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Content tagged with Information Management posted in October 2013
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Tableau Helps Johns Hopkins Cut Emergency Stays
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
Business intelligence dashboard software from Tableau helps Johns Hopkins Hospital reduce patients' emergency department stays from 11 hours to four.
How Will You Manage Your Digital Self?
Commentary  |  10/30/2013  | 
You can't keep track of all the digital content you generate. In the next five years, expect vendors to come to the rescue with digital-self services.
Google+ Enhances Hangouts, Photo Tools
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
Google+ Hangouts adds location sharing, and photos and videos get slick new editing tools.
Facebook Exec: Databases, Hadoop Belong Together
Commentary  |  10/30/2013  | 
Facebook's Ken Rudin says relational databases and Hadoop are complementary. Hortonworks and Teradata execs add guidelines on when to choose which.
Federal Agencies Advised To Brace For Big Data
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Big data challenge isn't now to handle current volume but what's to come, warn federal CIOs.
Cisco Launches Business Unit For Internet Of Things
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
In show of commitment to Internet of Things, Cisco forms group focused on advancing technologies ranging from more secure power plants to driverless cars.
Facebook Ads Fail Marketers: Report
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Facebook's emphasis on static instead of social ads is not working for marketers, who rank Facebook last in business value, says Forrester Research.
Cloudera Plans Data Hub Role For Hadoop
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Cloudera prepares to make Hadoop a central hub and first destination for companies' data. SAS and Apache Spark add data-analysis options.
Twitter Two-Factor Lockout: One User's Horror Story
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Is the security payoff from using Twitter's two-factor authentication system worth the risk of losing account access?
How To Manage LinkedIn Endorsements
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
Ensure you're portrayed accurately on LinkedIn by fine-tuning your endorsements -- and cut down on unnecessary email notifications in the bargain.
Los Angeles Gives Cloud Email Another Chance
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
After an FBI security rule prevented the LAPD from using Google Apps, the city was forced to backpedal from its move to the cloud. Now Los Angeles is trying again.
Datalink Lets Feds Test Drive Cloud
News  |  10/28/2013  | 
New service offers federal agencies a way to evaluate different cloud systems that align with their own configurations before they commit to a provider.
Why Do Big IT Projects Fail So Often?
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Obamacare's website problems can teach us a lot about large-scale project management and execution.
LPTA Contracts Stifle Government Innovation
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
"Lowest price technically acceptable" contracts drive down prices but sacrifice long-term value to meet short-term government savings goals, says study.
Hadoop In Production: 5 Steps To Success
Commentary  |  10/24/2013  | 
So you've done your homework, launched a prototype with Hadoop and found it good. Now the real fun starts.
Jive Customers Say Yes To Cloud
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Jive customers like Nuance Communications have gone from traditional to cloud hosting, while Thomson Reuters plans to switch over its 60,000 employee social portal in 2014.
Tech Contractors Reject Blame For HealthCare.gov Mess
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Contractors point fingers at each other and the government as they attempt to shift responsibility for healthcare website problems.
Portfolio Management Tools: Lessons From King County, Washington
Commentary  |  10/24/2013  | 
County IT portfolio manager shares what his team learned when they moved from spreadsheets to a real management tool.
What's The Best Path To Big Data Insight?
Commentary  |  10/24/2013  | 
We sort through this week's clashing din of news from Teradata, SAS, Pivotal, Platfora and Hortonworks in search of the inside edge to big data breakthroughs.
Jive Pushes More Functionality Into Cloud
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Jive previews new metrics, task system and other features to debut in cloud first, then Jive 7. Its new JiveX cloud product is for external communities.
Cloud Vs. Tough Problems From Business To Weather
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
ZipCar founder Robin Chase and other Cloud Connect 2013 speakers explain how cloud can help solve pressing world problems.
IBM Creates Federal Cloud Innovation Center
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Center focuses on encouraging government agencies to adopt open standards for cloud computing.
Facebook Apps Get Video Ads
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Facebook app developers will soon run video ads in your news feed highlighting the app's features.
SAP Sees Payoff In Cloud, Hana Bets
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
SAP reports triple-digit cloud gains, double-digit Hana in-memory platform growth and a gain in market share against rival Oracle.
Social Collaboration For Dummies Meets JiveWorld
Commentary  |  10/21/2013  | 
As my new book launches, I'd like to give a shout out to community.jivesoftware.com, Jive's network of enterprise community managers and strategists.
