Business software

Oracle announces slew of social and mobile features to 'reach users rather than data scientists'

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Collaboration tools, multiple mobile platform development products and a "corporate Facebook" are all offered up
30 Sep 2014

Computing Question Time Live: The role of the CIO in the cloud era

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30 Sep 2014

'We release too many products' admits Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd

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New boss 'worries' that OracleWorld conference has too many announcements for customers to take on board
30 Sep 2014

Oracle's cloud is the entire Earth, and all our rivals need us, proclaims Larry Ellison

'It’s rude, but it’s the truth' says founder and CTO as he rips into SAP, Salesforce and Workday
29 Sep 2014

Software-defined data centres ‘the only way’ to provide IT as a service

Panel discussion at Computing's Data Centre & Infrastructure Summit concludes that the future of the data centre is virtual
26 Sep 2014

AXA sharpens up its data act: an interview with CIO and COO Kevin Murray

AXA group CIO and COO Kevin Murray tells Sooraj Shah how the insurance giant is using data from a growing range of sources to better tailor its policies to the needs of its customers
25 Sep 2014

How IT keeps HS2 project on the right track

HS2 Ltd CIO James Findlay on the technology that could one day turn the government’s controversial high-speed rail vision into reality
25 Sep 2014

‘Inside users are the biggest threat to security’ – Palo Alto Networks

Users can harm a company without even knowing it, Nirmal Dave tells Computing's Data Centre & Infrastructure Summit 2014
24 Sep 2014

Moving towards cloud 'inescapable', says Met Office CIO

Speaking at Computing's Data Centre & Infrastructure Summit, Charles Ewen says cloud is the future
24 Sep 2014

Ferrari selects Infor to drive supply chain planning improvements

Italian sports car manufacturer selects Infor Sales & Operations Planning solution
23 Sep 2014

What's holding back in-memory databases?

While in-memory database technology offers huge performance improvements over conventional databases, a number of key shortcomings have held back adoption. But that may soon change. Graeme Burton reports
22 Sep 2014

SAP acquires GlobalExpense-owner Concur for $7.3bn

Deal for business expense management software provider sees SAP attempt to strengthen its position in the cloud
19 Sep 2014

Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO

Oracle co-founder becomes executive chairman and CTO while Mark Hurd and Safra Catz become co-CEOs
19 Sep 2014

IoT case study: reducing water leaks by smart pressure management

John Leonard talks to i2O Water software director Mike Williams about the Internet of Things, self-learning systems and the need for new architectures
18 Sep 2014

Case study: How Middlesbrough Council went to G-Cloud to replace SAP with Unit 4

Middlesbrough Council has shaken out its software estate, swept out SAP and procured a new ERP solution for finance, payroll and HR via G-Cloud
15 Sep 2014

Box-driven automation keeps Netflix staff on their toes

Netflix's Justin Slaten explains how Box has had a big impact on how staff work at the firm
12 Sep 2014

Cloud applications in a post-technology world

Ian Tickle, ‎VP EMEA, SaaS Solutions at Oracle, argues that the real benefits of cloud have been lost behind a fog of technology and acronyms. The important thing, however, is to understand how cloud can make business more successful
11 Sep 2014

Box tries to repackage itself

At its recent BoxWorks event, the online storage provider tried to reinvent itself as a supplier of industry-specific collaboration platforms
10 Sep 2014

RBS among the Salesforce users targeted by 'Dyre' malware

Gang behind the Dyre Trojan believed to have been commissioned to target Salesforce users
09 Sep 2014

DataStax announces $106m VC funding for NoSQL database Cassandra

Tranche puts DataStax second only to MongoDB in league of best-funded NoSQL firms
04 Sep 2014

Companies over-provisioning and over-paying for cloud, claims research

CIOs are still thinking in terms of 'old world' over-provisioning of services, claims ElasticHosts
04 Sep 2014

Box announces diversification into specific business verticals with Box for Industry

'File sharing and storage are purely the backbone of what we do' says Aaron Levie
03 Sep 2014

'Our data is more secure in the cloud', says London Irish rugby club

'We're confident that it's safe,' says Richard Watton, operations manager at London Irish, after shift to Office 365
03 Sep 2014

Dropbox and Google storage models 'a loser’s game' while Microsoft lags 'eight years behind' Box says VP of engineering

Competitors risk 'negative margin' without offering USP on top of storage offering, warns Sam Schillace
03 Sep 2014