Content tagged with Software
posted in June 2011
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Software Licensing Sticks You With Legacy Of Crazy
Commentary  |  6/30/2011  | 
In no other industry do manufacturers enjoy so much freedom to write one-sided rules and get low-level employees to agree to them. But there's hope.
Office 365: 6 Questions SMBs Should Ask
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Weighing Google Apps' lower price versus Microsoft's familiarity? Consider these key factors for deciding which cloud suite fits your business.
Apigee: A Speed Lane To Safer Mobile Purchasing
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Apigee's API management system makes it simpler for even small companies to implement PCI-compliant APIs--a vital requirement for mobile commerce transactions.
Is There An Online Backup Price War?
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
CrashPlan Pro debuts with both unlimited data and unlimited PC plans as SMBs sift through an increasingly crowded field of online backup players for the right mix of capacity and price.
Firefox Upgrades Too Fast For Enterprises
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Mozilla mulls how to make its Firefox update strategy more business-friendly, but one exec tells enterprises to accelerate software deployments.
How To Save Documents Directly to Dropbox in Windows 7
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Here's how to save MS Office documents directly to Dropbox.
HP TouchPad Review: OS Beauty Vs. Design Bulk
Commentary  |  6/29/2011  | 
HP's TouchPad won't make you put down your iPad 2, or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but it will make you wish those tablets had the TouchPad's software innovations and user experience.
Office 365: 5 Factors That Swayed One Enterprise
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Hendrick Automotive chose Office 365 over Google Apps and other alternatives. The IT director explains why.
HP TouchPad Tablet: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  6/28/2011  | 
The newest competitor in the tablet wars has finally arrived. HP's TouchPad running WebOS is a very compelling hardware and software combination that proves easy to use. It's not completely polished, however. Here's a look at the star features.
Hadoop Big Data Startup Spins Out Of Yahoo
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Startup Hortonworks will bring developers, plus a capital infusion from Yahoo, to speed up development of the open source code for big data analysis.
Why One SMB Uses Google And Microsoft Apps
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Model Metrics has some good reasons for keeping Microsoft Office licenses, even though it dumped hosted Exchange in favor of Gmail and it uses other Google Apps.
Office 365: 7 Missing Features For Enterprises
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
With its new cloud-based suite, Microsoft is striking back at Google Apps. But consider these shortcomings in key areas.
4 Uses For Videoconferencing Beyond Cutting Costs
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Captech has reduced travel spending with video collaboration, but the SMB has added recruiting, training, and client interaction to its growing list of uses.
Office 365: Microsoft Pitches Cloud, Eyes Profit
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
CEO Ballmer talks up advantages for small and midsize companies at Office 365's launch--not the cloud threat to Microsoft's lucrative on-premises enterprise software.
Social Email Moves Connections To The Fore
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Harmon.ie plugin displays connected SharePoint users' profiles and activity streams, as well as documents, as a sidebar to email.
Domino Sugar Wins Big With SAP In Cloud
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
Apps running with greater reliability than they did in-house, CIO says--and IT's budget down 30%. Here's a look at Domino's sweet cloud arrangement.
Flash Memory Storage Virtualization: Faster And Affordable?
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Startup FlashSoft aims to speed storage access by virtualizing a new tier of flash between CPU and hard drive.
4 Reasons Google Apps Beats Office 365
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Google makes its case for Google Apps as Microsoft Office 365 arrives.
Moving To Office 365 From BPOS: 7 Tips
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
If you're preparing to upgrade to Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite, check out these seven tips for a smoother transition.
Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Top 10 Enterprise Concerns
Slideshows  |  6/27/2011  | 
Is Microsoft Office 365 ready to rumble with the ease of use and lower cost of archrival Google Apps? Consider this point-by-point comparison for enterprises.
How To Convert FLV Video Files for Viewing On an iPad
News  |  6/25/2011  | 
Freeware Friday: Handbrake convert FLV files to an iOS-compatible format.
Welcome Back BYTE
Commentary  |  6/24/2011  | 
Apple iCloud MobileMe Transition Roadmap
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Looking to quell user fears, Apple has provided a tidy little help page that outlines much of what will happen as MobileMe transitions to iCloud in the coming months.
5 Cloud Migration Tips From IBM's CIO
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Big Blue isn't just pitching cloud technology, it's migrating its own apps to a shared, virtualized infrastructure. CIO Jeannette Horan shares her lessons learned to date.
Oracle Records First-Ever $10 Billion Quarter
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Software vendor adds 800 sales-related jobs to pursue larger share of customers' software budgets; hardware sales still a sore point.
