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

Microsoft Cold-shoulders Server 2003 and XP Users Hit with Microsoft Update Error

Some customers can't connect to Microsoft Update to install last week's out-of-band patch KB 3011780, and Microsoft has not responded to the problem.

Indian CIOs Keen on Adopting SDN

Even though SDN is in a very nascent stage, it is gradually attracting the attention of Indian CIOs. What might have been perceived as a hype yesterday, is fast becoming a reality now.

Should You Buy Enterprise Applications From a Startup?

Get ready for radical changes in software purchasing.

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How-To

How to Achieve Better Third-party Security

No enterprise is an island. In a connected world, a business cannot function without multiple relationships with third parties--outside vendors, contractors, affiliates, partners, and others.

3 Free Alternatives to Windows for Desktop PCs

It's an increasingly mobile world -- and the mobile future of Windows is dubious. To better accommodate end users, CIOs would be wise to consider these three alternatives to Windows on the desktop -- Chrome, Android and Ubuntu.

7 Reasons Not to Use Open Source Software

Businesses of all sizes embrace open source software and the benefits it can bring. Sometimes, though, choosing proprietary software makes better business sense. Here are seven scenarios when it pays to pay for your software.

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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

IBM Detects Skin Cancer More Quickly with Visual Machine Learning

Cognitive computing could improve the ability to spot melanoma early on.

Salesforce Connects SharePoint Files to its Cloud with New Tool

Salesforce Files Connect is a new solution from Salesforce that lets users index, search, and share your SharePoint Online and on-premise files in one place.

Apple-IBM Partnership Off to 'Impressive' Start

Apple and IBM kicked off their five-month-old partnership with an "impressive" 10-pack of focused mobile business apps catering to sectors ranging from financial to law enforcement.

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Opinion

'We're All Data Scientists Now'

If you're like me and broke into a sweat when confronted with any kind of mandatory math or statistics courses in college, you're in for a world of hurt now -- a world where data reigns and making sense of it all is compulsory.

IT Operations Analytics Provides Real Time Monitoring of Large Volumes of Data

Now that you have initiatives to migrate to the cloud, extend to the mobile web and integrate all the pieces from the BYOD movement, the next hurdle is going to be keeping an eye on all these moving pieces. IT Operations Analytics has been dubbed the solution to bring order to this rapidly growing complexity.

Facebook's Icky Psychology Experiment is Actually Business as Usual

Everybody has heard about Facebook's creepy, secret, psychological experiment designed to see if negative newsfeed posts inspire more negativity -- and vice versa. I too was weirded out by the revelations, feeling manipulated and that my privacy had been invaded upon.

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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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