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Content tagged with Government posted in March 2011
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Salesforce.com, Radian6 Deal Validates Social Media Monitoring
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
Competitors say there is growing interest in technology that lets sales, service, and marketing professionals monitor and respond to social media comments.
BYTE Mobile Radio Digs Into The Week In Mobile
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
More AT&T news, disappointing PlayBook rumors, and no iPhone 5 till fall
Social Learning A Hit At Classic Residence
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
Taleo Learn is being used by employee groups within the operator of retirement communities to train and educate each other.
Where Are All the Honeycomb Apps?
Commentary  |  3/31/2011  | 
The Motorola Xoom hit the market more than a month ago, yet there are still only a few dozen applications optimized for Android 3.0 Honeycomb. What gives?
ShareFile Adds Native Android, Apple Apps
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
The file sharing and storage vendor used PhoneGap to build the optimized mobile applications, with BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and tablets to follow.
Telligent Connects With Microsoft Lync
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
The beta version of the company's community software includes presence, chat, VoIP, and the capability to initiate videoconferences from inside Lync.
Montana Reinstates Electronic Health Record Incentives
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
Intense lobbying from the governor and healthcare providers led the state legislature to overturn previous rejections of federal EHR funding.
Microsoft Touts Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Success
Commentary  |  3/31/2011  | 
The WP7 app store is an unparalleled hit, Microsoft says, but it still won't say how many handsets it has sold.
Does Your Phone's Remote Lock Feature Actually Work?
Commentary  |  3/31/2011  | 
One of the features that most smartphones support is the ability to remote lock and remote wipe your device in the event it was stolen or lost. Just because your phone has that feature though doesn't mean it actually works.
Google +1 Adds Social Element To Search
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Facebook is the target as the company builds a social network around search results that lets people share recommendations for websites and online advertisers.
IBM Connects With Social Software
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Jeff Schick, IBM's vice president of social software, gives a tour of the company's various social media applications and how he uses activity streams and communities throughout the day.
Salesforce.com Acquisition Points To Marketing Ambitions
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
Radian6 brings social media monitoring capabilities to the SaaS-vendor’s CRM suite, but Marc Benioff makes no bones about the broader application potential.
Oracle's Itanium Dump Could Spark M&A Frenzy
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
Teradata and SAP will be attractive targets if Oracle's rivals believe Larry Ellison is going to keep his best software to himself.
Why Dell Is Wrong About The iPad
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
A Dell executive recently lambasted Apple's iPad as too expensive for business technology users. His math doesn't add up.
Google Launches In-App Billing On Android Market
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Feature provides more ways for developers to make money, combats piracy, and reduces the number of apps in the online store.
SMBs Boosting IT Spending, Hiring
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Small and midsize business technology budgets are growing at the fastest rate since 2009, while one in three firms said they plan to hire IT staff during the next 18 months, according to a Spiceworks survey.
Google Settles FTC Privacy Suit Over Buzz
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Internet giant agrees to 20 years of third-party audits, as well as implementing programs to protect users' personal data and contacts.
Direct Project Rapidly Advancing Health IT Interoperability
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
More than 60 healthcare and health IT organizations are supporting the federal government's push for authenticated, encrypted health information to be shared with trusted recipients over the Internet.
Oracle, Moffitt Collaborate On Cancer Informatics System
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Moffitt Cancer Center is using Oracle technology to build a scalable, secure data analysis platform to support personalized cancer care and research.
Cisco To Acquire NewScale For Cloud Self-Provisioning
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
The addition of a service catalog and self-service portal will make Cisco into more of a private cloud supplier.
Salesforce.com To Buy Radian6 For Social Media Monitoring
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Radian6 makes tools to monitor and analyze comments from 150 million websites, social media sites, blogs, and discussion forums.
End Of The Road For Symbian In 2012
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
When Nokia decided to partner with Microsoft and use Windows Phone as the platform for its cell phones, many questioned what would happen to Nokia's existing products, Symbian, Meego and Qt. Nokia has confirmed that Symbian will last be used in smartphones in 2012.
FuzeBox Brings iPad 2, Android 3.0 Tablets Into Video Meetings
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
The latest version of Fuze Meeting now supports Honeycomb and iPad 2 tablets as full video participants that can provide as well as receive video within full conferencing experiences. Let the productivity begin!
RIM PlayBook To Get Native Email Eventually
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
Research In Motion has confirmed that a software update will add email, contacts, and calendaring applications to its tablet, but until then a BlackBerry is required for PIM.
Kerio Launches Cloud Collaboration For SMBs
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
Workspace offers Web-based collaboration, file sharing, and document management tools based in part on social media principles.
