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Content tagged with Software posted in March 2011
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Salesforce.com, Radian6 Deal Validates Social Media Monitoring
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
Competitors say there is growing interest in technology that lets sales, service, and marketing professionals monitor and respond to social media comments.
BYTE Mobile Radio Digs Into The Week In Mobile
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
More AT&T news, disappointing PlayBook rumors, and no iPhone 5 till fall
Social Learning A Hit At Classic Residence
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
Taleo Learn is being used by employee groups within the operator of retirement communities to train and educate each other.
Google App Engine Adds New Features
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
Java and Python software development kits get upgraded as Google refreshes its platform-as-a-service offering.
Microsoft Files Antitrust Complaint Against Google
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
The formal complaint with European Union regulators says Google is not playing fair in capturing the lion's share of ad revenue from search.
ShareFile Adds Native Android, Apple Apps
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
The file sharing and storage vendor used PhoneGap to build the optimized mobile applications, with BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and tablets to follow.
Telligent Connects With Microsoft Lync
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
The beta version of the company's community software includes presence, chat, VoIP, and the capability to initiate videoconferences from inside Lync.
Microsoft Touts Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Success
Commentary  |  3/31/2011  | 
The WP7 app store is an unparalleled hit, Microsoft says, but it still won't say how many handsets it has sold.
Google +1 Adds Social Element To Search
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Facebook is the target as the company builds a social network around search results that lets people share recommendations for websites and online advertisers.
Paul Allen: Bill Gates Is A Traitor Who Eats Chicken With A Spoon
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Microsoft co-founder won't likely get dinner invitations from his former partner after stinging new memoir is published.
IBM Connects With Social Software
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Jeff Schick, IBM's vice president of social software, gives a tour of the company's various social media applications and how he uses activity streams and communities throughout the day.
Salesforce.com Acquisition Points To Marketing Ambitions
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
Radian6 brings social media monitoring capabilities to the SaaS-vendor’s CRM suite, but Marc Benioff makes no bones about the broader application potential.
Oracle's Itanium Dump Could Spark M&A Frenzy
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
Teradata and SAP will be attractive targets if Oracle's rivals believe Larry Ellison is going to keep his best software to himself.
Google Launches In-App Billing On Android Market
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Feature provides more ways for developers to make money, combats piracy, and reduces the number of apps in the online store.
SMBs Boosting IT Spending, Hiring
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Small and midsize business technology budgets are growing at the fastest rate since 2009, while one in three firms said they plan to hire IT staff during the next 18 months, according to a Spiceworks survey.
Google Settles FTC Privacy Suit Over Buzz
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Internet giant agrees to 20 years of third-party audits, as well as implementing programs to protect users' personal data and contacts.
Oracle, Moffitt Collaborate On Cancer Informatics System
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Moffitt Cancer Center is using Oracle technology to build a scalable, secure data analysis platform to support personalized cancer care and research.
Cisco To Acquire NewScale For Cloud Self-Provisioning
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
The addition of a service catalog and self-service portal will make Cisco into more of a private cloud supplier.
Salesforce.com To Buy Radian6 For Social Media Monitoring
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Radian6 makes tools to monitor and analyze comments from 150 million websites, social media sites, blogs, and discussion forums.
Amazon's Cloud Drive: First Impressions
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
We take Amazon's new Cloud Drive music-streaming service for desktop browsers and Android handsets out for a spin.
AppMakr Adds Social Networking To App Development
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
What would you pay somebody--or a firm--to develop a mobile application for your business? I'm talking about an app that lets your customers use their smartphones to get news about your company, check out promos, and browse through products.
FuzeBox Brings iPad 2, Android 3.0 Tablets Into Video Meetings
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
The latest version of Fuze Meeting now supports Honeycomb and iPad 2 tablets as full video participants that can provide as well as receive video within full conferencing experiences. Let the productivity begin!
Internet Pioneer Paul Baran Dies At 84
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
Baran helped develop key technology for the modern Internet and went on to launch seven companies, five of which went public.
Kerio Launches Cloud Collaboration For SMBs
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
Workspace offers Web-based collaboration, file sharing, and document management tools based in part on social media principles.
IBM To Support Australia's National Broadband Plan
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
$205 million deal calls for Big Blue to provide government-backed NBN with key software and consulting services.
HootSuite Secure Profiles Curbs Inappropriate Comments
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
A version of an "Are you sure?" button called Secure Profiles is designed to prevent employee mistakes and misfires from ruining a company's reputation.
