Cloud Computing


Salesforce Service Cloud 3 Taps Into Facebook

Salesforce.com announced on Thursday that its service desk app now natively supports Facebook social monitoring.

Amazon Opens Data Center in Tokyo

Looking to extend its cloud services to customers in the Asia-Pacific region, Amazon Web Services today said it has opened a datacenter in Tokyo.

Windows Intune To Launch at Microsoft Management Summit

Windows Intune, Microsoft's cloud-based systems management tool that will give midsize IT departments without Software Assurance agreements a back door into some formerly exclusive SA benefits, will formally launch on March 23.

Microsoft Pans Google's Collaboration Plug-In for Office

Microsoft fired back at Google on Thursday, reacting to a recently released Google plug-in for Microsoft Office that enables document sharing and collaboration.

Cloud App Deployment Templates Added by Amazon

To ease the development and deployment of apps to the cloud, Amazon Web Services today launched its CloudFormation.

Google Offers Office Plug-In for Document Collaboration

Google today announced the global availability of a free plug-in to Microsoft Office that enables document sharing and collaboration.

Cisco Ditches Cloud E-Mail Service

Cisco is calling it quits on its cloud-based e-mail service that has been available for testing for the past year.

Judge Halts Salesforce Hire of Microsoft Employee

A Washington superior court judge enforced a temporary restraining order that prevents a former Microsoft employee from being hired for an executive sales position at Salesforce.com today.

CIOs: Moving Data in Cloud Doesn't Change Ownership

A panel of defense and civilian agency CIOs discussed the notion that moving applications to a cloud computing provider does not mean giving up control of the data -- as long as agencies get a guarantee in writing.

Microsoft Kills CardSpace but Promotes U-Prove for Secure IDs

Microsoft confirmed last week that it will not release CardSpace 2.0, its claims-based identity solution for clients.

Google Turns to High Schools To Test Chrome OS Laptops

Google delivered a truckload of free Cr-48 laptops to Astoria High School in Astoria, Ore. earlier this month

Microsoft Accuses Former Employee of Stealing Cloud Strategy Data

Microsoft filed a motion with a Washington State Superior Court on Thursday that accuses Matt Miszewski, former market development manager for Microsoft's government group, of stealing 600 MB of documents the company considered confidential when taking a new position at Salesforce.com.

VMware To Release Connector for Hybrid Clouds

In a move key to bridging public and private clouds based on its virtual machines, VMware this week said it will release software that ties internal vSphere VMs to service providers' cloud platforms.

Microsoft Appoints Nadella as Server and Tools Head

Microsoft today announced the appointment of Satya Nadella as president of the company's Server and Tools Business.

Oracle Releases Cloud File System

Oracle today released software aimed at letting organizations build private clouds by adding elasticity to their applications via a clustered file system.

26 Questions with Microsoft's Tom Rizzo on Office 365, Google and More

In this Q&A, Microsoft Senior Director of Online Services Tom Rizzo talks up Redmond's hybrid cloud offerings and its desktop/server solutions, and shrugs off any threat from Google Inc.

Clouds Collide in Strategic Microsoft vs. Google Battle

Microsoft's flagship Windows, Office and Exchange offerings may face renewed challenges in the stratospheric battle to come.

Q&A: Google Official Rebuts Microsoft's Cloud Critiques

Google Product Mananger Rajen Sheth fends off claims about the need for rich Office clients, traditional PCs, and alleged shortcomings in Google's hosted apps and SLA policies.

Review: Office Live Stumbles

Office Live isn't bad for a Web-based suite, but it can't begin to compare to its client-based counterpart.

IBM Gets More Social, Unveils LotusLive Symphony

IBM made a few announcements at its Lotusphere 2011 event today, including some upcoming social networking improvements plus the debut of a new cloud-based productivity suite called "LotusLive Symphony."

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