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Windows 8: 8 Things SMBs Should Know
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Microsoft released the beta version of its much-revamped operating system for PCs and tablets. Here are some key facts for smaller companies.
Windows 8 Beta: 8 Insights For IT
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview, now available for download, gives valuable information to enterprise IT pros preparing for the final version.
Facebook Revamps Pages For Businesses
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
"Sponsored stories," along with premium ads, now eligible for distribution in the Facebook newsfeed. Check out this and five other key changes.
Microsoft Launches Windows 8 Consumer Preview
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Windows 8 beta software gives public first chance to check out OS that will be crucial to Microsoft's efforts to become relevant in the tablet market.
CIOs Must Beware Private Cloud Plan Hijackers
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
Employees with something to lose will try to thwart your private cloud plans. The boss needs to take charge.
Microsoft, Hortonworks Expand Hadoop Partnership
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
ODBC driver for Hive will enable Microsoft Excel and PowerPivot for Excel users to explore Hadoop data.
4 Cloud Computing Pain Points That Still Hurt
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
In a cloud project, common sense gets you only so far: then the pain really kicks in. Consider these four issues still plaguing even the experts.
Pentaho, DataStax Build Ties To Ease NoSQL Data Movement
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Open-source Kettle data integration software provides a drag-and-drop approach to getting information into and out of Cassandra.
The Rise Of The Hybrid Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/27/2012  | 
As on-premises ERP dies a slow death, the hybrid enterprise, not pure SaaS, will be the dominant model for some time to come.
Accenture CIO Vision Emphasizes Social, Contextual IT
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Social and mobile data lead big themes in Accenture's technology vision for 2012.
4 Ways SMBs Can Score With Gamification
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Small and midsize businesses are well-positioned to take advantage of gamification. Here's some expert advice on how to use the growing trend to get closer to your customers.
Oracle Exalytics: When Late Is Better Than Never
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
In-memory appliance promises to turbocharge business intelligence and analytic apps, but its biggest appeal will be to IT shops with an all-Oracle commitment.
Chart.io Seeks To Shake Up BI
News  |  2/26/2012  | 
Startup's cloud-based business intelligence solution takes on entrenched on-premises BI providers.
Yammer's Game Plan: CEO David Sacks Explains All
Commentary  |  2/24/2012  | 
Sacks discusses the virtues of enterprise social networking in the cloud, the viral virtues of freemium, and how to kill an unsanctioned Yammer network.
8 More Ways Windows 8 Could Be Great
Commentary  |  2/24/2012  | 
From SkyDrive integration to picture passwords and Office apps, significant changes to Microsoft's new OS make it barely recognizable compared to predecessors.
Microsoft Windows 8, Server 8 Near Beta Test
News  |  2/24/2012  | 
Microsoft's OS and server OS at the core of its mobile and cloud-era architecture approach a big milestone, along with Visual Studio 11.
What Salesforce.com Results Say About Oracle Battle
Commentary  |  2/23/2012  | 
Salesforce.com keeps furthering its reach into more corners of its customers' operations. The competition has noticed.
Chronology Of An Outsourcing Disaster
Commentary  |  2/23/2012  | 
Austin Energy's deal with IBM for a new billing system has gone painfully awry, internal emails reveal, resulting in lost revenue for the utility and outraged customers.
OnLive Desktop Brings Windows Apps To iPad
News  |  2/23/2012  | 
Virtual desktop based on cloud gaming tech claims to bring speedier Microsoft Office, Flash to iPad than market leader Citrix Receiver can deliver.
Veterans Affairs May Dump Microsoft Office
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Department will consider Web-based suites as it looks to replace current hodgepodge of Microsoft Office versions.
Mozilla Marketplace Prepares To Sell Web Apps
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Maker of Firefox looks beyond the browser, plans to challenge Apple, Google, and Microsoft by introducing an app store of its own.
Wrike Adds Workload View To Project Management Software
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Managers can view assignment distribution to make better use of employee resources, resolve scheduling conflicts.
10 Android App Hidden Gems
Slideshows  |  2/22/2012  | 
Heard enough about Angry Birds and Pandora? Check out these 10 lesser-known Android apps to enhance your productivity, well-being, and more.
Exo Document Collaboration Portal Blends In Social
News  |  2/22/2012  | 
Open source document management tools now joined by social collaboration features on Java portal.
Social Media Week: Business Metrics Take Spotlight
Commentary  |  2/21/2012  | 
At the global social event that expanded to 21 cities this year, business metrics dominated discussion. Hot topics included analytics and internal social business tools.
3 Bring Your Own Device Risks For SMBs
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Small and midsize businesses can reap real rewards from letting employees bring their own devices to work, but must also manage the dangers.
