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Telerik frees HTML5 collection of components

Borrowing a page from the recently revised Microsoft playbook, development tools maker Telerik has released as open source the bulk of its Kendo software library of components for building Web and mobile applications

By Joab Jackson | 19 April, 2014 07:07

Tags: Development tools, Web services development, application development, software, Telerik

Experts: Avoid big mistakes with Oracle's Exadata

Although Exadata is Oracle's most popular and mature "engineered system," some customers implementing the database machine are making mistakes that prevent them from getting the most performance out of the expensive product, according to a veteran of many Exadata projects.

By Chris Kanaracus | 19 April, 2014 06:14

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, applications, enterprise resource planning, SAP, software, internet, cloud computing, Oracle

Apple has bigger plans than just song ID with Shazam deal

Apple will integrate music identification technology created by Shazam into the next version of iOS, but could go much further than simple song naming.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 April, 2014 04:59

Tags: Apple, ios, WD, twitter, software, operating systems, Shazam, mobile apps, Bloomberg

IE6: Retired but not dead yet

Microsoft may have retired Internet Explorer 6 last week, but it's still keeping track of the ancient browser's user share on a death watch-like website that's been running for more than three years.

By Gregg Keizer | 18 April, 2014 21:02

Tags: web apps, Microsoft, Windows, software, internet, operating systems

Twitter to promote app downloads in mobile timelines

Twitter's new mobile advertising suite lets companies pitch their mobile apps in promoted tweets or place ads inside other apps.

By Loek Essers | 18 April, 2014 20:46

Tags: mobile applications, services, twitter, mobile

Enterprise who? Google says little about Apps, business cloud services in Q1 report

Google did little during its first-quarter earnings report to shush critics who say its Enterprise unit is a second-class citizen in its kingdom.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 18 April, 2014 08:23

Tags: applications, development platforms, e-mail, software, Office suites, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration, Infrastructure services, Google

For Red Hat, it's RHEL and then...?

Red Hat is hosting its annual summit this week - this year in San Francisco - where the company is seemingly basking in the glory of making more than a billion dollars off a free open source project.

By Brandon Butler | 18 April, 2014 03:06

Tags: Google, Cloud, software, internet, Capita, cloud computing, Red Hat

Report: Oracle pushes back against Oregon officials over troubled health care site

Oracle is gearing up for a fight with officials in Oregon over its role developing an expensive health insurance exchange website that still isn't fully operational.

By Chris Kanaracus | 18 April, 2014 02:24

Tags: business issues, services, legal, health care, software, industry verticals, IT management, Safra Catz, Oracle

Microsoft extends Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for business

Microsoft on Wednesday extended the Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for businesses by three months, but again told consumers they had less than four weeks to make the move before the company shuts off their patch faucet.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 April, 2014 20:49

Tags: security, Microsoft, computerworld, Windows, software, operating systems, Malware and Vulnerabilities

SAP reports strong growth in cloud amid slow overall revenue growth

SAP reported a strong growth in cloud revenue and fast adoption of its HANA platform in the first quarter, while its software revenue dipped from the same quarter in the previous year.

By John Ribeiro | 17 April, 2014 16:46

Tags: business issues, applications, Customer Relationship Management, enterprise resource planning, SAP, financial results, software, internet, cloud computing, business intelligence, Data management

Windows XP's retirement turns into major security project for Chinese firm

Microsoft may have retired Windows XP, but one of China's leading security vendors is trying to keep the OS threat-free, and rolling out protection software to hundreds of millions of users in the nation.

By Michael Kan | 17 April, 2014 14:42

Tags: Qihoo 360, security, Windows, software, Windows desktop, operating systems

Chrome users won't give up, keep pressing Google to restore old-style new tab page

Users of Google's Chrome continue to badger the company to change the browser's new tab page, a sore spot to some for over half a year, even as the Mountain View, Calif. firm sticks to its design guns.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 April, 2014 05:34

Tags: Google, applications, software, internet

Oracle identifies products affected by Heartbleed, but work remains on fixes

Oracle has issued a comprehensive list of its software that may or may not be affected by the OpenSSL (secure sockets layer) vulnerability known as Heartbleed, while warning that no fixes are yet available for some likely affected products.

By Chris Kanaracus | 17 April, 2014 01:30

Tags: patches, Internet-based applications and services, CIO role, software, best practices, patch management, internet, Exploits / vulnerabilities, cloud computing, IT management, Oracle, security, it strategy

Developers get access to more Sony camera features

Developers will be able to build applications to remotely control two Sony lens cameras, using new features the company has added to an SDK.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 17 April, 2014 01:27

Tags: Development tools, application development, Digital camcorders, consumer electronics, software, sony, digital cameras

Microsoft slashes Windows XP custom support prices just days before axing public patches

Just days before Microsoft retired Windows XP from public support, the company drastically reduced the price of custom support agreements that give large companies and government agencies another year of XP patches, experts reported today.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 April, 2014 00:08

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

Tata revenue, profit up on strong outsourcing demand

India's largest outsourcer, Tata Consultancy Services, is boosting hiring and offering wage hikes after reporting strong revenue and profit growth in its recently concluded fiscal year.

By John Ribeiro | 16 April, 2014 23:58

Tags: business issues, offshoring, services, outsourcing, financial results, Tata Consultancy Services

Big data drives 47% growth for top 50 public cloud companies

Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in the fourth quarter last year to $6.2 billion, according to Technology Business Research Inc.

By Brandon Butler | 16 April, 2014 08:19

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, maintenance, applications, Networking, hardware systems, infrastructure management, big data, data mining, internet, cloud computing, Data Center, management, IDC, Cloud, software, system management, server, application management

Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology

Red Hat is looking to advance the Docker Linux container application for wider enterprise use.

By Joab Jackson | 16 April, 2014 07:34

Tags: Linux, open source, middleware, software, data integration, operating systems, Red Hat

Microsoft launches toolset for capturing 'ambient intelligence'

Microsoft is targeting the growing volume of data being generated by both machines and humans: CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday showed off tools that could help organizations better understand -- and profit from -- this trove of information.

By Joab Jackson | 16 April, 2014 06:17

Tags: applications, Internet of Things, Microsoft, software, data mining, IoT

After first day problems, robotic sub resumes search for Flight 370

The autonomous underwater robot that began searching for the missing Malaysian airliner Monday ran into trouble on its initial mission but is expected to try again today.

By Computerworld Staff | 16 April, 2014 03:56

Tags: disaster recovery, applications, Emerging Technologies, hardware systems, software, government, Government/Industries

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