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Why Enterprise Social Networking Falls Short
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Companies must focus more on using social networking to build external ties to customers, suppliers and partners -- not just among employees.
Predictive Analytics Improve Miami City Services
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Miami-Dade County is partnering with IBM to improve city policing, transportation and parks through predictive analytics.
6 Big Data Advances: Some Might Be Giants
Commentary  |  2/28/2013  | 
In a full week for big data news, EMC, Intel and Revolution Analytics announcements stand out.
Cubeware Launches Big Data App Store
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
BISTRO, a new Hadoop-based apps market, offers business intelligence software and tools that save organizations time and trouble, says Cubeware.
Did Yahoo's Mayer Slap Social In The Face?
Commentary  |  2/27/2013  | 
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's edict that all Yahoo employees must work in the office doesn't please social business technology fans. But Yahoo insists this is about much more than social.
Salesforce.com's New Message: It's The Customer, Stupid
Commentary  |  2/27/2013  | 
What's behind Salesforce.com's new 'customer company' spin? For starters, the previous social-centric message was not translating into sales.
White House Points Sensors, Drones To Gauge Arctic Change
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
White House outlines five-year plan to measure ice melt and study the impact of environmental change on the local population.
Oracle: Eloqua Will Stay Friendly With Salesforce.com
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Oracle's roadmap for recently acquired Eloqua marketing suite shows continued support for Salesforce.com and Microsoft CRM applications.
Seeking Social Business Leaders For 2013
Commentary  |  2/25/2013  | 
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 1! Help us identify the organizations making the best use of social technologies in support of their businesses. We will showcase the winners at the E2 Conference in Boston.
EMC Brings Data Analysis Breakthrough To Hadoop
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
EMC's new Pivotal HD Hadoop distribution brings direct SQL querying to data stored on a big data cluster.
Are You A Data Hoarder?
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Big data craze inspires some IT managers to save every possible bit of data. Bad idea, says an industry practitioner's group.
Cisco CEO: We're All In On Internet Of Everything
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
CEO John Chambers touts Internet of Everything as cornerstone of Cisco's strategy, urges business leaders to join push toward open standards and cross-industry collaboration.
Gartner Magic Quadrant Looks Beyond Business Intelligence
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
'Leaders' quadrant gets crowded as Gartner sees companies moving from BI into analytics.
VA Contract Could Spur RTLS Tech Adoption
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
HP, Intelligent Insites, WaveMark among vendors contracted to implement electronic tracking solutions throughout VA system.
LinkedIn Endorsements: Do's And Don'ts
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Love them or hate them, you can't just ignore LinkedIn Endorsements. Here's expert advice on how to deal with social's new head-scratcher.
SEC Makes Big Data Push To Analyze Markets
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Securities and Exchange Commission's new Midas system collects information on all trades in an effort to better understand how the markets work.
8 LinkedIn Etiquette Mistakes
Slideshows  |  2/21/2013  | 
LinkedIn is not just another social network like Twitter where anything goes. Avoid these "don'ts" and avoid becoming a LinkedIn pariah.
Government IT Pros See Savings, Challenges In Big Data
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Big data may cut budgets, fight crime, cure diseases and personalize services, say federal and state IT officials in TechAmerica/SAP survey.
Big Data Myths Persist
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Big data hype has reached a level where some customers are actually avoiding labeling projects as big data, Tibco executives say.
Feds Roll Out Social Media Metrics, API
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
New metrics will help agencies assess their social media performance, while API will let news organizations pull real-time data from FEMA and other agencies.
LinkedIn Jobs Gets A Search Boost
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
LinkedIn's makeover continues, but is the platform moving in the right direction?
Accenture: Seven Key Tech Trends For Business
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Accenture survey suggests practical ways to get your organization on a path to digital success.
Big Data Dev Tools Too Slow, Startup Says
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Context Relevant, a modeling and analytics software developer, strives to make big data app development faster and less expensive for enterprises.
Windows 8: Microsoft's Progress Debated
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Windows 8 is one of those good news-bad news Microsoft products. For every sign of success, unanswered questions or signs of flagging momentum appear.
Amazon Launches Redshift Data Warehousing As A Service
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
Amazon promises 10 times the performance at one-tenth the cost of on-premises data warehouses. Can it deliver?
Turning Raw Data Into Smart Data
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
Your organization may have a big data platform in place, but do you have a smart data strategy?
