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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in June 2010
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PDF News: Acrobat Security Update, New Foxit Reader
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
Adobe has released "critical" updates for its Acrobat and Adobe Reader products, while Foxit has added new features in an upgrade to its own PDF Reader.
Google News Gets Personal
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
A redesign of Google's news aggregation site emphasizes personalization, discovery, and sharing.
YouTube Stumbles Into Flash Gaming
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Amid the flowering of Google's strategic relationship with Adobe, a Flash-based game has appeared and disappeared on YouTube.
Summer Worker Security
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
Temporary and summer workers offer the chance to increase production -- and increase your security risks. But taking on summer help also offers the opportunity to review, refresh and enhance your security policies and practices.
Study: Windows 7 Halves SMB Support Costs
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Automation and security tools built into Microsoft's newest operating system mean fewer headaches for IT staffs and less downtime for users, IDC says.
DISA Readies $5 Billion RFP Bundle
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
A raft of request for proposals will address Defense Information Systems Agency projects in provisioning, net operations, net assurance, and network maintenance.
DoD Updates Open Government Plan
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Responding to feedback that previous versions lacked detail, the agency made some info about its transparency plan more accessible.
Cisco Crafts Android-Based Enterprise Tablet
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
The mobile collaboration tool is targeted at businesses, so it's not seen as a direct competitor to Apple's iPad.
HTML5 Isn't Ready For Primetime, YouTube Says
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Flash offers video streaming capabilities that HTML5 just can't match yet.
Healthcare CIOs Worried About Achieving Meaningful Use
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Reporting requirements and uncertainty around the meaningful use criteria raise concerns with 80% of healthcare CIOs according to survey findings.
Space Policy To Boost Tech Investment
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Obama administration wants the U.S. to lead the world in space science and technology, while urging international, public-private cooperation.
Connecticut Launches Emergency Alert System
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The first statewide comprehensive system of its kind in the U.S. allows residents to with emergency officials via a variety of electronic devices.
OMB Ends Cookie Ban
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
An updated privacy policy for federal websites allows limited use of cookies, but limits tracking on non-government sites.
Siemens Taps Glaser To Lead Global Healthcare IT
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
A former advisor to health IT czar Blumenthal and longtime Partners Healthcare CIO John Glaser will be CEO of Siemens Health Services Business Unit.
White House Pauses $3 Billion In IT Spending
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The Office of Management and Budget is conducting a detailed review of high-risk IT projects and placing a temporary pause on billions allocated annually to financial systems.
Resistance To EHRs May Widen Healthcare Disparities
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Small medical practices serving Medicaid patients have been reluctant to adopt electronic health records because they're already overwhelmed with providing medical services.
China Electric Company Enters Triple Play Fray
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
State Grid will launch fiber to the home trials of converged phone, TV, and Internet services.
NASA Radar To Study Gulf Oil Spill
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
The same technology used to detect the effect of a Mexican earthquake on the earth's surface will help determine how oil has penetrated ecological zones in the Gulf of Mexico.
OMB Launches Payment-Accountability Site
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Move supports the Obama administration's goal to stop improper payments made by federal agencies.
Mobility To Lead Health IT Innovation
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Government stimulus funds will help, but not quickly cure, the lag in health IT adoption caused by years of failure to invest in new technology.
Public Skeptical Of Government Transparency Plans
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
The federal agency commitment to implementing the Open Government Directive is questioned by a majority of Americans according to survey results.
Microsoft IE9 Platform Preview 3 Screams
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
The latest preview of Microsoft's forthcoming Internet Explorer 9 browser surpasses Chrome and Firefox in some demos, thanks to hardware acceleration.
The Ultimate In Mobile Storage Security
Commentary  |  6/24/2010  | 
Mobile storage is a double-edged sword. Most small businesses can't work without the ability to take sensitive customer data outside the office from time to time.
Workplace Social Network, Personal Device Use Gaining
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Enterprises are increasingly allowing employees to access unsupported applications and devices over their networks, in spite of the security risks, according to a Cisco study.
Global CIO: Will Social Media Kill The CIO?
Commentary  |  6/24/2010  | 
As more employees blatantly flaunt IT policies, CIOs are getting crushed between security mandates and social's unstoppable momentum.
