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Content tagged with Government posted in February 2009
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Smartphones Alter Unified Communications Equation
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
Earlier this week, I wrote about a Siemens study that identified the top 6 communications pain points for SMBs. Today, I heard from a UC expert who offered some interesting insight into the topic -- especially on the impact of smartphones on unified commications.
Content Management Conference Season Is Upon Us
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
Late winter and spring seem like prime time for content management conferences. If you were so inclined, you could practically make back-to-back reservations so that you're out of the office from March through June. Here's a quick look at a few of the conferences and events coming up for the first half of 2009. Ladies and gentlemen, start your frequent flyer miles!
IBM's ILOG Builds Sophisticated Data Display Components
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
The business rules engine division has supplied four new software tools that can be used to display complex data in a rich Internet application.
The Mobile Roundup
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
While there wasn't a massive industry trade show this week, there was some major news. We saw Nokia hint that it might make a laptop, Microsoft confirmed that it wouldn't build its own
In A Down Economy, Prepaid Wireless Grows
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
Leap Wireless and MetroPCS are picking up multiple subscribers as consumers look to trim costs.
The Data Center Hot/Cold Aisle Containment Debate
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
Optimizing air flow in your data center has several key benefits, including reductions in energy cost and carbon footprint. Most server equipment manufactured today is designed to draw in air through the front and exhaust it out the rear. This allows equipment racks to be arranged to create hot aisles and cold aisles. This 'hot/cold aisle containment' approach positions racks so that rows of racks face each other, with the front of each opposing row of racks drawing cold air from the same aisle
Hearst Planning Electronic Reader Alternative To Kindle
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
Analysts suggest such a device would help the news publisher find an answer to reverse shrinking subscriber bases, as well as revenue losses from publications.
Facebook's New Openness Exploited By Scammers
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
The rogue message leads to a Facebook application link that spams a victim's friend list with the same warning message, and possibly harvests personal information.
Qualcomm Buys Mobile TV Company
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
Qualcomm is beefing up its mobile TV team as a potentially competing service from the Open Mobile Video Coalition looms.
Oracle's Social Networking Plans?
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
There has been some buzz about Oracle working on a new social networking and blogging platform called Social Suite. It's true, but only sort of.
AMD On Track To Ship 32-Nm Chips In 2010
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
CEO Dirk Meyer says ramp up with begin in the middle of next year.
Ingres and Alfresco Offer an ECM 'Appliance'
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
This week Alfresco, together with Ingres, announced the release of an ECM "appliance"... However, this particular announcement left me a bit befuddled. Mainly because it is not really an appliance as such, rather it's a software bundling of sorts.
Google News Gets Text Ads
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
It's a significant turning point for Google News, which has been ad-free since its beta launch in April 2002.
The Beat Of The TomTom, Pt. 2
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
Voices from all sides are rising to further discussion of Microsoft vs. TomTom, with Linux and open source possibly caught in-between. It's not looking like
Novell Rolls Out Manager For Virtual Environments
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
The company's PlateSpin Orchestrate 2.0 software helps coordinate Hyper-V, Xen-based environments.
Should Microsoft Build Its Own Phone?
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
Steve Ballmer recently said that Microsoft is not interested in building and selling its own phone. This was the same speech where he announced Windows Mobile 7 would be out in 2010. Instead, Microsoft would focus on the operating system and working with manufacturers to get products built. Should Microsoft be so rigid in this stance?
Obama Plans To Retire Space Shuttle
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
NASA budget increase does not include continued funding for the vehicle.
Global CIO: IT Project Triage (And Why Skippy Must Die)
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
Howard's rules for which projects to kill, which to preserve, and how to live to fight another day.
NASA Succeeds With Social Networking
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
The space agency is mulling widespread adoption of Web 2.0 tools.
Cloud Computing Aligns Zimory With VMware
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
A significant advantage of Zimory's management software is that it makes server resources available to cost-conscious IT shops that many would otherwise not be able to afford.
Windows 7 Gets Pre-Release Makeover
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
Microsoft has tweaked three dozen features in the beta version of its new operating system.
FCC Approves CDMA Version Of BlackBerry Pearl Flip
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
If you're a Verizon Wireless or Sprint customer and have longed for the chance to get your hands on the BlackBerry Pearl Flip, there's some good news. The FCC has recently given the green light to a CDMA variant of the Pearl Flip.
Windows 7 Gets Pre-Release Makeover
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
Microsoft has tweaked three dozen features in the beta version of its new operating system.
Too Hot To Handle: BlackBerry Bold Yanked From Store Shelves In Japan
Commentary  |  2/27/2009  | 
The poor BlackBerry Bold. This device has not had an easy life. The latest chapter in the Bold's saga comes from Japan, where is has been pulled from store shelves by NTT DoCoMo due to overheating issues.
5 Dos And Don'ts For Using Demand Data
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Get these right before tapping point-of-sale for supply chain changes.
VMware CTO Cites Virtues Of Virtual Machines
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
"There's no excuse not to run your database system in a virtual machine," VMware CTO Stephen Herrod said in his keynote at VMworld Europe.
