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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in October 2010
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Mobile Phone Sales Strong In Q3
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Apple, RIM, HTC and Motorola have been unaffected by component shortages, but Nokia has struggled with supplies of AMOLED and semiconductor components for low-cost handsets, according to ABI Research.
Enterprise 2.0 Preview: Collaboration's Next 'Wave'
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
At Enterprise 2.0 Santa Clara, November 8-11, Calif., organizations offering insight into their social collaboration initiatives include Citibank, Wells Fargo, and the U.S. Department of State.
Signs Point To Amazon Data Center Expansion
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
The e-retailer and cloud services vendor has reportedly purchased 10 acres in eastern Oregon to be used for an expanding data center footprint along the Columbia River.
GE Ordering Tens Of Thousands Electric Vehicles
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Chief executive Immelt announces EV order, which could boost car battery developer A123 Systems, in which GE is a major stockholder.
NASA, DARPA Plan '100-Year Starship'
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
With space shuttle program winding down, agencies envision long-distance manned space flight to Mars and beyond … 100 years from now.
Microsoft Girds For Demise Of PC
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Microsoft’s quarterly profit shows that the software giant is in a strong position to migrate its products to the clouds.
First Impressions: Palm Pre 2 With WebOS 2.0
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
InformationWeek spent some time with the unreleased Palm Pre 2 running webOS 2.0. Is this the webOS sequel device for which we've been waiting?
NASA Delays Discovery Launch To Fix Fuel Leaks
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Space shuttle mission to the International Space Station pushed back one day, to Tuesday.
Microsoft Comping Windows Phone 7s For Employees
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
All 89,000 employees worldwide will get the device; no word on whether the perk will include free wireless service.
UMass Dartmouth Opens the Door to Scientific Discovery With New IBM Technology
UMass Dartmouth Opens the Door to Scientific Discovery With New IBM Technology
InformationWeek Videos  |  10/29/2010  | 
UMass Dartmouth Physics department completed research proving POWER7 is 5x-8x faster than Intel Xeon. Calculations that used to take a month to run now take less than a week.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Teardown
Slideshows  |  10/29/2010  | 
When Apple introduced the iPad, many were probably disappointed to learn that it would run the same operating system found on Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch devices. "Isn't the iPad just a big iPhone?" people wondered. Samsung has a similar problem to overcome with the Galaxy Tab. Isn't the Tab, which runs Google's Android 2.2 Froyo operating system (the same one found on nearly a dozen smartphones), really just a big Android phone? The answer is yes and no. In this slideshow, we take a look unde
PatientKeeper Adds Android Support To Health IT App
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Mobile Clinical Results software allows doctors to remotely access patient medical records.
First Impressions: BlackBerry Style 9670
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
Research In Motion's latest BlackBerry smartphone takes a cue from the feature phone with its flip form factor. Does this non-traditional smartphone still pack a punch?
Windows Phone 7 'Early' To Smartphone Market, Says Ballmer
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Microsoft CEO claims devices running the operating system will take share from Androids, iPhones, and other popular handsets.
Cell Phones Defy Downturn
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
Many IT markets have been caught in the doldrums recently, however, cell phones are riding high. Market research firm International Data Corp. found sales grew by 14.6% in the third quarter of 2010, the fourth consecutive period of double-digit growth.
Global CIO: Can HP's CEO Survive? The Board Talks It Over
Commentary  |  10/28/2010  | 
Secret surveillance reveals the HP board's contentious conversation about their legally embattled CEO, whose troubles might be only just beginning.
Amazon Intros Kindle App For Windows Phone 7
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
The e-reader application for Microsoft's new mobile OS includes features not yet available on other Kindle software.
Verizon Maps Out 4G LTE In West Virginia
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Sen. Rockefeller hails Verizon decision to deploy in West Virginia, where Charleston leads rollout schedule.
San Francisco Mayor Proposes Data Transparency Law
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Gavin Newsom's DataSF.org online repository has spurred developers to build more than 50 new applications providing online services for city residents.
Motorola Dials Up Enterprise Mobile Device Management Platform
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Mobile Services Platform 3 Control Edition adds device location tracking and battery life monitoring for Windows Mobile, Apple iPhone, and Android handsets.
Motorola Rides Android To Profitability
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Third-quarter financials boasted the mobile unit's first profit in three years, spurred by sales of its smartphones.
Google Updates iPhone Gmail Once Again
Commentary  |  10/28/2010  | 
Google rolled out a small update to the Safari-based Gmail Web app for the iPhone.
