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

10 tips to get the most out of your project management system

Just about everyone who manages projects will agree that having a simple way to do so is a great idea. And there are many software systems out there that promise to do just that. Yet ask organizations about project management software adoption and many will complain about workers refusing or being hesitant to use the software or certain (often crucial) features.

UBA vs. the Rogue Insider

The recent arrest by the FBI of a former employee of JP Morgan Chase for allegedly trying to sell bank account data, including PINs, ended well for the bank.

Free, Cheap and Easy Security Tools

When it comes to detecting, preventing and analyzing information security threats, security teams need all the help they can get.

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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.

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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

Brocade Will Continue to Innovate Around SDN and NFV: Jason Nolet, Brocade

Jason Nolet, SVP-Routing, Switching and Analytics Product Group, Brocade, shares why Brocade is the forerunner in the SDN discussion and how the New IP will be built on a strong bulwark of SDN and NFV.

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.

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News

With more than 100 mn Users, Snapchat is Considering IPO, says CEO

Valued at $15 billion (about Rs 90,000 crore) earlier this year, popular photo and video sharing app, Snapchat is now considering going public, said CEO Evan Spiegel at a Code Conference in California.

APC urges businesses to address power management before Windows Server 2003 phase out

APC by Schneider Electric is urging companies to act soon to address the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 phase out or risk losing valuable support.

The Next Tech Trends to Disrupt Data Centres

This week CIO is exploring the top tech trends expected to disrupt data centres in the future, as well as IT departments, business units and the c-suite, including shifting skillsets and business strategy.

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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."

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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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