Image Gallery: 2010 Global CIOs
Slideshows  |  6/23/2010  | 
See how 10 world IT leaders are driving change and growth.
Developers Bet On Apple Now, Google Later
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Apple's devices may present the greatest promise for developers today, but app makers see Google's Android platform becoming more significant in the future.
Health IT Boot Camp To Accelerate Professional Certification
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
The five-day crash course in health IT and e-medical records can lead to professional certification for IT pros and clinicians.
Proposals Sought For Intelligence Gathering Technologies
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Research group plans to award several contracts for innovations that can revolutionize how intelligence is collected.
Microsoft Sharpens Bing Entertainment Searches
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Bing is changing the way it handles searches for music and video to make itself more of a destination.
White House Battles Trademark, Copyright Infringement
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Obama administration aims to stop intellectual property violators with a multi-agency, international initiative.
Survey: SMBs Most Worried About Data Loss
Commentary  |  6/22/2010  | 
According to a new survey by Symantec, small and midsize businesses worldwide are worried about data loss and cyberattacks more than other threats, and most plan to do something about it.
Federal IT Spending To Reach $112 Billion
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
More than five percent growth is predicted for Federal IT spending spurred by the Obama's administration cost-saving and transparency goals.
Mayo Clinic, University Of Illinois Announce Research Alliance
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
The collaboration will focus on technology-based healthcare, individualized medicine, telehealth and point-of-care clinical tools.
Q&A: Dr. Steven Waldren On What's At Risk With E-Health Records
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
It's time for doctors to move on EHRs or get left behind, says head of American Academy of Family Physicians health information group.
Guerra On Healthcare: Father's Day Lessons On CPOE
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
Understand physicians and you understand the abysmal computerized physician order entry adoption rates.
FCC Meets With Broadband Providers Over Regulation
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
Public interest groups object to being excluded from talks about giving government authority over high-speed Internet lines.
Printers, Copiers And Other Unexpected Vulnerabilities
Commentary  |  6/22/2010  | 
When's the last time you updated and patched your printer's firmware -- if you ever have. Yet networked printers, copiers and other common workplace devices, including UPS backups and security cameras, can contain vulnerabilities that can put your business at risk.
China's 'Internet Of Things' Overblown, Says Exec
News  |  6/22/2010  | 
The interconnected network of everyday objects is a hot topic among government officials, but realization is decades away.
Apple To Share User Location Data
Commentary  |  6/22/2010  | 
Apple's updated privacy policy alerts users that the company will share their real-time location information with third-party companies
Healthcare Taking Computing To The Cloud
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
Cost, scalablity, and flexibility are reasons healthcare organizations are looking to move applications onto cloud computing models, says report.
Verizon Wireless Considering Tiered Pricing
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
Following AT&T's change from an unlimited data plan to a tiered pricing model, Verizon Wireless is contemplating doing away with flat-rate data pricing.
FAA Not Ready For Air Traffic Upgrade
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
An inspector general says that the Federal Aviation Administration needs to do more planning before jumping in on its major NextGen upgrade.
HHS Establishes EHR Certification Program
News  |  6/21/2010  | 
The temporary certification will let healthcare organizations qualify their electronic health record systems and receive incentive payments through the Department of Health and Human Services.
Acer Updates Aspire One Laptops
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
AMD chips power all four lightweight laptops introduced by Acer; the pair with Atom processors have a claimed eight-hour battery life and the pair with Athlon II Neo processors top six hours.
California IT Security Chief Resigns
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
Mark Weatherford, the second top manager in California's IT department to depart in the last two months, is leaving for an electric power industry group.
Superhighway To Hell
Commentary  |  6/18/2010  | 
Internet Evolution founder Stephen Saunders believes everything you think you know about the future of the Internet is wrong. Read why, and join our discussion by leaving a comment at the bottom of his open letter to readers.
Find Lost iPhones With New Apple App
Commentary  |  6/18/2010  | 
Apple's new Find My iPhone app lets users locate a lost or missing iPhone or iPad from another iOS device.
Apple Increases Mac OS X Malware Protection
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
Defenses against the HellRTS Trojan were included -- but not documented -- in the Mac OS X 10.6.4 update this week.
Twitter Delays OAuth Migration
News  |  6/18/2010  | 
High traffic loads from the World Cup will push Twitter's total switch to its new authentication technology to August.
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