Survey: Android Developers Unhappy
Some Android developers are frustrated with low application download volumes, poor marketplace design, and problems with Google Checkout.
OrderMotion Offers PivotLink BI To Online Retailers
In integrating PivotLink with its OMX product, OrderMotion adds a number of BI capabilities for its customers, including the ability to monitor sales trends for demand forecasting and to measure the lifetime value of customers.
The Myth of 360 Degree Views
We've all encountered the promise of 360-degree customer views, marketing-speak that asserts that BI solution X, CRM solution Y, or Sales Force Automation solution Z considers customer information from all angles. Yet I've never seen the "360-degree" claim fulfilled. Here's my take on 360-degree views and how they can finally becoming reality...
Android And Chrome OS: Google Vs. Google?
Would Google's Chrome OS spell more competition for Android than anything else? That's one of the possibilities looming for Google's browser-centric Linux distro, as on each closer inspection it looks that much less like a Windows killer.
10 ECM Basics and Gotchas to Avoid
Explore the crucial components of enterprise content management and the 10 pitfalls that undo efforts to capture, manage, store, preserve, secure and share information.
Real-World SEO Tips For SMBs
Search engine optimization expert Stephen Woessner -- author of "The Small Business Owner's Handbook To Search Engine Optimization: Increase Your Google Rankings, Double Your Site Traffic... In Just 15 Steps, Guaranteed." explains how businesses of all sizes can significantly boost their Web traffic in just a few weeks -- without investing anything besides their own time and expertise.
Be Transparent To The (Open) Core
"Transparency" is a vital term in open source: how easy is it to find out about some aspect of an open source project or product? Matthew Aslett of the 451 CAOS Theory blog went to find out how a number of vendors of open core products stacked up in this regard.
Text Data Quality: Mistakes and More
I wrote recently on Text Data Quality, looking at issues that affect analytical accuracy, that "the basic text data quality issue is that humans make mistakes, and the challenge is that people's natural-language mistakes defy easy, automated detection." This topic and related non-erroneous vagaries of human language bear further exploration...
Google's New Chrome OS Partner: Ubuntu
Among the people Google's partnering with to build Chrome OS, there's now a very familiar name: Canonical, the folks behind Ubuntu. In their words: "Canonical is contributing engineering to Google under contract" (for Chrome OS).
Reports of Perfectly-Balanced Hardware Configurations are Greatly Exaggerated
Data warehouse appliance and software appliance vendors like to claim that they've worked out just the right hardware configuration(s), and that a single configuration is correct for a fairly broad range of workloads. But there are a lot of reasons to be dubious about that. Specific vendor evidence includes...
Black Friday FOR SMBs, Not Just BY SMBs?
Typically, Black Friday is a sales event where companies offer big discounts to consumers to spur sales the day after Thanksgiving. But in today's economy (ITE) companies are also pushing Black Friday to their SMB customers.
Proprietary Software: Still Not Doomed, Sorry
These days, I can scarcely click a mouse without running headlong into some variety of punditry regarding the imminent death of proprietary software thanks to open source. Sorry, I don't believe proprietary software is digging its inevitable collective grave any more than the sun is about to go nova.
Google Chrome OS Unveiled: Nothing But The Web
Today Google aired a webcast where they whipped the curtains all the way off Google Chrome OS for the first time. It's about what most people expected: Chrome OS running on top of a thin layer of Linux, designed for netbooks -- and designed for people whose sole computing experience is the web. It's Google's netbook answer to Android.
Obama Team Challenges Web Developers
Having rebuilt Whitehouse.gov on the open source Drupal platform, President Obama's new media team is calling on the open source community for new ideas and technology.
Google Releases Chrome OS Code
Developers can now participate in the Chrome OS open source project and help Google bring its new operating system to market next year.
SAP Gets Microsoft Nod on Performance Management
SAP announced yesterday that Microsoft supports SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (formerly known as OutlookSoft) as a "preferred solution"... It makes sense that Microsoft would prefer SAP BusinessObjects' product over others in that it runs on the Microsoft platform...
Quark Promote Enters Web-To-Print Market
Buying print services over the Web isn't new, but design-software maker Quark is trying to up the ante with templates that pull together everything from brochures to business cards with a common theme. Oh, and free shipping, too.