Business software

DropBox 'hostile to privacy,' argues Snowden, urges switch to SpiderOak

Edward Snowden NSA Prism whistleblower
NSA whistleblower argues Dropbox is a 'PRISM wannabe," urges use of SpiderOak private storage service
18 Jul 2014

Leicestershire County Council selects Tableau Software to improve data insight

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“Tableau has opened up greater possibilities for us by allowing staff to interrogate data and see results on-the-fly in an easily understandable format," says Robert Radburn, research and insight team leader
17 Jul 2014

Windows to be offered free of charge by 2017

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But enterprises may be looking at subscription models
15 Jul 2014

Report: Microsoft to announce biggest round of job cuts in five years

Recently acquired Nokia division said to be hit hardest - but marketing and engineering also in the firing line
15 Jul 2014

Big data ‘crucial’ to daily decision making at Netflix

Speaking during a session at MicroStrategy World Forum 2014, Justin Ward, manager for data science & engineering at Netflix, explains how big data and algorithms play a part in everything the firm does
11 Jul 2014

Carphone Warehouse uses Android tablets to put MicroStrategy BI tools in the hands of retail staff

Paul Scullion, head of business intelligence for Carphone Warehouse, explains how business intelligence tools are improving performance across the company
10 Jul 2014

European Space Agency sees out of this world potential in MicroStrategy BI tool

Salim Ansari, head of technical IT services at ESA, tells Computing how the organisation harnesses MicroStrategy's business intelligence solution and how they can push it further
09 Jul 2014

Adidas uses MicroStrategy analytic insights 'to get closer to consumers'

Michael Voegele, vice president of global IT and head of enterprise architecture for Adidas Group, explains how the sportswear firm uses MicroStrategy to bring consumers a better experience
08 Jul 2014

MicroStrategy CEO - We don't develop for BlackBerry because it's 'a lost cause'

Michael Saylor tells Computing that BlackBerry 'isn't coming back'
08 Jul 2014

Travelex moves its HR into the cloud with Workday

5,500 employees can use Workday's self-service portal to manage personal data
04 Jul 2014

Open source in local government, and other unicorns

Despite years of encouragement from central government to adopt open source software, many public sector IT chiefs are clinging to proprietary tools. Stuart Sumner finds out why
02 Jul 2014

Security of open source in a post-Heartbleed world

'We don't have the opportunity to change our minds now, we're using open source, that decision is made,' said Marc Lueck on panel discussion about security
02 Jul 2014

HP settles shareholder lawsuits on Autonomy purchase

Fallout from debacle remains as HP considers taking fight to Lynch and his team.
01 Jul 2014

Email isn't secure but it's here to stay, says Websense information security officer

People dislike email but businesses are stuck with it, Neil Thacker tells Computing's Enterprise Security and Risk Management Summit
01 Jul 2014

ITLF: putting big data into practice

Panel debate tackles skills shortages, the pace of change and the importance of leadership and evangelism
30 Jun 2014

Intel invests in New Zealand wearable technology software firm Performance Lab

Intel expands reach into wearable software and Internet of Things with latest investment
27 Jun 2014

New funding for Couchbase as NoSQL competition hots up

$60m funding round and appointment of new board member takes the fight to MongoDB
27 Jun 2014

BMI rolls out £2.5m Oracle PeopleSoft admin system across entire hospital network

Should complement NHS new Choose and Book rollout
26 Jun 2014

Social homes, big data

The Housing Action Charitable Trust is starting to provide housing associations with big data analytic applications. Graeme Burton reports
24 Jun 2014

Apple to release multiple smartwatches to challenge Samsung and Sony in wearables

Reports suggest iPhone and iPad producer will release its first wearable devices in the autumn
20 Jun 2014

Oracle declares itself ‘second largest SaaS company in the world’ but misses profit estimates

Oracle misses revenue forecasts but fully expects to become dominant cloud services provider
20 Jun 2014

Majority of Microsoft SharePoint users 'disillusioned' with its services, claims report

SharePoint users aren't seeing the return on investment they want from Microsoft's collaboration tool - report
20 Jun 2014

How BNP Paribas manages multi-billion dollar asset markets with Tibco’s analytics solution

BNP Paribas Securities Service’s Laurent Chauvirey tells Computing why the bank selected Tibco’s Spotfire Enterprise Analytics solution in order to meet the time-to-market challenge.
19 Jun 2014

Five-star service: an interview with LateRooms.com CTO Stuart Hughes

LateRooms.com CTO Stuart Hughes tells Danny Palmer how agile development, big data and a happy, motivated IT team are key to providing the best customer service to hotel room bookers
19 Jun 2014