Information security leaders and professionals are not clear on the differences between platform-as-a-service and software-as-a-service solutions. We need to offer precise information about these differences — otherwise, we merely end up with the troubling issues. The confusion between PaaS and SaaS can have some serious security implications. Are you making a major security mistake with […]
Microsoft announced on Thursday a new “software-as-a-service” (SaaS) offering, called IoT Central, aimed at reducing the complexity of building Internet of Things solutions. IoT Central allows developers to create software and hardware without cloud expertise, a necessity for large-scale IoT solutions in the past. Microsoft does not say exactly how the service reduces the need […]
Yelp wants to keep you from getting locked into someone else’s cloud.
That was easy!
Open “platform as a service” vendors Cloud Foundry and OpenShift are having at each other on Twitter. It’s a sign of things to come.
Given the AWS EC2 service level agreement of 99.95, how does a service maintain an uptime of 99.99 for customer applications?
Mirantis chairman Alex Freedland wants to be clear: he’s sorry that all non-OpenStack PaaS vendors are doomed.
Though AWS rules cloud compute workloads today, Google and Microsoft look set to give it serious competition, according to Forrester and Gartner.
Better cloud development tools will be a win for everyone.
Big businesses have gotten a taste of mobile’s productivity bump. Now they’re craving more.
Finally, a clear, visual, explanation of three of the most common — and most confusing — cloud-computing acronyms.
Microsoft has been leaking executives in the past week, but it may be less an indication of something wrong at Microsoft so much as something going really well at Red Hat and Amazon.
Out-of-control cloud adoption can be a big headache for enterprise IT departments.
Microsoft is now waging another platform war – the battle for the cloud. But this time it’s the underdog.
New Marketing-as-a-Service and Healthcare-as-a-Service operations illustrate the trend toward delivering Anything-and-Everything-as-a-Service over the Web.
Not so long ago, the most advanced piece of technology present at the intersection of consumer and retailer was the cash register. Today, buyers are bringing their own technology on their shopping trips – and trailing a very revealing online data footprint. One big enterprise software company is promising retailers new technology that will let…
When Steve Ballmer took the stage in San Francisco on Monday to reveal the next step in the evolution of Microsoft’s most important application, he gave the world’s 1 billion users of Microsoft Office plenty to look forward to – but also some things to worry about. Here’s a sampling of what to look for, what to avoid and what to be afraid…
In an interview with ReadWriteWeb, the man who led the Heroku PaaS platform to prominence – and who continues to lead it as Executive Vice President of Salesforce – says that as his platform expands, it could certainly penetrate old barriers. One such barrier could be the ribbon, if you will, in front of a “Heroku apps store.” Another is the…
If your business is producing Web sites, then it’s all too easy to assume that the way you innovate is by producing bigger, broader, more content. When you consider the platform as something that exists only on the client side – where the customer determines the scheme and not you – any functionality you create becomes a slave to the browser…
Most people think of Autodesk as the maker of AutoCAD, the design software of choice for architects, engineers and other design professionals – typically running on high-powered workstations. So why is Autodesk CEO Carl Bass so hung up on the “democratization” of technology – spreading technology to the cloud computing platforms and mobile…