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Content tagged with Software as a Service
posted in January 2009
Footprints Of Google's GDrive Spotted
News  |  1/30/2009
A reference to Google's long-rumored online storage service was spotted in a JavaScript localization file associated with Google Pack, Google's free software bundle.
Virtualization Set For Desktop Surge In 2009
News  |  1/30/2009
The push for cost savings will sweep virtualization solutions from VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, and others past the server, onto the desktop and into the cloud.
Citrix To Reduce Workforce By 10%
News  |  1/29/2009
The trailing off of license revenue in the final quarter was a warning to Citrix that 2009 would be a difficult year, revenue-wise.
Remaking Microsoft: Go All-In In The Cloud
Features  |  1/29/2009
Microsoft needs to move more aggressively into cloud computing.
Salesforce.com Sets Right Vision In Customer Service, Analyst Says
News  |  1/28/2009
Among the most important achievements in the recently launched Service Cloud is the recognition that Google and other search engines may well be "the most prominent customer service channel in existence," Datamonitor says
Multi-Core Processors Outpacing Key Business Software
News  |  1/28/2009
The relentless doubling of cores per microprocessor chip will result in servers with far more horsepower than software can use, says Gartner.
Intacct Announces SaaS Upgrade, Plans To Take On Oracle
News  |  1/28/2009
The small SaaS vendor wants to play in the big leagues. But first it must prove it can be profitable.
Global CIO: An Open Letter To Oracle CEO Larry Ellison
Commentary  |  1/27/2009
The issue that needs your fresh thinking: the one-size-fits-all, non-negotiable maintenance fees most software companies charge.
Yahoo Reports Losses Related To Costs, Stock Rises
News  |  1/27/2009
Without the one-time costs, the company's 4Q earnings were better than expected, given the state of the economy, its effect on advertising, and public perceptions of Yahoo's position.
Google Gmail Available Offline, Calendar Coming Soon
News  |  1/27/2009
After clicking on the "Offline" link, most or all of the user's Gmail messages, depending on the size of the mailbox, will be synchronized to a local cache.
EdgeCast, DT Partner On Content Delivery Network Player
News  |  1/27/2009
Streaming video delivery services will be available for premium video, audio, and content publishers as well as for gaming companies, advertisers, and hosting providers.
Oracle Takes On Salesforce.com With CRM On Demand Upgrade
News  |  1/26/2009
Release 16 is expected to include four types of monthly subscriptions and alternatives to multitenancy and set-in-stone maintenance scheduling.
Microsoft's Data Center Delay A Sign Of The Times
News  |  1/26/2009
The work stoppage in Des Moines, Iowa, comes shortly after Microsoft announced plans last week to lay off 5,000 employees as part of a $1.5 billion spending cut.
Buyers Grow Weary Of Vendor Hype
Features  |  1/23/2009
New technologies can be awfully tempting -- but hype and buzzwords are making many would-be customers' heads spin.
Tuxedo Emerges As Part Of Oracle Fusion Middleware
News  |  1/22/2009
Now part of 10g R3, the software has been integrated with Oracle's identity and access management and SOA products.
Satyam Fallout: Indian Industry Speaks As One
News  |  1/22/2009
Company officials reveal ways the outsourcing company is repairing its image with customers during an InformationWeek Webcast.
Tech Buyers Vent About Vendor Satisfaction
Features  |  1/22/2009
Find out what IT buyers hate and love about their vendors -- and what they can do to build better relationships.
Software Maintenance Fees: Time For This Model To Change?
Features  |  1/22/2009
The slow economy plus alternatives such as SaaS and open source could pressure vendors into offering lower-cost options.
10 Questions For Oracle President Charles Phillips
News  |  1/21/2009
Larry Ellison's right-hand man explains why software costs so much, what to expect from the upcoming Fusion Apps, his views on President Barack Obama, and more.
Cloud Connect: IT Managers Remain Wary
News  |  1/21/2009
Salesforce.com, Google, and Amazon say their strategies and software help enterprises move virtualized and IT resources into a cloud computing model.
IBM, RIM Boost Lotus Support On BlackBerry
News  |  1/20/2009
The business devices will get expanded Lotus support and mobile access to Lotus Symphony, Quickr, and Domino Designer later this year.
