Stories by Juan Carlos Perez

Enterprise who? Google says little about Apps, business cloud services in Q1 report

Google did little during its first-quarter earnings report to shush critics who say its Enterprise unit is a second-class citizen in its kingdom.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 18 April, 2014 08:23

Tags: applications, development platforms, e-mail, software, Office suites, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration, Infrastructure services, Google

Microsoft beefs up Office Online

Microsoft is updating its Web-based Office Online suite, narrowing the features gap with the main Office 365 and Office 2013 suites installed on users' devices.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 15 April, 2014 05:52

Tags: applications, Microsoft, software, Office suites

Box patches Heartbleed flaw in its cloud storage systems

Box has patched the Heartbleed security hole on its servers and has advised its customers to change their passwords.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 15 April, 2014 05:05

Tags: security, storage, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service,

Dropbox for Business exits beta as storage vendor sets sights on workplaces

Dropbox unwrapped the enterprise edition of its cloud storage and file sync service on Wednesday, as it seeks to expand its customer base from consumers to businesses.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 10 April, 2014 04:09

Tags: dropbox, storage, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service

Windows 8.1 Update, Microsoft's love letter to desktop users

Microsoft is due to deliver the much-awaited update to Windows 8.1, and with it comes a packed goody bag of treats for laptop and PC users.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 09 April, 2014 02:35

Tags: Windows 8, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Windows XP: Chronicle of a death foretold

When Microsoft ends support for Windows XP on Tuesday, a security sinkhole will likely open and gradually widen, threatening hundreds of millions of PCs worldwide in homes, companies, government agencies and schools.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 08 April, 2014 07:51

Tags: security, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Microsoft to give Windows away for phones, small tablets

Hardware vendors making smartphones and tablets with screens smaller than 9 inches will get Windows for free, the latest aggressive move by Microsoft to help its flagship OS improve its position in these devices.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 03 April, 2014 07:16

Tags: application development, applications, Microsoft, software, operating systems

Cortana, Microsoft's response to Siri, says 'Hello world'

Microsoft has unveiled Cortana, its response to Apple's Siri and Google's Now, as it seeks to make its Windows Phone OS a stronger competitor to iOS and Android.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 03 April, 2014 03:50

Tags: Microsoft, software, mobile

Windows can't keep partying like it's 1999

Microsoft partners, developers and customers may get a clearer picture this week of how the company plans to keep Windows relevant now that its rock-solid position in the market has been shaken up by competitors, shifts in technology and the lukewarm reception of recent releases.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 02 April, 2014 08:52

Tags: application development, Windows 8, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Google trumpets extra encryption for Gmail, but stays mum on other apps

Google recently trumpeted that it now encrypts Gmail messages while shuffling them among its data centers, an extra security layer aimed at thwarting government and criminal snoops, but didn't say if it applies this protection to its other applications.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 02 April, 2014 06:14

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, security, Mail, encryption, internet

Nadella names Guthrie his successor to head Microsoft Cloud & Enterprise group

Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, has filled three important executive positions, as he continues putting his mark on the company he was chosen to lead about two months ago.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 01 April, 2014 04:30

Tags: business issues, personnel, Microsoft, software

Microsoft unveils Office for iPad

Microsoft has finally developed a version of Office for the iPad, a move many feel comes too late.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 27 March, 2014 17:26

Tags: Apple, applications, Microsoft, hardware systems, software, tablets, Office suites, iPad

Report: Ankara court moves towards overturning Twitter ban in Turkey

A Turkish court has sided with Twitter, whose microblogging service has been blocked in the country for almost one week following a government order.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 26 March, 2014 15:43

Tags: legal, twitter, internet

Box to go public, hoping to raise $US250m

Box, the eight-year-old company that has taken on industry giants to become a leader in cloud storage and file sharing, will seek to raise $US250 million by selling shares publicly for the first time.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 24 March, 2014 21:59

Tags: business issues, SEC Filings,

Seagate CEO, who helped pick Nadella, leaves Microsoft's board

After a brief but influential stint, Stephen Luczo, chairman and CEO of Seagate Technology, is leaving Microsoft's board of directors.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 20 March, 2014 21:52

Tags: business issues, Seagate Technology, personnel, Microsoft, Investor relations, software, business management, governance

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