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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in August 2015
Android Wear For iOS Launches
News  |  8/31/2015
iPhone owners can now interact with Android Wear devices.
VMware Advances Hybrid Cloud At VMworld
News  |  8/31/2015
VMware opens its VMworld event with additions to its vCloud Air public cloud, ties into the virtualized data center, and other enhancements.
Google OnHub Router: My First 24 Hours
Slideshows  |  8/31/2015
Google's OnHub is a router for people who don't want to deal with routers. Here's what it looks like, inside and out.
OpenStack Now Offers 3 Ways To Deploy Containers
News  |  8/28/2015
OpenStack's Magnum Project will give cloud users the ability to deploy Docker containers in virtual machines, on bare metal, or in other containers.
Velostrata Hybrid Offers Public Cloud Compute, On-Premises Data
News  |  8/28/2015
Velostrata emerges from stealth to showcase its hybrid cloud that keeps enterprise data behind the firewall while leveraging the public cloud's power for compute.
Google Unleashes Container Engine For Docker Workloads
News  |  8/27/2015
The Google Compute Cloud has gained a service for launching Docker containers and managing their lifecycles.
Intel Invests $20M In Big Data Specialist BlueData
News  |  8/26/2015
Intel is leading a $20 million investment in BlueData as a way to speed deployments of big data systems among more users.
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016 Enters Preview
News  |  8/25/2015
Microsoft's SharePoint Server 2016 is ready for preview, along with a new cloud hybrid search service for SharePoint Server 2013 and 2016.
Salesforce Polishes Its CRM Interface With Lightning
News  |  8/25/2015
Salesforce is delivering a cleaner, more elegant look for its desktop CRM applications by using its mobile platform's Lightning components.
MasterCard Hackathons Combine Community, Commerce
News  |  8/25/2015
MasterCard sees coding contests as a way to engage with developers and to promote its payment technology, all with an eye toward corporate social responsibility.
Intel Backs OpenStack Firm Mirantis With $100M Investment
News  |  8/25/2015
With $100 million in capital, Intel is leading a group of investors interested in backing Mirantis' efforts to expand the adoption of enterprise OpenStack clouds.
Building Apps Without Code: 7 Options For Your Enterprise
Slideshows  |  8/23/2015
Application building no longer means learning to code. Here are seven products and services that can help you develop apps without developing programming skills.
Amazon IT Services: No Longer An Oxymoron
Commentary  |  8/21/2015
AWS is showing increasing sophistication when it comes to displacing other IT software and service suppliers, TBR analyst says.
Office 365 Tops Business Cloud Apps, Study Finds
News  |  8/20/2015
Microsoft Office 365 is the most frequently deployed business app across the globe, according to a report that studied 4,000 off-the-shelf cloud-based products.
Google Loses Data: Who Says Lightning Never Strikes Twice?
News  |  8/20/2015
In a four-strike incident, power to Google Compute Cloud disks in Ghislain, Belgium, gets interupted and data writes are lost.
Amazon Report: How Bezos Should Respond
News  |  8/18/2015
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said he doesn't see the dystopian workplace described in a New York Times expose. That doesn't mean it's not there. Let Amazon be judged by how it treats the least among its workers.
10 Most Popular CRM Apps
News  |  8/17/2015
A Gartner subsidiary, Software Advice, has developed a rating system that shows the popularity of CRM applications. See which services made the Top 10.
Google Chromebooks Pitched For Work, Again
News  |  8/14/2015
Chromebooks have found fans in education. And now, with Dell's Chromebook 13, businesses have reason to reconsider Chrome OS in the workplace.
Google Adds Big Data Services To Cloud Platform
News  |  8/13/2015
Google brings its own Cloud Dataflow and Cloud Pub/Sub big data services to Compute Engine and App Engine.
BDAS Analytics Suite Blends Big Data With HR
News  |  8/12/2015
A new analytics suite from Broadbean called BDAS looks to use big data to help HR and recruiters hire the best talent for companies.
7 Worst Cloud Compliance Nightmares
Slideshows  |  8/12/2015
Compliance is difficult in any situation, and cloud computing makes it even more complicated. Check out these worst-case compliance scenarios and how to avoid them.
