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IBM Showcases Bunchball Social Gamification Partnership
News  |  1/31/2013
To get users to discover the business value of enterprise social networking, first give them a fun experience, IBM says.
Apple Wants You To Dispense Cash
News  |  1/31/2013
Apple's filed a patent application to coordinate the physical transfer of cash between two individuals.
Apple iOS 6.1 Sees Quick Adoption
News  |  1/31/2013
Apple's iOS update was installed on 22% of devices within 36 hours, says website developer.
Microsoft Surface Pro Storage Snafu: Does It Matter?
News  |  1/31/2013
Windows 8 takes up about 70% of the 64-GB Surface Pro's storage. Will this factor into the tablet's BYOD potential?
Are Big Companies Ready For Cloud ERP?
Commentary  |  1/30/2013
Any ERP change is high risk, but CIOs will look closely at cloud options.
China's GitHub Censorship Dilemma
Commentary  |  1/30/2013
Censorship becomes more difficult when communication gets combined with code.
BlackBerry 10: Visual Tour Of Smartphones, OS
Slideshows  |  1/30/2013
RIM rebrands itself as BlackBerry and unveils a new operating system and two new smartphones. Take a closer look at the company's last hope of regaining mobile glory.
BlackBerry 10: Not All The Right Moves
Commentary  |  1/30/2013
BlackBerry got many elements of its pivotal new smartphone platform right, but not all of them. Let's break down the good and bad.
Apple Asks Court To Force Google Cooperation
News  |  1/30/2013
iPhone maker accuses Google of unwarranted delays in providing documentation it needs for Motorola Mobility lawsuit defense.
BlackBerry 10 Radically New, But Many Details Missing
News  |  1/30/2013
BlackBerry, the company now formerly known as RIM (Research In Motion), formally announced the new BlackBerry 10 platform today along with two phones to run it. The software on these phones is radically different from the old BlackBerry OS and from existing smartphone operating systems. But many important details - technical specs like battery life and availability in the US - are still missing or unclear.
U.K. Government CIOs Unhappy With ERP
News  |  1/30/2013
More than 60% IT decision makers in British local government feel their electronic resource planning (ERP) investments haven't delivered, says poll.
U.K. Online Retailers Struggle With Product Returns
News  |  1/30/2013
U.K. shoppers adore buying things online. But they also like returning a lot of that stuff and expect snappy turnaround when they do.
Amazon Profits Fall Despite Rising Revenue
News  |  1/29/2013
Amazon reports fourth-quarter sales of $21.27 billion, but heavy capital expenditures led to a decline in net income in quarter and an overall $39 million loss for 2012.
Google Maps North Korea With Help From Users
News  |  1/29/2013
Individuals around the world are contributing geo-information about secretive North Korea.
IBM Expands Enterprise Cloud Services
News  |  1/29/2013
IBM SmartCloud Enterprise+ can host SAP, other enterprise apps, and offer uptime rates of 99.7%.
Contest Produces Consumer Friendly Health Records
News  |  1/29/2013
Competition focused on improving look of downloaded health records, and Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT hopes EHR vendors will participate in followup project.
Chromebooks Actually Selling, Acer Says
News  |  1/29/2013
Laptops running Google's browser-based operating system are resonating with buyers.
MS Office 2013 Upgrade: 4 Points to Consider
News  |  1/29/2013
Microsoft Office 2013 offers some compelling new features, especially for mobile users. But how will buyers respond to the new version's license shake-up and cloud emphasis?
Oracle Wants Cloud Cake And Hardware Wins
Commentary  |  1/29/2013
Oracle hopes infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) plan will help the company have its cake and eat it, too -- boosting Oracle hardware use and increasing cloud subscription revenue.
Apple iOS 6.1 Expands LTE Support
News  |  1/28/2013
Apple's mobile operating system update also allows Siri to accept spoken orders for movie tickets.
Don't Give Up On APM Just Yet
News  |  1/28/2013
Application performance management tools are declining in popularity with IT managers, even as application work gets harder. Here's advice on how to keep up with performance demands.
Vague Goals Seed Big Data Failures
Commentary  |  1/28/2013
IT staff survey finds big data projects are plagued by unclear business objectives and unrealistic expectations that Hadoop will solve all problems.
Big Data Profile: Ford Motor Company's Michael Cavaretta
News  |  1/28/2013
Ford predictive analytics group lead Michael Cavaretta talks big data, machine learning and what he looks for in new hires.
MS Office 2013: Will Subscriptions Be a Hit?
News  |  1/28/2013
Newest version of Microsoft's productivity suite will soon be generally available, complete with a new five-device pricing model.
Big Data Perceptions: Good, Bad And Ugly
News  |  1/28/2013
Depending on the source, big data is still the next big thing, seriously overhyped, or simply too confusing to fathom.
IBM Tools Point To Bigger Social Trend
News  |  1/28/2013
As social features become standard in traditional IT products, companies must consider new security and training challenges.
