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posted in February 2013
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Salesforce.com Caps Record Year, Eyes Acquisitions
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Fourth quarter and full-year financial results top estimates, but CEO Marc Benioff admits Salesforce.com needs more Marketing Cloud services muscle.
English Hospitals Look To Cloud To Curb Expenses
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Merseyside hospitals will use SaaS platform Expenses Health from vendor Software Europe to cut expenses by up to 18%. National Health Service hopes such implementations will help it cut targeted £20 billion from budget.
Predictive Analytics Improve Miami City Services
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Miami-Dade County is partnering with IBM to improve city policing, transportation and parks through predictive analytics.
Office 365 For Business: Worth The Upgrade?
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Microsoft shows love for SMBs with three new Office 365 packages. Should you return the affection?
U.K. Pushes Govt. IT To Use SMB Suppliers
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Coalition government aims to save money and spread its wealth by awarding 25% of its contract funds to small and midsize businesses by 2015.
Windows Blue: How Will Windows 8 Evolve?
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Windows Blue, Microsoft's alleged follow-up to Windows 8, may emerge by June. One prediction: Don't hold your breath for a retreat from the tiled look.
Did Yahoo's Mayer Slap Social In The Face?
Commentary  |  2/27/2013  | 
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's edict that all Yahoo employees must work in the office doesn't please social business technology fans. But Yahoo insists this is about much more than social.
Salesforce.com's New Message: It's The Customer, Stupid
Commentary  |  2/27/2013  | 
What's behind Salesforce.com's new 'customer company' spin? For starters, the previous social-centric message was not translating into sales.
Could A MOOC Ease Your Talent Problems?
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Boston's EdX partnership with MIT should spur CIOs to consider creating their own massive open online courses to fill skills gaps.
IE10 on Windows 7: 5 Essential Facts
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Four months after debuting on Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10 has finally come to Windows 7. Here are the five essential facts users should know.
Intel Unveils New Distribution For Apache Hadoop
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Third generation of Intel's Hadoop promises better performance and security and tighter integration with Intel's Xeon processors.
Secure Dropbox Files With DigitalQuick
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
DigitalQuick is an elegant encryption add-on that allows enterprises to use Dropbox for sensitive documents and information
Oracle: Eloqua Will Stay Friendly With Salesforce.com
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Oracle's roadmap for recently acquired Eloqua marketing suite shows continued support for Salesforce.com and Microsoft CRM applications.
Seeking Social Business Leaders For 2013
Commentary  |  2/25/2013  | 
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 1! Help us identify the organizations making the best use of social technologies in support of their businesses. We will showcase the winners at the E2 Conference in Boston.
EMC Brings Data Analysis Breakthrough To Hadoop
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
EMC's new Pivotal HD Hadoop distribution brings direct SQL querying to data stored on a big data cluster.
Cisco CEO: We're All In On Internet Of Everything
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
CEO John Chambers touts Internet of Everything as cornerstone of Cisco's strategy, urges business leaders to join push toward open standards and cross-industry collaboration.
Microsoft Surface Pro: Why One SMB Says No
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Microsoft's tablet doesn't suit every SMB. An engineering firm IT leader explains why Microsoft's Surface Pro isn't likely to end up in any of his users' hands.
Microsoft Surface Pro: Why 2 SMBs Say Yes
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
The long-term success of Microsoft's high-end tablet is no sure thing, but it has won some early admirers. Two SMBs explain why they're pro Surface Pro.
Gartner Magic Quadrant Looks Beyond Business Intelligence
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
'Leaders' quadrant gets crowded as Gartner sees companies moving from BI into analytics.
VCE Adds Smaller Vblocks To Attract SMBs
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Subsidiary of EMC and Cisco produces integrated server racks to expand into smaller business units.
Tablets Rock On: Education Tech Through The Ages
Slideshows  |  2/22/2013  | 
From tablets to Google Glasses, education technology has a colorful history. Take a look back and a peek forward.
Big Data Knows When Your Home Will Sell
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Target Data uses predictive modeling to forecast if a home is likely to sell within the next 30, 60 or 90 days. It says it's right 80% of the time.
8 LinkedIn Etiquette Mistakes
Slideshows  |  2/21/2013  | 
LinkedIn is not just another social network like Twitter where anything goes. Avoid these "don'ts" and avoid becoming a LinkedIn pariah.
10 Great Android Apps For Tablets
Slideshows  |  2/21/2013  | 
What Android apps really shine on tablets? Take a look at a few of our favorites.
