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Content tagged with Information Management posted in September 2012
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Social Business Nominations: Do I Hear A Second?
Commentary  |  9/30/2012  | 
Help us develop our list of 10 Top Social Business Leaders.
DH2i Takes On SQL Server Consolidation Challenge
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
Startup led by former HP PolyServe staff uses virtualization-like techniques to stack up SQL Server instances on a single host, cutting core-based license costs.
How LexisNexis Competes In Hadoop Age
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
Open source HPCC platform evolves from turnkey system to Hadoop competitor.
Facebook Seeks Next-Generation Big Data Tools
Commentary  |  9/28/2012  | 
Social network giant Facebook and venture capital blue chip Accel Partners think emerging platforms like Hadoop deserve new business intelligence, data visualization, and analytics tools.
Wrike Takes Google Docs Cue: Collaborative Editing
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Social software for organizing work and projects gets real-time collaborative editing.
Six Tips For Navigating The MDM Jungle
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
As mobile device management and mobile application management choices become overwhelming, consider these key issues.
Oracle 12c Database: Open World's Centerpiece
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Oracle's venerable database will gain virtualization; new Exadata appliance and tighter integration between cloud and on-premises data also expected.
Big Data Analytics Predict Obama Win
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Prediction models point to Obama victory--but, as big data election forecasters learned in 2008, it's still too early to count Romney out.
What Collaboration Can And Can't Fix
Commentary  |  9/27/2012  | 
Your collaboration vision must be grounded in real problems your business needs to solve.
Tibbr 4 Adds Enterprise Social Graph API, App Market
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
Tibco's enterprise social network reflects company's heritage in enterprise application integration and business intelligence.
Sales Contest Builder: Old Challenge, New Gamification
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
Gamification app from ePrize lives on the platform, addresses a classic challenge for sales managers.
Tibco Spotfire Revamp Supports Big Data Analytics
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
Tibco Spotfire, already popular for finding the proverbial needle in the haystack, now works smarter with the biggest haystacks.
HootSuite Conversations Tool Adds Collaboration Features
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
Free HootSuite tool, out now in beta form, lets you conduct real-time chat within a social context.
Twitter Helps Build Social Data Ecosystem
Commentary  |  9/25/2012  | 
Twitter's Certified Products Program is a step in the right direction toward improving data quality, analysis, and social business decision making. Let's hope Facebook and LinkedIn follow suit.
Gnip Provides Twitter's Full Public Archive
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Want a heaping helping of public opinion? Gnip has a deal for you: Every public tweet since Twitter launched in March 2006.
Big Data 'Cloud Appliance' Offers Storage Alternative
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
DataDirect Networks, YottaStor system targets government agencies, promising lower costs and greater control of sensitive data.
Where Sentiment Analysis Heads Next
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | 
Take a look at the state of sentiment analysis and explore future directions.'s Next Steps To Become The Next Oracle
Commentary  |  9/24/2012  | is still tiny compared to giants like IBM, Oracle, and SAP, but there's plenty of room for fast growth in new markets. Here's what it needs to do next.
Facebook Halts Facial Recognition In Europe
News  |  9/21/2012  | 
Facebook hopes to restore the service if it can reach an agreement with regulators about how to obtain user consent.
Why Bechtel Chose Chatter (Not To Boost Sales)
News  |  9/21/2012  | 
Largest construction and engineering company in the U.S. is an example of an enterprise choosing Chatter on its own merits, rather than as an adjunct to sales productivity.
VMware Socialcast Makes Enterprise Apps More Social
News  |  9/21/2012  | 
Socialcast Integration Engine brings collaboration capabilities into CRM, inventory management, HR, and other business applications.'s Benioff Preaches To New Flock: CMOs
Commentary  |  9/21/2012  | 
Marc Benioff wants marketing to be Salesforce's next $1 billion business. To get there, he's jumping right into the growing tension between IT and marketing execs. Seeks Foothold Throughout The Enterprise
News  |  9/20/2012  | 
Identity, mobile, and social networking capabilities are key to Salesforce's plan to move beyond sales and marketing, deep into enterprise operations.
Coca-Cola On Chatter: Beyond The Secret Formula
News  |  9/20/2012  | 
Coca-Cola wants's Chatter to be a force for innovation, if the company can get past its 'secret formula culture.'
Social Opens New IT Career Path In Marketing
Commentary  |  9/20/2012  | 
Many companies are dedicating IT staff to marketing and communications departments; others are hiring marketing staffers who have focused tech skills.
