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posted in December 2012
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6 Things Microsoft Must Do In 2013
Commentary  |  12/31/2012  | 
This could be a make or break year as Microsoft looks to establish itself in mobile, cloud and other hot new markets while fending off challenges to its Windows franchise.
5 Cloud App Trends To Expect In 2013
Commentary  |  12/27/2012  | 
We'll see more mobile options and embedded analytics, of course, but surprises will include growth in financial apps and big-data insights.
Nexus 7 Android Tablets for Christmas At DoubleDutch
News  |  12/24/2012  | 
Why did the founder of Mobile CRM company DoubleDutch give his employees Android Nexus 7 Tablets for XMas? He wanted to inspire them to develop for the platform — not just for the iPad — and explained how enterprise app development is fundamentally changing the way enterprise business is done.
Why One SMB Sticks With Windows XP: Truckload Of Toner
News  |  12/21/2012  | 
For budget-constrained small businesses, the decision to upgrade from XP is complicated by older networks, peripherals, applications, and, in this case, a multi-year stockpile of printer supplies.
Email Overload: Disease Or Symptom?
Commentary  |  12/20/2012  | 
Email overload is a symptom of larger management dysfunctions. Why are your employees spending so much time covering themselves for every little thing?
Best Of InformationWeek 2012: 12 Must-Reads
News  |  12/20/2012  | 
Catch up on the best of what InformationWeek had to offer this year, from profiles of top CIOs to investigations of tech security gone wrong.
Massive Open Online Courses Meet Higher Ed
News  |  12/20/2012  | 
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are prompting discussion about higher education's future and business model.
Oracle Buys Eloqua: Watch Out Salesforce?
News  |  12/20/2012  | 
Eloqua buy represents the latest move in Oracle's "marketing cloud" acquisitions duel with Salesforce.com.
Microsoft's Big Hits And Misses Of 2012
Commentary  |  12/20/2012  | 
The past year saw some big wins, and big setbacks, for Microsoft. And then there's the special case of Windows 8.
CloudVelocity Seeks To Champion Enterprise Hybrid Cloud
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Startup maps out applications, creates clones and moves them to cloud data center.
2012's Most Memorable Reader Comments
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
From Apple's iPad Mini to outsourcing, you had plenty to say. Take a look back at some of this year's heated technology discussions.
Social Enterprise 2013: Opportunities And Obstacles
Commentary  |  12/19/2012  | 
Big changes such as integrating social tools with business take time. Remember that in slow-moving revolutions, the persistent are as likely to be successful as the bold.
11 Amazing Apps Of 2012
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Here are 11 applications that mattered in 2012 -- and a hint at what's to come. Each underscores meaningful software trends.
7 SMB Technology Predictions For 2013
Commentary  |  12/19/2012  | 
What's in store for small and midsize business technology in the New Year?
IBM Gets $4.5 Million Tax Break On Analytics Center
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Columbus grants Big Blue incentive package as IBM pledges to create hundreds of new jobs in big data analytics.
Oracle Q2 Results: Ellison Spins On Sun
Commentary  |  12/19/2012  | 
CEO Larry Ellison talks up Oracle's Sun acquisition even as hardware sales slide 23%. Software sales rise.
Google Maps Spurs iOS 6 Adoption
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Data from mobile advertising networks suggests that many iPhone owners updated their devices to iOS 6 after Google Maps became available again.
Salesforce.com Motivates Sales Teams With Work.com
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Cloud vendor's sales apps are the first to gain new social recognition, reward and performance-management capabilities.
Microsoft Surface RT Best Tablet Ever, 'Reviewers' Gush
Commentary  |  12/18/2012  | 
Windows 8 tablet may not be posting big sales numbers, but everyone who bought one from Best Buy claims to love it unconditionally.
Teambox Bundles Box Storage With Social Collaboration
News  |  12/17/2012  | 
Project-oriented social collaboration tool Teambox offers Box integration along with 15 gigabytes per user of free storage.
Oracle Upgrades NoSQL Database, Big Data Appliance
News  |  12/17/2012  | 
Oracle NoSQL Database 2.0 gains management features, while the Oracle Big Data Appliance gets new software, more powerful Intel chips.
In Search Of Social Business Excellence
Commentary  |  12/17/2012  | 
Vala Afshar, chief customer officer of Enterasys Networks, celebrates his firm's social business success story, from Chatter to Twitter, in "The Pursuit of Social Business Excellence."
Big Data Tip: Don't Save Everything
News  |  12/17/2012  | 
No wonder you're overloaded by ever-growing volumes of data. You're saving too much, advises Digi International exec.
