The latest enhancement to the Google Alerts product -- to include news-oriented videos on topics that readers select -- is a compelling upgrade for information junkies, online videophiles or those researching information on the Internet. It raises many questions on the future of information access, the future role of online video as an information source and Google's strategic directions.
The news industry has been quick to find fault with Google's handling of information and sources on the popular Google News site. But no one's stopping news sites from aggregating and aggressively distributing content, and that includes video. Could this just be another case of Google beating the news industry -- online and offline -- at its own game?
My take: yes, advantage Google. If they offer video news alerts, I can't find them on prominent TV news sites including CNN and Fox News Channel. Brands and sites like these should be leading the charge in the distribution of video content.
Virtualization At The Desktop?
Examine how more than 250 companies plan to adopt server virtualization technology in this recent InformationWeek Research report, Server Virtualization.
The BI Explosion
Examine the business intelligence strategies of 500 companies, including deployment drivers and challenges, spending plans, and vendor selection, in this recent InformationWeek Research report.
Lessons from DEMO
This show was largely about applying Web 2.0 technology to solve interesting problems. In many cases, the interesting problems have been solved in other ways tho.
Video Alerts Give Google The Upper Hand -- Again
The latest enhancement to the Google Alerts product ? to include news-oriented videos on topics that readers select ? is a compelling upgrade for information junkies, online videophiles or those researching information on the Internet. It raises many questions on the future of information access, the future role of online video as an information source and Google's strategic directions.
George Glass: Customer-Centric Services Lead To SOA Success
I had the chance recently to talk with George Glass, chief architect of the British telecommunications giant BT, about its massive SOA conversion. I asked him how he kept the services being created aligned with a rapidly changing business. The question was simple ? but the answer wasn't.
Reach Out And Touch Something
If you're not already using a phone that has a touch screen, the chances are higher that you will be next year, when ABI predicts over 100 million touch screen-based phones will ship. That's about 1 of every 10 mobile phones.
Path to Profit: Transform your Underwriting Processes Join Insurance & Technology Editorial Director Kathy Burger, Cindy De Armond, Partner, Insurance Industry Practice, IBM Global Business Services, and Mark B. Gorman, Strategic Research Advisor, Insurance, TowerGroup, to gain insights into how integrating analytics and operations can transform the underwriting process.
Utilizing Enterprise Management Systems to Support Lean Manufacturing The pressure on manufacturing organizations has increased dramatically over the last 15 years. Lean manufacturing is now widely adopted as a strategy for focusing on customer value-adding activities through striving towards continuous improvement. This paper explores the increasing role software solutions play in supporting lean manufacturing.
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5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
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