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posted in May 2012
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iPhone 5 Predictions: The Best And Worst
Slideshows  |  5/31/2012  | 
Apple's next iPhone will likely arrive in September or October. As the rumor machine cranks into high gear, we sort the solid predictions from the silly.
Sell Old Phones, iPads, Other Electronics On Glyde
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Got old gadgets lying around collecting dust? The founder of Ebay Motors wants to help you sell them. Here's a demo of Glyde.
Windows 8 Release Preview: Are You Installing?
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Microsoft made the Windows 8 Release Preview version available Thursday. If you just can't wait to install, please tell us about how it's going.
Social Networking: How Much Is Enough?
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
New apps promise to inject social networking features across entire workflows, raising new problems for IT.
Video Is A Data Asset, So Manage It
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Whether a training session, earnings meeting, or product demo, video is too important an information source to be relegated to silos. Here's how to turn it into searchable, reusable content--without busting your storage budget.
Smartphone App Slices Big Data For Political Campaigns
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Campaign Manager Dashboard app for iPhone and Android puts data on 100 million voters and powerful analytics in campaign workers' hands.
CIO Profiles: Edward Marx Of Texas Health Resources
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
This tech chief learned the hard way: Trust but verify.
How To Land A Technology Job On Wall Street
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Capital markets firms are recruiting graduates from the top schools in computer science and other majors to train the next generation of IT talent.
State Health Insurance Exchanges Choke On Health IT
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Politico: Politics aside, IT could be biggest barrier to 2014 readiness.
5 Qualities IT Leaders, Paratroopers Share
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
FireHost CEO Chris Drake says years of jumping out of a plane prepared him to be a technology leader.
Google Play Store Beefs Up Hardware Section
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Google sells more hardware in the Google Play Store with the addition of accessories for the Galaxy Nexus. Is Google stocking up ahead of the Nexus tablet launch?
HHS Launches $150,000 Ocular Imaging Software Challenge
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Contest challenges developers to come up with software that integrates eye exam data and images with electronic health records systems.
57% Of Consumers Use Internet For Medical Questions
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
New studies also find 88% of doctors believe online medical resources have improved the quality of care.
Microsoft Office 365 For Government Faces Google Apps
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Cloud app rivals fight for government customers; Microsoft launches with note that government customer data will be segregated from other customers' data.
IT As Profit Maker
Commentary  |  5/31/2012  | 
In defining your company's core operations, is IT one of them? Many non-IT companies have patented, trademarked, or copyrighted at least one tech innovation.
Regulation Meets Innovation: Tipping the Scales at Forecast 2012
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
An enterprise's adoption of cloud computing traditionally may have been a business and technological decision, but enterprises must also take into consideration all aspects under the regulatory umbrella.
Watch Out: I've Become The Boss Of Me
Commentary  |  5/31/2012  | 
Cloud services are helping to create a new wave of super-powered, cell-sized businesses. Thanks to us, you may have to manage quite differently.
Intel Smartphones Slowly Spread To New Markets
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Intel-based Xolo San Diego lands in the British Isles on June 6, while Lenovo LePhone K800 hits China today. Both run Google's Android platform.
Wrike Goes Freemium For Social Project Management
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Wrike offers free version for 5 "power users" and unlimited collaborators, to battle rivals including Asana, a startup from a Facebook co-founder.
Cloud Pricing: Amazon, Microsoft Keep Cutting
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Look for cloud computing prices to continue falling as vendors compete for enterprise IT workloads. Second in our series on cloud computing pricing.
Cloud's Thorniest Question: Does It Pay Off?
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Many CIOs have their doubts. In this series, we examine why cloud costs remain so hard to judge.
State Of Data Centers: Hot, Crowded, Virtual
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
With just 8% of respondents to our 2012 survey expecting to build new facilities and constrained budgets the No. 1 impactful trend, it's clear enterprise IT's transformation to service provider is in full swing.
IBM, Siri, And How MDM Can Save BYOD
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Did IBM really need to shut down Siri on its company-issued iPhones? BYTE interviews Zenprise about mobile device management tools and the future of BYOD.
Buyer's Guide: SaaS Project Management Tools
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
We rounded up nine top cloud-based PM systems. Here's how they stack up in key areas, including features, pricing, and security.
Keep UN Out Of Internet Regulation
Commentary  |  5/30/2012  | 
A United Nations agency wants to insinuate itself into the governance of the Internet. Not even the Obama administration thinks enough of the UN to take this sitting down.
Google+ Local Does More Than Google Places
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
By combining local information with social networking, Google hopes to make Google+ more relevant for users and businesses.
