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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in June 2011
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How To Meet An IT Exec's Need To Know
Commentary  |  6/30/2011  | 
Shameless self-promotion can be a good thing when it also provides IT managers with useful resources. InformationWeek Healthcare's upcoming IT Leadership Forum does just that.
Google+ Stops Invites Citing 'Insane Demand'
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
People seeking to try out Google+ have turned to eBay to purchase supposed invitations.
How Kraft Foods Listens To Social Media
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Your morning banter about bacon on Twitter? Kraft's using it to decipher consumer trends and develop product ideas.
Smartphones Outsell Feature Phones For First Time
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
From March to May, 55% of people who purchased new mobile phones in the U.S. bought a smartphone, according to Nielsen.
Feds Can't Track Value Of Data Center Consolidation
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Facing a mandate to consolidate data centers, many government IT staffs don't even have standard metrics to prove efficiency, survey says.
RIM Employee Blasts Leadership In Letter, RIM Responds
Commentary  |  6/30/2011  | 
A well-placed manager at Research In Motion has published a letter to the company's executives, beseeching them to make the bold decisions needed to save the company. Late Thursday, RIM responded.
How Mobile Tech Can Fight War On Diabetes
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Two ONC-funded Beacon Communities will pilot a mobile health campaign to aid in diagnosis and treatment of the prevalent chronic illness.
Apigee: A Speed Lane To Safer Mobile Purchasing
News  |  6/30/2011  | 
Apigee's API management system makes it simpler for even small companies to implement PCI-compliant APIs--a vital requirement for mobile commerce transactions.
Is There An Online Backup Price War?
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
CrashPlan Pro debuts with both unlimited data and unlimited PC plans as SMBs sift through an increasingly crowded field of online backup players for the right mix of capacity and price.
Using Incognito Windows in Google Chrome
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Use this tip to hide your website history in Chrome.
How To Save Documents Directly to Dropbox in Windows 7
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Here's how to save MS Office documents directly to Dropbox.
HP TouchPad Review: OS Beauty Vs. Design Bulk
Commentary  |  6/29/2011  | 
HP's TouchPad won't make you put down your iPad 2, or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but it will make you wish those tablets had the TouchPad's software innovations and user experience.
Office 365 To Get Skype Integration
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Microsoft will tie Lync Online with the VoIP platform to make it easier for users of either service to communicate with each other.
Cisco Launches App Store For Its Cius Tablet
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
AppHQ lets enterprise IT personnel control app acquisition, installation, and management on Cisco tablet hardware.
Facebook, The New Malware Vector
Commentary  |  6/29/2011  | 
Misplaced trust on the social networking site opens the door for phishers and scammers, and mobile devices could be their next malware distribution channel.
RIM's QNX Problem: Superphone Needed, Clock Ticking
Commentary  |  6/29/2011  | 
Research in Motion is said to have shelved plans for a 10-inch PlayBook, to ship a QNX-based BlackBerry sooner. This is exactly what RIM needs to do.
Social Media Gets Respect From C-Suite
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Study sponsored by Jive shows executives are exploiting social media for work (or, at least, they think they are), perhaps even more than "millennials."
Congress Enters Web Videoconferencing Age
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
House of Representatives members now can use Web-based Skype and ooVoo services to conduct official business over the House Wi-Fi network.
Verizon's LTE 4G Galaxy Tab Priced At $529
Commentary  |  6/29/2011  | 
You can now order the 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which will ship in four to six weeks and cost only a few dollars more than the Wi-Fi version.
How To Set Up New User Accounts In Win 7, Vista
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
If your family shares one or more computers at home, take a cue from the office and set up multiple user accounts.
Sprint Refocuses WiMax For Business
News  |  6/29/2011  | 
Fighting a losing battle against Long Term Evolution, Sprint pushes WiMax as quick way to provide broadband to branch offices.
HP TouchPad Tablet: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  6/28/2011  | 
The newest competitor in the tablet wars has finally arrived. HP's TouchPad running WebOS is a very compelling hardware and software combination that proves easy to use. It's not completely polished, however. Here's a look at the star features.
Why One SMB Uses Google And Microsoft Apps
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Model Metrics has some good reasons for keeping Microsoft Office licenses, even though it dumped hosted Exchange in favor of Gmail and it uses other Google Apps.
