News & Commentary
Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in March 2011
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Salesforce.com, Radian6 Deal Validates Social Media Monitoring
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
Competitors say there is growing interest in technology that lets sales, service, and marketing professionals monitor and respond to social media comments.
BYTE Mobile Radio Digs Into The Week In Mobile
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
More AT&T news, disappointing PlayBook rumors, and no iPhone 5 till fall
Where Are All the Honeycomb Apps?
Commentary  |  3/31/2011  | 
The Motorola Xoom hit the market more than a month ago, yet there are still only a few dozen applications optimized for Android 3.0 Honeycomb. What gives?
ShareFile Adds Native Android, Apple Apps
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
The file sharing and storage vendor used PhoneGap to build the optimized mobile applications, with BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and tablets to follow.
Microsoft Touts Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Success
Commentary  |  3/31/2011  | 
The WP7 app store is an unparalleled hit, Microsoft says, but it still won't say how many handsets it has sold.
Google +1 Adds Social Element To Search
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Facebook is the target as the company builds a social network around search results that lets people share recommendations for websites and online advertisers.
Oracle's Itanium Dump Could Spark M&A Frenzy
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
Teradata and SAP will be attractive targets if Oracle's rivals believe Larry Ellison is going to keep his best software to himself.
Why Dell Is Wrong About The iPad
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
A Dell executive recently lambasted Apple's iPad as too expensive for business technology users. His math doesn't add up.
Google Launches In-App Billing On Android Market
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Feature provides more ways for developers to make money, combats piracy, and reduces the number of apps in the online store.
SMBs Boosting IT Spending, Hiring
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Small and midsize business technology budgets are growing at the fastest rate since 2009, while one in three firms said they plan to hire IT staff during the next 18 months, according to a Spiceworks survey.
Google Settles FTC Privacy Suit Over Buzz
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Internet giant agrees to 20 years of third-party audits, as well as implementing programs to protect users' personal data and contacts.
Salesforce.com To Buy Radian6 For Social Media Monitoring
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Radian6 makes tools to monitor and analyze comments from 150 million websites, social media sites, blogs, and discussion forums.
Amazon's Cloud Drive: First Impressions
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
We take Amazon's new Cloud Drive music-streaming service for desktop browsers and Android handsets out for a spin.
FuzeBox Brings iPad 2, Android 3.0 Tablets Into Video Meetings
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
The latest version of Fuze Meeting now supports Honeycomb and iPad 2 tablets as full video participants that can provide as well as receive video within full conferencing experiences. Let the productivity begin!
RIM PlayBook To Get Native Email Eventually
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
Research In Motion has confirmed that a software update will add email, contacts, and calendaring applications to its tablet, but until then a BlackBerry is required for PIM.
HootSuite Secure Profiles Curbs Inappropriate Comments
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
A version of an "Are you sure?" button called Secure Profiles is designed to prevent employee mistakes and misfires from ruining a company's reputation.
Windows Phone 7 Predicted To Beat Apple iPhone
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
Google's Android will be in first place, but Microsoft's WP 7 platform will come in second with 20% of the worldwide smartphone market by 2015, according to IDC.
IE9, Multitasking Coming To Windows Phone 7
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
"Mango" update for Microsoft's mobile OS is next in line after "NoDo" copy & paste patch is fully released.
Tabula Raises $108 Million For Programmable Chips
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
The programmable logic semiconductor designer notched one of the largest venture capital rounds ever for a private chip company.
Looxcie Brings Convenience In Wearable Camcorder
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
This Bluetooth videocamera headset might not bring the innovation of the Flip camera, but it's great for instant video sharing, and convenient wearing.
Lenovo Boosts Workstation, Desktop Performance
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
The ThinkStation E30 and ThinkCentre M81 are targeted at creative, engineering, and financial professionals.
Will LG Make Google's Nexus Honeycomb Tablet?
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
Google reportedly has asked LG to build the tablet equivalent of the Nexus S, an official developer platform for Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets.
Unified Communications Goes Social
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
Facebook-style interaction adds the missing link to enterprise voice and video integration.
Microsoft To 'Throttle' Windows Phone 7 Update
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
NoDo patch will roll out gradually as software maker hopes to avoid technical glitches that plagued previous update.
Videoconferencing, Telepresence Spending To Double By 2015
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
Cisco-Tandberg, Avaya, Lifesize, and Polycom are focusing on conference room systems, projected as the area of greatest growth, according to Infonetics.
