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posted in May 2013
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Windows RT Woes: HTC Scraps Tablet
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Tablets are cannibalizing PC sales -- but while iOS and Android feast, consumers have left Windows RT to starve. Can Windows 8.1 save Microsoft's lightweight OS?
MIT Sees Zombies And MOOCs In Education's Future
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
MIT's Sloan School of Management is one of several universities using AvayaLive Engage to meld real and virtual classrooms.
Appthority Portal Helps Assess Mobile Risk
News  |  5/31/2013  | 
Appthority Portal gives customers greater granularity in determining and responding to mobile risk factors.
Google, Workday, Evernote Preach Future Of Enterprise Software At E2
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
Enterprise software landscape is changing dramatically, driven by rapidly evolving customer needs and a growing list of technology providers ready to answer them.
The IBM Way On Analytics
Commentary  |  5/31/2013  | 
IBM analytic services size up HR data from multiple sources to predict employee satisfaction and retention. Warning: Consulting is required.
Website Aims To Inspire Digital Makers
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Non-profit educational group Nesta addresses U.K.'s fading IT heritage through Make Things Do Stuff, a website that offers British teens online tools that foster digital creativity.
State Street: Social Business Leader Of 2013
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Learn lessons from the global financial company, which will be honored at the E2 Conference for social collaboration on a large scale.
Gmail Inbox Update: Hopes And Fears
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Gmail's new categorization capabilities bring optimism -- and apprehension -- to this email addict's heart.
Windows 8.1: Thanks For Listening, Microsoft
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Consumers will keep chasing new and shiny; business users will keep working on a PC. Microsoft finally appears to understand that.
Windows 8.1 Restores Start Button, With Twist
News  |  5/30/2013  | 
Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 will include boot-to-desktop options and a restored Start button. But other interface criticisms remain unanswered.
Salesforce.com Sees Company Communities As Intranet Killers
Commentary  |  5/30/2013  | 
Salesforce says Company Communities spell the end for legacy intranets. But some companies have been investing in newer collaboration and HR apps for the past decade.
Coursera MOOC Embraced By 10 State University Systems
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
State programs will tailor Coursera resources to their own needs, blending its content with their own.
3 Reasons Linux Doesn't Star In U.S. Schools
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Why haven't cash-strapped American schools embraced open-source operating systems on the desktop?
5 Windows 8 Gripes Microsoft Must Address
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Almost in spite of itself, Windows 8 could finally be poised for takeoff. But first, Microsoft will need to appease unhappy and confused users.
Big Data ROI Still Tough To Measure
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Business leaders believe in big data's potential but are frustrated by lengthy projects and complicated tools, according to IDG/Kapow study.
CFOs Join CMOs In Tech Power Grab
Commentary  |  5/29/2013  | 
Like CMOs, CFOs increasingly shape technology selections, Oracle-Accenture study finds. CIOs must look past the threat and find opportunities to collaborate.
PC Market Hasn't Hit Rock Bottom Yet
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
PCs are in even worse shape than expected, says IDC, but that's not necessarily bad news for Windows 8.
CourseSmart Recognized For E-Textbook Analytics
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Learning consortium names CourseSmart Analytics most innovative product for tracking students' use of e-textbooks to ensure they're getting the most out of online materials.
Companies Create MOOCs To Fill Skills Gaps
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Massive online open courses are one answer when your workers need to learn new skills.
Microsoft, Adobe Top U.K. Software Piracy List
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
Windows, Office, and Photoshop are most commonly pirated apps, according to new study.
Big Data Analytics For The Masses
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
BigML's cloud-hosted machine-learning platform for predictive analytics is designed for everyone -- from data gurus to regular business folks.
Is Data Quality Overrated?
Commentary  |  5/27/2013  | 
MetLife and search-and-rescue teams prove that sometimes as-is data is good enough for serving customers and saving lives.
Google Chrome Browser Blurs OS Lines
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Google talks about Chrome OS and the Chrome browser as though they're different products, but they continue to converge. Witness the new rich notifications feature.
Contender For U.K. Smart Meter Rollout: Game On
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
SmartReach, a joint venture comprised of several tech and communications companies, has developed communications technology for the U.K's planned smart energy meter project.
SAP Loses 'Cloud DNA' As Lars Dalgaard Steps Down
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
SuccessFactors founder and CEO resigns from SAP Executive Board and will leave the company June 1.
