News & Commentary
Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in December 2011
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10 Enterprise Social Networking Obstacles
Commentary  |  12/29/2011  | 
Why wouldn't every organization flock to the vision of an agile, transparent, people-centered, and collaborative team? Let's count the reasons.
NASA Spacecraft Set To Orbit Moon
News  |  12/29/2011  | 
The two spacecraft in the GRAIL mission aim to create a new gravity map of the moon. They will go into orbit one after the other on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
10 Biggest Social Business Stories Of 2011
Commentary  |  12/28/2011  | 
They range from Facebook platform changes to OpenSocial specs to the phenomenon of social poseurs.
Fed Health IT Spending: $6.5 Billion By 2016
News  |  12/28/2011  | 
Government must upgrade systems that support clinical and business operations to drive efficiencies and curb the cost of healthcare.
VA Plans Cloud Telephony Pilot
News  |  12/28/2011  | 
Department of Veterans Affairs solicits information to transform its telephone infrastructure to a voice-as-a-service platform.
Dachis Group Builds Analytics Around Social Business Index
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Razorfish co-founder Jeff Dachis launches firm to analyze the components of a company's social media performance.
Citrix Receiver One Answer to BYOD
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Desktop virtualization tools like Citrix Receiver give employee-owned iOS and Android devices access to Microsoft Office apps and data.
Congress Funds Exascale Computing
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
The race is on for exascale computing, and Congress sees keeping the U.S. in the hunt as an imperative for long-term American competitiveness.
NASA Sees Drones Flying In U.S. Airspace
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
Space agency hires contract to develop communications systems to allow unmanned aerial vehicles to safely fly alongside manned aircraft.
WellPoint Taps IBM Watson For Cancer Decision Support
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
Los Angeles cancer institute will also contribute to the project, which aims to use Watson-based technology to improve treatment outcomes.
Mobile App Inventory Crosses 1 Million Mark
Commentary  |  12/22/2011  | 
Apple's App Store is the biggest, but it's the only one of seven app stores that didn't post double-digit growth in 2011.
The Case For SharePoint Plus Silverlight
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
The authors of SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight talk about why the two Microsoft technologies are more powerful together.
Feds Set Tougher Data Center Consolidation Goals
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Federal agencies are ahead of schedule in their data center consolidation plans, so the White House now plans to close even more data centers.
Mobile Digital Divide: Personal Apps Vs. Work Apps
Commentary  |  12/21/2011  | 
3 questions IT must answer to provide a better mobile experience for employees.
Radian6 Chief: Ignoring Social Could Bring 'CEO Spring'
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
Companies must embrace enterprise social media in 2012 or be overrun by it, says Marcel LeBrun.
IBM Acquires Social Services Software Developer
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Curam Software will bolster IBM's Smarter Cities strategy to help governments use technology to better deliver citizen services.
White House Moves To Future-Proof Government IT
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel's priorities for 2012 include making sure IT investments pay off, shared services, cloud computing, data center consolidation, and cybersecurity.
Novell Vs. Microsoft Ends In Mistrial
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Jurors unable to reach a verdict on Novell's claims that Microsoft intentionally sought to destroy WordPerfect and Quattro.
Telligent Buys Leverage Software To Boost Cloud Power
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Acquisition strengthens Telligent's cloud computing and enterprise social networking products.
5 Innovations IBM Says Will Change Your Life
Commentary  |  12/19/2011  | 
Mind-reading PCs, people-powered generators, and an end to passwords could all become realities within the next five years, according to Big Blue.
Social Business In 2012: Enter The Water Dragon
Commentary  |  12/19/2011  | 
I hope to see the term "social business" bite the dust in 2012. Enterprise 2.0 is about individualism, data, new management models, and architecture.
Microsoft's Dumbest And Smartest Moves Of 2011
Commentary  |  12/19/2011  | 
The past year was one of highs and lows for the world’s biggest software company. Here are seven reasons why.
NASA Commercial Flight Program Faces Delays, Funding Woes
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Space agency and its partners move ahead with plans for spacecraft that can transport crew and cargo into space.
Top 10 Government IT Flops Of 2011
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Alongside success in many areas, government IT deployments suffered security snafus, fraud fiascoes, budget breakdowns, and more over the past year.
Salesforce Acquires Rypple For Social Employee Performance Management
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Employee performance recognition and goals application to become "Successforce," build on Salesforce's enterprise social media aspirations.
Top 20 IT Trends In 2011
Commentary  |  12/19/2011  | 
The business technology sector went through a lot of changes in 2011. What follows is my list of the most important themes, events, products, and people of the past year.
