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7 Lessons From Social Business Leaders
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Companies can learn from these leaders in the use of social networking technology for business.
Big Data Talent War: 7 Ways To Win
Slideshows  |  10/31/2012  | 
53% of big data-focused companies say analytics experts will be tough to find for the next two years. Here's how IT leaders plan to train, borrow, or steal talent--and what job seekers should know.
Apple's Exec Shakeup: 10 Necessary Fixes
Commentary  |  10/31/2012  | 
If Apple wants a more collaborative management structure, it will need to become a more open, collaborative company.
RIM Seeks Carrier Approval For BlackBerry 10
Commentary  |  10/31/2012  | 
Research In Motion has given BlackBerry 10 to more than 50 carriers around the world for certification.
Windows 8 Upgrade: No Touch, No Good
Commentary  |  10/31/2012  | 
BYTE's Chris Spera has been using Windows 8 since the first preview version. There's a lot to like about it on the new touch PCs and tablets, but upgrading Windows on your old non-touch PC to the new OS isn't worth the trouble.
SAP Merges Social, Structured Collaboration
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
SAP Jam "redefines enterprise social software" by combining an enterprise social network with structured collaboration.
Hurricane Sandy: Government Data Tools Assist
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Federal, state, and local information technology and data are on the case in the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy.
6 Reasons To Want Windows 8 Ultrabooks
Slideshows  |  10/31/2012  | 
Ultrabooks got off to a slow start -- but thanks to new Intel chips, Windows 8 and creative form factors, 2013 might be the breakout year.
One Microsoft Way: Smart Road For Developers?
Commentary  |  10/31/2012  | 
As Microsoft plays catch-up in smartphones and tablets, it woos developers at its Build conference this week to write apps that work on all of its platforms.
What's Killing APM?
Commentary  |  10/31/2012  | 
App performance management is seen as less important than it was two years ago, partly because vendors haven't kept up.
California Targets Mobile Apps For Missing Privacy Policies
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Mobile app developers that don't post conspicuous online and in-app privacy policies will face $2,500 fine per download.
Huawei Hits Back At U.S. Security Investigation
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Executive dismisses U.S. report tying Huawei to security threats, saying it's a case of "Americans being Americans."
4G World: The Need For More Spectrum
Commentary  |  10/31/2012  | 
The wireless industry may run out of spectrum in three years, and it needs government help to find more to realize the promise of mobile broadband.
Microsoft Uses Office To Push Windows Phone 8
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
On iOS, Android and Symbian Microsoft provides Lync and OneNote, but on Windows Phone 8 you also get Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The company wants Windows Phone 8 to be the best phone platform for Office document use.
Why Internal Social Networks Are Not Enough
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
CIOs must extend their internal social networks to business partners and contractors, Forrester says. But that model is still uncharted territory for most.
Google's Play Store Closes In On iTunes
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Google Play Store now has nearly as many apps as the Apple iPhone App Store, and new content deals give it access to more digital music and movies.
Slick Windows Phone 8: An Acquired Taste
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson spent some time using the Windows Phone 8X by HTC and found that it is relatively easy despite some problems along the way. Watch her video interview with the engineer in charge of Windows Phone 8 development to find out more about the phone's security features.
Red Robin CIO Named Social Business Technology Leader
Commentary  |  10/30/2012  | 
For best articulating the value of social business in the context of business transformation, Chris Laping of Red Robin is our 2012 Social Business Technology Leader of the year.
Windows Phone 8: Star Features
Slideshows  |  10/30/2012  | 
Microsoft pulled out all the stops to introduce its new mobile OS -- but will it be enough to tempt iOS and Android users?
DoD, VA To Expand Health Data Exchange Pilot
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Year-long test has already signed up 56,000 veterans; plug-and-play testing for nationwide exchange to play role in expansion.
Google Gmail Learns New Tricks
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Revised Gmail interface makes it easier to write messages.
NationalField Campaigns For Social Business
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Software that gained fame as an online tool for Barack Obama's 2008 campaign puts setting and tracking corporate goals at the center of enterprise social networking.
Will Microsoft's Hadoop Bring Big Data To Masses?
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
HDInsight Server "dramatically" lowers the cost and complexity of deploying Hadoop, Microsoft exec says.
Actuate Acquires Quiterian For Big Data Tools
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Quiterian Analytics will integrate with ActuateOne product suite, bringing advanced and predictive analytics to Actuate's BI software.
iOS Designer Forstall Pushed Out At Apple
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Scott Forstall, responsible for Apple's iOS platform, has been shoved out the door following the iOS 6 Maps flap.
