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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in May 2010
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Server Shipments, Revenue Increase
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
After a two-year slump, server shipments are up more than 23% year-over-year and factory revenue increased almost 5% in the first quarter.
VoltDB Introduces Extreme Transaction Processing Database System
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
The specialized system from database guru Michael Stonebraker claims to be faster than other OLTP systems because it doesn't do calls to disk.
Gov 2.0: GSA Crowdsources Procurement With Wiki
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
The GSA BetterBuy pilot site wiki represents a culture change for government procurement, but shows promise for streamlining the process said assistant commissioner Mary Davie.
Apple iBookstore Admits Self-Published Authors
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
Having launched its iBookstore with major publishing houses, Apple is now accepting applications from individual authors.
EHRs Lack Standards, Best Practices
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
Vendors support an independent body to develop best practices and usability standards for electronic health record products.
Yahoo, Facebook Join Google Against Viacom
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
In a court brief filed Wednesday, eBay, IAC, Facebook and Yahoo urged a New York federal court to dismiss Viacom's copyright infringement suit against Google-owned YouTube.
Barnes & Noble Launches iPad eReader App
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Apple iPad users will be able to buy, download and read digital books from B&N's catalog of more than 1 million e-books, newspapers and magazines.
IBM Picks Hadoop To Analyze Large Data Volumes
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Big Blue unveiled a package of services and analytics called BigInsights based on Apache's open source Hadoop.
Global CIO: Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, & Cisco Face Looming Identity Crises
Commentary  |  5/27/2010  | 
Many leading IT companies are best-known for their legacies instead of their present potential—and that's going to become a big problem.
Google Completes AdMob Acquisition
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The $750 million deal will lead to better mobile ads and more free mobile content, Google says.
Microsoft Piles On Dynamics Apps Upgrades
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Free new features include a financial reporting module, CRM integrations and an SAP connector.
FAA Awards $4.4 Billion For Air Traffic System
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Boeing, General Dynamics, and ITT received Federal Aviation Administration contracts for the NextGen overhaul of air traffic control in the U.S.
Gov 2.0: Washington D.C. To Launch Private Cloud
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The city known as a government tech innovator is also launching a startup incubator and pushing community involvement in app development.
Firefox Home Headed To iPhone
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Mozilla may not be able to get Firefox approved for the iPhone but perhaps it will be able to win acceptance for its personalization and synchronization technology.
OLPC Developing $99 Tablet PC
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
One Laptop Per Child is emphasizing the educational value of its planned low-cost, low-power, Android-based XO tablet.
Windows Phone 7 In 2010, Ballmer Pledges
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer confirms company's intention to roll out new mobile OS in time for the holiday season.
EMC Settles Federal Kickback Suit For $87.5 Million
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The U.S. government had charged EMC with misrepresenting prices and illegally paying consultants to recommend its products.
Gov 2.0: NASA Readies Mission-Oriented Cloud Computing
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The space agency's Nebula cloud computing environment will be used to provide on-demand computing and storage to NASA scientists and engineers.
Global CIO: Oracle's Larry Ellison Embraces Cloud Computing's 'Idiocy'
Commentary  |  5/27/2010  | 
After Ellison's colorful rants about the cloud's absurdity, idiocy, and nonsense, Oracle's expanding its cloud technology, advocacy, and marketing.
Image Gallery: Microsoft's Office Web Apps
Slideshows  |  5/26/2010  | 
By themselves, the Microsoft's Office Web Apps may not reshape the computing world. In combination with other features of Office 2010, however, these humble Web services may help Microsoft to turn the tables on its online challengers, like Google.
Symantec Enhances SMB Security Suite
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
For small and midsize businesses, Symantec will offer improved endpoint security, backup capabilities, disaster recovery and messaging security this summer.
Image Gallery: African Hospital Digitizes Medical Records
Slideshows  |  5/26/2010  | 
A digitized and networked hospital in Botswana, Africa provides care based on U.S. best practices for electronic medical records and clinical systems.
Image Gallery: SAP Unveils Integrated BI Strategy Roadmap
Slideshows  |  5/26/2010  | 
Laying out an ambitious roadmap at its SAPPHIRE NOW conference in May, SAP executives detailed an in-memory, tech-powered plan to unite enterprise applications and business intelligence. If it succeeds, the plan will change the course of IT.
Android 2.2: Ready For Enterprise?
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
Google is touting its new mobile platform's business-friendly features, but licensing Microsoft's ActiveSync may not offer enough security to make Android ready to work in the enterprise.
Review: Microsoft Office Web Apps
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
We weigh the online versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to see how they stack up as standalone productivity apps -- and against Google Apps.
