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California Seeks Input On IT Strategy
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
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.
SAP's Schwarz Resigns; Analysts Question Growth Plans
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
Executive board member John Schwarz is the latest to head for the door as observers of the software company weigh acquisitions vs. innovation.
Space Station Gets A Room With a View
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
ISS crew installs new Tranquility module, which was delivered Thursday by space shuttle Endeavour.
Citrix Developing 'Nirvana Phone'
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
Partnering with Open Kernel Labs, Citrix finds a way to turn smartphones into devices that power virtual desktops.
Tableau Aims To Socialcast Data Visualization
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
Collaborators may illustrate and share data via social networking tools, by posting data to the software company's Web site.
Sony To Offer Blu-ray 3D
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
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.
NASA Looks Into The Eyes Of The Sun
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
Space agency launches orbiting observatory that will capture IMAX-quality images of Earth's star.
Intelligent Enterprise Editors' Choice Awards 2010
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
Intelligent Enterprise names 'The Dozen' most influential vendors for the intelligent enterprise and 36 'Companies to Watch' in 2010.
Adobe Offers LiveCycle Managed Services
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
The hosted version of LiveCycle provides a framework for developers to build simplified user interfaces to back office business apps.
IBM Puts Enterprise Social Software On iPhone
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
The company sees growing corporate interest in Apple products.
Can Microsoft Catch Up by Giving Away Azure?
Commentary  |  2/10/2010  | 
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,, Google, and other existing cloud players?
Google Plans Ultrafast Internet Broadband
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
The search giant say it'll build experimental 1-gigabit-per-second broadband networks in a small number of test locations.
Oracle Continues Acquisition Spree
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
The software maker buys a telecom service provider in the latest move under CEO Larry Ellison's "applications-to-disk" strategy.
Glide OS Sees Cloud Computing Surge
News  |  2/9/2010  | 
The online media sharing and file storage service reports rising interest in cloud storage and apps.
Cloud Migrations Trigger Organizational Challenges
Commentary  |  2/9/2010  | 
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
News  |  2/9/2010  | 
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.
Nvidia Unveils Switchable Graphics Technology
News  |  2/9/2010  | 
Optimus automatically switches between integrated graphics and a graphics card, depending on application requirements, to extend laptop battery life.
Server Den Q&A: Dell CTO Elucidates Efficient Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/9/2010  | 
Paul Prince, chief technology officer of Dell's Enterprise Product Group, discusses his company's efficient enterprise strategy, and explains why virtualization and cloud computing are on the same continuum.
NASA Gets Cloud Experience Through Nebula
Commentary  |  2/8/2010  | 
Under CIO Vivek Kundra, the federal government has launched, 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.
Google Gmail Getting Social Features
News  |  2/8/2010  | 
In an escalation of its rivalry with Facebook, Google plans to turn Gmail into a social data hub.
Oracle To Buy AmberPoint
News  |  2/8/2010  | 
AmberPoint's service-oriented architecture management software will be folded into Fusion middleware, said Oracle.
Facebook Unveils Redesign
News  |  2/5/2010  | 
Home page revamp makes commonly used features and applications easier to access and use.
Apple Links iTunes Apps To Web Previews
News  |  2/4/2010  | 
The iTunes Store is becoming a bit more accessible to Internet users.
Microsoft, NSF Offer Scientists Azure Access
News  |  2/4/2010  | 
The National Science Foundation will award some government-funded scientists free access to Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform.
Meritalk Releases Cloud Savings Calculator
News  |  2/4/2010  | 
Government agencies may use the calculator to assess how much they might save by moving to a cloud computing model.
Google's Smartphone Management Drops Another Big Barrier To "Apps" Adoption
Commentary  |  2/4/2010  | 
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
News  |  2/4/2010  | 
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.
Apple iPad Sparks Interest In Enterprise Apps
News  |  2/3/2010  | 
But work remains before large companies can embrace the iPad and iPhone without worry.
Windows Azure Drive Hits Beta
News  |  2/2/2010  | 
Service is part of Microsoft's new cloud computing environment, which went live Monday.
Intel, Micron Unveil 25-NM Flash Memory
News  |  2/2/2010  | 
The NAND technology is the smallest on the market and packs more than 10 times the data capacity of a CD, the companies say.
Competitors Weigh In on Oracle's Single-Stack Plan
News  |  2/1/2010  | 
SAP says it's a fantasy while IBM asks "what took you so long?"
Server Den: Inside HP's Converged Infrastructure
Commentary  |  2/1/2010  | 
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.
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