Enterprise

How cloud computing, big data and new devices are changing work

  • Microsoft Updates Windows 10’s Preview With Gesture Support, OneDrive Tweaks And Bug Fixes

    Microsoft Updates Windows 10’s Preview With Gesture Support, OneDrive Tweaks And Bug Fixes

    As expected, Microsoft released a new build of Windows 10’s technical preview today for users who are in the “Fast” update cycle for the company’s next operating system. The build contains a few changes that users requested, including new animations for minimizing applications, and the ability to change what buttons appears on the Start bar. Read More

  • MLB Runs Its Massive Statcast Tool In The AWS Cloud

    MLB Runs Its Massive Statcast Tool In The AWS Cloud

    Major League Baseball recognizes it’s a software-defined world and as such over the last several years, it’s been moving quickly to create applications to enhance the fan experience and let them watch and interact with MLB properties, wherever they are on whatever device they wish to use. But MLB is also a statistics-driven game so the league worked with Amazon Web Services to… Read More

  • Amazon Announces New Service Catalog Product at re:invent

    Amazon Announces New Service Catalog Product at re:invent

    Today on stage at AWS re:invent in Las Vegas, Andy Jassy, senior VP for AWS announced a new product called AWS Service Catalog that lets administrators set up a portal with a variety of services configured as they wish, while providing a way to track who is using the services for compliance and perhaps charge-back purposes. The promise of the cloud has always been the ability to set up a set… Read More

  • Windows 10 Technical Preview Build ‘9879’ Touches Down Today

    Windows 10 Technical Preview Build ‘9879’ Touches Down Today

    Short note here for all you on Windows 10: Expect a new build of the code today. What’s in build ‘9879?’ We have a few ideas, but I presume that there will be more in the build than the market current expects. I hope, at least. It isn’t clear what time today the version of the preview of Microsoft’s new operating system will touch down, but it will come… Read More

  • Dropoff Will Build Same-Day Delivery Right Into Your Business

    Dropoff Will Build Same-Day Delivery Right Into Your Business

    The courier industry has been around since the middle ages, but it has changed very little. Dropoff is looking to change that in a marketplace that is quickly heating up around express, same-day, reliable deliveries. Dropoff offers a web and mobile dashboard that lets you book a courier anytime, review prices before you start, get reliable ETAs and then track the package as it’s moving. Read More

  • Tidemark’s Latest Release Uses Big Data To Help Finance Look Forward Instead Of Back

    Tidemark’s Latest Release Uses Big Data To Help Finance Look Forward Instead Of Back

    Tidemark announced the latest update to its cloud financial planning platform today, one that mixes big data from internal and external sources to give customers a way to predict what’s going to happen next, rather than simply report on what’s happened. Tidemark CEO Christian Gheorghe says today, too many companies are looking at their financials and not seeing the whole… Read More

  • Box Brings Touch ID To Its iPhone App, Updates Web Experience

    Box Brings Touch ID To Its iPhone App, Updates Web Experience

    Box, a cloud-focused enterprise collaboration company, is releasing an update to its iOS application for iPhone and iPad, along with updates to its website designed to improve navigation. On the iOS side, Box is bringing Touch ID support to iPhones that can support the tool, allowing users to unlock documents with their finger instead of a potentially ponderous PIN. The new app will also… Read More

  • Okta’s New Mobile Device Management Tool Separates Work And Personal Data

    Okta’s New Mobile Device Management Tool Separates Work And Personal Data

    Okta, which to this point has been known as a company for managing identity in the cloud, made the leap to mobile device management today, announcing a new product called Okta Mobility Management that provides a simple way to separate work and personal data, giving IT controls they need over work content without compromising personal content on the phone. It’s not a secret that many… Read More

  • GitHub Brings Its Enterprise Offerings To AWS

    GitHub Brings Its Enterprise Offerings To AWS

    With the latest version of GitHub Enterprise, large organizations can now take the service’s virtual machines and stand up a highly scalable version of GitHub‘s services on Amazon’s cloud computing platform. Since its launch seven years ago, GitHub has become the de facto standard for many developers who want to host and manage their source code in the cloud. Enterprises… Read More

  • Red Hat Launches Linux Container Beta With Docker And Google Kubernetes Support

    Red Hat Launches Linux Container Beta With Docker And Google Kubernetes Support

    Red Hat recognizes the changing face of enterprise computing involves containerization technology and to that end, they announced a Beta release of their Linux container platform called Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host. Containerization is a new trend that offers a more efficient and faster way to deliver applications than virtual machine technology. In a sense, it’s another step… Read More

