Content tagged with Software
posted in July 2012
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Informatica Adds Integration Options As Cloud Demand Multiplies
News  |  7/31/2012  | 
Independent data-integration vendor adds templates, developer's tools, and prebuilt connectors for Eloqua, NetSuite, and Workday cloud apps.
Oracle Buys Xsigo To Boost Cloud Prowess
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
Oracle nabs networking virtualization technology for simple, flexible connections to servers, storage, and networks.
Why McKinsey Values Social Economy At Up To $1.3 Trillion
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
Impact of public social media is important, but McKinsey study sees two-thirds of the value coming from social business collaboration within and between businesses.
Windows 8 Gets Touch-Compatible Mice, Keyboards
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
Microsoft's new Sculpt and Wedge lines of peripherals will make it easier to navigate through Windows 8 touch menus, but the convenience comes at a price.
SAP's Ugly (ByDesign) Baby Gets Prettier
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
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.
Xerox Promotes Cloud Services For SMBs
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
Xerox Cloud applies enterprise services know-how to give small and midsize businesses what they need, says Xerox's Rob Schilperoort.
Company Policy Be Damned: Employees Love Dropbox
Commentary  |  7/27/2012  | 
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
News  |  7/27/2012  | 
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
News  |  7/27/2012  | 
Sloth, negligence, gluttony...and that's just the beginning. Consider these common mistakes organizations make when assessing the meaning of large amounts of data.
Apple Mountain Lion And iOS: Living In Sync
Commentary  |  7/27/2012  | 
Now that Mountain Lion offers iMessage and iOS-like notifications, is keeping everything in sync really all it's cracked up to be?
Medical Imaging Options: No Single Vendor Will Do
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
As healthcare organizations grapple with more digital diagnostic images, they're looking at several medical imaging management strategies, a KLAS report shows.
HP, Cloudera Extend Hadoop Ties, Plan Appliance
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
HP agrees to resell Cloudera Enterprise platform along with its hardware and an upcoming HP-Cloudera appliance.
IT Chief Heals Growing Pains At Expanding SMB
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Georgia-based Digital Insurance has IT pain points that might sound familiar. Consider these strategies if your SMB has a growing need for speed.
Oracle Exalogic 2.0 Focuses On Elastic Cloud, Automation
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Oracle's 'cloud in a box' gains virtualization and automation software required for truly elastic private-cloud enterprise application deployments.
Spinoff Of Gehry Architecture Meshes 3-D, Social Collaboration
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Frank Gehry architecture practice spinoff creates Web-based office for sharing computer models for building design and construction, bridging multiple 3-D authoring tools.
VMware Revenue Grows 22%, But Profits Decline
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
VMware's ability to sustain high growth rates appears to be tapering off as annual revenues approach $5 billion.
Smartphones, Big Data Help Fix Boston's Potholes
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Boston has found an innovative way to find and fix street potholes: a free smartphone app, a crowdsourced competition, and lots of data from motorists.
Oracle Appealing Trash Talk Wrist Slap
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Advertising industry self-regulatory group recommends that Oracle discontinue ads claiming Exadata performance advantages over IBM Power servers.
Dell's Software Shift: 4 Big Questions
Commentary  |  7/24/2012  | 
As Dell embarks on an ambitious software journey, it must map out a plan to overcome early obstacles. Here are some key issues Dell must address.
Big Data Plus Police Work: Good Partners?
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Hadoop and other big data analysis apps promise to help cops catch more criminals, but balancing privacy concerns won't be easy.
How To Choose 'Advanced' Data Visualization Tools
Commentary  |  7/24/2012  | 
Big data and analytical capabilities are the latest coveted features in a fast-growing market for charts, maps, and other ways to visually sort through data for insight.
7 Habits Of Highly Successful Enterprise App Stores
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
What does it take to launch a successful enterprise app store? Get seven tips to help you evolve your application management tactics.
5 Reasons To Use An Enterprise App Store
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
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
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
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.
UpMo Takes Bottom-Up Approach To Enterprise Talent Management
News  |  7/23/2012  | 
UpMo hopes freemium plan for an "internal LinkedIn" will lead human resources departments to rethink the way they nurture talent and retain their best employees.
Vidyo Free Cloud Service Bridges Videoconferencing Systems
News  |  7/23/2012  | 
VidyoWay will let users of Cisco, Polycom, Lifesize, and Microsoft Lync talk to each other. In the meantime, Vidyo starts the conversation about how much better off they would be using its technology.
10 Big Predictions About Big Data
News  |  7/23/2012  | 
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.
Windows 8: No 99 Cent Apps For You
News  |  7/23/2012  | 
Cheapest Windows 8 apps will be 50% more expensive than least costly Apple apps, Microsoft reveals.
MicroStrategy Bets On Visualization, BI For Facebook
Commentary  |  7/23/2012  | 
MicroStrategy's latest release counts on warming interest in cloud-based business intelligence and hot demand for social data analysis.
Virtualization Technology Improves Backup, Recovery
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
New VMware APIs are making snapshots and backups faster and easier for IT.
One Way To Avoid Cloud Outages
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
Don't take chances with data availability. An onramping solution can help keep your customers--and your IT staff--happy.
Myth Of Systems Of Record Vs. Systems Of Engagement
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
Enterprise software world doesn't divide in half that neatly. Weave the two together to accomplish more.
Microsoft A Victim Of Its Own Success
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
For all its cash and market advantages, Microsoft is a company in decline.
Google Revenue Robust, CEO Recovering
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
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.
Huddle Retools For Social, Quick Collaboration
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
File sharing platform fleshes out social collaboration, plus web-based document previews and editing.
Microsoft Cracks The Code On Social Software (Finally)
Commentary  |  7/19/2012  | 
What makes software social? A fluid experience, as much as a news feed.
Google Chrome Apps Escape Browser
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Chrome packaged apps run outside the familiar boundaries of the Web browser, as if they were native apps.
Why Big Is Bad When It Comes To Data
Commentary  |  7/19/2012  | 
Calling it "big data" doesn't do it justice. Gushing data would be far more accurate.
Oracle Buys Skire Assets For Cloud Foothold
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Skire's cloud services will complement Oracle Primavera project portfolio management software for capital planning, construction, and maintenance.
Windows 8 Launch Date Revealed
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Microsoft announces a definitive date for the arrival of tablets and PCs running its new, touch-friendly OS.
Windows 8 In Enterprises: Seeking Killer Apps
Commentary  |  7/18/2012  | 
Microsoft must come up with killer apps that take advantage of the potential of Window 8, Dynamics, Azure, and the rest of its stack.
BYOD Warrior? Have Contingency Plans For Disaster
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
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.
Office 2013 Won't Run On Windows XP, Vista
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Microsoft's upcoming Office productivity suite is limited to systems running Windows 7, Windows 8, or latest versions of Windows Server.
5 Tech Buzzwords That SMBs Hate
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Here's the technology vocabulary that SMBs find useless. Hint: "Out-of-the-box" should stay in the box.
Workday Rumored To File For IPO
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
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.
Microsoft Office 2013: 10 Best Features
Slideshows  |  7/17/2012  | 
Go inside Office 2013, Microsoft's ambitious suite for both desktop and mobile devices.
Avaya Bets On BYOD With Unified Communications Update
News  |  7/17/2012  | 
IP Office platform for SMBs gets Flare Experience to better support employee iPad use and other BYOD realities.
The Rise Of Shadow IT
Commentary  |  7/17/2012  | 
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?
Commentary  |  7/17/2012  | 
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
News  |  7/17/2012  | 
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.
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