Content tagged with Software
posted in May 2011
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VMware Seeks Collaboration Dominance With Socialcast Buy
Commentary  |  5/31/2011  | 
It already leads the virtualized data center, now it's taking on the Microsoft/Citrix alliance with more end-user computing and cloud software.
VMware Buys Socialcast For Cloud Apps
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
The enterprise social media management and collaboration platform already taps VMware for on-premises deployment as an appliance.
Military Finds Security In Virtualized Desktops
Commentary  |  5/31/2011  | 
The Defense Intelligence Agency and Air Force are working on a secure, mobile end user client, and they believe virtualization is the key to achieving it.
Bridgestor Launches Symantec Backup Exec Appliance
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
The backup and storage device is aimed primarily at midsize businesses and combines Symantec's data deduplication and Bridgestor's hardware-based thin provisioning and data compression capabilities.
Software AG Buys Metismo To Support Mobile Apps
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
The middleware vendor's latest acquisitions nets a platform for writing apps once and delivering them across Android, Apple, BlackBerry, Symbian, and Windows devices.
SAP And Sybase: The Synergy Begins
Commentary  |  5/31/2011  | 
The two companies appear to be on track to become a cohesive strategic unit, now it's time to execute on that potential.
Oracle Dives Into Retail Analytic Apps
News  |  5/27/2011  | 
The company's Retail Merchandising Analytics combines a prebuilt data model for building a data warehouse with predefined dashboards, metrics, and reports on various aspects of retail performance.
Cray's XK6 Supercomputer Promises 50-Petaflop Performance
News  |  5/27/2011  | 
AMD 16-core, Opteron processors, Nvidia Tesla graphics processors, and a Linux-based operating system are the foundation of Cray's fastest machine.
IT As A Service Is The Future
Commentary  |  5/26/2011  | 
Software execs say software as a service has more domains to conquer, will gradually take over more of the IT infrastructure.
NewsGator Adds Video To SharePoint Social Sites
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
Microsoft SharePoint-based social software gets video sharing, plus enhanced news feeds and brainstorming.
iOS 4 Hardware Encryption Cracked By Forensics Firm
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
The iPhone 4 is at risk, but the forensics tool will only be sold to law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and forensics investigators.
Cisco, AppSense Partner On Virtualization
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
By combining desktop and user virtualization, AppSense and Cisco hope to make virtualizing desktop PCs more appealing.
BlueStacks Runs Android Apps On Windows PCs
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The startup company's software is designed to help people access apps and data that's stuck on their smartphones from their PC.
Aternity Upgrades App Performance Management
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Frontline Performance Intelligence Platform 5.0 reports what the end users see, not how well things are running in the data center.
Software AG Buying In-Memory Management Supplier Terracotta
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
In-memory systems are gaining popularity for their ability to scale up websites, applications running on server clusters, and apps in the cloud.
SDL Upgrades Content Management System
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
By adapting to reader patterns and user feedback, SDL hopes to eliminate the need for conventional technical manuals.
Amazon Launches On-Demand Oracle Database Services
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Two-tier licensing approach supports pay-as-you-go access for those who need licenses and those who already own Oracle 11g.
RingCube Personalizes VMware, Citrix Virtual Desktops
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
By piggybacking on the leading virtualization vendors, the company works to create individual virtualized desktop without driving up storage costs.
Who's The Top Innovator: SAP Or Oracle?
Commentary  |  5/23/2011  | 
A customer's query at SAP's Sapphire User Conference forces a closer look at the two companies.
Oracle Sued Over Alleged ERP Project Cost Overruns
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
N.J.'s Montclair State claims the portal project intended to modernize business and academic processes is $20 million over the planned cost and lacked clear accounting.
Moxie Adds iPhone App, Video Management
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
The company's Employee Spaces software gains a native iPhone app and now lets users upload videos in more than 100 formats and have them automatically transcoded into the MP4 format.
Health IT Boosts Bottom Line For Hospitals
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
The Fitch Ratings analysis suggests that better informatics and adherence to quality standards really do drive the bottom line.
Microsoft Should Pursue ARM Acquisition Next
Commentary  |  5/23/2011  | 
Tiffs with longtime partners HP and Intel show that Redmond must take control of its own destiny to make strides in mobile computing.
Lenovo Adds ThinkPad Laptop, Desktop PC
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
The ThinkPad X1 is Lenovo's thinnest laptop at 0.85-inches thick and can charge its battery to 80% of capacity in 30 minutes.
Big Tech Vendors Form Open Virtualization Alliance
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Red Hat and IBM join with Intel, HP, BMC Software, Eucalyptus, and SUSE Linux to provide an alternative to VMware.
