Matthew Glotzbach, director of product management for Google Enterprise, says corporate customers still need to become more comfortable with hosted application delivery before it will really take off. Glotzbach sat down with Computerworld during the AIIM International Conference last week to talk about Google's fledgling Google Apps software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering and how the company plans to compete with traditional application vendors like Oracle and SAP AG and with new hosted offerings from top vendors like Microsoft.
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SAP's move earlier this year to create a single maintenance offering for new users could lead to significant price increases for current users of its Basic Support plan, analysts said this week.
Google must provide stronger data models along with role-based access and records management archiving capabilities before most IT managers will take its Google Apps hosted application suite seriously, analysts said this week.
Proginet on Monday unveiled its CFI Attachment Manager software, which is designed to reduce the storage strain and management complexity that file attachments can bring to overtaxed e-mail servers.
EMC this week confirmed that it has notified customers that a massive price increase is about to kick in for users of its hosted MozyPro backup and recovery service.
Toshiba is set to unveil a line of micro-Serial ATA 1.8-in. disk drives that can operate at spin speeds of 5,400 rpm.
Fujitsu Monday upgraded its 2.5-in. SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) disk drive line with the addition of the new MHZ2 BT-series offering that offers up to 500GB storage capacity in a three-platter design.
Microsoft launched the first non-test version of its Windows Live SkyDrive, which provides up to 5GB of free storage capacity, Microsoft officials confirmed in a blog post this week.
Once a hard drive fails or has been damaged, attempts to fix the device without proper expertise will likely inflict do more damage and put stored information in greater jeopardy, storage experts say.
Symantec unveiled Symantec Online Backup and Symantec Online Storage for Backup Exec, a set of encrypted services designed to provide hosted data storage and disaster recovery services for small and midsize businesses.
EMC is discussing a partnership with software maker SAP to jointly develop a suite of hosted storage and application services for businesses, according to a report today by the Reuters UK news service
Corporate software users are losing patience over complicated licensing and pricing schemes, maintaining that they do not fit their business goals, according to the recently released results of a Forrester Research Inc. survey.
BitMicro Networks this week introduced the 3.5-inch E-Disk Altima E3S320 solid state drive which offers storage capacity of up to 1.6TB, the first device based on the Ultra320 SCSI standard to hold more than a terabyte of data.
Alienware Thursday launched the Alienware High Definition Media Server, which the company said provides 4TB of digital storage and remote Microsoft Windows-enabled connectivity to home entertainment systems.
Western Digital Wednesday launched the My Passport Essential portable storage hard drive product line, which it said includes support for Microsoft Vista and embedded search capabilities.