The United Nations' ITU agency has long worked to promote global cooperation in a variety of technical areas, and on Friday it announced its first-ever standard for big data.
Looking back over the forces that shaped enterprise software over the course of this year, a few promise to have a particularly enduring impact.
Data sovereignty has become a hot-button issue ever since the EU's top court struck down the Safe Harbor agreement in October, and for many users of file-synchronization and sharing services, it poses a considerable problem. OwnCloud CEO Markus Rex sees it as more of an opportunity.
Choosing the best photos has always been more a matter of art than of science, whether it's for a Facebook page or a marketing campaign. That may soon change, however, thanks to some new technology out of MIT.
When IBM and Apple forged their partnership last year to bring new mobile apps to the corporate world, their promise of bringing 100 such apps to market by the end of 2015 was widely considered an ambitious goal. Sure enough, though, it now looks like they've hit their target right on schedule.
If there's any company that's been virtually synonymous with growth over the past year or so, it's Slack, and now the team-software vendor is taking a big step to make sure that momentum continues.
Big data may offer companies a world of untold potential, but realizing the benefits is typically no walk in the park. That's why "big data as a service" platforms have begun to emerge, and it's also why Bigstep is taking a like-minded approach to the increasingly common data lake.
Founded just last year, the four-person startup has been applying data science to making sense of audience trends.
Machine learning is all about getting computers to "understand" new concepts, but it's still a pretty inefficient process, often requiring hundreds of examples for training. That may soon change, however, thanks to new research published on Friday.
Hadoop and Apache Spark are both big-data frameworks, but they don't really serve the same purposes.
As Australian collaboration software maker Atlassian made its long-awaited initial public offering in the U.S. on Thursday, its soaring share price offered a strong testament to the company's distinctive sales strategy and long history of profitability.
SAP customers are slowly migrating to the company's Hana in-memory computing platform, but the German software giant still has its work cut out when it comes to increasing adoption.
After more than 40 years of focusing primarily on software for large businesses, SAP is taking a bold step in a new direction: precision medicine.
Privacy issues will likely stay at the forefront of the FTC's focus next year thanks to the commission's appointment of Lorrie Cranor as its new chief technologist.
Salesforce users have been able to access data in external apps ever since the release of the cloud vendor's Lightning Connect tool last year, but a new generation of the product announced on Thursday extends those ties considerably.