Content tagged with Services - posted in May 2011 - InformationWeek
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Google, Mobile Payment Wars, Custom ROMs, Mango, And More
News  |  5/27/2011  | 
BYTE Wireless Radio digs into the week in mobile news.
PayPal Sues Google, Ex-Employees
News  |  5/27/2011  | 
eBay's payment arm has sued for theft of trade secrets and breach of contract, the same day Google introduced its mobile payment system.
Enterprise 2.0 B.S. List: Term No. 1 Consumerization
Commentary  |  5/27/2011  | 
Consumerization may let Enterprise 2.0 folks wallow in the Apple glow, but it can lead to some really bad decisions.
Wyse, Kaviza Offer VDI At $99 Per Seat
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
The virtual desktop infrastructure offering enables small and midsize businesses to repurpose existing PCs or upgrade to thin clients at higher price points.
SMBs Aren't Sold On Cloud Storage
Commentary  |  5/25/2011  | 
Surveys released by In-Stat and Drobo show smaller companies are sticking with on-site storage, but they should consider online backup for an extra layer of protection.
SaaS Offering Keeps Contact Info Current
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
ZoomInfo touts its proprietary technology as it seeks to 'map the business landscape in near real-time.'
Intel Launches Hybrid Cloud Service For SMBs
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Chipmaker's AppUp Small Business Service will deliver pay-per-use software while keeping data on-site with a leased, remotely managed server at no up-front cost.
Verizon To Bludgeon Data Hogs With Fees
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
Wireless network operators have yet to settle on the best policy for managing bandwidth hogs, but Verizon Wireless plans to move to tiered data plans this summer.
Navy SEALs Need More Bandwidth For Website
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
The military is seeking a Web hosting provider to handle the site because of increased traffic and also wants a host of services such as firewalling, anti-virus protection, monitoring, and more.
E-Books Hasten Demise Of Paper Books
Commentary  |  5/23/2011  | 
Advances in mobile and e-reader technologies and authors trying new publishing business models are bringing the end of traditional books closer than ever before.
BrainYard News Roundup
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Toyota Gets Social With A Personal Social Touch Works.
LTE In Your Pocket
Commentary  |  5/23/2011  | 
Major U.S. wireless carriers are all committed to the Long Term Evolution standard, and it's time for enterprises to develop a migration plan.
Why Are SMBs Wary Of SaaS?
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Lack of awareness and uncertainty about managing multiple apps are the culprits according to AppDirect co-CEO Daniel Sakes, whose firm provides an online marketplace for vertical apps.
Apple's Retail Lesson
Commentary  |  5/19/2011  | 
The company's strong performance isn't just about strong products; it's about a meticulously managed customer experience.
LawPivot Extends Social Legal Advice Nationwide
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
Social networking will change the way attorneys generate new business and distribute low-cost advice if a legal industry startup has its way.
IBM To Offer iPads On Lease
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
Big Blue says it will also finance acquisition of other tablets, regardless of manufacturer or operating system.
Cloud Failures Aren't The Problem; IT Is
Commentary  |  5/18/2011  | 
Amazon's and Microsoft's outages and Dropbox security practices mask the real question--can IT compete with the cloud?
Cirago Gives New Life To Old Hard Drives
News  |  5/17/2011  | 
The inexpensive USB docking station accepts both 2.5-inch laptop hard drives and standard 3.5-inch system drives that use a SATA connection.
HP Shares Plunge, CEO Vows Shakeup
News  |  5/17/2011  | 
Tech giant cuts sales and profit forecasts, cites weak PC sales and stalled services business.
HP Expands Data Center Consulting Services
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
The company also introduced HP Network Management Center 9.1 with enhanced features for managed service providers, cloud computing, and unified communications management.
Adobe Enhances SendNow File Transfers
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
With an eye on SMBs and "knowledge workers" such as creative pros, vendor adds video and audio file support to its cloud-based file transfer service.
Tough Questions To Ask Cloud Service Providers
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Cloud SLAs warrant close scrutiny from enterprises planning a move to the cloud, a SunGard executive said at Interop.
Cloud Outages Plague Google, Microsoft
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
The two companies offered apologies when their cloud services suffered problems, but say they're fixed now.
Rackspace Cloud Guru Says Service Trumps Technology
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Jonathan Bryce opens up about the Amazon outage, OpenStack, and how he's come to be a cloud veteran at age 29.
SMB Cloud Spending To Double By 2015
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Telecoms will likely benefit from a strong preference for bundling hosted services, as the market climbs to more than $49 billion, finds AMI Partners' study.
Gmail Add-On Boosts Support Features
Slideshows  |  5/12/2011  | 
The Shared Inbox add-on for Google Apps Business accounts is designed to provide improved help desk and customer support ticket features for businesses using Gmail as their main communications platform.
