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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in February 2013
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Salesforce.com Caps Record Year, Eyes Acquisitions
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Fourth quarter and full-year financial results top estimates, but CEO Marc Benioff admits Salesforce.com needs more Marketing Cloud services muscle.
English Hospitals Look To Cloud To Curb Expenses
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Merseyside hospitals will use SaaS platform Expenses Health from vendor Software Europe to cut expenses by up to 18%. National Health Service hopes such implementations will help it cut targeted £20 billion from budget.
Predictive Analytics Improve Miami City Services
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Miami-Dade County is partnering with IBM to improve city policing, transportation and parks through predictive analytics.
Office 365 For Business: Worth The Upgrade?
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Microsoft shows love for SMBs with three new Office 365 packages. Should you return the affection?
U.K. Pushes Govt. IT To Use SMB Suppliers
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Coalition government aims to save money and spread its wealth by awarding 25% of its contract funds to small and midsize businesses by 2015.
Windows Blue: How Will Windows 8 Evolve?
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Windows Blue, Microsoft's alleged follow-up to Windows 8, may emerge by June. One prediction: Don't hold your breath for a retreat from the tiled look.
U.K. Nonprofit Seeks Tech Ideas To Help Teens
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Tech for Good challenge will invest $758,000 in projects that use "disruptive digital technology" to create new opportunities for at-risk young adults in the U.K.
Did Yahoo's Mayer Slap Social In The Face?
Commentary  |  2/27/2013  | 
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's edict that all Yahoo employees must work in the office doesn't please social business technology fans. But Yahoo insists this is about much more than social.
E-Commerce Pioneer Martha Lane Fox Becomes Baroness
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
British e-commerce innovator and 'digital champion' Martha Lane Fox has been given a place in the U.K's House of Lords.
Salesforce.com's New Message: It's The Customer, Stupid
Commentary  |  2/27/2013  | 
What's behind Salesforce.com's new 'customer company' spin? For starters, the previous social-centric message was not translating into sales.
IE10 on Windows 7: 5 Essential Facts
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Four months after debuting on Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10 has finally come to Windows 7. Here are the five essential facts users should know.
Secure Dropbox Files With DigitalQuick
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
DigitalQuick is an elegant encryption add-on that allows enterprises to use Dropbox for sensitive documents and information
Britain Might Get Cheaper High-Speed Data Connections
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Telecommunications regulator Ofcom wants dominant provider BT to lower its prices over next three years to increase market competition and create more interest in Ethernet services.
Oracle: Eloqua Will Stay Friendly With Salesforce.com
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Oracle's roadmap for recently acquired Eloqua marketing suite shows continued support for Salesforce.com and Microsoft CRM applications.
Seeking Social Business Leaders For 2013
Commentary  |  2/25/2013  | 
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 1! Help us identify the organizations making the best use of social technologies in support of their businesses. We will showcase the winners at the E2 Conference in Boston.
EMC Brings Data Analysis Breakthrough To Hadoop
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
EMC's new Pivotal HD Hadoop distribution brings direct SQL querying to data stored on a big data cluster.
France Unveils $27 Billion Broadband Plan
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
France sets out ambitious national plan to wire the country by 2017 -- with the help of local government and industry this time.
Cisco CEO: We're All In On Internet Of Everything
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
CEO John Chambers touts Internet of Everything as cornerstone of Cisco's strategy, urges business leaders to join push toward open standards and cross-industry collaboration.
Microsoft Surface Pro: Why One SMB Says No
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Microsoft's tablet doesn't suit every SMB. An engineering firm IT leader explains why Microsoft's Surface Pro isn't likely to end up in any of his users' hands.
Microsoft Surface Pro: Why 2 SMBs Say Yes
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
The long-term success of Microsoft's high-end tablet is no sure thing, but it has won some early admirers. Two SMBs explain why they're pro Surface Pro.
Gartner Magic Quadrant Looks Beyond Business Intelligence
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
'Leaders' quadrant gets crowded as Gartner sees companies moving from BI into analytics.
VA Contract Could Spur RTLS Tech Adoption
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
HP, Intelligent Insites, WaveMark among vendors contracted to implement electronic tracking solutions throughout VA system.
SEC Makes Big Data Push To Analyze Markets
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Securities and Exchange Commission's new Midas system collects information on all trades in an effort to better understand how the markets work.
8 LinkedIn Etiquette Mistakes
Slideshows  |  2/21/2013  | 
LinkedIn is not just another social network like Twitter where anything goes. Avoid these "don'ts" and avoid becoming a LinkedIn pariah.
