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Content posted in January 2012
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Project Management Gets Lean
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
IT can't afford to do projects the old way. Lean project management gives a better picture of success or failure.
CIO Profiles: Steve Haindl Of Automotive Resources International
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
Technology is giving fleet managers more access to real-time data, says this CIO.
Obama's Google+ Debut: Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
Online get-together with a handful of citizens was a step forward for open government, but participation was limited and key questions were skipped.
IBM Acquires Mobile Specialist Worklight
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
Big Blue's deal positions it to meet the growing demand for tools that let developers write cross-platform mobile apps.
9 Tech Innovations For Your Health
Slideshows  |  1/31/2012  | 
Wondering if you're having a cardiac event or suffering from a concussion? There's an app for that: Check out these promising health-related apps, gadgets, and ideas from the Digital Health Summit.
E-publishing Part 2: Kindle Nation
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
Readers like their Kindles, but authors love them. E-publishing gave new life to Wilson's old books and it's easy money.
Healthcare IT Needs More Crazy CIOs
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
The IT leaders who make a difference sometimes break the rules, but their vision and courage drive results for the customers who matter: patients.
Microsoft, Please Don't 'Touch' Office 15
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
Will Microsoft's attempt to revamp Office with a touch interface leave behind its core users?
Worst Tech Vendor Pitches For SMBs, Debunked
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
While tech vendors salivate over the small and midsize business (SMB) market, we translate the truth behind some of the sales spiels.
Google+ Name Policy Leaves Users Unsatisfied
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
Google tweaked its pseudonym rules after people complained--but some still-frustrated users say the company didn't listen well.
iPhone 5 Could Be Game-Changer For Mobile Payments
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
Some developers are betting the next Apple iPhone will have NFC capability and pave the way for mobile payment technology to finally take off.
Cloud Security, Costs Concern Federal IT Pros
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
As White House continues to push cloud computing, federal IT managers still worry about security and costs, Ponemon survey finds.
New Industry Alliance Targets Phishing And Spam
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
DMARC can help fight bogus emails--but only if everyone agrees to use its DKIM and SPF authentication rules.
Apple Now Top PC Maker, Report Says
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
iPad sales pushed Apple well ahead of Wintel giants like Hewlett-Packard and Dell in Q4, according to research.
Oracle Loses One To HP In Itanium Saga
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
HP wins on one ruling, but a judge denies both companies' requests to seal documents tied to the ongoing HP-Oracle Itanium case.
Virtualization Could Save Feds $30 Billion By 2015
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
Government IT departments at all levels are embracing virtualization, mainly for data center consolidation, survey finds. But they'll have to jump implementation hurdles.
RIM's Cartoon More Preschool Than Bold
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
RIM turns to the "Bold" team of superheroes in its latest marketing push. But the Saturday-morning-style characters probably won't appeal to anyone other than Disney Junior fans.
Bipartisan Think Tank Tackles Health IT Costs
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
Bipartisan Policy Center also challenges government and health organizations to devise uniform specs on which to base patient care by June 2013.
Salesforce.com Delivers Big Service Smarts For SMBs
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
New Desk.com help desk and customer service application offers social and mobile capabilities, in a simple, low-cost alternative to Salesforce.com's Service Cloud application.
Three Hot Gadgets: Basis Watch, HP Ultrabook, Lytro Camera
Three Hot Gadgets: Basis Watch, HP Ultrabook, Lytro Camera
InformationWeek Videos  |  1/31/2012  | 
Video demonstrations of Basis health monitoring wristwatch, Lytro camera (which captures the entire light field) and HP's high-end Ultrabook, the Envy Spectre 14. These were some of the hottest gadgets we saw at CES 2012.
Vblocks: Data Center Hope, Or Hype?
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Cisco, EMC, and VMware have supplied a string of high-profile data centers with these special packages--rackmount servers packed with memory and optimized for virtualization, plus built-in storage and network switching.
MicroStrategy Cloud, Social And Mobile Bets Pay Off
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Cloud-based business intelligence services, mobile delivery options and Facebook data-analysis capabilities help drive MicroStrategy's fast growth.
CES 2012 in Three Minutes
CES 2012 in Three Minutes
InformationWeek Videos  |  1/30/2012  | 
Here's a compressed version of some of the hottest gadgets we saw at CES 2012.
Tech News: It's All A Joke
Tech News: It's All A Joke
InformationWeek Videos  |  1/30/2012  | 
For each episode of Valley View, our monthly live web TV show, we like to start out with a little bit of a news update . . . complete with sarcasm and cheap shots, because there's nothing worse than an industry that takes itself too seriously.
National Field: The Data Driven Social Enterprise
National Field: The Data Driven Social Enterprise
InformationWeek Videos  |  1/30/2012  | 
The Obama campaign used National Field in 2008 to bring together, and share all of the data around its outreach efforts -- all of its calls, contacts and meetings were tracked every day using the social enterprise platform. Watch this demo for more.
