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posted in April 2012
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What DataSift Customer Sentiment Analysis Shows
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
In this video chat from our latest episode of Valley View, we talk with DataSift CEO Rob Bailey about what differentiates his customer sentiment analysis tools.
Oracle Insists Google's Clean Room Was Dirty
News  |  4/30/2012  | 
As the two sides deliver their closing arguments in the trial's copyright phase, Google maintains it played by the book. Did Google's file cabinet prop win over the jury?
After Flashback, Apple Walled Gardens Won't Help
Commentary  |  4/27/2012  | 
Apple and other vendors will use the Flashback botnet as reason to move forward with desktop walled garden restrictions. Here's why that approach won't cut malware.
The Google Phone That Never Was
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
Evidence at the Oracle v. Google trial reveals what the original Google Phone prototype looked like, before Apple's iPhone moved the goal posts. Related Android revenue information is also enlightening.
LinkedIn iPad App: Plenty To Like
News  |  4/26/2012  | 
LinkedIn's new application for the Apple iPad serves as a hub for business connections, news, and social networking in one slick, though not perfect, package.
Salesforce.com's Benioff And Infor's Phillips: A Fireside Chat
Commentary  |  4/26/2012  | 
Two maverick executives discuss their recent partnership, the direction of enterprise software, and war stories from two decades in the software industry.
Apple CEO: Hybrid Tablets Doomed
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
Without naming rival Windows 8 tablets specifically, Tim Cook says convertible laptop-tablet systems are kludgy compromises that will please no one. Microsoft and its tablet partners disagree.
Infor Reinvented: Enterprise Software's 'Biggest Startup'
News  |  4/25/2012  | 
Charles Phillips reintroduces Infor after a 16-month transformation that has yielded a newly aggressive apps vendor some now call 'Inforacle.'
Oracle Grills Google's Schmidt, Rubin
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Oracle, Google trial heats up as Oracle lawyers get crack at Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, who insists that Sun supported Android.
Yammer Update Emphasizes Enterprise, Cloud Search
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Enterprise social network expands search functionality to include activity feeds from applications, including those in the cloud, and adds premium groups for departmental signups.
10 Must-See Tech Product Ideas From Startups
Slideshows  |  4/24/2012  | 
Can you spot tech's next big thing? Check out ten hot new ideas, fresh from the Demo show, that could impact the way you work and play.
Windows 8 Release Preview Set For June
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Microsoft announcement sparks speculation that final version of Windows 8 may ship as early as October.
Oracle Overhauls JD Edwards ERP Applications
News  |  4/24/2012  | 
Oracle adds productivity, reporting, and compliance updates to a portfolio that has already seen sweeping changes during the past year.
How American Greetings' E-Store Preps For Mother's Day
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Take an inside look at how Cardstore.com, acquired by American Greetings, achieved a 100-fold increase in traffic carrying capacity, to pave the way for this year's wave of Mother's Day card orders.
Microsoft System Center 2012 Focuses On Private Cloud
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Microsoft expands its role in the data center with private cloud management tools, new cross-hypervisor management capabilities.
Google Challenges Oracle Copyright Claim
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Judge will decide the issue of API copyrights, a turn of events that improves Google's position. But not everything went Google's way on Monday.
Skype For Windows Phone: Hands-On First Look
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Skype for Windows Phone lags behind the experience available to Android and iOS devices, based on my experience trying it out on a Nokia Lumia 800.
Adobe Serves Up Creative Cloud Buffet
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Blending cloud and desktop software offerings, Adobe makes the latest upgrade to its Creative Suite products available as an all-you-can-eat buffet, for a monthly fee.
10 App Stars For New iPad Screen
Slideshows  |  4/23/2012  | 
Apple optimized its core tablet apps, including iMovie and iPhoto, for the new iPad. But look what else you can do with the gorgeous new Retina display.
Infor Socializes, Localizes Its Enterprise Apps
News  |  4/23/2012  | 
Infor blends social-networking and a cloud-based tax and regulatory approach with its down-to-business ERP systems.
Gmail Analytics: Gain Insights, Improve Your Productivity
News  |  4/20/2012  | 
It's not quite big data, but even a modest amount of data about the way you use Gmail has the potential to make you more productive.
Microsoft Earnings Show Enterprise Strength, Consumer Weakness
Commentary  |  4/20/2012  | 
Microsoft Q3 earnings report reveals strong growth in business market but anemic gadget sales. Is it time for Redmond to jettison its consumer offerings?
Amazon: Era Of Data Centers Ending
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
At Amazon Web Service Summit 2012, Amazon's Adam Selipski cites "undeniable signs" of a cloud transition. Within 20 years, most enterprises will run entirely in the cloud, he says.
Oracle, Google Struggle To Explain APIs To Jury
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
Day four of Oracle's copyright and patent lawsuit against Google's Android OS brings a lesson in API design and programming that even the judge declares 'confusing.'
Oracle Vs. Google: Tour The Evidence
Slideshows  |  4/19/2012  | 
Oracle and Google continue to fight a nasty courtroom battle over patent and copyright claims involving Java and mobile phones. Consider some of the crucial evidence introduced so far.
