SaaS - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/1989 en Picking Office 365 is the easy part -- now comes migration http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/picking-office-365-the-easy-part-now-comes-migration-240559?source=rss_saas <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/office_365_cloud.jpg" alt="Picking Office 365 is the easy part -- now comes migration" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>So you've decided to make the move to Office 365. Now you face big questions. How do you get your email data into Office 365? Do you even want to move all your email data into it? Applications Business Intelligence Microsoft Windows Microsoft Exchange Microsoft Office 365 Email Software SaaS Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 240559 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft kicks off sales of lower-priced Office subscription in bid for iPad dollars http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/microsoft-kicks-sales-of-lower-priced-office-subscription-in-bid-ipad-dollars-240508?source=rss_saas <p>Five weeks after announcing a lower-cost subscription to Office, Microsoft today started selling Office 365 Personal to consumers.</p> <p>The new subscription plan costs $69.99 annually, or $6.99 monthly, a 30 percent discount from the Office 365 Home deal, which runs $99.99 a year or $9.99 each month.</p> Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Microsoft Microsoft Office 365 iPad Mobile Apps SaaS Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:18:01 +0000 admin 240508 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft concedes Chromebooks are work-worthy http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/microsoft-concedes-chromebooks-are-work-worthy-240503?source=rss_saas <p>Microsoft on Monday conceded that Google's Chrome OS and the Chromebooks the operating system powers are capable of doing real work, a reversal of its "Scroogled" campaign that once blasted the laptops as worthless.</p> <p>Almost as an afterthought, Microsoft yesterday announced it was bringing its free Office Online apps -- Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote -- to rival Google's Chrome Web store, the primary distribution channel for Chrome OS software.</p> Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Google Google Chrome Microsoft Laptop PCs SaaS Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:06:25 +0000 admin 240503 at http://www.infoworld.com Rimini Street diversifies with cloud services for Workday, Salesforce.com http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/rimini-street-diversifies-cloud-services-workday-salesforcecom-240371?source=rss_saas <p>Independent Oracle and SAP support provider Rimini Street will now offer integration services for customers who want to adopt SaaS (software-as-a-service) offerings from the likes of Salesforce.com and Workday.</p> <p>IT environments are set to "transform" from monolithic software suites to ones that include specialized applications as well as a mix of on-premises and cloud-based software, Rimini said in a statement.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Networking Internet CRM Private Cloud SaaS Web Services Applications Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:26:29 +0000 admin 240371 at http://www.infoworld.com Dropbox's buffed-up business offering is better, but far from best http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-storage/dropboxs-buffed-business-offering-better-far-best-240356?source=rss_saas <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Corporations_in_Cloud_hp.jpg" alt="Dropbox's buffed-up business offering is better, but far from best" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Last year Dropbox faced stiff<a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/review-box-beats-dropbox-and-all-the-rest-business-230288"> competition in the business file-sharing space</a> from a slew of other ve Cloud Computing Storage Cloud Storage SaaS Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:46:29 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240356 at http://www.infoworld.com Dropbox for Business exits beta as storage vendor sets sights on workplaces http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/dropbox-business-exits-beta-storage-vendor-sets-sights-workplaces-240199?source=rss_saas <p>Dropbox unwrapped the enterprise edition of its cloud storage and file sync service on Wednesday, as it seeks to expand its customer base from consumers to businesses.</p> <p>Dropbox for Business, launched in beta in November, is now <a href="https://www.dropboxatwork.com/2014/04/new-dropbox-business/" target="_blank">generally available</a> and features a variety of IT administration controls intended to make it suitable for workplace use.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Cloud Storage SaaS Applications Storage Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:31:38 +0000 admin 240199 at http://www.infoworld.com Salesforce.com pins growth hopes on industries, wants to be bigger than SAP http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/salesforcecom-pins-growth-hopes-industries-wants-be-bigger-sap-239735?source=rss_saas <p>Salesforce.com is betting that a push into industry-specific versions of its cloud-based software can help it maintain its breakneck pace of growth, and even usurp SAP as the industry's largest enterprise application vendor.