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Content tagged with Enterprise Applications posted in September 2011
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Oracle OpenWorld: What Enterprise IT Wants
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
What's coming at Oracle's big confab next week--and what does enterprise IT really want? Our editors square off on Mark Hurd's plans.
Moneyball: Paul Depodesta Bucks Traditional Data Analysis
Moneyball: Paul Depodesta Bucks Traditional Data Analysis
InformationWeek Videos  |  9/30/2011  | 
New York Met VP Paul Depodesta talks about the journey of examining data differently. Depodesta discusses all of the ramifications and the outcomes of bucking the traditional ways of looking at baseball statistics & evaluating talent.
Oracle SuperCluster: Virtualization Under The Hood
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Oracle's Sparc SuperCluster is the first to pair Oracle VM Server with the newest Sparc processor, the T-4.
IT Spending: No Longer The First Thing Cut
Commentary  |  9/30/2011  | 
Fresh data from the Society for Information Management is the latest evidence that IT spending is surviving this is-it-or-isn't-it recovery.
Doctors, Patients Not Using Same Social Spaces
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
Doctors are heavy users of social media--but shy away from patients and even online patient communities.
Windows Phone 30% Of HTC Sales
Commentary  |  9/30/2011  | 
Despite its distant fourth place position among smartphone platforms, Windows Phone contributes significantly to HTC's top line.
5 Questions For Companies Building Mobile Apps
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Apps are the new black; practically every company wants one. But consider these questions before development starts.
Court Drops Google-Microsoft Cloud Contract Suit
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Interior department may reissue cloud email and collaboration services procurement, now that it's scrapped plans to award contract to Microsoft.
Homeland Security To Move Websites To Cloud
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
DHS is first agency to use GSA's infrastructure-as-a-service blanket purchase agreement as it awards $5 million contract to move all public websites to the cloud.
How P&G Promotes Box File Sharing
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
The head of Proctor & Gamble's Your Files Anywhere program wants to get 18,000 employees on Box Sync file sharing because 'there are a lot scarier things out there' in the cloud.
White House Looks To Moneyball-Style Analytics
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Obama administration official presses federal agencies to use data analytics as a cost-cutting tool.
8 Reasons SMBs Fail To Back Up Data
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Most SMBs still fly by the seat of their pants when it comes to backup and recovery. Here are the common excuses--debunked.
Social Insecurity: 64% Of IT Pros Cite Serious Threat
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Ponemon survey finds that IT professionals see serious risks associated with enterprise social network use--and only 29% say they have adequate protection.
Box Ups Ante To Challenge SharePoint
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
File sharing tool gets an update that includes desktop sync for both PCs and Macs, improved security, and more social features.
Best Buy & Kia Motors Mine For Customer Sentiment
Best Buy & Kia Motors Mine For Customer Sentiment
InformationWeek Videos  |  9/29/2011  | 
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 cahllenge.
Microsoft Seeks Patent For Smartphone Add-Ons
Commentary  |  9/29/2011  | 
Software giant proposes patent for connecting a smartphone with a keyboard, game controller, extra battery, or even a second mobile handset with another screen.
Intel, Samsung Back Linux Foundation's Tizen OS
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
Android and iOS dominate the mobile operating system market, but that hasn't discourage the creation of a new open source operating system for phones and consumer hardware.
PlayBook Tablet: Retailers Cut Prices, RIM Cuts Hope
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
Research In Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook can be had for $200 off list price. But engineers have dampened expectations for the tablet's Android capabilities.
Amazon: Kindle Fire Tablet Will Torch iPad
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
$199 tablet offers seamless connection to e-merchant's massive catalog of online books, videos, songs, and movies.
Samsung, Microsoft Ink Patent Deal
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
Samsung is paying to use Android, and it's also promising to help Microsoft develop Windows Phone devices.
Surfing Naked At Starbucks
Commentary  |  9/28/2011  | 
Think public Wi-fi is private? Think again--unless you arm yourself with an encrypting proxy server, anyone can see everything you're doing.
How To Choose Between Google AdWords And Facebook Ads
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
SMBs with tight budgets and schedules can't afford to throw their online advertising dollars against a wall to see what sticks. Here are some guidelines for choosing the right site.
Socialtext 5.0 Boosts Content Editor, Adds Social Radar
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
Social software update makes it easier to post, share, and make connections within the enterprise.
Vivu Brings HD Multiparty Videoconferencing To iPhone, iPad
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
Startup stakes claim to being the first with such a sophisticated video app for the iPhone.