Google Unveils Google+ Social Networking Project
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
To compete with Facebook, Google aims to provide intimacy rather than scale, at least initially. Will users like Google's privacy options?
Fring Tops Facetime On iPad
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
Fring's free video chatting software lets iPad users to chat with up to four different people at once.
Change The Wallpaper On Your BlackBerry PlayBook
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Here's how to change the default background image on the RIM Blackberry PlayBook.
Google Debuts Flash-To-HTML5 Converter
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Developers can now use a Google tool to turn their Flash files into HTML5.
Office 365: Microsoft Pitches Cloud, Eyes Profit
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
CEO Ballmer talks up advantages for small and midsize companies at Office 365's launch--not the cloud threat to Microsoft's lucrative on-premises enterprise software.
Social Networking Policy: Write Now Or Regret Later
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
Fewer than 25% of companies provide rules or guidance for employees posting on social networking sites, new research says--and that's bad news when trouble arises.
Enterprise Social Vendors Play Own Game Of Survivor
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
App stores and APIs are signs the social software ecosystem is evolving fast. Which companies will survive, and which will become extinct?
Android Reaches Half A Million Daily Activations
Commentary  |  6/28/2011  | 
Google's Andy Rubin says Android is growing at more than 4% per week, as Strategy Analytics reports that 42% of businesses now support Google's smartphone platform.
How To Play Games In the OS X Terminal
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
You can actually play simple games in your Mac's Terminal.
How To Adjust Time and Date After Replacing the Nintendo 3DS Battery
News  |  6/28/2011  | 
After swapping out your Nintendo 3DS battery, you need to reset the time and date.
Social Email Moves Connections To The Fore
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Harmon.ie plugin displays connected SharePoint users' profiles and activity streams, as well as documents, as a sidebar to email.
4 Reasons Google Apps Beats Office 365
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Google makes its case for Google Apps as Microsoft Office 365 arrives.
Keyboard Shortcut for Word Counts in Word 2007
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Use this key combo in MS Word to show the number of pages, paragraphs, characters and lines.
Minimize the Ribbon in Word
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Gain back screen real estate space by minimizing the ribbon.
Check Spelling Errors in Word with a Keyboard Shortcut
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Use this key combo for a rapid spell check in Word.
Patients, Caregivers Willing To Buy Health Monitoring Devices
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Nearly every person in a recent IBM survey said ease-of-use is the top factor in selecting one device over another, with price a clear second.
Which Wireless Networks Are Fastest? Verizon And AT&T
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
In a 21-city test of U.S. 3G and 4G networks, PC Magazine found that Verizon's 4G network performed the fastest overall in major metro areas, but AT&T won in the heartland.
Court Kills California Violent Video Game Law
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
California's attempt to restrict sales of violent video games to children violates free speech rights, the court says.
Wildfire Spreads Into Facebook Page Management
News  |  6/27/2011  | 
Social promotions tool expands into a suite that includes social page creation, management, and analytics.
Two iPhones Landing In September: Analyst
Commentary  |  6/27/2011  | 
Apple will release a mid-range handset for prepaid users as well as a high-end superphone come the fall, forecasts Deutsche Bank analyst.
Windows Phone Success Depends On Apps
Commentary  |  6/26/2011  | 
The platform has to compare well to Android and iOS on base features, but that alone won't cut it. Is Microsoft creating enough app momentum?
Quickly Encrypt A Word 2007 Document
News  |  6/26/2011  | 
Use this simple key combo to quickly encrypt your doc.
How To Use Windows 7 Restore Points
News  |  6/26/2011  | 
If your Windows 7 PC has become unstable or corrupt, here's how to retrieve happier times using a restore point.
How To Set Up A Win 7 VM On Your Mac With Parallels Desktop
News  |  6/25/2011  | 
Here's the best way to get Windows 7 on your pre-Lion OS X Mac.
How To Back Up The Windows Registry
News  |  6/25/2011  | 
Just one error in the Registry will destabilize your system. Here's how to back it up.
How To Add Windows Home Server Network Users
News  |  6/25/2011  | 
Buying another home or office PC? Here's how to add your new user to the Microsoft Windows Home Network Server.
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