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NASA Details 2013 Plans
News  |  12/28/2012  | 
NASA plans continued exploration of Mars and the night sky, continued missions to the International Space Station, and numerous satellite and spacecraft missions.
5 Cloud App Trends To Expect In 2013
Commentary  |  12/27/2012  | 
We'll see more mobile options and embedded analytics, of course, but surprises will include growth in financial apps and big-data insights.
5 Big Data Predictions For 2013
News  |  12/21/2012  | 
Vendors and analysts make bold big data predictions for next year. Are their crystal balls cloudy or clear?
Mobile's Biggest Losers In 2012
Commentary  |  12/21/2012  | 
The last twelve months have been turbulent for smartphone makers and wireless network providers. Here's who took it on the chin hardest.
Oracle Buys Eloqua: Watch Out Salesforce?
News  |  12/20/2012  | 
Eloqua buy represents the latest move in Oracle's "marketing cloud" acquisitions duel with Salesforce.com.
eBay Drops Mobile Advertising
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
eBay has decided that advertising inside mobile apps is not worth the effort and that they will end all ads inside their own mobile apps. What does this mean for the future of mobile advertising?
Social Enterprise 2013: Opportunities And Obstacles
Commentary  |  12/19/2012  | 
Big changes such as integrating social tools with business take time. Remember that in slow-moving revolutions, the persistent are as likely to be successful as the bold.
Teradata Offers Free Big Data Training
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Online education program offers free courses to help college students earn Teradata tech certification.
IBM Gets $4.5 Million Tax Break On Analytics Center
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Columbus grants Big Blue incentive package as IBM pledges to create hundreds of new jobs in big data analytics.
London Firefighters Pursue Twitter Monitoring
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
London Fire Brigade moves to allow people to summon rescuers via Twitter, parallels "text to 911" efforts in the United States.
Oracle Q2 Results: Ellison Spins On Sun
Commentary  |  12/19/2012  | 
CEO Larry Ellison talks up Oracle's Sun acquisition even as hardware sales slide 23%. Software sales rise.
Instagram Users Fume At Photos As Ads
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Instagram users cry foul loudly, but the proposed new terms of service now conform to what Facebook already does with user content.
Social Media: Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Commentary  |  12/18/2012  | 
Before you get too deep into social business strategy, look at how comfortable your organization and its leaders are with the world of social media.
Teambox Bundles Box Storage With Social Collaboration
News  |  12/17/2012  | 
Project-oriented social collaboration tool Teambox offers Box integration along with 15 gigabytes per user of free storage.
Oracle Upgrades NoSQL Database, Big Data Appliance
News  |  12/17/2012  | 
Oracle NoSQL Database 2.0 gains management features, while the Oracle Big Data Appliance gets new software, more powerful Intel chips.
In Search Of Social Business Excellence
Commentary  |  12/17/2012  | 
Vala Afshar, chief customer officer of Enterasys Networks, celebrates his firm's social business success story, from Chatter to Twitter, in "The Pursuit of Social Business Excellence."
What's Your Big Data Worth?
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
Big data experts say accounting rules need to catch up to the fact that information has value that should be reflected on a company's books.
QuantiaMD Opens Social Network For Medical Residents
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Online community lets residents view case presentations, ask questions and exchange best practices with peers, using PCs, tablets and smartphones.
Where Is Social In The IT Budget?
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Social networking scores low in a new survey on IT budgets and staffing, but reading between the lines may tell another story.
Oracle Acquires DataRaker For Utility Analytics
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Big data deal gives Oracle a cloud-based platform for analyzing vast datasets generated by electric, gas and water utilities.
Couchbase Broadens Its NoSQL Database
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Couchbase challenges 10Gen's MongoDB grip on document-oriented applications, adds JSON support to its key value store database.
Glide Apps Coming To Windows, Android, iOS
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
TransMedia's Glide media sharing service has reinvented itself for the app world.
Michael Dell: Our Transformation Is Complete
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
Dell CEO goes one-on-one with InformationWeek to discuss his company's future in software, services, servers, tablets and PCs -- but not smartphones.
Isabel Opens Online Diagnostic System To Consumers
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
Online symptom checker helps patients and doctors work together to find the proper diagnosis.
Tell Me Again Why CEOs Should Tweet
Commentary  |  12/12/2012  | 
Social media matters, but that doesn't mean it's every CEO's job to participate.
Big Data Revolution Will Be Led By Revolutionaries
Commentary  |  12/12/2012  | 
Why "old-guard" vendors didn't make our list of big data vendors to watch in 2013.
Yahoo Gets Serious About Mobile
Commentary  |  12/12/2012  | 
New email and Flickr apps show that CEO Mayer is pushing to make Yahoo a contender in the mobile market.