Software Giants Join Specialists In Demand Management
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Oracle, SAP, and Teradata have launched new products in the last year.
Users Want One Phone For Personal And Business
Commentary  |  2/26/2009  | 
Now that cell phones have morphed into mini-computing devices, people are putting a lot more in them than just a few cell phone numbers. Now they have hundreds if not thousands of contacts, all of our appointments, tasks, a sizable chunk of our music library, pictures and maybe even a few DVDs that have been ripped to watch during a flight. Trying to keep a personal and work phone up to date with critical information has just about become impossible, leaving many to just go for a single device f
Real-Time Data, Analytics Drive Better Forecasts
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Manufacturers and retailers lead the way in using up-to-the-minute point-of-sale data to avoid stock-outs and overproduction.
Blu-Ray Partners To Launch 'One-Stop' Licensing
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
If the partners can get approval from all patent holders, then all Blu-ray products would be charged a flat fee, which would go into a pool and be divided among patent holders.
Parasoft CEO Sees Possibility Of Huge IT Productivity Gains
Commentary  |  2/26/2009  | 
There's a huge opportunity to improve productivity inside IT, which can then be leveraged into huge leaps in productivity at every level of your enterprise, an opinionated Adam Kolawa recently told InformationWeek in an exclusive interview. CEO of software tools vendor Parasoft, Kolawa holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Caltech and has written three books on software development, including his most recent one,
Gmail Failure Breeds Status Dashboard
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
The software provides data on the status of Google Apps applications, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Docs, Google Sites, and Google Video.
Dell Cost Cutting $1 Billion As Profits Fall 48%
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Like other PC companies, Dell is suffering from the effects of the worldwide recession.
Hack An iPhone, Win $10,000
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
In TippingPoint's DVLabs contest, hackers also have the option of trying to execute a successful exploit against a Web browser.
Down To Business: Does Business Ethics Make Business Sense?
Commentary  |  2/26/2009  | 
The best companies define and enforce employee codes of ethics, but in the end reputations rise and fall one person at a time.
Stimulus Funds Will Go Toward New Data Center For Social Security Administration
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
With $1 billion in funding, the agency is set to build a data center and develop software to reduce a huge backlog of disability claims.
Microsoft Sues TomTom; Orange Alert For Linux Backers
Commentary  |  2/26/2009  | 
Microsoft has filed suit against a software maker whose GPS navigation system uses Linux. Microsoft claims TomTom infringes eight of its patents. Linux backers are keeping a wary eye on the case, but so far consider this to be a dispute over GPS mapping software.
Google Blocks Paid-App Access For Developer G1s
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
The search giant said it doesn't want Dev Phone owners to be able to use the root access capabilities to pirate applications.
Facebook Opens Site Rules To User Voting
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
"The Facebook Principles" and "Statement of Rights and Responsibilities" may signal a shift in social networking best practices.
Intel Joins Dell In Challenging Netbook Trademark
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Psion Teklogix has held the trademark for the term "netbook" since 2000, but PC makers say the word is now generic.
Google Shortchanges Android Developers
Commentary  |  2/26/2009  | 
Developers who paid $400 for the fully unlocked Android Dev 1 are being prevented from buying and downloading premium applications from the Android Market.
Yahoo CEO Bartz Shakes Up Management
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
While Yahoo's CFO and mobile czar pack their bags, the executive's first blog indicates a new focus on improving relations with customers and advertisers.
Microsoft Files Suit Against TomTom's Implementation Of Linux
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
The suit claims infringement of eight Microsoft patents related to car navigation systems and file management.
Salesforce.com's Growth Shows SaaS Success In Tough Economy
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Revenue growth of 34% shows businesses are buying SaaS despite of, and perhaps because of, tight IT budgets. There are spots of trouble, however.
In A Down Economy, Companies Turn To Real-Time Analytics To Track Demand
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Manufacturers and retailers lead the way in using up-to-the-minute point-of-sale data to avoid stock-outs and overproduction.
Yahoo's Mobile Leader Leaves
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Marco Boerries' departure comes as new CEO Carol Bartz announces a reorganization of Yahoo management.
FBI Raids Offices Of NASA Contractors
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
An affidavit suggests the contractors stole federal tax dollars through fraudulent contracts and laundered the money.
Microsoft, Sybase and Vertica Raise Data Warehouse Ante
Commentary  |  2/26/2009  | 
This week has seen not one, not two, but three fairly significant data-warehouse-related product announcements at this week' TDWI event in Las Vegas. That's a testament to the pace of innovation in data warehousing and to the insatiable demand for better, faster, cheaper ways of crunching more numbers.
Opera Brings Gears Support To Mobile Browser
Commentary  |  2/26/2009  | 
Google Gears is a great tool to have if you need to access certain Google or other Web services and there's no Internet connection available. Opera has extended the ability to use Gears to its Opera Mobile 9.5 browser, bringing new potential to the offline powers of mobile phones.
Nokia Looking To Make Laptops
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
The world's largest cell phone maker is actively looking at the market because the mobile phone and PC experiences are rapidly converging.
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