Stories by Brian Fonseca

  • Google exec touts company's fledgling SaaS efforts

    Director of product management for Google Enterprise, Matthew Glotzbach, claims corporate customers still need to become more comfortable with hosted application delivery before it will really take off. He sat down with IDG's BRIAN FONSECA during the recent AIIM International Conference to talk about the company's fledgling Google Apps software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering and how the company plans to compete with traditional application vendors like Oracle and SAP, and with new hosted offerings from top vendors like Microsoft.

  • EMC unveils security services, bundle

    EMC launched a set of services Thursday it says will enable companies to improve on-site security by combining user authentication, backup and content management capabilities with IP video surveillance.

  • CIOs warn that hosted software is not a panacea

    Shifting to a hosted software model can cut corporate IT costs and ease administration and upgrades, but managers must prepare corporate users for its significant effect on work processes and job roles, said CIOs sitting on a panel at the SaaSCon conference in the US this week.

  • Iomega spurns EMC's hostile acquisition bid

    The board of directors at Iomega this week rejected EMC's bid to acquire the company, preferring instead to go ahead with its deal to buy Excelstor Great Wall Technology, a Cayman Islands company, and Shenzhen Excelstor Technology Ltd., a Chinese company, in a stock deal. The latter deal is expected to close in mid-2008.

  • Google exec touts company's fledgling SaaS efforts

    Matthew Glotzbach, director of product management for Google Enterprise, says corporate customers still need to become more comfortable with hosted application delivery before it will really take off. Glotzbach sat down with Computerworld during the AIIM International Conference last week to talk about Google's fledgling Google Apps software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering and how the company plans to compete with traditional application vendors like Oracle and SAP AG and with new hosted offerings from top vendors like Microsoft.