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Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in February 2014
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Ford Seeks Open Source Tinkerers
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
Ford engineers offer open source platform that aims to make your car as easy to program as your smartphone.
The Curse Of One-Star Apps
Commentary  |  2/28/2014  | 
At Mobile World Congress, you can stand out for the wrong reasons, just like a dud mobile app in an app store. Consider these steps when creating a praise-worthy business app.
Why You Should Be Excited About Future Tech
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
Sure, robotics, the Internet of Things, data analytics, and other disruptive trends are intimidating, but they will improve our lives.
Workday Beats Forecasts, Buys Analytics Startup
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Workday wraps up fiscal 2014 with 71% gain, buys HR-oriented predictive analytics company.
Business Apps Are Becoming Disposable
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
The ease with which software applications can be created and connected to corporate systems has changed the nature of business software development.
Federal IT Reform Bill Passes House
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act contains far-reaching changes to the IT procurement system. It would grant greater authority to agency CIOs.
Is Your Company Really A Digital Business?
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Or does it just look like one? Here's how to tell the difference.
Dropbox: 7 Apps To Add On
Slideshows  |  2/26/2014  | 
Dropbox backs up your important files, but that's just a start. These apps work alongside the cloud service to boost security, streamline workflow, and more.
BlackBerry Courts Keyboard Loyalists
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
BlackBerry aims to please its old school business customers with a new traditional-style phone plus revamped enterprise software.
DevOps: The New Outsourcing
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
DevOps will change the way CIOs hire and IT pros thrive. Embrace it or get swept aside.
Nokia X, Android & Microsoft: 6 Facts
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Nokia launched Android-based smartphones Monday at Mobile World Congress. Take a closer look at what this means for Microsoft's mobile future.
CPOE Stragglers: One Hospital's Fix
News  |  2/24/2014  | 
Computerized physician order entry is mandated by law but some doctors still resist. Christus Health provides CPOE input assistants until docs see the value.
Big Data Hiring: 5 Facts From The Field
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Consider this creative advice for big data job hunters and hiring managers from EMC and Pivotal execs.
Windows 8 Devices Get Cheap
News  |  2/22/2014  | 
Microsoft will reportedly cut Windows license fees to encourage production of sub-$250 Windows 8 devices, including non-touch PCs.
Microsoft Office For iPad: Do It Right
Commentary  |  2/22/2014  | 
Microsoft can't just force old favorites onto a new user interface. Office apps for iPad must be more touchable.
Rimini Street Ends Oracle Software Hosting
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
In response to court judgment, third-party support supplier Rimini Street tells customers to move Oracle software back into their own datacenters.
Digital Business Strategy: 8 Gut-Check Questions
Commentary  |  2/20/2014  | 
It's the right time to ask the uncomfortable questions.
Defense Dept. Inks $40.5M Deal For Adobe Software
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
The DOD expects to save $16.6 million under a three-year contract with CDW-G giving the Army, Air Force, and DISA access to Adobe technologies.
How To Screw Up Your Enterprise Mobile App
Commentary  |  2/19/2014  | 
Consider these three wrong ways to develop enterprise apps -- and avoid them.
Microsoft OneDrive: Cloud Storage Freebies
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
Microsoft officially rebrands SkyDrive as OneDrive, adding new features and launching promotions in the process.
Can You Deliver Antifragile Mobile Apps?
Commentary  |  2/19/2014  | 
In a mobile business, it's not enough to be resilient against unexpected problems -- you need to always be testing for failure.
Windows XP Shutdown: 10 Facts To Know
Slideshows  |  2/19/2014  | 
The clock ticks for Windows XP holdouts. Explore the key issues before making your next move.
Software Is Key For Wearables In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Devices look cool on one's wrist, but it's the functionality of the software that will make or break wearables in business.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets E-Signature Deal
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Microsoft's pact with DocuSign promises seamless e-signature tools for Office 365 users and could stimulate interest in Office apps.
4 Biggest Custom Software Buying Mistakes
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Procurement is broken. Here's how companies can avoid the biggest blunders.
2014 State of Storage Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/18/2014  | 
If you look at vendor financials, the enterprise storage business seems stuck in neutral. But those flat revenue numbers mask a scorching pace of technical innovation, ongoing double-digit capacity growth in enterprises, and dramatic changes in how and where businesses store data.
