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Content tagged with Information Management posted in August 2012
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Tech Out Your Pet Photo Contest
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
Got a pet? Got a gadget? Take a photo of your pet with the gadget and enter it in the Honeywell Tech Out Your Pet Photo Contest. Tweet or Instagram it to @HoneywellPlugIn using the hashtag #TechOutYourPet. The deadline is September 7th.
Attunity Strives To Make Big Data Accessible
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
It's not enough to sift and combine big data, you also have to store it in ways that work for business users. Attunity services try to simplify enterprise work with Amazon Web Services' S3 storage.
Curiosity Rolls Ahead On Mars Following Software Upgrade
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
NASA engineers upgrade software on Curiosity to let six-wheeled vehicle cruise longer distances on surface of Mars and make use of robotic arm.
When Google Docs Isn't Enough: One Retailer's Story
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
Wireless retailer LetsTalk needed a way to collaborate and consolidate the many moving parts of its business. Here's why Podio's tools did the trick.
Think Small Data Before Big Data, Healthcare Gurus Argue
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
Two health IT experts say that providers already have plenty of "small" data to improve patient outcomes, if they use it correctly.
Top 15 Government IT Innovators For 2012
Slideshows  |  8/30/2012  | 
From mobile apps to testbeds on wheels, creative thinkers at government agencies are finding ways to better serve the public.
20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2012
Slideshows  |  8/30/2012  | 
Are you playing it too safe, IT leaders? Take these InformationWeek 500 projects along to rev up your next brainstorming session.
Engaging The Enemy On Social Media: 5 SMB Tips
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
Online controversy can drive big traffic to small and midsize businesses, but is it a good idea to provoke competitors and other foes on social sites?
Google+ Grows Up For Business
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
Google+ has new features that will allow employees to collaborate more, while making IT folks comfortable with privacy restrictions and control mechanisms.
Shoutlet Helps Retailers Track Foursquare Activity
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
Social media management tool also manages promotions tied to a location.
State Agencies Need A Big Data Strategy
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
State CIO association urges states to make better use of big data, warns of challenges in implementing programs.
Reddit Struggles While Hosting President Obama
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
The President of the United States answered questions on the website, which slowed under the heavy load.
How Spigit Fosters Innovation: A Hands-On Tour
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
In both its enterprise software and its new freemium product, Icon, Spigit offers tools for brainstorming and selecting the best ideas. Learn more in this Valley View video.
Wajam Dodges iPhone Restrictions, Adds Social Search, Maps
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
Bypassing the App Store, social search utility demonstrates the value of making iPhone apps talk to each other and to social networks.
Aerospike Vies To Advance NoSQL Database
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
Acquire a competitor? Check. Round of VC funding? Check. Open source version of base product? Check. The former Citrusleaf hits several big data development trends at once.
3 Ways To Turn Enterprise 2.0 Laggards Into Fans
Commentary  |  8/29/2012  | 
Try these experiments to learn why early adopters differ from the people who want collaboration tech thoroughly documented and explained.
MongoDB Upgrade Fills NoSQL Analytics Void
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
Latest release of 10Gen's database sidesteps complicated MapReduce processing with a new data-aggregation framework. That distances MongoDB from NoSQL rivals including Cassandra, HBase, and Riak.
Google+ Gets Down To Business
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
Google rolls out several new Google+ features, eyes launch of a distinct Google+ enterprise service by 2014.
Top 5 Password Managers
Slideshows  |  8/28/2012  | 
2012 is the year of the password breach. Did you know there are tools to manage multiple, strong passwords so you don't have to? Here are BYTE's Top 5 P@$$w0rd Managers.
Splunk Adds Cloud-Based Systems Monitoring Option
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
Splunk Storm offering helps companies monitor, gain insight from apps built on public cloud platforms.
Curiosity's Robotic Arm: Strong, But Not Sensitive
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
NASA's Curiosity rover is using its seven-foot robotic arm and tools to gather more information about Mars. Next step: Make the arm 'feel' what it's doing.
Oracle Real-Time Advance Taps Compressed Data
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
Oracle GoldenGate 11g R2 upgrade handles Oracle Database tables previously untouched by change data capture systems.
Inside IBM's $1.3 Billion Kenexa Buy
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
IBM social business group's move mirrors acquisitions by SAP, Oracle, and Salesforce.com to add online recruiting and talent management to product suites.
DataSift Tools Help Non-Techies Mine Social Web
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
Push and Query Builder simplify management of big data streams, enable users to uncover relevant intelligence.
Big Data Scientists: The New Mad Men?
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
Successful marketing now depends on "who has the better math," not the better creative, says analytics firm.