British Parliament Blasts Google Over Street View Breaches
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Official calls U.K. information commission investigation into violations "lily-livered," demands deeper protection of individual privacy.
Firefox 4 Delayed
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Mozilla will push the release to early 2011 to complete remaining work on the open source browser.
Opera Debuts Native Symbian Browser
Commentary  |  10/28/2010  | 
Opera Software made a new version of Opera Mini available to the Symbian platform. Opera Mini 5.1 is significant because it is a native -- and not a Java -- application.
Global CIO: President Obama's Dangerous Campaign Against Outsourcing
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
For every U.S. job outsourcing displaces, it creates two new ones—so why is the White House so intent on demonizing outsourcing?
Intel Spearheads Open Data Alliance For Cloud Users
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Defining cloud services, setting 2011 roadmap and prompting broader adoption are goals of 70-member group.
MySpace Redesigns Site Around Entertainment, Content
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
In a nod to Facebook’s dominance, MySpace tries to regain popularity by shifting focus from user's profiles to news.
iPad Leads Tablets Into Workplace
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
IT organizations have to prepare because the tablets are coming.
Lockheed Announces Turnkey Private Cloud For Public Agencies
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Starfire Mission Ready Cloud features self-service provisioning, automated security and built-in governance capabilities.
NASA Launches Social Media Campaign
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Tweets from Space Shuttle Discovery and a tweetup to celebrate the launch are planned, along with Foursquare mobile app that will let astronauts "check in" from space.
Review: AT&T's Windows Phone 7 Handsets Tested
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Here's a first look at the HTC Surround, LG Quantum and Samsung Focus, the initial crop of smartphones running Microsoft's new mobile OS.
Apple Opens Online, App Store In China
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch apps available for growing Chinese smartphone and PC markets.
PayPal Banks On Mobile Payments
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
The payments provider launched a two-click Mobile Express Checkout service and added functionality to its Mobile Payments Library, among other upgrades.
Federal Government Launching Telepresence Centers
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
The virtual meeting centers will be available to agencies on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Walgreens Selling $100 Android Tablet
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
The Android 1.6-powered Maylong M-150 Universe 7-inch device is discounted on the drug store's website.
RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9780 Launches Worldwide In November
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Research In Motion on Wednesday announced the BlackBerry Bold 9780, a slightly spec'd-up version of the existing Bold for world markets.
Yahoo Integrates Social Media With Email
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Mail Beta brings Facebook, Twitter, instant messaging, and texting into Yahoo inboxes on PCs, iPads, iPhones, and Android phones.
Twitter Prepares To Land In New Data Center
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Microblogging site is expected to anchor C7's just-opened Salt Lake City facility.
LimeWire Ordered To Shut Down
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
A N.Y. judge says the music file-sharing site must now disable its software, five months after losing a copyright infringement suit.
T-Mobile Settles On $400 For Galaxy Tab Price
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
T-Mobile on Wednesday announced that it will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab on November 10 for the price of $400 with qualifying contract.
Apple Delays White iPhone (Again) To 2011
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
Apple on Tuesday indicated that it won't be able to make the white version of the iPhone 4 available by the end of the year as originally hoped.
Global CIO: In Larry Ellison's Legal Battle With SAP, HP Is Collateral Damage
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
Ellison says Oracle will compel new HP CEO Apotheker to testify about what he knew during his SAP tenure—unless HP's board keeps him "far, far away."
Global CIO: Top 10 Most Influential Tech Vendors: The Second 10
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
As you check out #11 to #20, remember that it's all about influence, a criterion that triggers some surprises in who's on—and who's off—the list.
Barnes & Noble Introduces Color Nook
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
The Apple iPad faces a challenge from the bookseller's color touch screen e-reader as a platform for books and periodicals, an industry analyst says.
Apple Won't Push Flash Player Updates
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
Flash updates will no longer arrive with Apple security updates, and new MacBook Air arrives without Flash installed, one week after the company distanced itself from Java.
Apple, Unisys Ally To Pursue Business, Government Customers
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
iPhone, iPad and other Apple products will be integrated into Unisys IT systems.
Why Marketing Should Run Its Own Technology
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
A new breed of 'marketing technologist' is emerging. Here are 3 reasons IT should give them control.
Google Going Local With Place Search
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
In recognition of the growing importance of local information, Google is offering search results organized around specific places.
Caringo Object Storage Software Puts SMBs On Cloud
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
CAStor 5.0 lets companies build clouds using commodity x86 servers, as well as provide scaling and redundancy.
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