BlackBerry's App Store Gets A Step Closer
News  |  1/20/2009
The Application Storefront has started taking submissions, and the catalog is expected to be filled with enterprise and entertainment apps.
10 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2009
News  |  1/18/2009
Vendors are rushing to join Amazon, EMC/VMware, IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce in the cloud, offering businesses new ways to do more with less.
Apple's App Store Hits Half Billion Downloads
News  |  1/16/2009
The number of available apps has skyrocketed to 15,000 thanks to the robust holiday sales of the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch.
Salesforce Offers Pricing For Cloud-Computing Services
News  |  1/16/2009
The company's partnership with Amazon lets customers connect to the online retailer's Elastic Compute Cloud service and Simple Storage Service.
Innovators & Influencers
Features  |  1/16/2009
A SaaS trailblazer, a REST activist, a firewall revisionist, even a president will all shape technology in the coming year.
CIO Prescription: How IT Is Riding Out The Recession
Features  |  1/15/2009
Some companies are cutting their IT budgets in response to the recession, while others are focusing on smart spending to be ready for the recovery.
Startup Of The Week: EchoSign
Features  |  1/15/2009
EchoSign combines SaaS and electronic signatures to make it easier for companies to sign contracts and close deals.
Yahoo Picks Bartz To Lead Effort At Turnaround
News  |  1/13/2009
President Sue Decker announces plans to resign after an undefined transition period.
Google Woos Allies With Apps Reseller Program
News  |  1/13/2009
Google is offering support, training, and tools for sales, marketing, reporting, and customer integration, while allowing resellers to manage billing and the customer relationship.
Yahoo Getting Strong Track Record, Leadership In Carol Bartz
News  |  1/13/2009
A Bartz appointment could also signal that Yahoo sees itself as a software company, not just a company providing online services.
52% Of Developers Expecting SaaS Projects This Year
News  |  1/12/2009
In Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, fewer developers are currently working on SaaS applications, but more than half of those surveyed expect to be doing so within 12 months, Evans Data said.
Oracle Customers About To Begin Testing Fusion Apps
News  |  1/12/2009
Oracle senior VP Thomas Kurian gives advanced details on what to expect from a product set compiled from more than 40 software company acquisitions.
Adobe Launches Dev Tools In Amazon's Cloud
News  |  1/12/2009
The Amazon-hosted version of Adobe's LiveCycle offers a self-contained application development environment for building rich Internet applications.
Windows Server 2008 Getting Fault Tolerance Add-On
News  |  1/9/2009
The availability of everRun as a feature of the operating system could allow Windows Server 2008 to host multiple virtual machines running mission-critical systems.
AMD Unveils Supercomputer In The Cloud
News  |  1/9/2009
Dubbed the AMD Fusion Render Cloud, the system is expected to process a million compute threads across more than 1,000 graphics processors.
TV In Your Car Gains Traction In More Cities
News  |  1/9/2009
A potentially competing service, the Open Mobile Video Coalition, is gearing up to begin broadcasting to wireless mobile devices this year.
SAP CEO: SaaS Won't Work As A Core Platform
News  |  1/8/2009
But Bill McDermott admits his company is forging ahead with Business ByDesign and expects to update customers at the Sapphire Conference in May.
Sun Acquires Cloud Computing Software Supplier, Q-Layer
News  |  1/7/2009
The company's NephOS -- data center modeling and orchestration system product -- works with VMware's ESX, open source Xen, or Sun's xVM VirtualBox.
6 Things SaaS Needs To Do In 2009
News  |  1/7/2009
Software as a service is making headway, but can't yet be called a game-changer in the enterprise software market. Here's what must happen for SaaS to gain wider acceptance in 2009.
10 Urgent Tasks For Microsoft In 2009
News  |  1/5/2009
Steve Ballmer and company are under pressure to get Windows 7 out the door, stop the executive exodus, and revive Microsoft's advertising. And that's just for starters.
Military Hoping Chat Bots Will Replace Deployed Parents
News  |  1/2/2009
While Skype or similar teleconferencing technologies might seem like a more cost-effective and immediately available solution, the Defense Department rejects that possibility.
Open Document Format Has Been Accepted By 16 Governments
News  |  1/2/2009
The ODF Alliance, with Sun and IBM as principal backers, announced the countries would use ODF, not Microsoft's OOXML, as the format for government documents.


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