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10 Social Business Leaders For 2013
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
State Street, Unisys, GE Capital, KPMG and Leaseplan lead list of companies recognized as E2 Social Business Leaders.
Appthority Portal Helps Assess Mobile Risk
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Appthority Portal gives customers greater granularity in determining and responding to mobile risk factors.
Big Data Drives 'National Day Of Civic Hacking'
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Nationwide hackathon this weekend encourages coders to use publicly available data to tackle problems ranging from poverty to poultry handling.
The IBM Way On Analytics
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
IBM analytic services size up HR data from multiple sources to predict employee satisfaction and retention. Warning: Consulting is required.
Government IT Can't Pass The Buck On Open Data
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Improving the way government shares data will make it more efficient -- if IT commits to getting that work done.
State Street: Social Business Leader Of 2013
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Learn lessons from the global financial company, which will be honored at the E2 Conference for social collaboration on a large scale.
British Government IT Projects Running Late
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Several IT- heavy government projects are either way behind schedule or need TLC to succeed, says government watchdog group Major Project Authority.
Salesforce.com Sees Company Communities As Intranet Killers
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Salesforce says Company Communities spell the end for legacy intranets. But some companies have been investing in newer collaboration and HR apps for the past decade.
Parliament Slams U.K. Government Spin Doctors
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Government press releases cite statistics selectively, undermining public trust and good policymaking, say members of Parliament.
Big Data ROI Still Tough To Measure
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Business leaders believe in big data's potential but are frustrated by lengthy projects and complicated tools, according to IDG/Kapow study.
CFOs Join CMOs In Tech Power Grab
Commentary  |  5/29/2013  | 
Like CMOs, CFOs increasingly shape technology selections, Oracle-Accenture study finds. CIOs must look past the threat and find opportunities to collaborate.
Big Data Analytics For The Masses
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
BigML's cloud-hosted machine-learning platform for predictive analytics is designed for everyone -- from data gurus to regular business folks.
Is Data Quality Overrated?
Commentary  |  5/27/2013  | 
MetLife and search-and-rescue teams prove that sometimes as-is data is good enough for serving customers and saving lives.
Contender For U.K. Smart Meter Rollout: Game On
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
SmartReach, a joint venture comprised of several tech and communications companies, has developed communications technology for the U.K's planned smart energy meter project.
British Tax Authority Criticized On Data Handling
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Weakness in the data handling capacity of the U.K.'s equivalent to the IRS is leading to billions being lost to error or deception it can't afford, say MPs.
IBM Makes Case For 'Fast Government'
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
New report says federal agencies can improve performance by implementing gaming, mobile and other technologies that speed up operations.
'Third-Wave' Tech Tools Reshape Agencies: Kundra
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Cloud, social and mobile technologies are poised to help governments deliver new levels of customer service to citizens, says former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra.
HP CEO Whitman Keeps Calm, Carries On
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Hewlett-Packard's second quarter sees big sales declines, but profits exceed forecast and CEO Whitman says problems are under control.
Salesforce Debuts Mobile Tools For Government
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Four cloud-based products connect federal, state and local governments with citizens.
IBM Watson Gets Call Center Job
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor advises service reps or "talks" directly to customers to improve the service experience.
Public Transit Users Demand Digital Services
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Public transportation providers would be smart to heed riders' expectations for smartphone-based e-tickets and social media communications, finds Accenture study.
Hadoop 2.0: New Big Data Possibilities
Commentary  |  5/21/2013  | 
Hadoop 2.0 will move beyond batch processing to support interactive, online and streaming applications. But don't let warnings about YARN tie you up in knots.
Jive Scales Producteev App, Now Free
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Social task management tool Jive acquired last year becomes free as a standalone app. Integration with the Jive platform to follow.
British Cloud Firm Wins Background Check Security Contract
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Skyscape Cloud Services will partner with Indian consulting group Tata to provide security for U.K.'s new online criminal background check system.
Facebook Ranks Top 'Enterprise' Collaboration Platform
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Businesses beware: Employees prefer using Facebook to SharePoint and other IT-driven collaboration platforms, finds global study by Avanade U.K.
Dublin Points Big Data Tech At Traffic Jams
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Ireland's capital teams up with IBM to use real-time data to streamline bus traffic.
