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E-Stores Should Cater To Tablet Users, Study Says
News  |  6/29/2012  | 
Social sites are driving more referrals but few conversions. Meanwhile, mobile traffic is also on the rise, with tablet visitors converting to buyers at almost the same rate as PC users.
HootSuite Grows Apps Directory, Adds Instagram, SlideShare
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
HootSuite now has 20 add-ons to its social media management tool. Others added this week are Zuum, for finding engaging content to share on Facebook, and edocr, for sharing and tracking marketing documents.
Drones Fail 'Perch And Stare' Contest
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
DARPA competition to develop unmanned aerial vehicles capable of landing and relaying real-time surveillance video ends without a winner.
EPA Aims For 80% Cloud Use By 2015
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Agency awards a three-year contract to CGI Federal for infrastructure-as-a-service as part of a broader strategy to implement an agency-wide hybrid cloud.
5 Tips To Build Your Personal Social Brand
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Consider these best practices for successfully strengthening your social credibility.
Asana Offers Inbox Just For Work
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Asana's task management tool, derived from software to keep Facebook engineers organized, adds an inbox for getting things done.
Lawrence Livermore, IBM Team On Big Data
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
New venture, called Deep Computing Solutions, aims to apply supercomputing to complex industrial problems ranging from new aircraft design to agriculture's impact on the environment.
Big Data Analytics Power Revolution In Decision-Making
Commentary  |  6/27/2012  | 
InformationWeek virtual event explores enterprise steps toward deriving valuable insights amid unprecedented data volume, velocity, variety, and complexity.
NASA Satellites Track Tropical Storm Debby
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite serves as a "rain gauge in space"
Choose Your Social Business Strategy Before Your Tools
Commentary  |  6/26/2012  | 
The concepts, not the technologies, of social business pave the road to success.
Yammer Deal Casts Shadow On NewsGator Strategy
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
When Microsoft bought Yammer for $1.2 billion, it snubbed the vendor that has helped the most to round out SharePoint as an enterprise social platform. NewsGator's CEO explains why that's a good thing.
How To Build A Collaborative Organization
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Jacob Morgan, author of the book, The Collaborative Organization, talks to BYTE about how to build a good internal social network.
Orbitz Controversy: Tip Of Big Data Iceberg
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Websites know which PC, phone, and browser you use. But ad networks and social sites today give marketers more information about you than ever before to better target advertising.
Yammer Acquisition Raises Social Strategy Questions
Slideshows  |  6/26/2012  | 
Yammer is officially on its way to becoming part of the Microsoft Office product family that includes SharePoint. How will it fit in?
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Mountain Lion, a.k.a. OS X 10.8, marries the Apple desktop operating system to iOS features that previously were found only on the iPhone and iPad. Among them: Messages, Notifications, Reminders, a Game Center, and better integration with iCloud. It's not a revolutionary upgrade to the desktop OS, but it should please Mac enterprise users.
Microsoft Confirms $1.2 Billion Yammer Buy
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Microsoft will add Yammer to the Microsoft Office Division, placing the cloud social service side-by-side with SharePoint.
Swype Android Beta Adds Dragon Speech, Handwriting Recognition
Slideshows  |  6/25/2012  | 
Nuance's Swype app offers a new winning combination for fast typing on Android devices: gestures and Dragon speech recognition, with handwriting recognition thrown in for good measure.
Oracle's Recent Software Buys Fuel Customer Experience Strategy
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
New Oracle Customer Experience (CX) offering melds capabilities from ATG, Endeca, RightNow, and Vitrue, to advance Siebel/Fusion customer relationship management play.
State Street Private Cloud: $600 Million Savings Goal
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
If everyone writes software for the same cloud-based development platform, code sharing becomes easier, and State Street has to write dramatically less code, saving big on software development. Take a look at the plan.
Social Media For Grownups
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Every company needs a social networking policy, but don’t stifle creativity and productivity with too much formality.
IBM Serves New Tennis Analytics At Wimbledon
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Tennis fans can check out 'SlamTracker' stats, player-movement tracking, via latest IBM supported innovations for Grand Slam tennis events.
Companies Connect Via Social Media During Crises
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Chatter, Facebook, and Twitter let businesses communicate with employees and size up damage.
Cisco Rebrands Social Tool; Enterprise 2.0 News Roundup
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Cisco Quad goes cloud, joins WebEx family; Moxie adds file Sync; Socialtext wins U.S. Housing and Urban Development contract.
NASA Upgrades Pleiades Supercomputer
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Supercomputer tackles NASA's most complex challenges, from understanding solar flares to designing new space vehicles.
When New Social Networks, Old Tools Clash
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Many organizations struggle to make employee social networks mesh with existing collaboration systems, say attendees at Enterprise 2.0.
Enterprise 2.0: Uncomfortable Truths About Big Data
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
Think big data analysis is making your professional expertise less valuable? In some ways, you're right, MIT's Andrew McAfee said Wednesday at the Enterprise 2.0 conference.
