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Content tagged with Mobile posted in June 2012
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Google I/O Live Blog: Tablet Eyed
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Google I/O kicks off Wednesday at 9:30 PST and InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson is live blogging right here. Join us for breaking news and expert analysis.
Big Data Analytics Power Revolution In Decision-Making
Commentary  |  6/27/2012  | 
InformationWeek virtual event explores enterprise steps toward deriving valuable insights amid unprecedented data volume, velocity, variety, and complexity.
Microsoft Rolls Out Office 365 For Education
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Cloud-based productivity suite supersedes Microsoft's Live@Edu offering for the education market.
Google Primed To Debut 7-Inch Tablet At I/O
News  |  6/27/2012  | 
Mere hours before Google is set to take the stage at its developer conference in San Francisco, sources say its new 7-inch tablet will be the highlight of the show.
Red Hat Shifts Into Gear With OpenShift
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Red Hat's new version of platform-as-a-service, MegaShift, supports the complex version of Java. Many developers are finding an advantage in that compared to VMware's Cloud Foundry.
Patent Trolls Decimate Innovation
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Study finds the cost of patent litigation brought by non-practicing entities comes to about a tenth of R&D spending by U.S. businesses.
NASA Satellites Track Tropical Storm Debby
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite serves as a "rain gauge in space"
Choose Your Social Business Strategy Before Your Tools
Commentary  |  6/26/2012  | 
The concepts, not the technologies, of social business pave the road to success.
Consumerization of IT: A View From The Real World
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Executives from three very different industries--finance, healthcare, and distribution--discuss how they're coping with the consumerization of IT, in this panel discussion at the InformationWeek 500 conference.
Yammer Deal Casts Shadow On NewsGator Strategy
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
When Microsoft bought Yammer for $1.2 billion, it snubbed the vendor that has helped the most to round out SharePoint as an enterprise social platform. NewsGator's CEO explains why that's a good thing.
Mac Users See Pricier Rooms At Orbitz
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Orbitz says Mac users are willing to pay 30% more for hotel rooms than PC users so it is showing them more expensive options.
How To Build A Collaborative Organization
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Jacob Morgan, author of the book, The Collaborative Organization, talks to BYTE about how to build a good internal social network.
Tape Is Back And Ready For Backup
Commentary  |  6/26/2012  | 
Could a combination of disk and tape backup be the best strategy for your data center?
Google Compute Engine Challenges Amazon
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
At Google I/O, Google Compute Engine debuts, bringing Google into more direct competition with infrastructure-as-a-service market leader Amazon Web Services. But don't forget about Microsoft.
Dropbox Anxiety? WatchDox Tries To Ease CIO Fears
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Investment firm Blackstone uses the cloud file-sharing platform to live the dream: WatchDox gives users BYOD freedom while putting control in IT's hands.
Yammer Acquisition Raises Social Strategy Questions
Slideshows  |  6/26/2012  | 
Yammer is officially on its way to becoming part of the Microsoft Office product family that includes SharePoint. How will it fit in?
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Mountain Lion, a.k.a. OS X 10.8, marries the Apple desktop operating system to iOS features that previously were found only on the iPhone and iPad. Among them: Messages, Notifications, Reminders, a Game Center, and better integration with iCloud. It's not a revolutionary upgrade to the desktop OS, but it should please Mac enterprise users.
Dell Launches Windows 8-Ready Ultrabooks
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
XPS 14 and XPS 15 pack sufficient punch, but will they satisfy home and business users who consider touch capability a must?
Google Bouncer Beat Up By Security Researchers
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Google's gatekeeper for the Android app store has major growing pains ahead, as security researchers find ways to bypass it.
When Data Is A Matter Of Life Or Death
Commentary  |  6/26/2012  | 
Healthcare analytics startup offers insights into how to develop the numbers when it counts for everything.
New Wireless Sensors Tackle Old Problems Like Pneumonia
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Wireless sensor technology developed by the University of Missouri can measure subtle changes in pulse, respiration, and bed restlessness, warning clinicians of the early onset of pneumonia or other life-threatening problems.
Firefox For Android Reborn
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Mozilla's engineers have reworked Firefox for Android, transforming it from an also-ran into a compelling option for Android users.
The Big Windows Phone 8 Difference: It's Windows
Commentary  |  6/25/2012  | 
For years, we have put up with the fact that smart phones exist outside of established networks and management systems and need all new code. Windows Phone 8 plugs right into the existing management infrastructure and existing Windows software probably ports with ease. If you're a business of any size, Windows Phone 8 is going to be very tempting, and if you have to bribe your users to adopt it you might be making a wise investment.
Microsoft Confirms $1.2 Billion Yammer Buy
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Microsoft will add Yammer to the Microsoft Office Division, placing the cloud social service side-by-side with SharePoint.
