Salesforce.com Revenue Climbs 28%, Meets Expectations
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 24, 2013
Despite the good numbers, the company's share price fell because of guidance for future earnings.
Tags: Salesforce.com, CRM, Salesforce, revenue, enterprise software, earnings, Cloud
Ubuntu vs. Windows 8: Which Is Better Overall?
By Matt Hartley | Article Published May 20, 2013
It's much easier to find a system with Windows 8 pre-installed, but Ubuntu offers a better interface and better apps.
Tags: Windows 8, Cloud, apps, Ubuntu, Microsoft, OS, open source, operating system, app store, Office, interface
Thin Clients Are Back—It's About Time
By Rob Enderle | Article Published April 04, 2013
All the pieces are in place for thin clients to take off.
Tags: AMD, thin client, processor, mainframe, nVidia, tablet, gaming, Cloud
Optimizing Your Cloud Computing Strategy Survey Sweepstakes: Official Rules
By | Article Published March 27, 2013
Complete the survey and be automatically entered in our sweepstakes for a chance to win 16 GB Apple iPad Mini. In addition, the first 100 entrants will be eligible to receive a $10 Starbucks gift card.
Tags: iPad, sweepstakes, survey, Cloud, Starbucks
Apple Adds 2-Step Authentication to Apple ID, iCloud
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 22, 2013
The new security feature should help protect users' data and accounts.
Tags: iCloud, Apple, two-factor authentication, Cloud
Another Cloud Goes Down: Google Drive Experiences Outage
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 18, 2013
Many users who try to access Google's cloud-based storage service are getting error messages.
Tags: Google Drive, Storage, Cloud, Google, outage
Google Explains Its Responses to Government Requests for Data
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 28, 2013
The company calls for changes to U.S. laws in order to limit government access to cloud data.
Tags: government, Google, transparency, Cloud, email, U.S.
SAP Reports Strong Software Sales, But Profits Disappoint
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 15, 2013
The company's stock slid following the report.
Tags: earnings, SAP, Enterprise, quarterly financials, profits, HANA, software, Cloud
Google Apps Challenges Microsoft Office
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 26, 2012
Google's goal is to capture 90 percent of Microsoft's Office business.
Tags: Google Apps, software, Microsoft Office, Office productivity, Cloud, Enterprise
Red Hat Beats Revenue Estimates, Acquires ManageIQ
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 21, 2012
Revenue rose 18 percent, but profits fell 9 percent.
Tags: open source, Cloud, merger and acquistion activity, quarterly financials, software, Red Hat, Virtualization Management
Adobe Earnings Beat Expectations
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 14, 2012
The transition to the subscription-based Creative Cloud has been good for the software company.
Tags: Adobe, software, quarterly financials, Cloud, licensing, subscription, earnings
Facebook and Gmail Go Down on the Same Day
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 11, 2012
Both services are now functioning normally.
Tags: Gmail, Chrome, downtime, outage, Cloud, Google, Facebook
Cisco Buys Wi-Fi Networking Firm Meraki for $1.2 Billion
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 19, 2012
Cisco says the purchase will help it expand its customer base with more mid-market firms.
Tags: WiFi, Cisco, networking, merger and acquistion activity, Wi-Fi, Cloud
Gartner Predicts Tech Spending Will Hit $3.7 Trillion Next Year
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 23, 2012
The company said "Every budget is becoming an IT budget."
Tags: Cloud, Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, budget, big data, tech spending, Gartner, mobile, social networking
Microsoft Touts Exchange 2013 at Conference
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published September 25, 2012
The company is launching new server- and cloud-based versions of its unified communications software.
Tags: Cloud, Microsoft Exchange, server
Bossie Awards 2012: The Best Open Source Applications
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 19, 2012
This year's award-winners include business applications, desktop applications, cloud and data center software, application development tools and more.
Tags: Cloud, open source software, application development, applications, data center, business software, desktop
Microsoft Unveils Office 365 Pricing, Packages
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 18, 2012
Prices for the next edition of Office will start at $99.99 per year for the cloud version and $139.99 for the traditional software version.
Tags: Microsoft, Office 365, Office 2013, Cloud
OpenStack Foundation Nears Launch
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 07, 2012
New Executive Director of open source cloud foundation provides insight into upcoming releases and the challenges that lay ahead.
Tags: OpenStack, Cloud
Microsoft Shifts Main Office Product to the Cloud
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 17, 2012
From now on, Microsoft plans to focus its development efforts on Office 365.
