Content tagged with Software - posted in December 2011 - InformationWeek
Content tagged with Software
posted in December 2011
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Citrix Receiver One Answer to BYOD
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Desktop virtualization tools like Citrix Receiver give employee-owned iOS and Android devices access to Microsoft Office apps and data.
WellPoint Taps IBM Watson For Cancer Decision Support
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
Los Angeles cancer institute will also contribute to the project, which aims to use Watson-based technology to improve treatment outcomes.
4 Questions SMBs Should Ask Outsourcing Vendors
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
Small and midsize businesses that plan to outsource their IT operations need to ask these four questions before signing the dotted line.
Mobile App Inventory Crosses 1 Million Mark
Commentary  |  12/22/2011  | 
Apple's App Store is the biggest, but it's the only one of seven app stores that didn't post double-digit growth in 2011.
IBM Acquires Social Services Software Developer
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Curam Software will bolster IBM's Smarter Cities strategy to help governments use technology to better deliver citizen services.
Novell Vs. Microsoft Ends In Mistrial
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Jurors unable to reach a verdict on Novell's claims that Microsoft intentionally sought to destroy WordPerfect and Quattro.
Telligent Buys Leverage Software To Boost Cloud Power
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Acquisition strengthens Telligent's cloud computing and enterprise social networking products.
5 Innovations IBM Says Will Change Your Life
Commentary  |  12/19/2011  | 
Mind-reading PCs, people-powered generators, and an end to passwords could all become realities within the next five years, according to Big Blue.
Social Business In 2012: Enter The Water Dragon
Commentary  |  12/19/2011  | 
I hope to see the term "social business" bite the dust in 2012. Enterprise 2.0 is about individualism, data, new management models, and architecture.
Microsoft's Dumbest And Smartest Moves Of 2011
Commentary  |  12/19/2011  | 
The past year was one of highs and lows for the world’s biggest software company. Here are seven reasons why.
Top 20 IT Trends In 2011
Commentary  |  12/19/2011  | 
The business technology sector went through a lot of changes in 2011. What follows is my list of the most important themes, events, products, and people of the past year.
SAP Steps Up Mobile, Cloud And In-Memory Commitments
Commentary  |  12/19/2011  | 
SAP spotlights innovation, customer success and new partnerships with Google, Tableau and Tibco at its Influencer Summit.
IBM Acquires Analytics Specialist Emptoris
News  |  12/16/2011  | 
Big Blue continues to bet big on the business analytics and intelligence markets.
Oracle Accused Of Lies, Extortion By N.J. University
News  |  12/16/2011  | 
Montclair State University lawsuit claims Oracle purposely over-promised off-the-shelf ERP functionality it couldn't deliver.
Process Analysis: A Necessary First Step To Automation
Commentary  |  12/15/2011  | 
Process automation has many benefits, but getting there can be tricky. Start with small, targeted projects.
What To Look For In Automation Products
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Our survey respondents are mostly satisfied with the automation their tool vendors provide--but there's room for improvement.
Data Center Automation: Why It's Time To Move
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Cloud environments are driving data center automation and making it more difficult to do. But if you want to free up resources for other priorities, it's a must.
Windows Server 8: An Inside Look
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
We drill into the good and bad of Microsoft's forthcoming OS and share exclusive survey results on IT deployment plans.
Microsoft Office 365 Vs. Google Apps: Compliance Clash
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Microsoft dials up the rhetoric and says take that, unidentified competitor whose name begins with the letters "Google."
4 Tech Trends For SMBs In 2012
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Small and midsize businesses should expect changes in cloud, social, and mobile approaches, for starters.
7 Enterprise Social Platforms Think Beyond Facebook
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Want a "Facebook for the enterprise" to help improve collaboration? These 7 players show today's wide range of options for internal social networking.
Humana Acquires Anvita To Bolster Healthcare Analytics
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
Clinical analytics provide actionable data to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs as accountable care organizations take hold.
SAP: We'll Be No. 2 Database Player By 2015
News  |  12/14/2011  | 
At SAP Influencer Summit in Boston, SAP unveils plans for cloud hiring spree and Hana-led database push. Can it push by IBM, Microsoft, and Teradata in just 3 years?
The Case For A Holistic View Of The Enterprise Software Market
Commentary  |  12/13/2011  | 
It's getting increasingly difficult to cover a broad swath of each vendor's product portfolio in order to give customers all the insight they need.
5 Moves Microsoft Must Make In 2012
Commentary  |  12/13/2011  | 
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's to-do list for 2012 should include acquisitions, a strong tablet launch, and a move into services.
Android Infected? Microsoft Offers WP7 Giveaway
News  |  12/13/2011  | 
Contest will award free Windows Phone 7 smartphones to five Android owners with the worst malware horror stories.
