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Universities Create Their Own Social Networks For Students
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Facebook goes only so far. Some universities are using enterprise social networks to recruit, engage and retain students.
Education Dept. Praised For Data Collection Model
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Department of Education's approach to inventorying data is setting a standard for other agencies, according to federal watchdogs.
SEC Investigates IBM Cloud Revenue Reporting
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Regulators probe how IBM recognizes cloud-computing revenues, a murky area where nascent accounting rules separate services from software licenses.
Facebook Video Ads: What To Expect
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
Facebook can reap many millions of dollars by putting video commercials into your news feed. But the social network site needs to tread carefully.
Data-Driven Results Influence Federal Budget Cuts
News  |  7/31/2013  | 
As agencies are forced to do more with less, they'll need a clear vision, the right tools and an eye toward innovating, says former GAO leader and Deloitte director.
Michael J. Fox Foundation Points Big Data At Parkinson's
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
Kaggle Challenge winner Lionsolver proves that passive data collection can improve patient care and medical research.
6 Ways To Build Trust In Big Data
Commentary  |  7/30/2013  | 
Many business leaders may not believe what big data says, even when it shows increased revenue or efficiency. Big data has to earn their trust.
How To Spot A Facebook Scam
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Keep your Facebook account safe and secure by watching for these four common tactics used by scammers.
Ayasdi Analyzes Shape Of Big Data
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Startup melds rarefied mathematics discipline of topological analysis with machine learning techniques to glean insights from huge data sets.
NASA Satellite Reveals New View Of Sun
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
IRIS satellite captures never-before-seen details of the sun, enabling scientists to better understand its effect on Earth.
Feds Move To Open Source Databases Pressures Oracle
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Cost-conscious federal agencies move to open source choices, pressuring Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and Sybase to refine products, licensing agreements.
IBM Mainframes Nipped, Tucked For Cloud Age
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
IBM revived the mainframe a decade ago by embracing Linux. Now it's promoting big data analytics and OpenStack cloud support on System Z.
Brave Tales From The SysAdmin Trenches
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
Comedy. Tragedy. PEBCAK. Systems administrators know them all -- as evidenced by these tales from IT pros recognized on National SysAdmin Day.
Take An Email Sabbatical: 5 Steps
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
Most of us can't simply turn off email during a vacation, but there's a practical way to get away from it while trying to unwind.
Mobile Strategy In Emerging Markets: 10 Tips
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
Building and establishing a mobile strategy in a developing economy presents unique challenges. Here's how to tackle them.
5 Helpful Online Services From Uncle Sam
Slideshows  |  7/24/2013  | 
These examples illustrate the White House's push to make government data and services more accessible.
Cloudera Brings Role-Based Security To Hadoop
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Cloudera Sentry brings Hadoop fine-grained data-access controls that financial services, healthcare firms and government agencies have sought.
DataStax Stalks Oracle With Cassandra Upgrades
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
DataStax says scalability improvements and a fresh infusion of $45 million in venture capital will lure customers from Oracle Database to Cassandra.
Auburn University Program Trains Future National Security Analysts
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Auburn University and Intelligent Software Solutions partnership enables students to learn by providing data analysis services to the U.S. government.
CouchDB Gets Cloudant's 'Super-Size Me' Scaling
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Cloudant code donation goes into Apache Foundation project to give CouchDB greater scale-out capabilities.
DOD IT Leader David Wennergren To Retire
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Wennergren, an accomplished CIO and government IT leader, steps down as DoD's assistant deputy chief management officer.
FBI To Overhaul Printer Network
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Bureau picks Lexmark for $30 million contract as part of broader effort projected to save government billions in projected printing costs.
Data Science Certification Program Emerges
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
What skills should a big data expert possess? International group of analytics experts says its Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) program provides rigorous standard.
Social Tools Shouldn't Threaten Corporate Training
Commentary  |  7/23/2013  | 
Social technologies capture value and allow learning to occur in real time and at scale, in ways traditional training tools can't. Social tools pose an opportunity for corporate learning leaders.
Oracle Says Utilities Botch Smart Meter Data Analysis
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Utilities collect a lot of big data, but most don't use that data to spot theft, plan maintenance or improve service, Oracle study finds.
Social Business Needs Culture Of Open Leadership
Commentary  |  7/23/2013  | 
Social is less about the technology and more about people making the right connections with one another. Are you making this happen for your company?
