- Q1 2011 Cloud Apps Financial Results Roundup – Software Advice Articles
- Dachis Group Announces Launch of the Social Business Index
Looks like some kind of Big Data powered aggregator of the junk flowing through social networks: "The Social Business Index, built on top of Dachis Group's Social Business Intelligence as a Service (SBIaaS) Platform, is the world's most comprehensive platform for identifying actionable insights, measuring social ROI, and analyzing the effectiveness of strategies and tactics organizations employ to engage the marketplace." Nifty!
- IT pros still not sold on SaaS
- Zenoss Prescribes Cure For The Common Cloud – Network Computing
- Office 365 goes live, gives SMBs a taste of the enterprise
- Preet Bharara Takes on Wall Street Crime
“People on Wall Street are going to be coming to work with brown pants on. It’s going to change the way they work for a long time.”
- The Cost of Proprietary vs. Public Cloud | Andi Mann – Übergeek
- Forget cool, OpenFlow and networking is now hot!
- News from the Analyst Summit in London
"more and more vendors respond to the demand of end-users that preventive controls are nice and if doable and affordable they are the best one can do, but in the meantime it is necessary to manage the insecurity, so a lot of products focus on more transparency and thus helping at least knowing what is going on – right or wrong."
- Cloud Application Development and Management Services – Accenture
- IBM – IBM LotusLive Engage helps Signature Mortgage reduce loan processing time (09/24/2010)
I saw this guy talk on this case back at Lotusphere. It was really good.
- What’s the point of PaaS again? | Ewan's Blog on IT and stuff like it
"most of the new PaaS offerings out there seem to simply consist of a provisioning engine deploying your application onto a static set of infrastructure, often hosted on Amazon EC2 or their internal equivalent platform, without offering significant functionality of load balancing, dynamic scaling of resources, database performance options, disaster recovery and so on."
- The Web Is Shrinking. Now What? | Digital Quarters
"When you take these three growth areas out of the picture, the size of the hole left behind is staggering: the rest of the Web – the tried and true core that we thought would have limitless growth – is already shrinking."
- Experian Hitwise – 1 Facebook fan = 20 additional visits to your website
"Leveraging our unique data sets we now have an answer: for retailers, each new fan acquired on Facebook is worth 20 additional visits to your website over the course of a year."
- Will IBM Go 'All In' On Cloud Computing?
- Hacker Poll: Do You Want To Use a PaaS?
- ServiceNow Makes Help Desk Social – Network Computing
- IBM's Steve Mills talks Oracle and Watson's future
" IBM's SaaS portfolio] represents about $200 million in revenue."
- Red Hat: 'Yes, we'll break $1 billion this year' â€¢ The Register
- Cloud Foundry Open PaaS Deep Dive | Cloud Foundry
- What are the barriers for developers moving to a PaaS like Heroku? – Quora
- On the Battle Lines of PaaS–The Future is Bifurcated
Trying to sub-categorize the PaaS market.
- Top 5 mobile data protection best practices
"According to a recent Juniper Networks Inc. survey, 40% of workers reported using their own mobile devices for both personal and business activities; of those, 80% admitted to accessing their employer's network without permission." (thanks to Philippe Dewost in Quora)
- Eclipse Release Train 'Indigo' Launches 62 Projects
- Cloud.com and OpenStack code will merge
Peder, Cloud.com's CEO, says the cloud.com code-base will merge with OpenStack, eventually, sometime soon. Hey, that's something!
- Dell snaps up RNA Networks
- Adobe updates Flash Builder, Flex; unveils LiveCycle-CQ integration | Applications – InfoWorld
- Microsoft's Windows 8 client to include a hypervisor for virtualization | ZDNet
This would mean all sorts of interesting things for desktop management. Mostly, making it a lot easier.
- Android 3.1 Platform Highlights | Android Developers
- Alfresco Aims for SMBs, Launches Alfresco Team for Enterprise Collaboration
This stuff actually looks pretty good.
- Salesforce.com pushing social enterprise concept
Twittering network gear: "a software product called Isaac that can allow networked devices to securely communicate via social media, said Vala Afshar, chief customer officer."
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