Content tagged with Software
posted in April 2011
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SAS Institute Creates Internal Facebook With Socialcast
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
Socialcast offers support for internal company activity streams that mimic the news feed on a Facebook page and is available as a service or as a software appliance.
Microsoft Sees Business PC Sales Up 9%
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
The need to replace aging machines and upgrade to Windows 7 drives uptick in corporate market.
Filemaker Eyes Mobile SMBs With Go Updates
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
iPhone and iPad versions of the popular desktop database software target users frustrated by a lack of mature business apps and those lacking development resources to build applications themselves.
Filemaker Go 1.2 Expands iOS Feature Set
Slideshows  |  4/28/2011  | 
The latest version of Filemaker Go--the database software provider's iOS-based mobile application for business users--adds charts and graphs, digital signature capture, enhanced PDF tools, and wireless printing while allowing users to develop custom applications for the iPhone or iPad without heavy-duty development work.
Google Gmail Gets Shared Inboxes
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Cloud workflow specialist RunMyProcess adds key collaboration feature to help businesses jump from Microsoft Exchange to Google Gmail.
Five Things To Expect From RIM's BlackBerry World
Commentary  |  4/28/2011  | 
New BlackBerrys, a revised BlackBerry OS, and info on the PlayBook's first two weeks of life will highlight Research In Motion's annual developer and partner event in Orlando next week.
RIM Acquires Cloud Calendar Startup Tungle
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets will get enhanced scheduling and calendar capabilities in the wake of RIM's purchase of Tungle.
Google Apps Tuned For SMBs
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
Google has made some pricing and billing changes for those that use Google Apps.
U.S. OKs Expiration of Microsoft Antitrust Deal
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
At court hearing, DOJ and state attorneys pass on their last chance to challenge May 12 deadline.
GageIn Combines Social, News Media Tracking With Discussion
News  |  4/26/2011  | 
Intended to boost businesses' competitive intelligence, the freemium service combines social and news media aggregation with sharing and commenting features.
Lawson Accepts Infor's $2 Billion Bid
News  |  4/26/2011  | 
ERP provider will become number three vendor and Infor CEO Charles Phillips pledges aggressive investment and support.
SMBs Need Real Plans For Social Media
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
Without clearly defined goals for social media activities, small and midsize businesses risk chasing an elusive return on their investment in the technology.
Get To Know The New HP
Commentary  |  4/25/2011  | 
Léo Apotheker has Hewlett-Packard positioned right where it needs to be.
Oracle President Safra Catz Adds CFO Duties
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Jeff Epstein has resigned as CFO, a job he had held since August 2008 when he took over the post from Catz.
75% Of Enterprises To Use Videoconferencing By 2013
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Immersive telepresence technology that uses high-definition, life-sized images holds great appeal for collaboration, but is costly and a bandwidth hog.
Video Analytics Can Boost Corporate Performance
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Dartfish specializes in analyzing athletes, but says its technology can be applied on the factory floor or to a corporate presentation.
Oracle Wants To Kill HP-Itanium, Users Say
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Survey shows that Oracle's decision to cancel development on the Intel chip could alienate customers.
Air Force To Build Intelligence Sharing Cloud
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Intelligent Software Solutions won a $49.9 million task order for a system to gather and share intelligence information across multiple military and federal sources.
Cost, IT Support Top BI Obstacles For SMBs
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Microsoft had the largest market share, followed by Business Objects, LogiXML, Cognos, and SAP, according to a LogiXML survey.
HP Expands Thin Client Lineup
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Microsoft's Windows Embedded Standard 7 Service Pack makes its first appearance in a HP thin client in the t5740e.
Cloud Takes A Hit: Amazon Must Fix EC2
Commentary  |  4/22/2011  | 
Amazon's "availability zones" were a key protective concept for the cloud, but they failed to protect access to data when EC2 went down.
Vidyo Takes Video Conferencing Mobile
News  |  4/22/2011  | 
VidyoMobile can connect users of Apple's iPhones, iPads, and iPods, as well as Android-based smartphones and tablets, with desktop PCs and video conferencing rooms.
Amazon EC2 Outage Hobbles Websites
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
Engine Yard, Foursquare, Hootsuite, Heroku, Quora, and Reddit were among the websites that suffered from slowed or disabled access.
MicroStrategy Expands Business Intelligence For SMBs
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
Visual Insight allows users to glean, analyze, and publish data without centralized IT support or deep BI expertise.
Where Does Oracle's Itanium Dump Leave You?
Commentary  |  4/21/2011  | 
Companies running Oracle software on HP's big servers will have to make choices. Here are the well-known migrations paths, a few unheralded options, and possible unintended consequences.
Microsoft: Salesforce Is In Our Crosshairs
News  |  4/20/2011  | 
Software maker is targeting rival's cloud customers with Dynamics CRM Online, which has seen about 20,000 trial downloads since January launch.
