HP-Palm Can Leapfrog Apple In Mobile Apps
If you look at the volume of mobile apps available for Apple (180,000), Android (40,000), and Palm (1,000), you just might scratch your head and wonder what in tarnation Mark Hurd was thinking when he agreed to spend $1 billion to acquire Palm. But an investment manager who's a massive Apple fan suggests one clear way for HP and Hurd to make the deal a big winner.
Most Software Execs See Rebound This Year
According to the findings of a new survey, most software CEOs and CFO see a return to pre-recession levels this year and cloud computing, particularly among SMBs, is the big driver for the rebound.
Microsoft Gets Paid For Android
By striking a patent licensing deal with HTC, Microsoft is raising the cost of using Google's free Android operating system.
Google, IBM, Apple Top List Of Most-Valuable Brands
In an annual ranking of the brand value of global technology companies, Google, IBM and Apple held their top three spots from last year while the brand value for each rose significantly. And between HP and Cisco, one saw its brand value soar 48% for the year while the other's tumbled by 7%. Click ahead to see the whole list.
Interop 2010 Show Winners
This year's competition shines a light on the very best that IT vendors have to offer in cloud computing, network management, security, virtualization, wireless, and more. We also picked a top startup and gave out a green award.
VMware Plus Salesforce.com, An Unlikely Pair
Two young companies, neither of them leaders in traditional software development, have teamed up to pull enterprise Java programmers into cloud development. In this case, the cloud is specifically the Force.com data centers that already host Salesforce.com's CRM applications. It's an unlikely pairing, but it just might work.
Google Buys Labpixies
In acquiring the widget maker, Google is deepening its commitment to social software.
Israel Lifts iPad Ban
The Apple device must pass wireless interference regulatory tests before it's allowed into certain countries, including South Korea.
CK Prahalad Remembered By Colleague And Friend
In his 14 years at the University of Michigan, Professor MS Krishnan worked as closely and extensively with management superstar CK Prahalad as anyone. In a moving tribute, Krishnan shares some candid and vivid memories of Prahalad, a frequent collaborator with InformationWeek, one of the world's great thinkers, and a passionate advocate for the billions of people at the bottom of the economic pyramid.
The Hard Sell's Coming For SaaS E-Mail
Microsoft CIO Tony Scott fires the opening shot in our cover story this week: In five years, CIOs will be asking why anyone would run their own e-mail.
IBM Hiring In Detroit: Several Hundred Jobs Over 5 Years?
IBM is looking to add "multiple" positions at its 7-month-old applications-delivery center on the campus of Michigan State University and a local newspaper says the company might ultimately be looking to add "several hundred" new jobs at the center over the next five years.
Image Gallery: 12 Offshore Hot Spots For IT Outsourcing
India is still the dominant player when it comes to IT outsourcing, but other regions are gaining ground. Here's a look at some of the places, vendors, and institutions that will play a big role in globalization's next wave.
Microsoft Pulls Security Fix
A Windows 2000 Server security patch released last week does not address the underlying issue effectively, company says.
IBM Is Hiring In U.S.: 100 Vermont Manufacturing Jobs
IBM says it is hiring 100 full-time, long-term manufacturing jobs at its semiconductor plant in Essex Junction, Vermont. While most people will consider this to be good news, I'm betting the anti-IBM screecher groups will find some way to turn this into another chapter in their fictional class-warfare saga of IBM versus the little man.
FAA Air Traffic Control Plan At Risk
Poor leadership and funding make it unlikely modernization of the air traffic control system will meet its 2025 deadline, officials told Congress.
Mobile Apps For SAP Help Drive Sybase's Record Q1
Riding strong demand for mobile deployment of enterprise apps and data, Sybase posted record first-quarter revenue and earnings and highlighted two of its new mobile apps for SAP as key drivers of that growth.