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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in March 2010
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Senators Object To Meaningful Use Rules For E-Health Records
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Strict requirements for EHR use could kill funding incentives for doctors, hospitals, senators say.
Feds Developing Cloud Security Program
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Proposed FedRAMP effort would make it easier for federal agencies to overcome compliance hurdles and participate in the Obama administration's drive toward the cloud.
White House Revising Outsourcing Policies
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
The policy changes requires agencies to keep "inherently governmental" jobs on the federal payroll.
Novell Wins Unix Case Against SCO
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
A federal jury ruled that Novell, not SCO Group, owns the Unix copyrights, but SCO said it would continue its fight.
Dell Launches Printers For SMBs
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
Multifunction and single-function laser printers offer low printing costs, reliability, and productivity features for small and midsize businesses.
Apple Updates Snow Leopard
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
The update will improve stability, application compatibility, and security within the Mac and server versions of the operating system.
NHIN Direct Focus Is Health Data Exchange Specs
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) Direct aims to develop interoperability specs, but not to replace statewide and regional health information exchanges.
Google Mobile Service Trouble In China
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Google's mainland China service dashboard shows mobile service problems.
Fed IT Urged To Emulate Private Sector
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Government IT pros should follow the lead of private industry to improve project management, customer service, and accountability, report says.
SCO Novell Jury Decision Pending
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
A Utah federal jury is deliberating over the copyright ownership case between the SCO Group and Novell.
Google Broadband Plan Stirs Hunger For Speed
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
The company's experimental fiber network plan has elicited almost 200,000 invitations from speed-starved Internet users.
Apple iBookstore More Relaxed About Explicit Content
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
Explicit content in Apple's iBookstore seems not to be the problem that it is in the App Store.
Qwest Seeks $350 Million For Rural Broadband
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
The telecom firm wants federal government funding to help finance broadband facilities in underserved rural communities.
Global CIO: Would You Move To China? This CIO Did
Commentary  |  3/25/2010  | 
Why a U.S. CIO moved his family to Shanghai.
Gmail-To-Outlook Glitch Fixed
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
Google says it's resolved a problem with Google Apps that halted delivery of e-mails and other information to Outlook users.
Census Web Site Tracks Participation
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
Taking into consideration privacy and security concerns, the bureau is not collecting 2010 census information online.
Google Hit With China Fallout
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
Telecom partners in the People's Republic abandon search giant amid censorship controversy.
Kundra Outlines Open Government Progress
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The federal CIO said the government is already seeing performance improvements from the Obama administration's transparency plan.
Google Suggests Ways Around China Apps Roadblocks
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The search engine giant is warning users of its services in China that disruptions to Google Apps are possible.
Feds Try Mobile Video, 3G Tethering
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The ATF is testing video surveillance on Windows Mobile devices, while the IRS is looking to replace its 25,000 3G cards by tethering smartphones to laptops.
Dell Unveils Medical Archiving Storage Products
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
Dell Medical Archiving Solution aims to help healthcare providers manage exploding data storage requirements.
Health IT Storage Challenges To Surge
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The coming demand for storage will be great, but so will regulatory and compliance scrutiny, data security, risk mitigation, and transparency.
Intel, AMD Servers To Run NYSE Data Centers
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Microsoft, the NYSE is building its data centers with PC-style servers, disk drives, and I/O devices -- on a massive scale.
NYSE Data Center Upgrade To Yield New Business
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
NYSE Euronext will offer infrastructure and hosted services in addition to its data and trading services when it brings two new mega-data centers online.
China Calls Google's Actions 'Wrong'
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Chinese authorities have warned Google not to politicize commerce.
Federal CIOs Seek Direction On Open Government
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Agency officials say they are taking steps to make government more transparent, but worry that their efforts lack structure and could come at a price for security.
Android Builds Extend Corona SDK Beyond iPhone
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Generating apps that run on multiple mobile platforms is getting easier.
FCC Mulls Spectrum For Medical Gear
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
The designation of low-frequency wireless spectrum for Medical Body Area Networks, or MBAN, could drive adoption of low-cost telehealth applications for home use.
