Internet of things and Azure headline Microsoft Build

The Internet of things will get considerable airing at Microsoft's Build developer conference this week, with the company planning to detail both its vision and architecture for the large-scale connected-devices concept. Microsoft's Azure cloud platform is key to the company's plans.

By Paul Krill | 29 April, 2015 00:32

Tags: microsoft azure, Microsoft, Internet of Things, software, internet

Toshiba hopes to charm developers with kits for building wearables

Toshiba is hoping developers will use its application processors to build wearable devices, and has launched hardware and software development kits to help make it happen.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 28 April, 2015 21:51

Tags: Development tools, application development, Components, toshiba, software, processors, Motherboards

DataTorrent grabs $15M in funding to help make sense of big data -- fast

DataTorrent, which claims its software can process billions of events per second in Hadoop clusters, has received $15 million in Series B funding.

By Bob Brown | 28 April, 2015 21:37

Tags: applications, hadoop, data mining, software, big data, Venture capital, business intelligence

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, April 28

Apple chalks up another record quarter...LG's new flagship phone coming Tuesday...Facebook Messenger gets free video calling...and more tech news.

By IDG News Service staff | 28 April, 2015 21:06

Tags: Apple, lg, consumer electronics, Google, Microsoft, software, SAS Institute, mobile, Facebook

Microsoft posts second straight double-digit downturn in Windows OEM revenue

Microsoft last week acknowledged that Windows revenue took a beating in the first quarter, with sales of licenses to computer and device makers falling $US698 million, or 22 per cent, compared to the same stretch in 2014.

By Gregg Keizer | 28 April, 2015 06:31

Tags: business issues, Windows PCs, Microsoft, software, financial results

Dell ready to help enterprises move Jive content into Yammer

Proliferation tends to be a consequence any time a new technology trend takes off, and enterprise social networks are a prime example. Jive, Yammer and Salesforce Chatter are all among the competitors in this arena, and more than a few organizations are struggling under the weight of several of them.

By Katherine Noyes | 28 April, 2015 04:41

Tags: Dell, applications, maintenance, content management, software, collaboration

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,, 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

Plenty more Cloud in the Sea as Connector signs NZ distie deal

“We work only with vendors and partners who are considered among the very best in their category."

By James Henderson | 24 April, 2015 09:00

Tags: seagate, storage, Cloud, Connector Systems

Queensland Sugar gets flash(y) with storage

Raw sugar exporter Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL) has experienced a 10-times boost in performance speed since rolling out flash memory and two storage arrays in October 2014.

By Hamish Barwick | 24 April, 2015 08:00

Tags: Queensland sugar, storage, nimble storage

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

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,, 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

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