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IBM Showcases Bunchball Social Gamification Partnership
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
To get users to discover the business value of enterprise social networking, first give them a fun experience, IBM says.
Apple Wants You To Dispense Cash
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Apple's filed a patent application to coordinate the physical transfer of cash between two individuals.
PC Makers, Learn From Car Makers: Use Model Years
Commentary  |  1/31/2013  | 
PC vendors, are you tired of losing sales to the cool new tablets? Take a page from the auto industry's playbook and introduce model years.
Apple iOS 6.1 Sees Quick Adoption
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Apple's iOS update was installed on 22% of devices within 36 hours, says website developer.
BlackBerry's New Enterprise Candy Won't Tempt CIOs
Commentary  |  1/31/2013  | 
The company formerly known as RIM can't just copy the same things Apple and Google did to steal the top spot.
Apple's Tablet Rivals Gaining Share
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Apple sold more tablets than any other company during the fourth quarter, but its competitors are starting to catch up.
Microsoft Surface Pro Storage Snafu: Does It Matter?
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Windows 8 takes up about 70% of the 64-GB Surface Pro's storage. Will this factor into the tablet's BYOD potential?
OVF 2.0 Takes On Cloud Lock-In Worries
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
DMTF standards body updates its vendor-neutral virtual machine file format. The goal: Make it easier to leap from cloud to cloud.
Are Big Companies Ready For Cloud ERP?
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
Any ERP change is high risk, but CIOs will look closely at cloud options.
China's GitHub Censorship Dilemma
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
Censorship becomes more difficult when communication gets combined with code.
BlackBerry 10: Visual Tour Of Smartphones, OS
Slideshows  |  1/30/2013  | 
RIM rebrands itself as BlackBerry and unveils a new operating system and two new smartphones. Take a closer look at the company's last hope of regaining mobile glory.
Judge Won't Triple $1.05B Verdict Against Samsung
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
In patent battle, Apple had sought "willful infringement" decision in motion following August jury trial; more wrangling ahead.
BlackBerry 10: Not All The Right Moves
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
BlackBerry got many elements of its pivotal new smartphone platform right, but not all of them. Let's break down the good and bad.
Apple Asks Court To Force Google Cooperation
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
iPhone maker accuses Google of unwarranted delays in providing documentation it needs for Motorola Mobility lawsuit defense.
BlackBerry 10 Radically New, But Many Details Missing
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
BlackBerry, the company now formerly known as RIM (Research In Motion), formally announced the new BlackBerry 10 platform today along with two phones to run it. The software on these phones is radically different from the old BlackBerry OS and from existing smartphone operating systems. But many important details - technical specs like battery life and availability in the US - are still missing or unclear.
U.K. Government CIOs Unhappy With ERP
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
More than 60% IT decision makers in British local government feel their electronic resource planning (ERP) investments haven't delivered, says poll.
U.K. Online Retailers Struggle With Product Returns
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
U.K. shoppers adore buying things online. But they also like returning a lot of that stuff and expect snappy turnaround when they do.
BlackBerry Debuts Z10, Q10 Smartphones
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
New smartphones from the company formerly known as RIM are the first to run its new BlackBerry 10 operating system. They won't go on sale in the U.S. until March.
IBM's Watson Finds Home At Rensselaer Poly Tech
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
IBM's cognitive computer will let university do advanced computing research and expose students to big data analytics disciplines.
Amazon Profits Fall Despite Rising Revenue
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Amazon reports fourth-quarter sales of $21.27 billion, but heavy capital expenditures led to a decline in net income in quarter and an overall $39 million loss for 2012.
Google Maps North Korea With Help From Users
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Individuals around the world are contributing geo-information about secretive North Korea.
IBM Expands Enterprise Cloud Services
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ can host SAP, other enterprise apps, and offer uptime rates of 99.7%.
Contest Produces Consumer Friendly Health Records
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Competition focused on improving look of downloaded health records, and Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT hopes EHR vendors will participate in followup project.
New Supercomputer To Target Climate Research
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Department of Energy spending $17 million on a new supercomputer for climate and biological research.
Chromebooks Actually Selling, Acer Says
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Laptops running Google's browser-based operating system are resonating with buyers.
MS Office 2013 Upgrade: 4 Points to Consider
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Microsoft Office 2013 offers some compelling new features, especially for mobile users. But how will buyers respond to the new version's license shake-up and cloud emphasis?
