News & Commentary
Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in January 2010
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Healthcare Providers Want "Red Flag" Exception
Commentary  |  1/31/2010  | 
Dentists, physicians, and veterinarians are asking the Federal Trade Commission to exclude healthcare professionals from regulations designed to mitigate the risks of identity theft. I say: Step up and protect your customers from identity theft.
Google Docs, Sites Dropping IE 6 Support
News  |  1/29/2010  | 
Old browsers are being put out to pasture so new Web technologies can run free.
Apple iPad Arrives Amid Controversy
News  |  1/29/2010  | 
Skeptics dismiss the iPad as underwhelming and limiting while developers see dollar signs.
New Initiative A Good Sign For Virtualization Security
Commentary  |  1/29/2010  | 
A recent agreement involving three major IT vendors is good news for companies with lingering concerns about virtualization security.
Google Social Search Reaches Beta
News  |  1/28/2010  | 
It just got easier to tap the wisdom of your friends online.
Tech Resellers See Revenue Gain
News  |  1/28/2010  | 
Commercial resellers saw a rise in sales in December, indicating that tech spending among small and medium-sized businesses is on the rebound.
Apple iPad Backlash Begins
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
The pre-release hype has given way to complaints about the device's supposed shortcomings.
Symantec To Offer Hosted Medical Image Archiving
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
The security vendor's hosted storage archiving service will provide hospitals with disaster recovery capabilities for medical images.
Apple iPad Promises Media Revolution
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
The early speculation is that the tablet brings publishers hopes of new revenue for digital content while ushering in a shift in how users interact with the Web.
Trade Commission To Investigate Apple
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
The U.S. International Trade Commission will explore Nokia's complaint that Apple's iPhones, iPods, and Macs infringe on the phone maker's patents.
Truckers Hit With Nationwide Texting Ban
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
Feds say drivers of big rigs and buses could face criminal and civil penalties if caught using their mobile devices on the road.
Most Hospitals Increasing IT Spending
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
Government regulatory issues and financial incentives were named as the top drivers in a survey of hospital IT executives.
Mars Rover Not Dead, Just Stunned
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
The robot is wedged in the Martian sand, but NASA insists it will continue to function if it can survive the oncoming winter.
Warning Signs Preceded Cyber Attack On Google
Commentary  |  1/26/2010  | 
The news of a cyber attack from within China on Google and other companies has prompted a range of reactions, including Google's decision to reassess its operations there and a rebuke from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But no one should be surprised by what happened. Two months earlier, a U.S. government report warned that the private sector was susceptible to this very risk.
Oracle Sues Rimini Street For 'Massive Theft'
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
Rimini's heavily discounted support offerings for Siebel, JD Edwards, and PeopleSoft apps are illegal, Oracle claims in court documents.
Global CIO: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's Top 10 Reasons For Buying Sun
Commentary  |  1/26/2010  | 
New customer value, Sun's great technology, an IBM fixation, resetting the IT landscape, something deeply personal, and more.
Judge Slashes Music Sharing Fine
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
The $1.92 million fine levied against Jammie Thomas-Rasset for illegally downloading music was cut to $54,000.
IBM, Mayo Partner On Aneurysm Diagnostics
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
Advanced medical imaging, analytics, workflow software, and private clouds are helping Mayo Clinic doctors detect the brain disease -- and the technologies could aid other research.
Symantec Announces Backup Exec 2010 To Address Duplicate Data Issues
Commentary  |  1/25/2010  | 
Backup Exec 2010, a new backup and deduplication service for midsized and growing businesses released today by Symantec is aimed at the explosive growth of data experienced by businesses of all sizes. The elimination of duplicate data promised by the company also promises to cut storage costs and reduce recovery time in the event of a disaster.
Apple Tablet Revealed By Analytics Data
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
Flurry, a company that collects online data about ads, claims to have detected Apple's widely anticipated tablet device.
'High Value' Government Data Made Public
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
The newly published data sets are the first concrete deliverables of the Obama administration's directive toward broader open government strategies.
Bill Gates: Recovery Will Take Years
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
Microsoft chairman says there are no quick fixes for the deficit-burdened economy.
Microsoft Points Draw Class Action Suit
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
Attorney says Xbox Live customers aren't getting what they pay for when they use Microsoft's virtual currency.
FCC Launches Consumer Task Force
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
This week the Federal Communications Commission also said it will work to tighten restrictions on "robocalls" by telemarketers.
Is The US Afraid To Admit That China Declared War On It?
Commentary  |  1/22/2010  | 
Had the Chinese shot intercontinental ballistic missiles into 33 US-based businesses including those in the finance and defense industries as well as the Mountain View-based headquarters of Google, there would be no question in anyone's mind as to whether war had been declared on the US. Is there any difference now that a Chinese government-backed organization has cyber-attacked 33 US businesses<
China Defends Great Firewall
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
People's Republic says its policies regarding Web censorship and privacy are its own business, tells Clinton to butt out.
