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Social Media May Influence Your Credit Worthiness
News  |  8/30/2013  | 
Some lenders look at how you interact with friends and customers on Facebook and Twitter to decide whether you're a good loan candidate.
Facebook Says User Data Is Price Of Admission
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Social network clarifies it has the right to sell ads associated with user names and profile pictures without compensating the user.
Twitter Intros Facebook-Style Conversation Feature
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Twitter plays catch-up to Facebook with the launch of a better threaded commenting system, new mobile features.
How To Attract Young Talent: 10 Tips
Commentary  |  8/29/2013  | 
To attract bright younger workers to your organization, you need to push the tech envelope. Here's how.
Mobile BI: Native App Or Browser?
Commentary  |  8/28/2013  | 
Aberdeen research shows that for companies with a well-developed mobile ecosystem, native apps are the way to go. Here's why.
Build Richer Customer Relationships Using 'Small Data'
Commentary  |  8/27/2013  | 
Treat your customers like people, not marketing segments. The key: pay attention to tweets, Facebook posts and other data that can help personalize the relationship.
Facebook Expands Shared Photo Albums
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
Facebook's newest feature lets selected friends add images to a shared photo album. Here's how it works -- and how to keep it private.
Army, Marines Can Improve Training Simulation
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
GAO says two services lack an overall strategy for simulator training.
Big Data: A Practical Definition
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Today's hazy definitions don't clearly illustrate big data's benefits, says one Hortonworks exec. Here's a pragmatic alternative.
Innovation Begs For A Crock-Pot, Not Blender
Commentary  |  8/23/2013  | 
Everyone's trying to create environments for rapid innovation, but some ideas need to simmer for a while.
Social Business Demands Working Out Loud
Commentary  |  8/23/2013  | 
Encourage employees to narrate their work as part of doing their work.
Navy Demos Mobile Information App
News  |  8/23/2013  | 
Multi-platform app gives sailors, families and the public access to wide range of Navy information.
Facebook Gives Advertisers Images From Shutterstock
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
To enhance Facebook ads, marketers can now use Shutterstock imagery at no charge.
Military Seeks Radio Override
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
Special Operations Command looks for systems to take over AM, FM signals and broadcast messages.
HP Plans 'Another Great Run,' Replaces Enterprise Chief
News  |  8/22/2013  | 
HP CEO Meg Whitman lays out vision for what the company must do to return to its former glory and names Bill Veghte new enterprise group leader.
Big Data Analysis Vs. Government Spending
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
Big data analysis has the potential to save government agencies 14% of their annual budgets, says poll, but few government IT managers are confident of success.
Can IT Help Build A Better Workplace Environment?
Commentary  |  8/21/2013  | 
Forrester's "employee-centric design" process brings IT and business leaders together to improve on how employees do their jobs.
IBM Credit Risk System Targets Big Banks
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
New regulations have added to CFO workloads, but capital management is the biggest challenge for banks. IBM promises quick risk insight.
Mobile Accounts For 17% Of All Web Traffic
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
Smartphone proliferation boosts worldwide mobile Web usage to 1 out of 6 connections.
SugarCRM Goal: Better Sales Tools
News  |  8/20/2013  | 
SugarCRM says competitors have fallen short in helping salespeople sell, but new Sugar 7 features will fill that gap.
Twitter Expands Context With Related Headline Links
News  |  8/20/2013  | 
Known for breaking news, Twitter now lets users quickly learn more about newsworthy tweets.
Hadoop According To Hortonworks: An Insider's View
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
Shaun Connolly, Hortonworks VP of corporate strategy, dishes on Hadoop 2.0., competition with Cloudera and the threat of big data commoditization.
Big Data's New Fan: Your CFO
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
While CEOs and CIOs fight over big data security and control issues, CFOs are making analysis plans.
Ignore Facebook At Your Peril
Commentary  |  8/19/2013  | 
Facebook continues to make consumer inroads, yet the social networking site makes 'real business' uncomfortable. Time to adjust.
5 LinkedIn Tips: Avoid Job Search Mistakes
News  |  8/16/2013  | 
If your job search is floundering, you might be committing one or more of these common offenses. Here's how to use LinkedIn to nail interviews and more.
Don't Be Blinded By Big Data
News  |  8/16/2013  | 
Making decisions based on flashy macro trends while ignoring "little data" fundamentals is a recipe for failure.
3 Basics For Managing Social Business Data
News  |  8/14/2013  | 
Social data management gets messier as more departments get involved. Clean up your management approach with this advice.
