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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in September 2011
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Oracle OpenWorld: What Enterprise IT Wants
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
What's coming at Oracle's big confab next week--and what does enterprise IT really want? Our editors square off on Mark Hurd's plans.
Doctors, Patients Not Using Same Social Spaces
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Doctors are heavy users of social media--but shy away from patients and even online patient communities.
5 Questions For Companies Building Mobile Apps
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Apps are the new black; practically every company wants one. But consider these questions before development starts.
Court Drops Google-Microsoft Cloud Contract Suit
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Interior department may reissue cloud email and collaboration services procurement, now that it's scrapped plans to award contract to Microsoft.
Homeland Security To Move Websites To Cloud
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
DHS is first agency to use GSA's infrastructure-as-a-service blanket purchase agreement as it awards $5 million contract to move all public websites to the cloud.
White House Looks To Moneyball-Style Analytics
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Obama administration official presses federal agencies to use data analytics as a cost-cutting tool.
Social Insecurity: 64% Of IT Pros Cite Serious Threat
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Ponemon survey finds that IT professionals see serious risks associated with enterprise social network use--and only 29% say they have adequate protection.
Box Ups Ante To Challenge SharePoint
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
File sharing tool gets an update that includes desktop sync for both PCs and Macs, improved security, and more social features.
Google Redesigns Apps Status Dashboard
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Openly accessible dashboard for Google Apps now offers a clearer view of cloud service outages.
Google Seeks To Drop Cloud Case Against Feds
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Google filed suit last year claiming that the cloud computing contract was written to benefit Microsoft. Now it seems to be changing its mind.
Marines Release Social Media Handbook
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Two years after the military arm banned the use of Facebook, Twitter and the like, it's now embracing social media to promote communications.
Former U.S. CIO Kundra Earns "B" Grade In Survey
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Federal IT professionals said that Vivek Kundra improved the government's use of technology overall, but suggested his successor take a more realistic approach.
Windows Phone Mango's Top 5 Enterprise Features
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Microsoft didn't forget enterprise IT departments when it developed the new version of its mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7.5.
Mobile Metaphor Rules, For Better And Worse
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
The visually and tactilely immersive iPad experience threatens to make the latest enterprise apps look like yesterday's green screens.
Sage Practice Management Software Sold At Big Loss
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Misguided development doomed the practice management/electronic health record system company, says an analyst.
Android Adoption Twice That Of iOS
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
Google's mobile operating system was running on 56% of phones sold in the past three months, more than all other competitors combined, says a report from Nielson.
Oracle Seeks Sun Revival With Sparc T4 Servers
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Next-gen chip is the key to a do or die job for Oracle's hardware business: Regain the confidence of 50,000 Sun customers.
NASA Wants Internet Access In Space
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
As space agency plans to send humans further into space, communications is a key challenge.
6 Ways BI Can Improve SMB Budget Planning
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Is budget season making your team break into a cold sweat? Consider these ideas for using BI to improve budgeting and forecasting processes.
NASA Plans High-Speed Space Communications System
News  |  9/23/2011  | 
Agency plans to demonstrate the laser technology in 2016 to show it can transmit data from space up to 100 times faster than its current systems.
How Yammer Helps ReachLocal Reach Farther
News  |  9/23/2011  | 
Web marketing company adopted Yammer's enterprise social networking to hold the organization together during period of rapid growth.
Firefox Enterprise Support: Mozilla Changes Its Tune
News  |  9/23/2011  | 
After vexing corporate users of Firefox with its rapid release cycle, Mozilla has proposed an extended support plan.
HP Should Have Looked Inside IBM For CEO
Commentary  |  9/23/2011  | 
Big Blue has a pool of enterprise-savvy CEOs-in-training. Any one of them would have been a been a more logical choice than Meg Whitman.
HP Names Meg Whitman CEO, Apotheker Out
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
Former eBay chief tasked with ending the turmoil at legendary Silicon Valley computer giant.
Teradata Upgrades Break Down Database Barriers
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
Column-store versus row-store? Structured data versus multi-structured data? Upgrades blend the best of both worlds.
GSA Aims To Cut $600 Million In Printing Costs
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
Agency awards 11 contracts to help feds cut printing costs and energy usage as part of the Obama administration's Campaign to Cut Waste.
