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Dell, still a relative stranger to acquisitions, is buying MessageOne, Adam Dell's enterprise-class, on-demand e-mail services business, a company in which his brother Michael, Dell's founder, had a piece. The going price is $155 million cash. It's earmarked for Dell's SaaS portfolio a...
Parallels and Smart Online announced the Parallels SaaS Development Kit, a suite of software development tools that will help independent software vendors (ISVs) to package software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications for the more than 10,000 service providers worldwide that use Parallels...
Some of the most scared people inside Yahoo right now have got to be the open source Zimbra crowd that Yahoo acquired last September for $350 million for its Microsoft-opposing enterprise-directed e-mail and calendaring, folks who just released their webby AJAX-based Collaboration Suit...
Boomi announced that Revionics is using Boomi On DemandSM for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) integration with Revionics' retail customers. Revionics is the leading provider of price optimization technology services for the retail market. By using Boomi On Demand, Revionics is now able ...
OpSource delivers Rich Internet Applications and a unique Rich Web Technology as a service for on-demand companies, with hundreds of applications, millions of users and billions of transactions supported daily. OpSource On-Demand, the leading platform for Web application delivery, is d...
Boomi launched an on-demand integration service with the general availability of Boomi On Demand(SM). After a highly successful beta customer program that included over 100 organizations ranging from small businesses to some of the largest companies in the world, Boomi On Demand is now...
Webroot E-mail Security SaaS is the result of Webroot's November 2007 merger with Email Systems, an SaaS security provider in the UK. Email Systems, now Webroot, protects more than 1,500 businesses and 2.5 million e-mail boxes worldwide with this e-mail management, protection, and comp...
ActivIdentity is proud that the Queensland Government has selected our identity assurance technology for this groundbreaking deployment. The scale and unique features of this program demonstrate and leverage our strong experience, product excellence, and ability to deliver identity ass...
Under ActivIdentity’s new solutions strategy, the company will leverage its identity assurance platform and credential management system to apply a common approach to registration / enrollment, authentication, authorization, auditing, credential issuance / management, and use of creden...
Salesforce.com has hired Polly Sumner, one of the old Oracle mafia, as president, platform, alliances and services, responsible for the technology and marketing of the company's Force.com platform. Sumner was recently president of global services for Telcordia, the telecoms outfit, and...
Microsoft disclosed late Thursday that Jeff Raikes, the head of its Office operation, second only to Windows in bringing in revenue, was retiring and will be replaced by Stephen Elop, 44, Jupiter Networks' short-term COO. Before Jupiter, Elop was president of worldwide field operation...
You have perhaps heard - given the amount of ink spilled on the story - that Intel quit the One Laptop Per Child board last week rather than get thrown off for badmouthing and competing against the altruistic non-profit and its cute little kid-friendly, customer-shy, AMD Geode-based gr...
When you boil it down to brass tacks, cloud computing is just a new take on an old idea. Businesses are drawn to the facilities that cloud computing has to offer because the availability of our resources dictates our current needs...and our needs always expand beyond the capacity of ou...
Grid computing is scalable (that is, make it big or small according to your needs) computing power, usually used by businesses. And supplied via the web. Cloud computing is a method of supplying technology on demand. Who cares where it comes from, or even what it’s called? So long as i...
The newfangled Holy Grail of software-as-a-service has come to OpenOffice, the freebie challenger of Microsoft Office sent into the wild years ago by Sun Microsystems to wreak what havoc it could. Ulteo, the outfit started by Mandrakesoft, now Mandriva, founder Gaël Duval last year aft...
Google e-mail, messaging and calendars would run $4.17 per user a month, with no initial set-up fees. A hosted Microsoft Exchange environment would cost $8.58 per user a month besides a $17.65-a-head set-up fee but Microsoft includes Blackberry support, managed collaboration services a...
The two most powerful forces shaping enterprise software today are software as a service (SaaS) and open source software (OSS). Previously separate, they are now converging into a powerful 'SaaS + OSS' model destined to become the dominant business model for enterprise software. Using ...