Amazon Startup Contest Winners Strut Stuff
News  |  1/25/2013
Amazon Web Services challenge spotlights companies using AWS as a mobile application development environment.
Square COO Resigns, Calls Harassment Claim A Shakedown
News  |  1/25/2013
"I did not do the horrendous things I am told I may be accused of," insists Keith Rabois following resignation from mobile-payments company.
BlackBerry Comeback: RIM Must Win Developer Support
News  |  1/25/2013
Against odds, BlackBerry 10 is gaining hype and converting skeptics. To compete, though, it needs to attract developers. Does RIM have the app for that?
Facebook Blocks Vine, Wonder Apps
News  |  1/25/2013
If you take our data, you must let your users share on Facebook, say Facebook's new rules.
Glasgow: U.K.'s First 'Smart City'
News  |  1/25/2013
Scrappy Scottish city will be paid to help develop smart technology solutions to urban problems.
More Hybrid Tablet/Notebooks Vs. Microsoft Surface
News  |  1/25/2013
The Microsoft Surface is not the only hybrid device of its kind, usable as either a tablet or a notebook computer. In this review we add 3 new products — the Sony Xperia, Acer Iconia W5 and Samsung ATIV Smart PC — to 5 others that we wrote about last week — the Microsoft Surface, Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101, Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3011, and HP Envy.
Microsoft's Mixed Earnings: Record Revenue, Drop In Profit
News  |  1/25/2013
Microsoft's enterprise business achieved strong sales, but questions remain after Windows 8 posted a so-so launch.
White House Plans National Hacking Day
News  |  1/25/2013
Feds invite technology-oriented citizens to use IT to improve their communities.
7 Top Business Intelligence Trends For 2013
Commentary  |  1/25/2013
Short list of BI hot buttons includes dashboards, self-service, mobile, in-memory, cloud, collaboration and, of course, big data.
Google Silent About Wireless Experiment
News  |  1/24/2013
Google has applied to the FCC for permission to test an experimental wireless system. Is Google about to offer mobile broadband?
Samsung Adds Multiwindow Mojo to Android
News  |  1/24/2013
Multiwindow, multitasking features in Samsung's Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy Note 10.1 push Android's user interface into new territory, adding Windows-like capabilities that are sure to delight many users — and aggravate others.
VMware Invests $30 Million In Puppet Labs
News  |  1/23/2013
VMware reaches deeper into the data center with support for popular open source configuration management firm. But there's a string attached.
France Considers Tax On Data Mining
News  |  1/23/2013
Europeans, tired of U.S. tech companies profiting off their personal data without paying local taxes, look for new ways to generate income from Amazon, Google and the like.
SAP Outpaces Oracle, Predicts Double-Digit 2013 Gains
News  |  1/23/2013
Defiant SAP forecasts 14% to 20% full-year growth on strength of Hana database and cloud subscription adoption.
Samsung's New Weapon Against BlackBerry, iPhone: Fixmo?
Commentary  |  1/23/2013
Samsung Ventures has bought a stake in Fixmo, which sells MRM, or mobile risk management solutions. Their SafeZone product creates a separate, secure area on iOS or Android devices for confidential data and apps, similar in some ways to Good Technology's solutions. It's especially well-suited to a BYOD environment, where the company can't completely control and trust the device. The move may reinforce Samsung's SAFE program for security standards in Android devices.
IBM Profits On Smart Software Plays
News  |  1/22/2013
IBM's fourth-quarter 2012 results cap tenth straight year of earnings growth fueled by high-margin software sales.
Google Tops $50 Billion For 2012
News  |  1/22/2013
Google's strong Q4 2012 earnings beat analysts' expectations.
Microsoft Might Invest In Dell Buyout
News  |  1/22/2013
Microsoft is considering investing $1 billion to $3 billion to help Michael Dell take his company private, according to a report issued Tuesday.
Mozilla Reveals Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone
News  |  1/22/2013
Developers invited to hacking events later this month to encourage app creation for open source mobile OS.
U.K. Shoppers Dismiss Bricks For Clicks
News  |  1/22/2013
Retailers like Tesco find that unless they cater to the growing number of people who prefer to shop in cyberspace, they risk extinction.
HP Missed Chance To Dump Autonomy
News  |  1/22/2013
HP's board didn't hear about allegations of financial improprieties, The Wall Street Journal reports. Deal went ahead despite deep reservations.
Why Royal Caribbean Treats iPads Like Bed Sheets
Commentary  |  1/22/2013
CIO Bill Martin explains how the cruise line works with Apple, how it's improving on-board Internet access and how it gives new guests a clean iPad.
3 Tips For Getting Started With Big Data
News  |  1/22/2013
Don't dive in head first, says Fed-focused data analytics and cloud provider.
Cisco Futurists Plan For Internet Of Everything
News  |  1/22/2013
Cisco foresees connected devices, pervasive sensing and big data will drive need for data scientists to bring order to information overload.
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