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IBM To Buy Fiberlink For Mobile Management
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
IBM is set to expand its BYOD capabilities through a deal for Fiberlink, a cloud-based mobile-management and security services provider.
Liberty Reserve Operator Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering
News  |  11/4/2013  | 
N.Y.-based co-founder of anonymous digital currency service that allegedly laundered $6 billion also admits to marriage fraud, repeat child pornography charges.
MicroStrategy Tries Free To Win Customers
Commentary  |  11/1/2013  | 
Business intelligence vendor MicroStrategy introduces free, easy-to-use desktop and cloud products to get potential customers to take a second look at the company.
Salesforce.com Enables Private App Stores
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
Salesforce Private AppExchange lets you put IT-approved applications in a customizable corporate app store. There's one catch, though.
Facebook Exec: Databases, Hadoop Belong Together
Commentary  |  10/30/2013  | 
Facebook's Ken Rudin says relational databases and Hadoop are complementary. Hortonworks and Teradata execs add guidelines on when to choose which.
SAP Sees Payoff In Cloud, Hana Bets
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
SAP reports triple-digit cloud gains, double-digit Hana in-memory platform growth and a gain in market share against rival Oracle.
Oracle Blends Real-Time, Visual Data Integration
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
Oracle Data Integrator morphs to look more like Informatica. GoldenGate upgrade cuts "real-time" latency.
Why BofA Put Its Money On Optimization
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Becoming customer-centric means knowing how to deliver the best interaction at each customer touchpoint -- and that takes optimization software.
Hadoop 2.0 Goes GA: New Workloads Await
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Apache's Hadoop upgrade, now in general availability, goes beyond MapReduce and promises better options for SQL-style querying, graph analysis and stream processing.
Microsoft SQL Server 2014: Final Countdown
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Microsoft steps closer to delivering in-memory performance with a second beta release of Microsoft SQL Server 2014. Here's a peek at what's coming.
Salesforce.com Creates Single-Sign-On Cloud
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
Salesforce Identity service connects users to Web and mobile apps through the vendor's cloud platform. But does it fit with Active Directory?
Online Service Aims To Simplify Hospital Bills
News  |  10/14/2013  | 
As the hospital revenue mix shifts from insurers to patients, online services like Simplee can improve collections with bills that are easier to understand and pay.
HP's Whitman: Microsoft Now Our Rival
News  |  10/10/2013  | 
HP CEO Meg Whitman tells analysts the company's revenue will accelerate by 2015, discusses competitive relationship with Microsoft, Intel.
QlikTech Aims To Disrupt BI, Again
Commentary  |  10/8/2013  | 
QlikTech has been a change agent in business intelligence, pioneering in-memory analytics. Now the company hopes to disrupt again with "natural analytics."
Teradata Brings Graph Analysis To SQL
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Teradata SQL-GL engine adds a big data analysis option to the Aster Discovery Platform. So what's left for Hadoop?
Why NoSQL Databases Are Gaining Fans
Commentary  |  10/7/2013  | 
MongoDB, DataStax and Couchbase all have recently scored huge venture capital infusions. Here's why NoSQL is the new darling of the big data movement.
Big Data Profile: Tim Phillipps, Deloitte Analytics
News  |  10/3/2013  | 
Tim Phillipps, global managing partner for Deloitte Analytics, credits his law enforcement background as sparking his interest in data analytics.
Splunk Simplifies Big Data Analysis
News  |  10/1/2013  | 
Splunk introduces drag-and-drop data analysis and a new cloud option, but can its proprietary platform keep growing?
Oracle OpenWorld: 5 Rants And Raves
Commentary  |  9/30/2013  | 
Oracle OpenWorld delivered big news and a consistent message. It also repackaged old news, bashed big data tools and avoided license cost and complexity issues.
Oracle's Cloud: What's Really New?
Commentary  |  9/25/2013  | 
If Oracle's 'new' cloud services sound familiar, that may be because they've been announced before. Here's a rundown on the real cloud news.
Oracle Touts Cloud Option For On-Premises Apps
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Siebel customers are extending their on-premises deployments with cloud-based services.
Oracle's Ellison Tries To Outmaneuver SAP Hana
Commentary  |  9/23/2013  | 
Promising 100 times faster performance on existing apps, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison makes a move to take the wind out of SAP's Hana in-memory sales.
Cloud Partnerships: It's Complicated
Commentary  |  9/20/2013  | 
Oracle is making nice with Microsoft and Salesforce.com is doing deals with bitter rivals. Here's why coopetition rules in the cloud age.
Oracle Earnings Rebound: All Eyes On OpenWorld
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Oracle's first quarter financials showed some strength amid mixed results. Hurd promises SAP Hana-killer announcement at next week's Oracle Open World.
Teradata Snubs SAS With In-Database Analytics Move
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
Teradata expands in-database analysis options with Revolution Analytics and Fuzzy Logix, growing rivals of SAS in advanced analytics.