SAP Steps Up Mobile, Cloud And In-Memory Commitments
Commentary  |  12/19/2011  | 
SAP spotlights innovation, customer success and new partnerships with Google, Tableau and Tibco at its Influencer Summit.
IBM Acquires Analytics Specialist Emptoris
News  |  12/16/2011  | 
Big Blue continues to bet big on the business analytics and intelligence markets.
Oracle Accused Of Lies, Extortion By N.J. University
News  |  12/16/2011  | 
Montclair State University lawsuit claims Oracle purposely over-promised off-the-shelf ERP functionality it couldn't deliver.
Pentagon Unveils Enterprise IT Strategy
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Department of Defense looks to save up to $5.2 billion through IT consolidation and enterprise-wide adoption of shared platforms and services.
Process Analysis: A Necessary First Step To Automation
Commentary  |  12/15/2011  | 
Process automation has many benefits, but getting there can be tricky. Start with small, targeted projects.
Lightsquared Disrupts Airplane Navigation GPS, Feds Say
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Nationwide 4G service owners fire back against government report that wireless broadband service interferes with systems that alert pilots to approaching terrain.
What To Look For In Automation Products
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Our survey respondents are mostly satisfied with the automation their tool vendors provide--but there's room for improvement.
Data Center Automation: Why It's Time To Move
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Cloud environments are driving data center automation and making it more difficult to do. But if you want to free up resources for other priorities, it's a must.
Microsoft Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Compliance Clash
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Microsoft dials up the rhetoric and says take that, unidentified competitor whose name begins with the letters "Google."
The NTSB Recommended In-Vehicle Cell Phone Use Ban - Technology Can Solve the Problem
Commentary  |  12/14/2011  | 
Most responses to the NTSB's recommended Nation-wide ban on in vehicle cell phone use fails to do one important thing - address the root cause of the problem.
Business-Worthy Consumer Tech Gifts
Slideshows  |  12/14/2011  | 
The team at BYTE had the unique challenge of finding the top business-worthy consumer tech gifts for the holidays. There are lots of top 10 lists out there, but our challenge was finding cool consumer stuff that will also work well in the enterprise. Of course, many consumer products can be brought into the enterprise--that's the raison d'etre for BYTE--but there aren't a lot of them that also make great gifts. We skipped the obvious--the iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire--because we bet whoever wants t
7 Enterprise Social Platforms Think Beyond Facebook
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Want a "Facebook for the enterprise" to help improve collaboration? These 7 players show today's wide range of options for internal social networking.
Humana Acquires Anvita To Bolster Healthcare Analytics
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Clinical analytics provide actionable data to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs as accountable care organizations take hold.
SAP: We'll Be No. 2 Database Player By 2015
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
At SAP Influencer Summit in Boston, SAP unveils plans for cloud hiring spree and Hana-led database push. Can it push by IBM, Microsoft, and Teradata in just 3 years?
The Case For A Holistic View Of The Enterprise Software Market
Commentary  |  12/13/2011  | 
It's getting increasingly difficult to cover a broad swath of each vendor's product portfolio in order to give customers all the insight they need.
Jive Gets Strong IPO For Social Software
News  |  12/13/2011  | 
First day of trading sets the company's value near $800 million.
5 Moves Microsoft Must Make In 2012
Commentary  |  12/13/2011  | 
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's to-do list for 2012 should include acquisitions, a strong tablet launch, and a move into services.
LotusLive Gets Social Project Management Tools
News  |  12/13/2011  | 
Trilog's ProjExec app brings Microsoft Project and Facebook-style features to IBM's environment for collaboration in the cloud.
Microsoft OneNote Arrives For iPad
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
Note-taking app gets new features geared to the tablet interface.
Enterprise 2.0's New Debate: Dam the Streams?
Commentary  |  12/12/2011  | 
Social action has become part of a constantly flowing river of stimulation called the stream. Two schools of thought say leave it, or tame it.
Adware Reborn As Facebook Theme Software
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
A new generation of advertising software plagues Facebook and Google. Is there anything they can do about it?
12 Enterprise IT Resolutions For 2012
Slideshows  |  12/12/2011  | 
From taking mobile to the next level to preparing for a hybrid cloud world, we offer a dozen suggestions for moving toward progressive IT.
SAP Tries To Leapfrog Salesforce.com On Social Analysis
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
SAP says NetBase partnership will help companies tap Facebook and Twitter and drive better enterprise apps decisions.
Microsoft Dynamics Has Become Microsoft's Locus Of Innovation
Commentary  |  12/11/2011  | 
The enterprise software portfolio is the lodestar for every important piece of technology the company produces.
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