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Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in July 2014
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Microsoft's Device Strategy: 3 Unanswered Questions
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's scaled-down device strategy creates new questions about unreleased and rumored devices.
Tesla Cars: 8 Hot Technologies
Slideshows  |  7/31/2014  | 
Tesla Motors' electric vehicles pack plenty of technology breakthroughs. Explore the most innovative features found in these computers on wheels.
Getting Back To Coding
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
Reducing tool complexity requires mercilessly applying YAGNI (you aren't gonna need it). Resist "featuritis" and choose the tools that deliver only what you need.
Self-Driving Cars: 10 More Realistic Names
Commentary  |  7/31/2014  | 
The UK wants to ready its roads for self-driving cars. But "self-driving car" overstates what these machines can do -- and omits possible dangers.
Windows Phone 8.1 Update: 7 Key Facts
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
Microsoft uses its Windows Phone 8.1 update to add Start screen folders and new security features while pushing Cortana to new parts of the world.
Passport Database Outage: 'We Regret The Inconvenience'
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
US State Department database used to process passports and visas still hasn't recovered from a crash last week -- leaving tens of thousands of people stranded overseas.
Oracle Says Database Upgrade Doesn't Enable In-Memory Option
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
Oracle insists latest database release doesn't enable a costly in-memory option, countering claims by an ex-Oracle-employee and database blogger.
Apple Refreshes MacBook Pros, Cuts Prices
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Apple upgrades MacBook Pros with faster processors and, for some models, lower prices and more RAM.
Microsoft Enhances OneNote for Mac, iOS
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Microsoft continues its recent cross-platform emphasis with improved OneNote apps for Macs, iPhones, and iPads.
Rise Of The Robots: Up From The Factory Floor
Commentary  |  7/29/2014  | 
Join San Diego State University professor Robert Judge and InformationWeek editor-at-large Thomas Claburn for a live discussion of the increasing interest in robots and automation.
Stop Recruiting, Start Connecting
Commentary  |  7/29/2014  | 
Software engineers want to talk with their fellow professionals about job opportunities, not run the HR gauntlet.
Windows Phone 8.1 Update Details Leak
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Windows Phone 8.1 is still rolling out, but a new update is already on the way, with support for Start screen folders and even bigger phablets.
Pivotal, Hortonworks Collaborate On Hadoop Management
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Pivotal pledges collaboration on Apache Ambari, Hortonwork's favored tools for managing and monitoring Hadoop.
Microsoft's Nadella: More Than Talk
Commentary  |  7/26/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella proves he can be a man of action with the biggest layoff in company history and other concrete steps to reshape Microsoft. Now what?
Report: Oracle Patch Turns On $23,000 Upgrade
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
Oracle is shipping its Database In-Memory feature with its latest patch, but the expensive option is reportedly turned on by default.
Apple iPad Loses Tablet Market Share
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
Apple is still the top tablet vendor, but it's losing ground and needs new lines of growth as the market cools.
Microsoft Faces 4 Big Challenges
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding high with analysts and investors -- but look at the remaining hurdles.
Just Let Me Code!
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Managing the complexity of development toolchains -- from SCM, to the build tools, to the testing, to the deployment stack -- now so overwhelms the developer experience, it's hard to get any real programming done.
IBM & California Partner On Private Cloud
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
CalCloud, the State of California's private cloud managed by IBM, aims to streamline services for 400 state and local government agencies.
Federal IT Innovation Depends On Being Open
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Federal agencies have a hard time fitting innovation into their plans, let alone their budgets. Open data and open-source software help make innovation happen anyway.
Salesforce.com Previews Sales Feature To Promote Pardot
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Salesforce.com shows a Sales Cloud option that will require Marketing Cloud capabilities. Can next year's product release spark crossover sales?
EHR Vendors: Step Up Your Game
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Electronic medical record vendors need to take a clue from video game design. It's time to deliver intuitive, simple to learn, and easy to use EHR technology.
Nadella's Windows 9 And Device Plans, Explained
Commentary  |  7/24/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says his company is "streamlining" Windows into a converged OS, and "right-sizing" its device efforts. But what does this really mean?
Forget 'Things' – It's The Internet Of Business Models
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
With the Internet of Things, sensors and telematics don't mean much if they're not helping disrupt traditional business models.
The IPv6 Skills Crisis
Commentary  |  7/23/2014  | 
As IPv6 adoption ramps up, there aren't nearly enough experts and trainers to fulfill the demand. Here's how to start educating yourself.