Oracle-Sun Deal Observers Mull MySQL Fate
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
The impact on MySQL and Java are the subject of industry chatter as Oracle's acquistion of Sun Microsystems lurches towards the finish line.
Microsoft Sues TiVo Over Patents
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
TiVo countered that Microsoft is trying to help its partner AT&T, which is being sued by TiVo for patent infringement.
EBay Income Up Sharply
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
The online auction company's 4Q income nearly quadrupled on the success of its PayPal operation and spin-off of Skype.
Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.6
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
The latest version of Mozilla's open source browser arrives amid warnings about the security of Internet Explorer.
IBM Acquires 'Eyes Only' Specialist
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
Big Blue's buyout of NISC deepens its presence in sensitive areas like homeland security, defense, and intelligence.
Clinton Calls On Businesses To Support Internet Freedom
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
In a policy speech, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outlines five 'Internet freedoms,' and calls on tech vendors and other businesses to play a role in promoting Internet access and fighting censorship.
Oracle Sun Merger Wins EU Approval
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
Larry Ellison's company says it now expects to close the deal shortly on heels of nod from the Continent's competition watchdogs.
Websense To Monitor Facebook Pages
Commentary  |  1/21/2010  | 
Today Websense released what is touted as the first security application for Facebook, developed via its recently acquired Defensio brand. Facebook users can now monitor their pages for unwanted content, including spam comments, profanity, and links to malware. This could be valuable for companies that want to control their online images and brands.
IBM Sees Growth In Software, Services
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
Big Blue's fourth quarter results indicate key parts of the tech sector are poised for a rebound in 2010.
Microsoft IE Emergency Patch Due Thursday
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The company is releasing an out-of-band update to defang the malware used in the recent cyber attack on Google.
Q&A: Health IT Czar Rethinks National Data Exchange
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
David Blumenthal talks about making national network accessible to small healthcare providers and also shares thoughts on the Massachusetts election, e-medical records use, and the health IT workforce.
Microsoft Seeks New Legal Framework For Cloud
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The company wants to see laws that strengthen privacy and security and encourage more consistent international data policies.
The Fritz & David Show: Apple Tablet Cometh? Inside Google/China, Dell, And More
Commentary  |  1/20/2010  | 
From separate coasts, InformationWeek editorial director Fritz Nelson and I have been trying to launch the video version of the Fritz & David Show for what seems like forever. But technology has conspired against us. We're close, and we'll keep trying. But in the meantime, we've decided to offer the audio version of the weekly program that gives you a peek at how we talk about latest technology news and buzz amongst ourselves here at InformationWeek.
Google Android Phone Launches Delayed In China
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
By confronting Chinese authorities on search censorship, Google may be endangering other parts of its business.
Microsoft Boosts Bing Search Privacy
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
The company will reduce the amount of time it keeps search query data.
P2P Operator Cleared Of Illegal File Sharing
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
The creator of the Oink peer-to-peer file sharing network was found not guilty of conspiracy to defraud.
Government Finds U.S. Slipping In Tech Dominance
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
The U.S. lead in science, engineering, and technology is slipping as Asia's capabilities rise, report says.
France, Germany Say Stop Using Internet Explorer 6
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
IT security organizations for both countries on Friday cited the attacks against Google and 33 other organizations as the reason.
Why Cloud Computing Matters More To SMBs
Commentary  |  1/18/2010  | 
Barry X Lynn, Chairman and CEO of cloud platform vendor 3Tera, talks about why cloud computing makes a bigger difference for small and midsize companies than for large enterprises. The reasons might surprise you.
Net Neutrality Debate Sparks Public Comments
News  |  1/15/2010  | 
Remarks posted to the FCC's Web site range from trade associations criticizing proposed the rules to public interest groups supporting the rules to protect Net Neutrality.
Virginia Tech Chief Faces Outsourcing Woes
News  |  1/15/2010  | 
Virginia's incoming secretary of technology faces a major challenge in a sputtering outsourcing deal with Northrop Grumman.
Obama Urges Government IT Reform
News  |  1/15/2010  | 
The President is pushing federal agencies to implement an IT management plan based on ideas suggested by private sector tech leaders.
Google Earth Gets Haiti Earthquake Imagery
News  |  1/14/2010  | 
Tech companies are mobilizing to provide information to relief groups and financial assistance.
Ballmer Expected At White House Tech Forum
News  |  1/14/2010  | 
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and executives from Facebook, Sprint, Adobe and other tech firms are scheduled to meet with government officials to discuss innovation and leadership.
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