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Content tagged with Mobile Business posted in December 2011
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How OpenFlow Changes Networking
News  |  12/29/2011  | 
OpenFlow is a new standard made for virtualized server environments. It is a software-defined way of controlling network traffic, completely changing their architecture. BigSwitch, one of the early players, shows us at the Valley View Whiteboard.
iOS Developer Services Improve App Testing
News  |  12/29/2011  | 
Restrictions put in the developer license by Apple cause problems for many users, but outside services are popping up to break the limits.
NASA Spacecraft Set To Orbit Moon
News  |  12/29/2011  | 
The two spacecraft in the GRAIL mission aim to create a new gravity map of the moon. They will go into orbit one after the other on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Will Windows Phone Take Off In 2012?
Commentary  |  12/28/2011  | 
Microsoft has two updates planned for its mobile platform next year, and its application store has a lot of apps. Will it spur sales?
Twitter, Zynga Capitalize On Wholesale Data Center Space
News  |  12/28/2011  | 
Social media and Web 2.0 companies take advantage of available wholesale data center space, especially in Chicago and Santa Clara, Calif.
Fed Health IT Spending: $6.5 Billion By 2016
News  |  12/28/2011  | 
Government must upgrade systems that support clinical and business operations to drive efficiencies and curb the cost of healthcare.
Meet NASA's Smartphone-Driven Robots
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Small satellites powered by modified Android-based Samsung Nexus S handsets act as astronaut assistants on the International Space Station.
Baby Pajamas Talk To Your Phone, Tablet Via Cloud
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Exmovere's Exmobaby pajamas transmit data on infant vital signs through the cloud to parents' smartphones and computers.
Amazon Updates Kindle Fire Software
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Interface sluggishness has been unslugged. Users get some control over the contents of the carousel.
Health Insurers Hindered By Outdated IT
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Many payers unprepared for new healthcare mandates, partially because their 35-year-old mainframes don't support new models, reports survey.
Android Gets Toe In Pentagon Front Door
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
The US Department of Defense has approved the use of certain specific Android devices on their networks.
Kindle Fire Gets Performance Boost
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
Amazon Kindle Fire 6.2.1 patch adds speed, lockable Wi-Fi, and better privacy.
Neonatal Telemedicine Could Save Medicare $186 Million
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
American Telemedicine Association asks Congress to cover telehealth technologies for high-risk pregnancies.
Congress Funds Exascale Computing
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
The race is on for exascale computing, and Congress sees keeping the U.S. in the hunt as an imperative for long-term American competitiveness.
4 Questions SMBs Should Ask Outsourcing Vendors
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
Small and midsize businesses that plan to outsource their IT operations need to ask these four questions before signing the dotted line.
Do Clinicians Need Their Own DWI Rule?
Commentary  |  12/22/2011  | 
Doctoring While iPhoning isn't the same as Driving While Intoxicated. But doctors should know better than to engage in such behavior.
5 Mobile Things That Won't Happen In 2012
Commentary  |  12/22/2011  | 
Here are five things we probably won't see take place in the mobile industry in 2012, along with a few that might.
RIM BlackBerry 10 Doesn't Work, Says Insider
Commentary  |  12/22/2011  | 
BlackBerry 10 is delayed because the software isn't ready, an inside source says, not because the company is waiting for a new chipset as RIM CEOs claim. RIM reponds...
Mobile App Inventory Crosses 1 Million Mark
Commentary  |  12/22/2011  | 
Apple's App Store is the biggest, but it's the only one of seven app stores that didn't post double-digit growth in 2011.
Nimbula Launches Cloud Migration Service
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Startup urges enterprises with systems running in public clouds to move their workloads to in-house private cloud environments.
Will Biometrics Go Mainstream In 2012?
Commentary  |  12/21/2011  | 
IBM thinks so, and the US-VISIT program may give a glimpse into the future. But what about data theft?
Prevent Drunk Facebooking With Sobriety App
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Avoid the shame of PUI (posting under the influence) by testing yourself and your drinking buddies.
Android Hits 700,000 Daily Activations
Commentary  |  12/21/2011  | 
Apple, Google's next closest competitor, is activating a relatively paltry 189,000 iPhones each day.
Mobile Digital Divide: Personal Apps Vs. Work Apps
Commentary  |  12/21/2011  | 
3 questions IT must answer to provide a better mobile experience for employees.
5 Ways The Smartphone Market Evolved In 2011
Commentary  |  12/21/2011  | 
The smartphone market is one of the most dynamic in the world. Here are the five biggest smartphone trends that took place during 2011.
