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There is now a thing called EuroCloud, for the moment a French-based SaaS and cloud community whose 70-odd members include IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce.com, France Telecom and SAP and whose 30 supporters include Amazon. The object of the name is to share best practices and expand...
VMware: I already have the most popular virtualization software and I will integrate Spring Source and create the best PaaS offering. Amazon EC2: I am extending my cloud facility to a virtual private environment so that you security concerns are taken care. Microsoft: I am giving you a...
Lookstat is a web service that automatically lets you track your online sales by image at multiple sites. We’ve already written about its Analytics functions in a previous post. They’ve just launched a new home page to focus on the new stock photo backoffice services. The ...
Brad Windecker launched today "Open Source for Small Business" topic on Ulitzer. A topic for open source software specific to the small business marketplace. Small and midsize companies can today take advantage of the maturity in open source applications. This topic will collect storie...
SAP Business One, a business management application (ERP) for small and midsize companies, can be deployed in a Mac environment using Citrix XenApp Fundamentals and services from Orchestra LLC. Orchestra deploys SAP Business One on a hosted server and uses Citrix XenApp Fundamentals t...
With IP networks taking on many new challenges from VoIP, rich multimedia and other high-bandwidth consuming and high-priority applications, SMBs need to be sure the network connectivity between their business and Cloud Computing provider is protected with controls for reliable Interne...
Magic Software Enterprises Ltd., a global provider of application platforms and business and process integration solutions, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with nefos GmbH, a leading consulting partner of Salesforce.com located in Zurich, Switzerland. Nefos w...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Sal Visca, CTO of Technology Development for SAP, will be presenting at the upcoming Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (www.cloudcomputingexpo.com) this coming November 2-4, 2009, in Santa Clara, California. His session will be entitled “Next-Generat...
I happy to announce my appointment by SYS-CON to be the Technical Chair of the 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo. This event is a 1-day deep dive into how cloud computing is changing the way that Federal agencies leverage, procure and utilize IT. GovITExpo, which is being ...
Intel’s appeal to the Court of First Instance of the European Commission’s monopoly abuse decision against it claims that the EC didn’t prove that it hammered AMD into the ground with its discounts. According to a summary of the otherwise sealed appeal published over the weekend in the...
On-demand software distribution and retail e-commerce are key growth strategies for software manufacturers to enhance their online revenues and increase market share. The online store presents unlimited opportunity for expansion – across the globe – to reach out to end consumers dire...
On yet another application review with a prospective client the issue of potentially troublesome data entity relationships came up. A number of our clients are existing QuickBase users who have made an initial attempt to design their applications and find that some assistance is neede...
Founder and former Satyam Computer Services CEO Ramalinga Raju, 54, the admitted bad boy of India who overstated the company's revenues by a billion dollars more or less, suffered a reported heart attack Monday afternoon while in the calaboose awaiting imminent trial. He's in the hospi...
Yesterday a friend of mine was asking me what I've been doing lately in my spare time. When I mentioned that I'd been doing a lot of messing around with Windows Azure, he was naturally curious. After explaining what Azure is, he asked me what the difference was between Windows Azure, a...
ESB products emerged around 2002 from message-oriented middleware (MOM). Faced with market domination by IBM, MOM vendors were the first to jumpstart the ESB concept with the aim of developing a unique selling proposition. They added Web service and EAI capabilities on top of existing ...
Cloud computing is becoming a ubiquitous concept. It has mass-market implications for the technology industry, and it is advancing at speeds rarely seen with any major technological evolution. As a business leader, do you know why cloud computing is important to you? What parts of y...
The debate has raged for some time now about the exact definition of a 5GL. One might argue that there also is still some debate going on about what exactly is a Platform as a Service PaaS. Throw together two semi-ambiguous industry-specific buzzwords and what do you get? Well, for ...
There is a common misconception that CMMI and Agile are polar opposites. One relies on institutionalization and documentation of processes and methodologies, while the other emphasizes interaction among workers and “working software over comprehensive documentation” (Agile Manifesto). ...
Platform as a service (PaaS) is a big piece of the cloud computing puzzle, the other pieces being Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and Application software as a service (SaaS). PaaS enables the delivery of solution frameworks and components as on-demand, pay-as-you-go services. Some ...
The fabled Eastern District Court down in Texas has struck again. After nailing Microsoft for $290 million and counting on a patent rap and enjoining Word a couple of weeks ago, it's now found SAP guilty of patent infringement and told it to pay Versata Software $138.6 million, whic...