Top Ten BYOD Developments of 2012
Commentary  |  12/11/2012  | 
It's been another big year for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and the consumerization of IT. Apple moved boldly forward and yet lost a step in both market share and esteem. Microsoft staked a claim in the tablet and phone markets. Android came to dominate the smartphone market and make tablet inroads. 4G and the cloud have become more common and big companies stepped in to take control of mobile security.
Twitter Remakes Itself In Instagram's Image
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
By adding its own photo editing tools, Twitter looks less like a microblog and more like a social network.
Google Maps Adds NASA Nighttime Satellite Imagery
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
Google, NASA and the NOAA have released high resolution nighttime satellite images that illuminate everything from cities to ships at sea.
Big Data's Surprising Uses: From Lady Gaga To CIA
Slideshows  |  12/11/2012  | 
As big data analytics rapidly become mainstream, the technology shows promise in many unexpected places. Check out who's tapping into big data.
Moxie Adds Personal Touch To Facebook Chat
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
Engage+ lets companies access information on customers' Facebook profiles, raising questions about the limits of social networking.
How To Compose An Effective Social Media Team
Commentary  |  12/11/2012  | 
In the next phase of social business, internal and external social media teams will need to align more tightly.
White House's Newest Social Tool: Pinterest
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
Pinners can get invited to holiday party at the White House.
13 Big Data Vendors To Watch In 2013
Slideshows  |  12/10/2012  | 
From Amazon to Splunk, here's a look at the big data innovators that are now pushing Hadoop, NoSQL and big data analytics to the next level.
Rick Smolan Puts Human Face On Big Data
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
Photographer best known for his "Day in the Life" coffee table books says data -- and what we do with it -- will have a profound impact on the global community.
10 Signs You're Not A Social Business
Commentary  |  12/7/2012  | 
Confused about what makes a business social? Sometimes it's easier to see the reverse.
Yerdle: Share Online Rather Than Shop
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
Startup Yerdle lets you trade stuff with Facebook friends. By extending the lives of things by giving them a place to be found on the Internet, Yerdle challenges the for-profit marketplace.
Mobile Device Biometrics: The Eyes Have It
Commentary  |  12/6/2012  | 
When people think biometric security, they think verification through fingerprints or voice. A company called EyeVerify is working on software to bring eye vein verification to your smartphone, providing a safe way to conduct banking transactions as well as other BYOD functions.
Dell Taps Own Social Expertise For New Services
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Dell continues to evolve away from its PC roots with a new social media consultation service.
Amazon Redshift Leaves On-Premises Opening, Says ParAccel
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Amazon's new Redshift data warehousing service is billed as a game changer, but the supplier of its underlying database says lots of customers won't go for the cloud service.
7 Strategies To Meld Social With Business Process
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Organizations value social collaboration, but integrating it into business processes is not the norm, finds AIIM survey.
Subcontract Your Chores Using Your Smartphone
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
In the collaborative consumption culture, Exec and other services let you use your phone to outsource physical tasks. BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson tested the service out while staying at the luxurious W Hotel. In a follow up interview, Exec co-founder and CEO Justin Kan appeared on Valley View to discuss the inspiration for building an executive concierge service and future direction of the company.
Social Networks Continue Push For Control
Commentary  |  12/5/2012  | 
The Internet was supposed to facilitate direct connections between individuals and disempower gatekeepers. Instead, it has become a massive man-in-the-middle attack.
Moovweb 'Site Virtualization' Synchronizes E-Commerce Offers
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
Moovweb keeps mobile websites and primary website apps in synch for the likes of 1-800-FLOWERS.com.
Boston Taps SAP To Measure City Services
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
SAP performance scorecards help Beantown track initiatives, meet goals and fix potholes faster.
US Twitter Users Not Vulnerable To SMS Spoof
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
A vulnerability in Twitter would allow spoofed posts to a user's account if the account were enabled for SMS updates. Twitter said Tuesday that users in the U.S. are not vulnerable and that users abroad who are should configure their accounts to require a PIN for SMS updates.
Why Eloqua Has the Right Stuff
Commentary  |  12/4/2012  | 
Marketing automation platform broadens its appeal for social media managers.
Capgemini Digital Transformation Group Adopts Badgeville
News  |  12/4/2012  | 
Global IT consultancy will use gamification to further customers' technology and social adoption.
Shoutlet 6.0 Adds Social Advertising, Conversion Tracking
News  |  12/4/2012  | 
Social marketing platform rounded out with ability to pay for promoted posts, integrate with Kenshoo Social for display ad placement, and track conversion of social content and ads to sales.
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