Archive: August, 2011

The fog of software licensing: dissatisfaction reigns – even in clouds

The fog of software licensing: dissatisfaction reigns – even in clouds

There are some things in life that you just have to get on with, and in IT one of those is the management and administration of software licences, writes Tony Lock, programme director at Freeform Dynamics.

Sorry Gartner, Here’s The Real Magic Quadrant For SCRM

Sorry Gartner, Here’s The Real Magic Quadrant For SCRM

To understand what Social Customer Relationship Management (SCRM) is, we have to start with a clear definition. The definition must be clearly articulated and easily understood by individuals in the industry.

Common intranet questions, unique solutions

Common intranet questions, unique solutions

Intranet professionals often ask questions of their peers in the hope that the experience of others can provide a starting point for planning and inspiration.

4 Traits of Better Business Software

4 Traits of Better Business Software

Your company just on-boarded another software product that promises to make work better, faster and easier. If you’re familiar with traditional enterprise software, you probably found yourself rolling your eyes already. But some newer players are giving the dinosaurs a run for their money by focusing on simplification and usability.

Forrester Wave, Enterprise Social Platforms: IBM, Jive, NewsGator, Telligent & More

Forrester Wave, Enterprise Social Platforms: IBM, Jive, NewsGator, Telligent & More

There’s a brand spanking new Forrester Wave report out that focuses on the best enterprise social platforms available today. Why organizations are using them and who makes the list is our focus today.

5 Enterprise Social Trends For Next 5 Years

5 Enterprise Social Trends For Next 5 Years

Take a look at the flattening enterprise, expanding definition of marketing, and other social networking trends already emerging.

Five Challenges to Monitoring Cloud Applications

Five Challenges to Monitoring Cloud Applications

Cloud application monitoring is the Rodney Dangerfield of cloud technologies – it gets no respect… but it ought to. Notice how much of the discussion around cloud computing is about how to design, build or deploy cloud applications. There are healthy debates around frothy topics like security and vendor lock-in.

HTML5 and native apps: A winning mobile strategy

HTML5 and native apps: A winning mobile strategy

As smartphones continue their exponential growth and consumers get increasingly comfortable with using them to book travel, conduct research and make purchases, it’s essential for organizations to leverage next-generation mobile technologies into their overall marketing efforts.

Mobile Security & Malware Protection

Mobile Security & Malware Protection

Malware, cybercriminals, hackers – these are just some of the internet threats your mobile phone is exposed to. Beware and stay informed.

10 Steps to Cloud Control

10 Steps to Cloud Control

Even though they recognize the benefits of cloud computing technologies, many business leaders have questions about cloud security and control. That’s understandable. But by adopting a collaborative approach and aligning their responsibilities with those of the cloud provider, these leaders are finding solutions that offer the best of both worlds.

Ten Most Ridiculous Tech Lawsuits of the 21st Century

Ten Most Ridiculous Tech Lawsuits of the 21st Century

A woman sues Google for bad directions, another claims she’s allergic to Pentium processors. These are real lawsuits from our tech-obsessed 21st century. PCworld sifted through the dockets to find ten examples of weird litigation.

Big data: large problems or huge opportunities?

Big data: large problems or huge opportunities?

Along with the increasing ubiquity of technology comes the increase in the amount of electronic data. Just a few years ago, corporate databases tended to be measured in the range of tens to hundreds of gigabytes. Now, multi-terabyte (TB) or even petabyte (PB) databases are quite normal.