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posted in April 2013
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Skype Gets More Versatile
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Will Outlook.com integration and other new Skype features boost Microsoft's user base?
NewsiT Uses Big Data Tools To Verify Tweets
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Journalist and entrepreneur develops analytics platform to give companies confidence when crowd-sourcing news from social media feeds.
Big Data Will Stymie Local Government
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
State and local agencies have only a fraction of the computing resources and personnel needed to handle expected data volumes, survey finds.
Cloudera Impala Brings SQL Querying To Hadoop
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Cloudera's SQL-on-Hadoop tool hits general release, but will it satisfy demands for faster, easier exploration of big data?
Groundbreaking Online Library Intrigues Educators
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Digital Public Library of America gives researchers access to collections that previously would have required visiting another university, lets librarians augment their schools' education.
Cloud Survey Has Warning For Amazon
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
RightScale's State of the Cloud survey finds Amazon the public cloud leader -- but IT is looking to Rackspace, Google and Microsoft for added testing and experiments.
Higher Ed CIOs Can't Ignore MOOCs Or Politics
Commentary  |  4/29/2013  | 
Now more than ever, a higher education CIO's job hinges on both surviving the academic politics of the institution and mastering bleeding-edge technologies.
CIA Invests In Apigee For Better Data Sharing
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Intelligence community's venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel, taps API management firm to improve dissemination of data across federal agencies.
IBM Crunches Internet Of Things Data
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
IBM MessageSight appliance connects sensors, mobile devices for machine-to-machine data capture and real-time analysis.
Is Google Bad For Your Brain?
Commentary  |  4/26/2013  | 
When a tool becomes indispensable, it becomes a crutch. Don't forget how to think on your own.
Graph Analytics: The Other Big Data
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Dedicated graph analytics appliance from Cray subsidiary YarcData looks for hard-to-find relationships in big data.
Windows 8 Sells Best On New Tablets
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
New reports reveal what Microsoft would not in its recent earnings meeting: Windows 8's 7.5% share of the tablet space is around double its overall market penetration.
Attend E2, Conquer Your Enterprise Challenges
Commentary  |  4/25/2013  | 
Social, mobile, cloud and big data all can help you move more quickly and reach new customers. For the latest wisdom on how, join us at the E2 Conference in Boston.
Actian Acquires ParAccel, Fuel Behind Amazon RedShift
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Actian adds a high-scale distributed database to a portfolio that already includes Vectorwise, Ingres, Pervasive and Versant.
British Startup Targets 'White Van Man'
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Powered Now offers tablet-based administration solutions to U.K.'s small service businesses.
Microsoft Store Slashes Windows 8 Device Prices
News  |  4/24/2013  | 
Windows 8 devices with touchscreens are getting more affordable. But with new, more powerful models on the horizon, is now the time to buy?
CIO Profiles: Ellen Borkowski Of Union College
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Ellen Borkowski's CIO responsibilities at small liberal arts college include her twin technology objectives: make teaching and learning more effective.
CA's Future: DevOps, Mobile, Analytics Key, CEO Says
Commentary  |  4/23/2013  | 
Mike Gregoire says company has an edge in big data analytics because it already looks at massive amounts of network, system, security and application management data.
5 Social Blunders Job Hunters Must Avoid
Commentary  |  4/23/2013  | 
Are you oversharing or undersharing on social networks? Job hunters should understand the social behaviors that may concern potential employers.
Skykick Tackles Microsoft Office 365 Migration Headaches
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Startup promises to reduce the pain for IT providers that help SMBs move from on-premises Exchange environments to Office 365.
Nokia 928 From Verizon Hits In May
News  |  4/23/2013  | 
Latest Windows Phone will be the first Nokia flagship sold by Verizon Wireless.
Infor Bets $500 Million On Enterprise App Refresh
Commentary  |  4/23/2013  | 
Infor cranks out new user interfaces and social and cloud options for its enterprise apps to take on SAP, Oracle and Microsoft.
Higher Education Taps Teambox For Social Collaboration
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Teambox, as a task-oriented, cloud-based social collaboration tool, is a flexible option for collaborative learning and other campus projects.
VA Goes Paperless To Eliminate Claims Backlog
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Federal agency expects new IT system to process and track veterans' disability claims more quickly.
