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What CIA Wants In Next-Gen HD Video
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
In-Q-Tel, the CIA's investment arm, has partnered with Mersive to bring high-definition video to a new level.
Facebook Revamps Pages For Businesses
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
"Sponsored stories," along with premium ads, now eligible for distribution in the Facebook newsfeed. Check out this and five other key changes.
Microsoft, Hortonworks Expand Hadoop Partnership
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
ODBC driver for Hive will enable Microsoft Excel and PowerPivot for Excel users to explore Hadoop data.
Homeland Security Tackles Agile Development
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
DHS plans a big push toward more agile development, where software is developed over a series of one- or two-week sprints.
Pentaho, DataStax Build Ties To Ease NoSQL Data Movement
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Open-source Kettle data integration software provides a drag-and-drop approach to getting information into and out of Cassandra.
Accenture CIO Vision Emphasizes Social, Contextual IT
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Social and mobile data lead big themes in Accenture's technology vision for 2012.
Hadoop Behind Metamarkets' Data Science-as-a-Service
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Business Intelligence startup Metamarkets aims to take "BI in the cloud" one step further.
4 Ways SMBs Can Score With Gamification
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Small and midsize businesses are well-positioned to take advantage of gamification. Here's some expert advice on how to use the growing trend to get closer to your customers.
10 Ways To Make Hay From Customer Feedback
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
You can learn a lot from the comments your customers post on Facebook and other social networks. Here's how to make the most of them.
Oracle Exalytics: When Late Is Better Than Never
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
In-memory appliance promises to turbocharge business intelligence and analytic apps, but its biggest appeal will be to IT shops with an all-Oracle commitment. Seeks To Shake Up BI
News  |  2/26/2012  | 
Startup's cloud-based business intelligence solution takes on entrenched on-premises BI providers.
Why Google Plus Is Better For Business
News  |  2/26/2012  | 
Google social and mobile global marketing director Rikard Steiber comes to the set of InformationWeek's Valley View to explain why businesses should use Google Plus to engage their customers.
Yammer's Game Plan: CEO David Sacks Explains All
Commentary  |  2/24/2012  | 
Sacks discusses the virtues of enterprise social networking in the cloud, the viral virtues of freemium, and how to kill an unsanctioned Yammer network.
SocialVolt Expands Monitoring To Reduce Risk
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
New Channels 'listening' tool includes risk management features such as auditing to SocialVolt social media management system.
Exo Document Collaboration Portal Blends In Social
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Open source document management tools now joined by social collaboration features on Java portal.
Time For HR To Step Up On Consumerization
Commentary  |  2/22/2012  | 
Clear and current company policies are essential if a company is going to handle the problems posed by consumerization of IT.
Social Media Week: Business Metrics Take Spotlight
Commentary  |  2/21/2012  | 
At the global social event that expanded to 21 cities this year, business metrics dominated discussion. Hot topics included analytics and internal social business tools.
Atlassian Boosts JIRA Social Features, Social Integration
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Bug tracker and workflow software adds @references and the ability for external apps to create activity stream posts along with work items.
Teradata Builds Big Data Pipeline To Hadoop
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Hortonworks will collaborate with Teradata on cooperative data exchange tools and a reference guide for when--and how--to use Hadoop.
Top 14 Government Social Media Initiatives
Slideshows  |  2/17/2012  | 
Government agencies are embracing social media, using Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms to inform and interact with the public. Take a look at the best examples of social networking in government.
18-Month Rollouts: Nothing To Brag About
Commentary  |  2/17/2012  | 
With technology evolving so rapidly, entering into lengthy enterprise IT contracts seems foolish.
State, Local Governments Face Cloud Imperative
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
TechAmerica report pushes state and local governments to quickly embrace the cloud to cut costs and improve services.
SAP StreamWork Furnishes Company With Efficient Collaboration
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
Swiss furniture company Vitra taps SAP StreamWork for easy collaboration and smooth integration with existing systems.
Oracle MySQL Gets NoSQL-Savvy Upgrade
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
Oracle promises faster performance, improved scaling, and Memcached API access to NoSQL databases.
Why P&G CIO Is Quadrupling Analytics Expertise
Commentary  |  2/16/2012  | 
Procter & Gamble's Filippo Passerini is investing in analytics talent, even as the company cuts in other areas, to speed up business decision making.
Microsoft Launches Curation Site msnNow
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
Web curation portal captures trending feeds from social media sources like Facebook and Twitter, as well as Bing search.
