News & Commentary
Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in August 2011
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Pardot Ties Social Media To Marketing Automation Tools
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Unveiled at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce event, SMB lead-generation software now identifies prospect profiles, provides social media publishing.
How One SMB Makes B2B Social Marketing Work
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Content is king, whether you're marketing to consumers or other business, says midmarket firm that's succeeding through social channels.
Google Sites Adds Page-Level Permissions: First Look
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Much-needed security feature gives Google Apps business customers more control. Here's advice on how to use it.
Social Data Sharing Standard Nears Finish Line
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Facebook, Google have already backed the OAuth 2.0 authentication scheme. What's holding up this "valet key" for social data?
Salesforce.com Taps HTML5 For Tablets, Opens Up Chatter
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Early 2012 releases will bring a tablet-optimized mobile app, customer-facing collaboration options, and SharePoint integration for Chatter.
Who Are The Real Losers In Patent Lawsuits?
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
While the mobile industry's patent litigation frenzy is amusing to watch, the side effects to consumers, developers, and enterprises are not so funny.
Americans Using Web More For Federal Customer Service
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
But only 31% say they're "very satisfied" with federal customer service so far in 2011, survey shows.
Regulating Mobile Apps: Where Do We Draw The Line?
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
Critics call the FDA a control freak, while others see the agency as a key public health guardian. A recent hacking experiment suggests the latter.
Google, OpenDNS Team To Speed Web Traffic
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Collaborative project with content delivery networks aims to change the way content gets served to users.
BI Tools Prep Clinicians For Accountable Care
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Healthcare organizations are turning to business intelligence software to help navigate a new era in the delivery of patient care, says KLAS report.
Wireless Penetration Testing: Not Just For Hackers
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Do Def Con and Black Hat turn you into an IT hypochondriac? Then inoculate your WLAN.
Will BI Deployment Pain Be MicroStrategy's Cloud Gain?
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Business intelligence software-as-a-service option lets you focus on developing dashboards and reports rather than installing hardware and configuring servers.
FEMA Launches Mobile Apps For Disaster Preparedness
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Mobile application and text-message update service will help people become better prepared before emergencies happen.
Online Tool Grades Feds On Efficiency
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Performance.gov site tracks the Obama administration's effort to create a more efficient and responsive federal government.
Health IT On Congressional Chopping Block?
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Experts outline several ways that healthcare could be affected by deficit reduction committee's $2.4 trillion in cuts to federal spending.
Navy CIO Plans 25% Cut In IT Spending
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen plans to trim IT budgets via cloud computing, data center and app consolidation, thin clients, enterprise licensing, and rigorous spending controls.
4 Tips To Protect Data During Cloud Migration
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Expert advice for SMBs on minimizing risk of data loss and other disruptions in a move to the cloud.
Tech Industry May Face H-1B Visa Shortage
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Immigration lawyer says economic turnaround could leave high-tech employers again scrambling for foreign help.
Oracle Has Fusion But PeopleSoft Lives On
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
Despite plans for Fusion app 'coexistence,' Oracle will keep offering PeopleSoft releases after this week's update and a major release next year.
Feds Seek Facebook App, Tools For Disaster Prep
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
As Hurricane Irene looms, federal agencies seek new applications and technology to help people better prepare for emergencies.
Google Pays $500 Million Over Illegal Drug Ads
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Google says it should not have run online ads for Canadian pharmacies that illegally shipped drugs to U.S. consumers.
How Your Smartphone's Motion Gives Away Keystrokes
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Using a smartphone's accelerometers, security researchers achieved a 70% accuracy rate in deducing numeric keys pressed on a virtual keyboard.
Android Hackers Craft GingerMaster Rootkit
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
GingerMaster malware exploits Android, providing attackers with root-level access to the devices.
For SMB, Automated Time Tracking Creates Big Wins
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
How a small, virtual architecture firm specializing in green technology projects wins large federal contracts by automating its time and expense tracking.
OneDesk Translates Customer Feedback Into R&D
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Platform for managing online and social contacts emphasizes business needs related to product and service development.
Navy To Allow Use Of iPhones, iPads, Androids
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
iPhones, iPads, Android-based devices, and BlackBerry tablets soon will be approved for use on the Navy's unclassified network.
