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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in March 2009
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Gartner Says IT Spending Worse Than After Dot-Com Bust
News  |  3/31/2009
Companies worldwide will spend 3.8% less on IT in 2009, significantly lower than the analyst firm's "worst-case" October forecast of a 2.3% increase.
EBay Opening App Store In Summer
News  |  3/31/2009
Similar to Apple's App Store, eBay hopes to entice third-party developers with a slice of the revenue from its Selling Manager Application.
bMighty News Flash: Tuesday March 31, 2009
News  |  3/31/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Internet ad sales, Ballmer feted, Google launches VC, small business job loss, Intel's Nehalem, Nehalem virtualization, wireless carriers standardize, AdMob mobile ad platform, ADTRAN IP communications, UC paging for SMBs, D-Link lifetime warranty, AccelOps all-in-one management, Hostway Exchange platform, Azaleos Exchange patent, Spam increasing, Conficker, MySpace Local, YouTube premium content, Web presence packages for SMBs, bye bye Enc
InformationWeek To Launch 'Anatomy Of The Cloud' Series
News  |  3/30/2009
Technical analysis is aimed at helping IT pros evaluate new options in infrastructure, storage, and platforms as a service, as well as strategies for building internal private clouds.
LucidEra Upgrades Online Sales Analytical Tool
News  |  3/30/2009
Pipeline Insight 2.0 introduces new pre-built stage conversion metrics and best-practice reports that enable sales managers to analyze current and historical trends.
Panorama Unveils RC1 Of NovaView 6
News  |  3/30/2009
The preview of the latest version of NovaView incorporates Google Apps to enable customers to use the online office productivity suite to share and collaborate on reports.
bMighty News Flash: Friday March 27, 2009
News  |  3/27/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Small businesses want less stimulus, more tax cuts, free small businesses resources, Amazon, Google, IBM layoffs, Facebook needs $, Google Checkout fees rise, SMBs virtualize blades, Sun VDI 3, Microsoft attacks Mac, Apple WWDC, Windows 7 Release Candidate, Verizon netbooks, Accolade Systems sues Apple, Skype for iPhone, Opera Mobile 9.7, BlackBerry SlingPlayer, U4EA/Vidtel video communication services, TNCI integrated communications, Conf
Salesforce Keeps Tight Control On Cloud Development
News  |  3/26/2009
The cloud platform provides an elastic environment for applications, but development in the cloud occurs within a constrained environment.
Google Shaping iGoogle Into Web's Front End
News  |  3/26/2009
The launch of gaming themes for iGoogle lets people express their personalities and interests, executive Marissa Mayer says.
bMighty News Flash: Thursday March 26, 2009
News  |  3/26/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Small business optimism, Opera browser geolocation, hosted virtual desktops, MacBook Pro memory upgrade, Voice-powered Google search for BlackBerry, ContactsCalendarSync for G1 Android, Alltel My Circle, Adobe Flash for Android, mobile app store growth, Wedge Networks security appliance, protecedpdf Small Business Edition, Google services for Web sites, Twitter premium, Twitter best practices...
Microsoft Bashes Secret 'Cloud Manifesto'
News  |  3/26/2009
Asked to sign off on the anonymous document "without modifications," Microsoft is proposing a new Cloud Manifesto, created and discussed in a public wiki or at a conference.
Blockbuster, TiVo To Deliver Movies Online
News  |  3/25/2009
Subscribers will be able to access movies through Blockbuster's On Demand service and store them on their TiVo DVRs.
bMighty News Flash: Wednesday March 25, 2009
News  |  3/25/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Google invests in Pixazza, economy crimps pay-for-performance outsourcing, Firefox architecture instability and memory leaks, no local Windows Azure, proprietary software model broken, is Linux Wal-Mart?, Hitachi 2.5" hard drive, Xobni ends beta, Dell servers and storage, T-Mobile 3G USB laptop stick, Sprint WiMax in 10 cities, Samsung SMB dealer program, Skype leading international carrier, botnet malware targets routers and modems, value
Microsoft Nixes Private Azure Clouds
News  |  3/25/2009
Customers that want to tap the new cloud computing OS will have to buy hosting services from Redmond.