Federal CIO Outlines Next Steps
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
With Obama's first term in the rearview mirror, federal CIO Steven VanRoekel is looking for ways to continue to improve federal IT even in the face of looming budget cuts.
U.K. Public Sector's Top Security Worries
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Reputational damage, financial consequences and compliance failure are U.K. companies' main security worries, study says.
Big Data Myths Persist
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Big data hype has reached a level where some customers are actually avoiding labeling projects as big data, Tibco executives say.
LinkedIn Jobs Gets A Search Boost
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
LinkedIn's makeover continues, but is the platform moving in the right direction?
U.K. Government Cloud Ambitions Bigger Than Achievements, Critics Say
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
A year after it launched an easy to use, SMB-vendor friendly buying site, critics question what they see as very patchy U.K. government CloudStore success.
U.K. 4G Auction Nets Underwhelming £2.34 Billion Sale Price
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
Sale is a third less than cash-strapped government expected, but increase in 4G services will help build a base for future digital industries, say pleased business groups.
Microsoft: Outlook Making Progress Vs. Gmail
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
With Outlook.com, Microsoft takes aim at Google's search and email dominance. Redmond already claims more than 60 million users, but will more Gmail users defect?
NASA Reports Space Station Communications Outage Fixed
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Communications are back up between NASA and the International Space Station after a brief glitch happened shortly after a software upgrade.
Accenture: Seven Key Tech Trends For Business
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Accenture survey suggests practical ways to get your organization on a path to digital success.
Sage Sells 3 CRM Divisions To U.S. Partner
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
British software company will focus on its core technology stack for small and midsize businesses.
Big Data Dev Tools Too Slow, Startup Says
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Context Relevant, a modeling and analytics software developer, strives to make big data app development faster and less expensive for enterprises.
Windows 8: Microsoft's Progress Debated
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Windows 8 is one of those good news-bad news Microsoft products. For every sign of success, unanswered questions or signs of flagging momentum appear.
Amazon Launches Redshift Data Warehousing As A Service
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
Amazon promises 10 times the performance at one-tenth the cost of on-premises data warehouses. Can it deliver?
Opera's WebKit Move Isolates Mozilla
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
Opera makes its browser more broadly appealing but diminishes diversity of the Web browser technology stack.
Texas Lassos Office 365
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
State reaches agreement to adopt Microsoft's cloud-based applications after forcing additional security and privacy steps.
Oracle Slams Forrester 'Fusion Dilemma' Report
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
Oracle says analyst firm's note on contention between legacy applications and Fusion is 'speculative,' 'misrepresentative' and based on a dated, skewed survey.
U.K. Attempts To Solve Looming Spectrum Crunch
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
U.K. government is investing millions into space-saving technologies to improve the future of mobile broadband.
BBC Shakes Up Online Arm
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
BBC, recently awash in scandal, shores up confidence in liberal corners by tapping former U.K. media minister James Purnell to lead digital strategy.
NBA Launches SAP Hana-Powered Basketball Statistics Site
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
SAP's in-memory database will enable NBA.com visitors to query more than 50 years of stats, including details on the latest games.
Amazon Drops Prices On Multiple Zone Database Service
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Amazon wants more of its relational database customers to upgrade to two "availability zones," which ensures automated failover in case of outages.
CRM Lands In Jail: Meet Illinois Offender-360
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Illinois Department of Corrections moves criminal records from aging mainframe environment to Microsoft Dynamics CRM cloud-based system.
How U.K. Travel Company Ensured Happy Holidays
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Site freezes are very bad news for travel retailers. Here's how Thomas Cook's U.K. team addressed performance problems in time for a busy holiday booking period.
U.K. CIO Salaries Strong Despite Recession, Study Says
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
British IT leaders are more than holding their own when it comes to professional compensation.
Are Businesses Waiting For Windows 9?
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Analysts don't expect Windows 8 to establish enterprise dominance -- but Microsoft's real problem continues to be lack of enthusiasm from consumers.
Apigee Analyzes Big Data From Public APIs
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
: Apigee adds big data analytics to API management services to help companies understand how customers are using their applications.
MicroStrategy Doubles Down On Mobile, Data Visualization
Commentary  |  2/13/2013  | 
Business intelligence vendor focuses on mobile, cloud, social and visual analysis amid a tight battle with SAP, Oracle, QlikTech and Tableau.
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