Maine Health Information Exchange Adds Medical Images
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
HealthInfoNet, Maine's health information exchange, becomes first in the nation to support statewide sharing of X-rays, CT scans, and other medical images.
Middle Managers Must Play Game Of Risk
Commentary  |  5/30/2012  | 
Line managers must now be required, and enabled via enterprise management 2.0 tools, to take on market risks.
Vodafone Leads Open Global App Store Push
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Along with global telecom heavyweights including AT&T and Verizon, Vodafone looks to develop an open mobile applications marketplace.
Latest Leaks: What Next iPhone Might Look Like
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
If the latest leak stories are to be believed, the iPhone 5--or whatever Apple calls the next iPhone--will be a longer device and have a cool new 3D Maps app. Here's the scoop.
Google Chromebook, Chromebox: Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  5/30/2012  | 
Samsung's new hardware combined with Google's upgraded Chrome operating system could finally pose a challenge to Windows or Mac OS X personal computers.
Where Did Help Go? Today's Software Assistance Is Lame
Commentary  |  5/30/2012  | 
Software companies used to put a lot of money and effort into help systems. Now it's been thrown in the trash. Need help? What we're left with is Google and Siri.
Slumping RIM Explores Strategic Options
Commentary  |  5/30/2012  | 
RIM faces $1 billion inventory write-down, massive layoffs, and senior executive defections. Beleaguered smartphone maker hires bankers to analyze strategic options.
Salesforce.com Courts Facebook-Friendly Buddy Media
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Best known for powering Facebook apps and marketing campaigns, Buddy Media would boost Salesforce.com's social software power. Rumored deal: an $800 million sale.
Clinical Goals Drive Paperless Hospital's IT Choices
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Danish hospital plans for an all-digital future, seeks technology that addresses healthcare delivery needs of the 2020s.
Apple's Tim Cook Talks Siri, Steve, And Competition
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
Apple CEO said a lot without saying too much when AllThingsD grilled him Tuesday night.
MongoDB NoSQL Database Poised For Takeoff
Commentary  |  5/30/2012  | 
10Gen, the developer behind MongoDB, lands $42 million in venture money to fund development of enterprise-oriented features and upgrades.
TSA Buys Into iPhones, iPads
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Transportation Security Administration budgets $3 million for iPhones, iPads, and other Apple gear for IT security testing, mobile app development, and other uses.
How Colligo Helped Novartis Trust iPads On SharePoint
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Penetration testing found only Colligo met Novartis' rigorous criteria for allowing iPads to access sensitive corporate data on SharePoint.
Diet Coda: The iPad Text Editor That Satisfies
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Diet Coda turns iPads into Web developer productivity machines. It provides a code editor that can work with files on remote servers, code highlighting, and a keyboard that displays important additional keys depending on which programming language is used (HTML, JavaScript, PHP, and Ruby). It also includes an SSH client that provides secure remote shell access.
Tools To Manage Hundreds Of Social Media Accounts
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Sprinklr and Spredfast tools aim to serve big corporations that need multi-brand social media management.
Diet Coda: Visual Tour Of An iPad Code Editor
Slideshows  |  5/29/2012  | 
Diet Coda lets Web developers leave their notebooks at home. The $19.99 code editor for the iPad from Panic, Inc., is portable friendly, including an adaptive keyboard that tunes itself to programming languages for making it fast and easy to work with remote files.
Google Apps Clears Key Security Hurdle
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Google Apps for Business wins ISO 27001 certification, potentially opening the door to wider adoption in government and regulated industries.
Meet The New CTO--It's The CIO
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Power base in telecommunications service providers has shifted to the IT team, as evidenced by Vodafone's new hiring plan.
SendHub Manages SMS Like Email
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
SendHub lets you send messages to groups within organizations to evoke a faster response.
Mass. Safety Net Hospitals Land $628M For Transformation
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Health IT infrastructure improvements will be part of healthcare delivery changes supported by federal and state funding.
Samsung Unveils Galaxy S III, Music Hub
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Samsung launches its long-awaited Galaxy S III, which will compete directly with Apple's iPhone 4S and other top-tier smartphones.
Reports of Facebook Smartphone Re-Emerge
News  |  5/28/2012  | 
On the hunt for new revenue sources, Facebook is still pursuing a plan to build a Facebook Phone. The details of this device are still unclear.
Facebook Phone Faces Uphill Battle
Commentary  |  5/28/2012  | 
Facebook plans to bring its own smartphone to market, according to reports. If it does, it will probably fail.
HL7 Recruits Clinicians To Improve Health IT Standards
News  |  5/27/2012  | 
Health Level Seven launches program to incorporate clinician experience in electronic health record standards.
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