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Pardot Ties Social Media To Marketing Automation Tools
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Unveiled at's Dreamforce event, SMB lead-generation software now identifies prospect profiles, provides social media publishing.
How One SMB Makes B2B Social Marketing Work
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Content is king, whether you're marketing to consumers or other business, says midmarket firm that's succeeding through social channels.
Social Data Sharing Standard Nears Finish Line
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Facebook, Google have already backed the OAuth 2.0 authentication scheme. What's holding up this "valet key" for social data? Taps HTML5 For Tablets, Opens Up Chatter
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Early 2012 releases will bring a tablet-optimized mobile app, customer-facing collaboration options, and SharePoint integration for Chatter.
Americans Using Web More For Federal Customer Service
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
But only 31% say they're "very satisfied" with federal customer service so far in 2011, survey shows.
How Oracle Helps Polk Decode Car Buying Secrets
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
The kingpin of auto-market data and analysis is using Oracle Exadata and BI tools to give new ammo to its customers, from Acura to VW. Here's a look inside the project.
BI Tools Prep Clinicians For Accountable Care
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Healthcare organizations are turning to business intelligence software to help navigate a new era in the delivery of patient care, says KLAS report.
Social Media Stock Picks Come To Bloomberg
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
WiseWindow begins distributing sentiment data for consumer stocks such as airlines as a Bloomberg data feed. Here's how one quant applied the data.
5 Enterprise Social Trends For Next 5 Years
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Take a look at the flattening enterprise, expanding definition of marketing, and other social networking trends already emerging.
IBM Connections Social Platform Adds Mobile Options
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Native mobile clients for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry deliver access to all major features of IBM enterprise social tools.
Will BI Deployment Pain Be MicroStrategy's Cloud Gain?
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Business intelligence software-as-a-service option lets you focus on developing dashboards and reports rather than installing hardware and configuring servers.
How To Use Google+ Ignore
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
New Ignore feature is less offensive than using Google+ Block to stop certain people from commenting on your posts.
Google+ Adds Ignore Button To Stop Pests
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
When social networking is not working, Google+ users can turn to a new tool to silence unsolicited sharing.
Google To Close Slide
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Slide social software founder Max Levchin, who also co-founded PayPal, is leaving Google to pursue other opportunities.
Forrester Names 4 Leading Enterprise Social Platforms
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Check out the early leaders in the race for best internal social communication tools.
Online Tool Grades Feds On Efficiency
News  |  8/26/2011  | site tracks the Obama administration's effort to create a more efficient and responsive federal government.
What Jive's IPO Says About Social Software Market
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Jive wants to use public offering to propel itself to enterprise social media greatness, but doesn't expect to make a profit for the foreseeable future.
Google+ Gets +1 Button Connection
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Rewired +1 button on third-party websites lets users share site content with Google+ Circles.
Feds Seek Facebook App, Tools For Disaster Prep
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
As Hurricane Irene looms, federal agencies seek new applications and technology to help people better prepare for emergencies.
Ford Shares Google+ Early Feedback
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Ford Social Media Director Scott Monty shares early customer reactions, and some business wishes, related to Ford's unique brand page on Google+.
OneDesk Translates Customer Feedback Into R&D
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Platform for managing online and social contacts emphasizes business needs related to product and service development.
New Facebook Privacy Controls, Sprint for iPhone 5, Sony NEX-5N and RIM's Curves: BYTE Newsbriefs
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
New Privacy Settings for Facebook, iPhone 5 to support Sprint service and RIM BlackBerry Curve smartphone news. August 23, 2011 BYTE Briefs.
Yammer Integrates Updates In Activity Stream
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Integration via open APIs aims to break down "social networking silos" at companies using multiple social-enabled apps.
Adobe Vet Joins Lithium As CEO
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Rob Tarkoff joins the private social network specialist from overseeing collaboration and digital experience products at Adobe.
10 Lessons Learned By Big Data Pioneers
Slideshows  |  8/23/2011  | 
How can you prepare for the big data era? Consider this expert advice from IT pros who have wrestled with the thorny problems, including data growth and unconventional data.
Google+ Verfies IDs For High-Profile Users
News  |  8/22/2011  | 
Is that person in your circle really who they say they are? Google+ can now tell you.
