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  • Office 365: Not for smaller businesses

    Now that the public beta has begun, I've had a little time to evaluate Office 365, and it's been an interesting experience. I run a small business and am already a Google Apps for Business user, so am I tempted to make the switch?

  • Sydney school marries Moodle with Live@edu

    Sydney grammar school Redlands has opted for the Cloud-based Live@edu e-mail system over an on-premise system and integrated the open source Moodle learning management system with it in the process.

  • Rackspace adds load balancing to cloud-based servers

    Rackspace's cloud computing division is offering a load-balancing service to help customers distribute workloads across multiple servers, providing applications with higher availability.

  • Why you don't need a cloud computing strategy

    As with any new exciting technology, companies commonly look towards creating a "strategy" around the movement in order to ensure their investments achieve the greatest ROI. In the 1990s, it was all about how companies needed a "Linux" strategy; the last decade has been dominated with companies needing a "virtualization" strategy; and the trend I'm seeing today is everyone talking about needing a "cloud computing" strategy.

  • Microsoft's Office 365 cloud beta now public

    Office 365, the cloud-based versions of Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and other products, became available in a public beta Monday with Microsoft promising general availability later this year. So far, 100,000 organizations have signed up to test Office 365, which will replace and expand upon Microsoft's current cloud-based productivity service, the Business Productivity Online Suite.

  • Microsoft broadens Office 365 beta, launches app store

    Microsoft is expanding the beta testing program of its Office 365 cloud collaboration and communication suite, almost doubling the number of countries and languages it's available in, the company said on Monday.

  • Key SaaS software executive leaving SAP

    SAP executive John Wookey, who was charged with developing a SaaS (software as a service) strategy for large enterprises, is leaving the vendor after about two-and-a-half years, the company said Monday.

  • Networking, telecom leaving VCs cold

    The overall amount of venture capital invested in startups is on the rise, though the networking and telecom industries haven’t been big contributors of late.

  • L.A. may sue over delays in Google Apps project, report says

    Google on Thursday downplayed a report that the city of Los Angeles may file a lawsuit against it due to delays in implementing a much touted $7.2 million contract to replace Novell GroupWise applications with the Google Apps for Government hosted email and office applications platform.

  • State Street modernizing with cloud, Linux technologies

    State Street Corporation says technology must evolve to meet the increasingly demanding needs of financial services, and within its own data centers is adopting new cloud-like technologies and placing a greater emphasis on Linux and open source.

  • Red Hat becomes cloud service provider

    Red Hat officials never seem to stop talking about cloud computing, but until recently all the company's efforts were targeted at helping enterprises and service providers use Red Hat software to build and manage their own cloud networks.

  • Mobile, cloud are changing application development

    Mobile and cloud computing are beginning to change the way that developers work at enterprise-level and smaller businesses, according to a report released this week by Forrester Research.

  • DSD releases Cloud computing guide for agencies

    Australian intelligence agency Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) has urged government agencies to conduct a risk assessment to determine the viability of Cloud computing technology before jumping head first.

  • New app makes Salesforce.com easier to use

    Salesforce.com's growth and popularity are undeniable, but startup Active Endpoints is betting that its customers could use a little help getting the most out of the on-demand CRM (customer relationship management) software with a new application called Cloud Extend.

  • Red Hat cache move sparks standards spat

    By introducing a Java specification for its own Infinispan data grid technology, open-source software provider Red Hat has generated a lively debate within the ranks of the JCP (Java Community Process) over the best way to add distributed caching to enterprise Java.