Microsoft, Salesforce Unveil New Joint Solutions

Microsoft and Salesforce unveiled new joint solutions — including Salesforce1 for Windows, Salesforce for Office, and Power BI for Office 365 and Excel integrations with Salesforce. Lets take a quick look at the...

Adobe Captivate 8 Is Here

Adobe has released Captivate 8, the latest version of the company’s e-learning authoring tool. The software reduces the authoring effort by allowing users to create once and deliver multi-screen responsive content without programming, says the company.

LA County Using VR For Officer Training

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Training Bureau has acquired VirTra V-300 technology, says VirTra Systems,  a company providing force training and shooting simulators to law enforcement agencies. The system acquired by the LA...

Accenture, Microsoft Launch Hybrid Cloud

Accenture and Microsoft are launching a hybrid cloud solution for Microsoft Azure. Working with Avanade, the companies are co-funding and co-engineering the new platform with hybrid cloud technologies and services for building and managing enterprise-wide...

Genpact To Build China’s First Global “Process Innovation Center”

By Adam E. John Genpact has signed a five-year strategic partnership agreement with the government of Qingdao to foster the globalization of Chinese corporations. Genpact will use its global expertise to assist local enterprises...

Mike Palmer Joins Seagate As Cloud Solutions Head

Seagate has appointed Mike Palmer as senior vice president and general manager of Cloud Solutions, reporting to Seagate president Jamie Lerner. In his role leading Cloud Solutions, Mr. Palmer is responsible for the Seagate public, private and hybrid cloud offerings. He is leading efforts for the creation, delivery and support of these solutions for Seagate’s managed service provider and cloud service provider partners.

UC San Diego Scientists Build Safety Tools For The Internet Of Things

Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a tool that allows hardware designers and system builders to test security- a first for the field. There is a big...

DRS Technologies Awarded $455M IDIQ Computing Systems Contract

DRS Technologies has been awarded a Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) three-year contract with a potential total value of $455 million for a modular family of computers and display systems for the...

Cray Signs $70M Deal With NERSC For ‘Cori’

Cray has been awarded a roughly $70 million contract to provide a next-generation Cray XC supercomputer to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), named "Cori" after bio-chemist...

Acumatica Raises $13M

Acumatica, a company that provides cloud accounting software, has raised $13.3 million. The investment was led by Australian accounting software firm MYOB, a company that is strategic OEM partner with Acumatica as well.This brings the total funding raised by the company to $30 million.

IBM Launching Cognitive Computer Courses Over Watson With Universities

IBM is partnering with universities to launch cognitive computing courses that give students access via the Watson developer cloud to Watson. Enrollment is open for fall 2014 cognitive computing courses at Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, the Ohio State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of California, Berkeley, University of Michigan, and the University of Texas in Austin.

Datalogix Raises $45M

Datalogix, a company connecting online ads to in-store sales, has closed a $45 million round of equity financing led by Wellington Management Company. Existing investor Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) joined the round, investing more than pro rata.

3.5M Smartphones Sold Every Day In 2014

Last year, on an average, 3.5 million smartphones were sold every day. According to IDC, over 148,000 smartphones were sold every hour; for a total of 1.3 billion handsets sold over...

SAP Business Applications To Run On Windows Azure

SAP will certify a number of their business applications to run on Microsoft Azure, including its Business Suite software, Business All-In-One solution, Mobile Platform, Adaptive Server Enterprise (SAP ASE) and the developer edition of the SAP HANA platform. Enterprise customers will also be able to move existing applications and and services, says Microsoft.

Dell To Sell Big Switch SDN Applications

Big Switch Networks and Dell have inked a software-defined networking (SDN) strategic agreement, under the terms of which Dell will resell the Big Switch Big Tap application, as well as the Switch Light Operating System, running on Dell's Open Networking switches.