Content tagged with Enterprise
posted in January 2011
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Microsoft Needs More Kinect, Less Kin
Commentary  |  1/31/2011  | 
The Xbox Kinect shows that Microsoft is still capable of shipping innovative products -- why can't they do the same in other business groups?
Global CIO: HP Calls Out Apple In CEO's Quest To Be Coolest Of All
Commentary  |  1/31/2011  | 
New CEO Leo Apotheker finally talks about HP's future but says nothing about the enterprise. Instead, he says HP will out-cool Apple. Word up.
Google Docs Gets Facelift
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
A revamped interface for Google Docs promises to promote greater productivity.
MicroStrategy Revs Up Mobile Computing
Commentary  |  1/31/2011  | 
Transactions services and new cloud computing and data visualization options enrich the vendor's business intelligence portfolio.
Global CIO: The Software Revolution: Can SAP Light The Fuse?
Commentary  |  1/30/2011  | 
Three emerging technologies have sparked a new generation of incredibly fast enterprise apps with huge disruptive potential—and SAP plans to lead this revolution.
VA Seeks To Modernize VistA EHR System
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
The department plans to use open-source technologies to help refurbish its massive, decades-old system for electronic health records.
CodeWeavers Unmasks Windows Impersonator For Mac, Linux
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
CrossOver software lets users run apps on PCs "without paying a dime to Microsoft," said the firm.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison Will Need A Time Machine To Catch Us, Says IBM
Commentary  |  1/27/2011  | 
Ellison's vowed to remake Oracle in the fashion of circa-1960 IBM: a true systems company. But IBM says it's impossible for Ellison to overcome that 50-year head start.
EXCLUSIVE: Socialcast to Announce Extension to its Platform
Commentary  |  1/27/2011  | 
On Feb. 1, Socialcast will announce Town Hall, allowing direct company forums, with Version 2.0 release to follow in three weeks.
Top Features Absent From Windows 7
Slideshows  |  1/27/2011  | 
From dropping SteadyState to the lack of touch support, universal software updates, or third-party hardware support there's still a great deal missing from the Microsoft operating system. Some, inexplicably, didn't carry over from XP or Vista and others still haven't materialized despite widespread, ongoing demand. Why would Microsoft skimp on offering features that seem in their best interest to provide natively? One possibility is that they don't feel that way -- because they're waiting for so
Air Force Awards Space Fence Contracts
News  |  1/27/2011  | 
Raytheon and Lockheed Martin have won $107 million deals to provide preliminary designs for a radar system to detect objects passing over Earth.
Linux Developers Mull Unified App Store
News  |  1/27/2011  | 
Fedora, Red Hat, Ubuntu, and other distros are working on a framework for a universal application installer.
Oracle Exec Says Exadata Can Do It All
Commentary  |  1/27/2011  | 
Database executive Andy Mendelsohn tells financial analysts that Oracle has all the bases covered. Here's where the company stands on Exadata progress and disruptive threats to its database business.
Oracle Rolls Web 2.0 Features Into WebCenter Suite
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
In integrating the best communication features of different portals, Oracle gives project teams a common means of information sharing across its product set.
Global CIO: SAP Transformed: From Stuffy ERP To Real-Time iPad Analytics
Commentary  |  1/26/2011  | 
Citing impressive across-the-board results, SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott says new strategies and platforms will drive more growth in 2011.
Google's Android 3.0 SDK Preview Available
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
A pre-release version of "Honeycomb" has been made available to Android developers.
DARPA Eyes Thermal Sensors For Cell Phones
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
The military research agency is soliciting bids to develop small, high-performance infrared cameras for personal handheld devices every soldier can use.
Mac Office 2011 Available For Free Trial
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
Apple users can kick the tires for 30 days on new features like Outlook for Mac and Excel Sparklines before they decide to buy.
SAP Reports Record Sales, Contests Oracle Fine
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
Looking past a 36% drop in earnings tied to the TomorrowNow lawsuit, SAP executives say fourth-quarter results point to strong, innovation-driven growth across industries and regions.
Healthcare Software Development Exposes Security Risks
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
Many organizations are lax in protecting patient data during development and testing, finds Ponemon Institute study.
Microsoft Earnings Preview: Kinect Up, Windows Down
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
Windows OS license sales may be off as much as 25%, but solid growth is seen other key parts of Redmond's operations.
FCC Standardizes On LTE For Public Safety Network
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
The typically platform-neutral agency has chosen the 4G wireless standard for an interoperable first-responder network, in the works since 9/11.
Disney Interactive Restructures, Lays Off 200
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
The company has tapped Electronic Arts executive Adam Sussman to lead the operation, which will refocus on social media and mobile games.
Android Gaining On iOS Among App Developers
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
Tablets are driving rising interest in Google's mobile platform, which is now within 5 points of matching Apple's ranking.
