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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in May 2012
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Windows 8 Release Preview: Are You Installing?
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Microsoft made the Windows 8 Release Preview version available Thursday. If you just can't wait to install, please tell us about how it's going.
Social Networking: How Much Is Enough?
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
New apps promise to inject social networking features across entire workflows, raising new problems for IT.
HHS Launches $150,000 Ocular Imaging Software Challenge
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Contest challenges developers to come up with software that integrates eye exam data and images with electronic health records systems.
Microsoft Office 365 For Government Faces Google Apps
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Cloud app rivals fight for government customers; Microsoft launches with note that government customer data will be segregated from other customers' data.
Wrike Goes Freemium For Social Project Management
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Wrike offers free version for 5 "power users" and unlimited collaborators, to battle rivals including Asana, a startup from a Facebook co-founder.
Buyer's Guide: SaaS Project Management Tools
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
We rounded up nine top cloud-based PM systems. Here's how they stack up in key areas, including features, pricing, and security.
Google+ Local Does More Than Google Places
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
By combining local information with social networking, Google hopes to make Google+ more relevant for users and businesses.
Google Chromebook, Chromebox: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  5/30/2012  | 
Samsung's new hardware combined with Google's upgraded Chrome operating system could finally pose a challenge to Windows or Mac OS X personal computers.
MongoDB NoSQL Database Poised For Takeoff
Commentary  |  5/30/2012  | 
10Gen, the developer behind MongoDB, lands $42 million in venture money to fund development of enterprise-oriented features and upgrades.
TSA Buys Into iPhones, iPads
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Transportation Security Administration budgets $3 million for iPhones, iPads, and other Apple gear for IT security testing, mobile app development, and other uses.
How Colligo Helped Novartis Trust iPads On SharePoint
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Penetration testing found only Colligo met Novartis' rigorous criteria for allowing iPads to access sensitive corporate data on SharePoint.
Google Apps Clears Key Security Hurdle
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Google Apps for Business wins ISO 27001 certification, potentially opening the door to wider adoption in government and regulated industries.
Reports of Facebook Smartphone Re-Emerge
News  |  5/28/2012  | 
On the hunt for new revenue sources, Facebook is still pursuing a plan to build a Facebook Phone. The details of this device are still unclear.
Google Chrome OS, Take Two: New Software And Chromebooks
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
For its first birthday, Google Chrome OS gets faster Samsung hardware, Google Drive integration, a desktop UI, and a new pricing model.
How IT Can Reclaim Social Relevance
Commentary  |  5/25/2012  | 
Social technologies are spreading through the business in a decentralized way, not via IT leadership. How can organizations and IT leaders make the most of this trend?
BMC Has Multiple Acquisition Suitors
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
Several major tech industry players have approached the $20 billion hedge fund that is trying to force a buyout of BMC Software.
Eucalyptus CEO Plays On VMware Lock-In Fears
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
CEO Marten Mickos makes the case that Amazon compatibility in private clouds, with support for major hypervisors, is Eucalyptus' competitive edge.
Windows 8 Says Goodbye To F8 Reboots
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Windows 8 will display new menu of troubleshooting choices to give users of fast-booting PCs and tablets plenty of time to enter alternate startup modes such as Safe Mode.
MySocialCloud Stores All Your Social Feeds, URLs, Passwords
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Tired of forgetting your password? Startup MySocialCloud will remember it for you and aggregate your social feeds in one convenient dashboard.
Box Improves Admin, Security Tools For Enterprises
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Box cloud file sharing service adds more reasons for enterprises to take company seriously, even while shrugging off an apparently minor outage.
Feds Face 'Big Data' Storage Challenge
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Federal data centers are filling up with data as terabytes accumulate into petabytes. Agencies must adapt their storage architectures and policies to optimize it all.
SAP Energizes Its Cloud Strategy
Commentary  |  5/23/2012  | 
As the Lars Dalgaard era begins, SAP faces a major challenge in sorting out its cloud strategy.
North Carolina Fights Medicaid Fraud With Analytics
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
In two years, IBM data mining software has identified $191 million in potentially false Medicaid claims.
3 Goals Of White House 'Digital Government' Plan
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Federal agencies required to make services available to mobile users within 12 months and to release more government data through Web APIs.
Google Beats Oracle Patent Claim
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Second major phase of trial ends with a win for Google, but judge must still decide whether APIs qualify for copyright protection.
Oracle Buys Vitrue For Social Marketing
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Vitrue could provide the social marketing hook to drive sales into RightNow and Oracle's CRM systems.
SAP Ariba Deal: Not All About Cloud
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
SAP bids for leading trading network, but look beyond the cloud hype in the $4.3 billion deal. Ariba competes with specialized supplier-management and trading firms, not Salesforce.com.
