Content tagged with Software
posted in March 2013
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Windows Blue: What We Know
News  |  3/30/2013  | 
Will Windows Blue, Windows 8's successor, be a nail in the coffin of traditional PCs? Here are 5 key facts that have emerged.
Gmail's New Compose: 5 Pros and Cons
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Introduced as an option, Gmail's new compose will become the default over the next few days. Here's what I like and dislike.
Windows Blue Rumors: RT's Demise, 'Risky Apps'
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Microsoft Windows Blue rumor mill refuses to die down. New developments include a secret Redmond app development team and the alleged retirement of Windows RT.
How To Make A MOOC, MIT Style
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Here's how MIT professor Eric Lander's introduction to biology course is being turned into a massive open online course for remote students.
Office 365 Gets Thumbs Up In Kansas City
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Microsoft is talking up new fans in local government, such as Kansas City, Mo., which expects to save $600,000 annually with Office 365 suite.
Cloud-Based LMS Wins Over Abilene Christian University
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Pearson's cloud-based OpenClass learning management system impressed Abilene Christian University as social, modern, flexible -- and free.
MS Touts Education Wins For Windows 8, Office 365
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Microsoft brags about 10 school and university adopting Windows 8, plus three new university customers for Office 365 Education.
Tell Me Again: Why Rush Into Windows 8?
Commentary  |  3/27/2013  | 
Windows Blue might signal a bold new future for touch computing, but it doesn't exactly inspire a quick upgrade to Windows 8 for traditional users like me.
Windows Blue Confirmed But Microsoft Mum On Details
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Microsoft finally acknowledges Windows Blue, the rumored update to Windows 8, is on the way.
MobilEcho Secures Corporate Docs For iOS Users
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Acronis file management tool now works with MobileIron AppConnect to lock down and improve access to corporate files for remote workers.
Platfora Brings Business Intelligence To Big Data
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Startup releases platform for slice-and-dice analysis and exploration of data in Hadoop clusters.
Yahoo Acquires Summly From U.K. Teen
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
In deal reported to be worth $30 million, 17-year-old mobile app developer Nick D'Aloisio will join Yahoo's London staff while he continues his secondary education.
Windows 8 Updates Core Apps To Improve Usability
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Microsoft upgrades Mail, Calendar and People apps. But will it appease customers who say these features should have been included at launch?
BlackBerry Z10: My First Week
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
I love the keyboard and UI. But the BlackBerry Z10 is missing too many key apps -- and betting big on enterprise IT's approval.
Windows Blue: Demise Of The Desktop?
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
A recent Windows Blue build is in the wild, sporting a more polished tablet experience. Does this also foretell retirement for traditional desktop computing?
Memphis DPW To Track Worker Locations Better
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
City will equip code enforcement officers, contractors with Samsung tablets running Xora software to keep them safer, more efficient on the job.
Google Invites U.K. Nonprofits To Make 'Global Impact'
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Google invites British charities to compete for £2 million pot in its latest Global Impact Awards, the search giant's way of rewarding innovative technology that will "change the world."
What Education Tech Success Stories Share
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Educational technologies have the potential to stretch dollars and improve education, with the right supporting policies, Brookings Institution reports.
Federal Reserve To Hire Chief Data Officer
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Appointment would make the Fed another in a growing number of governments and government agencies with chief data officers.
Oracle's Bad Quarter Is Self-Inflicted
Commentary  |  3/22/2013  | 
Big egos and poor execution are behind Oracle's uneven financial performance.
Apple, Dropbox Lead Cloud Storage Market
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Music and video are pushing cloud storage into the mainstream, Strategy Analytics study finds. But where's Microsoft?
Tableau Data Visualization Tool Gets Major Revamp
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Tableau updates data visualization tool to add support for mobile editing and APIs for a variety of cloud-based data services.
NYC BigApps Developer Contest Allows Government Data Sets
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Developers compete to create mobile apps that solve specific challenges around jobs, health, education and other topics.
Big Data Strategy Lacking At European Enterprises
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Interxion study finds that only 25% of large European organizations have developed a business plan for big data. What's stopping them?
4 Signs That Microsoft Finally Gets It
Commentary  |  3/21/2013  | 
After making moves last year right out of a Greek tragedy, Microsoft is finally taking steps to fix its mobile mess and other blunders.
