Enterprise Social Networks: A Guided Tour
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.
Improved Patient Problem List Enhances Diagnoses
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.
Even At Facebook, Business Intelligence Is Not Viral
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.
VMware Wins At Show Me The Money
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.
Infor Plays Catch Up On Mobile
Mobile CRM and approval apps run on iPhone and iPad; supporting Infor Motion 10 platform delivered first via the cloud.
How ING Avoids Customization Nightmares
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
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.
Google Revenue Misses, But Google+ Surges
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.
Amazon DynamoDB: Big Data's Big Cloud Moment
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.
Amazon Launches Big Data Service
DynamoDB cloud service, based on Amazon's own big data handling experience, offers NoSQL database capabilities and storage built for speed.
Social, Mobile Meet Shopping: Retailers Must Scramble
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
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?
Microsoft Makes Cloud Management Move On VMware
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?