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Social Networking: How Much Is Enough?
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
New apps promise to inject social networking features across entire workflows, raising new problems for IT.
Video Is A Data Asset, So Manage It
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Whether a training session, earnings meeting, or product demo, video is too important an information source to be relegated to silos. Here's how to turn it into searchable, reusable content--without busting your storage budget.
Smartphone App Slices Big Data For Political Campaigns
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Campaign Manager Dashboard app for iPhone and Android puts data on 100 million voters and powerful analytics in campaign workers' hands.
State Health Insurance Exchanges Choke On Health IT
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Politico: Politics aside, IT could be biggest barrier to 2014 readiness.
Wrike Goes Freemium For Social Project Management
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Wrike offers free version for 5 "power users" and unlimited collaborators, to battle rivals including Asana, a startup from a Facebook co-founder.
Salesforce.com Courts Facebook-Friendly Buddy Media
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Best known for powering Facebook apps and marketing campaigns, Buddy Media would boost Salesforce.com's social software power. Rumored deal: an $800 million sale.
MongoDB NoSQL Database Poised For Takeoff
Commentary  |  5/30/2012  | 
10Gen, the developer behind MongoDB, lands $42 million in venture money to fund development of enterprise-oriented features and upgrades.
TSA Buys Into iPhones, iPads
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Transportation Security Administration budgets $3 million for iPhones, iPads, and other Apple gear for IT security testing, mobile app development, and other uses.
Tools To Manage Hundreds Of Social Media Accounts
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Sprinklr and Spredfast tools aim to serve big corporations that need multi-brand social media management.
Reports of Facebook Smartphone Re-Emerge
News  |  5/28/2012  | 
On the hunt for new revenue sources, Facebook is still pursuing a plan to build a Facebook Phone. The details of this device are still unclear.
How IT Can Reclaim Social Relevance
Commentary  |  5/25/2012  | 
Social technologies are spreading through the business in a decentralized way, not via IT leadership. How can organizations and IT leaders make the most of this trend?
Facebook's Advertising Problem
Commentary  |  5/25/2012  | 
GM says Facebook ads don't work. While search was made for advertising, social will be harder for marketers.
10 Don't-Miss Stories: Tech Week In Review
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
What did you miss as Google and Facebook hogged the headlines this week? Catch up on these key developments.
Facebook IPO: Strangest Of All Time?
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Technology glitches, insane valuations, secret disclosures, and high-frequency trading have all played a part in the Facebook IPO soap opera.
11 BI Tools To Analyze Healthcare Operations
Slideshows  |  5/24/2012  | 
Although clinical decision support systems remain the rock stars in many large hospitals and group practices, let's not forget the need to analyze operational, financial, and quality control data.
MySocialCloud Stores All Your Social Feeds, URLs, Passwords
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Tired of forgetting your password? Startup MySocialCloud will remember it for you and aggregate your social feeds in one convenient dashboard.
Feds Face 'Big Data' Storage Challenge
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Federal data centers are filling up with data as terabytes accumulate into petabytes. Agencies must adapt their storage architectures and policies to optimize it all.
North Carolina Fights Medicaid Fraud With Analytics
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
In two years, IBM data mining software has identified $191 million in potentially false Medicaid claims.
3 Goals Of White House 'Digital Government' Plan
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Federal agencies required to make services available to mobile users within 12 months and to release more government data through Web APIs.
Facebook's Tech-Snarled IPO: What We Know
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Four lawsuits have arisen following Facebook's troubled initial public offering. NASDAQ's trading systems are not the first to suffer IPO day technical woes.
Oracle Buys Vitrue For Social Marketing
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Vitrue could provide the social marketing hook to drive sales into RightNow and Oracle's CRM systems.
SAP Ariba Deal: Not All About Cloud
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
SAP bids for leading trading network, but look beyond the cloud hype in the $4.3 billion deal. Ariba competes with specialized supplier-management and trading firms, not Salesforce.com.
With SpaceX In Flight, What's Next For NASA
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
The Dragon spacecraft faces a series of tricky tests and maneuvers as it heads to the International Space Station.
Why I Don't Have a Facebook Page
Commentary  |  5/22/2012  | 
Bob Guccione Jr. is an iconic figure in modern journalism, who started SPIN and GEAR magazines and owned DISCOVER magazine. He helped define new journalism at a time when it was on the wane and appeared to be more concerned with mass appeal. This is his take on Facebook.
SAP Shares Five-Point BI Improvement Plan
Commentary  |  5/22/2012  | 
SAP is innovating on core business intelligence, visual analysis, mobile, social, and deep analytics.
