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Software as a Service


February 4, 2011  4:54 PM

Supply-side struggles in demand-side networking world to weed out players

Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, Cisco, Cloud Services, demand-side networking, equipment vendors, networking market, Nokia, platform as a service, Software as a Service, Verizon

One of the issues that now faces the networking market is the fate of Nokia, the once-giant smartphone and networking company that has seemed to stumble in every...

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December 21, 2010  5:30 PM

What’s behind Oracle moving its enterprise apps to Amazon’s EC2?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, Cloud computing, cloud computing services, EC2, enterprise applications, IaaS, Infrastructure as a Service, JD Edwards, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SaaS, Software as a Service

Fresh off of ramping up its server/networking connections for the year ahead, Oracle announced that it will be supporting at least some of its PeopleSoft and JD Edwards...

July 14, 2010  9:23 PM

Bell Canada signs on for Microsoft Online Services plan

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Azure, Bell Canada, cloud-based services, hosted business services, Microsoft, Microsoft Online Services, SaaS, Software as a Service

Bell Canada is the first of the big North American carriers to partner with Microsoft on its Microsoft...

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March 25, 2009  1:44 PM

Amazon EC2, cloud computing and the enterprise

Posted by: Tom Nolle
cloud architecture, Cloud computing, enterprise networking, SaaS, Software as a Service

Amazon’s Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) is gaining some traction as the framework for software vendors to offer software-as-a-service (SaaS). This is no...

December 23, 2008  8:27 PM

SaaS could be 2009 capex avoidance plan

Posted by: Tom Nolle
capital expense, Network equipment, Software as a Service

Many are expecting that companies will turn to cloud computing to avoid capex in 2009, and there are certainly indicators that would suggest that at least some are doing just that. Past history and buyer research. however, shows that companies often stand pat on older strategies during a downturn...

October 6, 2008  1:26 PM

IBM expands cloud computing offerings

Posted by: Tom Nolle
capital expense, Cloud computing, IBM, Software as a Service

IBM is expanding its cloud computing offerings, responding in part to the realization that during tough economic times, many companies will trade service expense for capital expense, particularly when credit is difficult. We believe that SaaS and cloud computing could be a big winner in the IT...

September 12, 2008  4:59 PM

Google Chrome: Sign of browsers to come?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, Software as a Service

Google’s Chrome browser may be a harbinger of changes to browsers brought about by SaaS applications and online services. As script-based tools and plugins become more important, browsers are beginning to address the performance of applications run within them as differentiators. This reflects...

July 9, 2008  2:09 PM

Microsoft to launch collaboration software partner plan

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Messaging, Software as a Service

Microsoft is launching its new online flagship service concept in what it calls the “Deskless Worker.” The new suite is designed for the entry-level Exchange and Sharepoint candidates who often don’t use Microsoft at all because of the cost and complexity of running their own versions of the...

May 2, 2008  2:55 PM

Software-driven network services — lots of talk

Posted by: Tom Nolle
IP services, Software as a Service

Network operators at a UK software event talked about more aggressive plans to focus on software-driven network services and features, and included goals of delivering software modules as elements or units of basic service functionality. This vision mirrors what we have heard in private dialogs and...


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