• Apple iOS app review - frustrating and bad for your health

    Posted October 23, 2012 - 10:21 am

    This is a bad time for me to write about the iOS app store review process. We've been in a constant battle with them for the past 2 months while launching an iPad application that supplements a web application for the medical industry. The source of our frustration begins and ends with our inability to reach an actual person to have a discussion with.
  • Early SAP HANA customers separate reality from the hype

    Posted October 18, 2012 - 4:43 pm

    Anyone even loosely following SAP lately should know that the company's goal is to reorient its entire product family around the HANA in-memory database, which first became generally available last year. According to SAP, HANA provides a level of performance improvement that can be nothing short of dazzling.
  • U.S. beats India for IT outsourcing innovation and understanding

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 11:48 am

    Enterprise IT leaders are interested in sourcing more work in the U.S., but the reality is that they have fewer options stateside than offshore.
  • On to better booting

    Posted September 24, 2012 - 10:51 am

    Coming soon to a Linux near you? The dramatic improvements in Linux booting are slowly taking over and traditional start scripts are fading fast.
  • Chip manufacturing race between Intel, ARM tightening

    Posted September 20, 2012 - 3:12 pm

    The race to manufacture the most power-efficient and fastest chips is gaining momentum, with contract chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries on Thursday announcing technology advances that analysts said could allow the company to catch up with Intel's chip-making capabilities by 2014.
  • Five questions for Salesforce.com at Dreamforce

    Posted September 17, 2012 - 11:28 am

    Salesforce.com has grown into a company much broader in scope than its name would suggest, having moved well beyond its roots in on-demand CRM (customer relationship management) software.
  • En route to multi-user

    Posted September 17, 2012 - 10:57 am

    Anyone too comfortable with the idea of run states on Unix systems might not be ready to hear this, but the process of going from a cold piece of hardware to multi-user mode has taken a couple very sharp turns in the last six years or so. Maybe you just aren't in the habit of looking under the hood and questioning how your system gets to the point of prompting you to log in, but that process has been going through some major upheavals.
  • Voyager memory still good at 35

    Posted September 6, 2012 - 1:21 pm

    How does memory on Voyager compare to other spacecraft or a modern smartphone?
  • Windows Phone 8 launch is make-or-break moment for Nokia, says analyst

    Posted September 4, 2012 - 7:55 am

    On Wednesday, Nokia and Microsoft are once again taking the stage together to launch Nokia's second-generation Windows Phones. Based on Windows Phone 8, they will have a new start screen, dual-core processors and improved cameras.
  • Five key takeaways from Workday's IPO filing

    Posted August 31, 2012 - 12:07 pm

    The enterprise software market on Thursday suddenly got an intimate look inside Workday, a red-hot startup that makes cloud applications for human resources and financials, with the public release of its S-1 IPO filing.
  • New Windows RT tablets raise competition among ARM chip makers

    Posted August 30, 2012 - 3:45 pm

    New Windows RT tablets announced at the IFA trade show in Berlin have intensified competition among ARM-based chip makers, which are adding unique capabilities to processors so tablets become more attractive to buyers based on performance and features.
  • Google should speed up Apps' enterprise social networking development

    Posted August 30, 2012 - 3:37 pm

    Google may be moving too slowly in building up Google Apps' enterprise social networking (ESN) features, at a time when this type of software has become a key component in workplace collaboration suites.
  • 11 ways around using more spectrum for mobile data

    Posted August 16, 2012 - 5:43 pm

    Despite widespread calls for more spectrum to carry mobile data, there is a wide range of technologies already being used or explored that could help to speed up networks or put off the day when more frequencies need to be cleared.
  • LTE telephony finally off the ground, but take-up will be slow

    Posted August 13, 2012 - 12:29 pm

    Last week saw the launch of the first commercial Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services, but most operators are likely to take a cautious approach as they face technical and business challenges.
  • What to expect at Oracle OpenWorld

    Posted August 10, 2012 - 3:30 pm

    With Oracle now in a self-imposed "quiet period" prior to its next quarterly earnings release, it's not likely the company will make any major announcements until its OpenWorld conference, which kicks off at the end of September.
  • New Office has compelling enhancements but also big holes

    Posted July 18, 2012 - 7:14 pm

    The new version of Microsoft Office offers compelling enhancements to its capabilities and interface design, as well as improvements in cloud functionality that should make it a far better product than its predecessor.
  • Microsoft Office must evolve to remain successful

    Posted July 14, 2012 - 2:17 pm

    Office has been a wildly successful product for Microsoft, but its continued dominance is far from assured as software moves to the cloud and employees bring their own tablets and smartphones into work.
  • Windows 8 upgrade deals may be double-edged sword for Microsoft

    Posted July 6, 2012 - 6:17 pm

    By offering users of Windows 7, XP and Vista discounts to upgrade to Windows 8, Microsoft is putting itself in a position to reap both benefits and criticism in the consumer operating system market.
  • After one year, Office 365 success unclear

    Posted July 5, 2012 - 5:23 pm

    A mixture of intense excitement and skepticism followed the launch a year ago of Office 365, as backers and critics debated whether the cloud collaboration, productivity and communication suite would succeed.
  • Apple's smaller-screen iPad could disrupt tablet market

    Posted July 5, 2012 - 5:04 pm

    An Apple iPad with a smaller screen, if released, could create tough decisions for buyers and slow the momentum of the current 9.7-inch iPad and a number of Android devices with 7-inch and 8-inch screens, analysts said on Thursday.
  • IT offshoring: Romney vs. Obama

    Posted July 5, 2012 - 4:59 pm

    Offshore outsourcing, from the manufacturing to call center industries, has become a major issue in the 2012 presidential race.
  • Business Intelligence and analytics: Conquering Big Data

    Posted July 2, 2012 - 8:41 pm

    The rapid expansion of business data poses challenges for companies across Europe, especially in the UK, per Aberdeen Group's research report Business Analytics in the UK: Transforming Data into Business Insight.
  • What is ISO 27001?

    Posted July 2, 2012 - 5:40 pm

    A relatively new international standard sets expectations for information security, but is it any better than what you're already doing to protect your systems and your company's intellectual property? Let's examine what it means to be ISO 27001 certified.
  • First key to Agile IT Governance: Stakeholder satisfaction

    Posted June 25, 2012 - 7:07 am

    The first principle of Agile IT Governance is to focus on stakeholder satisfaction. This can be tactically achieved by taking these four steps.
  • Microsoft could be alienating hardware partners with new tablets

    Posted June 19, 2012 - 3:11 pm

    Microsoft's Surface tablet is a measured gamble to enter the cutthroat tablet business, but the company could be alienating longtime hardware partners that are also expected to announce Windows 8 devices starting later this year.
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