Content tagged with Software
posted in October 2011
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Windows 8 Upgrade Planning Begins
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
Windows 8 represents Microsoft's most radical departure to date from its standard, icon-based GUI for Windows. An InformationWeek survey shows IT is preparing early.
Push Tech To Private Market Faster, Fed Agencies Told
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
White House orders agencies to transfer technology and funds to the private market more quickly, hoping to fuel a new group of startups.
Don Tapscott To Bring Macrowikinomics To Enterprise 2.0
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
At Enterprise 2.0 conference, Tapscott will argue whole industries will have to transform themselves to survive economic shocks.
How To Avoid Social Media Messes
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
Social networking pioneers may be dealing with a pile of accounts, messaging, and credentials. Here's how to clean up the mess--or avoid it in the first place.
Windows 8 Upgrade Plans: Exclusive Research
Slideshows  |  10/31/2011  | 
A majority of enterprises have upgrade plans for Windows 8, though it won't be available until next year. See what else IT pros have to say about Microsoft's "reimagined" operating system.
Mac Discrimination: Bad For The Enterprise
News  |  10/30/2011  | 
Companies should stop discouraging their employees from using Macs and adopt policies that promote technology choice, finds Forrester report.
Disruptive Tech Changes IT's Database Choices
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
From NoSQL to appliances to the blurring of column- and row-store databases, IT teams are exploring new options to wring faster insights out of their mountains of data.
IBM Eyes Broader Acquisition Strategy
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Big Blue has a new CEO, a multi-billion dollar war chest, a new attitude toward the apps market, and a willingness to look at deals it might have rejected in the past.
HP, Nokia, SAP Face The Future
Commentary  |  10/28/2011  | 
HP decides it still likes PCs, Nokia relaunches its smartphone efforts, and SAP breaks a record. It's a glass half-full week for tech.
HP Will Keep PC Division
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Hoping to end months of corporate turmoil, CEO Meg Whitman promises to clarify HP's mission and to take another stab at the tablet business using Windows 8.
Oracle's Mark Hurd: We Know CIOs
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Responding to OpenWorld critics, Hurd makes the case for why customers need to put more of their eggs in the Oracle basket.
Tableau Version 7 Challenges Old School BI
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
New version lets users centrally share the data engine while allowing multiple worksheets to leverage it.
App Virtualization: Why We Need Better Options
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Golden disk images are simple, but they won't cut it as implementations get more complex. Here's the problem and what vendors are doing about it.
Rometty's Past Reveals IBM's Future
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
One early bet: Look for IBM's new CEO, Ginni Rometty, to push harder into industry-specific consulting services that can drive billions in related sales.
SAP Reports Record Revenue, Gains On Oracle
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
ERP and line-of-business apps are outpacing Oracle in all industries and market segments, says SAP co-CEO McDermott.
RIM Delays PlayBook OS Update
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Research In Motion has put off the promised fall software update for its PlayBook tablet until February 2012.
IBM Unveils Analytics For Communications, Healthcare
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Big Blue sees Big Data as the next frontier for its software and services businesses.
Google Apps Selected For Energy Dept. Lab
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Unisys wins multi-million-dollar bid to help the DOE transition 5,000 users to Google's cloud-based email and collaboration tools.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Pushes Social Productivity
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Software update integrates with Office 365 and hooks into Microsoft SharePoint, Office, and Lync.
Oracle Vs. The World
Commentary  |  10/25/2011  | 
Oracle has its foot on the gas pedal, pushing the company faster than ever. But to what destination?
Windows XP At 10: No Life Support
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Businesses that have not begun the Windows 7 transition may find themselves scrambling, Microsoft says.
IBM Beats Oracle, Microsoft With Big Data Leap
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Hadoop-based InfoSphere BigInsights platform goes live on SmartCloud infrastructure, beating Oracle and Microsoft to market.
When SaaS Apps Don't Connect: One Answer
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
MuleSoft puts its enterprise service bus in the cloud with SaaS connectors, other supporting services.
Oracle Releases NoSQL Database, Advances Big Data Plans
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Customers want the simplicity and security promised by Oracle, but will they risk being locked in to the company's "red stack" engineered systems?
