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Content tagged with Software as a Service
posted in May 2008
Measuring Web Site Performance From The Edge
News  |  5/30/2008
Gomez CTO Imad Mouline says Web 2.0 applications are pushing even simple retailers to provide the same level of richness as major Web players to maintain their brand presence.
Enterprise 2.0 Conference Preview: Harnessing The Web Transformation
News  |  5/30/2008
Get ready for the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston June 9 - 12. where attendees will get an up-close look at how SaaS and Cloud Computing, Search 2.0, and social networking in the enterprise are reinventing the way companies do business.
Mozilla Aims For Firefox 3.0 Download Record
News  |  5/29/2008
Given that there's no established Guinness World Record for software downloads, Mozilla is destined for the record book no matter what happens.
Google's Developer Strategy Rests On The Cloud
News  |  5/28/2008
Its new era of software development includes Google Gears, Android, Google App Engine, Google Web Toolkit, and OpenSocial API, the company revealed at its I/O conference.
MokaFive Offers New Approach For Virtual Desktops
News  |  5/27/2008
MokaFive's virtual desktops run on a desktop or laptop regardless of whether that unit remains connected to a central server.
N.Y.'s CIO Urges Interoperable, Vendor-Neutral Document Format
News  |  5/23/2008
The state report also advocates the creation of a cross-government Electronic Records Committee to address long-term concerns.
Q&A With Gartner's Don Feinberg on Database as a Service and Cloud DBs
News  |  5/23/2008
Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Sun are now fueling the growing fire around the database-as-a-service and cloud database markets, but what's the difference between these offerings and what's the appeal? Database guru Don Feinberg defines terms and raises important questions about reliability and security.
Down To Business: To SaaS Or Not To SaaS? Not A Simple Question
Commentary  |  5/22/2008
Some vendors want to engage in a debate about the merits of premises-based vs. single- and multitenant vs. hosted software architectures. Customers will decide which make the most business sense.
SaaS Could Gum Up Open Source's Code-Sharing Model
News  |  5/22/2008
Advocates are concerned SaaS providers will transform but not contribute their innovations back to the community. Reports 50% Revenue Growth
News  |  5/22/2008 reported net income of $9.56 million on revenues of $247.6 million in the first quarter and said it signed 2,600 companies and organizations as new customers.
Despite Challenges, Microsoft Expects Broad Adoption Of Online Software Services
News  |  5/21/2008
Microsoft expects half of all Exchange e-mail customers to subscribe to a software-as-a-service version within five years.
Microsoft, Citrix Push 'Branch Office In A Box'
News  |  5/20/2008
The software is the latest in a recent push by vendors to simplify the increasingly complex IT infrastructure at many companies' branch offices with a do-it-all piece of hardware.
Google Launches Google Personal Health Record Tools
News  |  5/19/2008
The pilot project with the Cleveland Clinic lets hundreds of patients add and access information about their medical histories and conditions.
Oracle Plans Utah Data Center To Support SaaS Business
News  |  5/19/2008
Oracle joins Microsoft, Google, and others building new centers to support growing online operations.
Microsoft Open Source, Standards Chiefs Tout 'Openness'
News  |  5/16/2008
Interviews with Sam Ramji and Tom Robertson reveal Microsoft is strong on building open source business models and community as well as interoperability and industry standards.
SaaS Market Heats Up
News  |  5/15/2008
Large companies move beyond the early-adopter stage, signing licenses for tens of thousands of employees.
SaaS To The Rescue
Features  |  5/15/2008
On-demand software changed the Humane Society's IT strategy for the better. Can it do the same for your organization?
Tips For Making The Most Of SaaS
Commentary  |  5/14/2008
Online services require up-front planning and a close relationship with your service providers.
SaaS CIO Checklist
Features  |  5/14/2008
Some things to consider when choosing between an on-demand software-as-a-service application and conventional software.
Zoho Ties Login To Google, Yahoo
News  |  5/14/2008
The feature makes it possible for someone to log in to Zoho using Google or Yahoo credentials in order to view and collaborate on documents created by a Zoho user.
Software Piracy On The Rise, Study Finds
News  |  5/14/2008
Rates of pirated software ranged from a high of 93% in Armenia to a low of 20% in the United States, according to the 2007 BSA and IDC Global Software Piracy study.
Workday Lands Software Industry's Biggest SaaS Deal
News  |  5/13/2008
The deal, for 200,000 users, marks a tipping point for interest in and use of on-demand software among large companies.
Brits Want Microsoft Office 2007 Expelled From Classrooms
News  |  5/13/2008
Instead of Open XML, BECTA wants the EU to compel Microsoft to support open standards, such as the Open Document Format.
VMware: Virtualization Offers A Way To Recover From Disaster
News  |  5/12/2008
The company touts its newly released Site Recovery Manager as an automation agent that takes over to shift workloads with existing data to the recovery site.
Down To Business: As IBM Reaches For Cloud, Where Next Microsoft?
Commentary  |  5/8/2008
IBM's alignment with Google around Linux and Internet standards should have its longtime rival sweating sans Yahoo.
SAP Is The Latest Convert To Software-Plus-Services Vision
News  |  5/8/2008
It envisions selling "component" services to its big ERP customers beginning next year.
Google, IBM Join Forces To Offer Cloud Computing Services
News  |  5/8/2008
"The cloud has higher value in business," says Google CEO Schmidt.
Google Cuts Price, Rebrands Postini Security Service
News  |  5/8/2008
Google has slashed the cost of its security service by 40% and added an optional protection feature for public Wi-Fi users in its continued efforts to lure businesses to Google Apps.
District Of Columbia Tests Google Apps
News  |  5/6/2008
Google has "donated" 1,000 user licenses for Google Apps, Premier Edition, to the District's Office of the Chief Technology Officer, according to the city.
Software Helps Agencies Manage Foster Care For Texas Kids
News  |  5/5/2008
Software-as-a-service KaleidaCare is helping keep case workers up to date on the situations and needs of 463 kids removed from Yearning for Zion ranch.
SAP's Kagermann Reveals Plan To Bring SaaS To Large Companies
News  |  5/5/2008
SAP will offer by early next year on-demand "components" that integrate with a customer's existing ERP suite, Kagermann says.
IBM To Launch Web-Based Application Market
News  |  5/2/2008
IBM's Blue Business Platform will feature a mix of business applications and services aimed primarily at small- and mid-sized companies.
Google, IBM Join Forces To Dominate 'Cloud Computing'
News  |  5/1/2008
The companies plan to exploit their common technological world view and considerable talent to build a worldwide network of servers for consumer and business use.
Down To Business: Let Go Of The Past And Embrace Change
Commentary  |  5/1/2008
It can be unsettling, but those who seek out change will find that it creates more career paths than it cuts off.
How Merrill Lynch Plans To Virtualize Half Its Desktops
Features  |  5/1/2008
It's a big bet on emerging technology that's driven by IT management cost savings.

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