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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in May 2010
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Server Shipments, Revenue Increase
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
After a two-year slump, server shipments are up more than 23% year-over-year and factory revenue increased almost 5% in the first quarter.
Constant Contact To Add SMB Tools
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
NutshellMail acquisition will enable small business email marketers to interact with customers through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Senators Propose Mandatory IDs For Prepaid Cell Phones
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Citing the Times Square bombing suspect, who used a prepaid cell phone, two Senators have proposed legislation that would end anonymous use of prepaid mobile phone service.
Google's 'Screw Up' Looks Expensive
Commentary  |  5/27/2010  | 
Google's Street View snafu may end up being one of the more costly copy-and-paste mistakes in recent memory. In the past ten days, there have been six lawsuits filed against Google in the U.S. for alleged illegal data interception.
Audi Offers In Car Internet Access
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The optional hotspot, available in the 2011 edition of the A8 sedan, comes with WPA2 encryption and connectivity for up to eight mobile devices.
Microsoft Piles On Dynamics Apps Upgrades
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Free new features include a financial reporting module, CRM integrations and an SAP connector.
Firefox Home Headed To iPhone
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Mozilla may not be able to get Firefox approved for the iPhone but perhaps it will be able to win acceptance for its personalization and synchronization technology.
Health IT Fosters Blood Transfusion Safety
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Mediware's Bloodsafe Tx mobile device integrates with e-medical record systems and ensures that patients receive correct blood transfusions.
EMC Settles Federal Kickback Suit For $87.5 Million
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The U.S. government had charged EMC with misrepresenting prices and illegally paying consultants to recommend its products.
Yahoo, Zynga Partner On Games Distribution
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The pact makes Farmville accessible across the Yahoo network and allows product integration of Zynga games with the Yahoo Application Platform.
HIT Standards Committee Struggles With Additional Demands
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
As a result of the recently passed healthcare reform legislation, additional tasks, including enrollment transaction specifications, are falling to the committee.
Symantec Enhances SMB Security Suite
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
For small and midsize businesses, Symantec will offer improved endpoint security, backup capabilities, disaster recovery and messaging security this summer.
Gov 2.0: Cloud Success Hinges On Collaboration
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
Microsoft says the private and public sectors must work closely together for government to realize the promises of cloud computing.
Android 2.2: Ready For Enterprise?
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
Google is touting its new mobile platform's business-friendly features, but licensing Microsoft's ActiveSync may not offer enough security to make Android ready to work in the enterprise.
Ariba Launches Cloud Trading Platform
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
Buyers and sellers gain one-stop, software-free selling and procurement. IBM adds collaboration and social networking tools.
Financial Services Like The Cloud, Provided It's Private
Commentary  |  5/25/2010  | 
The panel was on "Financial Services in a Cloud Connected World." Its members were representatives of New York's big banks, a Wall Street consultancy and an industry advisory group, all assembled for the first event the morning after the CA World 2010 party at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. It was time to get serious about cloud computing.
Sybase IQ Upgrade Takes On Text Analysis
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Analytic database handles structured and unstructured data. Federation and loading options improve.
Colorado's Big Brother E-Commerce Law
Commentary  |  5/25/2010  | 
Forcing online retailers to reveal their customers and their customers' purchases will be challenged as unconstitutional.
Congress Considering Rewrite Of Telecom Law
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
House and Senate leaders are looking to take up the contentious issue of whether to reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service, subjecting it to more regulation.
Novell ID Manager 4 Spans Enterprise, Cloud
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Identity Manager 4 targets automated ID management ecosystem, including tie-ins to Salesforce.com and Microsoft's SharePoint.
Performance Monitoring Aims To Improve EHR Satisfaction
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
By monitoring system performance on the backend, an Alabama health system hopes to make its e-health record rollout go smoother for users.
Dossia Expanding EHR Platform Reach
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
The employer consortium is offering its e-health record software to other companies via the cloud and is also developing an EHR package for small and mid-size businesses.
Can SAP Deliver IT Simplicity?
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
Apps vendor talks real-time; customers hear "removing IT infrastructure."
Google Sued For Vacuuming WiFi Data
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
Having admitted it 'screwed up,' Google may have to pay up.
FCC Clears Verizon, Frontier Landline Deal
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
Frontier Communications has agreed to pay $8.6 billion to acquire nearly 5 million Verizon telephone lines in 14 states.
Parents Want Online Communication With Pediatricians
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
While patients are pushing their doctors to use more e-mail and Web communications, the doctors are concerned about liability and reimbursement issues.
