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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in June 2010
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Microsoft Kills Kin Phone
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Engineers working on the handset will transfer to the Windows Phone 7 development team.
MSpot Launches Music Streaming Service For Android
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
User can store 2GB of music purchased from the service in the cloud for playback on Android phones.
Google News Gets Personal
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
A redesign of Google's news aggregation site emphasizes personalization, discovery, and sharing.
Big Data is This Year's Hot Topic
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
Hadoop is a fast-growing choice for handling large-scale-data (as in petabytes) as well as complex-data (as in XML, e-mail, images and more) and mixed-data (as in structured mashed with semi-structured data types).
YouTube Stumbles Into Flash Gaming
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Amid the flowering of Google's strategic relationship with Adobe, a Flash-based game has appeared and disappeared on YouTube.
Machines Are Driving The Big-Data Era
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
Future big-data growth will be in the area of machine-generated data. In contrast to human-generated data, which can grow only as fast as human data-generating activities allow it to, machine-generated data is limited only by capital budgets and Moore's Law.
Sony Recalls Half Million Vaio Laptops
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
At least 30 laptops have been reported to overheat causing casings and keyboards to warp and reaching temperatures hot enough to burn users.
Qualcomm Opening App Store In China
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Chipmaker to partner with web portal SINA to offer its Brew mobile platform.
DISA Readies $5 Billion RFP Bundle
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
A raft of request for proposals will address Defense Information Systems Agency projects in provisioning, net operations, net assurance, and network maintenance.
Cisco, Avaya Battle For Enterprise Voice Market
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
PBX equipment sales during the first quarter of 2010 surged for both providers, but neither took a decisive lead according to a Infonetics report.
DoD Updates Open Government Plan
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Responding to feedback that previous versions lacked detail, the agency made some info about its transparency plan more accessible.
Cisco Crafts Android-Based Enterprise Tablet
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
The mobile collaboration tool is targeted at businesses, so it's not seen as a direct competitor to Apple's iPad.
HTML5 Isn't Ready For Primetime, YouTube Says
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Flash offers video streaming capabilities that HTML5 just can't match yet.
Image Gallery: 11 Leading Data Warehousing Appliances
Slideshows  |  6/29/2010  | 
Enterprises are abandoning conventional warehouse development approaches in favor of prepackaged apps and hardware configurations combining database management systems, processing power, storage, and connectivity. Here are the leaders.
Smartphone Apps Rated By Consumer Reports
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
The consumer publication listed its favorite mobile apps for car and truck drivers.
My Feelings About Sentiment Analysis
Commentary  |  6/29/2010  | 
Growth in visibility, acceptance, and adoption of automated sentiment-analysis solutions has been fueled by vendor innovations and by positive customer experiences, reports Elizabeth Glagowski in 1to1 magazine. Liz interviewed me for her article, and with her permission, I will share the full text of our exchange with readers...
Amazon Release Kindle App For Android
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The app doesn't allow text search or e-book purchases from within the app, but Amazon says it will add those features in the near future.
Guerra On Healthcare: Siemens Summer CEO Coup
Commentary  |  6/28/2010  | 
John Glaser taking the helm of Siemens Health Services Business Unit is a game changer proves there's more than just one kind of M&A.
Amazon Releases Kindle App For Apple iOS
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The e-book application can play audio and video on Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and enables publishers to add instruction videos to how-to books, readings from authors and other add-ons.
Connecticut Launches Emergency Alert System
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The first statewide comprehensive system of its kind in the U.S. allows residents to with emergency officials via a variety of electronic devices.
OMB Ends Cookie Ban
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
An updated privacy policy for federal websites allows limited use of cookies, but limits tracking on non-government sites.
Google Chrome Tops Safari In U.S. Browser Share
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Microsoft Internet Explorer continues to dominate with more than half the U.S. browser market, but Chrome has moved past Apple Safari into third place behind Mozilla Firefox.
White House Pauses $3 Billion In IT Spending
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The Office of Management and Budget is conducting a detailed review of high-risk IT projects and placing a temporary pause on billions allocated annually to financial systems.
Resistance To EHRs May Widen Healthcare Disparities
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Small medical practices serving Medicaid patients have been reluctant to adopt electronic health records because they're already overwhelmed with providing medical services.
IBM Sued Over Software Licenses
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Wynn Las Vegas says Big Blue is guilty of overcharging by $9.7 million for rights to use its Maximo product.
IT Unprepared For Flood Of Consumer Devices, Apps
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Study finds enterprises are under increasing pressure to manage and support iWorkers' devices and applications.
