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The biggest iPhone security risk could be connecting one to a computer

Apple has done well to insulate its iOS mobile operating system from many security issues, but a forthcoming demonstration shows it's far from perfect.

By Jeremy Kirk | 14 August, 2014 15:21

Tags: USENIX, telecommunication, applications, ios, Mobile OSes, mobile security, mobile, Facebook, malware, Apple, Google, security

Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade points to its Fusion dilemma

Oracle has pushed out a major update to its E-Business Suite of applications, in a move that underscores the company's challenge of meeting customer needs while also persuading them to adopt its next-generation Fusion cloud software.

By Chris Kanaracus | 14 August, 2014 04:36

Tags: RightNow, applications, Eloqua, CIO role, it strategy, software, IT management, Oracle

Amazon hopes to simplify mobile app testing with new tool

A new tool called Live App Testing from Amazon lets mobile developers distribute apps to a predefined group of users before the apps are launched.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 14 August, 2014 01:50

Tags: mobile applications, Development tools, application development, amazon.com, software, mobile

SAP makes it cheaper, easier for customers to use Hana in certain scenarios

SAP has relaxed hardware requirements for using its Hana in-memory database platform for development and testing, in a move that could make existing Hana customers' operations easier and less expensive while also generating more Hana sales.

By Chris Kanaracus | 13 August, 2014 06:44

Tags: servers, applications, databases, Microsoft, IBM, hardware systems, SAP, software, data warehousing, Oracle

Former exec says HP 'bungled' the Autonomy acquisition, alleges cover-up

Autonomy's former chief financial officer has claimed that Hewlett-Packard is accusing him and other ex-employees of fraud in order to cover up its own failings in the disastrous 2011 acquisition.

By Chris Kanaracus | 13 August, 2014 05:00

Tags: business issues, Autonomy, applications, Civil lawsuits, legal, software, Hewlett-Packard

IBM opening two state-of-the-art disaster recovery/resiliency centres

IBM is about to cut the ribbon officially opening two new state-of-the-art datacentres intended to provide disaster recovery and resiliency services, one in the Raleigh, N.C. area and other in Mumbai, India.

By Ellen Messmer | 13 August, 2014 02:01

Tags: disaster recovery, applications, IBM, software, internet, cloud computing

Igloo adds task management to enterprise social suite

Igloo's enterprise social networking suite now has task management features, the latest ESN vendor to make such a move.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 13 August, 2014 01:56

Tags: Igloo, applications, software, collaboration

Dropbox sharpens search on Android app

Dropbox has improved the search engine of its Android application, as well as given it a document preview feature.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 12 August, 2014 06:40

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

Innovative effort at Fidelity Investments results in Harvard students presenting new business ideas

Fidelity Investments today hosted four teams of Harvard students who demonstrated new products that Fidelity can bring to market, the culmination of a program the investment giant put together to collect innovative ideas from new sources.

By John Dix | 09 August, 2014 07:16

Tags: Fidelity Investments, Fidelity, innovation, applications, software

Google's latest big-data tool, Mesa, aims for speed

Google has found a way to stretch a data warehouse across multiple data centers, using an architecture its engineers developed that could pave the way for much larger, more reliable and more responsive cloud-based analysis systems.

By Joab Jackson | 09 August, 2014 04:55

Tags: Google, applications, software, data warehousing

Some SAP customers scratching their heads over how to use Hana, survey finds

Despite years of hype, some SAP customers remain puzzled over how the vendor's Hana in-memory computing platform can fit into their IT strategies, a newly released survey from the Americas' SAP Users' Group has found.

By Chris Kanaracus | 08 August, 2014 04:51

Tags: applications, databases, CIO role, SAP, it strategy, software, IT management, Americas' SAP Users' Group, Oracle

Oracle issues a virtual strongbox for enterprise encryption keys

Managing the keys of all your valuable resources, be they in the real world or the virtual, can be a hassle. Managing all the encryption keys for an entire enterprise is a harder challenge still.

By Joab Jackson | 08 August, 2014 02:50

Tags: applications, databases, security, software, encryption, Oracle

China aims to rein in mobile messaging apps with new regulations

China is tightening control over mobile messaging services with new rules that limit their role in spreading news.

By Michael Kan | 07 August, 2014 21:03

Tags: mobile applications, regulation, Tencent, government, mobile

Google's YouTube buys Directr video app and makes it free

Google's YouTube division has bought the Directr movie-making app for smartphones and will offer it free.

By James Niccolai | 07 August, 2014 08:46

Tags: business issues, Google, applications, Photo / video, consumer electronics, smartphones, software, Mergers and acquisitions

Google ships 64-bit Chrome for OS X

Google has pushed the 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows to the browser's Beta distribution channel, and boosted Chrome for OS X to 64-bit on the more preliminary Canary and Dev builds.

By Gregg Keizer | 06 August, 2014 20:59

Tags: Apple, Google, applications, software, internet

US lawsuit against NetSuite over 'manifestly unusable' software set to be dismissed

NetSuite has avoided what could have been an ugly, image-damaging court battle, having reached an agreement to dismiss a lawsuit brought by its customer SkinMedix over an allegedly unusable software system.

By Chris Kanaracus | 06 August, 2014 06:00

Tags: netsuite, applications, SkinMedix, enterprise resource planning, legal, Civil lawsuits, software

Revenue explosion from iPad for Office fails to ignite

Contrary to some experts' expectations, Microsoft hasn't been "printing money" since it launched Office for iPad in March.

By Gregg Keizer | 06 August, 2014 00:21

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, applications, Networking, Microsoft, wireless, hardware systems, software, tablets, mobile

Windows Phone communicates better via upgraded Facebook, Viber apps

Windows Phone is getting better voice and chat features thanks to upgraded applications from Facebook and Viber -- and that's key if Microsoft wants its OS to gain share.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 06 August, 2014 00:20

Tags: mobile applications, consumer electronics, Microsoft, Mobile OSes, smartphones, mobile, Windows Phone

Oracle issues fix for Java update that crippled some Web apps

There's relief available for users who applied a recent Java update that stopped some Web applications from being able to launch.

By Chris Kanaracus | 05 August, 2014 23:35

Tags: patches, Internet-based applications and services, applications, security, software, internet, Oracle

New ad-supported 2G free call app launched for Android

Nanu is a new ad-supported app for Android that allows its users to call each other for free even if they use low-bandwidth 2G networks, while it also allows some calls to landlines and mobile numbers for no cost.

By Loek Essers | 05 August, 2014 22:03

Tags: mobile applications, Android OS, Nanu, mobile

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