Tableau, Marketo Cash In With Timely IPOs
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Tableau Software and Marketo ride hot trends to bank millions with IPOs that post big gains in their first day of trading.
SAP Steps Up Visual Analytics, Mobile BI
Commentary  |  5/19/2013  | 
SAP's renamed Lumira visual module, mobile upgrades and the Hana platform are uniting the customer experience.
What's Next In Video Surveillance
Commentary  |  5/17/2013  | 
Driven by the consumer market, video surveillance is the next big data challenge.
Tale Of 2 ServiceNow Users: Problem Solvers
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
ServiceNow users share their experience with the SaaS offering. One uses IT service management for compliance and IT automation; the other has moved beyond IT into business services.
Google I/O: 10 Big Developments
Slideshows  |  5/16/2013  | 
Google skipped the skydivers at Google I/O 2013, but broke interesting ground in maps, music, social and search. Take our tour.
Federal Data Center Consolidation Found Lacking
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
GAO recommends stepped up oversight and an extended deadline to meet OMB's objectives.
U.K. Has $10 Billion Of Public Data, Study Concludes
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
U.K. needs to plow the valuable public-sector data it collects back into better services and drive economic growth, says study commissioned by the British government.
Innovation Isn't Working At 4 Out Of 5 Companies
Commentary  |  5/16/2013  | 
Companies are too afraid of risk, among other factors, according to Accenture.
Data Management Key To Federal Open Data Policy
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
White House order means agencies will need to give more attention to data lifecycle management.
SAP Vows Hana Is Ready To Run ERP
Commentary  |  5/16/2013  | 
SAP adapts its Business Suite to Hana in record time, but customers may want more proof of success before migrating mission-critical apps.
Apptio Wants To Be 'Workday Of IT'
News  |  5/15/2013  | 
Apptio is pushing into Europe with its software that helps CIOs manage IT operations and monitor costs of IT services, backed by a $45 million round of venture funding.
Big Data Finds 'Zombie Stores'
News  |  5/15/2013  | 
Location analytics can help retailers seek and destroy "zombie" emporiums, unprofitable retail outlets.
Salesforce Improves Mobile Access To Chatter Files
News  |  5/15/2013  | 
Salesforce.com's new Chatter mobile app makes browsing and searching files easier on phones and tablets.
SAP Gives ERP A Facelift
News  |  5/15/2013  | 
SAP CEO says beautiful, consumer-grade look and feel is top priority for Fiori, SAP's new collection of 25 HTML5 applications.
Use Social Strategy To Focus Your Leadership, Board
Commentary  |  5/14/2013  | 
Get your senior team involved in broadening your base, achieving growth and winning mindshare.
Social Business Not Dead, Just Business As Usual
Commentary  |  5/14/2013  | 
Social is becoming embedded into applications and business processes. Soon it will cease to be a category.
Big Data Alchemy: Turn Info Into Money
Commentary  |  5/13/2013  | 
Data markets could become a new market category. Here, companies buy, sell or trade data for mutual benefit.
AT&T Reportedly Dropping HTC Facebook Phone
News  |  5/13/2013  | 
HTC First, the first smartphone to come with the Facebook Home interface pre-installed, has not proven to be popular.
NASCIO Creates Catalog For State Government Apps
News  |  5/13/2013  | 
Federal government's mobile gallery on USA.gov served as inspiration for the state-only collection of more than 160 apps.
Britain's 'Smart Meter' Project Delayed
News  |  5/13/2013  | 
Utilities and firms looking to build new smart communications networks say they need at least another year to prepare.
Internet Of Things Wake-Up Call For Enterprises
News  |  5/13/2013  | 
Organizations need to plan for the new generation of Internet-enabled devices that may be located anywhere in the world.
5 BI Requests IT Groups Must Challenge
Commentary  |  5/13/2013  | 
If actionable business insight, the stuff of BI legend, is the Mt. Everest summit, know this: There's little point to building or buying a better ice pick if the climbing team has no arms.
MetLife Uses NoSQL For Customer Service Breakthrough
Commentary  |  5/13/2013  | 
MetLife uses 10Gen's MongoDB database to quickly integrate disparate data and deliver a consolidated view of the customer.
3M Uses Azure For Image Analysis Service
News  |  5/10/2013  | 
3M Manager Bill Smyth wanted to launch a new business without plunging into the company's capital budget allocation process. So he used Microsoft's Azure cloud services.
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