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Content tagged with Analytics posted in April 2010
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AMD Unveils Six Core Phenom II Desktop Processor
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
The 45-nanometer Phenom II X6 enables PC enthusiasts to tune system performance, customize settings, and tune memory.
SMBs Demand Fast ROI On IT Investments
Commentary  |  4/28/2010  | 
According to a CompTIA survey, 80% of SMBs wants technology solutions that "deliver immediate payback in terms of minimum disruption of business continuity and seamless integration with existing solutions" and are most interested in virtualization, unified communications, and mobile.
Can A Mobile Platform Survive A Reboot?
Commentary  |  4/28/2010  | 
After a number of years of going through updates and upgrades, sometimes it appears best to just start fresh with an operating system, especially when it comes to mobile phones. Continued legacy support just holds the platform back. Leaving legacy code behind though means leaving legacy customers behind. Can mobile phone platforms afford to start from scratch?
Interop 2010 Show Winners
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
This year's competition shines a light on the very best that IT vendors have to offer in cloud computing, network management, security, virtualization, wireless, and more. We also picked a top startup and gave out a green award.
Interop: What (Really) Is Cloud Computing?
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Service providers and product vendors spar over buzzwords in effort to shape the debate in their favor.
Mac Vendor Launches SMB Sweepstakes
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
MacMall, a leading Mac mail order company, is holding a sweepstakes in which creative studios and related businesses can pick up a complete Mac-based work station (except for the Mac).
Oregon Public Schools Go Google
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
By moving to Google's cloud infrastructure, Oregon expects to save $1.5 million annually for e-mail alone.
Interop: 5 Steps To Desktop Virtualization
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Enterprises can realize cost and security benefits through desktop virtualization, but only if they have a clear implementation plan.
DA Mulling Charges Against Gizmodo Editor
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
A California district attorney is trying to determine whether laws were broken over the tech blog's payment for an unreleased iPhone.
BMW + BlackBerry + Bluetooth = Bodacious Business Bimmer!
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
If you could have email read aloud to you while driving a BMW, that wouldn't be such a bad thing, right? BMW and Research In Motion have teamed up to create a nifty application that syncs email to the dashboard of a BMW via Bluetooth.
Saying Farewell To A Floppy Old Friend
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
It's time for yet another high-tech funeral. This time, the guest of honor is the good ol' floppy disk.
Interop: Key Vendors Expand Network Offerings
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
HP, Cisco, and Avaya unveil new products and services during Interop Las Vegas 2010 keynote presentations.
IT Group Urges Government To Bolster Industry
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
TechAmerica says the federal government needs to update policy, extend tax credits, and invest in cybersecurity to pull the technology industry out of the recession.
Image Gallery: Wireless Telehealth Brings Medical Help To Those In Need
Slideshows  |  4/27/2010  | 
High-tech developments such as an 802.11-equipped stretcher and mobile vans for digital mammogram screening means living far from a doctor doesn't have to result in poor care.
Open Government Plans Need Improvement
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Only three federal agencies received excellent marks on compliance with White House open government requirements.
Cisco CleanAir IDs Wi-Fi Interference
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
CleanAir technology identifies the Wi-Fi interference challenges that haunt many wireless networks, company says.
Google Buys Labpixies
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
In acquiring the widget maker, Google is deepening its commitment to social software.
Global CIO: Global Banks Form Consortium To Counter HP, IBM, & Oracle
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
Three huge banks will work together to buy at lower prices and to build their own cloud-based global banking infrastructure and network.
RadioShack Profits Up On Wireless Sales
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Sales of wireless handset at the electronics retailer surged more than 60% in the first quarter.
VMware Teams With Salesforce On VMForce
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Built on the Spring Framework, VMForce is a cloud development platform for enterprise Java developers.
T-Mo Drops Overage Charges On 5GB Data Plans
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
In its usual customer-friendly fashion, T-Mobile has made a small, but significant change to the way it is handling data hogs. Rather than charging an arm and a leg for each megabyte, it will just throttle web speeds down.
Telehealth Links Doctors To Remote Patients In Need
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Don't have health facilities nearby? Medical providers across the country are delivering healthcare virtually.
Personal Health Records Use Growing
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Nearly one in 10 adults surveyed report using a Web site to record health information.
Nokia Unveils Symbian N8 Smartphone
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
The Symbian ^3 handset is a "portable entertainment center" allowing for content creation, social networking, and TV viewing, the company says.
RIM Demos BlackBerry 6
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
Today at its Wireless Enterprise Symposium event, Research In Motion gave a sneak peak at its new operating system. BlackBerry 6, as it is called, looks like a solid improvement on BlackBerry's existing strengths, bringing a better, more graphic experience to end users.
Guerra On Healthcare: Policy Makers Must Get Serious
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
A multibillion-dollar industry is hanging on the Health IT Policy Committee's every word -- it's time for less flexibility and more gravitas.
