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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in November 2012
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Feds Pull Plug On 'One Stop' Cloud Portal
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
The General Services Administration plans to decommission Uncle Sam's Apps.gov site, which was supposed to make it easy for agencies to acquire software as a service.
SAS Acquires rPath Assets To Boost Cloud Services
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
Analytic vendor SAS buys automation technologies, hires key staff to bolster its rapidly scalable cloud delivery capabilities.
Avoid Vague Social Media Policies
Commentary  |  11/30/2012  | 
Recent National Labor Relations Board decision reminds employers that employee speech related to terms of employment is protected.
Hire A Data Science Team, Not A Data Scientist
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
Assembling a group of talented people with diverse skills is the best way to meet your data science needs, says Deloitte director.
5 Ways Microsoft Can Save Windows 8
Commentary  |  11/30/2012  | 
Microsoft's new OS holds plenty of potential, but so far consumers aren't loving the radically redesigned desktop. Microsoft should consider these changes.
Ballmer: Hardware Key To Microsoft's Future
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
Facing tablet pressure, Microsoft CEO tells shareholders that company needs to bring hardware and software together to speed up innovation.
10 Essential Android Apps For Work, Home
Slideshows  |  11/29/2012  | 
Do you use your own Android phone at work? These 10 apps go the distance between home and office.
Valley View: Windows Phone 8 Up Close
News  |  11/29/2012  | 
Our most recent episode of Valley View took a deeper look at Windows Phone 8 with Microsoft's Greg Sullivan and checked out some intriguing startups. See all the highlights.
Microsoft: Google Shoppers Get 'Scroogled'
News  |  11/29/2012  | 
Microsoft says consumers should use Bing because Google Shopping's pay-to-play program skews results.
LinkedIn Launches Ads API
News  |  11/29/2012  | 
LinkedIn Ads API opens the door for a new class -- and a new scale -- of B2B social advertising and marketing campaigns on the site.
Inspector General Slams Medicare Oversight Of EHR Program
News  |  11/29/2012  | 
Office of Inspection General asserts that lack of prepayment audits of Meaningful Use leaves the Medicare program vulnerable to abuse.
Microsoft's Windows 8 Numbers Meaningless
Commentary  |  11/29/2012  | 
Microsoft says it has sold more than 40 million Windows 8 licenses, but the information is worthless in absence of key data the company won't divulge.
Workday Posts Strong Start As Public Firm
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Workday post-IPO financial results exceed expectations and it sets lofty goals for market share gains against Oracle and SAP.
Amazon Web Services Slashes Storage Prices
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
At its first developers conference, Re:Invent, Amazon features customers like Netflix and NASDAQ and disses its software firm rivals.
Amazon Debuts Low-Cost, Big Data Warehousing
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Amazon Redshift service promises ten times faster query performance than conventional on-premises data warehouses, at one-tenth the price.
Feds Fall Short On IT Project Management
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Government agencies, including Health and Human Services, do a poor job of following federal IT investment guidelines, reports Government Accountability Office.
Microsoft: Windows 8 Sales Match Early Win7 Results
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Despite analyst reports suggesting a slow start for new OS, Microsoft says early sales and upgrades are strong.
Future Cities: IT Priorities For Urban Transformation
Commentary  |  11/28/2012  | 
City planners and their IT teams are setting big goals -- and facing big challenges -- in the development of tech-enabled "Future Cities," our survey results show.
Dell's Quest: Bring Business Insights To Email Data
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Quest Software's first 'big data play,' MessageStats 7.0, adds email mining and analytics tools for business-side users.
Outlook.Com Gets Android App, More Features
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Microsoft enhances its online mail and calendaring service to better challenge Gmail and other Google cloud offerings.
Salesforce.com Wants Developers To Think Big
Commentary  |  11/27/2012  | 
With Identity and Canvas plans, Salesforce can begin to provide services to enterprise applications that were thought to have been totally separate from CRM.
Former Autonomy Chief Challenges HP Fraud Allegations
News  |  11/27/2012  | 
Former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch rejects HP allegations of impropriety. HP says questions will be answered in court.
Is Apple Maps Salvageable?
News  |  11/27/2012  | 
Apple is dealing with the crappy mapping launch by firing the manager in charge of the software. But can this repair the damage that is already done and can Apple ever catch up to Google?
Google Play Ends Anonymous App Reviews
News  |  11/27/2012  | 
Google links Google+ profiles to Google Play reviews, hopes to make comments more trustworthy.
Salesforce.com Revenues Surge, But Should You Ignore Losses?
Commentary  |  11/27/2012  | 
Why cloud application vendors are held to a different standard when it comes to profitability.
Bing News Top Search Term: iPhone 5
News  |  11/27/2012  | 
Microsoft's own search engine shows that Apple's iPhone 5, and not Windows Phone, was most popular smartphone in 2012.
