Content tagged with Finance
posted in January 2013
Apple Wants You To Dispense Cash
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Apple's filed a patent application to coordinate the physical transfer of cash between two individuals.
Vague Goals Seed Big Data Failures
Commentary  |  1/28/2013  | 
IT staff survey finds big data projects are plagued by unclear business objectives and unrealistic expectations that Hadoop will solve all problems.
Square COO Resigns, Calls Harassment Claim A Shakedown
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
"I did not do the horrendous things I am told I may be accused of," insists Keith Rabois following resignation from mobile-payments company.
Education Tech Investments Surpassed $1 Billion In 2012
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
As venture capitalists pour money into educational technology companies, some wonder whether they are just building a new bubble.
7 Top Business Intelligence Trends For 2013
Commentary  |  1/25/2013  | 
Short list of BI hot buttons includes dashboards, self-service, mobile, in-memory, cloud, collaboration and, of course, big data.
SAP Outpaces Oracle, Predicts Double-Digit 2013 Gains
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
Defiant SAP forecasts 14% to 20% full-year growth on strength of Hana database and cloud subscription adoption.
IBM Profits On Smart Software Plays
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
IBM's fourth-quarter 2012 results cap tenth straight year of earnings growth fueled by high-margin software sales.
Amazon Speeds Analytics With High-Memory Compute Instances
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services fills out its portfolio of workload-specific compute instances on the Elastic Compute Cloud.
HP Missed Chance To Dump Autonomy
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
HP's board didn't hear about allegations of financial improprieties, The Wall Street Journal reports. Deal went ahead despite deep reservations.
Facebook Open Compute Project Shapes Big Data Hardware
News  |  1/17/2013  | 
Big data practitioners like Facebook, Goldman Sachs and Fidelity are setting the standards for cheaper, more efficient servers and systems from the likes of Applied Micro, AMD, Dell and Intel.
SAP Caps Strong 2012 With Modest Q4
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
SAP meets resistance in the Americas and falls behind Oracle on software sales growth.
SAP Sweetens Hana Deal With Free Sybase Database
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
Not everything demands in-memory performance, so SAP is bundling a conventional database for customers licensing SAP BusinessSuite to run on Hana.
SAP Moves Core Applications To Hana In-Memory Platform
News  |  1/10/2013  | 
With ERP on the Hana in-memory platform, SAP says it's making good on the promise of real-time performance and "dramatic simplification."
Analytics Vendors Must Make Prediction Easier, Forrester Says
News  |  1/8/2013  | 
Forrester Wave report urges SAP, IBM and eight other vendors to come up with advanced analytics software that's less daunting to business users.
NCR Acquires Video ATM Software Maker
News  |  1/3/2013  | 
NCR is buying uGenius Technology, which makes the software for video ATMs that offer customers remote teller services from a call center.
Risk Management Firm Bets On Social Business
News  |  1/2/2013  | 
Marsh built the habit of sharing around its social learning environment. Now it plots the next steps for a social business strategy.


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