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posted in May 2012
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Windows 8 Release Preview: Are You Installing?
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Microsoft made the Windows 8 Release Preview version available Thursday. If you just can't wait to install, please tell us about how it's going.
Social Networking: How Much Is Enough?
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
New apps promise to inject social networking features across entire workflows, raising new problems for IT.
Wrike Goes Freemium For Social Project Management
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Wrike offers free version for 5 "power users" and unlimited collaborators, to battle rivals including Asana, a startup from a Facebook co-founder.
State Of Data Centers: Hot, Crowded, Virtual
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
With just 8% of respondents to our 2012 survey expecting to build new facilities and constrained budgets the No. 1 impactful trend, it's clear enterprise IT's transformation to service provider is in full swing.
Buyer's Guide: SaaS Project Management Tools
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
We rounded up nine top cloud-based PM systems. Here's how they stack up in key areas, including features, pricing, and security.
Google+ Local Does More Than Google Places
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
By combining local information with social networking, Google hopes to make Google+ more relevant for users and businesses.
Google Chromebook, Chromebox: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  5/30/2012  | 
Samsung's new hardware combined with Google's upgraded Chrome operating system could finally pose a challenge to Windows or Mac OS X personal computers.
MongoDB NoSQL Database Poised For Takeoff
Commentary  |  5/30/2012  | 
10Gen, the developer behind MongoDB, lands $42 million in venture money to fund development of enterprise-oriented features and upgrades.
How Colligo Helped Novartis Trust iPads On SharePoint
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Penetration testing found only Colligo met Novartis' rigorous criteria for allowing iPads to access sensitive corporate data on SharePoint.
Google Apps Clears Key Security Hurdle
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Google Apps for Business wins ISO 27001 certification, potentially opening the door to wider adoption in government and regulated industries.
Google Chrome OS, Take Two: New Software And Chromebooks
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
For its first birthday, Google Chrome OS gets faster Samsung hardware, Google Drive integration, a desktop UI, and a new pricing model.
How IT Can Reclaim Social Relevance
Commentary  |  5/25/2012  | 
Social technologies are spreading through the business in a decentralized way, not via IT leadership. How can organizations and IT leaders make the most of this trend?
BMC Has Multiple Acquisition Suitors
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
Several major tech industry players have approached the $20 billion hedge fund that is trying to force a buyout of BMC Software.
10 Don't-Miss Stories: Tech Week In Review
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
What did you miss as Google and Facebook hogged the headlines this week? Catch up on these key developments.
Eucalyptus CEO Plays On VMware Lock-In Fears
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
CEO Marten Mickos makes the case that Amazon compatibility in private clouds, with support for major hypervisors, is Eucalyptus' competitive edge.
Windows 8 Says Goodbye To F8 Reboots
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Windows 8 will display new menu of troubleshooting choices to give users of fast-booting PCs and tablets plenty of time to enter alternate startup modes such as Safe Mode.
Box Improves Admin, Security Tools For Enterprises
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Box cloud file sharing service adds more reasons for enterprises to take company seriously, even while shrugging off an apparently minor outage.
SAP Energizes Its Cloud Strategy
Commentary  |  5/23/2012  | 
As the Lars Dalgaard era begins, SAP faces a major challenge in sorting out its cloud strategy.
North Carolina Fights Medicaid Fraud With Analytics
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
In two years, IBM data mining software has identified $191 million in potentially false Medicaid claims.
Google Beats Oracle Patent Claim
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Second major phase of trial ends with a win for Google, but judge must still decide whether APIs qualify for copyright protection.
5 Mobile Metrics That Matter For SMBs
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Seeing low usage of your mobile apps? Tons of uninstalls? Focus on these numbers to improve your SMB mobile strategy.
Oracle Buys Vitrue For Social Marketing
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Vitrue could provide the social marketing hook to drive sales into RightNow and Oracle's CRM systems.
SAP Ariba Deal: Not All About Cloud
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
SAP bids for leading trading network, but look beyond the cloud hype in the $4.3 billion deal. Ariba competes with specialized supplier-management and trading firms, not Salesforce.com.
Windows 8: New Tricks With Multiple Monitors
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
Microsoft Windows 8 enhances support for multi-taskers, including display options that tap into Metro interface features.
SAP Shares Five-Point BI Improvement Plan
Commentary  |  5/22/2012  | 
SAP is innovating on core business intelligence, visual analysis, mobile, social, and deep analytics.
Leap Motion: Control PC With Hand Gestures
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Gesture-based computer interaction, as depicted in "Minority Report," looks like it will soon become commonplace. "The Leap" peripheral lets you control UI elements using gestures made in the air.
