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Content tagged with Government posted in November 2011
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Sprint Beefs Up Network For iPhone
Commentary  |  11/30/2011  | 
Carrier takes action to remedy users' reports of subpar smartphone speeds.
Google Indoor Maps: 6 Uses, Good To Ugly
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Google Maps Floor Plans of malls, airports, and the like are mostly about increasing ad revenue. Consider the use cases, from good to perhaps ugly.
Help Wanted 2.0: SMB Recruiting Goes Mobile
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Does your recruiting strategy extend to tablets and smartphones? Learn how and why Photobucket reaches out to mobile-savvy candidates
App Allows Radiology Diagnosis Via Tablet, Smartphone
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
FDA clearance of GE Centricity mobile app lets radiologists use smartphones and tablets to make diagnoses from remote locations or in the field.
RIM Responds To PlayBook Jailbreak
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Research In Motion insists its PlayBook tablet is secure, despite claims from security researchers that it has been jailbroken.
Latest Tablet Fans: U.S. Census Bureau
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Next census not until 2020, but bureau already working on field data collection via tablet apps.
RIM BlackBerry Fusion: A Swing And A Miss?
Commentary  |  11/30/2011  | 
RIM's new MDM platform will handle BlackBerry, Android, and Apple iOS devices--but it's arriving too late for some IT shops.
Appirio Social Enterprise Toolkit Links To Chatter
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Cloud consulting company Appirio is bundling a greatest hits collection of Salesforce.com Chatter tools for integration and compliance.
10 Silliest Tech Company Names Of 2011
Slideshows  |  11/30/2011  | 
Tech companies have created some of the strangest and funniest company and product names in business. Here's the most recent evidence that this trend is only accelerating.
Android 4.0 Upgrade: Coming Soon To Your Phone?
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Don't buy a new Android smartphone unless you know for sure that it will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Here's the list.
VMware's Best And Worst Moves Of 2011
Commentary  |  11/30/2011  | 
Virtualization market leader VMware launched several bold initiatives in 2011--and made several missteps.
Salesforce.com Steps Past CRM, Into Social Marketing
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Radian6-powered services help companies capture, decipher, and respond to customer interactions across Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
Microsoft Apps Coming To Apple iOS
Commentary  |  11/30/2011  | 
Microsoft apps like Office, Azure, and SharePoint may soon show up on iOS and Android devices.
Google's Daring Dozen: 12 Big Bets In 2011
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Google has played a smart game in 2011, especially with Android, but it hasn't been perfect. We evaluate its main moves in the past year.
Office 365 Gets 30 New Features
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Microsoft takes aim at Google Apps with Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) and Mac support, as well as easier-to-manage security tools.
AT&T-T-Mobile Wrangling: What A Waste
Commentary  |  11/29/2011  | 
Imagine if all the time and money spent on the wheeling and dealing around this merger were channeled into actually creating something of value.
DOD Sees Budget Challenge To Data Center Consolidation
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
The military says it's on track with its data center consolidation plans, but budget uncertainty might make it hard to maintain the pace.
Windows Phone Dwindles To 6% Of U.S. Market
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Microsoft's mobile phone efforts dropped 33% from the second quarter to the third in the U.S., while Google surged and Apple held its ground.
DOD Aims To Improve Info Sharing
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Defense Department plans to use semantic Web principles to improve how data is shared, analyzed, and reported across myriad systems.
InterContinental Hotels Explores Enterprise Social Software
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Hotel chain explores broader ambitions for enterprise social software, starting with a focus on recruiting and training.
Carrier IQ Withdraws Legal Threat Against Security Researcher
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Network diagnostic software vendor issues apology to researcher who discovered its application secretly monitoring smartphone users.
5 Resolutions For Better BI in 2012
Commentary  |  11/29/2011  | 
Make business intelligence easy to use, deploy, afford, administer and embed.
iOS 5.1 Beta Points To New iPhone, iPad
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Beta release of iOS 5.1 includes reference codes to unannounced versions of the iPhone and iPad, though new features appear to be scarce.
Windows 8 Tablets: Too Little, Too Late?
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Touch-friendly devices running Microsoft's next OS may be more than a year away, leaving some analysts to conclude that Redmond has already lost the tablet market.
