Software

Microsoft Names Nadella as Next CEO

Microsoft names Satya Nadella as its next CEO, ending a longer-than-expected search for a new leader after Steve Ballmer announced his intention to retire in August.

Is Microsoft Being an Office Jerk?

Everyone seems to have an opinion about what Microsoft needs to do in order to turn things around once Steve Ballmer leaves, but can it pull off an Apple-style turnaround.

Senate Legislation Targets Cyberstalking Software

The Senate Judiciary Committee was expected Thursday to approve legislation that would close a legal loophole that allows so-called cyberstalking apps to operate secretly on a cellphone and transmit the user's location information without a person's knowledge.

Accenture Sees Room for Growth in Insurance

Shares of technology outsourcing and consulting giant Accenture have been on a tear lately, with the company bulking up its insurance offerings. Trefis thinks Accenture's acquisition of Duck Creek Technologies could give it a boost, but maintains its price estimate for now.

IBM Capitalizes on a Need to Make Cities Smarter

Last week, IBM announced its Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities, aimed at providing in one easy package a software platform for cities to use in monitoring and managing city resources. Trefis sees this as a potentially huge boost IBM's lucrative middleware business.

SAP Knows: You Spend Money to Make Money

SAP showed healthy revenue growth in its recently announced first quarter earnings, but operating profits increased by far less. Why? Because the company is putting more money into operating expenses and R&D, which sets it up for bigger profits in the longer term.