News & Commentary
posted in July 2011
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Apple's iPad App Approval Rules: One SMB's Tale
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
ShareFile's native iPad app took two months to pass Apple's approval process. The CEO shares his insights into surviving the in-app purchasing test.
IT Leaders Fight New HIPAA Rule
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
CHIME and MGMA take exception to a proposed requirement to produce access reports within 30 days after a patient's request.
Mashery: The E-Commerce Force Is With Them
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Accurately documenting APIs and helping mobile developers use them is a new force in e-commerce. Mashery's service fits right in.
VC Investments In Health IT Jump 27%
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
While overall investments in healthcare declined, venture capitalists are increasing their bets on health IT.
Google Deal Lets SAP Customers Map Data
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Google Maps meets SAP: Partnership includes exclusive mashup capabilities and discounted pricing for geospatial data.
Facebook For Business Debuts, Watch Out Google?
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Not a new service; rather, it's a portal to help businesses understand social marketing.
Obama Talks, Congressional Websites Crash
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Several websites were unavailable or sluggish after an overwhelming public response to the president's call for Congress to resolve debt ceiling issues.
Apple iOS Bug Worse Than Advertised
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Off-the-shelf sniffing tools can exploit the threat, but users of older iPhones and iPod Touches won't see a fix.
SMB IT Pros Saddled With Support Tasks
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
IT managers at smaller firms struggle to devote more time to strategy, security, and new technology, HP survey says.
Newest Enterprise Social App: Mentoring
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Connecting employees and mentors online proves efficient, says Triple Creek, whose software has found fans in AT&T, Fannie Mae, and Agilent.
Telesphere Cloud Videoconferencing: Buy No Hardware
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Cloud-based service for enterprises and SMBs builds hardware leasing into monthly fee.
Samsung Sells 5 Million Galaxy S II Smartphones
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
"Superphone" selling at an average clip of 59,000 units per day, even before U.S. launch.
Dell Offers OpenStack Infrastructure-As-A-Service
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Reference architecture for cloud developers to manage IT resources in OpenStack.
What Do You Think? Should Software Patents Be Abolished?
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
Now that the public radio show This American Life has tarred, feathered, and skewered software patents, it's time for you to chime in on the whether the patents could be stifling innovation.
Windows Phone 7 Mango Shipped To Phone Makers
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Microsoft promises 500 new features in first major update to its new mobile operating system.
Microsoft And SUSE, Mozilla And Google: Strange Bedfellows
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
Redmond cashes in on Linux licenses, while Mozilla creates a new open source mobile operating system.
Sen. Al Franken Opposes AT&T, T-Mobile Merger
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Outspoken senator from Minnesota says deal would kill off thousands of U.S. jobs and raise cell phone prices.
SAP Steals Share From Oracle In Strong Quarter
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Applications software license growth increased by 18%, versus 16% reported by Oracle in most recent quarter.
Microsoft, Capgemini Partner On Azure Services
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Redmond looks to consultants to drive adoption of its Windows Cloud platform in vertical industries.
How To Upgrade OS X Snow Leopard To OS X Lion
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Here's how to upgrade your Mac running OS X Snow Leopard to OS X 10.7 Lion.
How To Open Blank Pages In Mobile Safari
News  |  7/27/2011  | 
Many users like to set their browser's homepage to blank. Here's how to do it in Mobile Safari.
HTC Wants To Settle Patent Suit With Apple
Commentary  |  7/27/2011  | 
A preliminary ruling in favor of Apple has HTC--and its U.S. Android phone business--in a precarious position.
Computing at Chaos Manor: Pournelle's Mailbag
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Jerry Pournelle answers BYTE reader email.
Low-Cost Options For Predictive Analytics Challenge SAS, IBM
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Upstarts Revolution Analytics and Alpine Data Labs step up the competition against market leaders.
Google+ Name Rules Adjusted
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Users believed to be violating the Google+ "common name" policy can expect a more attentive review process.
