Content tagged with Software - posted in August 2011 - InformationWeek
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posted in August 2011
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Mozilla Previews Firefox For Tablets
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
Mozilla steps up to challenges over its relevance with more than simply a large-screen adaptation of its smartphone app. But it should be doing more.
Google Gmail, Calendar, Docs Work Offline--With Limits
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Google restores long-promised functionality, via HTML5 and some Chrome technology. Taps HTML5 For Tablets, Opens Up Chatter
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Early 2012 releases will bring a tablet-optimized mobile app, customer-facing collaboration options, and SharePoint integration for Chatter.
How Oracle Helps Polk Decode Car Buying Secrets
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
The kingpin of auto-market data and analysis is using Oracle Exadata and BI tools to give new ammo to its customers, from Acura to VW. Here's a look inside the project.
Cisco Buys Versly, MS Office Collaboration Toolmaker
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Picks up startup that adds a social collaboration sidebar to Microsoft Office documents--to counter Jive's acquisition of OffiSync.
Will BI Deployment Pain Be MicroStrategy's Cloud Gain?
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Business intelligence software-as-a-service option lets you focus on developing dashboards and reports rather than installing hardware and configuring servers.
How To Turn Any Printable Doc Into A PDF
News  |  8/28/2011  | 
Here's how to create PDFs of Web receipts.
Eucalyptus Brings High Availability To Private Cloud
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Amazon-compatible private cloud software seeks to guarantee continuous operations.
IBM Connects Tivoli To Hybrid Cloud
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
How can legacy systems tap into hybrid cloud services? New plug-ins extend the reach of IBM's Tivoli systems management software.
Syncplicity Extends Cloud File Manager To, iPhone
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
United Capital investment firm tests Salesforce integration with virtual private cloud for file management service.
Forrester Names 4 Leading Enterprise Social Platforms
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Check out the early leaders in the race for best internal social communication tools.
Freeware Friday: Growl for Apple Mac OS X and Up
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Spera's Freeware Friday pick? Growl Photo Courtesy: Brian Burgess.
Windows 8: Four New File Management Features Emerge
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Efficiently corralling and copying files has never been one of Windows' strong suits, but the next version could offer big improvements.
Verizon Buys CloudSwitch, Targets Lock-In Fears
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
CloudSwitch buy gives telecom giant's Terremark unit software designed to ease the pain of cloud transitions and moves.
4 Tips To Protect Data During Cloud Migration
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Expert advice for SMBs on minimizing risk of data loss and other disruptions in a move to the cloud.
Oracle Has Fusion But PeopleSoft Lives On
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
Despite plans for Fusion app 'coexistence,' Oracle will keep offering PeopleSoft releases after this week's update and a major release next year.
Oracle VM 3.0 Puts Muscle Into VMware Fight
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Third-generation Oracle VM server virtualization and management software emphasizes scalability, OVF support. But Oracle places a distant fourth in the marketshare race.
For SMB, Automated Time Tracking Creates Big Wins
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
How a small, virtual architecture firm specializing in green technology projects wins large federal contracts by automating its time and expense tracking.
Amazon Goes After Cloud App Speed Bumps
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Self-service ElastiCache, an on-demand caching system, works with database applications and application servers to boost response times.
How HP Shakeup Could Impact SMBs
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Major changes at the tech giant will have a trickle-down effect on smaller companies. Here are four things to keep in mind.
10 Lessons Learned By Big Data Pioneers
Slideshows  |  8/23/2011  | 
How can you prepare for the big data era? Consider this expert advice from IT pros who have wrestled with the thorny problems, including data growth and unconventional data.
RIM's Secret Weapon: Managing Mobile Devices
Commentary  |  8/22/2011  | 
CIOs have a mess of smartphones and tablets that employees now bring to work. RIM must come through on its promise to help them with that problem.
Apple iOS 4 and iOS 5 BYTE All Team Coverage
Commentary  |  8/20/2011  | 
Will Microsoft, Oracle Also Bid For Autonomy?
News  |  8/19/2011  | 
Hewlett-Packard could have some competition as it looks to acquire the British enterprise search specialist.
Autonomy Acquisition: A Modest Start On Transforming HP
Commentary  |  8/19/2011  | 
Autonomy's search, archiving, e-discovery, and information management assets won't, by themselves, turn HP into a highly profitable software powerhouse.
