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posted in September 2011
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Oracle OpenWorld: What Enterprise IT Wants
News  |  9/30/2011  | 
What's coming at Oracle's big confab next week--and what does enterprise IT really want? Our editors square off on Mark Hurd's plans.
5 Questions For Companies Building Mobile Apps
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Apps are the new black; practically every company wants one. But consider these questions before development starts.
White House Looks To Moneyball-Style Analytics
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Obama administration official presses federal agencies to use data analytics as a cost-cutting tool.
8 Reasons SMBs Fail To Back Up Data
News  |  9/29/2011  | 
Most SMBs still fly by the seat of their pants when it comes to backup and recovery. Here are the common excuses--debunked.
Big Data Gets A Closer Look From Riak
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Database system adds fine-grained queries of relational systems to NoSQL approach.
Google Redesigns Apps Status Dashboard
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Openly accessible dashboard for Google Apps now offers a clearer view of cloud service outages.
Windows Phone Mango's Top 5 Enterprise Features
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Microsoft didn't forget enterprise IT departments when it developed the new version of its mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7.5.
Mobile Metaphor Rules, For Better And Worse
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
The visually and tactilely immersive iPad experience threatens to make the latest enterprise apps look like yesterday's green screens.
Sage Practice Management Software Sold At Big Loss
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Misguided development doomed the practice management/electronic health record system company, says an analyst.
Android Adoption Twice That Of iOS
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
Google's mobile operating system was running on 56% of phones sold in the past three months, more than all other competitors combined, says a report from Nielson.
Oracle Seeks Sun Revival With Sparc T4 Servers
News  |  9/27/2011  | 
Next-gen chip is the key to a do or die job for Oracle's hardware business: Regain the confidence of 50,000 Sun customers.
6 Ways BI Can Improve SMB Budget Planning
News  |  9/26/2011  | 
Is budget season making your team break into a cold sweat? Consider these ideas for using BI to improve budgeting and forecasting processes.
How Yammer Helps ReachLocal Reach Farther
News  |  9/23/2011  | 
Web marketing company adopted Yammer's enterprise social networking to hold the organization together during period of rapid growth.
Firefox Enterprise Support: Mozilla Changes Its Tune
News  |  9/23/2011  | 
After vexing corporate users of Firefox with its rapid release cycle, Mozilla has proposed an extended support plan.
HP Should Have Looked Inside IBM For CEO
Commentary  |  9/23/2011  | 
Big Blue has a pool of enterprise-savvy CEOs-in-training. Any one of them would have been a been a more logical choice than Meg Whitman.
HP Names Meg Whitman CEO, Apotheker Out
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
Former eBay chief tasked with ending the turmoil at legendary Silicon Valley computer giant.
Teradata Upgrades Break Down Database Barriers
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
Column-store versus row-store? Structured data versus multi-structured data? Upgrades blend the best of both worlds.
The Oracle Mark Hurd Wants You To Know
Commentary  |  9/22/2011  | 
As Oracle has reshaped its business, some misconceptions have arisen, Hurd says. He wants to set you straight.
Microsoft Set To Launch Lync Mobile
News  |  9/22/2011  | 
Collaboration and videoconferencing suite coming to Windows Phone 7, Google Android, and Apple iOS devices.
Oracle Introduces Baby Exadata
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Oracle Database Appliance gives midsize firms and departments a $50,000 platform for scaling up transactional or analytic workloads.
Run Your Data Center From An iPhone
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Startup Tellago Studios lets IT managers control servers from iPhones, Androids, or Windows Phones, through a cloud link.
HP Playing Musical CEOs Again?
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
Hewlett-Packard's board is weighing giving CEO Leo Apotheker the boot after just 10 months, reports say.
10 Years Of Information Management
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
We've just moved out of one generation of solution architectures and on to one that will define the enterprise computing trajectory for the next decade or more.
Oracle Earnings Strong, But Does IT Care?
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
As courtroom dramas and industry rivalries drag on, what CIOs really want is innovative ideas that fuel business growth.
EMC Tries To Unify Big Data Analytics
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
EMC Greenplum Modular Data Computing Appliance puts SQL and Hadoop in the same box, but is it a truly cohesive platform?
Windows 8 Promises 8-Second Boot Ups
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Microsoft says its new operating system will dispense with DOS-style BIOS screens in favor of faster, prettier startups.
Microsoft's New Cash Cows: Linux And Android
News  |  9/21/2011  | 
Gadget maker Casio is the latest company to agree to pay Redmond for the right to use open source software.
