News & Commentary
Content tagged with Government posted in January 2012
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More Venture Capital Dollars Flow To Health IT
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Venture capitalists invested $633 million in medical software and services in 2011, a 22% increase from 2010.
Symantec Software Causes Outage At Military EHR System
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Storage software upgrade caused Military Health System to shut down access to records for a day.
Healthcare Startup Incubators Focus On IT
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Promising startups given seed money, mentoring in hopes of scoring venture capital.
AT&T Loses $6.7B, Faults FCC Regulation
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
AT&T CEO complained about inconsistent government regulation and the need for spectrum to serve rural America as the company recorded massive fourth-quarter loss.
Smartphone Privacy Snafu: U.K. Carrier Broadcasts Numbers
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Mobile provider O2 said it has patched problem that shared phone numbers with websites. But users of the Orange network in Spain report similar issues.
Microsoft Xbox 720 Details Trickle Out?
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Microsoft's upcoming entertainment and cloud services platform console could run seven times faster and dish up Blu-Ray. But gamers may not like rumored restrictions.
Feds Add Education Community To Data.gov Site
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Page delivers education-minded data sets from various federal agencies, visualization tools, classroom resources, applications, and developer tools.
Can $10 Million Trim $100 Billion From Healthcare?
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
Philanthropist-backed institute aims to spur technology-driven "common-sense changes in healthcare reimbursement and regulation."
HP WebOS Open Source Timeline Revealed
News  |  1/26/2012  | 
HP will release Open WebOS 1.0 in pieces during the next eight months, disappointing some developers who'd hoped to get the entire platform at once.
SAP Takes On Oracle Database, Salesforce Cloud
Commentary  |  1/26/2012  | 
SAP plans to build on last year's momentum in the applications, analytics, and mobility markets. Can it also challenge big rivals in the database and cloud markets?
Smartphone Option Overload Confuses Consumers
Commentary  |  1/25/2012  | 
Vendors have bombarded consumers with conflicting information about smartphone costs, network data speeds, and features, slowing adoption and upgrade rates.
VMware Wins At Show Me The Money
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
While Microsoft plays catch up with its upcoming System Center 2012, VMware craftily focuses on management tools and posts 2011 revenue up 32% over 2012.
Mozy Expands From Backup To File Sync
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
Mozy's automated backup service can now also synchronize files between multiple PCs, tablets, and smartphones.
GSA Moving USA.gov, Data.gov To Public Cloud
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
Agency has awarded a $20.76 million contract to CGI Group to host its websites in a public cloud.
Kaiser Permanente Offers EHR App For Androids
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
iPhone app coming soon; patients also can securely access health records and email docs via mobile-friendly version of Kaiser website.
Enterprise 2.0 Payoffs: Sales, Innovation, Knowledge Sharing
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
AIIM reports by Enterprise 2.0 champion Andrew McAfee show specific gains from social networking inside the corporation.
Apple iPad Sales Show Rivals No Threat
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
Apple sold more than 15 million iPads during the holiday quarter, and CEO Tim Cook predicts tablets will outsell PCs in the future.
Top 10 Open Government Websites
Slideshows  |  1/25/2012  | 
Federal agencies face White House orders to become more transparent. These websites expose new data sets, support public petitions, and reveal where taxpayer money goes.
Apple CEO: Three Horses In Smartphone Race
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
Tim Cook says Microsoft's Windows Phone can't be counted out, but that Apple ignores rivals and focuses on innovation.
Google Has Lost Control Of Android Fragmentation
Commentary  |  1/25/2012  | 
Fragmentation allows variety among device makers, but can cause frustration for developers and lower satisfaction among end users.
Google's New Privacy Policy Strips Away Users' Anonymity
Commentary  |  1/25/2012  | 
Google will consolidate its privacy policies next month to "improve" your experience. BYTE's David Chernicoff tells you what the changes really mean for your privacy.
IBM Netezza Appliance: Speed Lane To Retail Insights
News  |  1/25/2012  | 
Combining data warehousing essentials with prepackaged analytics for retailers, IBM optimizes cross-channel analysis from point-of-sale to social networks.
States Allow Voting Via Cloud For Citizens Overseas
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
Florida, Virginia, and California are using LiveBallot, based on Microsoft's Windows Azure platform, for U.S. 2012 primary elections.
Apple's Record Revenue: By The Numbers
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
As Apple reports its highest quarterly revenue and earnings ever, a few numbers pop. One example: Apple has $97.6 billion in cash on hand, enough to buy Sony five times, or about half of Google.
HP Wins Blue Shield Health IT Contract
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
HP will help Blue Shield of California modernize its claims management and membership systems.
