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Content tagged with Information Management posted in March 2012
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NASA's Space Network Update Enters Next Phase
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Agency plans to install next-generation architecture in satellite ground stations to replace outdated systems.
Army Aids Wounded Warriors With Mobile App
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan can find information on medical care, benefits, and other aid, using smartphones.
FBI's New Sentinel System: Exclusive Look
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
Our first look at the FBI's $451 million case management system reveals a user interface and features with the look and feel of a PC application.
White House Shares $200 Million Big Data Plan
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Obama administration announced plans to fund R&D push for big data analysis, for applications ranging from health to defense.
Cloud Vendor Brings CFOs Closer To ERP Data
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Host Analytics adds business intelligence capabilities so top execs can better anticipate future revenue.
Will Social Show Its Face In Unified Communications?
Commentary  |  3/29/2012  | 
At Enterprise Connect, the buzz about social media is oddly muffled. Then again, has anyone really proven social and unified communications belong together?
Google Apps Vault Promises Easy E-Discovery
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Understanding and managing corporate correspondence can be simple and affordable, Google contends.
Why NoSQL Equals NoSecurity
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
If it seems security is an afterthought in the big data ecosystem, you’re right. Here’s what to do about it.
Agriculture Dept. Eyes Cloud For Geospatial Imagery
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Farm Service Agency wants cloud service to host aerial images of farm boundaries for agency programs.
FBI CIO Exits, With Sentinel Project Nearly Done
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Chad Fulgham, a former Wall Street tech exec, says software development for FBI's delayed Sentinel case-management system is now complete.
6 Ways To Stop Baby Boomer, Millenial Conflict
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
IT leaders can thwart battles between the generations using these smart strategies.
Rutgers Gets Big Data Weapon In IBM Supercomputer
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Blue Gene system will allow Rutgers University researchers and N.J. businesses to tackle big data challenges such as drug research and materials design.
Big Data Talent War: 10 Analytics Job Trends
Slideshows  |  3/27/2012  | 
A gap is emerging among data-savvy professionals, with big-data-analysis and predictive skills trumping routine business-intelligence and information-management talents.
BATS Blames Software Bug For Trading Outage
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Stock exchange operator BATS Global Markets says "freak one-time event" that interrupted trading of Apple shares on Friday boiled down to an error in an order-matching program.
The Hive Mind And Enterprise Social Networks
Commentary  |  3/26/2012  | 
Can social media help unlock your business's inherent cultural knowledge?
Cloud Of Government Data Grows Over Chicago
News  |  3/26/2012  | 
City of Chicago, Cook County, and state of Illinois back Metro Chicago Data Convergence Cloud to give citizens access to government data from one Web portal.
Google Awarded Patent For Advertising Based On Environmental Factors
News  |  3/23/2012  | 
Google's newly awarded patent describes a process for listening to background noise, conversations, video, weather, and other environmental factors in order to serve targeted advertising.
Feds Update Terrorism Data Sharing Guidelines
News  |  3/23/2012  | 
National Counterterrorism Center gets more leeway to access and analyze data collected about possible terrorist activities.
SAS Introduces Big Data Visual Analytics Platform
News  |  3/23/2012  | 
Hadoop-based storage combined with visual data-exploration and predictive analytics capabilities make new SAS platform stand apart in in-memory computing.
Microsoft's Answer To The End Of Software
Commentary  |  3/22/2012  | 
Microsoft's Convergence user conference convinced me that Dynamics will be a major player in the cloud, as Redmond bets big on customer choice.
Will Google Big Query Transform Big Data Analysis?
News  |  3/22/2012  | 
Search giant unveils cloud-based analytics service that will speed advertising data analysis and help companies sidestep the big-data skills gap.
Moxie Aligns Enterprise Social And Customer Service
News  |  3/21/2012  | 
New Spaces by Moxie platform tightens the connection between internal, employee collaboration and external customer service and support.
Is Oracle Ignoring The Real Enemy?
Commentary  |  3/21/2012  | 
Oracle announced third quarter gains Tuesday. But while it focuses on SAP, nimble rivals such as Salesforce.com and WorkDay loom large.
Saba People Cloud Promotes Talent-Centric Enterprise Social
News  |  3/21/2012  | 
Saba brings the social profile together with learning and talent management systems, along with a Klout-like "PQ Score" for employee reputation.
EMC Marries Social Networking And Big Data
News  |  3/20/2012  | 
EMC buys Pivotal Labs, launches Greenplum Chorus to give data scientists social networking features.
6 Ways Best Buy's New President Defines Next-Gen IT
Commentary  |  3/20/2012  | 
Former Starbucks CIO Stephen Gillett shows where IT leadership is headed--closer to the customer than ever.
