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Content tagged with Cloud posted in December 2010
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Amazon Hints At Millions Of Kindle Sales
News  |  12/13/2010  | 
Responding to recent reports of the Barnes & Noble Nookcolor's brisk sales, Amazon has claimed that more Kindles have been purchased in the last 73 days than in all of 2009.
Global CIO: HP Claims Server Supremacy And Tells IBM: Migrate THIS!
Commentary  |  12/13/2010  | 
HP says 100 IBM mainframe customers have switched to HP this year, and offers details on three as a counterpoint to IBM's "Migration Factory" claims.
Google Goes Native With Latitude App
News  |  12/13/2010  | 
The Latitude app for the iPhone allows continuous location updating, so you always know where your friends are.
Top 10 Government Stories Of 2010
Slideshows  |  12/13/2010  | 
In 2010, the government turned to technology as a way to cut costs and improve efficiencies, an approach that worked in some cases but backfired in others. Like their associates in the public sector, government executives and IT professionals saw some big wins -- and headaches -- over the past 12 months. In some cases, cities or agencies were able to save money and boost productivity by adopting technologies such as cloud computing, by centralizing contracts, and reducing energy consumption thro
Postal Service Names CIO
News  |  12/13/2010  | 
Ellis Burgoyne, who started his USPS career 32 years ago as a letter carrier, was promoted as part of an overhaul of the agency's executive team.
Top 10 Google Stories Of 2010
Slideshows  |  12/13/2010  | 
Google may be the company of the decade -- the previous one, if not the next one. As such, its actions are closely scrutinized, and its steps and missteps make news. What started as a search engine is now a company that's shaping our technological future, with initiatives in mobile phones, tablet and netbook computing, telephony, and TV. Unburdened by decades of legacy tech and customer expectations, it's proven more nimble at exploiting new niches than its competitors. From successful forays in
LG Devices Get DivX TV Service
News  |  12/13/2010  | 
More than 10,000 Internet videos and programs, including Funny or Die and Bablemusic, can be streamed on LG Blu-ray and home theater systems.
Global CIO: Apple, IBM, Or Microsoft: Who Has #1 Most-Valuable Software Product?
Commentary  |  12/12/2010  | 
The top software-product franchise gets a value of $110 billion, and both Oracle and Microsoft have two entries in the Top 6. But who's #1?
Top 10 Google Predictions For 2011
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
In the new year, Google TV will struggle but gain traction while Android thrives and Chrome OS proves surprisingly popular.
iPad Supplanting Print Newspapers
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
People enjoy reading newspapers on the Apple device so much that they're likely to cancel their print subscriptions, according to the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute.
White House IT Overhaul Plan Includes Imminent Action
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
Data center, cloud, program management, IT acquisition, and budget moves are coming within the next six months as part of Obama administration's IT overhaul.
Qualcomm Will Offer Refunds For FLO TV Devices
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
The mobile subscription-based TV service will end in March and Qualcomm is reported to be shopping the spectrum used for the service to carriers.
Interior Department To Save $500M Consolidating IT
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
Staff reductions, data-center consolidation, and cutting back on office space are aspects of a five-year plan to streamline operations.
Where's Government Data In The Cloud?
Commentary  |  12/10/2010  | 
Amid the Obama administration's 'cloud first' strategy, federal agencies face the prospect of seeing their data go offshore. There's a lesson to be learned from WikiLeaks.
Foursquare Unwraps API Version 2 Beta
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
Latest iteration uses OAuth2, not XML, to improve server responsiveness.
Xbox, Black Ops Top U.S. Gaming Market
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
Kinect system and Activision's team-based shooter drive videogame sales to new heights in November.
Standards And Storage As Steps To Efficiency
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
Local, state, and federal agencies are implementing new technologies and tactics in their pursuit of data center consolidation.
Data Center Consolidation Gets Under Way
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
Federal agencies must eliminate 800 data centers over the next five years. Here’s how they plan to do it.
Intel, AMD To Drop Analog Display Outputs
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
VGA and LVDS will be eliminated from the chipmakers' processor platforms by 2015 in favor of DisplayPort and HDMI digital interfaces for PC monitors, projectors, and embedded flat panel displays.
Standards And Storage As Steps To Efficiency
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
Local, state, and federal agencies are implementing new technologies and tactics in their pursuit of data center consolidation.
EA Releases Pogo For iPhone
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
The advertising-supported Pogo Games App escalates the mobile gaming competition between Electonic Arts and rival Zynga.
Flock Browses All Your Social Connections
Slideshows  |  12/9/2010  | 
Years before the social networking oriented RockMelt browser there was Flock. Now Flock 3.5 shows that the original social networking browser still has strong features that should interest users looking to integrate social networking into their Web browser. Flock works with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, newsfeeds and, new in this release, LinkedIn. The newest Flock browser is also now based on the Google Chromium engine, providing a faster and more streamlined browsing experience. A social
Fighting Real-Time Information Overload
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
GigaOm Net:Work Conference: Executives from Google and Jive see rising demand for attention management tools.
Data Center Consolidation Gets Under Way
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
Federal agencies must eliminate 800 data centers over the next five years. Here’s how they plan to do it.
Turning Companies Into Talent Engines
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
GigaOm Net:Work Conference: "Our basic management institutions and practices are fundamentally broken."
