The Wi-Fi Tech Conference Challenge
For those of us who see wireless LANs rapidly displacing wired Ethernet as the client access protocol of choice, there was a rather disturbing article in the NYT highlighting the high-profile Wi-Fi meltdowns at various tech conferences over the past year. Most of us are familiar with some of those embarrassing moments, such as the one depicted in the article of a frustrated
Top 10 Government IT Predictions For 2011
Federal agencies will deliver on current IT projects, like cloud computing and data center consolidation, while tackling open government, cybersecurity defense, and privacy in the post-WikiLeaks era.
Facebook Value Leaps 56% To $41.2 Billion
The social media giant led strong gains among privately held social media companies, including Groupon, Zynga, and Twitter, in the second half of 2010, finds analyst study.
Share Your Thoughts On IT Risk Management
"In today's interconnected world, filled with increasingly sophisticated yet generally anonymous malefactors, IT must have a risk management program." Most of us have heard this so many times it goes in one ear and out the other, making about as much impression as your grandmother's homespun advice to always brush after meals and never run with scissors. But we all know grandma was right.
Twitter Acquires Fluther Engineering Talent
Announcement made that four engineers and a designer -- including the startup's founders -- will move to Twitter, just as a study details the microblogging site's changing usage patterns.
Incoming House Leadership Interested In IP Reform
Congress will get a new tech-related subcommittee that looks at intellectual property and the Internet when the House of Representatives' new Republican leadership is sworn in next month, indicating that the next Congress will likely have a renewed interest in IP issues.
What If Data Services Were Free?
Data services is my term for the storage software that most storage hardware vendors include to make their hardware a solution. The capabilities of these software applications include the basics like volume provisioning and advanced features like file services, snapshots, thin provisioning and replication. What if you could get these software functions for free and apply them to the hardware of your choice?
Census Hampered By IT Problems
Significant technology issues led to a peak backlog of 12 million forms that were delayed in processing, found the Government Accountability Office.
AOL Acquires About.me
Aggregator lets users create an online "business card" that offers a single access point for social networks, email, personal blogs and more.
Top 10 Software Stories Of 2010
In any year, there are winners and losers, those that successfully rode--or shaped--the tide, and those smashed by the waves of change. As virtual battles raged on Xboxes, Kinects, and other platforms, software developers waged war over market share and steadily loosening budget dollars. Eagerly awaited new products and beta versions made their debuts, jockeying for position and sales. The past year was, of course, no exception. In the rapid-paced world of social media, granddaddy MySpace all-bu
FUD Strikes Chrome OS
Chrome OS is one of those rare Google products that's accompanied by almost universal skepticism. In fact, their Cr-48 laptop proof-of-concept was on the received a fair amount of opprobrium. Admittedly the hardware isn't close to the elegance of a MacBook Air, but the objections primarily focus on Chrome's operating model, not the device.
The complaints fall into four categories:
Walmart Extends Teradata Mega Deal
Retailer will refresh its data warehouse technology and tap Teradata expertise, but there's no word on whether HP Neoview will be replaced.
SAP Goes On Demand
The prospects for the company's technology and multi-front, hybrid strategy look good. Now it's a matter of market execution.
What Disaster Are You Planning For?
When the subject of disaster recovery comes up many IT professionals' minds immediately flash to an epic event like a fire, hurricane, tornado or earthquake. While this is fine for a point of reference, what about planning for the more mundane disaster? These simple disasters can often cost you as much in revenue and brand reputation than their larger alternatives.
Facebook Posts Top 10 Status Trends
Social network users were most interested in the World Cup, movies, and communicating one-on-one with their friends, according to the most common topics of 2010.
Top 10 Government Stories Of 2010
In 2010, the government turned to technology as a way to cut costs and improve efficiencies, an approach that worked in some cases but backfired in others. Like their associates in the public sector, government executives and IT professionals saw some big wins -- and headaches -- over the past 12 months. In some cases, cities or agencies were able to save money and boost productivity by adopting technologies such as cloud computing, by centralizing contracts, and reducing energy consumption thro
Postal Service Names CIO
Ellis Burgoyne, who started his USPS career 32 years ago as a letter carrier, was promoted as part of an overhaul of the agency's executive team.
EHR Adoption Crosses 50% Threshold
Government survey finds that a slim majority of physicians are now using electronic health records or electronic medical records systems.
Is The Storage Industry Consolidated?
There have long been predictions that the storage industry would consolidate down to three or four vendors. A few weeks ago EMC made a bid to buy Isilon and yesterday Dell made a bid to buy Compellent for $876 million dollars. These deals come on the heels of the dramatic HP - Dell bidding war over 3PAR. Is the storage industry consolidated? Not even close.