Workday Courts Mobile Users, Large Enterprises
News  |  4/19/2012  | 
Cloud-based ERP vendor adds HTML5 mobile support, upgrades financial, HR, and payroll features.
Marketo's Crowd Factory Deal Underscores Rise Of Social Marketing
Commentary  |  4/18/2012  | 
By helping companies reach customers through Facebook and Twitter as well as e-mail, banners, and keywords, Marketo plans to socialize marketing automation.
Scrybe Extends Social Desktop To Browsers, Smartphones
News  |  4/18/2012  | 
Scrybe's Convo (formerly Convofy) adds options while continuing to promote an Adobe Air interface to its enterprise social network.
Google Gmail Back After Limited Outage
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
Service disruption affected less than 2% of the 350 million Gmail users worldwide.
Google: Oracle Wants To Glom Onto Android's Success
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
Day two of trial featured Oracle CEO Larry Ellison on the stand, plus Google assertions that case boils down to Oracle trying to latch onto Android's accomplishments.
2 Lessons Learned Managing Big Data In Cloud
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
Wordnik, world's fastest-updating dictionary, explains its move from MySQL to NoSQL and a new architecture designed to run on Amazon EC2.
A Formula 1 Racing Team's Mobile Development Makeover
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
Are your SMB's mobile apps any good? IT chief for Lotus F1 racing team shares how he answered that question and improved mobile app development techniques.
Windows 8 Coming In 4 Editions
News  |  4/17/2012  | 
Windows 8 will ship in two fewer versions than Windows 7 did, as Microsoft looks to streamline its OS offerings.
Oracle, Google Trial: Goliath Vs. Goliath
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Oracle hopes to convince a jury that Google's Android operating system tramples its Java intellectual property rights. There's no David here, and both companies have much to lose.
6 Ways Healthcare Can Assess Data Strategy
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Healthcare organizations' ability to compete will hinge on how well they manage their clinical and financial data, says new CSC study.
Moxie Tightens Integration With Salesforce For Easier Mashups
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Moxie's chat and email services services now will be available through the Salesforce AppExchange, while ServiceCloud users will be able to tap the Moxie knowledge base.
SAP 'Skins Knee' With First Quarter 2012 Financial Results
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
SAP software revenues and profits fall short of analyst expectations as North American market suffers "sales execution issues."
Office 15 Launch May Trail Windows 8
News  |  4/16/2012  | 
Leaked Microsoft document shows Office 15 release date after the crucial holiday selling season for Windows 8 tablets.
4 Ways IT's Role Changing Faster Than Expected
Commentary  |  4/16/2012  | 
Analysts at the Corporate Executive Board say you'd better update your five-year plan, because a series of radical shifts around IT's value, ownership, and role are happening sooner than envisioned.
6 Ways To Run Windows On An iPad
News  |  4/13/2012  | 
Want full access to Windows-based business productivity tools, without giving up your iPad? Check out these six options.
Microsoft Wins Its Largest Cloud Rollout Yet
News  |  4/13/2012  | 
Microsoft beats out Google and IBM to provide online apps, services to 7.5 million students and professors in India's national technical education council.
Amazon Returns To Search Business With CloudSearch
News  |  4/12/2012  | 
Amazon gave up on its search subsidiary A9 six years ago, but has now jumped into the fray with CloudSearch.
Yammer Drums Up Tight Microsoft Office Integration
News  |  4/12/2012  | 
Purchase of OneDrum adds file sync and collaborative editing of Office documents with no need for plugins.
VMware Cloud Foundry Plays Disruptive Role
Commentary  |  4/12/2012  | 
On Cloud Foundry's first birthday, VMware CTO Steve Herrod likened it to the Linux of cloud computing. That's not quite right, but this open source platform for developers could slay worries about cloud vendor lock-in.
Intel Debuts 'IT On A Chip' For SMBs
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
Small Business Advantage, baked into Intel's PC chipsets, performs many traditional help-desk chores. But don't expect it to fix the problems it finds.
SAP Says Hana Tests Well On Performance, Scalability
Commentary  |  4/11/2012  | 
If SAP's new benchmarks are accurate, in-memory technology could take scalability concerns off the table and help SAP compete with Oracle on better terms.
Citrix Buys Podio For Go-To Social Collaboration
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
Social startup Podio brings its tools for organizing projects, and work in general, to GoToMeeting company.
SAP Launches Attack On Database, Mobile App Markets
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
Pricing the Hana in-memory database to sell and kicking in cash incentives for migrations, SAP vows it will become the fastest-growing database vendor.
Dell, EdgeCast Shake Up Content Delivery Networks
News  |  4/11/2012  | 
With network operators preparing to enter the CDN field, Dell and EdgeCast team up to offer a faster, more efficient service.
Wavii: New Kind Of News Gatherer
News  |  4/10/2012  | 
Wavii, a new breed of aggregator, gives you news feeds culled from across the Web, from sources far beyond Google News. It also understands your interests and summarizes results.
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