Windows 8 Fizzling, Time For Windows Classic?
Commentary  |  11/27/2012  | 
If Windows 8 sales don’t improve soon, Microsoft might have to pull a Coke and cut its losses on its radically reengineered OS.
10 Cities Raise Tech IQs In IBM Challenge
Slideshows  |  11/26/2012  | 
IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge helps 100 cities around the globe improve education, infrastructure, public safety and economic development. Look how 10 winning cities are tackling tough problems.
Blue Rooster Unveils SharePoint-Based File Sharing Tool
News  |  11/26/2012  | 
Madison service facilitates document collaboration with the extra levels of security that Microsoft SharePoint and Azure provide.
Autonomy Search Tech Viable For HP, Analyst Says
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
Autonomy's IDOL search and data analysis software can still help HP, analyst says. But HP needs to make it easier for customers to implement.
Hospitals Turn To Software To Track Patients
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
Patient flow software improves efficiency and patient satisfaction by reducing patient wait times and speeding bed turnarounds.
8 Cool Windows 8 Apps: $8 Or Less
Commentary  |  11/20/2012  | 
Change left over from holiday shopping? Treat yourself to a new app for your Windows 8 desktop or tablet.
12-Step Plan to Slash Software Costs
News  |  11/20/2012  | 
Avoiding budget surprises is a top priority for IT. Two main keys: Spend smart up front, then manage licensing and maintenance.
Social Leaders Get Teams Past The Velvet Rope
Commentary  |  11/20/2012  | 
Employees with good ideas for business should be encouraged, not held back by roles. Social collaboration can help.
Why Your 'Weak' Relationships Pack Strength
Commentary  |  11/20/2012  | 
The tightest relationships are not the most powerful when we need to broaden our reach within the organization.
HP Takes $8.8 Billion Charge On Autonomy Unit
News  |  11/20/2012  | 
HP reports bruising loss for fourth quarter, says Autonomy officials misrepresented financial position prior to 2011 acquisition.
More NY Subway Stations Will Get Wi-Fi, Cell Service
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Transit Wireless is bringing Wi-Fi and cell service to the dark subways of New York City, keeping the city that never sleeps connected underground.
Windows Phone 8 Hit With Random Reboot Bug
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Windows Phone 8 smartphone owners report crashes and reboots affecting their devices. Nokia says it is investigating; HTC has yet to respond.
Windows 8: 8 Big Benefits For SMBs
Slideshows  |  11/16/2012  | 
Windows 8 adoption carries some possible trouble and many potential benefits for small and midsize businesses. Use these factors to decide if it's worth the risk.
Wells Fargo's Frustrating Taste Of Enterprise Social Success
News  |  11/16/2012  | 
Experience accelerating sales processes shows the promise of enterprise social networking, but doesn't prove today's technologies deliver on it.
10 Great Windows 8 Apps
Slideshows  |  11/16/2012  | 
Transitioning to Windows 8 isn't easy, but these apps can help.
Microsoft Sued Over Surface Storage Claims
News  |  11/16/2012  | 
Lawsuit claims OS and pre-installed apps hog half of the available storage space on new Windows 8 tablet.
Oracle Spotlights Its Database Memory Gap
Commentary  |  11/16/2012  | 
Oracle takes Microsoft to task for its SQL Server Project Hekaton announcement, but in doing so it underscores what's missing from Oracle DB and Exadata.
Google Reveals Mysterious Niantic Project
News  |  11/15/2012  | 
Get ready for Ingress, a multiplayer, augmented reality game from Google's Niantic Labs.
United Flights Delayed By Computer Problems
News  |  11/15/2012  | 
One year after a merger with Continental, integrating a passenger information system causes trouble.
Cisco Brings Location-Based Big Data To Shopping
News  |  11/15/2012  | 
Cisco touts its analytics technology, teamed with users' cellphones, as perfect for helping brick-and-mortar retailers track consumer behavior and provide personalized advertising.
Social Analytics Isn't Just For Social Networks
Commentary  |  11/15/2012  | 
Broadly applied across all company functions, social analytics can focus attention on the most pressing internal performance issues.
Microsoft's Ballmer Touts Tablets, Phone, Cloud
News  |  11/15/2012  | 
Microsoft CEO discusses strategy to compete on multiple fronts: enterprise IT, consumer devices and application software.
Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet Plans In Disarray
Commentary  |  11/15/2012  | 
Surface Pro, as well as systems that run Win8 on Intel's Clover Trail platform, are missing in action at a key time -- creating a nasty enterprise tablet problem for Microsoft.
NASA's IT Future: Robot Telework, 3-D Printing
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's philosophy -- prototype new tech based on what non-IT workers envision -- could pay off in robot telework, spacecraft created by 3-D printers and more.
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