SAP Expands Big Data Push
Commentary  |  9/11/2013  | 
SAP resells Intel and Hortonworks Hadoop distributions, adds big data applications, connectors and scientists.
SAP Buying KXEN For Predictive Analytics Tools
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
SAP says KXEN deal will bring automated predictive analytics capabilities to business users, not just data scientists.
Workday Big Data Drive Starts Small
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
Workday Big Data Analytics is ready to take on big external data sets, but for now most customers are focused on internal analyses of smaller data.
Salesforce.com Shakes Up File Sharing
News  |  9/6/2013  | 
ChatterBox is reborn as Salesforce Files, a file-storage and sharing system that will reach into the likes of SharePoint and Dropbox.
Social Media May Influence Your Credit Worthiness
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Some lenders look at how you interact with friends and customers on Facebook and Twitter to decide whether you're a good loan candidate.
HP Plans 'Another Great Run,' Replaces Enterprise Chief
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
HP CEO Meg Whitman lays out vision for what the company must do to return to its former glory and names Bill Veghte new enterprise group leader.
IBM Credit Risk System Targets Big Banks
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
New regulations have added to CFO workloads, but capital management is the biggest challenge for banks. IBM promises quick risk insight.
SugarCRM Goal: Better Sales Tools
News  |  8/20/2013  | 
SugarCRM says competitors have fallen short in helping salespeople sell, but new Sugar 7 features will fill that gap.
Big Data: Avoid 'Wanna V' Confusion
Commentary  |  8/7/2013  | 
The three V's -- volume, velocity and variety -- do a fine job of defining big data. Don't be misled by the "wanna-V's:" variability, veracity, validity and value.
SAP Buys Hybris, Gains Customer Experience Power
Commentary  |  8/7/2013  | 
SAP tightens competition with IBM and Oracle, promising consistent, cross-channel customer experience. But more deals will be needed.
Oracle Faces FTC Scrutiny For Trash Talk Ads
News  |  8/2/2013  | 
Advertising regulators cite Oracle a fourth time for running "overboard and unsupported" ads, will refer matter to Federal Trade Commission.
Pennsylvania Ends Troubled Contract With IBM
News  |  8/1/2013  | 
IBM unemployment compensation system project won't be renewed after running $60 million over budget and 42 months behind schedule.
SEC Investigates IBM Cloud Revenue Reporting
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Regulators probe how IBM recognizes cloud-computing revenues, a murky area where nascent accounting rules separate services from software licenses.
Banks Struggle To Get ATMs Off Windows XP
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
Most ATMS still run on Windows XP, according to one industry estimate. With less than nine months until Microsoft stops supporting the OS, a credit union exec explains why upgrading is so painful for financial institutions.
IBM Gets Aggressive On Linux Server Sales
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
IBM's Power server line is struggling, so the vendor goes after x86 competitors with aggressively priced PowerLinux server and new software options.
IBM Mainframes Nipped, Tucked For Cloud Age
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
IBM revived the mainframe a decade ago by embracing Linux. Now it's promoting big data analytics and OpenStack cloud support on System Z.
SAP Does The Cloud Revenue Shuffle
Commentary  |  7/22/2013  | 
SAP's Vishal Sikka is stepping up, Jim Hagemann Snabe is stepping away. But is SAP changing its business fast enough?
SAP Co-CEO Snabe Plans To Step Down
News  |  7/21/2013  | 
Bill McDermott will become sole CEO by 2014 as Jim Hagemann Snabe moves on and power shifts within SAP's executive team.
Tableau Takes Data Visualization Online
News  |  7/19/2013  | 
Tableau Online service puts all-purpose business intelligence platform in the cloud with a simple pricing plan.
SAP Sees Cloud Growth Accelerating
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
SAP's Q2 results highlight faster-than-expected adoption of SaaS. Are "core" Business Suite apps ready for the cloud?
IBM's Future Growth: Details Shrouded
Commentary  |  7/18/2013  | 
IBM second-quarter earnings rise but revenues slide, raising questions about where IBM will find next waves of growth. Some cloud, big data and Watson numbers stay hidden.
Salesforce.com Promises Sales Turbocharger
News  |  7/17/2013  | 
Salesforce Sales Performance Accelerator blends Sales Cloud, Data.com and Work.com to deliver better leads, improved training and team motivation.
Big Data's Holy Grail: Better, Faster Decisions
Commentary  |  7/16/2013  | 
Smart companies are cashing into early opportunities to improve decision-making -- increasing the speed at which diverse information sets can be analyzed to derive critical insights.
Oracle Boosts Exalytics Performance
News  |  7/15/2013  | 
Addition of flash memory improves read-write speed in planning and what-if analyses; doubling of RAM improves in-memory processing capacity.
SAP, Esri Step Up Geospatial Analysis
News  |  7/9/2013  | 
SAP Hana, SAP BusinessObjects and SAP Mobile gain links to Esri's ArcGIS platform for mapping, geospatial analysis and budding industrial Internet apps.
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