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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in April 2010
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Microsoft IE9 Throws Weight Behind H.264 Video
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
Supporters of license-free video codecs immediately decried the announcement as proof that Microsoft doesn't really support an open Web.
Adobe CEO Calls Jobs' Flash Complaint 'Smokescreen'
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
Shantanu Narayen sees Apple's restrictions making life difficult for developers who want to create content on multiple platforms.
Skyfire Now Showing Flash On Android
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
The mobile browser supports Flash video, before Android officially gets Flash support.
Army Pushes IT In Modernization Plan
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
The service is counting on IT networks, mobile radios, cloud computing, and helmet-mounted displays to gain advantage in battle.
Most Software Execs See Rebound This Year
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
According to the findings of a new survey, most software CEOs and CFO see a return to pre-recession levels this year and cloud computing, particularly among SMBs, is the big driver for the rebound.
Global CIO: Can HP, IBM, & Oracle Make Peace With Breakaway Banks?
Commentary  |  4/29/2010  | 
Three huge global banks plan to revolutionize the CIO-vendor relationship—will their audacious plan trigger major changes from major IT vendors?
Mozilla Tests Mobile Firefox For Android
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
The developers working on Mozilla's Fennec are seeking feedback from Android users.
Computerized Medication Order Errors Studied
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
Researchers want to learn the cause of mistakes related to computerized physician order entry systems so they can help software makers prevent them.
Microsoft Gets Paid For Android
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
By striking a patent licensing deal with HTC, Microsoft is raising the cost of using Google's free Android operating system.
Sprint Nextel Reports $865 Million Loss
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
Prepaid signups held strong in the first quarter as the company held out hope that its nationwide 4G network will return it to profitability.
Global CIO: Microsoft Vs. VMware-Salesforce Shows Cloud's Biggest Value
Commentary  |  4/28/2010  | 
Cutting cost isn't no. 1.
Interop 2010 Show Winners
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
This year's competition shines a light on the very best that IT vendors have to offer in cloud computing, network management, security, virtualization, wireless, and more. We also picked a top startup and gave out a green award.
Oregon Public Schools Go Google
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
By moving to Google's cloud infrastructure, Oregon expects to save $1.5 million annually for e-mail alone.
VMware Plus Salesforce.com, An Unlikely Pair
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
Two young companies, neither of them leaders in traditional software development, have teamed up to pull enterprise Java programmers into cloud development. In this case, the cloud is specifically the Force.com data centers that already host Salesforce.com's CRM applications. It's an unlikely pairing, but it just might work.
DA Mulling Charges Against Gizmodo Editor
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
A California district attorney is trying to determine whether laws were broken over the tech blog's payment for an unreleased iPhone.
IT Group Urges Government To Bolster Industry
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
TechAmerica says the federal government needs to update policy, extend tax credits, and invest in cybersecurity to pull the technology industry out of the recession.
Open Government Plans Need Improvement
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Only three federal agencies received excellent marks on compliance with White House open government requirements.
Google Buys Labpixies
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
In acquiring the widget maker, Google is deepening its commitment to social software.
FEMA Blasted For IT Systems Overhaul Waste
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Inspector General report finds delays, lack of oversight by IT leadership, and questionable ethical behavior at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Global CIO: Global Banks Form Consortium To Counter HP, IBM, & Oracle
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
Three huge banks will work together to buy at lower prices and to build their own cloud-based global banking infrastructure and network.
Oracle Tackles Supplier Management Woes
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
New master data management and lifecycle management applications address supplier data quality, tracking and governance challenges.
Guerra On Healthcare: Policy Makers Must Get Serious
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
A multibillion-dollar industry is hanging on the Health IT Policy Committee's every word -- it's time for less flexibility and more gravitas.
Gizmodo Editor's Computers Seized By Police
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
The investigation into possible wrongdoing by Gizmodo may itself have violated the law.
Google Ends Search Fees For Ad Partners
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
A revamped advertising partner program promises to make life easier for ad agencies.
Israel Lifts iPad Ban
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
The Apple device must pass wireless interference regulatory tests before it's allowed into certain countries, including South Korea.
