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Advice to IT Managers: Find More Programmers
Commentary  |  1/6/2014  | 
As the line between programming and other IT disciplines blur, IT managers must hire or train employees to get the right skill sets.
2014 Analytics, BI & Information Management Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/3/2014  | 
Enterprises want less complexity and more user-friendly, visual dashboards: Forty-six percent of respondents cite ease-of-use challenges with complex software as a significant barrier, while data visualization tools rate as the most ­interesting leading-edge technology, with an average 3.5 rating on a 1-5 scale.
Is Coding The Key To IT Survival?
Commentary  |  12/20/2013  | 
Automation will eliminate IT jobs, so cultivate coding skills if you want to thrive, argues one observer.
OpenDaylight: SDN Value Isn't In the Controller
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
OpenDaylight's new executive director touts open source as a force in the software defined networking market.
LinkedIn Adds Pulse For News
News  |  11/14/2013  | 
LinkedIn pushes customized content with the integration of news curation app Pulse for desktop and mobile versions.
Motorola's Moto G Targets Emerging Markets
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
Motorola thinks the Moto G can win over smartphone buyers who want more performance at a lower price point.
IBM To Buy Fiberlink For Mobile Management
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
IBM is set to expand its BYOD capabilities through a deal for Fiberlink, a cloud-based mobile-management and security services provider.
Google Pushes Android KitKat To Nexus Tablets
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets will be upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat in the coming days.
Dr. Dobb's Annual Developer Salary Survey 2013
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Salaries for software developers are on the rise, driven by the proliferation of mobile startups. Will the trend continue?
Google Barge: 10 Informative Images
Slideshows  |  11/11/2013  | 
When Google's floating cultural exhibit opens to the public, you probably won't see many Apple devices on board. Take a closer look at what we've learned so far.
Facebook Open Sources Presto SQL Query Engine
News  |  11/7/2013  | 
Facebook commits its Presto SQL-on-Hadoop technology to open source, offering another path to mainstream big data analysis.
Android KitKat Security Teardown: 4 Hits, 1 Miss
News  |  11/5/2013  | 
Google sweetens Android with SELinux, plus anti-rootkit technology that makes life difficult for malware -- but also for Android modders.
UPS Nets Huge Fuel Savings With Analytics
News  |  11/4/2013  | 
UPS' ORION telematics optimization program has already saved 1.5 million gallons of fuel per year by tightening logistics.
MicroStrategy Tries Free To Win Customers
Commentary  |  11/1/2013  | 
Business intelligence vendor MicroStrategy introduces free, easy-to-use desktop and cloud products to get potential customers to take a second look at the company.
Windows 8.1 vs. OS X Mavericks: Free Upgrade Showdown
News  |  11/1/2013  | 
Microsoft's Windows 8.1 and Apple's OS X Mavericks both have grabbed market share quickly, according to Net Applications, but that doesn't mean they're on equal ground.
Why Enterprise Social Collaboration Means Business
Commentary  |  11/1/2013  | 
New research highlights the concrete business benefits that can result from social collaboration.
Salesforce.com Enables Private App Stores
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
Salesforce Private AppExchange lets you put IT-approved applications in a customizable corporate app store. There's one catch, though.
Facebook Exec: Databases, Hadoop Belong Together
Commentary  |  10/30/2013  | 
Facebook's Ken Rudin says relational databases and Hadoop are complementary. Hortonworks and Teradata execs add guidelines on when to choose which.
Windows XP Malware: 6X As Bad As Windows 8
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
WinXP is already an easy target for hackers, and it will get even simpler once Microsoft ends support for the 12-year-old OS in April.
Dell Seals Deal To Go Private
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Michael Dell's bid to take his company private is finally complete. But now that the deal's done, what will Dell do to compete?
Why Do Big IT Projects Fail So Often?
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Obamacare's website problems can teach us a lot about large-scale project management and execution.
DevOps And The Perpetual Motion Machine
Commentary  |  10/25/2013  | 
New data shows cooperation between developers and operations pays off for companies moving at the speed of today's business. Oh, and practice does makes perfect.
Hadoop In Production: 5 Steps To Success
Commentary  |  10/24/2013  | 
So you've done your homework, launched a prototype with Hadoop and found it good. Now the real fun starts.
Portfolio Management Tools: Lessons From King County, Washington
Commentary  |  10/24/2013  | 
County IT portfolio manager shares what his team learned when they moved from spreadsheets to a real management tool.
