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posted in June 2008
Ride the Next Wave of Flexible 'BI Workspaces'
News  |  6/30/2008
Forrester Research says SaaS and in-memory options will let power users and analysts gain insight without IT bottlenecks. Embrace the trend, but beware the costs and risks.
Cast Iron Offers Integration Appliance For NetSuite
News  |  6/30/2008
NetSuite is the latest software-as-a-service vendor supported by Cast Iron integration appliances, which are billed as supporting application integration through configuration rather than coding.
VMware To Microsoft: 'Not That Much Has Changed'
News  |  6/27/2008
Despite the hoopla about Microsoft's upcoming release, executive John Gilmartin says Hyper-V is six to seven years behind VMware's technology curve.
Cloud9 Analytics Brings Forecasting to Salesforce.com Users
News  |  6/26/2008
Data warehouse in the cloud gains forecasting app, Excel-based visual report builder.
Moving To The Cloud, Businesses Encounter Turbulence
News  |  6/25/2008
A "thought shift" is required before big business will shift core business databases to the cloud, said a Google software engineer.
IBM Opens Cloud Computing Centers In China, South Africa
News  |  6/25/2008
The centers will be used to deliver applications and other IT services to customers over the Internet.
Endeavors Offers Free Desktop Application Virtualization
News  |  6/24/2008
Endeavors Technologies' free Application Jukebox Lite will compete with products such as Citrix Systems' XenApp and VMware's ThinApp.
Oracle Forms Health And Sciences Business Unit
News  |  6/24/2008
While the company's focus on health care and life sciences isn't new, Oracle clearly sees growth opportunities in the sector.
Hyperic To Monitor Amazon.com's Cloud Computing Availability
News  |  6/23/2008
Hyperic launched a Web site that reports on the availability of Amazon.com's cloud computing services, such as Elastic Compute Cloud and Simple Storage Service.
Microsoft, AT&T, Covisint Partner On Health Data Exchange
News  |  6/23/2008
The agreement lets consumers who use Microsoft's HealthVault share their health data with their doctors.
Google, Salesforce Expand Integration Of Cloud Computing Platforms
News  |  6/23/2008
The Force.com Toolkit for Google Data APIs merges content from Google services with Salesforce.com's database, logic, and workflow capabilities.
Google Fixes Outage-Causing Flaw In App-Hosting Platform
News  |  6/19/2008
The search engine also introduced paid service plans for its Web site Optimizer, an online tool for testing a site's content for its effectiveness in reaching visitors.
Guide To Cloud Computing
Features  |  6/19/2008
The market is getting crowded with Web-based software and storage offerings. Here's what you need to know about the cloud computing strategies of Amazon, Google, Salesforce, and five other leading vendors.
Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Nears Release
News  |  6/19/2008
The former SoftGrid software streams an application from a server in an organization's data center to a local PC as pieces of the application are needed.
SMBs Will Rise To Cloud Computing
Features  |  6/19/2008
The trend toward Web-based services tilts the IT playing field in favor of smaller companies.
HP, VMware Link Arms To Manage Virtual, Physical Resources
News  |  6/18/2008
In the past, HP has linked its systems management software to VMware's through an external interface.
Google Suffers Outage On App-Hosting Platform
News  |  6/18/2008
The Google App Engine outage was the result of a flaw in Google's data-store servers and was trigged by a particular class of queries, engineers said.
NetSuite Adds SaaS Applications For Light Manufacturers
News  |  6/15/2008
The vertical suite includes functionality for assembly, work order and bill of materials. The new services are aimed at midsize companies.
Coming To The iPhone: Enterprise Apps
News  |  6/13/2008
Analysts say the latest iPhone has the security and speed businesses seek in a smartphone, and the enterprise applications they depend on aren't far behind.
Down To Business: Customers Fire A Few Shots At Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  6/12/2008
Security, regulatory compliance, and long-term vendor commitment are among the chief concerns.
IBM Rules Middleware, While Oracle + BEA = Distant No. 2
News  |  6/12/2008
Business process management software, portals, business-to-business software, and enterprise service buses are being added to application servers in the middleware category.
VMware Dives Into Specialized, Desktop App Virtualization
News  |  6/11/2008
In ThinApp 4, Application Link and Application Synch let customers run multiple versions of any application on any Windows operating system.
Enterprise 2.0: Sony, CIA, Pfizer Strategize On Boosting Enterprise 2.0 Adoption
News  |  6/11/2008
The panel of enterprise 2.0 enthusiasts tried to explain why the nascent technology of wikis, e-mails, blogs, and forums hasn't taken large organizations by storm.
Terremark Launches Utility Computing Service For Enterprises
News  |  6/11/2008
Based on the Infinistructure virtualized utility platform, the company is billing the compute cycles and storage as a lump sum at the beginning of a multi-month contract.
Enterprise 2.0: Google, Amazon, Salesforce Push 'Cloud' Vision
News  |  6/10/2008
Vendors at the Enterprise 2.0 conference tried to convince a group of seasoned IT pros that they should put all their data in the so-called cloud and leave it to outsiders to manage.
Enterprise 2.0: Oracle Pushes 'Social CRM' Services
News  |  6/10/2008
The software services, to be previewed at the Enterprise 2.0 conference, are Oracle's first significant plunge into subscription-based SaaS.
Microsoft, Kaiser Permanente Launch E-Health Record Pilot
News  |  6/9/2008
The program will test the exchange of patient health data from Kaiser Permanente's My Health Manager e-health record system to Microsoft's HealthVault platform.
Q&A: Amazon on Enterprise Computing in the Cloud
News  |  6/9/2008
Speaking at this week's Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston, Amazon's Adam Selipsky says enterprises are already embracing the agility and economies of scale of cloud computing.
Panorama Launches Online BI Service
News  |  6/8/2008
PowerApps is a Web-based hosted online analytical processing (OLAP) platform that offers application programming interfaces to create scorecards, dashboards, and reports from within Google Apps.
Adaptive Focuses On Collaboration In Upgrade Of Financial Planning Service
News  |  6/5/2008
Adaptive Planning 5.0 offers what the company calls "connected intelligence," which is the ability to tap into the pool of knowledge among employees within an organization or among outside financial professionals.
Where SaaS Works
Features  |  6/5/2008
Is it time to give your licensed software the boot? Early users find some things are less of a problem with software services.
Informatica Tackles Real-Time, On-Demand and Cross-Enterprise Integration
News  |  6/4/2008
Platform upgrade addresses emerging latency, data-quality and identify management demands, incorporating technologies from two recent acquisitions.
IBM To Push SuccessFactors' SaaS Into Large Businesses
News  |  6/4/2008
The deal shows how IT service vendors are finding ways to participate in SaaS's momentum.
NetSuite Looks Beyond ERP With $26 Million OpenAir Acquisition
News  |  6/4/2008
OpenAir's SaaS offerings for project and time management might make more sense to companies than NetSuite's own ERP SaaS.
Credit Suisse Spins Off Homegrown Virtual Machine Management Firm
News  |  6/2/2008
After trying all sorts of other vendors, the financial services firm built DynamicOps so well; it's decided to offer it as a standalone product.


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