Google Foes Fighting Social Search Ignore One Truth
Commentary  |  1/24/2012  | 
Google competitors ramp up protests that the search giant favors its own social content, hurting Facebook and Twitter. One problem, guys: There's no such thing as truly organic search.
IT Tools Help Patients Cut Prescription, Exam Costs
Commentary  |  1/24/2012  | 
Change Healthcare provides companies' employees with a Web portal, data analytics, personalized text messages, and email alerts to help them find lower-cost healthcare services and prescription drugs.
For RIM, New CEO Is Not Enough
Commentary  |  1/24/2012  | 
RIM needs new blood and fresh thinking, attributes it still lacks following Sunday's CEO shakeup.
How NASA Keeps An Eye On Solar Storm
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
Largest solar storm since 2005 has big potential to disrupt telecommunications, power grid.
VA Telehealth Lauded As Model Healthcare Program
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
As U.K. report praises U.S. veterans' home health monitoring, it begs the question why telehealth hasn't gained traction across U.S. healthcare system.
Obama To Do Live Interview From Google+
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
Administration plans a series of online events using Google+ Hangout video chat.
Banned Android App Store: Enterprises Beware
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
A well-known Android developer plans to create a store for applications that Google has banned from the Android Market. Proceed with caution.
RIM: Righting The Management Ship
Commentary  |  1/24/2012  | 
RIM has ditched its CEOs. But does it have a strategy for what's next?
Must-Have Android Apps For Business
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
If you got an Android smartphone for Christmas, here are some must-have apps for bringing it up to business par.
Start 2012 Like You Have A New Job
Commentary  |  1/24/2012  | 
CIOs and IT leaders should take a first 90 days mindset to start the year on the right track. Define a clear vision, get connected, and inspect.
Verizon: 44% Of Customers Use Smartphones
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
Verizon's fourth quarter earnings show a significant jump in the number of smartphone subscribers, but strong iPhone sales dinged Verizon's margins.
Ultrabooks: The Next Big Thing In Notebooks
Commentary  |  1/24/2012  | 
Aren't notebooks and PCs in general on the way out as we adopt tablet and touch interfaces and everything else moves to the cloud? Not so fast.
Infor Plays Catch Up On Mobile
News  |  1/24/2012  | 
Mobile CRM and approval apps run on iPhone and iPad; supporting Infor Motion 10 platform delivered first via the cloud.
RIM Investors Give Thumbs Down On New CEO
Commentary  |  1/24/2012  | 
Stock drops after new chief Thorsten Heins said he'll stay the course laid out by his predecessors.
Why LinkedIn's Mobile Developers Dumped Ruby For Node.js
News  |  1/23/2012  | 
Node.js, a server-side programming platform for JavaScript, available as open source, is part of the story behind a performance boost for LinkedIn's most recent iPhone app.
IRS Website Plans Too Vague, Watchdog Says
News  |  1/23/2012  | 
GAO criticizes the agency for plan to spend $320 million over 10 years to improve its online services without clearly defining what the changes will be.
Survey: iPad Use Growing Among IT Pros
News  |  1/23/2012  | 
IT pros are using their iPads at work a lot, usually for communication, but more for data consumption than production.
Supreme Court Tackles GPS Tracking Vs. Privacy
News  |  1/23/2012  | 
Government violated the Fourth Amendment when it attached a GPS tracking device to a car without a warrant, the court rules.
Nokia Sells More Than 1 Million Lumia Phones
News  |  1/23/2012  | 
Good news for Microsoft Windows Phone 7? Nokia has sold about 1.3 million Lumia smartphones, analyst survey says.
Social Analytics Cracks Case Of The Jalapeno Cocktail
News  |  1/23/2012  | 
NewBrandAnalytics scours social media feedback to help the food industry identify operational issues ranging from unappealing drinks to inconsistent chefs.
12 Hadoop Vendors To Watch In 2012
Slideshows  |  1/23/2012  | 
Promising low cost and unheard of scalability, Hadoop has been called the next-generation platform for data processing. Check out the vendors taking Hadoop to the next level.
Hackers Jailbreak iPad 2, iPhone 4S
News  |  1/23/2012  | 
It took 10 months for hackers to crack iOS 5.0.1. Workplaces that allow bring your own device need to act immediately to avoid potential security risks.
2012 Is Android's Year For Developers, Says Ovum
News  |  1/23/2012  | 
iOS is still key, but Android continues to draw developers along with Windows Phone.
RIM's New CEO: 5 Must-Do Items
Commentary  |  1/23/2012  | 
Research In Motion finally has a new CEO. Here's what Thorsten Heins needs to do to get the BlackBerry-maker back on track.
Windows Phone Predicted To Overtake iOS By 2015
Commentary  |  1/22/2012  | 
Nokia partnership will launch Microsoft's platform to second place in global smartphone market share, iSuppli forecasts.
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