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Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in January 2013
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IBM Showcases Bunchball Social Gamification Partnership
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
To get users to discover the business value of enterprise social networking, first give them a fun experience, IBM says.
Apple Wants You To Dispense Cash
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Apple's filed a patent application to coordinate the physical transfer of cash between two individuals.
United Healthcare's Humedica Buy Signals Analytics' Clout
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Humedica would give Optum, United's health services arm, new power in the growing health data mining market.
Apple iOS 6.1 Sees Quick Adoption
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Apple's iOS update was installed on 22% of devices within 36 hours, says website developer.
Bill Gates Touts Analytics To Solve Global Problems
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
In his foundation's annual letter, Microsoft co-founder says analytics are helping developing countries tackle health and education problems, urges setting clear goals.
IBM Sees Progress On Social Software Standards
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Support for OpenSocial makes it easier to adapt and embed new and legacy applications for use with enterprise social networks.
Microsoft Surface Pro Storage Snafu: Does It Matter?
News  |  1/31/2013  | 
Windows 8 takes up about 70% of the 64-GB Surface Pro's storage. Will this factor into the tablet's BYOD potential?
OVF 2.0 Takes On Cloud Lock-In Worries
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
DMTF standards body updates its vendor-neutral virtual machine file format. The goal: Make it easier to leap from cloud to cloud.
Are Big Companies Ready For Cloud ERP?
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
Any ERP change is high risk, but CIOs will look closely at cloud options.
China's GitHub Censorship Dilemma
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
Censorship becomes more difficult when communication gets combined with code.
BlackBerry 10: Visual Tour Of Smartphones, OS
Slideshows  |  1/30/2013  | 
RIM rebrands itself as BlackBerry and unveils a new operating system and two new smartphones. Take a closer look at the company's last hope of regaining mobile glory.
Why CMO Tech Spending Is Good For IT
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
As CMOs increase their tech spending, it's up to IT to get wise to marketing’s ways.
Federal Gun Control Requires IT Overhaul
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
White House plan will work only if the IT systems and databases used for background checks and gun tracing get the improvements needed to support stepped-up oversight.
Early MOOC Takes A Different Path
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
Focused on "workplace skills," Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online pursues a different agenda than other companies that offer massive online open courses.
BlackBerry 10: Not All The Right Moves
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
BlackBerry got many elements of its pivotal new smartphone platform right, but not all of them. Let's break down the good and bad.
Apple Asks Court To Force Google Cooperation
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
iPhone maker accuses Google of unwarranted delays in providing documentation it needs for Motorola Mobility lawsuit defense.
BlackBerry 10 Radically New, But Many Details Missing
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
BlackBerry, the company now formerly known as RIM (Research In Motion), formally announced the new BlackBerry 10 platform today along with two phones to run it. The software on these phones is radically different from the old BlackBerry OS and from existing smartphone operating systems. But many important details - technical specs like battery life and availability in the US - are still missing or unclear.
U.K. Government CIOs Unhappy With ERP
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
More than 60% IT decision makers in British local government feel their electronic resource planning (ERP) investments haven't delivered, says poll.
U.K. Online Retailers Struggle With Product Returns
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
U.K. shoppers adore buying things online. But they also like returning a lot of that stuff and expect snappy turnaround when they do.
5 Tips For Proactive Customer Engagement
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
When reaching out proactively to customers and potential customers, there's a fine line between helpful and creepy.
IBM's Watson Finds Home At Rensselaer Poly Tech
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
IBM's cognitive computer will let university do advanced computing research and expose students to big data analytics disciplines.
Amazon Profits Fall Despite Rising Revenue
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Amazon reports fourth-quarter sales of $21.27 billion, but heavy capital expenditures led to a decline in net income in quarter and an overall $39 million loss for 2012.
Google Maps North Korea With Help From Users
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Individuals around the world are contributing geo-information about secretive North Korea.
IBM Expands Enterprise Cloud Services
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ can host SAP, other enterprise apps, and offer uptime rates of 99.7%.
Contest Produces Consumer Friendly Health Records
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Competition focused on improving look of downloaded health records, and Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT hopes EHR vendors will participate in followup project.
