News & Commentary
Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in December 2013
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Verizon: Major Apps Move Cloudward In 2014
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Verizon Terremark exec says partnerships with major enterprise app providers will help ease more enterprises into cloud-based offers.
Software-Defined Networking Rises Above The Hype
Commentary  |  12/30/2013  | 
SDN earned plenty of hype in 2013, but the ability to program networks improves network performance and security in a more systematic and automatic fashion.
Core-System Conversion: Dos And Don'ts
Commentary  |  12/30/2013  | 
Converting critical systems? A veteran project manager runs down the list of best practices to ensure a conversion doesn't fall on its face.
Big Data In 2014: Top Technologies, Trends
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
What will the next year hold for big data? Here's what industry heavyweights predict.
7 Mistakes Microsoft Made In 2013
Slideshows  |  12/30/2013  | 
This was a pretty good year for Microsoft with some big customer wins. But these seven missteps were just dumb.
10 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013  | 
From HealthCare.gov to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, here are some of the year's biggest letdowns.
Most Wasteful Government IT Projects Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013  | 
Federal agencies continue to pour millions into overlapping IT projects. Check out the worst offenders.
Microsoft In 2013: 7 Lessons Learned
Slideshows  |  12/26/2013  | 
If a key to success is learning from your mistakes, Microsoft should be well positioned for 2014.
Business Apps Belong In The Cloud
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
Cloud apps provide agility, and agility is crucial for manufacturing companies. Here's why.
9 Digital Health Trends For 2014
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
Step back, EHRs. These healthcare IT innovations are poised to take center stage in 2014.
Otoy Keeps Streaming Video Tech Free
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
Otoy hopes to encourage Amazon Web Services customers to commit to its royalty-free application streaming technology.
Digital Disruption: 4 Ways To Change Your Company
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Too many companies treat digital and mobile strategies as pet projects, our survey research finds. These ideas can help shake up your company.
Oracle Bets On Consolidation, Low-Cost Hardware
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison predicts database consolidation, a promised in-memory option, and low-end engineered systems will accelerate growth in 2014.
In Enterprise Software, Digital Disruptors Can Be Your Guide
Commentary  |  12/19/2013  | 
Enterprises can take a key lesson from game-changing tools like Flipboard and Nest Thermostat: Disrupt but don't break.
Dell Leaders Reflect On Buyout Drama
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Dell leaders dish on life during the buyout process -- and what changes now that CEO Michael Dell is back in charge.
HealthCare.gov Shows 4 Ways Software Delivery Must Change
Commentary  |  12/18/2013  | 
Troubled project should encourage you to discard traditional manufacturing processes with their reliance on control, and prioritize information and flexibility.
Will Automated Care Plans Keep Patients Healthier?
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
Vanderbilt, West Corp., and West Health Institute collaborate on research to streamline and improve chronic illness care through technology.
LG Adopts Chrome For Desktop PC
News  |  12/18/2013  | 
LG's Chromebase all-in-one computer runs Google's Chrome operating system and will debut next year.
10 Great Google Apps Tips
Slideshows  |  12/18/2013  | 
Google continues to spiff up Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and other Google Apps. Take advantage of the improvements with these smart tips.
Windows Phone 8.1: Sneak Peek
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
As Microsoft preps a new version of its mobile OS, a few details have emerged, including improved notifications and a voice assistant.
How CIOs And CMOs Can Be Better Partners
Commentary  |  12/17/2013  | 
CIOs can do a better job of collaborating with CMOs in three areas: people, process, and technology.
Partners HealthCare CIO: Inside Our Clinical Transformation
News  |  12/17/2013  | 
CIO James Noga says the largest healthcare system in Massachusetts is proud of its technological leadership, but still needs to do better.
Tools That Soothe Enterprise Email Pain
Commentary  |  12/16/2013  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses how to upgrade Microsoft enterprise email using a unified email management system.
Rackspace Launches Online DevOps Service
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
DevOps Automation Service lets a development team rapidly expand its development infrastructure without taking on more systems management tasks.
Health Insurance Exchanges Struggle To Charm Customers
News  |  12/16/2013  | 
Up to 80% of consumers abandon their transactions on the checkout page, even on well-designed retail sites. How can healthcare exchanges learn from their mistakes?
