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Content tagged with Information Management posted in July 2011
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Zynga Co-Founder Joins New Team
News  |  7/31/2011  | 
KIXEYE is the yin to Zynga's yang, as social games explode.
SAP And Oracle Battle, Customers Avoid Choosing Sides
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
Will it be the apps vendor's innovation or the stack vendor's one-stop shop? IT hedges its bets.
BrainYard News Briefs: Polycom Adds SMB Videoconferencing Options
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Personalization for WordPress and Joomla. Secure email as a service. A new mobile and social promotions service.
Social Media Engagement: Feds Need Better Policies
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Guidelines for use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media are being developed by federal agencies, but the GAO says they must do more to address records management, privacy, and security.
Jive Apps Seek Enterprise Rigor, Consumer Cool
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Jive gathers Apps Market partners to discuss creating consumer quality apps with enterprise power.
In Case of Emergency, Check Twitter
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Facebook, Twitter, and similar social media tools can enhance disaster preparedness and emergency response, according to New England Journal of Medicine commentary.
Twitter Pushes Ads Into User Timelines
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Promoted Tweets will now appear in the stream that users see, augmenting the Twitter search advertising the microblogging service introduced last year.
GAO: Federal Data Center Consolidation Plans Lack Details
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Many federal agencies failed to provide a complete listing of data centers or list all of their software assets, which could affect anticipated savings.
Hearsay Helps Big Social Marketing Campaigns Get Local
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Social software specialist broadens support for launching major marketing campaigns with corporate control and local customization.
Gmail: A Cure For Outdated Email Addresses
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Google's social marketing campaign targets users of aol.com, hotmail.com, or yahoo.com email with an "intervention" to save friends from "embarrassingly out-of-date" email addresses.
Google Deal Lets SAP Customers Map Data
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Google Maps meets SAP: Partnership includes exclusive mashup capabilities and discounted pricing for geospatial data.
Facebook For Business Debuts, Watch Out Google?
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Not a new service; rather, it's a portal to help businesses understand social marketing.
Newest Enterprise Social App: Mentoring
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Connecting employees and mentors online proves efficient, says Triple Creek, whose software has found fans in AT&T, Fannie Mae, and Agilent.
SAP Steals Share From Oracle In Strong Quarter
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Applications software license growth increased by 18%, versus 16% reported by Oracle in most recent quarter.
Low-Cost Options For Predictive Analytics Challenge SAS, IBM
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Upstarts Revolution Analytics and Alpine Data Labs step up the competition against market leaders.
3 Ways To Manage Underperforming Technology
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Applying a people approach to technology could help boost performance. Here are three ideas for remediating the laggards.
Google Apps Email Migration Complete at GSA
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Unisys has moved 17,000 agency employees to cloud-based email, which could save $15.2 million over the next five years.
VMware Never Said Virtualization Was Easy; Google+ Pains
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Griping about VMware price changes? It's time to get practical. As for early users of Google+, the bumps continue.
Socialcast Lets Businesses Invite Outsiders To Join Network
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Enterprise social network adds options for including partners and customers.
How Health IT-Related Errors Hurt Patient Safety
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
New analysis explains how the occasional glitches with EHRs and related systems can get out of hand.
Google+: Doing the Math
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
Someone call MIT! Don Rose has reduced the entire Google+ phenomenon to one mathematical equation.
Are There Any Humans in Silicon Valley?
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
Macromedia founder Marc Canter says you've got to automate global and scale local to succed -- and talk to people outside of the California milieu. That's why he's in Cleveland.
Moxie Upgrades Social Customer Portal Personalization
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Customer Spaces now can integrate data such as purchase history and past support interactions for smarter personalization of what customer sees.
Feds Must Detail Data Center Consolidations By October
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Agencies will have to publish their plans online by October 7, according to a new memo by outgoing federal CIO Vivek Kundra.
First Look: Google+ Ultimate
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Google+ Ultimate lets you control various aspects of how Google+ presents itself in your browser
Google+ All BYTE Coverage
News  |  7/24/2011  | 
Google+ is now open without invites. Here's a running list of BYTE's Google+ coverage.
