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SAP Merges Social, Structured Collaboration
News  |  10/31/2012
SAP Jam "redefines enterprise social software" by combining an enterprise social network with structured collaboration.
NationalField Campaigns For Social Business
News  |  10/30/2012
Software that gained fame as an online tool for Barack Obama's 2008 campaign puts setting and tracking corporate goals at the center of enterprise social networking.
How The Feds Drive Cloud Innovation
Commentary  |  10/26/2012
NASA, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies are shifting toward more strategic and complex cloud applications, as they try to drive down costs amid flat IT budgets.
SAP Innovation Halo Drives Strong Quarter
News  |  10/26/2012
SAP's revenue is mostly from core ERP apps, but its database, mobile, and cloud initiatives are sparking double-digit growth.
Yottabyte Launches Cloud Operating System
News  |  10/24/2012
New OS lets IT managers build scalable private, public, or hybrid cloud environments from commodity components.
Transitions Within the Data Centre and Boosting the Safety of the Cloud
News  |  10/24/2012
With high-energy costs, wasted resources and the advent of cloud computing, organisations are rethinking their data centre strategies.
Office 365 University Pricing Revealed
News  |  10/23/2012
College and university students can access Microsoft's cloud apps for bargain basement price.
Next Valley View: Dial C For Controversy
Commentary  |  10/22/2012
Tune into the next episode of our live Web TV program, Valley View, October 24 at 11 am PT. We'll go one on one with Cisco's Chambers and Oracle's Hurd, plus explore where the Obama administration's stimulus money ended up.
Accellion Boosts Security For Dropbox Alternative
News  |  10/22/2012
Enterprise alternative to Dropbox enhances its mobile clients for iOS, Android, and Blackberry, lets administrators restrict document-opening apps to a pre-approved whitelist.
Windows 8 An Enterprise Dud: Salesforce.com's Benioff
News  |  10/22/2012
Salesforce.com's CEO says 'there will be no Windows 8 upgrade cycle' as enterprises embrace social, mobile, and device diversity.
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Adds Social Analytics Options
News  |  10/19/2012
Klout, Kred, OpenAmplify, and 17 other partners help Salesforce Marketing Cloud customers make sense of social networks.
Google Reveals Data Center Secrets
News  |  10/17/2012
Street View imagery and a gallery of photos provide a previously unseen glimpse into Google's closely guarded data centers.
IT Has Changed, But IT Budgets Haven't
News  |  10/17/2012
IT's role is shifting to focus more on innovation and driving revenue. So why are budgeting practices so stuck in the past?
SAP Pumps Up Mobile Analytics Power
News  |  10/16/2012
Financial planning app, SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, goes mobile, in continued build out of mobile analytics portfolio.
SuccessFactors Employee Central Now Looks Like Pinterest
News  |  10/12/2012
Reconfigurable user interface tiles and more social interaction come to the human capital management portal.
Expect To Save Millions In The Cloud? Prove It
Commentary  |  10/12/2012
Top government IT officials will discuss their plans to implement cloud computing and save money at the GovCloud 2012 conference in Washington.
SAP CEO Tackles Tough Cloud Questions
Commentary  |  10/11/2012
Jim Hagemann Snabe discusses SAP's ongoing transformation and takes on Oracle's version of the truth in this video interview from the InformationWeek 500 conference.
Google Puts Some Microsoft Office Exports On Life Support
News  |  10/10/2012
Google says ability to export Google Apps files in legacy Office formats will continue until the end of January.
Payroll Giant ADP Flexes HR Apps Muscle
News  |  10/10/2012
Human capital management software competition just keep heating up, as ADP jumps in with cloud-based tools for midsize companies.
CliQr's Elevator Pitch: Any App, In Any Cloud
News  |  10/9/2012
Startup's CEO talks about CliQr's promise to put any legacy application on any public cloud, without modification. Check out video interviews from InformationWeek 500 and Valley View.
VMware Fights Lock-In Fears, Supports Rival Tools
News  |  10/9/2012
VMware revamps vCloud Suite management tools to work with Microsoft's Hyper-V, Citrix Systems' XenServer, and open source Xen and KVM hypervisors, and run VMs across public and private clouds, including Amazon's EC2.
Box Embeds Document Collaboration In Other Apps
News  |  10/9/2012
HTML-5 based embedding puts Box's full file sharing capabilities into websites and other apps. Ten partners have signed on: NetSuite, SugarCRM launch this week, Jive's in the works.
Saba Updates Enterprise Cloud For Talent, Learning
News  |  10/8/2012
Saba promotes the "people-centric enterprise" potential of its talent and learning management products and the integration of HumanConcepts for organizational planning.
Polycom Adds Cloud, Browser-Based Videoconferencing
News  |  10/8/2012
CloudAXIS product due out in 2013 will extend videoconferences to include Skype, Facebook, and GoogleTalk users.
Oracle's Great Stack Attack
Commentary  |  10/8/2012
If Larry Ellison and his team delivered one message to customers during Oracle Open World it was this: We complete you.
Inside One Amazon Cloud Customer's Zone Defense
News  |  10/5/2012
How does Okta ensure its service stays up and running on Amazon EC2? It takes an extreme view of Amazon's advice and replicates data in five availability zones.
Yammer Pops Up As Leader In Gartner Magic Quadrant
News  |  10/4/2012
After not even being listed in the ranking for social workplace software last year, Yammer now called a market leader by Gartner.
Oracle Open World: 6 Rants and Raves
Commentary  |  10/4/2012
Oracle's cloud vision and announcements on key features deserve praise, but we need to see more substance behind the promises and more reality in the claims.
Single Sign-On For The Cloud
News  |  10/3/2012
Worried about controlling access to corporate cloud apps? There's an app for that.
Google CIO: Enterprise Software A Racket
News  |  10/3/2012
At Interop, former Wall Street tech chief Ben Fried advises IT leaders to stop being 'suckers' and move to cloud applications.
Intelligence Venture Firm Backs Cloud Database Startup
News  |  10/2/2012
In-Q-Tel invests in Cloudant, which offers database-as-a-service for mobile and Web applications.
Box Touts New Security, Administration Features
News  |  10/2/2012
Cloud file-sharing service integrates with data-loss prevention, external reporting tools, adds native 2-step authentication.
Oracle Lays Out App Agenda: Cloud, Mobile, Social
News  |  10/2/2012
From JD Edwards to PeopleSoft to Fusion, here's what's ahead for Oracle's acquisition-fueled applications portfolio.
Adobe Acrobat XI Stresses Collaboration Options
News  |  10/1/2012
Adobe wants to give PDFs a new image. Latest version of Acrobat strives to improve productivity through digital workflows.


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