News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software posted in August 2011
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Mozilla Previews Firefox For Tablets
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
Mozilla steps up to challenges over its relevance with more than simply a large-screen adaptation of its smartphone app. But it should be doing more.
Citrix GoToAssist Integrates With Salesforce.com
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Service and support agents will be able to launch Citrx remote support utility from within Salesforce Service Cloud, log support sessions.
Intel Forms Subsidiary for Federal Supercomputing
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Intel Federal LLC will work with the Department of Energy and other agencies on innovations in high-performance computing.
Pardot Ties Social Media To Marketing Automation Tools
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Unveiled at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce event, SMB lead-generation software now identifies prospect profiles, provides social media publishing.
How One SMB Makes B2B Social Marketing Work
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Content is king, whether you're marketing to consumers or other business, says midmarket firm that's succeeding through social channels.
NASA Tech Development Behind Schedule, Report Says
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Future success of space missions depends on new technology that NASA should already be developing, says National Research Council report.
Google Gmail, Calendar, Docs Work Offline--With Limits
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Google restores long-promised functionality, via HTML5 and some Chrome technology.
Google Sites Adds Page-Level Permissions: First Look
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Much-needed security feature gives Google Apps business customers more control. Here's advice on how to use it.
Social Data Sharing Standard Nears Finish Line
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Facebook, Google have already backed the OAuth 2.0 authentication scheme. What's holding up this "valet key" for social data?
Salesforce.com Taps HTML5 For Tablets, Opens Up Chatter
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Early 2012 releases will bring a tablet-optimized mobile app, customer-facing collaboration options, and SharePoint integration for Chatter.
Apple iTunes Match Enters Beta
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Developers can start playing with the iTunes Match component of Apple's forthcoming iCloud file storage service.
Americans Using Web More For Federal Customer Service
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
But only 31% say they're "very satisfied" with federal customer service so far in 2011, survey shows.
Google, OpenDNS Team To Speed Web Traffic
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Collaborative project with content delivery networks aims to change the way content gets served to users.
Nokia Hinging WP7 Success On Design Chops
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
Want to know what Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 will look like? Take a peek at the MeeGo-based N9 for a pretty good idea.
How Oracle Helps Polk Decode Car Buying Secrets
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
The kingpin of auto-market data and analysis is using Oracle Exadata and BI tools to give new ammo to its customers, from Acura to VW. Here's a look inside the project.
Windows Phone 7 Apps Hit 30,000 Mark
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Microsoft slowly but steadily builds a trove of mobile applications to help it compete in the smartphone arena. But it has a long way to go.
Microsoft Offers Cash For CRM Customers
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Redmond will pay $150 per user to customers who ditch rival platforms from Salesforce, Oracle, or SAP.
BI Tools Prep Clinicians For Accountable Care
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Healthcare organizations are turning to business intelligence software to help navigate a new era in the delivery of patient care, says KLAS report.
Social Media Stock Picks Come To Bloomberg
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
WiseWindow begins distributing sentiment data for consumer stocks such as airlines as a Bloomberg data feed. Here's how one quant applied the data.
Cisco Buys Versly, MS Office Collaboration Toolmaker
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Picks up startup that adds a social collaboration sidebar to Microsoft Office documents--to counter Jive's acquisition of OffiSync.
5 Enterprise Social Trends For Next 5 Years
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Take a look at the flattening enterprise, expanding definition of marketing, and other social networking trends already emerging.
IBM Connections Social Platform Adds Mobile Options
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Native mobile clients for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry deliver access to all major features of IBM enterprise social tools.
Will BI Deployment Pain Be MicroStrategy's Cloud Gain?
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Business intelligence software-as-a-service option lets you focus on developing dashboards and reports rather than installing hardware and configuring servers.
How To Turn Any Printable Doc Into A PDF
News  |  8/28/2011  | 
Here's how to create PDFs of Web receipts.
