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posted in January 2013
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OVF 2.0 Takes On Cloud Lock-In Worries
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
DMTF standards body updates its vendor-neutral virtual machine file format. The goal: Make it easier to leap from cloud to cloud.
BlackBerry 10: Visual Tour Of Smartphones, OS
Slideshows  |  1/30/2013  | 
RIM rebrands itself as BlackBerry and unveils a new operating system and two new smartphones. Take a closer look at the company's last hope of regaining mobile glory.
Early MOOC Takes A Different Path
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
Focused on "workplace skills," Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online pursues a different agenda than other companies that offer massive online open courses.
BlackBerry 10: Not All The Right Moves
Commentary  |  1/30/2013  | 
BlackBerry got many elements of its pivotal new smartphone platform right, but not all of them. Let's break down the good and bad.
U.K. Government CIOs Unhappy With ERP
News  |  1/30/2013  | 
More than 60% IT decision makers in British local government feel their electronic resource planning (ERP) investments haven't delivered, says poll.
IBM Expands Enterprise Cloud Services
News  |  1/29/2013  | 
IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ can host SAP, other enterprise apps, and offer uptime rates of 99.7%.
Oracle Wants Cloud Cake And Hardware Wins
Commentary  |  1/29/2013  | 
Oracle hopes infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) plan will help the company have its cake and eat it, too -- boosting Oracle hardware use and increasing cloud subscription revenue.
Don't Give Up On APM Just Yet
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Application performance management tools are declining in popularity with IT managers, even as application work gets harder. Here's advice on how to keep up with performance demands.
Vague Goals Seed Big Data Failures
Commentary  |  1/28/2013  | 
IT staff survey finds big data projects are plagued by unclear business objectives and unrealistic expectations that Hadoop will solve all problems.
MS Office 2013: Will Subscriptions Be a Hit?
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Newest version of Microsoft's productivity suite will soon be generally available, complete with a new five-device pricing model.
Big Data Perceptions: Good, Bad And Ugly
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
Depending on the source, big data is still the next big thing, seriously overhyped, or simply too confusing to fathom.
IBM Tools Point To Bigger Social Trend
News  |  1/28/2013  | 
As social features become standard in traditional IT products, companies must consider new security and training challenges.
Education Tech Investments Surpassed $1 Billion In 2012
News  |  1/25/2013  | 
As venture capitalists pour money into educational technology companies, some wonder whether they are just building a new bubble.
7 Top Business Intelligence Trends For 2013
Commentary  |  1/25/2013  | 
Short list of BI hot buttons includes dashboards, self-service, mobile, in-memory, cloud, collaboration and, of course, big data.
VMware Invests $30 Million In Puppet Labs
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
VMware reaches deeper into the data center with support for popular open source configuration management firm. But there's a string attached.
4 Ways Microsoft-Dell Deal Could Benefit IT
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
What's in it for business customers if Microsoft invests $1 billion or more in Dell's buyout deal?
SAP Outpaces Oracle, Predicts Double-Digit 2013 Gains
News  |  1/23/2013  | 
Defiant SAP forecasts 14% to 20% full-year growth on strength of Hana database and cloud subscription adoption.
IBM Profits On Smart Software Plays
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
IBM's fourth-quarter 2012 results cap tenth straight year of earnings growth fueled by high-margin software sales.
Google Tops $50 Billion For 2012
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Google's strong Q4 2012 earnings beat analysts' expectations.
Microsoft Might Invest In Dell Buyout
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Microsoft is considering investing $1 billion to $3 billion to help Michael Dell take his company private, according to a report issued Tuesday.
Amazon Speeds Analytics With High-Memory Compute Instances
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services fills out its portfolio of workload-specific compute instances on the Elastic Compute Cloud.
HP Missed Chance To Dump Autonomy
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
HP's board didn't hear about allegations of financial improprieties, The Wall Street Journal reports. Deal went ahead despite deep reservations.
3 Tips For Getting Started With Big Data
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Don't dive in head first, says Fed-focused data analytics and cloud provider.
Jive To Add Business Value To Social Platform
News  |  1/22/2013  | 
Jive's spring update will add a host of new features to help enterprises use social tools to further business agenda.
Oracle Offers Subscription Pricing For On-Premises IaaS
News  |  1/18/2013  | 
Oracle will configure and charge monthly for familiar infrastructure-as-a-service appliances, rather than requiring a large upfront purchase.
Microsoft Jacks Up Windows 8 Upgrade Prices
News  |  1/18/2013  | 
On the heels of "good momentum with Windows 8," Microsoft will start charging much higher upgrade prices effective Feb. 1.
Big Data Profile: Booz Allen Hamilton's Josh Sullivan
News  |  1/17/2013  | 
Dr. Josh Sullivan, VP at consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, talks hiring challenges, big data consortiums, and more.
