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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in October 2011
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How Best Western Listens To Social Media
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
The hotel chain works with customer feedback specialist Medallia to blend social feedback with survey results.
Google Apps Finally Gets Access To Google+
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
Google Apps customers may now enable their users to connect to Google+--but there are no administrative controls.
AT&T Announces First 4G LTE Smartphones
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
AT&T's first 4G LTE smartphones, the HTC Vivid and the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, are due Nov. 6.
DOD Approves Dell Android Tablet For Use
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
Dell's Streak 5 tablet is being tested for use on defense networks, where the RIM BlackBerry currently prevails.
Push Tech To Private Market Faster, Fed Agencies Told
News  |  10/31/2011  | 
White House orders agencies to transfer technology and funds to the private market more quickly, hoping to fuel a new group of startups.
5 Ways Mobile Saved Me During Snowtober
Commentary  |  10/31/2011  | 
Like millions of others, I was caught up in the freak snow storm over the weekend. Here's how mobile kept me connected, despite Mother Nature's best efforts.
Domain Name Land Grab Poses Risks For SMBs
Commentary  |  10/31/2011  | 
Small and midsize businesses may lose out as ICANN begins to create new top-level Web domains. But you can take steps to protect yourself and your brand.
BlackBerry Outage Prompts Class Action Suit
Commentary  |  10/31/2011  | 
RIM's problems mount: executives depart, consumers switch to more advanced phones, and now there's a lawsuit over the recent three-day outage.
Mac Discrimination: Bad For The Enterprise
News  |  10/30/2011  | 
Companies should stop discouraging their employees from using Macs and adopt policies that promote technology choice, finds Forrester report.
4 Fixes For iPhone 4S Battery Woes
News  |  10/30/2011  | 
While you wait for Apple's engineers to pinpoint the source of iPhone battery problems, take these steps to save power.
6 Big Questions For Private Cloud Projects
Commentary  |  10/28/2011  | 
Cloud Technology Partners execs share advice on avoiding common traps as you move from legacy enterprise infrastructure to the private cloud.
iPhone 4S Battery Life Powers Complaints
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Some iPhone 4S owners report that their devices lose power too quickly.
Mobile Medical Apps Meet The FDA, Part 2
Commentary  |  10/28/2011  | 
Medical informatics specialists are right to question the reasoning behind the FDA's proposed guidelines on mobile applications.
Google TV Tries Again, Adds Android App Support
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Google TV's new software is ready and will soon be available for Logitech and Sony hardware.
HP, Nokia, SAP Face The Future
Commentary  |  10/28/2011  | 
HP decides it still likes PCs, Nokia relaunches its smartphone efforts, and SAP breaks a record. It's a glass half-full week for tech.
Motorola, RIM Struggle To Sell Tablets
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Motorola's latest quarterly numbers show it shipped a meager number of its Xoom tablet. RIM, on the other hand, stoops to a buy-two-get-one-free offer to spur PlayBook sales.
Smartphone Sensors Pose Security Threat
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Newly discovered vulnerability shows a phone's accelerometer can detect vibrations from key presses on a nearby keyboard.
Samsung Beats Apple In Smartphone Sales
News  |  10/28/2011  | 
Samsung shipped 28 million smartphones in its most recent quarter, easily sailing past sales of the Apple iPhone.
6 Great Windows Phone Mango Features For Business
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Which of Mango's more than 500 new features will appeal most to business users? Here are our picks.
HP Will Keep PC Division
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Hoping to end months of corporate turmoil, CEO Meg Whitman promises to clarify HP's mission and to take another stab at the tablet business using Windows 8.
Facebook-Led Open Compute Project Scales Up
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Facebook, Amazon, and others move forward with efforts to develop open standards for data centers and very large scale computing.
Unified Communications Touted For Healthcare Efficiency
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
UC technologies can help healthcare organizations adapt to pay-for-performance reimbursement models, finds IDC study.
Auto Dealer Tries Mobile Apps To Drive Sales
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Can iOS and Android mobile apps sell cars? A dealership for Hondas and Toyotas explores that question and learns some surprising lessons.
The Doctor Will See Your Data Now: Wirelessly?
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Thirty-six percent of consumers interested in sending health data to their doctors via a wireless device; 32% would do a video consult, survey says.
Oracle's Mark Hurd: We Know CIOs
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Responding to OpenWorld critics, Hurd makes the case for why customers need to put more of their eggs in the Oracle basket.
How Nokia Must Fight Back In U.S.
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
Nokia has a lot of work to do in the U.S. smartphone market if it wants to regain lost ground with Windows Phone 7 devices like the new Lumia models.