Microsoft Sells 200M Win 8 Licenses: Yawn
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
Microsoft touts sales of more than 200 million Win 8 licenses. Here are 5 reasons not to be impressed.
Can Digital Business Make Tata A Software Company?
Commentary  |  2/14/2014  | 
As IT outsourcer launches a new business unit focused on licensing software, it faces three key challenges.
Microsoft's Windows Strategy Gets Muddy
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
Microsoft reportedly doubles down on its own platforms while also taking a hard look at Android.
Mozilla Plans Firefox Ads: Will Users Buy It?
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
Firefox's plan to deliver sponsored content to new users may clash with its company manifesto.
iPad Dominates Enterprise Tablet Market
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
Apple is winning the tablet battles that matter, even in the workplace, new research says.
BYOD Is Like Botox
Commentary  |  2/11/2014  | 
Nothing is as powerful as a successful BYOD program, but that power becomes toxic when BYOD is treated as a cosmetic fix.
Gates On A Plane: Samuel L. Jackson As Bill?
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Bill Gates uses Reddit chat to discuss new role advising Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella -- and he names the actor Melinda Gates would like to watch play Bill in a movie.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update Takes Shape
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Details about upgrades to Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 emerge, as Microsoft urges customers to dump Windows XP.
Google Revamps Enterprise Search Appliance
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Google's upgraded appliance lets businesses and organizations search internal and public-facing documents. New hooks connect third-party content stores.
Doctors & EHR: Can This Shotgun Marriage Be Saved?
Commentary  |  2/11/2014  | 
Lots of doctors hate EHR software. What makes the difference for those who are happier with it?
Windows 8.1 Update 1: Nadella's Challenge
News  |  2/8/2014  | 
Microsoft has a new CEO, but does it have a new Windows strategy? Here's what to expect from Windows 8.1 Update 1.
Sony Dumps PC Business: Who's Next?
News  |  2/7/2014  | 
The PC slump became too much for Sony. Other PC makers face the same reality.
Microsoft CEOs' Wackiest Quotes: Who Said That?
News  |  2/7/2014  | 
Satya Nadella has the brains and experience to become Microsoft's CEO -- but does he have the sharp tongue of Gates or Ballmer? Match these Microsoft CEO quotes to their outspoken owners.
Ellisonís Oracle HCM Chat Turns To Rivals, Hawaii
News  |  2/7/2014  | 
Larry Ellison's Oracle human capital management keynote leads to questions about IBM, SAP, video games, and island real estate.
4 Ways Salesforce.com Likes Facebook
Commentary  |  2/7/2014  | 
Salesforce.com has learned a lot of lessons from the social network, and it shows in its enterprise applications.
Nadella, Gates: Right Team For Microsoft?
News  |  2/6/2014  | 
Does the pairing of Nadella and Gates foretell Microsoft's return to glory or a new era of dysfunction? Take a closer look.
The Non-Existent Software Crisis: Debunking The Chaos Report
News  |  2/6/2014  | 
An alarmist report that's become a universal reference in discussion of development practices obscures a much less dire reality.
Hey CIOs, Stop Saying 'No' To Consumer Tech
Commentary  |  2/5/2014  | 
CIOs can learn from Consumerization 2.0 issues such as restless employees, shadow IT, and BYOD.
Satya Nadella: 6 Must-Do's For Microsoft's New CEO
News  |  2/5/2014  | 
Where to start as Microsoft's new CEO? Let's examine six priorities for Satya Nadella.
Can SAP Master Cloud & On-Premises?
Commentary  |  2/5/2014  | 
SAP tells financial analysts cloud growth will make it the fastest-growing mega-cap company in IT.
Microsoft's Satya Nadella: Marching Orders For Digital Business
Commentary  |  2/5/2014  | 
New CEO lays out four forces driving change at Microsoft -- and just about every other company. Are you paying attention?
Software Contracts: 10 Devilish Details
Commentary  |  2/5/2014  | 
Don't sign on that dotted line until you review these critical criteria. Check out part two in our software contract series.
Microsoft Names Nadella CEO: What He Inherits
News  |  2/4/2014  | 
Microsoft's new CEO boasts an impressive track record, faces challenges on a scale that few tech execs have seen.
10 Famous Facebook Flops
Slideshows  |  2/4/2014  | 
Facebook has suffered some ignominious strikeouts during its 10 years. Consider these 10 features and products that didn't fly.
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