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Content tagged with Information Management posted in November 2011
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Appirio Social Enterprise Toolkit Links To Chatter
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Cloud consulting company Appirio is bundling a greatest hits collection of Salesforce.com Chatter tools for integration and compliance.
Salesforce.com Steps Past CRM, Into Social Marketing
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Radian6-powered services help companies capture, decipher, and respond to customer interactions across Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
DOD Aims To Improve Info Sharing
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Defense Department plans to use semantic Web principles to improve how data is shared, analyzed, and reported across myriad systems.
InterContinental Hotels Explores Enterprise Social Software
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Hotel chain explores broader ambitions for enterprise social software, starting with a focus on recruiting and training.
5 Resolutions For Better BI in 2012
Commentary  |  11/29/2011  | 
Make business intelligence easy to use, deploy, afford, administer and embed.
Obama Orders Agencies To Move Records To Cloud
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
White House tells federal agencies to improve records management by considering new electronic alternatives.
Medical Database Linked To Better Hospital Care
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
One study suggests that UpToDate may improve clinical outcomes, but it's hard to establish a firm cause and effect relationship.
Coca-Cola, Best Buy Shareholder Votes Get Social Twist
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
When investors go to vote online on shareholder issues, they now can ask questions, almost as if attending the annual meeting in person, using a social app.
Klout-Like Tool Lets Employees Rate Each Other
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
SilkRoad Point social software seeks to recognize employees who have expertise and influence within the enterprise.
Treasury Dept. Gives FOIA A Technology Makeover
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Department deploys cloud-based tools to manage and fulfill freedom of information requests.
Social Standards: Web 2.0 Vs. Enterprise 2.0
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
The OpenSocial approach to defining social software standards has the backing of Jive, IBM, and others--and the scorn of upstarts like Yammer.
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News  |  11/21/2011  | 
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Catalina's Big Data: Redefining Business
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Catalina Marketing's CIO Eric Williams provides an in depth look at big data. Catalina has 1.2 tillion rows of data, and it mines that data looking for trends, providing the company with predictive analytics that has defined its business.
Best Buy & Kia Motors Mine For Customer Sentiment
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
There are many channels of customer feedback and sentiment -- from call center data to surveys to social network chatter. Gathering, organizing and understanding what all of it means is a necessity. Hear how two companies are tackling the challenge.
UC Berkeley Robotics Proffessor announces new "idea" platform
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Ken Goldberg, Robotics Proffessor from UC Berkeley, announces Hybrid Wisdom Labs. This is to work as an "idea" platform to gauge and produce new thoughts.
High Order Bit: Gil Elbaz with Factual from Web 2.0 Summit 2011
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
At Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Gil Elbaz from Factual hosts 'High Order Bit.'
“Big Data, Big Decisions, Big Impact" - Michael Dell speaks with IWTV at Web 2.0 Summit
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Inc., speaks with IWTV about how to distill Big Data into something meaningful and translate it into customers. David Berlind interviews Dell while at Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, 2011.
Web 2.0 Summit: Self Expression through Social Media- Chris Poole
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Chris Poole, founder of about.me and Canvas, describes the expression of the self through social networking. The ideal of individuality is fading with the globalization of social expression.
Web 2.0 Summit: Mary Meeker goes over global internet trends
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
While at Web 2.0 Summit Mary Meeker discusses trends in the internet, globally. Ranging from data transfers, hours online by country, and the explosion of social networking throughout the globe.
CA's 3Tera AppLogic Graphically Deploys Stacks To Data Centers
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
At Cloud Connect 2011 in Silicon Valley, TechWeb's David Berlind gets a demonstration of CA's recently acquired 3Tera AppLogic graphical private cloud deployment tool.
HP Chairman Ray Lane On Vision
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
HP's Chairman, Ray Lane, sat down for an exclusive fireside chat and discussed the company's strategy, product direction and some of the missteps in communicating all of that to its customers.
CEO of salesforce.com speaks to the impact of Social Media on enterprise decision-making
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Marc Benioff, CEO of salesforce.com, uses social media as a way to gauge the reaction of consumers to the enterprise decisions surrounding their lives. What will the future of enterprise-consumer relationships look like?
Paul Depodesta Bucks Traditional Data Analysis
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
New York Met VP Paul Depodesta talks about the journey of examining data differently. Depodesta discusses all of the ramifications and the outcomes of bucking the traditional ways of looking at baseball statistics & evaluating talent.
Bring-Your-Own Social Networks Arrive
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Maybe you've dealt with bring your own device policies, but are you ready for rogue social networks in the enterprise?
More BI Packages Add Collaboration: Who Needs It?
Commentary  |  11/21/2011  | 
Business intelligence vendors keep adding social features--but how many interfaces does it take to get everybody on the same page?