Roomba Robots Listen To Social Media
News  |  9/28/2011  | 
For iRobot, the maker of the Roomba vacuum and other household robots, responding to customers on social media is a daily chore just like email, chat, and phone support.
Big Data Gets A Closer Look From Riak
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Database system adds fine-grained queries of relational systems to NoSQL approach.
Google Redesigns Apps Status Dashboard
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Openly accessible dashboard for Google Apps now offers a clearer view of cloud service outages.
Samsung Brings Galaxy Tab 8.9 To U.S.
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Samsung's slightly smaller tablet goes on sale October 2 for $469 and $569, around $30 less than an Apple iPad.
Time To Update Firefox--Again
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
In a bid to become a little more enterprise friendly, Mozilla has decelerated its hectic six-week upgrade cycle--but not by much.
Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Rolls Out Slowly
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Mobile operating system update will be delivered to the phones of current users any time within the next four weeks.
Google Seeks To Drop Cloud Case Against Feds
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Google filed suit last year claiming that the cloud computing contract was written to benefit Microsoft. Now it seems to be changing its mind.
Marines Release Social Media Handbook
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Two years after the military arm banned the use of Facebook, Twitter and the like, it's now embracing social media to promote communications.
Former U.S. CIO Kundra Earns "B" Grade In Survey
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Federal IT professionals said that Vivek Kundra improved the government's use of technology overall, but suggested his successor take a more realistic approach.
Oracle's Breathless Run To OpenWorld
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
Oracle's fast, fast, fast server meets a blink-of-an-eye world that can't stop to breathe. But sometimes speed leads to a remarkable discovery.
Windows Phone Mango's Top 5 Enterprise Features
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Microsoft didn't forget enterprise IT departments when it developed the new version of its mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7.5.
Mobile Security's Future: 4 Expert Predictions
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Security pros weigh in on major trends that will change the way enterprises handle mobile threats, such as separate personal and work spaces on devices and faster patching.
5 Mobile Security Issues To Watch
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Enterprises need to give up some control of devices and focus on what matters--securing the data. Stay on top of these 5 mobile security points.
Mobile Metaphor Rules, For Better And Worse
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
The visually and tactilely immersive iPad experience threatens to make the latest enterprise apps look like yesterday's green screens.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 And Galaxy Player: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  9/27/2011  | 
Apple lawsuits haven't stopped Samsung from forging ahead with new additions to its lineup of Galaxy devices: the Galaxy Tab 8.9, a scaled-down version of the existing Galaxy Tab; and the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 media devices, which are essentially versions of the Galaxy S phones minus the phone components. The Player devices are powered by Android 2.35 ("Gingerbread"), and the Tab by Android 3.1 ("Honeycomb"). That said, the real buzzword for tablets these days no longer starts with an "A" (
Crowdsourcing Cracks AIDS Mystery, What's Next?
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Online game players recently helped solve a tough problem with analysis of AIDS proteins. InnoCentive uses same approach to solve challenges for businesses.
Sage Practice Management Software Sold At Big Loss
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Misguided development doomed the practice management/electronic health record system company, says an analyst.
Android Adoption Twice That Of iOS
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
Google's mobile operating system was running on 56% of phones sold in the past three months, more than all other competitors combined, says a report from Nielson.
Oracle Seeks Sun Revival With Sparc T4 Servers
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Next-gen chip is the key to a do or die job for Oracle's hardware business: Regain the confidence of 50,000 Sun customers.
Health Searches Scare You? Medify's Personalized Answer
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Search on a health term and you often find data on the extremes, either too generic or too complex. Medify database aims to fix that.
NASA Wants Internet Access In Space
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
As space agency plans to send humans further into space, communications is a key challenge.
How Will Mobile Reshape Online Advertising?
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Seeing the mobile wave coming and understanding how to ride it are not the same thing, attendees at the Mobilize conference say.
6 Ways BI Can Improve SMB Budget Planning
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Is budget season making your team break into a cold sweat? Consider these ideas for using BI to improve budgeting and forecasting processes.
SAIC Takes On Google With Speech Translation Apps
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Using a hybrid of statistical analysis and rule-based techniques, SAIC says it can produce more accurate English, Spanish, and Arabic translations, on the fly. Even on an iPhone.
IBM Tops Oracle, HP In Data Center Win
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Indian engineering giant Escorts Group opts for Power systems over PA-RISC, Exadata, as part of a technology refresh.
AT&T Set To Release Mango Tuesday
Commentary  |  9/25/2011  | 
Microsoft's premier partner for Windows Phone will be among the first to push the mobile OS update out to its customers, according to an internal memo.
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