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Content tagged with Government posted in August 2011
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Mozilla Previews Firefox For Tablets
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
Mozilla steps up to challenges over its relevance with more than simply a large-screen adaptation of its smartphone app. But it should be doing more.
Intel Forms Subsidiary for Federal Supercomputing
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Intel Federal LLC will work with the Department of Energy and other agencies on innovations in high-performance computing.
Pardot Ties Social Media To Marketing Automation Tools
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Unveiled at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce event, SMB lead-generation software now identifies prospect profiles, provides social media publishing.
How One SMB Makes B2B Social Marketing Work
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Content is king, whether you're marketing to consumers or other business, says midmarket firm that's succeeding through social channels.
NASA Tech Development Behind Schedule, Report Says
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Future success of space missions depends on new technology that NASA should already be developing, says National Research Council report.
Justice Department Sues To Stop AT&T T-Mobile Deal
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
AT&T's planned acquisition of T-Mobile has met with some fierce resistance, now DOJ antitrust complaint could leave deal dead in the water.
Google Gmail, Calendar, Docs Work Offline--With Limits
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Google restores long-promised functionality, via HTML5 and some Chrome technology.
HTC JetStream Brings LTE Tablet Power To AT&T
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
AT&T and HTC announced a new Android tablet that features a 10.1-inch display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and Long Term Evolution 4G.
Social Data Sharing Standard Nears Finish Line
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Facebook, Google have already backed the OAuth 2.0 authentication scheme. What's holding up this "valet key" for social data?
Salesforce.com Taps HTML5 For Tablets, Opens Up Chatter
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Early 2012 releases will bring a tablet-optimized mobile app, customer-facing collaboration options, and SharePoint integration for Chatter.
VMware Users Stay Loyal Despite Price Hike
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
VMworld attendees don't like the recent vSphere 5 licensing price changes--but they have little appetite for moving elsewhere, either, according to our man-on-the-show-floor conversations.
Who Are The Real Losers In Patent Lawsuits?
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
While the mobile industry's patent litigation frenzy is amusing to watch, the side effects to consumers, developers, and enterprises are not so funny.
Apple iTunes Match Enters Beta
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Developers can start playing with the iTunes Match component of Apple's forthcoming iCloud file storage service.
Americans Using Web More For Federal Customer Service
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
But only 31% say they're "very satisfied" with federal customer service so far in 2011, survey shows.
Regulating Mobile Apps: Where Do We Draw The Line?
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
Critics call the FDA a control freak, while others see the agency as a key public health guardian. A recent hacking experiment suggests the latter.
VMware Lays Out Mobile Vision At VMworld
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
At VMworld 2011 day two, a phone within a phone emerges. Plus, VMware pushes deep into the world of automated IT operations.
Nokia Hinging WP7 Success On Design Chops
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
Want to know what Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 will look like? Take a peek at the MeeGo-based N9 for a pretty good idea.
Cloud-Based Images Help Montefiore Doctors With Referrals
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Doctors can view images for referred, potential patients, without having to trade film, disks, or order new tests.
How Oracle Helps Polk Decode Car Buying Secrets
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
The kingpin of auto-market data and analysis is using Oracle Exadata and BI tools to give new ammo to its customers, from Acura to VW. Here's a look inside the project.
Windows Phone 7 Apps Hit 30,000 Mark
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Microsoft slowly but steadily builds a trove of mobile applications to help it compete in the smartphone arena. But it has a long way to go.
VMware Horizon Mobile: Work Phone, Inside Your Phone
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
VMware's new technology unveiled at VMworld essentially allows a phone within a phone--addressing some key worries for enterprise IT.
HP TouchPad To Be Updated, But What's Next?
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
HP preps a software update and new apps after a surge of interest in the $99 tablet. Will HP resurrect it in some way?
BI Tools Prep Clinicians For Accountable Care
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Healthcare organizations are turning to business intelligence software to help navigate a new era in the delivery of patient care, says KLAS report.
VMware's Next Act: Operations Expert
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
When it comes to transforming the data center, VMware is writing the story. And the theme is automation.
