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WTN will follow blog site HISTALK this week as they sort thru the what and chaff, reality and hype at HIMMMS 09 taking place in Chicago this week. ...

Shifts the popular suite to extended support plan on April 14 Microsoft Corp. has announced that it will drop mainstream support for Office 2003 on April 14, the same day it starts to retire Windows XP. Office 2003, which was last updated in September 2007 with Service...

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. will acquire Metavante Technologies Inc. under an agreement announced today. Both company's boards approved an agreement for the stock deal that will combine the financial service firms to create the world's largest provider of comprehensive integrated payment and financial core...

Consumers save their e-mail and documents on Google's data centers, put their photos on Flickr and store their social lives on Facebook. Now a host of companies including Amazon and Microsoft wants government agencies to similarly house data on their servers as a way to...

SearchCIO.com recently sat down with virtualization and cloud computing expert Mark Bowker, an analyst at The Enterprise Strategy Group Inc. in Milford, Mass., to find out just how real companies' plans are for developing a private cloud. A private, or internal, cloud is a means...

Think you know SaaS? There are a few things about the fast-evolving, on-demand software model that might surprise you. For starters, SaaS is becoming more flexible and more customizable than ever before. And while IT is usually stuck ironing out messy integration issues, this time...

Ten years ago, Marc Benioff was a visionary, seeing vast potential in selling business software as a service over the Web. Today, he’s just another executive selling so-called cloud computing, the bandwagon du jour in the technology industry. Mr. Benioff, the animated chief executive of Salesforce.com, helped...

Microsoft wanted to offer people the full cloud experience. Well, now it has. The company's pre-beta Azure Services Platform has joined the likes of Amazon Web Services and Flexiscale with a massive outage - Azure's first....