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Google Docs, Sites Dropping IE 6 Support
News  |  1/29/2010  | 
Old browsers are being put out to pasture so new Web technologies can run free.
Global CIO: Oracle's Ellison Challenges IBM, NetApp And—Well—Everyone
Commentary  |  1/28/2010  | 
Is Larry Ellison's silicon-to-application strategy the next wave, or is he 50 years out of phase?
Google Social Search Reaches Beta
News  |  1/28/2010  | 
It just got easier to tap the wisdom of your friends online.
Microsoft To Launch Pennies-Per-Hour Azure Cloud Service Monday
News  |  1/28/2010  | 
Following a month of no-cost tire kicking, Microsoft will begin charging customers on Feb. 1 for its new Windows Server-based cloud computing service.
Symantec To Offer Hosted Medical Image Archiving
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
The security vendor's hosted storage archiving service will provide hospitals with disaster recovery capabilities for medical images.
Apple iPad Promises Media Revolution
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
The early speculation is that the tablet brings publishers hopes of new revenue for digital content while ushering in a shift in how users interact with the Web.
Dell Bets On iSCSI For Networking Convergence
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
iSCSI serves as a satisfactory basis for implementing converged networking over 1 Gb Ethernet broadly used in corporate networking and data centers, Dell says.
Full Nelson: Apple's Tablet Is Naturally Corporate
Commentary  |  1/26/2010  | 
With a Kindle-thin device that can play music and serve books and navigate the Web and run enterprise-class apps, you've got your Burberry satchel and away you go. But there are caveats.
Most Hospitals Increasing IT Spending
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
Government regulatory issues and financial incentives were named as the top drivers in a survey of hospital IT executives.
AOL Buys Online Video Firm
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
The $36.5 million acquisition of StudioNow will allow AOL to distribute professionally created video through its site.
Global CIO: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's Top 10 Reasons For Buying Sun
Commentary  |  1/26/2010  | 
New customer value, Sun's great technology, an IBM fixation, resetting the IT landscape, something deeply personal, and more.
Judge Slashes Music Sharing Fine
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
The $1.92 million fine levied against Jammie Thomas-Rasset for illegally downloading music was cut to $54,000.
IBM, Mayo Partner On Aneurysm Diagnostics
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
Advanced medical imaging, analytics, workflow software, and private clouds are helping Mayo Clinic doctors detect the brain disease -- and the technologies could aid other research.
Mathias On Mobility: The Infocentric Era
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
Our columnist says that, as IT resources and applications move into the cloud, the computer no longer matters--only the information does.
Calling All Cloud Computing Developers, Innovators & Startups
Commentary  |  1/25/2010  | 
If you're a cloud computing startup, innovator, or just a developer who is tinkering with that pet cloud project in your "garage" and you're looking for some prime time exposure (including free exhibit space at Cloud Connect), then you should be thinking about putting yourself in the running for Launch Pad at Cloud Connect. I, along with fellow InformationWeek editors John Foley and Fritz Nelson, are among the 10 jury members a
HP And Microsoft To Compete Against Oracle/Sun
Commentary  |  1/25/2010  | 
Two weeks ago, HP and Microsoft announced they would jointly spend $250 million to better integrate their hardware and software systems. That's one of the first reactions to Oracle's expected acquisition of Sun Microsystems and its entry into the hardware business. More such alliances are likely to spring out of the ranks of Oracle's competitors.
Nokia Launches Free Mobile Maps Service
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
Ovi Maps for GPS smartphones trumps Google Maps' Droid-only service, Nokia says.
Microsoft Sues TiVo Over Patents
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
TiVo countered that Microsoft is trying to help its partner AT&T, which is being sued by TiVo for patent infringement.
Census Mulls Counting On The Cloud
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
As it prepares for the 2010 enumeration, the U.S. Census Bureau is tapping the cloud for software-as-a-service and Web hosting.
Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.6
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
The latest version of Mozilla's open source browser arrives amid warnings about the security of Internet Explorer.
Digital Media Dominates Kids' Waking Hours
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
Teens and tweens spend an average of 7.5 hours per day playing games, watching videos, and listening to music on their mobile devices.
Microsoft IE Emergency Patch Due Thursday
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The company is releasing an out-of-band update to defang the malware used in the recent cyber attack on Google.
White House Details E-Mail Archiving Effort
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The Obama Administration has been using EMC's EmailXtender e-mail management software since the President's first day in office.
SAP User Group Claims Victory In Support Battle
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The SAP User Group Executive Network is credited with winning a two-tiered support plan through direct negotiations with SAP executives.
8 Tablet PCs Ready For Enterprise
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
Apple's been grabbing the spotlight with its iPad, but it faces a challenge in the enterprise from these tough tablet computers from Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Panasonic.
Amazon Raises Kindle Pay Rate
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The company says that its revised rate plan has nothing to do with Apple's announcement next week.
