Stock sell-off a reminder that cloud computing is not immune to market pressure
Recent news suggests that enthusiasm and expectations for Software as a Service (SaaS) adoption does not match the bottom line for investors and customers.
A recent stock market correction among cloud computing stocks sent shares of many SaaS providers tumbling. The sell-off seemed to have been triggered by reduced revenue forecasts from data center operator Equinix and infrastructure software provider Autonomy.
The correction was not wholly unforeseen. Read more… »
Posted in Cloud app integration news by Mike Ponta on Oct 6 2010
Migration from on-premise applications to SaaS applications is complex. The author here warns against the “plug-and-play” mentality; instead his sources suggest that migration to applications requires deep analysis of the technology stack and careful decision making. Integration capability, the author states, may be the most important consideration when choosing whether to migrate to the cloud.
Today at Citrix Synergy, virtualization provider Citrix released XenDesktop 5, a new version of the company’s desktop virtualization tool. XenDesktop 5 leverages Citrix Receiver to allow for single sign-on of desktop and SaaS applications. The integration of Citrix Receiver allows users to access a variety of applications in a common manner, regardless of whether the application is SaaS or on-premise.
Teachers and administrators in the state of New York are now able to use Google Apps Education Edition. The author says that is unlikely that all of the state’s schools will move to Google Apps, but he also points out that in Iowa 30 percent of districts are using Google Apps after only two months of availability. Google Apps Education Edition offers tools for schools to manage web security for staff and students, create integrated calendars to schedule use of limited school resources such as computer labs, and Google Sites is set for use in student projects or as class home pages.
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