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Tibco goes to private equity firm for $4.3 billion

Just weeks after Tibco said it was looking at its long-term business options, the business intelligence software and middleware vendor disclosed Monday that it will be acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners.

MANAGEMENT CENTRE

CAREERS

Chief analytics officer: The ultimate big data job?

As organisations seek to not simply corral data, but apply it strategically across the business, analytics experts are making their way into the C-suite.

IT GOVERNANCE

New role for CIOs: Governance for data analytics

There's a new Wild West to be tamed: all those (uncoordinated) data analytics projects sprouting throughout your organisation.

LEADERSHIP AND MGMT

Meet the first crop of third-party keyboards for iOS 8

Here's a quick preview of some of the most popular keyboards that have been downloaded and installed on iOS 8 since its recent release, most of which are optimized for both the iPhone and iPad.

LEGAL

European Commission details grounds for Apple tax probe

The European Commission believes Apple could have received significant tax reductions from Irish authorities, and is focusing its investigation on tax rulings that favored two Apple subsidiaries, according to a newly revealed Commission document.

OUTSOURCING

7 ways to resolve IT outsourcing disputes before they happen

Follow these steps when negotiating your IT services contract to reduce the impact of disagreements — and potential litigation — on your business.

PROJECT MGMT

Rogue big data projects running wild across businesses

Marketing, sales and finance departments leading the charge.

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RESOURCE CENTRE

APPLICATIONS

SAM 'electronic lego for kids' project storms Kickstarter on day one

Modular IoT system teaches how to control and connect devices using code.

CLOUD COMPUTING

Pioneer's rearview mirror gives drivers cloud data

If your car isn't smart and connected yet, Pioneer has a rearview mirror that can do the trick.

DATA CENTER

Microsoft will offer locally hosted cloud services in India

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wooed India's government and banks on Tuesday with an offer to host cloud services including Azure and Office 365 in the country.

IMAGING AND PRINTING

3D printed skin holds promise for burn victims and others

The 3D printer is about the size of a microwave oven.

INDUSTRIES

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug review: Exceedingly basic home control

This is one of the least-intelligent smart plugs I've encountered. As cheap as it is, it's too expensive for what it delivers.

INTERNET

EBay spins off PayPal into separate company

EBay's board of directors has approved a plan to separate the company's eBay and PayPal businesses into independent publicly traded companies next year.

MOBILE AND WIRELESS

Telstra trials 1000 public Wi-Fi sites for free in November

Trials to start at Sydney's Bondi Beach, Melbourne's Bourke Street Mall, Brisbane's Queen Street Mall and more.

NETWORKING

D-Link Day/Night Network Camera review: Delivers the basics for cheap

The best attribute of D-Link's DCS-933L is its price tag. It's a solid value as a stand-alone device.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Belkin's pricey Thunderbolt 2 dock embodies PC users' apathy toward Thunderbolt

Belkin just announced a new Thunderbolt 2 docking station that delivers a massive 20 Gbps of bandwidth, but whose US$300 price tag goes to show why PC buyers have expressed so little enthusiasm for the speedy new bus.

SECURITY

Free is good: No-cost Panda Software tops AV-Test's rankings of antivirus software

A number of antivirus products caught all the malware the testing lab threw at it. But only a few were free. (And no, Microsoft alone isn't nearly good enough.)

STORAGE

Building a healthy storage array

A poorly configured SAN was stifling innovation at Montefiore until an equipment and data overhaul was enacted, reports Hamish Barwick

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BLOGS

Apple follows

With the latest Apple launch, the consumer electronics market leader is now fast following, not leading.

Apple's iWatch will impact workforce enablement and customer interactions

Forrester's JP Gownder shares his expectations on the rumoured Apple's iWatch and the impact it will have on the workforce in this blog.

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