Government IT Pros See Savings, Challenges In Big Data
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Big data may cut budgets, fight crime, cure diseases and personalize services, say federal and state IT officials in TechAmerica/SAP survey.
Big Data Myths Persist
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Big data hype has reached a level where some customers are actually avoiding labeling projects as big data, Tibco executives say.
Coursera Adds 29 University Partners From 13 Countries
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Nearly doubling its number of participating universities, Coursera adds major universities, goes international and adds lectures in French, Spanish, Chinese and Italian.
Microsoft: Outlook Making Progress Vs. Gmail
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
With Outlook.com, Microsoft takes aim at Google's search and email dominance. Redmond already claims more than 60 million users, but will more Gmail users defect?
Higher Education Tech Forecast Sees MOOC, Tablet Momentum
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Next waves will include gamification, learning analytics, 3-D printing and wearable technologies, according to the NMC Horizon report on new media in education.
Sage Sells 3 CRM Divisions To U.S. Partner
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
British software company will focus on its core technology stack for small and midsize businesses.
Big Data Dev Tools Too Slow, Startup Says
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Context Relevant, a modeling and analytics software developer, strives to make big data app development faster and less expensive for enterprises.
Windows 8: Microsoft's Progress Debated
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Windows 8 is one of those good news-bad news Microsoft products. For every sign of success, unanswered questions or signs of flagging momentum appear.
3 Reasons SMB Virtualization Projects Fail
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
Virtualization is a top priority for SMBs, yet problems like budget overruns are causing heartache. Here's advice on how to avoid common pitfalls.
Amazon Launches Redshift Data Warehousing As A Service
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
Amazon promises 10 times the performance at one-tenth the cost of on-premises data warehouses. Can it deliver?
Opera's WebKit Move Isolates Mozilla
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
Opera makes its browser more broadly appealing but diminishes diversity of the Web browser technology stack.
Online College Offers Academic Rigor At Bargain Prices
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
American Honors charges community college rates for top-notch courses, sets students up to transfer into a respected bachelor's degree program.
Oracle Slams Forrester 'Fusion Dilemma' Report
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
Oracle says analyst firm's note on contention between legacy applications and Fusion is 'speculative,' 'misrepresentative' and based on a dated, skewed survey.
Turning Raw Data Into Smart Data
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
Your organization may have a big data platform in place, but do you have a smart data strategy?
NBA Launches SAP Hana-Powered Basketball Statistics Site
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
SAP's in-memory database will enable NBA.com visitors to query more than 50 years of stats, including details on the latest games.
Amazon Drops Prices On Multiple Zone Database Service
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Amazon wants more of its relational database customers to upgrade to two "availability zones," which ensures automated failover in case of outages.
CRM Lands In Jail: Meet Illinois Offender-360
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Illinois Department of Corrections moves criminal records from aging mainframe environment to Microsoft Dynamics CRM cloud-based system.
SMB Keeps IT Simple With 30-Second Rule
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
The COO of FedArb says if he can't explain a new technology or app to his users in 30 seconds, it fails. His users are retired federal judges.
How U.K. Travel Company Ensured Happy Holidays
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Site freezes are very bad news for travel retailers. Here's how Thomas Cook's U.K. team addressed performance problems in time for a busy holiday booking period.
Are Businesses Waiting For Windows 9?
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
Analysts don't expect Windows 8 to establish enterprise dominance -- but Microsoft's real problem continues to be lack of enthusiasm from consumers.
Apigee Analyzes Big Data From Public APIs
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
: Apigee adds big data analytics to API management services to help companies understand how customers are using their applications.
MicroStrategy Doubles Down On Mobile, Data Visualization
Commentary  |  2/13/2013  | 
Business intelligence vendor focuses on mobile, cloud, social and visual analysis amid a tight battle with SAP, Oracle, QlikTech and Tableau.
Netbooks Hang Strong In Classrooms
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Netbooks will continue to lead tablets and laptops in education sales this year, predicts ABI Research.
Oracle Appeals Google Verdict, Fights 'Software Exceptionalism'
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Oracle tries to undo Google's successful defense of Android by claiming that software code is no different than literary text in matters of copyright.
Smartphones Hit Schools, MDM Vendors Don Thinking Caps
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Want to block Angry Birds while a student is inside your school's Wi-Fi geo-fence? There's an MDM app for that.
IBM's Big Data Strategy: Combine And Conquer
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Big Blue is gobbling up big data companies at a steady clip. What's the method behind the madness?
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