Software

Case Study

Fareportal Takes to Desktop Virtualization to Save On Real Estate Costs

Fareportal, a travel company that operates in the US, Canadian and European markets, was looking to implement a solution that would help in balancing the costs of its growing Indian delivery center against the rising real estate prices prevalent in the region.

Wipro Uses Analytics to Improve On-Time Fulfillment

Ramesh Nagarajan, CIO, Wipro deployed an analytics solution that uses data vizualitaion and BI tools to create high-end descriptive, diagnostic, and predictive analytical reports.

KPIT Migrates to Next Gen OS to Improve User Productivity

KPIT’s need to stay ahead of the game sees them migrate to a new OS that helps them improve employee productivity.

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Feature

Speed up Outlook Email chores: 5 Ways to Automate Repetitive tasks

Anything that speeds up email communication in Microsoft Outlook has to be a bonus. Typing and retyping the same paragraphs, the same information, explanations, directions, instructions, and so on is half the problem--one that can be easily solved with these five, easy, time-saving tips.

Second-hand Devices -- Cheaper but Risky

Recycling is generally a good thing. But it may not be such a good thing when it comes to digital devices -- smartphones, tablets and laptops.

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How-To

Bloatware: Why Computer makers Fill your PC with Junk, and How to get rid of it

Bloatware, crapware, shovelware: No matter what you call it, the junk that PC makers dump onto new PCs is nothing short of a mess. The situation was thrust into the spotlight last week when it was revealed that several Lenovo PCs were preloaded with "Superfish" adware that actively left users vulnerable to attack. The software compromised secure HTTPS web connections in a quest to inject ads on the sites you visit... and make Lenovo a few nickels.

Better Open Source Hygiene Would have Spooked GHOST

Software security should be pre-emptive instead of reactive

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Interview

New Buying Pattern is Changing IAM: ILANTUS Technologies

Binod Singh, President and CEO, ILANTUS Technologies, believes that as more business departments start making IT purchase decisions, it’s changing the way identity and access management (IAM) is built and sold. IAM will have to move from its monolithic past to a dynamic, fragmented, and user-friendly avatar.

Join.me Long ago Eclipsed LogMeIn as the Growth Driver off our Company: LogMeIn COO

Bill Wagner, LogMeIn’s COO talks to us about why the decision to take the free version of the popular remote access product was the right one and how the company’s other products are faring.

ViPR is Our Answer to Software-defined Storage: Amitabh Srivastava, EMC

Amitabh Srivastava, president for EMC’s Advanced Software Division is the man behind the storage giant’s much-talked about software-defined storage (SDS) initiatives. He talks in detail about EMC’s ViPR and why SDS has been wrongly-defined so far.

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Video

Video: Executive Viewpoint with Ashit Panjwani, executive director, SAS

Ashit Panjwani, Executive Director, Marketing, Sales and Alliances, SAS, talks about how analytics can provide organizations with competitive edge.

Satya Nadella's First Interview as Microsoft CEO

"CEO of Microsoft"--why did Satya Nadella want that role? For his answer to that and many other questions, watch his first video interview after taking over as the CEO of Microsoft.

ComputerWorld Tech Update: 09 - 13 December, 2013

In this roundup of tech news from ComputerWorld for the week 09 - 13 December, 2013, we talk about Dell's enterprise mobility management,Microsoft trying to lure Gmail users, Original Design Manufacturers seeing increased demand for their direct servers, and smartphones making a serious entry into the enterprise.

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News

New Node.js Coalition Spotlights Enterprises

Another industry organization focused on Node.js has formed, albeit one with sparse membership at this juncture.

Can Gamification Solve Enterprises' Engagement Problem?

If 90 percent of the world's workforce were suddenly struck with a debilitating illness that rendered them unable to perform to their fullest potential, it would be declared a global crisis.

SAS Enlarges its Palette for Big Data Analysis

SAS Institute did big data decades before big data was the buzz, and now the company is expanding on the ways large-scale computerized analysis can help organizations.

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Opinion

Going Beyond Touch Computing with Virtual Reality

Until now, we have used computational data as an addendum to the world, so it is just a matter of time before reality fits into the confines of a virtual world.

Don't hold your breath: Why Windows won't be Open-source any time soon

Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich recently caused a stir by telling a crowd of geeks at ChefConf that an open-source Windows "is definitely possible."

Let the Upgrade Path Support Rollback

Software companies should allow users to run older software on new hardware which will give them a performance boost.

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Slide-Show

Steve Ballmer's Retirement Plans

The retired Microsoft CEO is now ready to ride off into the sunset. But what will he do?

The 10 Best New Features in OS X Mavericks

The latest version of the Mac OS is no transformative update, but it includes several key changes that most users will like.

8 Ways Microsoft Could Improve Windows 8

Windows 8 improves on Windows 7 in several areas, but there are several things that could use improvement. Here's a wish list of things we'd love to see in an update or service pack for Windows 8.

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