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Content tagged with Information Management posted in July 2012
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Google Catches Wildfire For Social Marketing
News  |  7/31/2012  | 
Wildfire Interactive gives Google a social media marketing component to round out its advertising and analytics offerings.
Marketing Services Simplify Social Post Timing
News  |  7/31/2012  | 
Sprout Social and HootSuite both add automation and optimization for social post timing. HootSuite also introduces bidirectional integrations with Zendesk, Evernote, and Storify.
Informatica Adds Integration Options As Cloud Demand Multiplies
News  |  7/31/2012  | 
Independent data-integration vendor adds templates, developer's tools, and prebuilt connectors for Eloqua, NetSuite, and Workday cloud apps.
5 Ways To Benefit From Big Data
News  |  7/31/2012  | 
Big data can make all the difference in a successful CRM strategy, but it can be overwhelming. Here's how sales and marketing organizations can put big data insights to work for your customers and your business.
Why McKinsey Values Social Economy At Up To $1.3 Trillion
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
Impact of public social media is important, but McKinsey study sees two-thirds of the value coming from social business collaboration within and between businesses.
7 Deadly Sins Of Big Data Users
News  |  7/27/2012  | 
Sloth, negligence, gluttony...and that's just the beginning. Consider these common mistakes organizations make when assessing the meaning of large amounts of data.
Google Talk, Twitter, Azure Outages: Bad Cloud Day
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Google's video chat service had plenty of company on the disabled list on tough day for cloud computing.
Medical Imaging Options: No Single Vendor Will Do
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
As healthcare organizations grapple with more digital diagnostic images, they're looking at several medical imaging management strategies, a KLAS report shows.
HP, Cloudera Extend Hadoop Ties, Plan Appliance
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
HP agrees to resell Cloudera Enterprise platform along with its hardware and an upcoming HP-Cloudera appliance.
Facebook Phone, Or Facebook Faceplant?
Commentary  |  7/26/2012  | 
Facebook is reportedly working with HTC to bring a Facebook-branded phone to market by the middle of 2013. Surely Facebook knows by now that this is a bad idea.
Oracle Exalogic 2.0 Focuses On Elastic Cloud, Automation
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Oracle's 'cloud in a box' gains virtualization and automation software required for truly elastic private-cloud enterprise application deployments.
Spinoff Of Gehry Architecture Meshes 3-D, Social Collaboration
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Frank Gehry architecture practice spinoff creates Web-based office for sharing computer models for building design and construction, bridging multiple 3-D authoring tools.
Smartphones, Big Data Help Fix Boston's Potholes
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Boston has found an innovative way to find and fix street potholes: a free smartphone app, a crowdsourced competition, and lots of data from motorists.
Oracle Appealing Trash Talk Wrist Slap
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Advertising industry self-regulatory group recommends that Oracle discontinue ads claiming Exadata performance advantages over IBM Power servers.
Dell's Software Shift: 4 Big Questions
Commentary  |  7/24/2012  | 
As Dell embarks on an ambitious software journey, it must map out a plan to overcome early obstacles. Here are some key issues Dell must address.
Big Data Plus Police Work: Good Partners?
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Hadoop and other big data analysis apps promise to help cops catch more criminals, but balancing privacy concerns won't be easy.
How To Choose 'Advanced' Data Visualization Tools
Commentary  |  7/24/2012  | 
Big data and analytical capabilities are the latest coveted features in a fast-growing market for charts, maps, and other ways to visually sort through data for insight.
SAP Growing Faster Than Oracle
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
SAP details strong Q2 marks, says it's growing 20% faster in enterprise applications market during last 12 months and winning 8 out of 10 deals against Oracle.
UpMo Takes Bottom-Up Approach To Enterprise Talent Management
News  |  7/23/2012  | 
UpMo hopes freemium plan for an "internal LinkedIn" will lead human resources departments to rethink the way they nurture talent and retain their best employees.
10 Big Predictions About Big Data
News  |  7/23/2012  | 
Will big data be a force for good or evil by the end of this decade? See if you agree with expert reactions to new Pew Internet Center research.
Facebook Marketing: How To Keep Your Brand Liked
News  |  7/23/2012  | 
Promotion-filled news feeds drive Facebook users to unlike brands. Consider these ways to provide real value to your Facebook followers and keep them engaged.
MicroStrategy Bets On Visualization, BI For Facebook
Commentary  |  7/23/2012  | 
MicroStrategy's latest release counts on warming interest in cloud-based business intelligence and hot demand for social data analysis.
Shared Data Plans Complicate BYOD
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
The end of per-device billing by AT&T, Verizon, and soon others means that accounting for BYOD in a company will become trickier. The answer probably is to change the nature of employee reimbursement.
Myth Of Systems Of Record Vs. Systems Of Engagement
Commentary  |  7/20/2012  | 
Enterprise software world doesn't divide in half that neatly. Weave the two together to accomplish more.
