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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in November 2011
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Sprint Beefs Up Network For iPhone
Commentary  |  11/30/2011  | 
Carrier takes action to remedy users' reports of subpar smartphone speeds.
Google Indoor Maps: 6 Uses, Good To Ugly
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Google Maps Floor Plans of malls, airports, and the like are mostly about increasing ad revenue. Consider the use cases, from good to perhaps ugly.
Help Wanted 2.0: SMB Recruiting Goes Mobile
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Does your recruiting strategy extend to tablets and smartphones? Learn how and why Photobucket reaches out to mobile-savvy candidates
App Allows Radiology Diagnosis Via Tablet, Smartphone
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
FDA clearance of GE Centricity mobile app lets radiologists use smartphones and tablets to make diagnoses from remote locations or in the field.
RIM Responds To PlayBook Jailbreak
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Research In Motion insists its PlayBook tablet is secure, despite claims from security researchers that it has been jailbroken.
Latest Tablet Fans: U.S. Census Bureau
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Next census not until 2020, but bureau already working on field data collection via tablet apps.
RIM BlackBerry Fusion: A Swing And A Miss?
Commentary  |  11/30/2011  | 
RIM's new MDM platform will handle BlackBerry, Android, and Apple iOS devices--but it's arriving too late for some IT shops.
Appirio Social Enterprise Toolkit Links To Chatter
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Cloud consulting company Appirio is bundling a greatest hits collection of Salesforce.com Chatter tools for integration and compliance.
10 Silliest Tech Company Names Of 2011
Slideshows  |  11/30/2011  | 
Tech companies have created some of the strangest and funniest company and product names in business. Here's the most recent evidence that this trend is only accelerating.
Android 4.0 Upgrade: Coming Soon To Your Phone?
News  |  11/30/2011  | 
Don't buy a new Android smartphone unless you know for sure that it will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Here's the list.
Microsoft Apps Coming To Apple iOS
Commentary  |  11/30/2011  | 
Microsoft apps like Office, Azure, and SharePoint may soon show up on iOS and Android devices.
AT&T-T-Mobile Wrangling: What A Waste
Commentary  |  11/29/2011  | 
Imagine if all the time and money spent on the wheeling and dealing around this merger were channeled into actually creating something of value.
Windows Phone Dwindles To 6% Of U.S. Market
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Microsoft's mobile phone efforts dropped 33% from the second quarter to the third in the U.S., while Google surged and Apple held its ground.
Carrier IQ Withdraws Legal Threat Against Security Researcher
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Network diagnostic software vendor issues apology to researcher who discovered its application secretly monitoring smartphone users.
iOS 5.1 Beta Points To New iPhone, iPad
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Beta release of iOS 5.1 includes reference codes to unannounced versions of the iPhone and iPad, though new features appear to be scarce.
Windows 8 Tablets: Too Little, Too Late?
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Touch-friendly devices running Microsoft's next OS may be more than a year away, leaving some analysts to conclude that Redmond has already lost the tablet market.
RIM Adds iOS, Android To BlackBerry Management Service
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Faced with a terminal case of uncoolness of its BlackBerry phones, the company looks to strengthen the appeal of its respected back-end platform.
RIM Set To Manage Android And iOS Devices
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
For mostly-BlackBerry organizations, RIM's new product offers broad support with a familiar administrative look and feel.
Twitter Buys Mobile Security Startup Whisper
News  |  11/29/2011  | 
Two-person development shop created software for secure text and voice communications on Android smartphones.
Windows Phone 7 Usage Shows Small Uptick
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
More Facebook users are making use of the integration feature in Windows Phone 7, suggesting a small spike in new users for Microsoft's mobile platform.
NASA Launches Mobile Apps Store
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
Agency employees and contractors can download apps for smartphones to access internal information, although choices are thin to start.
9 Mobile Health Apps Worth A Closer Look
Slideshows  |  11/28/2011  | 
There's no doubt: Clinicians love their mobile devices. Among many new health apps, here are 9 that healthcare professionals and their patients should investigate.
HTC 'Not Another Nokia' Says CFO
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
HTC says innovative new products on deck for next year will address investor fears concerning the company's stalled growth.
Mobile's Big Cyber Monday: RIM's Not Merry
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
Cyber Monday means mobile Monday for many buyers this year. Are you finally ready to trade in your beloved BlackBerry?
USDA Awards $6 Million For Rural Telehealth
News  |  11/28/2011  | 
Feds award grants for telehealth projects in the Mississippi Delta region as part of a program to help rural facilities adopt health IT.
AT&T Desperate To Save T-Mobile Bid
Commentary  |  11/28/2011  | 
AT&T appears to be willing to do anything to salvage its plan to acquire T-Mobile USA, despite the roadblocks being thrown in its way by the government.
