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IBM Showcases Bunchball Social Gamification Partnership
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
To get users to discover the business value of enterprise social networking, first give them a fun experience, IBM says.
IBM Sees Progress On Social Software Standards
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Support for OpenSocial makes it easier to adapt and embed new and legacy applications for use with enterprise social networks.
China's GitHub Censorship Dilemma
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
Censorship becomes more difficult when communication gets combined with code.
Why CMO Tech Spending Is Good For IT
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
As CMOs increase their tech spending, it's up to IT to get wise to marketing’s ways.
Federal Gun Control Requires IT Overhaul
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
White House plan will work only if the IT systems and databases used for background checks and gun tracing get the improvements needed to support stepped-up oversight.
BlackBerry 10 Radically New, But Many Details Missing
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
BlackBerry, the company now formerly known as RIM (Research In Motion), formally announced the new BlackBerry 10 platform today along with two phones to run it. The software on these phones is radically different from the old BlackBerry OS and from existing smartphone operating systems. But many important details - technical specs like battery life and availability in the US - are still missing or unclear.
U.K. Government CIOs Unhappy With ERP
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
More than 60% IT decision makers in British local government feel their electronic resource planning (ERP) investments haven't delivered, says poll.
5 Tips For Proactive Customer Engagement
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
When reaching out proactively to customers and potential customers, there's a fine line between helpful and creepy.
Google Maps North Korea With Help From Users
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Individuals around the world are contributing geo-information about secretive North Korea.
New Supercomputer To Target Climate Research
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Department of Energy spending $17 million on a new supercomputer for climate and biological research.
Oracle Wants Cloud Cake And Hardware Wins
Commentary  |  1/29/2013  | 
Oracle hopes infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) plan will help the company have its cake and eat it, too -- boosting Oracle hardware use and increasing cloud subscription revenue.
Are Universal Social Engagement Standards Possible?
Commentary  |  1/28/2013  | 
Business needs a better barometer of audience interaction in social media.
Vague Goals Seed Big Data Failures
Commentary  |  1/28/2013  | 
IT staff survey finds big data projects are plagued by unclear business objectives and unrealistic expectations that Hadoop will solve all problems.
Big Data Perceptions: Good, Bad And Ugly
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Depending on the source, big data is still the next big thing, seriously overhyped, or simply too confusing to fathom.
IBM Tools Point To Bigger Social Trend
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
As social features become standard in traditional IT products, companies must consider new security and training challenges.
Glasgow: U.K.'s First 'Smart City'
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Scrappy Scottish city will be paid to help develop smart technology solutions to urban problems.
U.K. Government's $1.6 Billion Oracle Deal Spurs Outrage
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Reformers slam huge ERP deal between U.K. FCO and Oracle that is meant to reduce operating costs.
7 Top Business Intelligence Trends For 2013
Commentary  |  1/25/2013  | 
Short list of BI hot buttons includes dashboards, self-service, mobile, in-memory, cloud, collaboration and, of course, big data.
Federal CIO Outlines Second-Term IT Priorities
News  |  1/24/2013  | 
Amid continued cost cutting, the White House will seek to drive innovation, ROI and cybersecurity.
SAP Outpaces Oracle, Predicts Double-Digit 2013 Gains
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
Defiant SAP forecasts 14% to 20% full-year growth on strength of Hana database and cloud subscription adoption.
IBM Profits On Smart Software Plays
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
IBM's fourth-quarter 2012 results cap tenth straight year of earnings growth fueled by high-margin software sales.
Amazon Speeds Analytics With High-Memory Compute Instances
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services fills out its portfolio of workload-specific compute instances on the Elastic Compute Cloud.
Social Media Changes Healthcare Landscape
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
New book explores the shifting role of the patient thanks to Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, and warns that this phenomenon shouldn't be ignored.
HP Missed Chance To Dump Autonomy
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
HP's board didn't hear about allegations of financial improprieties, The Wall Street Journal reports. Deal went ahead despite deep reservations.
3 Tips For Getting Started With Big Data
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Don't dive in head first, says Fed-focused data analytics and cloud provider.
Cisco Futurists Plan For Internet Of Everything
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Cisco foresees connected devices, pervasive sensing and big data will drive need for data scientists to bring order to information overload.
Jive To Add Business Value To Social Platform
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Jive's spring update will add a host of new features to help enterprises use social tools to further business agenda.
