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Content tagged with Information Management posted in November 2012
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SAS Acquires rPath Assets To Boost Cloud Services
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
Analytic vendor SAS buys automation technologies, hires key staff to bolster its rapidly scalable cloud delivery capabilities.
Avoid Vague Social Media Policies
Commentary  |  11/30/2012  | 
Recent National Labor Relations Board decision reminds employers that employee speech related to terms of employment is protected.
Hire A Data Science Team, Not A Data Scientist
News  |  11/30/2012  | 
Assembling a group of talented people with diverse skills is the best way to meet your data science needs, says Deloitte director.
Semantic Databases: Destiny Or Distraction?
News  |  11/29/2012  | 
Here's how to decide where flexible semantic technologies can replace more rigid relational systems.
LinkedIn Launches Ads API
News  |  11/29/2012  | 
LinkedIn Ads API opens the door for a new class -- and a new scale -- of B2B social advertising and marketing campaigns on the site.
Inspector General Slams Medicare Oversight Of EHR Program
News  |  11/29/2012  | 
Office of Inspection General asserts that lack of prepayment audits of Meaningful Use leaves the Medicare program vulnerable to abuse.
Amazon Debuts Low-Cost, Big Data Warehousing
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Amazon Redshift service promises ten times faster query performance than conventional on-premises data warehouses, at one-tenth the price.
Future Cities: IT Priorities For Urban Transformation
Commentary  |  11/28/2012  | 
City planners and their IT teams are setting big goals -- and facing big challenges -- in the development of tech-enabled "Future Cities," our survey results show.
Dell's Quest: Bring Business Insights To Email Data
News  |  11/28/2012  | 
Quest Software's first 'big data play,' MessageStats 7.0, adds email mining and analytics tools for business-side users.
Former Autonomy Chief Challenges HP Fraud Allegations
News  |  11/27/2012  | 
Former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch rejects HP allegations of impropriety. HP says questions will be answered in court.
Is Apple Maps Salvageable?
News  |  11/27/2012  | 
Apple is dealing with the crappy mapping launch by firing the manager in charge of the software. But can this repair the damage that is already done and can Apple ever catch up to Google?
Salesforce.com Revenues Surge, But Should You Ignore Losses?
Commentary  |  11/27/2012  | 
Why cloud application vendors are held to a different standard when it comes to profitability.
10 Cities Raise Tech IQs In IBM Challenge
Slideshows  |  11/26/2012  | 
IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge helps 100 cities around the globe improve education, infrastructure, public safety and economic development. Look how 10 winning cities are tackling tough problems.
Mars Mystery: Here's What We Know
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
NASA says its Curiosity rover has made a discovery on Mars, but isn't saying more. Clues offer some educated guesses about what NASA's found.
Autonomy Search Tech Viable For HP, Analyst Says
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
Autonomy's IDOL search and data analysis software can still help HP, analyst says. But HP needs to make it easier for customers to implement.
Social Leaders Get Teams Past The Velvet Rope
Commentary  |  11/20/2012  | 
Employees with good ideas for business should be encouraged, not held back by roles. Social collaboration can help.
Why Your 'Weak' Relationships Pack Strength
Commentary  |  11/20/2012  | 
The tightest relationships are not the most powerful when we need to broaden our reach within the organization.
HP Takes $8.8 Billion Charge On Autonomy Unit
News  |  11/20/2012  | 
HP reports bruising loss for fourth quarter, says Autonomy officials misrepresented financial position prior to 2011 acquisition.
More NY Subway Stations Will Get Wi-Fi, Cell Service
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Transit Wireless is bringing Wi-Fi and cell service to the dark subways of New York City, keeping the city that never sleeps connected underground.
Wells Fargo's Frustrating Taste Of Enterprise Social Success
News  |  11/16/2012  | 
Experience accelerating sales processes shows the promise of enterprise social networking, but doesn't prove today's technologies deliver on it.
Meet The Elusive Data Scientist
News  |  11/16/2012  | 
Data scientists in Chicago share a glimpse at their everyday problems: organizational process, enterprise fiefdoms -- and yes, a big data talent shortage.
Oracle Spotlights Its Database Memory Gap
Commentary  |  11/16/2012  | 
Oracle takes Microsoft to task for its SQL Server Project Hekaton announcement, but in doing so it underscores what's missing from Oracle DB and Exadata.
Analytics Gets More Accurate, More Accessible
News  |  11/15/2012  | 
Advanced analytics' predictive capabilities combined with big data are driving a new age of experimentation.
Cisco Brings Location-Based Big Data To Shopping
News  |  11/15/2012  | 
Cisco touts its analytics technology, teamed with users' cellphones, as perfect for helping brick-and-mortar retailers track consumer behavior and provide personalized advertising.
Social Analytics Isn't Just For Social Networks
Commentary  |  11/15/2012  | 
Broadly applied across all company functions, social analytics can focus attention on the most pressing internal performance issues.
