Content tagged with Software
posted in March 2012
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Windows 8 Vs. 10 Big OS Annoyances
Slideshows  |  3/30/2012  | 
Windows 8 aims to answer some longtime Microsoft OS gripes, from slow startup times to mediocre mobile tools.
FBI's New Sentinel System: Exclusive Look
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
Our first look at the FBI's $451 million case management system reveals a user interface and features with the look and feel of a PC application.
Windows 8 Promises 'Edgy' Touch Screens
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Microsoft says its new OS will offer edge-to-edge touch fidelity and support for five-finger touch applications.
Android Smartphone Updates En Route
Commentary  |  3/29/2012  | 
Android system updates head out this week to the Motorola Xoom tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Lumia 800, and other smartphones. Is your device on the list?
Windows 8 Super Guide
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Windows 8, Microsoft's boldest operating system bet in years, poses crucial questions for enterprises. InformationWeek's super guide rounds up the news, expert analysis, and reviews that you need.
Android To Surpass Windows By 2016: IDC
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Shift from the desktop to mobile computing will cost Microsoft its top spot in the OS market by 2016, IDC predicts.
SuccessFactors Jam: Sweeter Than Salesforce.com Chatter?
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
SAP's recently acquired cloud business extends a Chatter-like social networking platform to 15 million subscribers at no charge.
Cloud Vendor Brings CFOs Closer To ERP Data
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Host Analytics adds business intelligence capabilities so top execs can better anticipate future revenue.
Will Social Show Its Face In Unified Communications?
Commentary  |  3/29/2012  | 
At Enterprise Connect, the buzz about social media is oddly muffled. Then again, has anyone really proven social and unified communications belong together?
Equinix Offers Private Cloud With A Twist
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Highly secure, highly networked Equinix facilities in Secaucus, N.J. and Chicago let enterprise customers install their own server racks, then manage them as private infrastructure-as-a-service operations.
Red Hat: First $1 Billion Open Source Company
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Red Hat survives challenges from CentOS and Oracle to post revenues of $1.13 billion in fiscal 2012.
Google Apps Vault Promises Easy E-Discovery
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Understanding and managing corporate correspondence can be simple and affordable, Google contends.
Adobe Upgrades Flash Player, Adds Gaming Features
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Adobe says Flash now supports hardware acceleration and native C/C++ code libraries, shares plans to charge developers a fee for using premium features.
Jive Builds A Better Intranet, Bolsters Gamification
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
New Social Intranet Solution and Gamification products expand the collaboration and team incentive capabilities of Jive Social Business Platform.
AstraZeneca Pilots Microsoft Lync For Better Collaboration
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
R&D, supply chain operations, and the communications budget gain from Microsoft's unified communications suite, says pharmaceutical CTO at Enterprise Connect.
Avaya Gives Peek At Future Of Collaboration
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Awareness beats presence, Avaya says, outlining its vision for next generation collaboration tools at Enterprise Connect. Think technology that understands who's most relevant, based on your current work, not just who's online.
FBI CIO Exits, With Sentinel Project Nearly Done
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Chad Fulgham, a former Wall Street tech exec, says software development for FBI's delayed Sentinel case-management system is now complete.
Windows 8 Server: Hands-On First Impressions
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Microsoft talks up every release of Windows Server as the best ever. But based on our first experience with Windows 8 Server, some key changes deserve your attention.
Rutgers Gets Big Data Weapon In IBM Supercomputer
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Blue Gene system will allow Rutgers University researchers and N.J. businesses to tackle big data challenges such as drug research and materials design.
BATS Blames Software Bug For Trading Outage
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Stock exchange operator BATS Global Markets says "freak one-time event" that interrupted trading of Apple shares on Friday boiled down to an error in an order-matching program.
Does Microsoft Know Best?
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Microsoft, RIM and HP are among the vendors increasingly taking a "works best with our stuff" approach for new products. Consider what that means for your IT strategy.
5 Secrets To Revlon's Virtualization Success
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Revlon IT leaders says goal of virtualization project was not just saving money but also making Revlon better.
Most Smartphones Lost At Night
Commentary  |  3/23/2012  | 
LookOut Mobile says two-thirds of lost devices vanish from pubs and bars at night.
Top 7 Photoshop CS6 Features
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
After more than 20 years, Adobe is still updating its flagship image-editing application, this time with a new dark look, raw-image editing, and nondestructive cropping.
Microsoft's Answer To The End Of Software
Commentary  |  3/22/2012  | 
Microsoft's Convergence user conference convinced me that Dynamics will be a major player in the cloud, as Redmond bets big on customer choice.
Will Google Big Query Transform Big Data Analysis?
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Search giant unveils cloud-based analytics service that will speed advertising data analysis and help companies sidestep the big-data skills gap.
