News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software posted in October 2010
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Windows Phone 7, Mark It Tardy
Commentary  |  10/31/2010  | 
I don't care what Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer claims, Windows Phone 7 is late to market -- dangerously late. Microsoft's late start is going to cost them a pretty penny.
HyperOffice Adds Cloud Collaboration Tools For SMBs
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Integrated project management tools augment the vendor's web-based document collaboration, email, shared calendars and other collaboration apps.
Microsoft IE 9 Preview Boosts HTML 5 Support
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
With the release of the IE 9 Platform Preview 6, Microsoft showcases more features and standards support for developers as they move closer to the final release of IE 9.
Texas Health Taps Social Media To Promote EHR
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube direct users to a site Texas Health Resources created to promote its use of electronic health records.
Enterprise 2.0 Preview: Collaboration's Next 'Wave'
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
At Enterprise 2.0 Santa Clara, November 8-11, Calif., organizations offering insight into their social collaboration initiatives include Citibank, Wells Fargo, and the U.S. Department of State.
Safego Addresses Facebook Security
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
Love it or hate it, social networking is here to stay…at least for a while. Undoubtedly, websites like Facebook are appealing for a lot of reasons: You can connect with friends and family members who live far away; you can satisfy your curiosity about a former classmate; you can find out which Italian restaurant in your area has the best pasta primavera; and, if you're a business owner, you can tap the power of word-of-mouth to ratchet up sales.
NASA, DARPA Plan '100-Year Starship'
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
With space shuttle program winding down, agencies envision long-distance manned space flight to Mars and beyond … 100 years from now.
Microsoft Girds For Demise Of PC
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Microsoft’s quarterly profit shows that the software giant is in a strong position to migrate its products to the clouds.
Oracle v. SAP: Daytime Drama
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
Part 1 – Trial Preview: A trial nearly four years in the making is finally upon us. Oracle and SAP counsel will put on a dramatic show thanks to star witnesses, a trail of illegal activity, and accusations of misconduct at the highest levels.
Flash Exploit On The Move Via PDF File
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
A critical zero-day Flash exploit that arrives in a PDF file is being used in attacks aimed at Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x. The exploited vulnerability is found across all major platforms, and a patch is not expected to be available for a couple of weeks.
Microsoft Comping Windows Phone 7s For Employees
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
All 89,000 employees worldwide will get the device; no word on whether the perk will include free wireless service.
UMass Dartmouth Opens the Door to Scientific Discovery With New IBM Technology
UMass Dartmouth Opens the Door to Scientific Discovery With New IBM Technology
InformationWeek Videos  |  10/29/2010  | 
UMass Dartmouth Physics department completed research proving POWER7 is 5x-8x faster than Intel Xeon. Calculations that used to take a month to run now take less than a week.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Teardown
Slideshows  |  10/29/2010  | 
When Apple introduced the iPad, many were probably disappointed to learn that it would run the same operating system found on Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch devices. "Isn't the iPad just a big iPhone?" people wondered. Samsung has a similar problem to overcome with the Galaxy Tab. Isn't the Tab, which runs Google's Android 2.2 Froyo operating system (the same one found on nearly a dozen smartphones), really just a big Android phone? The answer is yes and no. In this slideshow, we take a look unde
Windows Phone 7 'Early' To Smartphone Market, Says Ballmer
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Microsoft CEO claims devices running the operating system will take share from Androids, iPhones, and other popular handsets.
Global CIO: Can HP's CEO Survive? The Board Talks It Over
Commentary  |  10/28/2010  | 
Secret surveillance reveals the HP board's contentious conversation about their legally embattled CEO, whose troubles might be only just beginning.
Microsoft's Consumer-Corporate Schism
Commentary  |  10/28/2010  | 
CNN says that Microsoft's consumer brand is dying. No doubt the Microsoft brand doesn't have the consumer appeal it did in the mid-1990s, but is down the only direction it can go?
Amazon Intros Kindle App For Windows Phone 7
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
The e-reader application for Microsoft's new mobile OS includes features not yet available on other Kindle software.
Microsoft Synchs Azure With SQL Server
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
SQL Azure in the cloud now synchronizes tables or entire databases with SQL Server on premises, removing a developer headache.
Cisco Quad: A Social Platform for the Enterprise
Cisco Quad: A Social Platform for the Enterprise
InformationWeek Videos  |  10/28/2010  | 
CIsco's Quad brings social networking to the enterprise with its integrated communications platform.
SAP Admitting Infringement In Oracle Case
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
The admission means SAP will likely be liable for big damages--and possible further investigation--in the suit filed against it by Oracle, which alleged that the SAP-acquired TomorrowNow operation improperly accessed Oracle code.
Really Simple Systems Rolls Free CRM
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Web-based customer relationship management system is free for two users and up to 100 accounts.
