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Content tagged with Software posted in May 2013
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Windows RT Woes: HTC Scraps Tablet
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Tablets are cannibalizing PC sales -- but while iOS and Android feast, consumers have left Windows RT to starve. Can Windows 8.1 save Microsoft's lightweight OS?
IBM Appoints First Federal Chief Innovation Officer
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Dr. Jane Snowdon hails from IBM Research, where she led global outlook for the company's 12 labs.
10 Social Business Leaders For 2013
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
State Street, Unisys, GE Capital, KPMG and Leaseplan lead list of companies recognized as E2 Social Business Leaders.
MIT Sees Zombies And MOOCs In Education's Future
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
MIT's Sloan School of Management is one of several universities using AvayaLive Engage to meld real and virtual classrooms.
Appthority Portal Helps Assess Mobile Risk
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Appthority Portal gives customers greater granularity in determining and responding to mobile risk factors.
Demand For IT Apprenticeships Outpaces Opportunities In U.K.
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
With 17 applicants for every available IT apprenticeship position in the U.K., government leaders encourage employers to add more opportunities.
U.K. Fiber Failures Hinder Economic Growth
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
U.K. should follow France's model of public-private investment in broadband infrastructure to bolster its economy, telecom consultants say.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Ted Turner And Jerry Levin
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
By bringing the world of content to the world of technology, they transformed media and entertainment.
Google, Workday, Evernote Preach Future Of Enterprise Software At E2
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
Enterprise software landscape is changing dramatically, driven by rapidly evolving customer needs and a growing list of technology providers ready to answer them.
Big Data Drives 'National Day Of Civic Hacking'
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Nationwide hackathon this weekend encourages coders to use publicly available data to tackle problems ranging from poverty to poultry handling.
The IBM Way On Analytics
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
IBM analytic services size up HR data from multiple sources to predict employee satisfaction and retention. Warning: Consulting is required.
Google Adds Stock-Android Smartphones
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
With $599 version of HTC One, Google responds to demand for more smartphones that have the stock version of Android installed.
Google Pushes On iPhone Apps
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Google's Sundar Pichai reveals why the company makes apps for Apple's iPhone but not for Microsoft's Windows Phone.
Why You Need A Mobile Center Of Excellence
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
A division created specifically to marshal your mobile efforts can bring your company long-term rewards. Here's what it needs to succeed.
Government IT Can't Pass The Buck On Open Data
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Improving the way government shares data will make it more efficient -- if IT commits to getting that work done.
HP, IBM Bruised By Sluggish Server Market
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Worldwide server revenue drops 7.7% in Q1, says IDC. Dell, on the strength of its data center products, was the market's best performer.
O2 Call Center Layoff Details Leaked
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
British telco O2 plans deep worker cuts driven by a "contact deflection" plan to force customers to use online help, says newspaper.
Website Aims To Inspire Digital Makers
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Non-profit educational group Nesta addresses U.K.'s fading IT heritage through Make Things Do Stuff, a website that offers British teens online tools that foster digital creativity.
State Street: Social Business Leader Of 2013
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Learn lessons from the global financial company, which will be honored at the E2 Conference for social collaboration on a large scale.
Gmail Inbox Update: Hopes And Fears
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Gmail's new categorization capabilities bring optimism -- and apprehension -- to this email addict's heart.
British Government IT Projects Running Late
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Several IT- heavy government projects are either way behind schedule or need TLC to succeed, says government watchdog group Major Project Authority.
Windows 8.1: Thanks For Listening, Microsoft
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Consumers will keep chasing new and shiny; business users will keep working on a PC. Microsoft finally appears to understand that.
Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 will include boot-to-desktop options and a restored Start button. But other interface criticisms remain unanswered.
Salesforce.com Sees Company Communities As Intranet Killers
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Salesforce says Company Communities spell the end for legacy intranets. But some companies have been investing in newer collaboration and HR apps for the past decade.
Coursera MOOC Embraced By 10 State University Systems
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
State programs will tailor Coursera resources to their own needs, blending its content with their own.
