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Google Catches Wildfire For Social Marketing
News  |  7/31/2012
Wildfire Interactive gives Google a social media marketing component to round out its advertising and analytics offerings.
HTC One X: Big Screen In Thin, Fast Phone
Slideshows  |  7/31/2012
HTC's new HTC One X packages a big, beautiful screen in a thin and light phone. Although not perfect, it's a compelling smart phone we'd consider buying ourselves.
Census Releases Data Through New API
News  |  7/31/2012
Agencies, businesses, and individual developers can create apps using census statistics on population, age, gender, race, education, occupations, and more.
Marketing Services Simplify Social Post Timing
News  |  7/31/2012
Sprout Social and HootSuite both add automation and optimization for social post timing. HootSuite also introduces bidirectional integrations with Zendesk, Evernote, and Storify.
Informatica Adds Integration Options As Cloud Demand Multiplies
News  |  7/31/2012
Independent data-integration vendor adds templates, developer's tools, and prebuilt connectors for Eloqua, NetSuite, and Workday cloud apps.
5 Ways To Benefit From Big Data
News  |  7/31/2012
Big data can make all the difference in a successful CRM strategy, but it can be overwhelming. Here's how sales and marketing organizations can put big data insights to work for your customers and your business.
Why Hasn't Hyper-V Achieved World Domination Yet?
Commentary  |  7/30/2012
Microsoft is falling down on its patented copy/embed/propaganda formula. Where's Bill Gates when you need him?
National Lab Replaces Supercomputer With Newer, Faster Model
News  |  7/30/2012
Argonne National Laboratory's new 'Mira' takes on climate studies and other major scientific challenges at 8 petaflops, third fastest computer performance in the world.
Apple-Samsung Case Hurts You, Me, The Economy
Commentary  |  7/30/2012
Both companies deserve our wrath as their patent trial gets under way. Why? They're propagating an intellectual property war with immense collateral damage.
The Death Of 'Open'
Commentary  |  7/30/2012
Apple controls everything from your hands to your head. Google and Microsoft are moving in that direction, too. Here's what the end of tech populism means for the mobile ecosystem.
Oracle Buys Xsigo To Boost Cloud Prowess
News  |  7/30/2012
Oracle nabs networking virtualization technology for simple, flexible connections to servers, storage, and networks.
Why McKinsey Values Social Economy At Up To $1.3 Trillion
Commentary  |  7/30/2012
Impact of public social media is important, but McKinsey study sees two-thirds of the value coming from social business collaboration within and between businesses.
Windows 8 Gets Touch-Compatible Mice, Keyboards
News  |  7/30/2012
Microsoft's new Sculpt and Wedge lines of peripherals will make it easier to navigate through Windows 8 touch menus, but the convenience comes at a price.
SAP's Ugly (ByDesign) Baby Gets Prettier
Commentary  |  7/30/2012
In a sign of progress for SAP's fledgling cloud strategy, SAP improves its Business ByDesign suite, scores a big customer over Workday and Oracle, and prepares a cloud-based financials product.
Xerox Promotes Cloud Services For SMBs
News  |  7/30/2012
Xerox Cloud applies enterprise services know-how to give small and midsize businesses what they need, says Xerox's Rob Schilperoort.
Company Policy Be Damned: Employees Love Dropbox
Commentary  |  7/27/2012
Thirty-one percent of IT pros say their users frequently use Dropbox, according to a new survey. Half the respondents think it's led to loss or theft of confidential documents. Forbidding employees from using such services isn't practical anymore. DCS--data-centric security--could be the answer.
How Hadoop Cuts Big Data Costs
News  |  7/27/2012
Hadoop systems, including hardware and software, cost about $1,000 a terabyte, or as little as one-twentieth the cost of other data management technologies, says Cloudera exec.
7 Deadly Sins Of Big Data Users
News  |  7/27/2012
Sloth, negligence, gluttony...and that's just the beginning. Consider these common mistakes organizations make when assessing the meaning of large amounts of data.
Apple Mountain Lion And iOS: Living In Sync
Commentary  |  7/27/2012
Now that Mountain Lion offers iMessage and iOS-like notifications, is keeping everything in sync really all it's cracked up to be?
4 Ways Ford Is Exploring Next-Gen Car Tech
Commentary  |  7/26/2012
InformationWeek 500 Conference preview: Ford CTO Paul Mascarenas will discuss how the automaker is making software an ever more important part of the vehicle.
Microsoft Investigates Azure Outage In Europe
News  |  7/26/2012
Azure compute service disappears for 2.5 hours in West Europe region; cloud experts downplay possible Olympics connection.
Google Talk, Twitter, Azure Outages: Bad Cloud Day
News  |  7/26/2012
Google's video chat service had plenty of company on the disabled list on tough day for cloud computing.
Medical Imaging Options: No Single Vendor Will Do
News  |  7/26/2012
As healthcare organizations grapple with more digital diagnostic images, they're looking at several medical imaging management strategies, a KLAS report shows.
HP, Cloudera Extend Hadoop Ties, Plan Appliance
News  |  7/26/2012
HP agrees to resell Cloudera Enterprise platform along with its hardware and an upcoming HP-Cloudera appliance.
IT Chief Heals Growing Pains At Expanding SMB
News  |  7/26/2012
Georgia-based Digital Insurance has IT pain points that might sound familiar. Consider these strategies if your SMB has a growing need for speed.
