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Oracle OpenWorld: What Enterprise IT Wants
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
What's coming at Oracle's big confab next week--and what does enterprise IT really want? Our editors square off on Mark Hurd's plans.
IT Spending: No Longer The First Thing Cut
Commentary  |  9/30/2011  | 
Fresh data from the Society for Information Management is the latest evidence that IT spending is surviving this is-it-or-isn't-it recovery.
Doctors, Patients Not Using Same Social Spaces
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Doctors are heavy users of social media--but shy away from patients and even online patient communities.
How P&G Promotes Box File Sharing
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
The head of Proctor & Gamble's Your Files Anywhere program wants to get 18,000 employees on Box Sync file sharing because 'there are a lot scarier things out there' in the cloud.
White House Looks To Moneyball-Style Analytics
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Obama administration official presses federal agencies to use data analytics as a cost-cutting tool.
Social Insecurity: 64% Of IT Pros Cite Serious Threat
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Ponemon survey finds that IT professionals see serious risks associated with enterprise social network use--and only 29% say they have adequate protection.
Box Ups Ante To Challenge SharePoint
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
File sharing tool gets an update that includes desktop sync for both PCs and Macs, improved security, and more social features.
How To Choose Between Google AdWords And Facebook Ads
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
SMBs with tight budgets and schedules can't afford to throw their online advertising dollars against a wall to see what sticks. Here are some guidelines for choosing the right site.
Socialtext 5.0 Boosts Content Editor, Adds Social Radar
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
Social software update makes it easier to post, share, and make connections within the enterprise.
Roomba Robots Listen To Social Media
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
For iRobot, the maker of the Roomba vacuum and other household robots, responding to customers on social media is a daily chore just like email, chat, and phone support.
Big Data Gets A Closer Look From Riak
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Database system adds fine-grained queries of relational systems to NoSQL approach.
Marines Release Social Media Handbook
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Two years after the military arm banned the use of Facebook, Twitter and the like, it's now embracing social media to promote communications.
Former U.S. CIO Kundra Earns "B" Grade In Survey
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Federal IT professionals said that Vivek Kundra improved the government's use of technology overall, but suggested his successor take a more realistic approach.
Mobile Metaphor Rules, For Better And Worse
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
The visually and tactilely immersive iPad experience threatens to make the latest enterprise apps look like yesterday's green screens.
Crowdsourcing Cracks AIDS Mystery, What's Next?
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Online game players recently helped solve a tough problem with analysis of AIDS proteins. InnoCentive uses same approach to solve challenges for businesses.
Oracle Seeks Sun Revival With Sparc T4 Servers
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Next-gen chip is the key to a do or die job for Oracle's hardware business: Regain the confidence of 50,000 Sun customers.
6 Ways BI Can Improve SMB Budget Planning
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Is budget season making your team break into a cold sweat? Consider these ideas for using BI to improve budgeting and forecasting processes.
How Yammer Helps ReachLocal Reach Farther
News  |  9/23/2011  | 
Web marketing company adopted Yammer's enterprise social networking to hold the organization together during period of rapid growth.
Facebook Turns Profile Into Timeline
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
New format for Facebook Profiles is a photo blog that's meant to be a visually rich record of your shared online activities that spans years.
Teradata Upgrades Break Down Database Barriers
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
Column-store versus row-store? Structured data versus multi-structured data? Upgrades blend the best of both worlds.
Oracle Introduces Baby Exadata
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Oracle Database Appliance gives midsize firms and departments a $50,000 platform for scaling up transactional or analytic workloads.
ECM Reaches For The Clouds
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
IT doesn't have to give up content management features when users adopt online storage and document sharing.
Sink Or Swim
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Most companies don't have a strategy to deal with rising tides of digital information. Enterprise content management can help, but first you need a plan.
Federal Cloud Crucial To Economy, Tech Chiefs Say
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Tech experts tell House subcommittee that federal cloud adoption affects U.S. competitiveness in a global economy. But security disagreements remain.
10 Years Of Information Management
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
We've just moved out of one generation of solution architectures and on to one that will define the enterprise computing trajectory for the next decade or more.
EMC Tries To Unify Big Data Analytics
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
EMC Greenplum Modular Data Computing Appliance puts SQL and Hadoop in the same box, but is it a truly cohesive platform?
Obama Details Open Government's Next Phase
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Speaking at the launch of an international open government partnership, Obama urged world leaders to foster transparency and citizen engagement.