Twitter Buys Text Startup Cloudhopper
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Cloudhopper powers mobile messaging campaigns. Terms were not disclosed.
Rhapsody iPad App Stores Music Offline
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
The music service allows subscribers to store music for listening on mobile devices even without an Internet connection.
TextFlow Comes To Desktop
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
Nordic River has released a desktop version of its document comparison software TextFlow, previously available only as an application within Box.net. TextFlow makes it easy for businesses to manage the process of collaborating on a document.
Information On What's Coming To WebOS
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
The only thing that seems to be making the news lately about Palm is that it is up for sale, it is losing retail shelf space, its stock price is headed back down, i.e. nothing good. Well, some good new did come out of Palm's Developer Day recently that gives us a peek at some of the new features of WebOS by this fall.
Interop: F5 Unveils Cloud Tools
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
F5 is integrating disparate technologies for application delivery, security, optimization, data management, and infrastructure control.
Gizmodo Editor's Computers Seized By Police
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
The investigation into possible wrongdoing by Gizmodo may itself have violated the law.
Interop: Domino's Mulls Microsoft Cloud
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
Windows Azure could provide pizza giant with added resiliency to ensure Web downtime is kept to a minimum.
Mac Quicken Gets New Features, Lower Price
Commentary  |  4/26/2010  | 
Intuit has added a couple of useful new features to Quicken Essentials for Mac -- and has lowered the price at the same time.
Motorola Drops Google Location For Skyhook
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
Developers helped convince Motorola to use Skyhook location technology in future Google Android devices.
Bold 9650: A BlackBerry For Business
Commentary  |  4/26/2010  | 
The other BlackBerry that Research In Motion announced today is the Bold 9650. Rather than think of it as a specced-up Bold, think of it as a re-skinned Tour. Despite its less-than-original design and features, it manages to score solid points as a daily task killer.
Google Nexus One Unlikely On Verizon
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
Verizon Wireless owner Vodafone will start carrying the Android smartphone in its UK stores this month.
Israel Lifts iPad Ban
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
The Apple device must pass wireless interference regulatory tests before it's allowed into certain countries, including South Korea.
Federal CIOs Urge Changes To Entice IT Workers
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
The government faces big challenges in hiring and retaining young IT pros to meet staffing and evolving technology goals.
Federal Agencies To Share Incentive Ideas
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
A White House-sponsored event is aimed at showing federal officials how to use awards to inspire technology innovations.
RIM Intros BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100, 9105
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
The compact smartphones, aimed at the consumer market, are the first to support the Wi-Fi 802.11n standard.
RIM: 6,500 Apps, 1M Downloads Per Day
Commentary  |  4/26/2010  | 
Today Research In Motion took to the stage at its Wireless Enterprise Symposium event to share information about the company. The company threw out a lot of numbers. Here's the most significant set.
Digitization Slashing Health IT Vendor Dominance
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
Dell says traditional health IT vendors will lose market share as the medical industry converts from film to digital medical imaging.
HD Voice Coming to Cellular Connections
Commentary  |  4/26/2010  | 
HD offers higher quality presentations. While it has been adopted in areas, such as TV, it is not yet widely available with cellular connections. ABI Research thinks that scenario to change dramatically: the market research firm expects close to 500 million mobile subscribers to have HD connections in 2015.
Pearl 9100 3G Is The Porsche Of BlackBerries
Commentary  |  4/26/2010  | 
Research In Motion announced two new versions of the Pearl today, the 9100 and 9105. These devices bring 3G to the GSM side of the Pearl family for the first time, as well as a much-needed update to the display and processor. Here are my initial thoughts.
Massive Mobile Phone Health Risk Study Underway
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
Researchers hope the 30-year study will yield definitive answers on whether the use of mobile handsets is linked to brain cancer or other disorders.
Lenovo Eyes Struggling Palm
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
The pathway to using Palm and its Web OS as a gateway to the U.S. smartphone market is fraught with challenges, analysts say.
Crapware Banished On Windows Phone 7
Commentary  |  4/26/2010  | 
In recent years Microsoft has let carriers and OEMs do just about anything they want with Windows Mobile phones they make and sell. In an effort to make sure the carrier logo is in your face as much as possible, lock you into their specific services or just make a dime by contracting with a third party, phones would often come with tons of unnecessary trial or full blown software, which users know as crapware. Microsoft is trying to put an end to it.
Global CIO: 10 Tech Acquisitions That Would Rock The Industry
Commentary  |  4/25/2010  | 
Whom should HP acquire? Or IBM, or Microsoft, or SAP, or Cisco, or five others? Here are our Top 10 matchmaking suggestions.
RIM's MVS 5.0 Supports Wi-Fi Voice Calls
News  |  4/25/2010  | 
Blackberrys are getting a new mobile voice system, giving enterprise users get a multi-transport way to make voice calls seamlessly and with standard PBX functionality.
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