5 ways 2015 changed enterprise software forever

The past year brought big changes to the core software applications and tools that companies use every day, and some of those shifts promise to have a particularly enduring impact. Here are five ways the past year changed enterprise software for good. 1. As at home, so at work Compare today’s enterprise software tools with… Continue reading 5 ways 2015 changed enterprise software forever

This was the year social networks turned into news organizations

Social networks are the overworked writer’s best friend. It’s easy to observe the latest outrage on Twitter, grab a few good jokes from Reddit, or screen cap the ridiculous things people write on Facebook and turn them into blog posts. Writers used to have to find stories to chase — now they just have to be willing to sift… Continue reading This was the year social networks turned into news organizations

Amazon makes empty boasts about another holiday season

Amazon is making it seem like consumers signing up for its Prime service just in time to take advantage of free two-day shipping on last-minute gifts is a victory. But, much like its celebration of a record-breaking holiday shopping weekend in November, the company hasn’t offered many details about its boastful posturing. The disingenuousness begins… Continue reading Amazon makes empty boasts about another holiday season

Oracle asked to help low-income residents evicted for its new cloud campus

Earlier this week Oracle announced that it’s planning to build a brand-new cloud-computing campus in Austin, Texas, but since then a darker backstory has come to light. Roughly 100 low-income families were hastily evicted this summer from an apartment complex on the land in order to make it available for the sale to Oracle, according… Continue reading Oracle asked to help low-income residents evicted for its new cloud campus

Salesforce.com buys developer of quoting and billing apps for SMEs

If you can’t beat them, buy them: Salesforce.com is snapping up SteelBrick, a startup that builds quoting and billing functions for SMEs on the Salesforce cloud platform. Apps built natively on the platform allow Salesforce.com customers to add functionality to their CRM systems with fewer integration hassles than they might face with software hosted elsewhere.… Continue reading Salesforce.com buys developer of quoting and billing apps for SMEs

Facebook’s Internet.org stumbles in India

Facebook’s attempt to provide free access to some Internet services has hit a roadblock: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has told the company’s wireless partner, Reliance Communications, to halt its support of the program. At issue is the idea that providing free access to some services but not others violates the principles of net neutrality,… Continue reading Facebook’s Internet.org stumbles in India