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Content tagged with Cloud Security posted in October 2010
Signs Point To Amazon Data Center Expansion
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
The e-retailer and cloud services vendor has reportedly purchased 10 acres in eastern Oregon to be used for an expanding data center footprint along the Columbia River.
First Impressions: Palm Pre 2 With WebOS 2.0
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
InformationWeek spent some time with the unreleased Palm Pre 2 running webOS 2.0. Is this the webOS sequel device for which we've been waiting?
First Impressions: BlackBerry Style 9670
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
Research In Motion's latest BlackBerry smartphone takes a cue from the feature phone with its flip form factor. Does this non-traditional smartphone still pack a punch?
Opera Debuts Native Symbian Browser
Commentary  |  10/28/2010  | 
Opera Software made a new version of Opera Mini available to the Symbian platform. Opera Mini 5.1 is significant because it is a native -- and not a Java -- application.
Now Can We Put the Cloud to Work?
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
Gartner has released its 2010 Hype Cycle Report, identifying those technologies it thinks have reached the "Peak of Inflated Expectations" as well as those languishing in the "Trough of Disillusionment." Cloud computing hype seems to have peaked, and that's a good thing.
Lockheed Announces Turnkey Private Cloud For Public Agencies
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Starfire Mission Ready Cloud features self-service provisioning, automated security and built-in governance capabilities.
Feds To Access Email From Cloud
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
GSA to issue an RFQ for SaaS email services so that federal agencies eventually can leverage cloud computing.
New York As IT Center Of The World
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
The Big Apple's new licensing agreement with Microsoft is just one part of an ambitious IT strategy that includes data center consolidation and central management of policies and services.
Facebook 1.9 For BlackBerry Debuts Dedicated Message Inbox
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
Research In Motion has updated the beta of Facebook for BlackBerries to version 1.9. The most significant new feature is a dedicated inbox for Facebook messages.
Takai Named CIO Of Defense Department
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Only weeks after having the DOD nomination withdrawn, Takai resigns from her position as the state of California's top IT executive to go to the Pentagon.
Apple iPad Helps Ease EMR Concerns
Commentary  |  10/25/2010  | 
ClearPractice's Nimble e-health record product running on the iPad has convinced some nervous doctors that digital charts aren't so bad after all.
Army Consolidates Email Under DISA Cloud
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
One enterprise system hosted by Defense Information Systems Agency is expected to save $100 million annually.
NaviNet Intros Cloud EMR, Practice Management
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Healthcare software targeted at practices with 10 or fewer physicians trying to meet meaningful use guidelines for electronic medical records.
Xbox Kinect To Hit Store Shelves Nov. 4
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Microsoft says pre-orders of the video game motion controller are rapidly selling out.
Clearwire Takes LTE Speeds Towards 100Mbps
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
With Phoenix 4G test network seeing download rates hit 90Mbps using 20MHz channels, company may favor Long Term Evolution over WiMax.
Feds Add Infrastructure Services To Cloud Storefront
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Using, agencies soon will be able to buy infrastructure-as-a-service offerings, such as storage and virtual machine services, as well as cloud-based web hosting.
Microsoft Signs NYC To Cloud Computing Deal
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
New York mayor Bloomberg said the partnership will streamline the city's IT operations and save $50 million in five years.
NASA Readies Nebula Cloud Computing Platform For Release
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Infrastructure-as-a-service, offered through NASA Cloud Services, should be available for agency-wide production within weeks, according to the space agency.
Top 15 Facebook Apps For Business
Slideshows  |  10/14/2010  | 
While many of Facebook's 500 million users waste part of their days growing virtual crops or committing imaginary crimes, there are many Facebook applications designed to actually improve business productivity. There are more than 550,000 active applications on the Facebook platform, according to the social network, with many designed specifically to improve business practices or better-integrate Facebook into a company's operations. Many business apps are free. Often, fee-based apps offer a bas
Get Ready For A National Network
Commentary  |  10/14/2010  | 
The success of the federal government’s plan for a national health information exchange rests, to a large extent, with IT pros.
Cloud Computing Versus Mainframes
Commentary  |  10/13/2010  | 
A recent study found that "79 percent of IT organizations consider the mainframe to be an essential component of their cloud computing strategy."... Yet, there are no good paths (meaning approaches and tools) for getting from the mainframe to the cloud...
Remote Monitoring Boosts Chronic Illness Care
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
TIBCO technology helps Missouri hospital system track patients' medical conditions in real time, in and out of the hospital.
White House Setting Data Center Consolidation Targets
News  |  10/12/2010  | 
An inventory finds that the government significantly underestimated the total number of federal data centers that will be affected by the reduction initiative.
Amazon Ups Its Linux And Scalability Options
News  |  10/8/2010  | 
Its cloud computing service for businesses continues to expand options.
The 4 C's Of Interop NYC: Cloud Computing, Consolidation, Consumerization, And CIOs
News  |  10/8/2010  | 
More than half of the Interop registrants surveyed anticipate that their IT budgets will get a much needed boost in 2012. So where will they be spending that money? Interop general manager Lenny Heymann tells InformationWeek that cloud and consolidation are on the top of the list which is why they're themes at this Fall's event.
Berkeley Lab Taps Google, Tests Amazon Cloud Services
Commentary  |  10/7/2010  | 
CIO Rosio Alvarez, who's also advising the Department of Energy, is devising a strategic plan to provide high-performance computing to the lab's scientists and researchers.
Obama's Tech Tools
Slideshows  |  10/7/2010  | 
As a candidate, Barack Obama benefited greatly from the power of the Internet, tapping Web tools to reach, motivate, and collect funds from millions of people across the country. As president, Obama has cemented his role as the nation's most connected president to-date, incorporating technology as a cornerstone of key initiatives from healthcare reform to education. Taking a page from corporate America, Obama hired a chief technology officer to oversee the nation's IT direction. And, though he h
Interop in Advance: Certeon Virtualizes WAN Optimization And Secure Tunnels
News  |  10/7/2010  | 
As datacenter consolidation and cloud computing threaten the performance of applications, WAN optimization solutions will being "going virtual" at Interop NYC in an effort to address myriad deployment scenarios.
First EHR Products Certified For Meaningful Use
News  |  10/6/2010  | 
Thirty six electronic health record products are first to be certified as capable of meeting Meaningful Use Stage 1 criteria.
Assessing Dell's Data-Center Simplification Play
Commentary  |  10/5/2010  | 
Viewed through the prism of Dell's recently broadened software management system for virtualized x86 servers, our columnist has kudos for the one-time PC-centric vendor's approach to data center convergence.
Utah Health Project To Analyze Costs, Quality
News  |  10/4/2010  | 
The All Payers Database project will help the Utah Department of Health analyze healthcare costs across the state using claims data from private insurers and public payers.

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