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Global CIO: Hewlett-Packard's New CEO: The Top 10 Challenges
Commentary  |  8/11/2010  | 
They include forging a new product strategy, focusing on transformation, spotting hot new markets, maybe dumping PCs, and not getting obsessed with "the HP Way."
Apple Offers App Store Discounts To Schools
News  |  8/10/2010  | 
U.S. educational institutions can buy apps in volume for distribution to students and faculty and developers can elect to offer special education pricing for their apps.
Police Raid Google's South Korea Office
News  |  8/10/2010  | 
Investigators are seeking information about the unauthorized WiFi data collection that Google acknowledged in May.
i365 Extends Cloud Server Disaster Recovery
News  |  8/9/2010  | 
IBM AIX, Linux, IBM i and VMware are now supported and a Canadian data center is available to allay legal concerns about trans-border data flow.
AT&T Release iPhone U-Verse App
News  |  8/9/2010  | 
iPhone users who are also U-verse subscribers can use the app to download TV episodes over a Wi-Fi connection , but not AT&T's 3G wireless network.
Global CIO: Oracle's Fowler Says Systems Performance About To Explode
Commentary  |  8/9/2010  | 
More-powerful engineered systems will give customers dramatically expanded insights, options, and opportunities, says Oracle's systems chief.
Senate Funds Web Services, Cuts Cloud Computing
News  |  8/9/2010  | 
The fiscal 2011 federal budget allocates get $40 million to build services that foster efficiency and collaboration between agency systems.
HP Shares Tumble Following Hurd Resignation
News  |  8/9/2010  | 
As much as $9 billion of market cap vanished as HP's share price hit a 52-week low following the surprise CEO departure.
Google Gets Green Light In Maryland Schools
News  |  8/9/2010  | 
More and more educational institutions are willing to consider Google Apps.
Global CIO: Burying Mark Hurd: Hewlett-Packard And Its Future
Commentary  |  8/7/2010  | 
After five years of frosty technocratic rule, HP needs a fiery and charismatic leader who can devise and deliver a compelling vision worthy of the world's largest IT company.
Google Acquires Social App Developer Slide
News  |  8/6/2010  | 
Slide offers Facebook and MySpace applications that allows users to build virtual communities centered on entertainment.
In Government, Private Clouds May Trump Google Apps
Commentary  |  8/6/2010  | 
The news that Google Apps for Government achieved FISMA certification and accreditation makes it easier for Uncle Sam to sign up for Google's cloud services. But what does that milestone actually mean for federal agencies?
HD PVR Market Predicted To Grow 61%
News  |  8/6/2010  | 
Revenues from high-definition personal video recorders are projected to rise dramatically by 2014, while standard definition set top box revenue plummets, according to research firm In-Stat.
Future Systems Releases Casper 6.0 Tech Edition
News  |  8/6/2010  | 
The hard disk upgrade and disk backup utility adds support for Windows 7, SSDs, LDS drives, USB boot capability, and performance gains to backup and migrate drives faster.
Cloudera Gives Hadoop A User Interface, Deployment Tools
Commentary  |  8/6/2010  | 
Hadoop, the system that takes advantage of a large cluster for sorting masses of data, looks like a rapidly evolving piece of cloud software. Cloudera, the company that includes original Hadoop author, Doug Cutting, issued a Hadoop front end and deployment system to make it easier to use recently.
Zynga Acquires Japanese Game Developer
News  |  8/6/2010  | 
Purchase of Unoh designed to accelerate company's mobile game development.
Amazon Releases Free Games For Kindle
News  |  8/5/2010  | 
Two word scramble games, Every Word and Shuffled Row, built by Amazon Digital Services are available for download via the Kindle's Wi-Fi or 3G wireless technology.
Now It's Armenia: USAID Funds IT In Eurasia
News  |  8/5/2010  | 
After pledging millions to bolster outsourcing in South Asia, federal agency extends largesse to a new recipient.
