Text Mining: The Intersection of Content & BI
Companies used to employ armies of people to read through documents such as customer satisfaction surveys, but it took longer, cost a lot more money and yielded far less detailed, reliable and consistent information than you can now quickly uncover using text mining applications.
Microsoft Seeks Patent For Cloud Data Migration
On the cusp of launching its Azure cloud computing service, Microsoft is also making a savvy bid to lock up a patent for one of the main worries--vendor lock-in--of cloud users. (The other big concern is security.) The folks from Redmond have filed a patent application for migrating data to a new cloud, which is what you'd have to do when leave your first vendor.
China Not So Worried About Math, Computer Skills
President Obama's making a new push to encourage and improve math and science education, in order to keep up in the global economy. In China, meanwhile, math and computer skills rank low as a requirement for driving innovation, a surprising Newsweek survey finds.
FCC Chair Wants More Broadband
A 10% increase in broadband availability means a 1.2 to 1.5 point increase in GDP, Federal Communications Commission Chair Julius Genachowski says.
HP Earnings Up 14% In 4Q
CEO Mark Hurd says the hardware and services company detects an uptick in the economy, even as sales have declined.
Feds Launch Health IT Blog
Health and Human Services' Health IT Buzz blog covers security, regulatory, standards, and other issues.
Encryption Can Get Board's Attention
There are lots of good reasons for IT leaders to pay attention to even the finest details of encryption policies. One of the more practical is that encryption's a board-level concept. As in, the board of directors will feel no hesitation in second guessing decisions not to encrypt data that ends up exposed.Which makes the findings in this week's cover story on encryption all the more surpr
Google Chrome OS Coming. Got A Netbook Strategy?
Some CIOs wonder whether netbooks are ultimately a consumer play. The answer is unquestionably no. In our recent InformationWeek Analytics Windows 7 survey of 1,414 business technology professionals, 36% of respondents said they already have some level of netbook use in their organizations today. This saturation is expected to grow to 72% of companies over the next 24 months, with 19% planning extensive deployments.
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Obama Team Challenges Web Developers
Having rebuilt Whitehouse.gov on the open source Drupal platform, President Obama's new media team is calling on the open source community for new ideas and technology.
Google Releases Chrome OS Code
Developers can now participate in the Chrome OS open source project and help Google bring its new operating system to market next year.
FCC Speeds Cell Tower Reviews
The "shot clock" rule will set a limit on how long local governments can review applications for new cellular towers.
Sprint iPCS Acquisition Opposed
A key iPCS investor said the acquisition price is far too low considering Sprint Nextel paid more for similar-sized affiliate networks.