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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in August 2010
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Wyse Intros PocketCloud For Android
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
App, previously available only for Apple devices, allows smartphone users to remotely access a virtualized desktop or PC.
Global CIO: SAP Stunner: ERP Deal Boosts Customer Profit $100M Per Year
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
Airgas says its extensive SAP project will raise annual operating profits by at least $75 million and possibly more than $125 million. Here's how.
Borders Announces Kobo eReader Price Cut
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
In a move that undercuts Amazon's Kindle by $9, the bookseller plans a $20 reduction in the price of its electronic reader, lowering the cost to $130.
Google Voice Problems Limited
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Isolated reports of failures do not reflect a widespread collapse of the service, Google says.
VMware's Maritz Predicts Hybrid Cloud Future
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Private clouds inside the enterprise will trade workloads with similar, VMware-based public clouds rendering physical data centers "quite fluid," according to CEO Paul Maritz.
Google PowerMeter Promises Social Recognition For Saving Energy
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Forget about saving energy to help the planet. Try turning out the lights to win badges and humble your friends.
Palm Drops WebOS 2.0 Bombshell
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
Palm on Tuesday announced version 2.0 of its webOS smartphone platform, with new features and a new SDK in tow.
Android, iPhone Users' Preferences Differ
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Coupons.com data, based upon the number of coupons printed or saved to store loyalty cards in various categories, indicates distinctions between the users of the two mobile operating systems.
Gartner Lowers PC Sales Forecast
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
PC shipments are projected to increase by 15.3% year over year in the second half, about 2% less than Gartner's previous forecast, due to the uncertainty in the U.S. and European economies.
Xbox Gets 'Transforming' Control Pad
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Directional pad turns into raised "plus sign" buttons with the twist of a wrist.
Google Corrects IBM's Security Math
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
IBM has fixed a security report it issued last week that misstated Google's security vulnerabilities.
Virginia Still Disrupted By IT Outage
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Three of 27 state agencies continue to experience problems from last week's EMC storage area network failure.
Wirefly Selling HTC EVO 4G To Facebook Fans
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
The wireless retailer is making the popular Android handset available for a limited time, but only to its friends on the social networking site.
Lenovo Spins Off Game Console Business
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Beijing Eedoo Technology formed to develop the eBox multimedia device.
Motorola Issues Warning About Updating Droid X Unofficially
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
Motorola has indicated via its support forums that Droid X users who update to Android 2.2 from a leaked ROM won't be able to install the official update.
Samsung Galaxy Tablet Appears To Be Verizon Bound
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
More details about the Samsung Galaxy Tab -- an Android-based tablet device -- have surfaced, and it looks as though it will be sold by Verizon Wireless in the U.S.
Xsigo Creates Converged I/O With Standard Ethernet Connections
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
I/O Director supplies high-speed data movement off of virtual machines at a lower cost than using Fibre Channel over Ethernet.
Nimbula Unwraps 'Director' Cloud Operating System
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Virtualization software from Amazon EC2 designers aims to operate across multiple virtual machine formats and internal and external clouds.
Global CIO: NetApp In Ascendancy: An Exclusive CEO Interview
Commentary  |  8/30/2010  | 
The CIO surge toward virtualization and NetApp's "50% guarantee" are driving the company's powerful growth, says CEO Tom Georgens.
FalconStor Announces NSS SAN Accelerator For VMware View
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
VMware VDI environments can improve performance as much as 10x using the FalconStor Network Storage Server, the company claims, and provide integrated multi-tier data protection.
Clearwire Unveils Rover Pre Paid 4G Service
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
The Rover looks like an oversized hockey puck, fits in a backpack and can connect up to to eight laptops or other devices to the Internet at claimed download speeds of 3 to 6 megabits per second.
Top 12 PC Games Of All Time
Slideshows  |  8/30/2010  | 
With a click of the mouse, gamers can transport themselves into futuristic worlds, realistic battle scenes and a virtual life of organized crime. Although there they face extensive competition from console-makers such as Nintendo and Sony, PC software games continue to flourish, as each year hundreds of titles vie for consumers' attention, loyalty and dollars. Here's a dozen of the all time best.
Google Buys SocialDeck
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
The deal promises to strengthen Google's social competency and to address issues of app discoverability.
Nintendo To Cut DSi, DSi XL Prices
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Responding to tough competition from Apple and other smartphone makers in the handheld gaming market, Nintendo said it will slash $20 from the price of two systems starting September 12.
Best Mobile Apps For Busy Professionals
Slideshows  |  8/30/2010  | 
Today's smartphones have led to the development of hundreds of thousands of mobile apps. Apple's iPhone, RIM's BlackBerry and phones based on Google's Android all have access to extensive libraries of apps that you can download and install for our increasingly mobile world. When you're always on the go, having the right smartphone app makes it easy to transition from business to pleasure and back again without skipping a beat so you can get the most out of every minute. Here we pick 17 of the be
Netgear Debuts $899 Unified Threat Management Appliance
Commentary  |  8/30/2010  | 
Netgear debuted its latest security appliance today, the ProSecure UTM50, an $899 Unified Threat Management device that addresses firewall, ant-virus, URL filtering , spam and other aspects of network security.
