News & Commentary
Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in January 2011
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HubSpot Emphasizes Social, Mobile Tools
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
Hoping to capitalize on tectonic shifts in marketing strategies, SMB software provider rolls out new tools for siphoning -- and converting -- social and mobile traffic.
Guerra On Healthcare: Will Congress Cut HITECH?
Commentary  |  1/31/2011  | 
As legislators look to reduce federal spending, funding for electronic health records looks to be right in their crosshairs -- and maybe that's not so bad.
EHR Studies Need Another Look Post-Meaningful Use
Commentary  |  1/31/2011  | 
Recent studies concluding that electronic health records fail to boost patient care need a follow-up visit.
Egypt Internet Shutdown Underscores Vulnerability
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
The government ordered the shutdown of the country's four ISPs, effectively blocking all Internet communications during anti-government protests.
Half Of Mobile Ads Clicked By Mistake
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
Forget about click fraud; finger fumbling may be wasting a much larger portion of ad spending.
DHS Elevates Social Networking In Terror Alert System
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
Facebook, Twitter, and Homeland Security's Web site gain importance in the agency's replacement for the color-coded communications system used since the 9/11 attacks.
HHS Adds $80 Million For Health IT Grants
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
Funding will be divided among Regional Extension Centers, health information exchanges, and workforce training initiatives, said the Office of the National Coordinator.
Malware Driven Banner Ad Attacks Rising
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
While fake cost-per-click rates declined in the fourth quarter, a new form of impression inflation has emerged, finds online advertising audit firm.
LinkedIn IPO Valuation Projected To Be $2 Billion
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
The professional social networking site nearly quadrupled revenue from 2007 to 2009, but expects a slowdown in 2011 as it invests for growth, according to the company’s SEC filing.
Verizon Bundles Google Apps For SMBs
News  |  1/27/2011  | 
Deal continues trend of partnering with high-profile software companies to package business applications around its core voice and broadband products.
Air Force Awards Space Fence Contracts
News  |  1/27/2011  | 
Raytheon and Lockheed Martin have won $107 million deals to provide preliminary designs for a radar system to detect objects passing over Earth.
100 P2P Users Produce 75% Of Files Downloaded
News  |  1/27/2011  | 
Targeting the users responsible for the most content might trigger a sharp decline in file-sharing via peer-to-peer networks, suggest researchers.
LinkedIn Launches Targeted Ad Service
News  |  1/27/2011  | 
Pay-per-click service can select users based on job title, company, LinkedIn group.
The Dark Side Of Remote Printing?
Commentary  |  1/27/2011  | 
Having a printer that can reach out to the Web means having a printer that a hacker can reach out to. Should SMBs lose sleep over this?
Global CIO: SAP Transformed: From Stuffy ERP To Real-Time iPad Analytics
Commentary  |  1/26/2011  | 
Citing impressive across-the-board results, SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott says new strategies and platforms will drive more growth in 2011.
Google's Android 3.0 SDK Preview Available
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
A pre-release version of "Honeycomb" has been made available to Android developers.
New Tools To Help Hospitals Prevent, Spot Infections
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
Web-based clinical data surveillance services from Pharmacy OneSource aim to help clinicians identify infections, adverse drug events, and other trouble sooner.
Microsoft Ships 2M Windows Phone 7 Handsets
Commentary  |  1/26/2011  | 
Microsoft claims handset manufacturer partners shipped two million Windows Phone 7 devices by the end of 2010, but it's unclear how many have been sold to end-users.
Intel Commits $100 Million To University Research
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
The first of six university-based R&D centers, led by Stanford, will focus on visual computing in tablets, smartphones, and other consumer tech.
SAP Reports Record Sales, Contests Oracle Fine
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
Looking past a 36% drop in earnings tied to the TomorrowNow lawsuit, SAP executives say fourth-quarter results point to strong, innovation-driven growth across industries and regions.
Healthcare Software Development Exposes Security Risks
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
Many organizations are lax in protecting patient data during development and testing, finds Ponemon Institute study.
Facebook Credits Policy Raises Developers' Hackles
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
The social network addresses concerns that the 30% cut it takes when game players use Credits will damage developers' cash flow.
Google Plans Biggest Hiring Year Ever
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Faced with strong competitors and the curse of bright, entrepreneurial workers who have opportunities elsewhere, Google is bulking up on talent to ensure that it can grow.
Amazon Cloud Gets Bulk Email Service
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Simple Email Service offers AWS customers a low-cost, hosted option to on-premises or third-party email systems.
Google Apps Marketplace Adds Education Category
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Schools using Google Apps will find a set of applications tailored to the needs of education customers.