Alphabet Rewrites Google's Script
News  |  8/12/2015
A corporate reorganization completes the transformation Larry Page began when he took over in 2011. Moving Google under Alphabet will shelter the company's brands from one another.
Amazon S3 Slowed By Software 'Misconfiguration'
News  |  8/11/2015
Mistake in S3 traffic system configuration produced severe latencies and error rates for AWS S3 users early Monday morning.
Google Alphabet Spells Out New Corporate Structure
News  |  8/11/2015
Larry Page will become the CEO of a company called Alphabet, an umbrella operation. Google will operate under it, with Sundar Pichai as its CEO.
Google Hangouts For Android Gets Spiffy Update
News  |  8/10/2015
A fresh coat of paint brings Hangouts for Android into the Material Design era. Discover what it will mean for users.
IBM Opens Third Bluemix 'Garage' In Toronto
News  |  8/10/2015
IBM is making its Bluemix development platform available in startup-like settings in San Francisco, London, and now Toronto.
Windows 10 Vs. Windows 7: What Enterprise IT Needs To Know
Slideshows  |  8/9/2015
Windows 7 organizations are starting to look at Windows 10. What are the major points of comparison? Read on to see what the changes could mean for your company.
IBM, Merge Healthcare Plans: Giving Watson The Gift Of Sight
News  |  8/7/2015
IBM is planning to acquire Merge Healthcare, a company that specializes in medical imaging software. The goal is to bring enhanced imaging capabilities to the Watson Health portfolio, essentially giving the supercomputer the ability to see.
GE Predix Cloud Won't Look Much Like Amazon
News  |  8/7/2015
With its focus on industrial-scale machine data, GE's Predix Cloud won't look much like the data centers of major cloud suppliers such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.
Why Android Fragmentation Is A Good Thing
Commentary  |  8/7/2015
A recent report talks about the "fragmented" Android market. We think "diverse" is a more accurate word to describe the state of affairs. Here's why that's a good thing.
Shadow IT: It's Much Worse Than You Think
Commentary  |  8/6/2015
The number of unauthorized cloud apps being used in the enterprise is 15 to 20 times higher than CIOs predicted, according to a Cisco report. What's a CIO to do?
GE Predix Cloud: Industrial Support For Machine Data
News  |  8/6/2015
GE, the champion of industrial-age analytics, will become a cloud service provider early in 2016 for large-scale machine data. The company envisions a machine-data-based Internet that tracks and monitors civilization's engines and systems of all types.
IBM Wields Cloud Patents For Defense, Profit
Commentary  |  8/5/2015
IBM is moving into cloud patents, but that's not necessarily going to upset established providers. In a pinch, they could end up as partners.
Cloud Computing: 8 Hidden Costs
Slideshows  |  8/5/2015
If you're not careful, hidden charges can make your next cloud bill significantly more expensive than you budgeted for.
Microsoft's Incent Games Acquisition Blends CRM, Fantasy Sports
News  |  8/4/2015
The purchase of Incent Games and its sales gamification platform FantasySalesTeam will help Microsoft drive CRM adoption and team competition.
IBM Locks Up Cloud Processes With Patents
Commentary  |  8/4/2015
IBM has received 1,200 patents on cloud computing over the last 18 months. Here's a sample of what Big Blue is patenting and why it's a concern.
Amazon Alexa Voice Service Open To More Developers
News  |  8/3/2015
Amazon is looking to open its Alexa voice service to more developers and offering $100 million to get the service off the ground.
Adopting Cloud Is No Longer An Advantage, HBR Finds
News  |  8/3/2015
The analytics unit of Harvard Business Review concludes that since everybody is doing it, less advantage is found in moving to cloud.
Java: 7 Powerful Features For The Future
Slideshows  |  8/2/2015
Java, unleashed in 1991, has become one of the world's most-used programming languages. Here are seven key features that will keep it viable in a world of supercomputing, Big Data, and the Internet of Things.
Facebook Drone Is Ready To Fly
News  |  8/1/2015
The social network aims to provide Internet access from the air to those without connectivity options.


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