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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in June 2015
IT Spending Reports Show A Tech Market In Transition
News  |  6/30/2015
Gartner is predicting that worldwide spending on information technology will decline 5.5%, while Forrester has revised its US tech market projections down slightly.
Google Says Yelp-Backed Study Is Flawed
News  |  6/30/2015
Conflicting claims fly as European antitrust officials await a response to objections from Google.
Google's Android Appeal Rejected by Supreme Court
News  |  6/29/2015
Oracle's copyright lawsuit against Google over Android now returns to a lower court.
Google Wants You To Be Healthy
News  |  6/29/2015
An assortment of cloud-based data-collecting and data-analysis tools aimed at health practitioners, researchers, and individuals offers ideas for any enterprise looking to maximize cloud computing.
Amazon Wants Developers Creating Alexa Apps
Commentary  |  6/26/2015
Amazon is looking to expand its Alexa personal assistant beyond Echo by appealing to developers and leveraging AWS.
Salesforce Service For Apps Gives CRM A Mobile Edge
News  |  6/25/2015
A new suite of products revealed by Salesforce today is aimed at improving the customer service experience on mobile devices through intuitive routing and contextualization.
Snowflake Launches Virtual Data Warehouses On AWS
News  |  6/24/2015
Snowflake, led by former Microsoft exec Bob Muglia, offers a virtual data warehouse system on Amazon's cloud. Pay for only what you use.
Supercomputers Unleash Big Data's Power
Slideshows  |  6/24/2015
Here are six reasons why established companies, and even startups, are using supercomputing resources, and why your IT organization may want to consider such options to meet your big data and business analytics needs.
Amazon Echo Wants To Talk With You
News  |  6/23/2015
With its invite-only beta phase behind it, Amazon Echo will be available for sale in the US next month with several new features, including connected-home options, Google Calendar, and Audible Audiobooks.
Salesforce Vs. The Competition: A CRM Primer
Slideshows  |  6/23/2015
Salesforce.com is a leader in providing cloud-based enterprise software applications and platform services. How does it stack up to the competition? Here's how.
Docker, CoreOS Bury The Hatchet For Container Spec
News  |  6/22/2015
Container rivals Docker and CoreOS, plus 18 other organizations, link arms behind a common container specification.
IBM Aims To Ease Data Sharing For Police, Emergency Services
News  |  6/22/2015
IBM's Safer Planet, a sub-unit of the company's Smarter Planet effort, is expanding its cloud-based offerings with the goal of making data sharing and analysis affordable and accessible to IT professionals in a wide range of public safety and emergency management agencies.
IBM Takes Bluemix To Europe Via Sogeti
News  |  6/19/2015
IBM allies with major European IT-advising partner Sogeti to offer the Bluemix platform to developers in 15 countries.
Oracle's Financials Detail Its Cloud Computing Future
Commentary  |  6/18/2015
For IT professionals, as well as the CIOs who sign off on expensive Oracle technology, the company's new cloud strategy is a sea change worth watching.
Salesforce Launches 'Wave Analytics' App
News  |  6/18/2015
Salesforce taps its new Wave Cloud with its first analytics application, Sales Wave Analytics, which draws data from many sources.
'Leap Second' Clocks In On June 30
News  |  6/17/2015
It doesn't sound like a big deal, but every second counts in the Network Time Protocol upon which the Internet and all apps that synch with it are based.
10 Online Cloud Computing Courses To Get Ahead
Slideshows  |  6/17/2015
Cloud is the talk of the IT industry. Check out these online courses to give you the knowledge you need to take advantage of the trend.
Joyent Ready To Run Multi-Tenant Containers Without VMs
News  |  6/16/2015
If nothing else, Joyent is conducting an experiment on whether hundreds of containers may be run in close proximity on a host from a wide variety of unknown customers.
VMware Launches Mobile Identity Management
News  |  6/16/2015
VMware's new Identity Management product taps into its AirWatch acquisition to offer a single sign-on system for mobile device management.
Amazon Adds Supersize General-Purpose Servers
News  |  6/15/2015
Amazon Web Service expanded its virtual server offerings again with M4s, a much larger version of its general-purpose M3s.