Avoid Overseas Charges With iPhone's Airplane Mode
News  |  8/28/2011  | 
iPhone Airplane mode saves you serious bills
Google Maps Voice Search for Chrome: First Look
News  |  8/28/2011  | 
Google Voice Search, once mobile only, now works with any system that runs Chrome. .
How To Use Google+ Ignore
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
New Ignore feature is less offensive than using Google+ Block to stop certain people from commenting on your posts.
Eucalyptus Brings High Availability To Private Cloud
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Amazon-compatible private cloud software seeks to guarantee continuous operations.
Steve Jobs: Jerry Pournelle Reflects
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
Pournelle says Steve Jobs is all about elegance -- and now the technology has caught up.
IBM Connects Tivoli To Hybrid Cloud
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
How can legacy systems tap into hybrid cloud services? New plug-ins extend the reach of IBM's Tivoli systems management software.
Google+ Adds Ignore Button To Stop Pests
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
When social networking is not working, Google+ users can turn to a new tool to silence unsolicited sharing.
10 Smartphone Apps For Weathering A Hurricane
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
As Hurricane Irene makes her way up the East Coast, these essential mobile apps for iOS and Android can give you peace of mind--and critical information.
Medical Community Pays Tribute To Steve Jobs
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Healthcare leaders say Apple's iPhone and iPad have revolutionized the practice of medicine and the relationship between doctors and patients.
Syncplicity Extends Cloud File Manager To Salesforce.com, iPhone
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
United Capital investment firm tests Salesforce integration with virtual private cloud for file management service.
Google To Close Slide
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Slide social software founder Max Levchin, who also co-founded PayPal, is leaving Google to pursue other opportunities.
Why RIM's BBM Music Service Is Ridiculous
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
Research In Motion's new Blackberry Messenger-based music sharing service will flop. Here's why.
Windows Phone 7 Mango Apps Coming Soon
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Microsoft opens its App Hub to applications that can take advantage of multitasking, rights management, 4G wireless support, and other features built into Mango update.
Forrester Names 4 Leading Enterprise Social Platforms
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Check out the early leaders in the race for best internal social communication tools.
Online Tool Grades Feds On Efficiency
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Performance.gov site tracks the Obama administration's effort to create a more efficient and responsive federal government.
Android Licensing Terms Welcome Crapware
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
License for distributing Android gives enormous freedom to those making the phone. An unwanted software explosion has resulted.
How To Use Safety Scanner For Extra Security
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Here's how to augment your system's anti-virus software--for free.
How To Optimize Remote Desktop In Windows 7
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Here's how to optimize Remote Desktop settings in Windows 7 to speed up your connections.
Freeware Friday: Growl for Apple Mac OS X and Up
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Spera's Freeware Friday pick? Growl Photo Courtesy: Brian Burgess.
Jobs's Legacy: 8 Reasons Apple Will Dominate The Decade
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Apple has new leadership, but the company can be expected to continue on the path defined by its departing CEO.
How To Disable IPv6 In OS X
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Here's how to shut off default use of the new Internet Protocol Version 6 in OS X if you're not ready to tackle its security issues.
What Jive's IPO Says About Social Software Market
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Jive wants to use public offering to propel itself to enterprise social media greatness, but doesn't expect to make a profit for the foreseeable future.
Microsoft Shuffles Healthcare Leadership
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Michael Robinson named head of U.S. healthcare operations, while physician Dennis Schmuland becomes company's first chief health strategy officer.
Windows 8: Four New File Management Features Emerge
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Efficiently corralling and copying files has never been one of Windows' strong suits, but the next version could offer big improvements.
Navy CIO Plans 25% Cut In IT Spending
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen plans to trim IT budgets via cloud computing, data center and app consolidation, thin clients, enterprise licensing, and rigorous spending controls.
10 Key Steve Jobs Moments and Innovations
Slideshows  |  8/25/2011  | 
Under the leadership of Steve Jobs, Apple became a technology leader and cultural force. Take a look back at some favorite Jobs moments and ideas.
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