</p> <p>One way to meet the latter goal is by "speaking the language of industry," said Salesforce.com President and Vice Chairman Keith Block, during a company event in Boston Wednesday.</p> Cloud Computing Networking The Industry Standard Salesforce.com Internet IT Management Private Cloud SaaS Web Services Applications Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:18:50 +0000 admin 239735 at http://www.infoworld.com Researchers disclose vulnerabilities in Oracle Java Cloud Service http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/researchers-disclose-vulnerabilities-in-oracle-java-cloud-service-239663?source=rss_saas <p>Security researchers released <a href="http://www.security-explorations.com/en/SE-2013-01-details.html" target="_blank">technical details and proof-of-concept code for 30 security issues</a> affecting Oracle's Java Cloud Service, some of which could allow attackers to compromise business-critical Java applications deployed on it.</p> Cloud Computing Security Oracle Cloud Security PaaS SaaS Intrusion Detection Vulnerability Assessment Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:24:49 +0000 admin 239663 at http://www.infoworld.com Google trumpets extra encryption for Gmail, but stays mum on other apps http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/google-trumpets-extra-encryption-gmail-stays-mum-other-apps-239589?source=rss_saas <p>Google recently trumpeted that it now encrypts Gmail messages while shuffling them among its data centers, an extra security layer aimed at thwarting government and criminal snoops, but didn't say if it applies this protection to its other applications.</p> <p>Asked for clarification, the company declined to comment. "We don't have more details to share beyond the Gmail news, but we're always working in strengthening and encrypting across more services and links," a spokeswoman said via email.</p> Security Google Apps Google Gmail Email Software Encryption SaaS Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:45:56 +0000 admin 239589 at http://www.infoworld.com What the latest cloud explosion really means http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/what-the-latest-cloud-explosion-really-means-239460?source=rss_saas <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/cloud_business_user.jpg" alt="What last week's cloud explosion really means" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: byryo</p> </em></div><p>The cloud surge last week was like nothing I've ever seen. It reminded me of one of those sudden blasts of fog through the Golden Gate.</p> Cloud Computing Google Google Compute Engine Microsoft Amazon Web Services IaaS PaaS SaaS Cloud Computing Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 239460 at http://www.infoworld.com Amazon, Cisco, Google crowd the cloud -- no thanks to NSA or IT http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/amazon-cisco-google-crowd-the-cloud-no-thanks-nsa-or-it-239250?source=rss_saas <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/cloud_checklist.jpg" alt="Amazon, Cisco, Google crowd the cloud -- no thanks to NSA or IT" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The gravitational pull of the cloud will not be denied -- or resisted, it seems, despite persistent fears about its security. Cloud Computing Cisco Systems Google Amazon Web Services Hybrid Cloud IaaS Private Cloud SaaS Cloud Computing Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239250 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft's Satya Nadella puts the cloud front and center http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/microsofts-satya-nadella-puts-the-cloud-front-and-center-239253?source=rss_saas <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/microsoft_cloud_blue_2.jpg" alt="Microsoft's Satya Nadella puts the cloud front and center" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> Applications Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Microsoft Microsoft Office iPad SaaS Office Software Cloud Computing Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:21:20 +0000 Eric Knorr 239253 at http://www.infoworld.com Amazon's WorkSpaces becomes generally available http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/amazons-workspaces-becomes-generally-available-239157?source=rss_saas <p>Amazon Web Services' hosted virtual desktops have become generally available, priced from $35, but the company and its competitors have a lot of hurdles to overcome before this sort of technology is widely used by businesses.</p> <p>The desktop-as-a-service market has become interesting. Before Amazon's Wednesday announcement on its WorkSpaces service, VMware earlier this month launched its Horizon DaaS, based on the company's acquisition of Desktone.</p> Cloud Computing Virtualization Virtual Desktop SaaS Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:26:08 +0000 admin 239157 at http://www.infoworld.com Infor goes all-in with Amazon Web Services for cloud ERP http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/infor-goes-all-in-amazon-web-services-cloud-erp-239139?source=rss_saas <p>Infor is betting big on Amazon Web Services for its cloud ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) software strategy, with plans to begin offering a series of product suites on the company's IaaS (infrastructure as a service).