News & Commentary
Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in May 2009
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Google Executive To Become Federal Deputy CTO
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Andrew McLaughlin will find that he isn't the only ex-Google employee serving the Obama administration.
Global CIO: Sam Palmisano's Grand Strategy For IBM Revealed In $5B Global Financing Plan
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
The company is offering billions to help customers "mind the gap" until so-called stimulus money begins to flow around the globe. And it expects much of that funding will be used to purchase its very own products and services.
bMighty News Flash: Friday May 29, 2009
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: The most dangerous search terms, HP, IBM top server vendors, mobile payment users will double by 2012, and more. . .
Users Want Virtual Desktops That Match Their Physical PCs
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
Over the last two years, Intel commissioned a study on how companies were delivering virtualization to end users. It's one of the few indicators of where this confused segment is headed. Several approaches are still on the table, but the fastest growing one is where the virtual machine resides on the end user's PC.
Obama Announces White House Cybersecurity Position
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Names that have been bandied about include acting White House cybersecurity chief Melissa Hathaway and Microsoft VP Scott Charney.
FCC To Examine Rural Broadband Needs
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
A new report indicates that there will be a multiplicity of solutions ranging from cable and DSL to satellite and broadband over power lines.
AT&T, Verizon Racing To Rollout 4G Wireless
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Super-high-speed LTE wireless infrastructure is expected to expand into mainstream networks in the next few years, analysts predict.
Government Wrestles With Social Media Records Retention Policies
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
The National Archives is trying to navigate complex regulations that require capturing and storing all sorts of content in the age of social media, cloud computing, and seemingly endless storage.
Do Executives Take Security Seriously? Survey Says Yes.
Commentary  |  5/28/2009  | 
Our exclusive InformationWeek survey shows that IT and executives are on the same page when it comes to information security threats, policies and more.
White House Launching Transparency Blog
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
In a nod to openness and citizen participation in government, the Obama administration also will open White House blogs to public comments.
Obama Should Scrap Cybersecurity Czar, Analyst Says
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Gartner expert says president's plan to protect nation's computing infrastructure won't work.
bMighty News Flash: Thursday May 28, 2009
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: More than half of SMBs own a laptop and prefer Dell, SortPrice offers merchants free application for building virtual stores on Facebook platform, and more. . .
Computer Group Objects To EC Browser Regulations
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
CompTIA says Europe's sanctions against Microsoft could damage the whole industry.
Anti-U.S. Hackers Infiltrate Army Servers
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Exclusive: Defense Department investigators subpoena records from Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo in connection with ongoing probe.
Federal Agency Seeks $6.6 Billion In Outsourcing Deals
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Defense Intelligence Agency seeks IT services including CRM, cybersecurity, data center administration, disaster recovery, and software development.
Government Panel Calls For Privacy Policy Overhaul
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Report to OMB outlines the creation of a chief privacy officer role and chief privacy officers at every federal agency that already has a CFO.
Google Automates Apps With Scripting System
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Search giant expects enterprise users to employ Google Apps Scripts for scheduling and procurement, transportation planning, and other business automation functions.
DTV Transition Test Inundates FCC With Calls
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The FCC's soft test of the digital television conversion was a wake-up call for consumers who aren't prepared for the June 12 transition.
Univ. North Carolina, IBM Team Up For Research, Personalized Care
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Integration with IBM's technologies is expected to improve treatment of patients with diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and cystic fibrosis.
VMware Invests $20 Million In Terremark Cloud Services
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The virtualization giant will own 5% of Terremark, which produces cloud and managed IT services for large companies and government agencies.
bMighty News Flash: Wednesday May 27, 2009
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: SBA report finds small business loans of $1 million or less fell 4% from 2007 rates, Windows 7 RC has an impressive enterprise ecosystem, but misses opportunities, and more. . .
Accenture Shifting Some Business Assets To Ireland
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The consulting and outsourcing firm has 180,000 employees working in 120 countries.
Former EMC Storage Exec Cleared To Work At HP
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
But a Massachusetts court has ruled that storage expert David Donatelli must avoid for one year working at any Hewlett-Packard unit that competes with EMC.
Obama, White House To Oversee Cybersecurity Leadership
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
The national security staff will include new positions for addressing cybersecurity, information sharing on terrorism, border security, and preparedness and response.
Department Of The Interior Can't Locate Many PCs
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
The federal agency can't locate 20% of its computers and, because it has no encryption requirements, the missing PCs could be vulnerable to data theft or loss.