NBA Launches SAP Hana-Powered Basketball Statistics Site
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
SAP's in-memory database will enable NBA.com visitors to query more than 50 years of stats, including details on the latest games.
MicroStrategy Doubles Down On Mobile, Data Visualization
Commentary  |  2/13/2013  | 
Business intelligence vendor focuses on mobile, cloud, social and visual analysis amid a tight battle with SAP, Oracle, QlikTech and Tableau.
Why Mobile Twitter Users Are Different
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Here's what your business needs to know about Twitter users who favor a mobile device most of the time, according to new research.
IBM's Big Data Strategy: Combine And Conquer
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Big Blue is gobbling up big data companies at a steady clip. What's the method behind the madness?
Microsoft's Big Data Strategy: An Insider's View
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Microsoft executive Dave Campbell outlines plans for Hadoop, machine learning, high-performance computing and data and analytic offerings on Azure.
Twitter Turns #Hashtags To $Cashtags
News  |  2/12/2013  | 
Partnership allows American Express cardholders to tweet specific hashtags to purchase products, many at discount.
U.K. Company Swears Off Mainframe, Carefully
News  |  2/12/2013  | 
As Redcats Group trades its out-of-date mainframe for Sopra Group's software platform, it tries to ensure a seamless transition for its customers.
Oracle Legacy Apps Holding Fusion Back, Says Forrester
News  |  2/12/2013  | 
Oracle customers are standing pat with E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Siebel and other legacy apps, shortchanging the chances of success for Oracle Fusion Applications.
Social Tools Meet Obama's State Of Union Address
News  |  2/11/2013  | 
White House unveils a host of social media initiatives to engage citizens in the State of the Union speech.
IBM's Watson Could Be Healthcare Game Changer
Commentary  |  2/11/2013  | 
IBM's cognitive computing technology moves past Jeopardy and into serious healthcare challenges, including cancer treatment. IBM's rivals seem stuck on more prosaic problems.
8 Ways To Judge Collaboration Technology Vendors
Commentary  |  2/11/2013  | 
Collaboration vendors starting to all sound alike? Here are key considerations as you compare tool providers and their products.
How To Beat The Big Data Disconnect
News  |  2/11/2013  | 
Organizations often hit a roadblock after the initial setup of a big data project. But to get value from unstructured data, keep on driving.
Facebook Connect Glitch Caused Website Outages
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
Facebook Connect problem created a domino effect on Thursday as companies that use the service saw visitors redirected from their sites.
Government Braces For Big Data
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
Terabytes are growing into petabytes. Your action plan must include new skills, tools and cross-agency collaboration.
5 Social Best Practices From Cisco
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
Cisco social chief shares advice on listening, engagement and more.
NIST Targets Energy Apps With Green Button Tools
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
SDK user guide aims to help utilities build new consumer apps to monitor electric use.
How To Encourage Off-The-Clock Social Ambassadors
Commentary  |  2/7/2013  | 
Can you ask employees to do social media marketing after hours? Here are some suggestions to encourage engagement.
Gartner Magic Quadrant Spots Data Warehouse Leaders
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
Gartner's annual report notes a wave of data warehousing newcomers and leading-edge companies taking advantage of big data.
DARPA Funds Python Big Data Effort
News  |  2/6/2013  | 
Department of Defense has dished out $3 million for Python big data analytics libraries from a $100 million fund for big data research and development.
Can Social Media Sell Cars?
News  |  2/5/2013  | 
A car dealer discusses what social media optimization means in the automotive business -- and whether it helps move vehicles off the lot.
Oracle MySQL Upgrade Challenges NoSQL Onslaught
News  |  2/5/2013  | 
With MySQL 5.6, a major revision, Oracle takes aim at NoSQL database competitors including MongoDB and Cassandra.
Can Big Data Analytics Boost Graduation Rates?
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Almost half of the students who begin college at a two- or four-year institution fail to earn a degree within six years. Can analytics help?
Feds Update Flu Apps
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Centers for Disease Control have updated their two flu apps -- FluView and CDC Influenza -- for the busy flu season.
Could X-rays Be New Route To U.K. EHRs?
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
As British health leaders face demands for greater use of IT to improve patient care, vendor-neutral archive (VNA) technology shows promise in providing the groundwork for a national EHR.
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