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John Foley is director, strategic communications, for Oracle Corp. and a former editor of InformationWeek Government.
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posted in May 2008

Social Networking As Rocket Science

5/21/2008
The average age of NASA employees is 46.2 years and rising, and the space agency forecasts that more than 4,000 of its full-time workers will retire over the next six years. The numbers tell the story behind NASA's experiment with social networking as a way to capture and share knowledge before those employees wave goodbye.

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When Is A Data Warehouse Not A Data Warehouse?

5/19/2008
Answer: When it's a database-less appliance. Unlike some competing products, Dataupia's data warehouse appliance doesn't have its own database management system. Instead, Dataupia's appliance, called Satori Server, performs analysis on data stored in existing databases.

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A Sign Of The Times: E-Signatures

5/8/2008
Three years after signing its first electronic "John Hancock," DocuSign has now inked more than 9 million digital signatures. As companies look for ways to introduce eco-friendly business processes, more are signing, virtually, on the dotted line.

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Damage Prevention Via Smartphone

5/6/2008
Vettro has come out with an application for mobile devices that helps utility crews and excavators avoid trouble in the risky business of working around buried cables and pipelines. GPS devices can save money and lives in this sometimes dangerous occupation.

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