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Content tagged with Government posted in February 2012
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Windows 8: 8 Things SMBs Should Know
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Microsoft released the beta version of its much-revamped operating system for PCs and tablets. Here are some key facts for smaller companies.
What CIA Wants In Next-Gen HD Video
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
In-Q-Tel, the CIA's investment arm, has partnered with Mersive to bring high-definition video to a new level.
Windows 8 Beta: 8 Insights For IT
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview, now available for download, gives valuable information to enterprise IT pros preparing for the final version.
Facebook Revamps Pages For Businesses
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
"Sponsored stories," along with premium ads, now eligible for distribution in the Facebook newsfeed. Check out this and five other key changes.
Harris Scraps Secure Public Cloud Service
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Large government contractor shutters cloud computing service and $200 million data center, less than a year after opening.
How To Become More Agile and Innovative
Commentary  |  2/29/2012  | 
It's time to move beyond the latest agility and innovation fads and institute substantive approaches. Here's how IT can get involved.
9 Coolest Smartphones At Mobile World Congress
Slideshows  |  2/29/2012  | 
From the HTC One to the Samsung Galaxy Beam, check out some of the most interesting smartphones from Mobile World Congress 2012.
The Big Data Challenge: Social Data Meets Corporate Data
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
With the rise of social media sites, companies are getting hit with a blizzard of unstructured data, and must now find cost-effective ways to integrate and analyze the collective pool of big data to generate granular business insights.
New Intel Architecture is Built to Scale—At Many Levels
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
In the IT world, multiple trends are driving a whole new set of requirements for the data center.
Skills Shortage? Quit Whining
Commentary  |  2/29/2012  | 
If "people are our most important resource," why do most employers expect this precious asset to show up gift wrapped?
Microsoft Launches Windows 8 Consumer Preview
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Windows 8 beta software gives public first chance to check out OS that will be crucial to Microsoft's efforts to become relevant in the tablet market.
AT&T, Verizon Android Tablets Have Big Negatives
Commentary  |  2/29/2012  | 
New Android tablets from Sony and Samsung hit AT&T and Verizon store shelves this week. But they don't run the latest version of Android and come with expensive contracts.
iPad 3 Invites And The Art Of Minutia
News  |  2/29/2012  | 
Apple is highly selective about what it reveals in event invitations. What does its latest tell us about the iPad 3?
3 IT Trends At World-Class Banks
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
To optimize global opportunities, banks must strive for standardization, tackle customer experience from the top down, and move beyond traditional IT outsourcing.
Microsoft, Hortonworks Expand Hadoop Partnership
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
ODBC driver for Hive will enable Microsoft Excel and PowerPivot for Excel users to explore Hadoop data.
Coyote Systems Driver Info App Expands Across Europe
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
U.K.-based travel mobile app and device developer Coyote Systems is betting a paid subscription model and user loyalty will drive it to the top of the market.
MWC 2012: Cisco's Plan To Improve Mobile Internet
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
At Mobile World Congress, Cisco talks up a vision of its gear at the heart of an Internet where wireless devices seamlessly roam anywhere, automatically adjusting to new networks.
Windows 8 Consumer Preview: 8 Expectations
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
Microsoft plans to make its new OS available to the public on Feb. 29 with the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Here's what to watch.
4 Cloud Computing Pain Points That Still Hurt
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
In a cloud project, common sense gets you only so far: then the pain really kicks in. Consider these four issues still plaguing even the experts.
Sennheiser Amps Up Travel Headphones: MWC 2012
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
At Mobile World Congress this week, we got to try out the company's new MM 450x travel headphones. Check out our video coverage.
Homeland Security Tackles Agile Development
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
DHS plans a big push toward more agile development, where software is developed over a series of one- or two-week sprints.
MWC Smartphones: Where's The Battery?
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
More hardware makers showed off smartphones at Mobile World Congress that don't have removable batteries. What's the deal?
Pentaho, DataStax Build Ties To Ease NoSQL Data Movement
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Open-source Kettle data integration software provides a drag-and-drop approach to getting information into and out of Cassandra.
HTC, Nokia: I'm Too Sexy For This Smartphone
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
At Mobile World Congress, HTC and Nokia try hard to cast smartphones as femme fatales--but leave us more bothered than hot.
ON Voicefeed Aims To Modernize Mobile Voicemail
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Free iOS app, coming soon for Android, offers unique greetings for different contacts, plus social media integration.
IBM Layoffs Exceed 800, Workers Say
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
IBM cut employees in its outsourcing and server manufacturing units, among others.
