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The Document Foundation (TDF) has issued an official statement confirming that LibreOffice for Windows from SUSE is now available on the Intel AppUpSM Center. Formed to "fork" the OpenOffice productivity applications suite away from its originators now that the project sits under Oracle, LibreOffice is a free to download open source "Office" suite of apps largely compatible with Micrsoft technologies. A new online repository containing the LibreOffice download has been set up with specific compatibility for Intel processor-drive devices, particularly the company's Ultrabook high-end sub notebooks. Backed by Google, Red Hat, Novell, Canonical and others, version 3.5 of LibreOffice was made available last week -- Windows, Apple OS X and Linux versions are available here at this version option page. Available in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian as of now, T... (more)

Bringing Games Development into the Boardroom

Some say that there's no place for games in the corporate boardroom. Of course, this is simply not true in this day and age. At one level there is the huge growth of the video games business, and at the other level there is the reality of game theory, which is the study of interactive strategic ‘decision making' that can be applied to any field. When should CIOs be interested in games development? The shape of the electronic games market is changing and there are two words that you need to remember to describe its new form and function: "social" and "mobile." While so-called cons... (more)

Cloud Is a Social Phenomenon, Not a Technical Transformation

As every technology literate reader will know, there is little to learn about the cloud computing service-based model of IT delivery from 14th century Sardinian legal codes and laws. At least, that's what I thought until I spent a break on the island this weekend and read about the "Carta de Logu" citizens charter of rights, which was laid down somewhere around 1392 by everyone's favorite late medieval Italian legislator and warrior Marianus IV of Arborea. The Carta de Logu provided the rights for Sardinian women to refuse marriage and to own property. ... stay with me, we're al... (more)

The Optimization and Integration De Facto Business Standard

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services A newly established firm sent out some basic information collateral to introduce itself this summer - and a new type of business model would seem to be emerging. The company here in question described itself as a non-integrated silo-based business that was disparately fragmented into a variety of separate business units each with their own non-standard information stream. Working across an international base of operations, the new business promises to evidence "innovation through diversity" by using... (more)

The Chief Analytics Officer’s Nightmare By @ABridgwater | @BigDataExpo [#BigData]

The Chief Analytics Officer’s Nightmare Scene scenario: 10 am in a boardroom somewhere, second round of coffees served, Danish and donuts untouched, a quiet hush settles. "Well you know what guys? (and, by the use of the term guys I mean to include both sexes here assembled) - the trouble that we have as a company is that we are, to put it bluntly, just a little analytics-poor," said the newly appointed Chief Analytics Officer. That we should consider a firm to be analytically deficient or poor is a profound comment on our modern age. Does such a term even exist? It is very likel... (more)