SAP Cloud Partnerships Expand On-Demand Options
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Amazon, Dell, Verizon and China Telecom services deals highlight the app vendor's broad cloud-computing strategy.
Why Are SMBs Wary Of SaaS?
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Lack of awareness and uncertainty about managing multiple apps are the culprits according to AppDirect co-CEO Daniel Sakes, whose firm provides an online marketplace for vertical apps.
Apple's Retail Lesson
Commentary  |  5/19/2011  | 
The company's strong performance isn't just about strong products; it's about a meticulously managed customer experience.
SAP Hana Overshadows BusinessObjects 4.0 At Sapphire
Commentary  |  5/19/2011  | 
The in-memory appliance and the big BI release are both set for release next month, so why is it that only Hana got the limelight and customer testimonials at this week's event?
Microsoft Wins San Francisco Cloud Email Deal
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
CIO Jon Walter said the city will move 23,000 users on seven separate systems to Microsoft Exchange Online and consider the cloud for future migrations.
SAP Showcases Innovation At Sapphire
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
The apps vendor announces multiple mobile, in-memory, and on-demand platforms, products, and partnerships at its user conference.
Exclusive: SAP-Oracle Tussle Alters Hana Appliance Plan
Commentary  |  5/17/2011  | 
SAP is rolling out its Hana in-memory appliance all right, but a hitch could lead to a different data-integration approach for customers running Oracle database.
IFS Shows Social Vision For ERP Suite
News  |  5/17/2011  | 
Social media features like status updates, wiki-style help, and unified communications will be coming to the company flagship ERP suite.
Cirago Gives New Life To Old Hard Drives
News  |  5/17/2011  | 
The inexpensive USB docking station accepts both 2.5-inch laptop hard drives and standard 3.5-inch system drives that use a SATA connection.
Microsoft Mango Update To Include Key Enterprise Features
News  |  5/17/2011  | 
Windows Phone 7's next big operating system release promises enhancements to email, Lync support, connectivity to Office 365, and extension of Information Rights Management.
VMware Unveils Horizon App Manager
News  |  5/17/2011  | 
Open service aims to unite public and private cloud services, enabling the consumerization of IT in the enterprise.
SAP Upgrades Performance Management Suite
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
EPM 10.0 software announced at the Sapphire Now user conference makes it easier for front-line managers to help develop realistic budgets and plans.
FBI Recasts Sentinel As Model Of Agility
Commentary  |  5/16/2011  | 
The agency's CIO and CTO share the methodology they're using to hasten completion of its overdue case management system, so that other agencies can learn from their approach.
Microsoft Set To Unveil Windows Phone 'Mango' Update
Commentary  |  5/15/2011  | 
Details emerge about features that will be revealed May 24, including Internet Explorer 9, revamped messaging, and improved syncing, about the mobile OS update due this fall.
BrainYard News Roundup
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Cloud ERP Gets Social Spin. Social Software Companies Get Bought.
4 Hadoop Helpers Promise Speedy Big-Data Analysis
Commentary  |  5/12/2011  | 
Integration vendors launch commercial add-on products for the hot open-source framework. Here's how four products streamline high-volume workloads.
Google's Chromebook Gamble
Commentary  |  5/12/2011  | 
Businesses may hate managing PCs, but that doesn't mean they're ready to abandon the devil they know.
Gmail Add-On Boosts Support Features
Slideshows  |  5/12/2011  | 
The Shared Inbox add-on for Google Apps Business accounts is designed to provide improved help desk and customer support ticket features for businesses using Gmail as their main communications platform.
IBM Launches BPM Express For SMBs
News  |  5/12/2011  | 
Big Blue's midmarket version of its enterprise Business Process Manager software furthers the company's focus on midsize businesses, as well as IBM's broader strategy in the cloud.
Text-Analytics Demand Approaches $1 Billion
Commentary  |  5/12/2011  | 
Brand-reputation management, market research, competitive intelligence, and customer-service needs have led to fast growth. Here what's driving interest.
Google Pitches Chromebooks As Corporate Computing Cure
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
The company says managed computing is the solution to the 'fundamentally flawed' business computing model.
Google 'Chromebooks' Promise Era Of Managed Computing
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
Chrome OS laptops introduced at Google I/O and will be available with managed software and hardware subscriptions.
SuccessFactors Update Streamlines HR Management
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
User-interface improvements bring guided workflows to software-as-a-service-based human resources system of record.
Roundtable Takeaways On The Consumerization Of IT
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
A freewheeling discussion on data classification and security, usage policies, and a whole lot more.
Consumerization And Cloud: IT Isn't Keeping Up
Commentary  |  5/11/2011  | 
Citrix CEO in his Interop keynote envisions a policy of letting employees bring their own devices to work, and a world where IT's role is supporting, not controlling.
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