Police Make Wide Use Of Social Tools
News  |  7/20/2012  | 
Majority of law enforcement professionals turn to Facebook and YouTube to aid their investigations, research shows.
Dell Outlines Big Software Ambitions
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Dell software chief John Swainson explains how Quest Software acquisition is key to Dell's big plans for security, systems management, and business intelligence software.
Olympics Viewing Habits Shift To Smartphones, Tablets
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
How will you watch the Olympics? Chances are if don't watch it on your computer, you'll catch it on your smartphone, or tablet--or both--according to a new survey.
Huddle Retools For Social, Quick Collaboration
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
File sharing platform fleshes out social collaboration, plus web-based document previews and editing.
Microsoft Cracks The Code On Social Software (Finally)
Commentary  |  7/19/2012  | 
What makes software social? A fluid experience, as much as a news feed.
FBI To Add Tattoos To Biometric ID Capabilities
News  |  7/19/2012  | 
Agency solicits information on using tattoo databases as part of a broader effort to expand its biometric identification platform and services.
Why Big Is Bad When It Comes To Data
Commentary  |  7/19/2012  | 
Calling it "big data" doesn't do it justice. Gushing data would be far more accurate.
Radian6 Adds Partners To Broaden Social Analytics
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Salesforce.com's Radian6 social media monitoring service will market add-ons from specialists like Clarabridge, Klout, Solariat, and others to provide powerful analytics.
BYOD Warrior? Have Contingency Plans For Disaster
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Smartphones fail. tablets get damaged, and Internet services go down. Knowing that you have a backup plan and that it works brings peace-of-mind. In this article we tell you how to keep yourself protected.
Actiance Links Social Compliance With Salesforce CRM
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
Socialite tool helps salespeople get credit for social media interaction in Salesforce.com, even as it ensures corporate control.
Microsoft Office 2013 Embraces BYOD, Cloud Era
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
At a Monday press event Microsoft said its goal was to let users work from anywhere on anything, using its new cloud- and touch-friendly Office 2013 productivity applications.
Workday Rumored To File For IPO
News  |  7/18/2012  | 
ERP and human capital management software-as-a-service provider has confidentially filed for what would be the largest initial public offering since Facebook's.
The Rise Of Shadow IT
Commentary  |  7/17/2012  | 
When the business wants change so much that it's willing to go rogue on IT, is it misinformed, or justified? Consider this advice, CIOs.
If BI Is Dead, What's Next?
Commentary  |  7/17/2012  | 
New studies from Constellation Research and IDC reveal that the business intelligence market is in transition, with analytics, visualization, and big data driving the fastest growth.
Oracle Big Data Study Shows Longtime Pain
News  |  7/17/2012  | 
C-level execs say they're collecting more data than ever, but 93% also say they can't take full advantage of that information.
Microsoft Office 2013 Built For Social Sharing
News  |  7/17/2012  | 
Social and cloud collaboration star in both the new consumer version of Office 365, enabled by SkyDrive and Skype, and the business versions built around SharePoint and Lync.
YouTube Transforms News Coverage
News  |  7/16/2012  | 
Accounts of natural disasters and political upheaval are biggest draws among news videos.
'VirtualBagel' Leaves Bad Taste For Social Ads
News  |  7/13/2012  | 
BBC investigation calls into question the value of Facebook 'likes.'
NASA Creates 3-D Mars Mission App
News  |  7/12/2012  | 
Want to try your hand at working the Curiosity rover? App for iPhone and iPad lets you explore two simulated NASA missions from your phone or tablet.
How 6 Tech Execs Set Social Example
Slideshows  |  7/12/2012  | 
For better or worse, execs prove the power of social leadership. From Benioff to Ballmer, how do tech's bigwigs stack up?
Healthcare Social Media: Time To Get On Board
Slideshows  |  7/12/2012  | 
Many hospitals and practices still hesitate to jump on board the social media bandwagon. Here's some practical advice to guide your organization through the decision process.
Chatter Comes To Eloqua, Bridging Marketing And Sales
News  |  7/12/2012  | 
Chatter will be embedded throughout Eloqua's marketing automation suite by the end of the year.
Drones To Fly U.S. Skies, In DOD Plans
News  |  7/12/2012  | 
Department of Defense is working on technology to let military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) share U.S. air space with commercial and private planes.
SAP Back On Track With Strong Q2 Financial Results
News  |  7/12/2012  | 
After a first quarter miss, SAP scores big increases in revenue and profit, credits Hana, mobile, and cloud sales.
Big Data Analytics Trends: SAS CEO Jim Goodnight
News  |  7/11/2012  | 
Fresh IDC figures show that the analytics market is booming, but what's behind the demand and how does it relate to big data? SAS co-founder Goodnight offers his take in this video interview.
Dell Offers Quickstart Data Warehouse Appliance
News  |  7/11/2012  | 
While not a complete business intelligence system, Dell's Quickstart 1000 appliance bundles Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database and Dell Boomi data-integration software.
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