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posted in October 2012
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SAP Merges Social, Structured Collaboration
News  |  10/31/2012  | 
SAP Jam "redefines enterprise social software" by combining an enterprise social network with structured collaboration.
One Microsoft Way: Smart Road For Developers?
Commentary  |  10/31/2012  | 
As Microsoft plays catch-up in smartphones and tablets, it woos developers at its Build conference this week to write apps that work on all of its platforms.
What's Killing APM?
Commentary  |  10/31/2012  | 
App performance management is seen as less important than it was two years ago, partly because vendors haven't kept up.
Red Robin CIO Named Social Business Technology Leader
Commentary  |  10/30/2012  | 
For best articulating the value of social business in the context of business transformation, Chris Laping of Red Robin is our 2012 Social Business Technology Leader of the year.
Windows Phone 8: Star Features
Slideshows  |  10/30/2012  | 
Microsoft pulled out all the stops to introduce its new mobile OS -- but will it be enough to tempt iOS and Android users?
NationalField Campaigns For Social Business
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Software that gained fame as an online tool for Barack Obama's 2008 campaign puts setting and tracking corporate goals at the center of enterprise social networking.
Will Microsoft's Hadoop Bring Big Data To Masses?
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
HDInsight Server "dramatically" lowers the cost and complexity of deploying Hadoop, Microsoft exec says.
Actuate Acquires Quiterian For Big Data Tools
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Quiterian Analytics will integrate with ActuateOne product suite, bringing advanced and predictive analytics to Actuate's BI software.
Google Unveils Universal Analytics
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Looking beyond the Web, Universal Analytics offers companies a way to measure data from marketing campaigns, sales calls and other sources.
Yammer Promotes Enterprise Graph Solution To Social Silos
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Just as Facebook's social graph connects you to friends and the content you've liked, Yammer says its Enterprise Graph will connect you to colleagues, documents, and data.
Taptera: 'Beautiful' Apps For Mobile Users
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Startup offers suite of mobile apps for employees, including productivity tools and more. Watch our Valley View elevator pitch session with Taptera CEO.
Big Data Meets BI: Beyond The Hype
Commentary  |  10/29/2012  | 
With Hadoop quickly gaining adoption, Cloudera, Platfora, SiSense and others are introducing new options for gaining business intelligence from this big data platform.
Healthcare Data Modeling Gets Hadoop Boost
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Healthcare firm Archimedes uses Hadoop and Univa software to streamline modeling operation.
Hortonworks Cofounder: Hadoop Rivals Can't Touch It
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Hadoop's "big ecosystem" will make it the dominant platform for managing big data, says Arun Murphy.
Xerox's Big Data Analytics Catches Traffic Scofflaws
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Xerox technology can speed traffic flow, read license plates and change parking meter rates on the fly.
VMware Revenues Show Cloud Worries
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
VMware rules the virtualization market and wants to do the same with cloud. Can it pull that off and continue its fast-paced growth?
8 Cool Windows 8 Tablets
Slideshows  |  10/26/2012  | 
As Microsoft and its hardware partners produce Windows 8 devices in droves, here's a look at some of the more noteworthy launches.
Windows 8 Review: All About Touch
Commentary  |  10/26/2012  | 
Microsoft's new OS offers the option of using a mouse and keyboard. But for most applications, it will have you touching, tapping and swiping.
Windows 8: The Legacy Apps Question
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
Support for legacy applications is a Windows 8 selling point. But Gartner says the need for such apps is declining and has little to do with upgrading to the new OS.
Windows 8: CIOs Get Enterprise Road Warrior
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
Microsoft has long been king of the desktop, but Windows 8 has enterprise IT leaders experimenting with new, mobile business tools.
SAP Innovation Halo Drives Strong Quarter
News  |  10/26/2012  | 
SAP's revenue is mostly from core ERP apps, but its database, mobile, and cloud initiatives are sparking double-digit growth.
Ballmer: Windows Has Great Tablets 'For The First Time'
News  |  10/25/2012  | 
Windows 8 will make Microsoft and partners serious players in the mobile market, CEO says at launch event.
Windows 8 Flop Wouldn't Doom Server 2012
Commentary  |  10/25/2012  | 
Even if Microsoft's new OS was a complete disaster, like Vista, enterprise IT can be assured that Windows Server 2012 will continue to thrive.
Windows 8: 4 Upsides For SMBs
News  |  10/25/2012  | 
What can Microsoft's new OS deliver to small and midsize businesses? Consider the mobile device angles, for starters.
Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung: Battle Of The Buzz
News  |  10/25/2012  | 
Tech's biggest rivals are all are making huge, splashy product debuts this week as they jostle for consumer attention--and dollars.
Windows 8: 10 Questions For Microsoft's Enterprise Chief
News  |  10/25/2012  | 
Erwin Visser, Microsoft's senior director for Windows Commercial, says enterprises can expect immediate benefits from Windows 8 in key areas like mobility, security, and virtualization.
Nuance Adds Voice Recognition To Mobile EHRs
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Epic, Cerner electronic health records get free text transcription from smartphones and tablets; computerized physician order entry and natural language processing are in the works.
The Apple-ization Of Microsoft
Commentary  |  10/24/2012  | 
As Microsoft prepares to launch Windows 8, the hardware world faces a big question. Is going it alone exactly what Microsoft wants?
Windows 8: A Bridge Too Far For Enterprises?
Commentary  |  10/24/2012  | 
Windows 8 may end up marking the moment when people stopped caring about PC operating systems.
Why Sears Is Going All-In On Hadoop
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Sears pushes the cutting edge with some big data techniques, while trying to sell its big data services. Can emerging tech drive change in old-school companies?
Marketers Flooded With Big Data From Mobile
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
A gargantuan amount of customer data now flows from mobile devices and social media. But along with challenge comes opportunity for marketers.
Microsoft Apologizes For Lack Of Browser Choice
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Microsoft insists a technical error is to blame for its failure to provide users with a browser choice screen in Windows, as instructed by the European Commission.
Windows 8: A Win For Enterprise Security
Commentary  |  10/24/2012  | 
Windows 8 makes securing enterprise PCs and tablets easier--and shows that the future of enterprise Windows security is proper control of applications.
Windows' Worst Mistakes: From Clippy To Vista
Slideshows  |  10/24/2012  | 
Microsoft Windows has hit more than a few bumps in its 27-year history. As Windows 8 launches, let's review some of the low points.
Cloudera Debuts Real-Time Hadoop Query
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Cloudera says Project Impala real-time engine overcomes Hadoop batch delays, opens platform to relational databases and business intelligence tools.
Windows 8: 4 Hurdles For SMBs
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Windows 8 has a lot to like, but the road to adoption--especially early adoption--could be rocky for some small and midsize businesses.
Windows 8: You Can Handle The Learning Curve
Commentary  |  10/24/2012  | 
Critics say the Windows 8 look and feel will confound consumers and enterprise PC users. I say it's the critics who are being dummies.
Microsoft Releases Hadoop On Windows
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Microsoft makes big data play with HDInsight Server, first beta release of Hadoop distribution for Windows operating system.
Hadoop Gets Elastic Like Amazon's Cloud
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
Serengeti Project additions now enable Hadoop to expand and contract if it's running in virtual machines, explains VMware engineer.
MapR Promises A Better HBase
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
MapR M7 release offers alternative architecture for Hadoop's NoSQL database to deliver better reliability, performance, and manageability.
Office 365 University Pricing Revealed
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
College and university students can access Microsoft's cloud apps for bargain basement price.
Some Intel-Based Tablets Flunk Windows 8 Upgrade
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
Many Windows 7 tablet buyers who assumed they could later upgrade to Windows 8 may be disappointed.
Gartner: 2013 Tech Spending To Hit $3.7 Trillion
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
CIOs need to spend on finding and building a pool of big data skills, Gartner execs say.
IBM Accelerates Big Data Analysis
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
IBM offers prebuilt sentiment analysis on Hadoop, stream processing for telcos, marketing analysis, and predictive analytics delivered via the cloud.
IBM Watson Finally Graduates Medical School
Commentary  |  10/23/2012  | 
Partnership with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center suggests IBM's supercomputer is ready to help oncologists manage their most challenging cases.
Big Data Tackles Classic Question: What's The Weather Forecast?
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
Startup takes 60+ years of historical weather data, crunches it with 82 billion calculations to make more accurate long-term forecasts.
Microsoft Surface Tablets On Back Order
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
Windows 8 RT tablets won't be available for up to two weeks or more, according to Microsoft's online store.
Big Data App Store Opens For Business
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
Datameer analytic applications market lets data scientists, subject matter experts sell analytic apps directly to end users.
Big Data Chases Election 2012 Undecided Voters
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
Here's a look inside how campaigns use online advertising agencies that apply advanced analytics to reach undecided voters.
Windows 8 An Enterprise Dud: Salesforce.com's Benioff
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
Salesforce.com's CEO says 'there will be no Windows 8 upgrade cycle' as enterprises embrace social, mobile, and device diversity.
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