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Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in February 2013
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Salesforce.com Caps Record Year, Eyes Acquisitions
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Fourth quarter and full-year financial results top estimates, but CEO Marc Benioff admits Salesforce.com needs more Marketing Cloud services muscle.
Attention Google: 12 Ways To Make Smartphones More Manly
Commentary  |  2/28/2013  | 
Google co-founder Sergey Brin sees smartphones as "emasculating." We can fix that.
English Hospitals Look To Cloud To Curb Expenses
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Merseyside hospitals will use SaaS platform Expenses Health from vendor Software Europe to cut expenses by up to 18%. National Health Service hopes such implementations will help it cut targeted £20 billion from budget.
Why Enterprise Social Networking Falls Short
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Companies must focus more on using social networking to build external ties to customers, suppliers and partners -- not just among employees.
Predictive Analytics Improve Miami City Services
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Miami-Dade County is partnering with IBM to improve city policing, transportation and parks through predictive analytics.
Office 365 For Business: Worth The Upgrade?
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Microsoft shows love for SMBs with three new Office 365 packages. Should you return the affection?
U.K. Pushes Govt. IT To Use SMB Suppliers
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Coalition government aims to save money and spread its wealth by awarding 25% of its contract funds to small and midsize businesses by 2015.
MWC 2013: Five Coolest Gadgets
Slideshows  |  2/28/2013  | 
Mobile World Congress drew some 72,000 people to Barcelona, Spain, to see the latest and greatest mobile devices. Take a closer look at five gadgets that stood out.
6 Big Data Advances: Some Might Be Giants
Commentary  |  2/28/2013  | 
In a full week for big data news, EMC, Intel and Revolution Analytics announcements stand out.
Yahoo Flap Misses The Bigger Point
Commentary  |  2/28/2013  | 
New CEO Marissa Mayer wants all company employees to work in the office. This isn't about exercising control; it's about setting a tone for change.
Windows Blue: How Will Windows 8 Evolve?
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Windows Blue, Microsoft's alleged follow-up to Windows 8, may emerge by June. One prediction: Don't hold your breath for a retreat from the tiled look.
The Best Way to Spend Your Security Budget
Commentary  |  2/27/2013  | 
It's easy to come up with scenarios in which mobile devices can compromise an organization. On the spectrum of real-world threats, these are almost all outliers. Probably the most important thing for you to do is to make sure all your SQL queries are parameterized. This will eliminate the most important mass-attack technique used against large companies.
Google App Engine Developers Get Help From Ferris
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Cloud Sherpas releases Python framework, named for the work-avoiding Ferris Bueller, to make App Engine programming easier.
Cubeware Launches Big Data App Store
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
BISTRO, a new Hadoop-based apps market, offers business intelligence software and tools that save organizations time and trouble, says Cubeware.
SpaceX Resupply Rocket Aims For Space Station
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Friday's mission represents next step in NASA strategy to develop commercial crew and space transportation capabilities.
Google Sports Game Shows Web Tech Power
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Chrome Super Sync Sports turns mobile devices into controllers for desktop Web game.
U.K. Nonprofit Seeks Tech Ideas To Help Teens
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
Tech for Good challenge will invest $758,000 in projects that use "disruptive digital technology" to create new opportunities for at-risk young adults in the U.K.
Did Yahoo's Mayer Slap Social In The Face?
Commentary  |  2/27/2013  | 
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's edict that all Yahoo employees must work in the office doesn't please social business technology fans. But Yahoo insists this is about much more than social.
E-Commerce Pioneer Martha Lane Fox Becomes Baroness
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
British e-commerce innovator and 'digital champion' Martha Lane Fox has been given a place in the U.K's House of Lords.
Salesforce.com's New Message: It's The Customer, Stupid
Commentary  |  2/27/2013  | 
What's behind Salesforce.com's new 'customer company' spin? For starters, the previous social-centric message was not translating into sales.
Could A MOOC Ease Your Talent Problems?
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Boston's EdX partnership with MIT should spur CIOs to consider creating their own massive open online courses to fill skills gaps.
IE10 on Windows 7: 5 Essential Facts
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Four months after debuting on Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10 has finally come to Windows 7. Here are the five essential facts users should know.
Intel Unveils New Distribution For Apache Hadoop
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Third generation of Intel's Hadoop promises better performance and security and tighter integration with Intel's Xeon processors.
Pentagon Unveils Secure Mobile Device Plan
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Military releases a new plan to accelerate the adoption of mobile devices and apps for both classified and unclassified use.
Google Taunts Facebook With Sign-In Challenge
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Google+ Sign-In aspires to be Facebook Login, but without the alleged spamming.
Who Owns Student Data?
