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Just two years ago, Apple chief executive Tim Cook took pot shots at the rise of 2-in-1 tablets, and claimed the iPad was a far better option for…
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Last July, when IBM and Apple announced their pact to deliver enterprise-class iOS apps to businesses, it was portrayed as a push…
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Looking back at 2014, one could say that mobile apps took a giant leap forward in adoption as an enterprise development platform. One key component to mobile’s adoption moving forward will be test automation.
Converged infrastructure provides substantially more economic, technical, and business benefits than traditional, often siloed servers, storage, and networking resources.
We compared attitudes and expectations for the cloud across mainstream and leading-edge IT buyers. The results in the following sections will help you to see how your own organization compares.
Moving legacy applications to the cloud can be a bear. The two companies will help the biggest enterprises assess which jobs need to move when; which need to be completely rewritten and which can be tweaked to prolong their useful life.
It’s well-known that cloud computing is a disruptive force bearing down on enterprise IT — but top-level VPs and IT management often see two different sides of the picture. With some understanding of these different viewpoints, IT organizations should have a smoother migration to the cloud.
Tidemark, a vendor of cloud-based enterprise performance management software, is looking to sign up more big customers, and $13 million in Series D capital should help with the company’s efforts.
Investors from three venture firms are joining to launch OpenIncubate and support the rise of startups keen on advancing open-source hardware and software.
ManageEngine says its new enterprise search function can help IT admins find the needle in the haystack of configuration data that can solve performance problems.
Venture capitalists have been putting more money behind enterprise startups than consumer-facing startups in recent years. VCs expect the trend to last for some time.
Salesforce.com recognizes the need to give employees the power to work on the go with mobile devices, and now they can view and share more through the company’s internal Chatter social network.
Bloomfire introduces more features and $8 million in new venture funding to keep enterprise users asking questions, posting media and sharing documents. The company has competitors for all of those functions.
Executives may believe the hype that social enterprise tools boost transparency and cohesive company culture, but employees by and large aren’t buying it, a new survey reveals. Instead frontline folks see social as just another form of empty rhetoric out of the C-suite.
Citing employee preferences and the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement, Cisco(s csco) is no longer investing in the Cius Android(s goog) tablet it announced in 2010. I say bull: The product had “fail” written all over it and never gained traction for several reasons.
Pundits have been praising enterprise social for a while, but previous research has shown that despite the hype these tools had a long way to go before businesses fully embraced them. Now a new report indicates that may be changing — in Europe at least.
The need for enterprise architecture was spurred by the need to gain control over an increasingly complex computing environment, and an increasingly large backlog of data and feature needs. But those needs are changing with cloud computing, and so is the job of the enterprise architect.
Finding ways to put social tools to work in business has been high on the agenda for many organizations, but new research reveals not all firms are equally interested in the idea. The very small and very large are far more interest than mid-sized companies.
Salesforce EVP John Wookey shares his views on how the changing business climate is demanding new tools, what sort of solutions suit the mobile, empowered workforce of tomorrow, and what is happening when these tools collide with traditional corporate hierarchies today.
Although the goal for most startup founders might be to build your company’s value, many companies are inadvertently taking steps to kill it. Marty Wolf, the founder of Martinwolf M&A advisors, explains the 5 things you need to avoid.
If you can’t beat iOS and Android devices in the market, you might as well secure them. That seems to be the stance of RIM, which is launching a device-management and security service for IT departments called Mobile Fusion that builds off its BlackBerry Enterprise Servers.
A quarterly survey by iPass released Wednesday says iPhone market share has overtaken BlackBerry’s in the workplace. iPhones’ popularity for mobile workers isn’t just a result of taking share from RIM, however. The overall market is expanding, too.
Today’s worker has a highly mobile lifestyle, which could be very beneficial but also risky to the enterprise. With every new mobile…
From breaking down barriers to the flow of information within the organization to communicating with customers, enterprise social tools are often hailed as a next-generation solution for improving the business bottom line. But how many workers are actually using them? A survey finds out.
