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Hadoop 2.0 Goes GA: New Workloads Await
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Apache's Hadoop upgrade, now in general availability, goes beyond MapReduce and promises better options for SQL-style querying, graph analysis and stream processing.
Bad Project Managers: 6 Archetypes
Commentary  |  10/16/2013  | 
From the happy delusions of the Pollyanna to the spirit-crushing negativity of the Pessimist, here's how not to manage an IT project.
IBM's Watson Makes Some New Rounds
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
IBM Research unveiled cognitive computing technologies to help doctors make more informed, accurate diagnostic decisions.
Microsoft SQL Server 2014: Final Countdown
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Microsoft steps closer to delivering in-memory performance with a second beta release of Microsoft SQL Server 2014. Here's a peek at what's coming.
Google Glass Connects With JavaScript
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
New WearScript code library allows developers to use JavaScript to more easily create apps for Google Glass.
MetLife Hosts Big Data Party
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
MetLife gathers its data scientists and analytics experts from around the globe to share best practices, spark new ideas. Should your company follow suit?
Why Windows Phone Needs Phablets
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
Microsoft has finally updated Windows Phone with support for super-size smartphone screens. Here's why it should have done this long ago.
Microsoft: Free Office 365 For Students
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
Microsoft's new Student Advantage program means schools that license Office 365 for staff can now provide the software to students at no additional cost.
Twitter Opens Direct Messages To Anyone
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
Users can receive direct messages from any follower, not only from people or brands they also follow. Here's how to opt in to the new setting.
Salesforce.com Creates Single-Sign-On Cloud
News  |  10/15/2013  | 
Salesforce Identity service connects users to Web and mobile apps through the vendor's cloud platform. But does it fit with Active Directory?
Microsoft Pushes Phablets, Windows Phone Development
News  |  10/14/2013  | 
Microsoft's Windows Phone update sets the stage for a wave of phablets, while a new developers' program could help address the platform's app gap.
Apple Eyes 13-Inch iPad Hybrid? 8 Signs
News  |  10/11/2013  | 
As Mac sales fall, clues mount that Apple is prepping a 13-inch iPad-laptop hybrid. Microsoft, HP and Dell can't be happy about that.
Open Educational Resources: Smart Policy
Commentary  |  10/11/2013  | 
Educators around the world are already using OERs to improve learning. Why haven't they been adopted on a broader scale?
Facebook Unfriends Another Privacy Setting
News  |  10/11/2013  | 
Facebook will eliminate the setting that keeps you unsearchable. Here's how to make sure the wrong people can't see your private posts.
Health Insurance Exchanges Plagued By Data Errors
News  |  10/11/2013  | 
Health insurance exchanges, especially the one run by Uncle Sam, are having problems sending files that can be opened and that have complete information.
What Microsoft's Rapid-Release Cycle Means For IT
News  |  10/10/2013  | 
Microsoft and other major software companies are producing major updates at faster speeds, putting pressure on IT to adapt.
HP's Whitman: Microsoft Now Our Rival
News  |  10/10/2013  | 
HP CEO Meg Whitman tells analysts the company's revenue will accelerate by 2015, discusses competitive relationship with Microsoft, Intel.
3 Perils Of Analytics
Commentary  |  10/10/2013  | 
Right now, analytics suffers from too much math, too much marketing hype -- and too few sheep.
GE CEO Jeff Immelt's Analytics Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  10/10/2013  | 
IT leaders trying to apply analytics to run their businesses better should listen to Immelt's advice, based on his experience leading GE's Industrial Internet vision.
CA Takes Cue From Open Source: Free Monitoring Tool
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
Nimsoft Monitor Snap for 30 devices is available for free download; CA seeks to build community around it.
Google Apps: 5 Ways To Be More Productive
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
Google's latest updates to Gmail, Docs and more help you organize and collaborate better.
Microsoft Office For iPad Faces Many Challenges
Commentary  |  10/9/2013  | 
Microsoft can still win with an iPad version of Office, but only if the touch interface is exceptional.
Yahoo Revamps Email To Challenge Gmail
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
Yahoo email nips at Google Gmail with a fresh look, new features and increased storage.
Google Infrastructure Adds To MOOC Momentum
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
Google's recent partnership with edX will deliver more online educational services to more people more quickly than before, advocates say.
Big Data Governance Moves Up The IT Agenda
News  |  10/9/2013  | 
Having lots of data is nice, but if you don't know how to manage it, it won't help.
