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Content tagged with Information Management posted in March 2013
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Gmail's New Compose: 5 Pros and Cons
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Introduced as an option, Gmail's new compose will become the default over the next few days. Here's what I like and dislike.
5 Social Strategies For Job Hunters
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
If you are looking for your next job opportunity, you can't ignore social.
National Patient ID System: Debate Stoked
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Hoping to spark a national conversation on information exchange, a prominent health IT advocate has started a WhiteHouse.gov petition to have Congress lift ban on HHS national patient identification system.
Facebook Phone? Android Event Teased
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Facebook has something significant to say about Android. Will the company finally introduce the long-rumored Facebook Phone?
Federal CIO Announces PortfolioStat 2.0
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
PortfolioStat program outlines best practices for agencies to reduce IT spending.
Cloud-Based LMS Wins Over Abilene Christian University
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Pearson's cloud-based OpenClass learning management system impressed Abilene Christian University as social, modern, flexible -- and free.
U.S. Agencies Told To Share Financial Systems
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Obama administration hopes to save money and development time by pushing agencies toward shared services for all future financial systems.
Flipboard Update Lets You Create Magazine
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
You too could become famous (or infamous) for publishing content created by other people.
EMC, VMware Prep Big Data Analytics Spinoff
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Pivotal unit, set to launch April 1, will integrate an unusual and powerful set of software components into a single big data platform.
GDC: Facebook Insists Gaming Is Growing
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Facebook's gaming revenue may have disappointed in recent quarters, but the company says more people are playing and paying than ever before.
HHS Seeds Employee-Driven Pilot Projects
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Department of Health and Human Services staff can get up to $10,000 to implement innovations that will improve agency operations.
Platfora Brings Business Intelligence To Big Data
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Startup releases platform for slice-and-dice analysis and exploration of data in Hadoop clusters.
Yahoo Acquires Summly From U.K. Teen
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
In deal reported to be worth $30 million, 17-year-old mobile app developer Nick D'Aloisio will join Yahoo's London staff while he continues his secondary education.
10 Key Facts About LinkedIn Search
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
LinkedIn improves its search capabilities to make it easier and faster to find people, companies and jobs on the professional social network.
GDC: Aging Facebook Loses Gaming Luster
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Social gaming companies might find it hard to succeed on today's Facebook, says Game Developers Conference panel.
FDA To Track Illicit Product Trade Online
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
FDA will monitor 10,000 sites a year to uncover illegal marketing and selling of FDA-regulated products from drugs to tobacco.
Memphis DPW To Track Worker Locations Better
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
City will equip code enforcement officers, contractors with Samsung tablets running Xora software to keep them safer, more efficient on the job.
How Netflix Is Ruining Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  3/25/2013  | 
A laser focus on Amazon Web Services and seeming disregard for next-gen best practices could spell lock-in, and derail real IaaS competition.
British Government's 'Digital By Default' Plans Challenged
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Drive to offer all government services via the Internet sparks Parliamentary fear that millions of non-Internet users will be left behind.
Bentley University Shares Drupal Lessons
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Using the open source software, Bentley's Web team improved the university's branding and functionality and added responsive design for the mobile Web.
Big Data's Dark Side
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Big data has the power to revolutionize society, but also to become Big Brother, warns new book.
Big Data Debate: Will Hadoop Become Dominant Platform?
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Will Hadoop become the hub from which most data management activities will either integrate or originate? Two big data experts square off.
New York's 32-Story Data Fortress: Inside Tour
Slideshows  |  3/22/2013  | 
Sabey's 1-million-square-foot facility in lower Manhattan is billed as the world's tallest and largest high-rise data center.
Oracle's Bad Quarter Is Self-Inflicted
Commentary  |  3/22/2013  | 
Big egos and poor execution are behind Oracle's uneven financial performance.
Joyent Offers NoSQL Database As A Service
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Infrastructure provider Joyent teams up with Cloudant to provide a scalable, NoSQL database as a service.
What's On Your Big Data Analytics Wish List?
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Companies want more than they're getting from their big data analysis. Big and small vendors are working on some key big data problems.