Ten Reasons Governance Is Like Sex
Commentary  |  5/26/2010  | 
I don't claim to be an expert on IT governance, but after a couple decades of helping people make technology decisions, I'll boil down my thoughts on the topic to one simile: Governance is like sex because...
The Software Salesperson and Buyer: Part 1
Commentary  |  5/26/2010  | 
It's all too easy to take ourselves and our enterprise software world too seriously. Every so often it's good to pop the bubble and just have a laugh... check out this little video I put together last week.
Ariba Launches Cloud Trading Platform
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
Buyers and sellers gain one-stop, software-free selling and procurement. IBM adds collaboration and social networking tools.
Gov 2.0: Government Design Winners Announced
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
The Sunlight Foundation's "Design for America" awards honored IRS.gov, the U.S. passport form, and other projects that successfully merged creative design and government data.
Gov 2.0: Secrets To Social Media Success
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Social media tactics to humanize government officials and call citizens to take action will foster more engagement with the public according a social media expert.
Google Chrome Exits Beta For Linux, Mac
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Google has moved Chrome 5 for Windows out of beta and taken the Mac and Linux versions of Chrome out of beta for the first time.
Sybase IQ Upgrade Takes On Text Analysis
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Analytic database handles structured and unstructured data. Federation and loading options improve.
Microsoft Implodes Troubled Hardware Unit
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
CEO Steve Ballmer will exert more influence over Entertainment and Devices Division as company veterans Bach and Allard head for the exit.
Novell ID Manager 4 Spans Enterprise, Cloud
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Identity Manager 4 targets automated ID management ecosystem, including tie-ins to Salesforce.com and Microsoft's SharePoint.
$97 iPhone 3GS Is Wal-Mart Exclusive
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Rivals fail to match retailing giant's 50% discount on state-of-the-art Apple phone.
On Sybase IQ and the V15.2 Upgrade
Commentary  |  5/25/2010  | 
Sybase IQ Version 15.2 was released today with three major upgrades: data federation that makes sense mainly in the context of rigorous security rules, an upgrade to Sybase IQ's built-in text indexing, and improved LOB (Large OBject) management.
Seagate Releases Hybrid SSD Hard Disk Drive
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
The Momentus XT 2.5-inch laptop drive combines a 4 GB SSD with a traditional HDD in capacities from 250 GB to 500 GB.
HP, Alcatel-Lucent Partner For UC Solutions
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
Unified communications and collaboration solutions announced by HP and Alcatel-Lucent seek to tighten integration of IT and communications usage among the two companies' customers.
IBM To Migrate Sybase Customers To DB2
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
ANTs Software is partnering with IBM to offer users an easy path to migrate their relational database systems to DB2.
Gov 2.0: Army Competition Spurs App Development
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
The Apps for Army application development challenge has sparked development of 53 applications in only 75 days, more than half of them for mobile operating systems.
Climate Agency Awards $350 Million For Supercomputers
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will pay CSC and Cray to plan, build, and operate high-performance computers for climate prediction research.
Can SAP Deliver IT Simplicity?
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
Apps vendor talks real-time; customers hear "removing IT infrastructure."
USASpending.gov Refresh Uses Open Source, Cloud
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
Updated site allows more in-depth analysis of where and how the federal government is spending money.
Smart Apps Take You From Insight to Action
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
Embedded BI and analytics are aimed at uniting analysis with business processes. The ultimate test: Helping employees make better decisions.
IBM To Pay $1.4 Billion For Sterling Commerce
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
Big Blue plans to add AT&T's systems integration unit to its WebSphere middleware group.
Global CIO: The Golden Age Of IT Has Begun: 6 Reasons Why
Commentary  |  5/24/2010  | 
The simultaneous transcendence of predictive analytics, real-time computing, and mobile power is creating tremendous new opportunities for CIOs.
Microsoft Releases AppFabric RC
News  |  5/21/2010  | 
AppFabric is tightly tied into Microsoft's integration server, BizTalk Server 2010, which is scheduled to be generally available in the third quarter. is scheduled to be generally available in the third quarter.
HP Expands Laptop Battery Recall
News  |  5/21/2010  | 
The computer maker expanded the recall of laptop batteries that pose a fire hazard by more than 50,000 units.
Google AdMob Deal Gets Green Light
News  |  5/21/2010  | 
The Federal Trade Commission has decided to not to fight Google's purchase of AdMob because of Apple.
Feds Advance Cloud Adoption Plans
News  |  5/21/2010  | 
In the past two weeks alone, the government has introduced a new cloud RFQ, expanded its cloud app store, and launched a clouds standards effort.
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