SAP's Ugly (ByDesign) Baby Gets Prettier
In a sign of progress for SAP's fledgling cloud strategy, SAP improves its Business ByDesign suite, scores a big customer over Workday and Oracle, and prepares a cloud-based financials product.
Company Policy Be Damned: Employees Love Dropbox
Thirty-one percent of IT pros say their users frequently use Dropbox, according to a new survey. Half the respondents think it's led to loss or theft of confidential documents. Forbidding employees from using such services isn't practical anymore. DCS--data-centric security--could be the answer.
How Hadoop Cuts Big Data Costs
Hadoop systems, including hardware and software, cost about $1,000 a terabyte, or as little as one-twentieth the cost of other data management technologies, says Cloudera exec.
7 Deadly Sins Of Big Data Users
Sloth, negligence, gluttony...and that's just the beginning. Consider these common mistakes organizations make when assessing the meaning of large amounts of data.
5 Reasons To Use An Enterprise App Store
BYOD policies are great--but now that mobile device management is a priority, what about the applications on those devices? Learn why an enterprise app store might be just what you need.
SAP Growing Faster Than Oracle
SAP details strong Q2 marks, says it's growing 20% faster in enterprise applications market during last 12 months and winning 8 out of 10 deals against Oracle.
10 Big Predictions About Big Data
Will big data be a force for good or evil by the end of this decade? See if you agree with expert reactions to new Pew Internet Center research.
One Way To Avoid Cloud Outages
Don't take chances with data availability. An onramping solution can help keep your customers--and your IT staff--happy.
Google Revenue Robust, CEO Recovering
CEO Larry Page may have lost his voice, but his company keeps delivering health revenue growth. Google says enterprise business has reached a tipping point.
BYOD Warrior? Have Contingency Plans For Disaster
Smartphones fail. tablets get damaged, and Internet services go down. Knowing that you have a backup plan and that it works brings peace-of-mind. In this article we tell you how to keep yourself protected.
Workday Rumored To File For IPO
ERP and human capital management software-as-a-service provider has confidentially filed for what would be the largest initial public offering since Facebook's.
The Rise Of Shadow IT
When the business wants change so much that it's willing to go rogue on IT, is it misinformed, or justified? Consider this advice, CIOs.
If BI Is Dead, What's Next?
New studies from Constellation Research and IDC reveal that the business intelligence market is in transition, with analytics, visualization, and big data driving the fastest growth.
Microsoft May See $7.4B Antitrust Fine
Software maker admits it failed to comply with 2009 European agreement under which it pledged to make alternatives to Internet Explorer easily available in all versions of Windows.