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Content tagged with Software posted in April 2013
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Google Glass: First Impressions
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Google Glass may usher in the era of wearable computing, but based on my first few days, this is a long way from being a mass market product.
Skype Gets More Versatile
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Will Outlook.com integration and other new Skype features boost Microsoft's user base?
Tech Execs Help U.K. Raise Its Procurement Game
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Six former industry players, including tech execs from Compaq and Accenture, are brought in to sharpen negotiation and purchasing skills in central government.
9 Challenges To Your Mobile App Strategy
Commentary  |  4/30/2013  | 
Mobile application development will test many IT teams as they deal with everything from mobile context to Google Glass-like displays.
NewsiT Uses Big Data Tools To Verify Tweets
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Journalist and entrepreneur develops analytics platform to give companies confidence when crowd-sourcing news from social media feeds.
Big Data Will Stymie Local Government
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
State and local agencies have only a fraction of the computing resources and personnel needed to handle expected data volumes, survey finds.
SMBs Love Mobile, Struggle On Strategy
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Mobile use skyrockets in small and midsized businesses, says SMB Group annual survey. But what about measuring results?
IBM Makes Enterprise Mobile Security Move
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
IBM partners with mobile security vendor Arxan Technologies to secure apps created with its Worklight platform against malware and other attacks.
Cloudera Impala Brings SQL Querying To Hadoop
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Cloudera's SQL-on-Hadoop tool hits general release, but will it satisfy demands for faster, easier exploration of big data?
Groundbreaking Online Library Intrigues Educators
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Digital Public Library of America gives researchers access to collections that previously would have required visiting another university, lets librarians augment their schools' education.
Cloud Survey Has Warning For Amazon
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
RightScale's State of the Cloud survey finds Amazon the public cloud leader -- but IT is looking to Rackspace, Google and Microsoft for added testing and experiments.
Higher Ed CIOs Can't Ignore MOOCs Or Politics
Commentary  |  4/29/2013  | 
Now more than ever, a higher education CIO's job hinges on both surviving the academic politics of the institution and mastering bleeding-edge technologies.
CIA Invests In Apigee For Better Data Sharing
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Intelligence community's venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel, taps API management firm to improve dissemination of data across federal agencies.
Google Now Melds With iOS
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Apple's Siri now has some competition on iPhones and iPads.
Teambox Brings Collaboration Behind the Firewall
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Teambox On-Premise allows healthcare, financial and other highly regulated industries to take advantage of cloud collaboration technologies.
BlackBerry Q10 Sells Out In London Store
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Selfridges, which became the first British outlet to sell the new BlackBerry Q10, sold out first wave of smartphones in two hours.
IBM Crunches Internet Of Things Data
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
IBM MessageSight appliance connects sensors, mobile devices for machine-to-machine data capture and real-time analysis.
British Police Haven't Solved Tech Problems
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Police languish with old BlackBerrys and no easy way to coordinate tech efforts while the government's promised central crime-fighting organization is no where in sight.
Big Data Professors Want Your Data Sets
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Access to large, relevant data sets is the biggest problem facing business intelligence and data analytics instructors and students, new survey finds.
Explore Frontiers Of Social Business At E2
Commentary  |  4/29/2013  | 
Making collaboration and community technologies speak your language is just one example of the still-untapped potential of global social business.
10 Mobile Chat Apps That Beat SMS
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Want to avoid the cost of sending messages via SMS? Consider these 10 app alternatives.
Samsung Launches 7-Inch Budget Tablet
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 joins the compact tablet market with entry-level specs.
Why Facebook Bought Parse
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Development platform gives Facebook new mobile cred.
Is Google Bad For Your Brain?
Commentary  |  4/26/2013  | 
When a tool becomes indispensable, it becomes a crutch. Don't forget how to think on your own.
Graph Analytics: The Other Big Data
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Dedicated graph analytics appliance from Cray subsidiary YarcData looks for hard-to-find relationships in big data.
All Thumbs? Tablet Keyboard Promises To Help
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Kalq, soon available for Android devices, re-orders the keyboard layout to speed typing with two thumbs.
