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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in March 2013
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Windows Blue: What We Know
News  |  3/30/2013  | 
Will Windows Blue, Windows 8's successor, be a nail in the coffin of traditional PCs? Here are 5 key facts that have emerged.
Gmail's New Compose: 5 Pros and Cons
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Introduced as an option, Gmail's new compose will become the default over the next few days. Here's what I like and dislike.
Windows Blue Rumors: RT's Demise, 'Risky Apps'
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Microsoft Windows Blue rumor mill refuses to die down. New developments include a secret Redmond app development team and the alleged retirement of Windows RT.
5 Social Strategies For Job Hunters
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
If you are looking for your next job opportunity, you can't ignore social.
Federal CIO Announces PortfolioStat 2.0
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
PortfolioStat program outlines best practices for agencies to reduce IT spending.
Office 365 Gets Thumbs Up In Kansas City
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Microsoft is talking up new fans in local government, such as Kansas City, Mo., which expects to save $600,000 annually with Office 365 suite.
Digital Government May Exclude 4 Million U.K. Citizens
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
National Audit Office study finds 17% of citizens don't use the Internet and may be unable to access services under "Digital by Default" plan.
British Video Game Sector Reboots
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
After four years of low scores, the games creation business is regaining strength thanks in part to lure of possible tax relief.
City IT Can Sidestep Colocation Danger
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Colocation services, like cloud services, offer big benefits for cities, as long as performance levels and security are nailed in place.
Cloud-Based LMS Wins Over Abilene Christian University
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Pearson's cloud-based OpenClass learning management system impressed Abilene Christian University as social, modern, flexible -- and free.
MS Touts Education Wins For Windows 8, Office 365
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Microsoft brags about 10 school and university adopting Windows 8, plus three new university customers for Office 365 Education.
U.S. Agencies Told To Share Financial Systems
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Obama administration hopes to save money and development time by pushing agencies toward shared services for all future financial systems.
Tell Me Again: Why Rush Into Windows 8?
Commentary  |  3/27/2013  | 
Windows Blue might signal a bold new future for touch computing, but it doesn't exactly inspire a quick upgrade to Windows 8 for traditional users like me.
Windows Blue Confirmed But Microsoft Mum On Details
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Microsoft finally acknowledges Windows Blue, the rumored update to Windows 8, is on the way.
MobilEcho Secures Corporate Docs For iOS Users
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Acronis file management tool now works with MobileIron AppConnect to lock down and improve access to corporate files for remote workers.
HHS Seeds Employee-Driven Pilot Projects
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Department of Health and Human Services staff can get up to $10,000 to implement innovations that will improve agency operations.
Platfora Brings Business Intelligence To Big Data
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Startup releases platform for slice-and-dice analysis and exploration of data in Hadoop clusters.
Yahoo Acquires Summly From U.K. Teen
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
In deal reported to be worth $30 million, 17-year-old mobile app developer Nick D'Aloisio will join Yahoo's London staff while he continues his secondary education.
Windows 8 Updates Core Apps To Improve Usability
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Microsoft upgrades Mail, Calendar and People apps. But will it appease customers who say these features should have been included at launch?
BlackBerry Z10: My First Week
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
I love the keyboard and UI. But the BlackBerry Z10 is missing too many key apps -- and betting big on enterprise IT's approval.
Windows Blue: Demise Of The Desktop?
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
A recent Windows Blue build is in the wild, sporting a more polished tablet experience. Does this also foretell retirement for traditional desktop computing?
FDA To Track Illicit Product Trade Online
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
FDA will monitor 10,000 sites a year to uncover illegal marketing and selling of FDA-regulated products from drugs to tobacco.
Memphis DPW To Track Worker Locations Better
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
City will equip code enforcement officers, contractors with Samsung tablets running Xora software to keep them safer, more efficient on the job.
British Government's 'Digital By Default' Plans Challenged
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Drive to offer all government services via the Internet sparks Parliamentary fear that millions of non-Internet users will be left behind.
Turing's 'Universal Machine' Voted Top British Innovation
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Early sketch for a programmable computing device beats out DNA, the Mini motorcar and 97 other innovations of the past century.