Google Chrome 12 Banishes Flash Cookies: Hands-On Review
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
The Chrome browser's latest version enhances privacy and security features and supports 3-D CSS.
Your Company's Next Secret Weapon: Cloud APIs
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Netflix beat Blockbuster using a smart API strategy--and more companies can now do the same to undermine rivals, said cloud experts at Structure 2011 conference.
2 Ways To Tackle Really Big Data
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Marketers, telcos, and financial services firms are often swamped by machine-generated data. New products from IBM Netezza and InfoBright offer radically different approaches to the challenge.
How American Hospital Association Combined Social, Single Sign-On
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
AHA shares how its hybrid cloud architecture using Symplified for authentication and Socialtext software improved communications and business processes.
Ditch Your Dominant Vendors? Time May Be Right
Commentary  |  6/23/2011  | 
Cloud, commodity hardware, and mobile have changed the rules. Blindly sticking with today's winners is like ignoring the wind change in a yacht race.
My Mistake: 10 CIOs Share Do-Over Worthy Moments
Slideshows  |  6/23/2011  | 
Leading CIOs share the decisions that they'd still like to take back. Check out their lessons learned from mistakes on costs, culture, career path, and more.
How to Encrypt Documents with TrueCrypt
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
For powerful encryption, TrueCrypt is hard to beat. Here's how to use it.
Virtualization Pioneers Crosby, Pratt Tackle Cloud Security
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Simon Crosby and Ian Pratt resigned from Citrix to found Bromium, a startup that will attack the problem of guaranteeing the security of executing code to protect "the cloud in your pocket."
Google Apps Script Gets Drag And Drop
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Automating business processes in Google Apps becomes easier with the introduction of a script API interface design tool.
8 Great Collaboration Tools For HR
Slideshows  |  6/22/2011  | 
In the era of the "social enterprise," collaborative activities can make a big difference not only in HR efficiency but in employee satisfaction. Take a look at these eight leading HR platforms and examples of what their collaboration features have done for other companies.
How To Plug SharePoint's Social Holes
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Microsoft SharePoint offers a solid foundation, but many enterprises need to customize it or add third-party tools such as NewsGator Social Sites to get the desired social collaboration capabilities.
Pentaho Answers Call For Self-Service BI
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Three key upgrades to Pentaho BI 4 Enterprise Edition have business-user self-service in mind, including a new module lets casual users explore and create business intelligence reports without help from IT.
Google Apps Vs. Office 365: Prepare For Battle
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
With the impending launch of Microsoft's cloud-based version of Office, Google is celebrating customer wins as it girds for war.
The Ultimate 'Business' Pad Defined
Commentary  |  6/22/2011  | 
The tablet I want might not be what my employer wants--and that might not matter all that much.
Will IBM Go 'All In' On Cloud Computing?
Commentary  |  6/22/2011  | 
IBM has spent more than a decade and tens of billions of dollars buying software. Don't bet on it delivering its smartest technologies on demand any time soon.
Tame Social Network Chaos To Unlock Business Capabilities
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Meltwater Buzz Engage combines social CRM and social media monitoring to let businesses build social profiles of customers that interact with their products or brands.
6 Tips To Maximize SaaS Value
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Host Analytics' CFO says the midmarket firm's software as a service overhaul is more about technology sophistication and using tools previously only available to the enterprise than cost cutting.
'Engineering Cloud' Promises To Modernize Manufacturing
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Fujitsu's specialized cloud computing platform combines on-demand computer-aided design and analytics software with a thin-client environment to offer manufacturers additional product design and production power at an economical entry cost.
Oracle Buying FatWire To Boost Web, Cloud Engagement
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Fast-growing website personalization and customer loyalty specialist's products will be retooled to work with Oracle middleware and other products.
iTwin Vs. Dropbox: A Secure Filesharing Alternative
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Cloud-based file-sharing has its advantages, but should you be thinking lower tech? Here's a look at a USB device that lets you share files securely via the Internet.
Socialtext Adds Task Manager, Contact Matching
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Socialtext's announcements at the Enterprise 2.0 conference include a social tasks module and a partnership with introNetworks to integrate contact recommendations.
Old Fashioned Bosses Threaten Enterprise 2.0 Progress
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
MIT's Andrew McAfee, who coined the term Enterprise 2.0, sees threats to the achievements in collaboration and communications brought about by social software.
Enterprise Software Failures Stem From Ignorance, Incompetence
Commentary  |  6/21/2011  | 
A veteran of Big Software implementations writes: These large implementations 'are hard work, but they are not rocket science.'
HP Jumps On SMB Virtualization Bandwagon
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Rollout of entry-level servers, storage, and data-management options continues the wave of Goliath vendors launching hardware for David-size businesses.
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