Apple, Dropbox Lead Cloud Storage Market
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Music and video are pushing cloud storage into the mainstream, Strategy Analytics study finds. But where's Microsoft?
Tableau Data Visualization Tool Gets Major Revamp
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Tableau updates data visualization tool to add support for mobile editing and APIs for a variety of cloud-based data services.
Big Data Strategy Lacking At European Enterprises
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Interxion study finds that only 25% of large European organizations have developed a business plan for big data. What's stopping them?
How To Market Collaboration To Employees
Commentary  |  3/21/2013  | 
Creating a collaborative organization requires leadership, training and a little creative marketing.
HP Shareholders Meeting Marked By Dissent
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Shareholders raise heated questions about HP board's Autonomy investigating committee; narrowly fail to oust controversial board members.
Accenture's 7 Tech Trends Driving Digital Business
Commentary  |  3/20/2013  | 
From customer relationships to cloud, and why mobile isn't one of them.
Microsoft Bolsters Ties Between Yammer, Office 365
News  |  3/20/2013  | 
Three-stage process weaves Yammer's enterprise social network capabilities into Office 365, with additional bridges to SharePoint.
When Big Data Meets Legal Discovery
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
E-discovery software helps organizations manage the digital stockpiles of unstructured data they warehouse in case of litigation.
Microsoft App Focus Echoes Salesforce.com
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
At Microsoft Convergence conference, stepped up social and marketing capabilities star. But Dynamics customers are still waiting for ERP on Azure.
NASA Curiosity Rover Hit By Software Snafu
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
Back-to-back computer glitches have put Mars mission's science observations on hold for nearly three weeks.
10Gen Enterprise Release Takes MongoDB Uptown
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
With big companies embracing the MongoDB NoSQL database, 10Gen is adding a commercial version with monitoring and security features.
Pinterest Redesign: Benefits For Your Business
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
Tweaks to Pinterest provide more reason to establish Pinterest presence -- and relevant content.
Big Data Profile: FICO's Andrew Jennings
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
FICO's chief analytics officer discusses mobility, machine learning, consumer empowerment and why big data is no savior.
U.K. Government: Who Needs A CIO?
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
British state eliminates chief information officer role; says it's more productive to instill greater digital expertise in individual departments.
The Rise And Stall Of Social Media Listening
Commentary  |  3/18/2013  | 
These 5 research-oriented steps help you select the right social listening measures and design analyses that link data to desired outcomes.
Intel Cuts Manufacturing Costs With Big Data
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
Processor giant uses big data to develop chips faster, identify manufacturing glitches and warn about security threats.
Facebook On Big Data Analytics: An Insider's View
News  |  3/15/2013  | 
Facebook's Jay Parikh talks about fixing Hive, real-time platforms and how traditional companies can 'thread the needle' of big data success.
Cisco CTO: Internet Of Everything Much More Than SDN
News  |  3/15/2013  | 
CTO Padmasree Warrior goes one-on-one with InformationWeek to explain Cisco's larger vision for Internet of Everything.
LinkedIn's SlideShare Content Ads: 6 Do's And Don'ts
News  |  3/15/2013  | 
Use this new option wisely. Here are six ways to engage, rather than enrage, with LinkedIn SlideShare Content Ads.
#BigData100: Vote Now For Big Data Influencers
News  |  3/15/2013  | 
Who are the most influential big data tweeters? Big Data Republic wants to know.
Pinterest's New Analytics: What Business Gains
News  |  3/14/2013  | 
Organizations can now tell what people are doing with pinned content, when and why.
Boston, IBM Plot Smarter City
News  |  3/14/2013  | 
Public-private partnerships aim to deliver services that cash-strapped cities can't provide on their own. In Boston, pilot projects tackle energy, traffic and more.
Google Buys Machine Learning Startup
News  |  3/13/2013  | 
Acquisition of DNNresearch brings University of Toronto computer scientist Geoffrey Hinton and others to Google.
ATF's Gun Tracing System Is A Dud
Commentary  |  3/13/2013  | 
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is using 1960s era technology to manage a 21st century problem. When will this get fixed?
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