SAP's Bold Desires: Leadership In Cloud, Mobile, Big Data
SAP's Bold Desires: Leadership In Cloud, Mobile, Big Data
InformationWeek Videos  |  1/30/2012  | 
SAP has bold plans. One of the world's biggest software companies has been moving into mobile, the cloud, and big data through acquisition and organic product development, and company executives have committed to becoming the leader in each market.
Invasion Of The Android Malware! Or Not.
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
[Update:] Symantec identifies more than a dozen apps in the Android Market that are infected with malware--sort of.
Tibbr Social Tools Build On Tibco Strengths
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Enterprise social networking software's choice of on-premises or cloud deployment attracted KPMG for pilot test in Australia.
Enterprise Social Networks: A Guided Tour
Slideshows  |  1/30/2012  | 
More enterprises are deploying internal social networks to encourage collaboration and improve productivity. Take a tour of the major platforms and see how they are being used by leading organizations.
Smartphones: The New Fixture In Bathrooms
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Three-quarters of cell phone owners now conduct business while conducting business in the lavatory.
Will Microsoft Port Kinect To Asus Notebooks?
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Windows 8 prototype may be among the first to incorporate hands-free control technology originally developed for Xbox 360.
Riverbed Network Management Tool Can See Virtual Machines
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Cascade 9.5 adds visibility into virtual switching layer and lifts 'fog of virtualization.'
There's No App For That, And That's Good
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Developing custom apps for tablets and smartphones has become the cool thing to do. Just make sure you aren't opening a can of budget-busting worms long term.
10 Tablet Tricks To Try
Slideshows  |  1/30/2012  | 
Do you know your tablet can also act as a teleprompter, whiteboard, heart rate monitor, or even an emergency Windows 7 machine?
Samsung Galaxy Note: The Next Big Thing?
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
AT&T hopes hybrid device with 5.3-inch screen will entice customers who think buying both a smartphone and a tablet are overkill.
FDA Spied On Employee Personal Emails, Lawsuit Alleges
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Six former employees and contractors of the Food and Drug Administration have filed suit, saying documents show the agency monitored their personal email and retaliated against their whistleblowing.
NASA Enhances Solar Storm Forecasting
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Space agency uses technology to generate up to 100 computerized forecasts to better predict the path and effect of solar storms.
Android Counterclank: Malware, Or Smartphone Advertising?
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Apperhand SDK drops a search icon onto the Android desktop and tracks your device's ID, but so does any adware. Here's what you need to know.
HCL's Homegrown Social Network Connects 60,000 Employees
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Facebook-like social network enables HCL Tech's multinational employee base to connect and share information.
Kindle Fire Sales Hit 6 Million In Q4
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Amazon's Android-based tablet expected to boost year-end revenues, which the company is slated to report Tuesday.
Improved Patient Problem List Enhances Diagnoses
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
New clinical decision support tool gives doctors a better patient problem list, reminding doctors of those medical issues and leading to improved care, say researchers at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.
Coke Super Bowl Campaign Blends TV, Tablets And Smart Phones
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Coca-Cola's animated polar bears seen on TV will 'respond' to Facebook and Twitter comments and post fan photos and videos as part of a social-media-integrated campaign.
The Brave New World Of Enterprise Data Warehouses
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Mid-size hospitals know how to analyze their financial, operational, and clinical data. But to survive in the coming pay-for-performance world, they must take it to the next level.
Smartphone Adoption Higher In Europe
Commentary  |  1/29/2012  | 
More U.S. consumers hold on to feature phones and dumb phones. Are U.S. carriers to blame?
Valley View: SAP, National Field, Lytro, HP and more
Valley View: SAP, National Field, Lytro, HP and more
InformationWeek Videos  |  1/28/2012  | 
Valley View features SAP President Sanjay Poonan on the company's steller financial results, National Field demo'ing its social enterprise software, and a gadget roundup -- Lytro's amazing camera, HP Ultrabook, Basis health watch and much more.
Commodity Hardware Meets Mission-Critical Apps: Success Story
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
Here's how First American Title Insurance saved $800,000 by exchanging its HP Superdome hardware for commodity x86 servers, and resisted pressure to move from SQL to Oracle database technology.
Rooting The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
Updating the T-Mobile Galaxy Tab 7 isn't as complicated as you might think. BYTE's David Chernicoff shows us how.
Stolen iPhone Saved By iCloud
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police follow Find My iPhone directions to nab a suspect and recover an iPhone in the space of four hours.
Google And Privacy: Nothing To See Here, Move On
Commentary  |  1/27/2012  | 
If you use Google services you're already trusting it to manage your personal information responsibly. Nothing has changed.
Smartphone, Tablet Races: 4 Telling Numbers
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
Hardware makers and network operators provided insight on adoption of the hottest mobile platforms--Android and iOS--via financial reports this week. Here are four things we learned.
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