Project Management Gets Lean
IT can't afford to do projects the old way. Lean project management gives a better picture of success or failure.
Enterprise Social Networks: A Guided Tour
More enterprises are deploying internal social networks to encourage collaboration and improve productivity. Take a tour of the major platforms and see how they are being used by leading organizations.
Improved Patient Problem List Enhances Diagnoses
New clinical decision support tool gives doctors a better patient problem list, reminding doctors of those medical issues and leading to improved care, say researchers at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.
Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra Resigns
Chopra, the first person to hold the federal CTO post and a strong voice behind Obama administration efforts on open government, will depart in February.
Even At Facebook, Business Intelligence Is Not Viral
Rather than relying on social collaboration, Facebook had to bombard impatient employees with specialized training so they would recognize and use the business intelligence tools available in their internal, Microstrategy-based portal.
VMware Wins At Show Me The Money
While Microsoft plays catch up with its upcoming System Center 2012, VMware craftily focuses on management tools and posts 2011 revenue up 32% over 2012.
Infor Plays Catch Up On Mobile
Mobile CRM and approval apps run on iPhone and iPad; supporting Infor Motion 10 platform delivered first via the cloud.
Cloud Platform Stress Tests Mobile Apps
SOASTA has updated its CloudTest Platform to do automated mobile application testing. Developers can put touch- and gesture-based interactions on iOS and Android devices through their paces.
Google Revenue Misses, But Google+ Surges
Google's revenue for the last quarter of 2011 might have disappointed Wall Street, but user enthusiasm for Android, Gmail, and Google+ points to a promising future.
Amazon DynamoDB: Big Data's Big Cloud Moment
Amazon's DynamoDB promises a database service fit even for Internet-scale companies with huge data sets. Whether big data players will give up servers comes down to economics and flexibility.
Amazon Launches Big Data Service
DynamoDB cloud service, based on Amazon's own big data handling experience, offers NoSQL database capabilities and storage built for speed.
Supercomputer Cools Off Using Groundwater
Novel cooling system turns normal groundwater into big savings for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which is running a new 162 teraflop supercomputer, Olympus.
Social, Mobile Meet Shopping: Retailers Must Scramble
If this week's National Retail Federation Big Show is any indication, social and mobile commerce are remaking the way we shop. IBM, Epicor, Microsoft and Microstrategy help retailers adjust for the trend--and profit from it.