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  • Enterprise apps in 2014: What's in store

    If recent history is any indication, 2014 will be a busy year for the enterprise applications industry as vendors jockey for position and customers ponder moves from legacy ERP (enterprise resource planning) and CRM (customer relationship management) implementations to cloud-based services. Here's a look at what some of the sector's main players are likely to do as the year unfolds.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus03 Jan. 14 22:02
  • 10 Stories That Shaped Tech Policy in 2013

    From the NSA surveillance revelations to the troubled government healthcare website to a variety of issues that didn't make the mainstream news, here are the top tech policy stories that played out in 2013.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin23 Dec. 13 20:26
  • Perspective: Throw Windows XP a lifeline, Microsoft

    Microsoft's support for WIndows XP ends in less than four months, and the company has warned users repeatedly that it's time to move on. But a lot of them are sticking with the aged OS. And for Microsoft, that's a problem.

    Written by Gregg Keizer18 Dec. 13 20:43
  • Top tech stories of 2013: Big Brother, wearables, and the struggles of aging tech giants

    Politics collided with the world of technology this year as stories about U.S. government spying stirred angst both among the country's citizens and foreign governments, and the flawed HeathCare.gov site got American health-care reform off to a rocky start. Meanwhile, the post-PC era put aging tech giants under pressure to reinvent themselves. Here in no particular order are IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 tech stories of the year.

    Written by Marc Ferranti09 Dec. 13 19:51
  • 8 sure-fire ways to screw up a cloud contract

    Cloud licensing's become so complex that it's easy to pay too much or get burned later on. Here are some tips to make sure you're getting your money's worth.

    Written by Robert L. Mitchell19 Nov. 13 12:23
  • Google Apps, once a leader, faces growing Cloud app rivals

    When Google Apps arrived in 2006, it stood on the cutting edge of Web-hosted email and collaboration suites for businesses, a bold pioneer clearing a path in the new, wild frontier of enterprise Cloud computing.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez01 Nov. 13 12:01
  • Microsoft puts Windows XP laggards in a pinch

    Microsoft last week painted Windows XP consumer and small business customers into an even smaller corner when it said it could not recommend that they upgrade to Windows 8.1, the update to Windows 8 slated to ship Oct. 18.

    Written by Gregg Keizer23 Sept. 13 20:11
  • Demand for Cloud Skills Still Outpaces Supply of Workers

    Cloud technology is a 'must-have' for organisations building out or replacing their data center architecture, but there's still a major cloud skills gap that's impeding faster adoption and growth

    Written by Sharon Florentine19 Sept. 13 20:13
  • On the defensive, Microsoft's hand was forced in Nokia deal

    Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia was a defensive move to keep the Finnish phone maker from going under or falling into the hands of an Android-first rival, several analysts argued this week.

    Written by Gregg Keizer06 Sept. 13 20:37
  • Have we reached gadget fatigue?

    Smartphones are everywhere, and smartwatches are poised to follow. Techies are eying Google Glass. And we now wear our technology on our sleeve. Have we finally reached gadget overload?

    Written by Tom Kaneshige05 Sept. 13 18:22