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How Best Western Listens To Social Media
News  |  10/31/2011
The hotel chain works with customer feedback specialist Medallia to blend social feedback with survey results.
Windows 8 Upgrade Planning Begins
News  |  10/31/2011
Windows 8 represents Microsoft's most radical departure to date from its standard, icon-based GUI for Windows. An InformationWeek survey shows IT is preparing early.
DOD Approves Dell Android Tablet For Use
News  |  10/31/2011
Dell's Streak 5 tablet is being tested for use on defense networks, where the RIM BlackBerry currently prevails.
Push Tech To Private Market Faster, Fed Agencies Told
News  |  10/31/2011
White House orders agencies to transfer technology and funds to the private market more quickly, hoping to fuel a new group of startups.
5 Ways Mobile Saved Me During Snowtober
Commentary  |  10/31/2011
Like millions of others, I was caught up in the freak snow storm over the weekend. Here's how mobile kept me connected, despite Mother Nature's best efforts.
Don Tapscott To Bring Macrowikinomics To Enterprise 2.0
News  |  10/31/2011
At Enterprise 2.0 conference, Tapscott will argue whole industries will have to transform themselves to survive economic shocks.
How To Avoid Social Media Messes
News  |  10/31/2011
Social networking pioneers may be dealing with a pile of accounts, messaging, and credentials. Here's how to clean up the mess--or avoid it in the first place.
Windows 8 Upgrade Plans: Exclusive Research
Slideshows  |  10/31/2011
A majority of enterprises have upgrade plans for Windows 8, though it won't be available until next year. See what else IT pros have to say about Microsoft's "reimagined" operating system.
Domain Name Land Grab Poses Risks For SMBs
Commentary  |  10/31/2011
Small and midsize businesses may lose out as ICANN begins to create new top-level Web domains. But you can take steps to protect yourself and your brand.
BlackBerry Outage Prompts Class Action Suit
Commentary  |  10/31/2011
RIM's problems mount: executives depart, consumers switch to more advanced phones, and now there's a lawsuit over the recent three-day outage.
Mac Discrimination: Bad For The Enterprise
News  |  10/30/2011
Companies should stop discouraging their employees from using Macs and adopt policies that promote technology choice, finds Forrester report.
4 Fixes For iPhone 4S Battery Woes
News  |  10/30/2011
While you wait for Apple's engineers to pinpoint the source of iPhone battery problems, take these steps to save power.
iPhone 4S Battery Life Powers Complaints
News  |  10/28/2011
Some iPhone 4S owners report that their devices lose power too quickly.
Mobile Medical Apps Meet The FDA, Part 2
Commentary  |  10/28/2011
Medical informatics specialists are right to question the reasoning behind the FDA's proposed guidelines on mobile applications.
IBM Eyes Broader Acquisition Strategy
News  |  10/28/2011
Big Blue has a new CEO, a multi-billion dollar war chest, a new attitude toward the apps market, and a willingness to look at deals it might have rejected in the past.
Google TV Tries Again, Adds Android App Support
News  |  10/28/2011
Google TV's new software is ready and will soon be available for Logitech and Sony hardware.
HP, Nokia, SAP Face The Future
Commentary  |  10/28/2011
HP decides it still likes PCs, Nokia relaunches its smartphone efforts, and SAP breaks a record. It's a glass half-full week for tech.
FCC's Broadband Plan: What Would Steve Jobs Think?
Commentary  |  10/28/2011
Would you spend $4.5 billion to put a 486 PC in every farmer's barn? That's basically what the FCC is proposing to do, and the lack of consideration of new models of telecom is troubling.
Motorola, RIM Struggle To Sell Tablets
News  |  10/28/2011
Motorola's latest quarterly numbers show it shipped a meager number of its Xoom tablet. RIM, on the other hand, stoops to a buy-two-get-one-free offer to spur PlayBook sales.
Smartphone Sensors Pose Security Threat
News  |  10/28/2011
Newly discovered vulnerability shows a phone's accelerometer can detect vibrations from key presses on a nearby keyboard.
Samsung Beats Apple In Smartphone Sales
News  |  10/28/2011
Samsung shipped 28 million smartphones in its most recent quarter, easily sailing past sales of the Apple iPhone.
6 Great Windows Phone Mango Features For Business
Commentary  |  10/27/2011
Which of Mango's more than 500 new features will appeal most to business users? Here are our picks.
HP Mines Data To Predict Consumer Behavior
News  |  10/27/2011
Pilot project was right 90% of the time when social media data was combined with company data.
HP Will Keep PC Division
News  |  10/27/2011
Hoping to end months of corporate turmoil, CEO Meg Whitman promises to clarify HP's mission and to take another stab at the tablet business using Windows 8.
Facebook-Led Open Compute Project Scales Up
News  |  10/27/2011
Facebook, Amazon, and others move forward with efforts to develop open standards for data centers and very large scale computing.
Unified Communications Touted For Healthcare Efficiency
News  |  10/27/2011
UC technologies can help healthcare organizations adapt to pay-for-performance reimbursement models, finds IDC study.
