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posted in January 2012
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Obama's Google+ Debut: Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
Online get-together with a handful of citizens was a step forward for open government, but participation was limited and key questions were skipped.
Google+ Name Policy Leaves Users Unsatisfied
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
Google tweaked its pseudonym rules after people complained--but some still-frustrated users say the company didn't listen well.
Oracle Loses One To HP In Itanium Saga
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
HP wins on one ruling, but a judge denies both companies' requests to seal documents tied to the ongoing HP-Oracle Itanium case.
Salesforce.com Delivers Big Service Smarts For SMBs
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
New Desk.com help desk and customer service application offers social and mobile capabilities, in a simple, low-cost alternative to Salesforce.com's Service Cloud application.
MicroStrategy Cloud, Social And Mobile Bets Pay Off
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Cloud-based business intelligence services, mobile delivery options and Facebook data-analysis capabilities help drive MicroStrategy's fast growth.
Enterprise Social Networks: A Guided Tour
Slideshows  |  1/30/2012  | 
More enterprises are deploying internal social networks to encourage collaboration and improve productivity. Take a tour of the major platforms and see how they are being used by leading organizations.
There's No App For That, And That's Good
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Developing custom apps for tablets and smartphones has become the cool thing to do. Just make sure you aren't opening a can of budget-busting worms long term.
HCL's Homegrown Social Network Connects 60,000 Employees
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Facebook-like social network enables HCL Tech's multinational employee base to connect and share information.
Improved Patient Problem List Enhances Diagnoses
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
New clinical decision support tool gives doctors a better patient problem list, reminding doctors of those medical issues and leading to improved care, say researchers at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.
Coke Super Bowl Campaign Blends TV, Tablets And Smart Phones
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Coca-Cola's animated polar bears seen on TV will 'respond' to Facebook and Twitter comments and post fan photos and videos as part of a social-media-integrated campaign.
Commodity Hardware Meets Mission-Critical Apps: Success Story
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
Here's how First American Title Insurance saved $800,000 by exchanging its HP Superdome hardware for commodity x86 servers, and resisted pressure to move from SQL to Oracle database technology.
Futuristic Clinical Decision Support Tool Catches On
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
IndiGO healthcare software, which predicts which patients will develop chronic conditions and the best interventions to head off disease, signs users.
VMware Vs. The Old School: Data Center Management Battle
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
With vCenter Operations Suite 5, VMware takes steps to manage the burgeoning virtual machine environment in a more advanced manner than traditional management tool vendors can.
Sentiment Tool Scans Twitter To Set Super Bowl Odds
Commentary  |  1/26/2012  | 
Sentiment analysis is hot among financial-market traders, so why not for that other great betting domain, sports?
Even At Facebook, Business Intelligence Is Not Viral
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Rather than relying on social collaboration, Facebook had to bombard impatient employees with specialized training so they would recognize and use the business intelligence tools available in their internal, Microstrategy-based portal.
HP WebOS Open Source Timeline Revealed
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
HP will release Open WebOS 1.0 in pieces during the next eight months, disappointing some developers who'd hoped to get the entire platform at once.
SAP Takes On Oracle Database, Salesforce Cloud
Commentary  |  1/26/2012  | 
SAP plans to build on last year's momentum in the applications, analytics, and mobility markets. Can it also challenge big rivals in the database and cloud markets?
VMware Wins At Show Me The Money
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
While Microsoft plays catch up with its upcoming System Center 2012, VMware craftily focuses on management tools and posts 2011 revenue up 32% over 2012.
Enterprise 2.0 Payoffs: Sales, Innovation, Knowledge Sharing
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
AIIM reports by Enterprise 2.0 champion Andrew McAfee show specific gains from social networking inside the corporation.
IBM Netezza Appliance: Speed Lane To Retail Insights
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
Combining data warehousing essentials with prepackaged analytics for retailers, IBM optimizes cross-channel analysis from point-of-sale to social networks.
Infor Plays Catch Up On Mobile
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
Mobile CRM and approval apps run on iPhone and iPad; supporting Infor Motion 10 platform delivered first via the cloud.
Social Analytics Cracks Case Of The Jalapeno Cocktail
News  |  1/23/2012  | 
NewBrandAnalytics scours social media feedback to help the food industry identify operational issues ranging from unappealing drinks to inconsistent chefs.
How ING Avoids Customization Nightmares
Commentary  |  1/23/2012  | 
ING CIO says the bank's new operations model is helping centralize more IT work, while still letting leaders react to local market needs around the globe. The ultimate goal: Make IT faster.
Cloud Platform Stress Tests Mobile Apps
News  |  1/20/2012  | 
SOASTA has updated its CloudTest Platform to do automated mobile application testing. Developers can put touch- and gesture-based interactions on iOS and Android devices through their paces.
Shiny Social Tools Meet Practicality At Lotusphere
Commentary  |  1/20/2012  | 
Enterprise success with next-generation collaborative software, built around social networks, will require the same attention to deployment, development, and administration that Lotus Notes did.
