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Content tagged with Software posted in December 2013
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Supercomputers: New Software Needed
News  |  12/31/2013
Next hurdle for high-performance computing is figuring out how to handle unstructured data.
Big Data Analytics: Descriptive Vs. Predictive Vs. Prescriptive
News  |  12/31/2013
What distinguishes these three key types of analytics? A data scientist explains the differences.
Verizon: Major Apps Move Cloudward In 2014
News  |  12/30/2013
Verizon Terremark exec says partnerships with major enterprise app providers will help ease more enterprises into cloud-based offers.
Top 10 Big Data Stories Of 2013
News  |  12/30/2013
Big data equals big opportunity -- and a surplus of hype. Catch up on the big data articles that interested readers most in 2013.
Core-System Conversion: Dos And Don'ts
Commentary  |  12/30/2013
Converting critical systems? A veteran project manager runs down the list of best practices to ensure a conversion doesn't fall on its face.
Veterans Affairs Website Offers Open Data
News  |  12/30/2013
Public now has access to APIs, tools, and resources to build apps that benefit veterans.
7 Mistakes Microsoft Made In 2013
Slideshows  |  12/30/2013
This was a pretty good year for Microsoft with some big customer wins. But these seven missteps were just dumb.
Why Apple Must Reconsider Emerging Market Strategy
Commentary  |  12/30/2013
Apple's iTunes App Store model doesn't work well in some parts of the world. Users need more flexible payment models for mobile content.
7 Facebook Wishes For 2014
Slideshows  |  12/30/2013
Facebook botched some changes in 2013, but what will next year bring? Here's our wish list.
Big Data In 2014: Top Technologies, Trends
News  |  12/30/2013
What will the next year hold for big data? Here's what industry heavyweights predict.
Most Wasteful Government IT Projects Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013
Federal agencies continue to pour millions into overlapping IT projects. Check out the worst offenders.
10 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/27/2013
From HealthCare.gov to the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, here are some of the year's biggest letdowns.
Microsoft In 2013: 7 Lessons Learned
Slideshows  |  12/26/2013
If a key to success is learning from your mistakes, Microsoft should be well positioned for 2014.
5 IT Hiring Trends In 2014
News  |  12/26/2013
Which IT skills are in demand and which roles are changing? Take a look ahead.
5 Best Android Phones Of 2013
News  |  12/24/2013
Android-powered smartphones have taken over the mobile landscape. These five stand above the rest.
Top 10 Database Stories Of 2013
Commentary  |  12/23/2013
Microsoft SQL Server, NoSQL, and the in-memory database wars are the highlights among this year's headlines.
Apple CEO Teases Product Shakeup In 2014
News  |  12/23/2013
CEO Tim Cook's letter to employees thanked them for their hard work and suggested that the company has big changes planned for its product lines.
Patient Data On Filesharing Service Provokes Legal Trouble
News  |  12/23/2013
Medical file reportedly found on a peer-to-peer filesharing network leads to an FTC complaint, a federal lawsuit, and a book claiming regulatory overreach.
Business Apps Belong In The Cloud
Commentary  |  12/23/2013
Cloud apps provide agility, and agility is crucial for manufacturing companies. Here's why.
Why Native Apps No Longer Add Up
Commentary  |  12/23/2013
The economics no longer work in the mobile game market. But alternatives are emerging for game discovery and monetization.
9 Digital Health Trends For 2014
News  |  12/23/2013
Step back, EHRs. These healthcare IT innovations are poised to take center stage in 2014.
Most Customer Data Goes To Waste: IDC
News  |  12/20/2013
A whopping 80% of consumer data is wasted, says IDC, and marketing and IT must work together to fix that.
Analytics: Where The Girls Are
News  |  12/20/2013
Data science is a field where men and women enjoy near parity in terms of university students and jobs, according to one expert.
Real-Time Analytics Boosts Operations Staff Performance
News  |  12/20/2013
A mortgage processor for Australia says Enlighten's operations automation software enabled him to achieve a 40% cost savings and hire more staff.
Otoy Keeps Streaming Video Tech Free
News  |  12/20/2013
Otoy hopes to encourage Amazon Web Services customers to commit to its royalty-free application streaming technology.
5 Cool Gifts For Traveling Techies
Commentary  |  12/20/2013
IT professionals log endless hours on the road, in the air, and in front of computers. These practical, last-minute gift ideas will please the road warriors in your life.