4 Social Factors That Drive IT Buying Decisions
News  |  11/15/2012  | 
LinkedIn study finds that social networks are increasingly influential throughout the tech purchasing process.
NASA's IT Future: Robot Telework, 3-D Printing
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's philosophy -- prototype new tech based on what non-IT workers envision -- could pay off in robot telework, spacecraft created by 3-D printers and more.
RIM Adds Free Voice Service To BlackBerry Messenger
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
RIM has added a free voice chat service to the next version of their popular BlackBerry Messenger service. BBM Voice users will be able to make free voice calls over Wi-Fi connections to other BBM users. The new feature is part of BBM version 7, announced today, and currently in beta test.
Sears Hadoop Plans: Check Out Data Warehousing's Future
Commentary  |  11/14/2012  | 
Will Hadoop become the new enterprise data warehouse? Sears' CTO is not alone in seeing a shift in how we'll use relational databases.
Could Private IT Best Practices Save Feds $220 Billion?
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
Wiser use of technology can save the government money, cut healthcare costs and improve services, according to an American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council report.
Oracle Stakes Claim In Engine Yard PaaS
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Engine Yard provides an online platform for application developers using different Web languages. Oracle's investment is a way to keep itself in front of those developers.
E2 Innovate Keynoters: Set IT Free
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Google CIO Ben Fried evangelizes the value of employee technology choice, while IDC's Michael Fauscette sees a future in which all enterprise systems will be social.
Election 2012 Polling Lesson: Internet In, Telephone Out?
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Online polling is ready for prime time but Internet voting isn't, says Survey Monkey's chief methodologist.
Time To Deliver On Federal IT Reform
Commentary  |  11/13/2012  | 
First four years of the Obama Administration were marked by the beginnings of significant changes in federal IT. Execution will be the name of the game during the next four.
3 Big Social Business Implementation Challenges
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Organizational and cultural issues prevent enterprises from gaining full benefit from social business initiatives, IBM study says.
SAP Takes Big Step Putting CRM On Hana
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Watch out Salesforce.com: SAP releases a Hana in-memory database upgrade capable of running core transactional applications, starting with a customer relationship package.
This Time, James Bond Fights Hackers
News  |  11/12/2012  | 
James Bond spends most of his time during Skyfall fighting a cyber terrorist. The latest James Bond flick might be unrealistic, but it reminds us that losing data, especially to hackers, can be a very bad thing.
Microsoft Sharepoint, Yammer Get Closer: The Social Story
News  |  11/12/2012  | 
Microsoft makes social software enhancements in SharePoint 2013, while Yammer evolves quickly.
DoubleDutch Gains $4 Million For Social Mobile CRM
News  |  11/12/2012  | 
Mobile app developer picks up additional funds to pursue its vision of "decomposing" CRM.
Hurricane Sandy: Big Data Predicted Big Power Outages
Commentary  |  11/12/2012  | 
What can be learned for future weather events? For starters, simulations must happen quickly and no single forecasting model will do.
Wanted: Qualified Data Scientists, People Skills A Plus
News  |  11/12/2012  | 
A good data scientist is hard enough to find; try finding one who can effectively communicate data-driven insights to non-technical folk.
Google, Tableau Team On Big Data
News  |  11/11/2012  | 
Google BigQuery lets data analysts do fast, SQL-style querying. Tableau Software brings data visualization power to let business users in on the big data platform.
Understanding Social Business Integration
Commentary  |  11/11/2012  | 
In order to build the right social strategy, IT leaders must understand the technical options for social software integration. Here's what you need to know.
Social Media Game Plan Equals Higher Profits
News  |  11/9/2012  | 
Social media savvy has become a success indicator, says Mark Fidelman, author of the new book Socialized! How the Most Successful Businesses Harness The Power of Social. Fidelman shares social tips for businesses in a BYTE Q&A.
Social-Focused IT Hires On Back Burner
News  |  11/9/2012  | 
Companies that have made social a high priority, though, are adding a significant number of jobs, according to InformationWeek IT staffing survey.
Astronaut Drives Lego Robot Via 'Interplanetary Internet'
News  |  11/9/2012  | 
Astronaut aboard the International Space Station used a new NASA-developed deep space networking technology to drive a small robot in Germany.
What Enterprise Social Networks Lack: Purpose
Commentary  |  11/8/2012  | 
Communities based on shared interests are fine for consumer social networks. At work, only a community of purpose is worth our time.
The BrainYard's 7 Social Business Leaders Of 2012
Slideshows  |  11/8/2012  | 
The editors of The BrainYard picked companies large and small that are exploring the potential of a unified social business strategy.
10 Ways To Feel Smarter At Work
News  |  11/8/2012  | 
Startup Lumosity designs games to boost brain function. VP Joe Hardy shares his top 10 list of what you can do to be feel smarter and more productive.
Nate Silver's Big Data Lessons For The Enterprise
Commentary  |  11/8/2012  | 
Big data analytics have proven their mettle in predicting baseball and election success. How can you make them work for your business?
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