Oracle Buys RightNow In Cloud Play
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
The approximately $1.5 billion deal nets Oracle a key SaaS vendor and taps into soaring interest in customer relationship management software.
IBM Completes Algorithmics Buy
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Software developer's products help banks and other financial services players identify and reduce risk.
Oracle Social Network To Challenge Salesforce Chatter
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Oracle add social networking collaboration features to Oracle Cloud.
3 Marketing Automation Tips For SMBs
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Read this expert advice before investing in software to handle sales and marketing processes.
Stop Runaway Software Development Projects
Commentary  |  10/21/2011  | 
IBM's Rational Team Concert and Jazz.net community offer a thoughtful approach to collaborative, distributed software development.
SAP And Oracle: Get Real About In-Memory Analysis
Commentary  |  10/21/2011  | 
These tech giants are making plenty of promises about their Hana and Exalytics appliances. But do you really need all that power?
Windows 8 Secure Boot Fears Continue
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Free Software Foundation asks computer users to speak out via online petition if they're concerned security feature will lock out Linux.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: Brilliant Thievery?
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Google rolled out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on Wednesday. What's in, what's out, and what features did Google steal from the competition?
NetSuite Goes More Global With OneWorld ERP
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Tax-compliance and language updates equip the vendor's SaaS application suite for more countries and headquarters locations.
How Warner Music Turns Social Media Fans Into Customers
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Execs from Warner's Atlantic Records describe at Web 2.0 Summit the strategy and metrics they use to convert music fans into music buyers.
SAP BusinessObjects Upgrades Ice Version 4.0 Cake
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
Improvements in mobility, data visualization and collaboration are what's next for a just-released business intelligence suite.
RIM Whiffs On Setting Smartphone Direction
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
Research In Motion opened its developers conference with a lot of talk about the PlayBook tablet--and hardly a word on its smartphone future.
Oracle Endeca Deal Echoes HP's Autonomy Purchase
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Oracle plans to use Endeca's technology to boost unstructured data access and analysis for Web commerce and business intelligence applications.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: 5 Most-Wanted Features
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
Google and Samsung are primed to reveal the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS Tuesday evening. Here's what I really want.
Social Meets Big Data: Get Ready
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
You may not agree with Marc Benioff that Facebook looks like the future of the Web. But you'd better be ready for the mountain of data social media produces.
SMBs Moving Slower On Virtualization
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Symantec survey shows understanding of benefits, but a reluctance to move as quickly as enterprises have.
3 Big Data Challenges: Expert Advice
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
The "big" part of big data doesn't tell the whole story. Let's talk volume, variety, and velocity of data--and how you can help your business make sense of all three.
Do You Really Need To Build A Mobile App?
Commentary  |  10/17/2011  | 
Driving engagement through apps is hard, and not every company needs to build one. But nearly every company will need an API that enables Web-based integration with other companies.
Microsoft Counters Exadata With SQL Server Appliance
News  |  10/14/2011  | 
Appliance built on HP hardware promises database consolidation and rapid, virtualized private-cloud deployment.
Farewell Dennis Ritchie, Father Of C And Unix
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
Behind his understated elegance and modesty hummed a motor of remarkable technical creativity.
Microsoft Joins Oracle In Big Data Push
Commentary  |  10/13/2011  | 
What a big week for big data. Hadoop could change your business, but how about healthcare, politics, and crimefighting?
Oracle's Stack Is Engineered For Investors, Not Customers
Commentary  |  10/12/2011  | 
Applications strategy is the antithesis of integrated, a hairball of products born of a mergers-and-acquisitions strategy.
5 Mobile App Development Tips For SMBs
News  |  10/12/2011  | 
Plan to offer a mobile app to connect with customers? Check out this expert advice first.
Microsoft Adds Big Data To SQL Server 2012
News  |  10/12/2011  | 
Apache Hadoop will power Azure cloud services and Windows deployments. New BI tools support touch-based data exploration--including on Apple devices.
Simulate, Before It's Too Late
Commentary  |  10/11/2011  | 
Gaming mechanisms like Spent aren't perfect corporate models, but they can deliver lessons with little to none of the ramifications of real life failure.
IBM Calls Out Oracle On Server And Systems Claims
Commentary  |  10/11/2011  | 
Do benchmarks get even less meaningful in an era of engineered systems optimized for specific tasks?
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