The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
The era of the monolithic, highly customized enterprise ERP system is fading, according to Gartner.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 29 January, 2014 22:46
Asana has developed a calendar component for its social task management application, giving users another option for monitoring the progress of individual and team projects.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 29 January, 2014 21:55
The highly customized ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems in place at companies around the world are looking a bit long in the tooth, to the point where by 2016 it will be common practice to refer to them as "legacy" software, according to analyst firm Gartner.
By Chris Kanaracus | 29 January, 2014 20:14
Yahoo is acquiring Tomfoolery, a startup that makes software to better connect employees on the desktop and mobile, it was announced Wednesday.
By Zach Miners | 29 January, 2014 19:20
VoltDB is hoping to raise its profile in the burgeoning in-memory database market with a new release that offers improved analytic processing, better scalability and other features.
By Chris Kanaracus | 29 January, 2014 17:18
Microsoft will roll out over the coming weeks enhanced administration tools for partners that manage their customers' Office 365 deployments.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 28 January, 2014 16:55
Telerik's new Platform toolset lets developers choose if they want to build Web, hybrid or native applications for multiple OSes and device types, allowing them to pick what they think is the best option.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 28 January, 2014 15:53
The parents of a girl killed in a car accident involving an Uber driver have sued the on-demand car service in a case that could help determine who is responsible when something goes wrong in the nascent "sharing economy."
By Zach Miners | 28 January, 2014 02:03
Contact centers are changing rapidly with the arrival of cloud technology and the ability to interact with customers over new social channels, including Twitter. The transformation has implications for everything from how companies deal with customers to the role agents play and how internal groups are best organized. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with the CEO of LiveOps, Marty Beard, for his take on where we stand and where we're headed.
By John Dix | 27 January, 2014 23:07
Spy agencies including the U.S. National Security Agency have been working together to extract personal information, including location data and address books, from mobile apps as part of a globe-spanning effort to thwart terrorist plots, according to newly disclosed documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
By Zach Miners | 27 January, 2014 18:55
IBM has created a cloud-hosted software suite designed for automating and improving human resources tasks.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 27 January, 2014 17:23
Customer experience has emerged as one of the enterprise software industry's hotter segments of late, as companies try to run marketing, sales and support across both traditional and digital channels.
By Chris Kanaracus | 27 January, 2014 17:00
The U.S. Department of Justice has filed its first lawsuits over counterfeit smartphone apps, charging four men who now face up to five years each in prison.
By Zach Miners | 25 January, 2014 00:39
Salesforce.com has announced a new set of tools aimed at Microsoft .NET developers, in a move that acknowledges customers' existing investment in .NET and which could help expand the size of Salesforce.com's developer community.
By Chris Kanaracus | 23 January, 2014 19:23
Finnish software vendor SkySQL has launched the first version of MariaDB Enterprise, a subscription product which combines the MariaDB database with clustering software.
By Loek Essers | 23 January, 2014 17:29
Workday is launching a reworked user interface for its cloud-based HCM (human capital management) and financial software that it believes will appeal to employees of all ages, from millennials to workers who remember the days of green-screen terminals.
By Chris Kanaracus | 23 January, 2014 15:02
Google said there's no threat from a speech recognition feature in its Chrome browser that a developer said could be used to listen in on users.
By Jeremy Kirk | 23 January, 2014 06:42
By 2017, the typical mobile user will share their personalized data stream with 100 applications and services every day, with wearable devices and Internet-connected appliances fueling the use trend, according to Gartner.
By Zach Miners | 22 January, 2014 21:20
MemSQL, a database startup founded by former Facebook engineers, has raised US$35 million in a series B round of venture funding.
By Ann Bednarz | 22 January, 2014 17:07
VMware has reached a deal to acquire mobile management specialist AirWatch for US$1.54 billion, as it aims let users manage desktops, mobile devices and applications using its products.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 22 January, 2014 14:24