Federal Agencies To Share Incentive Ideas
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
A White House-sponsored event is aimed at showing federal officials how to use awards to inspire technology innovations.
Interop: CIOs Must Bond With Vendor CEOs
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
Executive-level links are crucial when a contract is on the line or if business conditions drastically change, a former top CIO says.
Microsoft Gets Aggressive With Dynamics CRM
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
ERP adapter and $19-per-seat pricing pave the way for hybrid on-premise and cloud-based deployments.
Global CIO: 10 Tech Acquisitions That Would Rock The Industry
Commentary  |  4/25/2010  | 
Whom should HP acquire? Or IBM, or Microsoft, or SAP, or Cisco, or five others? Here are our Top 10 matchmaking suggestions.
Image Gallery: 12 Offshore Hot Spots For IT Outsourcing
Slideshows  |  4/23/2010  | 
India is still the dominant player when it comes to IT outsourcing, but other regions are gaining ground. Here's a look at some of the places, vendors, and institutions that will play a big role in globalization's next wave.
Microsoft Pulls Security Fix
News  |  4/23/2010  | 
A Windows 2000 Server security patch released last week does not address the underlying issue effectively, company says.
CenturyTel To Buy Qwest For $10.6 Billion
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
Qwest, which has suffered from insider trading and accounting scandals, laid off some workers in its fiber optic unit this week, ahead of the stock transaction.
McAfee Bug Forces Massive PC Cleanup
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
A flawed antivirus software update misclassified a critical Windows XP file as a malicious program, sending PCs into endless reboot cycles.
FAA Air Traffic Control Plan At Risk
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
Poor leadership and funding make it unlikely modernization of the air traffic control system will meet its 2025 deadline, officials told Congress.
Government Technologist: Can Cloud Computing Save San Jose?
Commentary  |  4/22/2010  | 
The city runs seven-year-old software on aging PCs, and its CIO says the setup feels too risky. He's evaluating cloud services as a better, but not necessarily cheaper, alternative.
Salesforce.com To Acquire Data Provider Jigsaw
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
CRM partner uses crowd sourcing to deliver accurate, up-to-date business contact information.
Global CIO: EMC Embraces Cloud And Says It Loud With Huge Q1
Commentary  |  4/22/2010  | 
EMC says its biggest-ever first quarter proves "there is no doubt" that the private cloud is "exactly where customers are heading."
Patient Safety Tops Healthcare Committee's Agenda
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
Workgroup recommends national database of safety incidents.
Microsoft Connects Office To Facebook
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
Docs for Facebook, Microsoft's latest online document creation and sharing service, promises productivity in a social context.
Adobe Burns Bridge With Apple, Embraces Google
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
There will be no more investment in development tools to bring Flash content to the iPhone.
Bill Extends HITECH To Mental Health
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
Eligibility for $20 billion in incentives would be expanded to include mental healthcare professionals and facilities, a group left out of original ARRA provisions.
Energy Department Testing Cloud E-Mail
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
The agency is looking for guidance to its Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, which is already moving its entire e-mail environment to Gmail.
How To Get Paid Like Michael Dell
Commentary  |  4/20/2010  | 
Reversing the cash flow cycle so customers pay you up front can fuel growth and minimize your need for external funding.
Apple Profits Up 90%
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
The company's strong fiscal second quarter sends its stock surging in after-hours trading.
VA Offers Lessons For Health IT Adoption
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
The private healthcare sector can benefit from the VA's successful, decades-long use of health IT, says a senior Veterans Affairs official.
Google Local Business Center Gets Makeover
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
With a new name and new services, Google Places will send a photographer out to take pictures of merchants' stores.
Samsung Warns Of 3D TV Hazards
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
Stroke, seizure, and motion sickness are among the potential health effects from watching 3D televisions.
NASA CIO Conducts A Web Experiment
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
In a blog post, the space agency's top IT executive shares her eye-opening experience in using the Web to engage with the public in one-on-one discussion.
White House Calls For CEO Advisory Board
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
The Office Of Management And Budget will oversee the private-sector board, which will give guidance on technology, productivity, and customer service.
Apple Seeks Return Of 'Lost' iPhone
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
Gizmodo, which posted pictures of an unreleased iPhone, faces criticism for its handling of the story.
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