Meeker's State Of The Internet: 5 Key Trends
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Internet analyst Mary Meeker has seen the future -- and it is wearable, flyable and drivable.
Amazon's Vision For Single Sign-On
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services urges developers to use its single sign-on option, which would let Amazon, Facebook and Google users log in once for access to all three services.
Parliament Slams U.K. Government Spin Doctors
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Government press releases cite statistics selectively, undermining public trust and good policymaking, say members of Parliament.
3 Reasons Linux Doesn't Star In U.S. Schools
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Why haven't cash-strapped American schools embraced open-source operating systems on the desktop?
5 Windows 8 Gripes Microsoft Must Address
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Almost in spite of itself, Windows 8 could finally be poised for takeoff. But first, Microsoft will need to appease unhappy and confused users.
Intel Buys GPS Technology To Boost Mobile Effort
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Intel scoops up ST-Ericsson's geo-location business in a bid to improve its mobile offerings.
NTT Expands Private Cloud Services
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Japan's NTT now can offer consistent private cloud services from nine data centers in eight countries, with more on the way.
Big Data ROI Still Tough To Measure
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Business leaders believe in big data's potential but are frustrated by lengthy projects and complicated tools, according to IDG/Kapow study.
CFOs Join CMOs In Tech Power Grab
Commentary  |  5/29/2013  | 
Like CMOs, CFOs increasingly shape technology selections, Oracle-Accenture study finds. CIOs must look past the threat and find opportunities to collaborate.
PC Market Hasn't Hit Rock Bottom Yet
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
PCs are in even worse shape than expected, says IDC, but that's not necessarily bad news for Windows 8.
CourseSmart Recognized For E-Textbook Analytics
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Learning consortium names CourseSmart Analytics most innovative product for tracking students' use of e-textbooks to ensure they're getting the most out of online materials.
Companies Create MOOCs To Fill Skills Gaps
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Massive online open courses are one answer when your workers need to learn new skills.
O2's Outsourcing Plans Spark Anger
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Spanish telco's U.K. brand, O2, says it doesn't need as many call center staffers to help customers since the rise of the smartphone. But its plans for dealing with that change have been fiercely attacked.
BBC Suspends CTO Over Failed IT Project
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Botched Digital Media Initiative cost U.K. taxpayers £98 million, and may cost IT chief John Linwood his job.
Microsoft, Adobe Top U.K. Software Piracy List
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Windows, Office, and Photoshop are most commonly pirated apps, according to new study.
Server Sales Slump Continues, Gartner Says
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Worldwide server revenue declines 5% in the first quarter, with Oracle as loss leader and Dell bucking the trend.
IBM's Vision For Cognitive Computing Era
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Ready or not, enterprise IT is entering an insight-driven age of computing where big data analytics rules, says IBM.
Big Data Analytics For The Masses
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
BigML's cloud-hosted machine-learning platform for predictive analytics is designed for everyone -- from data gurus to regular business folks.
Is Data Quality Overrated?
Commentary  |  5/27/2013  | 
MetLife and search-and-rescue teams prove that sometimes as-is data is good enough for serving customers and saving lives.
EdgeCast Knows What Seconds Cost Online Retailers
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Mere seconds in response time cost Amazon and Yahoo plenty. EdgeCast's Transact provides a separate delivery network for distributing online retailers' content.
Google Chrome Browser Blurs OS Lines
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Google talks about Chrome OS and the Chrome browser as though they're different products, but they continue to converge. Witness the new rich notifications feature.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Irving Kahn
Commentary  |  5/24/2013  | 
The father of cable television was a visionary and a promoter extraordinaire, but never a candidate for sainthood.
Contender For U.K. Smart Meter Rollout: Game On
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
SmartReach, a joint venture comprised of several tech and communications companies, has developed communications technology for the U.K's planned smart energy meter project.
iOS 7 Undergoing Ive-Led Transformation
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Sweeping changes are in store for Apple's smartphone operating system.
White House Announces Mobile Security Guidelines
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
U.S. CIO VanRoekel says future for government is one where mobile is the default computing platform; highlights accomplishments of Digital Government Strategy.
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