U.K. Weighs Ways To Encourage IT Career Path
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Britain can't take advantage of the growing worldwide cybersecurity economic boom unless more young people take up IT as a career.
Google Reports Censorship Surge
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Governments around the world are telling Google to remove more information.
Windows 8 Sells Best On New Tablets
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
New reports reveal what Microsoft would not in its recent earnings meeting: Windows 8's 7.5% share of the tablet space is around double its overall market penetration.
Google Floats Antitrust Concessions To EU
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Without admitting guilt, Google proposes changes to its business practices in Europe.
36 NYC Subway Stations Get Wi-Fi
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
MTA and Transit Wireless enter the first phase of a multi-year plan to bring wireless communications to 277 NYC subway stations.
Twitter Trouble: 9 Social Media Security Tips
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Two-factor authentication is coming to Twitter, but that's not your only social media security worry. Here's how to lock down individual and corporate accounts.
LinkedIn Contacts: 5 Must-Know Facts
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
LinkedIn's new contact management system beefs up tools to nurture business relationships. What might it mean for you?
Attend E2, Conquer Your Enterprise Challenges
Commentary  |  4/25/2013  | 
Social, mobile, cloud and big data all can help you move more quickly and reach new customers. For the latest wisdom on how, join us at the E2 Conference in Boston.
Actian Acquires ParAccel, Fuel Behind Amazon RedShift
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Actian adds a high-scale distributed database to a portfolio that already includes Vectorwise, Ingres, Pervasive and Versant.
British Startup Targets 'White Van Man'
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Powered Now offers tablet-based administration solutions to U.K.'s small service businesses.
Web Programs Help Adolescents Control Diabetes
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Puberty typically wreaks havoc with diabetes control, but a Yale study that combines adolescence and diabetes coping programs reverses that trend.
BlackBerry Scores Small Win With Skype
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
BlackBerry said that Skype will finally be available to its BlackBerry 10 smartphones beginning in May.
EMC's Pivotal Plan: Brilliant Or Crazy?
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Pivotal's ambitious plan promises next-generation cloud computing, big data, application-development and analytics capabilities. Can it succeed?
Google Eyes Social News Aggregator Wavii
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Acquisition deal is worth $30 million, according to reports.
DataCell Wins WikiLeaks Donation Case
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Iceland's Supreme Court upholds ruling against Valitor, a local processor of Visa and MasterCard payments that declined to credit donated funds to DataCell client Wikileaks.
Microsoft Store Slashes Windows 8 Device Prices
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Windows 8 devices with touchscreens are getting more affordable. But with new, more powerful models on the horizon, is now the time to buy?
NASA Uses Smartphones As Satellites
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Three PhoneSats, powered by HTC Nexus One and Samsung Nexus S, launch into space as a lower cost alternative to traditional satellites.
5 Apple iPad 5 Wishes
Slideshows  |  4/24/2013  | 
Will Apple's 5th-generation iPad be a bore or have innovations galore? We'd like to see five rumors come true.
U.K. CIOs Must Modernize, Report Warns
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Two new reports say business and government organizations aren't making good use of modern technology.
Samsung Galaxy S 4: 11 Clever Tricks
Slideshows  |  4/24/2013  | 
Samsung's Galaxy S 4 smartphone features solid hardware and a variety of innovative software capabilities, making it one of the best choices now. Take a closer look.
U.K.'s Biggest Social Media Fans: The Middle Aged
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
People ages 55 to 64 drove increase in social media profiles last year, says Ofcom study. One in seven U.K. citizens still isn't interested in the Internet, though.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Oozes Innovation
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Samsung Galaxy S4 may be today's best smartphone, with solid hardware and software tricks such as eye tracking and a gesture UI.
Apple CEO Promises Fresh Product Crop
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Reporting strong earnings, Apple says it plans to boost its stock with a $55 billion increase in its capital return plan.
CIO Profiles: Ellen Borkowski Of Union College
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Ellen Borkowski's CIO responsibilities at small liberal arts college include her twin technology objectives: make teaching and learning more effective.
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