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Content tagged with Government posted in March 2012
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Terremark Offers Private Clouds For Enterprises
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Verizon cloud unit uses technology from CloudSwitch acquisition to make it easy for reluctant cloud users to migrate in and out of infrastructure-as-a-service.
Surprise! RIM's Not Dead Yet
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
RIM gets picked on a lot, but the company still has compelling strengths. It's not too late for it to be back on top again.
Google Chrome 18 Brings Faster Graphics
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Chrome 18 delivers security improvements plus better 2D graphics rendering technology, as Google courts more developers to create browser-based games.
Joslin Diabetes Center, Sermo Expand Online Collaboration
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Diabetes Center will partner with Sermo, one of the largest social networking sites for U.S. physicians, to improve patient care.
Windows 8 Vs. 10 Big OS Annoyances
Slideshows  |  3/30/2012  | 
Windows 8 aims to answer some longtime Microsoft OS gripes, from slow startup times to mediocre mobile tools.
DOD Commits $80 Million To Microprocessor Research
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Defense Dept. seeks advantage over adversaries with next-gen processors that combine materials on a single silicon chip.
Apple Supplier Foxconn Will Reduce Working Hours
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Fair Labor Association association finds significant issues with factories in China operated by Apple supplier Foxconn, which said it would reduce hours for some workers.
NASA's Space Network Update Enters Next Phase
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Agency plans to install next-generation architecture in satellite ground stations to replace outdated systems.
Army Aids Wounded Warriors With Mobile App
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan can find information on medical care, benefits, and other aid, using smartphones.
5 Reasons To Hire An IT Career Coach
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
IT career coaches don't come cheap, but they can help you address crucial issues ranging from mentorships to preparation for the C-suite.
No Hands-Free Phones In Cars: Why Stop There?
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
Let's outlaw distracting passengers in the name of safety. Or perhaps we can regulate a one-gag-per-passenger rule.
FBI's New Sentinel System: Exclusive Look
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
Our first look at the FBI's $451 million case management system reveals a user interface and features with the look and feel of a PC application.
Will Google-Branded Tablet Crash And Burn?
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
Google plans to sell Android-based tablets directly to consumers in a bid to increase adoption of its mobile platform.
Windows 8 Promises 'Edgy' Touch Screens
News  |  3/30/2012  | 
Microsoft says its new OS will offer edge-to-edge touch fidelity and support for five-finger touch applications.
RIM CEO Pledges Enterprise Focus, But Clock Ticks
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins inherited a disaster when he took over in January. His recovery plan, outlined Thursday, just might be what RIM needs, but game time runs perilously short.
RIM Quarterly Post-Mortem
Commentary  |  3/30/2012  | 
A number of uncomfortable developments in Blackberry-land have led to some tough decisions.
How LTE Changes Mobility
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Long Term Evolution is global, it's fast, and it's available now on 57 networks in 34 countries. Too bad it faces significant obstacles.
White House Shares $200 Million Big Data Plan
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Obama administration announced plans to fund R&D push for big data analysis, for applications ranging from health to defense.
10 Essential Android Apps For SMBs
Slideshows  |  3/29/2012  | 
No glitz, no glamour, just results: These 10 budget-friendly Android apps help SMB users simplify everyday tasks and power through to-do lists.
Android Smartphone Updates En Route
Commentary  |  3/29/2012  | 
Android system updates head out this week to the Motorola Xoom tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Lumia 800, and other smartphones. Is your device on the list?
Windows 8 Super Guide
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Windows 8, Microsoft's boldest operating system bet in years, poses crucial questions for enterprises. InformationWeek's super guide rounds up the news, expert analysis, and reviews that you need.
The New iPad: 7 Updates That Mean Business
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Now that the latest Apple buzz-a-thon has died down, it's time to see what the newest iPad offers enterprise users. Here are the features we find most compelling.
BYOD Policy Or Buy Everyone An iPhone?
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Enterprise Connect participants debate the best way to respond to the unstoppable trend toward consumerization of mobile devices.
BlackBerry Just 5% Of Recent Smartphone Purchases
Commentary  |  3/29/2012  | 
In the last three months, only 5% of U.S. smartphone buyers chose a RIM BlackBerry, says Nielsen.
Android To Surpass Windows By 2016: IDC
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Shift from the desktop to mobile computing will cost Microsoft its top spot in the OS market by 2016, IDC predicts.
Health Coaching For The Masses
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Health Plan will provide coaching, wellness services, and hospital quality ratings to all insured members through WebMD portal.
SuccessFactors Jam: Sweeter Than Salesforce.com Chatter?
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
SAP's recently acquired cloud business extends a Chatter-like social networking platform to 15 million subscribers at no charge.
