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Content tagged with Information Management posted in October 2011
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How Best Western Listens To Social Media
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
The hotel chain works with customer feedback specialist Medallia to blend social feedback with survey results.
Google Apps Finally Gets Access To Google+
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
Google Apps customers may now enable their users to connect to Google+--but there are no administrative controls.
Don Tapscott To Bring Macrowikinomics To Enterprise 2.0
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
At Enterprise 2.0 conference, Tapscott will argue whole industries will have to transform themselves to survive economic shocks.
Disruptive Tech Changes IT's Database Choices
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
From NoSQL to appliances to the blurring of column- and row-store databases, IT teams are exploring new options to wring faster insights out of their mountains of data.
NASA Launches Advanced Climate Satellite
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
NPP satellite will contribute to 30 existing datasets on the Earth's environment and improve short-term weather forecasting.
IBM Eyes Broader Acquisition Strategy
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Big Blue has a new CEO, a multi-billion dollar war chest, a new attitude toward the apps market, and a willingness to look at deals it might have rejected in the past.
HP Mines Data To Predict Consumer Behavior
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Pilot project was right 90% of the time when social media data was combined with company data.
Why Big Data Doesn't Always Equal Big Insight
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Data is too often inaccessible and not trusted, and companies aren’t doing enough to nurture 'informed skeptics'.
GAO: Federal IT Spending Reports Not Accurate
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Office of Management and Budget can't accurately track federal IT spending, GAO says, urging OMB to improve its reporting guidance to agencies and departments.
Oracle's Mark Hurd: We Know CIOs
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Responding to OpenWorld critics, Hurd makes the case for why customers need to put more of their eggs in the Oracle basket.
IBM, Georgia Tech Point Data Modeling At Kids Health
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Project seeks to identify factors contributing to health outcomes of pediatric patients with asthma, autism, and diabetes.
Tableau Version 7 Challenges Old School BI
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
New version lets users centrally share the data engine while allowing multiple worksheets to leverage it.
U.S. CIO VanRoekel Outlines What's Next For Fed Tech
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
In his first public speech since taking his post in August, Obama's CIO said he will build upon his predecessor Vivek Kundra's work to create innovation.
4 Tips: Prep Your Facebook Page For Holidays
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Will your company's Facebook page help you take advantage of the holiday shopping rush? Consider these tips for SMBs and fine-tune your strategy.
Rometty's Past Reveals IBM's Future
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
One early bet: Look for IBM's new CEO, Ginni Rometty, to push harder into industry-specific consulting services that can drive billions in related sales.
SAP Reports Record Revenue, Gains On Oracle
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
ERP and line-of-business apps are outpacing Oracle in all industries and market segments, says SAP co-CEO McDermott.
IBM Unveils Analytics For Communications, Healthcare
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Big Blue sees Big Data as the next frontier for its software and services businesses.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Pushes Social Productivity
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Software update integrates with Office 365 and hooks into Microsoft SharePoint, Office, and Lync.
IBM Beats Oracle, Microsoft With Big Data Leap
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Hadoop-based InfoSphere BigInsights platform goes live on SmartCloud infrastructure, beating Oracle and Microsoft to market.
VA Awards $55 Million Contract For Surgical Workflow
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Harris will install GE Centricity system to boost patient throughput for 6,000 surgeons at 130 Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals.
Oracle Releases NoSQL Database, Advances Big Data Plans
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Customers want the simplicity and security promised by Oracle, but will they risk being locked in to the company's "red stack" engineered systems?
Oracle Buys RightNow In Cloud Play
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
The approximately $1.5 billion deal nets Oracle a key SaaS vendor and taps into soaring interest in customer relationship management software.
IBM Completes Algorithmics Buy
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Software developer's products help banks and other financial services players identify and reduce risk.
Oracle Social Network To Challenge Salesforce Chatter
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Oracle add social networking collaboration features to Oracle Cloud.
NASA Seeks New Apps With Open Data API
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Space agency releases data in nine categories and hopes developers will generate new and creative visualizations of the information.
SAP And Oracle: Get Real About In-Memory Analysis
Commentary  |  10/21/2011  | 
These tech giants are making plenty of promises about their Hana and Exalytics appliances. But do you really need all that power?
Facebook, Feds Team To Help Job Seekers
News  |  10/20/2011  | 
Social Jobs Partnership aims to connect people with employment resources.