Server Technology Hits A Crossroads
Slideshows  |  8/30/2010  | 
Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "State Of Server Technology 2010," our report evaluating changes in the server market motivated by the push to consolidate data center systems, get power and cooling costs under control and make the most of the cloud.
BlackBerry Ban In India Postponed
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
RIM's engagement with Indian government officials may keep BlackBerry users from losing e-mail and instant messaging service.
Samsung Epic 4G Listed For $199.99 At Amazon
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Sprint's list price for the smartphone with a new service plan is $249.99, but Amazon is advertising the handset with the same terms for $50 less.
Verizon Wireless Scores Bing Android App First
Commentary  |  8/30/2010  | 
Microsoft on Monday announced that Verizon Wireless customers will have first access to its new Bing application for the Android platform.
Intel To Buy Infineon Wireless Unit
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
The $1.4 billion acquisition would expand the chipmaker's offerings in the smartphone market while also gaining a customer base that includes every major mobile phone maker.
Google Planning YouTube On-Demand Video
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
A deal with Hollywood studios could help Google TV succeed.
Stream TV Unveils eLocity A7 Tablet
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Android 2.2-powered device takes on the iPad with a front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, 3G, and 1080p high-definition playback.
T-Mobile Launching BlackBerry Curve 3G September 8
Commentary  |  8/30/2010  | 
T-Mobile on Monday announced that it will offer the BlackBerry Curve 9300 for just $80 starting on September 8.
Apple iPad Availability Improves To 24 Hours
Commentary  |  8/30/2010  | 
The Apple iPad is finally available in large enough numbers that interested buyers will only need to wait 24 hours for it to ship if purchased online.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison's Acquisition List: Who's #1?
Commentary  |  8/29/2010  | 
Informatica and Teradata are the favorites of poll respondents, but my votes go to EMC and Netezza.
Older Americans Flocking To Social Networks
News  |  8/28/2010  | 
The percentage of U.S. adults ages 50 and older using Facebook and other online communities nearly doubled from 22% in April 2009 to 42% in May of this year, according to the Pew Research Center.
Veeam Enhances VMWare Virtual Machine Recovery
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
Third-party tool adds reliability, accuracy, and speed to virtual machine backups and restores.
Google Fights E-mail Overload With Priority Inbox
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
Gmail has gained an automated, trainable filter that attempts to segregate important e-mail messages.
Paul Allen Sues Google, Apple, Others Over Patents
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
AOL, eBay, Facebook, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo and YouTube are also named in the patent infringement lawsuit filed by the Microsoft co-founder's firm, Interval Licensing LLC.
The Rare Earth Element Crisis
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
A Congressional Research Service report considers whether U.S. dependency on foreign sources of rare earth elements threatens the defense and technology industries.
Icahn Increases Stake In Motorola
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
Buying another $86 million in stock has increased financier Carl Icahn's holdings to 10.4% of the company, according to a SEC filing.
Virginia Repairs SAN Failure That Caused Statewide Outage
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
IT administrators have fixed the storage area network that failed Wednesday, affecting online services and network operations of more than 20 state agencies.
Top 20 Android Productivity Apps
Slideshows  |  8/27/2010  | 
Android handsets are pouring onto the market every day and there's a deluge of Android apps competing to fills those screens. To sort through the storm surge of app choices, we've trolled through the Android Market to hauled in 20 Android apps that no business user should be without.
Four Friday Apple Anecdotes
Commentary  |  8/27/2010  | 
Today's Apple happenings include: defensive statements from HTC; Apple and SurfaceInk call it quits; the Verizon iPhone rears up again; and some numbers about how many Facebookers use iOS.
FTC Settles Fake iTunes Reviews Case
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
The deal calls for the removal of the fake iTunes app reviews created by Reverb Communications.
Mozilla's Fennec Mobile Browser Reaches Alpha For Android
Commentary  |  8/27/2010  | 
On Friday, Mozilla announced the availability of Fennec -- a.k.a mobile Firefox -- for the Android platform.
Linux, Windows Server Demand Drives 24% Gain
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
Unix didn't grab a piece of the market's fastest quarterly growth in more than 5 years.
Finding Your Company's Social Data
Commentary  |  8/27/2010  | 
So you've decided that some form of enterprise social networking application would be a good fit in your business and help keep employees connected and improve collaboration? Great, but once you've done this, you should make sure that you have some view into how well your employees are embracing social networking.
Garmin Recalls Nuvi GPS
News  |  8/27/2010  | 
Affected personal navigation devices will be repaired free of charge due to a risk of overheating batteries.
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