Mostashari: EHRs Will Help Most Patients By 2013
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology predicts majority of patients will get care via electronic health record systems next year, but says challenges still exist.
5 Keys To U.S. National Mobility Strategy
Commentary  |  2/28/2012  | 
Security, device support, and applications development are tough issues that agency CIOs must address as they hurry to put smartphones and tablets into more employees' hands.
HTC One Smartphones Debut At MWC 2012
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
HTC One series of Android 4.0 smartphones includes high-end camera components and sound from Beats Audio. Check out our video coverage, from Mobile World Congress 2012.
Intel Shows Mobile Roadmap
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Intel said it has more partners lined up to sell Intel-based smartphones, and plans a series of powerful chips that will smash through Moore's law.
Android's Success: By The Numbers
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Google's Android boss bragged about the platform's incredible success: Think 300 million devices, with 850,000 new devices activated daily.
Dell: 'We're Not Really A PC Company Anymore'
News  |  2/28/2012  | 
Dell evolving its business away from a reliance on PC shipments toward supplying high-end servers, appliances, and rack-mount virtualization packages for the enterprise data center.
The Rise Of The Hybrid Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/27/2012  | 
As on-premises ERP dies a slow death, the hybrid enterprise, not pure SaaS, will be the dominant model for some time to come.
Google Tells Businesses 'Fall In Love With Mobile'
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Companies that don't invest in mobile websites and ads will soon get left behind by customers, predicts Google's global head of mobile.
DARPA, MIT Research A Self-Healing Cloud
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Researchers aim to develop a cloud computing environment that could immediately recognize and fend off a cyber attack, much like the human body fights a virus.
MWC 2012: Smartphone Apps, Gadgets For Cars
Slideshows  |  2/27/2012  | 
Fresh from Mobile World Congress 2012, check out new apps and devices designed to make your car time more productive, enjoyable, and safe.
Mozilla, Telefonica Promise Open Web Phone
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Does the world need another mobile operating system? Boot2Gecko, Mozilla's HTML5 operating system, aims to pry open the mobile Web.
Nokia Launches 41-MP Camera Phone At MWC 2012
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Nokia is first to seize the Mobile World Congress 2012 stage, bringing a slew of new phones including one that begs the question whether it's more camera than phone.
Accenture CIO Vision Emphasizes Social, Contextual IT
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Social and mobile data lead big themes in Accenture's technology vision for 2012.
Feds Offer Agencies Guidance On Cloud Implementation
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
As agencies adopt cloud services, a new report helps set some guidelines around SLAs, security, and privacy.
Hadoop Behind Metamarkets' Data Science-as-a-Service
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Business Intelligence startup Metamarkets aims to take "BI in the cloud" one step further.
4 Ways SMBs Can Score With Gamification
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Small and midsize businesses are well-positioned to take advantage of gamification. Here's some expert advice on how to use the growing trend to get closer to your customers.
10 Ways To Make Hay From Customer Feedback
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
You can learn a lot from the comments your customers post on Facebook and other social networks. Here's how to make the most of them.
MWC 2012: Waterproof Your Smartphones, Tablets
Slideshows  |  2/27/2012  | 
Your silicone bumper won't help if your smartphone falls into a hot tub or sink. Check out these state-of-the-art coatings for phones, tablets, and even laptops, fresh from Mobile World Congress.
Skype App Comes To Windows Phone
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Microsoft’s VoIP app is optimized for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango smarpthones, including Nokia’s Lumia line and Samsung Focus devices.
Oracle Exalytics: When Late Is Better Than Never
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
In-memory appliance promises to turbocharge business intelligence and analytic apps, but its biggest appeal will be to IT shops with an all-Oracle commitment.
Chambers Reinventing Cisco, Or Recycling Tactics?
Commentary  |  2/27/2012  | 
CEO John Chambers says Cisco will transform, as upstart and established vendors attack its traditional strongholds. Take a close look at what's new and what's not in his strategy.
Nokia 808 PureView: Monster Camera, Dead Software
News  |  2/27/2012  | 
Nokia's 808 PureView smartphone can take 38-megapixel pictures, buts runs Symbian Belle, not Windows Phone 7.
Samsung Android Tablet Strategy Puzzles
Commentary  |  2/26/2012  | 
Samsung took the wraps off not one, but two new Android tablets at Mobile World Congress. What is Samsung thinking?
Android Dominates Day 1: Mobile World Congress
News  |  2/26/2012  | 
Mobile World Congress got off to a roaring start with Android smartphones dominating day one of the mobile industry's red carpet event in Barcelona.
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