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Content tagged with Information Management posted in January 2012
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Google+ Name Policy Leaves Users Unsatisfied
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
Google tweaked its pseudonym rules after people complained--but some still-frustrated users say the company didn't listen well.
Oracle Loses One To HP In Itanium Saga
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
HP wins on one ruling, but a judge denies both companies' requests to seal documents tied to the ongoing HP-Oracle Itanium case.
Virtualization Could Save Feds $30 Billion By 2015
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
Government IT departments at all levels are embracing virtualization, mainly for data center consolidation, survey finds. But they'll have to jump implementation hurdles.
MicroStrategy Cloud, Social And Mobile Bets Pay Off
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Cloud-based business intelligence services, mobile delivery options and Facebook data-analysis capabilities help drive MicroStrategy's fast growth.
Tibbr Social Tools Build On Tibco Strengths
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Enterprise social networking software's choice of on-premises or cloud deployment attracted KPMG for pilot test in Australia.
Enterprise Social Networks: A Guided Tour
Slideshows  |  1/30/2012  | 
More enterprises are deploying internal social networks to encourage collaboration and improve productivity. Take a tour of the major platforms and see how they are being used by leading organizations.
NASA Enhances Solar Storm Forecasting
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Space agency uses technology to generate up to 100 computerized forecasts to better predict the path and effect of solar storms.
HCL's Homegrown Social Network Connects 60,000 Employees
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Facebook-like social network enables HCL Tech's multinational employee base to connect and share information.
Improved Patient Problem List Enhances Diagnoses
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
New clinical decision support tool gives doctors a better patient problem list, reminding doctors of those medical issues and leading to improved care, say researchers at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.
Coke Super Bowl Campaign Blends TV, Tablets And Smart Phones
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Coca-Cola's animated polar bears seen on TV will 'respond' to Facebook and Twitter comments and post fan photos and videos as part of a social-media-integrated campaign.
Google And Privacy: Nothing To See Here, Move On
Commentary  |  1/27/2012  | 
If you use Google services you're already trusting it to manage your personal information responsibly. Nothing has changed.
Facebook's Timeline Soon Will Be Mandatory
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
Your Facebook page as you know it will be going away, to be replaced by Timeline, a richer and more complete look at your status over time.
Futuristic Clinical Decision Support Tool Catches On
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
IndiGO healthcare software, which predicts which patients will develop chronic conditions and the best interventions to head off disease, signs users.
Sentiment Tool Scans Twitter To Set Super Bowl Odds
Commentary  |  1/26/2012  | 
Sentiment analysis is hot among financial-market traders, so why not for that other great betting domain, sports?
Even At Facebook, Business Intelligence Is Not Viral
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Rather than relying on social collaboration, Facebook had to bombard impatient employees with specialized training so they would recognize and use the business intelligence tools available in their internal, Microstrategy-based portal.
Feds Add Education Community To Data.gov Site
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Page delivers education-minded data sets from various federal agencies, visualization tools, classroom resources, applications, and developer tools.
SAP Takes On Oracle Database, Salesforce Cloud
Commentary  |  1/26/2012  | 
SAP plans to build on last year's momentum in the applications, analytics, and mobility markets. Can it also challenge big rivals in the database and cloud markets?
Mozy Expands From Backup To File Sync
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
Mozy's automated backup service can now also synchronize files between multiple PCs, tablets, and smartphones.
Enterprise 2.0 Payoffs: Sales, Innovation, Knowledge Sharing
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
AIIM reports by Enterprise 2.0 champion Andrew McAfee show specific gains from social networking inside the corporation.
Top 10 Open Government Websites
Slideshows  |  1/25/2012  | 
Federal agencies face White House orders to become more transparent. These websites expose new data sets, support public petitions, and reveal where taxpayer money goes.
Google's New Privacy Policy Strips Away Users' Anonymity
Commentary  |  1/25/2012  | 
Google will consolidate its privacy policies next month to "improve" your experience. BYTE's David Chernicoff tells you what the changes really mean for your privacy.
IBM Netezza Appliance: Speed Lane To Retail Insights
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
Combining data warehousing essentials with prepackaged analytics for retailers, IBM optimizes cross-channel analysis from point-of-sale to social networks.
Obama To Do Live Interview From Google+
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
Administration plans a series of online events using Google+ Hangout video chat.
Why LinkedIn's Mobile Developers Dumped Ruby For Node.js
News  |  1/23/2012  | 
Node.js, a server-side programming platform for JavaScript, available as open source, is part of the story behind a performance boost for LinkedIn's most recent iPhone app.
Survey: iPad Use Growing Among IT Pros
News  |  1/23/2012  | 
IT pros are using their iPads at work a lot, usually for communication, but more for data consumption than production.
Social Analytics Cracks Case Of The Jalapeno Cocktail
News  |  1/23/2012  | 
NewBrandAnalytics scours social media feedback to help the food industry identify operational issues ranging from unappealing drinks to inconsistent chefs.
