Windows 7 More Popular Than Windows 8?
Price, compatibility, and the interface formerly known as Metro are among users' biggest concerns about Microsoft's upcoming operating system, poll finds.
Facebook Seeks Next-Generation Big Data Tools
Social network giant Facebook and venture capital blue chip Accel Partners think emerging platforms like Hadoop deserve new business intelligence, data visualization, and analytics tools.
Is Windows 8 Too Risky For IT?
Microsoft's new OS may be just too different for conservative IT departments, Gartner says. But here's why I'm not counting Windows 8 out--even in the near term.
Oracle Open World: Key Issues On Tap
Oracle applications executive Steve Miranda, via Twitter chat, suggests Fusion, Taleo, and RightNow will be focus of attention at next week's Oracle Open World conference.
RIM Shows New BlackBerry Hardware Design
Research In Motion hints at the future of the BlackBerry as it shares a hardware reference platform device with a big screen and the latest version of BB 10 operating system.
Twitter Helps Build Social Data Ecosystem
Twitter's Certified Products Program is a step in the right direction toward improving data quality, analysis, and social business decision making. Let's hope Facebook and LinkedIn follow suit.
Big Data Squeezes Legacy IT Spending: IDC
Along with cloud computing, mobile, and social networking, big data will account for a growing percentage of IT spending, leaving little to maintain older systems, says IDC study.
Mobile Is Not A Sideshow
Some businesses at GigaOm Mobilize conference report that mobile is 25% of their Web traffic, yet many enterprises still don't have mobile-optimized websites.
Why No Ultrabook Pep Rally At IDF?
PC vendors expect Windows 8 Ultrabooks to reverse PC sales that are eroding to tablets. So why didn't Intel rally the developer troops to start placing component orders at IDF?
iOS 6: 5 Things To Like
Apple's new mobile operating system is finally available. Here are five great things about iOS 6.
Chatter In The Air, Everywhere
Salesforce.com expands its Chatter product family, while GE and Virgin America are exploring exotic applications of the enterprise social network.
Does BYOD Make Sense For SMBs?
IT pros at small and midsize businesses are bracing for a wave of new devices when the iPhone 5 and would-be competitors start showing up in offices. Some aren't happy about that.
Salesforce.com Unifies, Extends Cloud Portfolio
At Dreamforce conference, Salesforce.com's marketing, development platform, and HTML5 announcements point to consolidation of acquisitions even as it adds new file-sharing, social, and collaborative capabilities.