'Data Animators' Bring Big Data To Life
News  |  1/17/2013  | 
Data scientists who visualize massive amounts of information and make it accessible to everyone are actually 'animators,' says one analytics expert.
What PC Makers Must Do Now
Commentary  |  1/17/2013  | 
PC makers, licking their wounds after a poor start to the Windows 8 era and still under siege from tablets and smartphones, must re-tool for the new normal.
Windows XP Stalwarts Boost Services Business In U.K.
News  |  1/17/2013  | 
With fewer than 500 days of Windows XP support remaining, many U.K. enterprises haven't started migration plans. Services firms are trying to cash in.
Windows 8 Rollout: One SMB's Story
News  |  1/17/2013  | 
At McCoy Tree Surgery, a major technology refresh happening now includes Windows 8, Server 2012 and Office 2013. The firm's IT chief shares the upgrade strategy.
Facebook Open Compute Project Shapes Big Data Hardware
News  |  1/17/2013  | 
Big data practitioners like Facebook, Goldman Sachs and Fidelity are setting the standards for cheaper, more efficient servers and systems from the likes of Applied Micro, AMD, Dell and Intel.
Will HP Sell Autonomy, EDS?
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
HP has suitors for its troubled Autonomy and Enterprise Services units, WSJ reports. Autonomy sale would be easier for HP than selling EDS assets.
Is 2013 Year Of The MOOC?
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
Massive open online courses are forcing institutions to consider how to offer course credit and verify student identities.
Surface RT Sales Estimate Cut To 1 Million
News  |  1/16/2013  | 
Microsoft sold only 1 million Surface tablets, half the original forecast, due to "gloomy" consumer sentiment, says analyst.
Microsoft Enhances System Center For Hybrid Cloud Work
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
With System Center's new service pack and Windows Server 2012, an IT administrator can create Hyper-V virtual machines and deploy them to internal data center, remote hosting service provider or public cloud, such as a Windows Azure site.
SAP Caps Strong 2012 With Modest Q4
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
SAP meets resistance in the Americas and falls behind Oracle on software sales growth.
SAP Sweetens Hana Deal With Free Sybase Database
News  |  1/15/2013  | 
Not everything demands in-memory performance, so SAP is bundling a conventional database for customers licensing SAP BusinessSuite to run on Hana.
A Digital Public Library Without Paper Books
News  |  1/14/2013  | 
San Antonio public officials explore creating smaller public libraries that offer patrons only e-readers and digital materials.
3 More Reasons SMBs Stick With Windows XP
News  |  1/11/2013  | 
Microsoft says Windows 8 selling like hotcakes, or at least like Windows 7. Here's why some SMBs are just saying no.
Online Education Policy Draws Fire In California
News  |  1/10/2013  | 
Higher education representatives and online education providers tussle over the impact of online, computer-mediated instruction on college students, faculty and budgets.
SAP Moves Core Applications To Hana In-Memory Platform
News  |  1/10/2013  | 
With ERP on the Hana in-memory platform, SAP says it's making good on the promise of real-time performance and "dramatic simplification."
Big Data Master Plan: Time To Start
News  |  1/10/2013  | 
Every big data initiative should start with a master plan, says Information Builders CMO.
NetSuite Acquires Retail Anywhere For Point-Of-Sale Boost
News  |  1/10/2013  | 
NetSuite deal for Retail Anywhere completes view of customer transactions and inventory across Web, mobile and retail stores.
How A Boutique Law Firm Handles Big Data
News  |  1/9/2013  | 
Like other small and midsize businesses, boutique law firm Thomas Horstemeyer capitalizes on its agility to stay ahead of rapidly growing data requirements.
Is SharePoint Trustworthy For Business-Critical Processes?
Commentary  |  1/9/2013  | 
With workflow improvements in SharePoint 2013, more companies may consider it. Here's what else to consider in Microsoft's latest version.
Windows 8 License Sales Top 60 Million
News  |  1/9/2013  | 
Despite analyst misgivings, Microsoft exec says at CES new operating system is on pace to match early Windows 7 sales.
Why Application Performance Management Matters Now
News  |  1/8/2013  | 
As we rely more on virtualization and cloud, APM systems keep enterprise applications running at top speed for users. More system mapping, data analytics are among key needs.
InformationWeek Education: Your New Guide To Higher Education IT
Commentary  |  1/8/2013  | 
Even if higher education is an industry and calling like no other, it must grow and evolve with its tech-literate clientele. Or it will whither.
Google Big Data Tools Vs. The Flu Bug
News  |  1/8/2013  | 
Google Flu Trends mines aggregated search queries to estimate flu activity across much of the world.
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