News & Commentary
posted in July 2012
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Apple iPhone 5 Vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: What We Know
Slideshows  |  7/26/2012  | 
How will Apple's new iPhone stack up to Samsung's premier smartphone? Here's a look at some key considerations.
4 Tips On Leaving Your IT Job Gracefully
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Take a page from new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's handbook and ensure a mess-free departure.
Google Talk, Twitter, Azure Outages: Bad Cloud Day
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Google's video chat service had plenty of company on the disabled list on tough day for cloud computing.
Cerner Hosting Outage Raises Doctor, Hospital Concerns
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Cerner's national network went down for a day, forcing physicians to resort to handwritten orders.
CIO Roundtable: How To Navigate The Healthcare Maze
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Our brain trust of eight leading healthcare CIOs offers insights on Meaningful Use, accountable care, clinical analytics, and BOYD.
Medical Imaging Options: No Single Vendor Will Do
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
As healthcare organizations grapple with more digital diagnostic images, they're looking at several medical imaging management strategies, a KLAS report shows.
HP, Cloudera Extend Hadoop Ties, Plan Appliance
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
HP agrees to resell Cloudera Enterprise platform along with its hardware and an upcoming HP-Cloudera appliance.
Can Some Code, $40 Arduino Unlock Millions Of Hotel Rooms?
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
After re-engineering how card keys are coded, Cody Brocious figured out a simple hack that can unlock millions of hotel rooms. Now he's sharing it with the world.
IT Chief Heals Growing Pains At Expanding SMB
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Georgia-based Digital Insurance has IT pain points that might sound familiar. Consider these strategies if your SMB has a growing need for speed.
Facebook Phone, Or Facebook Faceplant?
Commentary  |  7/26/2012  | 
Facebook is reportedly working with HTC to bring a Facebook-branded phone to market by the middle of 2013. Surely Facebook knows by now that this is a bad idea.
Will Microsoft Surface Tablet Cost $1,000?
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Gadget site lists Microsoft's Windows 8 tablet at a price that might be too steep for most consumers.
Windows RT Won't Run Some Old Printers
Commentary  |  7/26/2012  | 
Windows on ARM was always going to need a lot of new driver work, but it appears that Microsoft's commitment to supporting devices on the low-cost Windows version is tentative. Only some printers will be supported.
Samsung's Smartphone Sales Trounce Apple's
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Samsung sold twice as many smartphones as Apple in the second quarter. No wonder Apple's trying to protect its turf in court.
Will Dossia-WCS Alliance Jumpstart Personal Health Records?
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Union of Wellness Corporate Solutions and Dossia could drive more consumers to use PHRs.
Nicira Acquisition Is VMware's Smartest Move Yet
Commentary  |  7/25/2012  | 
NVP technology will lead to sustained profitability and relevance--and throws down the gauntlet for Cisco.
NFC Phone Hacking and Other Mobile Attacks
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Just by getting a few centimeters from a phone running NFC (Near Field Communications) with a malicious NFC tag you can take control of that phone. Charlie Miller demonstrated the attack at Black Hat using an Android phone and some test devices he created.
4 Steps For Secure Tape Backups
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Lock data behind walls of encryption and tapes behind layers of physical access protection.
Walgreens' Prescription For Photo Profits: Public API
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Walgreens expects to expand use of its chain-wide photo printing service 20% through third-party mobile app developers. An open API will pave the way.
Apple Vs. Samsung Trial: What's At Stake
Commentary  |  7/25/2012  | 
The smartphone giants have been preparing for this IP battle, which kicks off July 30, for more than 14 months. Here's what they want.
Oracle Exalogic 2.0 Focuses On Elastic Cloud, Automation
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Oracle's 'cloud in a box' gains virtualization and automation software required for truly elastic private-cloud enterprise application deployments.
Meteor Streaks Through Social Software Sky
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
JavaScript framework for speeding development of fast, collaborative applications gains admirers, as the company behind it gains funding.
Health IT Attracts More Venture Capital in Q2
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Despite a decline in the total amount of U.S. venture capital investments, health information technology raised more capital and deals in the second quarter than in the same period in 2011.
Microsoft Exchange Servers Spoofed To Manipulate Mobile Devices
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Black Hat researcher demonstrates mobile man-in-the-middle proof-of-concept attack that allows for unauthorized remote wipes.
Google Glasses: Does This Make Sense?
Commentary  |  7/25/2012  | 
Yes, I want Google Glass glasses. But here's why you probably won't.
Enterprise Still Likes Apple over Android
Commentary  |  7/25/2012  | 
A Good Technology report reveals that enterprise companies are choosing Apples over Androids. On the flip side, Android activation is doubling in the enterprise.
