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Site Provides Enterprise Software Pricing Tips

SelectHub, specializing in helping firms procure enterprise software, has come out with new tips on pricing such offerings.

Salesforce Expands Scope of CRM Services

With traditional customer relationship management software showing its age in the new era of cloud computing, enterprise mobility and the Internet of Things, CRM kingpin Salesforce has been continually expanding the scope of its enterprise solutions.

Enterprise Data Intelligence Tool Launched

ASG Software Solutions today launched its Enterprise Data Intelligence solution for gaining insights into critical business data to support IT and business decision-making.

Syncsort Upgrades z System Data Tool, Offers Free Starter Edition

Syncsort upgraded its Ironstream product for helping to analyze IBM z Systems log data and today announced a free starter edition of the tool.

Research Shows Growth in x86-Based Server Demand

Amid a growing overall market, demand for x86-based servers increased year over year in the fourth quarter of 2015, while non-x86 server revenue actually declined, according to new research from IDC.

Microsoft Offers Short-Term Licensing Options

New short-term options for the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement will reportedly help enterprises that need to license Microsoft software for less than one-year periods, such as businesses that employ seasonal retail workers or organizations with fluctuating business demands.

Enterprises Investing More in Software-Defined Infrastructure

A new survey from 451 Research indicates that 67 percent of large enterprises will increase spending on software-defined infrastructure this year, a 14.4 percent uptick. However, right now, only about a fifth of organizations are using the technology.



Syncsort Seeks To Simplify Big Data on Mainframes

Syncsort, a specialist in mainframe software, said it upgraded its DMX-h data integration software to enable enterprises for the first time to process mainframe data in its native format in Big Data frameworks such as Apache Hadoop or Apache Spark.

Cloud Drives U.S. Enterprise IT Spending amid Worldwide Slump

Research firm IDC forecasts that, in the midst of a global downturn, IT spending in the U.S will hold steady this year.

IBM Unveils New Mainframe for Secure, Hybrid Cloud Computing

IBM yesterday announced a new mainframe called the z13s that's optimized for security in hybrid cloud environments.

VMware Upgrades Horizon, Debuts Cloud Management Suite

VMware upgraded its Horizon product, for managing virtual desktops and apps, and unveiled a new solution, "Horizon Air," for creating digital workspaces.

Microsoft Offers Preview of Enterprise State Roaming for Windows 10 Devices

A new service called "Enterprise State Roaming" from Microsoft, now available for preview testing, promises greater organizational control over roamed Windows 10 OS settings and application-state data for enterprises using Azure Active Directory.

Free SDN Community Edition Offered by Big Switch

Big Switch is seemingly sharing some of the newfound largesse it received in last week's venture capital funding round with a new free community edition of its software-defined networking products.

New Funding for Big Switch Networks Speaks to Momentum of SDN

New venture capital funding for software-defined networking (SDN) pioneer Big Switch Networks Inc. speaks to the continuing momentum of the disruptive network virtualization technology that's transforming traditional enterprise datacenters.

MapR Provides Enterprise Big Data Test Drives on Amazon Cloud

In a new program that lets enterprises test the analytics waters with integrated Big Data solutions, MapR Technologies Inc. is offering test drives of various sofware packages on the Amazon cloud.

Enterprise Execs Say Big Data Has Hit Mainstream

In its fourth survey of Big Data decision-makers, NewVantage Partners found the technology has finally hit the enterprise mainstream.

Amazon Launches Cloud E-mail Service to Compete with Enterprise Providers

Amazon Web Services has officially launched its Amazon WorkMail service after a lengthy preview, offering a challenge to traditional enterprise e-mail providers.

Compuware Seeks To Modernize the Mainframe

Compuware Corp. today announced a multi-pronged initiative to converge mainframe applications into the enterprise mainstream, leveraging newer software development methodologies such as Agile and DevOps, along with the requisite modern tooling.

Skills Shortage Still Stalling Enterprise Big Data Efforts, Reports Indicate

Enterprises still can't find enough Big Data talent for their analytics initiatives, so the Big Data adoption rate is still quite low, according to two separate new studies.

Cloudera Offers Docker Container to Get Started with Hadoop

To provide another simplified onramp for getting started with enterprise Apache Hadoop solutions, Cloudera Inc. is now offering a Docker container image.