Stories by Joab Jackson

Microsoft brings two open source tools to Azure

Following through on promises from new CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft continues to add support for non-Microsoft technologies, allowing them to run well on the company's Azure cloud hosting platform.

By Joab Jackson | 23 July, 2014 06:32

Tags: Microsoft, Managed Services, internet, cloud computing, Infrastructure services

W3C wants to open the social Web for the enterprise

The World Wide Web Consortium wants to bring the power of social media to the enterprise.

By Joab Jackson | 22 July, 2014 06:42

Tags: Languages and standards, application development, Internet-based applications and services, social networking, software, internet, social media, World Wide Web Consortium

Appcelerator gears up for the business world

System administrators take note: That mobile employee expense app you're building should be every bit as easy to use as Facebook. Oh, and you better deliver it quickly too, because that's how Facebook rolls.

By Joab Jackson | 19 July, 2014 04:17

Tags: Development tools, Web services development, application development, software, Appcelerator

In wake of Cloud and mobile push, IBM revenue flattens

Despite a hearty push into cloud services and enterprise mobility, IBM continues to experience difficulty in raising revenue, though second-quarter profit jumped compared to a year ago.

By Joab Jackson | 18 July, 2014 08:24

Tags: business issues, IBM, financial results

Chef cooks ups infrastructure testing tools

Borrowing a technique from the software development community, Chef, maker of a popular system configuration tool, has released the first commercial software to support a new and supposedly more effective approach to managing hardware and software, called test-driven infrastructure.

By Joab Jackson | 17 July, 2014 06:56

Tags: Chef, open source, maintenance, software

Microsoft WPC 2014: Future under Nadella less about Windows, more about mobile and Cloud

Microsoft's future will be less devoted to its Windows operating system as it continues to push into mobile and cloud services, CEO Satya Nadella said, using his keynote speech at the Worldwide Partner Conference to talk about where the company is headed.

By Joab Jackson | 17 July, 2014 03:35

Tags: applications, WPC, Microsoft, Windows, software, internet, cloud computing, operating systems, mobile

Google sets up cybercrime-busting task force

Google has set up an internal task force that will work to expose the activities and techniques of malicious Internet wrongdoers, aiming to cut down on the number of targeted cyberattacks.

By Joab Jackson | 16 July, 2014 02:22

Tags: Google, security, scams, Exploits / vulnerabilities, malware

IBM updates Cloud strategy after CIA loss

Two years after losing high-profile government work to Amazon Web Services, IBM has revamped the way it structures enterprise cloud services contracts, thanks in part to its $US2 billion acquisition of cloud services provider SoftLayer.

By Joab Jackson | 15 July, 2014 07:42

Tags: IBM, Managed Services, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, Infrastructure services

New Relic's analysis service goes live

Building on its successful platform for monitoring the performance of IT systems, New Relic now offers a service that collects and analyzes app performance data to provide more information about how effectively businesses are serving their customers.

By Joab Jackson | 12 July, 2014 06:49

Tags: New Relic, Managed Services, Software as a service, internet, cloud computing

Actuate software offers free data analysis to enterprise business units

Software provider Actuate is offering a free way for business units to analyze enterprise data and present the results in a format that is easy to understand.

By Joab Jackson | 12 July, 2014 04:57

Tags: applications, Actuate, software, business intelligence

Google gets a helping hand from Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat

IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat and other IT vendors are lending a hand to Google to help build software that enterprises could use to manage their computerized workloads in the cloud.

By Joab Jackson | 11 July, 2014 06:37

Tags: open source, Google, software, internet, cloud computing, Infrastructure services

AWS rolls out enterprise document storage and sharing

Amazon Web Services is offering a new document sharing service with management and security features designed to appeal to businesses.

By Joab Jackson | 11 July, 2014 03:35

Tags: amazon, internet

Microsoft debuts Cloud storage service for enterprises

Enterprises looking to cut costs of storing data can soon investigate a new service from Microsoft designed to save money by backing up information in the cloud.

By Joab Jackson | 10 July, 2014 06:23

Tags: Microsoft, Managed Services, internet, cloud computing

Microsoft debugs Explorer, Windows with Patch Tuesday updates

Another month of security updates from Microsoft means, once again, another round of fixes for the company's Internet Explorer (IE) Web browser, as well as a set of updates for the Windows operating system, for both the server and desktop editions.

By Joab Jackson | 09 July, 2014 05:31

Tags: security, Microsoft, patch management, Exploits / vulnerabilities

Python bumps off Java as top learning language in US

Python has surpassed Java as the top language used to introduce U.S. students to programming and computer science, according to a recent survey posted by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

By Joab Jackson | 09 July, 2014 02:34

Tags: Development tools, Languages and standards, application development, Association of Computing Machinery, software

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