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Content tagged with Software posted in March 2012
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Surprise! RIM's Not Dead Yet
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
RIM gets picked on a lot, but the company still has compelling strengths. It's not too late for it to be back on top again.
Google Chrome 18 Brings Faster Graphics
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Chrome 18 delivers security improvements plus better 2D graphics rendering technology, as Google courts more developers to create browser-based games.
Evernote Poised To Storm The Enterprise
Evernote Poised To Storm The Enterprise
InformationWeek Videos  |  3/30/2012  | 
Evernote, the ubiquitous productivity app and, now, platform for storing everything from pictures to voice recordings, and more, is being used by professionals. Evernote CEO Phil Libin talks about what that means, and where his company is heading.
Windows 8 Vs. 10 Big OS Annoyances
Slideshows  |  3/30/2012  | 
Windows 8 aims to answer some longtime Microsoft OS gripes, from slow startup times to mediocre mobile tools.
DOD Commits $80 Million To Microprocessor Research
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Defense Dept. seeks advantage over adversaries with next-gen processors that combine materials on a single silicon chip.
Salesforce.com's Social Enterprise Approach Pushes
Salesforce.com's Social Enterprise Approach Pushes "Customer" Part Of CRM
InformationWeek Videos  |  3/30/2012  | 
Salesforce.com co-Founder Parker Harris discusses why the company has moved past its Cloud 2 mantra, with acquisitions like Heroku and Radian6 enabling even tighter customer relationships for the enterprise.
NASA's Space Network Update Enters Next Phase
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Agency plans to install next-generation architecture in satellite ground stations to replace outdated systems.
Army Aids Wounded Warriors With Mobile App
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan can find information on medical care, benefits, and other aid, using smartphones.
FBI's New Sentinel System: Exclusive Look
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
Our first look at the FBI's $451 million case management system reveals a user interface and features with the look and feel of a PC application.
Will Google-Branded Tablet Crash And Burn?
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
Google plans to sell Android-based tablets directly to consumers in a bid to increase adoption of its mobile platform.
Windows 8 Promises 'Edgy' Touch Screens
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Microsoft says its new OS will offer edge-to-edge touch fidelity and support for five-finger touch applications.
6 Reasons To Use Multiple Cloud Providers
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Music Mastermind, Coupa Software share why they turned to more than one cloud services supplier. Yes, you can mix and match Amazon and Rackspace.
Valley View: Private Cloud, Cloud Apps, Cloudy Thoughts
Valley View: Private Cloud, Cloud Apps, Cloudy Thoughts
InformationWeek Videos  |  3/29/2012  | 
InformationWeek's Valley View goes in depth with Arista founder Andy Bechtolsheim, Salesforce.com co-Founder Parker Harris, Evernote CEO Phil Libin, and Piston Cloud CEO Joshua McKenty.
White House Shares $200 Million Big Data Plan
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Obama administration announced plans to fund R&D push for big data analysis, for applications ranging from health to defense.
10 Essential Android Apps For SMBs
Slideshows  |  3/29/2012  | 
No glitz, no glamour, just results: These 10 budget-friendly Android apps help SMB users simplify everyday tasks and power through to-do lists.
Android Smartphone Updates En Route
Commentary  |  3/29/2012  | 
Android system updates head out this week to the Motorola Xoom tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Lumia 800, and other smartphones. Is your device on the list?
Windows 8 Super Guide
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Windows 8, Microsoft's boldest operating system bet in years, poses crucial questions for enterprises. InformationWeek's super guide rounds up the news, expert analysis, and reviews that you need.
Android To Surpass Windows By 2016: IDC
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Shift from the desktop to mobile computing will cost Microsoft its top spot in the OS market by 2016, IDC predicts.
SuccessFactors Jam: Sweeter Than Salesforce.com Chatter?
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
SAP's recently acquired cloud business extends a Chatter-like social networking platform to 15 million subscribers at no charge.
Cloud Vendor Brings CFOs Closer To ERP Data
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Host Analytics adds business intelligence capabilities so top execs can better anticipate future revenue.
Will Social Show Its Face In Unified Communications?
Commentary  |  3/29/2012  | 
At Enterprise Connect, the buzz about social media is oddly muffled. Then again, has anyone really proven social and unified communications belong together?
Equinix Offers Private Cloud With A Twist
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Highly secure, highly networked Equinix facilities in Secaucus, N.J. and Chicago let enterprise customers install their own server racks, then manage them as private infrastructure-as-a-service operations.
Red Hat: First $1 Billion Open Source Company
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Red Hat survives challenges from CentOS and Oracle to post revenues of $1.13 billion in fiscal 2012.
Google Apps Vault Promises Easy E-Discovery
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Understanding and managing corporate correspondence can be simple and affordable, Google contends.
Put Your Test Lab In The Cloud
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Your options for having a software development lab in the cloud are increasing. Here’s how to get your dev lab there.
HP Takes Developer Slant With Cloud Offering
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Your options for having a software development lab in the cloud are increasing. Here’s how to get your dev lab there.
