August 2008 Archives

The big news of the week has been Amazon's launch of its Elastic Block Store (EBS) offering. Amazon EBS works alongside Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service to improve the ability to allocate storage volumes in cloud computing. Reaction across... Read More..
Yesterday Salesforce.com announced its intentions to acquire InStranet, a provider of knowledge management software for call centers. In the press release, the company said it expected the addition of the technology to Salesforce CRM to accelerate business. There was a... Read More..
In surfing the Google News headlines the other day, I found a lengthy humor piece in India's Express Computer publication. The piece had a long theoretical back and forth conversation about how companies look at new technology, but one thing... Read More..
After the much discussed outages at Gmail earlier in the week, many people are expressing doubts over the enterprise readiness of cloud computing technology and people's fears over lack of control of data seem to be reigning. In a UK... Read More..
Seeking Alpha had two interesting stories about the performance of SaaS stocks in the marketplace. Given that many people predicted earlier this year that SaaS would thrive even in a poor economy, one wonders whether the predictions may be starting... Read More..
In a not too stunning development, someone at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office apparently woke up and realized the silliness of Dell's attempts to trademark the phrase "cloud computing." Computerworld has reported that the USPTO canceled the Notice of... Read More..
Apparently, commentators around the Web are not amused by Dell's intentions to trademark the term 'cloud computing.' Fredric Paul at bMighty.com believes the play shows both chutzpah and hubris. He asserts that having one company own the term won't do... Read More..
Gee, I wonder if it's too late to submit an application to trademark the use of "aaS" acronyms. According to a report in Washington Post, Dell has submitted an application to trademark the term "cloud computing." I found this to... Read More..
Google has recently acquired Omnisio, a move that should give YouTube users the ability to annotate and comment on videos. David Berlind of InformationWeek calls it "sort of like Twitter or IRC meets Internet Video+Powerpoint with a dash of TiVo... Read More..

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