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Content tagged with Software posted in September 2013
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Do Cities Need Texting Zones?
News  |  9/30/2013
New York state is planning pull-over texting "zones" on some of its highways to reduce driving accidents. Should cities follow suit?
Hadoop's Second Generation Offers More To Enterprises
News  |  9/30/2013
The first Hadoop tools weren't easy to deploy or manage. But the second-wave tools deliver great advances in usability.
IBM's SDN Push Has Big Rivals
News  |  9/30/2013
IBM's SDN for Virtual Environments and IBM Programmable Network Controller puts it in competition with Cisco, VMware, Juniper and HP.
Google Web Designer Offered As Free Download
News  |  9/30/2013
Web designers and marketers now have a free tool for creating animated online content, for ads or otherwise.
Feds Warm Up To LinkedIn
Commentary  |  9/30/2013
Government IT managers have been cautious about using LinkedIn, but odds are activity will soon rise due to federal travel restrictions and greater comfort with the platform.
Microsoft Expands Power BI, Translation For Office
News  |  9/30/2013
Microsoft Office is becoming adept not only at creating data but also manipulating and analyzing it, thanks to several new features.
Oracle OpenWorld: 5 Rants And Raves
Commentary  |  9/30/2013
Oracle OpenWorld delivered big news and a consistent message. It also repackaged old news, bashed big data tools and avoided license cost and complexity issues.
BlackBerry: BBM For Android, iOS Coming
News  |  9/30/2013
BlackBerry insists botched roll-out doesn't mean the app has been nixed. It may be dead on arrival anyway.
HP's Building An SDN App Store
News  |  9/30/2013
HP's looking to foster an SDN ecosystem and take the smartphone model into enterprise software-defined networking with a developers' kit and an app store. But is this an idea ahead of its time?
Big Data, 'Breaking Bad' And Orange Juice
News  |  9/30/2013
MailChimp's chief data scientist has a unique way of explaining data science to the masses. If you know a little Excel, you're ready to learn.
IBM Boosts Big Data Portfolio With Daeja Acquisition
News  |  9/30/2013
Daeja's imaging tech allows IBM's enterprise content management customers to view and annotate unstructured data on mobile devices, says Big Blue.
Government Shutdown: What Are IT Systems Risks?
News  |  9/30/2013
If the looming government shutdown comes to pass, Federal IT faces security, budget, and workflow risks.
5 IT Resume Blunders To Avoid
News  |  9/27/2013
Your resume can do as much harm as good when you're hunting for a new IT job.
Big Data Holdouts Risk Getting Swamped
News  |  9/27/2013
Emerging software tools make analytics feasible -- and cost-effective -- for most companies. Now, staying on the shore may be riskier than just diving in.
Is Apple iOS 7 Making Users Sick?
News  |  9/27/2013
Some users blame the new mobile operating system's background parallax effect and app transition animations for feelings of nausea.
Do You Need Mobile Middleware?
Commentary  |  9/27/2013
Major software vendors seem to think you do -- and they might be right. Just don't expect mature platforms.
Google Says TGIF To Problem-Plagued Week
News  |  9/27/2013
Serious email delays and messaging glitches riddled Google's 15th anniversary week.
Microsoft Creating New Office Touch Apps
News  |  9/27/2013
In addition to a touchscreen version of Office, Microsoft is prepping Office Reader, a new touch multimedia tool for the Web, Office documents, PDFs and interactive e-books.
SAM Saves Cash, Not Just Compliance Woes
News  |  9/27/2013
Software asset management doesn't just make sure you're compliant with your software licenses. Smart use of SAM can also save money.
Give Us Your Loyalty (& Your Data, Of Course)
News  |  9/27/2013
Retailers really use loyalty programs to gather your data, not increase sales.
Visualizing The Urban Future With Analytics
News  |  9/27/2013
New data visualization tools, now emerging for urban planning, are giving community members a way to view change before it happens.
Skytree Offers Second Opinion On Your Analytics Data
News  |  9/27/2013
Skytree's new service connects customers with live data scientists for more accurate and reliable data analysis.
HTML5 Offers 'Road to Awesome'
Commentary  |  9/27/2013
Before you head down the iOS or Android native-app mobile development path, consider Amazon's choice regarding HTML5.
iOS7 Adoption Estimated To Be 60%
News  |  9/27/2013
Apple fans are adopting iOS 7 at enough of a clip to jam up Web traffic.
Google Hummingbird Update, Explained
News  |  9/26/2013
Google search algorithm improvements will help it understand complicated queries and provide better answers.
