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FEATURED BLOG Explorer In Slump Without Help From Brussels Sprouts Posted by Paul McDougall Microsoft's share of the browser market is off sharply as new rivals emerge and a bevy of gadgets that provide access to the Web from beyond the PC flourishes. That raises big questions about what's really behind the EU's move to force Redmond to make room for Explorer alternatives on Windows under threat of seven-figure fines.
ALSO SEE Conversation With Gates, Ballmer That Sparked Microsoft Cloud Strategy Posted by Mary Hayes Weier Microsoft's march toward cloud computing is fascinating to watch. Next year, Microsoft will take the most successful desktop software package of all time--Office--and offer it online to businesses, somewhat similar to the Google Apps model. Microsoft's VP of Online recently shared with me some thoughts on Microsoft's strategy--and the conversation he had with Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer that led to Office Web Apps 2010 and other decisions.
iPhone OS 3.1.2 Fixes Bugs Posted By Eric Zeman
Today Apple made a small point update available for iPhones via iTunes. iPhone OS 3.1.2 doesn't appear to add new features, but does fix a handful of important bugs.
Indian CIOs On Global CIO 50 Celebrated At Interop Mumbai Posted By Bob Evans
A few months ago, we created a list of 50 of the world's top CIOs for our Global CIO 50 project. Our list included 10 CIOs from India, and their achievements were celebrated by 300 members of the Indian IT community at a special event at this week's Interop Mumbai. The gathering also celebrated the extraordinary progress of India's IT industry in the past decade.
Hospital Hires 'Scribes' To Help Docs With E-Records Posted By Mitch Wagner
The University of Virginia has hired "scribes" with laptop computers to follow doctors around as they treat patients, updating electronic medical records as they go. The antique-sounding position is one example of the steps hospitals are taking as they struggle to adopt e-health records.
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2014 Analytics, BI, and Information Management SurveyThe desire to simplify data analytics and business intelligence has been gaining steam for years. But this year, interest in visual data analysis tools came to the forefront, and the use of Hadoop and NoSQL databases made slow but steady gains. While established companies like IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and SAS are still the top dogs for BI and analytics, smaller and nimbler vendors like Tableau and QlikTech are forcing the giants to innovate.
2014 Analytics, BI, and Information Management SurveyITís tried for years to simplify data analytics and business intelligence efforts. Have visual analysis tools and Hadoop and NoSQL databases helped? Respondents to our 2014 InformationWeek Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Information Management Survey have a mixed outlook.
GE is a leader in combining connected devices and advanced analytics in pursuit of practical goals like less downtime, lower operating costs, and higher throughput. At GIO Power & Water, CIO Jim Fowler is part of the team exploring how to apply these techniques to some of the world's essential infrastructure, from power plants to water treatment systems. Join us, and bring your questions, as we talk about what's ahead.