News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software posted in October 2011
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How Best Western Listens To Social Media
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
The hotel chain works with customer feedback specialist Medallia to blend social feedback with survey results.
Google Apps Finally Gets Access To Google+
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
Google Apps customers may now enable their users to connect to Google+--but there are no administrative controls.
Windows 8 Upgrade Planning Begins
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
Windows 8 represents Microsoft's most radical departure to date from its standard, icon-based GUI for Windows. An InformationWeek survey shows IT is preparing early.
Push Tech To Private Market Faster, Fed Agencies Told
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
White House orders agencies to transfer technology and funds to the private market more quickly, hoping to fuel a new group of startups.
5 Ways Mobile Saved Me During Snowtober
Commentary  |  10/31/2011  | 
Like millions of others, I was caught up in the freak snow storm over the weekend. Here's how mobile kept me connected, despite Mother Nature's best efforts.
Don Tapscott To Bring Macrowikinomics To Enterprise 2.0
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
At Enterprise 2.0 conference, Tapscott will argue whole industries will have to transform themselves to survive economic shocks.
How To Avoid Social Media Messes
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
Social networking pioneers may be dealing with a pile of accounts, messaging, and credentials. Here's how to clean up the mess--or avoid it in the first place.
Windows 8 Upgrade Plans: Exclusive Research
Slideshows  |  10/31/2011  | 
A majority of enterprises have upgrade plans for Windows 8, though it won't be available until next year. See what else IT pros have to say about Microsoft's "reimagined" operating system.
Domain Name Land Grab Poses Risks For SMBs
Commentary  |  10/31/2011  | 
Small and midsize businesses may lose out as ICANN begins to create new top-level Web domains. But you can take steps to protect yourself and your brand.
Mac Discrimination: Bad For The Enterprise
News  |  10/30/2011  | 
Companies should stop discouraging their employees from using Macs and adopt policies that promote technology choice, finds Forrester report.
4 Fixes For iPhone 4S Battery Woes
News  |  10/30/2011  | 
While you wait for Apple's engineers to pinpoint the source of iPhone battery problems, take these steps to save power.
iPhone 4S Battery Life Powers Complaints
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Some iPhone 4S owners report that their devices lose power too quickly.
Disruptive Tech Changes IT's Database Choices
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
From NoSQL to appliances to the blurring of column- and row-store databases, IT teams are exploring new options to wring faster insights out of their mountains of data.
NASA Launches Advanced Climate Satellite
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
NPP satellite will contribute to 30 existing datasets on the Earth's environment and improve short-term weather forecasting.
IBM Eyes Broader Acquisition Strategy
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Big Blue has a new CEO, a multi-billion dollar war chest, a new attitude toward the apps market, and a willingness to look at deals it might have rejected in the past.
Google TV Tries Again, Adds Android App Support
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Google TV's new software is ready and will soon be available for Logitech and Sony hardware.
HP, Nokia, SAP Face The Future
Commentary  |  10/28/2011  | 
HP decides it still likes PCs, Nokia relaunches its smartphone efforts, and SAP breaks a record. It's a glass half-full week for tech.
FCC's Broadband Plan: What Would Steve Jobs Think?
Commentary  |  10/28/2011  | 
Would you spend $4.5 billion to put a 486 PC in every farmer's barn? That's basically what the FCC is proposing to do, and the lack of consideration of new models of telecom is troubling.
6 Great Windows Phone Mango Features For Business
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Which of Mango's more than 500 new features will appeal most to business users? Here are our picks.
HP Mines Data To Predict Consumer Behavior
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Pilot project was right 90% of the time when social media data was combined with company data.
HP Will Keep PC Division
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Hoping to end months of corporate turmoil, CEO Meg Whitman promises to clarify HP's mission and to take another stab at the tablet business using Windows 8.
Why Big Data Doesn't Always Equal Big Insight
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Data is too often inaccessible and not trusted, and companies aren’t doing enough to nurture 'informed skeptics'.
GAO: Federal IT Spending Reports Not Accurate
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Office of Management and Budget can't accurately track federal IT spending, GAO says, urging OMB to improve its reporting guidance to agencies and departments.
Auto Dealer Tries Mobile Apps To Drive Sales
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Can iOS and Android mobile apps sell cars? A dealership for Hondas and Toyotas explores that question and learns some surprising lessons.
RIP Windows XP: Readers Speak
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
As Windows XP's end of life date for support looms, IT pros navigate an old Bermuda Triangle of pain.
