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posted in June 2012
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Google Hardware Cred Grows With Nexus 7, Nexus Q
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Via the Google Play Store, Google now sells smartphones, tablets, a funky media device, and even accessories. Day one of Google I/O made the company's hardware player ambitions clear.
Asana Offers Inbox Just For Work
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Asana's task management tool, derived from software to keep Facebook engineers organized, adds an inbox for getting things done.
Pano Logic Cloud System: Chromebook Minus The Book
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Pano Logic debuts a browser-based "desktop" computer with pricing that's likely to appeal to SMBs. Analysts say it will best suit organizations that are already running most, if not all, of their applications in the cloud.
Big Data Analytics Power Revolution In Decision-Making
Commentary  |  6/27/2012  | 
InformationWeek virtual event explores enterprise steps toward deriving valuable insights amid unprecedented data volume, velocity, variety, and complexity.
Microsoft Rolls Out Office 365 For Education
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Cloud-based productivity suite supersedes Microsoft's Live@Edu offering for the education market.
Patent Trolls Decimate Innovation
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Study finds the cost of patent litigation brought by non-practicing entities comes to about a tenth of R&D spending by U.S. businesses.
Choose Your Social Business Strategy Before Your Tools
Commentary  |  6/26/2012  | 
The concepts, not the technologies, of social business pave the road to success.
Yammer Deal Casts Shadow On NewsGator Strategy
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
When Microsoft bought Yammer for $1.2 billion, it snubbed the vendor that has helped the most to round out SharePoint as an enterprise social platform. NewsGator's CEO explains why that's a good thing.
Orbitz Controversy: Tip Of Big Data Iceberg
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Websites know which PC, phone, and browser you use. But ad networks and social sites today give marketers more information about you than ever before to better target advertising.
Google Compute Engine Challenges Amazon
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
At Google I/O, Google Compute Engine debuts, bringing Google into more direct competition with infrastructure-as-a-service market leader Amazon Web Services. But don't forget about Microsoft.
Dropbox Anxiety? WatchDox Tries To Ease CIO Fears
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Investment firm Blackstone uses the cloud file-sharing platform to live the dream: WatchDox gives users BYOD freedom while putting control in IT's hands.
Yammer Acquisition Raises Social Strategy Questions
Slideshows  |  6/26/2012  | 
Yammer is officially on its way to becoming part of the Microsoft Office product family that includes SharePoint. How will it fit in?
Dell Launches Windows 8-Ready Ultrabooks
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
XPS 14 and XPS 15 pack sufficient punch, but will they satisfy home and business users who consider touch capability a must?
When Data Is A Matter Of Life Or Death
Commentary  |  6/26/2012  | 
Healthcare analytics startup offers insights into how to develop the numbers when it counts for everything.
Microsoft Confirms $1.2 Billion Yammer Buy
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Microsoft will add Yammer to the Microsoft Office Division, placing the cloud social service side-by-side with SharePoint.
Box Brings 50 Apps Partners To Android
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Previously available only on iOS, Box OneCloud lets third party apps read and write files from the Box cloud service.
Oracle's Recent Software Buys Fuel Customer Experience Strategy
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
New Oracle Customer Experience (CX) offering melds capabilities from ATG, Endeca, RightNow, and Vitrue, to advance Siebel/Fusion customer relationship management play.
Microsoft Must Get The Windows 8 Commerce Model Right
Commentary  |  6/25/2012  | 
Microsoft has innovated well on the tech side of Win 8/Metro, but it has a huge problem on the commerce side.
Google I/O Preview: 9 Potential Products
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Get ready for Android Jelly Bean, Google's Nexus tablet, and a host of new products and services to launch at Google's developer conference this week.
HP Without Itanium: A Three-Pronged Strategy
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
Regardless of how its trial against Oracle goes, there will be no new versions of Oracle software on Itanium. Here's how HP might turn the page.
Microsoft Surface To Start At $599?
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Microsoft risks alienating everyday consumers by pricing its self-branded tablets at a premium, analysts say.
IBM Serves New Tennis Analytics At Wimbledon
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Tennis fans can check out 'SlamTracker' stats, player-movement tracking, via latest IBM supported innovations for Grand Slam tennis events.
Google Maps Coordinate App Connects Mobile Workers
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Workforce management app from Google lets mobile workers find team members and assignments on Google Maps.
Social Game Maker Stops HTML5 Project
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Is Wooga's decision to pull the plug on Pocket Island development and turn the code open source a bad sign for HTML5?
OpenSocial Makes Enterprise Inroads, Moves To "2.0"
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
The OpenSocial Foundation made a showing at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston to demonstrate that it was not only alive and well, but graduating to Version 2.0; a version that federates collaboration platforms networks for enterprises.
