5/29/2008  | 
Attacks coming from 125 countries targeted 23 unique network ports, with the most malicious traffic coming from the United States and China, Akamai reports.
Smartphones Become Clear Choice For Mobile Web Access
News  |  5/28/2008  | 
The upcoming 3G iPhone and its competitors have some industry experts even saying traditional cell phones are going the way of the dinosaur.
Auction Site Helps Disaster Victims In China, Myanmar
News  |  5/23/2008  | 
AuctionPal accepts donations of unused goods, sells them, and gives the proceeds to charities helping the victims of the cyclone in Myanmar and the earthquake in China.
Down To Business: To SaaS Or Not To SaaS? Not A Simple Question
Commentary  |  5/22/2008  | 
Some vendors want to engage in a debate about the merits of premises-based vs. single- and multitenant vs. hosted software architectures. Customers will decide which make the most business sense.
Phoenix Mars Lander Prepares For Touchdown, Unprecedented Exploration
News  |  5/22/2008  | 
If successful, Phoenix will demonstrate the many benefits of NASA's collaboration with academia and the private sector.
Apple Expected To Target Digital Home
News  |  5/22/2008  | 
Forrester Research expects Apple to focus on the Mac, a home server, a universal music controller, a network-enabled "clock radio" and digital photo frame, and a more capable Apple TV. Reports 50% Revenue Growth
News  |  5/22/2008  | reported net income of $9.56 million on revenues of $247.6 million in the first quarter and said it signed 2,600 companies and organizations as new customers.
U.S. Broadband Penetration, Speeds Lag Behind Other Countries
News  |  5/21/2008  | 
The United States ranked 15th out of 30 countries for broadband penetration at the end of last year, slipping from 12th place in 2006, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Report: Consumers To Demand Personalization In Mobile Web Access
News  |  5/21/2008  | 
IBM's survey predicts nearly 1 billion mobile users will access the wireless Internet by 2011, representing $80 billion in Web services revenue.
Netflix's $100 Box Goes Head-To-Head With Apple TV
News  |  5/20/2008  | 
Netflix's long-term goal is to get digital TV makers, such as Sony, Panasonic, and LG Electronics, to integrate the Netflix service with their products.
Microsoft, Citrix Push 'Branch Office In A Box'
News  |  5/20/2008  | 
The software is the latest in a recent push by vendors to simplify the increasingly complex IT infrastructure at many companies' branch offices with a do-it-all piece of hardware.
VMware, Sun Work To Virtualize Desktops
News  |  5/19/2008  | 
VMware will tap into Sun Microsystems' Appliance Link Protocol, which makes virtual machines perform faster.
Google Opens AdSense To Third-Party Ads
News  |  5/19/2008  | 
For Google and its AdSense publishers, this means a larger advertising inventory and the potential to earn more money through the placement of those ads.
Google Launches Google Personal Health Record Tools
News  |  5/19/2008  | 
The pilot project with the Cleveland Clinic lets hundreds of patients add and access information about their medical histories and conditions.
Oracle Plans Utah Data Center To Support SaaS Business
News  |  5/19/2008  | 
Oracle joins Microsoft, Google, and others building new centers to support growing online operations.
PayPal Founder Peter Thiel Says Think Contrarily, Act Warily
News  |  5/17/2008  | 
But entrepreneurs need to remember that most contrarian ideas are wrong, the PayPal founder said.
Down To Business: HP-EDS A Strong Move, Even If It's Uninspiring
News  |  5/15/2008  | 
Is the merger another Compaq economies-of-scale play? HP should be so lucky.
With EDS, HP Buys Its Way Into Outsourcing Big Leagues
News  |  5/15/2008  | 
The $13.9 billion deal creates the second-largest IT and business services company.
Comcast Goes Social With Plaxo Acquisition
News  |  5/15/2008  | 
The social network has been developing a universal address book for Comcast's SmartZone communications center, which should launch later this year.
Tips For Making The Most Of SaaS
Commentary  |  5/14/2008  | 
Online services require up-front planning and a close relationship with your service providers.
New York Stock Exchange Runs Trades On Red Hat Linux
News  |  5/14/2008  | 
The conversion to Linux followed the acquisition of the Euronext exchange in 2007, and the open source operating system is now powering the NYSE's mission-critical trading systems.
Zoho Ties Login To Google, Yahoo
News  |  5/14/2008  | 
The feature makes it possible for someone to log in to Zoho using Google or Yahoo credentials in order to view and collaborate on documents created by a Zoho user.
