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Content tagged with Software as a Service posted in September 2011
NASA Vets Lead Rival Cloud Startups
News  |  9/30/2011
Chris Kemp and Joshua McKenty, original members of NASA's Nebula project, now run competing cloud companies. It's evidence the government can innovate, and that good people are hard to keep.
Google Redesigns Apps Status Dashboard
News  |  9/27/2011
Openly accessible dashboard for Google Apps now offers a clearer view of cloud service outages.
Google Seeks To Drop Cloud Case Against Feds
News  |  9/27/2011
Google filed suit last year claiming that the cloud computing contract was written to benefit Microsoft. Now it seems to be changing its mind.
Run Your Data Center From An iPhone
News  |  9/21/2011
Startup Tellago Studios lets IT managers control servers from iPhones, Androids, or Windows Phones, through a cloud link.
ECM Reaches For The Clouds
Commentary  |  9/21/2011
IT doesn't have to give up content management features when users adopt online storage and document sharing.
Federal Cloud Crucial To Economy, Tech Chiefs Say
News  |  9/21/2011
Tech experts tell House subcommittee that federal cloud adoption affects U.S. competitiveness in a global economy. But security disagreements remain.
10 Years Of Information Management
Commentary  |  9/21/2011
We've just moved out of one generation of solution architectures and on to one that will define the enterprise computing trajectory for the next decade or more.
SAP's Software-Only Innovation Challenge
Commentary  |  9/21/2011
The software strategy is making a lot of sense as an innovative wedge into the enterprise. But the real challenge lies ahead in delivering long-term value.
3 Strategies to go green and save green with Dell and Intel
News  |  9/19/2011
Researchers are proving that what is good for your data center and budget is also good for the environment. Here's a quick strategy guide on how to go green and positively impact your bottom line.
Simplifying the Cloud On-Boarding Process...Securely
News  |  9/19/2011
As we talk to customers, they are looking for ways to simplify the Cloud On-boarding process as they migrate application workloads between cloud environments.
How to Ease Your Transition to the Cloud
News  |  9/19/2011
Is your head in the "cloud" or at least thinking of going there?
Google Gets Ready For Antitrust Grilling
News  |  9/19/2011
Does Google hinder competition? A Senate subcommittee hearing later this week puts Google on notice, one critic says.
Cloud Plays Disruptive Role in Financial Services
Commentary  |  9/16/2011
As some Wall Street firms prepare to license NYSE trading systems in the cloud to outsiders for short use periods, a privileged club opens.
Appcelerator Opens Mobile Developer Market
News  |  9/16/2011
The Titanium app development platform gets an online store for buying code, files, and cloud services.
On-Demand Market Maturity And The User Experience
Commentary  |  9/16/2011
Salesforce, Workday, and Microsoft show how to get it right.
Facebook Builds Bridge To Heroku Cloud
News  |  9/16/2011
In an effort to make it easier for developers to deploy their online apps, Facebook has partnered with cloud service provider Heroku.
IW500: Get Close To Customers Through Social Media
Commentary  |  9/16/2011
Best Buy and Kia Motors describe how they analyze sentiment and engage with consumers on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
Amazon Cloud Achieves Key Federal Security Standard
News  |  9/15/2011
AWS infrastructure, storage, and virtual private cloud service get FISMA Moderate certification.
New Software Helps Docs Identify, Contact At-Risk Patients
News  |  9/14/2011
Phytel's suite of care management tools uses e-medical record data to identify gaps in patient care.
NIST Releases Federal Cloud Roadmap, Architecture
News  |  9/14/2011
Technology standards agency offers guidance on cloud standards and service categories allowed across government.
NTT America Launches Cloud Backup, Archiving, Compliance Services
News  |  9/14/2011
VMware, Asigra, and ColdStor Data provide the technologies behind NTT America's cloud services for SMBs and enterprise data center customers.
Is The Cloud Safe For Health Apps?
Commentary  |  9/13/2011
Some healthcare providers are still hesitant to put patient data and clinical apps in the cloud. Here's how they cope with their angst.
Google Aims Dart To Kill JavaScript
News  |  9/13/2011
The Web has outgrown JavaScript, argues Google, and needs a more modern means of creating Web apps.
IW500: 6 Lessons Learned From FedEx's Private Cloud
News  |  9/12/2011
CIO Rob Carter describes how FedEx plunged ahead on its journey to private cloud computing, relying on observations from partners and industry leaders.
IW500: HP Chairman Defends Strategy Shifts
Commentary  |  9/12/2011
Ray Lane takes shots at Oracle, Microsoft, and Android while clarifying the company's mobile and information management plans.
Hotmail Crash Blamed On System Update Error
News  |  9/12/2011
Microsoft explains why its email service disappeared from the Internet's Domain Name System.
Google Apologizes For App Engine Confusion
News  |  9/9/2011
Higher App Engine prices may be here to stay, but Google is providing tools to help reduce costs.
Hotmail Disruption Sparks User Protests
News  |  9/9/2011
Protests alert Microsoft to Hotmail problem Thursday night; users from around the world chime in until service restored.
IBM Earmarks $1 Billion For SMB Tech
News  |  9/8/2011
Big Blue will make loans through its channel partners to small and midsize businesses that acquire its analytics, cloud, and other technologies.
Is Google Your New Love/Hate Relationship?
Commentary  |  9/8/2011
A Google Docs outage and a reminder of Google's mobile innovation mastery compete for our attention in the same week.
20 Innovative IT Ideas To Steal
Slideshows  |  9/7/2011
InformationWeek 500 innovators have creative solutions to not-so-unusual business problems. How can these help your company?
Google Docs Outage: Offline Editing Needed, Now
Commentary  |  9/7/2011
An outage on Wednesday reminds me that Google Docs never should have been launched without full offline storage and editing. Why doesn't Google make this a priority?
Gmail Makes You 80 Times Greener, Says Google
News  |  9/7/2011
Google pushes study that finds Gmail almost 80 times more energy efficient than in-house email.
SaaS Productivity Apps: Ready For Business?
News  |  9/7/2011
Google, Microsoft and others are pushing SaaS-based e-mail, word processing, collaboration, and more. We examine the case for cutting ties to on-premises office software.
Protecting SaaS Users From Identity Exploits
Commentary  |  9/7/2011
A variety of attacks can be used to gain access to SaaS apps. Here's how to protect user accounts from exploit.
9 Critical Trends For Innovative IT: InformationWeek 500
News  |  9/7/2011
Learn from our analysis of this year's top business technology teams. They're masters of today's key issues--from making IT part of the product to cashing in on cloud computing.
Cloud Contracts: 5 Questions SMBs Should Ask
News  |  9/6/2011
SMBs need to ask tough questions of cloud vendors before signing on the dotted line.
Texas BBQ Chain Uses Google Apps To Collaborate
News  |  9/6/2011
Bone Daddy's House of Smoke lets executives and hundreds of employees collaborate in the cloud by moving to Google email and Google Apps.
4 Factors Bloating Your Software Budget
Commentary  |  9/6/2011
Our research shows your team may be wasting software dollars. Also, mileage will vary for users of Salesforce.com's new licensing scheme.
Amazon Pushes Harder To Win Government Cloud Market
News  |  9/1/2011
Microsoft and Google logged early wins, but Amazon Web Services is taking new steps to win over government cloud customers.
Salesforce.com's Social Enterprise Vision Will Cost You
Commentary  |  9/1/2011
Looking beyond CRM, the cloud-computing pioneer says it's crucial for companies to build a social-network-savvy enterprise. And, oh by the way, there's a license for that.


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