Small Business

Microsoft's Spartan browser vs. the rest: How will it stack up?

Microsoft's upcoming Spartan browser is set to be the first big new release in the desktop browser market for quite some time, upsetting a tentative equilibrium that has existed for roughly the past two years.

By Jon Gold | 14 April, 2015 20:57

Tags: Firefox, applications, Google, Microsoft, Windows, browsers, software, operating systems

7 ways to save money with hybrid cloud backup

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By By Robert J. Gibbons Jr., CTO, Datto, Inc. | 14 April, 2015 04:47

Tags: disaster recovery, applications, software, cloud storage

Which is more secure, Android or iOS? The answer isn't that simple

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By By Aaron Cockerill, VP of products, Lookout | 14 April, 2015 04:12

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, Google, htc, ios, smartphones, Android, software, operating systems

How to overcome 3 hybrid cloud integration challenges

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By By Eddie Cole, VP of engineering, Scribe Software | 10 April, 2015 05:46

Tags: middleware, software, three, cloud computing, internet, data integration

Widespread outages hit Windows 8/8.1 Metro Mail, Windows Live Mail, Windows Phone 8.1 mail

Last night at about 12:30 a.m. EDT, Microsoft issued a bulletin warning of widespread outages for Windows 8 and 8.1 Metro Mail, Windows Live Mail, and Windows Phone 8.1 mail. The bulletin stated:

By Woody Leonhard | 08 April, 2015 21:11

Tags: Windows 8, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems, Windows 8.1

Leaked Windows 10 build 10051 finally shows new Mail, Calendar apps

Over the weekend, Russian leaker(s) WZor once again proved their mettle by posting a new leaked Windows 10 build, the 64-bit only 10051, on the mail.ru website. Others rapidly took the leaked WIM file (stuffed in a RAR!) and turned it into an ISO for general consumption.

By Woody Leonhard | 06 April, 2015 21:51

Tags: Microsoft, software, Windows 10, operating systems

Coding for cars: The next generation of mobile apps

For several decades, enterprise developers had to support one simple platform: computers on desks. Then the smartphone came along and we had to find ways to deliver the data to a smaller, more mobile rectangle. All of these challenges, however, prepare us little for the next big platform to come: the automobile.

By Peter Wayner | 03 April, 2015 01:46

Tags: application development, Google, software, general motors

iPaaS: A new approach to cloud Integration

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By By Craig Stewart, Senior Director of Product Management, SnapLogic | 01 April, 2015 06:37

Tags: Gartner, applications, ovum, software, App integration

Put your API on a JSON diet

Last week I discussed design considerations for APIs, given that APIs aren't applications and shouldn't be treated as such. At small scales, APIs that come along for the ride with bulky Web frameworks might be fine, but beyond that you're asking for trouble. If you're building an API that will serve a large number of clients, your API code should be thin and tight, as well as make liberal use of caching. Otherwise, the future headaches will be crippling.

By Paul Venezia | 31 March, 2015 00:49

Tags: application development, Languages and standards, (no company), software, APIs

How financial service firms use big data to meet business goals

Most financial service firms, which includes banking and insurance companies, are engaged in a big data project to increase the pace of innovation and uncover game-changing business outcomes. The pressing challenge now is how to drive more continuous value and unearth opportunities more rapidly.

By By Vince Dell'Anno and Brian McCarthy, Accenture Analytics | 26 March, 2015 02:19

Tags: applications, data mining, software, big data, business intelligence

Could Facebook be your next phone company?

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By By Dean Manzoori, Masergy VP for Unified Communications | 21 March, 2015 08:23

Tags: unified communications, WebRTC, telecommunication, W3C, voip, Networking, 3C, LinkedIn, IETF, Facebook

Microsoft answers Windows device share slump with freemium strategy

Microsoft's strategic shift to creating apps and services for rival operating systems was born from the hard realization that Windows' share of the total device market was in the middle of a three-year slump, according to new forecasts Thursday by research firm Gartner.

By Gregg Keizer | 21 March, 2015 01:53

Tags: Gartner, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, computerworld, software, operating systems

This isn't your father's enterprise software

When Patrick Benson joined Ovation Brands back in September 2013, he was given a tall order: modernize an array of legacy IT systems that could no longer keep up with the restaurant-chain conglomerate's business processes.

By Katherine Noyes | 14 March, 2015 01:23

Tags: mobile applications, applications, SAP, software, mobile, cloud computing, internet, Oracle

HTTP/2: The future of the Web demystified

Out with the old, in with the new, as the saying goes -- but when it comes to an overhaul of one of the Internet's most fundamental protocols, what exactly is coming in with the new?

By Serdar Yegulalp | 13 March, 2015 00:56

Tags: (no company), Networking

Big Switch Networks CTO Rob Sherwood on SDN in 2015: The Time is now

I recently had the chance to sit down with Rob Sherwood, CTO of Big Switch Networks to get his insight on whats hot with SDN for 2015.

By Art Fewell | 10 March, 2015 01:48

Tags: SDN, Networking, Big Switch Networks, University of Maryland

OpenStack Board Member Rob Hirschfeld on the impact of DevOps, SDN, Docker & more

I recently had the great pleasure to sit down with community-elected OpenStack board member and Crowbar co-creator, Rob Hirschfeld. Rob shared awesome nuggets of wisdom on data center and cloud operations, you can view the video and the full transcript below:

By Art Fewell | 26 February, 2015 05:34

Tags: Dell, application development, eucalyptus, Open Source Subnet, software, Joyent

GitHub for the rest of us

There's a reason why software developers live at the leading edges of an unevenly distributed future: Their work products have always been digital artifacts, and since the dawn of networks, their work processes have been connected.

By Jon Udell | 25 February, 2015 02:07

Tags: GitHub, applications, software, collaboration software, collaboration

How machine learning ate Microsoft

At the Strata big data conference yesterday, Microsoft let the world know its Azure Machine Learning offering was generally available to developers. This may come as a surprise. Microsoft? Isn't machine learning the province of Google or Facebook or innumerable hot startups?

By Mary Branscombe | 20 February, 2015 02:27

Tags: application development, Strata, skype, Google, Microsoft, bing, software, machine learning, Facebook

So Cal Edison's path to the center of the H-1B debate

Southern California Edison was known for good pay and benefits before it began laying off IT workers and replacing them with H-1B visa holders.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 13 February, 2015 07:46

Tags: services, EE, outsourcing, IEEE-USA, IT outsourcing

Node.js goes pro: New opportunities -- and risks

In its mere five years of existence, Node.js has transformed from a technological curiosity to a technology stack all its own, providing a major building block for everything from microservices to APIs.

By Serdar Yegulalp | 13 February, 2015 01:53

Tags: Firefox, Node.js, Languages and standards, application development, software

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