IBM To Support Australia's National Broadband Plan
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
$205 million deal calls for Big Blue to provide government-backed NBN with key software and consulting services.
HootSuite Secure Profiles Curbs Inappropriate Comments
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
A version of an "Are you sure?" button called Secure Profiles is designed to prevent employee mistakes and misfires from ruining a company's reputation.
Consona Adds Social Media To Knowledge Management
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
KM v8.0 captures information from a variety of sources such as social media, blogs, office suites, and other repositories to empower customer service to support clients.
Global CIO: Will CIOs Sit Out The Opportunity of A Lifetime?
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
Mobile and social look bigger than the initial Web surge when it comes to changing companies' relationships with customers. Innovators like Vail CIO Robert Urwiler are testing the edges.
Windows Phone 7 Predicted To Beat Apple iPhone
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
Google's Android will be in first place, but Microsoft's WP 7 platform will come in second with 20% of the worldwide smartphone market by 2015, according to IDC.
IE9, Multitasking Coming To Windows Phone 7
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
"Mango" update for Microsoft's mobile OS is next in line after "NoDo" copy & paste patch is fully released.
Medicare Previews EHR Incentives Attestation System
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
Healthcare providers and hospitals are being prepped to apply for Medicare meaningful use funds starting April 18, said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Workday Extends Cloud Integration Options
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
Platform as a Service provides an ecosystem for linking ERP to payroll, recruiting, benefits, time-tracking, and other systems and third-party providers.
HP Makes Green SMB Push
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
The vendor announced several green initiatives at a recent conference in San Francisco, some of which are aimed at SMBs.
Tabula Raises $108 Million For Programmable Chips
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
The programmable logic semiconductor designer notched one of the largest venture capital rounds ever for a private chip company.
Cell Phone Health Risk To Bones
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
There have been on again, off again reports that cell phones cause brain cancer. Now the latest information is the radiation emitted by cell phones is causing a reduction in bone density.
Lenovo Boosts Workstation, Desktop Performance
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
The ThinkStation E30 and ThinkCentre M81 are targeted at creative, engineering, and financial professionals.
Tsunami To Crimp Toner Supplies?
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
In the short term, yes, but in the long term things will probably sort themselves out, predicts economist's blog.
Broadvision's Clearvale Express Offers Free Social Media Capabilities
Slideshows  |  3/28/2011  | 
Broadvision has introduced Clearvale Express, a SaaS-based social networking/enterprise 2.0 application that makes it possible for a company to provide workers with a Twitter-like activity stream that lets you know what your colleagues are working on, collaborate on files and tasks, and build collaborative communities. Workers can follow other users and view a simple Facebook-like profile wall on each user of the company network within Clearvale Express. The application is a stripped down versio
Tibco FTL Speeds Capital Market Messaging
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
'Faster Than Light' middleware breaks the microsecond barrier. But will the latency advantage last?
Will LG Make Google's Nexus Honeycomb Tablet?
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
Google reportedly has asked LG to build the tablet equivalent of the Nexus S, an official developer platform for Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets.
Unified Communications Goes Social
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
Facebook-style interaction adds the missing link to enterprise voice and video integration.
Microsoft To 'Throttle' Windows Phone 7 Update
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
NoDo patch will roll out gradually as software maker hopes to avoid technical glitches that plagued previous update.
Videoconferencing, Telepresence Spending To Double By 2015
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
Cisco-Tandberg, Avaya, Lifesize, and Polycom are focusing on conference room systems, projected as the area of greatest growth, according to Infonetics.
Practical Analysis: Oracle Vs. HP -- Who's Got Your Back?
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
Customers should opt to keep the vendor that's keeping their interests in mind.
Data Gaps Plague Process Initiatives
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
Data governance and business process management efforts are too often siloed. It's up to IT (and the business) to integrate the two.
India's Satyam Hit With Asset Freeze
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
Still dealing with fallout from a 2009 fraud scandal, the offshore outsourcer insists it has enough free cash to continue operations.
ONC Solicits Feedback On Health IT Strategic Plan
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
Public comments are due April 22 on the plan, which outlines how the federal government will implement health IT initiatives over the next five years.
Apple WWDC To Unveil 'Future Of iOS'
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
The next iPhone and iOS 5 may be announced at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, slated for June in San Francisco.
Update On Apple's Patent Battles
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
Like any technology company, especially those in the wireless industry, Apple owns a number of patents. Apple is usually involved in a number of lawsuits involving their own patents or the patents of others that the owners claimed have been infringed upon. This week there is both good news and bad news for Apple.
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