Adobe Analytics Update Offers Real-Time Analysis
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
Upgrade to Adobe Analytics adds data visualization and mobile features, helps analysts identify anomalies and act upon rapidly changing data more efficiently.
Dallas Top City For Smartphone, Tablet Use
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
Dallas has higher smartphone adoption rate than New York and San Francisco, survey shows. Also, a frightening 2% of people admit to mobile shopping during a funeral.
Oracle Blends Real-Time, Visual Data Integration
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
Oracle Data Integrator morphs to look more like Informatica. GoldenGate upgrade cuts "real-time" latency.
Government Shutdown Damage May Linger
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Federal agencies and IT contractors are still assessing the fallout from the shutdown on their operations, but initial figures point to high costs.
Avoiding Cloud Lock-In
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Moving data into a cloud service is easier than getting it out. Here's what agencies must consider before signing on the dotted line.
Facebook Privacy For Teens: 5 Facts
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Facebook has again changed its privacy settings, enabling features that affect younger users. Here's what you should know.
Advance Your IT Career: Partner With Marketing
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
The CIO's best friend should be the CMO.
Why BofA Put Its Money On Optimization
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Becoming customer-centric means knowing how to deliver the best interaction at each customer touchpoint -- and that takes optimization software.
Big Data FAQ: Separating Signal From Noise
Commentary  |  10/17/2013  | 
Author Phil Simon answers the most frequently asked questions on the impact of big data on small businesses and individuals, the role of data scientists and the continuing importance of human intuition.
How Would You Build IT From Scratch?
Commentary  |  10/17/2013  | 
What's holding back big companies? You're not willing to burn the boats. The CIO mindset needs to change dramatically if enterprise IT is to remain relevant.
IBM Hardware Slide Drags Down Q3 Results
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
IBM revenue declines 4.1% as hardware sales sag 16.6%. Unix servers are the loss leader.
Hadoop 2.0 Goes GA: New Workloads Await
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Apache's Hadoop upgrade, now in general availability, goes beyond MapReduce and promises better options for SQL-style querying, graph analysis and stream processing.
IBM's Watson Makes Some New Rounds
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
IBM Research unveiled cognitive computing technologies to help doctors make more informed, accurate diagnostic decisions.
Microsoft SQL Server 2014: Final Countdown
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Microsoft steps closer to delivering in-memory performance with a second beta release of Microsoft SQL Server 2014. Here's a peek at what's coming.
MetLife Hosts Big Data Party
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
MetLife gathers its data scientists and analytics experts from around the globe to share best practices, spark new ideas. Should your company follow suit?
Twitter Opens Direct Messages To Anyone
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
Users can receive direct messages from any follower, not only from people or brands they also follow. Here's how to opt in to the new setting.
Gartner Symposium CIO Lessons: Customer Service Counts
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
The difference between failure and delight is 10 percent.
Why I Don't Want To Live In Dataland
Commentary  |  10/11/2013  | 
Dataland -- a place where your activities are tracked 24/7 -- is almost upon us, say some researchers. Popular myths stress the advantages of a data-driven society, but there's a dark side.
Facebook Unfriends Another Privacy Setting
News  |  10/11/2013  | 
Facebook will eliminate the setting that keeps you unsearchable. Here's how to make sure the wrong people can't see your private posts.
Health Insurance Exchanges Plagued By Data Errors
News  |  10/11/2013  | 
Health insurance exchanges, especially the one run by Uncle Sam, are having problems sending files that can be opened and that have complete information.
3 Perils Of Analytics
Commentary  |  10/10/2013  | 
Right now, analytics suffers from too much math, too much marketing hype -- and too few sheep.
GE CEO Jeff Immelt's Analytics Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  10/10/2013  | 
IT leaders trying to apply analytics to run their businesses better should listen to Immelt's advice, based on his experience leading GE's Industrial Internet vision.
Government CFOs: Bad Data Quality Hobbles Agencies
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
Government CFOs say their agencies' services are at risk due to rising requirements, diminishing resources and the lack of quality data, a new report says.
Big Data For Cities: 4 Challenges
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
There's a lot of talk about the benefits of big data for cities. But according to people working in the weeds, there's still no shortage of hurdles to overcome.
5 Data Science Sins To Beware
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
Repent, ye data scientists! Avoid these five big data evils -- or pay with your immortal soul.
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