Stories by Brian Fonseca

Google exec touts company's fledgling SaaS efforts

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.

Analysts: Google must upgrade hosted apps to appeal to IT

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.

Fujitsu rolls out fanless 500GB hard drive

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.

Symantec unveils first hosted backup services

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.

Users fed up over software licensing, pricing tactics

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.

Alienware unveils 4TB media server for new-age homes

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.