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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in June 2013
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Salesforce, Benioff Must Beware Oracle's Embrace
Commentary  |  6/29/2013  | 
This new relationship holds much promise for Oracle, not so much for Salesforce. It reminds me of Captain Ahab's relationship with the great whale.
Windows 8.1: 8 Essential Facts
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
The Windows 8.1 preview has landed. Is it enough to jumpstart adoption? Consider these eight facts.
Take Social Collaboration To Next Level
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Social collaboration for teams is important, but here's how to scale up using "creation spaces" of forums, videos and other networked tools.
Google Unveils Plans For London HQ
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Plans for the facility, located adjacent to King's Cross railway station, include a roof garden and space for an interior campus.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Steve Jobs
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Apple co-founder, more artist than engineer, blew up the status quo in multiple industries.
Occum's App: 5 Barriers To Mobile Simplicity
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Big enterprises are hard-wired to botch mobile apps design. But you can change your culture to avoid the pitfalls.
Couchbase Takes On Oracle, MongoDB And Cassandra
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Couchbase has added features to match MongoDB and Cassandra, but Oracle is the biggest target for this NoSQL database.
IT Visionary James Martin Dies
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
British-born philanthropist and author of more than 100 books on computers, technology and society was a visionary who some say predicted the Internet.
Microsoft Moves To Weekly Software Updates
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Microsoft aims to match competitors with weekly updates to Office, Outlook and other Windows 8 apps beginning later this year.
HP To Build Navy's $3.45 Billion Next Gen Network
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
HP wins long-awaited deal to replace Navy Marine Corps Intranet.
Oracle's Week Of Mega Deals Leaves Questions
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
As Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff heaps compliments on Larry Ellison, what's the future for Oracle cloud apps, Force.com?
DARPA Challenge: Build Virtual Robots
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Seven teams advance in robotics challenge, helping DARPA explore how virtual robots could improve disaster response.
U.K. Startup Offers Neural Net-Based Fashion System
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Cortexica's Find Similar for Fashion analyzes images to help consumers find clothing and accessories with similar characteristics.
Facebook Offers Gay Pride Emoticon
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
Facebook's new rainbow emoticon reflects support of Supreme Court's decision on marriage equality.
Microsoft Understands Its Windows 8 Mistakes, Finally
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
At Build conference, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer acknowledges that aspects of Windows 8 have bugged users -- and promises to address the issues.
Oracle, NetSuite Partner To Storm Cloud
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Oracle joins cloud HR apps with NetSuite ERP to take on SAP and Workday in competition for midsized companies.
Teradata Doubles Down On Hortonworks Hadoop
Commentary  |  6/26/2013  | 
Teradata adds three ways of deploying and supporting Hortonworks software, giving a big boost to "100% open source" big data platform.
Microsoft Build: From Windows 8.1 To Xbox
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Windows 8.1 got its moment in the spotlight during Monday's Build keynote, but the real star was Microsoft's expanding ecosystem.
NASA's IRIS Mission Delayed
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Power outage at Vandenberg Air Force Base prevented the 400-pound observatory from lifting off on Wednesday; plan is to launch Thursday.
HP Wins $67 Million Spain Government Cloud Contract
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
HP will migrate Catalonia's compute infrastructure and applications into an HP Enterprise Cloud facility.
U.S. Supercomputer To Model Renewable Energy Impact
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
New supercomputing facility will focus on how to integrate renewable energy sources into nation's energy grid.
3 Reasons Voice Will Finally Come To The Web
Commentary  |  6/26/2013  | 
Siri is teaching us to talk to and not just type on our devices. But will we be comfortable recording all our conversations to make voice a searchable app?
Splunk Spawns Hunk Hadoop Tool
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Splunk brings its analytic know-how to the multi-structured data living in HDFS with Hunk, a new stand-alone system aimed at Hadoop users.
Software AG Takes Messaging To Industrial Internet Scale
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Terracotta Universal Messaging addresses real-time, big data movement in e-commerce, retail point-of-sale, oil and gas, and financial services applications.
Microsoft Build: 3 Windows 8 Questions To Answer
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Microsoft has a chance to regain control of the Windows 8 narrative at Build conference. But can the company execute where it has stumbled before?