Hadoop Helps Pharma Firm Speed Up
News  |  12/19/2013
Cloud-based Hadoop solution helps pharmaceutical company Astellas compress pieces of its market research from weeks to hours.
Digital Disruption: 4 Ways To Change Your Company
News  |  12/19/2013
Too many companies treat digital and mobile strategies as pet projects, our survey research finds. These ideas can help shake up your company.
Business Intelligence 2013: Tale Of Two Worlds
Commentary  |  12/19/2013
BI giants IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP grew little in 2013, but nimble, visual-data-discovery leaders Tableau, TIBCO Spotfire, and QlikTech soared. Here's why.
Oracle Bets On Consolidation, Low-Cost Hardware
News  |  12/19/2013
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison predicts database consolidation, a promised in-memory option, and low-end engineered systems will accelerate growth in 2014.
10 Best Android Apps Of 2013
Slideshows  |  12/19/2013
From a slick password manager to a top-notch image editor, these standout Android apps will improve your mobile life.
In Enterprise Software, Digital Disruptors Can Be Your Guide
Commentary  |  12/19/2013
Enterprises can take a key lesson from game-changing tools like Flipboard and Nest Thermostat: Disrupt but don't break.
Cloudera Goes Cloud With Amazon
News  |  12/19/2013
Cloudera says Amazon Web Services partnership will help customers move beyond Hadoop sandboxes to bring high-scale production platforms into the cloud.
Dell Leaders Reflect On Buyout Drama
News  |  12/19/2013
Dell leaders dish on life during the buyout process -- and what changes now that CEO Michael Dell is back in charge.
HealthCare.gov Shows 4 Ways Software Delivery Must Change
Commentary  |  12/18/2013
Troubled project should encourage you to discard traditional manufacturing processes with their reliance on control, and prioritize information and flexibility.
Facebook Launches Donation Button
News  |  12/18/2013
Facebook partners with 19 nonprofits to test a simple way to donate. Here's what you need to know before you use the feature.
Will Automated Care Plans Keep Patients Healthier?
News  |  12/18/2013
Vanderbilt, West Corp., and West Health Institute collaborate on research to streamline and improve chronic illness care through technology.
LG Adopts Chrome For Desktop PC
News  |  12/18/2013
LG's Chromebase all-in-one computer runs Google's Chrome operating system and will debut next year.
10 Great Google Apps Tips
Slideshows  |  12/18/2013
Google continues to spiff up Gmail, Calendar, Docs, and other Google Apps. Take advantage of the improvements with these smart tips.
Microsoft Exec To Run HealthCare.gov
News  |  12/18/2013
Former Microsoft Office division president Kurt DelBene will lead troubled healthcare insurance site through the first half of 2014.
Google, HP Recall Faulty Chromebook 11 Charger
News  |  12/17/2013
Nine instances of chargers overheating and melting have been reported.
Facebook Launches Video Ads: 4 Facts
News  |  12/17/2013
Video ads will soon hit your Facebook newsfeed. Here's a look at what this means to you.
Windows Phone 8.1: Sneak Peek
News  |  12/17/2013
As Microsoft preps a new version of its mobile OS, a few details have emerged, including improved notifications and a voice assistant.
IBM Predicts Next 5 Life-Changing Tech Innovations
Slideshows  |  12/17/2013
IBM unveils its annual "5 in 5" list of technology breakthroughs that promise to change how we work and live within five years. Real promise or PR fantasy?
How CIOs And CMOs Can Be Better Partners
Commentary  |  12/17/2013
CIOs can do a better job of collaborating with CMOs in three areas: people, process, and technology.
Real-Time Prediction, Big Data Scale: Impossible Dream?
Commentary  |  12/17/2013
WibiData challenges IBM, Oracle, and SAS by combining vast customer history as well as real-time behavioral data to generate personalized recommendations.
9 Technologies That Matter In 2014
News  |  12/17/2013
The future may be unwritten, but it's not entirely unknown. We look at nine areas of innovation and upcoming products to watch in 2014.
Tools That Soothe Enterprise Email Pain
Commentary  |  12/16/2013
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses how to upgrade Microsoft enterprise email using a unified email management system.
Twitter Tests 'Nearby' Tweets
News  |  12/16/2013
New Twitter mobile app capability displays tweets from people based on their tagged location, users report.
Yahoo Weather App For iPad Impresses
News  |  12/16/2013
Yahoo finally crafts a version of its award-winning weather application specifically for Apple's tablet.
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