Tag Archive: ZDnet

Dec 18 2008

Recession effects

The different headlines about the same National Computing Centre study (see press release) all suggest the current economic downturn is having some impacts on IT investment decisions, affecting the balance between Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and conventional internally-hosted applications: Recession to strengthen SaaS appeal (Computer Business Review Online) Downturn spells stay of execution for legacy IT (ZDnet) …

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Oct 06 2008

Microsoft in cloud cuckoo land

I enjoyed John Naughton’s demolition of other journalists’ slavish reporting of Microsoft in yesterday’s Observer (see Slavish reporters join Microsoft in cloud cuckoo land). Some of the reporting he ridiculed as “hooey”, including Steve Ballmer’s assertion that Microsoft was somehow a ‘David’ compared to Google’s ‘Goliath’. As reported elsewhere (eg: ZDnet), Ballmer, during his brief …

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May 15 2008

ICT is key to cutting carbon emissions, says EU

Thanks to a post by ZDNet’s Andrew Donoghue, I see that the European Union is to promote the use of ICT to improve energy efficiency throughout the economy, starting with buildings, lighting and the power grid. An EU press release dated 13 May 2008 says: “… the most advanced computer servers consume the same amount of …

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Mar 19 2008

Large enterprise SaaS adoption on the rise

  Large enterprise adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has increased by a third over the last year, according to a survey by analyst firm Forrester Research. In a report published last week (Competing in the Fast-Growing SaaS Market – just US$279), it said SaaS adoption in large enterprises now stands at 16 percent, up a third …

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