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Archive for September, 2011

29
Sep

Parking: Relieving a Global Pain

Parking a major headache where you work, shop, dine or live? Get in line. A new IBM survey of more than 8,000 drivers in 20 cities on 10 continents finds a world in badly in need of smarter parking solutions. How bad is it?

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27
Sep

State of Email: Present and Future

A bedrock institution of American life is on the verge of collapse. The U.S. Postal Service, a quasi-government business that traces its roots back to the Colonial era, is facing economic ruin as its cost of operations are outstripping its revenue by as much as $7 billion a year to date.

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22
Sep

Making Smart Commerce Ubiquitous

How do people buy clothes? They load up the car, head to a mall or department store, grab an arm full of clothes, and head to the dressing room. After trying on a rack of pants, blouses and jackets, the average consumer will head to the checkout counter and then home. But the procurement process doesn’t end there.

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20
Sep

Avoiding D.O.A DBAs

Database administrators ranked #7 on the latest CNN Money annual listing of the “100 Best Jobs in America”. Good pay, growth prospects and job security helped push DBAs ahead of sales directors (#8) but behind civil engineers (#6). The biggest bugaboo: Big-time stress.

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15
Sep

Making the Mobile Connection in Social Communications

If you were born before 1990, it’s probably difficult for you to conceive of surfing the Internet on anything but a personal computer. Yes, you can look up Web pages on your smartphone and use apps to find restaurants, but that’s simply not the same as real research and information exchange.

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13
Sep

Migrating Email to the Cloud

It seems nowadays that no matter what question is asked about technology, the answer somehow comes back to “The Cloud.” Nowhere is this truer than in the future of mail.

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8
Sep

Managing the Data Boom

“Data deluge.” “Data tsunami.” “Data explosion.” Over the last couple of years we’ve heard much about the boom, uh, rapid growth of enterprise data. It’s tempting to tune out, but don’t. Managing budget-killing information growth really is critical to enterprise sustainability. Here are two proven strategies.

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6
Sep

Fed CIO: Cloud Fix for Budget Crisis

Governments everywhere must to embrace cloud computing to reduce billions in wasted IT spending and help stimulate painfully slow economic recovery, says the outgoing CIO of the United States.

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1
Sep

Gold Rush in Business Analytics

At the dawn of the Internet era, it was all about the network. When we moved to the cloud, it became about the application. But underlying these platforms and technology trends has always been the common element: data. And there’s a gold rush among technology companies on who will have the best ability to filter, analyze and provide actionable reporting on refined data.

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