White House Overhauling Financial Systems Policy
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Current financial systems take too long to deploy, cost too much, and don't give federal agencies the right data, OMB official says.
InVisage Claims Leap In Imaging Technology
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
QuantumFilm improves picture quality by capturing significantly more light than silicon-based image sensors used in digital cameras today, company says.
Google Ends Censorship In China
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
The world now waits for the reaction of the Chinese government.
Chinese Netizens Seek Clarity From Google
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
Internet users in China want Google and the Chinese government to communicate in a more open manner about the company's future plans.
Virginia AG Tweets Healthcare Lawsuit
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
Ken Cuccinelli bypasses the traditional press conference to announce plan to challenge reform bill on constitutional grounds.
Adobe Flash CS5 For Windows May Violate Apple Rules
News  |  3/19/2010  | 
The language of Apple's iPhone Developer Agreement indicates that using Windows to build iPhone apps is forbidden.
White House Shutters Financial Systems Standards Effort
News  |  3/19/2010  | 
The closure of the Financial Systems Integration Office leaves unanswered questions for the future of inter-agency efforts on financial systems standards and compliance.
NIST Intros Health IT Systems Test Framework
News  |  3/19/2010  | 
The suite of software tools released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology tests health information systems for compliance with existing standards.
HP-3Com Vs. Cisco: Who Will Be Your Network Provider?
Commentary  |  3/18/2010  | 
Fresh from an HP analyst summit, Steve Hilton of Analysys Mason takes a hard look at how the newly combined HP-3Com will fare against Cisco.
Let Stormy Session On Cloud Standards Be Your Guide
Commentary  |  3/18/2010  | 
A panel Wednesday at the Cloud Connect show in Santa Clara, Calif. to talk about where cloud standards are going did not go as planned. Whatever the script, it was as if the audience had come prepared to present its point of view, and the panel members were forced to listen.
Viacom Secretly Uploaded Videos, YouTube Claims
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
Employees of Viacom allegedly went to Kinko's to upload copyrighted clips to YouTube surreptitiously.
Google, Intel, Sony Plan Android TV Platform
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
The content platform, set-top boxes, and Internet-ready TVs expected to be called Google TV has not been confirmed.
Cybersecurity Bill Trims President's Power
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
Current version of Senate legislation eliminates provision that permitted the president to shut down the Internet in the event of a major cyber attack.
Apple Board Member Jerome B. York Dies
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
York, 71, was hospitalized in Michigan on Tuesday following a brain hemorrhage.
Verizon Files Patent Suit Over Cablevision Boxes
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
The International Trade Commission complaint says Cablevision's set-top boxes infringe five Verizon patents pertaining to video downloading and social networking features.
EMC Offers Microsoft Exchange Protection
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
The integrated set of technologies uses Microsoft Exchange Server 2010's API, including the e-mail server's replication API.
Lower Bar Sought For Health IT Stimulus Funds
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
Healthcare providers call for government to make requirements dictating meaningful use of electronic medical record systems easier to comply with.
Global CIO: Will Cisco's Revolutionary Router Torpedo Tinseltown?
Commentary  |  3/17/2010  | 
Technology is roiling short-sighted Hollywood, and the business-model implications and opportunities for CIOs in every industry are enormous.
8 Steps For Leveraging Technology To Build A Business You Can Sell
Commentary  |  3/17/2010  | 
Want to sell your business one day? Follow these eight steps to build a business you can sell.
Google Nexus One Coming To Sprint
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
The mobile carrier says that it will disclose pricing and availability soon.
MacUpdate Offers Business-Friendly Bundle
Commentary  |  3/17/2010  | 
The Macintosh software information site MacUpdate has bundled 10 Mac applications together -- some of them very useful for SMBs -- and is selling the lot for $50, a nearly 90% discount.
Hospital Supply System Improving Bill Accuracy
News  |  3/17/2010  | 
By simplifying medical supply record-keeping, a patient-charge capture system is helping a hospital system capture hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue.
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