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Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in April 2011
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12 Hot Mobile Medical Apps
Slideshows  |  4/29/2011  | 
Mobile medicine is everywhere. There's the iPhone app that lets you cut away images of muscle layers to see what lies beneath, an e-health record system for the iPad, and a smartphone-based blood pressure monitor. Here are a dozen innovative ones.
SAS Institute Creates Internal Facebook With Socialcast
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
Socialcast offers support for internal company activity streams that mimic the news feed on a Facebook page and is available as a service or as a software appliance.
Microsoft Sees Business PC Sales Up 9%
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
The need to replace aging machines and upgrade to Windows 7 drives uptick in corporate market.
Amazon Web Services Apologizes, Explains Outage
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
The company said it will provide 10 days of service credit for customers using AWS resources in the affected region because of the multi-day outage.
Congress To Question White House On Digital Communications
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
A House committee will consider whether social-networking communications of White House staffers should be preserved according to the Presidential Records Act of 1978.
Feds Aim To Improve IT Management Skills
News  |  4/29/2011  | 
Officials have established a CIO best practices forum and program governance boards to comply with a 25-point IT reform plan.
Feds Seek IT Ideas From Private Sector
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has called a meeting with business CIOs to identify emerging tech trends, with a goal of helping federal agencies begin planning now for what comes next.
Wildfire Helps SMBs With Social Media Marketing
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Here's a Web app that you don't need a lot of money or technical know-how to use.
Filemaker Eyes Mobile SMBs With Go Updates
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
iPhone and iPad versions of the popular desktop database software target users frustrated by a lack of mature business apps and those lacking development resources to build applications themselves.
VMware, Why Are You Buying SlideRocket?
Commentary  |  4/28/2011  | 
Acquiring the presentation software company and pushing into end-user apps seems strange, but the virtualization firm's new VP of apps insists it's core to what they do.
IBM Tutors Yale Students On Social Media Analytics
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Cognos Consumer Insight business intelligence and analytic tools used by Yale MBA candidates to seek insight and identify evolving topics.
PepsiCo Debuts Social Vending Machine
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
The beverage giant sees a new way to connect with customers.
Filemaker Go 1.2 Expands iOS Feature Set
Slideshows  |  4/28/2011  | 
The latest version of Filemaker Go--the database software provider's iOS-based mobile application for business users--adds charts and graphs, digital signature capture, enhanced PDF tools, and wireless printing while allowing users to develop custom applications for the iPhone or iPad without heavy-duty development work.
Google Gmail Gets Shared Inboxes
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Cloud workflow specialist RunMyProcess adds key collaboration feature to help businesses jump from Microsoft Exchange to Google Gmail.
Microsoft Posts Strong Gains in Q3 Sales, Profits
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Revenue from Office and server products up sharply, but Windows takes hit from tablets.
GSA Prepares $2.5 Billion Cloud Procurement
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra said federal agencies will use the cloud to consolidate 950,000 email boxes now sitting on 100 different systems.
SAP Product Promise Pushes Ahead Of Profit
Commentary  |  4/28/2011  | 
Software giant's first-quarter financial results fall short of expectations as its mobile, in-memory database, and on-demand products ramp up.
Appsbar Helps SMBs Build Mobile Apps
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Businesses can build Apple iOS and Android mobile applications with the free service without needed development expertise.
Google Chrome 11 Kills Bugs, Adds Speech Input
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
The company paid out a record $16,500 in rewards to security researchers who helped to eliminate more than two dozen bugs.
Five Things To Expect From RIM's BlackBerry World
Commentary  |  4/28/2011  | 
New BlackBerrys, a revised BlackBerry OS, and info on the PlayBook's first two weeks of life will highlight Research In Motion's annual developer and partner event in Orlando next week.
RIM Acquires Cloud Calendar Startup Tungle
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets will get enhanced scheduling and calendar capabilities in the wake of RIM's purchase of Tungle.
Air Force CIO Outlines $1.2 Billion Savings Plan
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
CIO William Lord said the Air Force can save money through network optimization, data center consolidation, identity access management, enterprise email, and other efforts.
Can IT Really Nail A Complex Medical Diagnosis?
Commentary  |  4/28/2011  | 
State-of-the-art clinical decision-support systems can sharpen a veteran physician’s reasoning skills, but they're far from perfect.
Vidyo, Massachusetts Hospital Partner On Telemedicine
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
The Internet-based system gave Mass General's stroke center the secure, low-latency, high-definition, and interoperable videoconferencing platform it needed.
