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VMware Seeks Collaboration Dominance With Socialcast Buy
Commentary  |  5/31/2011  | 
It already leads the virtualized data center, now it's taking on the Microsoft/Citrix alliance with more end-user computing and cloud software.
VMware Buys Socialcast For Cloud Apps
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
The enterprise social media management and collaboration platform already taps VMware for on-premises deployment as an appliance.
Physicians Get Meaningful Use Payment Checks
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
A family doctor with a six-physician center in Ohio recommends building spreadsheets to track progress and ease the attestation process.
Software AG Buys Metismo To Support Mobile Apps
News  |  5/31/2011  | 
The middleware vendor's latest acquisitions nets a platform for writing apps once and delivering them across Android, Apple, BlackBerry, Symbian, and Windows devices.
Satisfaction Insurance For Your Social Business Platform
Commentary  |  5/27/2011  | 
Writing and rewriting test scripts may be a tedious task, but it forces you to have a plan and constantly improve upon it.
Oracle Dives Into Retail Analytic Apps
News  |  5/27/2011  | 
The company's Retail Merchandising Analytics combines a prebuilt data model for building a data warehouse with predefined dashboards, metrics, and reports on various aspects of retail performance.
NewsGator Adds Video To SharePoint Social Sites
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
Microsoft SharePoint-based social software gets video sharing, plus enhanced news feeds and brainstorming.
The Law Of Social Media: Employers Beware
Commentary  |  5/25/2011  | 
A harder line against employers by the National Labor Relations Board, as well as a lack of case law, leave a lot of room for business risk.
TweetDeck Users Hopeful On Twitter Acquisition
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
They say they want Twitter to invest in better analytics and customer support for the social media management tool.
DOD Blamed For Duplicative IT Systems
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The department is spending more than it needs to on health IT systems and could reduce overlap to save money, the U.S. comptroller said.
Jive Updates Social Media Platform
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
The Jive 5 release adds an Apps Market, Microsoft Outlook and Office integration, and a revamped interface to help identify "hidden expertise" within an organization.
SDL Upgrades Content Management System
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
By adapting to reader patterns and user feedback, SDL hopes to eliminate the need for conventional technical manuals.
Amazon Launches On-Demand Oracle Database Services
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Two-tier licensing approach supports pay-as-you-go access for those who need licenses and those who already own Oracle 11g.
Global CIO: Toyota's Friend Network Will Test Customer Ties
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
It's working with to build a social network for Toyota owners, testing the boundaries of how much of a relationship you really want with a carmaker.
Who's The Top Innovator: SAP Or Oracle?
Commentary  |  5/23/2011  | 
A customer's query at SAP's Sapphire User Conference forces a closer look at the two companies.
Arianna Huffington An AOL Stock Tout?
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
HuffPo founder dismisses skepticism about merger with legacy online player, but she may have overstepped stepped SEC rules.
Jive Software Acquires OffiSync Tools For Microsoft Office
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Outlook users will get social collaboration through Jive and public social communities.
Michigan Experiences Two IT Outages
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
About 25,000 state employees were unable to access the state's IT network for several hours one day and problems during a disaster recovery test prevented thousands from completing motor vehicle transactions in state branch offices for nearly two days.
Moxie Adds iPhone App, Video Management
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
The company's Employee Spaces software gains a native iPhone app and now lets users upload videos in more than 100 formats and have them automatically transcoded into the MP4 format.
Health IT Boosts Bottom Line For Hospitals
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
The Fitch Ratings analysis suggests that better informatics and adherence to quality standards really do drive the bottom line.
BrainYard News Roundup
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Toyota Gets Social With A Personal Social Touch Works.
SAP Expands List Of Oracle Database Alternatives
Commentary  |  5/23/2011  | 
Sybase ASE joins IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server on the certified database list, but the ringer in this crowd is Hana.
Survey Reveals Rise Of Social Media Marketing
News  |  5/22/2011  | 
The latest research from Constant Contact shows that the best marketing strategy is an integrated, well-rounded one.
American Express Revamps OPEN Forum Community
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Website catering to small businesses adds social media links, picks up pace of development.
VA, DOD Lack Coordinated Health IT Plan
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Both departments have invested heavily in modernizing their own separate electronic health record systems.
SAP Cloud Partnerships Expand On-Demand Options
News  |  5/20/2011  | 
Amazon, Dell, Verizon and China Telecom services deals highlight the app vendor's broad cloud-computing strategy.