Oracle On The Ground: Customers Speak
News  |  9/26/2013
Oracle OpenWorld attendees discuss the products they're implementing, from Fusion software to hardware appliances.
What Google's Calico Means For Healthcare
News  |  9/26/2013
Here are three reasons Google's health venture matters, both to the industry and to our quality of life.
The Truth About Oracle's Virtualized 12c Database
News  |  9/26/2013
Oracle says 12c, introduced at OpenWorld, is "virtualized" -- but you must look closely at what that actually means.
Microsoft Surface Mini Rumors Grow
News  |  9/26/2013
Microsoft may soon expand its tablet and smartphone lineup with a "Surface Mini" and several new Lumia devices.
Google Offers Shoppers Same-Day Delivery
News  |  9/26/2013
Google Shopping Express joins a growing list of services for shoppers who demand instant gratification.
IBM Debuts Educational Network For Pediatricians, Nurses
News  |  9/26/2013
Cloud-based social learning network designed with Boston Children's Hospital aims to bring best practices in medical care to healthcare providers anywhere in the world.
ERP Is A People Problem
News  |  9/26/2013
If there's an enterprise resource planning project in your future, beware the foot draggers and sandbaggers
In-Q-Tel Invests In 2 Cloud Technologies
News  |  9/26/2013
U.S. intelligence community investment group partners with cloud firms Socrata and AppThwack to make government information more accessible.
Healthcare CIOs Need Personalized Medicine
News  |  9/26/2013
Personalized healthcare is making drugs more effective, saving lives and promising much more.
How To Grow An Analytics Career
News  |  9/26/2013
Radhika Kulkarni, VP of advanced analytics R&D at SAS, shares her lessons for making the most of your education and work experiences.
Google Updates Gmail, Voice, YouTube For Android
News  |  9/26/2013
Google pushes out slew of improvements to Android apps, including cards for Gmail and a remote locking option for Android Device Manager.
5 Steps Every Data Analyst Must Know
News  |  9/26/2013
Executives need accurate, relevant information presented simply, quickly and clearly. Here's how to provide it.
What Nanotube Computer Means To Moore's Law
News  |  9/25/2013
Stanford scientists have built a nanotube computer, an engineering feat that points to continuing advances in computational performance.
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Breaks Tablet Ground
News  |  9/25/2013
Third-generation Kindle sports a Mayday button, to call for tech support.
Big Data Profile: Olly Downs, Globys
News  |  9/25/2013
Olly Downs, senior VP of data sciences at marketing analytics firm Globys, spends his days finding the delicate balance between effective and creepy when it comes to personalized marketing.
Twitter Gets Pushy And Personal
News  |  9/25/2013
New feature will push notifications to your mobile app when it finds interesting people or content. Here's how to turn it on and off.
Ideation Nation Crowdsources Ideas For Local Govt.
News  |  9/25/2013
Code for America, MindMixer launch Ideation Nation, an initiative that encourages citizens and local governments to work together using technology.
How NYCDOT Put 'Mobile First' Dev To Work
Commentary  |  9/25/2013
Stringent procurement rules didn't stop New York City's Department of Transportation from quickly creating a tablet app to document Hurricane Sandy damage.
Oracle's Cloud: What's Really New?
Commentary  |  9/25/2013
If Oracle's 'new' cloud services sound familiar, that may be because they've been announced before. Here's a rundown on the real cloud news.
Microsoft And Oracle Say: Come To Azure Cloud
News  |  9/24/2013
Bygones are bygones, as former database rivals Microsoft and Oracle link arms to entice cloud customers to choose Azure over Amazon.
Microsoft Surface: 10 Best And Worst Changes
Slideshows  |  9/24/2013
Microsoft's new Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 tablets deliver some cool new features, but not all changes impress.
Federal IT Staffing Mess: Budget Chaos + Aging Workforce
News  |  9/24/2013
Recurring budget questions and Congressional showdowns are driving away mid-rank IT talent, leaving an older workforce just when new talent is needed most.
Apple Updates Its iMac
News  |  9/24/2013
Apple spruces up its venerable desktop PC with faster processors, faster wireless networking and faster storage technology.
10 Epic iOS 7 Tips
Slideshows  |  9/24/2013
Ready to get productive with Apple iOS 7? Check out this advice regarding its new features.
Microsoft's New Surface Tablets: No Easy Sell
News  |  9/24/2013
Microsoft's Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 improve on the original tablets in almost every regard -- but analysts say big sales hurdles remain.
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