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posted in June 2013
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Salesforce, Benioff Must Beware Oracle's Embrace
Commentary  |  6/29/2013  | 
This new relationship holds much promise for Oracle, not so much for Salesforce. It reminds me of Captain Ahab's relationship with the great whale.
Windows 8.1: 8 Essential Facts
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
The Windows 8.1 preview has landed. Is it enough to jumpstart adoption? Consider these eight facts.
Take Social Collaboration To Next Level
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Social collaboration for teams is important, but here's how to scale up using "creation spaces" of forums, videos and other networked tools.
What Is Higher Education's Value Chain?
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Disruptive innovations mean higher education leaders must rethink what they do best.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Steve Jobs
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Apple co-founder, more artist than engineer, blew up the status quo in multiple industries.
Occum's App: 5 Barriers To Mobile Simplicity
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
Big enterprises are hard-wired to botch mobile apps design. But you can change your culture to avoid the pitfalls.
Couchbase Takes On Oracle, MongoDB And Cassandra
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Couchbase has added features to match MongoDB and Cassandra, but Oracle is the biggest target for this NoSQL database.
Microsoft Moves To Weekly Software Updates
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Microsoft aims to match competitors with weekly updates to Office, Outlook and other Windows 8 apps beginning later this year.
Oracle's Week Of Mega Deals Leaves Questions
Commentary  |  6/28/2013  | 
As Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff heaps compliments on Larry Ellison, what's the future for Oracle cloud apps, Force.com?
MOOC Leader EdX Turns One: What's Next?
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
Like anything in its infancy, massive open online courses like EdX are full of possibilities and promise. But their path is unpredictable.
Facebook Offers Gay Pride Emoticon
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
Facebook's new rainbow emoticon reflects support of Supreme Court's decision on marriage equality.
Microsoft Understands Its Windows 8 Mistakes, Finally
Commentary  |  6/27/2013  | 
At Build conference, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer acknowledges that aspects of Windows 8 have bugged users -- and promises to address the issues.
Kaplan Expands Gamification Of Online Courses
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
In pilot, online university used challenges and badges to spur students to work harder and improved grades by more than 9%.
Oracle, NetSuite Partner To Storm Cloud
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Oracle joins cloud HR apps with NetSuite ERP to take on SAP and Workday in competition for midsized companies.
Teradata Doubles Down On Hortonworks Hadoop
Commentary  |  6/26/2013  | 
Teradata adds three ways of deploying and supporting Hortonworks software, giving a big boost to "100% open source" big data platform.
Microsoft Build: From Windows 8.1 To Xbox
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Windows 8.1 got its moment in the spotlight during Monday's Build keynote, but the real star was Microsoft's expanding ecosystem.
3 Reasons Voice Will Finally Come To The Web
Commentary  |  6/26/2013  | 
Siri is teaching us to talk to and not just type on our devices. But will we be comfortable recording all our conversations to make voice a searchable app?
Splunk Spawns Hunk Hadoop Tool
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Splunk brings its analytic know-how to the multi-structured data living in HDFS with Hunk, a new stand-alone system aimed at Hadoop users.
Software AG Takes Messaging To Industrial Internet Scale
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Terracotta Universal Messaging addresses real-time, big data movement in e-commerce, retail point-of-sale, oil and gas, and financial services applications.
Former White House CIO Champions Disruptive Educational Tech
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
After spending his White House years in turnaround mode, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt CIO Brook Colangelo seeks to get ahead in educational media.
Microsoft Build: 3 Windows 8 Questions To Answer
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Microsoft has a chance to regain control of the Windows 8 narrative at Build conference. But can the company execute where it has stumbled before?
Oracle And Salesforce.com Link Clouds
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Salesforce.com commits to Oracle Database, middleware and Exadata; Oracle integrates cloud HCM and financial apps with Salesforce.com in a nine-year deal.
Many Higher Ed CIOs Want More IT Resources
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Other concerns include security, green practices, BYOD and staff limitations, according to survey.
Joyent Launches Manta Service For Cloud Computing, Storage
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Joyent Manta Storage Service keeps big data close to the compute resources needed to analyze it.
Oracle Goes All In On Microsoft's Cloud
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Oracle middleware and database to be certified on Windows Server Hyper-V and Azure. Microsoft gains Oracle stack and Java on Azure.
NY Times Calls Out Edmodo On Security
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Concerned dad, a Cisco engineer, established fake account to prove that social collaboration site for teachers was not using encryption.
