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Microsoft SharePoint coming up short for most enterprises, study finds

Many SharePoint installations at enterprises have been doomed largely due to senior management failing to really get behind the Microsoft collaboration technology, according to a new study by AIIM, which bills itself as "the Global Community of IT Professionals."

By Bob Brown | 27 February, 2015 03:54

Tags: applications, Sharepoint, Microsoft, Yammer, social, software, collaboration, IDG

Researchers uncover signs of Superfish-style attacks

Researchers at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) yesterday said that they had found evidence that implies attackers have exploited a security vulnerability in the Superfish adware and a slew of other programs.

By Gregg Keizer | 27 February, 2015 03:48

Tags: Komodia, Microsoft, security, beca, Lenovo, Cybercrime & Hacking, Electronic Frontier Foundation, intrusion, mcafee, EFF, symantec

FCC votes to overturn state laws limiting municipal broadband

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to overturn large parts of two state laws that limit local governments from funding and building broadband networks.

By Grant Gross | 27 February, 2015 03:35

Tags: telecommunication, regulation, Michael O’Rielly, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, legislation, government, Barack Obama, internet, Ajit Pai, Internet service providers, broadband, Tom Wheeler

Box woos financial services firms with a tailored cloud offering

It was just about two weeks ago that Box set out to remove a major barrier to the cloud for security-minded organizations with its Encryption Key Management capability. Now, it's taken that focus a step further with a full-fledged cloud storage service aimed squarely at financial services firms.

By Katherine Noyes | 27 February, 2015 02:05

Tags: finance, cloud computing, Box.net, industry verticals, internet

Jive updates deliver boost to enterprise communications

Communication is a key part of enterprises' interactions both internally and externally, and on Thursday Jive Software announced updated releases for addressing both audiences.

By Katherine Noyes | 27 February, 2015 00:02

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Jive Software, applications, software, collaboration, internet

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, February 26

Lenovo's website hack points to DNS weakness ... FTC asked to probe Samsung ... Facebook vet starts server analytics biz ... and more tech news

By IDG News Service staff | 26 February, 2015 23:25

Tags: Citrix Systems, software, Lenovo, Coolan, internet, Hewlett-Packard, Facebook, Cisco Systems, Google, Microsoft, security, Samsung Electronics, AnubisNetworks

Salesforce's Desk.com steps up its global focus

Small businesses just starting out may dream of world domination, but that's a difficult goal to achieve if you can't interact with customers in more than one or two languages. Enter Salesforce's Desk.com customer-support app, which just got a hefty boost in the number of languages it can work with.

By Katherine Noyes | 26 February, 2015 22:01

Tags: Customer Relationship Management, applications, Salesforce.com, software, Software as a service, cloud computing, internet

Google offers Gmail in Burmese language

Google is making Gmail a little more user-friendly for Internet users in Myanmar, and has introduced Burmese language support to the email service.

By Michael Kan | 26 February, 2015 20:46

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, Mail, internet

Sharp fights fraud with old-school landline phones

Be it telegrams or feature phones, Japan can't bear to part with yesterday's technology.

By Tim Hornyak | 26 February, 2015 17:28

Tags: consumer electronics, sharp

Samsung faces complaint in US FTC over Smart TV 'surveillance'

A complaint filed by a privacy group to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission charged that Samsung's Smart TVs intercept and record private communications of consumers in their homes, violating a number of rules including the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

By John Ribeiro | 26 February, 2015 17:04

Tags: U.S. Federal Trade Commission, consumer electronics, regulation, TVs, Samsung Electronics, government, Electronic Privacy Information Center

$2.8 million upgrade for NSW Government Radio Network

The New South Wales government revealed a $2.8 million upgrade of the radio communications network used by the state’s emergency services.

By Adam Bender | 26 February, 2015 16:13

Tags: emergency communications, emergency services, Digital Distribution Australia, nsw, New South Wales, optus, government, Government Radio Network

London Underground hums with better data on tracks

Most London Underground riders probably never heard of linear asset management, though they might be glad it exists, if it gets them to their destinations with fewer delays in the future.

By Joab Jackson | 26 February, 2015 14:45

Tags: applications, IBM, enterprise resource planning, software

Websense gets new A/NZ country manager

Websense confirmed this week that former Australian and New Zealand country manager, Gerry Tucker, has left the security firm for a new role at NICE Systems.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 February, 2015 14:19

Tags: appointment, websense, cyber security

Choice campaigns against 'Hollywood horror film' copyright code

Advocacy group Choice has launched a campaign to push for more protections for consumers in the impending copyright enforcement code for Internet service providers.

By Rohan Pearce | 26 February, 2015 13:49

Tags: choice, Malcolm Turnbull, copyright, Communications Alliance, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN), piracy

Google DeepMind advances AI with deep Q-network algorithm

DeepMind, which became Google's subsidiary last year, has taken another step forward in artificial intelligence with an algorithm that can master several games.

By Rebecca Merrett | 26 February, 2015 13:45

Tags: data, Google DeepMind, Google, algorithms, machine learning, artificial intelligence

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