Apple's Retail Lesson
Commentary  |  5/19/2011  | 
The company's strong performance isn't just about strong products; it's about a meticulously managed customer experience.
Nimble Contact Integrates Connections Across Mail, Social Networks
Slideshows  |  5/19/2011  | 
LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks have supplanted business cards for keeping track of important contacts and Nimble Contact utilizes the information and communications in these networks to keep contact info current.
LawPivot Extends Social Legal Advice Nationwide
News  |  5/19/2011  | 
Social networking will change the way attorneys generate new business and distribute low-cost advice if a legal industry startup has its way.
SAP Hana Overshadows BusinessObjects 4.0 At Sapphire
Commentary  |  5/19/2011  | 
The in-memory appliance and the big BI release are both set for release next month, so why is it that only Hana got the limelight and customer testimonials at this week's event?
Jive Facebook Connector Links Business Fans, Customers
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
Jive's software cross-posts comments between a company's website and its Facebook page. Evolves From Repository To Cloud Platform
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
The White House has added new features to the website to transform it into an open-API-based foundation for building new services and applications.
SAP Showcases Innovation At Sapphire
News  |  5/18/2011  | 
The apps vendor announces multiple mobile, in-memory, and on-demand platforms, products, and partnerships at its user conference.
Exclusive: SAP-Oracle Tussle Alters Hana Appliance Plan
Commentary  |  5/17/2011  | 
SAP is rolling out its Hana in-memory appliance all right, but a hitch could lead to a different data-integration approach for customers running Oracle database.
IFS Shows Social Vision For ERP Suite
News  |  5/17/2011  | 
Social media features like status updates, wiki-style help, and unified communications will be coming to the company flagship ERP suite.
Social, Mobile Channels Still Lack Customer Support
News  |  5/17/2011  | 
Companies are rushing to launch consumer apps without building sufficient service behind them, finds Constellation Research study.
VMware Unveils Horizon App Manager
News  |  5/17/2011  | 
Open service aims to unite public and private cloud services, enabling the consumerization of IT in the enterprise.
Lithium's Social Analytics Starts With Community
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
Community management specialist uses known users to validate its analysis of others.
NYC Digital Government Plan Embraces Social Networking
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Tumblr are partnering with the city to help it use social media to enhance public engagement, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
SAP Upgrades Performance Management Suite
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
EPM 10.0 software announced at the Sapphire Now user conference makes it easier for front-line managers to help develop realistic budgets and plans.
Is BI The Key To Personalized Medicine?
Commentary  |  5/16/2011  | 
The right business intelligence tools can help clinicians zero in on each individual's healthcare needs, but there are important caveats to bear in mind.
FBI Recasts Sentinel As Model Of Agility
Commentary  |  5/16/2011  | 
The agency's CIO and CTO share the methodology they're using to hasten completion of its overdue case management system, so that other agencies can learn from their approach.
Medical Data Mining Strengthens Drug Safety
News  |  5/16/2011  | 
By applying analytics to medical journal articles, Rand researchers were able to uncover dangerous side effects before regulators' existing systems could.
BrainYard News Roundup
News  |  5/13/2011  | 
Cloud ERP Gets Social Spin. Social Software Companies Get Bought.
4 Hadoop Helpers Promise Speedy Big-Data Analysis
Commentary  |  5/12/2011  | 
Integration vendors launch commercial add-on products for the hot open-source framework. Here's how four products streamline high-volume workloads.
RFID Can Put Social Media On Autopilot
News  |  5/12/2011  | 
Organizations from Vail Resorts to a small ice cream maker are using radio ID tags to trigger social posts.
Government Developing Data Mining Tools To Fight Terrorism
News  |  5/12/2011  | 
Report details data analysis software developed by intelligence agencies to connect the dots between suspected terrorists.
IBM Launches BPM Express For SMBs
News  |  5/12/2011  | 
Big Blue's midmarket version of its enterprise Business Process Manager software furthers the company's focus on midsize businesses, as well as IBM's broader strategy in the cloud.
Text-Analytics Demand Approaches $1 Billion
Commentary  |  5/12/2011  | 
Brand-reputation management, market research, competitive intelligence, and customer-service needs have led to fast growth. Here what's driving interest.
SuccessFactors Update Streamlines HR Management
News  |  5/11/2011  | 
User-interface improvements bring guided workflows to software-as-a-service-based human resources system of record.
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