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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in May 2013
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Windows RT Woes: HTC Scraps Tablet
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Tablets are cannibalizing PC sales -- but while iOS and Android feast, consumers have left Windows RT to starve. Can Windows 8.1 save Microsoft's lightweight OS?
10 Social Business Leaders For 2013
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
State Street, Unisys, GE Capital, KPMG and Leaseplan lead list of companies recognized as E2 Social Business Leaders.
Appthority Portal Helps Assess Mobile Risk
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Appthority Portal gives customers greater granularity in determining and responding to mobile risk factors.
Demand For IT Apprenticeships Outpaces Opportunities In U.K.
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
With 17 applicants for every available IT apprenticeship position in the U.K., government leaders encourage employers to add more opportunities.
U.K. Fiber Failures Hinder Economic Growth
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
U.K. should follow France's model of public-private investment in broadband infrastructure to bolster its economy, telecom consultants say.
Google, Workday, Evernote Preach Future Of Enterprise Software At E2
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
Enterprise software landscape is changing dramatically, driven by rapidly evolving customer needs and a growing list of technology providers ready to answer them.
The IBM Way On Analytics
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
IBM analytic services size up HR data from multiple sources to predict employee satisfaction and retention. Warning: Consulting is required.
O2 Call Center Layoff Details Leaked
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
British telco O2 plans deep worker cuts driven by a "contact deflection" plan to force customers to use online help, says newspaper.
Website Aims To Inspire Digital Makers
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Non-profit educational group Nesta addresses U.K.'s fading IT heritage through Make Things Do Stuff, a website that offers British teens online tools that foster digital creativity.
State Street: Social Business Leader Of 2013
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Learn lessons from the global financial company, which will be honored at the E2 Conference for social collaboration on a large scale.
Gmail Inbox Update: Hopes And Fears
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Gmail's new categorization capabilities bring optimism -- and apprehension -- to this email addict's heart.
British Government IT Projects Running Late
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Several IT- heavy government projects are either way behind schedule or need TLC to succeed, says government watchdog group Major Project Authority.
Windows 8.1: Thanks For Listening, Microsoft
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Consumers will keep chasing new and shiny; business users will keep working on a PC. Microsoft finally appears to understand that.
Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 will include boot-to-desktop options and a restored Start button. But other interface criticisms remain unanswered.
Salesforce.com Sees Company Communities As Intranet Killers
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Salesforce says Company Communities spell the end for legacy intranets. But some companies have been investing in newer collaboration and HR apps for the past decade.
Parliament Slams U.K. Government Spin Doctors
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Government press releases cite statistics selectively, undermining public trust and good policymaking, say members of Parliament.
3 Reasons Linux Doesn't Star In U.S. Schools
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Why haven't cash-strapped American schools embraced open-source operating systems on the desktop?
5 Windows 8 Gripes Microsoft Must Address
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Almost in spite of itself, Windows 8 could finally be poised for takeoff. But first, Microsoft will need to appease unhappy and confused users.
Big Data ROI Still Tough To Measure
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Business leaders believe in big data's potential but are frustrated by lengthy projects and complicated tools, according to IDG/Kapow study.
CFOs Join CMOs In Tech Power Grab
Commentary  |  5/29/2013  | 
Like CMOs, CFOs increasingly shape technology selections, Oracle-Accenture study finds. CIOs must look past the threat and find opportunities to collaborate.
PC Market Hasn't Hit Rock Bottom Yet
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
PCs are in even worse shape than expected, says IDC, but that's not necessarily bad news for Windows 8.
O2's Outsourcing Plans Spark Anger
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Spanish telco's U.K. brand, O2, says it doesn't need as many call center staffers to help customers since the rise of the smartphone. But its plans for dealing with that change have been fiercely attacked.
BBC Suspends CTO Over Failed IT Project
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Botched Digital Media Initiative cost U.K. taxpayers £98 million, and may cost IT chief John Linwood his job.
Microsoft, Adobe Top U.K. Software Piracy List
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Windows, Office, and Photoshop are most commonly pirated apps, according to new study.
Is Data Quality Overrated?
