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Content tagged with Software posted in January 2014
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Athenahealth Wins KLAS Overall Best Software Rating
News  |  1/31/2014  | 
Cloud vendor captures a recognition held by Epic for the past eight years.
Microsoft CEO Search: 3 Things Satya Nadella Brings
News  |  1/31/2014  | 
Microsoft is set to name Nadella as its next CEO. Take a closer look at who he is and what he brings to the table.
Data Management Key To Banking Analytics
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
Banks aren't doing enough to mine customer data in search of new sources of profit.
Facebook Paper: 3 Facts
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
Facebook will launch a standalone news reader app on Feb. 3. Here's what you need to know.
CCHIT Exits EHR Certification Business
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
Top government-endorsed certifying body Certification Commission for Health Information Technology is losing money; will transition to advisory role to healthcare vendors and providers.
5 Salary Negotiation Mistakes To Avoid
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
Don't sell yourself short. Here's how to get the salary and benefits you deserve.
16 Top Big Data Analytics Platforms
Slideshows  |  1/30/2014  | 
Data analysis is a do-or-die requirement for today's businesses. We analyze notable vendor choices, from Hadoop upstarts to traditional database players.
Apple TV Refresh: 9 Wishes
Commentary  |  1/30/2014  | 
Signs indicate Apple is prepping a new Apple TV. Here's how Apple can make its media player a winner.
New Domain Names For Sale: 4 Facts
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
First seven new generic top-level domains rolled out for public purchase Wednesday; hundreds more coming. Get prepared.
VoltDB Steps Up In-Memory Analytics
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
VoltDB 4.0 release brings speedier SQL queries to a scalable in-memory transactions platform.
Microsoft's Open Compute Move: Just Good PR?
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
The disruptive power of Microsoft's Open Compute Group move has spurred debate. Let's talk image versus cold hard revenues.
IBM Kenexa Talent Suite Melds HR, Big Data
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
IBM's new Kenexa tool aims to help HR and business professionals with recruitment, training, and performance assessment.
5 Apple Patents Hint At Surprises
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
What new Mac and iPad technologies might Apple have in the pipeline? Take a peek, innovation critics.
Chrome Apps Come To Android, iOS
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
Google software lets developers package Chrome Apps to run on Android and iOS devices as if they were native mobile apps. Move helps bridge the gap between web and native development.
Government Loosens Data Disclosure Gag
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Yahoo can now publish more of the details on user data that the government demands, but startups might suffer.
Predixion Offers Free Analytics Software To Universities
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Predictive analytics startup Predixion hopes to alleviate the data scientist shortage -- and boost its sales.
7 Ways Wearables Will Go To Work
Commentary  |  1/28/2014  | 
Smartwatches, smartglasses, smart ID badges, and activity trackers will all find a home in the enterprise and change how we do our jobs.
Software Audits: Are You Ready?
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Study reveals more than half of companies have faced software audits within the past two years. Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and IBM top list of auditors.
Apple iPhone Record Sales Fail To Impress
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Apple sold 51 million iPhones last quarter, but investors expected sales to top 56 million.
Microsoft Rebrands SkyDrive, Touts Xbox Acquisition
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Microsoft keeps consumer focus with purchase of Gears of War Xbox game and by renaming its cloud storage service "OneDrive."
Windows vs. Mac: Desktop Battle Lines Drawn
Commentary  |  1/27/2014  | 
Reports and executives' hints frame potential Mac vs. PC debates of the future.
Google Mulls Boredom Meter
News  |  1/27/2014  | 
Google patent application describes ways computers can read people's body language to measure their interest in media.
Google Glass Aims For Games
News  |  1/27/2014  | 
Entertainment apps might be key to making Google's wearable Glass device socially acceptable.
Feds Barking Up Wrong Tree On EHR Fraud?
News  |  1/27/2014  | 
Most doctors copy and paste to save time, not overbill. But the practice can result in dangerous errors, says consultant.
Sports Tech Shows Internet of Things Potential
Sports Tech Shows Internet of Things Potential
InformationWeek Videos  |  1/25/2014  | 
Check out our visit to 94Fifty's CES booth to learn how IoT could help basketball players improve their skills.
