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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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  • 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?

  • The future of security: 11 predictions for 2015

    By Taylor Armerding | 16 December, 2014 03:30

    As natural philosopher and onetime baseball catcher Yogi Berra reportedly said: "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future."

  • Finding critical business data -- fast

    By Howard Baldwin | 15 December, 2014 22:40

    A lot of security processes failed during the breach of Target's systems during last year's holiday season, but one surprising revelation was that the retailer actually did receive security alerts about the malware in its system. Yet because the security team was bombarded with alerts -- estimated at hundreds per day -- it couldn't adequately prioritize them.

  • WebRTC close to tipping point as Cisco, Microsoft announce products

    By Matt Weinberger | 22 November, 2014 01:07

    It was all the way back in the Spring of 2011 that Google released WebRTC, its nascent real-time, browser-based, HTML5-powered, no-plugin-required video chat project to the public. In the three and a half years since, the Internet Engineering Task Force and the W3C have been working together to try to formalize the standard, prepare the stable 1.0 release, and get it ready for prime time.

  • Why AT&T and Sprint just announced business conferencing services

    By Matt Hamblen | 19 November, 2014 07:54

    Separate announcements Tuesday for business conferencing services, one from AT&T and the other from Sprint, highlight the radically changing business models at U.S. wireless carriers.

  • Evernote's quest to change the world through productivity software

    By Matt Weinberger | 19 November, 2014 04:00

    In early October, Evernote CEO Phil Libin debuted new features designed to make the immensely popular note-taking software friendlier to the enterprise: Work Chat, Context and presentation mode.

 

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