Google Now Points To Future Of Mobile
Commentary  |  7/25/2012  | 
I've been testing Google Now for a few weeks on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone and the Google Nexus 7 tablet. Search innovation is alive and well.
Android App IDs Smartphone, Tablet Vulnerabilities
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Can Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and carriers be pressured to stop waiting months before patching known, exploitable vulnerabilities on their Android smartphones and tablets?
Apple Earnings: All About iPad
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Apple's latest quarterly earnings revealed tremendous iPad sales, solid Mac sales, and good iPhone sales, but fell short of analyst expectations.
DARPA-Funded App Collects Android Vulnerability Data
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
The brainchild of start-up Duo Security, the X-Ray service will let users know whether their smartphones have vulnerable systems software and allow Duo to collect population statistics.
Spinoff Of Gehry Architecture Meshes 3-D, Social Collaboration
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Frank Gehry architecture practice spinoff creates Web-based office for sharing computer models for building design and construction, bridging multiple 3-D authoring tools.
VMware Revenue Grows 22%, But Profits Decline
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
VMware's ability to sustain high growth rates appears to be tapering off as annual revenues approach $5 billion.
Android 'Bootkit' Malware On Rise, Especially In China
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
The latest quarterly threat report from security company AVG reaffirms existing trends in the growth of Android malware, but notes a new type of threat increasing in the wild: "bootkits".
Smartphones, Big Data Help Fix Boston's Potholes
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Boston has found an innovative way to find and fix street potholes: a free smartphone app, a crowdsourced competition, and lots of data from motorists.
Oracle Appealing Trash Talk Wrist Slap
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Advertising industry self-regulatory group recommends that Oracle discontinue ads claiming Exadata performance advantages over IBM Power servers.
Remote Patient Monitoring Market To Double By 2016
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Tight budgets and emergency room overcrowding will contribute to the uptick in remote and wireless patient monitoring systems to track vital signs. By 2016, the U.S. market will top $20 billion, new research says.
Dell's Software Shift: 4 Big Questions
Commentary  |  7/24/2012  | 
As Dell embarks on an ambitious software journey, it must map out a plan to overcome early obstacles. Here are some key issues Dell must address.
Big Data Plus Police Work: Good Partners?
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Hadoop and other big data analysis apps promise to help cops catch more criminals, but balancing privacy concerns won't be easy.
Poor Data Management Costs Healthcare Providers
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Healthcare organizations collect massive amounts of data but often fail to translate it into actionable insights, Oracle report says.
How To Choose 'Advanced' Data Visualization Tools
Commentary  |  7/24/2012  | 
Big data and analytical capabilities are the latest coveted features in a fast-growing market for charts, maps, and other ways to visually sort through data for insight.
Mobile Developers Prefer iOS Over Android
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Mobile developers would rather create apps for iOS than Android, according to the Appcelerator/IDC Q2 2012 Mobile Developer Report. Why? Android has done a poor job of courting the enterprise with mobile device management solutions.
Google IaaS Vs. Amazon EC2: New Benchmarks
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Zencoder's new benchmarks find that Google Compute Engine offers a powerful and competitive infrastructure-as-a-service option to Amazon.
ONC Releases Guidelines For Direct Clinical Messaging
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Many health information service providers can't forward messages to providers that use other HISPs. ONC aims to ensure security and common standards across all direct communications.
ICD-10 Deadline Uncertainty Breeds Healthcare Procrastination
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
American Hospital Association says if the government issues a final rule and deadline on the new diagnostic code set, reticent healthcare groups will work hard to meet it.
New FDA Law Paves Way For mHealth Regulations
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
By letting FDA proceed with developing regulations for mobile health apps, Congress assures mHealth industry that clarity is on the horizon.
X-Ray Shows If Your Smartphone Needs Security Fixes
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
DARPA-funded startup Duo Security's X-Ray service alerts you when your smartphone has vulnerable system software.
7 Habits Of Highly Successful Enterprise App Stores
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
What does it take to launch a successful enterprise app store? Get seven tips to help you evolve your application management tactics.
5 Reasons To Use An Enterprise App Store
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
BYOD policies are great--but now that mobile device management is a priority, what about the applications on those devices? Learn why an enterprise app store might be just what you need.
SAP Growing Faster Than Oracle
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
SAP details strong Q2 marks, says it's growing 20% faster in enterprise applications market during last 12 months and winning 8 out of 10 deals against Oracle.
Microsoft Tops H-1B Visa Employer List
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Software and tech services companies dominate the 25 biggest corporate users of the labor-import program.
iPhone Sales Dominate AT&T's Wireless Business
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
AT&T's second-quarter earnings show strong growth in its wireless business, with 5.1 million smartphones activated between April and June.
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