Google Revenue Misses, But Google+ Surges
News  |  1/19/2012  | 
Google's revenue for the last quarter of 2011 might have disappointed Wall Street, but user enthusiasm for Android, Gmail, and Google+ points to a promising future.
$500 iPads In The Classroom: Good Idea?
Commentary  |  1/19/2012  | 
Apple says it wants to put textbooks on a pricey tablet to deliver a richer learning experience. But critics say the device cost is what's rich.
Google Data Centers: Safe For Your Back Yard
News  |  1/19/2012  | 
Auditors find that Google's U.S. data centers meet environmental and workplace safety standards.
6 Predictions For Business Intelligence In 2012
Commentary  |  1/19/2012  | 
A look at in-memory analysis, visual discovery, big data, mobile BI, cloud and social BI achievements in 2011 and forecasts for the year ahead.
Microsoft Office 365's New Enterprise Fans
News  |  1/19/2012  | 
JetBlue, Patagonia, and American Heart Association move to Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite, as Redmond does battle with rival Google Apps.
TD Bank's Social Strategy: Start Small, Think Big
News  |  1/19/2012  | 
The bank's ambitious enterprise social networking plans started with a simple initiative that has already boosted productivity dramatically.
Amazon DynamoDB: Big Data's Big Cloud Moment
Commentary  |  1/19/2012  | 
Amazon's DynamoDB promises a database service fit even for Internet-scale companies with huge data sets. Whether big data players will give up servers comes down to economics and flexibility.
SAP Acquires Datango's Software, Entering Enterprise Training Race
Commentary  |  1/18/2012  | 
Now SAP faces the huge task of convincing the jaded enterprise training market to invest in training.
Google's Growth Path: 6 Challenges
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
As Google prepares to report its fourth-quarter 2011 earnings, some industry-watchers see obstacles ahead. Consider these six hurdles.
Amazon Launches Big Data Service
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
DynamoDB cloud service, based on Amazon's own big data handling experience, offers NoSQL database capabilities and storage built for speed.
Windows 8 Tablets Overpriced Thanks To Intel?
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
Report suggests that Windows 8 tablets with Intel chips could cost significantly more than Android-based devices. This could push tablet makers to favor Intel rival ARM.
Virsto Boosts Storage Performance For vSphere, Hyper-V Users
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
Virsto Software extends the reach of its storage virtualization product to VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V 2.0 environments. The tool eliminates storage performance bottlenecks.
10 Questions Before Choosing An Internal Social Network Platform
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
What's the best internal social technology for your business? Consider these points as you evaluate enterprise social media vendors.
Social, Mobile Meet Shopping: Retailers Must Scramble
News  |  1/18/2012  | 
If this week's National Retail Federation Big Show is any indication, social and mobile commerce are remaking the way we shop. IBM, Epicor, Microsoft and Microstrategy help retailers adjust for the trend--and profit from it.
Stop SOPA And Piracy
Commentary  |  1/18/2012  | 
It does seem as if the SOPA and PIPA bills will facilitate abuse of innocent Internet users. So what do we do about the abuse of IP holders?
3M Applies Social Business To Product Development
News  |  1/17/2012  | 
IBM Connections, Socialcast, and Yammer help 3M better organize R&D and connect product development with marketing.
RIM Targets September For BlackBerry 10 Launch
Commentary  |  1/17/2012  | 
Research in Motion 2012 product plans point to a September launch for its BlackBerry 10 platform and two more tablets, says a leaked roadmap.
SAP Leads, Oracle Lags In Enterprise Apps
Commentary  |  1/17/2012  | 
Strong results at SAP, Epicor and Infor present a sharp contrast to Oracle's lagging quarterly sales.
Salesforce.com Hires Former U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra
News  |  1/16/2012  | 
Tech visionary joins cloud apps and platform vendor as executive vice president of emerging markets.
Microsoft Simplifies System Center 2012 License Fees
News  |  1/15/2012  | 
In Microsoft's battle with VMware for cloud management, price is a weapon. System Center 2012 users will have two options: a low-cost starter edition, or a datacenter edition for more virtualized shops.
Microsoft System Center 2012's Private Cloud Power, Explained
News  |  1/15/2012  | 
System Center 2012's self-provisioning and other features aim to help enterprises move to a more automated private cloud.
Microsoft Makes Cloud Management Move On VMware
News  |  1/14/2012  | 
New System Center suite, due in first half of 2012, centrally manages Windows Server in the data center plus future workloads in private clouds and Windows Azure public cloud. Can features, licensing tweaks lure VMware users?
What Enterprise Social Success Stories Have In Common
Commentary  |  1/13/2012  | 
One secret: Don't fall into the trap of believing that people will easily adopt an enterprise social network because of the parallel with consumer social media.
Motorola Xoom Tablet Earns Android Ice Cream Sandwich Update
News  |  1/13/2012  | 
Early adopters will be rewarded with the Android 4.0 operating system update.
Windows 8: What IT Needs To Consider
News  |  1/12/2012  | 
Keep these new features, functions, and development methodology shifts in mind as you consider if and when to make the switch.
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