The Mac Emperor Has No Clothes
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
Yeah, I'm a Windows guy, but I've worked with Macs on and off a long time, probably longer than you. I keep hearing vague reassurances that the Mac is so awesomely amazing and I'll fall for it, but I'm just not feeling the love. It couldn't really be that the Mac is overhyped and overpriced, could it?
10 Epic Android Apps
Slideshows  |  10/26/2011  | 
Among the hundreds of thousands of Android apps, we've rounded up 10 epic, must-have choices. These apps will save your bacon, day in and day out.
Mobile Device Management On The Edge
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Our survey shows we're moving at a breakneck pace toward pervasive mobility. Here's how to stay safe.
Stylish HTC Rhyme Is Priced Upscale
Slideshows  |  10/26/2011  | 
The Rhyme, HTC's newest Android Gingerbread phone, has color-coordinated accessories aimed at consumers. The phone is available on Verizon Wireless and has excellent battery life, but it's priced a little high for the features it offers.
4 Tips: Prep Your Facebook Page For Holidays
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Will your company's Facebook page help you take advantage of the holiday shopping rush? Consider these tips for SMBs and fine-tune your strategy.
Rometty's Past Reveals IBM's Future
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
One early bet: Look for IBM's new CEO, Ginni Rometty, to push harder into industry-specific consulting services that can drive billions in related sales.
10 Innovative iOS 5 Apps
Slideshows  |  10/26/2011  | 
Apple's iOS 5 mobile operating system includes 200 new features and more than 1,500 new APIs. Here are 10 great examples of how iOS developers used them to create cool apps.
Nokia Launches Comeback With Lumia Phones
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
Nokia rolled out two Windows Phone smartphones Wednesday as part of an effort to reinvent itself. Are the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 up to the challenge?
RIM Delays PlayBook OS Update
News  |  10/26/2011  | 
Research In Motion has put off the promised fall software update for its PlayBook tablet until February 2012.
Android Surpasses iPhone In App Downloads
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
Which set of users is downloading the most apps? Android beats Apple on a key metric.
Dell's Boomi Lets Apps Talk Via Cloud Hub
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Latest release of AtomSphere helps you build a connected business process, using lightweight rule engine to govern how applications update each other's data.
Pocket Guide To Securing Mobile Devices
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
With workers bringing their own smartphones and tablets into the company, IT security needs to focus on creating a more secure environment, not on securing each device.
Dell Challenges MacBook Pro With UltraThin Laptop
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
The XPS 14z, Dell's new flagship laptop, measures less than one-inch thick and boasts a 14-inch display in a 13-inch frame--putting it in the same league as Apple's MacBook Pro.
6 E-Prescribing Vendors To Watch
Slideshows  |  10/25/2011  | 
If your healthcare organization hasn't embraced electronic prescribing, it's time to get going. Consider this cross-section of today's array of e-prescribing tools .
Verizon Winning 4G Race
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Verizon Wireless's Long Term Evolution 4G network now covers 186 million Americans. How do its rivals stack up?
Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich Emerges
News  |  10/25/2011  | 
Details are beginning to emerge on the latest Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphone. This one will ship with version 4 of Android, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich.
Nokia Trades Windows Phone Innovation For Speed
Commentary  |  10/25/2011  | 
When Nokia World kicks off in London on Wednesday, look for the company's first Microsoft Windows Phone devices. But don't look for unique.
Should Mobile Medical Apps Require FDA Approval?
Commentary  |  10/25/2011  | 
The new FDA guidelines may create headaches for developers, but there is an upside for doctors and patients.
Windows Phone Marketplace Hits 35,000 App Mark
Commentary  |  10/24/2011  | 
At the one year mark, Microsoft has not reached anywhere near the success of iPhone or Android, but has a healthy number of apps available.
Android 4.0 Vs. iOS 5 Faceoff
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Google and Apple introduced new versions of their smartphone platforms this month. Which is better for you?
RIM Missed Opportunity For Straight Talk
Commentary  |  10/24/2011  | 
BlackBerry maker made some snazzy announcements last week, but unless it can settle the widespread unease about its recent network outage, customers will move on.
Google Sells Chromebooks Without Subscriptions
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Monthly fee model expanded to allow customers to purchase the Web-centric notebooks outright.
Amazon Addresses Silk Tablet 'Optimized Browsing' Privacy Concerns
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
Amazon's response to the Electronic Frontier Foundation's inquiries should ease concerns that the Kindle Fire's Silk browser is invading users' privacy.
Steve Jobs Biography Early To iBooks And Kindle
News  |  10/24/2011  | 
The controversial authorized biography of Steve Jobs by reporter Walter Isaacson was released ahead of schedule to the Apple iBook store and Amazon Kindle.
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