12 Hadoop Vendors To Watch In 2012
Slideshows  |  1/23/2012  | 
Promising low cost and unheard of scalability, Hadoop has been called the next-generation platform for data processing. Check out the vendors taking Hadoop to the next level.
Shiny Social Tools Meet Practicality At Lotusphere
Commentary  |  1/20/2012  | 
Enterprise success with next-generation collaborative software, built around social networks, will require the same attention to deployment, development, and administration that Lotus Notes did.
10 Big Tech Ideas For Retailers
Slideshows  |  1/20/2012  | 
Mobile and social lead the list of hot tech trends for retailers, but they had company at the National Retail Federation's Big Show 2012. Here's a basket full of ideas to check out.
Google Revenue Misses, But Google+ Surges
News  |  1/19/2012  | 
Google's revenue for the last quarter of 2011 might have disappointed Wall Street, but user enthusiasm for Android, Gmail, and Google+ points to a promising future.
6 Predictions For Business Intelligence In 2012
Commentary  |  1/19/2012  | 
A look at in-memory analysis, visual discovery, big data, mobile BI, cloud and social BI achievements in 2011 and forecasts for the year ahead.
TD Bank's Social Strategy: Start Small, Think Big
News  |  1/19/2012  | 
The bank's ambitious enterprise social networking plans started with a simple initiative that has already boosted productivity dramatically.
Amazon DynamoDB: Big Data's Big Cloud Moment
Commentary  |  1/19/2012  | 
Amazon's DynamoDB promises a database service fit even for Internet-scale companies with huge data sets. Whether big data players will give up servers comes down to economics and flexibility.
10 Government Ideas To Spur Innovation
Commentary  |  1/18/2012  | 
More investment in basic research, STEM education, and entrepreneurship "clusters" are among the proposals in a 160-page Commerce Department report.
U.S. House Launches Website, iPad App
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
House website provides machine-readable legislation, while iPad app gives users access to the full Congressional Record.
Amazon Launches Big Data Service
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
DynamoDB cloud service, based on Amazon's own big data handling experience, offers NoSQL database capabilities and storage built for speed.
10 Questions Before Choosing An Internal Social Network Platform
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
What's the best internal social technology for your business? Consider these points as you evaluate enterprise social media vendors.
Social, Mobile Meet Shopping: Retailers Must Scramble
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
If this week's National Retail Federation Big Show is any indication, social and mobile commerce are remaking the way we shop. IBM, Epicor, Microsoft and Microstrategy help retailers adjust for the trend--and profit from it.
3M Applies Social Business To Product Development
News  |  1/17/2012  | 
IBM Connections, Socialcast, and Yammer help 3M better organize R&D and connect product development with marketing.
LotusLive Becomes IBM SmartCloud For Social Business
News  |  1/17/2012  | 
By rebranding cloud social collaboration services, IBM aims to reach beyond the market of Lotus loyalists.
One Way To Fix SharePoint's Outlook Problem
Commentary  |  1/17/2012  | 
Microsoft's Outlook-SharePoint integration is terrible. But add-ons, including Scinaptic's OnePlaceMail, can help.
5 Enterprise Social Traps To Avoid In 2012
News  |  1/17/2012  | 
From wake-me-when-it's-over syndrome to data overload, dangers stand between your company's social networking plan and success. Here's how to overcome some current challenges.
SAP Leads, Oracle Lags In Enterprise Apps
Commentary  |  1/17/2012  | 
Strong results at SAP, Epicor and Infor present a sharp contrast to Oracle's lagging quarterly sales.
IBM Aims To Be First With OpenSocial Embedded Apps
News  |  1/16/2012  | 
Next release of IBM Connections to implement open programming interface for embedding apps in a social media activity stream.
Online Tools Slice, Dice EPA Emissions Data
News  |  1/13/2012  | 
An interactive map lets you break down and visualize data from nine industry groups on 2010 emissions in the United States
What Enterprise Social Success Stories Have In Common
Commentary  |  1/13/2012  | 
One secret: Don't fall into the trap of believing that people will easily adopt an enterprise social network because of the parallel with consumer social media.
2012 State Of Databases: Pricey And In Flux
News  |  1/13/2012  | 
Our 760 respondents have gripes about licensing costs and more. Big data is big trouble, cloud is a no-go, and security's stuck in a rut. What now?
Air Force Seeks Revolutionary Ideas In Cyber Tech
News  |  1/13/2012  | 
The Air Force wants ideas on how to out-innovate its adversaries using technologies such as telecommunications, cyber-enhanced rocket engines, and satellites.
Google+ Search Controversy Grows
News  |  1/12/2012  | 
Twitter and privacy experts cry foul over Google's inclusion of Google+ content in its search results, raise issue of further government intervention.
Oracle Strikes At SAP Hana With TimesTen Database
News  |  1/12/2012  | 
Promising real-time performance for transactions and analytics, Oracle's in-memory database is ready for use in the Exalytics appliance.
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