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Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has received a lot of success and adoption in the past five years, but not as much in the field of application performance management (APM) than it has in other markets. With Cloud computing gaining momentum, you’re likely to see SaaS APM adoption inc...
Recent research has shown how the growth of SaaS applications in the cloud is starting to take its toll on packaged and licensed software applications. In addition to that, though, if we factor in the effects of piracy, shelfware and open source, and their interplay with the global so...
Historically, the back office business applications that support companies have been distinct from the category of business intelligence (BI). Certainly, applications have had certain ways of extracting analytics, but the interfaces were often complex, unique, and infrequently used. ...
In this Exclusive Q&A with the Founder, President & CEO of Virtual Ark, Marty Gauvin, the visionary serial entrepreneur speaks out on a variety of issues around Cloud computing including the all-important security aspects. "Security in the Cloud isn’t bad, it’s just different," Gauvin ...
The benefits of doing things “as-a-Service” (aaS) and leveraging cloud-based technologies are well-known and documented, such as a low barrier to entry, reduced capital outlay and infrastructure, easy scalability, and device/location independence. Many companies also appreciate the rel...
Virtual Ark can manage dedicated instances of the application for specific customer needs as if they were "one" application instance. In our view, the security, integration and performance requirements of our target market, large enterprise customers, are ill-suited to multi-tenant sol...
SAP, which flubbed its first billion-dollar run at the cloud, an adventure it’s still trying to salvage, has taken another tack on SaaS and released a hosted project codenamed 12sprints to public beta. The widgetry is supposed to be for collaborative decision-making and SAP is touting ...
Salesforce.com Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Marc Benioff, shares untold details of how the company went from idea to billion-dollar phenomenon and revolutionized an industry. Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company announced the availability of "Behind the C...
I was lucky enough to be at Dreamforce 2009 last week and wanted to pen down a few thoughts while the event is still fresh in my mind. I don’t think there was any earth-shattering news there, and I got the feeling (both onsite and online) that a lot of people didn’t really grasp the va...
RSA, The Security Division of EMC and VeriSign, Inc., the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, are working together to provide organizations with the mutual benefit of an expanded VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Authentication Service through...
Iomega announced the next generation of its popular double-drive desktop NAS appliance with the worldwide launch of the new Iomega StorCenter(TM) ix2-200. Based on industry-leading enterprise-class EMC storage technologies, the versatile yet affordable StorCenter ix2-200 wraps ease-of-...
Rackspace Hosting announced the launch of NoMoreServers.com, a site dedicated to the emergence of Computing-as-a-Service models (like hosting, cloud computing and SaaS) to power corporate computing. To support this campaign, the company has hired renowned hosting industry strategist An...
Timecruiser Computing Corporation, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) partner to the higher education community, today announced that The College of Westchester (CW) has selected Timecruiser's Solution Suite -- CampusCruiser(TM) and CourseCruiser(TM) LMS -- as its campus-wide academic portal...
Under Kapow's strategic partnership with StrikeIron, Web Data Services 7.0.0, which is available immediately, will be offered on StrikeIron's Web Services Catalog. Under the terms of the agreement, Kapow will maintain full technical and operational responsibility for Kapow Web Data Ser...
For the rest of your applications it may be the case that some are better suited to an SaaS environment than a PaaS, and in some cases IaaS is going to be your best option. It isn’t all or nothing, but rather it’s about choosing the environment that’s right for the application. Doing o...
EquaTerra announced that its Governance WorkPlace tool, which automates the management of multiple service providers and enables informed decision-making in support of back-office processes in both shared services and outsourced environments, is now available as a hosted, Software as a...
HCL Technologies announced the launch of its new SaaS Service Delivery Platform (SDP) AGORA. Service disruption and Web 2.0 have resulted in a sudden outburst of participation by the user and developer communities. This, along with increasing collaboration between independent service p...
We can't foresee the full potential of Service Oriented Architecture any more than Henry Ford could have foreseen the scale of today's automotive industry when the first Model T rolled off the production line nearly a hundred years ago. But there are signs that it will be equally far-r...
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...
Software is now increasingly provided as a service; in other words, it is now offered as a hosted application that users access through Web browsers. Many companies see this as an effective way of outsourcing some of their IT requirements. However, they face an increasing number of int...


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