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What DataSift Customer Sentiment Analysis Shows
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
In this video chat from our latest episode of Valley View, we talk with DataSift CEO Rob Bailey about what differentiates his customer sentiment analysis tools.
Mobile Threats Are Increasing But Are Still Nothing Compared To PC Crime
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
The latest Symantec Internet Security Threat Report describes a dangerous world where threats involving mobile computing, such as identity theft and malware, are increasing, but still a small minority of the total.
Busting Through The Federal IT Budget Ceiling
Commentary  |  4/30/2012  | 
Federal agencies in lean startup mode? It's one of the ideas being floated as government CIOs look for ways to deliver new technologies and services despite flat IT spending.
5 Tips For Handling Complaints On Social Media
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
Here's advice on how small and midsize businesses can handle negative customer feedback on social platforms without becoming overwhelmed.
DARPA Aims To Reuse Space Junk
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
Agency seeks to transform non-functioning Earth-orbiting satellites into refurbished communications systems.
LinkedIn iPad App: Plenty To Like
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
LinkedIn's new application for the Apple iPad serves as a hub for business connections, news, and social networking in one slick, though not perfect, package.
Salesforce.com's Benioff And Infor's Phillips: A Fireside Chat
Commentary  |  4/26/2012  | 
Two maverick executives discuss their recent partnership, the direction of enterprise software, and war stories from two decades in the software industry.
Which Social Network Makes The Most Business Sense?
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
Facebook? Twitter? Google+? Pinterest? Here's how to ensure you dedicate resources to the right platforms for your business.
Facebook Blesses Adobe Social Marketing Apps
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
Adobe earns credit for the way it makes use of Facebook APIs for Pages, Ads, Apps, and Insights, becoming the first company to win badges in all four areas of Facebook's Preferred Marketing Developer program.
Box Updates API, Adds iPhone, iPad Partners
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
With streamlined API and account integration with partner apps, Box tries to boost developer ecosystem, strengthen position compared to new rival Google Drive.
Yammer Update Emphasizes Enterprise, Cloud Search
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Enterprise social network expands search functionality to include activity feeds from applications, including those in the cloud, and adds premium groups for departmental signups.
10 Must-See Tech Product Ideas From Startups
Slideshows  |  4/24/2012  | 
Can you spot tech's next big thing? Check out ten hot new ideas, fresh from the Demo show, that could impact the way you work and play.
Oracle Overhauls JD Edwards ERP Applications
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Oracle adds productivity, reporting, and compliance updates to a portfolio that has already seen sweeping changes during the past year.
Social Dynamx Social Software Targets Call Centers
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Social customer care tool aims at large-scale contact center operations, claims big customers like Dish Networks and Time Warner Cable.
10 App Stars For New iPad Screen
Slideshows  |  4/23/2012  | 
Apple optimized its core tablet apps, including iMovie and iPhoto, for the new iPad. But look what else you can do with the gorgeous new Retina display.
Google Docs Parts Hidden In iOS GMail App
Commentary  |  4/23/2012  | 
It looks like it was left in by accident, but the iOS GMail app has very limited support for Google Docs. We could create and edit word processing and spreadsheet documents on an iPad and iPhone, but only the text of the documents was editable.
Bazaarvoice Adds SAP, Salesforce.com Integration
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Social comments, ratings, and reviews tool will provide real-time feeds for service and support.
Infor Socializes, Localizes Its Enterprise Apps
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Infor blends social-networking and a cloud-based tax and regulatory approach with its down-to-business ERP systems.
A BrainYard Experiment: Let's Have A Social Conversation
Commentary  |  4/20/2012  | 
As editor of the BrainYard, a news site about social collaboration in the enterprise, I know I'm supposed to be an expert on this--but how do I get you, the reader, to talk more on and about this website?
Amazon: Era Of Data Centers Ending
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
At Amazon Web Service Summit 2012, Amazon's Adam Selipski cites "undeniable signs" of a cloud transition. Within 20 years, most enterprises will run entirely in the cloud, he says.
Gamification Boosts Employee Health Behavior, Blue Shield Argues
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
Blue Shield of California finds social apps and rewards engage its employees in wellness programs, sees potential for its insurance customers.
How To Create Personalized Dashboards With Android Tablet Widgets
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
Android, unlike iOS, can display on home screens widgets that update live data. The Evernote, Google Voice, Twitter, and Facebook widgets can tell you a lot without you ever having to touch the screen.
IRS Database System Makes Tax Deadline, Finally
News  |  4/18/2012  | 
After long delays and multiple false starts, IRS delivers on a new database to speed up returns processing and delivery of refunds, plus improve fraud detection.
Marketo's Crowd Factory Deal Underscores Rise Of Social Marketing
Commentary  |  4/18/2012  | 
By helping companies reach customers through Facebook and Twitter as well as e-mail, banners, and keywords, Marketo plans to socialize marketing automation.