Chatter In The Air, Everywhere
News  |  9/20/2012  | expands its Chatter product family, while GE and Virgin America are exploring exotic applications of the enterprise social network.
Intelligence Agency Invests In Big Data Management
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
Venture investment firm for U.S. intelligence agencies looks to 10gen, maker of the MongoDB open source database, to help analyze structured and unstructured multi-source data.
NASA Funds 8 Advanced Robotics Projects
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
National Robotics Initiative strives to develop machines that can work alongside humans in Mars exploration and other areas. Unifies, Extends Cloud Portfolio
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
At Dreamforce conference,'s marketing, development platform, and HTML5 announcements point to consolidation of acquisitions even as it adds new file-sharing, social, and collaborative capabilities.
The Ins And Outs Of In-Memory Analytics
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
In-memory analytics products are now within the reach of many enterprises and can dramatically speed up data analysis and support real-time, data-driven decisions.
Plantronics Gives Sales Pros New Software Tools
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
Plantronics wants to do more than merely connect calls, supplements its headsets with new apps that simplify CRM processes and harness users' social networks.
Twitter App Tracks Illness Outbreaks
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
MappyHealth mines Twitter to help public health officials track disease outbreaks faster than traditional surveillance methods.
Hortonworks' Hadoop Dilemma: Get Rich Giving Ideas Away
Commentary  |  9/18/2012  | 
Hortonworks shares its innovations with everybody, including rivals Cloudera and MapR. CEO Rob Bearden says the market will 'return to its rightful owner.'
How To Scale Social Business For The Real World
Commentary  |  9/17/2012  | 
New channels = new challenges. Learn how smart organizations are adapting to the new ways customers connect.
Mindjet Maps Simpler Planning, Budgeting, Collaboration
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
Now all one price: Mindjet's desktop mind-mapping software, plus all associated Web and mobile tools for sharing and organizing ideas, plans, and budgets, and collaborating to get work done.
Reachable's 'Social Proximity' Helps Close Deals On
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
Upgrade lets sales managers assign or reassign leads based on which employee is best connected and therefore most likely to win the sale.
Big Data Gold Mine: Live Events
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
Event attendee information is often wasted or underutilized, says Etouches CTO.
In-Q-Tel Invests In Cloud-Based Content Management
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
CIA's investment firm enters agreement with Huddle to adapt European cloud collaboration platform for U.S. government use.
Moxie Breaks Knowlege Spaces Customer Portal Into Widgets
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
Customer self-service component of Moxie's social platform gets improved search, plus the ability to use components of the portal as widgets.
Box Launches Accelerator Service To Boost Upload Speeds
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
Box global data transfer network cuts transmission lags for file sharing and collaboration.
Is A Twitter Phone Coming?
Commentary  |  9/14/2012  | 
Twitter's hiring of Charlie Miller could be a sign that the company is getting ready to produce a phone or something like it.
Consumer Guide Promotes Personal Health Records
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
American Health Information Management Association's educational booklet complements government drive to get people to create and use PHRs.
iPhone 5's Most Popular Features: Social Media Speaks
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
Taykey's real-time measurement of Facebook, Twitter, and other social posts during Apple's launch event shows high interest in new display.
CDC To Automate Hospital Infection Report Submissions
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will use Direct messaging to enable facilities to transmit data without manually uploading files.
Microsoft Azure Tops Cloud Developer Platform Survey
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
Microsoft Azure bests VMware in Evans Data survey of cloud developers, but Google and Amazon aren't far behind.
IBM Connections Update Boosts Productivity, Analytics
News  |  9/13/2012  | 
Email and calendar integration may ease the adoption of social business software for some firms.
Epicor Buys ERP Rival, Broadens Cloud Offering
News  |  9/13/2012  | 
Epicor acquires Solarsoft Business Systems, introduces scaled-up, multi-tenant ERP service aimed at midmarket companies.
Primerica Picks IBM Connections, Hearsay Social Platforms
News  |  9/13/2012  | 
Though financial industry regulations present obstacles, CIO says it's time to go social or get left behind.
NASA Makes Most Of Curiosity Rover Data
News  |  9/13/2012  | 
New Mission Data Processing and Control System (MPCS) uses techniques including graphical views to make raw data from Mars rover useful to more team members inside NASA.
Facebook Organ Donation Scheme Fizzles
News  |  9/13/2012  | 
Healthcare experts weigh in on how social media can help encourage new organ donors to sign up.
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