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Content tagged with Software posted in November 2013
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Google Glass Enables Surgeons To Consult Remotely
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
When surgeon Brent Ponce wore Google Glass during a shoulder replacement, the ghostly hand of a remote collaborator coached him along.
Tablet Shopping Guide: 8 Tips
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
The tablet market is more crowded than ever. Use our eight tips to avoid buyers' remorse this holiday season.
NoSQL Stars In Travel Giant's Platform Upgrade
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
Couchbase NoSQL database will be the cornerstone of new real-time inventory management platform for Amadeus, a top provider of travel search, pricing, booking, and ticketing services.
10 Defenses Against Smartphone Theft
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
Thieves see mobile phones as easy cash. Take these 10 steps to defend yourself.
Docker Container System Works With All Linuxes
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
New release of open-source Docker software container system eliminates need for AnotherUnion Filesystem to move apps from one flavor of Linux to another.
NASA Launches Online Tech Licensing Tool
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
QuickLaunch streamlines the licensing of more than 30 of the space agency's technologies.
Rise Of The Corporate MOOC
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
It's not your father's corporate training. EdX wants to help companies offer their own massive open online courses to keep employees' skills updated.
Mobile Security: All About The Data
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
Spend less time worrying about devices and more time worrying about the data.
HarperCollins Rewrites Its Analytics Book
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
HarperCollins uses a data-driven approach to make quicker, bolder marketing decisions.
Low Smartphone Prices Drive Sales Growth
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
The average selling price has dropped nearly 13% this year, making it more affordable to buy a smartphone in emerging markets.
Google Street View Lands In Airports
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Google took its Street View cameras into a handful of the world's busiest airports and transit hubs.
Workday Makes Big Cloud Gains In Q3
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Workday reports an 82% increase in subscription revenues for HR and financials applications as it takes big customers live on its cloud-based apps.
Amazon Web Services Handles More Business Critical Apps
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Survey at Amazon's Re:Invent event shows that many AWS users are moving from test and development to business critical apps.
Black Friday Looks Bright For Hybrid PCs
Commentary  |  11/26/2013  | 
Cool 2-in-1 laptops, a bit of tablet fatigue, and pent-up demand could make this the best holiday season for the PC market in years.
Will iOS 7 Be The Next BlackBerry?
Commentary  |  11/26/2013  | 
Apple's latest mobile operating system has many features enterprises will appreciate -- and some things to beware.
Google's Schmidt Pens Guide For iPhone Switchers
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Google's board chairman offers an in-depth tutorial to help smartphone owners ditch their iPhones for Androids.
FDA Tells 23andMe To Halt Gene Tests
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
FDA fears inaccurate test results could harm consumers.
4 Reasons Your Business Needs A Mobile Development Platform
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Mobile apps open new business opportunities -- but you need to have the tools to handle them.
Enterprise IT Groups Need To Share More
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
The crowd now has the power and IT can no longer dictate how customers interact with a business. Here are tips for joining the sharing revolution.
Nexus 5 Users Scream For Audio Problem Fix
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
A bug in Google's Nexus 5 flagship smartphone has buyers asking: "Can you hear me now?"
Video Search: Hollywood's Big Data Dilemma?
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Hollywood trails other industries when it comes to using data to enhance its business decisions or improve the customer experience. Can the Video Genome Project help?
Big Data Reshapes Weather Channel Predictions
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
The Weather Company builds a new forecasting platform using Basho's Riak NoSQL database and Amazon Web Services.
Obamacare Drives One Health Plan's BPM Adoption
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Regulatory changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act prompted Fallon Health Plans to decide it needed a flexible framework for automating its business process management.
6 Ways CIOs Can Stay Ahead Of Customers
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Always-on social and mobile customers have the power to upend your company. Here's how to come out on top.
ZTE Challenges With Inexpensive Smartwatch
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
ZTE will debut a smartwatch during the second quarter of 2014 to capitalize on the growing market for wearables.
Motorola Wants You To Print Your Phone
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Partnership with 3D Systems aims to bring Lego-style customization to phone components made for Motorola's Project Ara.
