SaaS
 
Software as a Service

Dell joins forces with Dropbox to boost hosted storage for enterprises

Dropbox is getting help from Dell to convince enterprises to pick its hosted storage and file-sharing platform, and also to make it more secure.

Take advantage of enterprises' growing interest in and acceptance for personal cloud-based storage services, vendors like Dropbox have been partnering with large telecom operators and software vendors.

Microsoft gives students free Office 365

Schools and universities that license Microsoft Office for their staff can now hand out Office 365 free to students, Microsoft said Monday.

The program, dubbed "Student Advantage," was unveiled in mid-October, when Microsoft promised that it would debut Dec. 1.

IT managers are increasingly replacing servers with SaaS

IT managers want to cut the number of servers they manage, or at least slow the growth, and they may be succeeding, according to new data.

IDC expects that anywhere from 25 percent to 30 percent of all the servers shipped next year will be delivered to cloud services providers. By 2017, nearly 45 percent of all the servers leaving manufacturers will be bought by cloud providers.

Le Cloud dans les PME-PMI en France. Un marché de 1,58 milliard d’euros en 2013.

LES SERVICES CLOUD GAGNENT DU TERRAIN DANS LES PME FRANÇAISES

Porté par le dynamisme des offres d’infrastructure hébergée (IaaS), le marché français des services cloud pour les PME devrait, selon le fournisseur américain de solution IT Parallels, peser 1,58 milliard d’euros en 2013.

Que pèse le marché du cloud pour les PME en France ? Parallels l’évalue à 1,58 milliard d’euros sur l’année 2013.

SaaS is cloud computing's quiet killer app

IaaS and PaaS may get all the headlines, but SaaS is where the majority of action takes place in the cloud

Salesforce.com claimed that Dreamforce had about 120,000 attendees last week, which -- in our own Caroline Craig's estimation -- sounded a "bit high."

Box acquires technology to let admins keep better track of content

Cloud storage vendor Box has acquired the technology behind a company called dLoop, which it will use to add more controls that give enterprises more features for protecting their content.

Enterprises have become increasingly interested in storage services offered by the likes Box, Citrix Systems, Dropbox, Egnyte and EMC, which lets users store and share content online. Enterprise interest has been a boon for the vendors, but has also put more demands on especially security and management.

Editeurs de logiciels en Europe: les investissements s’intensifient en direction du cloud.

Huitième classement Truffle 100 des éditeurs de logiciels en Europe : la tendance est à la concentration avec 53% du chiffre d’affaires généré par les 5 premiers éditeurs. Les investissements R&D s’intensifient en direction du cloud.

Microsoft cuts the hassle from email encryption with Office 365 upgrade

Microsoft cuts the hassle from email encryption with Office 365 upgrade.

Two big complaints people have had about encrypted email often derail its use outside of a small circle.

Zoho lures Salesforce customers with new enterprise CRM features

Zoho has added a series of features to its CRM (customer relationship management) software in a bid to appeal to larger companies as well as lure away customers from the likes of Salesforce.com. In some respects, the Zoho update amounts to the company catching up to Salesforce.com and others rather than showcasing truly new innovations.

Dropbox makes its play for business users

Dropbox is hoping to capitalize on the growing use of its file hosting service among businesses with a new product built from scratch that is designed to help companies improve workflow processes.

The company on Wednesday announced Dropbox for Business, a paid service that provides Dropbox's bread-and-butter file hosting, but with a smorgasbord of additional features geared toward business users such as sharing restrictions and IT management controls, to help keep data safe.

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