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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in October 2011
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Google Apps Finally Gets Access To Google+
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
Google Apps customers may now enable their users to connect to Google+--but there are no administrative controls.
Windows 8 Upgrade Planning Begins
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
Windows 8 represents Microsoft's most radical departure to date from its standard, icon-based GUI for Windows. An InformationWeek survey shows IT is preparing early.
Don Tapscott To Bring Macrowikinomics To Enterprise 2.0
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
At Enterprise 2.0 conference, Tapscott will argue whole industries will have to transform themselves to survive economic shocks.
How To Avoid Social Media Messes
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
Social networking pioneers may be dealing with a pile of accounts, messaging, and credentials. Here's how to clean up the mess--or avoid it in the first place.
Windows 8 Upgrade Plans: Exclusive Research
Slideshows  |  10/31/2011  | 
A majority of enterprises have upgrade plans for Windows 8, though it won't be available until next year. See what else IT pros have to say about Microsoft's "reimagined" operating system.
Disruptive Tech Changes IT's Database Choices
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
From NoSQL to appliances to the blurring of column- and row-store databases, IT teams are exploring new options to wring faster insights out of their mountains of data.
IBM Eyes Broader Acquisition Strategy
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Big Blue has a new CEO, a multi-billion dollar war chest, a new attitude toward the apps market, and a willingness to look at deals it might have rejected in the past.
HP, Nokia, SAP Face The Future
Commentary  |  10/28/2011  | 
HP decides it still likes PCs, Nokia relaunches its smartphone efforts, and SAP breaks a record. It's a glass half-full week for tech.
HP Will Keep PC Division
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Hoping to end months of corporate turmoil, CEO Meg Whitman promises to clarify HP's mission and to take another stab at the tablet business using Windows 8.
Oracle's Mark Hurd: We Know CIOs
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Responding to OpenWorld critics, Hurd makes the case for why customers need to put more of their eggs in the Oracle basket.
Tableau Version 7 Challenges Old School BI
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
New version lets users centrally share the data engine while allowing multiple worksheets to leverage it.
App Virtualization: Why We Need Better Options
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Golden disk images are simple, but they won't cut it as implementations get more complex. Here's the problem and what vendors are doing about it.
Rometty's Past Reveals IBM's Future
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
One early bet: Look for IBM's new CEO, Ginni Rometty, to push harder into industry-specific consulting services that can drive billions in related sales.
SAP Reports Record Revenue, Gains On Oracle
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
ERP and line-of-business apps are outpacing Oracle in all industries and market segments, says SAP co-CEO McDermott.
RIM Delays PlayBook OS Update
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Research In Motion has put off the promised fall software update for its PlayBook tablet until February 2012.
IBM Unveils Analytics For Communications, Healthcare
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Big Blue sees Big Data as the next frontier for its software and services businesses.
Google Apps Selected For Energy Dept. Lab
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Unisys wins multi-million-dollar bid to help the DOE transition 5,000 users to Google's cloud-based email and collaboration tools.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Pushes Social Productivity
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Software update integrates with Office 365 and hooks into Microsoft SharePoint, Office, and Lync.
Oracle Vs. The World
Commentary  |  10/25/2011  | 
Oracle has its foot on the gas pedal, pushing the company faster than ever. But to what destination?
Windows XP At 10: No Life Support
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Businesses that have not begun the Windows 7 transition may find themselves scrambling, Microsoft says.
IBM Beats Oracle, Microsoft With Big Data Leap
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Hadoop-based InfoSphere BigInsights platform goes live on SmartCloud infrastructure, beating Oracle and Microsoft to market.
When SaaS Apps Don't Connect: One Answer
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
MuleSoft puts its enterprise service bus in the cloud with SaaS connectors, other supporting services.
VA Awards $55 Million Contract For Surgical Workflow
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Harris will install GE Centricity system to boost patient throughput for 6,000 surgeons at 130 Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals.
USAJobs.gov Website Problems Continue
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Move to a private government cloud model hasn't gone smoothly for the federal job posting site.
Oracle Releases NoSQL Database, Advances Big Data Plans
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Customers want the simplicity and security promised by Oracle, but will they risk being locked in to the company's "red stack" engineered systems?
Oracle Buys RightNow In Cloud Play
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
The approximately $1.5 billion deal nets Oracle a key SaaS vendor and taps into soaring interest in customer relationship management software.