New Supercomputer To Target Climate Research
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Department of Energy spending $17 million on a new supercomputer for climate and biological research.
Chromebooks Actually Selling, Acer Says
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Laptops running Google's browser-based operating system are resonating with buyers.
MS Office 2013 Upgrade: 4 Points to Consider
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Microsoft Office 2013 offers some compelling new features, especially for mobile users. But how will buyers respond to the new version's license shake-up and cloud emphasis?
Europe's Fastest Satellite Broadband Service Debuts
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
30 million Europeans can't get high speed Internet connections via existing infrastructure. Could a revamped satellite-based option tempt them to try the space-based alternative?
Google U.K., Raspberry Pi Donate School PCs
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
Google U.K. teams with Raspberry Pi to donate 15,000 cut-down computers to British schools and inspire the next generation of computer engineers.
Can Europe's Hi-Tech R&D Bet Pay Off?
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
New Future Emerging Technology programs seed graphene and brain modeling research to kick-start whole new tech industries. Do they have a chance?
How Big Data Could Help Tame Cancer
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
U.K. cancer scientists say a huge DNA database could help prolong the lives of some patients.
Oracle Wants Cloud Cake And Hardware Wins
Commentary  |  1/29/2013  | 
Oracle hopes infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) plan will help the company have its cake and eat it, too -- boosting Oracle hardware use and increasing cloud subscription revenue.
Are Universal Social Engagement Standards Possible?
Commentary  |  1/28/2013  | 
Business needs a better barometer of audience interaction in social media.
Apple iOS 6.1 Expands LTE Support
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Apple's mobile operating system update also allows Siri to accept spoken orders for movie tickets.
Don't Give Up On APM Just Yet
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Application performance management tools are declining in popularity with IT managers, even as application work gets harder. Here's advice on how to keep up with performance demands.
IT Cost Control Measures Pay Off For U.K.
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Ambitious plans to reform government technology purchasing are making a positive impact, netting $496 million in savings last year, says government audit.
Vague Goals Seed Big Data Failures
Commentary  |  1/28/2013  | 
IT staff survey finds big data projects are plagued by unclear business objectives and unrealistic expectations that Hadoop will solve all problems.
Cambridgeshire: BYOD, But Expect To Foot Bill
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Cambridgeshire CIO forbids bring-your-own-device practice unless staffers pay for all associated costs -- he fears bad publicity.
Big Data Profile: Ford Motor Company's Michael Cavaretta
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Ford predictive analytics group lead Michael Cavaretta talks big data, machine learning and what he looks for in new hires.
MS Office 2013: Will Subscriptions Be a Hit?
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Newest version of Microsoft's productivity suite will soon be generally available, complete with a new five-device pricing model.
Video Surveillance Feeds Big Data
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
For tasks including security and retail optimization, video increasingly meets data analytics. It's one more pressure on enterprise storage needs.
Big Data Perceptions: Good, Bad And Ugly
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Depending on the source, big data is still the next big thing, seriously overhyped, or simply too confusing to fathom.
IBM Tools Point To Bigger Social Trend
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
As social features become standard in traditional IT products, companies must consider new security and training challenges.
Amazon Startup Contest Winners Strut Stuff
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services challenge spotlights companies using AWS as a mobile application development environment.
Square COO Resigns, Calls Harassment Claim A Shakedown
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
"I did not do the horrendous things I am told I may be accused of," insists Keith Rabois following resignation from mobile-payments company.
BlackBerry Comeback: RIM Must Win Developer Support
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Against odds, BlackBerry 10 is gaining hype and converting skeptics. To compete, though, it needs to attract developers. Does RIM have the app for that?
Facebook Blocks Vine, Wonder Apps
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
If you take our data, you must let your users share on Facebook, say Facebook's new rules.
Education Tech Investments Surpassed $1 Billion In 2012
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
As venture capitalists pour money into educational technology companies, some wonder whether they are just building a new bubble.
Glasgow: U.K.'s First 'Smart City'
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
Scrappy Scottish city will be paid to help develop smart technology solutions to urban problems.
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