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InstallFree has reached an agreement with Click Manageware to distribute its products in the UK and across Europe on a Software as a Service model. The arrangement expands Click Manageware's portfolio into the developing application and desktop virtualization space, which helps IT dire...
GoGrid was first to market with a unique web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), Windows and Linux cloud servers, free f5 hardware load balancing, and free 24x7 support, among other breakthrough features. GoGrid announces another first: the only Cloud Computing provider that offers a...
Brian Stevens, the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering of Red Hat, delivered his Virtualization Keynote 'The Future of the Virtual Enterprise' at SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference & Expo 2007 West in San Francisco. 'Virtualization is the hottest subject today,...
Damballa, Inc., the only Internet security company focused exclusively on targeted threats such as BotArmies, announced the release of the Failsafe 2.0 appliance. Failsafe utilizes Internet cloud participation to provide immediate identification, protection and feedback on targeted att...
Security applications delivered as cloud-based services will more than triple by 2013, according to Gartner. The firm said 20 percent of the revenue of messaging security tools, such as antimalware and antispam services for email and instant messaging, currently comes through the cloud...
HP today announced a container-based data center offering that enables customers around the globe to rapidly expand data center capacity in support of IT and business growth.
Now, it's business 101 that the first entrant into a market does necessarily win and that so called 'fast followers' can quickly take over a market. In Cloud computing there are early guys (notably Amazon), the fast followers (notably Google), the weird followers (notably Microsoft and...
Information Technology is fantastic, absolutely essential, and largely responsible for this country's increase in productivity over the past decade or so. It's also broken. IT is overly complex, difficult to implement correctly, and expensive to maintain over its short lifespan.
Platform as a Service (PaaS) firm, Morph Labs, has added capabilities to its end-to-end platform as a service, Morph AppSpace, to allow Java and Grails applications to be deployed, delivered and managed.
Net One Systems, Japan's largest network integrator, and 3Tera, a grid computing technology and cloud computing services, announced today that the two companies have signed a multi-year agreement naming Net One Systems as the exclusive distributor of 3Tera's AppLogic in Japan. Starting...
The future model for providing IT infrastructure and services in large organizations is what many today are calling 'Cloud Computing' - a concept popularized by Amazon through its web services efforts. Merrill Lynch analysts for example reckon that by 2011 the volume of Cloud Computing...
Boomi has partnered with Innotas to enable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) integration for Innotas' on-demand project portfolio management (PPM) solutions. The Boomi On Demand offering provides Innotas' PPM users with the ability to integrate the Innotas solution with any other SaaS or on...
Boomi announced it has raised $4 million in its first institutional round of financing. The investment will be used to accelerate Boomi's go-to-market strategy and further secure the company's high standing position as a provider of cloud-based data and application integration services...
Catalyst Resources released a 'green audit' of their software-as-a-service (SaaS) collaborative workspace project that allows distributed business teams of all sizes to work virtually and seamlessly online. The Rich Internet Application (RIA) enabled Catalyst Resources to reduce its ca...
Alert Logic announced that it has released version 1.1 of its flagship log management product, Alert Logic Log Manager. The company also announced that Log Manager fully leverages the power of grid computing and virtualization technologies.
Boomi announced that it has teamed with Taleo to lower the cost and increase the software-as-a-service (SaaS) integration options for Taleo Business Edition customers. With the on-demand recruiting solution for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), Taleo Business Edition customers h...
Salesforce.com, which has already linked its CRM software to Google Apps and integrated AdWords tracking into its platform, is deploying a free new Force.com Toolkit for Google Data APIs so third-party developers can interact with data in Google services. The toolkit is supposed to bri...
eXpresso, a year-old venture-backed California start-up, has taken Excel to the clouds with Microsoft's blessings. PowerPoint, Word and PDF files are set to follow by the end of the summer. eXpresso webifies legal Excel users and lets them share, edit, download and print their spreadsh...
Boomi announced that it has partnered with Zuora to enable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) integration for Zuora's on-demand billing application with financial and customer relationship management (CRM) applications. Zuora is embedding the Boomi On Demand offering to provide its on-demand...
AmberPoint announced that it has extended the reach of its runtime SOA governance software to include enterprise applications from software vendors and Software as a Service (SaaS) providers. SOA-based systems are heterogeneous composite applications that often include packaged applica...
From Application Virtualization to Xen, a round-up of the virtualization themes & topics being discussed in NYC June 23-24, 2008 by the world-class speaker faculty at the 3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo being held by SYS-CON Events in The Roosevelt Hotel, in midtown ...