Google Ventures Backed Cliqr CloudCenter Tackles Lock-In
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Google partner says it will provide cloud computing benefits without requiring your company to commit to one service provider.
RIM Is Broken, Morgan Stanley Says
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Research In Motion hires bankers to help it explore strategic options moving forward, but those bankers aren't too optimistic about the company's chances.
Swype Android Beta Adds Dragon Speech, Handwriting Recognition
Slideshows  |  6/25/2012  | 
Nuance's Swype app offers a new winning combination for fast typing on Android devices: gestures and Dragon speech recognition, with handwriting recognition thrown in for good measure.
Feds Begin Work On BYOD Policy
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Federal CIO VanRoekel announces an innovation center to help agencies share digital services, as well as a new advisory group working on a bring-your-own-device policy.
Splashtop Releases 'Next Generation' Remote Desktop App For iOS
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Splashtop 2, the latest version of the desktop remote control app for iOS, supports new hardware, including the Retina display; speeds network traffic; and makes connections easier. Splashtop 2 can remotely control either Macs or Windows PCs from an iPad or iPhone.
Box Brings 50 Apps Partners To Android
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Previously available only on iOS, Box OneCloud lets third party apps read and write files from the Box cloud service.
Microsoft: We Won't Build Own Windows Phones
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Microsoft exec categorically denies reports that the company plans to bring its Surface tablet strategy to the smartphone market.
Next Valley View: Google I/O Deep Dive
Commentary  |  6/25/2012  | 
Join us for the next episode of our live Web TV show on June 27, featuring news and analysis from the Google I/O show, special Google guests, and more.
Samsung Predicts 10M Galaxy S III Sales In July
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Samsung says its 2012 flagship smartphone will sell briskly through the summer, despite supply limitations.
Oracle's Recent Software Buys Fuel Customer Experience Strategy
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
New Oracle Customer Experience (CX) offering melds capabilities from ATG, Endeca, RightNow, and Vitrue, to advance Siebel/Fusion customer relationship management play.
Google Nexus Tablet Details Leak
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Specs for the Nexus 7, a Google-branded tablet with a seven-inch display, sneak out, pointing to a mid-level device with a competitive price.
Telemedicine Tackles Mental Health Treatment
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Online communities and computerized cognitive behavioral therapy can help break the stigma of depression, extend providers, and reduce overmedication, report says.
Microsoft Must Get The Windows 8 Commerce Model Right
Commentary  |  6/25/2012  | 
Microsoft has innovated well on the tech side of Win 8/Metro, but it has a huge problem on the commerce side.
State Street Private Cloud: $600 Million Savings Goal
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
If everyone writes software for the same cloud-based development platform, code sharing becomes easier, and State Street has to write dramatically less code, saving big on software development. Take a look at the plan.
Google I/O Preview: 9 Potential Products
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Get ready for Android Jelly Bean, Google's Nexus tablet, and a host of new products and services to launch at Google's developer conference this week.
10 Developments Show Government Cloud Maturing
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
Emerging trends such as FedRAMP, community clouds, and single-source contracts point to the start of phase two for cloud computing in federal government.
The Brain Behind Brave, The Movie: Press:Here Preview
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson, on this week's episode of Press:Here, talks tech with Katherine Sarafian, producer of Pixar's new animated film, Brave.
Apple's Planned Obsolescence: Customer Revolt Brews
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
Short term, Apple will make more money. Long term, it will annoy, and lose, even ardent device fans.
HP Without Itanium: A Three-Pronged Strategy
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
Regardless of how its trial against Oracle goes, there will be no new versions of Oracle software on Itanium. Here's how HP might turn the page.
NASA Unveils Technology Transfer Portal
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Space agency aims to make it easier for private sector companies to license its technology innovations.
Microsoft May Build Own Windows Phone 8
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
Microsoft might rile its hardware partners again by developing and bringing to market its own Windows Phone 8 smartphone.
Social Media For Grownups
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Every company needs a social networking policy, but don’t stifle creativity and productivity with too much formality.
Microsoft Surface To Start At $599?
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Microsoft risks alienating everyday consumers by pricing its self-branded tablets at a premium, analysts say.
Google Slips Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Details
Commentary  |  6/22/2012  | 
Google accidentally spilled some beans about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ahead of its official Google I/O debut. Here's what Google's slip-up says about the next version of Android.
HHS Grants Tap Health IT To Improve Quality
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Feds will spend $895 million on a national innovations program, but expect to get twice as much back through Medicare and Medicaid savings.
Online Program Lets Docs 'Prescribe' mHealth Apps
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Happtique mRx program lets physicians send apps directly to patients' smartphones and tablets, or refer them to Apple store.
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