Content tagged with Software
posted in September 2013
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Hadoop's Second Generation Offers More To Enterprises
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
The first Hadoop tools weren't easy to deploy or manage. But the second-wave tools deliver great advances in usability.
Google Web Designer Offered As Free Download
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Web designers and marketers now have a free tool for creating animated online content, for ads or otherwise.
Microsoft Expands Power BI, Translation For Office
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Microsoft Office is becoming adept not only at creating data but also manipulating and analyzing it, thanks to several new features.
Oracle OpenWorld: 5 Rants And Raves
Commentary  |  9/30/2013  | 
Oracle OpenWorld delivered big news and a consistent message. It also repackaged old news, bashed big data tools and avoided license cost and complexity issues.
BlackBerry: BBM For Android, iOS Coming
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
BlackBerry insists botched roll-out doesn't mean the app has been nixed. It may be dead on arrival anyway.
HP's Building An SDN App Store
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
HP's looking to foster an SDN ecosystem and take the smartphone model into enterprise software-defined networking with a developers' kit and an app store. But is this an idea ahead of its time?
Big Data, 'Breaking Bad' And Orange Juice
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
MailChimp's chief data scientist has a unique way of explaining data science to the masses. If you know a little Excel, you're ready to learn.
Do You Need Mobile Middleware?
Commentary  |  9/27/2013  | 
Major software vendors seem to think you do -- and they might be right. Just don't expect mature platforms.
Google Says TGIF To Problem-Plagued Week
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Serious email delays and messaging glitches riddled Google's 15th anniversary week.
Microsoft Creating New Office Touch Apps
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
In addition to a touchscreen version of Office, Microsoft is prepping Office Reader, a new touch multimedia tool for the Web, Office documents, PDFs and interactive e-books.
SAM Saves Cash, Not Just Compliance Woes
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Software asset management doesn't just make sure you're compliant with your software licenses. Smart use of SAM can also save money.
Give Us Your Loyalty (& Your Data, Of Course)
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Retailers really use loyalty programs to gather your data, not increase sales.
Visualizing The Urban Future With Analytics
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
New data visualization tools, now emerging for urban planning, are giving community members a way to view change before it happens.
Skytree Offers Second Opinion On Your Analytics Data
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Skytree's new service connects customers with live data scientists for more accurate and reliable data analysis.
HTML5 Offers 'Road to Awesome'
Commentary  |  9/27/2013  | 
Before you head down the iOS or Android native-app mobile development path, consider Amazon's choice regarding HTML5.
iOS7 Adoption Estimated To Be 60%
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Apple fans are adopting iOS 7 at enough of a clip to jam up Web traffic.
Oracle On The Ground: Customers Speak
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Oracle OpenWorld attendees discuss the products they're implementing, from Fusion software to hardware appliances.
The Truth About Oracle's Virtualized 12c Database
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Oracle says 12c, introduced at OpenWorld, is "virtualized" -- but you must look closely at what that actually means.
IBM Debuts Educational Network For Pediatricians, Nurses
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Cloud-based social learning network designed with Boston Children's Hospital aims to bring best practices in medical care to healthcare providers anywhere in the world.
ERP Is A People Problem
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
If there's an enterprise resource planning project in your future, beware the foot draggers and sandbaggers
Healthcare CIOs Need Personalized Medicine
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Personalized healthcare is making drugs more effective, saving lives and promising much more.
How To Grow An Analytics Career
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Radhika Kulkarni, VP of advanced analytics R&D at SAS, shares her lessons for making the most of your education and work experiences.
Google Updates Gmail, Voice, YouTube For Android
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Google pushes out slew of improvements to Android apps, including cards for Gmail and a remote locking option for Android Device Manager.
What Nanotube Computer Means To Moore's Law
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
Stanford scientists have built a nanotube computer, an engineering feat that points to continuing advances in computational performance.
Twitter Gets Pushy And Personal
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
New feature will push notifications to your mobile app when it finds interesting people or content. Here's how to turn it on and off.
Oracle's Cloud: What's Really New?
Commentary  |  9/25/2013  | 
If Oracle's 'new' cloud services sound familiar, that may be because they've been announced before. Here's a rundown on the real cloud news.
Microsoft And Oracle Say: Come To Azure Cloud
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Bygones are bygones, as former database rivals Microsoft and Oracle link arms to entice cloud customers to choose Azure over Amazon.