Google Unveils Universal Analytics
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Looking beyond the Web, Universal Analytics offers companies a way to measure data from marketing campaigns, sales calls and other sources.
Windows Phone 8 First Impressions: Snappy Redesign
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Latest version of Microsoft's smartphone OS offers just as many useful features as iOS and Android.
Hurricane Sandy: Will Social Media Inform Or Distract?
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
You don't want to find yourself tweeting from your smartphone as you blow away in the wind.
Yammer Promotes Enterprise Graph Solution To Social Silos
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Just as Facebook's social graph connects you to friends and the content you've liked, Yammer says its Enterprise Graph will connect you to colleagues, documents, and data.
Energy Dept.'s Titan Supercomputer: Record Breaker?
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory turns on new 20-petaflop Titan supercomputer, which may be world’s most powerful.
Google Debuts 3 Nexus Devices
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Two tablets and a phone arrive carrying Android 4.2, a new flavor of Jelly Bean operating system.
Taptera: 'Beautiful' Apps For Mobile Users
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Startup offers suite of mobile apps for employees, including productivity tools and more. Watch our Valley View elevator pitch session with Taptera CEO.
Hearsay Guards Against Social Media Trouble
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Hearsay Social helps businesses plug into social media while still controlling compliance and governance. Learn more in our Valley View video.
Google Announces Android 4.2, New Nexus Tablets, Phone
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
The new Nexus 4 phone and Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets keep the competition fierce in the tablet world. Google claims the Nexus 10 tablet has "the highest resolution tablet on the planet," meaning higher than the Retina display in the iPad.
Windows 8 Momentum: Will Pop-Up Stores Help?
Slideshows  |  10/29/2012  | 
Microsoft opened dozens of temporary stores to showcase its new Windows 8 and Surface tablets. Take a look at our opening day tour.
Election 2012: Who's Winning Big Data Race?
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Obama campaign focuses on email, social strategies, while Romney uses behavioral marketing techniques, targets disenfranchised voters.
Surface With Windows RT: A Winner Despite Apps
Slideshows  |  10/29/2012  | 
Microsoft's Surface tablet with Windows RT is the first worthwhile post-PC device in our post-PC world. What it lacks in apps is compensated for by a near-desktop-class browser.
Alteryx: Data Analysis For 'Mere Mortals'
Commentary  |  10/29/2012  | 
Company lets business users analyze big data with no need for data scientists, says CEO. Watch our Valley View video.
Hurricane Sandy: Mobile, Social Tools Help Emergency Management
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Everbridge emergency alert system is being used by several cities in the path of Hurricane Sandy and offers a mobile app and social media monitoring capabilities to give emergency responders a better picture of a crisis.
Big Data Meets BI: Beyond The Hype
Commentary  |  10/29/2012  | 
With Hadoop quickly gaining adoption, Cloudera, Platfora, SiSense and others are introducing new options for gaining business intelligence from this big data platform.
Hurricane Sandy: Social Media Resources
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Businesses should tap into Facebook, Twitter and other social resources to inform and support employees and business partners.
Healthcare Data Modeling Gets Hadoop Boost
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Healthcare firm Archimedes uses Hadoop and Univa software to streamline modeling operation.
Hortonworks Cofounder: Hadoop Rivals Can't Touch It
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Hadoop's "big ecosystem" will make it the dominant platform for managing big data, says Arun Murphy.
Xerox's Big Data Analytics Catches Traffic Scofflaws
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Xerox technology can speed traffic flow, read license plates and change parking meter rates on the fly.
Windows Phone Users, Rejoice: More Apps On The Way
Commentary  |  10/28/2012  | 
The biggest weakness Windows Phone has is the weakness of the Windows app store. Why will Windows Phone 8 make any difference? Because, in most cases, developing a Windows Phone 8 app gets you almost all the way to developing an app for Windows 8, a product almost certain to sell hundreds of millions of units.
How To Keep Email From Driving You Crazy
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
Never mind spam. How are we supposed to deal with the rest of our email?
VMware Revenues Show Cloud Worries
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
VMware rules the virtualization market and wants to do the same with cloud. Can it pull that off and continue its fast-paced growth?
Ceglia To Face Facebook Fraud Charges
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
The government says Ceglia forged evidence to support his claim to own most of Facebook.
Reach Out, Touch Facebook Friends With Hugging Vest
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
A vest that inflates to 'hug' users when their updates are liked opens up a host of possibilities.
8 Cool Windows 8 Tablets
Slideshows  |  10/26/2012  | 
As Microsoft and its hardware partners produce Windows 8 devices in droves, here's a look at some of the more noteworthy launches.
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