Salesforce.com Shares Slide Despite Revenue Growth
News  |  5/24/2013  | 
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff takes the long view while Wall Street reacts to a lower-than-expected outlook.
Google Gmail Gets Tabbed Inbox
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Information overload got you down? Just divide your Gmail messages among different tabs and your inbox may seem more manageable.
Tablet Buying Demystified: 10 Tips
Slideshows  |  5/23/2013  | 
Tablet shoppers face an ever-growing number of options beyond the iPad. We break down 10 key considerations.
NASA Crowns Space Apps Challenge Winners
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Interplanetary weather app that integrates weather data from Mars and Earth is among the winners of the competition.
Microsoft To Windows 8 Haters: Try This Mouse
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Windows 8 has been a particularly big flop on the desktop. Can a mouse designed to make the OS friendlier help?
Apple Again Faces Mirror Worlds In Court
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Defunct software company expands patent infringement suit to include Best Buy, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft and Samsung.
Linux-Based Education OS Gets New Features
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Edubuntu update includes several new packages, including a touch-typing tutor and a mindmapping tool.
Windows Phone 8 'Gets' Business Needs
Commentary  |  5/23/2013  | 
For companies that provide smartphones to employees, Windows Phone 8 is worth a look. Here's why.
CIO Tough Love: Agility Demands Increasing
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
IT leaders, brace yourself for pain as you push for agility. Business needs are emerging so rapidly that tools don't exist to support them, said CIOs at MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.
HP's New PCs: Everything But The Kitchen Sink
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Wide variety of new hardware means HP is either adapting to consumer preferences -- or struggling to decide what will resonate.
Mailbox For iPad Tames Gmail Inbox
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Popular email app Mailbox competes directly with Gmail's own Gmail app for iOS.
HP CEO Whitman Keeps Calm, Carries On
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
Hewlett-Packard's second quarter sees big sales declines, but profits exceed forecast and CEO Whitman says problems are under control.
Windows 8.1 Timing All Wrong
Commentary  |  5/22/2013  | 
Windows 8.1 should be coming out now. Here's why Microsoft can no longer afford to target the fall for new releases.
Salesforce Debuts Mobile Tools For Government
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Four cloud-based products connect federal, state and local governments with citizens.
Windows 8: Consumers Not Warming To Interface
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Windows 8's look and feel is still a flop with consumers, especially with those who don't use tablets, two studies say.
VMware's Hybrid Cloud: Not Amazon's Model
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
VMware's Hybrid Cloud Service, detailed Tuesday, has important differences compared to Amazon Web Services. Customers will have to weigh the partner model and pricing.
IBM Watson Gets Call Center Job
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor advises service reps or "talks" directly to customers to improve the service experience.
Windows 8 Learning Curve: Two Customers Speak
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Microsoft users expect Windows 8.1 to lessen the learning curve for the new OS. But it may not be as bad as you fear, two education customers report.
Jive Scales Producteev App, Now Free
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Social task management tool Jive acquired last year becomes free as a standalone app. Integration with the Jive platform to follow.
Big Data Tool Mimics Human Problem Solving Technique
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Case-based reasoning compares real-time information with past cases to provide companies with the best course of action, says Norwegian firm Verdande, maker of CBR product Edge.
Facebook Ranks Top 'Enterprise' Collaboration Platform
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Businesses beware: Employees prefer using Facebook to SharePoint and other IT-driven collaboration platforms, finds global study by Avanade U.K.
Windows 8: 4 Things I've Learned
Commentary  |  5/20/2013  | 
After spending two weeks on a touchscreen laptop, I've revisited my initial assumptions about Windows 8. But don't kid yourself: Joe and Jane user will need training.
Tableau, Marketo Cash In With Timely IPOs
News  |  5/20/2013  | 
Tableau Software and Marketo ride hot trends to bank millions with IPOs that post big gains in their first day of trading.
SAP Steps Up Visual Analytics, Mobile BI
Commentary  |  5/19/2013  | 
SAP's renamed Lumira visual module, mobile upgrades and the Hana platform are uniting the customer experience.
Windows 8: 5 Hopeful Signs
News  |  5/18/2013  | 
Thanks to new apps and smaller, cheap devices, Windows 8 is primed for a rebound -- if Windows 8.1 delivers.
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