Articles about Enterprise Software
In the post-Snowden era, how do American cloud companies deal with business customers who are nervous about unauthorized access to corporate data? Microsoft's answer is more encryption and tighter access restrictions.
At Box's second annual developer day, the cloud wunderkind kicks off the event with one of tech's stalwart executives.
The next version, or should we say three versions, of Red Hat's community Linux, Fedora, are now in beta.
Service as a Service: IT service catalogs are services in themselves that business customers appreciate.
One of the worst pieces of advice given to people looking for help and advice with computer problems is that they should switch to a different operating system. Here's why, along with some tips for anyone who still wants to change operating systems.
Deploying Kubernetes apps on the same clusters as other services should become easier through a collaboration between Google and Mesosphere.
From the Atlas security project, to Ambari 2.0 and SequenceIQ, Hadoop veteran and Hortonworks co-founder Arun Murthy discusses some big-data themes of the moment.
Australian-founded enterprise software development and collaboration platform provider Atlassian has acquired French video conferencing player Blue Jimp.
The company says it has 370 early customers of S/4HANA amid a first quarter that received a nice tailwind from currency fluctuations.
Telsyte believes the Australian enterprise mobility market will be driven by a combination of mobile device hardware, management software, and value-added services.
IBM's first quarter had multiple moving parts and a tough currency situation, but showed progress.
Beginning this summer, Microsoft will offer free Windows 10 upgrades to hundreds of millions of PCs. A recent Windows Update contains details about how the Get Windows 10 (GWX) program will work.
Raytheon acquired Websense for $1.9 billion and formed a cybersecurity venture with Vista Equity Partners. This new cybersecurity company now aims to fend off a variety of attacks.
One in three firms now scramble data to protect it from prying eyes - but encryption remains a complicated technology to manage for most.
Focusing on ROI exclusively works against you, not for you. Are you giving customers the experience they want, or the experience you think they want? In the short term, your approach can cost you customer engagement. In the long term, it can erode your customer base.
As Windows devices have become smaller, lighter, and more mobile, the nature of storage has changed. These six expert-level utilities make it possible to manage and maintain data on any Windows device.
The Pivotal Tracker 1 and Pivotal Living app allow you to track your daily activity and provide you with data to improve your life.
Who says you need a Mac or a Windows PC? With the right applications, a Linux desktop is every bit as good as either of the two mainstream desktop operating systems.
Sony's SmartWatch 3 includes technology not present in any other Android Wear device, which makes it useful now and into the future.
If you're willing to look, there are some excellent tech gadgets and gifts out there that don't require a second mortgage.
Getting Linux Mint to work is simple.
Most Android Wear devices only show the time after separating from an Android phone. The new Sony SmartWatch 3 includes integrated GPS, NFC, and Wi-Fi, as well as offline music playback.
With version 5.0, Android makes the work of enterprise admins much easier. Security is stronger and more standardized. Android fragmentation is crumbling.
The wearable market continues to develop with activity trackers and smartwatches available in prices ranging from $50 to $300 or more. Matthew offers up six wearables across the pricing spectrum for you to consider.
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The next version of Windows Server is at an early stage of development, but some of the new functionality for orchestrating virtualised compute, storage and networking resources on commodity hardware is available for early adopters to test. Here's how it's shaping up.
Microsoft took its Office for iOS and split it into three separate apps: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. And now even non-Office 365 subscribers get the near-full feature set.
Microsoft launched the Microsoft Band late at night, but it turns out they may have delivered one of the best values in wearable technology to date. Matthew has spent the last three days running, walking, and sleeping with it.
Activity trackers are important pieces to improving your health. Misfit hit it out of the park with the $50 Flash and it may be my last activity tracker.