Global CIO: Apple iOS Crushes Google Android In Enterprise
Commentary  |  1/26/2011  | 
The iPad continued to surge into the enterprise as Q4 activations jumped more than 50%, while Windows Mobile devices dropped out of Top 10, says Good Technology report.
Java Under Oracle: Unity, But No Apache Vitality
Commentary  |  1/25/2011  | 
While Oracle has imposed order and unity in a contentious Java community, at what price has it come?
Google Plans Biggest Hiring Year Ever
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Faced with strong competitors and the curse of bright, entrepreneurial workers who have opportunities elsewhere, Google is bulking up on talent to ensure that it can grow.
Amazon Cloud Gets Bulk Email Service
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Simple Email Service offers AWS customers a low-cost, hosted option to on-premises or third-party email systems.
Google Apps Marketplace Adds Education Category
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Schools using Google Apps will find a set of applications tailored to the needs of education customers.
Apple Taps NSA Alumnus As Global Security Chief
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Geekonomics author David Rice is the latest in a string of high-profile security hires for the company.
Facebook Makes Credits Sole Legal Currency
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Developers must pay the social media giant a 30% cut whenever online game players use the virtual money.
Tibco Launches Social Computing For The Enterprise
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
Tibbr integrates Facebook, Twitter, and other social network stream with internal data to offer a single, contextual view of information.
Microsoft's CES Misdirection Depends On Developers To Succeed
Commentary  |  1/24/2011  | 
The version of Windows running on the ARM platform that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer showed at Consumer Electronics Show, only hinted at Redmond's four-point plan for the future of its flagship operating system.
Vidyo Launches Telepresence For Lotus SameTime
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
Comparable quality to Cisco telepresence, according to Vidyo, the plug-in will allow voice communication from an IM chat session and HD multi-point videoconferencing.
Inside Watson, IBM's Jeopardy Computer
Slideshows  |  1/24/2011  | 
IBM has spent four years and untold hundreds of millions of dollars developing Watson, a computer that can play Jeopardy. In fact, Watson answers questions so quickly and accurately that IBM challenged Jeopardy and two of the show's all-time champions to a match. Jeopardy's producers and the human contestants agreed. Taping took place January 14, and the three computer-vs.-human episodes will air February 14-16. Cynics may call it a publicity stunt, but the project has brought real advances in c
Ansca Mobile Debuts Corona SDK For Windows
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
Windows programmers have a new way to create Android apps without Java.
Exclusive: Exgage Engages Brands and Social Media Networks
Commentary  |  1/24/2011  | 
Company to Launch Valentine's Day, Sources Link it to Walmart, American Idol.
Exclusive: IBM Moves Hertz' IT Support To India
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
About 50 jobs shipped from Oklahoma to the Asian subcontinent as the car rental company looks to pare costs.
OpenText Adds Customized Messaging To ECM Suite
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
StreamServe Persuasion allows corporations to customize marketing messages and support responses from within the enterprise content management software.
Ubuntu Ditches OpenOffice For LibreOffice
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
The April Linux release will include the Document Foundation's productivity suite instead of Oracle's software.
NASA Spins Android App
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
Spinoff, the space agency's first software for Google's mobile platform, highlights NASA innovations used in people's daily lives.
Foursquare Value Checks In At $250 Million
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
Social media location site is developing tools to help local businesses connect with customers and expects to hit 10 million users by June, said site co-founder.
Inova Selects Oracle For Healthcare Informatics Platform
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
The health delivery organization hopes to advance clinical research by mining data from its electronic medical record systems.
Global CIO: Google's Eric Schmidt: Top 10 Reasons Mobile Is Always #1
Commentary  |  1/22/2011  | 
"The answer should always be mobile first," outgoing Google CEO Eric Schmidt said last year—and his compelling arguments are even more persuasive today.
Integration In The Cloud, The Sleeper Issue
Commentary  |  1/21/2011  | 
It won't be enough to just move workloads into the cloud; it'll still be necessary to integrate with other apps residing there.
Camino Upgrades Open Source Mac Browser
News  |  1/21/2011  | 
Version 2.1 Alpha is based on Mozilla's Gecko rendering engine, adds six major features.
Firms Integrating Social Media With CRM
News  |  1/21/2011  | 
With half of businesses saying social media investments are paying off, linking data from LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to customer management is the next step, finds SugarCRM survey.
Microsoft Prepping Kinect For Windows 7 PCs?
News  |  1/21/2011  | 
Reports indicate that the hands-free motion control platform for Xbox 360 may be coming to PCs sooner rather than later.
The Future of Google Docs
Commentary  |  1/20/2011  | 
Docs has become a worthy competitor to Microsoft Office, but its future will rely less on feature parity and more on the value being added to Google's platform in the cloud.
Google Co-Founder Larry Page To Replace Schmidt As CEO
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
Google on Thursday reported Q4 2010 revenues of $8.44 billion, but the bigger news was that co-founder Larry Page will take over as CEO in April, with current chief Eric Schmidt moving out of day to day leadership to become Executive Chairman.
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