Scrybe Extends Social Desktop To Browsers, Smartphones
News  |  4/18/2012  | 
Scrybe's Convo (formerly Convofy) adds options while continuing to promote an Adobe Air interface to its enterprise social network.
2 Lessons Learned Managing Big Data In Cloud
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
Wordnik, world's fastest-updating dictionary, explains its move from MySQL to NoSQL and a new architecture designed to run on Amazon EC2.
Hillary Clinton Lauds Global Open Government Efforts
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
Secretary of State says countries that are open with data will flourish, while closed nations will have trouble with stability and security.
Casino Company Gambles On Gamification
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
National casino chain Boyd Gaming uses Gigya's gamification platform to keep players hooked on its loyalty program.
Kana Bolsters Customer Support With Social Tools
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
Online service specialist aims to help companies improve customer support by turning social listening and engagement into action.
With Rackspace Cloud, OpenStack Goes Primetime
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Rackspace has announced OpenStack as the basis for its Rackspace Cloud service, plus rolled out new networking, monitoring, and database services.
Air Force IT Strategy Stresses Mobile, Thin Clients
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Agency seeks an additional 2,725 iPads and updates a procurement for a virtual desktop infrastructure to support most of the Air Force.
5 Most Taxing Enterprise Social Networking Tasks
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
With federal tax day looming, here's a look at the challenges that will wear you thin when integrating social and business strategies.
6 Ways Healthcare Can Assess Data Strategy
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Healthcare organizations' ability to compete will hinge on how well they manage their clinical and financial data, says new CSC study.
Moxie Tightens Integration With Salesforce For Easier Mashups
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Moxie's chat and email services services now will be available through the Salesforce AppExchange, while ServiceCloud users will be able to tap the Moxie knowledge base.
SAP 'Skins Knee' With First Quarter 2012 Financial Results
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
SAP software revenues and profits fall short of analyst expectations as North American market suffers "sales execution issues."
4 Ways IT's Role Changing Faster Than Expected
Commentary  |  4/16/2012  | 
Analysts at the Corporate Executive Board say you'd better update your five-year plan, because a series of radical shifts around IT's value, ownership, and role are happening sooner than envisioned.
'Do Not Pay' Portal Targets Federal Spending Waste
News  |  4/12/2012  | 
New Web portal aims to cut down on fraud and prevent federal agencies from making improper payments to ineligible recipients.
Yammer Drums Up Tight Microsoft Office Integration
News  |  4/12/2012  | 
Purchase of OneDrum adds file sync and collaborative editing of Office documents with no need for plugins.
Biggest IT Paychecks: Wall Street And San Francisco
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
InformationWeek's U.S. Salary Survey details the effect industry and location have on IT salaries.
IT Salaries 2012: $90,000, 1% Raise Typical
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
InformationWeek's 2012 U.S. IT Salary Survey shows IT pros doing OK in a slow-growing economy, with staffers typically making $90,000 and managers $116,000. Most wanted: People who blend business analysis and IT skills.
SAP Says Hana Tests Well On Performance, Scalability
Commentary  |  4/11/2012  | 
If SAP's new benchmarks are accurate, in-memory technology could take scalability concerns off the table and help SAP compete with Oracle on better terms.
Citrix Buys Podio For Go-To Social Collaboration
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
Social startup Podio brings its tools for organizing projects, and work in general, to GoToMeeting company.
NASA's New Web Plans Stress Open Source, Cloud
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
NASA's entirely new Web architecture will lean heavily on cloud computing, open source tools, and social media.
SAP Launches Attack On Database, Mobile App Markets
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
Pricing the Hana in-memory database to sell and kicking in cash incentives for migrations, SAP vows it will become the fastest-growing database vendor.
Microsoft, Accenture Wrap Azure Cloud Deal
News  |  4/10/2012  | 
Accenture becomes the first consulting company to offer customers a single contract to build, deploy, and manage applications on the Azure platform.
Wavii: New Kind Of News Gatherer
News  |  4/10/2012  | 
Wavii, a new breed of aggregator, gives you news feeds culled from across the Web, from sources far beyond Google News. It also understands your interests and summarizes results.
DARPA Challenge Seeks Robots To Drive Into Disasters
News  |  4/10/2012  | 
DARPA's Robotics Challenge offers a $2 million prize if you can build a robot capable of driving and using tools; $32 million in other robotics projects up for grabs.
Many Doctors Don't Take Social Media Beyond Marketing
News  |  4/10/2012  | 
U.S. healthcare providers should learn from their overseas colleagues who use social networking to improve care management, engage patients, and communicate with other doctors, CSC report finds.
Atlassian Streamlines Its Confluence Enterprise Wiki
News  |  4/10/2012  | 
Enterprise wiki software adds faster commenting and content discovery, playing a bit of catch-up with rivals.
Facebook Captures Instagram
News  |  4/9/2012  | 
Facebook shells out a reported $1 billion to expand its mobile presence and assure that it remains competitive in photo sharing.
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