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Apache Tajo brings data warehousing to Hadoop

Organizations that want to extract more intelligence from their Hadoop deployments might find help from the relatively little known Tajo open source data warehouse software, which the Apache Software Foundation has pronounced as ready for commercial use.

By Joab Jackson | 10 March, 2015 04:52

Tags: applications, data mining, software, Apache Software Foundation

Salesforce gives Service Cloud a shot of data science

Data-science and analytics capabilities are popping up with increasing frequency in enterprise applications of virtually every shape and size, and Salesforce's CRM platform is no exception. Barely a week after adding a new predictive decision-making feature to its Marketing Cloud, it's now added a new Intelligence Engine for Salesforce Service Cloud that's designed to improve how service reps interact with customers.

By Katherine Noyes | 10 March, 2015 04:29

Tags: salesforce, Customer Relationship Management, applications, software, cloud computing, Software as a service, internet

Clarizen bolsters collaboration suite with reports and dashboards

Clarizen has unwrapped the biggest overhaul of its enterprise workforce collaboration software in almost two years.

By Katherine Noyes | 10 March, 2015 03:01

Tags: applications, Clarizen, software,, collaboration

SugarCRM acquires Stitch to boost mobile CRM offerings and know-how

SugarCRM has acquired software and programmers from Stitch, the developer of an iPhone app that acts as a personal assistant for sales staff, in order to boost its customer relationship management offering.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 09 March, 2015 23:55

Tags: business issues, sugarCRM, Customer Relationship Management, applications, software, mobile, Stitch, Mergers and acquisitions, mobile applications

Microsoft unwraps Mac Office 2016 preview

Microsoft today released a preview of Office 2016 for Mac, the successor to the four-year-old Office 2011.

By Gregg Keizer | 06 March, 2015 08:43

Tags: Mac apps, applications, Microsoft, software, Office suites

An incredibly shrinking Firefox faces endangered species status

Mozilla's Firefox is in danger of making the endangered species list for browsers.

By Gregg Keizer | 06 March, 2015 05:42

Tags: Apple, web browsers, Firefox, net applications, applications, opera software, Microsoft, browsers, software

IBM acquires AlchemyAPI to fatten Watson portfolio

IBM has acquired computing services provider AlchemyAPI to broaden its portfolio of Watson-branded cognitive computing services.

By Joab Jackson | 05 March, 2015 05:31

Tags: business issues, applications, IBM, data mining, software, Mergers and acquisitions

Box snaps up Subspace for heightened BYOD security

Hard on the heels of debuting a cloud storage service for financial services firms, Box announced Tuesday that it has acquired Subspace, a startup focused on cross-device collaboration security.

By Katherine Noyes | 04 March, 2015 09:44

Tags: business issues, applications, software, collaboration,, cloud computing, internet, Mergers and acquisitions

With Spotfire 7, Tibco aims to make analytics more accessible

Scan through the news announcements in the world of enterprise software lately, and there's a good chance you'll notice an overriding theme. It focuses on analytics, and it's all about putting the power of that once-highly specialized function within the hands of a broader spectrum of business users.

By Katherine Noyes | 04 March, 2015 06:48

Tags: applications, Tibco Software, data mining, software, business intelligence

AirWatch and Cisco help developers build enterpise-friendly smartphone apps

A group of companies, including Cisco Systems and mobile device management software vendor AirWatch, have joined forces to help enterprises take advantage of features that are integrated in Android and iOS.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 04 March, 2015 01:19

Tags: mobile applications, MWC, Cisco Systems, AirWatch, Xamarin, mobile

Tinder grants do-overs, transatlantic swiping with paid version

Tinder, the popular dating app, wants to offer a second chance at love for users who may passed on a potential mate.

By Zach Miners | 03 March, 2015 06:34

Tags: mobile applications, Internet-based applications and services, consumer electronics, social networking, mobile, social media, tinder, internet

IBM rolls out 3 new iOS apps for enterprises

IBM has unveiled a fresh crop of enterprise apps resulting from the partnership it forged with Apple last year.

By Katherine Noyes | 03 March, 2015 05:24

Tags: MWC, mobile applications, Apple, IBM, mobile

A mobile payment battle is blazing

Mobile in-store payments could grow dramatically in the U.S. as the result of a battle brewing among tech giants Google, Samsung and Apple.

By Matt Hamblen | 02 March, 2015 06:16

Tags: galaxy, mobile applications, Aviva, Apple, Gartner, mobile payments, Google, mobile

YO! This messaging app has a lot more to say for itself, even offline

Mobile World Congress is not the best place to launch a new messaging app: With thousands of tech-savvy visitors in Barcelona, many of them toting multiple connected devices, public wireless and Wi-Fi networks quickly become so saturated that it's difficult to send a message via Internet, even a brief "Yo," to a nearby colleague.

By Peter Sayer | 02 March, 2015 04:08

Tags: Left of the Dot Media, mobile applications, MWC, Android OS, Networking, peer-to-peer, mobile,

For Attensity's BI parsing tool, emoticons are no problem

For enterprises seeking to monitor the conversations going on about them in the world, the sheer volume of data is just the beginning of the challenge. Even more daunting is making sense of it all -- a task that can test the resources of the largest organization.

By Katherine Noyes | 27 February, 2015 11:49

Tags: applications, Attensity, software, business intelligence

Microsoft SharePoint coming up short for most enterprises, study finds

Many SharePoint installations at enterprises have been doomed largely due to senior management failing to really get behind the Microsoft collaboration technology, according to a new study by AIIM, which bills itself as "the Global Community of IT Professionals."

By Bob Brown | 27 February, 2015 03:54

Tags: applications, Sharepoint, Microsoft, Yammer, social, software, collaboration, IDG

Jive updates deliver boost to enterprise communications

Communication is a key part of enterprises' interactions both internally and externally, and on Thursday Jive Software announced updated releases for addressing both audiences.

By Katherine Noyes | 27 February, 2015 00:02

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Jive Software, applications, software, collaboration, internet

Salesforce's steps up its global focus

Small businesses just starting out may dream of world domination, but that's a difficult goal to achieve if you can't interact with customers in more than one or two languages. Enter Salesforce's customer-support app, which just got a hefty boost in the number of languages it can work with.

By Katherine Noyes | 26 February, 2015 22:01

Tags: Customer Relationship Management, applications,, software, Software as a service, cloud computing, internet

London Underground hums with better data on tracks

Most London Underground riders probably never heard of linear asset management, though they might be glad it exists, if it gets them to their destinations with fewer delays in the future.

By Joab Jackson | 26 February, 2015 14:45

Tags: applications, IBM, enterprise resource planning, software

With no Google, Chinese app stores soar on high downloads

Chinese demand for smartphones is leading to a surge in app downloads from the country -- so much so that five of the leading app stores in the world are now from China.

By Michael Kan | 26 February, 2015 00:00

Tags: mobile applications, Apple, baidu, Google, Mobile OSes, mobile

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