FedEx CIO Rob Carter: Dominant Design
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
One of the world's well-known CIOs provides an in depth look at how FedEx is building its data centers of the future. Carter discusses the trend toward "dominant design" -- the ability to leverage standards for speed and competitive advantage.
Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Through Technology
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
Sir Ken Robinson, an innovator and educator, talks to the InformationWeek 500 audience about the role technology is playing in changing our culture. "Technology is not leaving us alone, it's getting right in the middle of things," he says.
Skype Gets Direct Link To Facebook
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
Microsoft's VoIP platform now allows face-to-face calling from within the social network for users of Windows and Mac OS.
Bill Gross, founder of Idealab, introduces his new company - Chime.in
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
Chime.in is a new customizable platform for websites to limit, expand, and share information and media.
Move Over Farmville? Health Games For Employees
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
Progress Software says it makes its employees happier and healthier with a social game from Keas.
Web 2.0 Summit: Mary Meeker goes over global internet trends
News  |  11/18/2011  | 
While at Web 2.0 Summit Mary Meeker discusses trends in the internet, globally. Ranging from data transfers, hours online by country, and the explosion of social networking throughout the globe.
2012 BI Survey: Don't Follow The Money
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Instead, get ahead of it by watching the data. That's the promise of advanced analytics, and our survey respondents are intrigued. Other top trends: mobility, cloud, and multiple BI tools.
Microsoft Cloud Exec Is New Washington State CIO
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Windows Azure vet Bharat Shiyam steps into the middle of a major state agency consolidation and a massive data center build as Washington's new state CIO.
Does SharePoint Have Future As A Social Platform?
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Analysts speaking at Enterprise 2.0 say Microsoft's collaboration platform is more than a portal, but less than a social network.
Microsoft Ditches Dryad, Focuses On Hadoop
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Microsoft drops LINQ to HPC big-data processing project, in favor of Apache's open source Hadoop platform.
Internal Social Networks Now Important Proving Ground
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Companies see internal social deployments as way to not only drive collaboration but also test ideas, IBM 2011 Tech Trends survey shows.
Socialtext 360 Connects Similar Employees
Commentary  |  11/17/2011  | 
Collaboration software feature used technology from IntroNetworks to connect employees to co-workers with similar interests, expertise, and other attributes.
CubeVibe Wins Enterprise 2.0 Launch Pad Competition
Commentary  |  11/16/2011  | 
Tool for measuring and managing employee engagement snags the People's Choice award in the competition for innovative business apps.
Will Google, Facebook Launch Business Social Networks?
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
Tech evangelist Richard Scoble tells Enterprise 2.0 crowd that he predicts this to happen within the next couple of years.
Federal Data Center Consolidation: By The Numbers
Slideshows  |  11/16/2011  | 
Go inside the federal government's data center consolidation initiative, which aims to save $5 billion. See who's closing the most data centers, where, and how else the picture is changing.
VMware's Social Chief: Complexity Kills
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
At Enterprise 2.0, Socialcast founder and VMware social software VP Tim Young explains why enterprise social tools must become simpler.
How Facebook Manages Its Workforce
News  |  11/16/2011  | 
Facebook is growing so fast it had to implement new forms of employee reviews in a "learn or lose" work environment, execs tell Enterprise 2.0 conference.
WANTED: Enterprise Social Networking Test Advice
Commentary  |  11/16/2011  | 
Byte is planning to test enterprise social networking systems. How should we go about it?
SAS CEO Jim Goodnight: Not The Retiring Type
Commentary  |  11/15/2011  | 
Cloud, shmoud! Hadoop, big whoop! SAS' top executive and co-founder throws cold water on hot trends. Behind the times, or a clear-headed realist?
Genentech Fights Social 'Noise' By Setting Goals
News  |  11/15/2011  | 
Social collaborative tools aren't a recipe for success on their own.
CardMunch iPhone App Reads Business Cards Into LinkedIn
News  |  11/15/2011  | 
The businessy social network takes business cards to the next level. Instead of sitting in a drawer, you can easily tie those cards to your contacts and the context in which you met them.
Windows Embedded Girds Microsoft's Big Data Plans
News  |  11/15/2011  | 
Redmond sees an expanded role for its smart device operating system as connected devices, from tractors to toasters, go mainstream.
DHS Taps Raytheon To Modernize Case-Management System
News  |  11/14/2011  | 
Raytheon will build a new case-management system for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that makes it easier to share info and lets agents receive notifications via mobile devices.
Feds Detail Supercomputing's Future
News  |  11/14/2011  | 
Federal agencies are working on everything from supercomputing in the cloud to software optimizations for fusion research, and will be discussing their research at this week's annual SC11 conference.
In Search Of Enterprise Social Media Integration
Commentary  |  11/11/2011  | 
I went looking for enterprise application architects who are integrating with social feeds and frameworks for the "Designing Social Applications" session at Enterprise 2.0. I found something a little different.
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