Verizon Maps Out 4G LTE In West Virginia
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Sen. Rockefeller hails Verizon decision to deploy in West Virginia, where Charleston leads rollout schedule.
IBM Cognos 10 Impresses at IoD
Commentary  |  10/28/2010  | 
I was at IBM's Information on Demand (IoD) and Cognos Business Analytics Forum this week in Las Vegas where Cognos launched its next-generation BI platform: IBM Cognos 10. Some of the improvements put the vendor in a stronger competitive position, but new collaboration features have the potential to be a significant competitive differentiator...
San Francisco Mayor Proposes Data Transparency Law
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Gavin Newsom's DataSF.org online repository has spurred developers to build more than 50 new applications providing online services for city residents.
Practical Analysis:How Much 'Cloud' Do You Really Want?
Commentary  |  10/28/2010  | 
Whether or not you call it cloud computing, the ground is being laid for a more manageable and responsive data center.
Motorola Dials Up Enterprise Mobile Device Management Platform
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Mobile Services Platform 3 Control Edition adds device location tracking and battery life monitoring for Windows Mobile, Apple iPhone, and Android handsets.
Google Updates iPhone Gmail Once Again
Commentary  |  10/28/2010  | 
Google rolled out a small update to the Safari-based Gmail Web app for the iPhone.
British Parliament Blasts Google Over Street View Breaches
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Official calls U.K. information commission investigation into violations "lily-livered," demands deeper protection of individual privacy.
Firefox 4 Delayed
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Mozilla will push the release to early 2011 to complete remaining work on the open source browser.
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.
Global CIO: President Obama's Dangerous Campaign Against Outsourcing
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
For every U.S. job outsourcing displaces, it creates two new ones—so why is the White House so intent on demonizing outsourcing?
The Privacy Discussion Is Heating Up
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
Internet privacy issues are getting more and more attention. Frankly, I think we're getting past the point where the only big risk is loss of liberty. More and more, the risk of an excessive backlash is upon us as well...
In Green Move Emerson Unveils Fanless Rack Cooling
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
Chilled cooler plates reportedly prevent any heat from escaping the rack cabinet, eliminating the need for both server fans and room cooling fans.
Intel Spearheads Open Data Alliance For Cloud Users
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Defining cloud services, setting 2011 roadmap and prompting broader adoption are goals of 70-member group.
MySpace Redesigns Site Around Entertainment, Content
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
In a nod to Facebook’s dominance, MySpace tries to regain popularity by shifting focus from user's profiles to news.
iPad Leads Tablets Into Workplace
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
IT organizations have to prepare because the tablets are coming.
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.
NASA Launches Social Media Campaign
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Tweets from Space Shuttle Discovery and a tweetup to celebrate the launch are planned, along with Foursquare mobile app that will let astronauts "check in" from space.
SAP Bullish Despite Third Quarter Shortfall
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
Executives slam Oracle while highlighting sales gains and growth prospects.
Review: AT&T's Windows Phone 7 Handsets Tested
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Here's a first look at the HTC Surround, LG Quantum and Samsung Focus, the initial crop of smartphones running Microsoft's new mobile OS.
Apple Opens Online, App Store In China
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch apps available for growing Chinese smartphone and PC markets.
PayPal Banks On Mobile Payments
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
The payments provider launched a two-click Mobile Express Checkout service and added functionality to its Mobile Payments Library, among other upgrades.
Federal Government Launching Telepresence Centers
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
The virtual meeting centers will be available to agencies on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Walgreens Selling $100 Android Tablet
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
The Android 1.6-powered Maylong M-150 Universe 7-inch device is discounted on the drug store's website.
Google Rounds Out Product Trio With Boost
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
First there was Google Places, which let businesses list themselves for all the web to see. Then there was Tags, which allowed users to expand those listings with coupons, photos, videos, etc. Now Google has announced the beta of Boost, an online advertising solution targeting small businesses.
Is Java Putting Your SMB At Risk?
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
Java exploits are on the rise, and sharply so, exceeding PDF attacks by a factor of 60 to 1, according to Microsoft. Is it time to cut off Java in your workplace?
Informative Graphics Updates Document Redaction, Collaboration
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Brava 7 improves in-document dialogue and version comparison for reviewing sensitive data removed from documents.
Yahoo Integrates Social Media With Email
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Mail Beta brings Facebook, Twitter, instant messaging, and texting into Yahoo inboxes on PCs, iPads, iPhones, and Android phones.
Social Media Cuts Healthcare Costs
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Health 2.0 initiatives reduce medical expenses while improving the quality of care, finds Healthcare Performance Management Institute study.
Twitter Prepares To Land In New Data Center
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Microblogging site is expected to anchor C7's just-opened Salt Lake City facility.
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