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  • Benefits of mobile apps in the enterprise

    Although some organisations initially tried to resist the trend of employees using personal mobile devices for work, it seems that many have now accepted their inevitability. A Cisco survey of 600 IT and business leaders in the US has found that 95% of respondents said their organisations permitted employee-owned devices in the workplace.

  • Why Sybase was worth $6 billion to SAP

    Few companies get a chance at a second life. When John Chen signed on as CEO of Sybase in 1998, the database software vendor was, in Chen's own words, "a very, very dead company." Once a strong competitor to Oracle, Sybase had lost its way, in part because it missed the opportunity to enter the enterprise application market Oracle now leads.

  • Sun's stars: Where are they now? And why did they leave?

    A massive exodus of Sun's senior executives raises questions on how development and innovation can continue under Oracle ownership.

  • Network managers grow wise to apps

    As everything gets networked, you can't rely anymore on the apps guys to do all the performance management.

  • Juniper gets application-aware

    After its $470 million investment in WAN application acceleration, we quiz Juniper's European VP on just how the company will combine that with its other technology strands.

  • Tools to tap legacy data

    Mainframe users may think they've been forgotten by the mainstream software community but much activity remains.

  • Going nowhere

    There's a growing need for mobile-based business applications, but the big vendors have been slow to truly embrace the technology fully.

  • Mobile synchronisers take on the middleware giants

    RIM and Good want to handle more than just email. How will the established players respond?

  • Ten steps to a wireless enterprise

    Devices, apps and infrastructure are all getting better. Analyst Mark Lowenstein offers a 10-point guide to making mobile data part of your data-centre

  • Companies keen to embrace managed VPNs

    The trend towards managed VPNs has a lot of benefits for users, but there are also some disadvantages to consider.

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