Hands On With Google's Music Beta Cloud Service
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
The familiar UI makes uploading music from iTunes and Windows Media Player a snap, but it offers fewer features than Amazon's Cloud Player.
Cloud Music Death Match: Amazon Versus Google
Commentary  |  5/11/2011  | 
Google's beta music service goes head-to-head with Amazon Cloud Drive. Which service provides the best experience and set of features? We find out.
Trend Micro Intros File Sharing, Backup For SMBs
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
SafeSync for Business is the security vendor's cloud service aimed at smaller offices and mobile or virtual teams.
Why Microsoft Plus Skype Is An Enterprising Idea
Commentary  |  5/10/2011  | 
If Microsoft can meld Skype and Lync, building a sensible enterprise and consumer offering while making Skype the de facto mobile unified communications platform, this may just be a winning combination.
Acronis Unveils Integrated Disaster Recovery, Data Protection Platform
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Targeted to hybrid physical-virtual-cloud IT environments, Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 is designed to help businesses trim maintenance, support, and licensing costs.
IBM Hopes Tigers Will Tame Cloud
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Big Blue is deploying elite teams to secure cloud computing wins as it looks to reignite services growth.
Google I/O: Movies, Music, Android Ice Cream Sandwich
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Android is growing fast, Google said at its developers conference, and soon will be able to interact with home appliances and other hardware.
CA To Offer Cloud-Based Backup, Recovery
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Targeting SMBs and branch offices, CA will launch a version of its ARCserve platform on the Windows Azure cloud later this year in partnership with Microsoft.
Aryaka Completes WAN Optimization Network
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
The startup says it can accelerate in-house applications between a data center and branch offices with a pure cloud service, eliminating the need for customer-side hardware or software.
Riverbed, Akamai Partner On WAN Optimization For Clouds
News  |  5/10/2011  | 
Akamai will install Riverbed's Steelhead appliances into its points of presence, while Riverbed will integrate Akamai's routing and caching smarts into its enterprise data center appliances.
Labor Time Tracker Helps Companies Track Employees
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
Cloud-based software lets remote workers clock in and out over the phone or the Internet.
Can Open Source Solve Big Data For SMBs?
News  |  5/9/2011  | 
As smaller companies deal with larger and larger volumes of data, open source software providers may help crack the cost equation, but not necessarily the complexity problem.
Amazon SLAs Didn't Cover Major Outage
Commentary  |  5/9/2011  | 
Customers affected by the recent EC2 outage were compensated by Amazon, but not because the terms of the service level agreement required it.
Midsize Businesses Too Busy For Social Media
News  |  5/6/2011  | 
Technology leaders at the Midsize Enterprise Summit have little attention to spare beyond managing basic IT infrastructure.
InformationWeek Analytics Presents: The Best of Interop 2011
Slideshows  |  5/6/2011  | 
Well, the votes are in and once again we're pleased to bring you the top new products that appeared at Interop 2011 Las Vegas. Every year, my fellow judges and I are delighted to be able to review and compare some of the hottest technology available, and this year was no exception. This year we had 135 qualified entries for Best of Interop, and in reviewing the nominees this year the trend seems to be a focus on a number of great products to allocate, secure, manage, and improve the performance
Google Earth For Android Tablets Debuts
News  |  5/5/2011  | 
Google Business Photos, another new service, offers business owners a way to create a high-quality panorama depicting both the exterior and interior of their business.
IT Managers Can't Be Drill Sergeants
Commentary  |  5/5/2011  | 
Learn how to make the consumerization of IT work for you at Interop, where we'll discuss how to balance the needs of the business against maintaining a happy workforce.
PostgreSQL Adds Proximity Search
News  |  5/5/2011  | 
The open source project has produced a general purpose proximity search for location-based queries and it should generate new applications.
SMB IT Roles Changing
News  |  5/4/2011  | 
Support and maintenance were once the only roles for SMB IT staff, but now they are active participants in revenue generation, according to a Zoomerang survey.
Mobile Health App Users Want Intelligent, Interactive Features
News  |  5/4/2011  | 
For mobile health tools to be useful in improving patient adherence, they need to rely on evidence-based guidelines and be cheap, according to a study by the Consumer Health Information Corporation.
Google Advertises Chrome On TV
News  |  5/4/2011  | 
The Web browser gets to star on television as the Internet search giant looks beyond the Web to promote Chrome.
Information Builders, Teradata Partner On Packaged Appliance
News  |  5/3/2011  | 
Data warehouse for midsize businesses and departments ships with WebFocus data integration and business intelligence software.
8 Tips For 'Social' Marketing
News  |  5/2/2011  | 
Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms can be effective ways to market your company, but only if you do it right. Power up your efforts with these tips from Web-based application provider Wildfire.
Google Finds Location Data 'Extremely Valuable'
News  |  5/2/2011  | 
Email messages obtained from a lawsuit against Google emphasize just how important location data is in the emerging mobile advertising business.
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