SETI Shutters Search For Alien Life
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
Budget cuts force the Allen Telescope Array, which scans space for extraterrestrial life, into hibernation mode while SETI searches for other funding.
Obama Orders Federal Agencies To Upgrade Customer Service
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
The Executive Order requires federal agencies to develop plans to leverage technology to improve their customer service capabilities.
Everyone Wants to Own Your Activity Stream
Commentary  |  4/27/2011  | 
Enterprise collaboration tools are adopting activity streams a la Twitter or Facebook, but how many streams do you really need?
Google Apps Tuned For SMBs
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
Google has made some pricing and billing changes for those that use Google Apps.
U.S. OKs Expiration of Microsoft Antitrust Deal
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
At court hearing, DOJ and state attorneys pass on their last chance to challenge May 12 deadline.
Nokia Drops Symbian, Cuts 7,000 Jobs
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
Accenture to assume maintenance of OS as Finnish phone maker transitions to Windows Phone 7.
How To Build A Modern Data Center
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
Borrowing ideas from Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, Vantage is building three wholesale data centers in Santa Clara that focus on energy efficiency.
Google Sees Smartphones As Advertising Goldmine
Commentary  |  4/27/2011  | 
Smartphones are used by consumers when they are shopping to help make buying decisions, according to a Google survey.
Mobile Video Chatting Needs To Grow Up
Commentary  |  4/27/2011  | 
Apple, Google, Skype, and other tech vendors need to develop a standard or share their technology to ensure interoperability, which is the key to pushing video chatting into the mainstream.
Windows Phone, Blackberry App Development Lags
Commentary  |  4/27/2011  | 
With Android and iOS leading the market in applications, Microsoft and RIM are seeing comparatively tepid interest in third party development for their mobile platforms.
GageIn Combines Social, News Media Tracking With Discussion
News  |  4/26/2011  | 
Intended to boost businesses' competitive intelligence, the freemium service combines social and news media aggregation with sharing and commenting features.
Google's Waterloo: Release-And-Revise Fails Beyond The Web
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
The search giant needs to slow down, deliver on its promises and ensure that quality isn't trampled in the rush to market.
How HootSuite Recovered From Amazon's Cloud Outage
News  |  4/26/2011  | 
CTO Simon Stanlake said the social media monitoring company was able to get back online after being down for much of Thursday, but it had to sacrifice some customer data.
Chicago HIE To Host 9.4 Million Healthcare Records
News  |  4/26/2011  | 
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council will use Microsoft, CSC, and HealthUnity technology in what's planned to be the nation's largest metropolitan health information exchange.
HP Nixes Windows For New Tablets, Phones
News  |  4/26/2011  | 
Tech giant turns to WebOS--and WebOS only--for new consumer and business devices.
Lawson Accepts Infor's $2 Billion Bid
News  |  4/26/2011  | 
ERP provider will become number three vendor and Infor CEO Charles Phillips pledges aggressive investment and support.
SMBs Need Real Plans For Social Media
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
Without clearly defined goals for social media activities, small and midsize businesses risk chasing an elusive return on their investment in the technology.
Global CIO: Data Mining Faces The Supreme Court Test
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
A high court hearing raises a question critical to the number-crunching business world: How much should individuals be able to control the data companies have about them?
DARPA Launches Translation Software Initiative
News  |  4/26/2011  | 
The Defense research agency is developing technology to translate Arabic and Mandarin Chinese in real-time, face-to-face communications.
Customer-Centric Development: It's Now Or Never For IT Shops
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
IT leaders must focus on what customers want from mobile apps, or CMOs will just give up on internal IT.
Go Cloud Or Go Home
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
Cloud computing can be diluted into uselessness when mixed with immature technologies and poor practices.
Databases Alone Can't Conquer Big Data Problems
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
Data-integration and data-transformation steps taken before loading the database are sometimes the best antidote to high-volume storage and scaling challenges.
IT Versus User Devices
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
Corporate IT managers often find themselves at odds with employees over allowing access to company data with personal devices. There are ways though to benefit both parties.
Get To Know The New HP
Commentary  |  4/25/2011  | 
Léo Apotheker has Hewlett-Packard positioned right where it needs to be.
MicroVentures Funds First Three Deals
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Online peer-to-peer investment service breaks new ground, connects entrepreneurs with start-ups and SMBs
WorkSimple Targeting Bigger Firms With Social Goals Tool
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
The social, web-based tool for employee goal setting and tracking is expanding reaching beyond the SMB market as enterprise customers seek ways to assess performance.
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