Advanced Analytics On Your Heart, Via Wireless Device
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Biomedical Systems device can remotely monitor patients with atrial fibrillation for up to a month, help manage heart rhythm abnormalities.
Cloud Vendor Brings CFOs Closer To ERP Data
News  |  3/29/2012  | 
Host Analytics adds business intelligence capabilities so top execs can better anticipate future revenue.
Will Social Show Its Face In Unified Communications?
Commentary  |  3/29/2012  | 
At Enterprise Connect, the buzz about social media is oddly muffled. Then again, has anyone really proven social and unified communications belong together?
Equinix Offers Private Cloud With A Twist
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Highly secure, highly networked Equinix facilities in Secaucus, N.J. and Chicago let enterprise customers install their own server racks, then manage them as private infrastructure-as-a-service operations.
Red Hat: First $1 Billion Open Source Company
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Red Hat survives challenges from CentOS and Oracle to post revenues of $1.13 billion in fiscal 2012.
Google Apps Vault Promises Easy E-Discovery
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Understanding and managing corporate correspondence can be simple and affordable, Google contends.
Today's Hottest Health IT Jobs Are Epic
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Got Epic Systems implementation experience or certifications? If so, you're among health IT's most sought-after professionals.
DOD Challenges Developers To Improve STEM Education
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Department aims to debunk common mistakes children make when learning about science through a new mobile apps contest.
Nokia Lumia 800 Arrives In China
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
First CDMA Windows Phone for Chinese market is key to Nokia’s turnaround hopes, and Microsoft’s mobile fortunes.
Adobe Upgrades Flash Player, Adds Gaming Features
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Adobe says Flash now supports hardware acceleration and native C/C++ code libraries, shares plans to charge developers a fee for using premium features.
FBI, Army Tap Epic Games For Training Simulations
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Intelligence and military agencies license the game engine behind Gears of War and Mass Effect to simulate decision-making, medical, and crime-scene scenarios.
Jive Builds A Better Intranet, Bolsters Gamification
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
New Social Intranet Solution and Gamification products expand the collaboration and team incentive capabilities of Jive Social Business Platform.
Is That Healthcare Website Making You Sick?
Slideshows  |  3/28/2012  | 
Many healthcare websites provide valuable information that can help prepare you for the next doctor's visit. But some serve up misinformation that just might land you in the hospital. Here's how to tell the difference.
Why NoSQL Equals NoSecurity
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
If it seems security is an afterthought in the big data ecosystem, you’re right. Here’s what to do about it.
IT Decisions Hang On Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling
Commentary  |  3/28/2012  | 
Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of healthcare reform legislation could influence the direction of health IT.
Outsourcing Or Automation: No Difference To Unemployed Workers
Commentary  |  3/28/2012  | 
Some 750,000 U.S. tech and business workers are going to get the pink slip between now and 2016. Does it really matter if their jobs go offshore or are replaced by machines?
Samsung Ships 5 Million Galaxy Notes, Proves Reviewers Wrong
Commentary  |  3/28/2012  | 
Samsung has shipped 5 million Galaxy Note smartphones since its debut last year, despite the fact that it was panned for being too large.
Apple's 4G iPad Problems Prompt Australian Refunds
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Apple raised the ire of Australian watchdogs who say the new iPad isn't a 4G device, even though that's how Apple advertises it. This isn't (entirely) Apple's fault.
BlueStacks: A First Step Toward Android On Windows
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
Want to run Android applications natively on Windows? Now you can, although BlueStacks still needs a lot of work to be attractive to most people.
Taposé's Split Screen For The iPad: A Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  3/28/2012  | 
Taposé (pronounced "tap-oh-ZAY"), a new note-taking app by Zanther, Inc., addresses a problem a lot of iPad users probably wish they didn't have to endure: switching back and forth between two full-screen apps in order to copy and paste items. Taposé lets you split the iPad screen into two side-by-side panes. It comes with five apps that work in the dual panes: Journals, a note-taking app; Web, an integrated browser; Maps, a subset of Go
India Lodges Complaint Over H-1B Visa Rejections
News  |  3/28/2012  | 
U.S. makes it too difficult for foreign tech pros to enter the country on H-1B and L-1 visas, Indian commerce minister says.
AstraZeneca Pilots Microsoft Lync For Better Collaboration
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
R&D, supply chain operations, and the communications budget gain from Microsoft's unified communications suite, says pharmaceutical CTO at Enterprise Connect.
NASA To Auction Off Patent Portfolios
News  |  3/27/2012  | 
Chicago-based ICAP Ocean Tomo will sell three portfolios comprising 12 patents as part of NASA's strategy to transfer innovations to the private sector.
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