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Enterprise 2.0 Preview: Collaboration's Next 'Wave'
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
At Enterprise 2.0 Santa Clara, November 8-11, Calif., organizations offering insight into their social collaboration initiatives include Citibank, Wells Fargo, and the U.S. Department of State.
Signs Point To Amazon Data Center Expansion
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
The e-retailer and cloud services vendor has reportedly purchased 10 acres in eastern Oregon to be used for an expanding data center footprint along the Columbia River.
First Impressions: Palm Pre 2 With WebOS 2.0
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
InformationWeek spent some time with the unreleased Palm Pre 2 running webOS 2.0. Is this the webOS sequel device for which we've been waiting?
First Impressions: BlackBerry Style 9670
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
Research In Motion's latest BlackBerry smartphone takes a cue from the feature phone with its flip form factor. Does this non-traditional smartphone still pack a punch?
Motorola Rides Android To Profitability
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Third-quarter financials boasted the mobile unit's first profit in three years, spurred by sales of its smartphones.
Opera Debuts Native Symbian Browser
Commentary  |  10/28/2010  | 
Opera Software made a new version of Opera Mini available to the Symbian platform. Opera Mini 5.1 is significant because it is a native -- and not a Java -- application.
Now Can We Put the Cloud to Work?
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
Gartner has released its 2010 Hype Cycle Report, identifying those technologies it thinks have reached the "Peak of Inflated Expectations" as well as those languishing in the "Trough of Disillusionment." Cloud computing hype seems to have peaked, and that's a good thing.
Intel Spearheads Open Data Alliance For Cloud Users
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Defining cloud services, setting 2011 roadmap and prompting broader adoption are goals of 70-member group.
iPad Leads Tablets Into Workplace
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
IT organizations have to prepare because the tablets are coming.
Lockheed Announces Turnkey Private Cloud For Public Agencies
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Starfire Mission Ready Cloud features self-service provisioning, automated security and built-in governance capabilities.
Global CIO: Top 10 Most Influential Tech Vendors: The Second 10
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
As you check out #11 to #20, remember that it's all about influence, a criterion that triggers some surprises in who's on—and who's off—the list.
Barnes & Noble Introduces Color Nook
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
The Apple iPad faces a challenge from the bookseller's color touch screen e-reader as a platform for books and periodicals, an industry analyst says.
Google Going Local With Place Search
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
In recognition of the growing importance of local information, Google is offering search results organized around specific places.
Feds To Access Email From Cloud
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
GSA to issue an RFQ for SaaS email services so that federal agencies eventually can leverage cloud computing.
Microsoft's Ray Ozzie Imagines Post-PC World
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
In a valedictory memo, Microsoft's departing chief software architect highlights his company's successes and its challenges as cloud services become more important.
New York As IT Center Of The World
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
The Big Apple's new licensing agreement with Microsoft is just one part of an ambitious IT strategy that includes data center consolidation and central management of policies and services.
Amazon Kindle Sets Sales Record
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
On the eve of a "major announcement" from rival Barnes & Noble, said it has sold more e-readers this quarter than ever before.
Facebook 1.9 For BlackBerry Debuts Dedicated Message Inbox
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
Research In Motion has updated the beta of Facebook for BlackBerries to version 1.9. The most significant new feature is a dedicated inbox for Facebook messages.
Takai Named CIO Of Defense Department
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Only weeks after having the DOD nomination withdrawn, Takai resigns from her position as the state of California's top IT executive to go to the Pentagon.
Apple Planning Office Complex With Data Center
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
The build site is located just across the street from Apple's new data center.
Sony Terminates Walkman
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
The iconic cassette player will soon disappear from Japanese store shelves, marking the end of the one-time dominant music player.
Apple's Mac App Store Brings Changes, Worries
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Before it has even launched, the Mac App Store has prompted calls for competition.
Army Consolidates Email Under DISA Cloud
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
One enterprise system hosted by Defense Information Systems Agency is expected to save $100 million annually.
Xbox Kinect To Hit Store Shelves Nov. 4
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Microsoft says pre-orders of the video game motion controller are rapidly selling out.