Google+ : Open to the Public, Adds New Features
Slideshows  |  9/20/2011  | 
Google+ now lets everyone in and announces new features. Check out our tour.
Social Software That Improves Project Management
News  |  9/20/2011  | 
AtTask TeamHome offers "just enough project management," with social incentives for team participation.
Google+ Enters Open Beta: 9 Enhancements
News  |  9/20/2011  | 
Google has added useful tweaks to Google+, including improvements to Hangouts, Hangouts APIs, and search.
Feds Still Misreport Spending Data, Watchdogs Say
News  |  9/20/2011  | 
Sunlight Foundation analysis finds data federal agency reporting to remains incomplete and inconsistent.
Feds Crowdsource Ideas For Improving Websites
News  |  9/20/2011  | 
New site asks citizens for opinions, ideas on how federal government can make better use of its Internet properties.
Confluence 4: Content Sharing Not Just For Techies
News  |  9/20/2011  | 
Atlassian seeks to move beyond its small fan club full of people who don't mind coding. Its upgraded social collaboration software features a rich text editor and other goodies. Chatter Gets Smart
News  |  9/20/2011  | 
Voice for Chatter transcribes dictated posts, adds a link the original audio, for making quick updates by phone.
Microsoft: Could It Lose the Enterprise to Google?
Commentary  |  9/20/2011  | 
As Google Enterprise explodes along with personal tech in business, Gina Smith wonders if Microsoft has the gusto to hang on for the ride.
How To See Your Google+ Profile As Others Do
News  |  9/18/2011  | 
Here's how to double-check your Google+ settings to ensure privacy.
Savvis Goes Around The World In 50 Data Centers
News  |  9/16/2011  | 
Like rival Amazon, Savvis adds locations as it preps for a future full of global, competing chains of data centers.
How Hillel Went Social, Mobile
News  |  9/16/2011  | 
The Jewish campus life group customized SugarCRM and created Facebook apps to better connect with university students.
IW500: Get Close To Customers Through Social Media
Commentary  |  9/16/2011  | 
Best Buy and Kia Motors describe how they analyze sentiment and engage with consumers on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
CIO Summary: Killer Insights From The IW 500 Conference
Commentary  |  9/16/2011  | 
From HP Chairman Ray Lane challenging IT to the confessions of a hacked CIO, the InformationWeek 500 Conference had plenty to make IT leaders squirm.
Social Wars: The Enterprise Strikes Back
Commentary  |  9/15/2011  | 
In the transition to Enterprise 2.0 capitalism, the incumbent provider of the 1.0 IT infrastructure generally wins with its bolt-on, all-in-one 2.0 offering.
6 Social Networking Questions IT Should Investigate
News  |  9/15/2011  | 
IT professionals need to take the lead on enterprise social collaboration plans and maintenance. Make sure you're ready to answer these critical questions for the business.
The Social Business And The Social Brand
Commentary  |  9/15/2011  | 
They're different--and the same. For starters, there needs to be consistent alignment between the two to generate true business results.
Meet VoltDB: Relational Database With NoSQL Speed
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Version 2.0 of the brainchild of database guru Michael Stonebraker debuts. Scales across 300 cores and processes 1.6 million transactions per second.
IT Execs Get Antisocial Social Network
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Wisegate offers an exclusive, vendor-free community. Some early members say they get better advice here than they do from analyst firms or regular conferences.
New Software Helps Docs Identify, Contact At-Risk Patients
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Phytel's suite of care management tools uses e-medical record data to identify gaps in patient care.
Is Social Networking The New IT Help Desk?
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
End users turn to social networks, blogs, friends, and vendors for help. Will enterprise social media help improve IT pros' ratings?
5 Facebook Facts SMBs Need To Know
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Consumer-oriented businesses that ignore Facebook may do so at their own peril, finds new research.
IW500: 7 Lessons For Developing Real Metrics
News  |  9/13/2011  | 
Paul DePodesta helped build the Oakland Athletics baseball team into contenders by developing new metrics that better determined a player's true value. His advice can help business managers.
IW500: Ray Lane Says HP Strategy Sound, Messaging Stinks
Commentary  |  9/13/2011  | 
HP chairman says company will spin off its PC business, build a services business based on cloud models, and will stay away from low-margin businesses, while still promoting the webOS mobile operating system.
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