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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in September 2010
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Global CIO: HP CEO Apotheker Has Deep Expertise But Checkered History
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
HP is highlighting Leo Apotheker's experience but his ouster from SAP 8 months ago was marked by widespread customer unrest, product snafus, and awful morale among employees.
Google Extends Android Market To More Countries
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
The number of nations from which developers may submit paid Android applications is now more than three times what it was a month ago.
Blade Servers Offer Lower Cost, Reduced Complexity
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Blade servers can be a cost-effective alternative to rack-based IT gear, according to HP's John Gromala, and offer a growth path from towers.
Apple iPad Seizing Netbook Market Share
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Declining notebook prices overall and the success of Apple's tablet computer combined to drive down netbook sales in the second quarter, according to DisplaySearch.
HP Taps Ex-SAP Head Leo Apotheker As New CEO
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Leo Apotheker, who unexpectedly resigned as CEO of SAP in February, has been named to replace Mark Hurd.
Google Turns Phone Store Into Android Gallery
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
The company's brief experiment in direct mobile phone sales has been revived as a showcase for Android devices sold by Google's partners
AT&T To Refresh GoPhone Plans
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
In advance of the Windows 7 Phone launch, the carrier will introduce new unlimited talk and text options or unlimited talk and text with metered data use on Oct. 3.
Global CIO: Has The Recession Changed Us?
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
New Pew research shows major differences in how much economic pain different groups suffered in this recession. Business leaders will have to sort out whether these experiences bring a lasting change in how people think about jobs and careers.
Google Releases Plans For DIY Surround Video Booth
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Immersive video structures known as Liquid Galaxies can now be built by anyone with the necessary materials and technical skills.
15 Green Tech Innovations
Slideshows  |  9/30/2010  | 
Cost-savings and energy efficiencies go hand-in-hand. The poor economy and a collective awareness of the finite resources available to the world are encouraging businesses to invest in green technologies. In fact, 60% of companies now have green criteria for their technology purchases, a Forrester Research study found. Cutting costs is the primary motivator, while real or anticipated regulatory issues and pressure from buyers also ranked high, the report said. Only 30% were driven by their desir
NASA Budget Paves Way For Mars Mission
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Last minute House deal provides money for research that one day could allow humans to land on the Red Planet.
Cisco To Introduce Home Telepresence System
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
A $600 video conferencing system that includes a video camera and a device to connect to a HD TV will reportedly be launched by the network equipment maker.
Giving The Web Its Voice
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
Recent announcements, such as Google's addition of voice calling in Gmail, along with the partnership between Facebook and Skype, could be heralding a new age of interactivity for the Web. And talking with your voice on the web could become almost as common as typing.
Google Street View Reaches Antarctica
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Street View imagery now includes places on all seven of the world's continents.
Oct. 11 Looks Legit For Windows Phone Launch
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft and AT&T will jointly announce the first three Windows Phone 7 devices -- made by HTC, LG and Samsung -- at an event in New York on October 11.
Halo Reach Tops Xbox Live List
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
First-person shooter pulls ahead of Modern Warfare 2 to grab top spot.
Android Apps Disclose More Than Users Know
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Half of applications studied share location information and unique identifiers with advertisers, many without disclosing this to users.
Sharp Intros 3D TVs With Integrated Blu-ray Recorder
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
LCD televisions, to be sold in the Japanese market, utilize the BDXL recording format to store up to 87 hours of high-definition programming on a single disc.
Skype, Facebook Partnership Would Boost Both Firms
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
VoIP firm trying to increase revenue-generating opportunities in advance of its IPO.
Samsung To Adopt Windows Phone 7
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
Samsung has announced that it will debut several new smartphones this year with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform on board.
Toshiba Launches 3D Laptops
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Satellite A665-3D Series upconverts 2D video through software, allowing users to play games, movies, and photos in 3D without buying additional devices.
LinkedIn Mines Twitter Streams
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Social network aims to help professionals glean relevant information from the massive volume of tweets.
Astronomers Discover 'Class M' Planet
News  |  9/30/2010  | 
Breakthrough suggests the Milky Way may be "teeming" with potentially habitable bodies.
Nokia N8 U.S. Debut Pushed Back 4 Weeks
Commentary  |  9/30/2010  | 
InformationWeek has learned that U.S. customers won't receive the Symbian^3-based N8 smartphone from Nokia until the end of October.
Global CIO: Tibco Surges And CEO Flips Off IBM, Oracle, And SAP
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
Tibco's revenue is surging toward $1 billion because "20th-century" competitors like IBM, Oracle, and SAP "just don't have the goods," says CEO Vivek Ranadive.
