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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in November 2011
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Latest Tablet Fans: U.S. Census Bureau
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Next census not until 2020, but bureau already working on field data collection via tablet apps.
Appirio Social Enterprise Toolkit Links To Chatter
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Cloud consulting company Appirio is bundling a greatest hits collection of Salesforce.com Chatter tools for integration and compliance.
Salesforce.com Steps Past CRM, Into Social Marketing
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Radian6-powered services help companies capture, decipher, and respond to customer interactions across Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
Google's Daring Dozen: 12 Big Bets In 2011
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Google has played a smart game in 2011, especially with Android, but it hasn't been perfect. We evaluate its main moves in the past year.
Office 365 Gets 30 New Features
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Microsoft takes aim at Google Apps with Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) and Mac support, as well as easier-to-manage security tools.
DOD Sees Budget Challenge To Data Center Consolidation
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
The military says it's on track with its data center consolidation plans, but budget uncertainty might make it hard to maintain the pace.
InterContinental Hotels Explores Enterprise Social Software
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Hotel chain explores broader ambitions for enterprise social software, starting with a focus on recruiting and training.
5 Resolutions For Better BI in 2012
Commentary  |  11/29/2011  | 
Make business intelligence easy to use, deploy, afford, administer and embed.
RIM Set To Manage Android And iOS Devices
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
For mostly-BlackBerry organizations, RIM's new product offers broad support with a familiar administrative look and feel.
How Defense IT Will Cope With Billions In Cuts
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
The Pentagon is betting that spending on technology can save money and help it meet huge cuts in the defense budget that have been ordered and additional cuts that may be on the way.
Feds Turn To Video Games To Solve Problems
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
From NASA to National Park Service, agencies research how they can work together to create games to meet social, health, economic, and other challenges.
Google's Graveyard: Dead Products Of 2011
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
As CEO Larry Page puts more wood behind fewer arrows, products continue to disappear.
When One Collaboration Tool Can't Do It All
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
American Water's single-pane-of-glass strategy brings multiple collaboration systems together on the desktop, avoids $3 million systems migration expense.
9 Factors For A Successful Government IT Rollout
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
GAO outlines strategies that produce cost-effective and well-implemented federal IT investments.
Medical Database Linked To Better Hospital Care
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
One study suggests that UpToDate may improve clinical outcomes, but it's hard to establish a firm cause and effect relationship.
Google Donates Chromebooks To Wounded Warriors
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
Tech giant gives notebook computers to military hospitals to help vets connect with families and loved ones while healing.
Coca-Cola, Best Buy Shareholder Votes Get Social Twist
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
When investors go to vote online on shareholder issues, they now can ask questions, almost as if attending the annual meeting in person, using a social app.
Windows 8 On XP Machines? Microsoft Says Yes
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Many older PCs have enough horsepower for the upcoming OS, says the software maker, which also pledges to simplify setup and installation this time around.
NASA's Next Mission: Deep Space
Slideshows  |  11/22/2011  | 
NASA's Mars Science Lab and Curiosity rover are the next steps in a long-term plan to travel farther and faster into space. Check out this visual tour of the future spacecrafts and tools that will get them there.
DOD Looks To Make A Game Of Software Testing
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
DARPA will use crowdsourcing to help verify that weapons software will work as intended.
Klout-Like Tool Lets Employees Rate Each Other
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
SilkRoad Point social software seeks to recognize employees who have expertise and influence within the enterprise.
Social Standards: Web 2.0 Vs. Enterprise 2.0
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
The OpenSocial approach to defining social software standards has the backing of Jive, IBM, and others--and the scorn of upstarts like Yammer.
Best Buy & Kia Motors Mine For Customer Sentiment
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
There are many channels of customer feedback and sentiment -- from call center data to surveys to social network chatter. Gathering, organizing and understanding what all of it means is a necessity. Hear how two companies are tackling the challenge.
CA's 3Tera AppLogic Graphically Deploys Stacks To Data Centers
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
At Cloud Connect 2011 in Silicon Valley, TechWeb's David Berlind gets a demonstration of CA's recently acquired 3Tera AppLogic graphical private cloud deployment tool.
CEO of salesforce.com speaks to the impact of Social Media on enterprise decision-making
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Marc Benioff, CEO of salesforce.com, uses social media as a way to gauge the reaction of consumers to the enterprise decisions surrounding their lives. What will the future of enterprise-consumer relationships look like?
Should Postal Service Offer Email, Online Storage?
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
USPS Inspector General urges development of digital services so postal service can take advantage of Internet economy and ease some of its financial woes.
