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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in November 2009
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Text Mining: The Intersection of Content & BI
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Companies used to employ armies of people to read through documents such as customer satisfaction surveys, but it took longer, cost a lot more money and yielded far less detailed, reliable and consistent information than you can now quickly uncover using text mining applications.
Feds Providing $80 Million For Health IT Training
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The government funding helps set up 6-month health IT workforce training programs at community colleges nationwide.
Apple Seeks Permanent Halt To Psystar Mac Clones
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
The requested injunction would prohibit Psystar from selling Mac knock offs, which a federal court has already ruled violate Apple's copyright.
FCC Chair Wants More Broadband
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
A 10% increase in broadband availability means a 1.2 to 1.5 point increase in GDP, Federal Communications Commission Chair Julius Genachowski says.
Senators Urge EU To Finish Oracle Sun Probe
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
With Sun jobs at stake, U.S. lawmakers want the European Commission to speed up its antitrust investigation.
Feds To Sharpen Cybersecurity Job Policies
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
The Office of Personnel Management seeks to develop a framework for the classification, hiring, performance management, and development of federal cybersecurity pros.
Feds Launch Health IT Blog
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
Health and Human Services' Health IT Buzz blog covers security, regulatory, standards, and other issues.
Physicians Question Health IT Stimulus Requirements
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
A physicians practice industry group expresses concern about electronic health record incentive programs.
Apple Defends App Store Approval Process
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
The company said its App Store approval process makes sure Apple's platform has high-quality products.
Obama Calls For Math, Science Push
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
The president kicked off a public-private initiative Monday to promote education in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Chrome OS: There Will Be Local Storage
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
Despite what Google says, not all data will be in the cloud.
Web 2.0 Expo: Noveck Cites Open Gov Challenges
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
The deputy CTO for open government sees progress, but acknowledges push back and resource constraints on the path to transparency.
Google Chrome OS Depends On Hardware Partners
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Despite its focus on the Web -- a platform with proven appeal -- Chrome OS will also need compelling hardware to compete against Apple's anticipated tablet and Windows netbooks.
Obama Team Challenges Web Developers
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Having rebuilt Whitehouse.gov on the open source Drupal platform, President Obama's new media team is calling on the open source community for new ideas and technology.
Google Releases Chrome OS Code
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Developers can now participate in the Chrome OS open source project and help Google bring its new operating system to market next year.
FCC Speeds Cell Tower Reviews
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
The "shot clock" rule will set a limit on how long local governments can review applications for new cellular towers.
Web 2.0 Expo: Startup Aims At Public Policy Crowdsourcing
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Expert Labs, founded by Anil Dash, will use social media tools to bring private sector expertise to the U.S. government's decision-making processes.
Lawmakers Slam Deceptive Web Marketers
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
Post-transaction marketing abuses bring calls for stronger oversight.
Could Linux Fall Prey To Windows Malware?
Commentary  |  11/18/2009  | 
Can software that allows you to run Windows software on a Linux system also expose your system to Windows malware? In practice, the answer appears to be no.
Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.6 Beta 3
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
The third beta version of the next Firefox sports speed and stability improvements.
Healthcare Goes Mobile, Virtual WIth Dell Offering
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
Dell Mobile Clinical Computing solution provides clinicians with single sign-on and roaming capabilities.
Obama Administration Defends Its Data Quality
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
Inaccuracies in stimulus-tracking data on Recovery.gov do exist, but overall the transparency effort has been a success, says a special advisor to the President.
Healthcare Provider Saves With E-Invoicing
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
Electronic invoices are saving Memorial Hermann Healthcare System millions of dollars.
Bill Would Ban P2P Use By Federal Employees
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
Proposed legislation would prohibit use of P2P software like BitTorrent or Limewire on government computers and set policies for employees and contractors.
Healthcare's New Revenue Generator: Business Apps
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
Banner Health uses $17 million supply chain savings to pay for new clinical information systems.
Cyber Warfare Warning Sounded
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
In its annual report on cybercrime, McAfee says that the age of cyber warfare has arrived.
CTIA Seeks More Mobile Broadband Spectrum
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
The mobile industry group said spectrum below 3 GHz should be reallocated for mobile data purposes.