Skype Inks Deal To Acquire GroupMe
News  |  8/22/2011  | 
Startup’s mobile conferencing app could strengthen Windows Phone 7 platform once Microsoft completes Skype buyout.
OpenSocial 2.0 Spec Stresses Social Media Interoperability
News  |  8/22/2011  | 
By embracing OAuth 2.0, Activity Streams, and other specifications, OpenSocial could become the top enterprise social software integration standard.
How To Export All Data From Your Google Sites
News  |  8/21/2011  | 
Here's how to get your Google Site data from from their servers to your computer so you have complete control.
OMB Extends Ban On New Federal Websites
News  |  8/19/2011  | 
Agencies must list the sites they've already shut down and describe how they'll improve the remaining ones.
Will Microsoft, Oracle Also Bid For Autonomy?
News  |  8/19/2011  | 
Hewlett-Packard could have some competition as it looks to acquire the British enterprise search specialist.
Autonomy Acquisition: A Modest Start On Transforming HP
Commentary  |  8/19/2011  | 
Autonomy's search, archiving, e-discovery, and information management assets won't, by themselves, turn HP into a highly profitable software powerhouse.
One Route To Automating Customer Tech Support
News  |  8/19/2011  | 
By monitoring customer tech support queries, nanoRep builds a knowledge base that can provide answers to a high percentage of them. One customer reports achieving a 90% to 95% hit rate.
Marc Canter: Ain't No Jobs Out Here
Commentary  |  8/18/2011  | 
In installment three of his videoblog, the Macromedia founder takes on tech training for the midwestern masses.
HP Spins Off PCs, Kills TouchPad, Eyes Autonomy
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
World's largest tech vendor will get out of low-margin PC business, send its tablet and smartphone products to an early grave, and buy more enterprise software.
Mobile Strategy: It's Not About The Gadgets
Commentary  |  8/18/2011  | 
Too many businesses fret about this smartphone or that tablet. The real change will come from social, local, mobile, and games coming together on any of those devices.
University Finds Chatter Cuts 'Reply To All' Problem
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Fresno Pacific University deploys social software on departmental basis, nixes wall-to-wall rollout.
ScaleBase Offers 'Get-Out-Of-Jail Card' To MySQL Users
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
Startup launches system to scale up MySQL databases without the need to change applications.
Social Networking Policy: Who Should Craft It?
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
Don’t leave HR, legal, or marketing alone at a table for one to write your company's social networking policy. Consider this expert advice.
Why Enterprises Should Study Social Experience Design
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
Social apps and projects require a different vocabulary and toolset than traditional app development, says Gartner's Ray Valdes.
Workday Bets Embedded BI Beats Gut Feel
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
SaaS-suite upgrade brings built-in business intelligence to process decision points, plus an iPad app.
Facebook App Reminds Transplant Patients To Take Meds
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
Integration of electronic health record with social network app helps kidney transplant patients stay on their medication schedules.
Prove The Benefits Of Social Software: Expert Advice
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Even if you can't pinpoint ROI, most executives will recognize if social software improves operations and corporate performance, says John Hagel of Deloitte's Center for the Edge.
VA Issues Social Media Policy
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Agency sets policies and limits on how personnel can use Facebook, Twitter, and other online sites to communicate with veterans and other stakeholders.
Top 20 Add-Ons For Microsoft SharePoint
Slideshows  |  8/16/2011  | 
Boost SharePoint's collaboration and file-sharing powers with third-party add-ons. Here's a visual tour of some favorites.
Teradata's Aprimo Pursues Marketing Analytics Holy Grail
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Marketing users want to do analytically-driven campaigns across the Web, call centers, point-of-sale systems, and other customer touchpoints--with as few tools as possible.
Where's Obama? White House Joins Foursquare
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
People can follow President Obama's travels or check in to the White House through the social networking site.
Socialware Cashes In As Finance Gets Compliant
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
As financial advisors get clarification on compliance rules for social media, Socialware's business grows.
How Comcast SportsNet Plays The Social Media Game
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
Cable network's regional websites use Gigya's social widgets and Awareness' social media management to score with sports fans.
Format The Text In Google+ Posts
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
Here's how to easily bold, italicize or strike through the text of your Google+ posts.
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