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Content tagged with Information Management posted in December 2011
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10 Enterprise Social Networking Obstacles
Commentary  |  12/29/2011  | 
Why wouldn't every organization flock to the vision of an agile, transparent, people-centered, and collaborative team? Let's count the reasons.
NASA Spacecraft Set To Orbit Moon
News  |  12/29/2011  | 
The two spacecraft in the GRAIL mission aim to create a new gravity map of the moon. They will go into orbit one after the other on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
10 Biggest Social Business Stories Of 2011
Commentary  |  12/28/2011  | 
They range from Facebook platform changes to OpenSocial specs to the phenomenon of social poseurs.
Dachis Group Builds Analytics Around Social Business Index
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Razorfish co-founder Jeff Dachis launches firm to analyze the components of a company's social media performance.
Does E-Commerce On Social Networks Pay Yet?
Commentary  |  12/22/2011  | 
E-commerce firms search for the right way to retail on social networks, especially Facebook.
WellPoint Taps IBM Watson For Cancer Decision Support
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
Los Angeles cancer institute will also contribute to the project, which aims to use Watson-based technology to improve treatment outcomes.
Do Clinicians Need Their Own DWI Rule?
Commentary  |  12/22/2011  | 
Doctoring While iPhoning isn't the same as Driving While Intoxicated. But doctors should know better than to engage in such behavior.
Startup Automates SMB Customer Engagement
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
OneReach gives small and midsize businesses a simple way to set up automated voice, SMS, and email customer messaging--no technical skill needed.
The Case For SharePoint Plus Silverlight
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
The authors of SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight talk about why the two Microsoft technologies are more powerful together.
Feds Set Tougher Data Center Consolidation Goals
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Federal agencies are ahead of schedule in their data center consolidation plans, so the White House now plans to close even more data centers.
Mobile Digital Divide: Personal Apps Vs. Work Apps
Commentary  |  12/21/2011  | 
3 questions IT must answer to provide a better mobile experience for employees.
Feds Tackle Sprawling, Disorganized Government Websites
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Some agencies have more than 100 domains and dozens of Web hosting providers, but administration has ordered agencies to clean up their mess.
Radian6 Chief: Ignoring Social Could Bring 'CEO Spring'
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
Companies must embrace enterprise social media in 2012 or be overrun by it, says Marcel LeBrun.
IBM Acquires Social Services Software Developer
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Curam Software will bolster IBM's Smarter Cities strategy to help governments use technology to better deliver citizen services.
White House Moves To Future-Proof Government IT
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel's priorities for 2012 include making sure IT investments pay off, shared services, cloud computing, data center consolidation, and cybersecurity.
Patent Office Presents $50,000 Innovation Challenge
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
U.S. Trademark and Patent Office turns to crowdsourcing for an algorithm to speed the patent approval process.
Jive Unveils Free Social Media Monitoring Tool
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Fathom will allow all Jive users to monitor, search, and analyze social media, while a Pro version will add sentiment analysis and engagement features.
Google Want To Google Get On Google's Tech Google News Google Page? Put Google In Your Google Headline
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
My unscientific research reveals Google likes stories about itself and Google products. While I took it lightheartedly, the U.S. government is more concerned.
Telligent Buys Leverage Software To Boost Cloud Power
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Acquisition strengthens Telligent's cloud computing and enterprise social networking products.
5 Innovations IBM Says Will Change Your Life
Commentary  |  12/19/2011  | 
Mind-reading PCs, people-powered generators, and an end to passwords could all become realities within the next five years, according to Big Blue.
Top 10 Government IT Flops Of 2011
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Alongside success in many areas, government IT deployments suffered security snafus, fraud fiascoes, budget breakdowns, and more over the past year.
Salesforce Acquires Rypple For Social Employee Performance Management
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Employee performance recognition and goals application to become "Successforce," build on Salesforce's enterprise social media aspirations.
Top 20 IT Trends In 2011
Commentary  |  12/19/2011  | 
The business technology sector went through a lot of changes in 2011. What follows is my list of the most important themes, events, products, and people of the past year.
SAP Steps Up Mobile, Cloud And In-Memory Commitments
Commentary  |  12/19/2011  | 
SAP spotlights innovation, customer success and new partnerships with Google, Tableau and Tibco at its Influencer Summit.
IBM Acquires Analytics Specialist Emptoris
News  |  12/16/2011  | 
Big Blue continues to bet big on the business analytics and intelligence markets.
