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Microsoft Exec: 'We'll Beat Google In Cloud'
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Senior VP Kurt DelBene says cross-platform browsing and editing advantages, plus management and security features, will lure enterprises to Office Web Applications.
Microsoft, Ford In Electric Car Venture
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Software maker will tie its energy management platform to Ford's vehicles in effort to boost power efficiency.
Novell Wins Unix Case Against SCO
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
A federal jury ruled that Novell, not SCO Group, owns the Unix copyrights, but SCO said it would continue its fight.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison's Nightmare: 10 Ways SAP Can Beat Oracle
Commentary  |  3/30/2010  | 
Ellison bluntly predicted Oracle will blow past SAP in enterprise apps, but here are 10 steps SAP should take to reassert its preeminence.
Apple Updates Snow Leopard
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
The update will improve stability, application compatibility, and security within the Mac and server versions of the operating system.
Google Mobile Service Trouble In China
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Google's mainland China service dashboard shows mobile service problems.
SCO Novell Jury Decision Pending
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
A Utah federal jury is deliberating over the copyright ownership case between the SCO Group and Novell.
PlayStation 3 Upgrade Kills Linux Option
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Outraged users claim Sony is removing a feature they already bought and paid for.
Polycom A Takeover Target
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Now the largest independent videoconferencing provider, Polycom has recently inked new contracts with Avaya and HP.
Global CIO: Oracle's Larry Ellison Declares War On IBM And SAP
Commentary  |  3/29/2010  | 
Ellison admits Oracle trails SAP in enterprise applications and IBM in high-end servers, but lays out plans for becoming #1 in each sector.
NorthScale Memcached Server Speeds Farmville
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
The distributed data caching specialist supplies the data management muscle behind Zynga's Farmville and Mafia Wars social networking games.
Sybase Analytics Keeps SMS Moving
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
Combining Sybase IQ data warehousing with MicroStrategy dashboards, Operator Analytics 365 gauges telco network performance.
Bada Bing: Microsoft In Search Comeback
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
Bing upgrades have Redmond on the road to recovery in search market while the competition stagnates.
Oracle Revenues Rise 17% In 3Q
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
License and maintenance revenues are up; operating margins off slightly as Oracle concludes its third quarter and acquisition of Sun.
Red Hat Annual Revenues Up 15%
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
The supplier of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and JBoss middleware also saw 4Q revenues increase 18%.
Intel Updates AppUp Center
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
The online app store, open for U.S. and Canadian netbooks powered by Moblin 2.1, will be extended to 27 European countries next week.
Novell Acquisition Bidding Stalls
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
The company's directors are hoping another firm will make a purchase offer above Elliot Associates' $2 billion bid to acquire Novell.
Microsoft Builds A Better Bing
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
Search engine will feature prominent links to real-time information such as news, weather, and what's hot on social networks.
Microsoft Touts Windows Home Server
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The software maker will run advertisements on Hulu to promote media playback and archiving system aimed at the consumer market.
Dell Offers Turnkey Cloud Computing Package
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The package will integrate PowerEdge C servers and services from Dell with software from Dell partners to reduce the cost of building cloud computing environments.
Google Suggests Ways Around China Apps Roadblocks
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The search engine giant is warning users of its services in China that disruptions to Google Apps are possible.
Yahoo Unveils iPhone Search Apps
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
At CTIA, Yahoo announces a free application called Yahoo Search iPhone, and a separate location-based app.
Workday 10 Boosts HR Capabilities
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The enterprise resource planning suite gains talent profiles, employee goals, and succession planning features.
Intel, AMD Servers To Run NYSE Data Centers
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Microsoft, the NYSE is building its data centers with PC-style servers, disk drives, and I/O devices -- on a massive scale.
Global CIO: Are Oracle, HP, Cisco & IBM Too Big To Innovate?
Commentary  |  3/23/2010  | 
They're great at acquiring aggressively and generating huge cash positions—but do those translate into customer-focused innovation? We hand out report cards for each.
