Software

With EU challenging Google, this time 'stakes are high'

With the European Commission leveling antitrust charges against Google, the company should be bracing itself for a big and potentially costly fight over its dominant search business.

By Sharon Gaudin | 17 April, 2015 03:51

Tags: search, The Gabriel Consulting Group, Google, european union, european commission, internet, search engines

Nokia Alcatel-Lucent deal would make a complementary patent portfolio

The possible acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent of France by Finland-based Nokia would bring together complementary patent portfolios and increase their scale against larger global competitors, analysts said Tuesday.

By Matt Hamblen | 15 April, 2015 05:49

Tags: business issues, IT industry, alcatel-lucent, Nokia

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

Apple gets serious about online ordering push

Apple's head of retail is apparently serious about pushing customers to order online: There are no new MacBooks available for pickup at the company's brick-and-mortar stores.

By Gregg Keizer | 11 April, 2015 06:01

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, twitter, apple mac

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

Use software license optimization tools to get your money's worth out of SaaS

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 Vincent Brasseur, Director of Product Management, Flexera Software | 04 April, 2015 04:18

Tags: SaaS, software licensing, it strategy, IT management, Software as a service, cloud computing, internet

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

Boeing exec details 6 steps that transformed its business

As the director of Information Technology for CDG, a Boeing subsidiary in the Digital Aviation business unit, I have responsibility to enable thousands of professionals with technology on a global basis. After eight years on the job, I've learned my share of hard lessons about managing people and technology.--

By Paul Duchouquette | 31 March, 2015 04:17

Tags: business issues, boeing

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

5 ways to use virtual reality in the enterprise

With Facebook executives focusing so much of their annual F8 developers conference on virtual reality, people are wondering how the technology will affect gaming and social networking.

By Sharon Gaudin | 28 March, 2015 06:04

Tags: popular science, emerging technology, Facebook

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

Taking the Hype out of Hyper-convergence

Colm Keegan, ESG Senior analyst recently had some great perspective on the hyper-converged market and Scale Computing:

By Mark Bowker | 19 March, 2015 06:34

Tags: cloud computing, Scale Computing, internet

VCE Innovation Delivers Scale, SDN Choice, and Operational Simplicity

In today's extremely fast-paced IT economy, there is no time to sit on your hands. This is particularly true of the converged and hyper-converged market. ESG Senior Analyst Colm Keegan and I are seeing tremendous innovation taking place in the space, with an insane amount of money changing hands--between investors pouring silly amounts of money into emerging technologies and IT professionals doubling down in their investments in converged/hyper-converged systems.

By Mark Bowker | 19 March, 2015 06:30

Tags: cloud computing, internet, VMware

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