Commentary  |  5/27/2013  | 
MetLife and search-and-rescue teams prove that sometimes as-is data is good enough for serving customers and saving lives.
Google Chrome Browser Blurs OS Lines
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Google talks about Chrome OS and the Chrome browser as though they're different products, but they continue to converge. Witness the new rich notifications feature.
Contender For U.K. Smart Meter Rollout: Game On
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
SmartReach, a joint venture comprised of several tech and communications companies, has developed communications technology for the U.K's planned smart energy meter project.
White House Announces Mobile Security Guidelines
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
U.S. CIO VanRoekel says future for government is one where mobile is the default computing platform; highlights accomplishments of Digital Government Strategy.
SAP Loses 'Cloud DNA' As Lars Dalgaard Steps Down
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
SuccessFactors founder and CEO resigns from SAP Executive Board and will leave the company June 1.
Facebook Kills HTC 'First' European Debut
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Facebook asks European partners to stall planned launch of HTC First smartphone as it scurries to revamp Facebook Home.
Salesforce.com Shares Slide Despite Revenue Growth
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff takes the long view while Wall Street reacts to a lower-than-expected outlook.
Google Gmail Gets Tabbed Inbox
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Information overload got you down? Just divide your Gmail messages among different tabs and your inbox may seem more manageable.
Tablet Buying Demystified: 10 Tips
Slideshows  |  5/23/2013  | 
Tablet shoppers face an ever-growing number of options beyond the iPad. We break down 10 key considerations.
NASA Crowns Space Apps Challenge Winners
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Interplanetary weather app that integrates weather data from Mars and Earth is among the winners of the competition.
Microsoft To Windows 8 Haters: Try This Mouse
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Windows 8 has been a particularly big flop on the desktop. Can a mouse designed to make the OS friendlier help?
Apple Again Faces Mirror Worlds In Court
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Defunct software company expands patent infringement suit to include Best Buy, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft and Samsung.
Linux-Based Education OS Gets New Features
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Edubuntu update includes several new packages, including a touch-typing tutor and a mindmapping tool.
Soros Invests $75M In London Fiber-Optic Startup
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Hyperoptic plans to implement "fiber-to-the-home" broadband technology in more than 500,000 British households within 5 years.
Windows Phone 8 'Gets' Business Needs
Commentary  |  5/23/2013  | 
For companies that provide smartphones to employees, Windows Phone 8 is worth a look. Here's why.
British Tax Authority Criticized On Data Handling
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Weakness in the data handling capacity of the U.K.'s equivalent to the IRS is leading to billions being lost to error or deception it can't afford, say MPs.
IBM Makes Case For 'Fast Government'
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
New report says federal agencies can improve performance by implementing gaming, mobile and other technologies that speed up operations.
'Third-Wave' Tech Tools Reshape Agencies: Kundra
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Cloud, social and mobile technologies are poised to help governments deliver new levels of customer service to citizens, says former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra.
HP's New PCs: Everything But The Kitchen Sink
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Wide variety of new hardware means HP is either adapting to consumer preferences -- or struggling to decide what will resonate.
HP CEO Whitman Keeps Calm, Carries On
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Hewlett-Packard's second quarter sees big sales declines, but profits exceed forecast and CEO Whitman says problems are under control.
Windows 8.1 Timing All Wrong
Commentary  |  5/22/2013  | 
Windows 8.1 should be coming out now. Here's why Microsoft can no longer afford to target the fall for new releases.
Salesforce Debuts Mobile Tools For Government
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Four cloud-based products connect federal, state and local governments with citizens.
Does London Tech Scene Need More Money?
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
British investor timidity -- in contrast to U.S.'s "appetite for risk" -- is hurting Britain's chances of becoming another Silicon Valley, say London CEOs.
Windows 8: Consumers Not Warming To Interface
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Windows 8's look and feel is still a flop with consumers, especially with those who don't use tablets, two studies say.
VMware's Hybrid Cloud: Not Amazon's Model
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
VMware's Hybrid Cloud Service, detailed Tuesday, has important differences compared to Amazon Web Services. Customers will have to weigh the partner model and pricing.
IBM Watson Gets Call Center Job
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor advises service reps or "talks" directly to customers to improve the service experience.
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