Articles about Enterprise Software
Belief in the quality of a platform tends to self-fulfill. Will that be the case with Apache Spark? Vendors seem so far ahead of customers on Spark that it's almost worrisome.
Users who are happy with their existing business-intelligence tools can now use them to access Hadoop data, according to AtScale.
In an interview, Jive CEO Elisa Steele outlines her plan to expand into the midmarket and convince more enterprises that collaboration is more than a feature.
Dell is hoping to woo SMBs to its data centers and networks while offering them access to a larger, more competitive option that could help them scale better and faster.
Microsoft officials confirm the company will deliver the second tech preview of Windows Server 2016 in May.
Not dead yet: Microsoft, founded 40 years ago as of April 4, is still making some surprising strategic moves.
Online B2B sales will reach $780 billion by the end of this year alone. For perspective, the B2C ecommerce market in the US was a measly $304.9 billion in 2014.
Google continues to improve Android security at the app, system and store levels, and the approach seems to be working. Data says only 0.15 percent of Play Store apps have caused harm.
Box says its users have spent more than 3.7 million hours previewing more than 9 million pieces of content stored on the cloud platform each week.
Microsoft continues to improve its mobile mail client with new functionality and visuals for both Apple iOS and Google Android.
Microsoft's Skype for Business client and online service will begin rolling out April 14, while the new Skype for Business Server 2015 will be downloadable starting May 1.
The company makes a sports video analysis platform that allows coaches and athletes to capture, edit and share game or practice video from mobile devices.
After a slow start beginning last year, Google is now providing tools and store support for Android app developers to port their software to Chrome OS.
Mirantis says it's now a Cloud Foundry Foundation member, as it pursues its goal of making the major cloud app-development technologies available to developers on OpenStack.
After relying on ActiveX for almost two decades, the South Korean government has announced that it will be removing the framework, starting with the top 100 popular websites.
Here are some of the cool Gmail features that I use daily to help me get the most from the service.
If you use Microsoft Outlook, chances are it's the first program you open every morning and the last one you close at night. In this gallery, I present six of my favorite time-saving shortcuts, including some that work exceptionally well together.
Improve your OS X experience by augmenting the operating system with a few utilities -- some free, some that will cost you a few dollars, all are excellent.
There are far more than six great Chrome Web browser extensions, but these are the six I can't live without and use every day for work.
Excel isn't just for number crunchers with accounting degrees. In this gallery, I present six of my favorite hidden features to make you more productive when working with Excel spreadsheets.
Unlike Windows or Mac OS X, Linux offers a wide variety of desktop environments. Here are my picks of the most important of these PC interfaces.
When you workout and listen to music, there is nothing as frustrating as earphones that fall out. Decibullz solved that with their custom mold earphones.
There's much more to Word than just pointing, clicking, typing, and spell-checking. In this gallery, I present six of my favorite hidden features to make you more productive when creating and editing Word documents.
What are some of the most innovative tech projects and ideas seeking crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Indiegogo this month?
Here are six top-quality scanners that will help you clean up systems and keep them safe in the future. There are tools here for systems ranging from Windows XP to Windows 8.1.
What do Google's Notebook, Apple's Ping and Microsoft's Zune have in common? Failure to launch, closure, and poor sales -- and they are all part of the worst tech flops and service fails.
Garmin recently rolled out updates to its low and mid-range line of fitness watches. One integrates life tracking while the other adds smartphone connectivity.
Activity trackers are useful when they provide date tracking with little to no effort on your part. Garmin succeeded in bringing a tracker with all the basics in a device that doesn't ever need to be charged up.
Chest strap heart rate monitors are uncomfortable and tend to move around. The Mio Link is comfortable and effective.
Want access to your desktop PC when away from your desk? Fear not, here are a handful of apps to help keep you work like you're in the office when you're actually away somewhere else.
At the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff interviews Google Chairman Eric Schmidt about the state of the technology industry. Highlights include remarks about Apple's Steve Jobs, Motorola, and what's wrong with the current patent system.
At the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff says that enterprise technology is going to face an uprising akin to the Arab Spring in the Middle East. The theme is that customers are going to revolt against traditional enterprise software as corporations become more social.
At the "Inside Google's Search Office" Churchill Club event in Mountain View, Calif., Google Fellow Amit Singhal explains how the company's new social initiatives will affect users' search results.
Although some larger game development studios fell over in the wake of the global financial crisis, Game Developers Association of Australia (GDAA) president Tony Lawrence is confident that there's a lot of potential for the Australian gaming development industry.
The best virtualisation platform for the desktop just got even better: if you're a software developer, trainer or support professional, look no further.
Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 can significantly reduce the cost and complexity of Windows Server virtualisation, although management tools are not included. This, together with deployment issues, could limit the appeal of Microsoft's standalone hypervisor beyond the enterprise market.
The latest release of VMware's enterprise-level hypervisor and management suite raises the bar with the addition of built-in backup, thin provisioning and fault tolerance options. The combination of functionality and a proven track record makes vSphere 4 an excellent choice for high-end server virtualisation projects.
If you need to manage an email newsletter and don't want to go with a subscription-based online solution, you should consider GroupMail.
PDF Transformer 3.0 is fine for individuals with basic PDF-handling requirements, but it's underpowered for all but the most straightforward business tasks.
Nuance's PDF manipulation tool offers good functionality for businesses seeking a cheaper alternative to Adobe Acrobat, although the user interface needs work.
If you are in the market for a blogging platform, content management system or a complete web platform, you can do far, far worse than choose WordPress.
For the price, it's hard to argue with Nitro PDF Professional 6's PDF-handling prowess. Businesses of all sizes should give it serious consideration.
Small businesses seeking robust, powerful and affordable CRM software will find that ACT! by Sage 2009 fits the bill perfectly.
If your company wants to run its email in-house and finds Microsoft's Exchange too unwieldy and too expensive, Ipswitch's IMail Server Premium is a bargain.
Although the interface of IBM's free office suite is attractive, its hunger for system resources and lack of features and OOXML support mean that OpenOffice.org 3 is a better free alternative.
TechSmith's Camtasia Studio is an outstandingly easy-to-use program for creating HD-quality training, teaching and marketing videos for the web and mobile devices.
Despite taking a completely different approach to virtualisation, Virtuozzo Containers can match the best hypervisors on performance while at the same time making virtual workloads quick and easy to deploy and manage.
McAfee Internet Security 2009 does a reasonable job, but it also leaves room for improvement.
Early releases of the Xen hypervisor showed promise but had lots of rough edges. Citrix's XenServer 5, however, is very much a production-class virtualisation solution with features that match, and in some cases exceed, what's available on rival platforms.