CIOs Clueless About Social? Maybe Not
Commentary  |  1/18/2013  | 
One survey does not prove CIOs underestimate the importance of social business. There might be other reasons social ranks low on CIO to-do lists.
Facebook Open Compute Project Shapes Big Data Hardware
News  |  1/17/2013  | 
Big data practitioners like Facebook, Goldman Sachs and Fidelity are setting the standards for cheaper, more efficient servers and systems from the likes of Applied Micro, AMD, Dell and Intel.
Will HP Sell Autonomy, EDS?
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
HP has suitors for its troubled Autonomy and Enterprise Services units, WSJ reports. Autonomy sale would be easier for HP than selling EDS assets.
Mars Curiosity Faces 'Most Challenging' Step
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
Rover prepares to drill into rock for first time in search for clues about mineral and chemical makeup and evidence of organic material.
DARPA Considers Deploying Technology On Ocean Floor
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
New research program aims to develop deep sea containers for 'just-in-time' requirements.
Phone Tracking Tool Leads Authorities to Wrong Home, Constantly
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
One man gets angry calls from people who have lost their cell phone due to a technology glitch. It turns out phone tracking tool is imperfect due to the way the GPS location is approximated and this is the trouble one man has endured.
Mobile Business Intelligence: Here At Last?
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
Tech and market conditions have finally aligned to make on-the-go BI a reality, say analysts.
SAP Caps Strong 2012 With Modest Q4
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
SAP meets resistance in the Americas and falls behind Oracle on software sales growth.
U.K. Companies Graded For Social Media Use
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
U.K.'s fastest-growing technology companies failing to engage customers via social media, study says.
Twitter U.K. Faces Fines Over TweetDeck Accounting
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
Twitter misses U.K. government financial filing deadlines for TweetDeck subsidiary.
SAP Sweetens Hana Deal With Free Sybase Database
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
Not everything demands in-memory performance, so SAP is bundling a conventional database for customers licensing SAP BusinessSuite to run on Hana.
Do You Know Who Your Leaders Are?
Commentary  |  1/14/2013  | 
You don't need the title of "manager" to be a leader. Smart companies create opportunities for leaders, including leaders who don't have formal managerial authority.
Flingo and the Future of TV
News  |  1/11/2013  | 
Smart TV apps publisher Flingo announced its second screen platform Samba at CES. BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson interviewed Flingo's Ashwin Navin about Flingo's new product that recommends content to TV watchers and allows them to share content on social media. Haier is one of the first two companies that will offer Samba on their TV.
2013: The Year Of Engagement
Commentary  |  1/11/2013  | 
Engagement is the big marketing buzzword for 2013, says Geoffrey Moore, the king of chasm crossing. How will CMOs do it?
Driving The Social Media Pickup Truck
Commentary  |  1/11/2013  | 
A truck is just a truck. It's where you take it that makes the difference.
NASA To Use Drone For Climate Research
News  |  1/11/2013  | 
Unmanned aerial vehicle will gather data on how changes in the troposphere affect climate.
U.K. Immigration System Blasted For Data Errors
News  |  1/11/2013  | 
Private company hired to clean up U.K.'s immigration control system has mishandled cases and sent deportation notices in error via text messages, lawyers say.
Lithium, Aspect Partner For Social Contact Center
News  |  1/10/2013  | 
Based on Lithium Social Web, Aspect Social automatically routes and prioritizes social messages and will increasingly integrate into other contact center channels.
SAP CIO: How We Do BYOD
News  |  1/10/2013  | 
BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson spoke to Oliver Bussmann, Global CIO and corporate officer at SAP, about BYOD and consumerization of IT. Bussmann talked about how the tablet environment has changed since he first deployed iPads. He also talked about how important it is to be social to build a community online.
SAP Moves Core Applications To Hana In-Memory Platform
News  |  1/10/2013  | 
With ERP on the Hana in-memory platform, SAP says it's making good on the promise of real-time performance and "dramatic simplification."
NetSuite Acquires Retail Anywhere For Point-Of-Sale Boost
News  |  1/10/2013  | 
NetSuite deal for Retail Anywhere completes view of customer transactions and inventory across Web, mobile and retail stores.
Is SharePoint Trustworthy For Business-Critical Processes?
Commentary  |  1/9/2013  | 
With workflow improvements in SharePoint 2013, more companies may consider it. Here's what else to consider in Microsoft's latest version.
7 Business Tasks That Don't Work On Social
News  |  1/9/2013  | 
Some business tasks are best handled outside the social platform, at least for now. Personnel issues are a special minefield.
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