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Archive for January, 2012

31
Jan

Super Bowl, Video Games and Predictive Analytics

In the world of football, 18 weeks of competition on the grid iron will come down to two teams – the New York Giants and the New England Patriots – battling for glory, fan adoration and bragging rights. The big game is set for Sunday (February 5), but it’s already been played and the outcome determined in the digital world.

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26
Jan

Health Care Think Tank Ups Ante for Cost-Saving Solutions

The West Health Policy Center has a lofty goal: save up to $100 billion in cumulative health care costs within 10 years. A main concentration of the think tank is infrastructure independent care enabled by new models of health care coordination by smart technologies, including mobile health technologies.

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24
Jan

Getting “The Word” Out of Commoditization

The days of standardizing on Microsoft’s Word Docs – or at least the word processor known as “Word” – may be numbered. After nearly two decades of living in a Word world, the staid word processor application market appears to be breaking open – and IBM may be leading the charge.

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19
Jan

Virtualization at a Turning Point in Maturation

IBM’s and Red Hat’s alliance stretches back more than a decade. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0, officially launched this week, on IBM System X hardware is the latest collaboration both companies say delivers impressive performance, scalability and lower TCO compared to other virtualization solutions, namely VMware.

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17
Jan

Server Sprawl: The Challenge of the Virtualized Data Center

A big benefit of Moore’s Law is computing power affordability. The cost of hardware – namely servers –goes down. It’s that simple.

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12
Jan

Gartner: MDM Market Growing, Still Improving

Pressures to optimize costs and efficiencies in a heterogeneous IT environment are driving more organizations to turn to master data management (MDM) as a more efficient way to manage and maintain data across multiple sources, says Colleen Graham, research director at Gartner.

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10
Jan

Banking Better with Collaboration and Security

In the short history of enterprise collaboration, the implementation of tools such as social networks, instant messaging and document sharing have often either come at the expense of security posture or increased risk exposure.

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5
Jan

Software Testing in the Cloud Helps Reduce Cost, Improve Quality

Historically, to run simulation testing on a software program, a development team must construct an actual testing lab made up of both hardware and software. This time-consuming and labor- intensive process has become even more compounded with the short development cycle needed to compete in rapidly expanding markets such as those for smart phones and tablets.

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3
Jan

Big Data Driving SOA, Driving More Big Data

We’re barely into the new year and the IT industry is already chanting about the coming advancement in IT management and IT value brought about by previous advancements in service oriented architecture (SOA) and cloud computing. Adding enterprise social collaboration to the mix is the latest trend.

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