Consona Adds Social Media To Knowledge Management
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
KM v8.0 captures information from a variety of sources such as social media, blogs, office suites, and other repositories to empower customer service to support clients.
Global CIO: Will CIOs Sit Out The Opportunity of A Lifetime?
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
Mobile and social look bigger than the initial Web surge when it comes to changing companies' relationships with customers. Innovators like Vail CIO Robert Urwiler are testing the edges.
Windows Phone 7 Predicted To Beat Apple iPhone
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
Google's Android will be in first place, but Microsoft's WP 7 platform will come in second with 20% of the worldwide smartphone market by 2015, according to IDC.
IE9, Multitasking Coming To Windows Phone 7
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
"Mango" update for Microsoft's mobile OS is next in line after "NoDo" copy & paste patch is fully released.
Workday Extends Cloud Integration Options
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
Platform as a Service provides an ecosystem for linking ERP to payroll, recruiting, benefits, time-tracking, and other systems and third-party providers.
Java Inventor Joins Google
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
James Gosling comes aboard as his former employer, Oracle, battles Google over the use of Java in Android.
HP Makes Green SMB Push
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
The vendor announced several green initiatives at a recent conference in San Francisco, some of which are aimed at SMBs.
Tsunami To Crimp Toner Supplies?
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
In the short term, yes, but in the long term things will probably sort themselves out, predicts economist's blog.
Broadvision's Clearvale Express Offers Free Social Media Capabilities
Slideshows  |  3/28/2011  | 
Broadvision has introduced Clearvale Express, a SaaS-based social networking/enterprise 2.0 application that makes it possible for a company to provide workers with a Twitter-like activity stream that lets you know what your colleagues are working on, collaborate on files and tasks, and build collaborative communities. Workers can follow other users and view a simple Facebook-like profile wall on each user of the company network within Clearvale Express. The application is a stripped down versio
Tibco FTL Speeds Capital Market Messaging
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
'Faster Than Light' middleware breaks the microsecond barrier. But will the latency advantage last?
Unified Communications Goes Social
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
Facebook-style interaction adds the missing link to enterprise voice and video integration.
Microsoft To 'Throttle' Windows Phone 7 Update
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
NoDo patch will roll out gradually as software maker hopes to avoid technical glitches that plagued previous update.
Videoconferencing, Telepresence Spending To Double By 2015
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
Cisco-Tandberg, Avaya, Lifesize, and Polycom are focusing on conference room systems, projected as the area of greatest growth, according to Infonetics.
Practical Analysis: Oracle Vs. HP -- Who's Got Your Back?
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
Customers should opt to keep the vendor that's keeping their interests in mind.
Data Gaps Plague Process Initiatives
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
Data governance and business process management efforts are too often siloed. It's up to IT (and the business) to integrate the two.
India's Satyam Hit With Asset Freeze
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
Still dealing with fallout from a 2009 fraud scandal, the offshore outsourcer insists it has enough free cash to continue operations.
Apple WWDC To Unveil 'Future Of iOS'
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
The next iPhone and iOS 5 may be announced at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, slated for June in San Francisco.
Social-Media Study Teasers Unveiled
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
Did you know that the most widely used social media channel for small and midsize businesses are company pages on Facebook? Or that SMBs are ditching e-mail marketing in favor of social media advertising?
Nimbula Readies Cloud OS Launch
News  |  3/27/2011  | 
Director operating system will enable providers to build out a cloud infrastructure like Amazon's EC2, then extend it with their own brand of added services, the firm announced at Cloud Connect.
SGI Introduces 256-Core Windows Server
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
The Intel Xeon-based Altix UV runs Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 R2 for more demanding business intelligence and other large-scale workloads.
2011 End User Device Survey
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Cloud, mobility, and consumerization are stressing corporate IT. We surveyed 551 business technology pros to see how they plan to shine.
Social Media Is Changing CRM
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Facebook, Twitter, and other social channels are changing the way companies interact with customers, says Alex Dayon, executive VP of customer relationship management at Salesforce.com.
Tsunami, Earthquake Data Added To Data.gov
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
The federal Web site has added 112 new data sets in the last week, including some on the disaster in Japan, significant earthquakes in the United States, and airborne radiation levels.
Itanium Dump Could Cost Oracle Billions
Commentary  |  3/25/2011  | 
Forcing customers to buy Sun hardware if they want to run Oracle apps may be the only way to justify a $7.4 billion acquisition, but such a move could alienate customers and deliver them straight to rivals.
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