Nokia Lumia 800 Arrives In China
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
First CDMA Windows Phone for Chinese market is key to Nokia’s turnaround hopes, and Microsoft’s mobile fortunes.
Adobe Upgrades Flash Player, Adds Gaming Features
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Adobe says Flash now supports hardware acceleration and native C/C++ code libraries, shares plans to charge developers a fee for using premium features.
FBI, Army Tap Epic Games For Training Simulations
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Intelligence and military agencies license the game engine behind Gears of War and Mass Effect to simulate decision-making, medical, and crime-scene scenarios.
Jive Builds A Better Intranet, Bolsters Gamification
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
New Social Intranet Solution and Gamification products expand the collaboration and team incentive capabilities of Jive Social Business Platform.
Why NoSQL Equals NoSecurity
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
If it seems security is an afterthought in the big data ecosystem, you’re right. Here’s what to do about it.
BlueStacks: A First Step Toward Android On Windows
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Want to run Android applications natively on Windows? Now you can, although BlueStacks still needs a lot of work to be attractive to most people.
Taposé's Split Screen For The iPad: A Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  3/28/2012  | 
Taposé (pronounced "tap-oh-ZAY"), a new note-taking app by Zanther, Inc., addresses a problem a lot of iPad users probably wish they didn't have to endure: switching back and forth between two full-screen apps in order to copy and paste items. Taposé lets you split the iPad screen into two side-by-side panes. It comes with five apps that work in the dual panes: Journals, a note-taking app; Web, an integrated browser; Maps, a subset of Go
AstraZeneca Pilots Microsoft Lync For Better Collaboration
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
R&D, supply chain operations, and the communications budget gain from Microsoft's unified communications suite, says pharmaceutical CTO at Enterprise Connect.
NASA To Auction Off Patent Portfolios
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Chicago-based ICAP Ocean Tomo will sell three portfolios comprising 12 patents as part of NASA's strategy to transfer innovations to the private sector.
Google I/O Sellout: Devs Cry Foul
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
After 20-minute sellout, developers who didn't score tickets complain that Google's first-come, first-served system favors scalpers.
Avaya Gives Peek At Future Of Collaboration
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Awareness beats presence, Avaya says, outlining its vision for next generation collaboration tools at Enterprise Connect. Think technology that understands who's most relevant, based on your current work, not just who's online.
Agriculture Dept. Eyes Cloud For Geospatial Imagery
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Farm Service Agency wants cloud service to host aerial images of farm boundaries for agency programs.
FBI CIO Exits, With Sentinel Project Nearly Done
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Chad Fulgham, a former Wall Street tech exec, says software development for FBI's delayed Sentinel case-management system is now complete.
Cisco Unified Communications Play Includes iPad
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
At Enterprise Connect conference, Cisco announces Jabber will be coming to iPad and Windows. Also unveils new high-end telepresence design.
6 Ways To Stop Baby Boomer, Millenial Conflict
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
IT leaders can thwart battles between the generations using these smart strategies.
Lytro: The Next Big Thing In Photography
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Light field photography can eliminate the biggest problem photographers have: out-of-focus pictures. Don't toss your digital camera just yet, though. Although a major breakthrough, the Lytro is far from perfect.
Windows 8 Server: Hands-On First Impressions
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Microsoft talks up every release of Windows Server as the best ever. But based on our first experience with Windows 8 Server, some key changes deserve your attention.
Rutgers Gets Big Data Weapon In IBM Supercomputer
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Blue Gene system will allow Rutgers University researchers and N.J. businesses to tackle big data challenges such as drug research and materials design.
Big Data Talent War: 10 Analytics Job Trends
Slideshows  |  3/27/2012  | 
A gap is emerging among data-savvy professionals, with big-data-analysis and predictive skills trumping routine business-intelligence and information-management talents.
Focus On The Lytro: A Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  3/27/2012  | 
Who hasn't been frustrated by an out-of-focus photo? The Lytro Light Field Camera might be the most revolutionary change in photography since digital came along: it lets you refocus your photos after you take them. Don't sell your old digital camera just yet, though. The Lytro has some serious drawbacks, including a fixed amount of storage. Take our quick tour of this unusual camera's features, from touchscreen to output. To experimen
BATS Blames Software Bug For Trading Outage
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Stock exchange operator BATS Global Markets says "freak one-time event" that interrupted trading of Apple shares on Friday boiled down to an error in an order-matching program.
Does Microsoft Know Best?
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Microsoft, RIM and HP are among the vendors increasingly taking a "works best with our stuff" approach for new products. Consider what that means for your IT strategy.
How To Create A Superior Tablet Banking App
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Mobile apps for iPads, Kindle Fires, and other tablets need to be more than just ported-over smartphone apps. Industry leaders reveal what goes into creating an engaging and rich tablet-specific experience.
Google Ordered To Delete Defamatory Autocompletions
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
Google says Japanese court issues limited demand that covers a specific set of queries affecting a single plaintiff.
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