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SaaS: Pros, cons and leading vendors

Software as a Service (SaaS) is an increasingly popular delivery model for a wide range of business applications. We outline the benefits and drawbacks of SaaS, present a listing of vendors and consider which kinds of companies will benefit most from outsourcing software provision to the cloud.

March 3, 2013

AWS: Enterprises slow to reap big data benefits

Small start-ups have taken a lead on enterprises in their adoption of big data, by embedding analytics into the heart of their applications, according to Amazon Web Services.As the cloud has grown, prices for rentable computing power have come down, while scale-out applications like Hadoop have evolved to analyse large quantities of data, Werner Vogels, Amazon Web Service's (AWS) chief technology officer, said in a keynote speech at the AWS Summit 2012 in London.

April 24, 2012 by

Yammer buys oneDrum for collaborative features

The enterprise social network Yammer has bought oneDrum, a UK company that specialises in corporate file-sharing and collaboration tools. Our mission is to create a social layer across the enterprise, bringing together people, content, and conversations across all business applications.

April 12, 2012 by

Android breaking up taxi monopoly

The former head of Australia's corporate watchdog has identified smartphones and mobile applications as a way to boost competition in the taxi industry, and one cashed-up start-up has developed an Android-based device for drivers.

October 18, 2011 by

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