The second chapter of the Cisco 2011 Connected World Technology Report shows that young workers are weighing their job decisions based on factors like social media access, choice of device and the desire for remote working arrangements, which can trump salary considerations in some cases.
While Android has been a leader in handset sales over rival iOS, it has trailed Apple in enterprise adoption. But a couple of new tools from Motorola and AT&T may help close the gap for Google’s OS and help Android thrive in the era of bring-your-own-devices.
While developers working on business apps agree that HTML5 is coming along, they’re not ready to abandon native applications. At Mobilize 2011 the theme was hybrid, where executives from Salesforce, Rhomobile and MeLLmo talked about not making a commitment to one or the other yet.
Socialcast, a social business start-up that was recently acquired by VMWare, has announced an update to its product that will support what the company calls the “extended enterprise:” the external contractors, partners, suppliers, clients and customers that all businesses rely on to get their work done.
The iPad for the first time is now being activated more often than Android smartphones, according to Good Technology. The enterprise software maker said the iPad accounted for 27.2 percent of all activations in the second quarter ahead of Android phones at 24.4 percent.
Salesforce bought social productivity app maker Manymoon today in another push toward social collaboration. The acquisition gives Salesforce the top app in Google’s Apps Marketplace and a popular product for businesses looking to enhance existing tools for better collaboration and sharing.
Android may have done much in the past year to catch up to, or even surpass Apple’s presence in many smartphone markets, but the enterprise is one key area where Apple’s mobile OS still has a strong lead, thanks largely to the iPad.
When you work with a virtual team, good Internet access is crucial. One person with a spotty connection can slow down the whole group. This issue is becoming a growing concern as companies hire employees around the world; Internet access isn’t consistent in every country.
During the last Apple conference call, Steve Jobs crowed about Apple’s growing enterprise presence. A new report illustrates just how well iOS is doing in business; 4,000 new iPads and iPhones are ready to be put to use at a major pharmaceutical company, the report says.
As more enterprises consider cloud-based infrastructure, a key question for them is if the cloud can scale to support core operations and services. Those interested in better understanding the market are invited to join GigaOM Pro and Limelight Networks for a free, one-hour webinar next month.
RIM recently announced the PlayBook, a 7-inch BlackBerry tablet clearly aimed at business professionals, but is it a case of too little, too late? Has Apple’s introduction of the iPad secured it entry into the enterprise market and helped usher in the iPhone, too?
As employees bring their personal devices to work, corporate information technology departments have an opportunity to embrace the benefits of consumer technology in the form of lightweight and transient enterprise apps aimed at employee smartphones. This will enhance collaboration and usher the next generation workplace.
Enterprise use of real-time videoconferencing is on the verge of explosion. A short but critical list of demand and supply side factors have converged to fuel unprecedented rates of adoption of a wide spectrum of technologies in this sector.
Crowdcast, which offers what it calls “collective intelligence tools” for businesses that are based on crowdsourcing ideas from employees, has launched a new executive dashboard that allows a company to track the predictions that have been made by staff and compare those against official corporate targets.
The adoption of cloud services on the part of enterprise IT is still in the nascent stage. Enterprise IT departments continue to…
As companies have seen the massive adoption of social technologies by consumers and are looking at ways to leverage such tools in…
If I had to name one collaboration application that I to use on an almost daily basis, with the exception of Google…
Dublin-based Movidia has raised $14 million in a first round of funding to grow its mobile video processing business. The company
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Dublin-based personal media locker and sharing service PutPlace has raised a funding round of and doubled its board by adding two members. E…
This week Om sits down with with Dan Farber, of ZDNet, Rafe Needleman, of CNET’s Webware, and Earth2Tech Editor, Katie Fehrenbacher, to…
San Diego-based video sharing site vMix Media has added $16.5 million to its second round of funding, reports PE Hub. Investors include ATA…