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Salesforce.com Caps Record Year, Eyes Acquisitions
News  |  2/28/2013
Fourth quarter and full-year financial results top estimates, but CEO Marc Benioff admits Salesforce.com needs more Marketing Cloud services muscle.
Attention Google: 12 Ways To Make Smartphones More Manly
Commentary  |  2/28/2013
Google co-founder Sergey Brin sees smartphones as "emasculating." We can fix that.
English Hospitals Look To Cloud To Curb Expenses
News  |  2/28/2013
Merseyside hospitals will use SaaS platform Expenses Health from vendor Software Europe to cut expenses by up to 18%. National Health Service hopes such implementations will help it cut targeted £20 billion from budget.
Why Enterprise Social Networking Falls Short
News  |  2/28/2013
Companies must focus more on using social networking to build external ties to customers, suppliers and partners -- not just among employees.
Predictive Analytics Improve Miami City Services
News  |  2/28/2013
Miami-Dade County is partnering with IBM to improve city policing, transportation and parks through predictive analytics.
Office 365 For Business: Worth The Upgrade?
News  |  2/28/2013
Microsoft shows love for SMBs with three new Office 365 packages. Should you return the affection?
MWC 2013: Five Coolest Gadgets
Slideshows  |  2/28/2013
Mobile World Congress drew some 72,000 people to Barcelona, Spain, to see the latest and greatest mobile devices. Take a closer look at five gadgets that stood out.
Yahoo Flap Misses The Bigger Point
Commentary  |  2/28/2013
New CEO Marissa Mayer wants all company employees to work in the office. This isn't about exercising control; it's about setting a tone for change.
Windows Blue: How Will Windows 8 Evolve?
News  |  2/28/2013
Windows Blue, Microsoft's alleged follow-up to Windows 8, may emerge by June. One prediction: Don't hold your breath for a retreat from the tiled look.
The Best Way to Spend Your Security Budget
Commentary  |  2/27/2013
It's easy to come up with scenarios in which mobile devices can compromise an organization. On the spectrum of real-world threats, these are almost all outliers. Probably the most important thing for you to do is to make sure all your SQL queries are parameterized. This will eliminate the most important mass-attack technique used against large companies.
Google App Engine Developers Get Help From Ferris
News  |  2/27/2013
Cloud Sherpas releases Python framework, named for the work-avoiding Ferris Bueller, to make App Engine programming easier.
SpaceX Resupply Rocket Aims For Space Station
News  |  2/27/2013
Friday's mission represents next step in NASA strategy to develop commercial crew and space transportation capabilities.
Google Sports Game Shows Web Tech Power
News  |  2/27/2013
Chrome Super Sync Sports turns mobile devices into controllers for desktop Web game.
Did Yahoo's Mayer Slap Social In The Face?
Commentary  |  2/27/2013
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's edict that all Yahoo employees must work in the office doesn't please social business technology fans. But Yahoo insists this is about much more than social.
Salesforce.com's New Message: It's The Customer, Stupid
Commentary  |  2/27/2013
What's behind Salesforce.com's new 'customer company' spin? For starters, the previous social-centric message was not translating into sales.
IE10 on Windows 7: 5 Essential Facts
News  |  2/26/2013
Four months after debuting on Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10 has finally come to Windows 7. Here are the five essential facts users should know.
Intel Unveils New Distribution For Apache Hadoop
News  |  2/26/2013
Third generation of Intel's Hadoop promises better performance and security and tighter integration with Intel's Xeon processors.
Pentagon Unveils Secure Mobile Device Plan
News  |  2/26/2013
Military releases a new plan to accelerate the adoption of mobile devices and apps for both classified and unclassified use.
Google Taunts Facebook With Sign-In Challenge
News  |  2/26/2013
Google+ Sign-In aspires to be Facebook Login, but without the alleged spamming.
Secure Dropbox Files With DigitalQuick
News  |  2/26/2013
DigitalQuick is an elegant encryption add-on that allows enterprises to use Dropbox for sensitive documents and information
Oracle: Eloqua Will Stay Friendly With Salesforce.com
News  |  2/26/2013
Oracle's roadmap for recently acquired Eloqua marketing suite shows continued support for Salesforce.com and Microsoft CRM applications.
Seeking Social Business Leaders For 2013
Commentary  |  2/25/2013
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 1! Help us identify the organizations making the best use of social technologies in support of their businesses. We will showcase the winners at the E2 Conference in Boston.
Mozilla Firefox OS Ignites Carrier Rebellion
News  |  2/25/2013
At least 18 mobile operators are planning to offer Firefox OS mobile phones.
Wharton MBA Classes Go Bi-Coastal With Video
News  |  2/25/2013
Cisco telepresence setup for classroom videoconferencing allows a lecturer at Wharton's main Philadelphia campus to simultaneously teach a class in San Francisco.
EMC Brings Data Analysis Breakthrough To Hadoop
News  |  2/25/2013
EMC's new Pivotal HD Hadoop distribution brings direct SQL querying to data stored on a big data cluster.
FirefoxOS #Fail: The Web is Not the Platform
Commentary  |  2/25/2013
Mozilla says that 'Content Is King' and 'The Web Is The Platform'. This strategy is an old and failed one. Apple briefly, and insincerely, tried it. The whole history of personal computing, let along the history of mobile devices, shows that he who takes maximum advantage of the capabilities of the platform wins the market.
