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10 Enterprise Social Networking Obstacles
Commentary  |  12/29/2011
Why wouldn't every organization flock to the vision of an agile, transparent, people-centered, and collaborative team? Let's count the reasons.
Will Windows Phone Take Off In 2012?
Commentary  |  12/28/2011
Microsoft has two updates planned for its mobile platform next year, and its application store has a lot of apps. Will it spur sales?
10 Biggest Social Business Stories Of 2011
Commentary  |  12/28/2011
They range from Facebook platform changes to OpenSocial specs to the phenomenon of social poseurs.
Will RAID Die In 2012?
Commentary  |  12/28/2011
The time it takes to rebuild a RAID-protected volume makes it unwieldy with today's high-capacity drives.
Will The FAA Relax Electronic Device Restrictions?
Commentary  |  12/28/2011
Longstanding rules that require you to turn off your iPads and Kindles during airplane takeoff and landing may have no basis in science.
RIM Betting The Farm On QNX/BB 10
Commentary  |  12/27/2011
Unless RIM hits a home run with BB 10, there might not be much of anything left for the company to do but die.
Androids Everywhere, But Update Model Broken
Commentary  |  12/27/2011
In 2011, 93 different Android phones have been released across nine U.S. carriers. But there's a downside to this diversity.
Best Tech Predictions Of 2012
Commentary  |  12/27/2011
I take on four big tech predictions for 2012, from mobile to social--and dish up three of my own.
10 IT Shifts In 2012: Exclusive Research
Commentary  |  12/27/2011
Put predictions aside: InformationWeek Research yields hard data about what's up (analytics) and down (Windows Mobile) in 2012. Take a look at your peers' IT plans.
6 Ways Cloud Computing Will Evolve In 2012
Commentary  |  12/27/2011
Cloud computing will dig even deeper into the enterprise, with hybrid clouds, virtualized clients, and security standards topping the hot trends.
2012 Will Be the Year of the Android Tablet
Commentary  |  12/22/2011
In Vegas in January the industry will take to go all in with tablets running Android 4 ("Ice Cream Sandwich"). Quality and features will go up, prices will go down.
Do Clinicians Need Their Own DWI Rule?
Commentary  |  12/22/2011
Doctoring While iPhoning isn't the same as Driving While Intoxicated. But doctors should know better than to engage in such behavior.
5 Mobile Things That Won't Happen In 2012
Commentary  |  12/22/2011
Here are five things we probably won't see take place in the mobile industry in 2012, along with a few that might.
RIM BlackBerry 10 Doesn't Work, Says Insider
Commentary  |  12/22/2011
BlackBerry 10 is delayed because the software isn't ready, an inside source says, not because the company is waiting for a new chipset as RIM CEOs claim. RIM reponds...
Mobile App Inventory Crosses 1 Million Mark
Commentary  |  12/22/2011
Apple's App Store is the biggest, but it's the only one of seven app stores that didn't post double-digit growth in 2011.
Will Biometrics Go Mainstream In 2012?
Commentary  |  12/21/2011
IBM thinks so, and the US-VISIT program may give a glimpse into the future. But what about data theft?
Android Hits 700,000 Daily Activations
Commentary  |  12/21/2011
Apple, Google's next closest competitor, is activating a relatively paltry 189,000 iPhones each day.
Mobile Digital Divide: Personal Apps Vs. Work Apps
Commentary  |  12/21/2011
3 questions IT must answer to provide a better mobile experience for employees.
5 Ways The Smartphone Market Evolved In 2011
Commentary  |  12/21/2011
The smartphone market is one of the most dynamic in the world. Here are the five biggest smartphone trends that took place during 2011.
Android Lost Ground In November
Commentary  |  12/20/2011
After two years on the rise, Google declined in mobile ad impressions in November. Will the Kindle Fire reverse the recent trend?
Radian6 Chief: Ignoring Social Could Bring 'CEO Spring'
Commentary  |  12/20/2011
Companies must embrace enterprise social media in 2012 or be overrun by it, says Marcel LeBrun.
5 Biggest Mobile Stories Of 2011
Commentary  |  12/20/2011
From mergers to phones, wireless technologies, and mobile operating systems, 2011 was an explosive one for the mobile industry. Here are the five biggest stories of the year.
Cloud Computing Buyers Demand More, Survey Finds
Commentary  |  12/20/2011
Plain vanilla cloud infrastructure isn't the main goal. Companies want to use online apps, develop cloud apps, or run a more automated internal cloud.
AT&T Licking Its Wounds Over T-Mobile Collapse
Commentary  |  12/20/2011
AT&T threw in the towel and said it won't fight the U.S. government any more over its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA.
Does Your Health IT Career Require Another Diploma?
Commentary  |  12/20/2011
Breaking into health IT isn't easy. Going back to school for more training is a good place to start.
