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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in July 2009
SAP Demos Commitment To Business ByDesign
News  |  7/30/2009
Enhancements and testing of the software-as-a-service suite indicate that SAP intends to make the offering more broadly available next year.
Global CIO: IBM's Game-Changing Plunge Into Predictive Analytics
Commentary  |  7/29/2009
Why IBM's plan to buy SPSS will greatly accelerate the evolution of not only IBM but also that of the entire IT industry.
Inside Terremark's Secure Government Data Center
News  |  7/28/2009
Terremark's new cloud-computing facility for U.S. government customers features concrete walls, bomb-sniffing dogs, motion-sensing videocams, and a promise of 100% service availability.
Google Apps Contract In LA Hits Security Headwind
News  |  7/20/2009
The City of Los Angeles faces worries about privacy and security as it considers moving to Google Apps.
Mac Office 2008 SP2 Released
News  |  7/20/2009
Microsoft service pack includes features that make the productivity suite faster and more Web-friendly.
NSA Using Cloud Model For Intelligence Sharing
News  |  7/20/2009
New system will run the Hadoop file system on commodity servers and include search, discovery, and analysis tools.
HP Buys Cloud-Computing Vendor IBrix
News  |  7/17/2009
HP already uses IBrix's file-serving software in its storage, servers, switches and management software.
BMC Software Sees Hybrid Clouds On Horizon
News  |  7/16/2009
Seeking to manage virtual machines in the cloud from the same management console as on-premises VMs, BMC is enabling internal data centers to work with external resources.
Groups Seek Cloud Computing Standards
News  |  7/15/2009
A number of bodies jointly seek standardization in areas including security, management frameworks, data exchange formats, and cloud taxonomies and reference models.
What Microsoft Azure Means To SMBs
Commentary  |  7/15/2009
Azure isn't an infrastructure competitor for Amazon and Google, but rather a Platform as a Service (PaaS) alternative to
Rackspace Introduces Cloud API As Public Standard
News  |  7/14/2009
Open API will give cloud users control over managing workloads in the Rackspace cloud. Amazon uses proprietary APIs to give customers access to EC2.
On-Demand Pricing For Windows Azure
News  |  7/14/2009
Microsoft will sell its cloud-based operating system by the drink.
Office 2010 Available For Private Clouds
News  |  7/14/2009
Microsoft will let its business customers run Office Web off their own, internal servers.
Office 2010: Plenty Of Bells And Whistles
News  |  7/13/2009
The latest version of Microsoft's venerable productivity suite adds several features that should appeal to the social networking set.
Cloud Computing and the Promise of On-Demand Business Innovation
News  |  7/13/2009
The wow isn't just about technology; it's about process flexibility and reuse that will enable enterprises to quickly serve new customers and launch new lines of business.
Microsoft Plans Free Version Of Office 2010
News  |  7/13/2009
Office Web will be accessible at no cost through the software maker's Windows Live portal.
BlackBerry App World Tops 2,000 Programs
News  |  7/8/2009
Research In Motion's virtual application store still only has less than 5% as many as Apple's App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Google Apps Finally Exits Beta
News  |  7/7/2009
New features and services could make the Apps more appealing to corporate customers and easier for administrators to handle.
Canonical, Eucalyptus Offer Private Cloud Consulting
News  |  7/2/2009
Consulting service would encourage the concept of hybrid clouds -- open source private clouds that align with Amazon's EC2 public cloud.
Oracle Revs Fusion Middleware 11g
News  |  7/1/2009
Oracle President Charles Phillips traveled to Washington, D.C. to host the launch of the next-gen foundation for the company's Fusion Applications.

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