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Tech Execs Help U.K. Raise Its Procurement Game
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Six former industry players, including tech execs from Compaq and Accenture, are brought in to sharpen negotiation and purchasing skills in central government.
NewsiT Uses Big Data Tools To Verify Tweets
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Journalist and entrepreneur develops analytics platform to give companies confidence when crowd-sourcing news from social media feeds.
Big Data Will Stymie Local Government
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
State and local agencies have only a fraction of the computing resources and personnel needed to handle expected data volumes, survey finds.
Cloudera Impala Brings SQL Querying To Hadoop
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Cloudera's SQL-on-Hadoop tool hits general release, but will it satisfy demands for faster, easier exploration of big data?
CIA Invests In Apigee For Better Data Sharing
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Intelligence community's venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel, taps API management firm to improve dissemination of data across federal agencies.
Teambox Brings Collaboration Behind the Firewall
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Teambox On-Premise allows healthcare, financial and other highly regulated industries to take advantage of cloud collaboration technologies.
IBM Crunches Internet Of Things Data
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
IBM MessageSight appliance connects sensors, mobile devices for machine-to-machine data capture and real-time analysis.
Explore Frontiers Of Social Business At E2
Commentary  |  4/29/2013  | 
Making collaboration and community technologies speak your language is just one example of the still-untapped potential of global social business.
Why Facebook Bought Parse
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Development platform gives Facebook new mobile cred.
Is Google Bad For Your Brain?
Commentary  |  4/26/2013  | 
When a tool becomes indispensable, it becomes a crutch. Don't forget how to think on your own.
Graph Analytics: The Other Big Data
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Dedicated graph analytics appliance from Cray subsidiary YarcData looks for hard-to-find relationships in big data.
Actian Acquires ParAccel, Fuel Behind Amazon RedShift
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Actian adds a high-scale distributed database to a portfolio that already includes Vectorwise, Ingres, Pervasive and Versant.
British Startup Targets 'White Van Man'
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Powered Now offers tablet-based administration solutions to U.K.'s small service businesses.
EMC's Pivotal Plan: Brilliant Or Crazy?
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Pivotal's ambitious plan promises next-generation cloud computing, big data, application-development and analytics capabilities. Can it succeed?
Google Eyes Social News Aggregator Wavii
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Acquisition deal is worth $30 million, according to reports.
U.K.'s Biggest Social Media Fans: The Middle Aged
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
People ages 55 to 64 drove increase in social media profiles last year, says Ofcom study. One in seven U.K. citizens still isn't interested in the Internet, though.
CA's Future: DevOps, Mobile, Analytics Key, CEO Says
Commentary  |  4/23/2013  | 
Mike Gregoire says company has an edge in big data analytics because it already looks at massive amounts of network, system, security and application management data.
U.K.'s Prized Creative Industry At Risk, Study Says
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
British creative industry must ramp up technological innovation or risk being left behind, says think tank.
5 Social Blunders Job Hunters Must Avoid
Commentary  |  4/23/2013  | 
Are you oversharing or undersharing on social networks? Job hunters should understand the social behaviors that may concern potential employers.
Infor Bets $500 Million On Enterprise App Refresh
Commentary  |  4/23/2013  | 
Infor cranks out new user interfaces and social and cloud options for its enterprise apps to take on SAP, Oracle and Microsoft.
Higher Education Taps Teambox For Social Collaboration
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Teambox, as a task-oriented, cloud-based social collaboration tool, is a flexible option for collaborative learning and other campus projects.
Salesforce Unveils Social Ad Management System
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Social.com makes real-time customer and social sentiment data available for Facebook, Twitter marketing campaigns.
VA Goes Paperless To Eliminate Claims Backlog
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Federal agency expects new IT system to process and track veterans' disability claims more quickly.
Google To U.K.: Don't Snipe About Our Tax Rate
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Google CEO dismisses complaints of low corporate taxes, says Britain should be grateful for the economic boost the company provides.
Military Uses Big Data As Spy Tech
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
U.S. intelligence agencies use semantic analysis software to find potential security threats from massive volumes of incoming data.