Apple Updates Its iMac
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Apple spruces up its venerable desktop PC with faster processors, faster wireless networking and faster storage technology.
10 Epic iOS 7 Tips
Slideshows  |  9/24/2013  | 
Ready to get productive with Apple iOS 7? Check out this advice regarding its new features.
Oracle Touts Cloud Option For On-Premises Apps
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Siebel customers are extending their on-premises deployments with cloud-based services.
Oracle Upgrades HR Cloud Software To Battle Rivals
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Integrating human capital management and talent management into other business apps gives Oracle stronger footing against challengers SAP, Salesforce.com and Workday, says president Mark Hurd at Oracle OpenWorld.
Microsoft Observations From The Trenches
Commentary  |  9/23/2013  | 
Despite Microsoft's leadership problems and Windows 8 struggles, there are still huge opportunities for partners and customers.
Why Recommendation Engines Are About To Get Much Better
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Expanding data sources, including social media sources, are making recommendation engines much more powerful.
Apple iPhone, iOS 7 Set Record Wins
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Apple sells nine million new iPhones in first weekend; 200 million older devices updated to iOS 7.
Oracle's Ellison Tries To Outmaneuver SAP Hana
Commentary  |  9/23/2013  | 
Promising 100 times faster performance on existing apps, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison makes a move to take the wind out of SAP's Hana in-memory sales.
Microsoft Surface Tablets: Big Bet, Small Changes
News  |  9/21/2013  | 
Microsoft will debut its newest Surface tablets Monday, counting on incremental changes to win over skeptical buyers. Has Microsoft done enough?
PayPal: OpenStack Won't Replace VMware In Data Center
News  |  9/20/2013  | 
VMware vs. OpenStack won’t be an either/or decision for PayPal. It will layer OpenStack on top of existing tech as it moves toward a software-defined data center.
Microsoft's Next Moves: 11 Takeaways
News  |  9/20/2013  | 
As Microsoft charges ahead with retiring CEO Steve Ballmer's "One Microsoft" plan, here's what customers can expect.
Cloud Partnerships: It's Complicated
Commentary  |  9/20/2013  | 
Oracle is making nice with Microsoft and Salesforce.com is doing deals with bitter rivals. Here's why coopetition rules in the cloud age.
Crowdsourcing: Pick The Brains Of World's Best
Commentary  |  9/19/2013  | 
Crowdsourcing is an affordable way to quickly test a slew of ideas and technologies so you can fail early and ultimately pick the best idea.
Microsoft Surface Tablets: 7 Things To Expect
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Microsoft will debut new Surface tablets at an event Monday in New York City. Will these tablets succeed where past models have failed?
Facebook Updates iPhone App For iOS 7
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Facebook updates its mobile app alongside Apple's iOS 7 rollout. So far, the new navigation is available only for iPhone.
5 iOS 7 Headaches
Commentary  |  9/19/2013  | 
Apple's iOS 7 finally surfaces for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It's great, but some features need improvement.
Oracle Earnings Rebound: All Eyes On OpenWorld
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Oracle's first quarter financials showed some strength amid mixed results. Hurd promises SAP Hana-killer announcement at next week's Oracle Open World.
Apple iOS 7: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  9/18/2013  | 
Vivid graphics and better navigation in Apple's iOS 7 mobile operating system give Apple devices new appeal.
Microsoft Releases IE 11 Preview For Windows 7
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
Microsoft says IE 11 is 30% faster than the competition, and that Windows 7 users won't have to wait as long for the final version as they did with IE 10.
Salesforce.com Announces Second 'Best' Friend: Workday
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
Salesforce.com promised deep integration with Oracle applications in June. Now it's promising similar ties with HCM and financials vendor Workday.
Doctors Use Social For Continuous Medical Education
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
By rebranding what they do on blogs and Twitter, advocates of Free Open Access Medical Education, or #FOAMed, seek to accelerate medical knowledge sharing.
Teradata Snubs SAS With In-Database Analytics Move
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
Teradata expands in-database analysis options with Revolution Analytics and Fuzzy Logix, growing rivals of SAS in advanced analytics.
Google BigQuery Adds Data Streaming
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
Developers and businesses can now analyze data as it gets entered into BigQuery.
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