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posted in December 2011
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HP Chairman Ray Lane: Focus On Innovation
News  |  12/30/2011  | 
As HP emerges from one of the most tumultuous years in its history, the company's Chairman talks about how the company will tackle the competition, and return to its roots of invention and innovation.
Holiday Gift Guide For Tech Gadget Lovers
News  |  12/30/2011  | 
Need a gift idea for the tech gadget geek in your life? Here are several of the hottest new tech toys for the 2011 holiday season, from the Looxcie Camera to the Logitech Harmony Link to the Amazon Kindle Fire, and much much more.
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.
IBM Lands $2.6B Spanish Bank Outsourcing Deal
News  |  12/29/2011  | 
IBM research centers also will feed social media and cloud computing innovations to bank's IT staff.
10 Enterprise Social Networking Obstacles
Commentary  |  12/29/2011  | 
Why wouldn't every organization flock to the vision of an agile, transparent, people-centered, and collaborative team? Let's count the reasons.
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.
10 Biggest Social Business Stories Of 2011
Commentary  |  12/28/2011  | 
They range from Facebook platform changes to OpenSocial specs to the phenomenon of social poseurs.
New Accountable Care Model Could Save $1.1B
News  |  12/28/2011  | 
32 healthcare organizations chosen to participate in CMS' new Pioneer ACO initiative will begin trial usage of the model in January.
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.
VA Plans Cloud Telephony Pilot
News  |  12/28/2011  | 
Department of Veterans Affairs solicits information to transform its telephone infrastructure to a voice-as-a-service platform.
Will RAID Die In 2012?
Commentary  |  12/28/2011  | 
The time it takes to rebuild a RAID-protected volume makes it unwieldy with today's high-capacity drives.
Will The FAA Relax Electronic Device Restrictions?
Commentary  |  12/28/2011  | 
Longstanding rules that require you to turn off your iPads and Kindles during airplane takeoff and landing may have no basis in science.
Dachis Group Builds Analytics Around Social Business Index
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Razorfish co-founder Jeff Dachis launches firm to analyze the components of a company's social media performance.
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.
RIM Betting The Farm On QNX/BB 10
Commentary  |  12/27/2011  | 
Unless RIM hits a home run with BB 10, there might not be much of anything left for the company to do but die.
Health Executives Doubtful About ACO Participation
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
In a survey of senior health executives, a majority express doubt that they will participate in Medicare/ Medicaid ACO program.
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.
Androids Everywhere, But Update Model Broken
Commentary  |  12/27/2011  | 
In 2011, 93 different Android phones have been released across nine U.S. carriers. But there's a downside to this diversity.
Best Tech Predictions Of 2012
Commentary  |  12/27/2011  | 
I take on four big tech predictions for 2012, from mobile to social--and dish up three of my own.
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.
10 IT Shifts In 2012: Exclusive Research
Commentary  |  12/27/2011  | 
Put predictions aside: InformationWeek Research yields hard data about what's up (analytics) and down (Windows Mobile) in 2012. Take a look at your peers' IT plans.
Citrix Receiver One Answer to BYOD
News  |  12/27/2011  | 
Desktop virtualization tools like Citrix Receiver give employee-owned iOS and Android devices access to Microsoft Office apps and data.
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.
6 Ways Cloud Computing Will Evolve In 2012
Commentary  |  12/27/2011  | 
Cloud computing will dig even deeper into the enterprise, with hybrid clouds, virtualized clients, and security standards topping the hot trends.
2012 Will Be the Year of the Android Tablet
Commentary  |  12/22/2011  | 
In Vegas in January the industry will take to go all in with tablets running Android 4 ("Ice Cream Sandwich"). Quality and features will go up, prices will go down.
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.
NASA Sees Drones Flying In U.S. Airspace
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
Space agency hires contract to develop communications systems to allow unmanned aerial vehicles to safely fly alongside manned aircraft.
Microsoft To Withdraw From CES
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
Consumer Electronics Show in January will be the last one for Microsoft, which says the tech fest is out of synch with its product cycles.
WellPoint Taps IBM Watson For Cancer Decision Support
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
Los Angeles cancer institute will also contribute to the project, which aims to use Watson-based technology to improve treatment outcomes.
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...
Startup Automates SMB Customer Engagement
News  |  12/22/2011  | 
OneReach gives small and midsize businesses a simple way to set up automated voice, SMS, and email customer messaging--no technical skill needed.
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?
Apple Receives Multitasking Phone Patent
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Will buyers and other smart phone makers be in trouble for infringing? There might be prior art.
The Case For SharePoint Plus Silverlight
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
The authors of SharePoint 2010 Development with Silverlight talk about why the two Microsoft technologies are more powerful together.
Health IT Tools Reduce Readmissions At Philadelphia Hospitals
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
With the help of health information technology, more than 400 patients avoided being rehospitalized and 18 facilities saved a total of $4 million in one quarter.
Feds Set Tougher Data Center Consolidation Goals
News  |  12/21/2011  | 
Federal agencies are ahead of schedule in their data center consolidation plans, so the White House now plans to close even more data centers.
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.
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