News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud posted in November 2010
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Apperian Introduces EASE For Mobile App Developers
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
Apple iOS developers can use the cloud-based Enterprise App Service Environment for iPad, iPhone and other mobile apps.
Google Fights Facebook's 'Data Dead End'
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
By changing the terms of service for its Contacts API, Google aims to assure reciprocal data flows.
Mobile Developers Embrace Android, iPad
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
The iPhone remains developers' favorite platform, but Android and iPad are the fastest-growing, "State of the Apps Industry" survey finds.
NIST To Develop Cloud Roadmap
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
The federal government's Strategic Cloud Computing initiative seeks to remove barriers to cloud adoption in security, interoperability, portability and reliability.
Apple Discontinues Xserve
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
The company's rack-mountable server will be available only through January 31, 2011.
Global CIO: Google Shows Its Cloud Frustration With Lawsuit
Commentary  |  11/5/2010  | 
Google's recent lawsuit against the U.S. government shows a problem it faces trying to sell online-only apps to businesses and governments. Relief could be in sight.
Location-Based Services Rarely Used
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
Pew Research Center study shows only 4% of American adults online employ geosocial or location-based services, largely unchanged from a study of GPS-enabled mobile devices.
Netgear Rolls Flexible Storage, Switches For SMBs
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
Portfolio includes simplifies storage for supporting virtualization, multisite backup, and disaster recovery, plus managed switches with lots of LAN features at affordable prices.
Twitter-Like Activity Streams: The New Center Of Gravity For The Social Enterprise
Commentary  |  11/4/2010  | 
Although many social enterprise solution providers are betting their R&D fortunes on Twitter and Facebook-like activity streams, will lack of standards hasten adoption?
Oxygen Cloud Enhances iPhone, iPad As Collaborative Devices
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
Cloud file storage with IT access controls can convert Apple's consumer devices into units serving more collaborative business purposes.
Google Instant Goes Mobile
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
Users can now enable Google Instant on their iPhones and Android 2.2 phones by visiting Google.com using their mobile browser and turning on Instant.
Samsung Predicts Mega Galaxy Tablet And Smartphone Sales
Commentary  |  11/4/2010  | 
Samsung believes it will sell more than one million Galaxy Tab Android tablets this year, and more than 40 million smartphones in 2011.
Facebook's Mobile Ambitions Ahead Of User Interest
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
The company's bid to become the platform of choice for apps that combine mobile, social, and location data will depend on convincing people to actually use geo-social services.
Microsoft Boosts Kinect Sales Forecast By 67%
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
Due to healthy pre-sales, Microsoft said it expects to sell 5 million units of the Xbox 360's hands-free, motion-sensing controller this year.
Google v. US: More Than Competitive Sniping
Commentary  |  11/3/2010  | 
The conventional wisdom is that Google's lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Interior is just an indirect shot at Microsoft. But there are larger issues at play.
Global CIO: HP CEO Leo Apotheker's Agenda: What Will He Do First?
Commentary  |  11/3/2010  | 
He said he'll travel the world to meet HP stakeholders, and spoke broadly (oracularly?) about HP's future in software and 'the stack.'
Facebook Platform Combines Mobile, Social, Local
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
Developers can now use Facebook IDs as single sign-on identities in mobile apps.
NASA, Microsoft Offer Visual Tour Of Mars
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter collected thousands of images that can be viewed online through Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope.
Apple Approves Skyfire Browser With Flash For iPhone
Commentary  |  11/3/2010  | 
Just over two months since Skyfire submitted its mobile browser to Apple for use on the iPhone, Apple has approved the application and made it available in the iPhone App Store.
NASA Leverages Amazon Cloud For Mars Rover
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
The agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is using virtual computing environment to run custom software to plan the vehicle's daily activities.
Western Digital Frames Photo Viewer For Android, Apple
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
Free app enables smartphone users to remotely access pictures stored on their home network drives.
Feds Roll Out Cloud Security Guidelines
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
The voluntary FedRAMP program for private and public cloud services, expected to begin in the first quarter of 2011, would standardize security accreditation and certification.
Health IT Dominated By Minority Of Service Providers
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
CompTIA survey found that many IT firms want to enter the lucrative healthcare market, but many aren't sure where to begin.
CloudSleuth Monitors Cloud Performance
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
Compuware adds free Internet service assessment to on-premises application performance monitoring.
Android Kernel Security Above Average, Below Linux
News  |  11/2/2010  | 
An analysis of Android on an HTC Droid Incredible identified 359 code defects.
Google-Branded Chrome Notebook May Launch In November
News  |  11/2/2010  | 
Other hardware makers will unveil their Chrome notebooks in December, a report claims.
Google's Privacy Practices Clouded By Lawsuit
Commentary  |  11/2/2010  | 
Microsoft gains an unfair edge over Gmail under current government email requirements, according to a federal suit filed by Google.
Visage Updates SaaS Mobility Management Tool
News  |  11/2/2010  | 
Cloud-based MobilityCentral helps SMBs and enterprises provision, manage, and secure company-owned wireless devices.
Blekko Social Search Challenges Google
News  |  11/1/2010  | 
The search startup believes those using search engines should define what's relevant and share their insights to help everyone else.
IBM Jumps Into Government Cloud Computing
News  |  11/1/2010  | 
Big Blue is launching infrastructure-as-a-service targeted at federal agencies and piloting a community cloud effort for local governments.
Microsoft To Buy 3D Chipmaker
News  |  11/1/2010  | 
Canesta's image sensors for 3D cameras will be used in developing natural user interfaces, says Microsoft.
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