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Project Management Gets Lean
News  |  1/31/2012
IT can't afford to do projects the old way. Lean project management gives a better picture of success or failure.
Obama's Google+ Debut: Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  1/31/2012
Online get-together with a handful of citizens was a step forward for open government, but participation was limited and key questions were skipped.
IBM Acquires Mobile Specialist Worklight
News  |  1/31/2012
Big Blue's deal positions it to meet the growing demand for tools that let developers write cross-platform mobile apps.
9 Tech Innovations For Your Health
Slideshows  |  1/31/2012
Wondering if you're having a cardiac event or suffering from a concussion? There's an app for that: Check out these promising health-related apps, gadgets, and ideas from the Digital Health Summit.
E-publishing Part 2: Kindle Nation
Commentary  |  1/31/2012
Readers like their Kindles, but authors love them. E-publishing gave new life to Wilson's old books and it's easy money.
Microsoft, Please Don't 'Touch' Office 15
Commentary  |  1/31/2012
Will Microsoft's attempt to revamp Office with a touch interface leave behind its core users?
Worst Tech Vendor Pitches For SMBs, Debunked
News  |  1/31/2012
While tech vendors salivate over the small and midsize business (SMB) market, we translate the truth behind some of the sales spiels.
Google+ Name Policy Leaves Users Unsatisfied
Commentary  |  1/31/2012
Google tweaked its pseudonym rules after people complained--but some still-frustrated users say the company didn't listen well.
iPhone 5 Could Be Game-Changer For Mobile Payments
News  |  1/31/2012
Some developers are betting the next Apple iPhone will have NFC capability and pave the way for mobile payment technology to finally take off.
Cloud Security, Costs Concern Federal IT Pros
News  |  1/31/2012
As White House continues to push cloud computing, federal IT managers still worry about security and costs, Ponemon survey finds.
Oracle Loses One To HP In Itanium Saga
News  |  1/31/2012
HP wins on one ruling, but a judge denies both companies' requests to seal documents tied to the ongoing HP-Oracle Itanium case.
RIM's Cartoon More Preschool Than Bold
Commentary  |  1/31/2012
RIM turns to the "Bold" team of superheroes in its latest marketing push. But the Saturday-morning-style characters probably won't appeal to anyone other than Disney Junior fans.
Salesforce.com Delivers Big Service Smarts For SMBs
News  |  1/31/2012
New Desk.com help desk and customer service application offers social and mobile capabilities, in a simple, low-cost alternative to Salesforce.com's Service Cloud application.
MicroStrategy Cloud, Social And Mobile Bets Pay Off
Commentary  |  1/30/2012
Cloud-based business intelligence services, mobile delivery options and Facebook data-analysis capabilities help drive MicroStrategy's fast growth.
Invasion Of The Android Malware! Or Not.
News  |  1/30/2012
[Update:] Symantec identifies more than a dozen apps in the Android Market that are infected with malware--sort of.
Tibbr Social Tools Build On Tibco Strengths
News  |  1/30/2012
Enterprise social networking software's choice of on-premises or cloud deployment attracted KPMG for pilot test in Australia.
Enterprise Social Networks: A Guided Tour
Slideshows  |  1/30/2012
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.
Smartphones: The New Fixture In Bathrooms
News  |  1/30/2012
Three-quarters of cell phone owners now conduct business while conducting business in the lavatory.
Will Microsoft Port Kinect To Asus Notebooks?
News  |  1/30/2012
Windows 8 prototype may be among the first to incorporate hands-free control technology originally developed for Xbox 360.
There's No App For That, And That's Good
Commentary  |  1/30/2012
Developing custom apps for tablets and smartphones has become the cool thing to do. Just make sure you aren't opening a can of budget-busting worms long term.
10 Tablet Tricks To Try
Slideshows  |  1/30/2012
Do you know your tablet can also act as a teleprompter, whiteboard, heart rate monitor, or even an emergency Windows 7 machine?
FDA Spied On Employee Personal Emails, Lawsuit Alleges
News  |  1/30/2012
Six former employees and contractors of the Food and Drug Administration have filed suit, saying documents show the agency monitored their personal email and retaliated against their whistleblowing.
HCL's Homegrown Social Network Connects 60,000 Employees
News  |  1/30/2012
Facebook-like social network enables HCL Tech's multinational employee base to connect and share information.
Improved Patient Problem List Enhances Diagnoses
News  |  1/30/2012
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.
Coke Super Bowl Campaign Blends TV, Tablets And Smart Phones
Commentary  |  1/30/2012
Coca-Cola's animated polar bears seen on TV will 'respond' to Facebook and Twitter comments and post fan photos and videos as part of a social-media-integrated campaign.
Commodity Hardware Meets Mission-Critical Apps: Success Story
News  |  1/27/2012
Here's how First American Title Insurance saved $800,000 by exchanging its HP Superdome hardware for commodity x86 servers, and resisted pressure to move from SQL to Oracle database technology.