7 Elements Of A Successful Social Business
Commentary  |  7/22/2013  | 
Social software and tools have made cross-functional collaboration easier than ever before, but beware cultural and philosophical barriers.
Facebook Scores 100M Mobile Users In Emerging Markets
News  |  7/22/2013  | 
Facebook For Every Phone app is an affordable option for non-smartphone users in developing nations.
Big Data: Know What You Want
Commentary  |  7/22/2013  | 
InformationWeek research shows a lack of confidence in big data analytics. You can push past the fear, but remember presenting the data is as important as finding it.
Social Businesses Must Act Like Media Companies
Commentary  |  7/19/2013  | 
A social business strategy should stand the test of time and enable a better content strategy.
Tableau Takes Data Visualization Online
News  |  7/19/2013  | 
Tableau Online service puts all-purpose business intelligence platform in the cloud with a simple pricing plan.
State CIOs Press Governance Efforts
News  |  7/19/2013  | 
In tight budget times, governance is essential for successful sharing of government information and services, says NASCIO report.
The NSA And Big Data: What IT Can Learn
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
Enterprises can put the tools Big Brother uses to analyze our online activities to productive use. Here's how.
The Internet Of Things Gold Rush
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
Ready or not, items from pills to power plants are poised to generate billions of data points. Here's how to stake your claim.
SAP Sees Cloud Growth Accelerating
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
SAP's Q2 results highlight faster-than-expected adoption of SaaS. Are "core" Business Suite apps ready for the cloud?
How To Beat Top Social Business Obstacles
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
CIOs give their companies low grades on social business maturity -- and struggle with many of the same problems, says Deloitte and MIT research. Here's advice on bypassing common roadblocks.
IBM's Future Growth: Details Shrouded
Commentary  |  7/18/2013  | 
IBM second-quarter earnings rise but revenues slide, raising questions about where IBM will find next waves of growth. Some cloud, big data and Watson numbers stay hidden.
Salesforce.com Promises Sales Turbocharger
News  |  7/17/2013  | 
Salesforce Sales Performance Accelerator blends Sales Cloud, Data.com and Work.com to deliver better leads, improved training and team motivation.
U.C. Berkeley Data Science Master's Program 100% Online
News  |  7/16/2013  | 
Registration opens for online master's degree program that will teach analytic and statistical methods for making sense of big data.
Mashup Analytics: The Future Of Big Data
Commentary  |  7/16/2013  | 
Mashup IT reflects human behavior, in real-time and on location, and it tracks people changing their behaviors.
4 Recruiting Trends For Job Hunters, Via LinkedIn
News  |  7/16/2013  | 
LinkedIn's 2013 Global Recruiting Trends survey details how 3,300 hiring managers find talent. Take note as you pursue your next job.
10 Tech Tools To Engage Students
Slideshows  |  7/16/2013  | 
Websites, apps and devices help teachers teach and kids learn in new ways. Check out these 10 great education tech choices.
Atlassian Improves Confluence Wiki With Decisions Tool
News  |  7/16/2013  | 
New decision-making blueprint tool for wiki aims to help you improve results, using learnings from successful Confluence users.
Jive Summer Cloud Combines Social Streams
News  |  7/16/2013  | 
Summer Cloud release of Jive integrates Yammer, Salesforce.com and Evernote streams, improves gamification and analytics.
Big Data's Holy Grail: Better, Faster Decisions
Commentary  |  7/16/2013  | 
Smart companies are cashing into early opportunities to improve decision-making -- increasing the speed at which diverse information sets can be analyzed to derive critical insights.
How To Beat Online Community Summer Doldrums
Commentary  |  7/15/2013  | 
Summertime is usually down time for user communities. Here's what you can do to re-energize your participants.
10 IT Leaders To Follow On Twitter
Slideshows  |  7/15/2013  | 
Where to find the best IT words of wisdom, 140 characters at a time.
Education Tech: What's Trending?
News  |  7/15/2013  | 
Education Technology Innovation Summit in NYC will highlight hot trends in education technology, from mobile to gamification.
Oracle Boosts Exalytics Performance
News  |  7/15/2013  | 
Addition of flash memory improves read-write speed in planning and what-if analyses; doubling of RAM improves in-memory processing capacity.
Big Data's Big Question: What To Keep
News  |  7/15/2013  | 
Keep as much data as your budget will allow, advises security expert -- it may answer questions you haven't thought up yet.
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