Don't-Miss Software Stories
An accumulation of perceived missteps under Steve Ballmer's leadership may have hit a tipping point this year, leading to Friday's groundshaking announcement that Bill Gates' former right hand and heir, as well as Microsoft's fiercest cheerleader, will step down as CEO within the next 12 months.
Technology legal news website Groklaw is shutting down due to concerns over the continued availability of secure email in the wake of revelations about U.S. government surveillance.
A man falls in love with his digital assistant. It's not just the premise of a new movie. It's a business objective of Nuance Communications.
Some level of government surveillance is "essential" if the nation is to minimize the incidence of terrorist strikes like the Boston Marathon bombing, according to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.
Microsoft upgrades its Skype app to add HD video, while offering mobile users a chance to tap into its "live data" business intelligence app for Excel.
Performance Edition will be available starting Nov. 4 for $300 per user per month, compared to $250 per month for the Unlimited Edition, which will still be available.
Microsoft's Windows 8 app ecosystem badly needs a jolt to make it competitive with iOS and Android on tablets, analysts say.
People interested in learning about in-memory database technology will be able to so later thing month under the virtual tutelage of SAP chairman and co-founder Hasso Plattner.
Salesforce.com is raising the cost of an initial security review for paid applications in its AppExchange store from $300 to $2,700, saying the hike will allow it to deliver the reviews much faster.
IBM researchers have announced a breakthrough software ecosystem to complement their neuron-like computer chips.
From geology to astronomy to meteorology to botany, these apps turn your phone into a virtual tricorder.
Nearly half of the companies Forrester surveyed “are concerned about corporate collaboration issues and are keen to keep Facebook and Twitter streams clearly separated from corporate applications.”
SAP recently rolled out version 2.0 of Screen Personas, which gives users the ability to personalize their SAP-based screens based on preference and job role.
SAP has given customers a peek into how it will compete with the likes of Oracle and IBM in the growing market around CEM (customer experience management) software with the acquisition of commerce software vendor Hybris.