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Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in April 2012
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What DataSift Customer Sentiment Analysis Shows
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
In this video chat from our latest episode of Valley View, we talk with DataSift CEO Rob Bailey about what differentiates his customer sentiment analysis tools.
Samsung Galaxy Note: A Phone And Tablet In One
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
The Galaxy Note from Samsung, available in the U.S. only from AT&T, breaks new ground. It's not just a large phone with a big, beautiful screen like the Droid Razr. It adds a stylus that makes annotation and new application types possible.
Woz Digs Windows Phone, But LG Doesn't
Commentary  |  4/30/2012  | 
Apple's co-founder gives the Lumia 900 Windows Phone a public display of affection, while LG halts efforts to bring new Windows Phones to market.
Oracle Insists Google's Clean Room Was Dirty
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
As the two sides deliver their closing arguments in the trial's copyright phase, Google maintains it played by the book. Did Google's file cabinet prop win over the jury?
American Well Revamps Telehealth Platform
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
Online Care 6.0 update adds conveniences for consumers and healthcare providers connecting outside the office; changes include support for smartphones and medical devices.
Mobile Threats Are Increasing But Are Still Nothing Compared To PC Crime
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
The latest Symantec Internet Security Threat Report describes a dangerous world where threats involving mobile computing, such as identity theft and malware, are increasing, but still a small minority of the total.
3 Examples: Visual Technologies Change The Rules
Commentary  |  4/30/2012  | 
Businesses of all shapes and sizes will soon be held to a higher standard of customer experience as they try to sell products, or convey content of any kind.
Busting Through The Federal IT Budget Ceiling
Commentary  |  4/30/2012  | 
Federal agencies in lean startup mode? It's one of the ideas being floated as government CIOs look for ways to deliver new technologies and services despite flat IT spending.
Microsoft, Barnes & Noble Strike E-Book Partnership
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
Deal calls for Microsoft to invest $300 million in new partnership with bookseller and drop Nook patent claims. Coming later: A Nook app for Windows 8 tablets.
5 Tips For Handling Complaints On Social Media
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
Here's advice on how small and midsize businesses can handle negative customer feedback on social platforms without becoming overwhelmed.
Finally, An iPad With A Keyboard!
News  |  4/29/2012  | 
If only iPads had keyboards, preferably built into a case. The ZAGGfolio Apple iPad 3 keyboard case is a good product, but iPad apps aren't designed to use a keyboard. Here's why.
Elevator Pitch: Aurasma's Augmented Reality; Hitachi Consulting
Elevator Pitch: Aurasma's Augmented Reality; Hitachi Consulting
InformationWeek Videos  |  4/27/2012  | 
We pluck two lucky audience members from the Valley View crowd to give us an elevator pitch. We feature Aurasma (part of HP's Autonomy). It makes an augmented reality app. Also Stephen Harris, VP of US products for Hitachi Consulting.
Startup DataSift's Big Data Platform
Startup DataSift's Big Data Platform
InformationWeek Videos  |  4/27/2012  | 
DataSift CEO Rob Bailey talks about the growth in big data, and his company's platform to ingest, manage and provide that data from social networks. He also provides a quick demonstration of the product.
Oracle, Google Trial: Who Wins Round One?
Commentary  |  4/27/2012  | 
In the first phase of the case, concerning copyrights, Google's arguments have been more compelling than Oracle's, to date. Patent testimony is still to come.
The Ridiculous IT News Segment
The Ridiculous IT News Segment
InformationWeek Videos  |  4/27/2012  | 
Everything from IBM's new CEO getting snubbed at the Masters golf tournament to Microsoft's acquisition of AOL patents to AT&T's new slogan (or T-Mobile spokeswoman Carly's change in attitude) to Mitt Romney's use of Google+ is ripe for ridicule.
Proton Media's Immersive Enterprise Collaboration In 3D
Proton Media's Immersive Enterprise Collaboration In 3D
InformationWeek Videos  |  4/27/2012  | 
As enterprise organizations try to solve the collaboration problem, Proton Media comes to the rescue with ProtoSphere, an immersive, 3D environment that ties itself to the Microsoft stack (Lync, Outlook, Sharepoint) for a unique experience.
Zynga Masters The Hybrid Cloud, Turns It Into A Service
Zynga Masters The Hybrid Cloud, Turns It Into A Service
InformationWeek Videos  |  4/27/2012  | 
Zynga, one of the most popular developers of games in the universe went from relying on the public cloud, to developing a private cloud (Z-Cloud), which it now offers as a service. CTO Allan Leinwand discusses how it came about, and talks big data.
FTC Hires Attorney, Eyes Google Search: What's Next?
News  |  4/27/2012  | 
Despite Google's mantra, "competition is only a click away", FTC hires lawyer to head antitrust investigation of Google's search advertising business. This pressures Google to make concessions.
BlackBerry World: 5 Changes RIM Users Must See
Commentary  |  4/27/2012  | 
Research In Motion's developer and partner conference gets underway April 30. Here's what RIM needs to show everyone to silence the BlackBerry naysayers and doomspellers.
After Flashback, Apple Walled Gardens Won't Help
Commentary  |  4/27/2012  | 
Apple and other vendors will use the Flashback botnet as reason to move forward with desktop walled garden restrictions. Here's why that approach won't cut malware.
Zynga, Proton Media DataSift & ARM on Valley View
Zynga, Proton Media DataSift & ARM on Valley View
InformationWeek Videos  |  4/27/2012  | 
Mobile, Social Analytics, Collaboration, and Cloud just happen to be the hottest topics in technology, and the subjects of the April 24 episode of our monthly, live web show Valley View, featuring ARM, DataSift, Proton Media, Zynga, and more!