Tags: Cloud, software, Office, Office 365, Microsoft
Microsoft Streamlines, Cloudifies Windows Server 2012 Editions
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published July 06, 2012
Forget the tangled web of Windows Server editions. Microsoft limits choices to just four, but requires a change in how IT managers calculate their licensing costs.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows Server, cloud computing, Cloud
Oracle Jumps Gun, Preannounces Profit Surge in Q4 2012 Earnings
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 19, 2012
Q4 net income increased 8 percent to $3.5 billion.
Tags: earnings, revenue, Cloud, Oracle
HP's OpenStack-Powered Cloud Enters Public Beta
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published May 11, 2012
HP opens the doors to its public cloud offering in one of the industry's highest profile OpenStack deployments.
Tags: cloud computing, OpenStack Community, Cloud, HP
Symantec Revenues Flat As License Sales Drop
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 03, 2012
The move to the cloud means more companies are buying subscriptions.
Tags: Cloud, Symantec, security
Google Drive Arrives, At Last
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 25, 2012
The new cloud service offers 5GB of storage for free.
Tags: Google Drive, Storage, Cloud
Google Drive Next Week?
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 17, 2012
Rumors suggest that Google will launch a new personal storage service called Google Drive next week.
Tags: Cloud, Google, Storage, Drive
Asigra Fuels Cloud Backup Platform for Telcos
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published February 21, 2012
The company's software powers NetApp–Asigra Data Protection as a Service (DPaaS) for cloud backup providers.
Tags: telco, backup, Cloud, cloud computing
Amazon Launches Home-Grown NoSQL Database
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 18, 2012
DynamoDB is now available through Amazon Web Services.
Tags: database, NoSQL, Amazon Web Services, Cloud
Microsoft, HP Team to Sell Public and Private Cloud Services
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 08, 2011
The two companies with offer hardware, software and services to support public, private and hybrid clouds.
IBM to Buy Cloud Analytics Vendor for $440 Million
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 08, 2011
Big Blue will purchase DemandTec, which makes cloud-based marketing and sales software.
Tags: IBM, Cloud
Blazemeter Brings Apache JMeter to Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 06, 2011
Startup gets $1.2 million to fund an open source-based load testing solution.
Tags: cloud computing, Apache, Cloud, blazemeter
Cloud Computing CRM Buying Guide: Top Players
By Drew Robb | Article Published November 03, 2011
The cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) sector features sharp competition from all the big names -- SAP, Microsoft, Salesforce, Oracle and many others.
Tags: CRM, cloud computing, customer relationship management, Cloud
Cloud Security in Datacenter Terms
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 19, 2011
Security in the cloud isn't the same as security in your own datacenter.
Tags: Security practices, Salesforce.com, cloud computing, Cloud
Cisco Doubles Down on UCS
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 13, 2011
Cisco server platform doubles its virtual network interface capacity as it scales up for the cloud.
Tags: UCS, Cisco, Cloud
Microsoft Emphasizes Cloud Services to Partners - Again
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 12, 2011
On day two of the software giant's annual partner conclave the company honed in on making sure its resellers get the newest information on its near-term cloud computing plans.
Tags: windows server 8, Microsoft, system center 2012, Cloud
SaaS and ITIL
By Anthony Orr | Article Published May 20, 2011
SaaS and ITIL
Tags: service management, SaaS, Cloud, ITIL
SAP Goes 'Social' with Cloud-Based StreamWork
By Vangie Beal | Article Published May 05, 2011
The StreamWork application will facilitate collabaration among all SAP business applications.
Tags: ERP, SAP, cloud management tools, Cloud, social networking
"To Cloud" or "Not to Cloud?"-- That is the Question
By Anthony Orr | Article Published May 02, 2011
"To Cloud" or "Not to Cloud?"-- That is the Question
Tags: Cloud, ITIL, Transform
CIO2CEO: Server Huggers
By John D. Hughes | Article Published April 03, 2011
CIO2CEO: Server Huggers
Tags: infrastructure, CIO, leadership, server, Cloud
Oracle Unveils Cloud File System
By David Needle | Article Published February 09, 2011
The latest Oracle release includes advanced cluster file system capabilities for storage clouds.
Tags: cloud computing, data storage management, replication, Cloud, Oracle
Google Tweaks Docs for Better Access to Content
By David Needle | Article Published January 31, 2011
A new preview panel and Home view are designed to make it easier for users to find the content they're looking for.
Tags: Google Docs, cloud computing, Cloud, document management, Google Apps Marketplace
Google Touts 'Industry First' Service Level Agreement for Apps
By David Needle | Article Published January 14, 2011
As part of its new SLA, Google said it is eliminating maintenance time from the agreement as it aims to give its cloud-based enterprise apps dial-tone reliability.