What's The Best Path To Big Data Insight?
Commentary  |  10/24/2013  | 
We sort through this week's clashing din of news from Teradata, SAS, Pivotal, Platfora and Hortonworks in search of the inside edge to big data breakthroughs.
Microsoft Exec Trashes Apple's Free iWork Software
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Microsoft VP Frank Shaw made several valid points when he criticized Apple's new products and strategy. But he missed the boat on others.
Jive Pushes More Functionality Into Cloud
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Jive previews new metrics, task system and other features to debut in cloud first, then Jive 7. Its new JiveX cloud product is for external communities.
Apple Embraces Free: 5 Reasons Why
Commentary  |  10/23/2013  | 
Apple challenges Google and Microsoft with free software.
iPad Air vs. Surface 2: 9 Considerations
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 and Apple's iPad Air are poised for a head-to-head showdown. Here are nine ways to decide which is better for you.
Cloud Vs. Tough Problems From Business To Weather
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
ZipCar founder Robin Chase and other Cloud Connect 2013 speakers explain how cloud can help solve pressing world problems.
Should Samsung Ditch Android?
Commentary  |  10/22/2013  | 
Mobile analysts debate whether Samsung should free itself from Android and use its homemade OS, Tizen.
Facebook Apps Get Video Ads
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Facebook app developers will soon run video ads in your news feed highlighting the app's features.
Dictation Software Adoption On Rise
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
Speech recognition and dictation software could be poised to make big inroads in healthcare, says Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society report.
Microsoft Lands Army Deal For Office 365
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
Army buys 50,000 seat licenses for cloud-based Microsoft Office and collaboration tools.
SAP Sees Payoff In Cloud, Hana Bets
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
SAP reports triple-digit cloud gains, double-digit Hana in-memory platform growth and a gain in market share against rival Oracle.
Social Collaboration For Dummies Meets JiveWorld
Commentary  |  10/21/2013  | 
As my new book launches, I'd like to give a shout out to community.jivesoftware.com, Jive's network of enterprise community managers and strategists.
Microsoft Suspends Windows RT 8.1 Update
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
Microsoft hasn't released a repair for RT devices bricked by a boot configuration "blue screen of death," but unofficial fix appears to work.
PaasLane Speeds Cloud App Migrations
News  |  10/20/2013  | 
Cloud Technology Partners launches system that simplifies migrating legacy applications into the generic cloud, says Amazon version is on the way.
Windows 8.1 Desktop PC Installs: 8 Tips
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
Windows 8 was a complete flop on non-touch desktop PCs but Windows 8.1 cures some headaches. Here's how desktop users can get the most out of Microsoft's new operating system.
Adobe Analytics Update Offers Real-Time Analysis
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
Upgrade to Adobe Analytics adds data visualization and mobile features, helps analysts identify anomalies and act upon rapidly changing data more efficiently.
Google In The Enterprise Survey: Mind The Gaps
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
There's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28% discourage or ban use of its productivity products. But progress could stall.
Mobile Geospatial Tool To Aid Military, First Responders
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
TouchShare's collaborative geospatial software provides real-time situation awareness tools on mobile devices.
Oracle Blends Real-Time, Visual Data Integration
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
Oracle Data Integrator morphs to look more like Informatica. GoldenGate upgrade cuts "real-time" latency.
Windows 8.1: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  10/17/2013  | 
Can Windows 8.1 avoid the fate of Windows 8? Take a look at Microsoft's newest OS.
Facebook Privacy For Teens: 5 Facts
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Facebook has again changed its privacy settings, enabling features that affect younger users. Here's what you should know.
Microsoft Surface: A Misunderstood Jewel
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Not a tablet, not a laptop, it's a third category of device.
Advance Your IT Career: Partner With Marketing
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
The CIO's best friend should be the CMO.
Why BofA Put Its Money On Optimization
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Becoming customer-centric means knowing how to deliver the best interaction at each customer touchpoint -- and that takes optimization software.
Windows 8.1: 10 Essential Upgrade Facts
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Microsoft hopes to improve on Windows 8's lackluster first year with Windows 8.1. But is Microsoft's new OS right for you?
Avaya Helps Developers Add Collaboration To Apps
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Aura Collaboration Environment helps developers put teleconferencing, messaging and other collaboration services directly into business applications.
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