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October 4, 2007  8:50 PM

Google takes another step in biz apps biz

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Google, Microsoft, Network and application security, Software as a service (SaaS)

It took Google a month to incorporate Postini's security and compliance servers into its business apps. Google  completed its $625 million acquisition of Postini a security-as-a-service pioneer in...

October 2, 2007  8:56 AM

Microsoft addresses Google, Zoho online apps

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Direct reseller channel conflict, Google, Managed services providers, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

Microsoft let another shoe drop Monday in its "software plus services" take on software-as-a-service First it announced a free service, with the catchy name Microsoft Office Live Workspace. This will let users securely access their stored online documents and files from anywhere. Users can...

September 24, 2007  3:42 PM

Facebook face off: Microsoft takes on Google again

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday afternoon that Microsoft wants a piece of the Facebook franchise. (For those without a Journal subscription here’s a

September 18, 2007  3:04 PM

IBM offers open source desktop applications

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Google, IBM, Microsoft, News, Open-source

Another open source desktop applications suite, backed by a major vendor, is out today. IBM launched Lotus Symphony, a free, downloadable software package for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations using the Open Document Format. The announcement comes...

August 26, 2007  11:52 AM

Ruh, roh: Windows Genuine Advantage goes belly up

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Microsoft, Server virtualization, Software as a service (SaaS)

Just when you thought Microsoft might catch a PR break after public Google miscues, word leaks (erupts?) that its reviled 

August 23, 2007  4:52 PM

Golden Google gets tarnished

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel, Google, Microsoft, News

It was bound to happen. Google, the maestro of sleek (i.e. non Microsoft-like) interfaces and Web applications and services, is starting to feel some pain. Netcraft, picking up a report on the Blogger status page, reports that Blogger and Blogspot -- Google...

July 18, 2007  1:24 PM

Google adds paid SMB search to portfolio

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel, Google, Microsoft

To borrow from Ronald Reagan’s lexicon, there Google goes again.

Amping up its business push, the Web search giant on Tuesday unveiled a hosted search...

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May 30, 2007  1:47 PM

Google reaches for an application security blanket

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Application development, Channel, Google, Network and application security

While Google is in the news after coming under antitrust scrutiny from the U.S. Justice Department due to its planned purchase of online advertising juggernaut DoubleClick, its purchase of GreenBorder attracted, well, a bit less...

March 6, 2007  4:03 PM

Vint Cerf reflects on Internet security

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Google, Network and application security, Reseller channel business development

If you're not sick of all the hacking talk generated by last week's Black Hat training in DC, check out the DarkReading article about

March 6, 2007  7:51 AM

Channel news: McAfee hires ex-EMC exec; WordPress has backdoor

Posted by: Brein Matturro
Channel, Cisco, Data storage management, Direct reseller channel conflict, Google, Microsoft, Mobile networking technology, Network and application security, Networking technology, News, Supplier relationship management

Hackers plant backdoor in blogging software Stop the WordPress. [TheReg]

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