Forrester: File-sync-and-share use heats up for businesses

Dropbox and similar services, with their intuitive and user-friendly interfaces, are in wide uses in businesses, and CIOs are urged to take note, according to a new study.

Microsoft reorg could fix some problems, create others

Steve Ballmer's grand plan to reinvent Microsoft has garnered mixed reviews from industry analysts, ranging from enthusiastic endorsements to frowning skepticism.

Drumbeat about Microsoft reorg grows louder

Reports of an imminent and broad Microsoft business reorganization keep mounting, including an anonymously sourced article from The Wall Street Journal's AllThingsD blog that says CEO Steve Ballmer will unveil the plan on Thursday.

Citrix adds audio, video chat to Podio enterprise collaboration suite

Citrix has added native video and audio chat to its Podio enterprise social suite to complement the other communication and collaboration features in the product.

Box launches comprehensive Salesforce app

Salesforce.com customers now have access on the company's AppExchange marketplace to an application that delivers the full functionality of the Box cloud storage and file sharing service within Salesforce.com's CRM suite.

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Box CEO: IPO, beefed up collaboration features on the horizon

Box, the red-hot provider of the eponymous cloud storage and file-sharing service, will boost the collaboration capabilities of its product in the next 18 months, and could become a publicly traded company next year or in 2015.

Microsoft channel program will push Surface to businesses

Microsoft launches a channel partner program Monday to help drive sales of its Surface tablet to companies, schools, and other organizations.

Microsoft delivers mobile app for SkyDrive Pro

Microsoft has released a SkyDrive Pro mobile application that gives SharePoint Online users access to the cloud storage service from iOS and Windows 8 devices.

Microsoft lays out more Yammer integration plans

Upcoming integration points between Yammer and Microsoft products will include email interoperability, document collaboration and enterprise search, as Microsoft pursues its plan to make Yammer a common enterprise social collaboration layer across its business software.

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Google's Waze acquisition gets FTC scrutiny, reports say

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has asked Google for information related to its Waze acquisition, as the agency reviews the deal, according to reports published on Saturday.

Jive boosts mobile capabilities of its enterprise social suite

Jive Software is making a mobile push with new and enhanced mobile applications that have an emphasis on helping users of the enterprise social networking (ESN) suite create, not just view, content from their tablets and smartphones.

NewsGator's SharePoint add-on tries to filter, reduce enterprise social noise

NewsGator has upgraded its Social Sites enterprise social networking (ESN) add-on for SharePoint to make the software better able to tailor the content, notifications and capabilities it displays for each user.

It isn't just the NSA: Digital surveillance programs trigger controversy abroad

Last week's disclosure of massive data collection efforts at the U.S. National Security Agency has generated heated debate in the U.S. and across the world about privacy. The NSA is collecting metadata on U.S. residents' phone calls made on Verizon's network and Internet records from nine Web companies, including Facebook, Google and Microsoft, according to reports in the Guardian and The Washington Post newspapers. But intelligence agencies in other countries have similar goals, according to reports, and in some cases there are few details about what data these governments are collecting.

Office for iPhone is a belated, ambivalent move, analysts say

Microsoft's release of an Office suite for the iPhone is too little, too late and yet another timid move aimed at protecting Windows 8 sales at the expense of customer demand for a product like this one for iPads, according to analysts.

Tibco welcomes third-party online meeting products into its Tibbr ESN suite

Tibco has made it possible to plan, manage and launch third-party web meeting and video chat services from its Tibbr enterprise social networking (ESN) suite.