Newegg takes pre-orders for Samsung's first 3D Pro SSD

Newegg on Thursday began taking orders for Samsung's most advanced solid state drive (SSD), a model that uses stacked, or three dimensional, NAND flash for greater performance and endurance over previous models based on conventional NAND flash.

By Lucas Mearian | 25 July, 2014 07:29

Tags: SSD, Drives, storage, Samsung Electronics, Newegg

Wolfram fortifies SystemModeler with more libraries

Hydraulic actuators, battery stacks, biochemical systems and disease propagation are but a few things that now can be modeled more easily, thanks to a number of libraries and a library store that Wolfram Research has created for a new edition of its SystemModeler software package.

By Joab Jackson | 25 July, 2014 06:39

Tags: applications, Wolfram, software, project management

State Dept. database crash leads to passport, visa delays

A State Department database crash has delayed the issuing of passports and visas worldwide.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 25 July, 2014 06:27

Tags: Government IT, databases, applications, software, Oracle

Apple sends users scrambling for OS X Yosemite

Apple today released the public beta of OS X Yosemite, giving non-developers their first chance to preview an upcoming Mac OS in 14 years.

By Gregg Keizer | 25 July, 2014 04:25

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, WD, software, Mac OS X, operating systems

US Social Security Administration spent nearly $300M on IT project 'boondoggle,' lawmakers say

The U.S. Social Security Administration has spent nearly US$300 million on a software system for processing disability claims that still isn't finished and has delivered limited useful functionality, according to an independent report on the project.

By Chris Kanaracus | 25 July, 2014 03:52

Tags: application development, applications, U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, CIO role, it strategy, software, IT management, U.S. Social Security Administration, McKinsey

HP invests in Hortonworks' Hadoop

Hewlett-Packard is betting $50 million that its customers will find value in the Hadoop data processing platform, by investing in Hadoop distributor Hortonworks.

By Joab Jackson | 25 July, 2014 03:16

Tags: business issues, HortonWorks, software, investments, Hewlett-Packard launches Sales Reach for real-time selling and marketing is combining its Pardot marketing software, sales automation application and social communities platform into a new product called Sales Reach, which it says can help salespeople nurture leads and make deals in real time.

By Chris Kanaracus | 24 July, 2014 22:01

Tags: services, applications, enterprise resource planning,, Pardot, marketing technology, software

Dropbox lures business users from consumer product

Dropbox has revealed additional IT admin controls as it continues its bid to lure business customers.

By Adam Bender | 24 July, 2014 08:00

Tags: search, dropbox, consumerisation of IT, security, IT admin, sharing, cloud storage, bring your own application, BYOA

SSD prices for hybrids, ultrathin laptops to flatten next year

A shortage of solid-state drives for ultrathin laptops and hybrids will cause prices to flatten next year after dropping for the last several years, with lower prices coming again in 2016, according to a market analysis.

By Agam Shah | 24 July, 2014 06:25

Tags: SSD, Drives, storage, nvidia

Microsoft verging on single OS across all devices

Microsoft seems on the brink of announcing a major enhancement to its operating system lines, namely merging them into a single OS that could bring big benefits for corporate users.

By Tim Greene | 24 July, 2014 06:10

Tags: consumer electronics, Microsoft, Windows, smartphones, software, operating systems, Windows Phone

Microsoft again writes off Surface inventory, renews profitability doubts

Microsoft again took a hit on its Surface business, the company acknowledged Tuesday.

By Gregg Keizer | 24 July, 2014 05:47

Tags: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Microsoft, hardware systems, Windows, software, tablets, operating systems

Apple unwraps OS X Yosemite public beta Thursday

Apple will release its first public beta of OS X Yosemite early Thursday

By Gregg Keizer | 24 July, 2014 02:39

Tags: Apple, Mac OS, Mac OS X, software, operating systems

Seagate wireless drive can now stream to Roku set-top box

Seagate announced today Roku set-top boxes will now have a channel to connect to Wireless Plus hard drives for streaming movies, music and photos stored on the drives.

By Lucas Mearian | 24 July, 2014 02:34

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, Data storage, Networking, computerworld, wireless, internet, Roku, mobile, Seagate Technology

UK government adopts ODF for document exchange with citizens and suppliers

The U.K. government has adopted ODF as its standard for the exchange of word processor and spreadsheet files between departments and with citizens and suppliers, meaning that companies and citizens will not be required to buy a particular application or software suite in order to collaborate with government staff.

By Peter Sayer | 24 July, 2014 01:14

Tags: Government use of IT, open source, applications, regulation, software, U.K. Cabinet Office, government, Office suites

Oracle ships nearly 60 mobile apps for JD Edwards

Oracle is responding to an ever more mobile customer base with the rollout of 57 mobile applications for its JD Edwards EnterpriseOne business software suite.

By Chris Kanaracus | 24 July, 2014 00:31

Tags: application development, applications, enterprise resource planning, software, mobile, Oracle

BlackBerry offers BES10 as a hosted service through partners

Businesses wanting the security of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 without the complexity of managing it onsite can now buy it as a hosted service from six BlackBerry partners.

By Peter Sayer | 24 July, 2014 00:25

Tags: BlackBerry OS, consumer electronics, security, Mobile OSes, smartphones, mobile security, software, mobile, Blackberry

Dropbox for Business grows more security, IT admin muscles

Dropbox will continue beefing up the business version of its cloud storage and file sharing service, adding security features to shared links, full-text search capabilities and new tools for enterprise developers.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 July, 2014 23:05

Tags: dropbox, applications, storage, software, internet, cloud computing, Software as a service, collaboration

How Nokia both helped and hindered Microsoft's earnings

Microsoft paid more than $US7 billion for Nokia's handset and services business, and the jury is still out as to what it means for its future. In the past quarter it boosted Microsoft's revenue but also ate into its profit.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 July, 2014 10:41

Tags: business issues, telecommunication, Microsoft, financial results, software, internet

Apple "inadvertently admitted" to iOS backdoor: forensics expert

Apple has "inadvertently admitted" to creating a "backdoor" in iOS, according to a new post by a forensics scientist, iOS author and former hacker, who this week created a stir when he posted a presentation laying out his case.

By John Cox | 23 July, 2014 08:17

Tags: Apple, security, ios, nsa, software, operating systems

Microsoft revenue lifted by Cloud sales to businesses

Strong sales of Cloud products to businesses helped lift Microsoft's revenue by 18 per cent last quarter, though its profits declined.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 23 July, 2014 07:18

Tags: business issues, Microsoft, financial results, software, internet

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