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Content tagged with Information Management posted in October 2012
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7 Lessons From Social Business Leaders
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Companies can learn from these leaders in the use of social networking technology for business.
Big Data Talent War: 7 Ways To Win
Slideshows  |  10/31/2012  | 
53% of big data-focused companies say analytics experts will be tough to find for the next two years. Here's how IT leaders plan to train, borrow, or steal talent--and what job seekers should know.
SAP Merges Social, Structured Collaboration
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
SAP Jam "redefines enterprise social software" by combining an enterprise social network with structured collaboration.
Hurricane Sandy: Government Data Tools Assist
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
Federal, state, and local information technology and data are on the case in the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy.
Why Internal Social Networks Are Not Enough
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
CIOs must extend their internal social networks to business partners and contractors, Forrester says. But that model is still uncharted territory for most.
Red Robin CIO Named Social Business Technology Leader
Commentary  |  10/30/2012  | 
For best articulating the value of social business in the context of business transformation, Chris Laping of Red Robin is our 2012 Social Business Technology Leader of the year.
DoD, VA To Expand Health Data Exchange Pilot
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Year-long test has already signed up 56,000 veterans; plug-and-play testing for nationwide exchange to play role in expansion.
NationalField Campaigns For Social Business
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Software that gained fame as an online tool for Barack Obama's 2008 campaign puts setting and tracking corporate goals at the center of enterprise social networking.
Will Microsoft's Hadoop Bring Big Data To Masses?
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
HDInsight Server "dramatically" lowers the cost and complexity of deploying Hadoop, Microsoft exec says.
Actuate Acquires Quiterian For Big Data Tools
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Quiterian Analytics will integrate with ActuateOne product suite, bringing advanced and predictive analytics to Actuate's BI software.
Google Unveils Universal Analytics
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Looking beyond the Web, Universal Analytics offers companies a way to measure data from marketing campaigns, sales calls and other sources.
Yammer Promotes Enterprise Graph Solution To Social Silos
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Just as Facebook's social graph connects you to friends and the content you've liked, Yammer says its Enterprise Graph will connect you to colleagues, documents, and data.
Energy Dept.'s Titan Supercomputer: Record Breaker?
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory turns on new 20-petaflop Titan supercomputer, which may be world’s most powerful.
Hearsay Guards Against Social Media Trouble
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Hearsay Social helps businesses plug into social media while still controlling compliance and governance. Learn more in our Valley View video.
Election 2012: Who's Winning Big Data Race?
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Obama campaign focuses on email, social strategies, while Romney uses behavioral marketing techniques, targets disenfranchised voters.
Hurricane Sandy: Mobile, Social Tools Help Emergency Management
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Everbridge emergency alert system is being used by several cities in the path of Hurricane Sandy and offers a mobile app and social media monitoring capabilities to give emergency responders a better picture of a crisis.
Big Data Meets BI: Beyond The Hype
Commentary  |  10/29/2012  | 
With Hadoop quickly gaining adoption, Cloudera, Platfora, SiSense and others are introducing new options for gaining business intelligence from this big data platform.
Healthcare Data Modeling Gets Hadoop Boost
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Healthcare firm Archimedes uses Hadoop and Univa software to streamline modeling operation.
Hortonworks Cofounder: Hadoop Rivals Can't Touch It
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Hadoop's "big ecosystem" will make it the dominant platform for managing big data, says Arun Murphy.
Xerox's Big Data Analytics Catches Traffic Scofflaws
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Xerox technology can speed traffic flow, read license plates and change parking meter rates on the fly.
How To Keep Email From Driving You Crazy
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
Never mind spam. How are we supposed to deal with the rest of our email?
Ceglia To Face Facebook Fraud Charges
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
The government says Ceglia forged evidence to support his claim to own most of Facebook.
5 Emerging Enterprise Technologies
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
If you are not watching these developments, your business is missing out. Here's what Gartner's annual top 10 tech trends list missed.
Socialware Listens For The Sound Of Money
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
As part of its social media management tool for financial advisors, Socialware now scans an individual's network for contacts who might be in the market for life insurance or a 401(k) rollover.
SAP Innovation Halo Drives Strong Quarter
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
SAP's revenue is mostly from core ERP apps, but its database, mobile, and cloud initiatives are sparking double-digit growth.
Microsoft: Windows 8 Ends Tablet Era
Commentary  |  10/25/2012  | 
With Windows 8, Surface, and the many OEM Windows 8 systems being released, Microsoft is attempting to redefine the personal computing market. In the new vision, tablets are PCs, and tablets that can't do the things PCs do--such as use a keyboard and mouse and multitask--are deficient. Windows 8 PCs and tablets can do these things; Android and the iPad cannot. If Microsoft can make the sale, then we are in store for an industry revolution.