Unsolicited Advice For Adobe, Apple, Google, and Microsoft
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
Adobe, you really need to get your act together. A person who knows you recently told me that you're shifting a number development jobs overseas and that some engineers are polishing their resumes in anticipation of the worst.
Borders Releases Kobo Wi-Fi Version
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Amazon's cheapest Kindle e-reader is on par in price and wireless support with Borders' new Wi-Fi version.
Novell Upgrades SUSE Linux Appliance Toolkit
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Combined with Novell Cloud Manager, the toolkit options for building workloads as virtual appliances, strive shorten customers' path to the cloud.
Motorola ES400S Enterprise Handset Coming To Sprint
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
The rugged device is designed to be durable and withstand dust, drops and bumps runs on Windows Embedded Handheld technologies with compatibility and support for industry-specific apps.
Appcelerator, FortiusOne Preview Geo-Analytics Platform
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
App developers looking to leverage geo-oriented data in their software will soon have a new option.
Nintendo 3DS To Ship In March
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
The portable 3D gaming device doesn't require us of special glasses and may help reverse a sales slump for the Wii console maker.
Lawson Says Suites Beat HR Point Solutions
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Talent management system upgrade supports flexible self-service role and task delegation.
U.S. Running Out Of IP Addresses
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
IPv4 addresses are expected to run out by the end of 2011 due to the huge increase in mobile devices.
Google Predicts Advertising's Future
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Tomorrow's advertising will include more display advertising and more rich media content.
AT&T Scores BlackBerry Curve 3G And Pearl 3G
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
AT&T announced plans to add the BlackBerry Curve 3G and Pearl 3G to its lineup of smartphones.
White House Sets IPv6 Transition Deadlines
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Moving to the next-gen Internet protocol standard will support agency modernization efforts, said U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra.
Dell Unveils Compact SMB LED Color Printers
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
The new line of desktop color printers work like lasers, but their reliance on LEDs allows them to be smaller than lasers.
Are RIM's New Tools Enough To Spur Developers?
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
In addition to the PlayBook and BlackBerry Messenger Social network platform, Research In Motion also introduced a host of new developer tools in hopes of boosting developer enthusiasm.
MetroPCS Intros LTE In Dallas
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Long-term evolution service plans priced at $55 or $60 a month, which includes voice calls, texting, and unlimited 4G web.
Web 2.0 Expo: O'Reilly Says Have Fun, Invent
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Tech prognosticator believes researchers need to get less granular and focus on projects that will inspire them to create the next big thing.
Microsoft Office For Mac To Ship Oct. 26
News  |  9/29/2010  | 
Individual and family editions of the Apple desktop productivity suite can be preordered now.
Global CIO: HP's $130-Billion Gamble
Commentary  |  9/29/2010  | 
While HP's steeply calculated risk to hold its annual analysts' day without a CEO shows guts, it also lets IBM, Oracle, SAP, and Cisco to continue setting the IT agenda.
RightScale Launches Cloud Package For Developers, Testers
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Front-end cloud management offerings expanded with server combinations for Java, PHP, Ruby, .Net software development.
Hulu Plus Coming To TiVo, Roku
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
TiVo will make the premium online video service available to its Premiere digital video recorder subscribers, while Roku will offer it via its media player that streams web content to a digital TV.
Google Provides Kill Switch For Gmail Threading
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
Conversation View, a feature that set Gmail apart from Hotmail and Yahoo Mail, soon will be optional.
RIM Fuzzy On BlackBerry 6 And QNX Transition
Commentary  |  9/28/2010  | 
Research In Motion backed away from a statement made by one of its VPs that the new QNX operating system would replace BlackBerry OS.
Mozilla Says No Firefox For iPhone
Commentary  |  9/28/2010  | 
Mozilla has said that it is not working to bring a mobile version of Firefox for the iPhone. Mozilla is "investigating" the iPad.
Document Foundation To Take OpenOffice Code Outside Oracle
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
The code base for the open source look-alike suite to Microsoft Office has been moved outside Oracle by a new foundation, which claims it will further develop it.
AOL To Buy TechCrunch
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
The acquisition adds Michael Arrington's influential tech-focused blog network to AOL's growing stable of professionally created content sources.
Motorola, HTC, Toshiba To Use Nvidia Tegra 2
News  |  9/28/2010  | 
The chipmaker has reportedly received orders for its Tegra 2 ARM-based processor from several smartphone and tablet manufacturers.
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