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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in February 2012
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Windows 8: 8 Things SMBs Should Know
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Microsoft released the beta version of its much-revamped operating system for PCs and tablets. Here are some key facts for smaller companies.
What CIA Wants In Next-Gen HD Video
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
In-Q-Tel, the CIA's investment arm, has partnered with Mersive to bring high-definition video to a new level.
Windows 8 Beta: 8 Insights For IT
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview, now available for download, gives valuable information to enterprise IT pros preparing for the final version.
Facebook Revamps Pages For Businesses
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
"Sponsored stories," along with premium ads, now eligible for distribution in the Facebook newsfeed. Check out this and five other key changes.
Microsoft Launches Windows 8 Consumer Preview
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Windows 8 beta software gives public first chance to check out OS that will be crucial to Microsoft's efforts to become relevant in the tablet market.
4 Cloud Computing Pain Points That Still Hurt
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
In a cloud project, common sense gets you only so far: then the pain really kicks in. Consider these four issues still plaguing even the experts.
Homeland Security Tackles Agile Development
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
DHS plans a big push toward more agile development, where software is developed over a series of one- or two-week sprints.
Pentaho, DataStax Build Ties To Ease NoSQL Data Movement
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Open-source Kettle data integration software provides a drag-and-drop approach to getting information into and out of Cassandra.
5 Keys To U.S. National Mobility Strategy
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
Security, device support, and applications development are tough issues that agency CIOs must address as they hurry to put smartphones and tablets into more employees' hands.
The Rise Of The Hybrid Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/27/2012  | 
As on-premises ERP dies a slow death, the hybrid enterprise, not pure SaaS, will be the dominant model for some time to come.
Accenture CIO Vision Emphasizes Social, Contextual IT
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Social and mobile data lead big themes in Accenture's technology vision for 2012.
Oracle Exalytics: When Late Is Better Than Never
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
In-memory appliance promises to turbocharge business intelligence and analytic apps, but its biggest appeal will be to IT shops with an all-Oracle commitment.
Chart.io Seeks To Shake Up BI
News  |  2/26/2012  | 
Startup's cloud-based business intelligence solution takes on entrenched on-premises BI providers.
Yammer's Game Plan: CEO David Sacks Explains All
Commentary  |  2/24/2012  | 
Sacks discusses the virtues of enterprise social networking in the cloud, the viral virtues of freemium, and how to kill an unsanctioned Yammer network.
NASA Gives Ozone Layer A Checkup
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
New instrument aboard Suomi Earth-observation satellite will monitor the ozone layer's recovery during the coming decades.
8 More Ways Windows 8 Could Be Great
Commentary  |  2/24/2012  | 
From SkyDrive integration to picture passwords and Office apps, significant changes to Microsoft's new OS make it barely recognizable compared to predecessors.
Microsoft Windows 8, Server 8 Near Beta Test
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Microsoft's OS and server OS at the core of its mobile and cloud-era architecture approach a big milestone, along with Visual Studio 11.
What Salesforce.com Results Say About Oracle Battle
Commentary  |  2/23/2012  | 
Salesforce.com keeps furthering its reach into more corners of its customers' operations. The competition has noticed.
Commerce Dept. Offers $10,000 For Entrepreneur Apps
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
Prize money will go to developers of Web, PC, or mobile apps to support the BusinessUSA initiative promoting business growth.
Chronology Of An Outsourcing Disaster
Commentary  |  2/23/2012  | 
Austin Energy's deal with IBM for a new billing system has gone painfully awry, internal emails reveal, resulting in lost revenue for the utility and outraged customers.
OnLive Desktop Brings Windows Apps To iPad
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
Virtual desktop based on cloud gaming tech claims to bring speedier Microsoft Office, Flash to iPad than market leader Citrix Receiver can deliver.
Veterans Affairs May Dump Microsoft Office
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Department will consider Web-based suites as it looks to replace current hodgepodge of Microsoft Office versions.
Mozilla Marketplace Prepares To Sell Web Apps
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Maker of Firefox looks beyond the browser, plans to challenge Apple, Google, and Microsoft by introducing an app store of its own.
SocialVolt Expands Monitoring To Reduce Risk
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
New Channels 'listening' tool includes risk management features such as auditing to SocialVolt social media management system.
Wrike Adds Workload View To Project Management Software
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Managers can view assignment distribution to make better use of employee resources, resolve scheduling conflicts.
10 Android App Hidden Gems
Slideshows  |  2/22/2012  | 
Heard enough about Angry Birds and Pandora? Check out these 10 lesser-known Android apps to enhance your productivity, well-being, and more.
