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Security Spending Presses Forward, but What About the Clouds?

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A PriceWaterhouseCoopers security study finds that despite the economy, technology security spending will not dry up, although security implications may stall the enterprise adoption of cloud computing.

LinkedIn Opens Applications Platform with Google, Amazon

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LinkedIn opens an applications platform with applications from Google, Amazon, Six Apart, WordPress, Box.net, Huddle, SlideShare and TripIt. The move is designed to foster secure communications and collaboration among employees at a time when many businesses are loath to trust Facebook or MySpace.

Should Your Corporate Head Be in the E-Mail Cloud?

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Big and small providers alike offer hosted or cloud-based collaboration and e-mail systems geared for businesses, with some obvious benefits.

Zimbra Joins Google, Microsoft in SAAS with Class

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Yahoo's Zimbra messaging and collaboration software unit releases Zimbra Hosted, a SAAS version of its suite. Zimbra Hosted is designed to remove the burden from colleges and universities of running software on their own hardware, a welcome idea during the recession. Zimbra Hosted is also an...

IBM Looks at Data's Base

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IBM Software Vice President Steve Mills discusses IBM's Information On Demand strategy, could computing, SAAS, and analyzing data where it lives and breathes.

Google Sets Up Labs for Google Apps

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Google Apps follows in Gmail Labs' footsteps, opening up internal applications for external use. Early apps, including Google Moderator, are hosted on Google App Engine. The apps appear to be a way to help jump-start application deployment for the App Engine on Google's Solutions Marketplace,...

The Woman Behind the Microsoft Cloud

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Debra Chrapaty, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Global Foundation Services, is in charge of the data centers that will run the new Microsoft Windows Azure cloud services. Chrapaty is tasked with ensuring Microsoft's data centers run 24/7 and will successfully compete with offerings...
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Images of Microsoft Office Web Applications SLIDESHOW

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As part of a strategic companywide shift toward embracing Web-based solutions, Microsoft announced plans to deliver Office Web applications, lightweight versions of Office, delivered through browsers.

What the Establishment Is Saying About SAAS

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Thanks to the pervasiveness of broadband, increasing storage capacity, and improvement in networking software and hardware, software as a service is becoming a strategically important alternative in the enterprise, particularly during the current U.S. economic downturn. As SAAS grows into a...

Microsoft's Azure Could Usher in the Cloud as Commodity

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Microsoft's Azure cloud computing effort may not have blown the doors off the venue at PDC this week, but the reverberations of this application development feat could be felt by rivals Google and Amazon Web Services in the years to come. Web services for enterprise applications are becoming...

Seven Myths of SAAS Debunked

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As with any disruptive new technology that threatens the business of established older technologies, negative talk about software as a service has elicited plenty of fear, uncertainty, doubt during sales presentations and negotiation sessions. Service-now.com CEO Fred Luddy and marketing director...

Cloud Computing to Headline Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference

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Microsoft readies for its big developer event, where cloud computing will take top billing, along with tools and servers to support it. Other areas of focus will be Windows 7, Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft's new "Oslo" modeling strategy. And the software giant will provide detail on how...