NASA Upgrades Pleiades Supercomputer
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Supercomputer tackles NASA's most complex challenges, from understanding solar flares to designing new space vehicles.
Microsoft Surface Too Pricey For Consumers?
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Office 15 bundling, plus Microsoft's desire not to undercut its PC-making partners, could limit Surface tablets to market's high end, NPD analyst says.
When New Social Networks, Old Tools Clash
News  |  6/21/2012  | 
Many organizations struggle to make employee social networks mesh with existing collaboration systems, say attendees at Enterprise 2.0.
Microsoft Surface: Enterprise Tablet Market Isn't Enough
Commentary  |  6/20/2012  | 
Windows 8 tablets will need to take off with consumers before CIOs will embrace them. Here's why.
Microsoft's Windows Phone 8: The Bad
Commentary  |  6/20/2012  | 
As exciting as the new features for Windows Phone 8 are, here are several reasons for Windows Phone 7 users to get angry.
Enterprise 2.0: Uncomfortable Truths About Big Data
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
Think big data analysis is making your professional expertise less valuable? In some ways, you're right, MIT's Andrew McAfee said Wednesday at the Enterprise 2.0 conference.
Enterprise 2.0 Keynoters: Time To Get In The Game
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
Speakers from Wells Fargo, Nike, FedEx share what they've learned about enterprise social collaboration.
After Yammer, Microsoft Needs HR Software Play
Commentary  |  6/19/2012  | 
While rumors about a Yammer deal are getting all the attention, Microsoft really should focus on filling the human resources management system gap in its product line.
Bromium Brings Hypervisor Security To Applications
Commentary  |  6/19/2012  | 
Startup aims to beef up performance and security in the data center by bringing virtualization to the next level--the application level.
Controller Smackdown Hitting Private Cloud Near You
Commentary  |  6/19/2012  | 
At Cloud Expo, IT staffers dig into the enterprise cloud management tools melee and ongoing battle between CloudStack and OpenStack to find some interesting truths.
DoubleDutch Introduces Free, Mobile Enterprise Social Network
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
Pride, DoubleDutch's latest location-based application for business, joins Flock for tradeshow check-ins and Hive for mobile CRM.
Oracle Rushes Out Q4 Results, Top Exec Departs
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
Oracle shares fourth quarter financial results earlier than expected, beats expectations, and quells reorganization rumors.
IBM Connections, Jive Lead Enterprise Social Software Market
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
IBM ranks as the enterprise social networking software market share leader for the third year in a row in 2011, says IDC.
Sorting Out What Social Software Products Really Do
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
At Enterprise 2.0, The Real Story Group's Tony Byrne warns of the same marketing labels being used for vastly different products and mulls how SharePoint and Yammer will fit together.
CRM Battle Heats Up As Economy Cools
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Oracle, SAP, and Salesforce.com in close battle for customer relationship management leadership, says IDC.
Mozilla Creates Special Browser For iPad
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Mozilla's new browser called "Junior" isn't just a version of Firefox for the Apple iPad, it's a brand new take on browsing from a tablet.
Samsung CEO: Software Key To Device Wars
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
New CEO of Samsung says the company needs to customize its software better if it wants to stay ahead of competitors such as Apple.
Microsoft To Unveil Xbox Media Tablet?
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Microsoft's super-secret media event Monday prompts speculation that Redmond plans to take on Apple and Amazon with its own, branded tablet.
Salesforce.com Upgrade Boosts Mobile, Social App Development
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
Salesforce Summer '12 platform upgrade adds geolocation data, drag-and-drop schema builder, and streaming data for real-time apps.
Beware Slippery Requirements For Social Tools
Commentary  |  6/17/2012  | 
When shopping for social media monitoring and response tools, a sloppy RFP could cost you. But do you know what you want? Do you know what you need?
Amazon Web Services Hit By Power Outage
News  |  6/15/2012  | 
Outage affected companies relying on Amazon Web Services' U.S. East region.
Enterprise Social Networks Need Open Standards
Commentary  |  6/15/2012  | 
True interoperability is the key to unlocking the potential of collaboration to make work more efficient.
Microsoft May Debut Home-Grown Tablet Monday
Commentary  |  6/15/2012  | 
Microsoft has scheduled a "major announcement" event Monday in Los Angeles. Industry watchers say it will reveal the first Windows 8 tablet made by Microsoft itself.
Yahoo And Hadoop: In It For The Long Term
News  |  6/15/2012  | 
Yahoo made an early bet that it could use Hadoop to monetize the big data the content site was collecting. Now it's betting the company on it.
QlikTech Buys Expressor To Nix Scripting
Commentary  |  6/14/2012  | 
Deal gives QlikView business intelligence software a graphical user interface to ease and speed data loading.
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