Qwiki Launches Multimedia Search Engine
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s startup launches public alpha days after getting an $8 million cash infusion.
Apple Taps NSA Alumnus As Global Security Chief
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Geekonomics author David Rice is the latest in a string of high-profile security hires for the company.
Will Apple, Google Lead Mobile Payment Revolution?
Commentary  |  1/25/2011  | 
By adding near-field communications to the iPhone and iPad, Apple -- along with Google -- may provide the spark needed to ignite mainstream use of mobile payments.
Exclusive: IBM Moves Hertz' IT Support To India
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
About 50 jobs shipped from Oklahoma to the Asian subcontinent as the car rental company looks to pare costs.
Guerra On Healthcare: Is HITECH A Bait And Switch?
Commentary  |  1/24/2011  | 
Most hospitals say they expect to qualify for meaningful use incentive funds, but most shouldn't plan to see a return on their health IT systems investment.
HHS Expands Health Insurance Exchange Grants
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
Funding will help states develop infrastructure for the sites where individuals and small business will be able to shop for insurance plans by 2014.
Ubuntu Ditches OpenOffice For LibreOffice
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
The April Linux release will include the Document Foundation's productivity suite instead of Oracle's software.
Foursquare Value Checks In At $250 Million
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
Social media location site is developing tools to help local businesses connect with customers and expects to hit 10 million users by June, said site co-founder.
Camino Upgrades Open Source Mac Browser
News  |  1/21/2011  | 
Version 2.1 Alpha is based on Mozilla's Gecko rendering engine, adds six major features.
Botnets, Hacked Credit Cards Selling At Bargain Prices
News  |  1/21/2011  | 
Cybercrime black market emphasizes entrepreneurialism and customer service, with money buying just about anything, finds Panda Security report.
Qwiki Snags $8 Million In Venture Funding
News  |  1/21/2011  | 
Founders of Facebook, YouTube invest in startup that delivers search results in multimedia, rather than links.
Firms Integrating Social Media With CRM
News  |  1/21/2011  | 
With half of businesses saying social media investments are paying off, linking data from LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to customer management is the next step, finds SugarCRM survey.
SMB Security Means Putting Policy First
Commentary  |  1/21/2011  | 
How long since you've taken a look at your business's security policy? (Assuming, of course that your business has a security policy.)
The Future of Google Docs
Commentary  |  1/20/2011  | 
Docs has become a worthy competitor to Microsoft Office, but its future will rely less on feature parity and more on the value being added to Google's platform in the cloud.
Google Co-Founder Larry Page To Replace Schmidt As CEO
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
Google on Thursday reported Q4 2010 revenues of $8.44 billion, but the bigger news was that co-founder Larry Page will take over as CEO in April, with current chief Eric Schmidt moving out of day to day leadership to become Executive Chairman.
Blumenthal Cuts Ribbon On EHR Incentives Program
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
More than 100 healthcare organizations had already applied for federal electronic health records incentives before the program launched at an event with National Coordinator David Blumenthal.
Global CIO: IBM Zings Oracle And HP Over Limited Vision
Commentary  |  1/20/2011  | 
Calling Oracle "a one-trick pony" and saying HP's failed to invest wisely, IBM's hardware chief says IBM's surging hardware revenue is a sign of things to come.
Facebook Fields Feature Phone App
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
The social network is trying to reach the majority of mobile phone users who don't have smartphones.
FDA Revamps Medical Device Approval
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
The 510(k) program overhaul aims to facilitate innovation, streamline the review process, and protect patient safety.
Botnets Come Roaring Back In New Year
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
As Rustock and Waledac begin pumping spam again, botnet experts say the bad guys will be up to their old tricks -- with some new twists -- in 2011
Facebook Ad Spending To Hit $4.05 Billion In 2011
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
In the U.S., the social media site will garner 7.8% of the online ad market, compared with its 4.7% share in 2010, reported eMarketer's annual forecast.
Cybercriminals Target Unemployed To Launder Money
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
Scams promising work-at-home opportunities disguise money mule operations to translate the glut of stolen identities into cash, says Cisco's annual security report.
iOS 4.3 Beta 2 Deletes Multitouch, Adds FaceTime
Commentary  |  1/20/2011  | 
Apple has seeded a second beta of iOS 4.3 to developers. The updated code reveals several new camera-related features while nixing others.
CCHIT Launches Alternative EHR Certification
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
The program helps hospitals with homebrew or legacy electronic health records software meet meaningful use requirements.
Meaningful Use Compliance Could Be Harder Than You Realize
Commentary  |  1/19/2011  | 
Two recent surveys indicate healthcare providers are confident they'll comply with the government's meaningful use regs, but some CIOs say that's more challenging than you think.
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