Feds Developing Cloud Security Program
Proposed FedRAMP effort would make it easier for federal agencies to overcome compliance hurdles and participate in the Obama administration's drive toward the cloud.
Dell Launches Printers For SMBs
Multifunction and single-function laser printers offer low printing costs, reliability, and productivity features for small and midsize businesses.
Apple Updates Snow Leopard
The update will improve stability, application compatibility, and security within the Mac and server versions of the operating system.
CIO's Front-Row Seat In Healthcare History Making
John Glaser, CIO at Partners HealthCare System--which operates several Boston area hospitals, including Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women's, is finishing up his nearly year-long stint as an advisor to President Obama's health IT czar.
Cisco Lands Bank Of AmericaTelePresence Deal
Bank of America is installing more than 200 Cisco TelePresence units across the globe in what Cisco said will be its largest TelePresence installation. The large-scale program will be used only for internal collaboration with no plans for customer-facing applications as yet.
IBM 'Internet of Things' Video Is Almost Too Cool
Can a 5-minute animated video capture a technology company's global vision? IBM's "The Internet Of Things" YouTube clip is inspiring and compelling and the sort of fresh thinking more tech companies should try, although I did crack up during the final segment as some massively Deepak-Choprah-overdosed guy buzzes about what the planet is saying and the universe is hearing.
Hewlett-Packard And UPS Collaborate On Breakthroughs
Hewlett-Packard's close relationship with UPS has led to two recent innovative breakthroughs that are very different in scale-data-center cooling versus handheld devices-but very similar in reducing waste and energy use while improving business results.
CA Completes 3Tera Acquisition
The purchase of 3Tera, a supplier of application packaging for the cloud, is CA's third acquisition of a cloud computing startup this year.
Novell Acquisition Bidding Stalls
The company's directors are hoping another firm will make a purchase offer above Elliot Associates' $2 billion bid to acquire Novell.
Samsung Intros LTE Phone
The SCH-r900, to be offered by prepaid provider MetroPCS, upstages the buzz around Sprint's 4G Android phone at the CTIA Wireless show.
Gmail-To-Outlook Glitch Fixed
Google says it's resolved a problem with Google Apps that halted delivery of e-mails and other information to Outlook users.
Feds Try Mobile Video, 3G Tethering
The ATF is testing video surveillance on Windows Mobile devices, while the IRS is looking to replace its 25,000 3G cards by tethering smartphones to laptops.
Cisco Launches Cloud Services
Extending its involvement in one of the IT industry's hottest markets, Cisco has formed a cloud-computing joint venture with a large European telecom firm doing businesses in 20 countries across Europe and Asia. With the global market for cloud services quadrupling to $60 billion in 2012 from $15 billion in 2008, Cisco said, the time is now.
Dell Doubles India Revenue
Scouting out strategic opportunities in India, CEO Michael Dell said his company's annual revenues in that country are more than doubling and that he sees specific opportunities for continued growth in services, servers, and smartphones. "India is a great place to be in," said Dell, who's got 23,000 employees there.