Vidyo Videoconferencing Coming To Internet2
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Internet2 member universities will soon be able to add Vidyo to their subscriptions for high-speed network access.
Military Uses Big Data As Spy Tech
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
U.S. intelligence agencies use semantic analysis software to find potential security threats from massive volumes of incoming data.
Big Data For Mom-And-Pop Shops
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Startup Tranzlogic brings big data-style analytics like those used by giant retailers to small and midsize merchants.
SAP Outperforms Oracle With Steady Financial Results
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
SAP reports 13th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth as core applications lag but sales of Hana, cloud and mobile grow.
Splunk, DataSift Team Up For Big Data Analytics
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
DataSift now streams real-time social data to Splunk's analytics software for the enterprise.
Microsoft Office, Server Sales Fuel Strong Earnings
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
Microsoft's financials showed a strong, diversified company. Windows 8 concerns aren't going away, though, and neither are questions about the company's long-term influence.
Amazon's Vogels: Big Data Belongs In The Cloud
Commentary  |  4/19/2013  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels predicts real-time analysis and "invisible" Hadoop capacity on demand are the future of big data computing.
IBM Sales Dragged Down By Missed Deals
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
IBM blames revenue shortfall on sales execution issues, but analysts ask whether the cloud is driving structural changes in IT spending.
HP Unveils Online 'STEMx' Courses For Teachers
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
HP Catalyst Academy will offer teachers MOOC-driven "mini-courses" on traditional STEM disciplines, plus other high-tech subjects.
MOOC Founder Stresses Partnership With Teachers
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
Lynda Weinman assures educators that popular tutorials website Lynda.com wants to be a resource, not a replacement, for schools and universities.
Microsoft Earnings: 5 Questions
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
Microsoft needs to explain its plans for Windows and the declining PC market. Here are five key issues that require answers.
BlackBerry 10.1 SDK Points To New Features
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
BlackBerry's new 10.1 software development kit shows off what's next for the smartphone platform.
Windows Blue: Restoring The Start Button Isn't Enough
News  |  4/18/2013  | 
Many consumers also resent that Windows 8 forces them to boot to its tablet-focused Live Tile interface. Is Microsoft listening?
Intel Buys Mashery For API Management Expansion
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Mashery manages APIs for Aetna, Best Buy and The New York Times.
8 Ways Microsoft Could Save Windows 8
Slideshows  |  4/17/2013  | 
Windows 8's coming-out party was a bust. How should Microsoft revive its flagging Windows franchise?
Education Giant Pearson Adapts To Digital Learning
News  |  4/17/2013  | 
Pearson, the world's largest educational publisher, recognized older students as online learning harbinger.
Udemy Comes To Corporate Training
News  |  4/16/2013  | 
Udemy for Organizations lets companies create their own branded learning channels and create private courses with Udemy's tools.
Educational Software Gets Graded
News  |  4/16/2013  | 
Edu Star platform aims to give teachers, schools and developers empirical rankings of education tech tools, accelerating application innovation and deployment.
Workday Adds Android Support, Customization
News  |  4/16/2013  | 
Workday updates of cloud-based HR and finance apps provide new mobile options and more ways to customize deployments.
10 Ways To Get Users On The Social Business Bus
Commentary  |  4/15/2013  | 
Without proof points and support, end users can easily stall your social business plans.
94Fifty's Sensor-Laden Basketball Shoots, Scores
Commentary  |  4/15/2013  | 
"Freakishly smart" sensors embedded in a basketball send shooting and dribbling data to a smartphone app and provide new level of coaching.
Teradata Joins SQL-On-Hadoop Bandwagon
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
Teradata announces standard SQL access to Hadoop data, following in the footsteps of IBM, EMC and Cloudera. Hadoop is the winner.
Prescriptive Analytics And Big Data: Next Big Thing?
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
Predictive analytics tells you what will happen; prescriptive analytics tells you what to do about it.
Big Data: Start Small, Think Big
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
A toe-in-the-water approach to big data makes more sense than jumping in with both feet, says CEO of IT management software firm ManageEngine.
Windows 8 Did Not Cause PC Sales Slump
Commentary  |  4/12/2013  | 
Blaming Windows 8 for the PC market's ongoing woes misses the bigger picture.
Twitter Preps Music App
News  |  4/12/2013  | 
Twitter expected to introduce iOS music discovery app this weekend at Coachella, but you may have to wait until next week.
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