Software + Services Industry News – Wed 09 Sep 2009

Here’s some great Software + Services Industry News. I especially liked the one titled “Cloud Ready?”


Report: Growing Interest in Managed Services, SaaS

A worldwide survey from AMI suggests midmarket companies are taking a more formalized approach to IT purchasing decisions while looking toward managed services and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions.

Cloud Computing

SugarCRM Teams with Amazon to Bring More CRM Developers to the Cloud

Taking a page from the playbook, SugarCRM has announced the availability of Sugar Community Edition on's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to provide CRM developers with an easy-to-deploy development environment in the cloud.

Salesforce Revamps Its Customer Service Application

The on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) vendor has added technologies that cater to users who find answers to service questions using means besides traditional call centers, such as search engines and social networking.

Eucalyptus Supports VMware Hypervisor

Eucalyptus Systems has announced it will support VMware's ESX hypervisor and vSphere 4 virtual machine infrastructure as the foundation for private clouds.

Cloud Ready? 74 Percent of IT Pros Work from Three or More Computers

IT workers are often some of cloud computing's biggest detractors, mostly because of their skepticism of cloud security. A new TechRepublic poll suggests IT professionals themselves could be among the users who could most benefit from the cloud.

With 10 percent growth in its managed service provider (MSP) business over just six weeks, the Alabama-based provider espouses the benefits of the cloud-based model and makes a compelling business case to its customers.

VMware Releases vCloud API under Open-Source License

The company describes its new open vCloud API as an interface for providing and consuming virtual resources from the cloud, enabling the deployment and management of virtualized workloads in internal and external clouds.


The Neglected Flip Side of SOA Security

Could security services be delivered through the service-oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure and provide an enterprise-level solution?


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