Novell Bullish On Linux In Economic Downturn
News  |  3/25/2009
CEO Ron Hovsepian is betting R&D dollars that Linux will be "the Wal-Mart of IT," he said in his keynote at the Open Source Business Conference.
Firefox Browser Going On A Memory Diet
News  |  3/24/2009
Mozilla officials admit Firefox continues to rely on a monolithic architecture that can lead to instability and memory leaks.
OnLive Delivers Gaming Through The Cloud
News  |  3/24/2009
The startup is utilizing cloud computing to provide high-quality, 3-D games on demand without a console.
Tech Pros Show Flickers Of Optimism
News  |  3/24/2009
Of those software developers surveyed, 62% think the U.S. government's economic stimulus programs will have a positive impact.
Amazon Cloud Gains Traction For Enterprise Apps
News  |  3/23/2009
Some software companies suggest it's a superior alternative to SaaS for hosting their offerings.
Government Action On Cloud Computing Urged
News  |  3/23/2009
A new Google-supported report only paints with a broad brush what should and shouldn't be done, but delves deeper into the possibilities. Offers Twitter Customer-Service App
News  |  3/20/2009
Comcast, Dell, and others will use the app to find and help customers who've turned to their social networks to solve product problems.
IBM-Sun Rivalry May Finally Reach An Accord
News  |  3/19/2009
One of the main reasons IBM is willing to pay a premium for Sun is that Sun owns Java, and Java IP is worth billions in future revenue to IBM.
Samsung Launches Mobile Movie Service
News  |  3/19/2009
The company also unveiled its Tocco Ultra Edition media-enabled cell phone in Europe to coincide with the service.
SAS, NetSuite, Announce Cloud Computing Efforts
News  |  3/19/2009
SAS Institute will build a $70 million cloud computing facility, and NetSuite joins the platform-as-a-service market.
bMighty News Flash: Thursday March 19, 2009
News  |  3/19/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Cisco buys Flip, Google woos SMBs, Microsoft still wants Yahoo, Silverlight 3 beta, IE 8 slow, Expression Blend 3 preview, NetSuite expands SaaS developer program, Psystar launches Mac clone, no contract iPhone, Firefox mobile browser, Covad and Cisco managed UC, IE8, Firefox, and Safari hacked, Facebook-friendly Citysearch, 3Tera SLA, training program...
IBM-Sun Merger Called Anticompetitive
News  |  3/19/2009
Industry group claims a Big Blue takeover of Sun would result in fewer choices and higher prices in the IT market.
Cisco Needs BMC To Supply Unified Virtual Management
News  |  3/18/2009
At stake is Cisco's blade server, which will combine converged network components, then link to virtualized network and store resources under a single management interface.
Oracle Beats Estimates In Tough Economy
News  |  3/18/2009
Despite a dip in software license sales, CEO Larry Ellison claims his company is more focused on cloud computing than competitor SAP.
IBM + Sun: Too Late For Open Source?
News  |  3/18/2009
Anything IBM could acquire from Sun's existing open source portfolio, it could develop on its own or buy more cost effectively from another vendor, analysts suggest.
Sun Unveils Open Cloud Computing Platform
News  |  3/18/2009
The challenge to's Elastic Compute Cloud and S3 storage services is due out this summer.
bMighty News Flash: Wednesday March 18, 2009
News  |  3/18/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Senate extends SBA programs, IBM buying Sun Microsystems, Criticism and praise for Obama's small business plan, Via Technologies design for mini-laptops, IBM, HP take swipes at Cisco's unified computing, Google Chrome Beta slow on Windows 7, iPhone 3.0 delivers cut, paste, and more, Cybersquatting reaches record levels, Panda Security offers cheaper Security-as-a-Service to SMBs, Google updates Unread in Gmail, Electronic Privacy Informatio
iPhone 3.0 Gets Rush Of Business Software Support
News  |  3/18/2009
Oracle, SAP, Sybase, and Workday are acknowledging the growing use of iPhones in business with new applications and development kits.
