Enterprise Applications

Enterprise applications news, trends, analysis and practical advice

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Adobe continues its march to the cloud

Adobe, once known only for its creative suite, has become a huge player in the broader marketing space. I sat down with an exec ahead of their EMEA conference to reflect.

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Suse fronts up -- there’s a method to their (perceived) madness

I’m known for my bluntness and strong opinions. And so it was with HPE’s divestment of Stackato and OpenStack. Suse runs me through their thinking.

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Linux Foundation to develop tool for building blockchain business networks

The Linux Foundation said it has accepted Hyperledger Composer into its incubation working group and said the project should eventually help accelerate the development of smart contracts built on blockchain technology.

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Catching up with Adaptive Insights and ruminating over the future

No matter how you spin it, Adaptive Insight’s world changed when Oracle acquired NetSuite.

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Google Docs phishing scam underscores OAuth security risks

Google has stopped Wednesday’s clever email phishing scheme, but the attack may very well make a comeback.

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Career advice: Moving into DevOps

A programmer asks our Premier 100 IT Leader how to make the change.

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Sneaky Gmail phishing attack fools with fake Google Docs app

Google Docs was pulled into a sneaky email phishing attack that was designed to trick users into giving up access to their Gmail accounts.

How much do you want it to be?

It's the 1970s, and this economics think tank wants to run a macroeconomic model provided by the government -- but there's one very small (or maybe very large) problem.

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FAQ: 3D XPoint memory – NAND flash killer or DRAM replacement?

3D XPoint is a new class of non-volatile memory that can boost server and PC performance for real-time data processing. In the future, it will likely take on the data center DRAM’s role.

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Power BI to add Premium service; private dashboard is free no more

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a Premium enterprise service for its Power BI data visualization platform.

Surprise! How do you like your new computer?

This senior programmer/analyst is busy cranking out the 300-page technical spec for a complete rewrite of the company's turnkey business system -- and he's finally getting the new PC he needs to handle the job.

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Checking in on a newly acquired NetSuite

SuiteWorld 2017 was always going to be a fascinating glimpse of life for this once independent vendor. We weren’t disappointed.

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'Gidday mate!' -- Atlassian goes on a Euro expedition

Atlassian, like many of its compatriots, is on a global “overseas experience.” This week they move on to Europe.

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Kimble launches A.I.-enabled PSA -- buzzwords or innovation?

A.I. is one of the premium buzzwords du jour. In Kimble’s case, is it justified?

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FAQ: Can BlackBerry/TCL get back its smartphone mojo?

Now that TCL has announced the KEYone smartphone which ships May 31, it might be fair to ask: Can BlackBerry, with TCL as a licensee of its phones, once again be a viable smartphone player in the market? There are several...

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6 useful R functions you might not know

One of the best way to find cool, new-to-you R code is to see what other useRs have uncovered. So, I'm sharing a few of mine.

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Flashback to 2001: This IT project's development database suddenly crashes and burns and no one can log in, so this pilot fish on the team investigates -- with his favorite training aid in hand.

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BlackBerry KEYone sales delayed a month to meet demand, TCL CEO says

Enterprise customers eager to get their hands on the new BlackBerry KEYone, with its old-fashioned hardware keyboard, will have to wait another month until its May 31 release.

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All’s fair in love, war and ERP -- FinancialForce goes for NetSuite’s jugular

There’s nothing better than a good bit of guerilla marketing. But let’s dive into FinancialForce’s approach for a minute.

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Great R packages for data import, wrangling and visualization

Here are my go-to R packages -- in a handy searchable table

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