How HP Shakeup Could Impact SMBs
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Major changes at the tech giant will have a trickle-down effect on smaller companies. Here are four things to keep in mind.
Ford And Toyota Team Up To Speed Development
Commentary  |  8/23/2011  | 
In a bold collaboration, the carmakers will compete on what customers see but cooperate on back-end data and telematics standards.
Doctor Groups Seek Changes To CMS Disclcosure Rule
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Proposed rule on the use of Medicare claims data to measure clinicians' performance would burden doctors and healthcare IT staff, the AMA and others say.
Google Releases TV SDK
News  |  8/22/2011  | 
Android developers can write apps for Google TV in advance of updated hardware expected this year.
Autonomy Acquisition: A Modest Start On Transforming HP
Commentary  |  8/19/2011  | 
Autonomy's search, archiving, e-discovery, and information management assets won't, by themselves, turn HP into a highly profitable software powerhouse.
HP's Happy Talk: Enough Already
Commentary  |  8/19/2011  | 
The next two to five years will be difficult for HP, as it tries to transform itself into a consulting and high-end services business like IBM.
Can Google AdWords Express Deliver ROI?
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Google's automated version of AdWords touts easy search campaigns for smaller businesses. SMBs and online marketers highlight some pros and cons of the platform.
VA To Test Cloud Collaboration For Doctors
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
The department is look for cloud-based email, calendaring, and other collaboration tools that can integrate with the VA's existing Microsoft Exchange-based collaboration system.
Motorola's Security Expertise Could Help Google's Android
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Motorola can help Google make Android more secure, and more attractive to business and government customers.
DOD CIO Driving Enterprise IT Structure Across Military
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Defense CIO Teri Takai previews policy directives on commercial cloud computing and cybersecurity during the procurement cycle.
SMBs Get Help With Office 365 Migrations
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Intermedia to help companies with limited IT resources move to the cloud.
Critical Access Hospitals Get Funding For Health IT
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Obama administration will offer loans to help CAHs catch up to their urban counterparts in adopting technology to improve healthcare quality.
Indian Outsourcer Infosys Eyed For Visa Fraud
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Former employee claims Infosys routinely imported workers on short-term papers.
15 Tech Venture Capitalists Worth Knowing
Slideshows  |  8/17/2011  | 
Venture capitalists, whether part of a firm or independent angel investors, play an important role in financing tech innovation. These movers and shakers dominate venture funding.
5 Smartphone Location Tracking Myths, Busted
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
Apple, Google, and Microsoft are taking renewed heat over smartphone location tracking, but the topic is fraught with misunderstanding. Keep these points in mind.
Workday Bets Embedded BI Beats Gut Feel
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
SaaS-suite upgrade brings built-in business intelligence to process decision points, plus an iPad app.
When EHRs Meet Malpractice Suits: New Concerns
News  |  8/17/2011  | 
Electronic health record data stores bring legal liability fears, logistical headaches for healthcare organizations, attorneys say.
4 Ways SMBs Can Compete With Larger Companies
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Zoho treads regularly on the same turf as Microsoft and Google. Its CEO explains how they thrive in the midst of huge companies with the wallets to match.
Amazon Launches Cloud Services For Government
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
AWS GovCloud will meet a host of strict regulatory requirements specific to government and include services such as Elastic Compute Cloud, Simple Storage Service, Elastic Block Store, and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud.
VA Issues Social Media Policy
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Agency sets policies and limits on how personnel can use Facebook, Twitter, and other online sites to communicate with veterans and other stakeholders.
The RIM Empire Strikes Back
Commentary  |  8/16/2011  | 
RIM has three shiny new BlackBerry models and a compelling goodie for SMBs. But the mobile buzz is all Google-rola.
HP Uses Cloud To Fight Drug Counterfeiting
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Patients, pharmaceutical companies, governments, and not-for-profits get help verifying authenticity of medications.
4 Ways To Avoid Desktop Virtualization ROI Traps
News  |  8/15/2011  | 
Are you buying more desktop virtualization technology than you need? NComputing CEO shares advice on the dangers of over-provisioning.
Public Hotspot Safety Hinges On VPNs
Commentary  |  8/15/2011  | 
Virtual private networks prevent wireless snooping, alert you to man-in-the-middle attacks, and encrypt the network payload should you be diverted through such an attack.
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