USASpending.gov Refresh Uses Open Source, Cloud
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
Updated site allows more in-depth analysis of where and how the federal government is spending money.
Facebook CEO Promises 'Simpler' Privacy Controls
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
Mark Zuckerberg says his company "missed the mark" on privacy controls and will deliver changes 'in the coming weeks.'
IBM Platform Promises Easy Predictive Modeling
News  |  5/21/2010  | 
Decision Management system launches with customer-service and insurance-claims applications.
Medical Association Objects To EHR Rules
News  |  5/21/2010  | 
The Medical Group Management Association says expanding HIPAA disclosure requirements is burdensome and will hurt electronic health record adoption.
Google TV Coming This Fall
News  |  5/20/2010  | 
Having partnered with retailers and manufacturers, Google aims to succeed where others have fallen short: wedding the Web with TV.
Europe Sets Broadband Strategy
News  |  5/20/2010  | 
The European Commission says moving to a single broadband market would overcome a host of challenges and improve its citizens' access to high-speed Internet.
Symantec To Buy VeriSign Unit For $1.28 Billion
News  |  5/20/2010  | 
The deal includes VeriSign's secure sockets layer (SSL) certificate services, public key infrastructure (PKI) services, and identity protection and authentication service.
Healthcare Lagging On Enterprise Mobility
News  |  5/20/2010  | 
Gartner says healthcare CIOs need to take immediate steps toward implementing a sound wireless and mobile device strategy.
Google's Sergey Brin: We Screwed Up
Commentary  |  5/19/2010  | 
Following the keynote presentations on Wednesday at Google IO, the company's annual developer conference, Google hosted several press briefings to delve deeper into some of the announcements of the day.
Google Gives Web $120 Million Gift
News  |  5/19/2010  | 
By providing a royalty-free video codec and a store to help sell Web apps, Google is trying to make the Web the leading development platform.
SAP Announces In-Memory Analysis Technology
News  |  5/19/2010  | 
Business Analytic Engine promises business-user-accessible analysis of real-time information.
Facebook Plans 'Simplistic' Privacy Tools
News  |  5/19/2010  | 
New options for choosing privacy levels will come 'in the next couple of weeks' says Facebook exec.
Data.gov To Relaunch Friday
News  |  5/19/2010  | 
The federal government's online data repository is getting a redesign that will add Microsoft's Bing search, feature links to data sets and applications, and focus on usability.
SAP Adds Virtualization To Its Cloud Agenda
News  |  5/19/2010  | 
Application vendor partners with Cisco, EMC and VMware; plans more services-based apps and a July reintroduction of Business ByDesign.
Google Wave Open To All
News  |  5/19/2010  | 
After a year in invitation-only testing, Google is making Wave available to anyone who wants to try it.
State Health Data Exchanges Face Common Challenges
News  |  5/18/2010  | 
While all states have their own health information exchange efforts underway, many face the same hurdles.
CMS Awards $107 Million In Health IT Contracts
News  |  5/18/2010  | 
Northrop Grumann and CGI Federal will improve the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' e-medical record system and beneficiary Web sites.
Google Partners With VMware
News  |  5/18/2010  | 
The two companies are joining forces to fight cloud lock-in as Google rolls out App Engine for Business.
Verizon Forgives $18,000 Cell Phone Bill
News  |  5/18/2010  | 
The Federal Communications Commission is examining ways consumers and wireless providers can avoid cell phone "bill shock" problems.
DIA Awards $6.6 Billlion IT Contract
News  |  5/18/2010  | 
The Defense Intelligence Agency contract covers the gamut of intelligence-related IT from unclassified to top secret and from the U.S. to Afghanistan.
Facebook Slammed By Adware Attack
News  |  5/18/2010  | 
A security researcher calls the weekend attack 'stunning in terms of scale.'
SAP Customers Get A User-Group Champion
News  |  5/18/2010  | 
At SAP's SAPPHIRE conference, ASUG's CEO promises strong advocacy as the user group tackles software-support and BusinessObjects integration woes.
Guerra On Healthcare: Weighing In On Meaningful Use
Commentary  |  5/17/2010  | 
The success or failure of healthcare IT will be determined by how the government evaluates comments on proposed "Meaningful Use" and "Certification" regulations.
ReclaimPrivacy Launches Facebook Privacy Settings Tool
News  |  5/17/2010  | 
The browser-based tool lets users easily monitor Facebook privacy settings and issues warnings about privacy settings that fail to protect users.
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