Software as a Service

Survey: Email, calendaring, HR top list of SaaS buyers' priorities

Companies of all sizes are picking up their adoption of SaaS (software as a service), with email, calendaring and human resources applications garnering the most interest, according to a new survey from Constellation Research.

Email and calendaring is the most popular choice for SaaS among the survey respondents, with 37 percent saying such products are on their radar, wrote Constellation vice president and principal analyst Frank Scavo.

Dropbox takes a peek at files

Dropbox takes a peek at some kinds of uploaded files. That's normal, the web storage service says.

Microsoft lures nonprofits with Office 365 freebie

Nonprofit organizations will be able to sign up for Office 365 for free or at a reduced price as part of a new program. Properly certified nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in 41 countries can apply to the Office 365 for Nonprofits program. Microsoft expects to offer the program in 90 countries.

Microsoft adds a wing, more closets to the homes of SharePoint Online tenants

To prevent SharePoint Online customers from feeling boxed in, Microsoft wants to improve the way they upload and store documents in the platform, Office 365's cloud collaboration server.

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Bouygues, un service de stockage et partage de fichiers destiné aux PME.

Après la bureautique, les serveurs virtuels, la messagerie électronique ou encore la vidéoconférence, Bouygues Telecom Entreprises ajoute une nouvelle brique à son offre cloud : un service de stockage et partage de fichiers destiné aux PME.

La branche BtoB de l’opérateur télécoms va plus exactement délivrer les solutions hébergées conçues par Numvision.

Microsoft ups storage limits for SkyDrive Pro

Microsoft is adding more storage for its Office 365 and SharePoint customers to use with SkyDrive Pro.

SkyDrive Pro, despite its name, is not a variant of SkyDrive. It is designed for business file storage -- either in the cloud (SharePoint Online) or on SharePoint 2013 servers -- which users can access from a variety of devices.

Microsoft announced updates to its SkyDrive Pro capabilities on Tuesday via a new post to the Office 365 technology blog. The changes:

HP introduces SAP HANA-based cloud service

Hewlett-Packard has introduced a cloud service around SAP's HANA in-memory database, targeting customers who want to analyze big data. Called HP As-a-Service Solution for SAP HANA, it will be available worldwide with the initial rollout in Australia and New Zealand, HP said late Sunday.

Box doubles free storage to 10GB, hits 20M users

The cloud storage service makes its biggest change in three years and tweaks its paid accounts in hopes of appealing to more companies. Cloud storage service Box has doubled the amount of storage for personal use and added more business options, the company announced on Wednesday.

This means individuals who store files in the company's cloud for free have access to 10GB instead of 5GB. Box hopes more storage space will attract more consumers who will eventually bring their companies on board.

AnyMeeting Deploys WebRTC Conferencing Platform

AnyMeeting, a web conferencing software provider targeting small businesses, recently announced that it has deployed WebRTC technology into its web conferencing platform. WebRTC enables web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities using Javascript APIs and HTML5. The WebRTC initiative is a project supported by Google, Mozilla and Opera.

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