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posted in August 2008
Aster and Greenplum have made Google's MapReduce compatible with SQL for use in the parallel data warehousing systems based on open source PostgreSQL.
Chiquita Brands, a SaaS believer, taps remote management services provider for e-mail chores.
The beta includes a number of new security features, including protection against cross-site scripting attacks and a phishing and malware filter.
Remote managed services are a stepping-stone toward cloud computing for companies with economic, legal, or security concerns about software-as-a-service, a Gartner analyst says.
Microsoft's PhotoSynth enables users to create navigable, three-dimensional visual "tours" by stitching together digital photos to recreate scenes that can be shared online.
IBM has launched a new consulting practice called Green Sigma to help companies tackle thorny energy efficiency problems.
Email Prioritizer uses various algorithms to automatically identify the importance or urgency of e-mail messages delivered into an Outlook 2007 in-box.
IT departments scramble to devise backup plans following service disruptions at Amazon, Citrix, and Google.
Microsoft product unit manager Shanku Niyogi said in an interview that developers will see a "significant increase" in the scalability of .Net applications written for both client and server.
Vendor aims its managed computing, networking, security, and storage service at big organizations -- including the Olympics.
Own a business? Have $12,500 handy? Get your own Microsoft Surface table-top computer now. On Wednesday, Microsoft posted an order form online for its multitouch computer.
The upgraded database includes improved data compression, better scalability, and easier management of concurrent workloads.
Synaptic Hosting will allow companies to host Windows Server or Linux client-server applications and Web apps in AT&T's data centers, rather than in their own data centers.
The company now has six months to file a statement of use -- a document backing up or solidifying Dell's use of the term cloud computing -- or request for extension.
The report shows that Microsoft is aware of its own important balancing act as the company strives to maintain its relevance and dominance in the services era.