Business software

Here's why Microsoft's VP of operating systems Joe Belfiore thinks CIOs should buy into Windows Phone

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'App gap' is closing, says Windows 10 chief
31 Oct 2014

How to prepare your data centre for the cloud era

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How is cloud computing affecting the design and build of data centres? Do evolving government standards affect the process? Are there different energy concerns when embracing the cloud?
31 Oct 2014

Looking beyond Oracle: two high-end SQL databases you may never have heard of

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Harte-Hanks and Blue Yonder tell John Leonard why they selected Splice Machine and EXASolution over more established SQL databases from the majors
30 Oct 2014

Microsoft Azure platform 'much more evolved' than OpenStack says CTO Russinovich

Supporting OpenStack 'makes no sense' for Microsoft at this point, says cloud chief
29 Oct 2014

Joe Belfiore and the 'house renovation project' that is Windows 10

Computing sits down with the Microsoft vice president of PC, tablet and phone to go in-depth about Windows 10's promise for the enterprise
29 Oct 2014

How UKTV's Ben Hine is using cloud, mobile and BYOD to 'give employees more technology than anywhere else in television'

UKTV's Ben Hine explains how a flexible working culture based on mobile and cloud technology is driving innovation at the popular TV company
29 Oct 2014

‘With cloud computing, security becomes more of a concern,’ says UKTV director of technology

But combining use of mobile, cloud based working with education about security threats makes for a much more innovative and creative working environment, Ben Hine tells Computing.
28 Oct 2014

Microsoft reveals ramped-up security offerings for Windows 10 and Office 365 across multiple devices

Company wishes to 'significantly improve system protection against modern threats' says Belfiore
28 Oct 2014

McLaren Mercedes battles cyber attacks by nation states - and staff intent on using Dropbox

McLaren Mercedes CIO Stuart Birrell describes how the organisation needs to protect itself from cyber attacks - and staff all too quick to share information online
27 Oct 2014

Top 10 news stories of the week: BPM is dead, coders are dead and soon the cloud will kill the rest of us anyway

It might be a few days until Halloween, but IT industry news this week had a definite theme of horrible demise. But which sepulchral story proved the most popular?
24 Oct 2014

BMC Software, Compuware and now Tibco: Why are more and more software companies being taken over by private equity?

Private equity investors have got their eyes set on under-performing companies in the software sector
21 Oct 2014

Why is Salesforce so expensive?

Or is it? CIOs disagree as to the value provided by the software-as-a-service firm
21 Oct 2014

Why a mobile-first strategy and data scientists are definitely worth it at L'Oréal

L'Oréal global head of digital Vincent Stuhlen tells Danny Palmer how the cosmetics firm is preparing for a digital future
21 Oct 2014

BPM software has 'nowhere to go' - says leading BPM software company

Appian CEO Matt Calkins explains why business process management software has hit the end of the road, and how custom applications will replace it
20 Oct 2014

Betfair rejects SAP, Oracle and Workday in favour of Fairsail for HR

Fairsail HRIS "a quarter of the price" per year compared to "not fit for purpose" SAP solution
20 Oct 2014

How Polycom video conferencing enables home treatment for NHS Lancashire dialysis patients

Scott Rayner, renal IT manager at Royal Preston Hospital, tells Computing how Polycom is helping to provide better care to patients
17 Oct 2014

Windows 10 announcement 'a surprise' to Notts County Council, just weeks after signing 8.1 deal with Microsoft

We’re happy with our choice, but would value an ongoing discussion with Microsoft, says ICT service director
16 Oct 2014

‘Trust has gone from cloud providers,’ argues security expert following Snapchat, iCloud and Dropbox breaches

Data breaches and NSA snooping mean trust in cloud providers won't return for some time, Dr Kevin Curran tells Computing
15 Oct 2014

Hillary Clinton slams video conferencing technology

Former US Secretary of State also holds up 'US and other western democracies' as shining examples of how to keep the internet open and promote freedom of speech, despite snooping revelations
14 Oct 2014

Salesforce Wave: Cloud-based analytics that 'should feel like Angry Birds'

Salesforce execs thrown into the lion pit of a press Q&A session. SVP analytics says beta testers laughed when they used Wave
14 Oct 2014

Microsoft sheds light on Windows 10, discusses Salesforce partnership

Tony Prophet, corporate VP Windows marketing, speaks to Salesforce CEO about the future of Windows, and the new partnership between the two firms
13 Oct 2014

Businesses must put upgrading infrastructure ahead of short-term profit, argues Talend

Talend's Tim Harris urges firms to properly update IT architecture, rather than just patching it up
13 Oct 2014

Insurance firms unsure how far to push big data mining while remaining ethical

Insurance industry unsure how far to mine data - and the implications of ever-more accurate information
10 Oct 2014

Can Salesforce.com take on SAP, Oracle and IBM in cloud-based analytics?

Believe the hype? The anticipated Salesforce.com analytics solution, and the SAP-Birst partnership are just the latest in a string of cloud analytics announcements. John Leonard surveys the landscape
10 Oct 2014