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Content tagged with Government posted in January 2012
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Project Management Gets Lean
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
IT can't afford to do projects the old way. Lean project management gives a better picture of success or failure.
Obama's Google+ Debut: Lessons Learned
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
Online get-together with a handful of citizens was a step forward for open government, but participation was limited and key questions were skipped.
IBM Acquires Mobile Specialist Worklight
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
Big Blue's deal positions it to meet the growing demand for tools that let developers write cross-platform mobile apps.
9 Tech Innovations For Your Health
Slideshows  |  1/31/2012  | 
Wondering if you're having a cardiac event or suffering from a concussion? There's an app for that: Check out these promising health-related apps, gadgets, and ideas from the Digital Health Summit.
E-publishing Part 2: Kindle Nation
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
Readers like their Kindles, but authors love them. E-publishing gave new life to Wilson's old books and it's easy money.
Healthcare IT Needs More Crazy CIOs
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
The IT leaders who make a difference sometimes break the rules, but their vision and courage drive results for the customers who matter: patients.
Microsoft, Please Don't 'Touch' Office 15
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
Will Microsoft's attempt to revamp Office with a touch interface leave behind its core users?
Google+ Name Policy Leaves Users Unsatisfied
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
Google tweaked its pseudonym rules after people complained--but some still-frustrated users say the company didn't listen well.
iPhone 5 Could Be Game-Changer For Mobile Payments
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
Some developers are betting the next Apple iPhone will have NFC capability and pave the way for mobile payment technology to finally take off.
Cloud Security, Costs Concern Federal IT Pros
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
As White House continues to push cloud computing, federal IT managers still worry about security and costs, Ponemon survey finds.
Apple Now Top PC Maker, Report Says
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
iPad sales pushed Apple well ahead of Wintel giants like Hewlett-Packard and Dell in Q4, according to research.
Oracle Loses One To HP In Itanium Saga
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
HP wins on one ruling, but a judge denies both companies' requests to seal documents tied to the ongoing HP-Oracle Itanium case.
Virtualization Could Save Feds $30 Billion By 2015
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
Government IT departments at all levels are embracing virtualization, mainly for data center consolidation, survey finds. But they'll have to jump implementation hurdles.
RIM's Cartoon More Preschool Than Bold
Commentary  |  1/31/2012  | 
RIM turns to the "Bold" team of superheroes in its latest marketing push. But the Saturday-morning-style characters probably won't appeal to anyone other than Disney Junior fans.
Bipartisan Think Tank Tackles Health IT Costs
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
Bipartisan Policy Center also challenges government and health organizations to devise uniform specs on which to base patient care by June 2013.
Salesforce.com Delivers Big Service Smarts For SMBs
News  |  1/31/2012  | 
New Desk.com help desk and customer service application offers social and mobile capabilities, in a simple, low-cost alternative to Salesforce.com's Service Cloud application.
Vblocks: Data Center Hope, Or Hype?
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Cisco, EMC, and VMware have supplied a string of high-profile data centers with these special packages--rackmount servers packed with memory and optimized for virtualization, plus built-in storage and network switching.
MicroStrategy Cloud, Social And Mobile Bets Pay Off
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Cloud-based business intelligence services, mobile delivery options and Facebook data-analysis capabilities help drive MicroStrategy's fast growth.
Invasion Of The Android Malware! Or Not.
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
[Update:] Symantec identifies more than a dozen apps in the Android Market that are infected with malware--sort of.
Tibbr Social Tools Build On Tibco Strengths
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Enterprise social networking software's choice of on-premises or cloud deployment attracted KPMG for pilot test in Australia.
Enterprise Social Networks: A Guided Tour
Slideshows  |  1/30/2012  | 
More enterprises are deploying internal social networks to encourage collaboration and improve productivity. Take a tour of the major platforms and see how they are being used by leading organizations.
Smartphones: The New Fixture In Bathrooms
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Three-quarters of cell phone owners now conduct business while conducting business in the lavatory.
Will Microsoft Port Kinect To Asus Notebooks?
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Windows 8 prototype may be among the first to incorporate hands-free control technology originally developed for Xbox 360.
There's No App For That, And That's Good
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Developing custom apps for tablets and smartphones has become the cool thing to do. Just make sure you aren't opening a can of budget-busting worms long term.
10 Tablet Tricks To Try
Slideshows  |  1/30/2012  | 
Do you know your tablet can also act as a teleprompter, whiteboard, heart rate monitor, or even an emergency Windows 7 machine?
Samsung Galaxy Note: The Next Big Thing?
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
AT&T hopes hybrid device with 5.3-inch screen will entice customers who think buying both a smartphone and a tablet are overkill.
