Salesforce has a solid lock on the SMB space, and more forward-looking large organizations have moved to its cloud CRM, marketing and sales solutions, apparently to great success. But for every Virgin America or Burberry, there are many, many more older companies out there with siloed-off, older systems; they couldn't get their data into the Salesforce cloud even if they wanted to.
By Matt Weinberger | 14 November, 2014 00:16
With Wednesday's preview release of a new database service called Aurora, Amazon Web Services claims to have supercharged the open source MySQL with the high performance, reliability, and scalability characteristics typically associated with commercial database systems--at the fraction of the cost for these products.
By Joab Jackson | 13 November, 2014 14:05
Microsoft's new Clutter feature for cleaning up your inbox automatically is the latest of several tools based on machine learning that the Office team thinks are ready for prime time. In fact, it's the latest of many machine learning tools that researchers at Microsoft have developed over the years. But this time, Microsoft is confident enough to make them broadly available.
By Mary Branscombe | 13 November, 2014 07:53
By Bob Brown | 13 November, 2014 07:32
IT and business managers who want to play with their projected budget numbers can now get a hand from a new add-on for CA's flagship project and portfolio management software, formerly called CA Clarity.
By Joab Jackson | 12 November, 2014 07:25
More than three years after acquiring Skype, Microsoft has announced it would rebrand its semi-rival Lync corporate communications platform as Skype for Business.
By Gregg Keizer | 12 November, 2014 07:07
As it seeks differentiation with collaboration, workflow and document management features, Box has revamped its iOS app and Web interface to simplify how users and IT administrators interact with files kept in its cloud storage service.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 12 November, 2014 04:05
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but it's worth fewer with a lousy caption -- and let's not even get into hashtags -- so Instagram is trying to help users clean things up.
By Zach Miners | 11 November, 2014 08:42
Apple is at last offering a simple way for former iPhone users to receive text messages sent into limbo by the company's iMessage service.
By Loek Essers | 10 November, 2014 23:51
Microsoft's Office for iPad apps jumped in download popularity on Friday, topping the App Store's U.S. chart the day after the Redmond, Wash. firm handed consumers more functionality free of charge.
By Gregg Keizer | 09 November, 2014 04:37
By unlocking core edit functions in its free Office apps for iOS and, later, Android, Microsoft is trying to close out pesky rivals in the mobile market and lure new subscribers to Office 365.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 08 November, 2014 10:24
Software provider Platfora has extended its analysis software to work with data generated by sensors, machines and other devices that are part of the Internet of Things.
By Joab Jackson | 08 November, 2014 08:00
Microsoft yesterday made the surprising move to offer consumers more functional Office apps on the iPad after failing to drive Office 365 Home and Personal subscriptions, analysts said today.
By Gregg Keizer | 08 November, 2014 07:18
The latest surprise release of Outlook for Mac 15.3 is largely what you'd hope to get in an Outlook refresh: At long last, a version that looks and works almost identically to the Windows version. This is great news if you live exclusively in an Exchange environment, but you may want to mute your celebration if you also deal with other calendars and contact lists created elsewhere.
By Dan Rosenbaum | 08 November, 2014 01:53
Xamarin has launched a new program designed to get its popular mobile app building platform into the hands of America's students, because children are our future or something like that.
By Matt Weinberger | 08 November, 2014 01:25
While you were busy rating your last Uber driver, your last Uber driver was busy rating you.
By Zach Miners | 07 November, 2014 09:35
Startups vying for top awards at the Web Summit in Dublin this week are developing products for widely different markets, but highlight the growing use and reliance on cloud services and mobile devices on the part of developers and users alike.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 07 November, 2014 06:42
Microsoft has unlocked a set of authoring and editing features for the free versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint available for iPhone and iPad, and soon will do the same for Android tablets and Android smartphones. However, a number of capabilities remain available only to users who subscribe to Office 365.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 07 November, 2014 06:36
Microsoft today began taking registration requests from Android tablet users for a beta of Office for Google's mobile operating system.
By Gregg Keizer | 07 November, 2014 04:02
Microsoft, reluctant for many years to port Office to rival platforms like iOS and Android, changed course little over a year ago and is now doubling down on its cross-platform effort.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 07 November, 2014 01:04
This case study looks at the results of civil contracting company, Fulton Hogan, was able to achieve after adopting a suite of technologies to support its end-user computing environment. •Company was looking for new technology that would give better project support, secure access and to increase mobile usage •Growth was seen in all goal areas of: growth, cost management, risk management, talent management, client engagement, CSR, productivity and innovation •Dynamic infrastructure allows the IT department to adapt quicker and support the business’s needs, across multiple areas
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