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Content tagged with Information Management posted in June 2011
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Google+ Stops Invites Citing 'Insane Demand'
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
People seeking to try out Google+ have turned to eBay to purchase supposed invitations.
How Kraft Foods Listens To Social Media
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Your morning banter about bacon on Twitter? Kraft's using it to decipher consumer trends and develop product ideas.
LinkedIn Groups Widgets Headed For Apps, Sites
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Groups API lets applications and websites connect to LinkedIn Groups industry discussion boards.
Lingotek Brings Translation To Social (And Vice Versa)
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
The system uses crowdsourcing to provide translations, and integrates with Jive, Drupal, and Oracle Content Management to handle social content.
Social Media Gets Respect From C-Suite
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Study sponsored by Jive shows executives are exploiting social media for work (or, at least, they think they are), perhaps even more than "millennials."
DotCloud: The Cloud's New Developer Hotshot?
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
What does the winner of Structure 2011's startup competition have that Google App Engine, Force.com, and Heroku don't?
Hadoop Big Data Startup Spins Out Of Yahoo
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Startup Hortonworks will bring developers, plus a capital infusion from Yahoo, to speed up development of the open source code for big data analysis.
Google Unveils Google+ Social Networking Project
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
To compete with Facebook, Google aims to provide intimacy rather than scale, at least initially. Will users like Google's privacy options?
Social Networking Policy: Write Now Or Regret Later
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Fewer than 25% of companies provide rules or guidance for employees posting on social networking sites, new research says--and that's bad news when trouble arises.
Enterprise Social Vendors Play Own Game Of Survivor
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
App stores and APIs are signs the social software ecosystem is evolving fast. Which companies will survive, and which will become extinct?
SMBs Get Social Marketing Crash Course
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Constant Contact launches Social Media Quickstarter, a free educational site to help small businesses get started with social media and marketing.
Wildfire Spreads Into Facebook Page Management
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Social promotions tool expands into a suite that includes social page creation, management, and analytics.
Social Networks: Many Friends Isn't Always More Valuable
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
Fewer, more meaningful, relationships are better when building an online community.
5 Myths About Enterprise Social Networks, Busted
Commentary  |  6/24/2011  | 
Many common assumptions about enterprise social technology have proven false or become outdated. It's time to reconsider these common myths.
5 Cloud Migration Tips From IBM's CIO
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Big Blue isn't just pitching cloud technology, it's migrating its own apps to a shared, virtualized infrastructure. CIO Jeannette Horan shares her lessons learned to date.
Oracle Records First-Ever $10 Billion Quarter
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Software vendor adds 800 sales-related jobs to pursue larger share of customers' software budgets; hardware sales still a sore point.
Foursquare, American Express Deal: Template For Future?
Commentary  |  6/24/2011  | 
The two companies streamline location-based discounts for customers, in what could be a model for mobile success.
Language Of Social Sounds Too Soft To Business
Commentary  |  6/24/2011  | 
Why is Enterprise 2.0 still considered more of a "movement" than a business imperative? Its evangelists speak more like Dr. Phil than Jack Welch.
Broadvision Tackles Customer-Facing Collaboration
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Clearvale Social Customer Management option opens corporate communities to customers and partners.
Content Management Gets More Social
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
OpenText has added microblogging and chat to the Social Workspace 2.0 platform and options to associate social profiles and communication with its CMS content repositories.
2 Ways To Tackle Really Big Data
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Marketers, telcos, and financial services firms are often swamped by machine-generated data. New products from IBM Netezza and InfoBright offer radically different approaches to the challenge.
How American Hospital Association Combined Social, Single Sign-On
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
AHA shares how its hybrid cloud architecture using Symplified for authentication and Socialtext software improved communications and business processes.
Ditch Your Dominant Vendors? Time May Be Right
Commentary  |  6/23/2011  | 
Cloud, commodity hardware, and mobile have changed the rules. Blindly sticking with today's winners is like ignoring the wind change in a yacht race.
How Social Software Boosted Our Supply Chain ROI
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Social software helped TEVA Pharmaceuticals shrink its manufacturing cycle time by 40% between January and April -- when the company's Oracle ERP apps couldn’t keep up with unpredictable market conditions.
Do Nonsocial SMBs Know Something We Don't?
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Nearly half of online adults in the U.S. are on a social network, but branded usage by smaller companies is closer to 25%. Here are four reasons why it may be smart for nonsocial SMBs to stay that way for now.
Drupal Gets Social Software Facelift
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Acquia's Commons 2.0 community management tool provides Facebook-style activity feeds with like and share buttons for the open source content management system.
