PayPal Sues Google, Ex-Employees
eBay's payment arm has sued for theft of trade secrets and breach of contract, the same day Google introduced its mobile payment system.
Certeon Touts WAN Optimization For Cloud Computing
The company's aCelera Cloud aims to boost performance and reduce bandwidth needs for cloud apps, and supports cloud platforms such as VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen, Linux KVM, and Amazon EC2.
Wyse, Kaviza Offer VDI At $99 Per Seat
The virtual desktop infrastructure offering enables small and midsize businesses to repurpose existing PCs or upgrade to thin clients at higher price points.
Using The Cloud To Manage The Cloud
Managing cloud-based VMs isn't easy. Tools from IaaS vendors are rudimentary and proprietary, while integration with enterprise management consoles is complex. SaaS management software is closing the gap with new services able to manage systems in multiple clouds alongside internal VMs.
SMBs Aren't Sold On Cloud Storage
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.
Verizon To Bludgeon Data Hogs With Fees
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
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
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.
LTE In Your Pocket
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?
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
The company's strong performance isn't just about strong products; it's about a meticulously managed customer experience.
IBM To Offer iPads On Lease
Big Blue says it will also finance acquisition of other tablets, regardless of manufacturer or operating system.
HP Expands Data Center Consulting Services
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
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.
SMB Cloud Spending To Double By 2015
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
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.
Why Microsoft Plus Skype Is An Enterprising Idea
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.
Aryaka Completes WAN Optimization Network
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.
Can Open Source Solve Big Data For SMBs?
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.
InformationWeek Analytics Presents: The Best of Interop 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
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
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
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
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.