Business software

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

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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

Pret A Manger serves up improved staff satisfaction and efficiency with ServiceNow

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'You could run it with boxing gloves, it’s that simple,' Pret director of IT Andy Chalklin says of ServiceNow
09 Oct 2014

SAP and Birst collaborate to offer cloud-based analytics on Hana

SAP and Birst collaborate to offer cloud-based analytics on HANA
Engineering partnership promises high-speed analytics from a single cloud platform
09 Oct 2014

Coca-Cola uses Splunk for data-driven insight

'Without data you're just a person with an opinion,' Coca-Cola's senior platform architect tells delegates at splunk.conf 2014
07 Oct 2014

Demandware's 'Trojan Horse' analytics allowing L'Oréal to 'better manage the customer journey'

L'Oréal global head of digital Vincent Stuhlen explains how analytics were a surprise package within Demandware's e-commerce platform
07 Oct 2014

Forget the postponed IPO, Box may struggle just to survive, says Accellion CEO

Accellion's Yorgen Edholm says competitive pressures will intensify in the enterprise public cloud
07 Oct 2014

How Timberland used Demandware to improve e-commerce and analytics

Timberland's Dan Mahoney tells Computing how the fashion retailer is planning to personalise customers' online experience
07 Oct 2014

'Our customer-first approach lets them outperform industry growth by two or three times,’ says Demandware CEO

Customer-first business model 'permeates everything about what we do at Demandware' Thomas Ebling tells Xchange'14
06 Oct 2014

Driving a digital transformation – an interview with JLT Group CIO Ian Cohen

JLT Group CIO Ian Cohen tells Danny Palmer how collaboration tools, big data, mobile devices and more have helped the insurance broker become a global force
03 Oct 2014

Gold diggers: Insurance firms are looking to harness big data to get a ‘golden’ view of customers

Computing and Talend’s ‘Big data and analytics challenges in the insurance sector’ roundtable finds that big data could be bigger in insurance
03 Oct 2014

Tough Love: How BG Group's HR boss binned SAP and passed over Workday to embrace Oracle HCM

So much gas, so little time
02 Oct 2014

'Designed for the challenges of modern business' - Microsoft unveils Windows 10

Microsoft skips Windows 9 and brings back the Start button
01 Oct 2014

The Robertson Trust revamps systems with Salesforce and Capgemini

Salesforce has improved data integrity and streamlined operations, The Robertson Trust's head of finance and IT tells Computing
01 Oct 2014

The data science skills gap is real, and industry needs both academic and technological input to crunch big data, says dunnhumby CIO

Algorithms without fast and effective application 'defeat the purpose' of big data, says Cosset
01 Oct 2014

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

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

All the latest from the London Stock Exchange. Get involved using #askcomputing on Twitter
30 Sep 2014

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

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