LotusLive Gets Social Project Management Tools
News  |  12/13/2011  | 
Trilog's ProjExec app brings Microsoft Project and Facebook-style features to IBM's environment for collaboration in the cloud.
Microsoft OneNote Arrives For iPad
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
Note-taking app gets new features geared to the tablet interface.
Enterprise 2.0's New Debate: Dam the Streams?
Commentary  |  12/12/2011  | 
Social action has become part of a constantly flowing river of stimulation called the stream. Two schools of thought say leave it, or tame it.
12 Enterprise IT Resolutions For 2012
Slideshows  |  12/12/2011  | 
From taking mobile to the next level to preparing for a hybrid cloud world, we offer a dozen suggestions for moving toward progressive IT.
SAP Tries To Leapfrog On Social Analysis
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
SAP says NetBase partnership will help companies tap Facebook and Twitter and drive better enterprise apps decisions.
Dell Resellers Pitch EHRs To Physicians
News  |  12/12/2011  | 
Computer maker partners with value-added resellers on electronic health record hardware, software, and services for small medical practices.
Microsoft Dynamics Has Become Microsoft's Locus Of Innovation
Commentary  |  12/11/2011  | 
The enterprise software portfolio is the lodestar for every important piece of technology the company produces.
Badly Programmed Apps Costing IT More
News  |  12/9/2011  | 
Cast Software's analysis of 365 million lines of code shows hurry-up development passes along problems to enterprise IT.
Google Currents: Another Half-Baked Google Launch
Commentary  |  12/9/2011  | 
Google debuted digital reader Google Currents Thursday. My verdict: It's no Flipboard.
DARPA Wants More From Military Sensor Data
News  |  12/9/2011  | 
Defense research agency funds wants to bridge the language gap between military sensor data and what human analysts can discern.
Social Network Analytics Saves Lives In Iraq
News  |  12/8/2011  | 
Army intelligence to stop roadside bombs came from an unexpected source: an experimental system that organizes unstructured data on officers' social network.
HP-Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Eyes Regulated Enterprises
News  |  12/8/2011  | 
HP-Microsoft alliance lets CIOs use a hybrid approach, including private cloud with security and service levels strong enough for highly-regulated industries. Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync services are part of the offering.
The Key To A Successful SuccessFactors Acquisition For SAP
Commentary  |  12/8/2011  | 
The enterprise software vendor must move fast to get this acquisition right and get it right the first time.
IBM Expands Cloud App Portfolio With DemandTec Buy
News  |  12/8/2011  | 
Deal is latest sign that Big Blue wants to go beyond infrastructure and be a player in business applications.
EMC Release Promises All-Purpose Big-Data Platform
News  |  12/8/2011  | 
EMC Greenplum Unified Analytics Platform unites relational database, Hadoop, and a mix of query and processing techniques.
How Starbucks Taps 7 Tech Trends
Slideshows  |  12/8/2011  | 
Starbucks put mobile payments on the menu early, but it's just warming up with cloud computing and big data analytics. Here are 7 ways that Starbucks CIO Stephen Gillett, InformationWeek's 2011 Chief of the Year, utilizes emerging tech.
Windows 8 Store: 8 Ways It Beats Apple
News  |  12/7/2011  | 
Microsoft lifts the curtain on its forthcoming Windows 8 Store in a bid to attract developers to create Metro apps.
How Avaya Is Embracing Social, Consumerization Trends
Commentary  |  12/7/2011  | 
Geek fun: getting the full Flare Experience of unified communications in a tour of Avaya's executive briefing center.
Dell Offers SMBs More Cloud Services
News  |  12/7/2011  |'s customer service suite joins Dell's growing cloud platform for CRM and related functions.
Clarizen Brings Social To Salesforce, Intacct Work Management
News  |  12/6/2011  | 
Cloud application combo links, Intacct financial reporting to its own work execution management tools.
SunGard Promises 99.9% Uptime For SAP Cloud Apps
News  |  12/5/2011  | 
Enterprise-level services in the cloud include multiple layers of security, secured line communications, and guaranteed service levels for production environments.
HP Bundles Box's Cloud
News  |  12/5/2011  | 
Enterprise PC buyers can now get cloud storage and collaboration services with their HP computers.
SAP Builds Out Services Menu With SuccessFactors
Commentary  |  12/5/2011  | 
Purchase is latest move as enterprise software vendors race to develop a cloud presence and offer business resources to customers eager to use cloud-based services.
Should SAP + SuccessFactors Worry
Commentary  |  12/5/2011  | 
Co-CEO Bill McDermott tells InformationWeek deal will vault SAP to No. 1 in software-as-a-service subscribers and No. 2 in SaaS revenue.
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