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Social Business Nominations: Do I Hear A Second?
Commentary  |  9/30/2012
Help us develop our list of 10 Top Social Business Leaders.
DH2i Takes On SQL Server Consolidation Challenge
News  |  9/28/2012
Startup led by former HP PolyServe staff uses virtualization-like techniques to stack up SQL Server instances on a single host, cutting core-based license costs.
Apple's Top 20 Public Apologies
News  |  9/28/2012
Apple Maps mea culpa continues a tradition of atonement. Here's a list of the company's top 20 promises to do better.
Acrobat XI Boosts Mobile PDF Support
News  |  9/28/2012
Acrobat XI will work better with cloud services and improve PDF support for phones and tablets, said Adobe Monday in announcing the next generation of its document creation and management tool.
Cisco Acquires ThinkSmart For Location-Based Customer Analytics
News  |  9/28/2012
ThinkSmart's technology taps big data analytics to give brick-and-mortar retailers a better grasp on where customers are and what piques their interest.
How LexisNexis Competes In Hadoop Age
News  |  9/28/2012
Open source HPCC platform evolves from turnkey system to Hadoop competitor.
Big Data Fuels Rise of Containerized Data Centers
News  |  9/28/2012
Big data growth forces more companies to adopt containerized data centers and other solutions to meet storage demands.
AMD, BlueStacks Bring 500,000 Android Apps To Windows
News  |  9/28/2012
AMD's AppZone taps BlueStacks tech to bring popular Android apps to PCs. What does that mean for Microsoft's new Windows app marketplace?
Windows 7 More Popular Than Windows 8?
News  |  9/28/2012
Price, compatibility, and the interface formerly known as Metro are among users' biggest concerns about Microsoft's upcoming operating system, poll finds.
Apple Apologizes For iOS 6 Maps
News  |  9/28/2012
In a letter posted to the company's web site, Apple CEO Tim Cook has apologized to customers for "the frustration" caused by the disappointing experience of Apple Maps on the iPhone 5 and iOS 6. The letter suggests that customers use alternatives such as Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps.
RIM Beats Earnings With Narrower Loss
News  |  9/28/2012
RIM surprised analysts and investors by reporting a smaller loss than expected for its second fiscal quarter. What saved it? Emerging markets.
Facebook Seeks Next-Generation Big Data Tools
Commentary  |  9/28/2012
Social network giant Facebook and venture capital blue chip Accel Partners think emerging platforms like Hadoop deserve new business intelligence, data visualization, and analytics tools.
RIM Video Shows BlackBerry 10 Devices Including Keyboard
News  |  9/27/2012
A marketing video with the first clear images of BlackBerry 10 devices, with and without the full QWERTY keyboard, were posted Thursday on Vimeo and then removed. The video lives on at other sites. Appearing in the video are celebrities such as Lady Gaga, J. K Rowling and Thorsten Heins. We also have some images of the BB10 phones taken by CrackBerry.com.
Cool Factor: Future Of Computing Looks Like 'Minority Report'
News  |  9/27/2012
Minority Report might soon be coming to a conference room near you. BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson pays a visit to John Underkoffler, builder of the movie's technology and chief scientist at Oblong in San Francisco, to see the future of computer interfaces.
Wrike Takes Google Docs Cue: Collaborative Editing
News  |  9/27/2012
Social software for organizing work and projects gets real-time collaborative editing.
Microsoft Says 6,000 Jobs Open, Wants More Visas
News  |  9/27/2012
Microsoft says it can't find enough skilled IT workers to fill open positions, but critics say the company is merely trying to justify hiring foreigners.
Hadoop Alternative: Open Source Quantcast Touts Speed
News  |  9/27/2012
Quantcast File System uses less disk space than Hadoop and shines on key speed metrics, developers say.
Six Tips For Navigating The MDM Jungle
News  |  9/27/2012
As mobile device management and mobile application management choices become overwhelming, consider these key issues.
How To Get Google Maps Back On Your iPhone
Slideshows  |  9/27/2012
So you've installed iOS 6 or bought an iPhone 5, and Apple Maps is making you miserable? Join the club. While we wait for Google to release a Google Maps app for iOS 6, here's a simple workaround: Put a browser link to Google Maps on the Home page.
Microsoft Faces Formal EU Antitrust Violation Charges
News  |  9/27/2012
Software maker could pay up to $7.4 billion for failing to give European Union consumers alternatives to Explorer Web browser.
Oracle 12c Database: Open World's Centerpiece
News  |  9/27/2012
Oracle's venerable database will gain virtualization; new Exadata appliance and tighter integration between cloud and on-premises data also expected.
RIM Earnings To Erase BlackBerry 10 Bounce?
News  |  9/27/2012
Research In Motion reports quarterly earnings Thursday, and the news could erase the gains its stock price made this week on news of its BlackBerry 10 platform.
Big Data Analytics Predict Obama Win
News  |  9/27/2012
Prediction models point to Obama victory--but, as big data election forecasters learned in 2008, it's still too early to count Romney out.
What Collaboration Can And Can't Fix
Commentary  |  9/27/2012
Your collaboration vision must be grounded in real problems your business needs to solve.
Is Windows 8 Too Risky For IT?
Commentary  |  9/27/2012
Microsoft's new OS may be just too different for conservative IT departments, Gartner says. But here's why I'm not counting Windows 8 out--even in the near term.