When picturing the relationship between the enterprise and the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model, imagine an evolutionary process that can be divided into three main stages: 'The Comfort Zone,' 'The Enlightenment,' and 'The Re-Assessment.' Once we examine these, we can then d...
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Industrial Development Agency of Ireland (IDA Ireland) announced the establishment of Europe's first Cloud Computing Center. Located in Dublin, the new facility will serve as a hub that will deliver Cloud Computing research and services to a number of satellite ...
Cloud computing is becoming one of the next industry buzz words. It joins the ranks of terms including: grid computing, utility computing, virtualization, clustering, etc. Cloud computing overlaps some of the concepts of distributed, grid and utility computing, however it does have its...
Intalio reckons it's got the first open source Business Process Management System delivered as a service. It's running dedicated servers on top of Amazon Web Services (AWS). A subscription for Intalio On Demand starts at $1,500 per dedicated server and includes bandwidth, licenses, mai...
NetSuite, Larry Ellison's other company, the SaaS one, and rival of CRM SaaS pioneer salesforce.com, which of course was started by former Ellison lieutenant Marc Benioff - ah, incest - has named Per Brondum Jakobsen, the former head of product strategy at salesforce, VP of product man...
Boomi and StrikeIron announced a partnership focused on driving Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) adoption by enabling seamless integration of StrikeIron's Marketplace Web services into Boomi On Demand. Boomi users can now integrate the full spectrum of business intelligence, CRM, e-commerc...
SugarCRM has pushed out a closed beta of Sugar Data Center Edition (DCE), a new product line, due this summer, described as a complete set of system management provisioning and monitoring tools so service providers and large organizations can deploy and handle multiple instances - as i...
Although SaaS development platforms like SalesForce and Coghead have gotten a lot of attention, this market has so far been remarkably closed and proprietary. The Platform as a Service leader, SalesForce, has both a draconian hosting policy (host your apps and data anywhere, as long as...
SaaS poster child Salesforce.com did $247.6 million in revenues, up 52%, returning $9.6 million, or eight cents a share, up sevenfold, in the quarter ended April 30. It said it generated more than a quarter billion dollars of operating cash in the last 12 months and preened that it was...
Absolute Performance announced it is expanding the partnership with virtualization and hosting automation company Parallels to better enable managed services and hosting providers to achieve a strategic foothold in the expanding SaaS and On Demand marketplace. The announcement centers ...
Dell is going to try to cut the energy consumption of its laptops and desktops by up to 25% between now and 2010 to avoid millions of tons of CO2 emissions, comparing its pledge to HP's, which is supposed to cut relative its 2005 levels. It says Dell OptiPlex desktop are down nearly 50...
Small business owners looking for an affordable alternative to the Microsoft Exchange e-mail platform can look forward to a hosted, cost-effective and feature-rich e-mail and collaboration service, from Network Solutions and Open-Xchange. Open-Xchange and Network Solutions have partner...
Bluewolf announced the availability of new insurance and banking industry Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions built on the Force.com platform. Bluewolf has implemented and developed more than 1,000 SaaS solutions for organizations worldwide, including the Royal Bank of Scotland, Fir...
The Ubuntu Linux-based gOS operating system from Good OS LLC (www.thinkgos.com) includes so many Google applications like Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google News Google Maps and YouTube that it's often referred to as the Google operating system. It also includes Firefox, Skype...
Locus has been selected by the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners to perform environmental site assessment, soil and groundwater investigation and cleanup, environmental compliance assessment and environmental information management services for The Port of Los Angeles. The agre...
Trubiquity (formerly Autoweb) has launched its new software-as-a-service (SaaS) architecture. Trubiquity's new software architecture, named TRUcore, improves communications among global business teams, from an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) level down through a company's global ...
Epicor announced Boot Barn has selected the Epicor Retail Software as a Service (SaaS) solution to streamline its retail operations and support its long-term growth plans. Boot Barn was one of four Retail SaaS deals Epicor signed during the first quarter of 2008. To support its current...
SAP has run into a nasty little rollout problem with its new on-demand Business ByDesign widgetry, the stuff that's critical to its future growth and competes with, oh, say, Salesforce.com, NetSuite and Microsoft. Seems ByDesign isn't properly automated and so SAP's grand plan to get 1...
Parallels announced that Solar Virtualization Technologies Group (VTG), a Platinum partner in the Parallels Service Provider Partner Program, is using Parallels technologies to launch new software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs). Parallels Automatio...


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