Tags: Google Apps, cloud app, SLAs, Google, Cloud
12 Hottest App Categories for Cloud Computing Shift
By Larry Marion | Article Published November 30, 2010
A survey reveals that firms are most likely to shift HR to the cloud, with several other other categories close behind.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, SaaS, HR Management, data center management
White House Pledges Cloud Computing Approach to Federal IT
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published November 19, 2010
Obama administration announces sweeping reforms to federal IT procurement and management, planning agency mandate for cloud computing and aggressive data center consolidation.
Tags: Cloud, data center, government IT, White House, cloud computing
Novell Gets the Social Cloud Vibe
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 09, 2010
Thought that Google Wave was dead? Novells rebranded Pulse effort aims to continue the wave federation protocol with new Vibe, based on earlier open source efforts.
Tags: Google Wave, Novell, Cloud, cloud computing, open source
Does Microsoft's Cloud Computing Help the Environment?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published November 05, 2010
Microsoft: Cloud computing isn't just a money saver -- it's a green solution as well.
Tags: green computing, Cloud, cloud computing, Microsoft, data center
Cloud Computing and Privacy Concerns
By Diana Kelley | Article Published November 04, 2010
To best understand the Cloud Computing privacy issue, it is effective to divide the exposure use cases into three categories.
HP 'Instant-On' Bridges Cloud and Data Center
By David Needle | Article Published November 03, 2010
The enterprise IT vendor's 'Instant-On' initiative offers a conduit between cloud services and on-premises data center resources.
Tags: Cloud, cloud computing, datacenter, Enterprise IT, HP
HP Launches "Instant-On Enterprise": Devil's in the Details
By Rob Enderle | Article Published November 02, 2010
In a sign of the times, HPs strategy addresses ITs need to both maintain legacy hardware-software and leverage opportunities from Cloud Computing.
Tags: IT, Enterprise IT, Cloud, cloud computing, HP
Microsoft Touts Its Cloud, Mobile Strategy
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 29, 2010
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer detailed the software giant's plans for its Windows 7 and Azure initiatives.
Tags: Azure, steve ballmer, Microsoft, Cloud, cloud computing
Is Cloud Computing Overhyped?
By Amy Newman | Article Published October 22, 2010
Leading analysts disagree about cloud computing's prospects in the years ahead.
Tags: Virtual Cloud Management, IDC, Cloud, cloud computing, Gartner
Cloud Wars: Microsoft Office 365 Takes the Battle to Google
By Rob Enderle | Article Published October 21, 2010
One expert opines that Microsofts Office 365, its hosted software in the cloud initiative, is gaining momentum against the popularity of Google Apps.
Tags: Cloud, cloud services, Microsoft, Google, cloud computing
New York City Workers Going to Microsoft's Cloud
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 21, 2010
As one billionaire to another, and in another perceived loss for Google, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has convinced NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg to move some 100,000 city employees to Microsoft's cloud platform.
Tags: software, New York, Microsoft, Cloud, cloud computing
5 Ways Cloud Computing Will Change Business and Careers
By Jeff Vance | Article Published October 18, 2010
IT staffers need to take a hard look at their job prospects, and companies need to move faster, among other expected changes.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, IT Jobs/Salary, Cloud network, virtualization cloud
Cloud Computing: Small, Big Players Cooperate
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published October 06, 2010
Legacy software vendors are inking cloud computing contracts with a new generation of nimble, web-oriented service providers.
Tags: SAP, Cloud, AWS, cloud computing, SaaS
By M. Tim Jones | Article Published September 29, 2010
Cloud computing underlies many computing systems, including Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). Plus: cloud computing resources.
Tags: Cloud, Cloud Hosting, Cloud network, cloud management tools, cloud computing
Should Integrators Embrace Cloud Computing?
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 27, 2010
Is it profitable for a vendor or service provider to offer solutions via cloud computing?
Tags: cloud computing, service providers, Cloud, SaaS, IT infrastructure
Private Cloud Computing Deployment at a National Lab
By Drew Robb | Article Published September 27, 2010
The Los Alamos National Laboratory deployed a private cloud computing infrastructure for greater security and more rapid scale-up.
Tags: cloud computing, IT infrastructure, private cloud, security, Cloud
Microsoft Moves Closer to Intune Release
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published September 22, 2010
Microsoft's Intune, all-in-one service for cloud-based systems management, is exiting its second public beta.
Tags: cloud management tools, cloud computing, Intune, Microsoft, Cloud
10 Disruptive Cloud Computing Trends
By Jeff Vance | Article Published September 21, 2010
Cloud computing and confusion are nearly synonymous. Cost, timelines, strategy? A look at the many cross currents riling cloud computing.