Microsoft Buys Video Search Engine For $100 Million
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
VideoSurf gives Redmond technology that helps users sift through movies, TV shows, and other online content.
Google Donates Chromebooks To Wounded Warriors
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
Tech giant gives notebook computers to military hospitals to help vets connect with families and loved ones while healing.
Samsung Ads Poke Fun At Apple Fanboys
News  |  11/23/2011  | 
Samsung has a little fun at Apple's expense with its new ad campaign. Skewered Apple fanboys, anyone?
Amazon's New Data Center Could Save You Money
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
With Oregon data center, Amazon Web Services gives West Coast infrastructure-as-a-service customers a 10% price break.
Android Buyers Find Smartphone Update Chaos
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
After Google releases a new version of Android, the time it takes carriers to update your phone varies wildly right now. One security expert says consumers must vote with their wallets.
T-Mobile Running Out Of Moves
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
The FCC handed a near-death sentence to AT&T's attempts to acquire T-Mobile USA. What options remain?
RIM Cuts PlayBook Price By $300
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
Research in Motion has dropped the price of the base model of its tablet temporarily to $199 in what appears to be a last ditch effort to generate some enthusiasm.
Android Vs. iOS Vs. Windows Phone 7: Enterprise Shootout
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
As enterprise IT loosens its death grip on the RIM BlackBerry, we test the top mobile rivals. Dig into a real-life comparison of user experience, apps, enterprise readiness, and more.
Healthcare CIOs Juggle More Mobile Challenges
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
Bring your own mobile device phenomenon and fast-evolving technologies challenge hospital IT execs on multiple fronts, from interference to bandwidth.
RIM BlackBerry and Nokia Windows Phone Sales Sputter
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
Sales of RIM's latest crop of BlackBerrys have slowed and Nokia's new Windows Phones aren't off to a good start, analysts say.
What Should SMB Marketers Ask Of Siri?
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
It's time to consider how Apple's Siri voice assistant affects your SMB's marketing and business plans.
Android Buyer Beware: 12 Least Secure Phones
News  |  11/22/2011  | 
More than half of most popular Android smartphones run outdated--and insecure--versions of the OS. And update policies vary.
HP Earnings Fall Short, Whitman Looks To Future
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
Meg Whitman's HP is focused more on the next decade than the next quarter, she says. And her HP has plenty of use for the personal systems business.
Social Standards: Web 2.0 Vs. Enterprise 2.0
Commentary  |  11/22/2011  | 
The OpenSocial approach to defining social software standards has the backing of Jive, IBM, and others--and the scorn of upstarts like Yammer.
2011's Biggest Wireless Turkeys
Commentary  |  11/21/2011  | 
As Thanksgiving approaches, who made the biggest wireless flops this past year?
Reviewcam: Ironscale's Bare Metal in the Cloud
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
There are plenty of cloud services, but many rely on virtual processes running on shared systems. Stratascale's Ironscale lets you provision bare metal services. Mike Fratto provides a hands-on review of how it works and what you can do with it.
RIM Software Glitch Hits BlackBerry Bold 9900 Phones
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Research In Motion has promised to deliver a software update to fix bricked Bold 9900/9930s. RIM has also sliced the price of the PlayBook tablet to $199.
High Order Bit: Gil Elbaz with Factual from Web 2.0 Summit 2011
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
At Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Gil Elbaz from Factual hosts 'High Order Bit.'
Mobile Printing Tool Misses Point And Price
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
EFI’s PrintMe Mobile does what it says it does, but that's not enough. Pricing and management are all wrong.
Solar-Powered Mobile Device Charging Goes Social
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
German startup Changers launches solar-powered charger for mobile phones and a community and marketplace for turning energy produced into tangible credit.
Consumerization of IT: A View From The Real World
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Executives from three very different industries--finance, healthcare, and distribution--discuss how they're coping with the consumerization of IT, in this panel discussion at the InformationWeek 500 conference.
“Big Data, Big Decisions, Big Impact" - Michael Dell speaks with IWTV at Web 2.0 Summit
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Inc., speaks with IWTV about how to distill Big Data into something meaningful and translate it into customers. David Berlind interviews Dell while at Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, 2011.
CA's 3Tera AppLogic Graphically Deploys Stacks To Data Centers
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
At Cloud Connect 2011 in Silicon Valley, TechWeb's David Berlind gets a demonstration of CA's recently acquired 3Tera AppLogic graphical private cloud deployment tool.
HP Chairman Ray Lane On Vision
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
HP's Chairman, Ray Lane, sat down for an exclusive fireside chat and discussed the company's strategy, product direction and some of the missteps in communicating all of that to its customers.
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