Google And Privacy: Nothing To See Here, Move On
Commentary  |  1/27/2012
If you use Google services you're already trusting it to manage your personal information responsibly. Nothing has changed.
Smartphone, Tablet Races: 4 Telling Numbers
News  |  1/27/2012
Hardware makers and network operators provided insight on adoption of the hottest mobile platforms--Android and iOS--via financial reports this week. Here are four things we learned.
Nokia Numbers Show Microsoft’s Mobile Madness
Commentary  |  1/27/2012
Every Windows Phone 7 device Nokia shipped in Q4 cost Microsoft $250, minus a royalty. But Microsoft is burning this cash with good reason.
Facebook's Timeline Soon Will Be Mandatory
News  |  1/27/2012
Your Facebook page as you know it will be going away, to be replaced by Timeline, a richer and more complete look at your status over time.
Apple iPad: Happy 2nd Birthday
Slideshows  |  1/26/2012
Apple changed the way we think about computing and digital devices--again--when it introduced the iPad tablet in early 2010. Take a look back and a peek ahead.
Nokia Loses $1.25 Billion Amid Windows Phone Switch
News  |  1/26/2012
Nokia's big bet on Windows Phone operating system hasn't paid off yet as Symbian sales evaporate.
Symantec Software Causes Outage At Military EHR System
News  |  1/26/2012
Storage software upgrade caused Military Health System to shut down access to records for a day.
American Airlines Reveals Limits Of World-Class IT
Commentary  |  1/26/2012
American Airlines once had the industry's best business and IT minds and produced the most innovative IT-based products. But now it's staring at bankruptcy.
Microsoft Xbox 720 Details Trickle Out?
News  |  1/26/2012
Microsoft's upcoming entertainment and cloud services platform console could run seven times faster and dish up Blu-Ray. But gamers may not like rumored restrictions.
HP WebOS Open Source Timeline Revealed
News  |  1/26/2012
HP will release Open WebOS 1.0 in pieces during the next eight months, disappointing some developers who'd hoped to get the entire platform at once.
SAP Takes On Oracle Database, Salesforce Cloud
Commentary  |  1/26/2012
SAP plans to build on last year's momentum in the applications, analytics, and mobility markets. Can it also challenge big rivals in the database and cloud markets?
VMware Wins At Show Me The Money
News  |  1/25/2012
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.
Enterprise 2.0 Payoffs: Sales, Innovation, Knowledge Sharing
News  |  1/25/2012
AIIM reports by Enterprise 2.0 champion Andrew McAfee show specific gains from social networking inside the corporation.
Top 10 Open Government Websites
Slideshows  |  1/25/2012
Federal agencies face White House orders to become more transparent. These websites expose new data sets, support public petitions, and reveal where taxpayer money goes.
Apple CEO: Three Horses In Smartphone Race
News  |  1/25/2012
Tim Cook says Microsoft's Windows Phone can't be counted out, but that Apple ignores rivals and focuses on innovation.
Google Has Lost Control Of Android Fragmentation
Commentary  |  1/25/2012
Fragmentation allows variety among device makers, but can cause frustration for developers and lower satisfaction among end users.
IBM Netezza Appliance: Speed Lane To Retail Insights
News  |  1/25/2012
Combining data warehousing essentials with prepackaged analytics for retailers, IBM optimizes cross-channel analysis from point-of-sale to social networks.
Apple's Record Revenue: By The Numbers
News  |  1/24/2012
As Apple reports its highest quarterly revenue and earnings ever, a few numbers pop. One example: Apple has $97.6 billion in cash on hand, enough to buy Sony five times, or about half of Google.
Google Foes Fighting Social Search Ignore One Truth
Commentary  |  1/24/2012
Google competitors ramp up protests that the search giant favors its own social content, hurting Facebook and Twitter. One problem, guys: There's no such thing as truly organic search.
Banned Android App Store: Enterprises Beware
News  |  1/24/2012
A well-known Android developer plans to create a store for applications that Google has banned from the Android Market. Proceed with caution.
RIM: Righting The Management Ship
Commentary  |  1/24/2012
RIM has ditched its CEOs. But does it have a strategy for what's next?
Must-Have Android Apps For Business
News  |  1/24/2012
If you got an Android smartphone for Christmas, here are some must-have apps for bringing it up to business par.
Ultrabooks: The Next Big Thing In Notebooks
Commentary  |  1/24/2012
Aren't notebooks and PCs in general on the way out as we adopt tablet and touch interfaces and everything else moves to the cloud? Not so fast.
Infor Plays Catch Up On Mobile
News  |  1/24/2012
Mobile CRM and approval apps run on iPhone and iPad; supporting Infor Motion 10 platform delivered first via the cloud.
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