Content tagged with Services
posted in September 2009
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Google's Postini May Shape Wave Security
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
Two years after being acquired by Google, Postini is looking to extend its messaging management tools to other Google services.
TSA Awards $493 Million Contract To CSC
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
The Transportation Security Administration has replaced Unisys with Computer Sciences Corporation as its primary managed services provider.
Global CIO: Accenture Should Start Buying—Here's A Shopping List
Commentary  |  9/30/2009  | 
Where is it written that IT services companies have to sit back and wait to be acquired by IT product companies? Accenture has the power to reverse that trend and offer new value to CIOs.
Hybrid Service Overcomes Satellite Phone Complaints
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
AT&T and TerreStar will partner to offer a hybrid cellular-satellite service on standard-sized handsets.
IBM In Canadian E-Health Deal
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
Big Blue will create a database to store millions of digitized patient records.
Salesforce.com Helps Launch SaaS Company
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
FinancialForce.com, a startup providing financial and accounting software as a service, is getting a minority investment and on-campus office space from Salesforce.com.
Google Wave Preview Release Wednesday
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
After months of closed testing, Google says it will offer Wave accounts to developers, early adopters and select Google Apps customers.
Global CIO: Ballmer Blasts IBM For All The Wrong Reasons
Commentary  |  9/29/2009  | 
Days before launching Microsoft's "New Efficiency" strategy, Steve Ballmer took some swipes at IBM and its strategy, which is bizarre because Ballmer's taking Microsoft down a path IBM's already on.
Xerox Shares Plunge On ACS Deal
News  |  9/28/2009  | 
Worries about debt and integration issues cast pall over merger agreement.
Google Gmail Disruption Caused By Network Load, Code Update
News  |  9/28/2009  | 
Code changes, data center problems, and heavy usage conspired to make Gmail inaccessible for some last week.
Global CIO: An Open Letter To Oracle CEO Larry Ellison
Commentary  |  9/28/2009  | 
Oracle customers hear a lot from you about your competitors, but rarely do they hear how you feel about them and what your vision and strategy for them is. You're missing a huge opportunity.
Xerox In $6.4 Billion ACS Buy
News  |  9/28/2009  | 
Xerox will pay cash and stock to acquire IT and business process outsourcer Affiliated Computer Services.
AT&T Gives iPhone MMS Support
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
The carrier took its time rolling out the iPhone's multimedia messaging service capabilities in order to ensure its network could handle the traffic.
IBM Building 'Smarter City' Cloud In China
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
The center will be built with IBM's CloudBurst hardware and will be used to modernize a municipal administration and economy.
SkyTerra To Be Acquired
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
Harbinger Capital Partners will take the hybrid satellite-terrestrial mobile phone company private.
Google Sites API Opens SharePoint Escape Route
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
Users of Google Sites now have access to an API to move data in and out of the service.
Verizon Wireless Plans Mass LTE Deployment
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
In an interview, Verizon Wireless CTO Tony Melone lays out the carrier's ambitious Long-Term Evolution plans.
Gmail Outage Resolved
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
Google's Gmail service is up and running again after a brief outage affecting a limited number of users.
NetSuite Offers ERP iPhone App
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
The app, which provides access to NetSuite's on-demand enterprise-resourcing planning and CRM suite, is another example of business SaaS going mobile.
Practical Analysis: The Industry-Specific Cloud
Commentary  |  9/24/2009  | 
Amazon's Vogels reinforced the notion that one size probably won't fit all when it comes to cloud computing.
Protecting Laptop Data: New bMighty How-To Guide
Commentary  |  9/23/2009  | 
The data on your company's laptops may be your firm's most vulnerable asset. But the latest addition to bMighty's IT Management How-To Center can show you how managed laptop data-encryption and backup services can safeguard that data even if the laptop itself goes missing.
Google Enables Web Annotation With Sidewiki
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
Web site visitors who use Google Toolbar now have access to a global comment and annotation system called Google Sidewiki.
Global CIO: Oracle And SAP Race For Mid-Market Opportunities
Commentary  |  9/22/2009  | 
As SAP and Oracle rush to court mid-market customers, are they missing the real contest: the traditional on-premises model versus hard-charging SaaS? Meanwhile, don't count out Microsoft.
Oracle To Offer SaaS To Midsize Customers
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
Mid-market software-as-a-service will include the option of subscription-based pricing, the software company said.
IBM, Microsoft Back Zend Open Cloud API
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
Zend Technologies' Simple API project provides a common API set from which developers may call application services.
Adobe Goes Viral With Flash Platform Services
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
To give Flash application developers more insight into how their apps are being used, Adobe is rolling out new services to make Flash apps more social and measurable.
Skype's Latest Litigation Targets Volpi
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
Already locked in bitter litigation with eBay, Skype's founders have directed their latest lawsuit against former Skype director and partner, Mike Volpi.