Microsoft Reorg Rumors Heat Up
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
With Windows 8.1 just a few days away, rumors of an impending company shakeup have gained momentum.
Datameer Democratizes Advanced Big Data Analytics
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Datameer 3.0 promises drag-and-drop machine learning with clustering, column-dependency, decision tree and predictive recommendations on top of Hadoop.
Hadoop: From Experiment To Leading Big Data Platform
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
6th annual Hadoop Summit, held this week in Silicon Valley, will highlight Hadoop's evolution from backroom science project to mainstream big data manager.
Microsoft Build: 7 Things To Expect
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
From Windows 8.1 developments to a possible Surface Mini, next week's Microsoft Build conference promises fireworks.
McGraw-Hill Education Buys ALEKS Adaptive Learning Software
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
ALEKS math software employs AI techniques for use in college placement assessments as well as K-12 education.
Oracle Makes Big Promises After Weak Earnings
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Oracle's fourth-quarter financial results showed little growth, but CEO Larry Ellison talks up cloud gains and plans to beat SAP Hana with an in-memory database upgrade.
Social 'Ideation' Does Not Equal Innovation
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
Soliciting ideas on a social platform can spark a conversation, but translating it into results requires more strategy.
8 Cool Cloud Tools For iPad
Slideshows  |  6/20/2013  | 
Your iPad was built for the cloud. Check out some surprising things the iPad and cloud can do together.
20 People Who Changed Tech: Bill Gates
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
Bill Gates has gone from the most hated man in the industry to an incomparable technologist, businessman and philanthropist.
VA Gets New Support To Tackle Paperless Claims
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Agency gets Senate approval for more funds to reduce huge claims backlog, launches Web app so veterans can file online.
Microsoft Office Web Apps: Will Upgrade Lure Users?
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Microsoft has added real-time co-authoring, offline capabilities and other enhancements. But many mobile users have already adopted alternatives.
Big Data Reboots Real-Time Analysis
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
Why did Software AG buy Apama and Tibco buy StreamBase? Perhaps the Internet of Things is giving complex event processing a second chance.
Yammer Co-Founder Discusses Life With MS SharePoint
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
At E2 conference, Yammer co-founder discusses priorities after MS acquisition, positioning relative to SharePoint, and how social and automation will co-exist.
Why Schools Could Save Windows RT
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Microsoft released the Surface RT to much fanfare last fall, but so far, customers have stayed away. Could heavy discounts for schools be the key Windows RT's path to redemption?
Microsoft Dynamics Apps Hit Azure Cloud
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Microsoft makes good on promised cloud hosting of Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV ERP apps. Dynamics AX will be the real, multi-tenant test.
Network Rail Wins IT Project Award
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Corporate IT Forum singles out members' best tech projects in annual "Real Tech" awards ceremony. Other winning projects: London's subway Wi-Fi and a plumber's app.
Best Buy Windows Stores: 4 Benefits
Commentary  |  6/19/2013  | 
Here's how Windows users could reap benefits from Redmond's retail strategy to put Windows Stores inside Best Buy locations.
Teambox Adds Free Video Chat
News  |  6/19/2013  | 
Social collaboration platform steps into WebEx and GoTo Meeting's turf with affordable video chat option.
How Office 365 Pays Off For Two SMBs
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
Microsoft Office faces more competitors than ever, but Office 365 gives it a leg up with small and midsize businesses seeking to cut costs and improve collaboration.
Amplify Brings Gamification To Middle-School Students
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
Collection of educational games aims to motivate students to expand learning beyond the school day.
Oracle Wins Case Against Third-Party Support Provider
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
Judge finds in Oracle's favor against ServiceKey and its CEO, Angela Vines, in case involving Solaris operating system support.
MySQL Cluster Adds NoSQL Option
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
MySQL Cluster 7.3 brings a JavaScript connector, foreign-key support and a wizard-driven auto installer to a highly scalable database.
Microsoft, Virgin Media Back U.K. 'Digital Maker' Initiative
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
Microsoft links its Kudo game developers' site to U.K. IT educational initiative Make Things Do Stuff; meanwhile Virgin Media, others help create weekly online sessions to challenge young developers.
Big Data Reveals Weather-Related Shopping Patterns
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
Google BigQuery and Tableau Software's visualization tools show how weather affects shoppers' behavior, help retailers prepare for spikes in demand.
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