Software

Case Study

How Polaris saved 1.3 million unproductive hours by going social

UnMail, earlier known as Octopus, is the newest ESN in town. A product of IDAL of the Polaris Group, it helped the company reduce attrition and support calls, and increase productivity.

How HP used big data to optimize its fleet of 6,000 vehicles

When you own 6,000 cars, any efficiencies you can gain equate to big bucks

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.

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Feature

Technology, the law and you: Open-source software

With one real exception, organizations shouldn’t have any legal issues to worry about when opting for open-source.

Think all software changelogs are boring? Think again

The Strange Log proves that sometimes even the driest-sounding things can actually be pretty entertaining

Hackers vs. programmers, engineers, and computer scientists: What these terms mean

Hacking, programming, engineering, and applying computer science are all different skills, but they get mixed up often. Here are some distinctions.

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How-To

How to get security right when embracing rapid software development

Five steps to reduce risk while moving to continuous updates

OS X El Capitan: Mute all tabs in Safari

How to disable sound in all tabs in Safari

How to find out if your PC is compatible with Linux

Whether you’re buying a PC for Linux or just want to ensure you can dual-boot at some point in the future, thinking about this ahead of time will pay off.

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Interview

Dell’s ‘End-to-End’ Stack Syncs with Organizations’ SDDC Journey: Brenton Smith

Globally, nothing will halt IoT wave. There would be some pockets of absolute stupidity (experimentation) along the way, says Brenton Smith, VP & GM, Dell Software Group, APJ.  

Changes in business models, steep competition make risk management difficult for enterprises: R Guha, Wipro

R Guha, Head, Corporate Business Development, Wipro believes that comprehensive and continuous surveillance of all data, including checks for threats, results in an improved risk climate for business.

Security is the Number One Reason that is Preventing SaaS Adoption: William Wagner, LogMeIn

William Wagner, president & COO, LogMeIn, believes that software as a service will continue to emerge as a cost-effective model rendering maximum growth of revenue as well as higher customer engagement.

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Video

Chetan Kulkarni–CEO, Vizury reveals the key to unleashing the full potential of Big Data

The boy wonder of digital marketing, Vizury harnesses big data to achieve five times higher sales conversions compared to the brands’ own websites. The man at the helm, Chetan Kulkarni shares the recipe to his secret sauce. 

Hu Yoshida, VP & CTO at Hitachi Data Systems on the Future of Storage

Hu Yoshida, VP & CTO, Hitachi Data Systems spoke about the future of storage, and that he's keeping his bets on non-volatile memory, and not flash, to manage more durable and high-performance systems.

Expect a 30 percent growth for Talisma in 2015: Raj Mruthyunjayappa, MD

Raj Mruthyunjayappa, MD at Campus Management & Talisma talks about the vision in bringing the two companies together, and how do they plan to serve the current needs of the Indian market.

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News

Chrome nears 30% user share milestone as it assimilates declines by IE, Firefox

At its current pace, the browser will reach the 35% mark by March

Google's productivity suite updated with dictation, integrated search and more

New features are focused on making students and teachers more productive

VMworld 2015: IT must adapt to change, says VMware

Eighty per cent of the world is going to have super computing power by 2020, and to make that future a reality, businesses must adapt to change, according to VMware end-user computing executive vice-president and general manager, Sanjay Poonen.

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Opinion

Hey Cortana, why can’t I use Siri on a Mac?

You can use Cortana on a Mac, but not Siri. Why does this make sense?

Does the iPad have a future?

iPad sales have slumped as smartphone sales continue to surge.

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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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