Cisco CEO: We're All In On Internet Of Everything
News  |  2/25/2013
CEO John Chambers touts Internet of Everything as cornerstone of Cisco's strategy, urges business leaders to join push toward open standards and cross-industry collaboration.
Gartner Magic Quadrant Looks Beyond Business Intelligence
News  |  2/25/2013
'Leaders' quadrant gets crowded as Gartner sees companies moving from BI into analytics.
Samsung Galaxy S IV Smartphone On Launchpad
News  |  2/25/2013
Samsung is expected to announced its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S IV, in New York City on March 14.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Tablet: iPad Mini Rival
News  |  2/25/2013
Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is a smaller tablet that offers all the same stylus-based features of its larger cousin.
HP Slate Android Tablet: Pros And Cons
Commentary  |  2/25/2013
HP's first Android tablet, the $169 HP Slate, delivers a price consumers will like, but skimps on display and processor.
Android For Google Nexus UI Re-Imagined
News  |  2/23/2013
For Android enthusiasts Paranoid Android is a cool re-interpretation / customization of the Android 4.2.X OS. But, the complexity of the install, as well as the requirement to root the device will likely deter many people from using Paranoid Android 3, which is a shame. It's a well thought-out, extremely stable, clever modification to the stock UI. With the addition of the PIE feature in version 3 it gives Android 4.2.X some serious competition.
Google Chromebook Pixel: Hands-On Review
News  |  2/22/2013
Aspiring to be more than just a browser-in-a-box, the Chromebook Pixel shows that Google can deliver head-turning technology.
VA Contract Could Spur RTLS Tech Adoption
News  |  2/22/2013
HP, Intelligent Insites, WaveMark among vendors contracted to implement electronic tracking solutions throughout VA system.
Google Drive Third-Party Apps: An Introduction
News  |  2/22/2013
The ability to install third party Google Drive apps only requires a supported browser and access to the Internet. This has the potential to be a truly disruptive technology for desktop platform ecosystems like Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. However, problems with the basic function of actually saving data to Google Drive by third party apps need to be addressed before widespread adoption is possible.
SEC Makes Big Data Push To Analyze Markets
News  |  2/22/2013
Securities and Exchange Commission's new Midas system collects information on all trades in an effort to better understand how the markets work.
What Won't Kill BlackBerry? Instagram Flap
Commentary  |  2/22/2013
Apps are essential for smartphone and tablet ecosystems -- but lack of a single app won't make or break any platform.
You Will Subscribe To, Not Buy Software
Commentary  |  2/22/2013
Especially in a BYOD environment, software subscriptions have a lot going for them, but many just don't like the idea of paying for software and not owning it. The recent revelation that Office 2013, at least in some cases, will come locked to a specific computer, much as OEM Windows does, shows how the subscription model is coming whether we like it or not. Here's what we think.
Samsung Looking To Elbow Past BlackBerry In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/22/2013
Samsung needs to overcome questions about Android security as it tries to steal business and government customers from BlackBerry and Apple.
MLB.TV Just Charged Your Credit Card
Commentary  |  2/21/2013
Are you an MLB.TV subscriber? In past years they have always asked you to renew. Not anymore. Check your credit card.
Google Chromebook Pixel: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  2/21/2013
Meet the Google Chromebook Pixel. Come for the brilliant screen, but stay for the strong performance.
8 LinkedIn Etiquette Mistakes
Slideshows  |  2/21/2013
LinkedIn is not just another social network like Twitter where anything goes. Avoid these "don'ts" and avoid becoming a LinkedIn pariah.
10 Great Android Apps For Tablets
Slideshows  |  2/21/2013
What Android apps really shine on tablets? Take a look at a few of our favorites.
Federal CIO Outlines Next Steps
News  |  2/21/2013
With Obama's first term in the rearview mirror, federal CIO Steven VanRoekel is looking for ways to continue to improve federal IT even in the face of looming budget cuts.
Mobile World Congress 2013: 9 Hot Gadgets
Slideshows  |  2/21/2013
At Mobile World Congress 2013, we expect cool new smartphones, tablets and phablets. Check out some of the most interesting gadgets on tap.
Google Launches Touchscreen Chromebook Called Pixel
News  |  2/21/2013
Google Chromebooks, once sold as secondary computers, seek a spot in the limelight by challenging Apple on design and features.
IBM Showcases STEM Support At Disney's Epcot
News  |  2/20/2013
New THINK exhibit at Epcot dovetails with a tablet app and curriculum website designed to boost science, technology, engineering and math education.
Google Seeks Glass Explorers
News  |  2/20/2013
Anyone interested in buying Google's forthcoming computerized eyewear can post or tweet in hope of receiving an invitation.
U.K. Government Cloud Ambitions Bigger Than Achievements, Critics Say
News  |  2/20/2013
A year after it launched an easy to use, SMB-vendor friendly buying site, critics question what they see as very patchy U.K. government CloudStore success.
Microsoft: Outlook Making Progress Vs. Gmail
News  |  2/20/2013
With Outlook.com, Microsoft takes aim at Google's search and email dominance. Redmond already claims more than 60 million users, but will more Gmail users defect?
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