Basho Embraces OpenStack With Riak Cloud Storage
News  |  8/13/2013  | 
Riak CS 1.4 introduces compatibility with OpenStack, takes on Swift and CEPH object stores with increased scalability.
Ensure Social Adoption Success: Bring It To Employees
Commentary  |  8/12/2013  | 
It's hard getting employees to leave their favorite apps to use social collaboration tools. Instead, incorporate social in the apps where they live and breathe.
Siemens: A Customer-Driven Refresh
Commentary  |  8/9/2013  | 
After five years in a declining market, Siemens Enterprise Communications took the bold step of rethinking its approach to market data to focus more on customer needs.
Why Feds Are Embracing Agile
Commentary  |  8/9/2013  | 
Agile development can save costs, but it also can help improve the position of the CIO and the IT organization in the agency.
5 Books For Aspiring CIOs
Commentary  |  8/9/2013  | 
Engineer-turned-recruiter Steven Levy shares his reading list for IT pros who want to learn better business and communication skills -- and boost their careers in the process.
Big Data Hiring: Unorthodox Advice
Commentary  |  8/9/2013  | 
Music majors, physicists and business domain experts bring fresh perspectives to an effective data science team, says Booz Allen Hamilton analytics expert.
What IG Overlooked In State Dept. Facebook Flare-up
Commentary  |  8/8/2013  | 
Inspector General's slap at State Department bureau for spending $630,000 on Facebook Likes misses important lessons of social media's role.
MixBit, GIF Chat Join Video-Sharing Craze
News  |  8/8/2013  | 
MixBit, GIF Chat offer new approach to sharing short video clips on the Web.
5 Ways CIOs Can Show Social Business Mettle
Commentary  |  8/8/2013  | 
You don't want to be left on the outside of social business discussions. Remove remaining signs of the IT department being an immovable force that dictates, rather than collaborates.
RoboSub Competition Winners: Full Speed Ahead
News  |  8/7/2013  | 
Office of Naval Research program encourages STEM students to build underwater autonomous vehicles.
Big Data: Avoid 'Wanna V' Confusion
Commentary  |  8/7/2013  | 
The three V's -- volume, velocity and variety -- do a fine job of defining big data. Don't be misled by the "wanna-V's:" variability, veracity, validity and value.
4 Biggest Big Data Myths
Commentary  |  8/7/2013  | 
Big data will never eliminate uncertainty or answer all your questions. But treat it as a fad at your own peril.
Desktop Virtualization Vs. BYOD, Windows Worries
News  |  8/7/2013  | 
Want to let employees choose their own computers even though your business relies on Windows XP? A VDI deployment could help.
SAP Buys Hybris, Gains Customer Experience Power
Commentary  |  8/7/2013  | 
SAP tightens competition with IBM and Oracle, promising consistent, cross-channel customer experience. But more deals will be needed.
What Lawmakers Missed In Federal Data Center Hearings
Commentary  |  8/6/2013  | 
Congressional effort to address duplicative IT spending seemed to ignore what the experts have to say.
Social Tools Don't Make You A Social Business
Commentary  |  8/6/2013  | 
"We use Twitter, we're a social business," is like "I have an MBA, I'm ready to be CEO."
Big Data Debate: Will HBase Dominate NoSQL?
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
HBase offers both scalability and the economy of sharing the same infrastructure as Hadoop, but will its flaws hold it back? NoSQL experts square off.
MetLife IT Site Runs On MongoDB, Microsoft Azure
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
Rapid development and cloud hosting let MetLife create IT talent recruiting site in less than a week.
LinkedIn: Apply For Jobs Via Your Smartphone
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
LinkedIn's new update to Android and iOS lets you apply for jobs using your LinkedIn profile in place of a resume.
Automated Essay Grading Software Stirs Debate
Commentary  |  8/5/2013  | 
Some educators say the benefits of EdX's writing-grading software have been over-hyped. But I see a role for automation in the classroom.
Why The Private Sector Lags VA In Telehealth
Commentary  |  8/2/2013  | 
The VA's focus on efficiency and controlling the costs of treating aging patients have made it a telehealth model. Can the private sector learn from its example?
U.K. Tax Agency Names New CIO
News  |  8/2/2013  | 
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs names Vodafone's Mark Dearnley to head IT.
Windows 8 And Einstein's Definition Of Insanity
Commentary  |  8/2/2013  | 
Microsoft is stuck beating the same drum to a public that has made up its mind about Windows 8 and Surface devices. Is it too late to make changes?
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