Microsoft, Nokia Mulled RIM Acquisition
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Amazon is also said to have kicked the tires on the struggling smartphone maker.
Microsoft Wins Patent Claim Against Motorola
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
International Trade Commission, however, rejects several other patent claims that Microsoft filed against Motorola.
Android Lost Ground In November
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
After two years on the rise, Google declined in mobile ad impressions in November. Will the Kindle Fire reverse the recent trend?
Verizon, Qualcomm, NIH Partner On Telemedicine
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
Remote monitoring aims to prevent hospital readmissions, reduce treatment costs for rural Arizona heart failure patients.
5 Biggest Mobile Stories Of 2011
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
From mergers to phones, wireless technologies, and mobile operating systems, 2011 was an explosive one for the mobile industry. Here are the five biggest stories of the year.
Cloud Computing Buyers Demand More, Survey Finds
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
Plain vanilla cloud infrastructure isn't the main goal. Companies want to use online apps, develop cloud apps, or run a more automated internal cloud.
Medical Devices Get Wireless, Smart, Secure
News  |  12/20/2011  | 
AT&T's cloud-based machine-to-machine communications services help device maker nSpire collect data faster, save international roaming charges.
AT&T Licking Its Wounds Over T-Mobile Collapse
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
AT&T threw in the towel and said it won't fight the U.S. government any more over its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA.
Does Your Health IT Career Require Another Diploma?
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
Breaking into health IT isn't easy. Going back to school for more training is a good place to start.
Google Want To Google Get On Google's Tech Google News Google Page? Put Google In Your Google Headline
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
My unscientific research reveals Google likes stories about itself and Google products. While I took it lightheartedly, the U.S. government is more concerned.
PlayBook: An Anchor Dragging RIM Down
Commentary  |  12/20/2011  | 
Even BlackBerry owners don't want Research In Motion's tablet. When will RIM cut its losses and move on?
Motorola Xyboards Close The Android Tablet Gap
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
With its new Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2 tablets, Motorola aims to hit the sweet spot between the needs of the professional and the needs of the consumer.
Healthcare Innovation Prize Goes To Startup
News  |  12/19/2011  | 
Axial Exchange's Care Transition Suite helps keep patients safer by improving the transference of critical patient data during hospital discharges.
Why Developers Still Target iOS Ahead Of Android
Commentary  |  12/18/2011  | 
There potentially is more money to be made developing for Apple's iPhone, even though Android has more users.
What If Microsoft And Intel Weren't Two Years Late?
Commentary  |  12/16/2011  | 
Both companies made recent moves to put themselves in better stead to compete in phones and tablets. What if they'd done it two years ago?
12 Epic Tech Fails Of 2011
Slideshows  |  12/16/2011  | 
From Apotheker to Zuckerberg, tech chiefs had plenty of time on the hot seat this year. Take a look back at the notable product, strategy, and security fails of 2011.
RIM's Stock Tanks After Poor Quarterly Numbers
Commentary  |  12/16/2011  | 
Research In Motion's stock was down as much as 10% Friday after the company reported dismal numbers for its most recent quarter.
Top Methods To Manage Mobile Mayhem
News  |  12/16/2011  | 
Check out enterprise options for encrypting and wiping mobile devices and portable storage.
CES 2012 Preview: Ultrabooks Everywhere
News  |  12/16/2011  | 
The big question will be whether ultrabooks prove to be affordable enough to compete with tablets and smartphones.
Young Adults Drive Smartphone Sales
Commentary  |  12/15/2011  | 
It is no surprise that the younger generation is in love with smartphones, but all age groups are increasingly embracing the technology.
5 Twists On 2012's Big Tech Trends
Commentary  |  12/15/2011  | 
Forget big-bang changes: 2012 will bring important but incremental advances in trends such as social and mobile. Consider how your enterprise will tap into these five, Forrester Research advises.
Pentagon Unveils Enterprise IT Strategy
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Department of Defense looks to save up to $5.2 billion through IT consolidation and enterprise-wide adoption of shared platforms and services.
Facebook Makes Peace With Greenpeace
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
The social network promises to "unfriend" coal.
Microsoft's Droidrage WP7 Giveaway Heats Up
Commentary  |  12/15/2011  | 
Malware-infected Android owners offered chance to win a free Windows Phone 7; more than 3,200 entered.
Lightsquared Disrupts Airplane Navigation GPS, Feds Say
News  |  12/15/2011  | 
Nationwide 4G service owners fire back against government report that wireless broadband service interferes with systems that alert pilots to approaching terrain.
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