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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in December 2012
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6 Things Microsoft Must Do In 2013
Commentary  |  12/31/2012  | 
This could be a make or break year as Microsoft looks to establish itself in mobile, cloud and other hot new markets while fending off challenges to its Windows franchise.
NASA Details 2013 Plans
News  |  12/28/2012  | 
NASA plans continued exploration of Mars and the night sky, continued missions to the International Space Station, and numerous satellite and spacecraft missions.
5 Cloud App Trends To Expect In 2013
Commentary  |  12/27/2012  | 
We'll see more mobile options and embedded analytics, of course, but surprises will include growth in financial apps and big-data insights.
Email Overload: Disease Or Symptom?
Commentary  |  12/20/2012  | 
Email overload is a symptom of larger management dysfunctions. Why are your employees spending so much time covering themselves for every little thing?
Best Of InformationWeek 2012: 12 Must-Reads
News  |  12/20/2012  | 
Catch up on the best of what InformationWeek had to offer this year, from profiles of top CIOs to investigations of tech security gone wrong.
Oracle Buys Eloqua: Watch Out Salesforce?
News  |  12/20/2012  | 
Eloqua buy represents the latest move in Oracle's "marketing cloud" acquisitions duel with Salesforce.com.
Microsoft's Big Hits And Misses Of 2012
Commentary  |  12/20/2012  | 
The past year saw some big wins, and big setbacks, for Microsoft. And then there's the special case of Windows 8.
CloudVelocity Seeks To Champion Enterprise Hybrid Cloud
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Startup maps out applications, creates clones and moves them to cloud data center.
eBay Drops Mobile Advertising
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
eBay has decided that advertising inside mobile apps is not worth the effort and that they will end all ads inside their own mobile apps. What does this mean for the future of mobile advertising?
2012's Most Memorable Reader Comments
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
From Apple's iPad Mini to outsourcing, you had plenty to say. Take a look back at some of this year's heated technology discussions.
Social Enterprise 2013: Opportunities And Obstacles
Commentary  |  12/19/2012  | 
Big changes such as integrating social tools with business take time. Remember that in slow-moving revolutions, the persistent are as likely to be successful as the bold.
IBM Gets $4.5 Million Tax Break On Analytics Center
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Columbus grants Big Blue incentive package as IBM pledges to create hundreds of new jobs in big data analytics.
BlackBerry 10 Builds Carrier Support Ahead Of Launch
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
RIM's forthcoming smartphone platform received another bid of confidence, as a handful of European network operators have voiced their support for BlackBerry 10.
London Firefighters Pursue Twitter Monitoring
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
London Fire Brigade moves to allow people to summon rescuers via Twitter, parallels "text to 911" efforts in the United States.
Oracle Q2 Results: Ellison Spins On Sun
Commentary  |  12/19/2012  | 
CEO Larry Ellison talks up Oracle's Sun acquisition even as hardware sales slide 23%. Software sales rise.
Google Maps Spurs iOS 6 Adoption
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Data from mobile advertising networks suggests that many iPhone owners updated their devices to iOS 6 after Google Maps became available again.
Social Media: Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Commentary  |  12/18/2012  | 
Before you get too deep into social business strategy, look at how comfortable your organization and its leaders are with the world of social media.
Europe Weighs New Data Breach Rules For Critical Companies
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Mobile networks, banks, energy companies and other critical infrastructure providers could be required to report all breaches to EU authorities.
Salesforce.com Motivates Sales Teams With Work.com
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Cloud vendor's sales apps are the first to gain new social recognition, reward and performance-management capabilities.
Microsoft Surface RT Best Tablet Ever, 'Reviewers' Gush
Commentary  |  12/18/2012  | 
Windows 8 tablet may not be posting big sales numbers, but everyone who bought one from Best Buy claims to love it unconditionally.
Teambox Bundles Box Storage With Social Collaboration
News  |  12/17/2012  | 
Project-oriented social collaboration tool Teambox offers Box integration along with 15 gigabytes per user of free storage.
Oracle Upgrades NoSQL Database, Big Data Appliance
News  |  12/17/2012  | 
Oracle NoSQL Database 2.0 gains management features, while the Oracle Big Data Appliance gets new software, more powerful Intel chips.
In Search Of Social Business Excellence
Commentary  |  12/17/2012  | 
Vala Afshar, chief customer officer of Enterasys Networks, celebrates his firm's social business success story, from Chatter to Twitter, in "The Pursuit of Social Business Excellence."
Google+ Gains 24 Fresh Features
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
Mobile Google+ apps for Android and iOS get updated, along with Events and Hangouts.
