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Content tagged with Information Management posted in September 2013
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Do Cities Need Texting Zones?
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
New York state is planning pull-over texting "zones" on some of its highways to reduce driving accidents. Should cities follow suit?
Feds Warm Up To LinkedIn
Commentary  |  9/30/2013  | 
Government IT managers have been cautious about using LinkedIn, but odds are activity will soon rise due to federal travel restrictions and greater comfort with the platform.
Microsoft Expands Power BI, Translation For Office
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Microsoft Office is becoming adept not only at creating data but also manipulating and analyzing it, thanks to several new features.
Facebook Tries To Make Ads Less Annoying
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
User feedback on Facebook ads will weigh heavily in changes to news feed algorithm.
Oracle OpenWorld: 5 Rants And Raves
Commentary  |  9/30/2013  | 
Oracle OpenWorld delivered big news and a consistent message. It also repackaged old news, bashed big data tools and avoided license cost and complexity issues.
Big Data, 'Breaking Bad' And Orange Juice
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
MailChimp's chief data scientist has a unique way of explaining data science to the masses. If you know a little Excel, you're ready to learn.
IBM Boosts Big Data Portfolio With Daeja Acquisition
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Daeja's imaging tech allows IBM's enterprise content management customers to view and annotate unstructured data on mobile devices, says Big Blue.
Government Shutdown: What Are IT Systems Risks?
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
If the looming government shutdown comes to pass, Federal IT faces security, budget, and workflow risks.
Do You Need Mobile Middleware?
Commentary  |  9/27/2013  | 
Major software vendors seem to think you do -- and they might be right. Just don't expect mature platforms.
Give Us Your Loyalty (& Your Data, Of Course)
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Retailers really use loyalty programs to gather your data, not increase sales.
Visualizing The Urban Future With Analytics
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
New data visualization tools, now emerging for urban planning, are giving community members a way to view change before it happens.
Skytree Offers Second Opinion On Your Analytics Data
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Skytree's new service connects customers with live data scientists for more accurate and reliable data analysis.
Oracle On The Ground: Customers Speak
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Oracle OpenWorld attendees discuss the products they're implementing, from Fusion software to hardware appliances.
The Truth About Oracle's Virtualized 12c Database
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Oracle says 12c, introduced at OpenWorld, is "virtualized" -- but you must look closely at what that actually means.
Healthcare CIOs Need Personalized Medicine
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Personalized healthcare is making drugs more effective, saving lives and promising much more.
How To Grow An Analytics Career
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Radhika Kulkarni, VP of advanced analytics R&D at SAS, shares her lessons for making the most of your education and work experiences.
5 Steps Every Data Analyst Must Know
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Executives need accurate, relevant information presented simply, quickly and clearly. Here's how to provide it.
Big Data Profile: Olly Downs, Globys
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
Olly Downs, senior VP of data sciences at marketing analytics firm Globys, spends his days finding the delicate balance between effective and creepy when it comes to personalized marketing.
Twitter Gets Pushy And Personal
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
New feature will push notifications to your mobile app when it finds interesting people or content. Here's how to turn it on and off.
Ideation Nation Crowdsources Ideas For Local Govt.
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
Code for America, MindMixer launch Ideation Nation, an initiative that encourages citizens and local governments to work together using technology.
How NYCDOT Put 'Mobile First' Dev To Work
Commentary  |  9/25/2013  | 
Stringent procurement rules didn't stop New York City's Department of Transportation from quickly creating a tablet app to document Hurricane Sandy damage.
Oracle's Cloud: What's Really New?
Commentary  |  9/25/2013  | 
If Oracle's 'new' cloud services sound familiar, that may be because they've been announced before. Here's a rundown on the real cloud news.
Oracle Touts Cloud Option For On-Premises Apps
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Siebel customers are extending their on-premises deployments with cloud-based services.
Oracle Database Recovery Appliance Eases Backup Pain
News  |  9/24/2013  | 
Oracle backup appliance uses periodic snapshots, instead of long replication windows, to make recovery of hundreds of databases easier.
LinkedIn Tip: How To Undo Contact Imports, Invitations
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
If you accidentally uploaded your contacts to LinkedIn or sent invitations to connect, follow these instructions to undo.
Why Recommendation Engines Are About To Get Much Better
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Expanding data sources, including social media sources, are making recommendation engines much more powerful.
