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Content tagged with Strategic CIO posted in November 2010
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Yammer Raises $25M For Enterprise Social Networking
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
With the market for collaboration and social technologies in companies heating up, the social network will use the third round funding to triple its engineering team and increase sales operations.
Clicking Through Opera 11 Browser Beta
Slideshows  |  11/30/2010  | 
The Opera web browser, from Opera Software, has long been one of the most innovative browsers available, and has been the first to introduce many features that became common in all browsers, such as tabbed windows. With the recent released beta of Opera 11, the browser continues this tradition with several interesting new capabilities, including the ability to load plugins on demand within web pages. The Opera 11 beta also includes some features already found in other browsers, such as competing
Google Earth 6 Debuts
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
The latest update of Google's geo-software includes better Street View integration and 3D trees.
FCC To Free TV Spectrum For Mobile Broadband
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
To avert a "spectrum crisis," the federal agency has proposed incentive auctions to reallocate valuable airwave space from TV broadcast to mobile broadband use.
China Cracks Down On Software Piracy
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Inspectors will sweep local and central government computers to combat rampant illegal copying of software and other goods, including DVDs, CDs and apparel.
Google Buying Groupon, Report Claims
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
By acquiring Groupon, Google would strengthen its local commerce capabilities.
Mobile Employees Should Be Aware Of Mobile Threats
Commentary  |  11/30/2010  | 
Threats targeting mobile devices are growing as the holidays get under way. Time to make sure your employees have their mobile guards up.
Cyber Monday Sales Jump 19%
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Online shopping gains broke records and put the retail sector on track to reach a predicted 11% growth over 2009.
Google Faces EU Antitrust Inquiry
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Investigators will be looking into claims that Google's business practices stifle competition.
Infinitec Unveils Infinite USB Memory Drive
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Dual Wi-Fi device streams files while letting a user maintain a connection to the Internet.
Uptime Software Introduces Cloud Monitoring
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Amazon EC2 specific monitoring capabilities are included in up.time, along with single view monitoring of cloud, virtual and physical resources.
Level 3 Charges Comcast Fees Threaten Open Internet
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Dustup over Netflix transmission charges emerges as the FCC prepares to rule on net neutrality.
VA Pilots Digital Medical Record Retrieval
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
A contractor will collect, scan, and transmit private healthcare records with the goal of speeding Veterans Affairs' claims decisions.
Windows Phone 7 Modified To Run Custom Apps
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
ChevronWP7 eliminates the need for a $99 annual Microsoft developer registration, but critics argue the tool will increase application piracy.
Nintendo Scores Banner Black Friday
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
The video game maker sold a combined total of 1.5 million Wii and DS units during Thanksgiving week.
Apple's 'Kinected' Kitchen
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
A series of patent and patent application assignments reveal Apple's interest in appliance control systems that combine touch screens and Kinect-style object sensing.
Apple, Google, Microsoft Chided For 'Sneaky' Installations
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Mozilla's Asa Dotzler urges the three companies to 'stop being evil.'
iPad, Smartphones Dragging Down PC Sales
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Gartner lowers 2010 and 2011 forecasts for global PC shipments, as Apple and other tablets and smartphones cut into conventional computer shipments.
Government Seizes 82 Sites In Piracy Sweep
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Joint effort between the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice shuts down peer-to-peer networks and sites allegedly selling counterfeit goods.
Guerra On Healthcare: Fixing Difficult Vendor Relationships
Commentary  |  11/29/2010  | 
Collaboration, communication, and clarity are key to getting companies and sales reps to meet your hospital's IT needs.
Federal Pay Freeze Could Complicate IT Recruitment Efforts
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Top cybersecurity and IT acquisition pros may be reluctant to take government jobs, knowing they won't be eligible for a raise for at least a year.
Sharp Prepping Galapagos E-Reader Launch
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Orders for the device will be taken starting Dec. 3, while the Tsutaya Galapagos e-bookstore will open Dec. 10 for the Japanese market.
Twitter Uncertainty Spooking Investors
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Venture capital for Twitter startups has dropped 50%, largely due to confusion about the microblogging service's purpose and functions, reports CBI Insights.
FCC Postpones Net Neutrality Vote
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
The delay of the early-December meeting sparks speculation the agency is mobilizing for a vote on the controversial issue of overseeing Internet access.
