HP Unveils Mini Tower Desktop PC
The sub-$600 Pro 3130 is targeted to professionals and knowledge workers in small to midsize companies with expansion options for power users.
American Airlines Goes iPhone But Flunks Alphabet
American Airlines has rolled out a new iPhone app that promises to offer everything (except on-time arrivals) from E-check-ins to seat assignments to monitoring upgrades but the, uh, fly in the ointment seems to be that it won't let you log in unless your American Advantage membership number contains at least one letter. The problem is, many don't.
Sourcefire Slams Open Source IDS Suricata
Matt Olney expressed disappointment with the Open Information Security Foundation's efforts, and touted Razorback, Sourcefire's open source analysis and detection engine, as truly innovative.
Microsoft Stock 'Inexpensive' As Big Upgrade Cycle Looms
With 84% of global PCs still running XP/Vista and 63% of Office users still on versions from 2003 or earlier, Microsoft is looking at some serious growth potential over the next couple of years, says enterprise software analyst Brent Thill.
Army Plans Private Cloud
APC2, the Army Private Cloud, will be a cornerstone of a broader data center consolidation initiative that aims to reduce the number of Army data centers from 200 to less than 20.
Amazon Launches $139 Wi-Fi Kindle
The Wi-Fi only electronic reader and a $189 third generation model of the original Kindle with Wi-Fi and 3G are Amazon's latest bid to spur digital book sales.
Defense Agency Expands Cloud Computing
Platform-as-a-service, Microsoft Office, and SharePoint may be delivered to military agencies from the Defense Information Systems Agency's private cloud.
Microsoft Launches Office For Mac 2011 Video
The marketing video highlights user interface enhancements, including a new ribbon that presents users with the commonly used controls, the template gallery and email improvements.
Facebook Launches Q&A Service
Facebook Questions, launched in a limited beta, allows crowdsourcing of answers to questions on any topic from the 500 million users of the social network.
Dell's New SMB Security Sevices Portfolio
Dell's announcement of a broad range of new and enhanced security tools and services for small and midsized businesses includes network endpoint security, and will ultimately, in partnership with SecureWorks, offer a hardware/software solution that includes security management and threat identification and monitoring.
Slideshow: Top 10 Tech Newsmakers Of 2010
These individuals and companies involved in the most significant news stories so far this year. Here's of list of the people and businesses who are making waves in the tech pool.
EVO Drives Sprint Nextel Subscriber Growth
Despite reporting a $720 million quarterly loss, the wireless provider's announcement of a net customer gain after three years of subscriber attrition drove its stock up 4%.
Amazon Sells Out Of Kindles
The growth rate of Kindle sales has tripled since Amazon lowered the price to $189; customers can still order the electronic reader, but estimated delivery dates are not available.
White House To Review High-Risk IT Projects
As part of its effort to improve IT project management across federal agencies, OMB will require that designated projects devise improvement plans and get executive backing.
IBM, UPMC Partner On Hospital 'SmartRoom'
SmartRoom systems, now deployed at two University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals, identifies clinicians, providing real-time access to patient information and workflow tools based on role and location of caregiver.
Qualys Offers Free Browser Plug-In Checker
Less-than-current browser and plug-in versions can leave your browsing unnecessarily vulnerable to web-based attacks... and make latest-and-greatest-based web sites harder or impossible to use, but Qualys' free BrowserCheck can help.
Nvidia Loses Patent Fight With Rambus
The International Trade Commission will issue a Limited Exclusion Order against Nvidia barring the company from importing products that infringe on Rambus patents.
Apple Updates Mac OS X
The update includes the fixes in the v10.6.4 update released June 15, plus a few compatibility and performance-related graphics issues specific to the latest iMacs.
IT Asset Inventories Need To Be Actionable
eTelemetry matches device addresses with names, cable ports and physical locations for compliance and for quicker "hey you, turn that off," as part of your IT Asset Inventory/Management.
SuccessFactors Revenue Nears $200M As SaaS Grows Up
While Salesforce.com's the unquestioned SaaS revenue leader, Taleo, RightNow, NetSuite and SuccessFactors are all closing in on annual run rates of $200 million. With SuccessFactors this week reporting 27% quarterly revenue growth to $46.8 million, these and other high-growth SaaS vendors have proven they've got industrial-strength enterprise chops.
Facebook, Twitter Influence Purchases
A Gartner study of social networks influence on purchasing decisions finds they have become important shopping tools for both retailers and consumers.
Apple Refreshes iMac, Mac Pro
The Magic Trackpad, a wireless navigation device, and a 27-inch LED Cinema Display were announced in addition to the Mac updates.