Facebook Phone, Or Facebook Faceplant?
Commentary  |  7/26/2012
Facebook is reportedly working with HTC to bring a Facebook-branded phone to market by the middle of 2013. Surely Facebook knows by now that this is a bad idea.
Windows RT Won't Run Some Old Printers
Commentary  |  7/26/2012
Windows on ARM was always going to need a lot of new driver work, but it appears that Microsoft's commitment to supporting devices on the low-cost Windows version is tentative. Only some printers will be supported.
NFC Phone Hacking and Other Mobile Attacks
News  |  7/25/2012
Just by getting a few centimeters from a phone running NFC (Near Field Communications) with a malicious NFC tag you can take control of that phone. Charlie Miller demonstrated the attack at Black Hat using an Android phone and some test devices he created.
Walgreens' Prescription For Photo Profits: Public API
News  |  7/25/2012
Walgreens expects to expand use of its chain-wide photo printing service 20% through third-party mobile app developers. An open API will pave the way.
Oracle Exalogic 2.0 Focuses On Elastic Cloud, Automation
News  |  7/25/2012
Oracle's 'cloud in a box' gains virtualization and automation software required for truly elastic private-cloud enterprise application deployments.
Meteor Streaks Through Social Software Sky
News  |  7/25/2012
JavaScript framework for speeding development of fast, collaborative applications gains admirers, as the company behind it gains funding.
Google Glasses: Does This Make Sense?
Commentary  |  7/25/2012
Yes, I want Google Glass glasses. But here's why you probably won't.
Enterprise Still Likes Apple over Android
Commentary  |  7/25/2012
A Good Technology report reveals that enterprise companies are choosing Apples over Androids. On the flip side, Android activation is doubling in the enterprise.
Google Now Points To Future Of Mobile
Commentary  |  7/25/2012
I've been testing Google Now for a few weeks on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone and the Google Nexus 7 tablet. Search innovation is alive and well.
Apple Earnings: All About iPad
News  |  7/25/2012
Apple's latest quarterly earnings revealed tremendous iPad sales, solid Mac sales, and good iPhone sales, but fell short of analyst expectations.
DARPA-Funded App Collects Android Vulnerability Data
News  |  7/24/2012
The brainchild of start-up Duo Security, the X-Ray service will let users know whether their smartphones have vulnerable systems software and allow Duo to collect population statistics.
Spinoff Of Gehry Architecture Meshes 3-D, Social Collaboration
News  |  7/24/2012
Frank Gehry architecture practice spinoff creates Web-based office for sharing computer models for building design and construction, bridging multiple 3-D authoring tools.
VMware Revenue Grows 22%, But Profits Decline
News  |  7/24/2012
VMware's ability to sustain high growth rates appears to be tapering off as annual revenues approach $5 billion.
Android 'Bootkit' Malware On Rise, Especially In China
News  |  7/24/2012
The latest quarterly threat report from security company AVG reaffirms existing trends in the growth of Android malware, but notes a new type of threat increasing in the wild: "bootkits".
Smartphones, Big Data Help Fix Boston's Potholes
News  |  7/24/2012
Boston has found an innovative way to find and fix street potholes: a free smartphone app, a crowdsourced competition, and lots of data from motorists.
Oracle Appealing Trash Talk Wrist Slap
News  |  7/24/2012
Advertising industry self-regulatory group recommends that Oracle discontinue ads claiming Exadata performance advantages over IBM Power servers.
Dell's Software Shift: 4 Big Questions
Commentary  |  7/24/2012
As Dell embarks on an ambitious software journey, it must map out a plan to overcome early obstacles. Here are some key issues Dell must address.
Big Data Plus Police Work: Good Partners?
News  |  7/24/2012
Hadoop and other big data analysis apps promise to help cops catch more criminals, but balancing privacy concerns won't be easy.
Poor Data Management Costs Healthcare Providers
News  |  7/24/2012
Healthcare organizations collect massive amounts of data but often fail to translate it into actionable insights, Oracle report says.
How To Choose 'Advanced' Data Visualization Tools
Commentary  |  7/24/2012
Big data and analytical capabilities are the latest coveted features in a fast-growing market for charts, maps, and other ways to visually sort through data for insight.
Mobile Developers Prefer iOS Over Android
News  |  7/24/2012
Mobile developers would rather create apps for iOS than Android, according to the Appcelerator/IDC Q2 2012 Mobile Developer Report. Why? Android has done a poor job of courting the enterprise with mobile device management solutions.
X-Ray Shows If Your Smartphone Needs Security Fixes
News  |  7/24/2012
DARPA-funded startup Duo Security's X-Ray service alerts you when your smartphone has vulnerable system software.
7 Habits Of Highly Successful Enterprise App Stores
News  |  7/24/2012
What does it take to launch a successful enterprise app store? Get seven tips to help you evolve your application management tactics.
5 Reasons To Use An Enterprise App Store
News  |  7/24/2012
BYOD policies are great--but now that mobile device management is a priority, what about the applications on those devices? Learn why an enterprise app store might be just what you need.
SAP Growing Faster Than Oracle
News  |  7/24/2012
SAP details strong Q2 marks, says it's growing 20% faster in enterprise applications market during last 12 months and winning 8 out of 10 deals against Oracle.
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