For building applications, BundleWorks includes ant tasks and command line tools to allow developers to build standard bundles for both custom and third-party applications. For testing, BundleWorks allows a developer to create and manage multiple environments to test multiple versions ...
Software virtualization is the ability to run multiple operating systems at the same time on the same computer. The basic premise is that for most of the day your server is basically idle and the CPU and memory are not tasked with processes all day long, the server has excess capacity ...
Red Hat said Monday that the public beta of its operating system on the newfangled Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) was available. Amazon has taken to peddling resizable time, utility-style, on its own data center to other people and Red Hat arranged for its customers to run their ce...
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider QED Connect today announced a reseller partnership with Kaspersky Lab, a leading provider of Internet threat management solutions that protect against viruses, spyware, hackers and spam. QED Connect has joined Kaspersky's channel partner program an...
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has just memorialized the Affero GPLv3, a version of the GPL that was created to cover software that runs over a network such as the Internet, which these days would mean, oh, SaaS stuff and Google Apps, Web Services, game servers, web and e-mail serv...
The three-year-old Dojo Foundation has put out version 1.0 of Dojo, an open source JavaScript toolkit for AJAX development meant for building rich Web 2.0 applications without proprietary plug-ins or single-vendor solutions. The widgetry makes use of Google Gears, Google's solution for...
Egenera, which claims it's the archetype Virtualization 2.0 company to VMware's Virtualization 1.0 - and is going put its PAN Manager software on other people's hardware to prove it - has convinced Fujitsu Siemens, which OEMs Egenera's BladeFrame servers, to put PAN on its own industry...
The infamous Microsoft-Novell interoperability/patent protection deal that FOSSers love to hate just passed its first birthday and, bragging that it's exceeded their original business targets, the pair has extended the arrangement. They're going to create a cross-platform accessibility...
A start-up called Zonbu started peddling a small router-size Gentoo Linux-based consumer PC pre-loaded with a swat of free or open source applications and games, stuff like the OpenOffice suite, the Firefox web browser, Skype's VoIP and the Acrobat Reader. Users can't install any appli...
Lumen Software, a leading provider of commercial open source Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and portal solutions, today announced its flagship platform, Lumenation, and the Lumenation Software Development Kit (SDK), are available immediately for free download. The products give PHP and ...
Money-starved Israeli start-up iROWS, a browser-based spreadsheet that kicked off in January, is going to shut down on December 31 because Google has sucked up its two founders to beef up the internally developed Spreadsheets widgetry that Google is using to frighten Microsoft.
SYS-CON Events announced today that the "2nd International WebRTC Summit" (@WebRTCSummit) will take place June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is an open source project supported by Google, Mozilla and Opera that aims ...
Developer self-service. Elastic, scalable apps. The "illusion of infinite capacity." For all the talk of the positive aspects of cloud computing, less attention is focused on the way IT operations must evolve to manage and support a dynamic, scalable, highly variable infrastructure. ...
There's no doubt that the Internet of Things is driving the next wave of innovation. Google has spent billions over the past few months vacuuming up companies that specialize in smart appliances and machine learning. Already, Philips light bulbs, Audi automobiles, and Samsung washers a...
Most companies hope for rapid growth so it’s important to invest in scalable core technologies that won’t demand a complete overhaul when a business goes through a growth spurt. Cloud technology enables previously difficult-to-scale solutions like phone, network infrastructure or billi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Apacer, the leading professional manufacturer of memory modules, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Apacer is the recognized...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DDN Storage has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world’s leading Big Data storage supplier to d...
Planning scalable environments isn't terribly difficult, but it does require a change of perspective. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Phil Jackson, Development Community Advocate for SoftLayer, will broaden your views to think on an Internet scale by dissecting a video publishing ap...
Many enterprises remain vulnerable to cyber attack from foreign organizations and even governments. Let’s make a distinction here between the political-military espionage that's gone on since pre-biblical times and the economic espionage that’s going on now and, in many cases, has not...
Founded in 2009, after graduating from the TechStars program, SendGrid has developed a cloud based service that solves the challenge of email delivery by delivering emails on behalf of companies. SendGrid eliminates the complexity of sending email, saving time and money, while providin...


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