Microsoft Seeks New Legal Framework For Cloud
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The company wants to see laws that strengthen privacy and security and encourage more consistent international data policies.
Bing In, Google Out On iPhone?
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
Apple may be looking to exact revenge for Google's launch of supposed iPhone-Killer Nexus One.
Jaspersoft Enterprise Boosts Cloud Options
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The business intelligence suite introduces multi-tenancy capabilities that will open up novel cloud-deployment possibilities.
SpringSource Donates Code To Eclipse Foundation
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
The Eclipse Foundation hopes to jump start its effort to achieve an OSGi-based application server by using code from VMware's Springsource.
Attacks on Google Deal Blow to the Cloud
Commentary  |  1/19/2010  | 
You would have to be living under a rock not to hear the news that China attempted to hack into several Gmail accounts of human rights activists... The next fear is that bad guys will begin to focus on the SaaS and other cloud computing players...
Eucalyptus Downloads On The Rise
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
Open source Eucalyptus Enterprise Server includes APIs that mimic the proprietary functionality of Amazon's EC2.
Google Android Phone Launches Delayed In China
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
By confronting Chinese authorities on search censorship, Google may be endangering other parts of its business.
Nvidia Previews GF100 Graphics Processor
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
The gaming GPU is the first based on Nvidia's Fermi architecture and features support for Windows 7's DirectX 11 technologies.
P2P Operator Cleared Of Illegal File Sharing
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
The creator of the Oink peer-to-peer file sharing network was found not guilty of conspiracy to defraud.
Mobile App Store Sales Rising
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
Games are the top smartphone applications, while mobile shopping, social networking, and productivity tools continue to climb.
Indexing Cloud Storage
Commentary  |  1/18/2010  | 
Cloud storage may end up being the great storage repository in the sky. The destination that holds all our data and gets it off of our local storage. Whether you use this as a fourth tier of storage that your internal archive spills over too or as your sole archive, someday you are going to need to find data in it. Should we be indexing cloud storage to find the needle in the haystack?
Army iPhone App Among Most Popular News Apps
News  |  1/14/2010  | 
The U.S. Army and NASA are at the vanguard of federal government entities offering iPhone applications.
Google Earth Gets Haiti Earthquake Imagery
News  |  1/14/2010  | 
Tech companies are mobilizing to provide information to relief groups and financial assistance.
Defense Department Taps New Cloud Service
News  |  1/14/2010  | 
The Army and Navy are using a new fee-based service from the Defense Information System Agency that gives DOD programmers increased control over software projects.
IBM Strikes Major Cloud Deal With Panasonic
News  |  1/14/2010  | 
Electronics giant will port more than 300,000 employees, partners, and suppliers to LotusLive online collaboration system.
What Is Cloud Appropriate Data?
Commentary  |  1/14/2010  | 
As the use of cloud storage becomes more prevalent this year one of the key challenges is what data should go to cloud storage, when that data should be moved there and how should that data be moved there? Gets a Facelift in Spring '10 Upgrade
News  |  1/13/2010  | 
Real-time quotes, service-level tracking and a Flash development tool highlight new features.
E-Health Record Loans Help Smaller Practices
News  |  1/13/2010  | 
UnitedHealth Group will provide doctors who implement its SaaS-based Ingenix CareTracker system with interest-free loans and a meaningful use guarantee.
Private Clouds Are A Fix, Not The Future
Commentary  |  1/12/2010  | 
Cloud Connect's Alistair Croll argues that internal enterprise clouds are a temporary phenomenon, to be followed by a big migration to public cloud infrastructure.
Server Den Asks Infoblox: What's Infrastructure 2.0?
Commentary  |  1/12/2010  | 
Greg Ness, senior director of the networking automation vendor, talks about managing infrastructure sprawl and offers insight into the standards-oriented Infrastructure 2.0 Working Group, of which Cisco is a member.
Open Source Meets Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  1/11/2010  | 
The U.S. government is increasingly using open source software in its IT infrastructure. Separately, the feds are adopting cloud computing. Those two trends are about to merge, putting federal IT pros on the forefront of what will likely become an industry-wide phenomenon.
Practical Analysis: Don't Rush To Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  1/11/2010  | 
Smart organizations will take a measured approach to this latest and greatest IT ''paradigm.'
FTC Examining Cloud Computing
News  |  1/5/2010  | 
The agency wants its findings to be considered as the FCC formulates a National Broadband Plan.
Giving FSF Chief GNU-isance Richard Stallman The Credit GNU Deserves
Commentary  |  1/5/2010  | 
After carrying-on for many years an on-again, off-again email-only relationship with Free Software Foundation president and founder Richard Stallman (or "Chief GNU-isance" according to the FSF staff), I finally met him today for a face-to-face interview. While the interview was actually for a larger project we're working on here at InformationWeek, we spent a considerable amount of time talking about the issues he wrestles with every day. One of them is GNU and the highly misguided usage of the
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