IBM, Aetna Intro Cloud Healthcare Decision Support
News  |  8/5/2010  | 
Collaborative Care Solution lets healthcare providers meet meaningful use, other certification criteria without having to directly manage IT systems.
Microsoft and Salesforce Settle Legal Tussle
News  |  8/5/2010  | 
Cloud-based CRM vendor pays to resolve patent infringement case.
Clearwire To Test LTE 4G Network
News  |  8/4/2010  | 
The WiMax vendor plans to starts testing LTE on the 2.5 GHz - 2.6 GHz spectrum band this fall with Huawei Technologies.
Global CIO: IBM's Bank Outage: Anatomy Of A Disaster
Commentary  |  8/4/2010  | 
IBM personnel inadvertently triggered a 7-hour outage at Singapore's largest banking network last month by using unapproved procedures. Here's a detailed look at what went wrong.
Vonage Launches Free VoIP Calls For Facebook Friends
News  |  8/4/2010  | 
The Android, iPhone and iPod Touch app lets users make Internet calls to Facebook friends who also have application.
Google Wave Washed Out
News  |  8/4/2010  | 
Google says it will stop development on Wave, its real-time communications and collaboration platform, a scant three months after making it available to the public, though the technology will live on in other products inside and outside the company.
Google Places Lets Business Owners Strike Back
News  |  8/4/2010  | 
Those with Google Places business listings now have a way to respond to disgruntled customers.
CMS Introduces Bootable Server Backup
News  |  8/4/2010  | 
BounceBack Instant Server Recovery is designed for SMBs running Microsoft's Foundation or Small Business Server to resume business quickly in the event of a server disk failure or other disk problems.
AT&T Exclusivity Tops iPhone 4 User Dislikes
News  |  8/4/2010  | 
In keeping with Apple's assessment of 'antennagate,' most iPhone 4 users are satisfied with the device, though less so than the iPhone 3GS.
Determining the Real Value of Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  8/4/2010  | 
We could talk about capital expenses versus operating expenses or the concept of agility, including the elastic nature of cloud computing. So how should you evaluate the value of cloud computing in the context of your enterprise?
Google Rolls Out Multiple Sign-In
News  |  8/3/2010  | 
Users with multiple Gmail or Google Calendar, Reader, Code or Sites accounts will be able to log in once and access all accounts without the need to log out and log in again.
Google Researchers Outline Pseudonym Sign-On
News  |  8/3/2010  | 
Privacy worries about single sign-on identity providers could fade if Google's PseudoID system gets implemented.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison And The New Oracle Rock The Tech World
Commentary  |  8/3/2010  | 
From optimized systems and new Fusion apps to slashing CIOs' integration burdens, Oracle promises to redefine not only product categories but also customer expectations.
Amazon, Apple E-Book Deals Face Inquiry
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
Arrangements between the two companies and major publishers have prompted worries about anti-competitive pricing.
Computer History Museum Tour
Slideshows  |  8/2/2010  | 
The collection spans from the dawn of the computer to the advent of the PC. Here are top highlights from the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.
BlackBerry Messaging Ban Coming In UAE
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
Frustrated by their inability to spy on BlackBerry users, telecom regulators in the United Arab Emirates plan to shut down BlackBerry text messaging, e-mail and Web browsing.
Federal CIO Details Cloud Computing Gains
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
Social Security, Labor Relations among federal authorities using the cloud to improve efficiency and customer service, reported Vivek Kundra.
Defense IT Agency Director Outlines Priorities
News  |  8/2/2010  | 
Lt. Gen. Carroll Pollett, Defense Information Systems Agency director, says agility, reliability, and security key to the $8 billion-a-year agency's success.
Global CIO: 5 Ways India's HCL Will Make Money From Cloud
Commentary  |  8/2/2010  | 
Companies aren't spending much on cloud computing, but it's 'on the cusp,' HCL president says. Here is how one Indian outsourcer expects to cash in.
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