News & Commentary
Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in July 2011
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Zynga Co-Founder Joins New Team
News  |  7/31/2011  | 
KIXEYE is the yin to Zynga's yang, as social games explode.
Get Collaborators To 'Touch And Feel' Unstructured Data
Commentary  |  7/31/2011  | 
Rafi Holtzman and his Luidia team want to transform the way far-flung businesspeople work together.
How To Root Your EVO 3D With Linux
News  |  7/30/2011  | 
You can root your HTC EVO 3D phone with Unrevoked and Alpharev's Revolutionary tool. Just follow these steps.
Open Source Helps eBay Process $2000 Per Second
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
The huge Internet auction house uses a small Sri Lankan firm's open source enterprise service bus--a little known but crucial piece of software.
SAP And Oracle Battle, Customers Avoid Choosing Sides
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
Will it be the apps vendor's innovation or the stack vendor's one-stop shop? IT hedges its bets.
Flash Alternative: Adobe Previews Edge HTML5 Software
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Designers and developers can use the HTML5 authoring tools to create animated graphics using HTML, CSS3, and JavaScript.
BYTE Wireless Radio Episode 19
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Listen to Fritz Nelson, Gina Smith and Craig Johnston dig into the week in mobile -- episode 19 of BYTE Wireless Radio.
BrainYard News Briefs: Polycom Adds SMB Videoconferencing Options
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Personalization for WordPress and Joomla. Secure email as a service. A new mobile and social promotions service.
CA Buys Watchmouse, For Remote App Testing Power
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Netherlands firm uses synthetic transactions generated from points around the world to test a cloud app's ability to respond.
Google Search On Tablets Gets A Do Over
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
Google has refreshed the design of its web-based search tool for tablets such as the iPad, Xoom, and Tab 10.1.
Dell Streak 10 Pro Introduced In China
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
The company is betting on China to make its mark in the increasingly crowded tablet market.
Social Media Engagement: Feds Need Better Policies
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Guidelines for use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media are being developed by federal agencies, but the GAO says they must do more to address records management, privacy, and security.
Google Acquires 1,000 IBM Patents
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Search giant is tight-lipped about the purpose of the transaction, but the filings cover everything from chips to databases.
Mobile Health Elder Care Apps Get Funding
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Demonstration grants totaling $477,000 will support development of mHealth technology for aging adults with chronic illnesses.
Jive Apps Seek Enterprise Rigor, Consumer Cool
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Jive gathers Apps Market partners to discuss creating consumer quality apps with enterprise power.
Cloud Moves From Talk To Walk
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
CA and Nebula's cloud announcements this week reflect the reality that enterprises have moved past the theoretical to the practical.
Cancer Prevention App Contest Offers $80,000
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Federal health officials challenge developers to come up with an application that promotes early detection and helps the public reduce risky behavior.
In Case of Emergency, Check Twitter
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Facebook, Twitter, and similar social media tools can enhance disaster preparedness and emergency response, according to New England Journal of Medicine commentary.
Microsoft: Thousands Of IT Jobs Going Unfilled
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Software maker wants Congress to raise cap on green cards so it can import more hi-tech help.
Mobile Marketplace Wars: Android Market Adds Movies, Books
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
The latest version of Google's application store for smartphones gets a new look and allows users to buy e-books and rent movies.
Fruit Of CA Cloud Acquisitions Adds Up
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
After two years of acquisitions, CA introduces 10 products to help customers plan and deliver private clouds that can use internal and external services.
How To Install the Spotify Preview Client On Ubuntu
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Here's a workaround to get Spotify for Windows and Mac on your Linux box, too.
11 iPad Apps For Better Collaboration
Slideshows  |  7/28/2011  | 
The Apple iPad's inherent mobility makes it an obvious weapon for efficient enterprise collaboration--provided you're armed with the right apps.
Twitter Pushes Ads Into User Timelines
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Promoted Tweets will now appear in the stream that users see, augmenting the Twitter search advertising the microblogging service introduced last year.
How To Restrict Apps And Other Content On iOS Devices
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Here's how to protect certain apps or content from being viewed by young ones.