U.K. Outsourcing Market Gets More Competitive
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
New research suggests service provider market is tightening, advises outsourcing customers to consider renegotiating current contracts.
U.K. IT Job Market Shows Growth
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
IT salaries are up 5% and job openings up 500,000 over the past six months, finds Adzuna survey.
Oracle And Salesforce.com Link Clouds
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Salesforce.com commits to Oracle Database, middleware and Exadata; Oracle integrates cloud HCM and financial apps with Salesforce.com in a nine-year deal.
Oracle Goes All In On Microsoft's Cloud
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Oracle middleware and database to be certified on Windows Server Hyper-V and Azure. Microsoft gains Oracle stack and Java on Azure.
Microsoft Reorg Rumors Heat Up
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
With Windows 8.1 just a few days away, rumors of an impending company shakeup have gained momentum.
Datameer Democratizes Advanced Big Data Analytics
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Datameer 3.0 promises drag-and-drop machine learning with clustering, column-dependency, decision tree and predictive recommendations on top of Hadoop.
EU Helps People With Disabilities Find Assistive Technology
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
ATIS4all portal compiles information about technology that helps people with disabilities and the elderly participate more fully in life.
White House Eyes Spectrum Sharing With Private Sector
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Federal agencies may have to share wireless spectrum with private sector once standards are set.
Microsoft Build: 7 Things To Expect
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
From Windows 8.1 developments to a possible Surface Mini, next week's Microsoft Build conference promises fireworks.
Oracle Makes Big Promises After Weak Earnings
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Oracle's fourth-quarter financial results showed little growth, but CEO Larry Ellison talks up cloud gains and plans to beat SAP Hana with an in-memory database upgrade.
6 Cloud, Big Data Startups To Watch
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Check out what the Structure 2013 LaunchPad winners can do with cloud, big data problems.
Social 'Ideation' Does Not Equal Innovation
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
Soliciting ideas on a social platform can spark a conversation, but translating it into results requires more strategy.
8 Cool Cloud Tools For iPad
Slideshows  |  6/20/2013  | 
Your iPad was built for the cloud. Check out some surprising things the iPad and cloud can do together.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Bill Gates
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
Bill Gates has gone from the most hated man in the industry to an incomparable technologist, businessman and philanthropist.
VA Gets New Support To Tackle Paperless Claims
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Agency gets Senate approval for more funds to reduce huge claims backlog, launches Web app so veterans can file online.
Microsoft Office Web Apps: Will Upgrade Lure Users?
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Microsoft has added real-time co-authoring, offline capabilities and other enhancements. But many mobile users have already adopted alternatives.
EHR Project Loses U.K. Hospital 18 Million Pounds
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust's implementation of Cerner Millennium electronic health record system is costly to maintain and hard to use, causing patient backlogs.
British ISPs Join Battle Against Child Porn
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Tech companies pledge 1 million pounds, sign zero-tolerance pledge and promise to help fight child abuse.
BT CEO Poached For Parliament Role
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Ian Livingston will join the House of Lords and help grow the country's international investment and trade.
Big Data Reboots Real-Time Analysis
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
Why did Software AG buy Apama and Tibco buy StreamBase? Perhaps the Internet of Things is giving complex event processing a second chance.
Yammer Co-Founder Discusses Life With MS SharePoint
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
At E2 conference, Yammer co-founder discusses priorities after MS acquisition, positioning relative to SharePoint, and how social and automation will co-exist.
Why Schools Could Save Windows RT
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Microsoft released the Surface RT to much fanfare last fall, but so far, customers have stayed away. Could heavy discounts for schools be the key Windows RT's path to redemption?
Microsoft Dynamics Apps Hit Azure Cloud
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Microsoft makes good on promised cloud hosting of Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV ERP apps. Dynamics AX will be the real, multi-tenant test.
Network Rail Wins IT Project Award
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Corporate IT Forum singles out members' best tech projects in annual "Real Tech" awards ceremony. Other winning projects: London's subway Wi-Fi and a plumber's app.
O2, U.K. Employee Union Reach Outsourcing Deal
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Communication Workers Union says threat of mass walkouts forced O2 and outsourcer Capita to sign a better deal for call center staff.
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