More SharePoint 2013 Search Tips for Power Users

February 25th, 2015

As a power user of SharePoint you may wonder how to make the most of all of the search features in SharePoint 2013. We covered Continuous Crawl, Content Search Web Part and Query Rules previously, so let’s take a deep dive into Search Schema and the new Refinement Panel.

BlueConic Platform Updates Connect Siloed Data Stores

February 25th, 2015

Boston-based digital marketing platform provider BlueConic released updates today that are designed to help marketers connect "siloed data stores" and applications across their stacks. The five-year-old, 28-employee company features a platform that company officials also claim enables brands to "identify, understand and interact" with customers on an individual basis. The update is supposed to make…

Microsoft Boots Google and Facebook in Favor of Skype

February 25th, 2015

Microsoft is pushing Google Chat and Facebook Chat out of Not surprisingly, it is urging those that need a chat application in to look to its own option, Skype. In a statement emailed to users this morning, Microsoft explained that it had made the decision because of Google’s decision to discontinue using…

6 Key Facts the C-Suite Should Know About Windows 10

February 25th, 2015

This fall, Microsoft will issue the general release of the next version of its operating system to both consumers and enterprises. Windows 10 will very likely be the last major upgrade that Microsoft will ever offer. After that, updates will be incremental and instantaneous. Meanwhile, your business may be humming right along with Windows 7….

The Coming Collision of Brick and Click Commerce

February 25th, 2015

As e-commerce continues to explode across the retail world, brick and mortar (BAM) retailers are facing mounting pressure to stay relevant in a world increasingly focused on the internet. Not all of them are succeeding.

Are Hortonworks Numbers Better Than You Think?

February 25th, 2015

When the analysts pore over Hortonworks financial results this morning, company President Herb Cunitz thinks he knows what they will say. Some will note that the Hadoop distro provider beat the street. But others will say it missed the mark when it comes to revenues, as much of the tech press suggested yesterday. “The street…

IBM Finally Builds a Solid Cloud Platform #IBMInterConnect

February 25th, 2015

After nearly two years of attempting to redefine “cloud” to mean “the hodgepodge of services IBM has cobbled together,” IBM this week put forward a clear and respectable vision of a viable software-defined data center that organizations can actually, finally put to use. “It all is going to come down to digitization,” said Don Rippert,…

Joomla 3.4 Marketing Materials

February 25th, 2015

The Joomla project proudly released Joomla 3.4 on 24 February 2015. The 3.4 release introduces new features into the CMS such as improved front end module editing, decoupling of weblinks, composer integration, Google’s new reCaptcha, and security improvements by implementing UploadShield code which can detect most malicious uploads by examining their filenames and file contents….

AirWatch by VMware Shakes Up Enterprise Mobility Management

February 25th, 2015

When VMware spent $1.54 billion to acquire Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) startup AirWatch last year, it raised plenty of eyebrows. Some saw it as an act of desperation: VMware didn’t have a strong mobile play at a time when personal computers were becoming less and less of an endpoint. Others saw it as brilliant: AirWatch…

IBM Promises a Better Hybrid Cloud at #IBMInterConnect

February 24th, 2015

IBM is making its focus on the hybrid cloud clear at its InterConnect conference in Las Vegas this week. Big Blue has already announced a series of initiatives, including new releases and new functionality around existing releases, along with news about multiple new data centers. It also revealed plans to move at least half of…