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Content tagged with Government posted in May 2011
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Clinical e-Research Group Seeks Funding For IT Initiatives
News  |  5/26/2011  | 
PACeR, a group of medical research centers, drug companies, and health IT organizations, is hoping to advance evidence-based medicine with a variety of high-tech tools.
iPad And Enterprise File Sharing
Commentary  |  5/26/2011  | 
MobilEcho, GroupLogic's new mobile file management platform, gives iPad users network access to network shares using a simple app, while granting administrators control over data access and usage.
Anxious To Get Google's New Mobile Payment System?
Commentary  |  5/25/2011  | 
If payment systems that use your phone take off, having to carry cash or credit cards around may soon be a thing of the past. Consider the risks first though.
Citrix Taps Open Stack For Building Private Clouds
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
Project Olympus will launch before the end of the year to give enterprises a set of cloud software compatible with Rackspace and other OpenStack users.
Cox Abandons 3G Network
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The cable provider is dropping plans for its own wireless network and instead will partner with Sprint.
Dell Releases Two New Thin Clients
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The vendor upgrades its premium OptiPlex model and introduces a thin client for "task-oriented workers."
The Law Of Social Media: Employers Beware
Commentary  |  5/25/2011  | 
A harder line against employers by the National Labor Relations Board, as well as a lack of case law, leave a lot of room for business risk.
TweetDeck Users Hopeful On Twitter Acquisition
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
They say they want Twitter to invest in better analytics and customer support for the social media management tool.
Google Preps Mobile Payment System
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
Mobile commerce could soon become much easier for users of Android phones.
Open Government Sites Fall Prey To Budget Cuts
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The White House cancels plans to build new transparency sites and will be unable to update some established ones, U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra said.
IBM Tops HP, Oracle In Server Growth
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
Market for back-end hardware sees solid Q1 gains as enterprises refresh technology and plan for big data.
Health IT Pros Are The New Cinderella
Commentary  |  5/25/2011  | 
Growing demand and a new appreciation for HIT professionals means these experts are no longer the "computer geeks" no one wants to hang out with.
DOD Blamed For Duplicative IT Systems
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The department is spending more than it needs to on health IT systems and could reduce overlap to save money, the U.S. comptroller said.
Samsung Forced To Deliver Prototypes To Apple
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
A federal judge has ruled that Samsung must turn over five unreleased smartphones and tablets to Apple in a case involving patent infringement claims.
Google Patches Sidejacking Vulnerability
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The server-side patch fixes an authentication bug that affects 99.7% of Android users and their access to Calendar and Contacts.
BlueStacks Runs Android Apps On Windows PCs
News  |  5/25/2011  | 
The startup company's software is designed to help people access apps and data that's stuck on their smartphones from their PC.
Microsoft Hopes Mango Will Keep WP7 Momentum Alive
Commentary  |  5/25/2011  | 
Windows Phone 7 gets a major upgrade when Mango is released with 500 new features later this year, but Microsoft still has a long way to go.
IT Is Not The Doctor's Real Enemy
Commentary  |  5/25/2011  | 
Information technology is not medicine's enemy but an ally that can ultimately improve patient care and reduce costs.
Aternity Upgrades App Performance Management
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Frontline Performance Intelligence Platform 5.0 reports what the end users see, not how well things are running in the data center.
Software AG Buying In-Memory Management Supplier Terracotta
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
In-memory systems are gaining popularity for their ability to scale up websites, applications running on server clusters, and apps in the cloud.
DHS To Gain Autonomy Under Obama Cybersecurity Plan
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
The agency will be tasked with protecting federal civilian networks in the same way the DOD protects military and other critical U.S. infrastructure.
Jive Updates Social Media Platform
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
The Jive 5 release adds an Apps Market, Microsoft Outlook and Office integration, and a revamped interface to help identify "hidden expertise" within an organization.
SDL Upgrades Content Management System
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
By adapting to reader patterns and user feedback, SDL hopes to eliminate the need for conventional technical manuals.
Verizon To Bludgeon Data Hogs With Fees
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
Wireless network operators have yet to settle on the best policy for managing bandwidth hogs, but Verizon Wireless plans to move to tiered data plans this summer.
Cisco Accused Of Helping Chinese Police Track Dissidents
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
A lawsuit claims internal marketing material shows that Cisco encouraged Chinese authorities to use its products for surveillance and control.
