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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in February 2010
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Dell Forges E-Health Partnership With AMA
News  |  2/28/2010  | 
The American Medical Association and Dell will offer physicians one-stop-shopping for electronic health products.
RSA: Microsoft Tries To Turn Shady Internet Trustworthy
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
The company is releasing software to improve the process of online identification and authentication.
Build A Web App in 5 Minutes, With No Code (ReviewCam)
Commentary  |  2/26/2010  | 
Building simple, rich web applications still takes some programming effort, but Alpha Software's Alpha Five promises to let non-programmers tackle the effort quickly and without writing a single line of code. "Codeless Ajax," Alpha calls it. We put this to the test, asking if one of Alpha's development partners could build us a quick application in five minutes.
IBM, Shell Team Up On Oil Exploration
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
Big Blue will lend its analytics expertise to Shell's efforts to extend the life of gas and oil fields.
Clearwire Notches Subscriber Gains, 4Q Loss
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
The wireless carrier expects its 4G WiMax network to cover up to 120 million people by year end.
Twitter Phishing Attack Hooks UK Cabinet Minister
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
The company is warning people not to surrender personal details to fake Twitter login pages.
Prepaid Puts Pressure On Wireless Carriers
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
T-Mobile, MetroPCS, and Leap pre-paid customers generally pay less for mobile service than contract subscribers.
AMD Intros ATI Radeon HD 5830
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
The graphics card supports up to three monitors and has processing power of 1.79 teraFLOPS.
Apple iPhone Users Buy More Apps
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Users of competing mobile devices appear to be less keen to open their wallets.
Google Culls Gmail Labs
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
The company is promoting six Gmail Labs experiments and getting rid of five.
Server Market Data Signals Rebound
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Data on worldwide server sales indicates that businesses are starting to increase spending on their IT infrastructures.
Survey Analytics Links to SalesForce, Omniture, Google, Twitter (ReviewCam)
Commentary  |  2/25/2010  | 
Survey Analytics, a competitor to tools like Survey Monkey, claims to offer more complex survey types, and better integration with third-party reporting tools and CRM systems. We spent some time working through this with the company's CEO and founder, Vivek Bhaskaran.
Microsoft Decapitates Waledac Botnet
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
A major source of spam and malware has been cut off from its controllers.
Palm Sales Lower Than Expected
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Tough competition from Android handsets and Apple's iPhone hurt Palm's quarterly revenue forecast.
FCC Wants Broadband Public Safety Network
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
As part of the National Broadband Plan, the FCC wants to make a portion of the 700-mhz spectrum available for a nationwide wireless public safety network.
Microsoft Licenses Multimedia File System To Panasonic
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Panasonic will license Microsoft's exFAT file system, which makes it easier to exchange multimedia files across devices.
Senate Considers P2P Security Bill
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Legislation would require software developers to tell users when files are being shared via peer-to-peer networks.
Genband To Buy Nortel VoIP Unit For $182 Million
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Nortel's VOIP unit is the networking equipment company's last remaining business operation.
Scribd Launches Mobile Document Sharing App
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Non-copyrighted documents can be sent from a PC to smartphones, Amazon's Kindle, Barnes & Noble's Nook, and the Sony Reader.
Chip Revenue To Grow By 20%
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
The surge in semiconductor revenue forecast by Gartner for 2010 will be driven by steady growth in PC shipments.
FCC Chief Proposes Mobile Spectrum Auction
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Julius Genachowski sees broadcast television spectrum as a major part of the agency's strategic planning as it works to accommodate a surge in mobile data traffic.
Server Sales Up 4.5% In 4Q
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The good news was tempered by plummeting sales of high-end systems, resulting in an overall 3.2% drop in global revenue, said Gartner.
Google Faces European Antitrust Scrutiny
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The European Commission says it is looking into three separate complaints about Google.
Nebraska Expands Health Information Exchange
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The Nebraska Health Information Initiative, which served mostly the Omaha region until now, is expanding statewide.
Bloom Debuts Clean Energy Power Box
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The company says its "power plant-in-a-box" is a breakthrough in fuel cell-driven clean energy, but some question whether the price is too high.
Cablevision Intros PC To TV Service
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The wireless service will allow Cablevision subscribers to display online video, photos, e-mail, and other data on their television screens.