The Shadow IT Threat
Commentary  |  2/16/2012  | 
Rogue IT groups outside the main IT organization pose both pros and cons--and won't disappear anytime soon.
Socialcast Enters The Thank You Business
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
Socialcast Thanks, a premium add-on to the enterprise social networking platform, provides a customizable tool for employee recognition.
How To Get From CRM To Social
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
Your company's all over Facebook and Twitter, but until IT integrates marketing and customer service systems, it's all just show.
Google Algorithm Sorts Chemical Links For Scientists
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
Google's search method turns out to be useful for more than just finding relevant Web pages. It works just as well on chemical links, which can help scientists design new medicines for treating disease.
Oracle Shakes Up Talent, Performance Management
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
Oracle's acquisition of Taleo and SAP's of SuccessFactors are sending tremors through the world of software built around people and talent.
Lifecycle Of An Enterprise Social Community (So Far)
Commentary  |  2/15/2012  | 
Consider these lessons we've learned in the first four years of building an internal enterprise community.
Gartner BI And Data Warehouse Quadrants: More Science, Less 'Magic'
Commentary  |  2/14/2012  | 
Gartner's 2012 business intelligence and data warehousing vendor analyses reveal more customer survey work, fewer dark arts.
Obama Would Cut Military IT Budget
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
The White House budget proposal for fiscal 2013 would cut the Department of Defense's IT budget by 3.6%. But cybersecurity gets an increase.
9 Startups That Caught IBM's Eye
Slideshows  |  2/14/2012  | 
With applications for jobs ranging from cancer detection to retail pricing, nine data-driven small and midsize businesses (SMBs) vied for Global Entrepreneur of the Year at IBM's SmartCamp competition.
Big Data, Big Social, Big MDM
Commentary  |  2/14/2012  | 
InformationWeek's Valley View will air live this Thursday. It will feature Rikard Steiber, Google's global marketing director for mobile and social, and startup, which aims to put business intelligence into the hands of the everyday user.
SAS Prepares Hadoop-Powered In-Memory BI Platform
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
SAS says high-performance product for business intelligence will bring big-data scale, in-memory speed, and advanced analytic power to ordinary business users.
New Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Promises Agile IT
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
While other federal agencies struggle with outdated legacy systems, the new Consumer Finance Protection Bureau aims to keep lean with agile processes, cloud computing, and open source.
NASA Shuts Down Its Last Mainframe
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
Space agency shuts down last IBM Z9 computer at the Marshall Space Flight Center.
Virgin Media Merges Social Networking, Unified Communications
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
Cisco Quad for enterprise social networking, WebEx for corporate collaboration, and a bundle of unified communications technologies for instant messaging and corporate video are crucial infrastructure for the U.K. cable and telecommunications operator.
Help Your Business Avoid Social TMI
News  |  2/10/2012  | 
TMI, or too much information, can sink ships--or careers. Businesses need to learn how to balance promotion, education, and safety when working with social media.
Big Data Brings Customer Challenges, Opportunities To Banks
News  |  2/10/2012  | 
As banks amass exabytes of data on their customers, they are responsible for mining and responsibly using it.
Cloud Success Stories In Spotlight At Coud Connect
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
This year, implementing cloud computing will take precedence over defining it at the annual Santa Clara show that helped define cloud architecture.
The Public Sector CRM Opportunity
Commentary  |  2/9/2012  | 
Disconnected governments and disempowered citizens are why we need a full-blown, nationwide public sector CRM program.
NASA Receives New Atmospheric Data From Suomi Satellite
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
Advanced instrument on polar-orbiting satellite is helping scientists better forecast weather and study the climate.
Socialtext, NetDocuments Team Up On Social Collaboration
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
The nonprofit ClimateWorks Foundation integrates the social and content management tools to boost communication across its global network. Aims To Cut Spam Complaints
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
Email specialist will pool spam complaints to cleanse its customers' lists and keep aggressive marketers out of trouble with ISPs.
'Factory Outlets' Sell Stolen Facebook, Twitter Credentials
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
Are cybercriminals' inventories overstocked? New bulk sales pitch could be an indication, researchers say.
Use Facebook Apps To Woo Customers: 6 Examples
Slideshows  |  2/8/2012  | 
Several savvy organizations use Facebook apps to increase brand awareness and engage new and existing customers. Consider these interesting examples.
Shopper Market Research Firm Taps Social Community
News  |  2/8/2012  | 
Core4 brings customer research panels online while also putting a mobile app in the hands of secret shoppers.
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