Keep Others From Sharing Your Circle Posts on Google+
News  |  7/23/2011  | 
Here's how to disable sharing private conversations on Google+
Google+: We Screwed Up
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
Google's shutdown of Profiles created by businesses has Google+ users crying foul.
Could Social Media Flub Cost You $4.3 Million?
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
What can a social media mistake cost your company in fines, litigation, or loss of customer trust? A new survey reveals some interesting data points.
IBM's Unsexy Secret To Profits: Middleware
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
One telling statistic from IBM's big quarterly windfall: This unsung category drives 64% of the company's high-margin software revenue.
Kundra Had Vision, Next Federal CIO Needs Speed
Commentary  |  7/22/2011  | 
The long-term plan for federal IT reform has only just begun to be implemented, so Kundra's successor will have to hit the ground running.
SAP BusinessObjects Customers Await New Platform
Commentary  |  7/22/2011  | 
Delays have pushed back the vendor's business intelligence suite 4.0 upgrade, but components including data services and a Microsoft Office analysis tool are finally available.
FDA Data Mining Uncovers Harmful Drug Interaction
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
Researchers mine FDA's Adverse Event Reporting System and corroborate findings using patient records to identify diabetes threat.
Google Closes Google Labs
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
CEO Larry Page says the company is putting "more wood behind fewer arrows."
NASA Plans Future Missions As Shuttle Era Ends
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
What's next for space agency? Future projects include mapping the moon's gravity field and studying the Mars atmosphere.
Google+ Headaches: What You Need to Know
Commentary  |  7/21/2011  | 
BYTE’s Steve Krause tracked down Google+ pain points--so you can avoid headaches with the new social service.
Acquia Raises $15 Million, Plans Drupal Sales Push
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
The specialist in commercial support for open source content and community management will use the money to gain share in the social software market.
Capgemini's New Outsourcing Play: Social Media Management
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
International services firm offers labor, expertise for managing social media as a customer channel.
Infor Promises Investment In Lawson ERP
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
ION integration layer will link Lawson M3 to Infor options for planning, product lifecycle management, distribution, and corporate performance management.
What Keeps Google Awake at Night?
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
Google+ Commentary by Gina Smith and teamBYTE members.
2 Ways SMBs Make Social Pay: Development, Recruiting
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Your company may have thousands of likes and followers, but what's that worth? For social projects with proven ROI, think recruiting and referrals.
Feds To Close 178 Data Centers Next Year
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Will kill off more data centers this year than originally planned, ahead of master schedule to shutter more than 800 facilities by 2015.
Verint Buys Vovici, Marries Survey, Social Data
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
Can now combine call center monitoring, social listening, and structured surveys in Voice of the Customer platform.
Inside IBM's Coremetrics-Unica SaaS Marketing Mashup
Commentary  |  7/20/2011  | 
Blending of Web analytics and marketing management services is designed to ease multi-channel analysis and campaign management.
Tools To Help Analyze Mountains Of Social Data
Commentary  |  7/19/2011  | 
Big data tools can help analyze and find value in large data sets generated by social media.
Federal Agencies Must Report More IT Spending Data
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
New OMB requirements broaden the set of data that agencies have to share on how they spend taxpayer dollars on IT.
Health Insurers Embrace Exchanges, Need Analytics
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
A majority of insurers plan to join health insurance exchanges, says a PwC survey, but they're going to need to invest in analytics to better manage risk.
Social Security CIO Resigns Following Shakeup
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Frank Baitman leaves after staff gutted; observers say agency's 9-year experiment with CIO office never resolved line-of-authority problems.
IBM's Q2 Sales Spike On Cloud, BI Demand
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Cloud computing, business intelligence, and efficient infrastructure technologies run hot for Big Blue as enterprises look to weather economic uncertainty.
How To Transfer Photos from Facebook to Google+
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
It's easy to move your photos from FaceBook to Google+
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