Cybersquatting Hits All-Time Record
News  |  3/17/2009
Concerns have even slowed a plan that ICANN announced last year to introduce new top-level domains.
bMighty News Flash: Tuesday March 17, 2009
News  |  3/17/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: SBA loan scans, Treasury buys SBA securities, Dell Adamo, iPhone 3.0, HP laptop batteries, HTC Android phones, Comcast WiMax, Mobile Web usage, mobile phone spending, HP ProCurve switches, EMC free upgrade, Facebook privacy, Windows patch, Comcast password breach, Google Earth crimes, OS X and Safari security, Twitter ads, Windows Azure outage, Verizon FiOS, BatchBlue small business Web...
Competitors Jab At Cisco's Unified Data Center System
News  |  3/17/2009
Cisco's big, ambitious vision puts it in a brave new world of competition, one fraught with challenges and holes competitors are eager to pick at.
Cloudera's Cloud Could Unlock Doors For Open Source
News  |  3/16/2009
The company's first commercial version of Hadoop allows cloud-powered servers to store petabytes worth of information.
Cisco To Sell Blade Servers With Virtualization, Storage
News  |  3/16/2009
The company's Unified Computing System brings it into direct competition with some of its existing partners, such as HP, Dell, and IBM.
Amazon Offers You Your Own Little Place In The Clouds
News  |  3/13/2009
The company's Reserved Instances EC2 service allows companies to reserve both processing and storage capacity ahead of time, instead of rolling the dice.
Yahoo Lights Friends On Fire
News  |  3/13/2009
The Facebook application based on Yahoo's Fire Eagle software lets social network friends know where you are and what you're up to.
bMighty News Flash: Friday March 13, 2009
News  |  3/13/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: FBI probe of Vivek Kundra, Firefox beta release, Yahoo's FireEagle on Facebook, Palm Pre vs. iPhone and BlackBerry, Symbian platform release schedule, rumors of Android Cupcake, GlobalScape file sharing update, Dell all-in-one tackes iMac, PC makers target SMBs, stimulus for veteran-owned SMBs, Twitter drives traffic, Facebook outpaces Yahoo traffic, CDW seeks SMB partners, Zer01 unlimited mobile plan, Google Voice threatens Android, Linux
bMighty News Flash: Thursday March 12, 2009
News  |  3/12/2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: SMBs profitable, Google Voice, SMBs recover first, HP-USA.NET collaboration, telecommunting, eBay retrenches, Amazon price cut, retail sales numbers, new FB homepage, Hulu social network, word of mouth ad impressions, Google search share, Plaxo features, FB referall leader...
PivotLink Upgrades BI SaaS Offering
News  |  3/12/2009
The new features within PivotLink 4.2 are aimed at organizations looking to share BI data with suppliers, customers or partners.
Q&A: Sun's CTO Talks About Cloud Computing
News  |  3/11/2009
Sun Microsystems CTO Greg Papadopoulos discusses cloud computing, open source, and open storage against a backdrop of an economy that's acting as a huge accelerant.
Google Voice Rises To Replace GrandCentral
News  |  3/11/2009
New to the service will be the ability to receive SMS text messages sent to your Google Voice number on a mobile device, and sending messages from your Web-based Google Voice inbox.
Yahoo Subsidiary Finds Users Willing To Pay To Play
News  |  3/11/2009
The media site's Zimbra open source mail product edges past Gmail with 40 million paid mailbox users.
Free Apps: Enterprise Freebies Get Serious
News  |  3/11/2009
Like it or not, free software is powering the enterprise. Get comfortable with SaaS, Google Gears, Adobe AIR, application virtualization, and free apps from scores of startups and big-name vendors -- or get left behind.
Microsoft Releases Details On Windows App Store
News  |  3/11/2009
In addition to improving relations, Microsoft will try to woo mobile developers away from Apple by giving them 70% of the revenue sold from applications.
Jive Tweaks Its Social Platform
News  |  3/10/2009
Clearspace tools merge to include wiki, social networking, and other tools including BI in Jive's new Social Business Software 3.0.
Oracle Offers Procurement SaaS
News  |  3/6/2009
Sourcing On Demand represents a significant leap for Oracle into the area of SaaS modules for ERP.
Veeam Offers Free Drag-And-Drop Tool For VMware Software
News  |  3/5/2009
Administrators can now move around ESXi files -- ESXi is the free version of the ESX hypervisor -- as well as ESX files.
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