software

Platform News: IBM

IBM to acquire software provider Turbonomic for over $1.5 billion

IBM has said it has agreed to acquire Turbonomic, a provider of software that helps companies monitor the performance of their business applications, the latest in a series of clou...

SaaS Vendors

Top 25 SaaS businesses in 2021

We are often asked to compile lists as to what we deem the leading movers and shakers within the forever growing and expanding platform economy. One such request that has a recurri...

SolarWinds

Software vendors would have to disclose breaches under new order

A planned executive order by President Joe Biden will require many software vendors to notify their federal government customers when the companies have a cybersecurity breach, acc...

UK PM Boris Johnson, Conservative

Is England’s $32 billion COVID test and trace making difference?

A UK parliamentary committee has said England’s controversial $32 billion test and trace system has not made a significant impact on the COVID-19 pandemic and failed its key ...

Platform News: Apple logo on the side of a building

Apple to set up $1.2 billion silicon design centre in Germany

Apple has said it would establish an EU-based silicon design centre in Munich, Germany, and invest more than 1 billion euros (approximately $1.2 billion) over the next three years ...

Platform News: IBM logo

IBM revenue disappoints as software sales mark rare decline

IBM Corp missed Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue, hurt by a infrequent earnings decline in its software unit as customers shied away from longer-term prices as a result ...

SalesForce CRM

Salesforce.com adapts its software for pandemic vaccine distribution

Salesforce.com has said it has adapted a number of its business applications to help healthcare organizations and government entities distribute vaccines for the novel coronavirus ...

Ubisoft

Ubisoft announces staff departures after misconduct allegations

French video games maker Ubisoft has announced several staff departures after conducting a review in response to allegations of misconduct at the company, which earlier reports sai...

Platform News: Japan's SoftBank

Arm to transfer two software businesses to SoftBank and focus on chips

British-based Arm Ltd plans to transfer two software businesses to its Japan-based parent, SoftBank Group Corp, in a strategic shift to focus on growing its core chip businesses, t...

Facial Recognition software

Face recognition vendor vows new rules after wrongful arrest in US using its technology

Facial recognition vendor Rank One Computing said it would “add legal means” and research other ways to thwart misuse after its software was involved in the first known...

Platform News: UK Parliament, Technology and Policy

The 21st century lends the UK’s ancient parliament a hand

After 600 years of painstakingly slow evolution, the UK’s parliament took a leap into the future when the coronavirus pandemic struck, transforming its deeply traditional deb...

Platform Industry: SAP software logo

SAP revert to sole Chief Executive to handle the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a six-month experiment in dual leadership at SAP to an abrupt end as the German software group named Christian Klein as its sole Chief Executive to pr...

Facial Recognition

Washington State signs facial recognition curbs into law; critics want ban

Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Tuesday signed the first US state law that sharply curbs law enforcement’s use of facial recognition technology, while civil rights activist...

MSFT

Microsoft granted licence to export ‘mass-market’ software to Huawei

Reuters – Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it had been granted a licence from the U.S. government to export software to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.