White House: IT Reform Will Save Government $2.5B
News  |  10/25/2012  | 
PortfolioStat program, launched in April, has identified dozens of ways for agencies to consolidate systems, buy in bulk, eliminate duplication, says report.
BYTE Comments Now Use Facebook
News  |  10/25/2012  | 
Now commenting on BYTE is quick and easy using your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL or Hotmail account.
Heroku Adds Database Service That Scales Out Easily
News  |  10/25/2012  | 
Salesforce.com unit adds 'follower' feature that replicates and scales out production databases to handle heavier website traffic.
Why Sears Is Going All-In On Hadoop
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Sears pushes the cutting edge with some big data techniques, while trying to sell its big data services. Can emerging tech drive change in old-school companies?
Marketers Flooded With Big Data From Mobile
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
A gargantuan amount of customer data now flows from mobile devices and social media. But along with challenge comes opportunity for marketers.
6 Lies About Big Data
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Our 2013 Big Data Survey shows we're not lacking facts, figures, or tools to wrangle them. So why do just 9% of respondents rate themselves as extremely effective users of data?
Cloudera Debuts Real-Time Hadoop Query
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Cloudera says Project Impala real-time engine overcomes Hadoop batch delays, opens platform to relational databases and business intelligence tools.
Harmon.ie Syncs Sharepoint Collaboration Via Desktop, iPad
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Harmoni.ie's SharePoint plugin for Outlook now does more for users who move between desktop and iPad on collaboration chores.
Microsoft Releases Hadoop On Windows
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Microsoft makes big data play with HDInsight Server, first beta release of Hadoop distribution for Windows operating system.
Hadoop Gets Elastic Like Amazon's Cloud
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
Serengeti Project additions now enable Hadoop to expand and contract if it's running in virtual machines, explains VMware engineer.
State CIOs Face Balancing Act In 2013
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
Annual survey finds state CIOs making more progress with cloud computing but struggling with big data projects.
MapR Promises A Better HBase
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
MapR M7 release offers alternative architecture for Hadoop's NoSQL database to deliver better reliability, performance, and manageability.
Social Business Success Requires Looking Inward
Commentary  |  10/23/2012  | 
Focus as much energy on how your employees, partners, and shareholders experience your business as you do your existing and prospective customers.
IBM Accelerates Big Data Analysis
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
IBM offers prebuilt sentiment analysis on Hadoop, stream processing for telcos, marketing analysis, and predictive analytics delivered via the cloud.
Why We Need To Mine Government's Big Data
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
New efforts to share federal and state data repositories with researchers and entrepreneurs could bring medical and other advances.
Big Data Tackles Classic Question: What's The Weather Forecast?
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
Startup takes 60+ years of historical weather data, crunches it with 82 billion calculations to make more accurate long-term forecasts.
Big Data Chases Election 2012 Undecided Voters
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
Here's a look inside how campaigns use online advertising agencies that apply advanced analytics to reach undecided voters.
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Adds Social Analytics Options
News  |  10/19/2012  | 
Klout, Kred, OpenAmplify, and 17 other partners help Salesforce Marketing Cloud customers make sense of social networks.
Contextual Intelligence: Smart Phones To Become Big Brother?
Commentary  |  10/18/2012  | 
Say goodbye to privacy: In the future, advertisers, app makers, the government, and even our employers might be able to assess our personalities and react based on what we do with our phones.
Kontiki: A New Approach To Enterprise Content Delivery
News  |  10/18/2012  | 
Startup offers video-based solutions for employee training, communication, and more. Watch our Valley View elevator pitch session with Kontiki's CEO.
Application Monitoring Beyond The Web
News  |  10/18/2012  | 
Most IT teams have synthetic monitoring of their sites down. Now it's time to extend that vigilance to client-server applications.
Big Data Drives Big IT Spending
News  |  10/18/2012  | 
IT spending will hit $34 billion by 2013 as companies upgrade and adapt existing infrastructures to meet the demands of big data, Gartner research predicts.
How To Turn Customers Into Brand Advocates
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
Companies must be willing to turn the selling cycle upside down to inspire user-generated content on social media sites.
Collaborative Systems: Easy To Miss The Mark
Commentary  |  10/17/2012  | 
Map out use cases defining who you want collaborating and what results you want them to achieve. Skip this step in the beginning, and you'll regret it in the end.
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