Reflex Shows What's Going On Inside Your VMs
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Virtualization tool vendor adds capacity management to help IT right-size VM resources.
Enterprise Social Collaboration: Building A 'People Cloud'
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Where other enterprise social networks start in sales and marketing, Saba Software starts with people-centric functions.
HP Spins Off PCs, Kills TouchPad, Eyes Autonomy
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
World's largest tech vendor will get out of low-margin PC business, send its tablet and smartphone products to an early grave, and buy more enterprise software.
11 Milestones In Linux History
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
As Linux turns 20, we look back on key moments for the OS that started as a school project and became a major force in technology.
AppFirst Broadens Monitoring Options
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
SaaS-based application problem resolution service adds on-premises option.
SMBs Get Help With Office 365 Migrations
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Intermedia to help companies with limited IT resources move to the cloud.
Windows 8 And The Truth About Software Wars
Commentary  |  8/18/2011  | 
As the rhetoric heats up in several software wars, you can count on oversimplification and FUD. But you can also fight it.
University Finds Chatter Cuts 'Reply To All' Problem
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Fresno Pacific University deploys social software on departmental basis, nixes wall-to-wall rollout.
Windows 8 To Include App Store
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Microsoft's next PC operating system will offer features users might ordinarily expect to find on a tablet or smartphone.
Gmail Man Video Amuses--But Misleads
Commentary  |  8/18/2011  | 
FUD shouldn't drive your enterprise software decisions. Read the terms of service instead of relying on snarky YouTube humor.
Web Vs. Native Development: There's No Winner
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
There are reasons to develop for the Web and reasons to develop native apps. Here are eight points to consider.
Why Enterprises Should Study Social Experience Design
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
Social apps and projects require a different vocabulary and toolset than traditional app development, says Gartner's Ray Valdes.
Workday Bets Embedded BI Beats Gut Feel
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
SaaS-suite upgrade brings built-in business intelligence to process decision points, plus an iPad app.
Microsoft To Reveal Windows 8 Details
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
Upcoming BUILD conference and new blog will give developers and users first insights into what Redmond calls a "reimagined" operating system.
4 Ways SMBs Can Compete With Larger Companies
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Zoho treads regularly on the same turf as Microsoft and Google. Its CEO explains how they thrive in the midst of huge companies with the wallets to match.
VMware Pricing Controversy: Users Say Microsoft Door Open
Commentary  |  8/16/2011  | 
InformationWeek surveyed IT pros about VMware's recent licensing policy change and their virtualization plans. They had plenty to say about VMware--and Microsoft.
Prove The Benefits Of Social Software: Expert Advice
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Even if you can't pinpoint ROI, most executives will recognize if social software improves operations and corporate performance, says John Hagel of Deloitte's Center for the Edge.
VMware Pricing Controversy: Exclusive User Research
Slideshows  |  8/16/2011  | 
Check out what IT pros had to say about VMware's recent licensing policy change in this survey.
Top 20 Add-Ons For Microsoft SharePoint
Slideshows  |  8/16/2011  | 
Boost SharePoint's collaboration and file-sharing powers with third-party add-ons. Here's a visual tour of some favorites.
Teradata's Aprimo Pursues Marketing Analytics Holy Grail
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Marketing users want to do analytically-driven campaigns across the Web, call centers, point-of-sale systems, and other customer touchpoints--with as few tools as possible.
4 Ways To Avoid Desktop Virtualization ROI Traps
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
Are you buying more desktop virtualization technology than you need? NComputing CEO shares advice on the dangers of over-provisioning.
Can SaaS Boost Export Business For SMBs?
News  |  8/11/2011  | 
As the U.S. encourages its smaller businesses to tap global markets, cloud-based Export On-Demand aims to help them navigate the complex world of export compliance.
Project Management Evolves Into Work Management
News  |  8/11/2011  | 
Clarizen says its software-as-a-service tools can help plan your workday, not just your projects.
Desktop Virtualization: What's Stopping You?
Commentary  |  8/11/2011  | 
Citrix buys a scrappy startup as it tries to convince more enterprises that desktop virtualization doesn't always equal painful compromise. Are you still waiting?
The DISH On Virtual Desktop Cost Savings
News  |  8/10/2011  | 
The largest seller of DISH Network's TV service uses virtual machines to support hyper-growth and cut its help desk burden and power bill.
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