Cloud Whispering: Beyond Force-Feeding IT Staff
Commentary  |  6/15/2015
Are there still doubters in your IT organization when it comes to cloud computing? It's not unusual. Here are more tips to help overcome that doubt.
IBM Bets On Apache Spark As 'The Future Of Enterprise Data'
News  |  6/15/2015
The key problem Spark resolves is access to data across the enterprise. IBM initiatives include providing courses to train 1 million data scientists and engineers to use it.
Facebook Infer Bug Detection Tool Is Now Open Source
News  |  6/12/2015
For Facebook, open-sourcing Infer represents a gesture of goodwill toward the developer community and advances the eventual goal of automated software verification. Doing so should also lead to improvements in Infer through external contributions.
Big Data Systems House Sensitive Data, Security Exposures
News  |  6/12/2015
SANS Institute survey concludes 73% of big data systems contain personal information, recommends tighter controls.
Q&A: Nina Bjornstad, Country Manager For The UK And Ireland, Google For Work
Commentary  |  6/11/2015
The Google exec discusses how businesses can harness the potential of collaboration, transparency, and emerging technology.
Airbnb Creates Hadoop Workflow System: Airflow
News  |  6/11/2015
Airflow workflow system for managing tasks is Airbnb's answer to monitoring the progress of jobs and ensuring that batches run properly in Hadoop.
Traversing The MADP Landscape
Commentary  |  6/10/2015
The market for mobile application development platforms is fragmented. Here's a guide to some of the space's key players.
Will 2015 Be The 'Year Of Hadoop'?
News  |  6/10/2015
Hadoop advocates say analysis of unstructured data yields predictive analytics useful to healthcare, business, and the Internet of Things machine maintenance.
Cisco Plans To Ring The World With 'Intercloud'
News  |  6/10/2015
Cisco enlists software and data center partners for its Intercloud chain of 350 worldwide, connected data centers -- big data, dev platform, and IoT included.
Apple's Siri Takes On Google Now
News  |  6/10/2015
In iOS 9, Apple's personal assistant will be become proactive about notifications.
Hortonworks Deploys Hadoop Into Public Clouds
News  |  6/9/2015
Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3 contains ease-of-use features, including automated cluster building and deployment into AWS, Azure, or Google.
10 Smartphone Apps You Can Talk To
Slideshows  |  6/8/2015
Voice recognition may finally get the recognition it deserves.
7 Data Center Disasters You'll Never See Coming
Slideshows  |  6/7/2015
These are the kinds of random events that keep data center operators up at night. Is your disaster recovery plan prepared to handle these freak accidents?
Cisco Buys Piston, Builds Out 'Intercloud'
News  |  6/4/2015
Cisco wants a cloud platform that connects to customer data centers. So it's buying Piston's OpenStack expertise.
Salesforce, Partners Want To Make Big Data Easy
Commentary  |  6/4/2015
Salesforce is partnering with Google, Cloudera, and other firms to make big data easier to use. Is big data going mainstream?
IBM Buys Blue Box To Bolster OpenStack Offerings
News  |  6/3/2015
IBM is buying OpenStack-as-a-service supplier Blue Box Group to add to its line up of hybrid cloud expertise and services.
Apple Watch Pays For Itself
Commentary  |  6/3/2015
Or the Apple Watch would if time were truly money.
Google Play Ban Challenged By App Maker Disconnect
News  |  6/3/2015
The dispute raises an important question for individuals and businesses: Who controls the software on mobile devices?
MongoDB Gets SQL-Reporting Capability
News  |  6/2/2015
MongoDB, the popular unstructured document database, will soon work with SQL queries to report on what's in the system. Data encryption also coming.
Android M Adds Enterprise Features
News  |  6/2/2015
IT administrators will find plenty to like in the next version of Android.
Google Centralizes Security, Privacy For Web, Android Users
News  |  6/1/2015
Google's new account hub, for users of its Web services and Android smartphones, gives IT organizations a new tool to improve employee awareness of security and privacy.
FedRAMP: Sure-Fire Path To Acquisition In The Cloud Market
News  |  6/1/2015
Little known Virtustream, Autonomic Resources, and Carpathia had one thing in common -- FedRAMP certifications. This helped when it came to acquisitions.


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