Microsoft Surface Hits Best Buy, Staples
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
Windows 8 tablet now available at retail outlets as Microsoft looks to jumpstart sales.
Corona Labs Corrals A Cloud
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Corona acquires Game Minion to help gaming app developers connect to backend services.
QuantiaMD Opens Social Network For Medical Residents
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Online community lets residents view case presentations, ask questions and exchange best practices with peers, using PCs, tablets and smartphones.
Oracle Acquires DataRaker For Utility Analytics
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Big data deal gives Oracle a cloud-based platform for analyzing vast datasets generated by electric, gas and water utilities.
Michael Dell, Bill Clinton Share The Stage
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Dell World: The new Dell is here, and CEO Dell and former President Clinton look to technology's role in the future.
Google Nixes Apps For Windows 8, Windows Phone
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Google says development dollars are wasted on Microsoft's mobile and tablet platforms.
Couchbase Broadens Its NoSQL Database
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Couchbase challenges 10Gen's MongoDB grip on document-oriented applications, adds JSON support to its key value store database.
Michael Dell: Our Transformation Is Complete
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
Dell CEO goes one-on-one with InformationWeek to discuss his company's future in software, services, servers, tablets and PCs -- but not smartphones.
Isabel Opens Online Diagnostic System To Consumers
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
Online symptom checker helps patients and doctors work together to find the proper diagnosis.
Tech And The City: New York's Future
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
U.S. cities stand to benefit in important ways from well-planned technology implementations, according to our survey. The possibilities include better quality of life for city residents.
Big Data Revolution Will Be Led By Revolutionaries
Commentary  |  12/12/2012  | 
Why "old-guard" vendors didn't make our list of big data vendors to watch in 2013.
Top Ten BYOD Developments of 2012
Commentary  |  12/11/2012  | 
It's been another big year for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and the consumerization of IT. Apple moved boldly forward and yet lost a step in both market share and esteem. Microsoft staked a claim in the tablet and phone markets. Android came to dominate the smartphone market and make tablet inroads. 4G and the cloud have become more common and big companies stepped in to take control of mobile security.
Union Pacific Opens Austin Software Development Center
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
CIO Lynden Tennison goes where the talent is to build his development team.
Big Data's Surprising Uses: From Lady Gaga To CIA
Slideshows  |  12/11/2012  | 
As big data analytics rapidly become mainstream, the technology shows promise in many unexpected places. Check out who's tapping into big data.
How To Compose An Effective Social Media Team
Commentary  |  12/11/2012  | 
In the next phase of social business, internal and external social media teams will need to align more tightly.
13 Big Data Vendors To Watch In 2013
Slideshows  |  12/10/2012  | 
From Amazon to Splunk, here's a look at the big data innovators that are now pushing Hadoop, NoSQL and big data analytics to the next level.
Microsoft Surface Coming To Store Near You?
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
Microsoft hopes broader retail distribution strategy will boost Surface sales, says analyst.
Windows 8 Sales Plagued By Tablet Delays
Commentary  |  12/7/2012  | 
Windows 8 tablets powered by Intel's Atom "Clover Trail" chip were supposed to hit the price-performance sweet spot -- but just try finding one.
Google Apps No Longer Free For Businesses
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
Paid version of Google Apps suits businesses better, Google insists.
$45 Million Open Government Challenge Stresses Mobile Tech
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
Public-private partnership looks to develop Web and mobile technologies for better governance in Africa and Asia.
Yerdle: Share Online Rather Than Shop
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
Startup Yerdle lets you trade stuff with Facebook friends. By extending the lives of things by giving them a place to be found on the Internet, Yerdle challenges the for-profit marketplace.
IBM Launches Cloud Docs; Eyes Google, Microsoft
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
IBM gets serious about becoming a player in end-user cloud services for the enterprise.
Mobile Device Biometrics: The Eyes Have It
Commentary  |  12/6/2012  | 
When people think biometric security, they think verification through fingerprints or voice. A company called EyeVerify is working on software to bring eye vein verification to your smartphone, providing a safe way to conduct banking transactions as well as other BYOD functions.
Mark Hurd Interview: Oracle Leading Or Following?
Commentary  |  12/6/2012  | 
Oracle President Mark Hurd talks strategy with InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson and some CIO customers. Watch the interview and read our analysis.
In MLB.com Challenge, College Students Pitch Tech Ideas
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Major League Baseball, Syracuse University partner on hackathon to give students real-world career experience and the league new ideas to engage fans.
Dell Taps Own Social Expertise For New Services
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Dell continues to evolve away from its PC roots with a new social media consultation service.
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