Verizon Calls AT&T's Lawsuit Meritless
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
In a plainspoken response to AT&T's suit, Verizon said its 3G map ads are accurate and "the truth hurts."
Healthcare IT Job Outlook Perks Up
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
Business analysts and technology architects face rosy IT job prospects in the healthcare and green energy sectors.
Texas' Data Center Consolidation Project Under Scrutiny
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
A commissioned report finds a range of problems with a seven-year, $863 million outsourcing contract with IBM.
Reporting Health IT Security Compliance Gets Easier
Commentary  |  11/16/2009  | 
The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) has unveiled a new program that helps streamline how healthcare organizations report to their business associates their status of compliance to security regulations such as HIPAA and others.
Psystar Guilty Of Violating Mac Copyright
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
Court grants summary judgment in favor of Apple's lawsuit against cloner.
Obama, In China, Promotes An Open Internet
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
In a townhall meeting in Shanghai, the President acknowledges the challenges posed by unrestricted Internet access, but says the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.
Global CIO: Instead of 'China Out,' 3Com Goes In With HP
Commentary  |  11/16/2009  | 
3Com tried to take on the world using China as its base. Easier said than done
Federal Data-Breach Bills: The Tip Of The Iceberg
Commentary  |  11/13/2009  | 
The Senate is considering two bills designed to revamp federal consumer data-privacy rules. But anyone who thinks these bills represent a wake-up call has already been sleeping way too long.
IBM Offers Security Software For Virtualization
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
The product secures each layer of the infrastructure of a VMware vSphere virtual server.
Programmers Charged In Madoff Scheme
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
Two men were arrested for developing and maintaining computer programs that helped convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff cover up his operation.
Tech Giants Aim To Master Disaster
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
Microsoft, Google, Yahoo form alliance to develop software solutions for improving emergency response efforts.
Senate Bill Would Help Family Doctors Fund EHRs
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
The bill, introduced by Sen. John Kerry, would make small healthcare practices eligible for federal loans.
Military Readies IT Acquisition Reforms
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
Deputy Defense secretary William Lynn says procurement reforms should be ready by the spring.
Interop New York: Spotlight On Cloud Computing, Networking, Virtualization
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
The networking techfest, Nov. 16-20, will illuminate today's most important IT trends and technologies.
Global CIO: Cloud Computing's New Name: 500 Reader Suggestions!
Commentary  |  11/13/2009  | 
The CEOs of HP and IBM say "cloud computing" is a lousy name, so we asked you to come up with a new term--and your 500 responses tell us a lot about ourselves.
Avaya-Nortel Acquisition Gets OK
News  |  11/12/2009  | 
U.S. and Canadian regulatory agencies have signed off on the $900 million acquisition of Nortel's enterprise solutions unit.
Intel, AMD Strike $1.25 Billion Antitrust Pact
News  |  11/12/2009  | 
Agreement settles multiple claims AMD filed against chip industry competitor.
7 Cloud Computing Myths Busted
News  |  11/12/2009  | 
Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are investing aggressively in the cloud, even as critics point to security, reliability, and compatibility issues. We cut through the fog.
Firefox Gets A Bad Rap From Shoddy Security Research
Commentary  |  11/11/2009  | 
Is Firefox currently the Web browser most likely to stick your PC with a dangerous security vulnerability? Only if you believe headlines written by people who really should know better.
Lawmaker Eyes Verizon Termination Fees
News  |  11/11/2009  | 
A U.S. senator plans to introduce legislation that will stop carriers from raising cancellation fees.
NASA Space Technologies Go Mainstream
News  |  11/11/2009  | 
In its annual report, the space agency identifies 49 technologies that are being repurposed in the private sector, including scheduling software for hospitals and a tuning circuit for 3G networks.
Japanese Bank Outsources To IBM
News  |  11/11/2009  | 
Big Blue will manage and maintain servers and other IT assets for Chugoku Bank
How HP Plans To Rule The SMB World
Commentary  |  11/11/2009  | 
Vowing to overcome past problems, HP unveils its latest not-so-secret plan for worldwide SMB domination. There's lots to like, but low prices don't seem to be the company's top priority.
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