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Windows 8: 8 Things SMBs Should Know
News  |  2/29/2012
Microsoft released the beta version of its much-revamped operating system for PCs and tablets. Here are some key facts for smaller companies.
What CIA Wants In Next-Gen HD Video
News  |  2/29/2012
In-Q-Tel, the CIA's investment arm, has partnered with Mersive to bring high-definition video to a new level.
Windows 8 Beta: 8 Insights For IT
News  |  2/29/2012
Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview, now available for download, gives valuable information to enterprise IT pros preparing for the final version.
Facebook Revamps Pages For Businesses
News  |  2/29/2012
"Sponsored stories," along with premium ads, now eligible for distribution in the Facebook newsfeed. Check out this and five other key changes.
9 Coolest Smartphones At Mobile World Congress
Slideshows  |  2/29/2012
From the HTC One to the Samsung Galaxy Beam, check out some of the most interesting smartphones from Mobile World Congress 2012.
The Big Data Challenge: Social Data Meets Corporate Data
News  |  2/29/2012
With the rise of social media sites, companies are getting hit with a blizzard of unstructured data, and must now find cost-effective ways to integrate and analyze the collective pool of big data to generate granular business insights.
Microsoft Launches Windows 8 Consumer Preview
News  |  2/29/2012
Windows 8 beta software gives public first chance to check out OS that will be crucial to Microsoft's efforts to become relevant in the tablet market.
CIOs Must Beware Private Cloud Plan Hijackers
Commentary  |  2/28/2012
Employees with something to lose will try to thwart your private cloud plans. The boss needs to take charge.
Microsoft, Hortonworks Expand Hadoop Partnership
News  |  2/28/2012
ODBC driver for Hive will enable Microsoft Excel and PowerPivot for Excel users to explore Hadoop data.
Coyote Systems Driver Info App Expands Across Europe
News  |  2/28/2012
U.K.-based travel mobile app and device developer Coyote Systems is betting a paid subscription model and user loyalty will drive it to the top of the market.
Windows 8 Consumer Preview: 8 Expectations
Commentary  |  2/28/2012
Microsoft plans to make its new OS available to the public on Feb. 29 with the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Here's what to watch.
4 Cloud Computing Pain Points That Still Hurt
Commentary  |  2/28/2012
In a cloud project, common sense gets you only so far: then the pain really kicks in. Consider these four issues still plaguing even the experts.
Watchitoo Offers Multiparty Video As Embeddable Player
News  |  2/28/2012
Google+ Hangouts On Air continues a slow rollout, as others show the potential of multiparty video broadcasts.
Homeland Security Tackles Agile Development
News  |  2/28/2012
DHS plans a big push toward more agile development, where software is developed over a series of one- or two-week sprints.
Pentaho, DataStax Build Ties To Ease NoSQL Data Movement
News  |  2/28/2012
Open-source Kettle data integration software provides a drag-and-drop approach to getting information into and out of Cassandra.
ON Voicefeed Aims To Modernize Mobile Voicemail
News  |  2/28/2012
Free iOS app, coming soon for Android, offers unique greetings for different contacts, plus social media integration.
5 Keys To U.S. National Mobility Strategy
Commentary  |  2/28/2012
Security, device support, and applications development are tough issues that agency CIOs must address as they hurry to put smartphones and tablets into more employees' hands.
HTC One Smartphones Debut At MWC 2012
News  |  2/28/2012
HTC One series of Android 4.0 smartphones includes high-end camera components and sound from Beats Audio. Check out our video coverage, from Mobile World Congress 2012.
Android's Success: By The Numbers
News  |  2/28/2012
Google's Android boss bragged about the platform's incredible success: Think 300 million devices, with 850,000 new devices activated daily.
The Rise Of The Hybrid Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/27/2012
As on-premises ERP dies a slow death, the hybrid enterprise, not pure SaaS, will be the dominant model for some time to come.
Google Tells Businesses 'Fall In Love With Mobile'
News  |  2/27/2012
Companies that don't invest in mobile websites and ads will soon get left behind by customers, predicts Google's global head of mobile.
DARPA, MIT Research A Self-Healing Cloud
News  |  2/27/2012
Researchers aim to develop a cloud computing environment that could immediately recognize and fend off a cyber attack, much like the human body fights a virus.
MWC 2012: Smartphone Apps, Gadgets For Cars
Slideshows  |  2/27/2012
Fresh from Mobile World Congress 2012, check out new apps and devices designed to make your car time more productive, enjoyable, and safe.
Mozilla, Telefonica Promise Open Web Phone
News  |  2/27/2012
Does the world need another mobile operating system? Boot2Gecko, Mozilla's HTML5 operating system, aims to pry open the mobile Web.
