California Seeks Input On IT Strategy
The state's CTO has created a crowd-sourcing site and invited the public to weigh in on how it can improve in areas ranging from online services to legacy systems.
Sony To Offer Blu-ray 3D
A firmware update for several of Sony's Blu-ray players and home theater systems will be released this summer, in time for pairing with the company's 3-D televisions.
Can Microsoft Catch Up by Giving Away Azure?
Microsoft Azure finally went into production amidst much fanfare. The long-awaited Azure platform is Microsoft's big bet in the cloud computing space, but can they catch up to AWS, Salesforce.com, Google, and other existing cloud players?
Cloud Migrations Trigger Organizational Challenges
When organizations migrate to cloud computing, most of the focus is on technology components such as security, automation, and policy management. There is, however, another key element that's necessary for a cloud model to work within enterprises, and it involves organizational behavior.
Google Buzz Challenges Facebook, Twitter
Moving to make social computing more relevant, Google sees its Buzz service as a way to make the world's tweets, status updates, and shared links more meaningful.
NASA Gets Cloud Experience Through Nebula
Under CIO Vivek Kundra, the federal government has launched Apps.gov, an online marketplace of software where federal agencies can find what they need, sometimes at bargain prices. But behind the scenes, it's made a much bigger bet on cloud computing. It's NASA's Nebula cloud at the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif.
Oracle To Buy AmberPoint
AmberPoint's service-oriented architecture management software will be folded into Fusion middleware, said Oracle.
Google's Smartphone Management Drops Another Big Barrier To "Apps" Adoption
Google has removed what for many CIOs and IT professionals has been one of the last remaining hurdles to their adoption of Google Apps for business documents, spreadsheets, presentations and probably most importantly: email. Yesterday, the biggest of the cloud-based challengers to Microsoft and IBM-Lotus announced it now has a range of Blackberry-esque mobile device management features (including the ability to remotely wipe a smartphone) for iPhones as well as Windows Mobile and Nokia-based dev
Air Force Seeks Secure Cloud Computing
In a 10-month project, the Air Force has contracted IBM to design a cloud computing environment that can recognize security threats and adapt on the fly.
Server Den: Inside HP's Converged Infrastructure
Gary Thome, chief architect of HP's Infrastructure Software and Blades group, talks power and cooling like you've never heard it before. Plus, why he thinks Hewlett-Packard's data-center play tops Cisco.