5 Tips: Overcome Corporate Collaboration Challenges
Commentary  |  8/27/2012  | 
Social turns top-down communication channels upside down, as employees demand honesty and input on corporate decisions.
Open Source: Key To Big Data Riches?
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
Big data makes a company smart, open source makes it rich, Gartner report contends.
Can Analytics Degree Bridge The Business-IT Gap?
Commentary  |  8/27/2012  | 
Louisiana State University Masters In Analytics program taps demand for graduates who can use data to solve business problems.
Team Oracle Points New Tech At America's Cup
Slideshows  |  8/24/2012  | 
Fueled by advances in boat design and all the data expertise you'd expect in an Oracle-sponsored project, Team USA looks to gain a high-tech advantage as it defends its America's Cup championship.
Seeking Top 10 Social Business Leaders
Commentary  |  8/24/2012  | 
InformationWeek's The BrainYard seeks your help to identify CIOs and business leaders who are making the best use of social business strategies.
Big Data Sites Filter Election Noise For Facts
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
Whether loyal to the red or blue, voters can use two new semantic search sites to get straight answers on candidates' positions on the issues.
Facebook Takes Mobile App Native For Speed
News  |  8/23/2012  | 
Facebook remains under pressure to prove that its social network will thrive as much on mobile devices as it has on desktop computers
How Smart Businesses Reorganize For Social
Commentary  |  8/23/2012  | 
Companies are stuck at departmental levels when it comes to taking full advantage of social media. Here's how to implement a company-wide social business initiative that delivers strategic results.
White House Innovation Fellows Tackle Federal IT Projects
News  |  8/23/2012  | 
Innovation Fellows program aims to improve access to health records, make it easier for start-ups to do business with the feds, create a one-stop federal website, and more.
HP CEO: Turnaround Will Take Time
News  |  8/23/2012  | 
HP's third quarter results show PC, printer, server, and services revenues in decline, but Meg Whitman sees silver linings in the otherwise dark cloud.
Tent Promises Open, Distributed Social Networking
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
Can Tent protocol succeed where other challengers of Facebook and Twitter have fallen short?
LinkedIn Profile Changes: What You Should Know
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
LinkedIn is rolling out an updated version of its profile pages, including larger photos and heavier emphasis on the Summary section. Here's how to stay current on the professional social network.
2 Cloud Computing Era Myths Debunked
Commentary  |  8/22/2012  | 
You've been warned: Application configuration is no cakewalk, and it's not the only option for tuning cloud-based apps.
When Wireless Sensors Meet Big Data
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
Wireless sensors are (almost) everywhere, fueling a boom in machine-to-machine communications and generating a ton of data.
Hospitals Seek Analytics Tools In Rush To Meet Mandates
News  |  8/21/2012  | 
Health analytics adoption will hit 50% by 2016, reports Frost & Sullivan.
Inside An Ad Agency's Big Data Nerve Center
News  |  8/20/2012  | 
Kognitio helps VivaKi's R&D hub turn massive amounts of data into analytical queries at speeds relational databases can't touch.
Kred Tells The Story Of Social Media Influence
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
Kred Story adds visual storytelling to the social media influence tracking service from PeopleBrowsr.
Enterprise Social Networks: Must-Have Features Guide
Slideshows  |  8/17/2012  | 
Confused by the bevy of vendors promising enterprise social nirvana? Tour the core capabilities that you need when implementing social-focused tools in the workplace.
Splunk Makes 'Real' Performance Fashionable Again
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
The startup that helps companies manage their data is holding its own in the stock market. Is this a sign that more startups should consider starting real businesses, instead of trying to strike it rich in social media?
5 Cloud Collaboration Tools Leaders Emerge
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
From IBM to Yammer, these 5 vendors do the best job of balancing a vision for cloud collaboration with enterprise-class capabilities, Forrester Research says.
Twitter Tweaks Developers With Tough Rules
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
Those writing software that interacts with Twitter see the changes as disastrous.
VA Taps Open Source For EHR Updates
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
Joint VA-DOD electronic health record project may also draw on the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent's expertise.
RIM To Sprinkle Android Mojo Into BlackBerry 10
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
New version of RIM's contact management application in BlackBerry 10 will take a page from Google's Android platform.
Client-Side Hacks: Fake Sites Keep Companies Vulnerable
News  |  8/16/2012  | 
BYTE talked to security expert Raphael Mudge about how hackers "social engineer" their way into companies. Using a fake LinkedIn site, he showed us how all it takes is one computer to compromise the security of an entire organization.
HootSuite, Get Satisfaction Tighten Integration
News  |  8/16/2012  | 
Upgraded app for the HootSuite dashboard can be used to turn social posts into topics for the Get Satisfaction customer communities, or answer questions from social media contacts with content from Get Satisfaction.
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