Google Invites U.K. Nonprofits To Make 'Global Impact'
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Google invites British charities to compete for £2 million pot in its latest Global Impact Awards, the search giant's way of rewarding innovative technology that will "change the world."
Big Data Debate: Will Hadoop Become Dominant Platform?
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Will Hadoop become the hub from which most data management activities will either integrate or originate? Two big data experts square off.
Federal Reserve To Hire Chief Data Officer
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Appointment would make the Fed another in a growing number of governments and government agencies with chief data officers.
U.K. Smart Meter Plan For 2014 In Disarray?
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
U.K.'s upcoming $17 billion project to re-wire British homes with smart meters will fail if regulated too much, say conservatives.
ARM CEO Retirement Raises Fears
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Microchip maker's CEO, Warren East, attempts to allay concerns about the company's long-term viability without him at the helm.
Anti-Amazon E-Petition Gains Momentum
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
British grassroots campaign aims to force Amazon to stop "unfair practices" and pay more local tax.
New York's 32-Story Data Fortress: Inside Tour
Slideshows  |  3/22/2013  | 
Sabey's 1-million-square-foot facility in lower Manhattan is billed as the world's tallest and largest high-rise data center.
Oracle's Bad Quarter Is Self-Inflicted
Commentary  |  3/22/2013  | 
Big egos and poor execution are behind Oracle's uneven financial performance.
Amazon-CIA Deal Would Fit Intel Community Strategy
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Reported deal for Amazon to help develop CIA's private cloud infrastructure squares with intelligence community strategy to work with public cloud vendors.
Apple, Dropbox Lead Cloud Storage Market
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Music and video are pushing cloud storage into the mainstream, Strategy Analytics study finds. But where's Microsoft?
Tableau Data Visualization Tool Gets Major Revamp
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Tableau updates data visualization tool to add support for mobile editing and APIs for a variety of cloud-based data services.
NYC BigApps Developer Contest Allows Government Data Sets
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Developers compete to create mobile apps that solve specific challenges around jobs, health, education and other topics.
Crowdfunding Pulls U.K. Government Projects Off Scrap Heap
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Concerned citizens contribute £1 million to reinstate projects cash-strapped local councils can't afford.
4 Signs That Microsoft Finally Gets It
Commentary  |  3/21/2013  | 
After making moves last year right out of a Greek tragedy, Microsoft is finally taking steps to fix its mobile mess and other blunders.
How To Market Collaboration To Employees
Commentary  |  3/21/2013  | 
Creating a collaborative organization requires leadership, training and a little creative marketing.
Microsoft Gains Enterprise Clout With ERP, CRM
Commentary  |  3/21/2013  | 
Spotlighting high-profile customers like Revlon and Dell, Microsoft talks up its prowess with ERP consolidation, CRM-integrated marketing.
HP Shareholders Meeting Marked By Dissent
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Shareholders raise heated questions about HP board's Autonomy investigating committee; narrowly fail to oust controversial board members.
Microsoft Seeks Windows 8 App Wave
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
As Microsoft works to attract developers to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, does $100 app bonus encourage quantity over quality?
Accenture's 7 Tech Trends Driving Digital Business
Commentary  |  3/20/2013  | 
From customer relationships to cloud, and why mobile isn't one of them.
Office 365: Why A Law Firm Switched
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
A lawyer-slash-IT chief explains how his 14-person law firm is realizing good ROI after its move to Microsoft Office 365.
Speech Recognition Stumbles At Leeds Hospitals
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
Dictation system intended to cut administration costs has some patients waiting up to 60 days for important letters.
Microsoft Bolsters Ties Between Yammer, Office 365
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
Three-stage process weaves Yammer's enterprise social network capabilities into Office 365, with additional bridges to SharePoint.
Windows Phone 8 Support To End In 2014
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Microsoft is making the right move by offering OS updates more frequently. But that may not be enough in the competitive smartphone race.
When Big Data Meets Legal Discovery
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
E-discovery software helps organizations manage the digital stockpiles of unstructured data they warehouse in case of litigation.
Raspberry Pi Production Returns To U.K. From China
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Main production of the inexpensive build-it-yourself Raspberry Pi computer has been switched back to the U.K. to meet rising demand.
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