SAP Cloud Platform, App Store Set For 2011
Commentary  |  12/9/2010  | 
On-demand portfolio will also gain line-of-business extension applications and Business ByDesign For Subsidiaries.
IBM Workers Could Lose Outsourcing Protection
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
Many ex-IBMers are counting on a federal program to make it through tough times—but trade adjustment benefits for tech services workers are set to expire.
Fake Amazon Receipt Generator Targets Unsuspecting Online Merchants
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
Smaller retailers, swamped by the holiday shopping surge, may be particularly vulnerable to social engineering scam that attempts to obtain fraudulent refunds.
Salesforce To Acquire Ruby App Hosting Service Heroku
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
Ruby applications currently run in Amazon's EC2 cloud, but one day may move to Force.com.
Entertainment Dominates iPhone/iPad Apps In 2010
Commentary  |  12/9/2010  | 
Apple has released a series of Top Ten lists generated by downloads in the iPhone App Store. Few of the best-sellers are productivity related.
Rise Of Mobile Superworker Predicted
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
GigaOm Net:Work Conference: Enterprises that cater to the needs of mobile workers can expect greater productivity.
Bluetooth, iOS Enable Digital Camera Remote Control
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
The blueSLR device allows an Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch to control Nikon DSLR cameras from up to 300 feet away.
Federal CIO Kundra Reveals IT Reform Plan
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
A project-management best-practices portal and a technology fellows exchange program with the private sector are included in the 25-point implementation plan.
IT Outages Cost Businesses Billions
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
North American businesses lose $26.5 billion in revenue each year from IT system downtime with the biggest impact on SMBs, according to a CA Technologies report.
Fujitsu Prototype Harvests Electricity From Heat, Light
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
Hybrid device could generate energy from the environment, eliminating need for replacement batteries and power cords, particularly in remote places.
E-Reader Sales Climb 80%
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
Gartner says 6.6 million of the digital devices will be sold this year, even as competition from media tablets like the iPad grows.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison Vows To 'Go After' HP; Is Alliance Dead?
Commentary  |  12/8/2010  | 
Calling HP's high-end computers vulnerable, slow, and expensive, Ellison promised to pound HP in the marketplace—this is an "alliance?"
Google Resurrecting Offline Access To Docs
Commentary  |  12/8/2010  | 
Google promised that offline access to Docs will return in 2011. It also added useful new features to Gmail that are available today.
Google Chrome OS Hardware Vanishes In The Cloud
News  |  12/8/2010  | 
The computer upgrade cycle could slow significantly as Chrome OS netbooks proliferate, at least in the lower end of the market.
Google Chrome OS Promises Computing Without Pain
Slideshows  |  12/8/2010  | 
Before a crowd of reporters and guests, Google provided an update on its forthcoming browser-based operating system, Chrome OS, and invited attendees and select early adopters to try Chrome OS running on an unbranded netbook through a pilot program. Chrome OS aims to be speedy, simple and secure: all the things that the typical PC is not. It achieves these goals by limiting the user to Web apps, running in the Chrome browser. But Google doesn't see this as a limitation; it sees it as a way to pr
OpenLogic Exchange Expands Open Source Compliance
News  |  12/8/2010  | 
The OLEX software as a service now includes alert options, as well as automatic delta and command line scanning.
Global CIO: Top 10 Tech Stories Of The Year: The Complete List
Commentary  |  12/8/2010  | 
The cloud, mobile, IBM, Oracle-Sun, SAP, the death of the tactical CIO, HP's CEO shuffle, Apple's rise in the enterprise, and optimized systems were all among 2010's top tech stories. Here's the full list with links to more than 150 analytical and opinionated columns.
Windows 7 Slates Won't Be Home For Christmas
Commentary  |  12/8/2010  | 
Microsoft’s failure to get consumer-friendly tablets in stores for the holiday season could result in a frosty year-end quarter for the software maker.
What's Next And What's Missing From SAP
Commentary  |  12/8/2010  | 
Influencer Summit offers window on what's coming in mobility, analytics and in-memory functionality. But is the social networking strategy missing in action?
USDA Taps Microsoft Cloud For 120,000 Workers
News  |  12/8/2010  | 
As part of its IT modernization strategy, the federal agency has turned to Microsoft and Dell to provide e-mail and other online applications across its operations.
10 Steps To Mobile Worker Support
News  |  12/7/2010  | 
Today, millions of workers never set foot in offices, and the ability to work from anywhere is a powerful recruiting tool. Fortunately, supporting roving employees is easier than ever. Here's how.
Google Adds Bidirectional Communications In App Engine SDK
News  |  12/7/2010  | 
Version 1.4.0 of the software development kit automates interactions between web servers and JavaScript in browsers, expanding what can run on the application hosting service.
Global CIO #1 Story Of The Year: The Surge To Optimized Systems
Commentary  |  12/7/2010  | 
IBM and Oracle are leading this new wave of highly integrated hardware-software combos that boost performance and cut busywork—and most other IT vendors are racing to catch up.
10 Steps To Mobile Worker Support
News  |  12/7/2010  | 
Today, millions of workers never set foot in offices, and the ability to work from anywhere is a powerful recruiting tool. Fortunately, supporting roving employees is easier than ever. Here's how.
Benioff Announces Database.com, Issues Oracle Rejoinder
News  |  12/7/2010  | 
Salesforce.com's CEO dismissed the "old status quo players" who spread fear and doubt about the cloud at the Dreamforce user group event in San Francisco.
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