Novell Puts Bill Gates On Witness Stand
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Microsoft chairman expected to undergo cross-examination on charges that he conspired to kill WordPerfect and Quattro Pro, in case dating back to 2004.
Bring-Your-Own Social Networks Arrive
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Maybe you've dealt with bring your own device policies, but are you ready for rogue social networks in the enterprise?
More BI Packages Add Collaboration: Who Needs It?
Commentary  |  11/21/2011  | 
Business intelligence vendors keep adding social features--but how many interfaces does it take to get everybody on the same page?
Army CIO Seeks $1.5B In IT Efficiencies
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
How will Lt. General Susan Lawrence do it? Data center consolidation, enterprise email, and server virtualization are part of the plan.
Move Over Farmville? Health Games For Employees
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
Progress Software says it makes its employees happier and healthier with a social game from Keas.
Microsoft Cloud Exec Is New Washington State CIO
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Windows Azure vet Bharat Shiyam steps into the middle of a major state agency consolidation and a massive data center build as Washington's new state CIO.
Does SharePoint Have Future As A Social Platform?
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Analysts speaking at Enterprise 2.0 say Microsoft's collaboration platform is more than a portal, but less than a social network.
Microsoft Ditches Dryad, Focuses On Hadoop
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Microsoft drops LINQ to HPC big-data processing project, in favor of Apache's open source Hadoop platform.
Internal Social Networks Now Important Proving Ground
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Companies see internal social deployments as way to not only drive collaboration but also test ideas, IBM 2011 Tech Trends survey shows.
Socialtext 360 Connects Similar Employees
Commentary  |  11/17/2011  | 
Collaboration software feature used technology from IntroNetworks to connect employees to co-workers with similar interests, expertise, and other attributes.
The Supply Chain Challenge Never Ends
Commentary  |  11/16/2011  | 
The big ERP suites are still falling short on sales and operations planning, advanced analytics and supplier management.
CubeVibe Wins Enterprise 2.0 Launch Pad Competition
Commentary  |  11/16/2011  | 
Tool for measuring and managing employee engagement snags the People's Choice award in the competition for innovative business apps.
Under Pressure, Pentagon Adopts New IT Strategy
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
The CIO of the Department of Defense has devised an ambitious IT plan that aims to help the military branches cope with billions of dollars in budget cuts.
Will Google, Facebook Launch Business Social Networks?
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
Tech evangelist Richard Scoble tells Enterprise 2.0 crowd that he predicts this to happen within the next couple of years.
DARPA Wants Wireless Network For Satellite Clusters
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
Chip and electronics manufacturers urged to develop a networking device to connect satellites in Darpa's System F6 program.
7 Health Education Tools For Patients
Slideshows  |  11/16/2011  | 
Patients can benefit by getting a variety of healthcare information electronically--as these seven options prove. The tools also help healthcare organizations comply with the HITECH Act Meaningful Use requirements.
Federal Data Center Consolidation: By The Numbers
Slideshows  |  11/16/2011  | 
Go inside the federal government's data center consolidation initiative, which aims to save $5 billion. See who's closing the most data centers, where, and how else the picture is changing.
USAJobs Site Glitches Point To Longtime IT Woes
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
Fed jobs website outages stem from longstanding Office of Personnel Management problems with IT development and oversight, auditor tells Congress.
VMware's Social Chief: Complexity Kills
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
At Enterprise 2.0, Socialcast founder and VMware social software VP Tim Young explains why enterprise social tools must become simpler.
How Facebook Manages Its Workforce
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
Facebook is growing so fast it had to implement new forms of employee reviews in a "learn or lose" work environment, execs tell Enterprise 2.0 conference.
WANTED: Enterprise Social Networking Test Advice
Commentary  |  11/16/2011  | 
Byte is planning to test enterprise social networking systems. How should we go about it?
SAS CEO Jim Goodnight: Not The Retiring Type
Commentary  |  11/15/2011  | 
Cloud, shmoud! Hadoop, big whoop! SAS' top executive and co-founder throws cold water on hot trends. Behind the times, or a clear-headed realist?
Genentech Fights Social 'Noise' By Setting Goals
News  |  11/15/2011  | 
Social collaborative tools aren't a recipe for success on their own.
Dell Plays Switzerland Between Microsoft, VMware
Commentary  |  11/15/2011  | 
Dell will be an honest broker on behalf of customers using hypervisor technologies from warring parties--who have shown no appetite for appeasing tensions themselves.
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