NEC Adds Fault Tolerant Support For Microsoft Hyper-V
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Express5800/ft server offers a highly available environment to run mission-critical applications for a small business or remote office on Microsoft's virtualization platform.
Amazon To Let Kindle Users Lend E-Books
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Matching the Barnes & Noble Nook's "LendMe" technology, Amazon will allow Kindle users to share books with each other for up to 14 days.
HP Introduces Slate 500 Tablet
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Apple's iPad is less expensive than the $799 Windows 7 tablet with an 8.9-inch display, 2 cameras and Intel Atom processor.
Top 5 Tech Trends For 2011
Commentary  |  10/22/2010  | 
Big ideas heard at the InformationWeek 500 conference include a renewed focus on innovation, the importance of data visualization, and the ongoing agony of maintenance fees.
NASA's James Webb Telescope Awaits Key Instrument Test
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
Mid-InfraRed Instrument must show the right stuff in a space-simulated environment before it flies aboard the Hubble successor.
Apple Digs Grave For DVDs, Java
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
By leaving legacy technologies behind, Apple aims to strengthen its hand.
Clearwire Takes LTE Speeds Towards 100Mbps
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
With Phoenix 4G test network seeing download rates hit 90Mbps using 20MHz channels, company may favor Long Term Evolution over WiMax.
Interop: Cloud Security Remains A Sticking Point
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
At Interop New York, experts tackle the state of cloud computing security, and hear that IT departments want increased visibility into the capabilities of service providers.
Interop: Is The Cloud The End Of IT?
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
CIOs must accept that line-of-business workers will turn to online apps and services with or without their IT department's approval.
Apple Introduces Smaller MacBook Air, OS X Lion
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Steve Jobs called the new and updated Air laptops MacBook, iPad "hook-ups" at the "Back To The Mac" event, which also introduced Lion OS X and a FaceTime for the Mac beta.
Apple's Mac App Store Reinvents Software Sales
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Some Mac OS developers see problems with Apple's 'onerous' terms.
Feds Add Infrastructure Services To Cloud Storefront
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Using, agencies soon will be able to buy infrastructure-as-a-service offerings, such as storage and virtual machine services, as well as cloud-based web hosting.
Google Engineer Creates Facebook Block For Chrome
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Facebook Disconnect is a Chrome Extension that blocks Facebook Connect functionality on third-party Web sites.
Microsoft Signs NYC To Cloud Computing Deal
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
New York mayor Bloomberg said the partnership will streamline the city's IT operations and save $50 million in five years.
NASA Readies Nebula Cloud Computing Platform For Release
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Infrastructure-as-a-service, offered through NASA Cloud Services, should be available for agency-wide production within weeks, according to the space agency.
Apple 'Back to the Mac' Predictions
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
Look for a new model MacBook Air, along with a preview of the next version of Mac OS X.
Western Digital Launches First 3TB Hard Drive
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
The latest addition to the Caviar Green family of internal SATA drives is supported in 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Mozilla Proposes Open Web App System
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
With the release of technical documentation, Mozilla wants to promote the development of infrastructure for Web app distribution.
Office 365: Microsoft's Next Big Cloud Platform
Commentary  |  10/19/2010  | 
Consolidating brands and extending its services, Redmond makes sense of its online productivity offerings.
Google Dominates iPhone Search
News  |  10/19/2010  | 
Data shows that Google handles almost all iPhone search traffic.
Google Sees Less Spam, More Viruses
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
Spammers are building up their botnets for the upcoming holiday season.
Sony PS3 Netflix Streaming No Longer Requires Disk
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
A free downloadable Netflix application will allow subscribers to watch movies from the gaming console without inserting a separate disk.
Adobe Introduces Acrobat X Software
News  |  10/18/2010  | 
Adobe's document and publishing technologies are turning into tools for collaboration and work-flow management.
Google Revises Search Appliance
News  |  10/15/2010  | 
The company's enterprise search hardware can now combine internal and external search indexes.
GameSalad Changes Alarm iPhone Developers
News  |  10/15/2010  | 
A new business model brings a backlash.
Iomega Launches Solid State Drives for SMB, Consumers
News  |  10/15/2010  | 
Storage appliances, ranging from 64GB to 256GB in capacity, target small and medium size businesses and creative professionals.
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