Nokia Launches 41-MP Camera Phone At MWC 2012
News  |  2/27/2012
Nokia is first to seize the Mobile World Congress 2012 stage, bringing a slew of new phones including one that begs the question whether it's more camera than phone.
Accenture CIO Vision Emphasizes Social, Contextual IT
News  |  2/27/2012
Social and mobile data lead big themes in Accenture's technology vision for 2012.
Hadoop Behind Metamarkets' Data Science-as-a-Service
News  |  2/27/2012
Business Intelligence startup Metamarkets aims to take "BI in the cloud" one step further.
4 Ways SMBs Can Score With Gamification
News  |  2/27/2012
Small and midsize businesses are well-positioned to take advantage of gamification. Here's some expert advice on how to use the growing trend to get closer to your customers.
10 Ways To Make Hay From Customer Feedback
News  |  2/27/2012
You can learn a lot from the comments your customers post on Facebook and other social networks. Here's how to make the most of them.
Skype App Comes To Windows Phone
News  |  2/27/2012
Microsoft’s VoIP app is optimized for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango smarpthones, including Nokia’s Lumia line and Samsung Focus devices.
Oracle Exalytics: When Late Is Better Than Never
News  |  2/27/2012
In-memory appliance promises to turbocharge business intelligence and analytic apps, but its biggest appeal will be to IT shops with an all-Oracle commitment.
TelyHD Brings Skype To Your TV
News  |  2/26/2012
Android-based TelyHD connects your TV to the Internet to enable Skype video calling, photo sharing, and other features.
Chart.io Seeks To Shake Up BI
News  |  2/26/2012
Startup's cloud-based business intelligence solution takes on entrenched on-premises BI providers.
Why Google Plus Is Better For Business
News  |  2/26/2012
Google social and mobile global marketing director Rikard Steiber comes to the set of InformationWeek's Valley View to explain why businesses should use Google Plus to engage their customers.
Seriously Secure Mobile Voice With Custom Crypto
News  |  2/25/2012
KoolSpan's mobile phone voice encryption products create a secure point-to-point channel for voice or other high-value communications.
Wanted: Secure Android App Whitelisting
Commentary  |  2/25/2012
Android's security is broken. Here's how it could be strengthened.
Google Web Intents Promises Better Online Sharing
News  |  2/24/2012
Chrome developer feature makes communication between different online services a lot easier.
Yammer's Game Plan: CEO David Sacks Explains All
Commentary  |  2/24/2012
Sacks discusses the virtues of enterprise social networking in the cloud, the viral virtues of freemium, and how to kill an unsanctioned Yammer network.
Authentication Via Mobile Phone Enhances Login Security
News  |  2/24/2012
Usernames and passwords are inadequate for strong authentication. Mobile devices are increasingly popular as a second factor.
NASA Gives Ozone Layer A Checkup
News  |  2/24/2012
New instrument aboard Suomi Earth-observation satellite will monitor the ozone layer's recovery during the coming decades.
Apple Takes Chomp
News  |  2/24/2012
Search company acquisition will help Apple's customers more easily find the mobile apps they need.
8 More Ways Windows 8 Could Be Great
Commentary  |  2/24/2012
From SkyDrive integration to picture passwords and Office apps, significant changes to Microsoft's new OS make it barely recognizable compared to predecessors.
Microsoft Windows 8, Server 8 Near Beta Test
News  |  2/24/2012
Microsoft's OS and server OS at the core of its mobile and cloud-era architecture approach a big milestone, along with Visual Studio 11.
Next Office Version To Have Touch Mode
News  |  2/24/2012
Just as Windows 8 is preparing to make touch interfaces a natural part of use, Microsoft Office 15 will allow users to move in and out of Touch Mode.
What Salesforce.com Results Say About Oracle Battle
Commentary  |  2/23/2012
Salesforce.com keeps furthering its reach into more corners of its customers' operations. The competition has noticed.
Air Force Says 'Nyet' to iPad2
News  |  2/23/2012
The U.S. Air Force is pulling back an order of thousands of iPads. Is it because the plan includes software written by a Russian?
Review, Annotate, Collaborate With GoodReader For iPad
News  |  2/23/2012
Working with documents on the iPad can be inconvenient, but GoodReader makes it easy.
Why 'Do Not Track' Still Doesn't Cut It
Commentary  |  2/23/2012
A consistent standard for opting out of advertiser tracking on the Web is a nice idea. Too bad that's all it might ever be.
Mobile World Congress Preview: 10 Hot Devices
Slideshows  |  2/23/2012
As this year's biggest smartphone-related conference nears kickoff, check out 10 cool pieces of hardware that we're eager to see at Mobile World Congress.
Commerce Dept. Offers $10,000 For Entrepreneur Apps
News  |  2/23/2012
Prize money will go to developers of Web, PC, or mobile apps to support the BusinessUSA initiative promoting business growth.
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