GAO: Federal Data Center Consolidation Plans Lack Details
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Many federal agencies failed to provide a complete listing of data centers or list all of their software assets, which could affect anticipated savings.
Ask Yourself These Questions Before Moving To OS X Lion
Commentary  |  7/28/2011  | 
10 things to consider before upgrading to OS X 10.7 Lion.
Google Declares War On Slow Web Pages
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
In its ongoing quest to make Web apps as fast as desktop software, Google Page Speed Service accelerates Web page load times.
Hearsay Helps Big Social Marketing Campaigns Get Local
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Social software specialist broadens support for launching major marketing campaigns with corporate control and local customization.
Google Fashion Police Want You; Microsoft Mango Struts Stuff
Commentary  |  7/28/2011  | 
Dear pcstud@aol.com: Google says you're emailing like it's 1999. Take a visual tour of Microsoft's "Mango" smartphone OS.
Android Leaves Apple iOS In The Dust
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Google's smartphone software pulls away from Apple iPhone platform in mobile OS market share race.
BBM 6.0 Brings Social To Mobile Apps
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 turns the popular app from an IM service into a social platform, with benefits for BlackBerry app developers.
AMA Says ePrescribing Program Penalizes Docs
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Aggressive timetable may decrease Medicare patients' access to healthcare, says American Medical Association, which calls for delays.
Androids Returned More Than Other Gadgets
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
Just how high are return rates for the platform? One source stirs the pot.
7 Hottest Features In Windows Phone 7 Mango
Slideshows  |  7/27/2011  | 
Microsoft this week shipped its Windows Phone "Mango" update to phone makers--adding key features to the smartphone OS that Microsoft is pitting against Apple iPhone and Google Android. Check out this visual tour of seven significant new functions.
Gmail: A Cure For Outdated Email Addresses
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Google's social marketing campaign targets users of aol.com, hotmail.com, or yahoo.com email with an "intervention" to save friends from "embarrassingly out-of-date" email addresses.
Apple's iPad App Approval Rules: One SMB's Tale
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
ShareFile's native iPad app took two months to pass Apple's approval process. The CEO shares his insights into surviving the in-app purchasing test.
Mashery: The E-Commerce Force Is With Them
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Accurately documenting APIs and helping mobile developers use them is a new force in e-commerce. Mashery's service fits right in.
Google Deal Lets SAP Customers Map Data
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Google Maps meets SAP: Partnership includes exclusive mashup capabilities and discounted pricing for geospatial data.
Facebook For Business Debuts, Watch Out Google?
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Not a new service; rather, it's a portal to help businesses understand social marketing.
Obama Talks, Congressional Websites Crash
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Several websites were unavailable or sluggish after an overwhelming public response to the president's call for Congress to resolve debt ceiling issues.
SMB IT Pros Saddled With Support Tasks
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
IT managers at smaller firms struggle to devote more time to strategy, security, and new technology, HP survey says.
Newest Enterprise Social App: Mentoring
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Connecting employees and mentors online proves efficient, says Triple Creek, whose software has found fans in AT&T, Fannie Mae, and Agilent.
Dell Offers OpenStack Infrastructure-As-A-Service
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Reference architecture for cloud developers to manage IT resources in OpenStack.
Windows Phone 7 Mango Shipped To Phone Makers
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Microsoft promises 500 new features in first major update to its new mobile operating system.
Microsoft And SUSE, Mozilla And Google: Strange Bedfellows
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
Redmond cashes in on Linux licenses, while Mozilla creates a new open source mobile operating system.
SAP Steals Share From Oracle In Strong Quarter
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Applications software license growth increased by 18%, versus 16% reported by Oracle in most recent quarter.
Microsoft, Capgemini Partner On Azure Services
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Redmond looks to consultants to drive adoption of its Windows Cloud platform in vertical industries.
How To Upgrade OS X Snow Leopard To OS X Lion
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Here's how to upgrade your Mac running OS X Snow Leopard to OS X 10.7 Lion.
Computing at Chaos Manor: Pournelle's Mailbag
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Jerry Pournelle answers BYTE reader email.
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