• How Dropbox plans to conquer business

    The startup's newest features are aimed at making nice with IT.

    FORTUNE -- Dropbox means business. That's why the San Francisco-based file-sharing service is rebranding its "Dropbox for Teams" offering—geared at corporate users, not just consumers—to the more enterprise friendly-sounding "Dropbox for Business." In an effort to make nice with IT, the company is also introducing single sign-on capabilities, which let employees log into Dropbox with the same credentials they use MORE

    - Apr 10, 2013 12:00 PM ET
  • How Cisco learned to love software

    Networking giant Cisco wants to double its revenues from software, as its so-called collaboration business continues to change.

    FORTUNE -- Cisco Systems' "transformation" into a more software- and services-centric company is far from complete. Over the next five years, the San Jose-based networking equipment giant plans to double the amount of revenues that come from software from $6 billion to $12 billion. To that end, it's announced a string of software-related MORE

    - Mar 28, 2013 7:06 AM ET
  • How Rackspace is taking on Amazon now

    The cloud services provider has a secret weapon in its quest against the dominant Amazon: free software.

    FORTUNE -- When it comes to cloud computing services, Amazon (AMZN) is the clear leader. But San Antonio-based Rackspace Hosting (RAX) has been gaining traction with OpenStack, the open-source cloud computing platform it helped develop. Earlier this month IBM (IBM) announced that all of its future cloud services and software will run on OpenStack. MORE

    - Mar 20, 2013 8:12 AM ET
  • Qualcomm wants you to say its name

    The chip maker got out of the consumer device business long ago. It's now realizing that it can no longer afford to take a backseat, even if it doesn't sell directly to mobile users.

    FORTUNE -- Anyone who witnessed Qualcomm's opening keynote at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas knows that the mobile chipmaker is trying to get some mass market attention. What else could explain guest appearances by Big MORE

    - Feb 19, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • Amid the patent wars, a powerful pact of non-aggression

    The expanding reach of the IBM-supported Open Invention Network reflects the pervasiveness of the Linux operating system.

    By Roger Parloff, senior editor

    FORTUNE -- The Open Invention Network, a community set up by an IBM-led consortium in 2005 to foster a safe patent environment for developers and users of the free, open-source software operating system Linux, now has more than 500 signatories, the group announced today. The group surpassed that symbolic MORE

    Feb 13, 2013 9:37 AM ET
  • Dropbox tries to make nice with IT

    Hot startup Dropbox is now courting corporations.

    FORTUNE -- Dropbox, the fast-growing file-sharing service, has attracted over 100 million users. But it's not yet won the hearts of IT departments, many of whom are anxious about employees using the site to store and share files that may contain private corporate data.

    On Tuesday, the San Francisco-based startup announced a new set of tools IT administrators can use to better track and control MORE

    - Feb 12, 2013 3:13 PM ET
  • Dell: Will it work?

    Taking struggling companies private is a well-traveled path. Here's how things really turned out for the likes of DoubleClick, Skype and others.

    By Verne Kopytoff, contributor

    FORTUNE -- Dell is headed down a well-traveled path. Investors led by the company's founder, Michael Dell, intend to take the computer giant private in a $24.4 billion deal that will allow them, if all goes well, to engineer a turnaround without pressure from Wall Street. MORE

    Feb 6, 2013 8:56 AM ET
  • Meet Hana, she's SAP's new goldmine

    From the labs, a ready-made revolution in big data.

    FORTUNE -- The fastest-growing product in SAP's 40-year history isn't a business software application, and it wasn't invented within the German company's massive research and development labs at the request of its co-CEOs. Rather, HANA, a new in-memory database technology capable of speeding up complex computations, was developed by a handful of university students and spearheaded by none other than SAP's 69-year-old MORE

    - Jan 31, 2013 10:25 AM ET
  • Facebook's latest big idea: Group Hug

    Forget search. Facebook's latest technological feat is—yeah—a motherboard.

    FORTUNE -- One day after announcing a search feature that lets users quickly find information through their network, Facebook (FB) unveiled another potentially disruptive product: An open-source circuit board for servers affectionately dubbed Group Hug. Not surprisingly  the aesthetically challenged piece of hardware generated much less hype than Facebook's earlier announcement. But could have just as much impact by changing the way data centers MORE

    - Jan 17, 2013 1:55 PM ET
  • Facebook vs. Google: It's on! (Again)

    Facebook's IPO woes have taken the spotlight off its rivalry with search giant Google. That's changing. Here's why.

    By Kevin Kelleher, contributor

    FORTUNE -- 2011 was a good year for Facebook. The social network was adding 100 million users every few months. It was on track for an IPO valued as high as $100 billion -- despite a dispirited stock market. And, perhaps most impressively, it had its archrival Google on the run.

    Facebook MORE

    - Sep 24, 2012 7:02 AM ET
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