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Google Launches A New Google Search Appliance Google Launches A New Google Search Appliance
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Google Search Appliance has been around for about a decade, and today, the box has received a new update with version 7.0. This version adds universal search, refined relevance signals and some other bells and whistles. “The GSA 7.0 helps …

Salesforce Unveils A Bunch Of New Social And Cloud Offerings Salesforce Unveils A Bunch Of New Social And Cloud Offerings

Salesforce kicked off its annual Dreamforce event with a bunch of announcements. “Today’s leading companies recognize that business is social,” said CEO Marc Benioff. “With new innovations across our six product lines, companies can transform the way they sell, service, …

Google Launches New Google+ Business Features Google Launches New Google+ Business Features

Google announced the launch of some new business-specific Google+ features today. These include private sharing for within the organization, video meetings integrated with Gmail, Calendar and Docs, and some admin controls. The features are only available in preview mode right …

Google+ For The Enterprise Coming Soon? Google+ For The Enterprise Coming Soon?

Google+ Vice President of Product Management, Bradley Horowitz, made several interesting announcements related to Google’s social network at the LeWeb London conference. For one, Google+ is coming to Flipboard. Perhaps even more interesting, he said that Google+ will never have …

Samsung Galaxy S III The First SAFE Phone In The U.S. Samsung Galaxy S III The First SAFE Phone In The U.S.

With our increasingly connected world, people have to make sure that data is safe. Data safety is especially important for businesses who don’t want corporate secrets making their way out through a misplaced data transfer on smart phones or other …

Microsoft Unveils Windows 8 Enterprise Features Microsoft Unveils Windows 8 Enterprise Features

With Microsoft recently announcing the editions of its upcoming Windows 8 OS, the software giant mentioned its Enterprise version for “those enterprise customers with Software Assurance agreements.” Essentially, Windows 8 Enterprise is Windows 8 Pro with additional IT features. Now …

Lexmark Acquires Brainware Parent BDGB Enterprise Lexmark Acquires Brainware Parent BDGB Enterprise

Lexmark announced that it has acquired BDGB Enterprise, a software company based in Luxembourg, which includes Brainware, a U.S. subsidiary. The price tag: $148 million. Brainware, which provides data capture and enterprise search solutions, will become part of Lexmark’s Perceptive …

Microsoft Dynamics CRM For Mobile Coming In Q2 Microsoft Dynamics CRM For Mobile Coming In Q2

Microsoft announced a new service update for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, coming in Q2, which will bring mobile access to the product, surely a long overdue feature for users. Mobile access is becoming an increasingly important element to just about all …

Firefox 10 Now Available Firefox 10 Now Available
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Firefox 10 launched today as a silent update so as not to disturb intrepid Web users. The update, as we reported yesterday, brings new features to the browser, but nothing worth celebrating over. The update features extension improvements with most …

IBM Announces Social Analytics Services IBM Announces Social Analytics Services
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IBM unveiled today a new set of software and services for social analytics in the enterprise. The main software product is IBM Connections for analytics, real-time data monitoring, and collaborative networks through IBM’s SmartCloud services. Included in the new offerings, …

Twitter Acquires WhisperSystems Twitter Acquires WhisperSystems

Whisper Systems, a company that provides mobile security products for Android, has been acquired by Twitter. The company’s products, which aim to enterprise-ify phones and tablets, include WhisperCore, WhisperMonitor, Flashback, RedPhone and TextSecure. WhisperCore integrates with Android to provide disk …

Should Businesses Fear iPads & Smartphones? Should Businesses Fear iPads & Smartphones?
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You know how when something happens in the world and it immediately hits the Internet in near realtime via Twitter or other social media? Say there’s a plane crash. Today, there’s a high probability this will make its way to …

Google and Amazon: The Next Great Tech Rivalry? Google and Amazon: The Next Great Tech Rivalry?
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Microsoft and Yahoo have been Google’s main rivals for years. As Google has expanded into more and more product areas, it has taken on plenty of competition in a wide variety of industries. Apple and Facebook are two of its …

Google and SAP Partner on Geo-Mapping Google and SAP Partner on Geo-Mapping

Google and SAP announced a partnership today at the AlwaysOn Summit. This will allow customers to pair SAP enterprise analytics with Google Maps and Google Earth in what the companies call an “industry-first collaboration to help customers tackle ‘big data’ …

New IBM Platform Helps Businesses Feel Comfortable about Social Media New IBM Platform Helps Businesses Feel Comfortable about Social Media

While there are many benefits involved with social media, there are also a lot of potential risks, especially for regulated industries. Businesses that want the easy way out choose not become involved in social media, which is often to the disappointment of consumers.

Prosodic Predicts How Your Social Campaign Will Perform, Says CEO Prosodic Predicts How Your Social Campaign Will Perform, Says CEO

We all know that there is a lot of noise in social media. This noise is not only a result of more social media adoption by brands, but it is also a result of bad content. Unfortunately, noise impacts both consumers and brands.

Google Earth Builder Launched For Businesses Google Earth Builder Launched For Businesses

Google has launched Google Earth Builder, a tool to enable businesses to use Google’s cloud to manage geospatial data, create custom map layers, and share Google Earth/Maps layers. Organizations can scale services for traffic spikes, reduce server costs, and control …

A Multi-Vendor Approach to Handling Today’s Content Management Requirements A Multi-Vendor Approach to Handling Today’s Content Management Requirements
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Here is an interesting report I received from Forrester, Plan your ECM Strategy For Business, Persuasive, Transactional, And Foundational Needs by Stephen Powers and Alan Weintraub with Matthew Brown and Anjali Yakkundi. They note that enterprises are now struggling under …

Office 365 From Microsoft Heads to Public Beta Office 365 From Microsoft Heads to Public Beta
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Last year, Microsoft introduced Office 365 in limited beta. Now the company has announced the public beta, expanding it into nearly twice as many countries and languages (38 markets and 17 lanugages). Office 365 brings together Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, …

New Platform to Help Brands Curate Social Content New Platform to Help Brands Curate Social Content

With all the content online, it is hard for businesses to sort through all the noise and find what they really want. As a result, many content curation services have risen up to help serve this need.

What It Means to Federate the Social Web What It Means to Federate the Social Web
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Have you heard about the concept of federating the social Web? If not, it is, essentially, the idea of expanding the social experience beyond a specific social network.