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'Attack of the Data Silos 2': Coming soon to an enterprise near you

Information silos are the scourge whose downfall has been foretold ever since the rise of enterprise resource planning platforms in the 1990s, but today, their demise remains far from assured.

By Katherine Noyes | 21 May, 2015 01:11

Tags: applications, enterprise resource planning, SAP, data mining, software, workday, business intelligence

Dropbox unleashes 'universal app' for Windows phones and tablets

Early this year, Dropbox released its cloud storage service on Windows phones and tablets, and on Tuesday the company followed up with a universal app that fleshes out the features for both types of devices.

By Katherine Noyes | 20 May, 2015 08:27

Tags: applications, document management, dropbox, software, mobile, collaboration, cloud computing, internet, mobile applications

Egnyte takes a 'mobile-first' approach to cloud storage with new enterprise suite

Egnyte has been vying with the likes of Dropbox and Box for some time already in the cloud-storage arena, but on Tuesday it jumped on board the "mobile-first" train with a newly revamped version of its enterprise-focused app suite that's aimed squarely at mobile business users.

By Katherine Noyes | 20 May, 2015 04:22

Tags: Egnyte, applications, content management, software, cloud computing, internet

YouTube Kids hit with second complaint over harmful content

YouTube Kids, a Google app for preschoolers that is supposed to only show safe content, is full of videos that are potentially harmful to children, according to a complaint filed against it in the U.S.

By Loek Essers | 19 May, 2015 21:03

Tags: mobile applications, Google, legal, mobile, youtube

Tableau revs its analytics engines with an online speed injection

Back in April, Tableau released version 9.0 of its flagship analytics software, and on Monday the company followed up with an update to the product's online edition that it says is up to 10 times faster than its predecessor.

By Katherine Noyes | 19 May, 2015 04:03

Tags: Tableau Software, applications, data mining, software, Software as a service, cloud computing, internet, business intelligence

SAP journeys to simplicity, but customers still live in a complex world

Nothing has earned a reputation for head-banging complexity among IT professionals more than ERP, but as enterprise-resource planning leader SAP tries to recast its image with the slogan "Run simple," there's no guarantee that customers will buy it.

By Katherine Noyes | 16 May, 2015 04:38

Tags: applications, enterprise resource planning, SAP, software, cloud computing, internet

Oracle zeroes in on Hadoop data with new analytics tool

The rise of Hadoop has created new oceans of data to explore, and Oracle has a new software product that's designed to help. Called Oracle Big Data Spatial and Graph, it brings new analytic capabilities to Hadoop and NoSQL.

By Katherine Noyes | 15 May, 2015 08:47

Tags: applications, data mining, software, Oracle, business intelligence

Bing joins Google in favoring mobile-friendly sites

Microsoft is adjusting how it ranks Bing search results for mobile users, prioritizing sites that display better on smaller screens to accommodate the increased use of mobile search.

By Zach Miners | 15 May, 2015 08:00

Tags: mobile applications, Internet-based applications and services, Microsoft, mobile, internet, search engines

Percolate wants to be a Swiss Army knife for marketing software

Simplicity is an oft-cited goal in the world of enterprise software, but by most accounts, it's rarely achieved. Percolate is hoping to change that, at least for marketing professionals.

By Katherine Noyes | 15 May, 2015 05:33

Tags: Customer Relationship Management, applications, Salesforce.com, digital marketing, marketing technology, software, investments, Oracle

Google tightens restrictions on Chrome extensions

Google will require most extensions for its Chrome browser to be installed from its Web Store, a move intended to stop users from inadvertently installing malicious ones.

By Jeremy Kirk | 14 May, 2015 11:28

Tags: applications, Google, security, browsers, software

Facebook wants to become your news destination of choice with Instant Articles

Facebook aims to speed up the delivery of news on the company’s mobile apps with Instant Articles. The New York Times, National Geographic and others will use it to publish interactive articles directly on Facebook’s iPhone app.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 13 May, 2015 22:16

Tags: mobile applications, Internet-based applications and services, social networking, mobile, social media, internet, Facebook

Salesforce teams with Sage, spawns new Cloud platform for SMBs

There's been a flurry of speculation that Salesforce.com could be up for sale, but an alternative line of thinking points to a deal with Sage Group as the explanation for the team of lawyers Salesforce recently hired.

By Katherine Noyes | 13 May, 2015 08:37

Tags: customer experience management, Customer Relationship Management, applications, Salesforce.com, software, cloud computing

Citrix launches Workspace Cloud with BYOD flexibility

Life today is vastly more complicated for IT managers than it used to be, thanks in large part to two key trends: bring-your-own-device computing and the growing prevalence of mixed-infrastructure IT environments.

By Katherine Noyes | 13 May, 2015 04:33

Tags: applications, Citrix Systems, software, Software as a service, cloud computing, internet

Uber starts experimenting with cash payments in India

Uber, known for its no-hassle, no-cash payment system for rides, will start testing cash payments in India in the coming week.

By Loek Essers | 13 May, 2015 00:49

Tags: mobile applications, mobile, Uber Technologies

Apple mobile devices still dominate at companies, but Windows, Android gain

Apple products are still the preferred mobile devices among enterprise users, but competitors are chipping away at the company's lead, especially in the tablet market.

By Fred O'Connor | 12 May, 2015 05:36

Tags: telecommunication, applications, Microsoft, ios, Mobile OSes, Good Technology, mobile, Windows Phone, Apple, Android OS, Google

Cross Microsoft off the list of potential Salesforce suitors -- and maybe everyone

Rumors of a potential Salesforce acquisition have been flying for over a week now, including the recent suggestion that Microsoft was a likely contender. According to a new report, however, it now looks like that's not the case.

By Katherine Noyes | 09 May, 2015 02:43

Tags: business issues, Customer Relationship Management, applications, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, software, cloud computing, internet, Mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft Office 2016 to feature co-editing

Soon, multiple people will be able to work on the same Word document simultaneously, and even see each others' changes as they are typed out in real-time.

By Joab Jackson | 08 May, 2015 06:07

Tags: applications, Microsoft, software, Office suites

Lyft turns to Verizon for an edge against Uber

Lyft is looking to better compete against larger rival Uber through a partnership with Verizon Wireless.

By Zach Miners | 08 May, 2015 02:33

Tags: mobile applications, Internet-based applications and services, telecommunication, verizon, Lyft, mobile, internet

Battle over app analytics accelerates with Apple's entry

With Apple offering its own tool for developers to see how their apps are selling, pressure is on specialist vendors to improve their offerings. On Wednesday, App Annie announced it had acquired mobile measurement company Mobidia to do just that.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 07 May, 2015 21:54

Tags: mobile applications, application development, Apple, Embarcadero Technologies, software, mobile, App Annie

Pssst! Office 365 customers pay Microsoft up to 80% more over long haul

Microsoft loves subscriptions.

By Gregg Keizer | 07 May, 2015 21:23

Tags: enterprise applications, skype, applications, Assurance, Microsoft, enterprise resource planning, software, e3

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