Auto Dealer Tries Mobile Apps To Drive Sales
News  |  10/27/2011
Can iOS and Android mobile apps sell cars? A dealership for Hondas and Toyotas explores that question and learns some surprising lessons.
The Doctor Will See Your Data Now: Wirelessly?
News  |  10/27/2011
Thirty-six percent of consumers interested in sending health data to their doctors via a wireless device; 32% would do a video consult, survey says.
Oracle's Mark Hurd: We Know CIOs
Commentary  |  10/27/2011
Responding to OpenWorld critics, Hurd makes the case for why customers need to put more of their eggs in the Oracle basket.
How Nokia Must Fight Back In U.S.
Commentary  |  10/27/2011
Nokia has a lot of work to do in the U.S. smartphone market if it wants to regain lost ground with Windows Phone 7 devices like the new Lumia models.
Tableau Version 7 Challenges Old School BI
Commentary  |  10/27/2011
New version lets users centrally share the data engine while allowing multiple worksheets to leverage it.
The Mac Emperor Has No Clothes
Commentary  |  10/26/2011
Yeah, I'm a Windows guy, but I've worked with Macs on and off a long time, probably longer than you. I keep hearing vague reassurances that the Mac is so awesomely amazing and I'll fall for it, but I'm just not feeling the love. It couldn't really be that the Mac is overhyped and overpriced, could it?
10 Epic Android Apps
Slideshows  |  10/26/2011
Among the hundreds of thousands of Android apps, we've rounded up 10 epic, must-have choices. These apps will save your bacon, day in and day out.
Mobile Device Management On The Edge
News  |  10/26/2011
Our survey shows we're moving at a breakneck pace toward pervasive mobility. Here's how to stay safe.
Stylish HTC Rhyme Is Priced Upscale
Slideshows  |  10/26/2011
The Rhyme, HTC's newest Android Gingerbread phone, has color-coordinated accessories aimed at consumers. The phone is available on Verizon Wireless and has excellent battery life, but it's priced a little high for the features it offers.
Google Chrome 15: What's New
News  |  10/26/2011
'New Tab' page showcases Web apps in the way that mobile phones showcase native apps.
4 Tips: Prep Your Facebook Page For Holidays
News  |  10/26/2011
Will your company's Facebook page help you take advantage of the holiday shopping rush? Consider these tips for SMBs and fine-tune your strategy.
Rometty's Past Reveals IBM's Future
Commentary  |  10/26/2011
One early bet: Look for IBM's new CEO, Ginni Rometty, to push harder into industry-specific consulting services that can drive billions in related sales.
10 Innovative iOS 5 Apps
Slideshows  |  10/26/2011
Apple's iOS 5 mobile operating system includes 200 new features and more than 1,500 new APIs. Here are 10 great examples of how iOS developers used them to create cool apps.
SAP Reports Record Revenue, Gains On Oracle
News  |  10/26/2011
ERP and line-of-business apps are outpacing Oracle in all industries and market segments, says SAP co-CEO McDermott.
Nokia Launches Comeback With Lumia Phones
Commentary  |  10/26/2011
Nokia rolled out two Windows Phone smartphones Wednesday as part of an effort to reinvent itself. Are the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 up to the challenge?
RIM Delays PlayBook OS Update
News  |  10/26/2011
Research In Motion has put off the promised fall software update for its PlayBook tablet until February 2012.
Android Surpasses iPhone In App Downloads
Commentary  |  10/26/2011
Which set of users is downloading the most apps? Android beats Apple on a key metric.
CIA: Cloud Solving Our Petascale Data Problem
News  |  10/25/2011
Central Intelligence Agency CIO Gus Hunt says cloud computing will save money, produce better intelligence gathering and analysis, and even improve information security at the agency.
Pocket Guide To Securing Mobile Devices
News  |  10/25/2011
With workers bringing their own smartphones and tablets into the company, IT security needs to focus on creating a more secure environment, not on securing each device.
Google Apps Selected For Energy Dept. Lab
News  |  10/25/2011
Unisys wins multi-million-dollar bid to help the DOE transition 5,000 users to Google's cloud-based email and collaboration tools.
Dell Challenges MacBook Pro With UltraThin Laptop
News  |  10/25/2011
The XPS 14z, Dell's new flagship laptop, measures less than one-inch thick and boasts a 14-inch display in a 13-inch frame--putting it in the same league as Apple's MacBook Pro.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Pushes Social Productivity
News  |  10/25/2011
Software update integrates with Office 365 and hooks into Microsoft SharePoint, Office, and Lync.
6 E-Prescribing Vendors To Watch
Slideshows  |  10/25/2011
If your healthcare organization hasn't embraced electronic prescribing, it's time to get going. Consider this cross-section of today's array of e-prescribing tools .
Oracle Vs. The World
Commentary  |  10/25/2011
Oracle has its foot on the gas pedal, pushing the company faster than ever. But to what destination?
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