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Content tagged with Software as a Service
posted in October 2009
RightScale Refreshes Cloud Management Platform
News  |  10/30/2009
It has expanded its line of server templates suitable for configuring a workload to be sent to Amazon's EC2 public cloud.
Is The Desktop PC Doomed?
News  |  10/29/2009
The rise of Web-based apps, virtualization, and a crop of powerful mobile devices have the traditional PC desktop on the run.
Catbird Monitoring VMs In Amazon EC2
News  |  10/29/2009
A version of Catbird's vSecurity Cloud Edition is available as an app in Amazon's EC2-approved catalog of application services.
Google's 'Gov Cloud' Wins $7.2 Million Los Angeles Contract
News  |  10/28/2009
The City of Los Angeles plans to replace its Novell GroupWise e-mail system with Google Apps, partly using anti-trust settlement money paid by Microsoft.
Cisco To Acquire ScanSafe
News  |  10/27/2009
The market for tech companies is heating up again, as Cisco strengthens its position in Web and mobile security.
Amazon Offers MySQL Cloud Service, Cuts Server Fees
News  |  10/27/2009
In a preemptive strike at Microsoft, Amazon Web Services offers a relational database in the cloud, high-memory configurations, and cuts hourly fees for its Windows and Linux servers.
SAP NetWeaver BPM: A 1.0 Product With Promise
News  |  10/26/2009
It's not the best business process management system on the market, but can it be the best system for SAP customers?
Adobe, Salesforce Put Flash In Cloud
News  |  10/23/2009 and Adobe Systems are teaming up to put interactive, rich user interface applications in the cloud ahead of Microsoft's Azure launch.
Google Inks Jaguar Land Rover Apps Deal
News  |  10/23/2009
The automaker has purchased 15,000 seats for Google Apps, incuding Gmail.
Read The Fine Print, Or Why Vendor Contracts Matter
Features  |  10/22/2009
Not reading a contract for services thoroughly can have big implications down the road. Small and midsize businesses need to read the "fine print" in a vendor service contract. Here's what to look for.
Nvidia Launches 3D Rendering For Cloud Computing Providers
News  |  10/21/2009
The server delivers photo-quality 3D images to any broadband-connected PC running a web browser.
Google, Workday Outages Show SaaS Isn't Perfect
News  |  10/21/2009
Software-as-a-service lets CIOs pay only for what they need, but CIOs need to make sure they get the system performance they've paid for.
Government Technologist: Energy's $32 Million Cloud Experiment
Commentary  |  10/21/2009
The Department of Energy has embarked on an ambitious project to see how cloud computing can be used by scientists at its national labs. Is it taking on too much, too soon?
Q&A: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer On Sharepoint 2010
News  |  10/20/2009
The Microsoft CEO lays out the company's Internet-facing strategy for its enterprise collaboration tool, SharePoint 2010.
Microsoft Unveils SharePoint 2010
News  |  10/20/2009
CEO Steve Ballmer calls the enterprise collaboration suite the biggest and most important SharePoint release to date.
Photo Gallery: Google's Scenic Oregon Data Center
News  |  10/15/2009
One of Google's newest data centers is nestled among the mountains, canyons, and waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge.
Dell: IT Can Create $200 Billion In Efficiencies
News  |  10/13/2009
Virtualization could take a large chunk out of the $1.2 trillion spent on IT in North America each year, Michael Dell said at OracleWorld.
Dell, Salesforce Partner In Online CRM
News  |  10/12/2009
Dell will provide system-integration services for small and medium-sized businesses using Salesforce.
Wolfe's Den: Less Client, More Cloud For Microsoft After Windows 7
Commentary  |  10/12/2009
Intriguing evidence points to the fact that cloud computing services for both enterprises and consumers--in the form of Azure and Windows Live--will loom larger in Microsoft's future than anyone realizes.
D&B, Kalido Unveil Data Management Products
News  |  10/12/2009
Kalido adds new collaboration features between business users and IT in the latest version of Information Engine and D&B launches its first online data management application.
Univa Puts Oracle E-Business Suite In Cloud
News  |  10/9/2009
The software maker will demonstrate, at Oracle OpenWorld, how Oracle's enterprise apps can be run remotely, in the cloud.
NASA Moon Bomb Stirs Up Cloud
News  |  10/9/2009
Microsoft and Google will offer looks at LCROSS lunar impact on their Web platforms.
Alternative IT
Features  |  10/8/2009
CIOs are more receptive than ever to new software models -- and not because they’re trendy.
Web Security Goes Online
Features  |  10/8/2009
A growing number of providers offer Web security in the cloud
Practical Analysis: Do We Really Want All This Service?
Features  |  10/8/2009
As signs of economic recovery emerge, the IT industry is trying to remake itself for 2010. But are vendors reading the tea leaves correctly?
Google, Amazon Top Public Cloud Surveys
News  |  10/7/2009
IBM and VMware are the vendors most dedicated to creating private clouds, analysis of developer surveys shows.
Compuware To Acquire Gomez For $295 Million
News  |  10/7/2009
The move will enable Compuware to offer peformance management to customers with apps in the cloud.
Microsoft To Offer Browser Choice In Europe
News  |  10/7/2009
Redmond agrees to provide Windows users on the continent with "ballot screen" from which rival offerings can be selected.
Eolas Patents The Interactive Web, Sues Tech Giants
News  |  10/6/2009
Developer claims Google, Yahoo, Adobe, Sun and other IT luminaries have purloined its Internet application technology., Cisco Team Up On Cloud Offering
News  |  10/5/2009
Customers of will have access to Cisco's Unified Contact Center technologies for customer service.
Pentaho Buying SaaS From LucidEra
News  |  10/5/2009
LucidEra's Clearview interactive reporting tool will become the front-end interface of Pentaho's business intelligence product line.
Wolfe's Den Interview: Pacific Labs CIO Talks Cloud Computing Security
Commentary  |  10/5/2009
Jerry Johnson, chief information officer of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, offers insights into cloud security, the war on cybercrime, and the expansion of the perimeter.
IBM To Launch Web-Based E-Mail Service
News  |  10/2/2009
LotusLive iNotes puts Big Blue into competition with Google's Gmail service.
The Risks And Benefits Of Platform As A Service
Features  |  10/1/2009
Weigh these issues before you make a decision.
IBM Opens New York Analytics Center
News  |  10/1/2009
Facility will provide a hub for research into pattern recognition and other sciences that can help businesses solve their most vexing problems.
SpatialKey Launches Location Intelligence Software
News  |  10/1/2009
SpatialKey On-Demand is a software-as-a-service offering that provides access and analysis of location-based data. Users can upload, sort and filter data sets either manually or automatically.
Appian Upgrades BPM Suite
News  |  10/1/2009
Among the ease-of-use features in Appian 6 is one-click import, export and publishing of models, rules, expressions, forms and all other components of a process application. In addition, the upgrade offers application-centric portal views for end users.
Platform As A Service: What Vendors Offer
Features  |  10/1/2009
Web app development will move to online platforms, despite the trade-offs that approach often requires.

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