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Tablet Shopping Guide: 8 Tips
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
The tablet market is more crowded than ever. Use our eight tips to avoid buyers' remorse this holiday season.
NoSQL Stars In Travel Giant's Platform Upgrade
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
Couchbase NoSQL database will be the cornerstone of new real-time inventory management platform for Amadeus, a top provider of travel search, pricing, booking, and ticketing services.
Keep Data Off Mobile Devices & Away From Adversaries
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
Why we must focus on protecting the data rather than securing mobile devices.
10 Defenses Against Smartphone Theft
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
Thieves see mobile phones as easy cash. Take these 10 steps to defend yourself.
Docker Container System Works With All Linuxes
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
New release of open-source Docker software container system eliminates need for AnotherUnion Filesystem to move apps from one flavor of Linux to another.
Mobile Security: All About The Data
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
Spend less time worrying about devices and more time worrying about the data.
HarperCollins Rewrites Its Analytics Book
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
HarperCollins uses a data-driven approach to make quicker, bolder marketing decisions.
Argonne Lab Taking Next Steps To Exascale Computing
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Government sponsored research focuses on barriers to massive parallel processing.
Google's Schmidt Pens Guide For iPhone Switchers
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Google's board chairman offers an in-depth tutorial to help smartphone owners ditch their iPhones for Androids.
Big Data Reshapes Weather Channel Predictions
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
The Weather Company builds a new forecasting platform using Basho's Riak NoSQL database and Amazon Web Services.
Obamacare Drives One Health Plan's BPM Adoption
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Regulatory changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act prompted Fallon Health Plans to decide it needed a flexible framework for automating its business process management.
CIO Profile: Gavin Gray Of Perkins Coie
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Law firm CIO Gavin Gray talks about networking with other industries, alternative startups, and making his clients happy with custom legal apps.
IT Must Deliver Visual, Mobile-Friendly Data Analytics
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
IT groups are demanding easy-to-use data analytics software that also yields accurate predictions, and vendors are listening, according to InformationWeek's new survey on analytics and BI trends.
Windows Azure Outage Avoids Xbox One Catastrophe
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Microsoft's cloud services, including Xbox Live, were disrupted Thursday due to a DNS error.
Lessons From A Successful Government Data Site
Commentary  |  11/22/2013  | 
The success stories of Recovery.gov and FederalReporting.gov demonstrate that the government can and does get things right.
5 Ways Mobile Marketers Can Hold Consumers' Attention
Commentary  |  11/22/2013  | 
In a multiscreen world, marketers have to work harder to keep consumer focus. Consider these tips to minimize distractions.
Salesforce's 'Superpod': Only For Giants
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Turns out the HP-powered "Superpod" is consistent with Salesforce.com's public cloud. But it's not something that many customers will use.
Microsoft Surface 2: Hands-On Review
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 is a big improvement, but it's not for everyone.
Infor CEO Charles Phillips Talks Enterprise Apps
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Oracle veteran Charles Phillips says business users expect enterprise app agility, mobility, and consumer-grade interfaces. But is IT on board?
Windows Azure Load Balancing: What To Know
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Windows Azure promises cloud flexibility once IT overcomes Azure's built-in load balancing constraints.
Social Business Discussions Are The New Documentation
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Social business is changing how we document business processes and IT operations. Here's why.
Does Hadoop Have a Speed Problem?
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
"Fast data" -- information provided in near-real time -- is key to getting the most out of analytics projects, says ParStream CEO Michael Hummel.
What Car Will You Buy Next? Autometrics Knows
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Autometrics takes an hourly pulse of Web traffic at 150 car-buying sites to give auto makers predictive insights about buyers.
Microsoft's Next CEO: Ford's Mulally As 'Caretaker'?
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Microsoft directors want Alan Mulally to shepherd the company through its restructuring while an insider is groomed for the CEO role, reports say.
Population Health Management Doesn't Measure Up
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Health IT research firm KLAS says PHM is a diverse, fast-growing market, but available products don't meet healthcare providers' needs.
