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  • Amazon beefs up EC2 with new enterprise-appealing tools

    Posted May 18, 2009 - 12:30 pm

    New auto-scaling, monitoring and load-balancing tools for Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud are now in public beta, the company said Monday.
  • Apple hearts Google

    Posted April 28, 2009 - 4:05 am

    Is it love for all time, or a marriage of convenience?
  • Amazon EC2 extends 'reserved instances' to Europe

    Posted April 15, 2009 - 1:14 pm

    Amazon is now offering the "reserved instances" pricing plan for its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to European customers.
  • Google secure data tool ties Apps to company data

    Posted April 8, 2009 - 3:45 pm

    Google's new secure data connector could result in a slew of tie-ins to other enterprise applications.
  • Sync Files on Multiple PCs, and 13 Other Freebies

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 4:57 pm

    These 10 slick services can help you sync PCs, share large files on the Web, enhance your blog, kill snail mail, and more.
  • IBM 'online theater' may boost care at Boston hospital

    Posted March 13, 2009 - 9:28 am

    IBM is working with a Boston hospital to develop a browser-based application that uses mashups to let medical experts in different locations study patient data as if they were sitting side by side
  • 5 Great Microsoft Web Services You're Probably Not Using

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 11:31 am

    Lately, Microsoft has rolled out a slew of free Web apps and services. Here are 5 of the best of these hidden gems.
  • Amazon opens up payments Web service to all

    Posted February 5, 2009 - 11:16 am

    Amazon's Flexible Payments Service, which allows developers to tap into Amazon's existing payments collection infrastructure, is now available to all.
  • Open source developers ride the cloud

    Posted January 20, 2009 - 1:37 pm

    Nearly half of developers working on open source projects plan to offer applications as Web services offerings using cloud providers, according to results of an Evans Data open source development survey.
  • Anatomy of a Web Service Contract

    Posted December 17, 2008 - 4:07 pm

    For Web services to succeed as part of SOA, they require balanced, effective technical contracts that enable services to be evolved and repeatedly reused for years to come. Now, a team of industry experts presents the first end-to-end guide to designing and governing Web service contracts.
  • Is the WSTF one Web services forum too many?

    Posted December 8, 2008 - 2:48 pm

    Vendors including IBM and Oracle are launching an industry organization Monday for Web services interoperability, despite the existence of another Web services interoperability group with many of the same members.
  • Oracle puts its 11g database in Amazon's cloud

    Posted September 22, 2008 - 3:24 pm

    Oracle is now offering its 11g database, Fusion Middleware and Enterprise Manager products through Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), the vendor announced Monday at the start of its OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

  • Yahoo Open Strategy, far from complete, inches forward

    Posted September 12, 2008 - 12:15 pm

    Yahoo will unveil on Friday a few more pieces of its long-term Yahoo Open Strategy (YOS), a project that the company says is key to its technology and financial recovery.
  • Twenty-five best business software tools and Web services

    Posted September 8, 2008 - 2:10 pm

    With capability and frugality firmly in mind, we rounded up 25 of our favorite software tools and Web services that we deem the best for powering small and medium-size businesses. Of course, not every business needs every type of program or service, but if your small business could use some help in any of the categories below, our list will give you a pretty good shot at picking a winner.
  • Diving deep into Amazon Web Services

    Posted August 13, 2008 - 2:17 pm

    Amazon's Web Services (AWS) are based on a simple concept: Amazon has built a globe-spanning hardware and software infrastructure that supports the company's Internet business, so why not modularize components of that infrastructure and rent them? More specifically, AWS makes various chunks of Amazon's business machinery accessible and usable via REST or SOAP-based Web service calls.
  • You Can Hide So SOA Won't Run

    Posted August 11, 2008 - 2:31 pm

    One of the best ways to secure SOA services is to hide them behind a port knocking firewall. Port knocking makes your system appear as if it offers no services at all. Any cracker who comes a-knocking' will either conclude that nobody is home, or that your administrators are smart enough to make access so difficult it's not worth the trouble to try to break in. But here's an even better way to hide your SOA services so they appear invisible to anyone except legitimate clients.
  • MySpace eases data portability policies, adopts OpenID

    Posted July 22, 2008 - 1:32 pm

    Two well-known Web sites have completed implementations of MySpace's data portability program, which has also been modified to allow a degree of user data caching and storage by external Web sites and to support the OpenID single sign-on method, MySpace announced Monday.
  • Adobe readying new mashup tool for business users

    Posted July 8, 2008 - 4:31 pm

    Adobe is developing a mashup interface code-named "Genesis" that will allow business users to pull together "workspaces" that combine assets like business application data, documents and analytics, along with collaboration tools such as instant messaging.
  • .Mac to shut down Wednesday in advance of MobileMe launch

    Posted July 8, 2008 - 2:37 pm

    The curtain is about to fall on .Mac, Apple's collection of Web-based services, as the company prepares to make the final switch to its rebranded MobileMe offering. .Mac will go dark on Wednesday evening, as Apple makes its final preparations to launch MobileMe.
  • Progress makes another SOA buy

    Posted June 27, 2008 - 1:20 pm

    Application infrastructure vendor Progress Software has purchased Mindreef, a Hollis, New Hampshire, maker of tools for testing SOAs (service oriented architectures). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • MySpace opens up data portability initiative

    Posted June 26, 2008 - 8:55 pm

    MySpace will open up its data portability project broadly on Thursday, after launching it with a handpicked set of partners last month.

  • Free service tracks Amazon cloud's performance

    Posted June 23, 2008 - 4:33 pm

    Customers of Amazon Web Services (AWS) can now get free, real-time performance metrics through a site called CloudStatus.
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