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Workday Wins Google Deal, Plans $400 Million IPO
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
As Workday details its IPO plans, it reportedly lands a huge deal with Google as a human capital management customer.
Attunity Strives To Make Big Data Accessible
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
It's not enough to sift and combine big data, you also have to store it in ways that work for business users. Attunity services try to simplify enterprise work with Amazon Web Services' S3 storage.
When Google Docs Isn't Enough: One Retailer's Story
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
Wireless retailer LetsTalk needed a way to collaborate and consolidate the many moving parts of its business. Here's why Podio's tools did the trick.
Think Small Data Before Big Data, Healthcare Gurus Argue
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
Two health IT experts say that providers already have plenty of "small" data to improve patient outcomes, if they use it correctly.
Firefox 16 Adds Charms For Developers
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
Mozilla's Firefox 16 beta release includes a command line interface to speed development work.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Windows 8 Smartphones: First Impressions
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
Samsung's new Android phablet and Windows Phone 8 smartphones impress, but Nokia is gunning for Samsung.
How Spigit Fosters Innovation: A Hands-On Tour
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
In both its enterprise software and its new freemium product, Icon, Spigit offers tools for brainstorming and selecting the best ideas. Learn more in this Valley View video.
Aerospike Vies To Advance NoSQL Database
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
Acquire a competitor? Check. Round of VC funding? Check. Open source version of base product? Check. The former Citrusleaf hits several big data development trends at once.
MongoDB Upgrade Fills NoSQL Analytics Void
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
Latest release of 10Gen's database sidesteps complicated MapReduce processing with a new data-aggregation framework. That distances MongoDB from NoSQL rivals including Cassandra, HBase, and Riak.
SUSE Launches OpenStack Cloud Platform
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
SUSE Cloud automated platform aims to speed OpenStack cloud setup, improve resource utilization.
Google+ Gets Down To Business
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
Google rolls out several new Google+ features, eyes launch of a distinct Google+ enterprise service by 2014.
Splunk Adds Cloud-Based Systems Monitoring Option
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
Splunk Storm offering helps companies monitor, gain insight from apps built on public cloud platforms.
Oracle Real-Time Advance Taps Compressed Data
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
Oracle GoldenGate 11g R2 upgrade handles Oracle Database tables previously untouched by change data capture systems.
DataSift Tools Help Non-Techies Mine Social Web
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
Push and Query Builder simplify management of big data streams, enable users to uncover relevant intelligence.
Big Data Scientists: The New Mad Men?
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
Successful marketing now depends on "who has the better math," not the better creative, says analytics firm.
Open Source: Key To Big Data Riches?
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
Big data makes a company smart, open source makes it rich, Gartner report contends.
Can Analytics Degree Bridge The Business-IT Gap?
Commentary  |  8/27/2012  | 
Louisiana State University Masters In Analytics program taps demand for graduates who can use data to solve business problems.
Crowdsourced Work Made Cheaper With Qurk
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
MIT researchers find that tasks given to people because they're too tough for machines can still be improved through the involvement of computers.
Why Microsoft Should Use Its Nvidia Option
Commentary  |  8/24/2012  | 
Nvidia this week confirmed that its acquisition deal with Microsoft remains in effect. Steve Ballmer and company should jump at the chance.'s Next Billion-Dollar Business: Marketing
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
After reporting a 34% quarterly revenue gain, CEO Marc Benioff talks up ambitious service, marketing, and human capital management goals.
How Smart Businesses Reorganize For Social
Commentary  |  8/23/2012  | 
Companies are stuck at departmental levels when it comes to taking full advantage of social media. Here's how to implement a company-wide social business initiative that delivers strategic results.
Windows 8 Vs. Windows RT: 8 Key Differences
Slideshows  |  8/23/2012  | 
With the introduction of Windows 8 and Windows RT, Microsoft splits its flagship OS into two distinct flavors. Examine the most important contrasts.
HP CEO: Turnaround Will Take Time
News  |  8/23/2012  | 
HP's third quarter results show PC, printer, server, and services revenues in decline, but Meg Whitman sees silver linings in the otherwise dark cloud.
Store More With Virtualization
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
Even small IT shops can now afford thin provisioning, performance acceleration, replication, and other features to boost utilization and improve disaster recovery.
New Tool Helps SMBs Listen To Social Sentiment
Commentary  |  8/22/2012  | 
Special edition of SDL's product, SM2, lets users listen for any number of keywords, then analyze sentiment based on words in context, tone, and emotion.
2 Cloud Computing Era Myths Debunked
Commentary  |  8/22/2012  | 
You've been warned: Application configuration is no cakewalk, and it's not the only option for tuning cloud-based apps.