Windows 8 is coming this year, Windows 8 Consumer Preview will be out later this month, and the burning question is: does anybody care? ZDNet editor and long-time Linux proponent Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols claims Windows 8 will be DOA. Meanwhile, ZDNet Government and DIY-IT editor David Gewirtz (who claims all operating systems annoy him to one degree or another), claims Windows 8 is here to stay, that it matters for "real work," and so will Windows 9. In this video, originally presented as a live webcast on Feburary 15, 2012, here two opposing views on whether Windows is still relevant in a world where iPads, Android devices, and even Linux are grabbing more and more consumer attention:Discover why SJVN (as he's known to the blog-o-sphere) claims that the new Windows Metro user-interface is already stillborn and why Windows is just no longer relevant.Explore why Gewirtz (who recently vowed to move his servers back to Windows, with mixed technical results, and thousands of crazed ZDNet comments), claims that Windows is here to stay, new Microsoft UIs are often imperfect at first, and the Microsoft juggernaut will not be defeated.Learn about why the Post-PC era isn't really here yet and why most productive people can't really survive without a desktop PC or laptop.If you use computers in your business, Windows will be a factor. Don't miss this video featuring CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz, one of America's leading cyberdefense experts, and ZDNet Contributing Editor Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, one of America's most-read technology journalists.Bring popcorn. Three ugly, middle-aged men argue about operating systems. It just doesn't get any better than this! Sparks will fly and there will be fireworks
At CES in Las Vegas, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest talks to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about what to expect from the software giant in 2012. Ballmer previews the new Windows phone OS, Windows 8's metro UI and new Xbox Kinect features.
At CES in Las Vegas, Intel's Mooly Eden updates the company's "ultrabook" efforts, including a concept transparent touch screen on the back side, coupled with the Windows 8 Metro user interface.
At the GigaOm Net:Work conference in San Francisco, Google's Rajen Sheth talks about how the product development of Gmail inspired Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt to embrace cloud computing. The three at first "soundly rejected the idea" of Gmail because he was pitching it as packaged software, Sheth says. A few months later he came back with the concept of putting Gmail in the cloud.
OCBC says pervasive use of Web-connected mobile devices and social networks has compelled banks to tweak their service models in order to meet customer demand for "instant, now".
At a Churchill Club event in San Jose, Calif., former PARC engineer Larry Tesler talks about Steve Jobs' trips to Xerox's PARC, including the one where Jobs eyed the company's graphical user interface prototype, which ended up making it into the Mac OS. Tesler decided to leave Xerox soon after and started working at Apple.
With the Mir display server failing to make the cut, Ubuntu 13.10, rather than being a stepping-stone on the way to form-factor convergence with 14.04, seems more like an obligatory release.
Hot on the heels of Fedora 19 comes this everything-including-the-kitchen-sink derivative.
Some of the features that were to be included in Ubuntu 13.04 have been shelved in favour of presenting a polished and solid release, with most of the improvements residing behind the scenes. As a result, Raring Ringtail may seem a bit of a disappointment.
Windows 8 is OUT on my next-generation Pavilion dm1, and Linux — in the shape of Fedora 18, openSuSE 12.3, Mint 14 and Ubuntu 12.10 — is IN.
Ubuntu 12.10 contains more controversial changes than expected. If you can live with or work around those changes, it remains a powerful and useful desktop Linux operating system.
A jazzy new interface and a CRM-like Lead Centre are the main new features in QuickBooks 2013. Existing users may struggle to justify the upgrade, but there's a lot in the product already and this refresh certainly won't do sales any harm.
There are features in Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 that many people will never use, but its core dictation capability is excellent, while the context-sensitive sidebar help is a big improvement.
Microsoft is looking ahead to a future of private and public clouds, where information is everything, and users can access it however they want. Is Microsoft's latest server OS up to the job?
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials was disappointing, but there's a lot to like in its successor, which provides a small file-and-print server with integrated systems management and backup tools that's ideal for a small business or a home office.
After a week of using Office 2013 we're pleasantly surprised. The changes Microsoft has made to support Windows 8 — and specifically Windows 8 tablets — are logical, and they work well with more traditional ways of using Office.
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is an extremely solid, usable, fast and secure desktop Linux OS. It continues to hone the Unity user interface introduced in earlier releases, and also migrates to a new version of the kernel.
The latest update to Corel's venerable vector drawing package brings several overdue features, does some catching up with Adobe and adds useful new tools for working with vectors. It all adds up to a powerful but still-challenging graphics suite.
LibreOffice continues to improve, but it's still playing catch-up to Microsoft Office, and there's no sign of a vision that would make it a significant competitor on anything but price.
An ideal backup tool for small businesses and larger enterprises alike, vmProtect 6 makes light work of protecting and rapidly recovering virtual machines on VMware vSphere hosts.
OS X Server has long been a low-cost, straightforward option for small businesses, and this update adds support for iPads and iPhones. Other components have also benefitted from new features and facelifts.