EHR Accreditation Could Spur Doctors' Direct Messaging
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
DirectTrust is on track to accredit intermediaries used by nine EHR vendors that have the bulk of the EHR market.
Beware The Looming Digital Identity Crisis
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Social networks have spawned a consumer identity at odds with the corporate world's idea of secure identity management. How will your customer expectations and business needs mesh?
Distributed Databases: Stop Stalling
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Your current RDBMS may well be perfectly functional. But big data and the nature of work mean it won't be for long. Then what?
11 Must-Have iPhone Apps
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Cut through the app clutter. Donít miss these 11 iPhone apps, most of which have been retooled to capitalize on iOS 7.
5 Lessons From Facebook On Analytics Success
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Ken Rudin, Facebook's head of analytics, shares five strategies the social network uses to improve adoption and turn business insights into action.
7 Ways To Drive Social Business Buy-In
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
A successful transition to a social business hinges on employee adoption. Plan carefully for these seven ways people perceive change.
Creating A Marketplace For Public-Private Innovations
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses why he established GOVonomy to match government needs with innovative technology startups
Microsoft-Nokia Deal On: What's Next?
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Nokia shareholders have officially agreed to sell the company's device business to Microsoft. How much will Microsoft gain?
Salesforce.com, HP Partner For Private Cloud 'Superpods'
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
HP puts compute, storage, and networking in one box so Salesforce.com customers can run private instances of its sales, service, and marketing clouds.
SAP's Extreme Makeover: 4 Key Changes
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
SAP's marketing machine vies to give the company formerly known as "that German ERP vendor" a whole new identity. Here's what customers should know.
5 Social Business Adopter Types: Prepare Early
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
Employees resisting social business? You can improve adoption by predicting how these types will react to new ideas.
9 Myths About Wearable Computers
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Wearable devices represent a major opportunity for the technology industry, but the makers of these devices still have some work to do.
How To Explain Hadoop To Non-Geeks
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
With Hadoop 2.0's arrival, you will need to explain the benefits of the reigning big data platform to business types and C-suite executives.
Windows 8.1: 8 Essential Tips, Tricks
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Microsoft Windows 8.1 is highly customizable -- but only if you know your way around its menus. Our tips help you get more from the new OS.
5 Big Data Myths, Busted
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Be right, not fast. Think business, not IT. Don't worry about dirty data. A big data guru shares contrarian advice about the worst whoppers.
2014 Digital Business Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/19/2013  | 
When it comes to digital strategy, size matters. We broke 510 respondents down by employee count: 326 hail from orgs with fewer than 1,000 employees, while 184 have more than 1,000. We found that 62% of smaller shops have digital strategies vs. 73% of large companies. And that's just the start of the disparities.
Will Microsoft's Next CEO Ditch Ballmer's Plan?
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
As Microsoft board closes in on a new CEO, the company's long-term strategy remains hazy.
Salesforce Debuts Mobilized Salesforce1 Platform
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Salesforce1 puts a cohesive, mobile-friendly, and API-rich wrapper around everything the company offers.
Big Data Terminology Mess Needs Cleanup
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
Big data needs a coherent and unified vocabulary of terms -- or we can't share solutions to problems across disciplines.
Cloud Plus On-Premises: ERP's Winning Combo
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
Two-tiered ERP helped create expanded revenues for Williams Sonoma and Shaw's Carpets.
5 Deadly Sins Of Email Writing
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Think the world revolves around you? Still refuse to write Twitter-style? No wonder colleagues ignore your emails.
5 Top Social Media Trends For 2014
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
What's next in the realm of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and social business? See if you agree with our experts.
APIs: Why You Need A Strategy Now
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
As software eclipses hardware, it's dawning on enterprises that they need API programs. Here's where to begin.
Big Data Meets Trough Of Disillusionment: Gartner
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Gartner says cloud, in-memory databases are headed into Hype Cycle "trough of disillusionment." Productivity expected within two to five years.
BlackBerry Adds BBM Features For Android, iOS
News  |  11/16/2013  | 
BlackBerry makes significant improvements to its instant messaging client, brings it closer to the native BlackBerry version.
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