Global CIO: Apple's Next Billion-Dollar Idea: The Enterprise Mobility iCloud
Commentary  |  9/20/2009  | 
Apple has a massive opportunity--and unique qualifications--to connect hundreds of millions of mobile workers with enterprise data and information through Apple's Next Big Thing: the iCloud.
Another Take On Freemium -- From LogMeIn
Commentary  |  9/18/2009  | 
In today's feature story, online businesses talk about the plusses and minuses of offering free online services -- and then transitioning them to paid services. Coincidentally, I had a conversation on the very same topic this week with Michael Simon, CEO of LogMeIn. For Simon, there are no minuses, only plusses.
AT&T On Track For Subscriber Growth
News  |  9/18/2009  | 
The company is on pace to add subscribers in the third quarter thanks to the rapid adoption of devices such as Apple's iPhone 3GS.
Nokia Siemens Tests LTE Voice Call
News  |  9/18/2009  | 
The company also said it is adding 200 employees to its U.S. Long-Term Evolution efforts.
AT&T Buys Spectrum For 3G, LTE Networks
News  |  9/18/2009  | 
The deal will enable the carrier to boost its existing 3G networks and transition to 4G networks based on Long-Term Evolution technology.
AT&T Expands Remote Tech Support Push -- With Help From Intel VPro
Commentary  |  9/17/2009  | 
Last week, AT&T TechSupport 360 expanded coverage from very small businesses to companies with up to 50 employees. This week, AT&T joined with Intel to announce a new level of support for computers equipped with Intel's VPro technology.
Global CIO: Where Do Oracle's Profits Come From?
Commentary  |  9/17/2009  | 
Oracle's quarterly numbers show all of its profits came from "software license updates and product support"--aka 22% maintenance fees--and only 20% of its revenue came from actual software sales.
Doyenz Offers Disaster Recovery In Cloud
News  |  9/17/2009  | 
Low-cost disaster recovery, live failover, and a production testing environment in the 'ShadowCloud' are the lead services being offered.
Alltel, T-Mobile Top Retail Service Study
News  |  9/17/2009  | 
Price and promotions are becoming increasingly important factors in the wireless retail experience, according to J.D. Power and Associates.
Clearwire: Switch To LTE No Problem
News  |  9/17/2009  | 
Clearwire and WiMax are facing stiff competition from companies rolling out 4G networks based on Long-Term Evolution technology.
Global CIO: SAP Jilted Again By Siemens: Isolated Case Or Deep Problem?
Commentary  |  9/16/2009  | 
Unhappy with the value it was getting in return for its 17% annual fees, and looking to innovate with SaaS, Siemens has bypassed strategic customer/partner SAP twice in the past few months.
Mobile Broadband Card Sales Brisk
News  |  9/16/2009  | 
The market is being driven by wholesale shifts to HSPA and EV-DO, report says.
IW500: Q&A With SAS Institute CEO Jim Goodnight
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
SAS Institute CEO Jim Goodnight talks cloud computing, education, and software industry consolidation with InformationWeek.
Government Steps Into The Cloud
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
In its first iteration, Apps.gov consists strictly of software-as-a-service applications or other Internet services.
MetroPCS To Launch CDMA/LTE Handsets
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
The prepaid provider is looking to offer more smartphones and mobile services when it rolls out Long-Term Evolution networks next year.
Good Technology Adds Android Support
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
The company will also offer iPhone and Pre support to help companies whose employees use personal devices to access enterprise networks.
Government Embraces Cloud Computing, Launches App Store
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
Cloud computing is coming to government agencies, bringing the hope of cost savings, greater efficiency, and innovation.
IW500: Amazon CTO On Software Licensing, Cloud Security
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
Werner Vogels says EC2 customers should talk with software vendors about licensing -- something Amazon itself is already doing.
T-Mobile Shareholders Demand Upswing
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
Profitability for the wireless carrier will likely come through acquisition or a public offering, but neither path is clear.
Let The Business Mobile Price Wars Begin!
Commentary  |  9/14/2009  | 
Firing the first shot, Sprint rolls out new Business Advantage plans that could put pressure on other carriers to offer better deals.
Samsung Wants To Be Big Player In Business IT
Commentary  |  9/14/2009  | 
ChannelWeb reports that the Korean consumer electronics powerhouse is planning new PCs and laptops along with a move into commerical IT services. The company could be an important new option for SMBs, and the competition could help keep prices down.
Google Data Liberation Front Fights 'Evil' Lock-In
News  |  9/14/2009  | 
To provide greater awareness of its effort to "liberate" data, Google has launched a Web site and blog for its Data Liberation Front.
Avaya Wins Nortel Unit With $900 Million Bid
News  |  9/14/2009  | 
Nortel's enterprise unit provides landline phone systems to customers on a worldwide basis.
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