Content tagged with Enterprise
posted in June 2011
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Feds Can't Track Value Of Data Center Consolidation
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Facing a mandate to consolidate data centers, many government IT staffs don't even have standard metrics to prove efficiency, survey says.
Software Licensing Sticks You With Legacy Of Crazy
Commentary  |  6/30/2011  | 
In no other industry do manufacturers enjoy so much freedom to write one-sided rules and get low-level employees to agree to them. But there's hope.
LinkedIn Groups Widgets Headed For Apps, Sites
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Groups API lets applications and websites connect to LinkedIn Groups industry discussion boards.
Office 365: 6 Questions SMBs Should Ask
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Weighing Google Apps' lower price versus Microsoft's familiarity? Consider these key factors for deciding which cloud suite fits your business.
Apigee: A Speed Lane To Safer Mobile Purchasing
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Apigee's API management system makes it simpler for even small companies to implement PCI-compliant APIs--a vital requirement for mobile commerce transactions.
Firefox Upgrades Too Fast For Enterprises
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Mozilla mulls how to make its Firefox update strategy more business-friendly, but one exec tells enterprises to accelerate software deployments.
Office 365: 5 Factors That Swayed One Enterprise
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Hendrick Automotive chose Office 365 over Google Apps and other alternatives. The IT director explains why.
Social Media Gets Respect From C-Suite
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Study sponsored by Jive shows executives are exploiting social media for work (or, at least, they think they are), perhaps even more than "millennials."
Congress Enters Web Videoconferencing Age
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
House of Representatives members now can use Web-based Skype and ooVoo services to conduct official business over the House Wi-Fi network.
Air Force To Launch Tactical Spy Satellite
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
The ORS-1 satellite is the first in a new program aimed at getting reconnaissance images and data to warfighters from space more quickly.
Hadoop Big Data Startup Spins Out Of Yahoo
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Startup Hortonworks will bring developers, plus a capital infusion from Yahoo, to speed up development of the open source code for big data analysis.
Office 365: 7 Missing Features For Enterprises
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
With its new cloud-based suite, Microsoft is striking back at Google Apps. But consider these shortcomings in key areas.
Office 365: Microsoft Pitches Cloud, Eyes Profit
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
CEO Ballmer talks up advantages for small and midsize companies at Office 365's launch--not the cloud threat to Microsoft's lucrative on-premises enterprise software.
Federal Cloud Services Near Launch, At Last
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Government agencies should be able to get virtual computers, cloud storage, and Web hosting from authorized service providers next month, according to the GSA.
Enterprise Social Vendors Play Own Game Of Survivor
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
App stores and APIs are signs the social software ecosystem is evolving fast. Which companies will survive, and which will become extinct?
Social Email Moves Connections To The Fore
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Harmon.ie plugin displays connected SharePoint users' profiles and activity streams, as well as documents, as a sidebar to email.
Domino Sugar Wins Big With SAP In Cloud
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
Apps running with greater reliability than they did in-house, CIO says--and IT's budget down 30%. Here's a look at Domino's sweet cloud arrangement.
4 Reasons Google Apps Beats Office 365
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Google makes its case for Google Apps as Microsoft Office 365 arrives.
Moving To Office 365 From BPOS: 7 Tips
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
If you're preparing to upgrade to Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite, check out these seven tips for a smoother transition.
Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Top 10 Enterprise Concerns
Slideshows  |  6/27/2011  | 
Is Microsoft Office 365 ready to rumble with the ease of use and lower cost of archrival Google Apps? Consider this point-by-point comparison for enterprises.
5 Myths About Enterprise Social Networks, Busted
Commentary  |  6/24/2011  | 
Many common assumptions about enterprise social technology have proven false or become outdated. It's time to reconsider these common myths.
5 Cloud Migration Tips From IBM's CIO
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Big Blue isn't just pitching cloud technology, it's migrating its own apps to a shared, virtualized infrastructure. CIO Jeannette Horan shares her lessons learned to date.
Oracle Records First-Ever $10 Billion Quarter
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Software vendor adds 800 sales-related jobs to pursue larger share of customers' software budgets; hardware sales still a sore point.
Language Of Social Sounds Too Soft To Business
Commentary  |  6/24/2011  | 
Why is Enterprise 2.0 still considered more of a "movement" than a business imperative? Its evangelists speak more like Dr. Phil than Jack Welch.
Broadvision Tackles Customer-Facing Collaboration
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Clearvale Social Customer Management option opens corporate communities to customers and partners.
Your Company's Next Secret Weapon: Cloud APIs
News  |  6/24/2011  | 
Netflix beat Blockbuster using a smart API strategy--and more companies can now do the same to undermine rivals, said cloud experts at Structure 2011 conference.
Content Management Gets More Social
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
OpenText has added microblogging and chat to the Social Workspace 2.0 platform and options to associate social profiles and communication with its CMS content repositories.
2 Ways To Tackle Really Big Data
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Marketers, telcos, and financial services firms are often swamped by machine-generated data. New products from IBM Netezza and InfoBright offer radically different approaches to the challenge.
