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Enterprise Mobility Summit 2014: Firms that fail to keep up with mobile advances are doomed, warns Oracle

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No CIO has a proper strategy, says mobile tech director Bushby
16 Jun 2014

More choice and more speed - successfully developing mobile apps for your customers and employees

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The market for mobile apps is often compared to a gold rush, with businesses desperate to be first to market lest their competition profit from their hesitation. However, the fate of Netscape, Palm, Friendster and the legendary Betamax should serve as cautionary tales to those business rushing to the hills - being first to market is no guarantee of success.
09 Jun 2014

Apple punches holes in the walled garden with iOS 8

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Apple loosens its grip on iOS apps, but doesn't let go entirely
03 Jun 2014

‘Team Snappy’ improves agility at the FT

Development team focused on quick turnarounds deploys over 100 changes per day at Financial Times
16 May 2014

Rakuten acquires messaging app Viber for £540m

Play.com owner plans to build "consumer engagement platform" with service
14 Feb 2014

Out of power? Don’t blame the battery, rap the app

'Software is frequently written with complete disregard for the battery,' says Bedford Uni's David Jazani
13 Feb 2014

Privacy under the knife: can 'care.data' be trusted?

Within weeks, households will receive letters informing them of NHS plans to upload patient data into a centralised “care.data” database – and possibly sold on to third parties. The NHS says that patient privacy won’t be compromised, but campaigners claim otherwise. Graeme Burton investigates
31 Jan 2014

China announces its own phone operating system

China looks to attack the dominance of Google and Apple - but is the new OS all it seems?
17 Jan 2014

Could Microsoft's web-based, visual, phone app editor save Windows Phone?

30,000 applications for service made in 48 hours as company forced to 'throttle' availability
12 Aug 2013

Microsoft Build 2013: 'We need to do a better job of telling the world' about Windows 8 as HTML 5 platform, says Microsoft

Company also 'committed as we’ve ever been' to Windows RT
26 Jun 2013

IBM and 10gen collaborate on database development standard

New open-source project to allow developers to use one protocol to access data in SQL and NoSQL data stores
07 Jun 2013

Microsoft needs an outsider to lead. Ballmer ‘just a numbers guy’, says ex-senior VP

Software giant should hire next CEO from Apple, Google or Facebook, says Kempin - anywhere but Microsoft
11 Feb 2013

G-Cloud is a ‘suicidal mission with no exit’ says LinuxIT CEO

Open standards required to make government cloud work, says Dawes-Huish
14 Dec 2012

Jolla finally unveils Sailfish – a Linux-based rival to Android, iOS and Windows Phone

Sailfish offers 'usability and speed-­of-­use to a totally new level, unseen in the mobile industry'. Really?
21 Nov 2012

SAP users frustrated over complex licensing and 'licence parking'

User group suggests ‘favouritism’ may exist, despite a firm company line from UK MD Tim Noble
19 Nov 2012

Apple is 'behind in software design'

Yves Béhar suggests hardware and software interface development needs to be more in sync
24 Sep 2012

Why Valve's Big Picture puts Apple on alert

Steam's arrival in the living room shows developer's vision to move beyond games
12 Sep 2012

How and why: moving legacy applications to the cloud

LIVE 17th SEPTEMBER: As with all technologies, there is an optimum level of cloud deployment at which the functional, business and financial benefits are all maximised. Most organisations have not yet achieved this level. The reason? Legacy and mission-critical applications.
06 Sep 2012

Microsoft launches developer incentive programme for Windows 8

Software giant tries to encourage coders to make Metro-style apps, allowing authors to keep 80 per cent of their revenue, compared with 70 per cent on Apple's App Store
23 Jul 2012

Oracle chief architect moves to drop part of Java 8 to speed up release

“Project Jigsaw” may be deferred to Java 9 in 2015
19 Jul 2012

Corporate America has 'no security at all' claims authentication expert

ENCAP CEO Thomas Bostrøm Jørgensen blasts 'monstrous' losses racked up due to poor security
04 Jul 2012

Exclusive: Marks & Spencer to recruit 50 UK software engineers

Retailer is building an elite software engineering team in London to increase innovation
29 Jun 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Where NatWest / RBS may have gone wrong – by a former RBS IT manager

A former senior IT manager at RBS lifts the lid on some lax internal processes and ill-considered outsourcing that may have helped bring RBS IT systems to their knees
26 Jun 2012

NatWest/RBS debacle shows how IT has failed to keep pace with operations

Increased need for large-scale customer access left bank's IT behind, says UC4 CMO
26 Jun 2012