Small Business

SAS enlarges its palette for big data analysis

SAS Institute did big data decades before big data was the buzz, and now the company is expanding on the ways large-scale computerized analysis can help organizations.

By Joab Jackson | 28 April, 2015 04:15

Tags: applications, sas, data mining, software

Can gamification solve enterprises' engagement problem?

If 90 percent of the world's workforce were suddenly struck with a debilitating illness that rendered them unable to perform to their fullest potential, it would be declared a global crisis.

By Katherine Noyes | 28 April, 2015 01:35

Tags: applications, Salesforce.com, SAP, games, software, Badgeville

New Node.js coalition spotlights enterprises

Another industry organization focused on Node.js has formed, albeit one with sparse membership at this juncture.

By Paul Krill | 28 April, 2015 00:29

Tags: application development, Node.js, Intuit, software, paypal

Capgemini to expand in North America with $4B acquisition of iGate

French IT services company Capgemini is to acquire iGate in the U.S. for US$4.0 billion, in a bid to expand its presence in the North American market.

By John Ribeiro | 27 April, 2015 17:29

Tags: business issues, services, outsourcing, iGate, Mergers and acquisitions, Capgemini

Free Windows 10 is not an upgrade ... it's marketing

Windows 10 is not a free upgrade, Microsoft said last week. It's a "marketing and promotional activity."

By Gregg Keizer | 27 April, 2015 07:10

Tags: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Windows, Windows 10, software, operating systems

Starbucks hit by major computer failure

Starbucks suffered what appears to be a major computer system failure late Friday.

By Zach Miners | 25 April, 2015 10:08

Tags: starbucks, business issues, Internet-based applications and services, services, retail, industry verticals, internet

Microsoft hints at potential C# 7 features

Microsoft is moving forward with plans for version 7 of its C# language, posting lists of potential features, including tuples, pattern matching, nullability tracking and syntax for lists.

By Paul Krill | 25 April, 2015 06:21

Tags: application development, Languages and standards, GitHub, C#, Microsoft, software

Infosys invests in cloud, health monitoring market

Indian outsourcer Infosys has made an acquisition in the area of cloud computing and invested in a personal health monitoring company as it tries to move into high value products and services.

By John Ribeiro | 24 April, 2015 21:52

Tags: business issues, services, offshoring, outsourcing, infosys, financial results, Mergers and acquisitions

Zensors app lets you crowdsource live camera monitoring

If you feel like you need eyes in the back of your head, there's a crowdsourcing app for that.

By Tim Hornyak | 24 April, 2015 20:33

Tags: peripherals, CHI, consumer electronics, amazon.com, Internet of Things, smartphones, webcams, University of Rochester, internet, Carnegie Mellon University

Red Hat broadens programming language support

Potentially making work easier for system administrators, Red Hat has updated its development packages to support running multiple versions of the same programming language on its flagship enterprise operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

By Joab Jackson | 24 April, 2015 04:10

Tags: Development tools, open source, application development, Languages and standards, software, Red Hat

Dropcam camera, Facebook posts sink suspected serial burglar

A man suspected of committing as many as 2 dozen car and house break-ins was arrested for burglary in a Boston suburb on Tuesday after being identified from a home surveillance camera and implicating himself via Facebook.

By Bob Brown | 24 April, 2015 04:01

Tags: applications, crime, social, software, collaboration, Dropcam, Facebook

Pretty much all of the Apple Watches are coming to work

Almost all current or perspective users of smartwatches and other wearable technologies want to use them for work, according to a Harris Poll survey commissioned by MDM vendor MobileIron.

By Jon Gold | 24 April, 2015 03:15

Tags: Apple, Docker, MobileIron, Networking, swarm, wireless, XOEye Technologies, Wearables

Salesforce for HR puts the focus on mobile and social capabilities

If there are any overriding trends at work in the enterprise-software market today, consumerization and mobile would have to be among the biggest. Vendors large and small have been racing to add such features to their products, and Thursday brought a fresh example: Salesforce for HR, a new tool that aims to give employees a personalized experience via mobile and social capabilities.

By Katherine Noyes | 24 April, 2015 03:10

Tags: mobile applications, applications, Salesforce.com, software, HR, mobile

Latest Windows 10 update demonstrates overhauled dev scheme

Microsoft on Wednesday released its seventh version of Windows 10's technical preview.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 April, 2015 23:57

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

Huawei eyes US enterprise market despite political challenges

Past political trouble in the U.S. isn't stopping Huawei Technologies from selling its enterprise services in the country.

By Michael Kan | 23 April, 2015 14:57

Tags: Huawei Technologies, services, servers, storage, regulation, hardware systems, government

Google puts integration at the centre of Chrome for Work

Google made its case Wednesday for Chrome use in the enterprise, and a big part of its pitch is that companies can integrate products they're already using with its Chrome devices and software.

By Katherine Noyes | 23 April, 2015 09:20

Tags: applications, Google, hardware systems, browsers, software, operating systems

Box wants to be a platform for easy-to-write enterprise apps

A developer edition of Box will allow enterprises to build applications on top of the company's content collaboration and sharing capabilities without using the Box user interface or requiring users to have a Box account.

By Stephen Lawson | 23 April, 2015 08:48

Tags: storage, cloud computing, internet, Box

Coming soon: PHP 7 -- and it's a scorcher

Get ready for PHP 7; it's going to be fast.

By Paul Krill | 23 April, 2015 06:51

Tags: HP, php, software

Google launches Project Fi, its combo cellular and Wi-Fi network

Google launched its own ambitious wireless network primarily in the U.S. on Wednesday in partnership with Sprint and T-Mobile.

By Matt Hamblen | 23 April, 2015 04:39

Tags: wireless networking, Motorola, Google, Networking, wireless

Chrome users roast Google on spit of hate over revamped bookmarks manager

Google's redesign of the Chrome bookmarks manager has begun rolling out to the browser's users running the most polished version. And those users are very, very unhappy.

By Gregg Keizer | 23 April, 2015 04:23

Tags: web browsers, applications, Google, browsers, software, chrome

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