Content tagged with Services - posted in July 2011 - InformationWeek
Content tagged with Services
posted in July 2011
BrainYard News Briefs: Polycom Adds SMB Videoconferencing Options
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Personalization for WordPress and Joomla. Secure email as a service. A new mobile and social promotions service.
CA Buys Watchmouse, For Remote App Testing Power
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Netherlands firm uses synthetic transactions generated from points around the world to test a cloud app's ability to respond.
Gmail: A Cure For Outdated Email Addresses
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Google's social marketing campaign targets users of,, or email with an "intervention" to save friends from "embarrassingly out-of-date" email addresses.
Apple's iPad App Approval Rules: One SMB's Tale
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
ShareFile's native iPad app took two months to pass Apple's approval process. The CEO shares his insights into surviving the in-app purchasing test.
Facebook For Business Debuts, Watch Out Google?
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Not a new service; rather, it's a portal to help businesses understand social marketing.
Microsoft, Capgemini Partner On Azure Services
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Redmond looks to consultants to drive adoption of its Windows Cloud platform in vertical industries.
3 Ways To Manage Underperforming Technology
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Applying a people approach to technology could help boost performance. Here are three ideas for remediating the laggards.
RIM And Cisco Feel The Pain
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
BlackBerry-maker slashes 10% of workforce. But bigger problems loom: Has RIM missed the application boat?
IBM In $665 Million Outsource Deal With Manulife
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Multinational insurer will hand off server, security, disaster recovery, and other critical IT operations to Big Blue.
Lodsys Targets Rovio, Big Game Makers
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
Those Angry Birds now have something else to be angry about: Rovio Mobile is one of five companies added to Lodsys's patent infringement claim against iOS and Android developers.
Apple's Next Buy: Hulu?
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
The on-demand provider of streaming movies and TV shows could provide valuable content for Cupertino's mobile and desktop platforms.
Google Tests AdWords Credit Card For SMBs
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
The online search giant is testing its own credit card as it intensifies its effort to attract more small business advertising customers.
Mobile Apps: Proposed FDA Rule Will Disrupt Industry
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
Regulations to classify apps as medical devices cover only a fraction of health-related apps, but many parties will be affected.
Capgemini's New Outsourcing Play: Social Media Management
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
International services firm offers labor, expertise for managing social media as a customer channel.
Google-Style Data Analysis For Loans
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Financial startup ZestCash is getting an infusion of funding to realize its plan to rewrite the rules of high-risk loans.
Cloud Computing: Solving The Backup Problem
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
New York's famed Museum of Modern Art and its 750 employees recently transitioned to Google Apps and deployed Backupify's cloud backup and archiving platform to ensure data integrity.
IBM's Q2 Sales Spike On Cloud, BI Demand
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Cloud computing, business intelligence, and efficient infrastructure technologies run hot for Big Blue as enterprises look to weather economic uncertainty.
IBM Profits Jump 11% In Second Quarter
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
Big Blue raises guidance on strength of solid growth across full range of enterprise IT offerings; BI and cloud technologies star.
Google Elevates Summer Heatwave
Commentary  |  7/15/2011  | 
Google's success with consumers should cause businesses to take note. Android, Chromebook, and Google+ all have potential to disrupt enterprise IT, and possibly in very good ways.
Google News Gets Gamified
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
Social elements are popping up throughout Google's services, and Google is encouraging its users to open up and share more.
How Cloud Collaboration Boosts Efficiency
News  |  7/15/2011  | 
HyperOffice focuses on simple task management and email integration. Here’s how one SMB uses the hosted collaboration suite to meet Fortune 500 expectations.
Mozilla's Web-Only Operating System Layer
Slideshows  |  7/14/2011  | 
Essentially a stripped-down browser, the Mozilla web-only operating system layer has much in common with Google Chrome.
Cloud Computing For SMBs: 3 Questions, 3 Requirements
Commentary  |  7/14/2011  | 
Don't move to the cloud just because everyone else is doing it. Explore whether it's right for you by asking yourself some questions first and then demanding answers from potential vendors.
Overthrowing Apple: The Web Leads To Freedom
News  |  7/12/2011  | 
Digital Chocolate CEO Trip Hawkins urges developer-serfs to cast off their chains.
How SMBs Can Embrace The Social Intranet
Commentary  |  7/12/2011  | 
Part data repository, part social media platform, software such as ThoughtFarmer turns businesses into thriving communities.
How To Build A Secure Mobile App
News  |  7/12/2011  | 
While it's a relatively new channel, mobile banking is growing rapidly, and apps are emerging as consumers' mobile solutions of choice. How do you ensure your app is secure?
Batchbook Gives SMBs Social Business Control Panel
News  |  7/11/2011  | 
For small business focused on toilet training cats, BatchBook provided simple, streamlined, social contact and opportunity manager.
Consultants Deploy Healthcare Apps Better Than Vendors
News  |  7/11/2011  | 
Third-party firms almost always do a superior job implementing a vendor's applications as compared to the vendor itself, says a new KLAS study.
4 Ways Cloud Computing Can Boost Business
News  |  7/7/2011  | 
MaidPro has adopted hosted infrastructure and applications across its 120 SMB franchises to speed up training, minimize internal IT needs, enable owners to manage remotely, and to keep fuel costs in check. The firm's CEO explains why they did it and what to look for in a good vendor.
SMB Cloud Choices Expanding
News  |  7/7/2011  | 
OS33, Cloupia partner to make it easier for managed service providers to cater to SMBs.
Facebook Adds Video Calling, Group Chat
News  |  7/6/2011  | 
The Skype-powered Video Calling service looks easy to use but only supports one-to-one conversation. Google+ competition looms large.
Facebook's 'Awesome' News: 4 Predictions
News  |  7/5/2011  | 
The social networking giant has something up its sleeve, something that probably has to do with video chat.
SAS 70 Is Dead: Hello Better Cloud Governance?
Commentary  |  7/5/2011  | 
Cloud computing, outsourcing, and their accompanying risks demand that we move beyond the vendor checkbox that SAS 70 represented.

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