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  • Qlik courts the business manager with easier analytics

    Continuing its efforts to bring business intelligence to the masses, software provider Qlik has released Qlik Sense, which is designed to provide business managers with an easy way to examine large data sets for insights and trends.

  • Dropbox upgrades API for its lightweight app databases

    Dropbox's Datastore API, which gives apps a lightweight cloud database for storing structured user data, like settings and contacts, has been extended to let apps store data locally if users aren't logged into Dropbox.

  • Box has high hopes for iOS 8 doc picker extension

    Box foresees a significant jump in usage of its iPad and iPhone app resulting from one of the new extensions Apple will launch with the new iOS 8.

  • How IT should prep for iOS 8

    Although Apple has incrementally improved business and enterprise functions with every iOS release, three releases were particularly significant for business users and the IT professionals that support them: iOS 2 (called iPhone OS 2 at the time), which introduced support for Exchange ActiveSync and configuration profiles; iOS 4, which introduced Apple's mobile management and app encryption APIs and helped launch the MDM/EMM industry; and last year's iOS 7, which ratcheted up enterprise security and management capabilities.

  • VMware gives desktop admins more control with Mirage update

    VMware has upgraded desktop management tool Mirage with bandwidth control features and also published APIs to allow sharing of the data it collects.

  • Open document formats campaign backed by EU's digital commissioner

    European government agencies should adopt open document formats in their dealings with citizens, outgoing European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes has urged.

  • Jive adds Office 365 connectors for its enterprise social suite

    Jive has built links between its enterprise social networking (ESN) suite and Microsoft's Office 365 to let users leverage Jive collaboration features with the cloud versions of Outlook, Office, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business.

  • IBM wants to replace the spreadsheet with Watson Analytics

    In an ongoing effort to commercialize its Watson analysis technology, IBM is testing a new service that can answer questions business managers might have about their data.

  • Apple issues third OS X Yosemite public beta

    Apple yesterday released the third public beta of OS X Yosemite, shipping the preview a few days earlier than expected.

  • Microsoft sets Windows 9 reveal for September 30

    Microsoft has issued invitations for a September 30 event where it will unveil the next version of Windows, according to multiple online reports.

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