Immersion Sheds Its CyberGlove
The company says it sold the portfolio as part of its strategy to focus only on its medical and touch lines of business.
Report: Cloud Computing Could Be Bigger Than The Web
A new report, funded by Google, portrays cloud computing as representing the next major evolution of computing, one that follows in the footsteps of mainframes, PCs, and smartphones. The authors suggest that cloud vendors could power a "dramatic expansion" of the U.S. economy, and they call on U.S. policymakers to get involved.
Should Facebook Be Your Company's Intranet?
On the face of it, that question may seem ridiculous. But for at least one midsize company, the answer already is "Yes!" Take a peek at the benefits -- and the risks -- raised by Serena Software's bold social-networking experiment.
Is The Mobile Thin Client An Impossible Dream?
During numerous interviews I did for a story to publish March 30 on software and smartphones, many CIO types said they hoped to one day avoid distributing software to employees' BlackBerrys, Windows Mobiles, and other devices, and instead have smartphones entirely dependent on software in the cloud. But given what my research revealed about how employees use smartphones, that seems an impossible goal.
The Problem With Sun's Cloud Strategy
Sun's plans for a cloud computing platform and related Sun Cloud services are getting a thumbs up for the technology, innovation, and openness that Sun promises to bring to this emerging market. Unfortunately, Sun's cloud could be dead on arrival.
bMighty News Flash: Thursday March 19, 2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Cisco buys Flip, Google woos SMBs, Microsoft still wants Yahoo, Silverlight 3 beta, IE 8 slow, Expression Blend 3 preview, NetSuite expands SaaS developer program, Psystar launches Mac clone, no contract iPhone, Firefox mobile browser, Covad and Cisco managed UC, IE8, Firefox, and Safari hacked, Facebook-friendly Citysearch, 3Tera SLA, Salesforce.com training program...
IBM + Sun: Too Late For Open Source?
Anything IBM could acquire from Sun's existing open source portfolio, it could develop on its own or buy more cost effectively from another vendor, analysts suggest.
bMighty News Flash: Wednesday March 18, 2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Senate extends SBA programs, IBM buying Sun Microsystems, Criticism and praise for Obama's small business plan, Via Technologies design for mini-laptops, IBM, HP take swipes at Cisco's unified computing, Google Chrome Beta slow on Windows 7, iPhone 3.0 delivers cut, paste, and more, Cybersquatting reaches record levels, Panda Security offers cheaper Security-as-a-Service to SMBs, Google updates Unread in Gmail, Electronic Privacy Informatio
bMighty News Flash: Tuesday March 17, 2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: SBA loan scans, Treasury buys SBA securities, Dell Adamo, iPhone 3.0, HP laptop batteries, HTC Android phones, Comcast WiMax, Mobile Web usage, mobile phone spending, HP ProCurve switches, EMC free upgrade, Facebook privacy, Windows patch, Comcast password breach, Google Earth crimes, OS X and Safari security, Twitter ads, Windows Azure outage, Verizon FiOS, BatchBlue small business Web...
Windows Azure Goes Down
It seems it's not the matter of if a cloud will go down, but when. Google and Amazon already have had well-publicized outages of their cloud platforms. Now, Microsoft has joined them, as Windows Azure was down for about 22 hours beginning Friday night.
Wikis To Go
PBwiki's new mobile edition lets employees access collaboration wikis from the iPhone and the BlackBerry.
Rackspace Heads Into The Cloud And Beyond
For 11 years, Rackspace has built its business in the unglamorous world of data center hosting. The company is now jumping into the cloud computing market with both feet, and it has hired blogger Robert Scoble to raise its profile in the process.
Yahoo Lights Friends On Fire
The Facebook application based on Yahoo's Fire Eagle software lets social network friends know where you are and what you're up to.
bMighty News Flash: Friday March 13, 2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: FBI probe of Vivek Kundra, Firefox beta release, Yahoo's FireEagle on Facebook, Palm Pre vs. iPhone and BlackBerry, Symbian platform release schedule, rumors of Android Cupcake, GlobalScape file sharing update, Dell all-in-one tackes iMac, PC makers target SMBs, stimulus for veteran-owned SMBs, Twitter drives traffic, Facebook outpaces Yahoo traffic, CDW seeks SMB partners, Zer01 unlimited mobile plan, Google Voice threatens Android, Linux
SAP: Business ByDesign SaaS Is 'Mature'
SAP has been pretty quiet on Business ByDesign, its hosted business software service in development, but expect to hear more about it within the next few months. SAP told me today that Business ByDesign has reached a "mature" stage in its development.
bMighty News Flash: Thursday March 12, 2009
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: SMBs profitable, Google Voice, SMBs recover first, HP-USA.NET collaboration, telecommunting, eBay retrenches, Amazon price cut, retail sales numbers, new FB homepage, Hulu social network, word of mouth ad impressions, Google search share, Plaxo features, FB referall leader...
Amazon's New Option: On-Reserve Servers
Amazon Web Services today introduced a new payment option for customers looking to rent its virtual servers. Rather than pay for Elastic Compute Cloud instances on demand, customers can pay an up-front fee to reserve server capacity for later use.
At-Risk Government IT Systems Require Immediate Action
The federal government's new "pro cloud" attitude is about to get its first test. Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orszag is warning that a government portal used for competitive grants is at "significant risk of failure" due to system overload. Can cloud computing save the day?