SAP Skirts Antritrust Issues with Success Factors, Bright Year Ahead

Maria Deutscher | December 29th

SAP has come a long way in the past year, expanding into new rapidly growing areas in hopes of boosting revenue. The software maker has been modernizing its portfolio to address current trends among enterprise...»

Top 10 Developer and Engineering Skills Employers Will Look for Going into 2012

Alex Williams | December 29th

Job listings give a view into company strategy and the direction of the overall market. Indeed is a job listing service that provides excellent analysis of top job skills. For our purposes, we looked at...»

NewSQL Will Prevail in 2012 says MIT’s Michael Stonebraker

Kristen Nicole | December 29th

This week's Snapshot interview was well-fated, as we learn about Professor Michael Stonebraker's vision of 2012 for big data and relational databases.  Stonebraker's been an influential element in database research, and offers insight on...»

Mu Sigma Gets $108M for Big Data Smarts, Buys Back Shares

Isha Suri | December 29th

Mu Sigma, a leading provider of decision sciences and analytics services, has raised an additional $108 million in a series C round of funding. The fresh funds have brought Mu Sigma's total investment...»

Facebook Affiliate Marketing Scams Top the 2011 Malware Chart

Maria Deutscher | December 29th

New analysis by security firm Commtouch has identified scams related to affiliate marketing as the most wide-spread type of fraud on Facebook, accounting for two thirds of this sort of malicious activity carried out...»

Trends 2012: Big Data Necessitates DevOps

Klint Finley | December 29th

The term "DevOps" refers to a set of methods for both helping operations and engineering teams work together more efficiently and for helping operations staffs apply some of the methods associated with agile software development to their...»

Apple Could Make $7M Daily Android Licenses in Lieu of Lawsuits

Saroj Kar | December 29th

How could Apple easily earn $7 million per day? According to Kevin Rivette, managing parter at 3LP Advisors, specializing in intellectual property, Apple would be better off negotiating licensing agreements with Android manufacturers rather than...»

Best Cloud Parties of 2011: Hadoop World Tops the List

Kristina Farrah | December 29th

Countless tech events took place this year, some more popular than others.  But when it comes to emerging cloud tech, these events are key to building a proper foundation for an entire industry.


Will 2012 be the End of RIM?

Cherr Aira | December 29th

HP's webOS downfall was a great opportunity for Research-in-Motion (RIM) to position themselves as a market leader. But it seems they may just suffer a fate similar to HP's mobile OS efforts. Reports on...»

5 Open Source Startups to Watch in 2012 # 4: Opscode

Klint Finley | December 29th

This year we picked five startups commercializing open source projects that look especially strong going into 2012. The list is in no particular order. Opscode is the company behind Chef, a configuration automation tool popular among DevOps...»