Pentagon Unveils Enterprise IT Strategy
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Department of Defense looks to save up to $5.2 billion through IT consolidation and enterprise-wide adoption of shared platforms and services.
Facebook Makes Peace With Greenpeace
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
The social network promises to "unfriend" coal.
The NTSB Recommended In-Vehicle Cell Phone Use Ban - Technology Can Solve the Problem
Commentary  |  12/14/2011  | 
Most responses to the NTSB's recommended Nation-wide ban on in vehicle cell phone use fails to do one important thing - address the root cause of the problem.
Zendesk Turns Facebook Wall Posts Into Helpdesk Tickets
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Integrates customer questions and complaints posted on Facebook into online helpdesk and customer support tool.
Google Hangouts Go Mobile
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Group video chat may be the killer app for Google+.
Business-Worthy Consumer Tech Gifts
Slideshows  |  12/14/2011  | 
The team at BYTE had the unique challenge of finding the top business-worthy consumer tech gifts for the holidays. There are lots of top 10 lists out there, but our challenge was finding cool consumer stuff that will also work well in the enterprise. Of course, many consumer products can be brought into the enterprise--that's the raison d'etre for BYTE--but there aren't a lot of them that also make great gifts. We skipped the obvious--the iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire--because we bet whoever wants t
7 Enterprise Social Platforms Think Beyond Facebook
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Want a "Facebook for the enterprise" to help improve collaboration? These 7 players show today's wide range of options for internal social networking.
Humana Acquires Anvita To Bolster Healthcare Analytics
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Clinical analytics provide actionable data to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs as accountable care organizations take hold.
SAP: We'll Be No. 2 Database Player By 2015
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
At SAP Influencer Summit in Boston, SAP unveils plans for cloud hiring spree and Hana-led database push. Can it push by IBM, Microsoft, and Teradata in just 3 years?
Social Overload? Bottlenose Promises Intelligent Filtering
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Startup offers high-performance app to sort and organize social streams from Twitter and Facebook.
Jive Gets Strong IPO For Social Software
News  |  12/13/2011  | 
First day of trading sets the company's value near $800 million.
Feds Launch Shared Services Initiative
News  |  12/13/2011  | 
Federal agencies will each have to create two shared IT services in 2012, in push to accomplish more with less.
SMBs Get Tool For Social Campaigns
News  |  12/13/2011  | 
Constant Contact adds feature to let smaller companies easily create Facebook landing pages and run integrated campaigns across Twitter, LinkedIn, and email.
LotusLive Gets Social Project Management Tools
News  |  12/13/2011  | 
Trilog's ProjExec app brings Microsoft Project and Facebook-style features to IBM's environment for collaboration in the cloud.
Enterprise 2.0's New Debate: Dam the Streams?
Commentary  |  12/12/2011  | 
Social action has become part of a constantly flowing river of stimulation called the stream. Two schools of thought say leave it, or tame it.
5 Tips: Make People Notice Your Online Video
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
People don't watch compelling videos just because you post them. Consider this expert advice to make more people see and share your content.
Adware Reborn As Facebook Theme Software
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
A new generation of advertising software plagues Facebook and Google. Is there anything they can do about it?
12 Enterprise IT Resolutions For 2012
Slideshows  |  12/12/2011  | 
From taking mobile to the next level to preparing for a hybrid cloud world, we offer a dozen suggestions for moving toward progressive IT.
NASA Launches Internet Radio Station
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
Space agency's music and news outlet, dubbed Third Rock-America's Space Station, will attempt to attract tech-savvy young adults with indie and alternative rock.
SAP Tries To Leapfrog Salesforce.com On Social Analysis
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
SAP says NetBase partnership will help companies tap Facebook and Twitter and drive better enterprise apps decisions.
Twitter Redesign: Cheers And Jeers
News  |  12/9/2011  | 
There's a lot to like about Twitter's revamped look, but many iPhone users dislike the official new Twitter client.
Google Currents: Another Half-Baked Google Launch
Commentary  |  12/9/2011  | 
Google debuted digital reader Google Currents Thursday. My verdict: It's no Flipboard.
DARPA Wants More From Military Sensor Data
News  |  12/9/2011  | 
Defense research agency funds wants to bridge the language gap between military sensor data and what human analysts can discern.
10 Government IT Predictions For 2012: IDC
News  |  12/9/2011  | 
Mobile will be government IT's top governance issue, and overall government IT spending will hit $82.4 billion, IDC predicts.
5 Retailers That Impress On Facebook
News  |  12/9/2011  | 
Check out social networking best practices from five B2C companies.
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