When Google Analytics Is Not Enough
Commentary  |  6/26/2010  | 
Google's free service has become the most widely deployed Web analytics solution in the world... but for some enterprises, it's not sufficient. How can you know for sure whether Google is the right choice for your organization?
ICANN Approves Chinese Domain Names
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Domain names written entirely in Chinese script are expected to make sites more accessible to Chinese language users.
Software Engineers Doubt Competence Of Managers
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Programmers don't much care for suits or incompetence, a study finds.
NASA Radar To Study Gulf Oil Spill
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
The same technology used to detect the effect of a Mexican earthquake on the earth's surface will help determine how oil has penetrated ecological zones in the Gulf of Mexico.
OMB Launches Payment-Accountability Site
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Move supports the Obama administration's goal to stop improper payments made by federal agencies.
Mobility To Lead Health IT Innovation
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Government stimulus funds will help, but not quickly cure, the lag in health IT adoption caused by years of failure to invest in new technology.
Spiceworks Launches Cloud Partner Program
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Reach channel venture will give cloud-based service providers access to 1 million IT pros using Spiceworks' social IT management application.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison's IBM-Slayer Is Oracle Exadata Machine
Commentary  |  6/25/2010  | 
Ellison says his billion-dollar baby, Exadata, is racking up huge customer wins at major IBM accounts due to superior speed and reliability.
Google's YouTube Dominates Growing Online Video Use
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
ComScore reports that 183 million U.S. Internet users watched almost 34 billion videos in May with YouTube accounting for 43.1% of the market.
Image Gallery: Apple iPhone 4, A True Teardown
Slideshows  |  6/24/2010  | 
UBM TechInsights provides a teardown of the iPhone 4, revealing all of the major components, including the processor, the new gyroscope and more.
Public Skeptical Of Government Transparency Plans
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
The federal agency commitment to implementing the Open Government Directive is questioned by a majority of Americans according to survey results.
Microsoft, GM Partner On Kinect Virtual Test Drives
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
The multi-screen ad campaign will promote the electric Chevrolet Volt on PCs, mobile phones, and with Kinect Joy Rides for the Xbox 360.
Microsoft IE9 Platform Preview 3 Screams
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
The latest preview of Microsoft's forthcoming Internet Explorer 9 browser surpasses Chrome and Firefox in some demos, thanks to hardware acceleration.
Practical Analysis: Cloud Computing Is A Matter Of Perspective
Commentary  |  6/24/2010  | 
It's becoming clear that, at least over the short run, cloud computing won't be a disruptive technology, at least by the classic definition.
NASA Pinpoints Quake Induced Changes To Earth
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Radar images show that an April earthquake near the Mexico-California border caused the Earth's surface to move 31 inches downward and to the south.
Microsoft Sells Seven Win 7 Copies Per Second
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Redmond's newest operating system is the fastest selling in its history and is helping to bolster the company's top line.
Global CIO: Will Social Media Kill The CIO?
Commentary  |  6/24/2010  | 
As more employees blatantly flaunt IT policies, CIOs are getting crushed between security mandates and social's unstoppable momentum.
AMD Releases $99 Opteron For Cloud
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
The quad-core 4122 is among the processors codenamed Lisbon aimed at cloud computing environments and the lowest-priced server chip AMD has ever sold.
Analytics Gallery: 2010 Data Center Operational Trends Report
Slideshows  |  6/23/2010  | 
Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "Tipping the Scales: 2010 Data Center Operational Trends," an analysis of the approaches for boosting data center efficiency and technological capabilities amid ongoing budgetary pressures.
Image Gallery: 2010 Global CIOs
Slideshows  |  6/23/2010  | 
See how 10 world IT leaders are driving change and growth.
Developers Bet On Apple Now, Google Later
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Apple's devices may present the greatest promise for developers today, but app makers see Google's Android platform becoming more significant in the future.
The New SAS Apps and Our In-Memory Future
Commentary  |  6/23/2010  | 
As today's announcements from SAS suggest, the future will see analytic applications increasingly pre-integrated and pre-tuned to run on state-of-the-art hardware.
UK Budget Cuts and Public Sector IT
Commentary  |  6/23/2010  | 
What the move to eGovernement in the UK has shown us is that though there are great benefits to be gained in providing access via the Web to government services to citizens, that empowerment comes at a high cost.
Wolfe's Den: Top 5 Enterprise 2.0 Roadblocks
Commentary  |  6/23/2010  | 
Our columnist identifies the challenges which could derail social enterprise tools, as Cisco and IBM battle to turn businesses into Facebook-like collaboration environments. With counterpoint from JP Rangaswami, Murali Sitaram, and Ted Schadler.
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