  • Microsoft Will Rebrand Its Lync Enterprise Communication Tool ‘Skype for Business’

    Microsoft Will Rebrand Its Lync Enterprise Communication Tool ‘Skype for Business’

    Microsoft will rebrand Lync, its enterprise communications tool ‘Skype for Business.’ The change will see Lync’s interface harmonized to something close to the current Skype’s interface. Skype for Business won’t be available until next year. Lync won’t fold into Skype entirely — instead, it will remain a separate application. I saw a demo of an… Read More

  • The Rise Of The Sensornet: 4.9BN Connected Things In 2015, Says Gartner

    The Rise Of The Sensornet: 4.9BN Connected Things In 2015, Says Gartner

    Gartner is predicting a 30 per cent jump in the number of connected objects in use in the wild from this year to next as sensing connected devices proliferate in an Internet of Things (IoT). In a forecast put out today, the analyst predicts there will be 4.9 billion connected things in use in 2015, up from 3.8 billion this year. Read More

  • UpWest Labs Nurtures Promising Israeli Startups In Silicon Valley

    UpWest Labs Nurtures Promising Israeli Startups In Silicon Valley

    UpWest Labs was founded in 2012  with a simple idea. Israel has tons of startup talent, but much of the funding is in the U.S. The founders decided to put the two together and bring a small group of promising Israeli entrepreneurs to the U.S. for four months to meet customers, partners and investors. Today marks the 8th graduating class. Today’s graduating group is comprised of 7… Read More

  • Microsoft’s CEO Breaks Down The New Soul Of His Company

    Microsoft’s CEO Breaks Down The New Soul Of His Company

    Microsoft is a company with a new cloud focus, a new CEO, and new re-org, and a massive new hardware business that brought in around $3.5 billion in revenue in its most recent across two device categories alone. So if you aren’t completely sure what the hell Microsoft is, I don’t blame you. The company’s CEO, Satya Nadella, speaking to the media last week at an event on… Read More

  • Here’s What Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Thinks Apple And Google Do Best

    Here’s What Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Thinks Apple And Google Do Best

    At a recent event on its Redmond campus, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella detailed his views on what Google and Apple do best. His comments, as the chief executive of the company worth less than Apple, but more than Google, are notable. For context, in his thus-short tenure at Microsoft , Nadella has completed its purchase of Nokia, and also continued the company’s push into cloud… Read More

  • Microsoft Sees An Intelligent, Mobile-Focused Future Of Productivity

    Microsoft Sees An Intelligent, Mobile-Focused Future Of Productivity

    At a recent event on its Redmond campus, Microsoft executives explained their views on the future of productivity to a small press cadre. The company’s CEO, Satya Nadella, opened the day’s happenings with an explanation of the company’s core focuses, listing platform work, and productivity itself as two of its chief efforts. The executive indicated that productivity… Read More

  • Coca-Cola Hopes Its Startup Incubator Is The Real Thing

    Coca-Cola Hopes Its Startup Incubator Is The Real Thing

    Suddenly major brands are looking to get into the startup funding game, whether we’re talking GE, Yammer or even non-tech brands like McDonald’s. Coca-Cola is another consumer brand looking for an edge by funding new startups. Coke isn’t doing it for pure investment purposes necessarily, but because they believe lean startups can give them the creativity, agility and speed… Read More

  • The Race To Zero Is Awesome

    The Race To Zero Is Awesome

    It’s Sunday, so let’s stretch our legs a little bit. Earlier today Julie Bort of Business Insider wrote an interesting piece detailing the rapidly approaching end game of the storage wars: The prices consumers and businesses pay for cloud storage are racing to zero, and that’s forcing new jockeying inside the crowded industry. Read More

  • Okta Catches SpydrSafe In Its Enterprise Web

    Okta Catches SpydrSafe In Its Enterprise Web

    Update: Okta has still not explicitly confirmed the acquisition of SpydrSafe, but its cofounder today retweeted our story about the sale after Okta unveiled a new Mobility Management service. That new product is much of what I describe below, combining Okta’s existing ID management service with a larger product that will let businesses manage permissions and security and data… Read More

  • Confirmed: Yahoo Loses Amit Kumar, Its Small Business VP And GM

    Confirmed: Yahoo Loses Amit Kumar, Its Small Business VP And GM

    Yet more personnel changes afoot at Yahoo. Amit Kumar, pictured here, the company’s GM and VP running its small business division, has left the company. Re/code first reported earlier today sources saying that he would be leaving, and now we have confirmed directly with Kumar that he has already left: “Yes, I have left Yahoo and am now planning my next steps,” he writes in… Read More