Stories by Juan Carlos Perez

Google lets Apps users bypass admins and install third-party Marketplace tools

In a move that could prove unpopular with IT administrators, Google has granted rights to end users of its Apps workplace email and collaboration suite to install third-party software from the company's Google Apps Marketplace.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 18 September, 2014 08:52

Tags: Google, applications, e-mail, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration

Reports of another wave of layoffs rekindle bad press for Microsoft

Microsoft's massive staff reduction, which shocked many when it was announced in July, is back in the spotlight with a pair of reports that the ax will come down on another group of employees Thursday.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 18 September, 2014 06:58

Tags: business issues, layoffs, Microsoft

Dropbox upgrades API for its lightweight app databases

Dropbox's Datastore API, which gives apps a lightweight cloud database for storing structured user data, like settings and contacts, has been extended to let apps store data locally if users aren't logged into Dropbox.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 18 September, 2014 04:57

Tags: Development tools, application development, dropbox, software

Box has high hopes for iOS 8 doc picker extension

Box foresees a significant jump in usage of its iPad and iPhone app resulting from one of the new extensions Apple will launch with the new iOS 8.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 18 September, 2014 02:35

Tags: applications, telecommunication, ios, storage, Mobile OSes, software,, collaboration, mobile, mobile applications, Apple

Jive adds Office 365 connectors for its enterprise social suite

Jive has built links between its enterprise social networking (ESN) suite and Microsoft's Office 365 to let users leverage Jive collaboration features with the cloud versions of Outlook, Office, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 17 September, 2014 07:20

Tags: Jive Software, applications, Microsoft, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration

Skype version for broadcasters released to manufacturers

A special version of Skype designed for professional TV broadcasts reached another milestone with its release to manufacturers and the signing of three hardware partners.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 13 September, 2014 03:36

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Microsoft, Telephony/conferencing, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, video

Responding to critics, Google makes Drive, Docs suite more accessible for the blind

Google has added features to Drive and the Docs apps suite to make the products easier to use for people who are blind or have poor eyesight, an issue over which the company has been criticized.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 12 September, 2014 05:59

Tags: Google, software, Software as a service, internet, cloud computing

OneDrive now allows files of up to 10GB

Addressing an issue often overlooked by cloud storage users when choosing a service, Microsoft has increased the maximum size for files uploaded to OneDrive from 2GB to 10GB.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 11 September, 2014 08:12

Tags: Microsoft, software, Software as a service, internet, cloud computing

Aaron Levie doesn't want his company to get boxed in

When Aaron Levie co-founded Box in 2004, he envisioned how businesses would benefit from cloud storage and file sharing -- improved data access and collaboration -- and, since few vendors grasped this, Box cashed in when this technology got popular years later.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 10 September, 2014 01:22

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

Microsoft rolls out Delve information and people discovery tool for Office 365

Microsoft has begun a months-long rollout of Delve, the first Office 365 application that taps into the suite's Office Graph machine learning capabilities and maps connections between co-workers, documents and information.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 09 September, 2014 01:56

Tags: applications, Microsoft, software, collaboration, Office suites

Wrike boosts reporting capabilities of its social project management software

Wrike's social project management software for enterprises now features new reporting capabilities designed to help leaders and participants better visualize project workloads and progress.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 06 September, 2014 07:31

Tags: Wrike, applications, software, project management, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration

Microsoft offers free help for new Office 365 rollouts

New Office 365 customers who buy at least 150 seats of the online apps suite will get deployment help from Microsoft at no additional charge.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 04 September, 2014 08:30

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

Box to beef up cloud storage with workflow engine

Box is developing a workflow engine for its cloud storage and file sharing service that will automate the routing of documents and files, as well as the actions that people need to take on them.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 04 September, 2014 06:14

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

Microsoft unifies OneDrive consumer and workplace versions on Android app

Microsoft has consolidated the consumer and enterprise editions of OneDrive under a single Android app, a move it plans to replicate across all the platforms that the cloud storage service runs on.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 29 August, 2014 01:19

Tags: applications, Microsoft, storage, software, collaboration, mobile

Cotap, a WhatsApp for the enterprise, links with cloud storage providers

Cotap, a startup launched last year that provides a WhatsApp-like messaging service for the workplace, has integrated its product with four leading cloud storage providers and released a desktop app, as it jockeys for position in the enterprise communications market.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 28 August, 2014 08:18

Tags: CoTap, applications, software, collaboration

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