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Hadoop's Second Generation Offers More To Enterprises
News  |  9/30/2013
The first Hadoop tools weren't easy to deploy or manage. But the second-wave tools deliver great advances in usability.
Google Web Designer Offered As Free Download
News  |  9/30/2013
Web designers and marketers now have a free tool for creating animated online content, for ads or otherwise.
Feds Warm Up To LinkedIn
Commentary  |  9/30/2013
Government IT managers have been cautious about using LinkedIn, but odds are activity will soon rise due to federal travel restrictions and greater comfort with the platform.
Microsoft Expands Power BI, Translation For Office
News  |  9/30/2013
Microsoft Office is becoming adept not only at creating data but also manipulating and analyzing it, thanks to several new features.
Oracle OpenWorld: 5 Rants And Raves
Commentary  |  9/30/2013
Oracle OpenWorld delivered big news and a consistent message. It also repackaged old news, bashed big data tools and avoided license cost and complexity issues.
BlackBerry: BBM For Android, iOS Coming
News  |  9/30/2013
BlackBerry insists botched roll-out doesn't mean the app has been nixed. It may be dead on arrival anyway.
HP's Building An SDN App Store
News  |  9/30/2013
HP's looking to foster an SDN ecosystem and take the smartphone model into enterprise software-defined networking with a developers' kit and an app store. But is this an idea ahead of its time?
Government Shutdown: What Are IT Systems Risks?
News  |  9/30/2013
If the looming government shutdown comes to pass, Federal IT faces security, budget, and workflow risks.
5 IT Resume Blunders To Avoid
News  |  9/27/2013
Your resume can do as much harm as good when you're hunting for a new IT job.
Is Apple iOS 7 Making Users Sick?
News  |  9/27/2013
Some users blame the new mobile operating system's background parallax effect and app transition animations for feelings of nausea.
Do You Need Mobile Middleware?
Commentary  |  9/27/2013
Major software vendors seem to think you do -- and they might be right. Just don't expect mature platforms.
Google Says TGIF To Problem-Plagued Week
News  |  9/27/2013
Serious email delays and messaging glitches riddled Google's 15th anniversary week.
Microsoft Creating New Office Touch Apps
News  |  9/27/2013
In addition to a touchscreen version of Office, Microsoft is prepping Office Reader, a new touch multimedia tool for the Web, Office documents, PDFs and interactive e-books.
SAM Saves Cash, Not Just Compliance Woes
News  |  9/27/2013
Software asset management doesn't just make sure you're compliant with your software licenses. Smart use of SAM can also save money.
Skytree Offers Second Opinion On Your Analytics Data
News  |  9/27/2013
Skytree's new service connects customers with live data scientists for more accurate and reliable data analysis.
HTML5 Offers 'Road to Awesome'
Commentary  |  9/27/2013
Before you head down the iOS or Android native-app mobile development path, consider Amazon's choice regarding HTML5.
Google Hummingbird Update, Explained
News  |  9/26/2013
Google search algorithm improvements will help it understand complicated queries and provide better answers.
Oracle On The Ground: Customers Speak
News  |  9/26/2013
Oracle OpenWorld attendees discuss the products they're implementing, from Fusion software to hardware appliances.
What Google's Calico Means For Healthcare
News  |  9/26/2013
Here are three reasons Google's health venture matters, both to the industry and to our quality of life.
The Truth About Oracle's Virtualized 12c Database
News  |  9/26/2013
Oracle says 12c, introduced at OpenWorld, is "virtualized" -- but you must look closely at what that actually means.
Microsoft Surface Mini Rumors Grow
News  |  9/26/2013
Microsoft may soon expand its tablet and smartphone lineup with a "Surface Mini" and several new Lumia devices.
Google Offers Shoppers Same-Day Delivery
News  |  9/26/2013
Google Shopping Express joins a growing list of services for shoppers who demand instant gratification.
ERP Is A People Problem
News  |  9/26/2013
If there's an enterprise resource planning project in your future, beware the foot draggers and sandbaggers
Google Updates Gmail, Voice, YouTube For Android
News  |  9/26/2013
Google pushes out slew of improvements to Android apps, including cards for Gmail and a remote locking option for Android Device Manager.
What Nanotube Computer Means To Moore's Law
News  |  9/25/2013
Stanford scientists have built a nanotube computer, an engineering feat that points to continuing advances in computational performance.
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Breaks Tablet Ground
News  |  9/25/2013
Third-generation Kindle sports a Mayday button, to call for tech support.