Crimson Hexagon Reads Social Feeds With Human Help
News  |  4/19/2011  | 
Once trained by a human, the ForSight social media monitoring software can achieve about 97% accuracy in scoring or categorizing statements, tweets, and posts, the company claimed.
IBM Q1 Profit Jumps 13%, Guidance Raised
News  |  4/19/2011  | 
Strong gains in services, software and hardware sales help Big Blue handily beat Street estimates.
System z Gets Extra Linux Support, Customer Win
News  |  4/19/2011  | 
IBM snags mainframe customer from Oracle and HP, while Novell boosts open source services for the platform.
Microsoft Office 365 Signals Huge Cloud Shift
Commentary  |  4/19/2011  | 
More than 100,000 organizations are signed up to test the vendor's new on-demand platform, suggesting email and collaboration could overtake CRM as the top services-based app.
Best Of Interop 2011 Finalists
Slideshows  |  4/18/2011  | 
The Best of Interop Awards recognize exhibitors that have made significant technological advancements in specific category areas. The winners in each category represent the products that the judges believe have the most significant technical impact on their segment, and are helping to move business technology forward. This year, more than 100 candidates were under consideration for Best of Interop and here we present the 2011 finalists in each category.
Socialtext Offers On-Premises Option For Social Media
News  |  4/15/2011  | 
VMware integration will help spread the microblogging, wiki, and document sharing workload across enterprise servers, according to CEO Eugene Lee.
Microsoft Dynamics Lines Up Against SAP, Oracle, And Salesforce
Commentary  |  4/15/2011  | 
The vendor has hit its stride on the technology front and now must worry about how to compete in the channel.
Sans Digital Intros Tower Storage System
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
The eight-bay system for SMBs comes standard with a 6 Gb SAS interface, a data transfer rate of 800 MB per second, and a maximum of 24 TB.
Lexalytics Analyzes Wikipedia To Understand How Humans Think
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
Concepts extracted from the community created encyclopedia can be used to improve analysis of documents and sentiment in social media.
Dell Refreshes SMB Servers, Storage
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
Manufacturer adds Intel's Sandy Bridge processors to its entry-level and midmarket servers, while rolling out two storage devices aimed at firms dealing with massive data growth.
HP Links iPhones To ePrint
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
The free app allows the Apple smartphone to use the HP ePrint remote printing feature, matching the functionality of an existing BlackBerry app.
HP To Transform Legacy Applications In The Cloud
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
Suite of services aims to help modernize aging mainframe systems to achieve more streamlined operations, greater flexibility, and more innovation.
Toshiba Lightens Business Laptops
News  |  4/14/2011  | 
Intel's Core processors power the updated Tecra and Portege business notebooks.
CIO Risk Takers, Rain Makers
Commentary  |  4/13/2011  | 
When CIOs take calculated risks, choosing emerging technologies from less established companies, the payoff can be enticing. We take you inside the journey of two established organizations for a deeper look at this success.
Teradata Boosts Data Warehousing Performance With SSDs
News  |  4/13/2011  | 
Blending hard drives and solid-state memory, Teradata's 6680 promises four times faster performance than the vendor's latest hard-disk-only platform.
HP Targets Banks' Compliance Needs
News  |  4/13/2011  | 
Hewlett-Packard believes financial services firms are moving from cost containment to innovation as they look to stay ahead of new rules.
Converseon Humanizes Social Media Monitoring
News  |  4/13/2011  | 
Software alone can't put context into what people are really saying about a company.
Cisco, Verizon Advance Unified Cloud Communications
News  |  4/13/2011  | 
The hosted UC service will launch with voice, video, chat, and presence.
Jive To Acquire Proximal For Big Data Analytics
News  |  4/13/2011  | 
Social network analytics, based on military artificial intelligence research, will help enterprises connect the right people to the right data at the right time.
Vendor Helps SMBs Build Contact Databases
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
Companies can use cloud-based software from NetProspex to trade names, numbers, email addresses, and social media information.
Acer Launches SMB Storage Systems
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
The Hitachi-made storage arrays and adaptable modular storage complement the Acer servers launched earlier this year for small and midsize businesses.
Microsoft Store Success Requires Bolder Moves
Commentary  |  4/12/2011  | 
Redmond has been copying Apple by opening glitzy stores, but the company will need to change its offerings to succeed in retail.
Yammer CEO Challenges Copycats, Promotes Enterprise Social Networking
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
David Sachs, a former PayPal executive, uses consumer Web app smarts and grassroots marketing tactics to take on rivals like Salesforce.com's Chatter, Socialtext, and IBM and its Lotus division.
Convofy Private Social Network Plugs Into Geoscience Software
News  |  4/12/2011  | 
Adobe-backed startup enterprise collaboration product will be integrated into software for oil and gas exploration scientists.
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