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The Hadoop programming framework may be synonymous with the "big data" movement but it's not the only tool companies need to derive insights from massive stores of unstructured information, according to Facebook analytics chief Ken Rudin.
There are about 1,100 ByDesign customers now, although that number falls far short of SAP’s original hope of 10,000 by 2010.
It is 30 years old and dominates the word processing market, but Microsoft Word is now more than ever fending off challenges from the cloud where less expensive and even free alternatives pose new threats, experts say.
The Internet Archive's Historical Software Archive is a new initiative to preserve old software and make it easily available through in-browser emulation.
The cloud software vendor's “hackathon,” will present $1 million to the developer or team who creates the top prize-winning mobile app with Salesforce.com technology.
Oracle is hoping to differentiate its CRM (customer relationship management) software from the competition with the acquisition of BigMachines, whose cloud-based system helps salespeople quickly put together and price complex orders.
SAP will continue to release new versions of its Business ByDesign cloud ERP suite, despite some recent indications to the contrary, according to the vendor's head of development.
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.
Here's a breakdown on software improvements Twitter made to keep your tweets flowing.
Microsoft has begun selling gift cards good for purchases on its digital content market, taking a page out of Apple's iTunes playbook.
Oracle says its updated data-integration software portfolio can more rapidly deliver data to data warehouses and analysis applications.
On the eve of Windows 8.1's release, Microsoft pulls back the curtain on the new Movie Maker app as well as improvements to Fresh Paint, Camera, and Photos.
Gadgets surround us throughout our waking hours, and now they're coming to our sleep.
Open source is a development model and not a support one that does bug fixing, according to Red Hat global CEO and president, Jim Whitehurst.
With PC sales flagging, the underlying confidence in tech is mostly due to growth in the the software arena and tablets.