Oracle's Mark Hurd: We Know CIOs
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Responding to OpenWorld critics, Hurd makes the case for why customers need to put more of their eggs in the Oracle basket.
How Nokia Must Fight Back In U.S.
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Nokia has a lot of work to do in the U.S. smartphone market if it wants to regain lost ground with Windows Phone 7 devices like the new Lumia models.
IBM, Georgia Tech Point Data Modeling At Kids Health
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Project seeks to identify factors contributing to health outcomes of pediatric patients with asthma, autism, and diabetes.
Tableau Version 7 Challenges Old School BI
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
New version lets users centrally share the data engine while allowing multiple worksheets to leverage it.
The Mac Emperor Has No Clothes
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
Yeah, I'm a Windows guy, but I've worked with Macs on and off a long time, probably longer than you. I keep hearing vague reassurances that the Mac is so awesomely amazing and I'll fall for it, but I'm just not feeling the love. It couldn't really be that the Mac is overhyped and overpriced, could it?
10 Epic Android Apps
Slideshows  |  10/26/2011  | 
Among the hundreds of thousands of Android apps, we've rounded up 10 epic, must-have choices. These apps will save your bacon, day in and day out.
App Virtualization: Why We Need Better Options
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Golden disk images are simple, but they won't cut it as implementations get more complex. Here's the problem and what vendors are doing about it.
Stylish HTC Rhyme Is Priced Upscale
Slideshows  |  10/26/2011  | 
The Rhyme, HTC's newest Android Gingerbread phone, has color-coordinated accessories aimed at consumers. The phone is available on Verizon Wireless and has excellent battery life, but it's priced a little high for the features it offers.
U.S. CIO VanRoekel Outlines What's Next For Fed Tech
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
In his first public speech since taking his post in August, Obama's CIO said he will build upon his predecessor Vivek Kundra's work to create innovation.
Google Chrome 15: What's New
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
'New Tab' page showcases Web apps in the way that mobile phones showcase native apps.
4 Tips: Prep Your Facebook Page For Holidays
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Will your company's Facebook page help you take advantage of the holiday shopping rush? Consider these tips for SMBs and fine-tune your strategy.
Rometty's Past Reveals IBM's Future
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
One early bet: Look for IBM's new CEO, Ginni Rometty, to push harder into industry-specific consulting services that can drive billions in related sales.
10 Innovative iOS 5 Apps
Slideshows  |  10/26/2011  | 
Apple's iOS 5 mobile operating system includes 200 new features and more than 1,500 new APIs. Here are 10 great examples of how iOS developers used them to create cool apps.
SAP Reports Record Revenue, Gains On Oracle
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
ERP and line-of-business apps are outpacing Oracle in all industries and market segments, says SAP co-CEO McDermott.
Nokia Launches Comeback With Lumia Phones
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
Nokia rolled out two Windows Phone smartphones Wednesday as part of an effort to reinvent itself. Are the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 up to the challenge?
RIM Delays PlayBook OS Update
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Research In Motion has put off the promised fall software update for its PlayBook tablet until February 2012.
IBM Unveils Analytics For Communications, Healthcare
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Big Blue sees Big Data as the next frontier for its software and services businesses.
Android Surpasses iPhone In App Downloads
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
Which set of users is downloading the most apps? Android beats Apple on a key metric.
CIA: Cloud Solving Our Petascale Data Problem
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Central Intelligence Agency CIO Gus Hunt says cloud computing will save money, produce better intelligence gathering and analysis, and even improve information security at the agency.
Google Apps Selected For Energy Dept. Lab
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Unisys wins multi-million-dollar bid to help the DOE transition 5,000 users to Google's cloud-based email and collaboration tools.
Dell Challenges MacBook Pro With UltraThin Laptop
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
The XPS 14z, Dell's new flagship laptop, measures less than one-inch thick and boasts a 14-inch display in a 13-inch frame--putting it in the same league as Apple's MacBook Pro.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Pushes Social Productivity
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Software update integrates with Office 365 and hooks into Microsoft SharePoint, Office, and Lync.
Oracle Vs. The World
Commentary  |  10/25/2011  | 
Oracle has its foot on the gas pedal, pushing the company faster than ever. But to what destination?
Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich Emerges
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Details are beginning to emerge on the latest Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphone. This one will ship with version 4 of Android, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich.
Windows XP At 10: No Life Support
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Businesses that have not begun the Windows 7 transition may find themselves scrambling, Microsoft says.
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