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Articles by Mary Hayes Weier
posted in August 2009
Lions Gate, the studio responsible for the film and TV hits "Crash" and "Mad Men," is using the Kindle e-reader to distribute scripts.
The service lets customers integrate and move data between apps in Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud and their own data centers.
Microsoft and Google go head-to-head next year over online apps for business.
Customers will create a VPN to bridge Amazon to their existing IT infrastructures and use their existing security systems to protect data.
The CRM provider announced a year-over-year revenue increase of 20% for its second fiscal quarter ended July 31.
Forrester Research predicts that growing interest in predictive analytics will spur a new wave of consolidation in the business intelligence software market. So I asked the king of predictive analytics, SAS Institute, if the company is up for sale. Here's the answer: "We don't have a sign in the front yard by any means."
SAP will likely acquire a company specializing in predictive analytics within the next year, Forrester Research predicts.
Something that often gets lost in the discussion about cloud computing is what it means for traditional IT outsourcing. Many of the benefits are the same: Reduced costs, less internal development of software, reduced management of applications and hardware. So as cloud computing matures, it seems the IT outsourcing industry will have to evolve to adapt.
Data collected from networked sensors on highways and across power grids can be used by governments and utilities to make decisions.
Despite its strong ranking, Apple was the only computer company to see its position drop since last year, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
SAP joined several venture firms in funding social networking site LinkedIn with $22.7 million last fall.
SuccessFactors, provider of an employee-performance management software service, announced today that it's using NetSuite's ERP software service. Well, good for them. And shouldn't we see more of that--the software-as-a-service industry eating its own dog food?
Two other companies talked to SPSS about an acquisition of the predictive analytics technologies firm, SEC filings reveal.
Haworth, a $1.65 billion maker of office furniture, built an iPhone app and used Facebook and Twitter to drive customers into its showrooms.
More and more we're seeing examples of how on-premise software and SaaS can work hand-in-hand, and not necessarily in opposition. Consider Panaya, the provider of a software service for automating on-premise SAP upgrades, which just got $5 million in a second round of venture capital funding.
An analyst says Oracle, SAP, or HP may try to outbid IBM's $1.2 billion offer.
Pizza Hut, Kraft, and Whole Foods are looking to iPhone apps to grow revenues in a tough economy.