Peter Sayer

Senior Editor

Peter Sayer covers enterprise applications for CIO.com.

IBM quantum computing network adds new Fortune 100 explorers

IBM quantum computing network adds new Fortune 100 explorers

More businesses are experimenting with quantum computing via IBM’s Q Network, including Delta, Anthem, Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo.

AWS re:Invent: Intelligent services, closer clouds

AWS re:Invent: Intelligent services, closer clouds

Quantum computing is still way out there, but Amazon Web Services is bringing other computing tasks much closer to home.

Dreamforce 2019: Salesforce gives CRM ‘single source of truth’

Dreamforce 2019: Salesforce gives CRM ‘single source of truth’

At its annual customer conference, Salesforce.com introduced Customer 360 Truth and a curiously British-sounding Einstein that your customers can now access.

The big picture from Tableau Conference 2019

The big picture from Tableau Conference 2019

More AI, more preparation, more cloud integration were the key takeaways from the analytics platform maker’s annual event.

Microsoft shows off hybrid cloud management and cloud analytics tools at Ignite

Microsoft shows off hybrid cloud management and cloud analytics tools at Ignite

Enterprises will soon have access to Azure Arc and Azure Synapse Analytics, two new services that bolster Microsoft’s cloud offerings.

Oracle Co-CEO Mark Hurd dies

Oracle Co-CEO Mark Hurd dies

Hurd’s death leaves Oracle in the hands of its other CEO, Safra Catz

9 key takeaways from SAP TechEd Las Vegas

9 key takeaways from SAP TechEd Las Vegas

SAP seeks to simplify app development on its cloud platform, while helping customers make the most of machine learning.

Microsoft expands Dynamics 365 with e-commerce, in-store modules

Microsoft expands Dynamics 365 with e-commerce, in-store modules

Microsoft is tailoring its CRM tool for retail, and tuning it to deliver more insights from data.

11 key takeaways from Oracle OpenWorld 2019

11 key takeaways from Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Autonomous Linux, digital assistants, and closer work with Microsoft, VMware and others were among the highlights from this year’s conference.

Tableau explains your data with new natural-language tool

Tableau explains your data with new natural-language tool

Tableau latest self-service capability, Explain Data, provide users with automated analysis of their data visualizations in ways they can readily understand.

Oracle goes all in on cloud automation

Oracle goes all in on cloud automation

Oracle adds more automation, business networking, recruitment tools and a plethora of digital assistants to its cloud apps.

Schrems II: What the latest challenge to transatlantic data transfers means for IT

Schrems II: What the latest challenge to transatlantic data transfers means for IT

Austrian lawyer Max Schrems’ first complaint about Facebook’s transfer of his personal data to the U.S. brought down the Safe Harbor data sharing agreement. Now Europe’s highest court is examining his complaint about the use of...

How Salesforce’s Tableau acquisition will impact IT

How Salesforce’s Tableau acquisition will impact IT

The deal is good news for Salesforce.com users, less so for users of Tableau alone.

Moving ERP to the cloud? Expect delays

Moving ERP to the cloud? Expect delays

Businesses are attracted to cloud ERP systems by their scalability and security patch automation, but compliance challenges and difficulties in moving sensitive data to the cloud are still a concern, a study by the Cloud Security...

Tableau adds natural language interface, streamlines data prep

Tableau adds natural language interface, streamlines data prep

With the latest update, Tableau users can type plain English queries to generate data visualizations, further lowering analytics’ barrier to entry

Tableau talks up natural language interface for creating visualizations

Tableau talks up natural language interface for creating visualizations

BI vendor seeks to simplify and automate data analysis as part of a growing trend toward injecting AI capabilities into BI tools.

Privacy Shield review: Prepare for the worst

Privacy Shield review: Prepare for the worst

The transatlantic data transfer agreement is under review this week.

Intuit adds AI, enterprise features to QuickBooks online

Intuit adds AI, enterprise features to QuickBooks online

Would you trade your ERP system for QuickBooks? Intuit hopes the answer is yes.

What is inventory management? A system for streamlining operations

What is inventory management? A system for streamlining operations

An inventory management system can help streamline your operations by keeping tabs on goods and supplies and by forecasting needs based on a wide array of data.

SAP on Azure vies with Salesforce on AWS to break data out of silos

SAP on Azure vies with Salesforce on AWS to break data out of silos

Data silos are bad, but strategies differ on the best way to break out of them.

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