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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.
Pre-Halloween Snowstorm Drives Home Power Of Social
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
A rare late-October snowstorm in the Northeast illustrates how social has changed the way we communicate--and the ways businesses can leverage social media or be burned by it.
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.
Google+ Invites Enterprise Customers
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Google's social network becomes available to Google Apps users and adds content discovery features and photo editing capabilities.
Hiring App's Secret Sauce: Social Media Bragging
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Unrabble candidate screening system asks applicants to deconstruct their resumes into achievements, backed up by social media references.
Why Simpler Social Media Works For Network Marketers
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Juice Plus+ reps demonstrate that sophisticated Web 2.0 strategies aren't best for all businesses. Sometimes a bare-bones approach to the Web makes sense.
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.
10 Scariest Enterprise Social Networking Mistakes
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
With Halloween just around the corner, consider these 10 frightening mistakes that companies must avoid as they brave the labyrinth that is social networking.
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.
IBM's Rometty To Replace Palmisano As CEO
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Rometty, a big picture type who can also talk details, will come to the job armed with the sales exec's ability to connect with key customers.
How To Make SharePoint More Social
Commentary  |  10/25/2011  | 
Can third parties like Neudesic and NewsGator drag Microsoft's entrenched collaboration system into the era of Facebook and Twitter?
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Pushes Social Productivity
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Software update integrates with Office 365 and hooks into Microsoft SharePoint, Office, and Lync.
Fast Food 2.0: The Burger Goes Social
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
One SMB, 4food, uses crowdsourcing, iPads, and a technology obsession to rewrite the recipe for casual dining and compete against better-funded restaurants.
9 LinkedIn Etiquette Tips
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Consider this advice on how to put your best foot forward on the most business-like of social networks.
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.
Will Google Music Go Social?
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Google is said to be following in the footsteps of Apple and Facebook by linking music listening to social networking.
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.
Can Google+ Become A Biz Collaboration Tool?
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Facebook vs. Google+ gets all the attention. But it may be Yammer that needs to watch its back.
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.
VMware Gets 'Set It And Forget It' Monitoring
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
Uptime delivers enterprise-grade VMware performance and capacity management for 20% of the cost of the Big 4 vendors.
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.
Google+: Users Want More Features
News  |  10/20/2011  | 
Google+ has great potential, but users of the social network are frustrated with Google's method of rolling out features that they want.
Facebook Not A Threat, LinkedIn Claims
News  |  10/20/2011  | 
People with advanced degrees are three times more likely to use LinkedIn, says LinkedIn exec Reid Hoffman at Web 2.0 Summit.
Google+, Facebook Duel On Social Media Models
News  |  10/20/2011  | 
Google+ integration with Google Apps coming soon, while Facebook sees social context added to more services.
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.
What's Next For Google+
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Vic Gundotra and surprise guest Sergey Brin tell Web 2.0 Summit crowd what's ahead--including Google+ brand pages.
Digg Founder Rose Shows Oink Social Tool
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Oink, one of the first products from Kevin Rose's startup, promises to help you find good things--from wine to roller coasters.
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.
Coca-Cola Drinks In New Social Data
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
How does a drink dispenser become a "connection machine"? Web 2.0 Summit attendees heard about Coca-Cola's social and big data plans.
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