China Calls Google's Actions 'Wrong'
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Chinese authorities have warned Google not to politicize commerce.
Android Builds Extend Corona SDK Beyond iPhone
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Generating apps that run on multiple mobile platforms is getting easier.
Wendy's Taps Text Analytics To Mine Customer Feedback
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Clarabridge text analytics software will be used to analyze nearly half a million text-based customer comments per year.
Google Ends Censorship In China
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
The world now waits for the reaction of the Chinese government.
Chinese Netizens Seek Clarity From Google
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
Internet users in China want Google and the Chinese government to communicate in a more open manner about the company's future plans.
Q&A: IBM's Steve Mills On Strategy, Oracle, SAP
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
The veteran leader of IBM's software business talks about growth, reorganization, enterprise software diversity, and the place of competitors, including Oracle and SAP.
Android Crowding Apple, RIM
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
Google's Android operating system will see the largest growth rate of the three mobile platforms this year, research firm says.
Apple Seeks Patent For Mobile Social Networking
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
The patent application describes a service called iGroups that would enable mobile device users to share geographic location data.
Global CIO: Will The Mobile Tipping Point Bury You?
Commentary  |  3/22/2010  | 
Smartphones and mobile apps are radically changing how business is done. Is your mobile strategy a company-saver or career-killer?
FlightCaster Leverages Big Data
News  |  3/20/2010  | 
The cloud-based service forecasts up to six hours ahead of time if an airline flight is likely to be delayed, using what's known as Big Data techniques.
Microsoft Speeds Desktop Virtualization Protocol
News  |  3/19/2010  | 
With help from Citrix Systems, Microsoft steps up its efforts to offer a competitive virtual desktop infrastructure.
Mickos Named CEO Of Eucalyptus Systems
News  |  3/19/2010  | 
Marten Mickos, former CEO of MySQL AB, will take over the post of CEO at Eucalyptus Systems, a firm at a key juncture of cloud computing.
Adobe Flash CS5 For Windows May Violate Apple Rules
News  |  3/19/2010  | 
The language of Apple's iPhone Developer Agreement indicates that using Windows to build iPhone apps is forbidden.
Samsung, LG Forecast Smartphone Gains
News  |  3/19/2010  | 
Both firms have raised their goals for 2010 and are betting heavily on Google's Android platform.
PC Specs Eased For Win7 XP Mode
News  |  3/19/2010  | 
Microsoft users no longer need hardware-assisted virtualization to run XP apps in Windows 7.
Desktop Sales Soar On Windows 7 Demand
News  |  3/19/2010  | 
Apple's all-in-one iMacs also helped make desktop revenue grow faster than laptops in February.
Palm Sales Plunge 29%
News  |  3/19/2010  | 
The smartphone pioneer has lost market share to handsets built on Google's Android operating system.
Global CIO: Hewlett-Packard CEO Hurd Shifts Strategy Toward Services
Commentary  |  3/19/2010  | 
Six months ago, Hurd dubbed HP "the infrastructure company" but he now seems to be tilting toward services as HP's centerpiece.
Viacom Secretly Uploaded Videos, YouTube Claims
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
Employees of Viacom allegedly went to Kinko's to upload copyrighted clips to YouTube surreptitiously.
Windows Phone 7 Lacks Flash Support
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
Microsoft confirms the first version of its new mobile device OS won't support Flash or cut-and-paste operations.
Google, Intel, Sony Plan Android TV Platform
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
The content platform, set-top boxes, and Internet-ready TVs expected to be called Google TV has not been confirmed.
Mobile Apps Get Top Dollar In U.S.
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
Smartphone applications in North America have an average selling price of $1.09. In Europe, the figure is below $0.80.
Pegasystems To Buy Chordiant For $161.5 Million
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
The business process management firm makes a play for a CRM player with predictive analytics prowess.
Browser Ballot Screen Boosts Opera
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
Computer users across Europe are downloading the browser in droves since Microsoft added choice screen to Windows.
Google Calendar Now Finds Best Meeting Time
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
Scheduling becomes easier when treated as a search problem.
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