News & Commentary
Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in October 2010
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HyperOffice Adds Cloud Collaboration Tools For SMBs
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Integrated project management tools augment the vendor's web-based document collaboration, email, shared calendars and other collaboration apps.
Microsoft IE 9 Preview Boosts HTML 5 Support
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
With the release of the IE 9 Platform Preview 6, Microsoft showcases more features and standards support for developers as they move closer to the final release of IE 9.
Enterprise 2.0 Preview: Collaboration's Next 'Wave'
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
At Enterprise 2.0 Santa Clara, November 8-11, Calif., organizations offering insight into their social collaboration initiatives include Citibank, Wells Fargo, and the U.S. Department of State.
NASA, DARPA Plan '100-Year Starship'
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
With space shuttle program winding down, agencies envision long-distance manned space flight to Mars and beyond … 100 years from now.
Oracle v. SAP: Daytime Drama
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
Part 1 – Trial Preview: A trial nearly four years in the making is finally upon us. Oracle and SAP counsel will put on a dramatic show thanks to star witnesses, a trail of illegal activity, and accusations of misconduct at the highest levels.
Flash Exploit On The Move Via PDF File
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
A critical zero-day Flash exploit that arrives in a PDF file is being used in attacks aimed at Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x. The exploited vulnerability is found across all major platforms, and a patch is not expected to be available for a couple of weeks.
NASA Delays Discovery Launch To Fix Fuel Leaks
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Space shuttle mission to the International Space Station pushed back one day, to Tuesday.
SAP Admitting Infringement In Oracle Case
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
The admission means SAP will likely be liable for big damages--and possible further investigation--in the suit filed against it by Oracle, which alleged that the SAP-acquired TomorrowNow operation improperly accessed Oracle code.
Really Simple Systems Rolls Free CRM
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Web-based customer relationship management system is free for two users and up to 100 accounts.
iPad Leads Tablets Into Workplace
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
IT organizations have to prepare because the tablets are coming.
Lockheed Announces Turnkey Private Cloud For Public Agencies
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Starfire Mission Ready Cloud features self-service provisioning, automated security and built-in governance capabilities.
SAP Bullish Despite Third Quarter Shortfall
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
Executives slam Oracle while highlighting sales gains and growth prospects.
Review: AT&T's Windows Phone 7 Handsets Tested
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Here's a first look at the HTC Surround, LG Quantum and Samsung Focus, the initial crop of smartphones running Microsoft's new mobile OS.
Apple Opens Online, App Store In China
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch apps available for growing Chinese smartphone and PC markets.
Walgreens Selling $100 Android Tablet
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
The Android 1.6-powered Maylong M-150 Universe 7-inch device is discounted on the drug store's website.
Is Java Putting Your SMB At Risk?
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
Java exploits are on the rise, and sharply so, exceeding PDF attacks by a factor of 60 to 1, according to Microsoft. Is it time to cut off Java in your workplace?
Informative Graphics Updates Document Redaction, Collaboration
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Brava 7 improves in-document dialogue and version comparison for reviewing sensitive data removed from documents.
Yahoo Integrates Social Media With Email
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Mail Beta brings Facebook, Twitter, instant messaging, and texting into Yahoo inboxes on PCs, iPads, iPhones, and Android phones.
Apple Won't Push Flash Player Updates
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
Flash updates will no longer arrive with Apple security updates, and new MacBook Air arrives without Flash installed, one week after the company distanced itself from Java.
Apple, Unisys Ally To Pursue Business, Government Customers
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
iPhone, iPad and other Apple products will be integrated into Unisys IT systems.
Google Going Local With Place Search
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
In recognition of the growing importance of local information, Google is offering search results organized around specific places.
Caringo Object Storage Software Puts SMBs On Cloud
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
CAStor 5.0 lets companies build clouds using commodity x86 servers, as well as provide scaling and redundancy.
Microsoft's Ray Ozzie Imagines Post-PC World
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
In a valedictory memo, Microsoft's departing chief software architect highlights his company's successes and its challenges as cloud services become more important.
Winklevoss Twins Negotiating With Zuckerberg Over Facebook
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
The Harvard students depicted in “The Social Network” are reportedly involved in settlement talks with Facebook.
Lexmark Inks Third Quarter Profit Gains
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
The printer manufacturer also announced the retirement of its longtime CEO and unveiled a software development kit for its all-in-one inkjets.
