Content tagged with Services
posted in August 2009
New Survey Questions SMB Interest In Netbooks and Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  8/31/2009  | 
The results of a new Spiceworks survey shows that while more than half of small and midsize companies are using some form of cloud computing, they're still showing caution about fully embracing the technology. And only 13% of SMBs say they plan to buy netbooks. All this as the Great Recession forces SMBs to hold on to computers longer and cut key projects.
Cast Iron Offers Amazon EC2 Integration
News  |  8/31/2009  | 
The service lets customers integrate and move data between apps in Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud and their own data centers.
Sirius XM Launches iPhone Dock
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
The XM SkyDock uses the iPhone OS 3 hardware control capabilities to turn a motorist's Apple iPhone or iPod Touch into a satellite radio.
Facebook Testing Mobile Payments
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
The social network is enabling some users to buy Facebook Credits with their mobile phones instead of a credit card.
Google, Microsoft Jockey For Enterprise Dominance
News  |  8/27/2009  | 
Microsoft and Google go head-to-head next year over online apps for business.
Global CIO: Salesforce.com Surge Pushes SaaS Into Mainstream
Commentary  |  8/26/2009  | 
With sustained revenue growth and growing acceptance among larger customers, the SaaS community--led by Salesforce.com--has moved confidently out of the margins and into the mainstream.
Nokia Dials Up Mobile Payments
News  |  8/26/2009  | 
Consumers will be able to use their cell phones to send money to other people, pay for products, recharge prepaid SIM cards, and pay utility bills.
Amazon Launches Private Cloud Service
News  |  8/25/2009  | 
Customers will create a VPN to bridge Amazon to their existing IT infrastructures and use their existing security systems to protect data.
2 In 3 IT Managers Have Cloud Funding
News  |  8/24/2009  | 
Survey finds cloud computing becoming deeply entrenched in enterprise IT organizations.
Cox Picks Brew Platform For Mobile Service
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
The cable provider will combat AT&T and Verizon by offering mobile services using its portion of the 700-Mhz spectrum.
What Is Broadband? FCC Wants To Know
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
The federal agency wants to develop accurate and uniform definitions for broadband to help in its development of a national broadband plan.
BlackBerry Storm Gets V Cast Video
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
Verizon's on-demand service enables Storm users to view full-length videos and live sporting events on-the-go.
Salesforce.com Sees Rise In 2Q Revenue
News  |  8/21/2009  | 
The CRM provider announced a year-over-year revenue increase of 20% for its second fiscal quarter ended July 31.
Flash Cookies Serve Up An Annoying New Trick
Commentary  |  8/20/2009  | 
When you delete something from your PC, you expect it to stay deleted. Some online services, however, see things differently.
Motorola To Trial LTE In Japan
News  |  8/20/2009  | 
The LTE tests will take place on KDDI's network in 2010. Commercial launch scheduled for late 2012.
Rural Broadband Deployment Booming
News  |  8/20/2009  | 
Funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act have been earmarked for the expansion of broadband penetration.
Global CIO: An Open Letter To Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd
Commentary  |  8/19/2009  | 
HP should leverage CIO Randy Mott's superb achievements and become The Transformation Company, helping CIOs reverse the deadly 80/20 ratio and become drivers of growth.
IBM Targets Mainframe At Specific Applications
News  |  8/14/2009  | 
IBM hopes to counter plummeting System z sales with seven packages of integrated hardware, software, and services tailored to specific application workloads.
Apple, AT&T Sued For iPhone's Lack Of MMS
News  |  8/14/2009  | 
MMS capabilities are baked into Apple's 3.0 software, but AT&T says it will withhold support until late summer.
Zer01 Defends Mobile VoIP Technology
News  |  8/14/2009  | 
The company denies that its promise of unlimited voice, texts, and data for $70 a month is vaporware.
Broadband Stimulus A No-Go For Big Carriers
News  |  8/14/2009  | 
AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon Communications aren't expected to participate in the first round of government funding.
Disaster Recovery And How To Avoid It
Commentary  |  8/13/2009  | 
Data recovery services make a good living getting data off apparently useless hard disks, CDs, and tape. It's good to know the service is available -- but it's even better never to need it.
T-Mobile, Verizon Top Customer Care Ratings
News  |  8/13/2009  | 
Customer service perception can have a significant impact on subscriber churn rate.
Rolling Review: Service-now.com's Service Catalog
Features  |  8/13/2009  | 
The company's SaaS-based service catalog is easy to set up and use.
Verizon To Deploy LTE In Boston, Seattle
News  |  8/13/2009  | 
LTE is expected to deliver speeds and throughput to mobile handsets 15 to 100 times faster than existing wireless services.
1 In 3 Developers Working On Private Cloud Apps
News  |  8/12/2009  | 
Half of developers surveyed are using Amazon's EC2 cloud for prototyping, not to run a business critical application.
Clearwire Notches 2Q Loss
News  |  8/12/2009  | 
The wireless firm is in the early stages of deploying WiMax and has ambitious plans to aggressively roll it out in the coming months.
FairPoint Grilled By Regulators
News  |  8/11/2009  | 
Vermont is considering revoking FairPoint's license to run the landline and Internet assets it acquired from Verizon, given the volume of customer complaints.
iPhone App Deposits Bank Checks
News  |  8/10/2009  | 
Qualified USAA customers can use the iPhone camera to take pictures of their checks and make deposits into their accounts over the air.
Mobile Data Revenue Hits $10.6 Billion
News  |  8/10/2009  | 
Growth in mobile data service indicates the worst of the recession may be over for U.S. wireless carriers.
Medical Imaging Advances Lead To Storage Headaches
News  |  8/9/2009  | 
More doctors are using imaging technology to diagnose and treat patients, forcing hospitals to deal with new management, security, and access challenges.
Pre-Paid Phone Service Gains Slowing
News  |  8/7/2009  | 
MetroPCS Communications and Leap Wireless International report dismal 2Q results as Sprint Nextel's Boost Mobile and T-Mobile step up the competition.
Mobile Data Startup Raises $9 Million
News  |  8/6/2009  | 
MobileIron's enterprise mobility platform offers a window on employees' smartphone use to increase security and cut costs.
FCC Approves Row 44 In-Flight Wi-Fi
News  |  8/6/2009  | 
The company will be able to offer satellite-based broadband service on planes throughout North America.
Comcast Profits Up Sharply
News  |  8/6/2009  | 
The nation's biggest cable TV provider cited its "all-digital" strategy, wideband deployment, and launch of a wireless service as factors.
WiMax Versus WiMax In Texas Towns
News  |  8/5/2009  | 
The battle is likely a harbinger of the wireless future in which different high speed wireless technologies will compete against each other on a wide scale.
GSA Outlines U.S. Government's Cloud Computing Requirements
News  |  8/3/2009  | 
A newly issued RFQ details what's expected from cloud computing vendors in terms of security, SLAs, geographic location, and data ownership.
Clearwire Outlines WiMax Rollout Plans
News  |  8/3/2009  | 
The firm wants to cover 120 million people by the end of 2010, but it's facing increased competition from companies rolling out networks based on Long Term Evolution.
'Culture' Biggest Hurdle To Cloud Computing
News  |  8/3/2009  | 
Business decision makers don't understand the potential value of private clouds, said 76% of surveyed IT executives.
FCC Probes Google Voice Blockage
News  |  8/3/2009  | 
The agency sent letters Friday to AT&T, Apple, and Google over why the calling app was blocked from the App Store and the iPhone.


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