Google+ Gains 24 Fresh Features
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
Mobile Google+ apps for Android and iOS get updated, along with Events and Hangouts.
Microsoft Surface Hits Best Buy, Staples
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
Windows 8 tablet now available at retail outlets as Microsoft looks to jumpstart sales.
6 Key BYO Skills For SMB IT Pros
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
The bring-your-own era will change the skill set required to manage SMB IT environments. Here are the roles you'll need to embrace to survive.
Corona Labs Corrals A Cloud
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Corona acquires Game Minion to help gaming app developers connect to backend services.
9 Bargain IT Tools For SMBs
Slideshows  |  12/13/2012  | 
Stretch your IT budget with open source and free products and services. Added win: Open source tools' opportunity for customization.
Oracle Acquires DataRaker For Utility Analytics
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Big data deal gives Oracle a cloud-based platform for analyzing vast datasets generated by electric, gas and water utilities.
Michael Dell, Bill Clinton Share The Stage
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Dell World: The new Dell is here, and CEO Dell and former President Clinton look to technology's role in the future.
Google Nixes Apps For Windows 8, Windows Phone
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Google says development dollars are wasted on Microsoft's mobile and tablet platforms.
Couchbase Broadens Its NoSQL Database
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Couchbase challenges 10Gen's MongoDB grip on document-oriented applications, adds JSON support to its key value store database.
Michael Dell: Our Transformation Is Complete
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
Dell CEO goes one-on-one with InformationWeek to discuss his company's future in software, services, servers, tablets and PCs -- but not smartphones.
Isabel Opens Online Diagnostic System To Consumers
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
Online symptom checker helps patients and doctors work together to find the proper diagnosis.
Big Data Revolution Will Be Led By Revolutionaries
Commentary  |  12/12/2012  | 
Why "old-guard" vendors didn't make our list of big data vendors to watch in 2013.
ClearStory Puts Big Data Into Business Users' Hands
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
ClearStory CEO discusses how "converged analysis" lets users analyze data from internal and external sources, in latest episode of InformationWeek Valley View.
Kaggle Crowdsources The Data Scientist Problem
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
Why poll just one data scientist when you can tap the expertise of 65,000? See how Kaggle aims to make that easier in the latest episode of Valley View.
How The USO Makes Most Of Cloud
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
IT strategy behind the USO's mission to support American troops worldwide includes carefully-built business cases for cloud projects.
Big Data's Surprising Uses: From Lady Gaga To CIA
Slideshows  |  12/11/2012  | 
As big data analytics rapidly become mainstream, the technology shows promise in many unexpected places. Check out who's tapping into big data.
3 Ways SMBs Can Leverage Big Data
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
ClickFuel CEO and former Monster.com executive Steve Pogorzelski shares his advice on big data and small business.
Microsoft Surface Coming To Store Near You?
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
Microsoft hopes broader retail distribution strategy will boost Surface sales, says analyst.
Windows 8 Sales Plagued By Tablet Delays
Commentary  |  12/7/2012  | 
Windows 8 tablets powered by Intel's Atom "Clover Trail" chip were supposed to hit the price-performance sweet spot -- but just try finding one.
Google Apps No Longer Free For Businesses
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
Paid version of Google Apps suits businesses better, Google insists.
IBM Launches Cloud Docs; Eyes Google, Microsoft
News  |  12/7/2012  | 
IBM gets serious about becoming a player in end-user cloud services for the enterprise.
Mark Hurd Interview: Oracle Leading Or Following?
Commentary  |  12/6/2012  | 
Oracle President Mark Hurd talks strategy with InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson and some CIO customers. Watch the interview and read our analysis.
In MLB.com Challenge, College Students Pitch Tech Ideas
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Major League Baseball, Syracuse University partner on hackathon to give students real-world career experience and the league new ideas to engage fans.
Dell Taps Own Social Expertise For New Services
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Dell continues to evolve away from its PC roots with a new social media consultation service.
Amazon Redshift Leaves On-Premises Opening, Says ParAccel
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Amazon's new Redshift data warehousing service is billed as a game changer, but the supplier of its underlying database says lots of customers won't go for the cloud service.
7 Strategies To Meld Social With Business Process
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Organizations value social collaboration, but integrating it into business processes is not the norm, finds AIIM survey.
Windows Phone 8: Challenger Keeps Fighting
News  |  12/5/2012  | 
Microsoft exec Greg Sullivan takes a deep dive into Windows Phone 8 on the most recent episode of InformationWeek Valley View.
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