Oracle chairman, Larry Ellison, has delivered another dose of hype for the vendor's Cloud platform, but many customers may need more convincing before they make the leap.
By Chris Kanaracus | 01 October, 2014 11:04
Microsoft gave the first look at its Windows 10 operating system on Tuesday, a major release that will span all hardware from PCs to phones and try to address the ills that have dogged Windows 8.
By James Niccolai | 01 October, 2014 09:58
Humbled by businesses' dislike for Windows 8, Microsoft has issued a mea culpa, offered the world a first peek at Windows 10 and pledged that the new OS will delight IT executives. But the true test of whether Microsoft can move past its Windows 8 mistakes will come when Windows 10 is commercially released at some point next summer.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 01 October, 2014 09:47
A year ago this month, thousands of customers waited at the Oracle OpenWorld conference for Larry Ellison to deliver a keynote speech ... but he never turned up.
By Martyn Williams | 01 October, 2014 08:34
Microsoft today unveiled the successor to its failed Windows 8 at an event in San Francisco, putting the Steven Sinofsky era behind it by, if nothing else, naming the new OS "Windows 10."
By Gregg Keizer | 01 October, 2014 06:21
Systems support company IPsoft is testing new virtual help software that it says will help answer customer technical questions much more quickly and thoroughly than today's current crop of online assistants.
By Joab Jackson | 01 October, 2014 05:51
Microsoft's major update to its operating system, called Windows 10, has been built to blend old and new in a way that will be familiar to Windows 7 users while also retaining much of its more modern tile interface.
By James Niccolai | 01 October, 2014 04:30
With features such as offline sync in the new version of its Mobile SDK, Amazon Web Services is hoping to lure developers away from the cloud services offered by Google and Apple.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 01 October, 2014 03:31
Oracle has overhauled the way it will build user interfaces in a bid to meet customers' expectations for user-friendly mobile applications -- and also to keep pace with rivals Salesforce.com and Workday.
By Chris Kanaracus | 01 October, 2014 03:14
Analysts today will be closely monitoring Microsoft's Windows event to hear how, or even whether, the firm can reconcile its fast-paced release cycle with the more conservative needs of enterprises.
By Gregg Keizer | 30 September, 2014 23:53
Java remains a critical technology that attracts intense interest and passion, as testified by the droves of developers gathered in San Francisco this week for JavaOne, the industry's major event dedicated to the language.
By Paul Krill | 30 September, 2014 23:11
Aware that the "if you build it, they will come" principle doesn't always apply to newly deployed IT systems, Microsoft has developed a website to help companies promote Office 365 usage among employees.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 30 September, 2014 08:11
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By InfoWorld staff | 30 September, 2014 07:21
Microsoft will offer some Windows 8.1 users a free upgrade to the next edition, tentatively labeled as Windows 9, a notorious spiller of the company's secrets said today.
By Gregg Keizer | 30 September, 2014 07:18
Though Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd's title may have changed recently, his job running the company's sales and support operations really hasn't. But he does have a whole lot more to sell and support these days, and it's all in the cloud.
By Chris Kanaracus | 30 September, 2014 05:38
Microsoft will not webcast the Tuesday press conference where it will unveil at least some parts of the next Windows, the company said today.
By Gregg Keizer | 30 September, 2014 04:47
Add Big Data and analytics to the businesses Oracle wants to dominate in the Cloud.
By Chris Kanaracus | 30 September, 2014 03:52
Oracle is giving its entry into the platform-as-a-service market (PaaS) an injection of new services in hopes of differentiating it from the likes of Windows Azure and Salesforce.com's Salesforce1.
By Chris Kanaracus | 30 September, 2014 03:35
When Microsoft unveils its next edition of Windows on Tuesday in the US, it will face its greatest challenge ever in operating systems, an analyst has argued.
By Gregg Keizer | 30 September, 2014 03:24
Just weeks after Tibco said it was looking at its long-term business options, the business intelligence software and middleware vendor has disclosed that it will be acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners.
By Grant Gross | 30 September, 2014 01:46
This report details the observations and findings from nine in-depth interviews and executive roundtable discussions conducted by IBRS in 2012regarding BYOD in education. • The more significant issue for education was not the device but the delivery of software and services that impact educational activities • There is not one approach that fits all educational institutions – or even a single approach that can be used across a single school • A broad cross-section of peers involved from across the education spectrum were represented at each roundtable, held in seven cities across ANZ region
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