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posted in July 2011
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Get Collaborators To 'Touch And Feel' Unstructured Data
Commentary  |  7/31/2011  | 
Rafi Holtzman and his Luidia team want to transform the way far-flung businesspeople work together.
Open Source Helps eBay Process $2000 Per Second
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
The huge Internet auction house uses a small Sri Lankan firm's open source enterprise service bus--a little known but crucial piece of software.
SAP And Oracle Battle, Customers Avoid Choosing Sides
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
Will it be the apps vendor's innovation or the stack vendor's one-stop shop? IT hedges its bets.
CA Buys Watchmouse, For Remote App Testing Power
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Netherlands firm uses synthetic transactions generated from points around the world to test a cloud app's ability to respond.
Jive Apps Seek Enterprise Rigor, Consumer Cool
News  |  7/29/2011  | 
Jive gathers Apps Market partners to discuss creating consumer quality apps with enterprise power.
Cloud Moves From Talk To Walk
Commentary  |  7/29/2011  | 
CA and Nebula's cloud announcements this week reflect the reality that enterprises have moved past the theoretical to the practical.
Fruit Of CA Cloud Acquisitions Adds Up
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
After two years of acquisitions, CA introduces 10 products to help customers plan and deliver private clouds that can use internal and external services.
11 iPad Apps For Better Collaboration
Slideshows  |  7/28/2011  | 
The Apple iPad's inherent mobility makes it an obvious weapon for efficient enterprise collaboration--provided you're armed with the right apps.
AMA Says ePrescribing Program Penalizes Docs
News  |  7/28/2011  | 
Aggressive timetable may decrease Medicare patients' access to healthcare, says American Medical Association, which calls for delays.
Apple's iPad App Approval Rules: One SMB's Tale
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
ShareFile's native iPad app took two months to pass Apple's approval process. The CEO shares his insights into surviving the in-app purchasing test.
Mashery: The E-Commerce Force Is With Them
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Accurately documenting APIs and helping mobile developers use them is a new force in e-commerce. Mashery's service fits right in.
Google Deal Lets SAP Customers Map Data
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Google Maps meets SAP: Partnership includes exclusive mashup capabilities and discounted pricing for geospatial data.
SMB IT Pros Saddled With Support Tasks
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
IT managers at smaller firms struggle to devote more time to strategy, security, and new technology, HP survey says.
Newest Enterprise Social App: Mentoring
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Connecting employees and mentors online proves efficient, says Triple Creek, whose software has found fans in AT&T, Fannie Mae, and Agilent.
Microsoft And SUSE, Mozilla And Google: Strange Bedfellows
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
Redmond cashes in on Linux licenses, while Mozilla creates a new open source mobile operating system.
SAP Steals Share From Oracle In Strong Quarter
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Applications software license growth increased by 18%, versus 16% reported by Oracle in most recent quarter.
Low-Cost Options For Predictive Analytics Challenge SAS, IBM
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Upstarts Revolution Analytics and Alpine Data Labs step up the competition against market leaders.
3 Ways To Manage Underperforming Technology
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Applying a people approach to technology could help boost performance. Here are three ideas for remediating the laggards.
Socialcast Lets Businesses Invite Outsiders To Join Network
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Enterprise social network adds options for including partners and customers.
4 People Lessons To Smooth SMB Tech Rollouts
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
SMBs suffering from underperforming technology might do well to apply these four people management principles to their machines and applications.
How Health IT-Related Errors Hurt Patient Safety
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
New analysis explains how the occasional glitches with EHRs and related systems can get out of hand.
Microsoft Back In Bed With SUSE Linux
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
In controversial deal extended to the tune of $100 million, Microsoft resells SUSE Linux services and pledges not to sue on patents.
Licensing Headaches: Is VMware Or Microsoft Worse?
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
Recent VMware pricing controversy shows that software vendors are from Mars and IT is from Venus. But don't let emotion cloud your software plans.
How To Freshly Install Ubuntu Linux 11.04
News  |  7/24/2011  | 
Do a clean install of Ubuntu's latest release 11.04.
Are Cubicles Killing Us?
Commentary  |  7/23/2011  | 
There's no single "workspace" design that fits everyone's needs. Not in the physical world, not in the virtual world.
IBM's Unsexy Secret To Profits: Middleware
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
One telling statistic from IBM's big quarterly windfall: This unsung category drives 64% of the company's high-margin software revenue.