Community And Anonymity Must Get Along
Commentary  |  9/23/2013  | 
Anonymity might be the only path to building community in an age of corporate brand preservation.
LinkedIn Responds To Email-Grabbing Suit
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Complaint filed in federal court last week alleges LinkedIn harvested users' email address book information inappropriately; LinkedIn denies this.
DATA Transparency Bill Needs More Work
Commentary  |  9/23/2013  | 
Proposed legislation aims to improve data accountability and transparency in government. Revisions have improved the bill, but some elements still need attention.
Oracle's Ellison Tries To Outmaneuver SAP Hana
Commentary  |  9/23/2013  | 
Promising 100 times faster performance on existing apps, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison makes a move to take the wind out of SAP's Hana in-memory sales.
PayPal: OpenStack Won't Replace VMware In Data Center
News  |  9/20/2013  | 
VMware vs. OpenStack won’t be an either/or decision for PayPal. It will layer OpenStack on top of existing tech as it moves toward a software-defined data center.
Cloud Partnerships: It's Complicated
Commentary  |  9/20/2013  | 
Oracle is making nice with Microsoft and Salesforce.com is doing deals with bitter rivals. Here's why coopetition rules in the cloud age.
Future CIO: Embrace Digital, Become A Business Partner
Commentary  |  9/19/2013  | 
CIOs should prepare for an era of digital disruption where a decentralized IT department is spread across the company.
Facebook Updates iPhone App For iOS 7
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Facebook updates its mobile app alongside Apple's iOS 7 rollout. So far, the new navigation is available only for iPhone.
GovLab Seeks Open Data Success Stories
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Open Data 500 wants examples of private sector business turning government data into profits and useful services.
Oracle Earnings Rebound: All Eyes On OpenWorld
News  |  9/19/2013  | 
Oracle's first quarter financials showed some strength amid mixed results. Hurd promises SAP Hana-killer announcement at next week's Oracle Open World.
Salesforce.com Announces Second 'Best' Friend: Workday
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
Salesforce.com promised deep integration with Oracle applications in June. Now it's promising similar ties with HCM and financials vendor Workday.
Doctors Use Social For Continuous Medical Education
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
By rebranding what they do on blogs and Twitter, advocates of Free Open Access Medical Education, or #FOAMed, seek to accelerate medical knowledge sharing.
'Rise Of The Machines': Should CIOs Tune In?
Commentary  |  9/18/2013  | 
CNBC's documentary, airing Wednesday night, explores our increasingly tech-dependent, interconnected world. Does it offer any insight for CIOs?
NewSQL Vendor MemSQL Takes On MongoDB
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
MemSQL adds JSON document handling to its high-scale, in-memory database to challenge the leading NoSQL database vendor.
Teradata Snubs SAS With In-Database Analytics Move
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
Teradata expands in-database analysis options with Revolution Analytics and Fuzzy Logix, growing rivals of SAS in advanced analytics.
Google BigQuery Adds Data Streaming
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
Developers and businesses can now analyze data as it gets entered into BigQuery.
Law Firm Counts On Analytics For Profitability
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
Christopher Emerson brings an IT perspective to the business of determining how much it will cost to handle a legal matter.
Spotify Embraces Hortonworks, Dumps Cloudera
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
World's largest music service switches Hadoop distributions to take advantage of Hortonworks Hive improvements, support services.
Online Ad Blocking Spreads
News  |  9/16/2013  | 
Taking a stand against ads lets online companies push back against Google. And users continue to vote with their clicks for ad blocking.
FEMA Taps Goddard's Gardner As CIO
News  |  9/16/2013  | 
NASA Exec Adrian Gardner named FEMA's new chief information officer.
Facebook Test Hints At Video Ads
News  |  9/16/2013  | 
Autoplay video test with Facebook mobile users signals that video ads may arrive soon in your news feed.
10 Ways Government Clouds Have Changed This Year
Commentary  |  9/16/2013  | 
Learn how 2013's cloud predictions are quickly unfolding for government CIOs.
Couchbase Takes NoSQL Mobile
News  |  9/16/2013  | 
Couchbase JSON Anywhere strategy brings NoSQL database to iOS, Android and the cloud, challenging SAP and MongoDB in the process.
DATA Act, Pushing Spending Transparency, Regains Steam
News  |  9/13/2013  | 
Legislation sets transparency standards for all federal spending data, making it easier for business and the public to follow government money.
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