The Oracle Mark Hurd Wants You To Know
Commentary  |  9/22/2011  | 
As Oracle has reshaped its business, some misconceptions have arisen, Hurd says. He wants to set you straight.
NASA Unveils Space Apps Challenge
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
The international competition seeks applications that can help address global problems such as climate change and the depletion of ocean resources.
Microsoft Set To Launch Lync Mobile
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
Collaboration and videoconferencing suite coming to Windows Phone 7, Google Android, and Apple iOS devices.
Oracle Introduces Baby Exadata
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Oracle Database Appliance gives midsize firms and departments a $50,000 platform for scaling up transactional or analytic workloads.
Run Your Data Center From An iPhone
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Startup Tellago Studios lets IT managers control servers from iPhones, Androids, or Windows Phones, through a cloud link.
HP Playing Musical CEOs Again?
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
Hewlett-Packard's board is weighing giving CEO Leo Apotheker the boot after just 10 months, reports say.
10 Years Of Information Management
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
We've just moved out of one generation of solution architectures and on to one that will define the enterprise computing trajectory for the next decade or more.
Oracle Earnings Strong, But Does IT Care?
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
As courtroom dramas and industry rivalries drag on, what CIOs really want is innovative ideas that fuel business growth.
EMC Tries To Unify Big Data Analytics
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
EMC Greenplum Modular Data Computing Appliance puts SQL and Hadoop in the same box, but is it a truly cohesive platform?
Windows 8 Promises 8-Second Boot Ups
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Microsoft says its new operating system will dispense with DOS-style BIOS screens in favor of faster, prettier startups.
Microsoft's New Cash Cows: Linux And Android
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Gadget maker Casio is the latest company to agree to pay Redmond for the right to use open source software.
SAP's Software-Only Innovation Challenge
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
The software strategy is making a lot of sense as an innovative wedge into the enterprise. But the real challenge lies ahead in delivering long-term value.
Google+ : Open to the Public, Adds New Features
Slideshows  |  9/20/2011  | 
Google+ now lets everyone in and announces new features. Check out our tour.
Social Software That Improves Project Management
News  |  9/20/2011  | 
AtTask TeamHome offers "just enough project management," with social incentives for team participation.
Open Source Virtualization: No Reason To Celebrate
Commentary  |  9/20/2011  | 
Six months after the Open Virtualization Alliance launched, Linux-based KVM hasn’t gained on VMware, Microsoft, or Citrix.
9 Markets Google Wants To Rule
Slideshows  |  9/20/2011  | 
As Google chairman Eric Schmidt prepares to face a Senate panel on antitrust issues, take a look at 9 key markets where Google seeks mastery.
Confluence 4: Content Sharing Not Just For Techies
News  |  9/20/2011  | 
Atlassian seeks to move beyond its small fan club full of people who don't mind coding. Its upgraded social collaboration software features a rich text editor and other goodies.
Salesforce.com Chatter Gets Smart
News  |  9/20/2011  | 
Voice for Chatter transcribes dictated posts, adds a link the original audio, for making quick updates by phone.
Windows 8 Gets Security Overhaul
News  |  9/20/2011  | 
Microsoft will include a beefed up version of Windows Defender in its next OS. That could be bad news for Symantec and McAfee.
Microsoft: Could It Lose the Enterprise to Google?
Commentary  |  9/20/2011  | 
As Google Enterprise explodes along with personal tech in business, Gina Smith wonders if Microsoft has the gusto to hang on for the ride.
Google Gets Ready For Antitrust Grilling
News  |  9/19/2011  | 
Does Google hinder competition? A Senate subcommittee hearing later this week puts Google on notice, one critic says.
New Alternative to GoToMeeting: Join.Me
News  |  9/19/2011  | 
Makers of LogMeIn enhance their service for instant online meetings, offer inexpensive, simple screensharing option.
How To See Your Google+ Profile As Others Do
News  |  9/18/2011  | 
Here's how to double-check your Google+ settings to ensure privacy.
On-Demand Market Maturity And The User Experience
Commentary  |  9/16/2011  | 
Salesforce, Workday, and Microsoft show how to get it right.
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