FDA Spied On Employee Personal Emails, Lawsuit Alleges
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Six former employees and contractors of the Food and Drug Administration have filed suit, saying documents show the agency monitored their personal email and retaliated against their whistleblowing.
NASA Enhances Solar Storm Forecasting
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Space agency uses technology to generate up to 100 computerized forecasts to better predict the path and effect of solar storms.
Android Counterclank: Malware, Or Smartphone Advertising?
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Apperhand SDK drops a search icon onto the Android desktop and tracks your device's ID, but so does any adware. Here's what you need to know.
HCL's Homegrown Social Network Connects 60,000 Employees
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Facebook-like social network enables HCL Tech's multinational employee base to connect and share information.
Kindle Fire Sales Hit 6 Million In Q4
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
Amazon's Android-based tablet expected to boost year-end revenues, which the company is slated to report Tuesday.
Improved Patient Problem List Enhances Diagnoses
News  |  1/30/2012  | 
New clinical decision support tool gives doctors a better patient problem list, reminding doctors of those medical issues and leading to improved care, say researchers at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston.
Coke Super Bowl Campaign Blends TV, Tablets And Smart Phones
Commentary  |  1/30/2012  | 
Coca-Cola's animated polar bears seen on TV will 'respond' to Facebook and Twitter comments and post fan photos and videos as part of a social-media-integrated campaign.
Smartphone Adoption Higher In Europe
Commentary  |  1/29/2012  | 
More U.S. consumers hold on to feature phones and dumb phones. Are U.S. carriers to blame?
Commodity Hardware Meets Mission-Critical Apps: Success Story
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
Here's how First American Title Insurance saved $800,000 by exchanging its HP Superdome hardware for commodity x86 servers, and resisted pressure to move from SQL to Oracle database technology.
Stolen iPhone Saved By iCloud
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police follow Find My iPhone directions to nab a suspect and recover an iPhone in the space of four hours.
Google And Privacy: Nothing To See Here, Move On
Commentary  |  1/27/2012  | 
If you use Google services you're already trusting it to manage your personal information responsibly. Nothing has changed.
Smartphone, Tablet Races: 4 Telling Numbers
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
Hardware makers and network operators provided insight on adoption of the hottest mobile platforms--Android and iOS--via financial reports this week. Here are four things we learned.
Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra Resigns
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
Chopra, the first person to hold the federal CTO post and a strong voice behind Obama administration efforts on open government, will depart in February.
Nokia Numbers Show Microsoft’s Mobile Madness
Commentary  |  1/27/2012  | 
Every Windows Phone 7 device Nokia shipped in Q4 cost Microsoft $250, minus a royalty. But Microsoft is burning this cash with good reason.
Facebook's Timeline Soon Will Be Mandatory
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
Your Facebook page as you know it will be going away, to be replaced by Timeline, a richer and more complete look at your status over time.
Mobile Payment Technology Gotchas
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
Implementing mobile payment systems presents a high risk, high reward opportunity.
RIM CEO: We're Not Baking Cookies
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
Research In Motion's new CEO says his earlier comments regarding change at the BlackBerry maker were a bit misunderstood. Instead of taking the easy way out, RIM hopes the more difficult path leads to success.
Smartcards: Still A Smart Choice?
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
Despite recent compromises, smartcard technology still has high potential for retail, enterprise security, and other uses.
Futuristic Clinical Decision Support Tool Catches On
News  |  1/27/2012  | 
IndiGO healthcare software, which predicts which patients will develop chronic conditions and the best interventions to head off disease, signs users.
VMware Vs. The Old School: Data Center Management Battle
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
With vCenter Operations Suite 5, VMware takes steps to manage the burgeoning virtual machine environment in a more advanced manner than traditional management tool vendors can.
Sentiment Tool Scans Twitter To Set Super Bowl Odds
Commentary  |  1/26/2012  | 
Sentiment analysis is hot among financial-market traders, so why not for that other great betting domain, sports?
Apple iPad: Happy 2nd Birthday
Slideshows  |  1/26/2012  | 
Apple changed the way we think about computing and digital devices--again--when it introduced the iPad tablet in early 2010. Take a look back and a peek ahead.
Even At Facebook, Business Intelligence Is Not Viral
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Rather than relying on social collaboration, Facebook had to bombard impatient employees with specialized training so they would recognize and use the business intelligence tools available in their internal, Microstrategy-based portal.
Nokia Loses $1.25 Billion Amid Windows Phone Switch
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Nokia's big bet on Windows Phone operating system hasn't paid off yet as Symbian sales evaporate.
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