Small Business

​In brief: Xero unveils Apple Watch app

Accounting software firm Xero (ASX: XRO) has released an app for Apple Watch aimed at small business owners.

By Hamish Barwick | 24 November, 2015 09:37

Tags: Apple Watch apps, Apple, xero

HP Enterprise hands Windows 10 a vote of confidence

HP Enterprise's decision to expand its partnership with Microsoft is a vote of confidence in Windows 10, an analyst said today.

By Gregg Keizer | 20 November, 2015 21:46

Tags: Windows 10

Intuit upgrades Quicken even as it seeks buyer for the iconic software

Intuit this week released Quicken 2016, the newest version of its 32-year-old personal finance program, even as it is in the midst of trying to sell that part of its portfolio.

Facebook building a 100-gigabit switch to keep up with video, VR traffic

Facebook is more than doubling the speed of its Wedge open-source network switch, which is good news both for Facebook users and for anyone who may want to build a 100-gigabit switch.

Windows Server 2016's latest beta brings first look at Microsoft's new containers

Microsoft launched the fourth technical preview for the next version of Windows Server on Thursday, giving the public access to its new Hyper-V containers.

Microsoft Dynamics AX: A new ERP is born, this time in the cloud

Enterprise software has long been associated with clunky interfaces and a long learning curve, but Microsoft is aiming to change all that with Dynamics AX, the next generation of its flagship ERP system.

By Katherine Noyes | 19 November, 2015 17:00

Tags: Microsoft

Arista looks to connect clouds

Extends data interconnect capabilities of 7500E spine switch

By Jim Duffy | 17 November, 2015 13:59

Tags: routers, cdn, Box

Cisco CEO not big on spin-ins

Robbins favors small, internal "start-up" teams over funding and acquiring companies

By Jim Duffy | 16 November, 2015 16:52

Tags: programmers, routers, cisco

Microsoft converts more customers into testers with Office Insider preview program

Microsoft has launched a new preview program for consumers who subscribe to Office 365 that will give them a sneak peak at new features.

By Gregg Keizer | 13 November, 2015 23:18

Tags: Microsoft

Cisco, Ericsson partner to build and sell next-gen networks

Ericsson and Cisco Systems are partnering to develop and sell next-generation networks -- Ericsson because it's cheaper than buying in or building the equipment itself, and Cisco because it's quicker than buying Ericsson.

By Peter Sayer | 09 November, 2015 17:31

Tags: Ericsson, partner, next-generation networks, cisco

Get ready for a customer-service overhaul in the next Dynamics CRM

Microsoft's Dynamics CRM 2016 software is just around the corner, and on Thursday the company revealed new details about what it will include from a customer-service perspective.

By Katherine Noyes | 05 November, 2015 17:00

Tags: Microsoft

Sprint owner confirms job cuts will be "in the thousands"

Sprint reported it gained 237,000 postpaid phone customers in the second fiscal quarter that ended Sept. 30, the first time it showed gains on that measure in two years.

Juniper disaggregates even further

Unveils more open Junos OS and a leaf switch for it that supports 25/50G

By Jim Duffy | 03 November, 2015 20:00

Tags: mpls, programmers, routers

Revealed: The top 10 apps that companies hate

Companies are wary about what employees are doing on their smartphones. Be it data loss or time-wasting, a growing number of employers are actively stopping staff from using certain apps on company-controlled devices.

By Martyn Williams | 03 November, 2015 15:25

Tags: apps, dropbox, Google Drive, twitter, Box, Facebook, Angry Birds, SugarSync, consumer apps, skype, WhatsApp, Microsoft

Intuit updates QuickBooks to help small businesses manage inventory and more

QuickBooks is getting new integrations and functionality to help retail and other capital intensive businesses do better.

Google Fiber eyed for three more cities: Oklahoma City, Jacksonville and Tampa

Google's crusade to light up U.S. cities with gigabit speed Google Fiber has expanded to potentially include Oklahoma City and Jacksonville and Tampa, Florida.

By Matt Hamblen | 29 October, 2015 20:08

Tags: Google

Mozilla will donate $1 million to open-source projects

The Mozilla Foundation, which underwrites the development of the Firefox browser, announced Friday that it would contribute $1 million to various open-source software projects under the auspices of the new Mozilla Open-Source Support program.

​Rimon Advisory to invest seed capital in startups

Sydney based grant firm Rimon Advisory has announced a seed capital fund called Rimon Investments to help startups with funding.

By Hamish Barwick | 27 October, 2015 09:47

Tags: startups, Rimon Advisory, Startup

​Elevate61 startup program returns for 2016

Later stage startups that are looking to enter the US market are being invited to take part in an accelerator program being run by KPMG Australia and Advance.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 October, 2015 14:12

Tags: startups, kpmg, Startup

Storage giants are getting bigger, but prices will stay small

Western Digital's planned US$19 billion acquisition of SanDisk won't impede the competition that has made storage a good deal for buyers.

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