The hot enterprise firm is only now putting its software online.
FORTUNE -- You might assume that a young, fast-growing enterprise software company like Tableau Software is all about the cloud -- a.k.a. selling and distributing applications over the web. But the Seattle-based company, which started out as a Stanford University research project in 2003, is only now launching a software-as-a-service version of its business intelligence tool, Tableau Server.
In May, Tableau MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jul 18, 2013 7:01 AM ET
The growth in wearable computing could also be a new source of profits.
FORTUNE -- Intel was slow to enter the mobile market, but the chipmaker says it is now taking steps to speed up development of its Atom chip line for mobile devices. It's also rushing ahead to provide silicon (and services) to another potentially hot market: wearables, a new product category which includes connected glasses and watches.
The company's top MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jul 1, 2013 10:04 AM ET
Who won technology's conference season?
FORTUNE -- San Francisco's Moscone Center is no stranger to developer conferences. It's been home to the annual geekfests hosted by Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) for several years. But this summer, Microsoft (MSFT) decided to join the fun, bringing its three-day event to San Francisco. (Last year's conference was at--you guessed it--the company's Redmond campus.) All three companies are vying for developers' love--they run competing platforms, MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jun 28, 2013 10:36 AM ET
Long-time opponents are teaming up.
FORTUNE -- It's the end of an era. Or the beginning of one, as Oracle and Salesforce.com would describe it. The formerly sparring enterprise tech companies hosted a conference call for press and analysts Thursday afternoon, in which they outlined a new, nine-year partnership through which their respective cloud-based applications will work hand-in-hand.
"The value we can provide to customers is just awesome," said Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jun 28, 2013 9:28 AM ET
One year later, it looks that way.
FORTUNE -- It's been one year since Microsoft announced it was acquiring Yammer, a social networking tool for companies, for a whopping $1.2 billion. The plan? Use Yammer's software as a social layer across Microsoft's products and keep the smaller, San Francisco-based company as independent as possible. Twelve months in, Microsoft still has plenty of integration work ahead of it. But the Redmond-based tech giant MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jun 25, 2013 9:59 AM ET
The so-called subscription economy is expanding.
FORTUNE -- What do men's underwear, online file sharing, and flights up and down the California coast have in common? All three of those hot commodities are now being sold for a monthly flat rate, thanks to a growing number of companies that are embracing a subscription-based model of selling, well, just about anything.
This shift is happening both in the consumer and enterprise worlds, says Tien Tzuo, MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jun 20, 2013 7:53 AM ET
The social network wants all its employees to learn how to use data.
FORTUNE -- You may have heard of Facebook's engineering bootcamp, a six-week onboarding program for new hires to learn the ins and outs of the company's code base and culture. But over the last few months, the social networking giant has quietly rolled out another program that's not just for engineers -- rather, it's focused on teaching big data MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jun 13, 2013 7:18 AM ET
SAP star will join venture firm.
FORTUNE -- Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has a new general partner: former SuccessFactors CEO and SAP executive board member Lars Dalgaard.
Just last week, Dalgaard announced he was stepping down from SAP (SAP) to become an investor. The departure came about a year and a half after he sold SuccessFactors, a maker of cloud-based HR software, to the larger enterprise software maker for a MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - May 30, 2013 2:16 PM ET
IBM's supercomputer is getting a job in customer service.
FORTUNE -- It's still a sluggish job market out there, but apparently not for supercomputers. IBM's question-answering machine Watson, best known for beating lowly humans on Jeopardy!, just got a new job. According to the tech giant, Watson will now be employed in customer service centers, used as a tool for both representatives and consumers to get fast, data-driven responses.
It's been two MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - May 21, 2013 7:02 AM ET
The hottest trend in enterprise technology is fueling the market.
FORTUNE --- If you hadn't heard of Tableau Software before its glamorous debut on the public market last Friday, you're not alone. The Seattle-based company makes visual analytics tools for technical and non-technical employees alike but is far from a household name. And yet, it raised around $254 million in its initial public offering and closed its first day of trading at MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - May 20, 2013 10:42 AM ET
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