IBM 'Smart Solutions' Predict Fraud, Risk, Customer Behavior
News  |  3/20/2012  | 
IBM takes on high-profile problems with combinations of analytic products, pre-built models and dashboards, and supporting services.
Microsoft: We're Investing In Enterprise Social
News  |  3/19/2012  | 
Armed with survey results and a belief that the 'turmoil' of the social software market is over, Microsoft says it's time to round out SharePoint and other products as an enterprise social platform.
DARPA Challenge Doesn't Go Viral On Twitter
News  |  3/19/2012  | 
Agency ends two-week QR-related contest--promoted only through Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks--without anyone finding all 7 posters with special codes.
eHarmony Matches Informatica HParser With Hadoop
News  |  3/19/2012  | 
Informatica's distributed parsing software saves eHarmony time preparing data in Hadoop for loading into a data warehouse.
NASA Releases Atlas Of Entire Sky
News  |  3/16/2012  | 
Atlas includes images and data about more than half a trillion objects throughout the universe, from stars to asteroids--and the whole thing is available online for free.
Evaluating Cloud-Based ID Management Solutions
News  |  3/16/2012  | 
Identity management in enterprise applications is never easy, and moving to the cloud makes it even more complex. Here are some approaches to help you take control of the challenges.
BroadVision Promotes Hybrid Public-Private Enterprise Social Networking
News  |  3/15/2012  | 
BroadVision's Clearvale collaboration system adds Conduits for bringing customers or partners into an internal conversation as guest users.
Inside Red Cross Social Media Command Center
Slideshows  |  3/15/2012  | 
New Digital Operations Center will help the American Red Cross respond better to disasters. Dell's social command center served as the model.
Agencies Earn C- For FOIA Management
News  |  3/15/2012  | 
Federal agencies struggle with transparency into their Freedom of Information Act responses, finds Congressional watchdog report.
SAP Steps Up Commitment To Predictive Analytics
Commentary  |  3/15/2012  | 
SAP BusinessObjects Predictive Analysis will integrate with Hana, take on SAS and IBM SPSS modeling and analysis tools.
A CEO's View Of Analytics: Duluth Trading Company
Commentary  |  3/14/2012  | 
Steve Schlecht's company made its name with practical work clothes and clever ads. But it needs new analytical skills to thrive amid the retail disruption caused by mobile technology.
Army Tests Menu Of Battlefield Intelligence Apps
News  |  3/14/2012  | 
NSA's Ozone data-sharing network will be foundation for system that Army will test as part of its next Network Integration Evaluation.
Social Networking Apps Dominate Enterprise Web 2.0 Use
News  |  3/14/2012  | 
Report from Zscaler ThreatLabZ shows that social networking apps account for majority of Web 2.0 transactions. While Facebook is still on top, its usage dropped in 2011 among enterprise users.
Oracle Updates 'Unbreakable' Linux Kernel
News  |  3/13/2012  | 
Virtualization awareness, new file system, better memory management added to Oracle's optimized Linux for database operations.
Feds Set Classified Info Sharing Standards
News  |  3/13/2012  | 
Department of Homeland Security structure and standards will apply to government and private sector entities.
DARPA Director Leaving For Google
News  |  3/13/2012  | 
Agency's first female director will take a senior executive position at the search giant.
SAP Performance App Runs On Hana, iPad
News  |  3/13/2012  | 
SAP certifies processing-intensive Business Planning and Consolidation application to run on speedy in-memory database.
Unresponsive IT? CEO Must Share Blame
Commentary  |  3/12/2012  | 
Social CRM and multi-channel marketing are the latest trends fueling questions about IT priorities, but have top executives bought into these priorities?
Teradata Takes Storage Swipe At Oracle Exalytics
News  |  3/12/2012  | 
Teradata virtual storage management approach blends "hot" and "cold" storage without the redundancy introduced by Oracle's cache appliance.
When EHR Critics Jump To Bad Conclusions
Commentary  |  3/12/2012  | 
If you think the recent Health Affairs report proves e-access to patient records increases healthcare costs, you need to take a closer look at the data.
Historic Arlington Cemetery Gets Digital Makeover
News  |  3/12/2012  | 
Digital mapping system, gravesite database, and other tools should improve accountability and management, Army's cemeteries director says.
White House Names New Federal CTO
News  |  3/9/2012  | 
Todd Park, CTO of Health and Human Services Department, gets the nod as the new federal chief technology officer. Park is known for his open government work.
NASA's Blue Marble: 50 Years Of Earth Images
Slideshows  |  3/9/2012  | 
NASA's Earth-observing satellites help scientists render photo-like composite images with unprecedented detail. Take a look, from the earliest attempts to the newest stunners.
Neudesic Makes SharePoint More Social
News  |  3/9/2012  | 
Neudesic Pulse 3.0 expands on the vision of enterprise social software as the glue that binds together business apps, particularly Microsoft's, and collaboration systems.
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