Why Apple Will Never Equal Sony
Commentary  |  4/26/2012  | 
Is Apple destined to decline, as Forrester's CEO has predicted? If so, it won't be due to the absence of Steve Jobs.
The Google Phone That Never Was
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
Evidence at the Oracle v. Google trial reveals what the original Google Phone prototype looked like, before Apple's iPhone moved the goal posts. Related Android revenue information is also enlightening.
6 Reasons iPad Hybrid Tablets Are Inevitable
Commentary  |  4/26/2012  | 
Apple's chief executive says he won't consider an iPad that transforms into a laptop. Here's why he may not have any choice in the matter.
DARPA Aims To Reuse Space Junk
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
Agency seeks to transform non-functioning Earth-orbiting satellites into refurbished communications systems.
LinkedIn iPad App: Plenty To Like
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
LinkedIn's new application for the Apple iPad serves as a hub for business connections, news, and social networking in one slick, though not perfect, package.
Skype Has A Future In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  4/26/2012  | 
Skype is one of those consumer technologies that IT hates and tries to banish, but it's probably too late for that. There is a good consumerization-of-IT case to be made for Skype, even in use with professional unified communications products, such as Microsoft Lync.
Skype For Windows Phone: Hands-On First Look
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
Microsoft has finally released Skype for Windows Phone. See what InformationWeek's Eric Zeman had to say about it after taking it for a spin on his Nokia Lumia 800.
Salesforce.com's Benioff And Infor's Phillips: A Fireside Chat
Commentary  |  4/26/2012  | 
Two maverick executives discuss their recent partnership, the direction of enterprise software, and war stories from two decades in the software industry.
Which Social Network Makes The Most Business Sense?
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
Facebook? Twitter? Google+? Pinterest? Here's how to ensure you dedicate resources to the right platforms for your business.
Microsoft Preps Spotify-Like Music Service
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
Streaming music service called "Woodstock" would replace Zune-branded services, according to published report.
Facebook Blesses Adobe Social Marketing Apps
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
Adobe earns credit for the way it makes use of Facebook APIs for Pages, Ads, Apps, and Insights, becoming the first company to win badges in all four areas of Facebook's Preferred Marketing Developer program.
Converting Your Product To Cloud Service: Lessons Learned
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
Many technology suppliers don't understand the cloud and are slow to convert. Accenture says you should learn from the example of Salesforce.com and others.
Apple iOS 6 Wishlist: 10 Features We Want
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
If iOS 6 is discussed at Apple's sold-out developer conference, here's what we want to hear.
How Embedded Tech Can Change IT's Role
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
Consider some 75 examples of companies embedding technologies in products, from shoes to showers, in new ways. Embedded tech is finally allowing enterprise IT to generate revenue and growth.
Salesforce.com Government Cloud: What's Inside
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
Salesforce.com unveils government-focused suite of services, app marketplace, and small business partner program for customers in federal, state, and local agencies.
An Open Internet: A Tale Of Two Approaches
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
The Obama administration takes a hard line, while the Aspen Institute sticks with softer platitudes, as some governments try to restrict Internet freedoms.
Box Updates API, Adds iPhone, iPad Partners
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
With streamlined API and account integration with partner apps, Box tries to boost developer ecosystem, strengthen position compared to new rival Google Drive.
Facebook Phone: 4 Reasons Why It's Crazy
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
Reports of the fabled "Facebook Phone" have resurfaced, this time linking HTC to the social network. Here's why you shouldn't believe them.
Apple CEO: Hybrid Tablets Doomed
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
Without naming rival Windows 8 tablets specifically, Tim Cook says convertible laptop-tablet systems are kludgy compromises that will please no one. Microsoft and its tablet partners disagree.
Google Drive Shows 'Bring Your Own Cloud' Has Arrived
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
I'm using two consumer cloud services, one enterprise cloud service, and two conventional software packages to get you this column. Am I insane, or is this just how everyone works?
Apple's Cook Won't Find Peace From Competitors
Commentary  |  4/25/2012  | 
Apple CEO Tim Cook said he doesn't want Apple to be "the developer for the world." As the market leader, however, that's exactly the position in which Apple has put itself.
Infor Reinvented: Enterprise Software's 'Biggest Startup'
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
Charles Phillips reintroduces Infor after a 16-month transformation that has yielded a newly aggressive apps vendor some now call 'Inforacle.'
Google Drive Arrives, At Last
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Google Drive will duel with the likes of Dropbox and Box for the right to be your file sharing service in the cloud.
Oracle Grills Google's Schmidt, Rubin
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Oracle, Google trial heats up as Oracle lawyers get crack at Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, who insists that Sun supported Android.
Yammer Update Emphasizes Enterprise, Cloud Search
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Enterprise social network expands search functionality to include activity feeds from applications, including those in the cloud, and adds premium groups for departmental signups.
Compliance Policy Development: Do's And Don'ts
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Consider this advice to make sure your governance and compliance policies are written wisely.
10 Must-See Tech Product Ideas From Startups
Slideshows  |  4/24/2012  | 
Can you spot tech's next big thing? Check out ten hot new ideas, fresh from the Demo show, that could impact the way you work and play.
Windows 8 Release Preview Set For June
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Microsoft announcement sparks speculation that final version of Windows 8 may ship as early as October.
Oracle Overhauls JD Edwards ERP Applications
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Oracle adds productivity, reporting, and compliance updates to a portfolio that has already seen sweeping changes during the past year.
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