Exo Document Collaboration Portal Blends In Social
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Open source document management tools now joined by social collaboration features on Java portal.
Time For HR To Step Up On Consumerization
Commentary  |  2/22/2012  | 
Clear and current company policies are essential if a company is going to handle the problems posed by consumerization of IT.
Social Media Week: Business Metrics Take Spotlight
Commentary  |  2/21/2012  | 
At the global social event that expanded to 21 cities this year, business metrics dominated discussion. Hot topics included analytics and internal social business tools.
Fed CIOs Try To End Duplicate IT Investments
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
DoD, DHS, and DoE have instituted new internal reviews and practices to help consolidate and modernize IT infrastructure, software, and other systems.
An App Isn't A Mobile Strategy
Commentary  |  2/21/2012  | 
You might only need part of an app, or just one piece of data, on a mobile device to make a process better.
Atlassian Boosts JIRA Social Features, Social Integration
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Bug tracker and workflow software adds @references and the ability for external apps to create activity stream posts along with work items.
Microsoft Office For iPad Nears Release?
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Microsoft appears close to debuting a version of its Office productivity suite for Apple's iPad.
Veterans Affairs CIO Eyes Budget Increase
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
While spending for most federal IT groups will be flat in 2013, Department of Veterans Affairs seeks budget boost to improve access to electronic health records, telehealth, and mobile devices.
Teradata Builds Big Data Pipeline To Hadoop
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Hortonworks will collaborate with Teradata on cooperative data exchange tools and a reference guide for when--and how--to use Hadoop.
Top 14 Government Social Media Initiatives
Slideshows  |  2/17/2012  | 
Government agencies are embracing social media, using Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms to inform and interact with the public. Take a look at the best examples of social networking in government.
18-Month Rollouts: Nothing To Brag About
Commentary  |  2/17/2012  | 
With technology evolving so rapidly, entering into lengthy enterprise IT contracts seems foolish.
SAP StreamWork Furnishes Company With Efficient Collaboration
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
Swiss furniture company Vitra taps SAP StreamWork for easy collaboration and smooth integration with existing systems.
Oracle MySQL Gets NoSQL-Savvy Upgrade
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
Oracle promises faster performance, improved scaling, and Memcached API access to NoSQL databases.
The Shadow IT Threat
Commentary  |  2/16/2012  | 
Rogue IT groups outside the main IT organization pose both pros and cons--and won't disappear anytime soon.
Socialcast Enters The Thank You Business
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
Socialcast Thanks, a premium add-on to the enterprise social networking platform, provides a customizable tool for employee recognition.
Google Algorithm Sorts Chemical Links For Scientists
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
Google's search method turns out to be useful for more than just finding relevant Web pages. It works just as well on chemical links, which can help scientists design new medicines for treating disease.
10 iPad Problems, Solved
Slideshows  |  2/15/2012  | 
Don't let iPad annoyances drive you crazy or steal your time. We've chased down solutions to vexing iPad problems.
Oracle Shakes Up Talent, Performance Management
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
Oracle's acquisition of Taleo and SAP's of SuccessFactors are sending tremors through the world of software built around people and talent.
Lifecycle Of An Enterprise Social Community (So Far)
Commentary  |  2/15/2012  | 
Consider these lessons we've learned in the first four years of building an internal enterprise community.
Gartner BI And Data Warehouse Quadrants: More Science, Less 'Magic'
Commentary  |  2/14/2012  | 
Gartner's 2012 business intelligence and data warehousing vendor analyses reveal more customer survey work, fewer dark arts.
Obama Would Cut Military IT Budget
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
The White House budget proposal for fiscal 2013 would cut the Department of Defense's IT budget by 3.6%. But cybersecurity gets an increase.
9 Startups That Caught IBM's Eye
Slideshows  |  2/14/2012  | 
With applications for jobs ranging from cancer detection to retail pricing, nine data-driven small and midsize businesses (SMBs) vied for Global Entrepreneur of the Year at IBM's SmartCamp competition.
Big Data, Big Social, Big MDM
Commentary  |  2/14/2012  | 
InformationWeek's Valley View will air live this Thursday. It will feature Rikard Steiber, Google's global marketing director for mobile and social, and startup Chart.io, which aims to put business intelligence into the hands of the everyday user.
Firefox Browser Planned For Windows 8 Tablets
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
Mozilla Intends to develop a version of its Web browser for the Metro interface, but will need some cooperation from Microsoft.
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