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Big Takeaways
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's cloud business is booming, but devices and consumer mindshare remain problems.
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Things To Watch
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Wall Street has given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella two thumbs up, so far. But with Windows growth uncertain and Microsoft's cloud businesses still in infancy, Nadella will face questions.
Salesforce.com Gains Planning Via Host Analytics App
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Sales and marketing types need more than Excel for budgeting and planning. Host Analytics joins Adaptive Insights and IBM in filling the void.
IBM-Apple Deal: Healthcare iOS Nirvana?
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
IBM and Apple hope to use existing partnerships with healthcare software vendor Epic Systems and doctors' love for their iPhones and iPads to build an iOS healthcare software empire.
Microsoft's Productivity Story: Showtime For Nadella
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
Give the Microsoft CEO credit for his articulate vision. Now comes the hard part: execution.
Why Enterprises Need To Adapt To Agile
Commentary  |  7/21/2014  | 
Today's large businesses are not too big and inflexible to be agile. Here's why.
SnapLogic CEO Talks About Changing Role Of IT
SnapLogic CEO Talks About Changing Role Of IT
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2014  | 
Gaurav Dhillon says IT organizations need to change as quickly as the technology they deal with.
Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
Changing IT Organizations: Anaplan
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/21/2014  | 
Anaplan CEO says the well known saying "the world is getting flat" should also apply to IT organizations.
NASA's Orion Spacecraft: 9 Facts
Slideshows  |  7/19/2014  | 
The Orion spacecraft gives NASA a ticket to deep space. Here's how NASA is preparing the spacecraft for a mission to visit an asteroid in 2025.
Apple-IBM Deal: 9 Moves Rivals Should Make
Slideshows  |  7/18/2014  | 
With Apple and IBM allied to advance iOS in the enterprise, these mobile technology companies must scramble to remain contenders. Here's how they could respond.
Microsoft Shows Tech 'Monopolies' Don't Last
Commentary  |  7/18/2014  | 
As nature abhors a vacuum, innovators abhor a monopoly, especially in the fast-paced IT industry.
SAP Reports Cloud Computing Tailwind
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
SAP posted a 39% increase in cloud revenue in the second quarter, outpacing Oracle and Salesforce.com, but tougher quarters lie ahead.
IBM-Apple Deal Feeds CIO App Ambitions
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
But do CIOs want Apple-only, ready-made apps? Custom, in-house apps have advantages.
ServiceNow Says IT Service Automation's Time Has Come
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
CEO Frank Slootman, backed by KPMG survey results, says time is right to build services that cut across devices and employee groups.
CIO-CMO Relationship: Plagued By Digital Pretenders
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
Digital strategies that focus only on customer engagement are shallow. But to go deeper, CIOs and CMOs must be partners.
Tech Titans: Midyear Report Card
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
Amazon, Google, and other major tech players went on a shopping spree in the first half of 2014. Here's a look at who won, who lost, and why -- along with a peek ahead.
7 Ways To Escape Communications Dark Ages
Commentary  |  7/17/2014  | 
Here's how unified communication tools can improve processes, cut costs, and drive new business. Second of a multipart series.
Apple-IBM Deal: Trouble For Google, Microsoft
News  |  7/17/2014  | 
Apple's alliance with IBM will make it harder for Android and Windows Phone to carve a niche in the workplace.
Healthcare IT Cloud Safety: 5 Basics
Slideshows  |  7/17/2014  | 
Healthcare is warming up to cloud services, and that means extra vigilance. Here's what you should be doing at a minimum to keep data safe.
Microsoft's Nadella: Productivity Is Our Soul
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella promises Worldwide Partner Conference audience that productivity tools will top the company's priorities in the age of mobile and cloud.
Google+ Ends Ban On Fake Names
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
Google+ policy change lets you mask your true identity with a pseudonym and allows you to make anonymous YouTube comments once again.
Apple, IBM Deal: When Siri Meets Watson
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
Apple and IBM's alliance has huge potential, starting with slick, intelligent business apps that could challenge Google, Microsoft, and others.
Are Social Businesses Really More Innovative?
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
A strong enterprise social network can improve innovation in an organization, according to anecdotes and self-reported survey data. But how can we measure more accurately?
6 Ways To Create An Agile Company Culture
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
Your entire company food chain must be committed to agile techniques to get any real results.
Apple, IBM Will Woo Enterprises: Mobile Bombshell
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
The two former rivals join forces to sell enterprises on iOS hardware and business apps backed by IBM services. Can the duo dominate the enterprise mobile market?
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