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.
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.
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.
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.
Flock Browses All Your Social Connections
Years before the social networking oriented RockMelt browser there was Flock. Now Flock 3.5 shows that the original social networking browser still has strong features that should interest users looking to integrate social networking into their Web browser. Flock works with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, newsfeeds and, new in this release, LinkedIn. The newest Flock browser is also now based on the Google Chromium engine, providing a faster and more streamlined browsing experience. A social
Android Users Gorge On Mobile Data
Data from a new study indicates that users of Google's Android mobile operating system consume more mobile data than users of Apple's iPhone.