IBM Completes Algorithmics Buy
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Software developer's products help banks and other financial services players identify and reduce risk.
Oracle Social Network To Challenge Salesforce Chatter
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Oracle add social networking collaboration features to Oracle Cloud.
NASA Seeks New Apps With Open Data API
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Space agency releases data in nine categories and hopes developers will generate new and creative visualizations of the information.
3 Marketing Automation Tips For SMBs
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Read this expert advice before investing in software to handle sales and marketing processes.
Stop Runaway Software Development Projects
Commentary  |  10/21/2011  | 
IBM's Rational Team Concert and Jazz.net community offer a thoughtful approach to collaborative, distributed software development.
SAP And Oracle: Get Real About In-Memory Analysis
Commentary  |  10/21/2011  | 
These tech giants are making plenty of promises about their Hana and Exalytics appliances. But do you really need all that power?
Facebook, Feds Team To Help Job Seekers
News  |  10/20/2011  | 
Social Jobs Partnership aims to connect people with employment resources.
Windows 8 Secure Boot Fears Continue
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Free Software Foundation asks computer users to speak out via online petition if they're concerned security feature will lock out Linux.
What's New in iOS 5
Slideshows  |  10/19/2011  | 
iOS 5 might be the most popular version of Apple's mobile OS yet. When Apple released it as a digital download through iTunes on Oct. 12 the heavy demand almost crashed Apple's servers. Available for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and all iPads, this update includes more than 200 enhancements for a reasonable price--it's free. This visual tour focuses on 11 major enhancements and four new apps introduced with iOS 5.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: Brilliant Thievery?
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Google rolled out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on Wednesday. What's in, what's out, and what features did Google steal from the competition?
MC Hammer's Next Hit: Search Technology?
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
MC Hammer, entertainer-turned-entrepreneur, demonstrated WIREDoo, which Hammer called both "deep search" and "relationship search," at Web 2.0 Summit on Wednesday.
NetSuite Goes More Global With OneWorld ERP
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Tax-compliance and language updates equip the vendor's SaaS application suite for more countries and headquarters locations.
Federal IT Budgets Flat Through 2017
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
TechAmerica says civilian and defense agencies will face tough choices in how they spend their IT dollars and need to focus on cost-cutting and efficiency initiatives.
NASA, Japan Enhance Earth Topographic Map
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
New map covers 99% of the planet, includes images collected by a Japanese radiometer onboard the U.S. space agency's Terra satellite.
How Warner Music Turns Social Media Fans Into Customers
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Execs from Warner's Atlantic Records describe at Web 2.0 Summit the strategy and metrics they use to convert music fans into music buyers.
SAP BusinessObjects Upgrades Ice Version 4.0 Cake
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
Improvements in mobility, data visualization and collaboration are what's next for a just-released business intelligence suite.
RIM Whiffs On Setting Smartphone Direction
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
Research In Motion opened its developers conference with a lot of talk about the PlayBook tablet--and hardly a word on its smartphone future.
Oracle Endeca Deal Echoes HP's Autonomy Purchase
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Oracle plans to use Endeca's technology to boost unstructured data access and analysis for Web commerce and business intelligence applications.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: 5 Most-Wanted Features
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
Google and Samsung are primed to reveal the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS Tuesday evening. Here's what I really want.
Social Meets Big Data: Get Ready
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
You may not agree with Marc Benioff that Facebook looks like the future of the Web. But you'd better be ready for the mountain of data social media produces.
3 Big Data Challenges: Expert Advice
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
The "big" part of big data doesn't tell the whole story. Let's talk volume, variety, and velocity of data--and how you can help your business make sense of all three.
Do You Really Need To Build A Mobile App?
Commentary  |  10/17/2011  | 
Driving engagement through apps is hard, and not every company needs to build one. But nearly every company will need an API that enables Web-based integration with other companies.
Microsoft Counters Exadata With SQL Server Appliance
News  |  10/14/2011  | 
Appliance built on HP hardware promises database consolidation and rapid, virtualized private-cloud deployment.
Farewell Dennis Ritchie, Father Of C And Unix
News  |  10/13/2011  | 
Behind his understated elegance and modesty hummed a motor of remarkable technical creativity.
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