Without The Keyboard It's Not A BlackBerry
News  |  9/26/2012
Everyone, even RIM, knows that time is running out and that in spite of what today's earnings announcement shows, if it has one last chance, it's with BlackBerry 10. What's really hard is that not only does RIM have to change to survive, it also has to stay the same, and that means keeping what people like about the BlackBerry: the keyboard. RIM won't get out of its hole by trying to out-iPhone Apple.
Google Autonomous Cars Get Green Light In California
News  |  9/26/2012
California becomes the third state to permit vehicles that drive themselves to operate on public roads.
Perimeter E-Security To Offer MDM In The Cloud
News  |  9/26/2012
Perimeter E-Security will offer cloud-based mobile device management based on AirWatch to manage bring-your-own-device deployments. The system works with Perimeter's Exchange-based email security service.
Google Maps Shows Underwater Sights
News  |  9/26/2012
Take that Apple: Google Street View map images are now available for a few underwater locations.
Google Enterprise, I'm Not Impressed
Commentary  |  9/26/2012
You have great products and are a proven innovator, but it will take changes in thinking to conquer the enterprise.
Oracle Open World: Key Issues On Tap
News  |  9/26/2012
Oracle applications executive Steve Miranda, via Twitter chat, suggests Fusion, Taleo, and RightNow will be focus of attention at next week's Oracle Open World conference.
Google Chrome Second String On Tablets, Smartphones
News  |  9/26/2012
Android and iOS device users overwhelmingly prefer the stock browser on their mobile devices, where Google's Chrome browser barely registers, study says.
NetSuite CEO: What's Next For ERP In Cloud
News  |  9/26/2012
Watch video of our full interview with NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson on his 'complicated' relationship with Oracle, and much more.
Nook E-Reader Headed To Windows 8
News  |  9/26/2012
Barnes & Noble debuts Nook HD, plans to port e-reading and display technology to Microsoft's new operating system.
Google Play Store Downloads Surpass 25 Billion
News  |  9/26/2012
Google has nearly caught up with its Apple iTunes rival, plans to put apps on sale to celebrate.
NetSuite Keeps Running Big Business In The Cloud
NetSuite Keeps Running Big Business In The Cloud
InformationWeek Videos  |  9/26/2012
NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson talks with Art WIttmann about the company's 13-year head start, its steady growth, its competitors, and its decision not to acquire or develop social enterprise software.
In Apple We Trust, Blindly
Commentary  |  9/25/2012
How secure are Apple products like iMessage and FaceTime? We have no idea. The protocols in those products have never been documented or scrutinized by outside experts.
Tibbr 4 Adds Enterprise Social Graph API, App Market
News  |  9/25/2012
Tibco's enterprise social network reflects company's heritage in enterprise application integration and business intelligence.
VIDEO: Quick Hands-On With the iPhone 5
News  |  9/25/2012
With all the complaints coming out about the iPhone 5, BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson got her hands on an iPhone to get a quick look at it.
Windows Server 2008 Support Lives On, XP Won't
News  |  9/25/2012
Microsoft gives Windows Server 2012's predecessor a longer lease on life, while reminding enterprise users that XP's days are numbered.
Sales Contest Builder: Old Challenge, New Gamification
News  |  9/25/2012
Gamification app from ePrize lives on the Salesforce.com platform, addresses a classic challenge for sales managers.
RIM Hints BB10 Debuts In January: Too Late?
Commentary  |  9/25/2012
Research In Motion CEO gives away a clue that the earliest possible sale date for BlackBerry 10 devices is mid-January. Can RIM hold on that long?
Tibco Spotfire Revamp Supports Big Data Analytics
News  |  9/25/2012
Tibco Spotfire, already popular for finding the proverbial needle in the haystack, now works smarter with the biggest haystacks.
HootSuite Conversations Tool Adds Collaboration Features
News  |  9/25/2012
Free HootSuite tool, out now in beta form, lets you conduct real-time chat within a social context.
Feds Want Wider Use Of Health Records Applet
News  |  9/25/2012
'Blue Button' web applet that provides personal health records has been popular with U.S. veterans; White House now promoting use by private sector insurers.
RIM Shows New BlackBerry Hardware Design
News  |  9/25/2012
Research In Motion hints at the future of the BlackBerry as it shares a hardware reference platform device with a big screen and the latest version of BB 10 operating system.
Twitter Helps Build Social Data Ecosystem
Commentary  |  9/25/2012
Twitter's Certified Products Program is a step in the right direction toward improving data quality, analysis, and social business decision making. Let's hope Facebook and LinkedIn follow suit.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Adds Compliance Power
News  |  9/24/2012
Microsoft builds new security tools into latest version of Exchange that are designed to stop compliance breaches before they occur.
Apple's Proprietary Lightning Beats Standard Micro-USB Mobile Connector
Commentary  |  9/24/2012
Giving the iPhone 5 a micro-USB port instead of the incompatible Lightning connection would have been the logical and considerate way to go, but that's not the Apple Way. Luckily for Apple, we iPhone, iPod, and iPad users are used to this kind of abuse and we'll put up with it. Even with the inconvenience and extra expense of Lightning--which offers little in return--most true believers won't ditch Apple for Android or Windows phones.
Healthcare System Taps Social To Improve Care
News  |  9/24/2012
Australian health system adds social component for its 5,000 business intelligence users to share insights about patient care and operational efficiency.
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