Business software

Oracle in $1.5bn Responsys purchase as it looks to expand Oracle Marketing Cloud

Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison
Oracle claims acquisition will "create the largest modern marketing cloud in the world"
20 Dec 2013

Big data and analytics to remain top focuses for CIOs for years - Gartner

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Just 30 per cent of organisations have invested in big data, according to analyst firm
16 Dec 2013

Top 10 big data stories of 2013

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Computing looks back at the top big data stories of 2013
16 Dec 2013

Conservation International uses HP big data analytics to measure animal population decline

Environmental organisation deploys HP Vertica Analytics Platform to gauge conservation efforts
10 Dec 2013

Top 10 cloud stories of 2013

Computing looks back at the top cloud computing stories of 2013
09 Dec 2013

Public sector could tackle £20bn a year fraud through big data, claims SAS

Business analytics firm makes the case for using technology for clampdown
06 Dec 2013

80 per cent of staff use 'risky' unauthorised apps on corporate networks

McAfee report suggests corporations could be at risk through use of shadow IT, but others suggest IT department should adapt to new methods of working
04 Dec 2013

BMC aims to make cloud more manageable

Since being taken private six months ago, BMC Software has devised a new business plan based on systems management encompassing public and private clouds. Graeme Burton talks to CEO Bob Beauchamp about the strategy
29 Nov 2013

'SAP customers aren't ready to innovate' - an interview with UK and Ireland user group chair Philip Adams

As the SAP user group reaches 25 years old, Computing sits down with new chair Philip Adams to talk licensing, support and the road ahead
27 Nov 2013

SAP denies it has low expectations for its cloud strategy

Co-chief executive's recent claims misconstrued, says Denecken
26 Nov 2013

SAP kisses and makes up with user group over licence resistance

Fury of 2012 event avoided as chairman states amends have been made
25 Nov 2013

'What are the user benefits of SAP innovations and acquisitions?' asks user group chair

SAP and its users must continue to collaborate closely in mobile and cloud, warns Adams
25 Nov 2013

SAP does not expect big money from the cloud - just yet

'Server-hugging mentality' still holds sway outside US
22 Nov 2013

Dreamforce 2013: Salesforce1 does not exist, it's just a branding exercise, says Gartner

'There is no ‘it’, just increased plumbing between platforms', says analyst
20 Nov 2013

Special report – Celebrating the very best in IT

The great and the good of the technology sector converged on London earlier this month to salute the winners of the 2013 Computing/BCS UK IT Industry Awards. So who walked away with a trophy? And did any of them manage to get the number for celebrity MC Jimmy Carr’s accountant? Stuart Sumner reveals all
20 Nov 2013

'The biggest change we've seen is large customers demanding cloud' - ClickSoftware CEO

Moshe BenBassat explains how the balance between on-premise and cloud may be shifting for workforce automation
20 Nov 2013

Dreamforce 2013: Salesforce promises tougher security

Data drawn from third party sources should lock authentication up tight, says Leach
19 Nov 2013

Dreamforce 2013: Salesforce1 will 'jumpstart innovation', predicts VP Rosenbaum

'Mobile first approach' is key thinking behind announcement
19 Nov 2013

Oracle ehances BYOD capabilities with Bitzer Mobile acquisition

Deal designed to 'address the growing security needs created by the BYOD movement'
18 Nov 2013

Costa selects analytics firm APT to sharpen up its decision-making

Coffee chain is latest big name customer to sign agreement with predictive analytics company
15 Nov 2013

UPDATED UK IT Industry Awards 2013 – the party in pictures

The great and the good of the UK tech sector converged on the Battersea Park Events Arena last night to salute their profession's highest achievers – and have a good time!
14 Nov 2013

Building the sports stadium of the future

'It's going to be like nothing that's ever been built before,' says Tibco CEO Vivek Ranadivé
11 Nov 2013

A positive reaction: big data technology at the Royal Society of Chemistry

MarkLogic's enterprise NoSQL platform allows science publisher to reach out to new audiences and platforms, says strategist
08 Nov 2013

Big data 'vital' to UK economy - but more experts needed, says SAS Institute

SAS Institute research indicates 69,000 more big data specialists will be required by 2017
08 Nov 2013