Moxie Brings Workforce And Customer Collaboration Together
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Software maker says CRM and enterprise social communities can help each other.
5 Ways To Land A Hot Programming Job
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
As more and more large enterprises outsource their IT jobs, here's how you can jostle for a programming position at a killer startup.
6 Pros And 3 Cons Of Microsoft's Cloud Strategy
Commentary  |  3/21/2012  | 
Options to deploy CRM and ERP in the cloud or on-premises deserve praise, but will Microsoft move fast enough and give Apple and Android platforms sufficient support?
Windows 8 Server Core Promises Cheaper Clouds
News  |  3/21/2012  | 
Stripped down version of Windows Server 8 aims to significantly reduce storage costs for organizations building private clouds.
Moxie Aligns Enterprise Social And Customer Service
News  |  3/21/2012  | 
New Spaces by Moxie platform tightens the connection between internal, employee collaboration and external customer service and support.
New iPad Gets Mythbusters Treatment
Commentary  |  3/21/2012  | 
Apple forgot to make the new iPad impervious to lasers, assault rifles, and hard drops, according to entertaining new videos.
Is Oracle Ignoring The Real Enemy?
Commentary  |  3/21/2012  | 
Oracle announced third quarter gains Tuesday. But while it focuses on SAP, nimble rivals such as Salesforce.com and WorkDay loom large.
Saba People Cloud Promotes Talent-Centric Enterprise Social
News  |  3/21/2012  | 
Saba brings the social profile together with learning and talent management systems, along with a Klout-like "PQ Score" for employee reputation.
Nokia's Vibrating Tattoo: A Bad Buzz
Commentary  |  3/21/2012  | 
How do you feel about attaching a small membrane to your skin that vibrates when your phone receives incoming calls or messages?
EMC Marries Social Networking And Big Data
News  |  3/20/2012  | 
EMC buys Pivotal Labs, launches Greenplum Chorus to give data scientists social networking features.
NComputing Offers Virtual Desktop Images For Windows PCs
News  |  3/20/2012  | 
Company promises VDI for Apple's iOS and Google Android mobile devices next.
HP Combines PC, Printer Groups
News  |  3/20/2012  | 
Hewlett Packard merges two humbled business units for greater operational efficiency. It may now be harder for investors to assess the health and margins of each operation.
Smarter Voice Capabilities Will Transform Medical Documentation
Commentary  |  3/20/2012  | 
Natural language processing combined with voice recognition produces clinical language understanding, which has the potential to profoundly change how information gets into clinical systems.
IBM 'Smart Solutions' Predict Fraud, Risk, Customer Behavior
News  |  3/20/2012  | 
IBM takes on high-profile problems with combinations of analytic products, pre-built models and dashboards, and supporting services.
Mozilla CTO Declares Video War Lost
News  |  3/19/2012  | 
Brendan Eich says Firefox must play H.264 video to be relevant in the browser market.
Microsoft: We're Investing In Enterprise Social
News  |  3/19/2012  | 
Armed with survey results and a belief that the 'turmoil' of the social software market is over, Microsoft says it's time to round out SharePoint and other products as an enterprise social platform.
Electronic Devices, Takeoff Might Get Along: FAA
News  |  3/19/2012  | 
FAA will reconsider letting airline passengers use some electronics during taxi, take-off, and landing. But don't pull out your smartphone just yet.
DARPA Challenge Doesn't Go Viral On Twitter
News  |  3/19/2012  | 
Agency ends two-week QR-related contest--promoted only through Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks--without anyone finding all 7 posters with special codes.
Microsoft Inches Closer To Delivering Cloud-Based ERP
News  |  3/19/2012  | 
Microsoft says Dynamics NAV and GP enterprise resource planning systems will run on Windows Azure by year end. But iPad and iPhone support is a question in some customers' minds.
eHarmony Matches Informatica HParser With Hadoop
News  |  3/19/2012  | 
Informatica's distributed parsing software saves eHarmony time preparing data in Hadoop for loading into a data warehouse.
Salesforce.com Makes Friends With CIOs
Commentary  |  3/16/2012  | 
Parade of CIOs at CloudForce shows how social networking inroads are making Salesforce.com a larger part of the IT infrastructure.
Evaluating Cloud-Based ID Management Solutions
News  |  3/16/2012  | 
Identity management in enterprise applications is never easy, and moving to the cloud makes it even more complex. Here are some approaches to help you take control of the challenges.
Bunchball Throws Personalization Into Gamification
News  |  3/15/2012  | 
Nitro Flamethrower update enables companies to target missions and goals to individual employees.
BroadVision Promotes Hybrid Public-Private Enterprise Social Networking
News  |  3/15/2012  | 
BroadVision's Clearvale collaboration system adds Conduits for bringing customers or partners into an internal conversation as guest users.
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