Amazon EC2 suffers significant outage on April 21 Amazon’s challenges with getting all services back online following an outage in its US-East region is already becoming a hot topic for debate in the Cloud Computing Industry. Key differences between Social Business and Social Media Social Media Club readers have posted compelling feedback on Chris Heuer’s […]
The recently concluded 2011 SXSW Interactive had no shortage of startups launching in the Social Business space. 6 of the firms that should make a splash after SXSW with their Social Business applications include: SpeakerMeter records audience Social Media reactions and feedback for presenters. Originally designed for use by conference speakers the SpeakerMeter team envision […]
IBM launches its 3 day Social Business Jam on 8 February 2011. The Social Business Jam is a online business social media brainstorming event along the lines of IBM’s Innovation Jam and is one of a series of Jam Events that IBM sponsors throughout the year. During the event IBM partners, Subject Matter Experts, developers […]
Marc Benioff unveiled Salesforce.com’s Chatter application on the opening day of the firm’s annual DreamForce conference in Moscone Center In San Francisco. Salesforce Chatter is a secure, private social network intended for enterprise use. Chatter has social computing features along the lines of Facebook and Twitter and is composed of a Chatter App and a […]
Amazon Launches Relational Database Service Amazon this week launched its Relational Database Service.(RDS) Amazon RDS is a MYSQL 5.1 database offering that will compete directly with Joyent’s recently announced MySQL Accelerator and indirectly (but not at an enterprise level) with Microsoft SQL Azure. Cloud Wars Begin Amazon also announced a 15% drop in pricing for […]
Microsoft has recently made a strong push into consolidating mind share amongst Cloud Developers with a relaunched Windows Azure Platform developer portal and targeted adverts on LinkedIn and other social networking sites. Microsoft technical strategist Steve Marx outlines the Windows Azure Platform for developers in the following video.