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Content tagged with Social posted in November 2013
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Tablet Shopping Guide: 8 Tips
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
The tablet market is more crowded than ever. Use our eight tips to avoid buyers' remorse this holiday season.
Keep Data Off Mobile Devices & Away From Adversaries
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
Why we must focus on protecting the data rather than securing mobile devices.
Rise Of The Corporate MOOC
News  |  11/27/2013  | 
It's not your father's corporate training. EdX wants to help companies offer their own massive open online courses to keep employees' skills updated.
Google Street View Lands In Airports
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Google took its Street View cameras into a handful of the world's busiest airports and transit hubs.
Google's Schmidt Pens Guide For iPhone Switchers
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Google's board chairman offers an in-depth tutorial to help smartphone owners ditch their iPhones for Androids.
FDA Tells 23andMe To Halt Gene Tests
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
FDA fears inaccurate test results could harm consumers.
Video Search: Hollywood's Big Data Dilemma?
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Hollywood trails other industries when it comes to using data to enhance its business decisions or improve the customer experience. Can the Video Genome Project help?
6 Ways CIOs Can Stay Ahead Of Customers
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Always-on social and mobile customers have the power to upend your company. Here's how to come out on top.
How To Revive Social Business Adoption
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Tracking your social business numbers helps you know when it's time to shift your strategy. Here's what to do when adoption slows.
How To Succeed As A Social Business Sponsor
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Follow these five steps to become a more effective leader and seamlessly shape your company into a social business.
Online Healthcare: States Must Be More Open-Minded
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Telemedicine and online consultations from home hold great promise, if the law can get out of the way.
Social is a Business Imperative
Infographics  |  11/25/2013  | 
Social media is critical in the age of digital business. How can IT help? First, work with the marketing team to set up social networking programs on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, at minimum. Then work to put social media sentiment analytics in place to measure success.
Xbox One Key To 'One Microsoft'
Commentary  |  11/23/2013  | 
Microsoft's Xbox One isn't just about taking over the living room. It's a proving ground for CEO Steve Ballmer's "One Microsoft" vision.
Gates Foundation Big Data Grants Stress Open Data
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded six $100,000 grants to help improve everything from disaster response to municipal services.
Windows Azure Outage Avoids Xbox One Catastrophe
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Microsoft's cloud services, including Xbox Live, were disrupted Thursday due to a DNS error.
Google Simplifies Android Tablet App Shopping
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
The Google Play Store highlights apps "Designed for Tablets" and pressures developers to optimize applications for larger displays.
5 Ways Mobile Marketers Can Hold Consumers' Attention
Commentary  |  11/22/2013  | 
In a multiscreen world, marketers have to work harder to keep consumer focus. Consider these tips to minimize distractions.
LinkedIn Showcase Pages Debut
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
LinkedIn extends its content strategy with Showcase Pages, which allow companies to promote the latest updates on specific products and brands.
Salesforce.com's Salesforce1 Platform: A Closer Look
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Salesforce.com's biggest announcement of Dreamforce '13 is Salesforce1, but is it a branding exercise or a game changer?
Microsoft Surface 2: Hands-On Review
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 is a big improvement, but it's not for everyone.
Social Business Discussions Are The New Documentation
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Social business is changing how we document business processes and IT operations. Here's why.
Windows Azure Load Balancing: What To Know
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
Windows Azure promises cloud flexibility once IT overcomes Azure's built-in load balancing constraints.
Microsoft's Next CEO: Ford's Mulally As 'Caretaker'?
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Microsoft directors want Alan Mulally to shepherd the company through its restructuring while an insider is groomed for the CEO role, reports say.
11 Must-Have iPhone Apps
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Cut through the app clutter. Don’t miss these 11 iPhone apps, most of which have been retooled to capitalize on iOS 7.
7 Ways To Drive Social Business Buy-In
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
A successful transition to a social business hinges on employee adoption. Plan carefully for these seven ways people perceive change.