Big Data For Mom-And-Pop Shops
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Startup Tranzlogic brings big data-style analytics like those used by giant retailers to small and midsize merchants.
Facebook Home Draws Early Interest, Lousy Reviews
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
About 500,000 people have downloaded Facebook's Android home screen software, but the reviews suggest it isn't seeing much use.
SAP Outperforms Oracle With Steady Financial Results
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
SAP reports 13th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth as core applications lag but sales of Hana, cloud and mobile grow.
Splunk, DataSift Team Up For Big Data Analytics
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
DataSift now streams real-time social data to Splunk's analytics software for the enterprise.
Chicago CIO Pursues Predictive Analytics Strategy
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
The city's IT team is using open source to build an analytics platform aimed at predicting and preventing big city problems.
New York City Builds On Its Technology Base
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
An expanding IT infrastructure and tech-savvy workforce are evidence of the Big Apple’s emergence as a global tech center.
Amazon's Vogels: Big Data Belongs In The Cloud
Commentary  |  4/19/2013  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels predicts real-time analysis and "invisible" Hadoop capacity on demand are the future of big data computing.
IBM Sales Dragged Down By Missed Deals
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
IBM blames revenue shortfall on sales execution issues, but analysts ask whether the cloud is driving structural changes in IT spending.
Twitter Music Now Playing
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
Twitter lets you discover new musical artists with the help of your friends and followers.
5 Big Wishes For Big Data Deployments
Slideshows  |  4/18/2013  | 
Big data project leaders still hunger for some key technology ingredients. Starting with SQL analysis, we examine the top five wants and the people working to solve those problems.
When Tragedy Strikes, It's Not Social Business As Usual
Commentary  |  4/18/2013  | 
In the aftermath of tragic events, respect and restraint should guide organizations on social media.
Windows Blue: Restoring The Start Button Isn't Enough
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
Many consumers also resent that Windows 8 forces them to boot to its tablet-focused Live Tile interface. Is Microsoft listening?
U.K. Eyes IT Savings From Open Standards
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
New panel of IT leaders from industry and public sector tasked with helping government cut IT costs by adopting open standard solutions.
Modo Labs Showcases Mobile College Admissions
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Admissions 2.0, which lets prospective students learn about a school, set up a visit and apply for admission, is part of a broader Mobile Campus offering.
Workday Adds Android Support, Customization
News  |  4/16/2013  | 
Workday updates of cloud-based HR and finance apps provide new mobile options and more ways to customize deployments.
10 Ways To Get Users On The Social Business Bus
Commentary  |  4/15/2013  | 
Without proof points and support, end users can easily stall your social business plans.
94Fifty's Sensor-Laden Basketball Shoots, Scores
Commentary  |  4/15/2013  | 
"Freakishly smart" sensors embedded in a basketball send shooting and dribbling data to a smartphone app and provide new level of coaching.
NASA Launches Next Space Apps Challenge
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
International competition brings together developers from around the world to create software, hardware and visualization tools for space exploration missions.
U.K. IT Industry Offers Strategies To Improve NHS
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
National Health Service must become more like online travel and retail sites to thrive in the 21st century, says Intellect report.
Teradata Joins SQL-On-Hadoop Bandwagon
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
Teradata announces standard SQL access to Hadoop data, following in the footsteps of IBM, EMC and Cloudera. Hadoop is the winner.
Prescriptive Analytics And Big Data: Next Big Thing?
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
Predictive analytics tells you what will happen; prescriptive analytics tells you what to do about it.
Big Data: Start Small, Think Big
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
A toe-in-the-water approach to big data makes more sense than jumping in with both feet, says CEO of IT management software firm ManageEngine.
Federal IT Budget To Increase In 2014
News  |  4/11/2013  | 
DOD tech budget is flat, but major civilian agencies will see more investment.
Oracle In-Memory Apps: Hunting Hana
Commentary  |  4/11/2013  | 
Oracle releases its own in-memory applications in response to SAP's Hana strategy. How do they stack up?
IT Salary Survey 2013: 11 Career Insights
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
IT salaries begin to thaw, with median pay for staffers at $90,000 and managers at $120,000.
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