</p> <p>Dubbed CloudSuite, the software packages will focus on a variety of specific industries, beginning with automotive, aerospace and defense, and hospitality. Later this year, Infor plans to launch a more general-purpose cloud ERP suite on AWS, called CloudSuite Corporate. This offering will include modules for core finance and human resources.</p> Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services SaaS Web Services Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:20:27 +0000 admin 239139 at http://www.infoworld.com Git smart! 20 essential tips for Git and GitHub users http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/git-smart-20-essential-tips-git-and-github-users-239093?source=rss_saas <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/lightbulb_idea.jpg" alt="Git smart! 20 essential tips for Git and GitHub users" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Application Development GitHub Application Development Collaboration Software Development Tools SaaS Cloud Computing Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 239093 at http://www.infoworld.com Amazon adds search features, more languages to CloudSearch http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/amazon-adds-search-features-more-languages-cloudsearch-239068?source=rss_saas <p>Amazon Web Services' CloudSearch service has been upgraded with more search features and is now compatible with 33 languages.</p> <p><a href="http://aws.amazon.com/cloudsearch/" target="_blank">CloudSearch</a> <a href="http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2012/04/amazon-cloudsearch-start-searching-in-one-hour.html" target="_blank"></a>is a fully managed service that lets enterprises focus on adding search functionality to their applications rather than building basic search functionality, scaling it, and keeping it online, according to Amazon.</p> Cloud Computing Amazon.com SaaS Search Engines Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:36:25 +0000 admin 239068 at http://www.infoworld.com Update: Cisco plans $1 billion investment in global cloud infrastructure http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/update-cisco-plans-1-billion-investment-in-global-cloud-infrastructure-238962?source=rss_saas <p>Cisco Systems plans to invest over $1 billion to expand its cloud business over the next two years, including building an OpenStack-based "network of clouds" with partners.</p> <p>The whole IT industry is moving to a world where more applications are running in hosted environments, and Cisco doesn't want to be left behind. The key building blocks of this push are Cisco Cloud Services and what the networking giant has dubbed an Intercloud, which will be hosted across a global network of Cisco and partner data centers, it said on Monday.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Cisco Systems IaaS OpenStack SaaS Technology Business Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:21:42 +0000 admin 238962 at http://www.infoworld.com Google tightens Gmail's HTTPS protections in light of government snooping http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/google-tightens-gmails-https-protections-in-light-of-government-snooping-238810?source=rss_saas <p>Citing the need to protect users from government cyber spying, Google has tightened Gmail's encryption screws by removing the option to turn off HTTPS.</p> <p>Google first gave people the <a href="http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/making-security-easier.html">option</a> of encrypting their Gmail sessions via the HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) communications protocol in 2008. Google turned it on <a href="http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/default-https-access-for-gmail.html">by default</a> in 2010 for all users, but allowed them to turn it off manually. Not anymore.</p> Cloud Computing Security Google Gmail SaaS Security Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:57:46 +0000 admin 238810 at http://www.infoworld.com Google and Cisco partner to bring WebEx to Chromebooks http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/google-and-cisco-partner-bring-webex-chromebooks-238613?source=rss_saas <p>Google and Cisco are <a href="http://blogs.cisco.com/collaboration/putting-the-user-experience-first-at-enterprise-connect/" target="_blank">teaming up</a> in the enterprise collaboration market, bundling WebEx with Chromebooks and integrating the Cisco Web conferencing and online meeting product with Google Apps.</p> Cloud Computing Collaboration Software SaaS Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:58:56 +0000 admin 238613 at http://www.infoworld.com 7 things you may not know about Microsoft Office http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/7-things-you-may-not-know-about-microsoft-office-238574?source=rss_saas <p>Microsoft Office and Office 365 are evolving. Product names have changed. Mobile APIs have been released. A plethora of other Microsoft products have been integrated with the desktop and cloud-based productivity suite.</p> <p>Much has changed, so here's a roundup of seven things that you may not know about the "new" Microsoft Office.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Microsoft Microsoft Office Microsoft Office 365 SaaS Office Software Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:24:35 +0000 admin 238574 at http://www.infoworld.com