Dell Reportedly Prepping Android Smartphone
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
Handset expected to be similar to the upcoming Windows Phone 7-based Venue Pro smartphone.
New York As IT Center Of The World
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
The Big Apple's new licensing agreement with Microsoft is just one part of an ambitious IT strategy that includes data center consolidation and central management of policies and services.
IBM Cognos 10 Expands BI Boundaries
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
Upgrade delivers analytics, collaboration, user interface and iPhone options that broaden the footprint of business intelligence.
Takai Named CIO Of Defense Department
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Only weeks after having the DOD nomination withdrawn, Takai resigns from her position as the state of California's top IT executive to go to the Pentagon.
Apple Planning Office Complex With Data Center
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
The build site is located just across the street from Apple's new data center.
WiFi Direct Could Surpass Bluetooth
Commentary  |  10/25/2010  | 
Connects over a greater range and relies on peer-to-peer linkups instead of a WiFi network or router.
SSA To Release Data Sets In Transparency Push
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Social Security Administration will post more than 30 sets on Data.gov to support Open Government Directive.
Apple's Mac App Store Brings Changes, Worries
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Before it has even launched, the Mac App Store has prompted calls for competition.
Apple iPad Helps Ease EMR Concerns
Commentary  |  10/25/2010  | 
ClearPractice's Nimble e-health record product running on the iPad has convinced some nervous doctors that digital charts aren't so bad after all.
Federal Information Technology Reform Urged
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Agile development, risk management and collaboration with industry are among the areas targeted by TechAmerica study.
NaviNet Intros Cloud EMR, Practice Management
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Healthcare software targeted at practices with 10 or fewer physicians trying to meet meaningful use guidelines for electronic medical records.
2 Of 3 Employees Routinely Violate Usage Policies
Commentary  |  10/25/2010  | 
Whatever your employees need to be doing on the Web via your network, a fair percentage are doing -- or trying to do -- a lot more, according to Symantec/MessageLabs findings.
NEC Adds Fault Tolerant Support For Microsoft Hyper-V
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Express5800/ft server offers a highly available environment to run mission-critical applications for a small business or remote office on Microsoft's virtualization platform.
Google Chrome 7 Is Just A Tune-Up
Commentary  |  10/22/2010  | 
With the latest version of the Google Chrome browser, all the changes are under the hood, including lots of bug fixes and improved HTML 5 support.
Amazon To Let Kindle Users Lend E-Books
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Matching the Barnes & Noble Nook's "LendMe" technology, Amazon will allow Kindle users to share books with each other for up to 14 days.
Search Advertising Spending Growth Slows
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Triple digit growth of search advertising spending by small businesses leveled off in the third quarter, but is still growing, according to a report from WebVisible.
Sony PS3 Move Tops 1 Million Sales
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Demand for the motion-based game controller is outpacing supply, according to Sony, which bodes well for the slumping gaming industry.
Enterprise 2.0 Preview: Social Tools Tackle Business Problems
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
The early phase of getting started on collaborative platforms has given way, says Enterprise 2.0 conference general manager Steve Wylie, to "specific, focused efforts on solving business problems and creating opportunities."
Google TV Blocked From Network Web Content
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
The major TV networks are hiding their Internet content from Google TV viewers to win concessions from Google.
Amid Contract Scandal, A Shakeup And Lingering Questions
Commentary  |  10/22/2010  | 
A suspension on systems integrator GTSI is lifted following an agreement to be monitored independently and the resignation of two top company executives.
ShoreTel Acquires Agito For Smartphone Integration
Commentary  |  10/22/2010  | 
The $11.4 million acquisition will give ShoreTel the ability to include smartphones in its enterprise PBX solutions.
FCC Values Additional Wireless Spectrum At $120 Billion
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Chairman Julius Genachowski says 300 additional megahertz of spectrum is needed by 2014 to keep pace with mobile usage.
IRS System Upgrade Shows Progress
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
The multi-billion dollar, 15-year effort is finally delivering improved services to taxpayers, the IRS' inspector general says, but security concerns loom large.
IBM Targets Cloud Computing With Security Infrastructure, Services
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Seeking to allay widespread fear of data breaches, IBM introduces security assessments, SaaS offerings and hosted vulnerability management.
Microsoft Warns Java Exploits Hit 'Unprecedented Wave'
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
With more than 6 million attacks on vulnerable code in the third quarter, Microsoft is urged to distribute a patch.
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