Does Ray Ozzie's Departure Matter?
Stores selling gold watches in Redmond, Washington must be doing great business lately. Microsoft's Chief Software Architect, Ray Ozzie, became the company's latest executive to announce that he will retire soon. I'm not sure that it matters.
Apple iPad Helps Ease EMR Concerns
ClearPractice's Nimble e-health record product running on the iPad has convinced some nervous doctors that digital charts aren't so bad after all.
Garmin-Asus Headed For Divorce
The marriage of Garmin and Asustek Computers has been a rocky one, producing few devices, and none of them hits. Looks like the two will be calling it quits in the next few months.
LTE And WiMax Officially Not 4G
It is a safe bet that unless you are working in a lab with unreleased technology, you don't have a 4G phone in your hands, regardless of what your carrier is telling you. Does it matter though if newer technologies available are sufficiently advanced over 3G even if they don't technically meet 4G requirements?
Google Chrome 7 Is Just A Tune-Up
With the latest version of the Google Chrome browser, all the changes are under the hood, including lots of bug fixes and improved HTML 5 support.
Social Market Lessons in J.D. Power's Analytics Deals
Marketing-information provider J.D. Power this week announced agreements with social-media technology companies Clarabridge and NetBase, yet the company had acquired social-analytics start-up Umbria just 30 months ago for pretty much the same need. This week's announcement illustrates new directions for the larger social/voice-of-the-customer analytics market.
Top 5 Tech Trends For 2011
Big ideas heard at the InformationWeek 500 conference include a renewed focus on innovation, the importance of data visualization, and the ongoing agony of maintenance fees.
iPhone Helps AT&T Close Gap With Verizon Wireless
Based on the quarterly reports from AT&T and Verizon Communications, just 400,000 customers separate the nation's two largest wireless carriers. Verizon's lead over AT&T has narrowed dramatically.
Microsoft Does Windows Phone 7 Updating Right
Even at the height of its popularity in the mid-2000's, Windows Mobile had one attribute that frustrated many users to no end. While Microsoft and hardware partners designed the operating system to be upgradable to at least the next major version, actual upgrades occurred less often than a snowstorm in Phoenix.
YouTube For Android Updated To Version 2
Google has recently published YouTube 2.0 for the Android platform. The new YouTube app has an improved user interface and is no longer tied to core system updates.
Why Enterprise-Class Mobile Apps Are On Antenna's Radar
There are plenty of write-once, run-everywhere mobile application development tools, but Antenna's AMP 3 provides an entire platform for enterprise-class mobile applications--a claim we haven't really seen elsewhere. We got a video demonstration and talked to a couple of big customers. Here's our analysis.
Focus on Financials: Why Tiny Torelli Took the ERP Plunge
A few years ago, the idea of a four-person company running a back-end business solution from SAP would have been an absurd suggestion. In the minds of most business executives who are familiar with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems from market leader SAP, the very name is synonymous with large-scale enterprise operations and implementation efforts measured in years and millions of dollars.
Marketplace For Windows Phone 7 Rich With Apps
In conjunction with the launch of Windows Phone 7 in some Asian and European markets, the Marketplace for Windows Phone is now live with hundreds of applications. Here's an exhaustive list.
Verizon's Tiered Data Plans Begins October 28
If the rumor mill is accurate, Verizon will flip the switch turning on their tiered data plans. It isn't going to be a simple set of fees and amounts to remember either, especially if you have more than one device, but some plans could wind up saving some people quite a bit of money annually.
Rules and Process and Analysis, Oh My!
This week's Building Business Capability Conference kicked off with a keynote by Ron Ross, Kathleen Barret and Roger Burlton, chairs of the three parts of the conference: Business Rules Forum, Business Analysis Forum and Business Process Forum. Each of the three provided view on the challenges facing organizations today...
Should You Be Worried About Autonomy?
In the past week mega-vendor Autonomy saw its share price plummet by 20%. Much discussed in the financial press, it's also news that will be much discussed and publicized by Autonomy's competitors. Today I was asked by an advisory customer whether they should be concerned about the state of Autonomy?... So how did I answer?...
Cloud Legal Service Adds Diagnostic Tool
Rocket Lawyer, an online legal services solution for small businesses, has launched a free "Legal Health Score" tool with which businesses can assess their level of compliance, extent to which they have all the documents they should, and so on. The company also released the results of a survey of SMBs' legal concerns.
Social and Collaboration Software: Key Debates, Recent Evaluations
I hope you know about the forthcoming Enterprise 2.0 Conference, now in its second year on west coast. I'll be kicking off the "Business Tools and Technology Decisions" track... Speaking of which, Real Story Group has just updated evaluations of Google Apps, Jive Software, WordPress and...
LifeSize Delivers New Conferencing Bridge
The number and size of video conferences that businesses are holding has been growing. In response, LifeSize announced a new 16 port conferencing bridge that promises to deliver HD quality images to participants.
T-Mobile Pushing Froyo On HTC myTouch 3G
T-Mobile confirmed that it is delivering Android 2.2 Froyo to the myTouch 3G, which was originally launched in mid-2009. Froyo gives the myTouch a significant boost in features.
A New Telepresence Supplier Debuts
Competition in the telepresence market has been intense as more companies look to the technology to streamline business processes and improve productivity. Vu Telepresence has become the latest vendor trying to grab a piece of that market.