News & Commentary
Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in November 2011
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Google Indoor Maps: 6 Uses, Good To Ugly
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Google Maps Floor Plans of malls, airports, and the like are mostly about increasing ad revenue. Consider the use cases, from good to perhaps ugly.
Help Wanted 2.0: SMB Recruiting Goes Mobile
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Does your recruiting strategy extend to tablets and smartphones? Learn how and why Photobucket reaches out to mobile-savvy candidates
Latest Tablet Fans: U.S. Census Bureau
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Next census not until 2020, but bureau already working on field data collection via tablet apps.
Appirio Social Enterprise Toolkit Links To Chatter
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Cloud consulting company Appirio is bundling a greatest hits collection of Salesforce.com Chatter tools for integration and compliance.
Salesforce.com Steps Past CRM, Into Social Marketing
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Radian6-powered services help companies capture, decipher, and respond to customer interactions across Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
Google's Daring Dozen: 12 Big Bets In 2011
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Google has played a smart game in 2011, especially with Android, but it hasn't been perfect. We evaluate its main moves in the past year.
Office 365 Gets 30 New Features
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Microsoft takes aim at Google Apps with Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) and Mac support, as well as easier-to-manage security tools.
DOD Sees Budget Challenge To Data Center Consolidation
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
The military says it's on track with its data center consolidation plans, but budget uncertainty might make it hard to maintain the pace.
DOD Aims To Improve Info Sharing
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Defense Department plans to use semantic Web principles to improve how data is shared, analyzed, and reported across myriad systems.
InterContinental Hotels Explores Enterprise Social Software
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Hotel chain explores broader ambitions for enterprise social software, starting with a focus on recruiting and training.
5 Resolutions For Better BI in 2012
Commentary  |  11/29/2011  | 
Make business intelligence easy to use, deploy, afford, administer and embed.
iOS 5.1 Beta Points To New iPhone, iPad
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Beta release of iOS 5.1 includes reference codes to unannounced versions of the iPhone and iPad, though new features appear to be scarce.
Windows 8 Tablets: Too Little, Too Late?
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Touch-friendly devices running Microsoft's next OS may be more than a year away, leaving some analysts to conclude that Redmond has already lost the tablet market.
RIM Adds iOS, Android To BlackBerry Management Service
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Faced with a terminal case of uncoolness of its BlackBerry phones, the company looks to strengthen the appeal of its respected back-end platform.
Obama Orders Agencies To Move Records To Cloud
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
White House tells federal agencies to improve records management by considering new electronic alternatives.
RIM Set To Manage Android And iOS Devices
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
For mostly-BlackBerry organizations, RIM's new product offers broad support with a familiar administrative look and feel.
Google+ Hangouts Ready For Business?
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Google's powerful, free videochat service may be a business meeting alternative to GoToMeeting or Skype--under very controlled circumstances.
Twitter Buys Mobile Security Startup Whisper
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Two-person development shop created software for secure text and voice communications on Android smartphones.
Private Cloud Choices Grow For SMBs
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Public cloud-wary midsize businesses can leverage KnowledgeTree's document management tools for online file sharing and storage.
Windows Phone 7 Usage Shows Small Uptick
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
More Facebook users are making use of the integration feature in Windows Phone 7, suggesting a small spike in new users for Microsoft's mobile platform.
NSFW - Siri Fails At Couples Therapy
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
The iPhone 4S's new voice command interface may seem magical, but she can't perform miracles. Don't force her into the middle of your personal problems.
Microsoft Said To Eye Yahoo Deal, Again
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
Software maker may be set to revive campaign to acquire all or parts of the online portal, which it tried to buy three years ago.
How Defense IT Will Cope With Billions In Cuts
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
The Pentagon is betting that spending on technology can save money and help it meet huge cuts in the defense budget that have been ordered and additional cuts that may be on the way.
9 Mobile Health Apps Worth A Closer Look
Slideshows  |  11/28/2011  | 
There's no doubt: Clinicians love their mobile devices. Among many new health apps, here are 9 that healthcare professionals and their patients should investigate.
Feds Turn To Video Games To Solve Problems
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
From NASA to National Park Service, agencies research how they can work together to create games to meet social, health, economic, and other challenges.
VMware's Cloud Foundry Ranked Top Developer Platform
Commentary  |  11/23/2011  | 
New VMware kid on the PaaS block takes "best overall" honors, while Google App Engine is best public and IBM SmartCloud best private cloud platform in Evans Data survey.