Turn Off Wi-Fi in Apple iOS
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Extend battery life on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch by disabling Wi-Fi.
Social Media Stock Picks Come To Bloomberg
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
WiseWindow begins distributing sentiment data for consumer stocks such as airlines as a Bloomberg data feed. Here's how one quant applied the data.
Cisco Buys Versly, MS Office Collaboration Toolmaker
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Picks up startup that adds a social collaboration sidebar to Microsoft Office documents--to counter Jive's acquisition of OffiSync.
Wireless Penetration Testing: Not Just For Hackers
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Do Def Con and Black Hat turn you into an IT hypochondriac? Then inoculate your WLAN.
HP, VMware, AMD CEOs On Hot Seat
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
With great power comes great pressure, tech CEOs are finding during this uncertain economic time.
5 Predictions For Amazon's Tablet
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Forrester says that an Amazon tablet will pose a credible threat to the iPad. Here's a look at the reasons why.
Sprint: 'No Comment' On iPhone 5
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Another report suggests that the iPhone 5's display may be smaller than initially thought.
5 Enterprise Social Trends For Next 5 Years
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Take a look at the flattening enterprise, expanding definition of marketing, and other social networking trends already emerging.
IBM Connections Social Platform Adds Mobile Options
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Native mobile clients for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry deliver access to all major features of IBM enterprise social tools.
Will BI Deployment Pain Be MicroStrategy's Cloud Gain?
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Business intelligence software-as-a-service option lets you focus on developing dashboards and reports rather than installing hardware and configuring servers.
Samsung Delays Galaxy Tab Australian Debut
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Apple lawsuits have mangled the Tab's release date, just as the Korean electronics maker announced a 4G version of its 8.9-inch tablet.
5 Key Challenges For AMD's New CEO
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Rory Read steps to the helm as the chipmaker confronts serious trouble in the turbulent mobile processor market.
Is Windows Phone 7 Most Stable Smartphone?
Commentary  |  8/28/2011  | 
Android came up last against other major mobile operating systems in one tech blogger's experiment.
Avoid Overseas Charges With iPhone's Airplane Mode
News  |  8/28/2011  | 
iPhone Airplane mode saves you serious bills
How To Use Google+ Ignore
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
New Ignore feature is less offensive than using Google+ Block to stop certain people from commenting on your posts.
Eucalyptus Brings High Availability To Private Cloud
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Amazon-compatible private cloud software seeks to guarantee continuous operations.
IBM Connects Tivoli To Hybrid Cloud
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
How can legacy systems tap into hybrid cloud services? New plug-ins extend the reach of IBM's Tivoli systems management software.
Google+ Adds Ignore Button To Stop Pests
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
When social networking is not working, Google+ users can turn to a new tool to silence unsolicited sharing.
FEMA Launches Mobile Apps For Disaster Preparedness
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Mobile application and text-message update service will help people become better prepared before emergencies happen.
10 Smartphone Apps For Weathering A Hurricane
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
As Hurricane Irene makes her way up the East Coast, these essential mobile apps for iOS and Android can give you peace of mind--and critical information.
Medical Community Pays Tribute To Steve Jobs
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Healthcare leaders say Apple's iPhone and iPad have revolutionized the practice of medicine and the relationship between doctors and patients.
Syncplicity Extends Cloud File Manager To Salesforce.com, iPhone
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
United Capital investment firm tests Salesforce integration with virtual private cloud for file management service.
Google To Close Slide
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Slide social software founder Max Levchin, who also co-founded PayPal, is leaving Google to pursue other opportunities.
Why RIM's BBM Music Service Is Ridiculous
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
Research In Motion's new Blackberry Messenger-based music sharing service will flop. Here's why.
Windows Phone 7 Mango Apps Coming Soon
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Microsoft opens its App Hub to applications that can take advantage of multitasking, rights management, 4G wireless support, and other features built into Mango update.
Forrester Names 4 Leading Enterprise Social Platforms
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Check out the early leaders in the race for best internal social communication tools.
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