Creating A Marketplace For Public-Private Innovations
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses why he established GOVonomy to match government needs with innovative technology startups
Microsoft-Nokia Deal On: What's Next?
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Nokia shareholders have officially agreed to sell the company's device business to Microsoft. How much will Microsoft gain?
9 Myths About Wearable Computers
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Wearable devices represent a major opportunity for the technology industry, but the makers of these devices still have some work to do.
5 Social Business Adopter Types: Prepare Early
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
Employees resisting social business? You can improve adoption by predicting how these types will react to new ideas.
Windows 8.1: 8 Essential Tips, Tricks
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Microsoft Windows 8.1 is highly customizable -- but only if you know your way around its menus. Our tips help you get more from the new OS.
Will Microsoft's Next CEO Ditch Ballmer's Plan?
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
As Microsoft board closes in on a new CEO, the company's long-term strategy remains hazy.
3 Big Facebook Policy Changes
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Facebook updates more policies, which impact advertising, tagging, and teens. Here's what you need to know.
Qualcomm Toq Smartwatch: Release Details
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Qualcomm's smartwatch takes on Samsung Galaxy Gear, Sony SmartWatch 2, and Pebble just in time for the holidays.
5 Deadly Sins Of Email Writing
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Think the world revolves around you? Still refuse to write Twitter-style? No wonder colleagues ignore your emails.
5 Top Social Media Trends For 2014
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
What's next in the realm of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and social business? See if you agree with our experts.
BlackBerry Adds BBM Features For Android, iOS
News  |  11/16/2013  | 
BlackBerry makes significant improvements to its instant messaging client, brings it closer to the native BlackBerry version.
Welcome To The New InformationWeek
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
We're leaving behind the old, one-way publishing model of business technology journalism and pioneering an approach that emphasizes community and true multiway discourse.
Google Improves Gmail For iPad
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Google's Gmail app for iPad and iPhone gets new features and iOS 7's design language.
5 LinkedIn Headaches, Cured
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Tame your LinkedIn endorsements mess, change settings so people won’t guess you're job hunting, and more.
10 Best Business Books Of 2013
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Polish your leadership skills and hone your business know-how with the best books of the year.
Microsoft SharePoint: 7 Ways To Achieve More
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
SharePoint is used by most of the Fortune 500 -- so why do we still hate it so much? Here's how to make Microsoft's intranet platform work better for you.
10 Agile Skills CIOs Need To Manage Change
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Cloud services, mobility, and digital disruption have upended the traditional methods of handling change within a company.
Mobile Transforms IT's Role: What's Next?
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Mobile devices have reshaped the employee-IT relationship and how we work with tools like Google Docs. Brace yourself for big changes over the next five years.
iPad + Desktop: Powerhouse Combo For 2014
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Businesses should buy more desktops and tablets, not laptops, in the upcoming PC refresh. How does Windows apps compatibility fit in?
Enterprise Social Graph For Dummies
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
To make social collaboration work, focus on creating and reinforcing the underlying connections.
10 Top LinkedIn Tips, Tricks
Slideshows  |  11/15/2013  | 
Follow these best-practices to improve your profile, get noticed by recruiters, and land your next gig.
10 Lavish Monuments To Tech Egos
Slideshows  |  11/15/2013  | 
How do tech billionaires spend it all? Check out the toys and palatial homes owned by 10 of geekdom's rich and famous.
LinkedIn Adds Pulse For News
News  |  11/14/2013  | 
LinkedIn pushes customized content with the integration of news curation app Pulse for desktop and mobile versions.
Opera Solution Scales Big Data Science
Opera Solution Scales Big Data Science
InformationWeek Videos  |  11/13/2013  | 
Arnab Gupta, founder and CEO of Opera Solutions, shares customer successes with unstructured big data.
MetLife Drives NoSQL & Mobile Innovation
MetLife Drives NoSQL & Mobile Innovation
InformationWeek Videos  |  11/13/2013  | 
MetLife is leapfrogging competitors with a mobile social app and a portal that uses big data to “paint a picture” of customers.
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