Updates to its Office 365 suite show benefits from a 2008 acquisition.
FORTUNE -- Microsoft (MSFT) has a spotty track record when it comes to acquisitions. (Remember Danger, Massive, and WebTV? Yeah, neither do we.) But snapping up enterprise search startup Fast Search & Transfer for $1.2 billion back in 2008 may prove to have been a prescient move.
Earlier this week the tech giant unveiled a series of updates to its Office MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Mar 7, 2014 10:56 AM ET
... is that they cause more investment in cybersecurity.
FORTUNE -- The normally humdrum world of IT security is heating up, and not just because of comedian Stephen Colbert's controversial closing keynote at last week's RSA Conference.
Why? As the number of large-scale cyberattacks grows, so does the number of innovative startups developing new solutions to thwart those attacks. Venture capitalists are taking notice: In 2013, they made a total 123 investments in MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Mar 3, 2014 2:35 PM ET
We talk to Amnon Bar-Lev about security trends at this year's RSA Conference.
FORTUNE -- This year's RSA Conference, an annual gathering of the nation's top information security executives, has already had its share of controversy. But most of the companies in attendance -- both big and small -- are there simply to show off their latest and greatest cybercrime-fighting technologies.
Lucky for them, the growing number of high-profile cyber-attacks have led MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Feb 26, 2014 9:01 AM ET
The two cloud storage startups can be easily confused.
FORTUNE -- Quick -- name a cloud-based, file-sharing provider that's expected to go public later this year and has the word "box" in its name. (Hint: there's more than one right answer.)
Whether you guessed Box or Dropbox, you're correct. That's because, on the surface, the two appear to be very similar companies, especially now that both startups are nearing their respective IPOs MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Feb 24, 2014 1:06 PM ET
Exclusive: Former Watson Solutions GM Manoj Saxena takes his cognitive computing expertise to The Entrepreneur's Fund.
FORTUNE -- Three years ago, IBM's (IBM) Watson made its public debut on the television game show Jeopardy!, where it beat its human competition. Since then, the game show-playing supercomputer has branched out to other pursuits -- trying to serve the more serious needs of the health care and financial services industries, for example. Now, one MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Feb 20, 2014 11:59 AM ET
Fortune talks to Gurdeep Singh Pall, who will lead Microsoft's Lync team once again as the company's comms competition stiffens.
FORTUNE -- Chief executive officer Satya Nadella isn't the only Microsoft (MSFT) exec with a new role. Gurdeep Singh Pall, also a longtime company insider, was recently named head of the Skype and Lync communications products. He makes his public debut later this week at the Lync Conference in Las Vegas.
It's MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Feb 17, 2014 7:47 PM ET
How? With a young company called Slack.
FORTUNE -- Stewart Butterfield hasn't had a hit since Flickr, the photo-sharing site he sold to Yahoo (YHOO) back in 2005. But with Slack, his newish company's latest offering, the serial entrepreneur thinks he's on to something big -- a potential replacement to clunky, cumbersome e-mail systems.
"When I first started making software everything was Microsoft (MSFT)," says Butterfield. "Now every company has its choice MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Feb 12, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Chrome for the corporate masses? The folks in Mountain View take a hard look at a market of extremes and aim right down the middle.
FORTUNE -- The latest piece of hardware from Google (GOOG) is Chromebox for Meetings, a $999 kit that the company says is a cheaper, simpler alternative to existing teleconferencing and videoconferencing systems like Cisco's TelePresence (CSCO) and Polycom's RealPresence (PLCM). Up to 15 participants can join MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Feb 7, 2014 9:54 AM ET
A young company's new approach to cybersecurity promises to protect websites that, by their nature, expose their underlying code.
FORTUNE -- There's a reason why you don't hear much about security startups -- there aren't that many out there. Unlike social media tools or mobile apps, developing cybercrime-fighting software can take lots of time. And most investors, not to mention customers, don't want to put their money and trust in a twentysomething, MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Feb 6, 2014 1:13 PM ET
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, the company's strategy has little to do with the smartphones that make up most of its revenue.
FORTUNE -- Smartphones are soooo 2013.
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, mobile chipmaker Qualcomm (QCOM) -- whose wireless components are found in the vast majority of the world's cell phones -- chose instead to talk about how its chips can be used for fledgling markets such MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jan 7, 2014 11:21 AM ET
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