SAN FRANCISCO – Software manufacturing leading corporation Microsoft has revealed it has reached a deal to resolve a patent duel with Salesforce.com – a cloud computing firm. Each had brought a lawsuit in the US court accusing the other to have violated its patented technology. Under the terms and conditions of the agreement, both companies will have the rights to use each others technology. It was also decided that Salesforce.com will pay compensation to Microsoft, though the amount to be paid was not revealed. “We are pleased to reach this agreement with Salesforce.com to put an end to the litigation
New Service Gives Businesses an Entirely New Level of Visibility Into Their Cloud Computing Data for Better Decision-Making CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – August 4, 2010) – Model Metrics, the leader in cloud computing services for the enterprise, today introduced Model Metrics Cloud Analytics, providing an entirely new way for businesses to leverage their data in the clouds. The new service offering extends the reporting and analytics capabilities in Salesforce and integrates the data in real time to other relevant data sources to enable businesses to access and act on information in powerful new ways. Reporting and Analytics in the Cloud Most
There’s no question that the substantial growth of the cloud computing market has become a hot topic, generating almost as much debate and conversation as it has confusion. Many etailers have already realized the benefits of cloud computing, but the different types of public and private clouds and cloud services — such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS), all grouped under the “cloud computing” banner — make it difficult for businesses to decide how to make the transition when shifting to the cloud. The decision to use IaaS, SaaS
Cloud Computing Analysts encouraged by Microsoft’s ‘cloud’ progress SEATTLE (MarketWatch) — Wall Street analysts came away from Microsoft Corp.’s annual gathering encouraged by the company’s progress in adapting to a market in which software applications are increasingly delivered online, according to research reports published Friday. Microsoft increasingly has been moving into so-called cloud computing, where software is accessed through an Internet connection, rather than installed in a user’s computer. Younger rivals including Google Inc. (GOOG 484.85, -0.14, -0.03%) , Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN 117.89, +1.03, +0.88%) and Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM 98.95, +1.16, +1.19%) have sought to expand the cloud-computing market, while
By Kevin Kwang, ZDNet Asia Its 2010 acquisition blitz to date includes Oblicore, Nimsoft and 3Tera and shows no signs of slowing as CA Technologies (CA) continues its buying spree to “plug gaps” and bulk up on technical capabilities, particularly in the cloud environment. According to Andi Mann, vice president of product marketing at CA, the company has “some money left to spend” on companies that will complement the technologies and capabilities it already has. “Previously, we have been acquiring companies for revenue stream but with the acquisitions of Nimsoft, 3Tera and others, we are now looking to buy technologies
PALO ALTO, CA, Jul 20, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — VMware, Inc. (VMW 72.42, -0.93, -1.27%) , the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter to the cloud, today announced financial results for the second quarter 2010: Revenues for the second quarter were $674 million, an increase of 48% from the second quarter of 2009. – GAAP operating income for the second quarter was $101 million, an increase of 166% from the second quarter of 2009. Non-GAAP operating income for the second quarter was $187 million, an increase of 94% from the second quarter of 2009.