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
As data collection and data analysis in education grow, so do worries about student and teacher privacy. Is there enough protection?
Secure Dropbox Files With DigitalQuick
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
DigitalQuick is an elegant encryption add-on that allows enterprises to use Dropbox for sensitive documents and information
Britain Might Get Cheaper High-Speed Data Connections
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Telecommunications regulator Ofcom wants dominant provider BT to lower its prices over next three years to increase market competition and create more interest in Ethernet services.
White House Points Sensors, Drones To Gauge Arctic Change
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
White House outlines five-year plan to measure ice melt and study the impact of environmental change on the local population.
Nokia Lumia 720, 520 Stake Windows Phone Middle Ground
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
At Mobile World Congress, Nokia announced two Windows Phone 8 devices that aim to please the bargain shopper.
Oracle: Eloqua Will Stay Friendly With Salesforce.com
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Oracle's roadmap for recently acquired Eloqua marketing suite shows continued support for Salesforce.com and Microsoft CRM applications.
Seeking Social Business Leaders For 2013
Commentary  |  2/25/2013  | 
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 1! Help us identify the organizations making the best use of social technologies in support of their businesses. We will showcase the winners at the E2 Conference in Boston.
Mozilla Firefox OS Ignites Carrier Rebellion
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
At least 18 mobile operators are planning to offer Firefox OS mobile phones.
Wharton MBA Classes Go Bi-Coastal With Video
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Cisco telepresence setup for classroom videoconferencing allows a lecturer at Wharton's main Philadelphia campus to simultaneously teach a class in San Francisco.
EMC Brings Data Analysis Breakthrough To Hadoop
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
EMC's new Pivotal HD Hadoop distribution brings direct SQL querying to data stored on a big data cluster.
France Unveils $27 Billion Broadband Plan
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
France sets out ambitious national plan to wire the country by 2017 -- with the help of local government and industry this time.
FirefoxOS #Fail: The Web is Not the Platform
Commentary  |  2/25/2013  | 
Mozilla says that 'Content Is King' and 'The Web Is The Platform'. This strategy is an old and failed one. Apple briefly, and insincerely, tried it. The whole history of personal computing, let along the history of mobile devices, shows that he who takes maximum advantage of the capabilities of the platform wins the market.
Are You A Data Hoarder?
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Big data craze inspires some IT managers to save every possible bit of data. Bad idea, says an industry practitioner's group.
Cisco CEO: We're All In On Internet Of Everything
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
CEO John Chambers touts Internet of Everything as cornerstone of Cisco's strategy, urges business leaders to join push toward open standards and cross-industry collaboration.
Big Data's New Buzzword: Datafication
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Much like no serious business can run without electricity, few businesses today can run without data, or being "datafied."
Microsoft Surface Pro: Why One SMB Says No
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Microsoft's tablet doesn't suit every SMB. An engineering firm IT leader explains why Microsoft's Surface Pro isn't likely to end up in any of his users' hands.
Microsoft Surface Pro: Why 2 SMBs Say Yes
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
The long-term success of Microsoft's high-end tablet is no sure thing, but it has won some early admirers. Two SMBs explain why they're pro Surface Pro.
Gartner Magic Quadrant Looks Beyond Business Intelligence
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
'Leaders' quadrant gets crowded as Gartner sees companies moving from BI into analytics.
Samsung Galaxy S IV Smartphone On Launchpad
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Samsung is expected to announced its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S IV, in New York City on March 14.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Tablet: iPad Mini Rival
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is a smaller tablet that offers all the same stylus-based features of its larger cousin.
HP Slate Android Tablet: Pros And Cons
Commentary  |  2/25/2013  | 
HP's first Android tablet, the $169 HP Slate, delivers a price consumers will like, but skimps on display and processor.
Android For Google Nexus UI Re-Imagined
News  |  2/23/2013  | 
For Android enthusiasts Paranoid Android is a cool re-interpretation / customization of the Android 4.2.X OS. But, the complexity of the install, as well as the requirement to root the device will likely deter many people from using Paranoid Android 3, which is a shame. It's a well thought-out, extremely stable, clever modification to the stock UI. With the addition of the PIE feature in version 3 it gives Android 4.2.X some serious competition.
VCE Adds Smaller Vblocks To Attract SMBs
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Subsidiary of EMC and Cisco produces integrated server racks to expand into smaller business units.
Google Chromebook Pixel: Hands-On Review
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Aspiring to be more than just a browser-in-a-box, the Chromebook Pixel shows that Google can deliver head-turning technology.
Tablets Rock On: Education Tech Through The Ages
Slideshows  |  2/22/2013  | 
From tablets to Google Glasses, education technology has a colorful history. Take a look back and a peek forward.
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