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posted in October 2013
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Salesforce.com Enables Private App Stores
News  |  10/31/2013  | 
Salesforce Private AppExchange lets you put IT-approved applications in a customizable corporate app store. There's one catch, though.
Facebook Exec: Databases, Hadoop Belong Together
Commentary  |  10/30/2013  | 
Facebook's Ken Rudin says relational databases and Hadoop are complementary. Hortonworks and Teradata execs add guidelines on when to choose which.
Windows XP Malware: 6X As Bad As Windows 8
News  |  10/30/2013  | 
WinXP is already an easy target for hackers, and it will get even simpler once Microsoft ends support for the 12-year-old OS in April.
Dell Seals Deal To Go Private
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Michael Dell's bid to take his company private is finally complete. But now that the deal's done, what will Dell do to compete?
Why Do Big IT Projects Fail So Often?
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Obamacare's website problems can teach us a lot about large-scale project management and execution.
DevOps And The Perpetual Motion Machine
Commentary  |  10/25/2013  | 
New data shows cooperation between developers and operations pays off for companies moving at the speed of today's business. Oh, and practice does makes perfect.
Hadoop In Production: 5 Steps To Success
Commentary  |  10/24/2013  | 
So you've done your homework, launched a prototype with Hadoop and found it good. Now the real fun starts.
Portfolio Management Tools: Lessons From King County, Washington
Commentary  |  10/24/2013  | 
County IT portfolio manager shares what his team learned when they moved from spreadsheets to a real management tool.
What's The Best Path To Big Data Insight?
Commentary  |  10/24/2013  | 
We sort through this week's clashing din of news from Teradata, SAS, Pivotal, Platfora and Hortonworks in search of the inside edge to big data breakthroughs.
Microsoft Exec Trashes Apple's Free iWork Software
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Microsoft VP Frank Shaw made several valid points when he criticized Apple's new products and strategy. But he missed the boat on others.
Jive Pushes More Functionality Into Cloud
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Jive previews new metrics, task system and other features to debut in cloud first, then Jive 7. Its new JiveX cloud product is for external communities.
Apple Embraces Free: 5 Reasons Why
Commentary  |  10/23/2013  | 
Apple challenges Google and Microsoft with free software.
iPad Air vs. Surface 2: 9 Considerations
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Microsoft's Surface 2 and Apple's iPad Air are poised for a head-to-head showdown. Here are nine ways to decide which is better for you.
Cloud Vs. Tough Problems From Business To Weather
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
ZipCar founder Robin Chase and other Cloud Connect 2013 speakers explain how cloud can help solve pressing world problems.
Should Samsung Ditch Android?
Commentary  |  10/22/2013  | 
Mobile analysts debate whether Samsung should free itself from Android and use its homemade OS, Tizen.
Facebook Apps Get Video Ads
News  |  10/22/2013  | 
Facebook app developers will soon run video ads in your news feed highlighting the app's features.
Dictation Software Adoption On Rise
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
Speech recognition and dictation software could be poised to make big inroads in healthcare, says Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society report.
Microsoft Lands Army Deal For Office 365
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
Army buys 50,000 seat licenses for cloud-based Microsoft Office and collaboration tools.
SAP Sees Payoff In Cloud, Hana Bets
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
SAP reports triple-digit cloud gains, double-digit Hana in-memory platform growth and a gain in market share against rival Oracle.
Social Collaboration For Dummies Meets JiveWorld
Commentary  |  10/21/2013  | 
As my new book launches, I'd like to give a shout out to community.jivesoftware.com, Jive's network of enterprise community managers and strategists.
Microsoft Suspends Windows RT 8.1 Update
News  |  10/21/2013  | 
Microsoft hasn't released a repair for RT devices bricked by a boot configuration "blue screen of death," but unofficial fix appears to work.
PaasLane Speeds Cloud App Migrations
News  |  10/20/2013  | 
Cloud Technology Partners launches system that simplifies migrating legacy applications into the generic cloud, says Amazon version is on the way.
Windows 8.1 Desktop PC Installs: 8 Tips
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
Windows 8 was a complete flop on non-touch desktop PCs but Windows 8.1 cures some headaches. Here's how desktop users can get the most out of Microsoft's new operating system.
Adobe Analytics Update Offers Real-Time Analysis
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
Upgrade to Adobe Analytics adds data visualization and mobile features, helps analysts identify anomalies and act upon rapidly changing data more efficiently.
Google In The Enterprise Survey: Mind The Gaps
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
There's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28% discourage or ban use of its productivity products. But progress could stall.
Mobile Geospatial Tool To Aid Military, First Responders
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
TouchShare's collaborative geospatial software provides real-time situation awareness tools on mobile devices.
Oracle Blends Real-Time, Visual Data Integration
News  |  10/18/2013  | 
Oracle Data Integrator morphs to look more like Informatica. GoldenGate upgrade cuts "real-time" latency.
Windows 8.1: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  10/17/2013  | 
Can Windows 8.1 avoid the fate of Windows 8? Take a look at Microsoft's newest OS.
Facebook Privacy For Teens: 5 Facts
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Facebook has again changed its privacy settings, enabling features that affect younger users. Here's what you should know.
Microsoft Surface: A Misunderstood Jewel
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Not a tablet, not a laptop, it's a third category of device.
Advance Your IT Career: Partner With Marketing
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
The CIO's best friend should be the CMO.
Why BofA Put Its Money On Optimization
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Becoming customer-centric means knowing how to deliver the best interaction at each customer touchpoint -- and that takes optimization software.
Windows 8.1: 10 Essential Upgrade Facts
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Microsoft hopes to improve on Windows 8's lackluster first year with Windows 8.1. But is Microsoft's new OS right for you?
Avaya Helps Developers Add Collaboration To Apps
News  |  10/16/2013  | 
Aura Collaboration Environment helps developers put teleconferencing, messaging and other collaboration services directly into business applications.
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.
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