When Wireless Sensors Meet Big Data
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
Wireless sensors are (almost) everywhere, fueling a boom in machine-to-machine communications and generating a ton of data.
Hospitals Seek Analytics Tools In Rush To Meet Mandates
News  |  8/21/2012  | 
Health analytics adoption will hit 50% by 2016, reports Frost & Sullivan.
Germany Wants To Charge Google For News Snippets
News  |  8/21/2012  | 
Legislation proposed by the German government would create a new type of copyright requiring any online or offline use of publishers' content to be compensated. Cue debate.
Intel's Plan To Make Laptops Sexy Again: Ultrabooks
Commentary  |  8/21/2012  | 
Intel's ultrabook initiative has reinvigorated mobile PC design. But will ultrabooks steal some momentum from tablets, or are they too little, too late?
Microsoft Outlines Windows 8 Upgrade Discount
News  |  8/21/2012  | 
Some Windows 7 PC buyers can now register to purchase Windows 8 Pro upgrade at a big price cut.
Dell Expands Virtualization, Storage, Management Tool Lineup
News  |  8/21/2012  | 
Dell's focus on software and services continues; new offerings target cloud implementation and BYOD chores, simplify desktop virtualization rollouts.
Apple Most Valuable Company In Market History
News  |  8/20/2012  | 
Apple squeaks past Microsoft's previous record with intraday market cap of more than $623 billion.
Allscripts Aims To Ride Windows 8 Apps Wave
News  |  8/20/2012  | 
EHR vendor teams with Microsoft to foster open approach to app development, partners with American Well on telehealth.
Inside An Ad Agency's Big Data Nerve Center
News  |  8/20/2012  | 
Kognitio helps VivaKi's R&D hub turn massive amounts of data into analytical queries at speeds relational databases can't touch.
Enterprise Social Networks: Must-Have Features Guide
Slideshows  |  8/17/2012  | 
Confused by the bevy of vendors promising enterprise social nirvana? Tour the core capabilities that you need when implementing social-focused tools in the workplace.
5 Cloud Collaboration Tools Leaders Emerge
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
From IBM to Yammer, these 5 vendors do the best job of balancing a vision for cloud collaboration with enterprise-class capabilities, Forrester Research says.
Windows Phone App Store Back Online
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
Microsoft says glitch with application store security certificates has been resolved.
Can HP Remake Itself Before It's Too Late?
Commentary  |  8/16/2012  | 
When a company's most recent success is a good Olympic slogan, it's a sad day, but such is the current state of HP. The once mighty force has become a fragmented mess.
Microsoft $199 Surface RT Could Burn Kindle Fire
Commentary  |  8/16/2012  | 
Microsoft may use its tablet as a loss leader to get people to try Windows 8. That's likely bad news for the competition.
NewsGator's New CEO Plots Social Software Growth
News  |  8/16/2012  | 
'I wouldn't join a company in crisis,' says new president and CEO Daniel Kraft, whose courtship was in the works even before Microsoft bought Yammer, according to J.B. Holston, now chairman. Yet the shakeup is recognition of a changing market.
Big Data Development Challenges: Talent, Cost, Time
News  |  8/16/2012  | 
Data variety, storage costs, and other key factors can make it difficult for enterprises to take advantage of their accumulated data.
Windows 8 RTM: 8 Changes From Release Preview
News  |  8/15/2012  | 
Final version of Microsoft's new operating system is now available to developers and IT pros; here's a look at some of the differences they'll find compared to the most recent trial edition.
Who Is Paying For Big Data Projects?
News  |  8/15/2012  | 
Big data is not yet considered a strategic asset or a potentially game-changing advantage by many business managers, a survey reveals.
Medical Device Integration Software Surges In Hospitals
News  |  8/15/2012  | 
Spread of EHRs spurs demand for applications to connect device output to electronic records.
Red Hat Plans Enterprise-Ready OpenStack Distribution
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
Red Hat offers free preview edition, seeks feedback to incorporate in enterprise-grade version of OpenStack open-source cloud framework.
How To Build A Social Collaboration Team
Commentary  |  8/14/2012  | 
You need a visionary to get things started, supported by other players who know how to get things done.
Yammer Updates, Partners With HootSuite
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
Though now part of Microsoft, Yammer is determined to maintain its pace of innovation. Meanwhile, HootSuite users now can interact with Yammer as a panel on the HootSuite social media management dashboard.
HP Tools Simplify VM, Private Cloud Chores
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
New products aim to ease movement of data in cloud environments, virtualized data centers. Chatter Communities Offer Customer, Partner Networks
News  |  8/14/2012  | 
Chatter will address the public social networking market where Lithium and Jive compete.
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