Europe's Fastest Satellite Broadband Service Debuts
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
30 million Europeans can't get high speed Internet connections via existing infrastructure. Could a revamped satellite-based option tempt them to try the space-based alternative?
Can Europe's Hi-Tech R&D Bet Pay Off?
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
New Future Emerging Technology programs seed graphene and brain modeling research to kick-start whole new tech industries. Do they have a chance?
Apple Adds 128-GB iPad Starting At $799
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Apple says boosting storage capacity will make the iPad more useful for enterprises, educators and artists who work with large files.
Oracle Wants Cloud Cake And Hardware Wins
Commentary  |  1/29/2013  | 
Oracle hopes infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) plan will help the company have its cake and eat it, too -- boosting Oracle hardware use and increasing cloud subscription revenue.
Apple iOS 6.1 Expands LTE Support
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Apple's mobile operating system update also allows Siri to accept spoken orders for movie tickets.
Technology Not Widely Used in Health Tracking
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Pew survey finds that majority of people track health indicators but only a fifth do so using smartphones, medical devices or spreadsheets.
Don't Give Up On APM Just Yet
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Application performance management tools are declining in popularity with IT managers, even as application work gets harder. Here's advice on how to keep up with performance demands.
VMware 2012 Earnings: The Microsoft Story
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
At the close of trading Monday, VMware will hold its fourth quarter 2012 earnings call. Revenues are expected to come in on the high side of its range.
BlackBerry 10: 6 Ways To Win Back Consumers
Commentary  |  1/28/2013  | 
Research In Motion's BlackBerry 10 platform needs to do these six things to steal market share from Apple and Google.
Vague Goals Seed Big Data Failures
Commentary  |  1/28/2013  | 
IT staff survey finds big data projects are plagued by unclear business objectives and unrealistic expectations that Hadoop will solve all problems.
Big Data Profile: Ford Motor Company's Michael Cavaretta
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Ford predictive analytics group lead Michael Cavaretta talks big data, machine learning and what he looks for in new hires.
MS Office 2013: Will Subscriptions Be a Hit?
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Newest version of Microsoft's productivity suite will soon be generally available, complete with a new five-device pricing model.
Big Data Perceptions: Good, Bad And Ugly
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Depending on the source, big data is still the next big thing, seriously overhyped, or simply too confusing to fathom.
IBM Tools Point To Bigger Social Trend
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
As social features become standard in traditional IT products, companies must consider new security and training challenges.
Would You Buy $800, 128-GB iPad?
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Hints from iOS 6.1 beta, iTunes suggest a higher-capacity iPad on deck for later this year.
RIM BES 10: Too Little, Too Late
Commentary  |  1/28/2013  | 
What does BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 really bring to the table in terms of new enterprise management, security and true enterprise mobility?
Android, iOS Leave Little Room For Competitors
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Together, Apple's iOS and Google's Android own more than 90% of the smartphone market. That leaves very little room for Microsoft and RIM.
Amazon Startup Contest Winners Strut Stuff
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services challenge spotlights companies using AWS as a mobile application development environment.
Square COO Resigns, Calls Harassment Claim A Shakedown
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
"I did not do the horrendous things I am told I may be accused of," insists Keith Rabois following resignation from mobile-payments company.
BlackBerry Comeback: RIM Must Win Developer Support
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Against odds, BlackBerry 10 is gaining hype and converting skeptics. To compete, though, it needs to attract developers. Does RIM have the app for that?
Facebook Blocks Vine, Wonder Apps
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
If you take our data, you must let your users share on Facebook, say Facebook's new rules.
Glasgow: U.K.'s First 'Smart City'
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Scrappy Scottish city will be paid to help develop smart technology solutions to urban problems.
More Hybrid Tablet/Notebooks Vs. Microsoft Surface
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
The Microsoft Surface is not the only hybrid device of its kind, usable as either a tablet or a notebook computer. In this review we add 3 new products — the Sony Xperia, Acer Iconia W5 and Samsung ATIV Smart PC — to 5 others that we wrote about last week — the Microsoft Surface, Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101, Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3011, and HP Envy.
Microsoft's Mixed Earnings: Record Revenue, Drop In Profit
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Microsoft's enterprise business achieved strong sales, but questions remain after Windows 8 posted a so-so launch.
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