SAP Preps Super Bowl 'Stats Zone'
News  |  1/25/2014  | 
NFL sponsor SAP is bringing a giant data-analysis expo to 'Super Bowl Boulevard' on New York's Times Square.
Facebook Predicts Princeton Won't Exist In 2021
News  |  1/24/2014  | 
Facebook addressed Princeton's prediction of the social network's sudden demise with its own amusing findings using the same methodology.
Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 5 Key Facts
News  |  1/24/2014  | 
Microsoft's enterprise sales are booming, but Surface is still no match for the iPad.
Google's Competition Is Amazon, Not Apple
Commentary  |  1/24/2014  | 
People tend to think of Amazon as an online store. But it's so much more.
Facebook To Lose 80% Of Users By 2017
News  |  1/23/2014  | 
Princeton University study says four out of five Facebook users will move on to other social networks.
Workday Brings Consumer Web Experience To Enterprise Apps
News  |  1/23/2014  | 
Workday taps HTML5 to bring the look and feel of Google, Amazon, and LinkedIn to corporate apps on desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Lenovo To Buy IBM's x86 Server Business
News  |  1/23/2014  | 
IBM will shed its low-margin, low-end server business for $2.3 billion after more than a year of on-again, off-again negotiations with Lenovo.
Motorola Lures iPhone Customers With Migrate
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
Motorola Mobility updates Android data migration app with ability to handle iPhone data.
Bill Gates Offers Microsoft 'Part-Time' Help
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
The Microsoft chairman negotiates CEO rumors while focusing on global poverty efforts.
Physician EHR Adoption Leaps 21% In 2013
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
Healthcare providers and EHR vendors are making strides toward updating systems to qualify for Meaningful Use Stage 2.
How Government Can Make Open Data Work
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
The Obama administration has set the right goals with its Open Data Policy, but agencies need to do more to liberate their data. Here are six suggestions.
The Rise And Fall Of Programming Languages
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
Here's what happened in 2013 to C, Java, Objective-C, C++, C#, PHP, Visual Basic, and Python.
VMware Goes Mobile With AirWatch Buy
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
VMware accelerates expansion outside the datacenter in a $1.54 billion deal that will broaden the company's End-User Computing portfolio.
IBM Plans Layoffs, New Investments
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
IBM says it will "rebalance" its workforce in 2014 after a steep slide in hardware sales, but also invest in cloud, mobile, analytics, big data, and security to fire up growth.
Facebook Tweak Promises More Posts From Friends
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
New Facebook feed bows to users' preference for posts from friends over posts from pages they've liked, and tells page owners to try using images with their posts.
HP Windows 7 Campaign Sidesteps Windows 8.1
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
HP's Windows 7 push makes marketing sense but reflects a lack of confidence in Windows 8.1 PCs.
Social Security Administration To Build Private Cloud
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
SSA issues request for information seeking software that would help automate the agency's IT processes and create a self-service portal.
Let's Build A Healthcare IT System For Technophobes
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
We need more fearless software designers who think like regular folks.
'Password' No Longer Worst Password
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
The security firm SplashData publishes its list of the 25 worst passwords of 2013.
GE Acquires API Healthcare For Staff Schedule Optimization
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Top-ranked software for nurse scheduling will expand GE's hospital operations management portfolio.
SAP Doubles Down On Cloud Computing
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
SAP accelerates its transition to cloud services, raising subscription revenue forecasts and rolling back profit expectations as it invests in cloud growth.
Software Contracts 101: What To Look For
Commentary  |  1/21/2014  | 
Before signing on the dotted line, evaluate these contract provisions. First of a two-part series.
Apple Phablet Could Disrupt Market
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Phablets aren't a fad, Juniper Research says. Android and Windows Phone will lead the market -- at least until Apple jumps in.
Is Windows 8-Vista Comparison Fair?
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Windows 9 rumors spell quick burial of Windows 8. Is this is a flop of Vista proportions?
Why Most Companies Renovate Instead Of Innovate
Commentary  |  1/21/2014  | 
Low-risk, incremental improvements aren't innovation, but that's where most companies focus, Accenture finds.
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