Tags: Cloud network, cloud computing, Virtual Cloud Management, virtualization, Cloud
Google Wants to Own the Future...by Predicting It!
By Mike Elgan | Article Published September 09, 2010
A number of new initiatives give Google - and perhaps users -- a glimpse into the future.
Tags: Web apps, cloud computing, Cloud, Google, Google Apps
IBM Outlines an Aggressive Cloud Computing Strategy
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 01, 2010
Look for a series of smaller acquisitions as IBM's cloud computing division aims for the skies.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud Storage, IBM, cloud management tools, Cloud
VMware Rounds Out Cloud Offerings With Security, Analytics Acquisitions
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published August 31, 2010
The virtualization giant announced today that it will acquire real-time IT analytics firm Integrien and online access management and security firm TriCipher.
Tags: vSphere, vCenter, VMware, virtualization, Cloud
Microsoft Execs Detail Business Software Opportunities
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published August 13, 2010
Cloud computing and business upgrades to Windows 7 were among the growth opportunities cited by Microsoft executives, but demand for the relatively ancient Windows XP continues as well.
Tags: Windows 7, cloud app, Microsoft, Cloud, cloud computing
VeriSign Launches Cloud-Based DNS Management Service
By Larry Barrett | Article Published August 11, 2010
VeriSign Managed DNS service will ensure the availability of enterprise websites, email and Web systems.
Tags: VeriSign, DNS, cloud computing, Cloud, Cloud network
Cloud Storage Poised to Save Enterprises Money: Report
By David Needle | Article Published July 30, 2010
While public cloud storage services have been around for years, they haven't won over the enterprise. That could soon change.
Tags: data storage management, Cloud Storage, Cloud, cloud computing, data storage
SaaS Market Growing by Leaps and Bounds: Gartner
By Larry Barrett | Article Published July 27, 2010
Gartner's latest report confirms what the market and top enterprise software vendors have been saying for the past three years: SaaS and cloud computing are the future and the future is now.
Tags: SaaS, SaaS Contract, Cloud, cloud computing, cloud services
Google Launches Cloud Apps for Government
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published July 26, 2010
With new government version of cloud apps, complete with principal federal security certification, Google hopes to signal "green light" for adoption in federal agencies.
Tags: Cloud, cloud app, government market, cloud computing, government IT
Top 10 Reasons Cloud Computing Deployments Fail
By Jeff Vance | Article Published July 26, 2010
Lack of cloud computing vendor management and poor understanding of the risks are among the challenges that doom cloud deployments.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, Cloud Providers, cloud management, cloud deployment
Agency Officials Draw Roadmap for Federal Cloud
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published July 21, 2010
Senior federal officials spearheading the transition to the cloud outline promises, challenges of remaking government IT in the service-oriented model sweeping the private sector.
Tags: government IT, Cloud, government market, Cloud Providers, cloud computing
Cloud Computing's Reach is Further Than Most Think
By David Needle | Article Published July 15, 2010
Gomez analysis shows that 19 percent of website transactions include a cloud service at some point in the chain, and businesses have no visibility into this service.
Tags: cloud computing, Amazon EC2, ecommerce, cloud services, Cloud
Google Boosts Cloud Computing Apps -- Should Microsoft Worry?
By Jeff Vance | Article Published June 29, 2010
Some cloud computing trends seem to favor Google or not. And what about smartphones? And the browser factor?
Tags: Microsoft, Cloud, cloud services, Google, cloud computing
Cloud Computing Leaders: Ten to Watch
By Jeff Vance | Article Published June 15, 2010
Cloud computing visionaries, start-ups and established giants, all vying to win a larger share of the emerging cloud market.
Tags: Cloud, Cloud network, SaaS, cloud computing, cloud content management
Cloud Computing 2.0 and the Changing IT Manager
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published June 07, 2010
Despite all the hype, tech executives are still grappling with the emerging cloud computing trend. Heres a brief guide to what it means to todays IT leaders.
Tags: IT manager, SaaS, Cloud, cloud computing, cloud management
Tech Execs Tout Government Cloud, Open Data
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published May 27, 2010
At O'Reilly Gov 2.0 Expo, technology experts and advocates from the public and private sectors talk up the next generation of government IT operations.
Tags: cloud computing, government IT, tech exec, Microsoft, Cloud
IBM, Ariba Get Social in the Cloud
By Larry Barrett | Article Published May 26, 2010
Ariba will integrate its Commerce Cloud offering with Big Blue's LotusLive to make it possible for buyers and sellers to talk to either other directly using social networking tools.
Tags: Social Networking Tools, IBM, Cloud network, Cloud, cloud computing