Twitter Gets Pushy And Personal
News  |  9/25/2013
New feature will push notifications to your mobile app when it finds interesting people or content. Here's how to turn it on and off.
Ideation Nation Crowdsources Ideas For Local Govt.
News  |  9/25/2013
Code for America, MindMixer launch Ideation Nation, an initiative that encourages citizens and local governments to work together using technology.
How NYCDOT Put 'Mobile First' Dev To Work
Commentary  |  9/25/2013
Stringent procurement rules didn't stop New York City's Department of Transportation from quickly creating a tablet app to document Hurricane Sandy damage.
Oracle's Cloud: What's Really New?
Commentary  |  9/25/2013
If Oracle's 'new' cloud services sound familiar, that may be because they've been announced before. Here's a rundown on the real cloud news.
Microsoft And Oracle Say: Come To Azure Cloud
News  |  9/24/2013
Bygones are bygones, as former database rivals Microsoft and Oracle link arms to entice cloud customers to choose Azure over Amazon.
Microsoft Surface: 10 Best And Worst Changes
Slideshows  |  9/24/2013
Microsoft's new Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 tablets deliver some cool new features, but not all changes impress.
Federal IT Staffing Mess: Budget Chaos + Aging Workforce
News  |  9/24/2013
Recurring budget questions and Congressional showdowns are driving away mid-rank IT talent, leaving an older workforce just when new talent is needed most.
Microsoft's New Surface Tablets: No Easy Sell
News  |  9/24/2013
Microsoft's Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 improve on the original tablets in almost every regard -- but analysts say big sales hurdles remain.
Oracle Touts Cloud Option For On-Premises Apps
News  |  9/24/2013
Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Siebel customers are extending their on-premises deployments with cloud-based services.
Oracle Database Recovery Appliance Eases Backup Pain
News  |  9/24/2013
Oracle backup appliance uses periodic snapshots, instead of long replication windows, to make recovery of hundreds of databases easier.
Oracle Upgrades HR Cloud Software To Battle Rivals
News  |  9/23/2013
Integrating human capital management and talent management into other business apps gives Oracle stronger footing against challengers SAP, Salesforce.com and Workday, says president Mark Hurd at Oracle OpenWorld.
Microsoft Surface Tablet Details, Examined
News  |  9/23/2013
Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 don't look much different than their predecessors but boast better chips and more battery life.
Apple Fingerprint Hack: A Great Reminder
Commentary  |  9/23/2013
Apple's hacked fingerprint reader serves as a reminder to enterprise users: Be cautious about which two-factor mechanism you use.
Apple TV Update Withdrawn After Complaints
News  |  9/23/2013
Customers complain after an Apple TV software update fails to function properly.
Microsoft Observations From The Trenches
Commentary  |  9/23/2013
Despite Microsoft's leadership problems and Windows 8 struggles, there are still huge opportunities for partners and customers.
Community And Anonymity Must Get Along
Commentary  |  9/23/2013
Anonymity might be the only path to building community in an age of corporate brand preservation.
BlackBerry Messenger For Android, iOS Stalled
News  |  9/23/2013
BlackBerry withdraws Messenger for Android and iOS devices after unofficial version leaked over the weekend and messed up rollout plans.
Oracle's Ellison Tries To Outmaneuver SAP Hana
Commentary  |  9/23/2013
Promising 100 times faster performance on existing apps, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison makes a move to take the wind out of SAP's Hana in-memory sales.
10 iOS 7 Features You'll Want
News  |  9/20/2013
Apple's latest mobile operating system update is free but it's worth a lot more if you care about a good user experience.
Google Wallet Arrives For iOS
News  |  9/20/2013
iOS version of Google Wallet could spur acceptance of Google's poorly received electronic payment service.
Microsoft's Next Moves: 11 Takeaways
News  |  9/20/2013
As Microsoft charges ahead with retiring CEO Steve Ballmer's "One Microsoft" plan, here's what customers can expect.
Cloud Partnerships: It's Complicated
Commentary  |  9/20/2013
Oracle is making nice with Microsoft and Salesforce.com is doing deals with bitter rivals. Here's why coopetition rules in the cloud age.
Crowdsourcing: Pick The Brains Of World's Best
Commentary  |  9/19/2013
Crowdsourcing is an affordable way to quickly test a slew of ideas and technologies so you can fail early and ultimately pick the best idea.
NOAA Asked To OK Sharper Satellite Images
News  |  9/19/2013
DigitalGlobe, an imaging company, petitions National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to change restrictions on sale of sharper satellite images.
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