How To Customize Virtual Desktop Backgrounds in OS X Lion
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Navigate Virtual Desktops in OS X Lion easier by customizing each one.
Feds Get Detailed Cloud Planning Advice
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Private sector execs, academics suggest changes like updating laws and setting research priorities, share practical recommendations for CIOs.
3 Ways To Manage Underperforming Technology
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Applying a people approach to technology could help boost performance. Here are three ideas for remediating the laggards.
Mozilla Plans Open Web Operating System
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
With "Boot to Gecko," Mozilla is challenging the proprietary mobile empires: Apple, Google, and Microsoft.
Google Apps Email Migration Complete at GSA
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Unisys has moved 17,000 agency employees to cloud-based email, which could save $15.2 million over the next five years.
VMware Never Said Virtualization Was Easy; Google+ Pains
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Griping about VMware price changes? It's time to get practical. As for early users of Google+, the bumps continue.
Socialcast Lets Businesses Invite Outsiders To Join Network
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Enterprise social network adds options for including partners and customers.
Verizon Rolls Out LTE Laptop, Tablet
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
HP's laptop brings 4G Long Term Evolution to mobile computing, but price of Verizon's data plans may feel like a speed trap.
4 People Lessons To Smooth SMB Tech Rollouts
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
SMBs suffering from underperforming technology might do well to apply these four people management principles to their machines and applications.
Athenahealth Acquires Proxsys To Build Health Information Exchange
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
The acquisition will help hospitals and medical groups manage clinical and administrative information more efficiently in the cloud.
RIM Shares Rise On Layoffs, Exec Shuffle
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
Investors believe changes will help stanch smartphone maker's losses for now, but longer-term challenges remain.
How Health IT-Related Errors Hurt Patient Safety
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
New analysis explains how the occasional glitches with EHRs and related systems can get out of hand.
Microsoft Back In Bed With SUSE Linux
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
In controversial deal extended to the tune of $100 million, Microsoft resells SUSE Linux services and pledges not to sue on patents.
Make OS X Lion Mail Look Like Snow Leopard
News  |  7/26/2011  | 
After upgrading to OS X Lion, you need to get things done -- not learn the new UI. Here's how to switch Mail to Classic Layout.
Microsoft-Watchers See A Company In Decline
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
How much trouble is Windows in? Microsoft-watchers say the company's fortunes have turned.
VMware Pricing Outrage: A Closer Look
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Many IT admins want to continue over-provisioning memory to virtual machines. But that's not an efficient way to manage the data center.
Android Legal Troubles Benefit Windows Phone
Commentary  |  7/26/2011  | 
Some phone manufactures are having second thoughts about using the open source Android platform, given aggressive legal actions by Microsoft and Apple.
Google+: Doing the Math
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
Someone call MIT! Don Rose has reduced the entire Google+ phenomenon to one mathematical equation.
Secret CIO: When Reboot Has A Silver Lining
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
The 3 minutes that my netbook takes to restart prove critical to my effectiveness as a CIO. Here's why.
Amazon Tablet Is Strong iPad Competitor, Consumers Say
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
When Amazon's tablet arrives this fall, consumers will be paying attention.
Are There Any Humans in Silicon Valley?
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
Macromedia founder Marc Canter says you've got to automate global and scale local to succed -- and talk to people outside of the California milieu. That's why he's in Cleveland.
LogMeIn Helps iPads , Work Data Play Safely
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Cloud-based service lets IT control corporate data accessed via mobile devices, starting with iPad and iPhone.
NASA Gets The Consumerization Of IT. Do You?
Commentary  |  7/25/2011  | 
If you want to see a model of consumerization of IT in action, look at NASA
Intuit QuickBooks For Android Debuts
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Intuit looks to give SMBs a faster way to invoice with QuickBooks Mobile and other business apps for Android smartphones.
Moxie Upgrades Social Customer Portal Personalization
News  |  7/25/2011  | 
Customer Spaces now can integrate data such as purchase history and past support interactions for smarter personalization of what customer sees.
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