• HPE, HP Sued for Elbowing Out Older Employees

    HPE, HP Sued for Elbowing Out Older Employees

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP are facing a potential class action lawsuit brought earlier this month by four former employees.The companies engaged in widespread age discrimination during a restructuring of the legacy computer and printer manufacturer, according to their complaint, filed in U.
  • Dark Days Ahead for Companies That Fail Customers

    Dark Days Ahead for Companies That Fail Customers

    You would think customer service and customer care would be at an all-time high.Why, then, do so many customers feel they are at an all-time low?
  • Defense Department Drifts Toward Commercial Cloud

    Defense Department Drifts Toward Commercial Cloud

    The mission of the portfolio unit is to provide cost savings by moving as much of DoD's IT functions as possible to the cloud.It continues to shrink, so we have to facilitate cost savings, and reduce overhead for the entire department," Hale told attendees at the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center Federal cloud Computing Summit last month.
  • Amazon Sets Up New Auto Research Shop

    Amazon Sets Up New Auto Research Shop

    The site will let customers view everything from specs, images, videos and customer reviews of thousands of brand new to classic vehicles, potentially offering stiff competition to Edmunds, Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader.For example, givein that Amazon customers often browse through thousands of customer reviews on a given product to make a purchase decision, the new site will include reviews from real car buyers.
  • Einstein to Make Dreamforce Appearance

    Einstein to Make Dreamforce Appearance

    Company employees are "overwhelmed with information," remarked Alan Lepofsky, a principal analyst at Constellation Research.Software vendors are "looking toward AI as a new way to filter and prioritize information and, ideally, automate repetitive or mundane tasks," he told CRM Buyer.
  • WhatsApp Shaves Off a Little More Privacy

    WhatsApp Shaves Off a Little More Privacy

    However, WhatsApp will begin to share some personal details about its 1 billion users -- such as phone numbers and other data -- with Facebook, its parent company.The increased connectivity and information sharing might not be apparent to WhatsApp users initially.
  • In a Political Season

    In a Political Season

    The Internet didn't take off until the World Wide Web arrived and its browsers began to occupy it.These days we practically spend that on a bad hurricane season -- but what did we get for all that?
  • Google Cracks Down on Intrusive Mobile Ads

    Google Cracks Down on Intrusive Mobile Ads

    Such ads "provide a poorer experience to users than other pages where content is immediately accessible," explained Doantam Phan, a product manager at Google.The rules "still will impact advertisers and companies that utilize the interstitial popups to gain newsletter signups, collect emails and so on," Zhou noted.
  • Kobe Bryant Pours Energy - and Money - Into Tech

    Kobe Bryant Pours Energy - and Money - Into Tech

    Kobe Bryant, the retired Los Angeles Lakers basketball champion, has expanded his burgeoning suite of business interests with Monday's launch of Bryant Stibel, a US$100 million venture capital fund for technology, data and media companies.Jeff Stibel, the vice chairman of Dun & Bradstreet, is Bryant's long-time business partner.
  • Pegasystems CTO Don Schuerman: Trust the Technology

    Pegasystems CTO Don Schuerman: Trust the Technology

    Don Schuerman is the CTO of CRM and BPM vendor Pegasystems.They want things to be seamless.
  • Verizon Toys With Risky App Revenue Plan

    Verizon Toys With Risky App Revenue Plan

    Android users -- nor a guarantee that users will actually engage with or even open the app," Severin told the E-Commerce Times.In order to reach a Top 50 ranking, an app needs an average of 1.
  • Sony Tips PS4 Slim Standard Strategy

    Sony Tips PS4 Slim Standard Strategy

    The new PS4 standard model could be Sony's way of attracting more casual users.The strategy is in keeping with the shift from traditional disc-based software sales to subscriptions and software downloads.
  • Russian Gang Suspected of Hacking Oracle's POS System

    Russian Gang Suspected of Hacking Oracle's POS System

    Hackers compromised at least 700 computers on the MICROS POS system, used by hundreds of thousands of hotels, restaurants and retail outlets worldwide to process credit card transactions, Krebs on Security reported earlier this month.More than 330,000 cash registers worldwide use MICROS, which ranks as one the world's three largest POS systems.
  • Enterprise Software's Future

    Enterprise Software's Future

    What's the direction of the software industry?Things are changing, and today's events are signaling a significant shift.
  • Lights Out for Gawker.com

    Lights Out for Gawker.com

    The Gawker sites will be joining The Onion, ClickHole and other Web properties in Fusion Media Group, Univision's digital operation, Denton wrote in a memo to employees.The campaign being mounted against its editorial ethos and former writers has made it too risky," Denton explained in his memo.
  • Cisco Delivers Good News, Bad News: Solid Earnings, Job Cuts

    Cisco Delivers Good News, Bad News: Solid Earnings, Job Cuts

    6 billion, up 2 percent for the quarter, compared with the year-ago period.8 billion represented a 21 percent increase over the previous year, while its FY2016 net income was up 20 percent, at $10.
  • Salesforce Reels BeyondCore Into Its Cloud

    Salesforce Reels BeyondCore Into Its Cloud

    The acquisition will boost the Analytics Cloud's artificial intelligence efforts, according to Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.One possibility is that "Salesforce sees a need for multiple kinds of business intelligence to support its multiple hardware platforms, uses, etc.
  • Cloud Platforms and the Connected-Device Value Chain

    Cloud Platforms and the Connected-Device Value Chain

    Internet of Things cloud platforms offer device makers and companies the opportunity to greatly expand the value of products and services.These devices are reshaping the value chain by altering product design and development, manufacturing, marketing, supply chain management and service after the sale.
  • Intel Snaps Up Nervana to Jump-Start AI

    Intel Snaps Up Nervana to Jump-Start AI

    The Nervana Engine and its silicon expertise will advance Intel's AI portfolio, added Bryant, enhancing the deep learning performance and lowering the total cost of ownserhip of its Intel Xeon and Intel Xeon Phi processors.That talent pool includes Nervana CEO Naveen Rao, a former Qualcomm researcher with a PhD from Brown University, and CTO Amir Khosrowshahi, among others.
  • Tim Cook Devotes a Lot of Words to Saying Very Little

    Tim Cook Devotes a Lot of Words to Saying Very Little

    Among other things, Cook discounted the bleak claims of those analysts who maintain the smartphone market is in decline -- and Apple's fortunes with it.During the interview, Cook revealed that he had expected Apple cofounder Steve Jobs to be around longer to guide the leadership transition.