Don't-Miss Business Stories

Business software revenue growth suggests recovery under way, IDC says

Research firm IDC says it expects a 5.7 percent growth rate globally for software revenues for 2013.

Narayana Murthy

Infosys settles with US government for $34 million over visa dispute

Indian outsourcer Infosys has agreed to pay $34 million to the U.S. to resolve all allegations about the misuse of visas to get Indian staff to work in the U.S.

Rackspace joins forces with Hortonworks on hosted Hadoop

Enterprises can now run Hortonworks' Hadoop-based Data Platform in Rackspace's managed hosting environment and its public cloud.

NTT expands data center, cloud to U.S. with acquisition

Acquisitions byJapanese NTT Communications will more than double NTT Com's data center space in the U.S., enabling the company to respond to what it said is a high demand for data-center services in North America.

Oracle eyes optical links as final frontier of data-center scaling

Oracle is exploring silicon photonics, an optical technology drawing widespread interest, as a potential weapon in the battle against data-center power consumption.

Top 15 social media mistakes every business can avoid

Social media experts discuss the most common social networking business blunders and what companies can do to improve their social media IQ.

Advances in data storage may create million-year materials

Scientists create a data storage material with a lifespan that could outlast humankind.

Five Microsoft services to make any business smarter (including yours)

No IT department? No problem. Device management, basic server infrastructure, SEO analytics, and more are available for affordable subscription prices.

Jive sharpens social-collaboration suite's expertise directory, task management

Jive revamped the employee directory of its enterprise social-networking suite to make it easier for users to find colleagues whose expertise they can tap.

MicroStrategy revamps software for bigger data sets, faster visuals

Keeping up with the ever-changing nature of business intelligence, MicroStrategy has revamped and expanded its line of BI software to incorporate big-data analytics and desktop visualization.

SAP bets on HTML5, open source for its mobile-app platform

Developers can use their desired tools alongside those from SAP’s platform. SAP is also planning to offer a cloud version of the mobile platform, according to the announcement.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

Oracle's Hurd not planning to take Microsoft CEO job

Oracle president Mark Hurd tells CNBC he is not planning to replace Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer.

Linksys to resume building network hardware for small- to medium-size businesses

Cisco reduced the Linksys brand to a home-network player, but Belkin plans to resurrect the brand's status in the SMB market.