Articles By Juan Carlos Perez

Yammer acquired by Microsoft for $1.2 billion: reports

Yammer Inc. has agreed to acquisition by Microsoft Corp. for $1.2 billion, the Wall Street Journal is reporting - attributing the news to a "person familiar with the matter." If the deal has

Published on: June 15th, 2012 Juan Carlos Perez

Windows 8 primed for business, Microsoft says

Microsoft urged enterprises on Tuesday to adopt Windows 8, its upcoming OS for desktops, laptops and tablets which some industry experts believe faces an uphill battle for acceptance by IT professionals.At a keynote

Published on: June 12th, 2012 Juan Carlos Perez

Enteprise social networks fall short of expectations: study

Enterprise social networking (ESN) software can improve communication and collaboration among employees, but most companies aren't implementing and using these products properly, leading to unmet goals, according to a new study.ESN software can

Published on: February 27th, 2012 Juan Carlos Perez

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang quits company

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang has left the company, the latest dramatic change at the top of the embattled Internet company.Yang, who was involved in both Yahoo's rise to Internet titan inthe late 1990s

Published on: January 18th, 2012 Juan Carlos Perez

Microsoft Office 365 selling like hot cakes to SMBs

Office 365, Microsoft's cloud collaboration and communication suite for organizations, is selling eight times faster than its predecessor, the Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) and has been particularly successful among small businesses, which

Published on: November 30th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

Google Plus integrates with other services, raises privacy concerns

Google's work to integrate its Google+ social networking site broadly with its other services could raise red flags for users who want to closely guard their privacy.Google wants Google+ to be more than

Published on: October 28th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

IBM reverse engineers brain for prototype chip

IBM has created prototype chips that could mimic brain-like functionality, which the company said is an "unprecedented" step forward in creating intelligent computers that collect, process and understand data quickly.The prototype chips will

Published on: August 18th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

Google rushes to rollout Google+ business profiles

Demand for Google+ business profiles has reached white-hot intensity, prompting Google+ leader Vic Gundotra to acknowledge the company has been caught off guard, but pledging a fix is being fast-tracked.The number of people

Published on: July 25th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

Facebook’s supremacy in danger as user satisfaction plunges

User satisfaction with Facebook is low enough that the social networking site risks losing significant market share to Google+, according to a new study.Although Facebook did marginally better this year than last, it

Published on: July 19th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

Microsoft Office 365 exits beta after testing by SMBs

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer launched the much-awaited Office 365 on Tuesday, after a beta program of about nine months, as the company responds -- some critics say belatedly -- to the rising popularity

Published on: June 28th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

Google makes search faster with Instant Pages

In an effort to accelerate the rendering of Web pages in users' computers, Google has developed a search feature that predictively preloads pages before users click on result links. The feature, called Instant

Published on: June 16th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

Third-party components slowing Web sites down

From the Web's early days, companies have struggled to make their sites faster, but the problem remains a thorny one, with new challenges emerging regularly as technology advances. Current issues include the rising

Published on: May 12th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

Twitter tightens grip on third-party developers

Developers working on client applications that replicate Twitter.com's basic user functionality should turn their efforts elsewhere, because the company doesn't want any more such apps on the market.Moreover, developers of existing client applications

Published on: March 15th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

What SMB CIOs can learn from Google’s Ben Fried

When Ben Fried left his post as IT managing director at Morgan Stanley and took over as Google's CIO in May 2008, he knew what he was getting into: supporting a user base

Published on: January 17th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

Mobile strategy now a must for retailers

Having a mobile strategy is becoming essential for retailers, as more and more shoppers use Web-friendly smartphones in stores and malls to compare prices, seek deals, read reviews and make purchases.Although still a

Published on: December 9th, 2010 Juan Carlos Perez