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  • SAP CEO Bill McDermott on why Concur is worth $8.3 billion

    By Chris Kanaracus | 20 September, 2014 04:19

    SAP's announcement that it will pay US$8.3 billion to buy business-travel and expense software vendor Concur might have generated less initial buzz than the companies hoped, given it was almost simultaneous with the revelation that Larry Ellison has relinquished his CEO seat to become CTO and executive chairman of Oracle.

  • How a cyber cop patrols the underworld of e-commerce

    By Taylor Armerding | 17 April, 2014 08:55

    Melissa Andrews, a resident of Canada, is a cyber security "cop" for Payza, an international e-commerce payment platform operating in 97 countries. Her job, described by the company's public relations firm as "the worst security job on the Internet," is to protect the public from illegal, and many times revolting, content, by shutting the sites down and alerting authorities about criminal activity. She spoke with CSO this week about her job and why she is proud of what she does.

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  • iPaaS: A new approach to cloud Integration

    By By Craig Stewart, Senior Director of Product Management, SnapLogic | 01 April, 2015 06:37

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • How financial service firms use big data to meet business goals

    By By Vince Dell'Anno and Brian McCarthy, Accenture Analytics | 26 March, 2015 02:19

    Most financial service firms, which includes banking and insurance companies, are engaged in a big data project to increase the pace of innovation and uncover game-changing business outcomes. The pressing challenge now is how to drive more continuous value and unearth opportunities more rapidly.

  • Why businesses should focus on wide data, not Big Data

    By Thor Olavsrud | 14 March, 2015 02:23

    In these heady days of Big Data, a lot of organisations treat data collection like a Pokémon game: Gotta catch it all. But Dane Atkinson, CEO of cross-platform marketing analytics specialist, SumAll, says most organizations need to think wide, not big, when it comes to data.

  • This isn't your father's enterprise software

    By Katherine Noyes | 14 March, 2015 01:23

    When Patrick Benson joined Ovation Brands back in September 2013, he was given a tall order: modernize an array of legacy IT systems that could no longer keep up with the restaurant-chain conglomerate's business processes.

  • If you hate PC bloatware, here are the vendors to avoid

    By Mark Hachman | 14 March, 2015 00:59

    Lenovo may have publicly buried bloatware, but it's anything but dead. After the company's Superfish scandal, we shopped Best Buy and found it alive and well on major vendors' PC offerings. A little research should save you from the worst of it, though. Here's what we learned.

  • GitHub for the rest of us

    By Jon Udell | 25 February, 2015 02:07

    There's a reason why software developers live at the leading edges of an unevenly distributed future: Their work products have always been digital artifacts, and since the dawn of networks, their work processes have been connected.

  • First look: Photos for OS X brings easier navigation and more powerful editing

    By Christopher Breen | 06 February, 2015 06:01

    Last June, Apple announced that it would stop development of its Aperture and iPhoto apps and offer a single photo app in their place - Photos for OS X. Now, developers are getting their first glimpse of Photos, as it's bundled with the beta version of OS X 10.10.3.

  • The never-ending quest to dethrone email

    By Serdar Yegulalp | 21 January, 2015 01:47

    Build a better mousetrap, as the cliché has it, and the world will beat a path to your door. That line of thinking has even been applied to the most rudimentary corners of the technology world: standards and protocols that have stuck around for decades, yet viewed as creaky and badly in need of replacement. But few old-guard standards have seen as many pretenders to the throne as the SMTP/POP3/IMAP email triumvirate has. If only someone could come up with an alternative that did everything email did but better, more securely, and with less hassle, wouldn't it be worth it?

 

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