Google Want To Google Get On Google's Tech Google News Google Page? Put Google In Your Google Headline
Commentary  |  12/20/2011
My unscientific research reveals Google likes stories about itself and Google products. While I took it lightheartedly, the U.S. government is more concerned.
PlayBook: An Anchor Dragging RIM Down
Commentary  |  12/20/2011
Even BlackBerry owners don't want Research In Motion's tablet. When will RIM cut its losses and move on?
5 Innovations IBM Says Will Change Your Life
Commentary  |  12/19/2011
Mind-reading PCs, people-powered generators, and an end to passwords could all become realities within the next five years, according to Big Blue.
Social Business In 2012: Enter The Water Dragon
Commentary  |  12/19/2011
I hope to see the term "social business" bite the dust in 2012. Enterprise 2.0 is about individualism, data, new management models, and architecture.
Microsoft's Dumbest And Smartest Moves Of 2011
Commentary  |  12/19/2011
The past year was one of highs and lows for the world’s biggest software company. Here are seven reasons why.
Top 20 IT Trends In 2011
Commentary  |  12/19/2011
The business technology sector went through a lot of changes in 2011. What follows is my list of the most important themes, events, products, and people of the past year.
SAP Steps Up Mobile, Cloud And In-Memory Commitments
Commentary  |  12/19/2011
SAP spotlights innovation, customer success and new partnerships with Google, Tableau and Tibco at its Influencer Summit.
Why Developers Still Target iOS Ahead Of Android
Commentary  |  12/18/2011
There potentially is more money to be made developing for Apple's iPhone, even though Android has more users.
Google In 2012: 10 Predictions
Commentary  |  12/16/2011
The year to come will see Google circling its wagons to defend its search business and pressing its advantage through Chrome and Android.
What If Microsoft And Intel Weren't Two Years Late?
Commentary  |  12/16/2011
Both companies made recent moves to put themselves in better stead to compete in phones and tablets. What if they'd done it two years ago?
RIM's Stock Tanks After Poor Quarterly Numbers
Commentary  |  12/16/2011
Research In Motion's stock was down as much as 10% Friday after the company reported dismal numbers for its most recent quarter.
Top 10 Tech Acquisitions Of 2011
Commentary  |  12/16/2011
Among the trends that drove the biggest M&A deals: software as a service, mobility, big data, and social networking.
Ice Cream Sandwich's Facial Unlock: Security Theater, Not Security-Conscious
Commentary  |  12/16/2011
Don't rely on unproven biometrics in a bring-your-own-device world.
Young Adults Drive Smartphone Sales
Commentary  |  12/15/2011
It is no surprise that the younger generation is in love with smartphones, but all age groups are increasingly embracing the technology.
5 Twists On 2012's Big Tech Trends
Commentary  |  12/15/2011
Forget big-bang changes: 2012 will bring important but incremental advances in trends such as social and mobile. Consider how your enterprise will tap into these five, Forrester Research advises.
Process Analysis: A Necessary First Step To Automation
Commentary  |  12/15/2011
Process automation has many benefits, but getting there can be tricky. Start with small, targeted projects.
Microsoft's Droidrage WP7 Giveaway Heats Up
Commentary  |  12/15/2011
Malware-infected Android owners offered chance to win a free Windows Phone 7; more than 3,200 entered.
Mobile Devices Distract Doctors. So What?
Commentary  |  12/15/2011
Cell phones and tablets can improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare--but do they exacerbate "distracted doctoring"? Some think so.
From Social Business To Superlinear Corporation
Commentary  |  12/15/2011
How do we make corporations more like cities, which get more productive as they grow bigger? Help me with my ongoing research project.
5 Things RIM Must Do In 2012
Commentary  |  12/15/2011
Research In Motion has a tough year ahead of it. Here is what the company needs to do to turn itself around.
Why Your Phone Hasn't Been Updated Yet
Commentary  |  12/15/2011
A smartphone may be smaller than a computer, and many are also tougher to update.
SAP Finally Picks Up The Pace On Cloud
Commentary  |  12/15/2011
Its SuccessFactors acquisition is just part of its newfound urgency.
Mobility 2012: The Wireless Analytics Revolution
Commentary  |  12/15/2011
The biggest trend in wireless and mobility for 2012 doesn't have a lot to do with radio technology, but it means everything to the future of what remains the hottest corner of IT.
The NTSB Recommended In-Vehicle Cell Phone Use Ban - Technology Can Solve the Problem
Commentary  |  12/14/2011
Most responses to the NTSB's recommended Nation-wide ban on in vehicle cell phone use fails to do one important thing - address the root cause of the problem.
How Will Our Next President View Health IT?
Commentary  |  12/14/2011
Since everyone is making forecasts for 2012, here's my take on how health IT will fare in the next administration.
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