SAP's Software-Only Innovation Challenge
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
The software strategy is making a lot of sense as an innovative wedge into the enterprise. But the real challenge lies ahead in delivering long-term value.
Open Source Virtualization: No Reason To Celebrate
Commentary  |  9/20/2011  | 
Six months after the Open Virtualization Alliance launched, Linux-based KVM hasn’t gained on VMware, Microsoft, or Citrix.
9 Markets Google Wants To Rule
Slideshows  |  9/20/2011  | 
As Google chairman Eric Schmidt prepares to face a Senate panel on antitrust issues, take a look at 9 key markets where Google seeks mastery.
Confluence 4: Content Sharing Not Just For Techies
News  |  9/20/2011  | 
Atlassian seeks to move beyond its small fan club full of people who don't mind coding. Its upgraded social collaboration software features a rich text editor and other goodies.
Windows 8 Gets Security Overhaul
News  |  9/20/2011  | 
Microsoft will include a beefed up version of Windows Defender in its next OS. That could be bad news for Symantec and McAfee.
Google Gets Ready For Antitrust Grilling
News  |  9/19/2011  | 
Does Google hinder competition? A Senate subcommittee hearing later this week puts Google on notice, one critic says.
New Alternative to GoToMeeting: Join.Me
News  |  9/19/2011  | 
Makers of LogMeIn enhance their service for instant online meetings, offer inexpensive, simple screensharing option.
How To Create Your Own URL Shortening Service
News  |  9/18/2011  | 
Creating a private URL shortener for your business or website gives you more power over traffic analytics and other activity.
Freeware Friday: FileZilla
News  |  9/16/2011  | 
This week's Freeware Friday choice is FileZilla.
On-Demand Market Maturity And The User Experience
Commentary  |  9/16/2011  | 
Salesforce, Workday, and Microsoft show how to get it right.
Microsoft Exec: Time For Windows XP To Go
News  |  9/16/2011  | 
Demise of corporate America’s staple operating system could leave some enterprises scrambling for a replacement as deadline approaches.
IW500: Get Close To Customers Through Social Media
Commentary  |  9/16/2011  | 
Best Buy and Kia Motors describe how they analyze sentiment and engage with consumers on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
Meet VoltDB: Relational Database With NoSQL Speed
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Version 2.0 of the brainchild of database guru Michael Stonebraker debuts. Scales across 300 cores and processes 1.6 million transactions per second.
Windows 8 Apps Will Run On Tablets, PCs
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
Unlike Apple's offerings, software built for one Windows 8 platform will run seamlessly on the other, Microsoft says.
Infor 10 Marks Push For Unified Products
News  |  9/14/2011  | 
New CEO Charles Phillips unveils first major product upgrade with a shared interface, common mobile platform, and united integration middleware.
RIM Debuts Citrix Receiver For PlayBook
News  |  9/13/2011  | 
Citrix Receiver brings new functionality to RIM's PlayBook tablet by allowing mobile professionals to remotely access virtual desktops.
Windows 8 Revealed: Touchy-Feely UI Favors Tablets
News  |  9/13/2011  | 
Touch-based capabilities inspired by Windows Phone are meant to give Redmond a boost in the slate market.
IW500: HP Answers Questions, But More Remain
Commentary  |  9/13/2011  | 
Some CIOs were very worried about HP pulling a "Gateway" and selling the PC business to a less stable organization. This now seems far less likely--but other worries persist.
IW500: Ray Lane Says HP Strategy Sound, Messaging Stinks
Commentary  |  9/13/2011  | 
HP chairman says company will spin off its PC business, build a services business based on cloud models, and will stay away from low-margin businesses, while still promoting the webOS mobile operating system.
IW500: HP Chairman Defends Strategy Shifts
Commentary  |  9/12/2011  | 
Ray Lane takes shots at Oracle, Microsoft, and Android while clarifying the company's mobile and information management plans.
Mindjet Extends Mind Mapping To Cloud, Acquires Cohuman
News  |  9/12/2011  | 
MindManager gets cloud collaboration tool with Mindjet Connect, while addition of Cohuman adds a social network for organizing tasks and projects.
Zendesk Adds Voice To Online Help Desk Service
News  |  9/12/2011  | 
Customer service and support specialist says it will make it easy for SMBs to add phone support without big call center investments.
Windows 8 Could Make Or Break Microsoft
News  |  9/12/2011  | 
BUILD conference will give developers their first in-depth look at what may be Redmond's last chance to play in the tablet market.
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