How To Revive Social Business Adoption
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Tracking your social business numbers helps you know when it's time to shift your strategy. Here's what to do when adoption slows.
CIO Profile: Gavin Gray Of Perkins Coie
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Law firm CIO Gavin Gray talks about networking with other industries, alternative startups, and making his clients happy with custom legal apps.
How To Succeed As A Social Business Sponsor
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Follow these five steps to become a more effective leader and seamlessly shape your company into a social business.
IT Must Deliver Visual, Mobile-Friendly Data Analytics
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
IT groups are demanding easy-to-use data analytics software that also yields accurate predictions, and vendors are listening, according to InformationWeek's new survey on analytics and BI trends.
Xbox One Key To 'One Microsoft'
Commentary  |  11/23/2013  | 
Microsoft's Xbox One isn't just about taking over the living room. It's a proving ground for CEO Steve Ballmer's "One Microsoft" vision.
10 Best Tablets Of 2013
Slideshows  |  11/23/2013  | 
Whether you're tablet shopping now or looking ahead, check out this year's standouts.
Gates Foundation Big Data Grants Stress Open Data
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded six $100,000 grants to help improve everything from disaster response to municipal services.
Windows Azure Outage Avoids Xbox One Catastrophe
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Microsoft's cloud services, including Xbox Live, were disrupted Thursday due to a DNS error.
Google Simplifies Android Tablet App Shopping
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
The Google Play Store highlights apps "Designed for Tablets" and pressures developers to optimize applications for larger displays.
Microsoft Gets Snarky With Google Via Swag
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Microsoft's Scroogled campaign tries selling shirts, mugs, and hats to attack perceived Google privacy threats. Will this sell people on Bing?
5 Ways Mobile Marketers Can Hold Consumers' Attention
Commentary  |  11/22/2013  | 
In a multiscreen world, marketers have to work harder to keep consumer focus. Consider these tips to minimize distractions.
LinkedIn Showcase Pages Debut
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
LinkedIn extends its content strategy with Showcase Pages, which allow companies to promote the latest updates on specific products and brands.
Salesforce's 'Superpod': Only For Giants
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Turns out the HP-powered "Superpod" is consistent with Salesforce.com's public cloud. But it's not something that many customers will use.
Salesforce.com's Salesforce1 Platform: A Closer Look
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Salesforce.com's biggest announcement of Dreamforce '13 is Salesforce1, but is it a branding exercise or a game changer?
10 Most Misunderstood Facebook Privacy Facts
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Facebook privacy changes seem to never end. Get a grip on your account with these privacy settings tips and tricks.
Microsoft Surface 2: Hands-On Review
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 is a big improvement, but it's not for everyone.
Are You Recruiting A Data Scientist, Or Unicorn?
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Many companies need to stop looking for a unicorn and start building a data science team, says CEO of data applications firm Lattice.
How NASA Manages Big Data
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Unmanned space missions can generate hundreds of terabytes of data every hour. What's a space agency to do?
Infor CEO Charles Phillips Talks Enterprise Apps
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Oracle veteran Charles Phillips says business users expect enterprise app agility, mobility, and consumer-grade interfaces. But is IT on board?
Social Business Discussions Are The New Documentation
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Social business is changing how we document business processes and IT operations. Here's why.
Windows Azure Load Balancing: What To Know
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Windows Azure promises cloud flexibility once IT overcomes Azure's built-in load balancing constraints.
10 Historic Tech Memos & Rants
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
From Ballmer to Jobs, tech leaders write memos, manifestos, and rants that shape how we all think about computing. These 10 provocative statements each have a place in tech history.
Does Hadoop Have a Speed Problem?
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
"Fast data" -- information provided in near-real time -- is key to getting the most out of analytics projects, says ParStream CEO Michael Hummel.
What Car Will You Buy Next? Autometrics Knows
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Autometrics takes an hourly pulse of Web traffic at 150 car-buying sites to give auto makers predictive insights about buyers.
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