RIM Adds iOS, Android To BlackBerry Management Service
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Faced with a terminal case of uncoolness of its BlackBerry phones, the company looks to strengthen the appeal of its respected back-end platform.
Obama Orders Agencies To Move Records To Cloud
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
White House tells federal agencies to improve records management by considering new electronic alternatives.
RIM Set To Manage Android And iOS Devices
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
For mostly-BlackBerry organizations, RIM's new product offers broad support with a familiar administrative look and feel.
Twitter Buys Mobile Security Startup Whisper
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Two-person development shop created software for secure text and voice communications on Android smartphones.
Private Cloud Choices Grow For SMBs
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Public cloud-wary midsize businesses can leverage KnowledgeTree's document management tools for online file sharing and storage.
Windows Phone 7 Usage Shows Small Uptick
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
More Facebook users are making use of the integration feature in Windows Phone 7, suggesting a small spike in new users for Microsoft's mobile platform.
NSFW - Siri Fails At Couples Therapy
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
The iPhone 4S's new voice command interface may seem magical, but she can't perform miracles. Don't force her into the middle of your personal problems.
NASA Launches Mobile Apps Store
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
Agency employees and contractors can download apps for smartphones to access internal information, although choices are thin to start.
How Defense IT Will Cope With Billions In Cuts
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
The Pentagon is betting that spending on technology can save money and help it meet huge cuts in the defense budget that have been ordered and additional cuts that may be on the way.
9 Mobile Health Apps Worth A Closer Look
Slideshows  |  11/28/2011  | 
There's no doubt: Clinicians love their mobile devices. Among many new health apps, here are 9 that healthcare professionals and their patients should investigate.
HTC 'Not Another Nokia' Says CFO
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
HTC says innovative new products on deck for next year will address investor fears concerning the company's stalled growth.
Mobile's Big Cyber Monday: RIM's Not Merry
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
Cyber Monday means mobile Monday for many buyers this year. Are you finally ready to trade in your beloved BlackBerry?
Feds Turn To Video Games To Solve Problems
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
From NASA to National Park Service, agencies research how they can work together to create games to meet social, health, economic, and other challenges.
Cyber Monday: Kindle Fire, iPad 2 Top Tablet Wish Lists
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
Tablets from Apple and Amazon are the hot products for the 2011 holidays, and the RIM PlayBook's future looks anything but jolly.
USDA Awards $6 Million For Rural Telehealth
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
Feds award grants for telehealth projects in the Mississippi Delta region as part of a program to help rural facilities adopt health IT.
AT&T Desperate To Save T-Mobile Bid
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
AT&T appears to be willing to do anything to salvage its plan to acquire T-Mobile USA, despite the roadblocks being thrown in its way by the government.
Google's Graveyard: Dead Products Of 2011
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
As CEO Larry Page puts more wood behind fewer arrows, products continue to disappear.
When One Collaboration Tool Can't Do It All
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
American Water's single-pane-of-glass strategy brings multiple collaboration systems together on the desktop, avoids $3 million systems migration expense.
9 Factors For A Successful Government IT Rollout
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
GAO outlines strategies that produce cost-effective and well-implemented federal IT investments.
Medical Database Linked To Better Hospital Care
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
One study suggests that UpToDate may improve clinical outcomes, but it's hard to establish a firm cause and effect relationship.
Google Donates Chromebooks To Wounded Warriors
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
Tech giant gives notebook computers to military hospitals to help vets connect with families and loved ones while healing.
Samsung Ads Poke Fun At Apple Fanboys
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
Samsung has a little fun at Apple's expense with its new ad campaign. Skewered Apple fanboys, anyone?
Android Buyers Find Smartphone Update Chaos
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
After Google releases a new version of Android, the time it takes carriers to update your phone varies wildly right now. One security expert says consumers must vote with their wallets.
T-Mobile Running Out Of Moves
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
The FCC handed a near-death sentence to AT&T's attempts to acquire T-Mobile USA. What options remain?
Coca-Cola, Best Buy Shareholder Votes Get Social Twist
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
When investors go to vote online on shareholder issues, they now can ask questions, almost as if attending the annual meeting in person, using a social app.
RIM Cuts PlayBook Price By $300
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
Research in Motion has dropped the price of the base model of its tablet temporarily to $199 in what appears to be a last ditch effort to generate some enthusiasm.
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