Microsoft Gains Enterprise Clout With ERP, CRM
Commentary  |  3/21/2013  | 
Spotlighting high-profile customers like Revlon and Dell, Microsoft talks up its prowess with ERP consolidation, CRM-integrated marketing.
HP Shareholders Meeting Marked By Dissent
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Shareholders raise heated questions about HP board's Autonomy investigating committee; narrowly fail to oust controversial board members.
Microsoft Seeks Windows 8 App Wave
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
As Microsoft works to attract developers to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, does $100 app bonus encourage quantity over quality?
Accenture's 7 Tech Trends Driving Digital Business
Commentary  |  3/20/2013  | 
From customer relationships to cloud, and why mobile isn't one of them.
Office 365: Why A Law Firm Switched
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
A lawyer-slash-IT chief explains how his 14-person law firm is realizing good ROI after its move to Microsoft Office 365.
Microsoft Bolsters Ties Between Yammer, Office 365
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
Three-stage process weaves Yammer's enterprise social network capabilities into Office 365, with additional bridges to SharePoint.
Windows Phone 8 Support To End In 2014
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Microsoft is making the right move by offering OS updates more frequently. But that may not be enough in the competitive smartphone race.
When Big Data Meets Legal Discovery
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
E-discovery software helps organizations manage the digital stockpiles of unstructured data they warehouse in case of litigation.
MOOCs Are Here To Stay, Profs Say
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Professors who teach massive open online courses predict they will bring down the cost of higher education -- but not all agree on whether MOOCs should offer credits.
2U Helps Master's Degree Programs Go Online
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Unlike the new breed of massive open online course, online master's degree programs stress value of small classes and personal connections.
Microsoft App Focus Echoes Salesforce.com
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
At Microsoft Convergence conference, stepped up social and marketing capabilities star. But Dynamics customers are still waiting for ERP on Azure.
NASA Curiosity Rover Hit By Software Snafu
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Back-to-back computer glitches have put Mars mission's science observations on hold for nearly three weeks.
10Gen Enterprise Release Takes MongoDB Uptown
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
With big companies embracing the MongoDB NoSQL database, 10Gen is adding a commercial version with monitoring and security features.
Chubb CIO Explains His No-Stress Social Rollout
Commentary  |  3/18/2013  | 
Jim Knight, global CIO for Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, says the company's move to Jive as a social business platform is all about innovation and collaboration. Not required: sleepless nights.
Pinterest Redesign: Benefits For Your Business
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
Tweaks to Pinterest provide more reason to establish Pinterest presence -- and relevant content.
Big Data Profile: FICO's Andrew Jennings
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
FICO's chief analytics officer discusses mobility, machine learning, consumer empowerment and why big data is no savior.
Microsoft Windows 8 Apps Get Preview Site
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
Microsoft hopes PreApps site will help Windows 8 developers create pre-ship buzz and ultimately build more useful apps.
The Rise And Stall Of Social Media Listening
Commentary  |  3/18/2013  | 
These 5 research-oriented steps help you select the right social listening measures and design analyses that link data to desired outcomes.
Intel Cuts Manufacturing Costs With Big Data
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
Processor giant uses big data to develop chips faster, identify manufacturing glitches and warn about security threats.
How I Solved My Windows Tablet Question
News  |  3/15/2013  | 
Lockheed IT pro Doug Lampe explains why an unusual tablet has all but replaced his traditional laptop in the office -- and why Microsoft's Surface team should pay attention.
Cisco CTO: Internet Of Everything Much More Than SDN
News  |  3/15/2013  | 
CTO Padmasree Warrior goes one-on-one with InformationWeek to explain Cisco's larger vision for Internet of Everything.
LinkedIn's SlideShare Content Ads: 6 Do's And Don'ts
News  |  3/15/2013  | 
Use this new option wisely. Here are six ways to engage, rather than enrage, with LinkedIn SlideShare Content Ads.
#BigData100: Vote Now For Big Data Influencers
News  |  3/15/2013  | 
Who are the most influential big data tweeters? Big Data Republic wants to know.
IBM Watson's Future: Students Have Winning Ideas
News  |  3/14/2013  | 
University of Southern California students brainstormed novel business uses for the big data-crunching supercomputer; a legal discovery application came out on top.
Pinterest's New Analytics: What Business Gains
News  |  3/14/2013  | 
Organizations can now tell what people are doing with pinned content, when and why.
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