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.

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

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

U.S. readies for space storms that could crash critical networks

The U.S. is making preparations to protect communications and transportation systems from potentially dangerous space weather events.

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

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.

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.

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.

Western Digital to buy Sandisk for US$19B

Hard disk drive specialist Western Digital has agreed to buy flash memory vendor Sandisk for $19 billion.

Western Digital self-encrypting external hard disk drives have flaws that can expose data

The hardware-based encryption built into popular Western Digital external hard disk drives has flaws that could allow attackers to recover data without knowing the user password.

Dell agrees to acquire EMC for US$67 billion

Dell has agreed to acquire EMC in a cash-and-shares deal valuing the company at US$67 billion, the companies announced Monday.

Arista adds security to cloud software

Macro-segmentation services inserts firewalls into physical, virtual workloads

By Jim Duffy | 06 October, 2015 18:45

Tags: Networking, software, switches

IBM zeroes in on unstructured data with Cleversafe buy

IBM will acquire object-based storage vendor Cleversafe in a move to bolster its cloud business unit with more flexibility and simplified management options in the hybrid cloud, it announced on Monday.

By Katherine Noyes | 06 October, 2015 00:39

Tags: IBM

SanDisk builds tougher flash for IoT devices

SanDisk introduced a line of heavy-duty, long-lasting flash storage cards for connected industrial equipment in the Internet of Things.

HP goes after Cisco, Arista with open source OS

Allies with Broadcom, Intel and VMware on OpenSwitch NOS

By Jim Duffy | 05 October, 2015 15:45

Tags: HP, Linux, Networking, software, intel, switches, VMware

Intel, Samsung launch their fastest SSDs with up to 5Gbps speeds

Samsung announced its fastest consumer SSD, which comes in a gumstick form factor and has a top speed of 2.5Gbps. Intel announced its fastest enterprise-class PCIe SSD, an expansion card with a top speed of 5Gbps.

SDN start-up PLUMgrid opens up on OpenStack

Supports more distributions of cloud framework; enhances software for microservices, visibility

By Jim Duffy | 29 September, 2015 20:44

Tags: startups, Networking, software

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