Exclusive: Infor Steps Up Cloud, E-Commerce Plays
Commentary  |  10/8/2013  | 
CEO Charles Phillips pushes Infor into hot new areas leading with slick new interfaces and cloud deployment on Amazon Web Services.
QlikTech Aims To Disrupt BI, Again
Commentary  |  10/8/2013  | 
QlikTech has been a change agent in business intelligence, pioneering in-memory analytics. Now the company hopes to disrupt again with "natural analytics."
Ubuntu Pushes Open Cloud Platforms
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Open-source OS Ubuntu is the quiet leader in cloud VM deployments and OpenStack development.
Google Launches HP Chromebook 11
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
HP Chromebook 11 laptop costs just $279 and can be charged via microUSB.
Teradata Brings Graph Analysis To SQL
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Teradata SQL-GL engine adds a big data analysis option to the Aster Discovery Platform. So what's left for Hadoop?
Google Chrome: Has It Peaked?
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
Chrome's rapid rise in the browser market has slowed. Is it all downhill from here?
Why NoSQL Databases Are Gaining Fans
Commentary  |  10/7/2013  | 
MongoDB, DataStax and Couchbase all have recently scored huge venture capital infusions. Here's why NoSQL is the new darling of the big data movement.
Instagram Ads: What You Need To Know
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
Instagram will roll out ads in the next few months, says users will have some control over what's shown.
Social Business Adoption: Focus On People
Commentary  |  10/7/2013  | 
To increase social business's success rate, companies need to focus on people in all stages of the project.
Data Scientists Create Code Of Professional Conduct
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
Big data practitioners develop data science guidelines for a profession where, they say, ethics are often lacking.
From Beer To Bureaucracy, Mobile Strategy Matters
Commentary  |  10/7/2013  | 
You aren't tracking your Buds with a smartphone?
New Domain Names: What To Expect
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
ICANN's plan to expand available Internet addresses is finally coming to fruition. Learn more about the plusses and minuses of the new generic top-level domain names.
Nexus 5 Details Emerge
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
Nexus 5 will improve on LG's N4 with a full-HD display, more storage and LTE 4G, according to leaked specs.
Google's Enterprise Cloud Problem
Commentary  |  10/4/2013  | 
Our new survey delivers a good news/bad news scenario: Apps and Gmail are compared favorably one-to-one with Office and Exchange/Outlook. But a cloud stigma still sticks to Google in the enterprise.
Microsoft Surface Vs. Dell Venue: Tablet Rivals
News  |  10/4/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface tablets gain a bit of momentum, but Microsoft faces new competition from Dell and continuing heat from Apple.
Windows 8.1 Boot To Desktop: Smart Option
News  |  10/4/2013  | 
Is booting to the desktop the right move for your Windows 8 users?
Gates, Ballmer Seek Re-Election To Microsoft Board
News  |  10/4/2013  | 
Microsoft also reveals that financial and market share problems caused a hit to Ballmer's annual bonus.
In One ER, EHR Takes 44% Of Doctors' Time
News  |  10/3/2013  | 
Small-scale study in Pennsylvania ER found physicians spend more time inputting data in their EHR than taking care of patients.
Big Data Profile: Tim Phillipps, Deloitte Analytics
News  |  10/3/2013  | 
Tim Phillipps, global managing partner for Deloitte Analytics, credits his law enforcement background as sparking his interest in data analytics.
8 Phablets To Watch
Slideshows  |  10/3/2013  | 
Is it a smartphone or tablet? Samsung led the trend early -- but Apple and Microsoft want in now.
Cisco CEO: Internet Of Things Will Reshape IT
News  |  10/2/2013  | 
Internet-connected devices will drive a new IT infrastructure that must support an "application economy," predicts Cisco CEO John Chambers, speaking at Interop.
Microsoft Investors Want Gates Out: Reorg At Risk?
News  |  10/2/2013  | 
Major Microsoft investors reportedly want Bill Gates to step down as chairman. Patience may be running out for "devices and services" transition.
Big Data Dashboard Design Lessons
News  |  10/2/2013  | 
Graphical data dashboards can be a boon to decision-makers, but only if they're done right.
Microsoft Should Get Out Of The Device Business
Commentary  |  10/2/2013  | 
Microsoft must get over Apple envy and play in the real world of mobile. First step: Unchain Microsoft software from Windows.
Twitter Mastery: 5 Ways To Charm Customers
News  |  10/2/2013  | 
Want to get more return on your Twitter efforts? Use these best practices to build your brand's relationship with customers.
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