Google's Graveyard: Dead Products Of 2011
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
As CEO Larry Page puts more wood behind fewer arrows, products continue to disappear.
When One Collaboration Tool Can't Do It All
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
American Water's single-pane-of-glass strategy brings multiple collaboration systems together on the desktop, avoids $3 million systems migration expense.
Microsoft Buys Video Search Engine For $100 Million
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
VideoSurf gives Redmond technology that helps users sift through movies, TV shows, and other online content.
9 Factors For A Successful Government IT Rollout
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
GAO outlines strategies that produce cost-effective and well-implemented federal IT investments.
Medical Database Linked To Better Hospital Care
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
One study suggests that UpToDate may improve clinical outcomes, but it's hard to establish a firm cause and effect relationship.
Google Donates Chromebooks To Wounded Warriors
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
Tech giant gives notebook computers to military hospitals to help vets connect with families and loved ones while healing.
Coca-Cola, Best Buy Shareholder Votes Get Social Twist
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
When investors go to vote online on shareholder issues, they now can ask questions, almost as if attending the annual meeting in person, using a social app.
Windows 8 On XP Machines? Microsoft Says Yes
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Many older PCs have enough horsepower for the upcoming OS, says the software maker, which also pledges to simplify setup and installation this time around.
NASA's Next Mission: Deep Space
Slideshows  |  11/22/2011  | 
NASA's Mars Science Lab and Curiosity rover are the next steps in a long-term plan to travel farther and faster into space. Check out this visual tour of the future spacecrafts and tools that will get them there.
DOD Looks To Make A Game Of Software Testing
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
DARPA will use crowdsourcing to help verify that weapons software will work as intended.
ZeroPC: Cloud Desktop Excels At File Aggregation, Search
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Aggregate and search through all of the files from all of your Web services in a single place with ZeroPC.
Anonymous Leaks Law Enforcement Forensic Secrets
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Hacktivist group claims release of 38,000 emails related to the Feds' cybercrime investigations, in retaliation for stiff sentences for Anonymous members.
Klout-Like Tool Lets Employees Rate Each Other
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
SilkRoad Point social software seeks to recognize employees who have expertise and influence within the enterprise.
Treasury Dept. Gives FOIA A Technology Makeover
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Department deploys cloud-based tools to manage and fulfill freedom of information requests.
Software Makers Shun SOPA Bill
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
In a reversal, Business Software Alliance now says the proposed anti-piracy law overreaches.
Android Buyer Beware: 12 Least Secure Phones
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
More than half of most popular Android smartphones run outdated--and insecure--versions of the OS. And update policies vary.
Consumer Interest In Health Information Wanes
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Increased broadband access hasn't translated into many more people seeking medical information online.
Social Standards: Web 2.0 Vs. Enterprise 2.0
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
The OpenSocial approach to defining social software standards has the backing of Jive, IBM, and others--and the scorn of upstarts like Yammer.
Sponsored Video: Get Agile With Business Intelligence
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
For many organizations today, the only constant is change. Find out how BI and business analytics enable you to use timely, quality information effectively to survive and prosper amid change.
Catalina's Big Data: Redefining Business
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Catalina Marketing's CIO Eric Williams provides an in depth look at big data. Catalina has 1.2 tillion rows of data, and it mines that data looking for trends, providing the company with predictive analytics that has defined its business.
Best Buy & Kia Motors Mine For Customer Sentiment
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
There are many channels of customer feedback and sentiment -- from call center data to surveys to social network chatter. Gathering, organizing and understanding what all of it means is a necessity. Hear how two companies are tackling the challenge.
WhisperCore Mitigates Risks Of Android In Businesses
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
TechWebTV catches up with Whisper Systems' CTO and co-founder Moxie Marllinspike to discuss and demo WhisperCore -- a mobile security solution that brings BlackBerry-like centralized enterprise-grade security to Android devices.
UC Berkeley Robotics Proffessor announces new "idea" platform
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Ken Goldberg, Robotics Proffessor from UC Berkeley, announces Hybrid Wisdom Labs. This is to work as an "idea" platform to gauge and produce new thoughts.
High Order Bit: Gil Elbaz with Factual from Web 2.0 Summit 2011
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
At Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Gil Elbaz from Factual hosts 'High Order Bit.'
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