Salesforce.com Chatter To Gain IM, Screen Sharing
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Salesforce will add instant messaging and presence in June, followed by a pilot of screen sharing for Chatter.
Microsoft: Windows 8 Systems Coming In Late 2012
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Windows 8 tablets and PCs to arrive for holiday season; Microsoft will ditch the Aero glass look in favor of Metro interface and a minimalist design.
VMware Claims It's Cheaper Than Microsoft
Commentary  |  5/21/2012  | 
VMware-commissioned study claims advanced management capabilities make VMware less expensive than Microsoft virtualization products when you factor in admin time. But beware the red flags.
Mindjet Connects Vision, Action In Social Platform
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Following up on last year's acquisition of Cohuman, Mindjet creates a social platform that excels at letting users visually map out plans, then collaborate to get work done.
Google Must Make 4 Antitrust Fixes
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
European Commission demands proposals to address its anti-trust concerns, which include results placement and copying content from other search engines without permission.
SAP Swallows Sybase, CEO John Chen's Role Uncertain
Commentary  |  5/21/2012  | 
Sybase will be an SAP brand, not a separate subsidiary, in an integration that eliminates the longtime Sybase CEO's current role.
Jumping Into Tibbr Social Collaboration With Both Feet
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
IT services firm CGI skipped the pilot project and launched Tibco's Tibbr to 31,000 users at once.
Yammer, Chatter, Tibbr Ranked Top Social Activity Streams
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Forrester Research ranks the leaders in a market segment that excludes social intranet portal players like Jive Software.
Open Source: Why Are You Still Waiting?
Commentary  |  5/18/2012  | 
Open source technology has pervaded government IT. The private sector must follow, because of cloud, agility, mobility, and the wild card: teenagers.
HP Layoffs Signal Punishing Fall
Commentary  |  5/18/2012  | 
Unless HP can turn enterprise software, cloud services, or some other line into a high-volume, high-margin business, it's in for a world of hurt.
Salesforce.com Reports Torrid Q1 Growth, Slams SAP
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff says as social enterprise trend diversifies company's sales, he's hiring aggressively to keep up with customer demand.
Google Apps: Has Adoption Slowed?
News  |  5/17/2012  | 
Google renewed its pitch to embrace cloud IT at its Atmosphere roadshow. But its count of companies going Google Apps doesn't add up.
SAP Builds Ecosystem To Boost Hana
News  |  5/17/2012  | 
SAP forges closer ties with Intel, IBM, analytics vendors, and systems integrators to jump start its in-memory database.
IBM SmartCloud: As Much Cloud As You Want
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
IBM expands private, public, and hybrid cloud options for customers with its SmartCloud offerings, including IaaS in IBM data centers with dedicated servers.
Google Knowledge Graph: How It Changes Search
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
What does Google's new search technique mean for you? Augmenting search results with sets of associated facts could please users but decrease traffic to other sites.
SAP Streamwork: One Customer's Story
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
Prototype system helps Applied Materials organize approvals on complex custom product specs, but not without tradeoffs.
Microsoft Trumps Google In L.A. Cloud Deal
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
250,000 students and faculty at Los Angeles community colleges will move to Microsoft Live@edu online communication and collaboration services after school system rejects Google Apps.
SAP Catches Data Visualization Wave
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
SAP Visual Intelligence, debuting Wednesday, taps into two hot trends in BI and analytics.
Globoforce Maps Top Employee Performers
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
Talent Maps puts social media analytics behind recognizing the staffers doing the most to drive a company's economic value.
Mulesoft's Cure To SaaS Integration Headaches
News  |  5/16/2012  | 
Mule iON SaaS edition provides tools, workflow to relieve the pain of trying to integrate software-as-a-service applications.
SuccessFactors Leading SAP Cloud Away From Business ByDesign
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
SuccessFactors founder Dalgaard, now leading SAP cloud strategy, wants to move toward "independent but super-integrated" apps.
5 Steps To A Strong SMB Mobile App
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
It's easier than ever to create a mobile app, but just because you build it doesn't mean anyone will come. Here's how to get consumers to actually use your apps.
Windows 8 Lets Parents Track Kids' Internet Use
News  |  5/15/2012  | 
Microsoft's Windows 8 Family Safety tool generates reports that keep parents informed about their children's online activities.
SAP Faces Uphill Battle On Database, Mobile, Cloud
Commentary  |  5/15/2012  | 
SAPPHIRE conference spotlights a young, three-pronged strategy that remains a work in progress.
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