An App Isn't A Mobile Strategy
Commentary  |  2/21/2012  | 
You might only need part of an app, or just one piece of data, on a mobile device to make a process better.
Microsoft Office For iPad Nears Release?
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Microsoft appears close to debuting a version of its Office productivity suite for Apple's iPad.
Teradata Builds Big Data Pipeline To Hadoop
News  |  2/21/2012  | 
Hortonworks will collaborate with Teradata on cooperative data exchange tools and a reference guide for when--and how--to use Hadoop.
Free WinZip For iOS Handles Email Attachments
News  |  2/19/2012  | 
iPhones and iPads are pretty bad at handling email Zip file attachments. WinZip for iOS fixes the problem for free but lacks features common in other file managers.
Apple Gatekeeper Moves Mac Into iOS's Walled Garden
Commentary  |  2/17/2012  | 
Whitelisting is the future of desktop application security, and Apple is taking a particularly controlling approach to it in Mountain Lion.
18-Month Rollouts: Nothing To Brag About
Commentary  |  2/17/2012  | 
With technology evolving so rapidly, entering into lengthy enterprise IT contracts seems foolish.
Oracle MySQL Gets NoSQL-Savvy Upgrade
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
Oracle promises faster performance, improved scaling, and Memcached API access to NoSQL databases.
The Shadow IT Threat
Commentary  |  2/16/2012  | 
Rogue IT groups outside the main IT organization pose both pros and cons--and won't disappear anytime soon.
Socialcast Enters The Thank You Business
News  |  2/16/2012  | 
Socialcast Thanks, a premium add-on to the enterprise social networking platform, provides a customizable tool for employee recognition.
Google Algorithm Sorts Chemical Links For Scientists
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
Google's search method turns out to be useful for more than just finding relevant Web pages. It works just as well on chemical links, which can help scientists design new medicines for treating disease.
10 iPad Problems, Solved
Slideshows  |  2/15/2012  | 
Don't let iPad annoyances drive you crazy or steal your time. We've chased down solutions to vexing iPad problems.
Oracle Shakes Up Talent, Performance Management
News  |  2/15/2012  | 
Oracle's acquisition of Taleo and SAP's of SuccessFactors are sending tremors through the world of software built around people and talent.
Lifecycle Of An Enterprise Social Community (So Far)
Commentary  |  2/15/2012  | 
Consider these lessons we've learned in the first four years of building an internal enterprise community.
Gartner BI And Data Warehouse Quadrants: More Science, Less 'Magic'
Commentary  |  2/14/2012  | 
Gartner's 2012 business intelligence and data warehousing vendor analyses reveal more customer survey work, fewer dark arts.
9 Startups That Caught IBM's Eye
Slideshows  |  2/14/2012  | 
With applications for jobs ranging from cancer detection to retail pricing, nine data-driven small and midsize businesses (SMBs) vied for Global Entrepreneur of the Year at IBM's SmartCamp competition.
Big Data, Big Social, Big MDM
Commentary  |  2/14/2012  | 
InformationWeek's Valley View will air live this Thursday. It will feature Rikard Steiber, Google's global marketing director for mobile and social, and startup Chart.io, which aims to put business intelligence into the hands of the everyday user.
Firefox Browser Planned For Windows 8 Tablets
News  |  2/14/2012  | 
Mozilla Intends to develop a version of its Web browser for the Metro interface, but will need some cooperation from Microsoft.
Centrify Sets Mobile Device Management Free
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
Maintaining control of mobile devices in a company might be a challenge, but it's becoming a less costly one.
SAS Prepares Hadoop-Powered In-Memory BI Platform
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
SAS says high-performance product for business intelligence will bring big-data scale, in-memory speed, and advanced analytic power to ordinary business users.
Windows 8 On ARM Won't Run Old Apps
News  |  2/13/2012  | 
Microsoft wants to create a closed Metro ecosystem for ARM tablets, which means no legacy support for existing Windows software.
Big Data Brings Customer Challenges, Opportunities To Banks
News  |  2/10/2012  | 
As banks amass exabytes of data on their customers, they are responsible for mining and responsibly using it.
The Public Sector CRM Opportunity
Commentary  |  2/9/2012  | 
Disconnected governments and disempowered citizens are why we need a full-blown, nationwide public sector CRM program.
9 Powerful Business Uses For Tablet Computers
Slideshows  |  2/9/2012  | 
From the warehouse to the sales floor, see how companies creatively use iPads and other tablets to save time and money, sell more, and delight customers. Tablets may even find a home on garbage trucks.
Socialtext, NetDocuments Team Up On Social Collaboration
News  |  2/9/2012  | 
The nonprofit ClimateWorks Foundation integrates the social and content management tools to boost communication across its global network.
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