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  • Microsoft expands Intune services

    Anticipating use of Intune by larger organizations, Microsoft is outfitting the managed desktop service with a number of new capabilities that should make its use more appealing in enterprise settings.

    Written by Joab Jackson12 July 11 03:34
  • Microsoft aims Office 365 at small businesses

    For the launch <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217982/Microsoft_Office_365_goes_live">of its first full-fledged online office suite</a>, Office 365, Microsoft is paying particular attention to how the new service could help small and medium-size businesses.

    Written by Joab Jackson29 June 11 06:44
  • Cloud storage providers need sharper billing metrics

    Purveyors of cloud storage services may be doing their customers, or themselves, a disservice by relying on imprecise metrics for billing, argued a researcher at a Usenix conference.

    Written by Joab Jackson18 June 11 06:01
  • Microsoft, SAP team to ease cloud deployments

    In an attempt to ease cloud deployments for their combined customer base, Microsoft and SAP are configuring some of their software products so that they work more easily together.

    Written by Joab Jackson19 May 11 01:31
  • VMware debuts sign-on service for cloud applications

    In the hopes of simplifying cloud operations for organizations, VMware has launched a federated sign-on service for cloud applications. The service can extend internal user directories to cloud services without disclosing user names or passwords, the company contends.

    Written by Joab Jackson17 May 11 23:03
  • Panel: The cloud requires fresh IT skills

    As organizations move more of their applications to the cloud, they might find themselves needing skills different from what their system administrators now possess, according to IT executive panel discussions on cloud computing on Wednesday.

    Written by Joab Jackson06 May 11 03:28
  • IEEE hopes to drive cloud computing standards

    Standards organization IEEE has decided to get involved in cloud computing, starting with two development projects related to cloud interoperability, it said on Monday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs04 April 11 22:41
  • Connxion halves FY11 revenue forecast

    Data and transaction services company Connxion (ASX:CXN) has cut its FY11 revenue forecast to $17-19m, from $38m, as a result of winding up its managed services business

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling18 March 11 16:45
  • Citrix invests in personal cloud management company

    Citrix Systems has invested in Primadesk, a company that is developing a free, Web-based application to help users keep track of content stored in different cloud-based services, the company said on Monday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs28 Feb. 11 21:42
  • Microsoft offers free Azure trial

    Recalling all those AOL disks promising hundreds of hours of free usage (minus the disks), Microsoft is offering up to 750 free hours of use on its Azure service as an enticement for developers to try cloud computing, the company announced Tuesday.

    Written by Joab Jackson23 Feb. 11 08:48
  • IBM sweetens the pot for partners

    Kicking off its 2011 PartnerWorld Leadership Conference, IBM has announced an expanded set of incentives for business partners offering IBM-based cloud and analytics services.

    Written by Joab Jackson16 Feb. 11 06:39
  • Adobe launches e-form service

    Adobe has launched a service for conducting online surveys that the company says should ease the process of setting them up and analyzing their results.

    Written by Joab Jackson15 Feb. 11 02:04
  • Telstra launches managed network service

    Online advertising company AdEffective (ASX:ABN) has launched domain name monetisation platform Yieldom, in partnership with ParkLogic and DistributeYourArticles.com

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling03 Feb. 11 17:34
  • Informatica debuts pay-as-you-go data integration service

    Hoping to pique the interest of the cloud-curious enterprise, data-integration software provider Informatica has unveiled a low-cost, cloud-based data integration service, called Informatica Cloud Express.

    Written by Joab Jackson08 Dec. 10 08:59