Orchestra LLC (Orchestra) is kicking off Orchestrated Stimulus, a stimulus program for small and midsize companies. Orchestrated Stimulus is a new program that enables companies to make an investment in SAP Business One at a low upfront cost and quick return on investment. The program...
There's nothing like an Apple product to generate buzz.  Our post last week about the iPhone App for SAP Business One has generated a lot of discussion and interest, so let's take it a step further. What is the BEST mobile application for SAP Business One?   Le...
VMWare’s purchase of SpringSource came as quite a shock to many in the industry. Why? Because, with this purchase, the Gorilla of Virtualization jumped from below the OS right smack up into application development and the runtime stack. Now they can deliver a Platform as a Service (P...
Enterprises large and small are drawn by the advantages of cloud computing - pay-for-use, self-service, elastic scalability and the elimination of hardware management – resulting in very low barriers to entry and exit and high agility. However, enterprises are also concerned about secu...
RightScale, Jaspersoft, Talend and Vertica have joined together to deliver a complete business intelligence solution in the cloud. Jaspersoft’s kicking in the compute-intensive BI software, Talend the open source data integration software, and Vertica the analytic database management s...
Orchestra LLC, an IT company serving small and mid-size businesses, is expanding into Portland, Oregon. Orchestra is a leading provider of business management software, website development, and web marketing on the West Coast.
Businesses tend to focus their architecture on efficiency instead of agility. This clear distinction between optimising for the known versus optimising for the unknown inherently counteracts on businesses in their effort to seize any of the new opportunities that arises around them. T...
Oracle rival SAP is supposed to be close – but not absolutely committed – to buying TIBCO according to the German business weekly Wirtschaftwoche. Such rumors have been heard before. TIBCO has a market cap of roughly $1.6 billion, with its shares pre-leak trading at under eight bucks. ...
As an unpractical futurist the concept of singularity (the theoretical future point of technological advancement in which the ability for software to improve itself using artificial intelligence is archived) is an idea that has been of great interest to me for a long time. In order to ...
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) presents a challenge to software marketing people like none other in recent history. On the one hand, SOA has been the top enterprise software bandwagon to jump on for the last four years or so, but on the other hand, many vendors have struggled to t...
ZapThink considers the SOA business case as an essential SOA artifact. Architects must have a clear picture of the business motivations for SOA, not only at the beginning of the initiative, but also as the architecture rolls out. Nevertheless, there is still frequently a disconnect bet...
Microsoft calls Windows Azure a "cloud services operating system" that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Azure Platform. They've also said they will offer a private data center version of Azure that will be capable of being hosted wit...
Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, a k a SingTel, Singapore's largest phone company and a major local player in broadband Internet services, is going into the cloud business, intending to establish Singapore as a regional cloud computing hub. It's launched Singapore's first integrate...
Loose coupling presents architectural challenges that are at the heart of planning and implementing the SOA infrastructure. Building the Service abstraction presents a simplified representation to the business but requires additional efforts under the covers to make that abstraction a ...
The mantra heard most often in business these days is "Do More With Less." For many businesses, cutting costs while trying to grow—or even sustain their place in the market—is easier said than done. What could help many businesses is gaining access to some of that $787 Billion in Feder...
Such projections have long since ceased to be news but Oracle, which will take Sun over before another quarter closes unless the regulators make some objection, rushed out a statement saying it's seen the preliminary estimates and still expects the Sun acquisition to be accretive to it...
With 47.68% of the company already pledged to it by its two founders, Software AG says it intends to tender for the rest of German-based IDS Scheer AG and create a global vendor of infrastructure software and Business Process Management (BPM) that has more than 6,000 employees and upwa...
Facebook’s value has dropped $3.5 billion since May. Russian investment house Digital Sky Technologies, which put $200 million in the social networking outfit two months ago in exchange for preferred shares, now wants to buy $100 million worth of common stock from current and former em...
In IT terms, virtualization is cool. The rewards include cost savings, agility, and flexibility. Enterprises reap the benefits of virtualization through a much more efficient use of IT personnel and resources, faster delivery time of applications, higher availability/service levels, an...
Oracle has taken over the IP assets of Conformia Software, a lifecycle management ISV geared toward the life sciences where Oracle’s bitter rival, SAP, invested some money from its NetWeaver Fund a couple of years ago. NetWeaver was meant to invest in firms “committed to the SAP ecosys...