Web 2.0 Summit Rewind: 25 Memorable Quotes
Commentary  |  10/20/2011  | 
The top thinkers and innovators from the technology world appeared on one stage to provide smart insights, ask provocative questions, and make funny quips. Enjoy.
5 Twitter Facts SMBs Need To Know
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Here's expert advice on how and why to pay attention to Twitter followers who are already customers.
What's New in iOS 5
Slideshows  |  10/19/2011  | 
iOS 5 might be the most popular version of Apple's mobile OS yet. When Apple released it as a digital download through iTunes on Oct. 12 the heavy demand almost crashed Apple's servers. Available for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and all iPads, this update includes more than 200 enhancements for a reasonable price--it's free. This visual tour focuses on 11 major enhancements and four new apps introduced with iOS 5.
GSA Loses $2.5 Billion Cloud Contract Fight
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
The end result may let the feds require U.S.-only, government-only clouds.
Google Analytics Shows How Customers Travel Your Site
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Google's new real-time user flow capability shows how website visitors become customers--and why they don't.
NetSuite Goes More Global With OneWorld ERP
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Tax-compliance and language updates equip the vendor's SaaS application suite for more countries and headquarters locations.
Federal IT Budgets Flat Through 2017
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
TechAmerica says civilian and defense agencies will face tough choices in how they spend their IT dollars and need to focus on cost-cutting and efficiency initiatives.
Federal CIOs Cite Limits To Authority
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
GAO also says federal CIOs leave office too soon to make significant changes in their agencies.
Use Social To Tout Expertise: Tips For IT Pros
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Want to brand yourself a tech subject matter expert, inside and outside your company? Here's expert advice.
Walls Falling Between Online, Offline Commerce
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
At Web 2.0 Summit, eBay, Visa and American Express execs share similar visions of what's next in mobile commerce.
Michael Dell Hints HP Pain Is His Gain
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
At the Web 2.0 Summit, Michael Dell talks HP executive missteps, tablets, and more.
How Warner Music Turns Social Media Fans Into Customers
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Execs from Warner's Atlantic Records describe at Web 2.0 Summit the strategy and metrics they use to convert music fans into music buyers.
SAP BusinessObjects Upgrades Ice Version 4.0 Cake
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
Improvements in mobility, data visualization and collaboration are what's next for a just-released business intelligence suite.
Oracle Endeca Deal Echoes HP's Autonomy Purchase
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Oracle plans to use Endeca's technology to boost unstructured data access and analysis for Web commerce and business intelligence applications.
Social Meets Big Data: Get Ready
Commentary  |  10/18/2011  | 
You may not agree with Marc Benioff that Facebook looks like the future of the Web. But you'd better be ready for the mountain of data social media produces.
4Chan Founder Challenges Facebook, Google On Identity
News  |  10/18/2011  | 
Facebook and Google have identity all wrong, according to 4Chan founder Chris Poole.
Intel's Vision: 2.5 Billion People Online By 2015
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
At Web 2.0 Summit 2011, Intel Data Center Group vice president and general manager Kirk Skaugen explained Intel's vision of adding a billion more people to the Internet -- many of them through embedded devices -- by the year 2015. Skaugen claims the current number of Internet users to be approximately 1.5 billion people.
3 Big Data Challenges: Expert Advice
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
The "big" part of big data doesn't tell the whole story. Let's talk volume, variety, and velocity of data--and how you can help your business make sense of all three.
New Google Maps Shows Future Of Web Graphics
News  |  10/17/2011  | 
Google showcases the power of HTML5, combined with OpenGL support in browsers, to create graphically intense experiences without plugins.
Web 2.0 Summit Preview: Meet The Data Frame
News  |  10/14/2011  | 
Data acquisition and analysis have come to define the focus of Web companies and marketers, says John Battelle, Web 2.0 Summit co-chair. The conference opens Monday.
12 Top Big Data Analytics Players
Slideshows  |  10/14/2011  | 
When data grows into the tens or even hundreds of terabytes, you need a special technology to quickly make sense of it all. From Hadoop to Teradata, check out the top platform options.
Google Kills Buzz In Friday Product Purge
News  |  10/14/2011  | 
Code Search and iGoogle's social features are also among the Google products getting the axe.
Microsoft Counters Exadata With SQL Server Appliance
News  |  10/14/2011  | 
Appliance built on HP hardware promises database consolidation and rapid, virtualized private-cloud deployment.
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