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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft Tops H-1B Visa Employer List
News  |  7/24/2012
Software and tech services companies dominate the 25 biggest corporate users of the labor-import program.
iPhone Sales Dominate AT&T's Wireless Business
News  |  7/24/2012
AT&T's second-quarter earnings show strong growth in its wireless business, with 5.1 million smartphones activated between April and June.
UpMo Takes Bottom-Up Approach To Enterprise Talent Management
News  |  7/23/2012
UpMo hopes freemium plan for an "internal LinkedIn" will lead human resources departments to rethink the way they nurture talent and retain their best employees.
Vidyo Free Cloud Service Bridges Videoconferencing Systems
News  |  7/23/2012
VidyoWay will let users of Cisco, Polycom, Lifesize, and Microsoft Lync talk to each other. In the meantime, Vidyo starts the conversation about how much better off they would be using its technology.
10 Big Predictions About Big Data
News  |  7/23/2012
Will big data be a force for good or evil by the end of this decade? See if you agree with expert reactions to new Pew Internet Center research.
Windows 8: No 99 Cent Apps For You
News  |  7/23/2012
Cheapest Windows 8 apps will be 50% more expensive than least costly Apple apps, Microsoft reveals.
MicroStrategy Bets On Visualization, BI For Facebook
Commentary  |  7/23/2012
MicroStrategy's latest release counts on warming interest in cloud-based business intelligence and hot demand for social data analysis.
First Look: Windows 8 Office 2013 On Samsung Slate
News  |  7/20/2012
The Samsung Slate hybrid with Windows 8 and the new Metro-enabled Office 2013 won't replace the iPad but it might be your next laptop.
California Gets Privacy Enforcement Unit
News  |  7/20/2012
Mounting concern about how businesses use personal information collected online prompts California Attorney General to launch dedicated privacy enforcement group.
Google Buys Sparrow To Lift Gmail
News  |  7/20/2012
Search giant's acquisition of email startup is about talent as much as product.
One Way To Avoid Cloud Outages
Commentary  |  7/20/2012
Don't take chances with data availability. An onramping solution can help keep your customers--and your IT staff--happy.
Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Vs. The Mommy Judges
Commentary  |  7/20/2012
The mommy judges couldn't wait to weigh in on Marissa Mayer. But in their quest for answers, the judges miss the truth.
Myth Of Systems Of Record Vs. Systems Of Engagement
Commentary  |  7/20/2012
Enterprise software world doesn't divide in half that neatly. Weave the two together to accomplish more.
Microsoft's Fourth Quarter Shines, Despite Loss
Commentary  |  7/20/2012
Strong performance across key product lines shouldn't be overshadowed by one-off accounting moves.
GM's IT Overhaul: 5 Critical Questions
Commentary  |  7/20/2012
InformationWeek reader reactions to GM's planned overhaul, including a huge shift away from outsourcing, point to the critical challenges facing CIO Randy Mott and his team.
Microsoft A Victim Of Its Own Success
Commentary  |  7/20/2012
For all its cash and market advantages, Microsoft is a company in decline.
Yahoo Heroine Mayer Boards Ship Lost In Space
Commentary  |  7/20/2012
As dramatic narrative, it doesn't get much better than this. Here's why we must root for Yahoo’s heroic young CEO to save the day.
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