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Huawei expands partnership with SAP, launches new HANA hardware

Huawei's enterprise unit has launched the FusionCube for high-end HANA systems and will also work with SAP on products for areas such as enterprise mobility.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 11 March, 2014 14:55

Tags: suse, servers, applications, cebit, databases, hardware systems, SAP, High-end servers, Huawei Enterprise, software

Class action suit filed against Google over children's in-app purchases

Google is facing a lawsuit over unauthorized in-app purchases on Android devices by children.

By Loek Essers | 11 March, 2014 11:35

Tags: mobile applications, Android OS, Google, legal, Civil lawsuits, mobile

Apple ships iOS 7.1 with CarPlay support, home screen crash fix

Apple today shipped iOS 7.1, the first major update since its newest mobile operating system launched in September 2013.

By Gregg Keizer | 11 March, 2014 00:32

Tags: Apple, applications, telecommunication, ios, Mobile OSes, mobile

Researchers hope to secure development of mobile apps with faster code scans

Fraunhofer Institute researchers are working to speed up the scanning of mobile app code for security flaws, aiming to offer developers in a few milliseconds the kind of analysis that once required an all-night scan of code.

By Peter Sayer | 10 March, 2014 18:50

Tags: application development, telecommunication, applications, Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology, ios, mobile, mobile applications, Development tools, Android OS, cebit, security, Mobile OSes, mobile security, software

Oracle to revamp schools ERP software, with an eye on Workday

Oracle is planning to make significant investments in its ERP software for higher education institutions, with an eye on keeping the installed base happy and fending off challenges from the likes of Workday.

By Chris Kanaracus | 10 March, 2014 17:55

Tags: services, applications, enterprise resource planning, legal, software, IT management, Oracle

Joomla receives patches for zero-day SQL injection vulnerability, other flaws

Recently released security updates for the popular Joomla content management system (CMS) address a SQL injection vulnerability that poses a high risk and can be exploited to extract information from the databases of Joomla-based sites.

By Lucian Constantin | 10 March, 2014 14:31

Tags: patches, online safety, applications, content management, software, Sucuri, patch management, Exploits / vulnerabilities, The Joomla Project, security, secunia, Access control and authentication, data breach

Mozilla stops work on Persona sign-on to shift resources to Firefox OS services

Mozilla last week announced it was abandoning in-house development of the single sign-on "Persona," a failed alternative to website passwords, and would hand the project to volunteers.

By Gregg Keizer | 10 March, 2014 11:39

Tags: open source, Google, applications, twitter, software, internet, Internet Search, Facebook, mozilla, search engines

Microsoft sketches ambitious enhancements for Office 365

Microsoft didn't disappoint with the new and improved capabilities it announced and demonstrated for Office 365 this week, but how well they work in the real world remains to be seen.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 07 March, 2014 22:48

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

Tip of the Hat: Data doomsday is coming

As corporate stockpiles of data continue to grow, mostly unmanaged, to massive levels, it's increasingly likely that many major organizations will face a crisis very soon.

By Mike Bucken | 07 March, 2014 20:49

Tags: applications, CIO role, Doo, IT Leadership, big data, software, data mining, IT management, business intelligence, Business Intelligence/Analytics, Gartner

Groups ask US FTC to investigate Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should investigate Facebook's proposed US$19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging app WhatsApp -- and possibly block it -- because of the potential impact on users' privacy, two privacy groups said in a complaint filed Thursday.

By Grant Gross | 06 March, 2014 20:09

Tags: Julia Horwitz, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, instant messaging, Internet-based applications and services, regulation, Center for Digital Democracy, social networking, internet, Electronic Privacy Information Center, mobile, Facebook, privacy, mobile applications, WhatsApp, security, government

Tip of The Hat: Unraveling IBM's cloud plan

A Tip of the Hat to ZDNet's Larry Dignan for his incisive look at the state of IBM's cloud strategy after the unveiling of the BlueMix open cloud platform.

By Mike Bucken | 06 March, 2014 20:03

Tags: Cloudant, IT industry, applications, Pivotal, IBM, software, internet, cloud computing

Tableau folds Splunk data into business analysis

Organizations can now add machine-generated data to their palate of information sources that can be aggregated and analyzed, thanks to a new connector jointly developed by Tableau Software, a provider of business intelligence software, and Splunk, which sells a log-file search engine.

By Joab Jackson | 06 March, 2014 17:50

Tags: Tableau Software, applications, security, splunk, software, data mining, Compliance monitoring

Whittle down application sprawl

When it comes to shutting down out-of-date, risky or unnecessary applications, James Gordon, vice president of technology and operations at Needham Bank, doesn't mess around.

By Sandra Gittlen | 06 March, 2014 14:50

Tags: applications, software

SAP adds subscription pricing for Hana cloud services

SAP is introducing a set of new subscription pricing options for its Hana in-memory cloud computing platform, in a move that falls in step with the pay-as-you-go model common in the cloud computing industry.

By Chris Kanaracus | 05 March, 2014 19:41

Tags: Vishal Sikka, application development, Internet-based applications and services, applications, SAP, software, internet, cloud computing, data warehousing, services, databases

Google sharpens Gmail app for iOS

The latest version of the Gmail app for iOS cuts down on inbox refresh delays and simplifies the log-in process for users with multiple Google mobile apps, the company said Wednesday.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 05 March, 2014 18:49

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, applications, telecommunication, ios, Mobile OSes, Mail, internet, mobile, mobile applications

Microsoft digs into 'natural interaction' technologies for touch-first Office

As it works on its much-anticipated version of Office for touch interfaces, Microsoft envisions building on what it calls "natural interaction" technologies like digital ink and voice recognition, according to a company official.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 05 March, 2014 17:59

Tags: applications, Microsoft, software, Office suites

State withholding $25.6 million from Oracle over health exchange website woes

Oregon is holding back US$25.6 million in payments from Oracle over work the vendor did on the state's troubled health care exchange website.

By Chris Kanaracus | 05 March, 2014 16:30

Tags: application development, applications, enterprise resource planning, it strategy, software, best practices, IT management, Oracle

Adobe's Revel photo-editing app comes to Android

Adobe has made its Revel photo-app available for Android, allowing users to share and edit photos on their Android devices.

By Loek Essers | 05 March, 2014 13:05

Tags: mobile applications, Adobe Systems, mobile

Facebook Messenger arrives for Windows Phone

Facebook has made its Messenger app available for Windows Phone 8, a bonus for Microsoft as it seeks to increase the number of applications available for its smartphone OS.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 05 March, 2014 12:41

Tags: mobile applications, Microsoft, Mobile OSes, mobile, Facebook, Windows Phone

NIST seeks to bring rigor to data science

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) wants to bring some metrics and rigor to the nascent but rapidly growing field of data science.

By Joab Jackson | 04 March, 2014 22:07

Tags: applications, National Institute for Standards and Technology, software, data mining, data warehousing, Data management

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