Verizon, Microsoft Results: More Consumerization To Come
Commentary  |  7/22/2011  | 
Still trying to ignore consumer IT in the enterprise? This week's news should make you wake up.
Microsoft Windows Sales Stall In Tablet Headwinds
News  |  7/22/2011  | 
Quarterly revenue from flagship OS sags as computer users embrace Apple iPads.
SAP BusinessObjects Customers Await New Platform
Commentary  |  7/22/2011  | 
Delays have pushed back the vendor's business intelligence suite 4.0 upgrade, but components including data services and a Microsoft Office analysis tool are finally available.
Why ERP Is Cool Again
Features  |  7/21/2011  | 
ERP itself is old news, but enhancing legacy applications with mobile, analytics, and social features can deliver substantial value.
6 Reasons SaaS May Mean A Return To Silos
Features  |  7/21/2011  | 
Don't want to revisit the bad old days? Here's how to keep application integration on track
Microsoft Posts 30% Gain In Quarterly Profits
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
Xbox and search advertising up sharply, but Windows sales off amid tablet competition.
6 Reasons SaaS May Mean A Return To Silos
Features  |  7/21/2011  | 
Don't want to revisit the bad old days? Here's how to keep application integration on track
Why ERP Is Cool Again
Features  |  7/21/2011  | 
ERP itself is old news, but enhancing legacy applications with mobile, analytics, and social features can deliver substantial value.
Virtualization Wars: Citrix Tops Microsoft As 'Primary Hypervisor'
Commentary  |  7/21/2011  | 
More than nine in 10 companies use some form of virtualization, yet 60% of servers are still unvirtualized.
iPad Still Dominates Android In Enterprises
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
Despite the steadily growing number of Android activations reported by Google, data from Good Technology suggests enterprises remain focused on Apple's iPad.
Can Microsoft Tame Lion's Biggest Threat?
Commentary  |  7/21/2011  | 
Windows 8 may not be enough. Tablets have quickly changed the rules of computing for Microsoft.
OS X Lion Makes Windows 8 Too Late
Commentary  |  7/21/2011  | 
Apple and Microsoft race to '"tablify" their desktop operating systems. Guess who's winning?
Infor Promises Investment In Lawson ERP
News  |  7/21/2011  | 
ION integration layer will link Lawson M3 to Infor options for planning, product lifecycle management, distribution, and corporate performance management.
Adobe CS 5.5: Evaluating Bundle, Feature Upgrades
Slideshows  |  7/20/2011  | 
Flash, Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver are among the updated Adobe Creative Suite bundles. Take a look inside a few along with the latest feature enhancements.
Apple Records Fantasy Results, Releases Lion
Commentary  |  7/20/2011  | 
Apple's bubble does not look to burst anytime soon, although the tablet rivals just keep trying.
Inside IBM's Coremetrics-Unica SaaS Marketing Mashup
Commentary  |  7/20/2011  | 
Blending of Web analytics and marketing management services is designed to ease multi-channel analysis and campaign management.
Microsoft Azure Does Big Data As A Service
News  |  7/20/2011  | 
"Project Daytona" tools let researchers use Windows Azure cloud platform to crunch data, and some tech from archrival Google plays a part.
Cloud Computing: Solving The Backup Problem
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
New York's famed Museum of Modern Art and its 750 employees recently transitioned to Google Apps and deployed Backupify's cloud backup and archiving platform to ensure data integrity.
Mozilla Makes Up With Enterprises
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
After alienating corporate IT departments with its rapid release policy for Firefox, Mozilla wants to patch things up by re-establishing a group to handle enterprise concerns.
6 Tips From Google: Search Smarter
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Consider these how-to tips from one of Google's own search experts, plus insight into why searches sometimes go wrong.
IBM's Q2 Sales Spike On Cloud, BI Demand
News  |  7/19/2011  | 
Cloud computing, business intelligence, and efficient infrastructure technologies run hot for Big Blue as enterprises look to weather economic uncertainty.
IBM Profits Jump 11% In Second Quarter
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
Big Blue raises guidance on strength of solid growth across full range of enterprise IT offerings; BI and cloud technologies star.
IT Can Boost Service And Profitability
News  |  7/18/2011  | 
Newly appointed insurance company CIO will shepherd in-flight claims and billing system implementations and boost existing analytic capabilities to pursue differentiation by superior service.
Google Elevates Summer Heatwave
Commentary  |  7/15/2011  | 
Google's success with consumers should cause businesses to take note. Android, Chromebook, and Google+ all have potential to disrupt enterprise IT, and possibly in very good ways.
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