Google Execs Convicted In Italy
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The ruling in a YouTube privacy case, if not overturned on appeal, could put an end to online user-generated content in parts of the world.
Intermedia Launches Hosted UC For SMBs
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The offering combines unified communications with the low-cost, turnkey appeal of SaaS, but it is still not clear that SMBs see the value of UC.
Alaska Airlines To Offer Aircell Wi-Fi
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The airline has dropped plans to install Row 44's satellite wireless Internet on its planes and will instead go with the cellular-based Gogo system.
One Third Of U.S. Lacks Broadband
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
Cost and security concerns are the top barriers cited by respondents to an FCC survey.
1 In 4 TVs Internet Connected
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
Using IETV, gaming consoles, digital video boxes, and PCs, consumers are increasingly linking their TVs to the Web.
Mobile Phone Market Recovery Continues
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
Smartphones are a bright spot, and Gartner is predicting the market will grow 11 to 13% this year.
Global CIO: Capgemini Splits CIOs Into 3 Groups, And 2 Are Deadly
Commentary  |  2/23/2010  | 
The good news: 39% of CIOs are in good shape. The bad news: 61% fall into the lethal categories.
Intel Reveals It's Been Hacked
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The company's annual report says that some of the attacks have been successful.
Lenovo Refreshes ThinkPad Laptops
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The company introduced two ultra-portable laptops, a tablet, and two portable workstations in its ThinkPad line, all targeted toward enterprise users.
Mobile Broadband Making Inroads
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
An FCC survey shows that 15% of Americans are now using mobile wireless broadband on laptops, a percentage that will likely increase as more robust 4G networks are deployed.
In-Home Telemedicine Study Launched
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
Mayo, GE, and Intel will explore how videoconferencing and electronic health monitoring can help sick, elderly patients remain in their homes and avoid costly hospitalizations.
Intel, VCs Investing $3.5 Billion In U.S. Tech
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The tech giant wants to help boost the U.S. economy by promoting venture capital investments and more hiring of college grads.
Wireless Leads RadioShack To 26% Profit Gain
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The retailer's strategy of beefing up its mobile phone offerings led the company to earn $75.7 million in fourth-quarter net income.
Xerox Files Patent Suit Against Google, Yahoo
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The company claims that its automatic query and information integration patents are being violated.
Full Nelson: Healthcare Innovation: Kaiser's Garfield Center
Commentary  |  2/23/2010  | 
Provider's lab offers an exciting peek into the technological future of patient care.
SanDisk Ships 64 GB SD Memory Card
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The Ultra SDXC has a read speed of 15 MB per second and is built for capturing and storing 1080p HD video files.
Data Center Demand Drives Ethernet Switch Sales
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
Ethernet router and switch competition has been intensifying as Cisco, HP, and Juniper step up their shipments.
Ellison Wins America's Cup; High Tech To Stay On High Seas
Commentary  |  2/22/2010  | 
It's a technology marvel, the BMW Oracle triple-hull entry that brought home the America's Cup. And that's the problem. The cat -- as in catamaran -- is out of the bag. As much as I love a good piece of technology, when it comes to sailing, I wish the classic test between single-hulled sloops could return to the America's Cup.
Google Renovates Ad Platform
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
The company's DoubleClick advertising technology, originally a tool for large publishers, is now also available for small publishers.
Bloom Unveiling Clean Energy Fuel Cell
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
Google, FedEx, and Wal-Mart have been testing the Bloom Box, a fuel cell that combines oxygen with a fuel source to generate enough electricity to power a data center.
Free Software Foundation Asks Google To Kill Flash
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
Noting that Apple has ditched Flash for "for suspect reasons and using abhorrent methods (DRM)," the FSF wants Google to deal Flash a "death-blow."
Developing Nations Risk E-Waste Crisis
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
As consumption of computers, cell phones, and TVs escalates across the globe, countries need to establish proper recycling programs to deal with all the electronic waste, says the U.N.
Adobe Blogger Challenges Apple's 'Great Man'
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
Adobe blogger John Dowdell wants Apple to start communicating openly about its actions rather than through comments relayed by unattributed sources.
Motorola Exec Leaving For CEO Post
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
Dan Moloney, president of Motorola's home and set-top box unit, will become chief executive of Technitrol, an electronic components producer.
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