8 Great Collaboration Tools For HR
Slideshows  |  6/22/2011  | 
In the era of the "social enterprise," collaborative activities can make a big difference not only in HR efficiency but in employee satisfaction. Take a look at these eight leading HR platforms and examples of what their collaboration features have done for other companies.
How To Plug SharePoint's Social Holes
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Microsoft SharePoint offers a solid foundation, but many enterprises need to customize it or add third-party tools such as NewsGator Social Sites to get the desired social collaboration capabilities.
Pentaho Answers Call For Self-Service BI
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Three key upgrades to Pentaho BI 4 Enterprise Edition have business-user self-service in mind, including a new module lets casual users explore and create business intelligence reports without help from IT.
Will IBM Go 'All In' On Cloud Computing?
Commentary  |  6/22/2011  | 
IBM has spent more than a decade and tens of billions of dollars buying software. Don't bet on it delivering its smartest technologies on demand any time soon.
Tame Social Network Chaos To Unlock Business Capabilities
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Meltwater Buzz Engage combines social CRM and social media monitoring to let businesses build social profiles of customers that interact with their products or brands.
Oracle Buying FatWire To Boost Web, Cloud Engagement
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Fast-growing website personalization and customer loyalty specialist's products will be retooled to work with Oracle middleware and other products.
Socialtext Adds Task Manager, Contact Matching
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Socialtext's announcements at the Enterprise 2.0 conference include a social tasks module and a partnership with introNetworks to integrate contact recommendations.
Old Fashioned Bosses Threaten Enterprise 2.0 Progress
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
MIT's Andrew McAfee, who coined the term Enterprise 2.0, sees threats to the achievements in collaboration and communications brought about by social software.
Health IT Can Energize National Prevention Strategy
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
The feds say health IT should play a pivotal role in preventing disease through expanded use of EHRs, telemedicine, and social media.
Social Software Needs Metrics That Matter
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Deloitte's John Hagel says enterprise social networking can help people find a passion for work and boost business performance during an Enterprise 2.0 keynote address.
Feds Run 5 Of Top 10 Supercomputers Worldwide
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Japan's K Computer and China's Tianhe-1A took the top two spots, but four Department of Energy systems and one run by NASA made the top 10 of a biannual ranking of the top 500 high-performance-computing systems.
Adobe Content Platform Banks On Boosting Customer Experience
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Flash, AIR, Reader, and other Adobe technologies can be managed via the Digital Enterprise Platform for Customer Experience Management, designed to help businesses create, manage, and monitor digital content for multiple delivery channels.
DoubleDutch Checks In Business Activities
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Foursquare-like service extends HYVE social mobile platform to sales and field service staff and promotes checking in on business, not just from locations.
CMS To Battle Claims Fraud With Analytics
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor on a project to use predictive modeling to weed out fake Medicare claims before they're paid.
How To Sell Enterprise 2.0 To The Bosses
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Here's expert advice on building an airtight business case, while avoiding the pitfalls of too-tentative pilot projects.
Congress Mulls How iPads, XML Can Cut Costs
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Experts suggest ways Congress can use smartphones and other technologies to cut down on paper and boost collaboration.
How Information Builders Battles BI Goliaths
Commentary  |  6/20/2011  | 
A hybrid mobile app, data-visualization upgrades, and unsung add ons bolster the vendor's business intelligence suite.
How To Take All Your GoogleDocs Offline
News  |  6/18/2011  | 
Take control over your Google Docs by downloading them.
LexisNexis Takes On Hadoop With Open Source HPCC
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
LexisNexis Risk Solutions' High Performance Computing Cluster will be offered as open source code pitting it against Hadoop and other emerging data handling systems.
Cisco Adds Hosted Option For Quad Social Software
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
Cisco will work with Capgemini as a system integrator and Xerox's ACS unit as a hosting provider for Quad collaboration software.
Nimble Social Contact Manager Launches Team Editions
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
Social CRM vendor headed by one of the founders of GoldMine brings product out of beta and introduces team, sales, and CRM editions.
LongJump Cloud Platform Gets Mobile, Social
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
The cloud-based database and application creation tools are getting a mobile client and social feeds.
Analytics And The Move Toward An Information Democracy
Commentary  |  6/17/2011  | 
Consumerization and self service trends are driving fundamental changes in the way we think about and use information.
Feisty Ballmer Talks Cloud, Office 365, And Big Data
News  |  6/17/2011  | 
In this Q&A, Microsoft's CEO pushes back, but also provides new insights into the company's cloud computing business, its hardware strategy, and his customers' next big bet.
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