Two companies that have made significant inroads in the cloud have just joined forces in what's being viewed as a major enterprise play. In an exclusive partnership, former rivals Apple and IBM are hoping to elevate enterprise mobility by combining what each company does best.
Businesses are so enticed by SaaS's potential benefits that most are deploying it without deploying typical IT restraints, according to cloud portfolio manager RightScale. RightScale's third annual "State of the Cloud Survey," which featured responses from 1,068 technical professionals in a broad cross-section of organizations, found that 94% of ...
When vetting SaaS providers, you need to get deep inside their commitment to reliable, flexible, and secure service. So, besides posing the usual questions about pricing, support, service levels, security, and so on, zing them with these six extra questions:
The concept of systems integration is as old as the peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich. Users want to tie applications together to form solutions, and it's no surprise this human impulse has found its way into SaaS.
Founded in 2010 by Rackspace Hosting, along with NASA, OpenStack is becoming quite a popular alternative to the traditional capex model. OpenStack allows administrators to implement a public, private or hybrid cloud solution without having to commit to expensive licensing agreements and upfront fees.
Anuj Marfatia has two passions. One is for enterprise analytics. The other is for Chips Ahoy! cookies. At Boston's IBM Business Analytics Summit last month, Marfatia -- program director of business intelligence for IBM -- opened one of his presentations with a discussion of both.