With SpaceX In Flight, What's Next For NASA
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
The Dragon spacecraft faces a series of tricky tests and maneuvers as it heads to the International Space Station.
Windows 8: New Tricks With Multiple Monitors
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
Microsoft Windows 8 enhances support for multi-taskers, including display options that tap into Metro interface features.
Why I Don't Have a Facebook Page
Commentary  |  5/22/2012  | 
Bob Guccione Jr. is an iconic figure in modern journalism, who started SPIN and GEAR magazines and owned DISCOVER magazine. He helped define new journalism at a time when it was on the wane and appeared to be more concerned with mass appeal. This is his take on Facebook.
SAP Shares Five-Point BI Improvement Plan
Commentary  |  5/22/2012  | 
SAP is innovating on core business intelligence, visual analysis, mobile, social, and deep analytics.
Leap Motion: Control PC With Hand Gestures
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Gesture-based computer interaction, as depicted in "Minority Report," looks like it will soon become commonplace. "The Leap" peripheral lets you control UI elements using gestures made in the air.
Salesforce.com Chatter To Gain IM, Screen Sharing
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Salesforce will add instant messaging and presence in June, followed by a pilot of screen sharing for Chatter.
Microsoft: Windows 8 Systems Coming In Late 2012
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Windows 8 tablets and PCs to arrive for holiday season; Microsoft will ditch the Aero glass look in favor of Metro interface and a minimalist design.
VMware Claims It's Cheaper Than Microsoft
Commentary  |  5/21/2012  | 
VMware-commissioned study claims advanced management capabilities make VMware less expensive than Microsoft virtualization products when you factor in admin time. But beware the red flags.
Mindjet Connects Vision, Action In Social Platform
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Following up on last year's acquisition of Cohuman, Mindjet creates a social platform that excels at letting users visually map out plans, then collaborate to get work done.
SAP Swallows Sybase, CEO John Chen's Role Uncertain
Commentary  |  5/21/2012  | 
Sybase will be an SAP brand, not a separate subsidiary, in an integration that eliminates the longtime Sybase CEO's current role.
Jumping Into Tibbr Social Collaboration With Both Feet
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
IT services firm CGI skipped the pilot project and launched Tibco's Tibbr to 31,000 users at once.
Yammer, Chatter, Tibbr Ranked Top Social Activity Streams
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Forrester Research ranks the leaders in a market segment that excludes social intranet portal players like Jive Software.
Oh, Facebook, Why Can't I Quit You?
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Facebook sells your addiction to advertisers, hoping to make a buck off your personal information. Will you wake up in time to kick the habit, or do you "like" the security risks of blurring the line between personal and professional?
Open Source: Why Are You Still Waiting?
Commentary  |  5/18/2012  | 
Open source technology has pervaded government IT. The private sector must follow, because of cloud, agility, mobility, and the wild card: teenagers.
HP Layoffs Signal Punishing Fall
Commentary  |  5/18/2012  | 
Unless HP can turn enterprise software, cloud services, or some other line into a high-volume, high-margin business, it's in for a world of hurt.
Salesforce.com Reports Torrid Q1 Growth, Slams SAP
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff says as social enterprise trend diversifies company's sales, he's hiring aggressively to keep up with customer demand.
Keep Your Business Off Of Facebook
Commentary  |  5/17/2012  | 
Facebook is so outrageously popular that many are tempted to use it for business, just like other consumerization trends. Resist the urge. Facebook will always be a poor choice for business functions.
Google Apps: Has Adoption Slowed?
News  |  5/17/2012  | 
Google renewed its pitch to embrace cloud IT at its Atmosphere roadshow. But its count of companies going Google Apps doesn't add up.
SAP Builds Ecosystem To Boost Hana
News  |  5/17/2012  | 
SAP forges closer ties with Intel, IBM, analytics vendors, and systems integrators to jump start its in-memory database.
IBM SmartCloud: As Much Cloud As You Want
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
IBM expands private, public, and hybrid cloud options for customers with its SmartCloud offerings, including IaaS in IBM data centers with dedicated servers.
Google Knowledge Graph: How It Changes Search
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
What does Google's new search technique mean for you? Augmenting search results with sets of associated facts could please users but decrease traffic to other sites.
SAP Streamwork: One Customer's Story
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
Prototype system helps Applied Materials organize approvals on complex custom product specs, but not without tradeoffs.
Microsoft Trumps Google In L.A. Cloud Deal
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
250,000 students and faculty at Los Angeles community colleges will move to Microsoft Live@edu online communication and collaboration services after school system rejects Google Apps.
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