News & Commentary
Content tagged with Cloud Storage posted in September 2010
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Google Extends Android Market To More Countries
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
The number of nations from which developers may submit paid Android applications is now more than three times what it was a month ago.
Blade Servers Offer Lower Cost, Reduced Complexity
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Blade servers can be a cost-effective alternative to rack-based IT gear, according to HP's John Gromala, and offer a growth path from towers.
Google Turns Phone Store Into Android Gallery
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
The company's brief experiment in direct mobile phone sales has been revived as a showcase for Android devices sold by Google's partners
Google Releases Plans For DIY Surround Video Booth
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Immersive video structures known as Liquid Galaxies can now be built by anyone with the necessary materials and technical skills.
15 Green Tech Innovations
Slideshows  |  9/30/2010  | 
Cost-savings and energy efficiencies go hand-in-hand. The poor economy and a collective awareness of the finite resources available to the world are encouraging businesses to invest in green technologies. In fact, 60% of companies now have green criteria for their technology purchases, a Forrester Research study found. Cutting costs is the primary motivator, while real or anticipated regulatory issues and pressure from buyers also ranked high, the report said. Only 30% were driven by their desir
Google Street View Reaches Antarctica
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Street View imagery now includes places on all seven of the world's continents.
Unsolicited Advice For Adobe, Apple, Google, and Microsoft
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
Adobe, you really need to get your act together. A person who knows you recently told me that you're shifting a number development jobs overseas and that some engineers are polishing their resumes in anticipation of the worst.
Appcelerator, FortiusOne Preview Geo-Analytics Platform
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
App developers looking to leverage geo-oriented data in their software will soon have a new option.
The Stealthy Rise of the Public Cloud
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
Amazon is sneaking into larger enterprises, displacing some systems development technology, much like Google displaced Yahoo. The penetration has been so stealthy that many in the press and analyst communities have ignored the rise of the public clouds in the traditional big enterprises.
U.S. Running Out Of IP Addresses
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
IPv4 addresses are expected to run out by the end of 2011 due to the huge increase in mobile devices.
Google Predicts Advertising's Future
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Tomorrow's advertising will include more display advertising and more rich media content.
Google Provides Kill Switch For Gmail Threading
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Conversation View, a feature that set Gmail apart from Hotmail and Yahoo Mail, soon will be optional.
Global CIO: HP Pressure-Cooker: The Top 5 Priorities For Tuesday's Call
Commentary  |  9/28/2010  | 
While analysts have lots of probing questions for today's call with HP, here are the make-or-break topics: analytics, cloud, mobile, data centers, and who's the new CEO.
State of Minnesota Moves To Microsoft's Cloud
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
More than 30,000 employees will migrate to services-based e-mail and collaboration.
Red Hat KVM Virtualization Powers Banking Startup
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Financial services firm Ganart's experience with the open source code as the basis for its check cashing kiosks indicates how Red Hat is positioning itself for growth in private clouds.
Global CIO: IBM Turns Guns On Cisco With Acquisition Of Blade Network
Commentary  |  9/27/2010  | 
IBM adds Blade Network's innovative technologies and in-Cisco's-face competitiveness to IBM's expanding ambitions in networking and the data center.
Sony Ericsson Drops Symbian
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
Google's Android OS has been the focus of new platform work, though the company will continue to support Symbian phones.
Kno Announces Single Screen Tablet
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
The education-focused tablet is a less expensive alternative to the previously announced dual-screen tablet focused on providing textbooks, course materials and other content for the classroom.
Microsoft Dumps Windows Live Spaces For WordPress
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
Move raises questions about Redmond's ability to provide homegrown solutions for the Web 2.0 market.
Acer Unveils Core i7 Ultraportable, 3D Laptop
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
The TimelineX packs Intel's high-end ultra-low voltage processor into a roughly 11.5-inch body.
Apple Dominates Tech Headlines
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
A study of mainstream news organizations' technology coverage shows enthusiasm for Apple and a focus on positive stories slightly more often than negative ones.
Sharp Launching Android Tablets, E-Book Store
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
Galapagos devices will be first sold in Japan as e-book readers, but will add movies, music, games, and additional countries.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison Is Rewriting The Golden Rule Of IT Strategy
Commentary  |  9/26/2010  | 
Ellison defies conventional wisdom by promising that extreme dependence on a single IT vendor (that would be Oracle) doesn't kill you and in fact will make you stronger.
Femtocell Connection Eyed For Next-Gen LTE Wireless
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
The pC960x hardware and software LTE development platform, created to accelerate time to market for small form factor LTE products, has been optimized to deploy LTE femtocells.