6 More Enduring Truths About Selecting Enterprise Software
Commentary  |  12/16/2013  | 
Buying business software can be a tricky business. Pay attention to these truths and warnings.
Inside Avon's Failed Order-Management Project
Commentary  |  12/16/2013  | 
Avon representative details how sales force reacted to a failed system using SAP on the back end and IBM WebSphere for e-commerce on the front end.
Meet NOAA's Unique 3D Weather Tool
Slideshows  |  12/16/2013  | 
Science on a Sphere, a carbon-fiber globe created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, displays weather conditions and environmental data in a compelling way.
Former Homeland Security CIO Tapped As Startup CEO
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Richard Spires, former IRS and DHS IT chief, takes the helm as CEO of Resilient Network Systems.
Oracle Supports OpenStack: Lip Service Or Real Commitment?
Commentary  |  12/13/2013  | 
As Oracle integrates OpenStack cloud with its technologies, the community asks: Will Oracle really embrace the open-source code spirit?
Avon Pulls Plug On $125 Million SAP Project
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Avon halts its global rollout of an SAP order management system after a Canadian pilot project prompts reps to quit in frustration.
4 Ways Gamification Can Help Your Business
Commentary  |  12/12/2013  | 
Badges and other game features keep your customers happy and your employees engaged.
Cybercriminals Enlist Database Cloud Services
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Database-as-a-service supports a new Trojan-based attack that steals businesses' online banking credentials.
Joyent Launches Ecommerce Solution Set
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Cloud service provider offers preconfigured ecommerce solutions for retailers; targets Amazon customers.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta Debuts
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux adds integration with Windows and VMware's vSphere environments, takes first steps toward hybrid cloud ops.
Are Legacy Systems Keeping You Prisoner?
Commentary  |  12/12/2013  | 
Does your organization depend on a decades-old IT infrastructure? Here are some strategies for breaking out of outdated systems that are too risky to leave in place.
A Practical Approach To Project Portfolio Management, Part 3
Commentary  |  12/12/2013  | 
How do you decide whose projects get back burnered? Don't make it a popularity contest. Run the numbers.
Should Windows Phone, Windows RT Licenses Be Free?
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
License fees have helped make Microsoft the titan it is today. But is the company preparing to abandon fees for Windows Phone and Windows RT?
Obama's Open Data Plan: Much Work Ahead
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Open government advocates found plenty to praise in Obama administration's latest National Action Plan (NAP). But agencies must now make good on those plans.
Oracle Embraces OpenStack
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Oracle bows to the growing Open Stack trend, promises to integrate its product line with the open-source project.
HealthCare.gov Proves Software Delivery Needs Modernizing
Commentary  |  12/11/2013  | 
Modern software development involves a mind-boggling number of moving parts. HealthCare.gov proves we've got to get back to basic project management.
The Customer Chooses The Web Browser, Stupid
Commentary  |  12/11/2013  | 
Requiring customers to use a specific kind of technology to access your website or web apps is 1990s thinking.
A Practical Approach To Project Portfolio Management, Part 2
Commentary  |  12/11/2013  | 
Realizing that you can't afford not to have a PMO is half the battle. Now it's time to take inventory.
A Practical Approach To Project Portfolio Management, Part 1
Commentary  |  12/10/2013  | 
PPM is a necessity, not a luxury. Here's how to set up a good, fast, and inexpensive program that will make the best use of pricey IT resources, without costly specialized software.
NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Donít Underestimate It
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
A cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure owners is voluntary but will become the de facto standard for litigators and regulators. Here's how to prepare.
SAP: Advanced Analytics Not Just For PhDs Anymore
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
New SAP offering exploits recently acquired KXEN software, which helps business users build and tweak predictive models in automated ways.
The Upside Of Hostility
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
The defining quality of the DevOps movement can challenge the default division of labor.
Are You A Mobile Blocker Or Enabler?
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
When working remotely, viewing content is great, but teams also need to change documents, share updates, and kick off downstream tasks. Access-only mode doesn't cut it anymore.
6 Enduring Truths About Selecting Enterprise Software
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
Pay attention to these truths and warnings about the tricky business of buying business software.
Microsoft Sells Dell's Venue 8 Pro Tablet For $99
News  |  12/7/2013  | 
You're unlikely to find a better Windows 8 tablet deal. How does Dell's tablet stack up to the iPad?
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