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  • Cloud provider FireHost's security chief brings lessons from the front lines

    By Stephen Lawson | 31 May, 2014 04:56

    Jeff Schilling, who joined cloud hosting startup FireHost this week as chief security officer, knows a thing or two about cybersecurity.

  • There's no bubble in business Wi-Fi, Aerohive CEO says

    By Stephen Lawson | 29 March, 2014 11:03

    Aerohive Networks sells not just enterprise Wi-Fi gear but also cloud-based software designed to make it easier to set up and manage a customer's entire wired and wireless network. Other wireless LAN vendors are moving in the same direction, including Cisco Systems, the biggest seller of enterprise Wi-Fi, which acquired Meraki Networks in 2012.

  • Intel President James on wearable tech, Microsoft partnership

    By Agam Shah | 11 September, 2013 07:03

    After calculators, PCs and mobile phones, Intel is now jumping into wearable devices with an extremely low-power chip called Quark, which was big news at the company's annual Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Leading the charge into the new market is Intel's new leadership team consisting of CEO Brian Krzanich and President Renee James, who also articulated on plans to achieve fast growth in the mobile market while trying to reinvigorate PC sales.

  • Oracle's Mark Hurd talks Fusion Applications, customer satisfaction and SAP's HANA

    By Chris Kanaracus | 12 April, 2013 20:47

    As co-president of Oracle, Mark Hurd is tasked with selling an ever-increasing array of new software and hardware products, such as the Exadata database machine and Fusion Applications, while figuring out how to keep the company's vast installed base happy and fending off competition from the likes of SAP.

  • NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson talks growth, strategy and life with Oracle

    By Chris Kanaracus | 09 January, 2013 20:59

    NetSuite is one of the SaaS (software as a service) market's pioneers, having sold its growing family of ERP (enterprise resource planning), e-commerce and other applications since 1998. The vendor's results have been beating Wall Street's predictions, and may yet again in a few weeks, when NetSuite is expected to announce its fourth-quarter and year-end results.

  • Dell Software CIO says BYOD is not about devices

    By Tom Kaneshige | 05 December, 2012 20:10

    For Dell Software CIO Carol Fawcett, "BYOD" is not about being an expert on every mobile device in the world; it's about giving workers secure access to the apps and data they need on whatever device they are using.

  • HP is ready to get back to business

    By Jared Newman | 29 October, 2011 08:12

    After a crazy year for HP that included a failed tablet, a hasty decision to abandon the PC business (a decision now abandoned), and a CEO shakeup, the company seems eager to get back to business as usual.

  • Steve Jobs interview: One-on-one in 1995

    By Computerworld (US) staff | 07 October, 2011 09:13

    In April of 1995, Steve Jobs, then head of NeXT Computer, was interviewed as part of the Computerworld Honors Program Oral History project. The wide-ranging interview was conducted by Daniel Morrow, executive director of the awards program.

Features about business issues
  • Study: The traditional office will soon be extinct

    By Tony Bradley | 18 June, 2014 05:57

    It's not news that mobility is one of the major driving forces in IT today. Smartphones and tablets continue to supplant traditional PCs as primary computing devices, as people are getting more done from wherever they happen to be. A new study from Aruba Networks found that the demand for mobile productivity also puts significant stress on IT personnel and budgets.

  • Why net neutrality matters to your business

    By Jonathan Hassell | 11 June, 2014 23:31

    Net neutrality is about more than individual consumers' rights to stream video over the Web without paying extra for it. Partitioning the Internet into haves and have-nots will give big companies yet another advantage over smaller, more disruptive firms.

  • Google I/O 2014: What to expect including Android, Nexus, Glass and more

    By Chris Martin | 11 June, 2014 22:54

    We round up the possible announcement for Google I/O 2014 including new Android, Android Wear, new Nexus smartphones and tablets, Android Silver, Google Glass and more.

  • Why mobile strategies are stalling at many enterprises

    By Tom Kaneshige | 12 June, 2014 09:47

    CIOs know the value of having a mobile strategy. So why aren't companies doing it right? A study from Accenture sheds some light on why some companies aren't moving forward fast enough with their mobility initiatives.

  • Are managed services the 'Holy Grail' for app outsourcing?

    By Stephanie Overby | 09 May, 2014 23:52

    A managed service approach to application development and maintenance seems like a win-win for outsourcing customers and providers. But how do you make it work? Steven Kirz, principal with outsourcing consultancy Pace Harmon, talks about what a successful managed service deal looks like.

  • Intel plays defense against ARM with Cloudera stake

    By Agam Shah | 01 April, 2014 07:40

    Intel's US$740 million investment in software company Cloudera will help sell more x86 chips in Hadoop installations, but it could also be a defensive move to maintain its server lead from the emerging threat posed by 64-bit ARM servers.

  • Eight eye-openers from Salesforce.com's annual report

    By Chris Kanaracus | 07 March, 2014 17:44

    Last week, Salesforce.com reported its fourth-quarter and year-end fiscal 2014 results, announcing a major bump in revenue and even raising its guidance significantly. But the fast-growing cloud vendor is also continuing to post significant losses as it spends big on sales, marketing and acquisitions.

  • When tech titans join forces: The verdict on 6 big mergers

    By John Brandon | 04 March, 2014 13:37

    Some things go together like peanut butter and jelly. Others are more like peanut butter and motor oil. The joining of tech titans is no different. Here we discuss whether six high-profile mergers have made a tasty combination or a gross one.

 
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