DoJ Settles Tech Hiring Pact Case
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Apple, Adobe, Google, Intel, Intuit, and Pixar are again free to cold-call each other to lure away skilled workers.
Android Outlook Brighter Than iOS, Developers Say
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Apple's iOS still gets better marks than Android in most areas, but developers see Android as having a more promising future.
Toad Database Tool Gets Eclipse Extension
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Bridging between Oracle and other relational database systems and frequently used NoSQL systems, Quest has undertaken a two-pronged approach to enlarging Toad's role in building database apps.
Google Awards $10 Million To Non-Profit Projects
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Five organizations will receive grants ranging from $1 million to $3 million to tackle various social and civic challenges.
Global CIO: Oracle's Success Breeds Fear And Loathing At New York Times
Commentary  |  9/24/2010  | 
The Times does a hatchet job with strident but unproven claims about widespread fear and intimidation among Oracle customers.
12 Most Disruptive Enterprise IT Vendors
Slideshows  |  9/23/2010  | 
These vendors, large and small, are shaking up the status quo with their new products, approaches and models.
Amazon Refreshes Kindle Android App
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
The e-book smartphone app gains social networking with the inclusion of the Shelfari book network and adds screen orientation lock and full text search.
Facebook Plans Deeper Phone Integration
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
A two-year-old partnership with INQ Mobile is expected to give Facebook a more pervasive presence on some mobile phones.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison Sparring With Marc Benioff? Priceless.
Commentary  |  9/23/2010  | 
Trading potshots over differing cloud philosophies, Ellison and Benioff reveal some valuable questions to consider in devising a great cloud-computing strategy.
Prosecutors Pressure Backpage To Close Adult Services Site
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
Coming off their victory against Craigslist, 21 state attorneys general are going after another classified ads site.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison And IBM Lead Surge In Optimized Systems
Commentary  |  9/22/2010  | 
Promising greater performance plus less busywork and lower costs, Oracle and IBM lead an industrywide movement toward highly engineered and purpose-built systems.
Nvidia Readies Next Generation GPUs
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
Kepler and Maxwell are scheduled for release in 2011 and 2013, respectively, with the latter offering 16 times the performance of the current generation Fermi GP GPU.
Google Chrome Frame Officially Released
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
With the beta label removed, users of Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8 now have a stable way to experience modern browsing without embracing IE 9.
Google Denies Cables Targeted By Dalles Hunters
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
Exposed data cables, boredom, and firearms present a general risk, but Google data centers aren't under fire as reports suggest.
Brocade Shares Jump On IBM Takeover Talk
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
Report indicates networking gear vendor may follow Netezza on Big Blue's acquisition list.
Google Sues Rogue Pill Peddlers
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
Rogue advertisers are trying to get around Google's rules to sell prescription drugs online.
Ctera Extends Hybrid Cloud Storage Offering
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
A new storage appliance and updated firmware offer bare-metal backup and recovery, including to virtual machines, and live backup of Exchange, Active Directory and SQL Server.
E-Reader Users Buy, Read More Books
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
Harris Interactive poll finds that people with e-book devices are not only reading more than other Americans, but also more than they did before they owned the technology.
OpenText Upgrades Enterprise Content Management
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
ECM Suite 2010 offers improved social collaboration, mobility, and compliance management, adds capabilities gained through acquisitions.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison Swaps Cloud Rants For Cloud Love With Exalogic
Commentary  |  9/22/2010  | 
Theatrics aside, Ellison's conversion from cloud-ranter to cloud-computing arms merchant reveals a great deal about today's rapidly shifting IT landscape.
Panasonic Introduces Lumix GH2
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
The 16-megapixel compact DSLR camera can record full HD video and supports Panasonic's interchangeable 3D lens.
Google Seeks Allies Against Censorship
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
A new online transparency report shows which Google services are being blocked in different countries. Whether the U.S. will use this information to challenge censorship as a trade barrier remains to be seen.
Seagate Intros 1.5TB Portable Hard Disk Drive
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
The FreeAgent Go Flex storage device can store 60 high-definition movies or 750 video games and has a USB 3.0 connector for fast data transfer.
Halo Reach Needs HDD For Co-op Play
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
"Hidden requirement" means gamers equipped with a lesser version of Xbox 360 may be disappointed, but Microsoft says it's working on a fix.
Google Researching Real-Time Frustration Detection
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
Having seen how users react when their searches fail, Google researchers foresee a time when computers can determine when users are banging their heads against walls.
Video Games Deserve Free Speech Protection, Groups Argue
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
The U.S. Supreme Court has to decide whether violent video games are different from other forms of expressive media.
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