Facebook Gets Nod To Trademark 'Face'
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
By getting permission from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Facebook moves closer to adding a legal weapon for protecting its name from upstart social networks.
NASA Awards $6 Million To Develop 'Green' Aircraft
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman get funding to build plans for cleaner, quieter, and more fuel-efficient airliners.
Skyfire Adds Facebook Integration To Android Mobile Browser
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Social media focused app features easy video streaming, quick news feed access, and a simple way to "like" articles on any site.
Asus Launches Notepad E-Reader
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Asus's Eee Note EA800 combines an e-book reader with the ability to take notes and draw sketches on the device's touch screen.
Shoutlet Announces Facebook Storefront Tool
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The Shop & Share application lets businesses create custom storefronts on FaceBook fan pages that incorporate social sharing options.
Quest Adds Hyper-V Support To vFoglight 6.5
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The third-party tool for monitoring VMware environments can view and manage Microsoft's hypervisor and examine Exchange and Active Directory performance.
Will You Know Where Your Business Is If The Lights Go Out?
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
A recent study pointed out that fear of downtime outranked data theft among consequences of a data breach or other intrusion. There's a reason for that ranking, and it extends far beyond breaches.
iOS 4.3 To Include 'Daily' Newspaper App Code
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
News Corp has confirmed that it is working with Apple to deliver an iPad-only digital newspaper called "The Daily." New reports suggest that Apple will need to perform a system update to make it work.
PeeWee PC Unveils Laptop For Children
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The $599 Pivot 2.0 convertible tablet has a 10.1-inch rotating touch screen and comes with water-resistant keyboard, slip-resistant grips and security software.
Yelp Intros Check In Offers
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Social media firm revamps business owner dashboard with location-based customer loyalty features.
TerreStar Extends Dual Satellite Cell Phone For Consumers
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The Genus handset, targeted toward outdoor enthusiasts, public safety, and business users, connects to AT&T's cellular network and the TerreStar-1 satellite.
TSA Screening Protests Take To Social Media
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Air travelers turning to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to try to change the Transportation Security Administration's new hand-search and enhanced body scanner policies.
ManTech To Buy Federal IT Contractor for $75 Million
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Acquisition of privately held MTCSC will bolster ManTech's cybersecurity, network engineering, and systems integration practices.
Coupa Integrates Expense Management With SalesForce
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Cloud-based platform allows companies to control spending in real time, including creating expense reports, viewing project costs, and more.
AT&T iPhone App Targets 'Backup And Go'
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
SMBs using the remote backup service can access their files, view, print and fax directly, instead of going through the website.
Black Friday Deals Starting Early
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Some cyber retailers, like Amazon and RadioShack, will kick off bargains as early as Monday, while others will start on Thanksgiving.
Tableau Upgrade Heats Up Cool BI World
Commentary  |  11/22/2010  | 
Data visualization software gains in-memory option and data-source flexibility.
Netflix Launches Streaming Only Service In U.S.
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Prices for rent-by-mail will rise, an indication the company is pushing subscribers toward its $7.99/month higher-margin streaming video services.
Xactly Unleashes Cloud Sales Compensation Tool From Salesforce.com
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Express version 1.6 released as a standalone application targeted toward SMBs.
HHS Awards $8 Million For Community Health Centers
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Government funding through the Affordable Care Act will support IT implementation and training at local medical clinics.
Advisers Balk At National Health Information Network Proposal
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Government's health IT policy committee sent the recommended NHIN governance framework back to subcommittee to iron out thorny details.
Sony Ericsson CEO Fuels Fire On PlayStation Smartphone
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Bert Nordberg hints at partnership with Sony to launch a gaming-centric handset at the Mobile World Congress in February.
Smartphones To Ring Up 28% Of Holiday Shopping
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Consumers will use mobile technology and communications tools to leverage their spending reach, finds retail survey.
Facebook Traffic Up 60%
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Social media site is by far the most popular online destination, generating 25% of page views and 10% of Internet visits, finds Hitwise.
Google Docs Infiltrates Microsoft Office
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
With Google Cloud Connect, you can use Office as your Google Docs client.
Google Sued Over Gmail Content Scanning
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
The complaint objects to Google's automated e-mail scans and delivery of advertisements without compensating e-mail senders.
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