There has been a lot of buzz about Apple's latest brainchild, the iCloud. The purpose of the iCloud is to bring your information together across all Apple devices. Download a song on your iPod and it is automatically synched with your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and whatever other Apple devices you might own.
Budget airline EasyJet has achieved a 35% savings over three years by switching to a cloud-based software-as-a-service e-mail security system.
Headlines tell us that Internet-based threats are becoming increasingly malicious, damaging, and sophisticated. These reports come just as more companies are adopting cloud practices and placing mission-critical data into cloud hosts, both public and private. Cloud skeptics frequently point to security risks as a reason for cautiously using cloud services. It’s the security around sensitive data that seems to concern many folks inside of enterprises.
Fujitsu Limited and SAP AG today announced they are jointly developing a Japanese-language version of the recently launched SAP BusinessObjects(TM) BI OnDemand solution, which will be made available to the Japanese market using the cloud environment of Fujitsu.
With many companies, even large ones, still using spreadsheets for budgeting, planning, and financial reporting, the growth potential for vendors of performance-management software is vast. After all, the software promises to handle the same tasks more efficiently than spreadsheets, while allowing greater collaboration among users.
Launch of Google Apps Marketplace builds search engine giant's presence in business software market
Google Apps has ramped up its cloud battle with Microsoft with the opening of its business-focused Google Apps Marketplace.
Midsized companies face a complex problem -- how to connect software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications with each other and with backend systems.