Windows Phone 7 To Get 500 New Features
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Mango update confirmed for autumn; new handset makers include Fujitsu, Acer, and ZTE.
Amazon Launches On-Demand Oracle Database Services
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Two-tier licensing approach supports pay-as-you-go access for those who need licenses and those who already own Oracle 11g.
How To Avoid A Wintel Mobility Disaster Of Your Own
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
Microsoft and Intel have a compatibility mess on their hands. Make certain you don't, too.
Navy SEALs Need More Bandwidth For Website
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
The military is seeking a Web hosting provider to handle the site because of increased traffic and also wants a host of services such as firewalling, anti-virus protection, monitoring, and more.
Physicians Slowly Embrace Patient Videoconferencing
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Seven percent of U.S. doctors now conduct video chats with patients, even if they still shun email interactions, according to a survey by Manhattan Research.
IT Downtime Costs $26.5 Billion In Lost Revenue
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
Still, 56% of enterprises in North America and 30% in Europe don't have a good disaster recovery plan, says a CA Technologies survey of 200 companies.
Global CIO: Toyota's Friend Network Will Test Customer Ties
Commentary  |  5/24/2011  | 
It's working with Salesforce.com to build a social network for Toyota owners, testing the boundaries of how much of a relationship you really want with a carmaker.
RingCube Personalizes VMware, Citrix Virtual Desktops
News  |  5/24/2011  | 
By piggybacking on the leading virtualization vendors, the company works to create individual virtualized desktop without driving up storage costs.
E-Books Hasten Demise Of Paper Books
Commentary  |  5/23/2011  | 
Advances in mobile and e-reader technologies and authors trying new publishing business models are bringing the end of traditional books closer than ever before.
Who's The Top Innovator: SAP Or Oracle?
Commentary  |  5/23/2011  | 
A customer's query at SAP's Sapphire User Conference forces a closer look at the two companies.
Arianna Huffington An AOL Stock Tout?
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
HuffPo founder dismisses skepticism about merger with legacy online player, but she may have overstepped stepped SEC rules.
Survey: Government IT Workers Prefer Hybrid, Private Clouds
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Support for private clouds is stronger in the federal sector, according to a survey sponsored by Quest Software Public Sector.
Apple Defends Developers From Patent Claim
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
The company's legal counsel insists developers are covered under Apple's patent license.
Jive Software Acquires OffiSync Tools For Microsoft Office
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Outlook users will get social collaboration through Jive and public social communities.
Oracle Sued Over Alleged ERP Project Cost Overruns
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
N.J.'s Montclair State claims the portal project intended to modernize business and academic processes is $20 million over the planned cost and lacked clear accounting.
Square Launches iPad Point-Of-Sale Service
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
The mobile payment startup hopes to become a local commerce powerhouse by eliminating the need for cash registers and credit card terminals.
CVS Caremark Pilots Prescription Electronic Prior Authorizations
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Giving clinicians the ability to electronically request prior authorizations for certain medications will simplify a time-consuming, sometimes frustrating process.
Michigan Experiences Two IT Outages
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
About 25,000 state employees were unable to access the state's IT network for several hours one day and problems during a disaster recovery test prevented thousands from completing motor vehicle transactions in state branch offices for nearly two days.
Moxie Adds iPhone App, Video Management
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
The company's Employee Spaces software gains a native iPhone app and now lets users upload videos in more than 100 formats and have them automatically transcoded into the MP4 format.
Health IT Boosts Bottom Line For Hospitals
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
The Fitch Ratings analysis suggests that better informatics and adherence to quality standards really do drive the bottom line.
iPad Factory Explosion Attributed To Combustible Dust
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Foxconn over the weekend acknowledged that a third worker had died in the explosion, but an analyst said the supply of iPads won't be affected.
Health IT Tops Jobs List For College Grads
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Health IT jobs are expected to grow by 20%, or about 35,100 new jobs, for the decade 2008-2018, according to a UC San Diego study.
HP Says TouchPad Will Win Tablet Market
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Apple's iPad will be challenged for the number one tablet position when HP introduces its TouchPad, which executives say will be "better than number one."
Microsoft Should Pursue ARM Acquisition Next
Commentary  |  5/23/2011  | 
Tiffs with longtime partners HP and Intel show that Redmond must take control of its own destiny to make strides in mobile computing.
BrainYard News Roundup
News  |  5/23/2011  | 
Toyota Gets Social With Salesforce.com. A Personal Social Touch Works.
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