Federal IT Spending Likely To Decline
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
Deltek forecasts a slight decline in federal IT budgets through 2017, even if Congress prevents threatened 10% across-the-board cuts in 2013.
iOS 6 Beta: First Look
Slideshows  |  6/20/2012  | 
iOS 6 appears to be a great update, with many new and useful features for iPhones and iPads--but the changes aren't so radical that you'll have to learn the OS all over again. Apple has made important changes to Music, iTunes, Maps, and Siri. It has added Facebook and Twitter integration, and a useful location-based feature called geofencing.
Enterprise 2.0 Keynoters: Time To Get In The Game
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
Speakers from Wells Fargo, Nike, FedEx share what they've learned about enterprise social collaboration.
DoubleDutch Introduces Free, Mobile Enterprise Social Network
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
Pride, DoubleDutch's latest location-based application for business, joins Flock for tradeshow check-ins and Hive for mobile CRM.
Oracle Rushes Out Q4 Results, Top Exec Departs
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
Oracle shares fourth quarter financial results earlier than expected, beats expectations, and quells reorganization rumors.
IBM Connections, Jive Lead Enterprise Social Software Market
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
IBM ranks as the enterprise social networking software market share leader for the third year in a row in 2011, says IDC.
Sorting Out What Social Software Products Really Do
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
At Enterprise 2.0, The Real Story Group's Tony Byrne warns of the same marketing labels being used for vastly different products and mulls how SharePoint and Yammer will fit together.
IBM's Sequoia Is World's Fastest Supercomputer
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
IBM supercomputers take five of top 10 slots. More than half of world's 500 fastest computers are made by American companies.
NASA, FAA Collaborate On Commercial Space Travel
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Space agency increasingly turns to private sector partners for services, so feds seek to ensure safety and minimize overlapping efforts with a new cross-agency agreement. Upgrade Boosts Mobile, Social App Development
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Salesforce Summer '12 platform upgrade adds geolocation data, drag-and-drop schema builder, and streaming data for real-time apps.
Beware Slippery Requirements For Social Tools
Commentary  |  6/17/2012  | 
When shopping for social media monitoring and response tools, a sloppy RFP could cost you. But do you know what you want? Do you know what you need?
How You Can Social Engineer Your Social Life
Commentary  |  6/15/2012  | 
Highlight, Airtime, and a slew of other companies want to use your location on your phone and your connections online to suggest people you should know. Is this the future of meeting people?
Enterprise Social Networks Need Open Standards
Commentary  |  6/15/2012  | 
True interoperability is the key to unlocking the potential of collaboration to make work more efficient.
Social Network Analysis Live Onstage
News  |  6/15/2012  | 
Lithium Technology scientist will conduct live experiment in social network analysis and collaborative work in Enterprise 2.0 keynote.
5 Ways To Survive Social Disses
News  |  6/15/2012  | 
Social networking tools have incited a customer awakening. Take these 5 steps when comments aren't going your way.
Yahoo And Hadoop: In It For The Long Term
News  |  6/15/2012  | 
Yahoo made an early bet that it could use Hadoop to monetize the big data the content site was collecting. Now it's betting the company on it.
QlikTech Buys Expressor To Nix Scripting
Commentary  |  6/14/2012  | 
Deal gives QlikView business intelligence software a graphical user interface to ease and speed data loading.
Hearsay Helps Social Media Marketing Teams Feed The Beast
News  |  6/14/2012  | 
Hearsay Social Content Library helps brands supply pre-approved content for Twitter, Facebook feeds, via Demand Media, Tribune Media Services, and Thomson Reuters.
Samsung Leaves Facebook Alone, Averts Disaster
Commentary  |  6/14/2012  | 
Samsung denies reports that it is building a social network to compete with Facebook. Apple's Ping experiment shows why this would have been a bad move.
Microsoft Rumored To Acquire Yammer
Commentary  |  6/14/2012  | 
If the stories are true, Microsoft could pay more than $1 billion, recognizing the value of Yammer's cloud social network compared to more SharePoint-centric products like NewsGator Social Sites.
Obama Beating Romney On Facebook
News  |  6/14/2012  | 
Nearly five times as many people are talking about Obama's Facebook page as Romney's, according to SocialBakers research.
MapR's Hadoop Platform Hits Amazon
News  |  6/13/2012  | 
New multi-tenancy feature in 2.0 version of Hadoop distribution lets Amazon offer MapR as part of its Elastic MapReduce (EMR) service.
Midmarket Firms Big On Collaboration, Slow On Social
News  |  6/13/2012  | 
Companies with 100 to 1,000 employees embrace collaboration projects but drag their feet on social media, with just 15% maintaining a formal corporate presence, according to IBM CEO survey.
Fed Workers Cite Barriers To Tech Adoption
News  |  6/13/2012  | 
Federal workers say technology at work isn't keeping up with their personal technology; training and cost are obstacles.
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