Practical Analysis: Oracle Vs. HP -- Who's Got Your Back?
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
Customers should opt to keep the vendor that's keeping their interests in mind.
Apple WWDC To Unveil 'Future Of iOS'
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
The next iPhone and iOS 5 may be announced at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, slated for June in San Francisco.
VMware Moves Into Hybrid Cloud Management
News  |  3/27/2011  | 
With vCenter Operations, internal and external virtual machines get system configuration, performance management, and capacity management under VMware's umbrella.
SGI Introduces 256-Core Windows Server
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
The Intel Xeon-based Altix UV runs Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 R2 for more demanding business intelligence and other large-scale workloads.
2011 End User Device Survey
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Cloud, mobility, and consumerization are stressing corporate IT. We surveyed 551 business technology pros to see how they plan to shine.
Social Media Is Changing CRM
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Facebook, Twitter, and other social channels are changing the way companies interact with customers, says Alex Dayon, executive VP of customer relationship management at Salesforce.com.
Itanium Dump Could Cost Oracle Billions
Commentary  |  3/25/2011  | 
Forcing customers to buy Sun hardware if they want to run Oracle apps may be the only way to justify a $7.4 billion acquisition, but such a move could alienate customers and deliver them straight to rivals.
Google Delays 'Honeycomb' Code Release
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
The company says it has more work to do before the software is ready.
Consumerization Of IT: How To Support All These Gadgets
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Should you offer no IT support for employees' consumer tech, or embrace it and do all you can?
Tablets, Web Apps Lead 'Consumerization' Of IT
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Forrester Research finds much less support for allowing employees to bring their own PCs to work.
AT&T iPhone Defectors Paid Fees To Join Verizon
Commentary  |  3/25/2011  | 
Poor reception was the main reason AT&T customers jumped to the Verizon iPhone, and two-thirds paid a hefty early termination fee to do so, a survey from Mobclix reports.
SMB Tablet Adoption To Grow 1000% By 2015
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Apple iPads are leading the rapid rise in tablet PCs among small and midsize businesses, reported AMI-Partners study.
IBM Intros Social Media Analytics
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
The cloud-based Coremetrics Social and Unica email optimization suite help businesses assess the impact of social marketing initiatives.
Army, Air Force Get 3D Battle Planning Technology
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
DARPA designed the holographic display system to help military leaders plan initiatives in urban areas and other complex terrain.
Apple Bigger Than HP, IBM By 2013?
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Analyst says the iPad and other hot products will make Cupertino the world's biggest tech company in just two years.
iPad 2 Overseas Launch Generates Long Lines
Commentary  |  3/25/2011  | 
Verizon Wireless and AT&T drop prices on earlier models in the U.S. as Apple's upgraded tablet goes on sale in 25 more countries.
Consumerization Of IT: How To Support All These Gadgets
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Should you offer no IT support for employees' consumer tech, or embrace it and do all you can?
RIM's PlayBook Will Run Android Apps
Commentary  |  3/25/2011  | 
But There's A Catch. Or Two.
Oracle Reports 37% Revenue Growth
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Software revenue increased 19% from a year ago, reaching $6 billion, and gross margins for the hardware business Oracle acquired when it bought Sun Microsystems reached 55% in the most recent quarter.
Samsung Starts Production Of Denser Mobile DRAM
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Smartphone and tablet makers will be able to make thinner and lighter mobile devices using the smaller faster memory chips.
How The Other Half Lives (Printer-Wise)
Commentary  |  3/24/2011  | 
A recent briefing with a Sharp executive shows what developments we can expect in the high-end market, some of which may trickle down to the desktop market.
CTIA News And AT&T Views As Tablet Rivalry Stews
Commentary  |  3/24/2011  | 
Tune in to the latest rocking episode of BYTE Mobile Radio.
Firefox 4 Beats IE 9 In Day One Downloads
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Internet Explorer has nothing to fear, even though Mozilla's upgraded Web browser has been downloaded more than 10 million times since it was first made available.
2011 End User Device Survey
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Cloud, mobility, and consumerization are stressing corporate IT. We surveyed 551 business technology pros to see how they plan to shine.
Staples Launches Tablet Shopping Site
Commentary  |  3/24/2011  | 
Apple's iPad is missing from the Web site, but it does have information on the Motorola Xoom, BlackBerry PlayBook, Dell Streak 7, Toshiba Tablet, and the HP TouchPad.
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