Microsoft cooks up a streamlined, purpose-built app to help Yammer users stay in touch using their iPhones.
An NSS Labs study proposes that software firms buy the most critical code flaws as a cost-effective way to reduce rising economic losses from cyber-crime.
As their org charts grow, Microsoft wants to make it easier for businesses to transfer between subscriptions of the company's cloud-enabled productivity software.
The funds will be used to help the company expand globally, as well as make strategic investments in product development, sales and marketing.
Red Hat's commercially supported version of the open-source OpenStack Havana platform is ready for production use.
Roku 3 users can now stream content from YouTube directly to their televisions under a new agreement reached between the two companies.
A number of breakthroughs occurred in important IT sectors during 2013, including cloud computing, storage, networking, security and big data analytics. Look at any news section in eWEEK, and you'll see what we mean. IT also continues to see some recurring problems, such as larger and more frequent storage and archive deployments, shrinking IT budgets, exponential data growth, and longer data-retention periods due to new rules and regulations. There are no signs of any of this slowing down in 2014. In fact, the current climate is driving the need for more cost-effective, long-term storage systems than ever. The market has matured to a point where accessibility and performance are essential to long-term data storage and preservation. This will make 2014 the year active archives will become more of a mainstream best practice. This eWEEK slide show touches on several of these areas and includes trend-spotting from members of the Active Archive Alliance, including Crossroads, Fujifilm, QStar, SGI and Spectra Logic. It will also present some cogent observations from cloud storage provider Basho Technologies, which produces software designed for 24/7 availability, fault-tolerance and ease of operation at scale.
Birst Visualizer is a new feature within the subscription service that adds Google-like search and Amazon-like recommendations to reduce time-to-answer on queries.
An IDC and Appcelerator report found two-thirds of developers connect their apps to Facebook–tops among popular social services.
Google plays witness to our individual key taps, answers our questions, connects us to others and feeds us the news. In its year-end Zeitgeist list, it adds up all the above and offers lists of what the world was most interested in and searched for most, including the top trending searches from 72 countries and the most searched for people and events. "Every day, around the world, we search," Amit Singhal, senior vice president and Google Fellow, wrote in a Dec. 17 blog post. "We want to find out more about our heroes, explore far-away destinations or settle a dinner-table dispute between friends." The world can feel good about the fact that the number-one global trending topic of 2013 was Nelson Mandela, who, even before his passing, had people curious to learn more about him, Singhal wrote. (Better left to the fine print of 2013 is that the top "what is ..." search was for "twerking.") The tech world is sure to note that the iPhone 5 was the third top trend of 2013—while the Samsung Galaxy S 4 was the eighth. We've highlighted some other key findings from the more than 1,000 top 10 lists Google created to represent the closing year.
iOS 7 support and new dashboard enhancements are among the user-centric features baked into the latest edition of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
Oracle revealed that its fiscal second-quarter earnings grew by 7 percent to beat Wall Street projections and its own guidance from three months ago.
Google becomes the first new board member of the Open Invention Network, a consortium of open-source user companies, since 2007.
Business intelligence is finding places in IT systems not seen prior to the past couple of years, and new use cases are coming to the fore all the time. Where BI once was relegated to purpose-built servers and specialized applications, it's now working in social networks, private clouds, analytics applications, onsite and cloud retail applications—the list is a lengthy one. Data is playing an ever larger role in helping managers, executives and business professionals make informed business decisions. Thus, it's become imperative for BI solutions to deliver intuitive and true self-service solutions that enable business users from every corner of the organization to make sense of data. Often this is independent of IT. With this increasing usage, it's time to look ahead to what the new year will hold for the sector. The following eWEEK slide show, with perspective from James Richardson, senior director of Global Product Marketing at QlikTech, presents 10 resolutions for the BI industry in 2014.
Don't expect Microsoft to announce Steve Ballmer's successor before next year, reveals a member of the company's selection committee.