Salesforce.com Chatter To Gain IM, Screen Sharing
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Salesforce will add instant messaging and presence in June, followed by a pilot of screen sharing for Chatter.
Mindjet Connects Vision, Action In Social Platform
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Following up on last year's acquisition of Cohuman, Mindjet creates a social platform that excels at letting users visually map out plans, then collaborate to get work done.
CIA's View Of Mobile, Internet Use: By The Numbers
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Here's what the CIA sees as the use of mobile phones completely outpaces use of the Internet.
SAP Swallows Sybase, CEO John Chen's Role Uncertain
Commentary  |  5/21/2012  | 
Sybase will be an SAP brand, not a separate subsidiary, in an integration that eliminates the longtime Sybase CEO's current role.
4 Ways Facebook Can Woo SMBs
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Facebook's ad revenue depends largely on the combined pool of smaller advertisers. Here's what the company can do to better serve SMBs.
Sailing Mystery Unsolved: Court Declares Jim Gray Dead
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Highly respected researcher Jim Gray contributed to relational database development and early big data projects. More than five years ago, he and his sailboat disappeared near the Farallon Islands.
Jumping Into Tibbr Social Collaboration With Both Feet
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
IT services firm CGI skipped the pilot project and launched Tibco's Tibbr to 31,000 users at once.
Yammer, Chatter, Tibbr Ranked Top Social Activity Streams
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Forrester Research ranks the leaders in a market segment that excludes social intranet portal players like Jive Software.
Oh, Facebook, Why Can't I Quit You?
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Facebook sells your addiction to advertisers, hoping to make a buck off your personal information. Will you wake up in time to kick the habit, or do you "like" the security risks of blurring the line between personal and professional?
Salesforce.com Reports Torrid Q1 Growth, Slams SAP
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff says as social enterprise trend diversifies company's sales, he's hiring aggressively to keep up with customer demand.
Keep Your Business Off Of Facebook
Commentary  |  5/17/2012  | 
Facebook is so outrageously popular that many are tempted to use it for business, just like other consumerization trends. Resist the urge. Facebook will always be a poor choice for business functions.
Weather Channel, Flipboard Updates Gain Social Power
News  |  5/17/2012  | 
Significant updates to The Weather Channel iPhone app and Flipboard app for iPhones and iPads tap into the social reach of Facebook and Twitter.
SAP Builds Ecosystem To Boost Hana
News  |  5/17/2012  | 
SAP forges closer ties with Intel, IBM, analytics vendors, and systems integrators to jump start its in-memory database.
Chuck E. Cheese's Charts Careful Social Expansion
News  |  5/17/2012  | 
With its Facebook presence growing, Chuck E. Cheese's sets its sights on Foursquare and Pinterest.
IBM SmartCloud: As Much Cloud As You Want
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
IBM expands private, public, and hybrid cloud options for customers with its SmartCloud offerings, including IaaS in IBM data centers with dedicated servers.
Google Knowledge Graph: How It Changes Search
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
What does Google's new search technique mean for you? Augmenting search results with sets of associated facts could please users but decrease traffic to other sites.
SAP Streamwork: One Customer's Story
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
Prototype system helps Applied Materials organize approvals on complex custom product specs, but not without tradeoffs.
SAP Catches Data Visualization Wave
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
SAP Visual Intelligence, debuting Wednesday, taps into two hot trends in BI and analytics.
Globoforce Maps Top Employee Performers
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
Talent Maps puts social media analytics behind recognizing the staffers doing the most to drive a company's economic value.
SuccessFactors Leading SAP Cloud Away From Business ByDesign
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
SuccessFactors founder Dalgaard, now leading SAP cloud strategy, wants to move toward "independent but super-integrated" apps.
DOD, VA Agree On Joint EHR Architecture
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
Approach outlined in Congressional report prioritizes acquisition of commercial software, including open-source applications.
Facebook's 11 Biggest Technology Bets
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
When Facebook stock goes on sale later this week, investors will be banking on open source. What other key technology pieces will Facebook use to grow its business?
SAP Plays Social Collaboration Game By Own Rules
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
SAP doesn't think it needs to beat the likes of Jive Software to win in social collaboration.
Software Engineer: 2012's Top Job
News  |  5/14/2012  | 
Hiring demand, high salaries, and some lesser-known perks make software engineering the most enviable profession, CareerCast.com survey finds.
QlikTech Promises 'Gorgeous Genius'
Commentary  |  5/13/2012  | 
The Business Intelligence vendor behind QlikView says next release will blend seductive interfaces with smart, comparative-analysis capabilities.
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