Software Piracy On The Rise, Study Finds
News  |  5/14/2008  | 
Rates of pirated software ranged from a high of 93% in Armenia to a low of 20% in the United States, according to the 2007 BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy study.
HP Outsources Outsourcing To EDS
News  |  5/14/2008  | 
HP has been trying to grow its IT services business for years, without a lot of success. Will the acquisition of EDS let it better compete with IBM for big contracts?
Workday Lands Software Industry's Biggest SaaS Deal
News  |  5/13/2008  | 
The deal, for 200,000 users, marks a tipping point for interest in and use of on-demand software among large companies.
HP Says Sales, Profits Increased in Second Quarter
News  |  5/13/2008  | 
HP said revenue grew 11% year over year to $28.3 billion, while earnings per share rose 23% to 80 cents.
Hewlett-Packard To Acquire Outsourcer EDS For $13.9 Billion
News  |  5/13/2008  | 
In one stroke, the merger would create the world's second largest IT and business services company, next to IBM.
VMware: Virtualization Offers A Way To Recover From Disaster
News  |  5/12/2008  | 
The company touts its newly released Site Recovery Manager as an automation agent that takes over to shift workloads with existing data to the recovery site.
HP Confirms Talks To Buy Electronic Data Systems
News  |  5/12/2008  | 
Acquiring EDS, the world's largest pure-play outsourcer, would immediately turn HP into a major services firm capable of rivaling IBM.
HP To Acquire Electronic Data Systems, Report Says
News  |  5/12/2008  | 
HP might pay between $12 billion and $13 billion to acquire EDS in a deal that could be announced Tuesday, says The Wall Street Journal.
Microsoft Launches Windows Live Messenger TV In Europe
News  |  5/12/2008  | 
Messenger TV lets a user embed content from MSN Video into their IM's for simultaneous viewing with whomever they're chatting with.
Hard Drive Data From Space Shuttle Columbia Recovered
News  |  5/12/2008  | 
A data-recovery engineer was able to retrieve information on a hard drive that melted, crashed, and burned in the Columbia disaster.
Virgin Atlantic Outsources Tech Ops To TCS
News  |  5/9/2008  | 
Travel and transportation is becoming an increasingly important vertical for TCS, accounting for 4% of the company's $5.7 billion in total revenues last year.
Down To Business: As IBM Reaches For Cloud, Where Next Microsoft?
Commentary  |  5/8/2008  | 
IBM's alignment with Google around Linux and Internet standards should have its longtime rival sweating sans Yahoo.
Google, IBM Join Forces To Offer Cloud Computing Services
News  |  5/8/2008  | 
"The cloud has higher value in business," says Google CEO Schmidt.
Google Cuts Price, Rebrands Postini Security Service
News  |  5/8/2008  | 
Google has slashed the cost of its security service by 40% and added an optional protection feature for public Wi-Fi users in its continued efforts to lure businesses to Google Apps.
Think Over Data's Value When Deciding What To Store
News  |  5/7/2008  | 
A report from the Society of Information Management says it is just as important to figure out what data you can throw out as it is to decide what to store.
Rackspace Announces Online Storage Service
Commentary  |  5/6/2008  | 
IDG News, The Register
'Terrorists' Legal Team' Sues Abu Ghraib Contractors
News  |  5/6/2008  | 
The Center for Constitutional Rights alleges tech outsourcers at the Iraqi prison committed torture and other war crimes during a civilian interrogation.
Software Helps Agencies Manage Foster Care For Texas Kids
News  |  5/5/2008  | 
Software-as-a-service KaleidaCare is helping keep case workers up to date on the situations and needs of 463 kids removed from Yearning for Zion ranch.
FCC Caps Subsidies For Rural Wireless Expansion
News  |  5/5/2008  | 
The FCC is limiting payments through its Universal Service Fund that are used to expand services into rural areas.
SAP's Kagermann Reveals Plan To Bring SaaS To Large Companies
News  |  5/5/2008  | 
SAP will offer by early next year on-demand "components" that integrate with a customer's existing ERP suite, Kagermann says.
IBM To Launch Web-Based Application Market
News  |  5/2/2008  | 
IBM's Blue Business Platform will feature a mix of business applications and services aimed primarily at small- and mid-sized companies.
Google, IBM Join Forces To Dominate 'Cloud Computing'
News  |  5/1/2008  | 
The companies plan to exploit their common technological world view and considerable talent to build a worldwide network of servers for consumer and business use.
Giant Wireless Hotspot Planned For Las Vegas Resort
News  |  5/1/2008  | 
Sprint and MobileAccess are building a universal communications system to deliver wireless voice and data services throughout the M Resort's 2 million-square-foot facility.

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