U.S. Stimulus A 'Potential Goldmine' For Wireless Telecoms
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
A mix of Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices, sensors, and communications systems will link health networks, while in education, providers will promote a brace of opportunities, a new report says.
Psystar Carries On Cloning Despite Bankruptcy
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Imitation Mac maker continues to take orders after Chapter 11 filing.
Move To Ban Texting In Massachusetts Intensifies
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
The issue has been taken up on a state-by-state basis in recent months.
Firefox Extension Malware Raises Security Questions
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Mozilla's diligent cleanup rather than catching malicious add-ons before they reach the public has rankled some in the security community.
bMighty News Flash: Tuesday May 26, 2009
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Monthly small business confidence index slides 10 points, Microsoft rumored to be renaming Kumo search engine "Bing," and more. . .
Google Sued By Inventor of Vibrating Toilet Seat
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
Johnny I. Henry says he was humiliated that Google and AOL returned search results that refer to him with a hateful term.
Army Deploying Vista On Hundreds Of Thousands Of Computers
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
The migration is driven by the better security offered in Windows Vista and Office 2007.
bMighty News Flash: Friday May 22, 2009
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Bill Gates says tech will lift U.S. out of recession, Google accelerates Chrome 2 for Windows, Facebook users hit with another phishing attack, and more. . .
Microsoft Passes On EC Antitrust Meeting
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
Perhaps in response, Microsoft says that the forthcoming Windows 7 operating system contains a switch that allows consumers to easily deactivate Explorer in favor of an alternate browser.
President Clinton Data On Hard Drive Lost By National Archives
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
The drive contains snapshots of the hard drives of departing administration officials, information that had been stored on 113 4-mm tape cartridges.
Interop: Data Represents Big Cloud Challenge
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
Slow and inefficient Internet links, security concerns, and architectural problems in terms of processing are top of mind for one expert panel.
Microsoft Ordered To Pay $200 Million For Patent Infringement
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
The software in question removes the need for individual, manually embedded command codes to control text formatting in electronic documents.
Google Gives Ground On Book Scan Agreement
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
The company is trying to appease critics with provisions to strengthen library-preservation efforts and improve public access to books.
YouTube Launches U.S. Government Portal
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
The channel aggregates videos from the White House, CDC, NASA, and other federal agencies using a player that complies with government privacy regulations.
bMighty News Flash: Thursday May 21, 2009
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: SBA announces emergency bridge-lending program, SMB credit-card usage increases, SMB credit demand increasing, and more. . .
NetApp Buying Data Domain For $1.5 Billion
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
Both companies offer disk-based backup systems, which augment tape, often to comply with government regulations and legal requirements.
Solving U.S. H-1B Reform Top For Indian IT Group
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
Nasscom president Som Mittal hopes open discussions will prevent abuse and fraud in the programs predominately used to bring foreign IT workers into the U.S.
Mac OS X Users Warned About Java Vulnerability
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
SoyLatte, an X11-based port of the FreeBSD Java 1.6 "patchset" to Mac OS X Intel machines, is also reportedly vulnerable.
U.S. Defense Dept. Information Systems CIO Opens Up On Shared IT
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
DISA CIO John Garing reveals much about how his team coordinates procurement, collaboration, and cloud computing within the often competing military branches.
Google, Utilities Bringing Energy Usage Data To Consumers
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
The PowerMeter software displays data provided by the new generation of network-ready smart power meters that are being installed by various utilities.
bMighty News Flash: Wednesday May 20, 2009
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Synology launches new storage solutions for SMBs, managed services model helps companies weather recession, and more. . .
Drivers Pan Texting Behind The Wheel, But Do It Anyway
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
A survey of 5,000 mobile phone users found about 60% of younger drivers admitted to texting while behind the wheels of their vehicles.
Interop: SAP Sheds Light On Cloud Computing Plans
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
Execs point to future systems powered by SAP Business Suite and Business Objects along with SAP's CRM On-Demand and Business ByDesign.
IP Enforcement Bill Draws Praise From U.S. Businesses
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
Legislation would give the State Department additional resources and training for intellectual property enforcement efforts in foreign countries.
bMighty News Flash: Tuesday May 19, 2009
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: IBM launches Smart Cube appliance preloaded with Intuit QuickBooks, Verizon Business introduces bundles for SMBs, eazybusiness launches suite of cloud apps for SMBs, and more. . .
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