How American Hospital Association Combined Social, Single Sign-On
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
AHA shares how its hybrid cloud architecture using Symplified for authentication and Socialtext software improved communications and business processes.
Ditch Your Dominant Vendors? Time May Be Right
Commentary  |  6/23/2011  | 
Cloud, commodity hardware, and mobile have changed the rules. Blindly sticking with today's winners is like ignoring the wind change in a yacht race.
My Mistake: 10 CIOs Share Do-Over Worthy Moments
Slideshows  |  6/23/2011  | 
Leading CIOs share the decisions that they'd still like to take back. Check out their lessons learned from mistakes on costs, culture, career path, and more.
How Social Software Boosted Our Supply Chain ROI
News  |  6/23/2011  | 
Social software helped TEVA Pharmaceuticals shrink its manufacturing cycle time by 40% between January and April -- when the company's Oracle ERP apps couldn’t keep up with unpredictable market conditions.
Virtualization Pioneers Crosby, Pratt Tackle Cloud Security
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Simon Crosby and Ian Pratt resigned from Citrix to found Bromium, a startup that will attack the problem of guaranteeing the security of executing code to protect "the cloud in your pocket."
Google Apps Script Gets Drag And Drop
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Automating business processes in Google Apps becomes easier with the introduction of a script API interface design tool.
8 Great Collaboration Tools For HR
Slideshows  |  6/22/2011  | 
In the era of the "social enterprise," collaborative activities can make a big difference not only in HR efficiency but in employee satisfaction. Take a look at these eight leading HR platforms and examples of what their collaboration features have done for other companies.
How To Plug SharePoint's Social Holes
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Microsoft SharePoint offers a solid foundation, but many enterprises need to customize it or add third-party tools such as NewsGator Social Sites to get the desired social collaboration capabilities.
Pentaho Answers Call For Self-Service BI
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
Three key upgrades to Pentaho BI 4 Enterprise Edition have business-user self-service in mind, including a new module lets casual users explore and create business intelligence reports without help from IT.
Google Apps Vs. Office 365: Prepare For Battle
News  |  6/22/2011  | 
With the impending launch of Microsoft's cloud-based version of Office, Google is celebrating customer wins as it girds for war.
Will IBM Go 'All In' On Cloud Computing?
Commentary  |  6/22/2011  | 
IBM has spent more than a decade and tens of billions of dollars buying software. Don't bet on it delivering its smartest technologies on demand any time soon.
'Engineering Cloud' Promises To Modernize Manufacturing
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Fujitsu's specialized cloud computing platform combines on-demand computer-aided design and analytics software with a thin-client environment to offer manufacturers additional product design and production power at an economical entry cost.
Oracle Buying FatWire To Boost Web, Cloud Engagement
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Fast-growing website personalization and customer loyalty specialist's products will be retooled to work with Oracle middleware and other products.
Socialtext Adds Task Manager, Contact Matching
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Socialtext's announcements at the Enterprise 2.0 conference include a social tasks module and a partnership with introNetworks to integrate contact recommendations.
Old Fashioned Bosses Threaten Enterprise 2.0 Progress
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
MIT's Andrew McAfee, who coined the term Enterprise 2.0, sees threats to the achievements in collaboration and communications brought about by social software.
Enterprise Software Failures Stem From Ignorance, Incompetence
Commentary  |  6/21/2011  | 
A veteran of Big Software implementations writes: These large implementations 'are hard work, but they are not rocket science.'
NYC Tech Project Riddled With Fraud, Indictments Issued
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
The CityTime payroll project was meant to cost $63 million, but has soared to $600 million. Top officials of TechnoDyne, the principal subcontractor, were charged with fraud and have fled to India.
Social Software Needs Metrics That Matter
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Deloitte's John Hagel says enterprise social networking can help people find a passion for work and boost business performance during an Enterprise 2.0 keynote address.
Migration Issues Thwart Changing Collaboration, Messaging Platforms
News  |  6/21/2011  | 
Fear of lost productivity can stymie plans to reduce costs and standardize platforms by moving to the cloud. By synchronizing Exchange and GroupWise data, Quest Coexistence Manager for GroupWise promises to ease migration woes.
Indiana University's 'Personal Clouds' Address Massive Virtualization Challenges
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Citrix selected over VMware for university's 18-month IUAnyWare project to convert its 100,000 end users at eight campuses to using virtualized applications with aim of saving money and delivering better services.
Feds Run 5 Of Top 10 Supercomputers Worldwide
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Japan's K Computer and China's Tianhe-1A took the top two spots, but four Department of Energy systems and one run by NASA made the top 10 of a biannual ranking of the top 500 high-performance-computing systems.
Adobe Content Platform Banks On Boosting Customer Experience
News  |  6/20/2011  | 
Flash, AIR, Reader, and other Adobe technologies can be managed via the Digital Enterprise Platform for Customer Experience Management, designed to help businesses create, manage, and monitor digital content for multiple delivery channels.
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