Enterprise

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

  • There’s A Big Difference Between Using Facebook ‘At Work’ And ‘For Work’

    There’s A Big Difference Between Using Facebook ‘At Work’ And ‘For Work’

    If you’re an employer, how do you solve a problem like Facebook? Roughly 61% of office workers use social media during the day and Facebook takes up a huge share of that surfing. Its highest traffic actually occurs mid-week between 1 to 3 pm. All told, this 1.5% drop in productivity adds up to 12 billion hours wasted per year with a cost of $650 billion dollars to the… Read More

  • As Box IPO Surges, Startup Community Reacts

    As Box IPO Surges, Startup Community Reacts

    Box’s IPO was never a normal deal. When Wall Street cooled to tech IPOs last year, especially involving firms that are subscription-based with high customer acquisition costs, the Box offering became the canary in the Wall Street coal mine. The general consensus was that if Box succeeded, other firms could follow, allowing Silicon Valley and its attached investor class to breathe… Read More

  • Microsoft Acquires Revolution Analytics To Bolster Its Analytics Services

    Microsoft Acquires Revolution Analytics To Bolster Its Analytics Services

    Microsoft today announced that it has acquired Revolution Analytics, an open-source analytics company with a strong focus on the highly popular R programming language for statistical computing. Microsoft says that it made this acquisition “to help more companies use the power of R and data science to unlock big data insights with advanced analytics.” The two companies did not… Read More

  • Box Has Always Been About Reshaping Enterprise Software

    Box Has Always Been About Reshaping Enterprise Software

    One of Box’s earliest marketing stunts was a series of billboards on California’s Route 101 in which it made no bones about going after enterprise content management (ECM) big shot, Microsoft SharePoint. While many would like to pigeonhole Box as storage or sync and share, Box has always had other ideas. From the earliest days in its transition from a consumer to enterprise… Read More

  • Microsoft Will Release Office 2016 This Year

    Microsoft Will Release Office 2016 This Year

    Following its Windows 10 event, Microsoft announced this morning that the next version of Office is called Office 2016 and will be generally released in the second half of this year. The company didn’t announce much more about Office 2016 today, but you know what to expect, given the history of the product. Read More

  • Harman Buys Symphony Teleca For At Least $780M And Red Bend For $170M

    Harman Buys Symphony Teleca For At Least $780M And Red Bend For $170M

    Harman, one of the world’s largest audio companies with brands like JBL, Harman Kardon, Infinity and many others under its wing, is now investing big in the technology and networking that goes into delivering data wirelessly. Today, the company announced two acquisitions that collectively put a dent of at least $1 billion in its coffers, but also position it to move… Read More

  • Kreditech Gets $200M Credit Line To Fuel Its Big-Data Based Consumer Lending Business

    Kreditech Gets $200M Credit Line To Fuel Its Big-Data Based Consumer Lending Business

    Kreditech, the consumer finance startup that focuses on lending money to “unbanked” consumers with little or no credit rating, is today announcing a hefty line of funding that it will use to expand its business. It is getting a $200 million credit line from Victory Park Capital, one of the largest in the history of online lending services. Kreditech is not disclosing its… Read More

  • Microsoft Just Fired Latest Volley In The Face Computer Battle

    Microsoft Just Fired Latest Volley In The Face Computer Battle

    Microsoft shocked the world today when they debuted a set of holographic goggles they are calling the HoloLens. Think Google Glass meets Oculus Rift and you should have a good idea of this device. With this announcement, the market for computers on our faces is suddenly heating up. We now have Microsoft, Facebook and Google trying to build one. While we have yet to see such an attempt… Read More

  • Microsoft To Provide Free Upgrades To Windows 10

    Microsoft To Provide Free Upgrades To Windows 10

    Update: Microsoft promised a new build of Windows 10 next week, and also confirmed previous rumors that the first build of the operating system for smartphones will be released in February. If you are on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone 8.1, you will be eligible for a free upgrade inside the first year of Windows 10. Microsoft made the announcement this morning at an event on its… Read More

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