News & Commentary
Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in September 2009
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Google's Postini May Shape Wave Security
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
Two years after being acquired by Google, Postini is looking to extend its messaging management tools to other Google services.
Personalized Health Project Integrates E-Medical Data, DNA
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
The Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaboration platform will be used to develop treatments tailored to patients' genetic and other health-related profile.
TSA Awards $493 Million Contract To CSC
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
The Transportation Security Administration has replaced Unisys with Computer Sciences Corporation as its primary managed services provider.
Global CIO: Accenture Should Start Buying—Here's A Shopping List
Commentary  |  9/30/2009  | 
Where is it written that IT services companies have to sit back and wait to be acquired by IT product companies? Accenture has the power to reverse that trend and offer new value to CIOs.
IBM In Canadian E-Health Deal
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
Big Blue will create a database to store millions of digitized patient records.
Microsoft Open Source Advocate Joins Startup
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
Sam Ramji, former head of Microsoft's Open Source Labs is now VP of strategy at Sonoa Systems, a startup focused on a key measure of how the Web 2.0 will operate.
Bank Drops Google Suit Over Errant Gmail
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
After obtaining information about the Gmail account holder who accidentally received confidential information, Rocky Mountain Bank and Google have agreed to end the bank's lawsuit.
Federal Contracting Databases Prone To Errors
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
The GSA will award a contract in October to re-architect databases rife with inaccuracies, duplications, and poor system capabilities.
IBM Preparing Self-Service Software Infrastructure
Commentary  |  9/29/2009  | 
IBM has been investing in cloud computing for several years, although Willy Chiu, VP of IBM Cloud Labs, acknowledges it may be difficult for those outside IBM to develop a picture of what its cloud initiative will finally look like.
New York Health System Launches $400M EMR Program
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
Major hospital network plans to deploy one of the largest electronic medical record initiatives in the nation.
Xerox Shares Plunge On ACS Deal
News  |  9/28/2009  | 
Worries about debt and integration issues cast pall over merger agreement.
FCC Seeks Comment On Spectrum Needs
News  |  9/28/2009  | 
As more consumers use devices like the iPhone for mobile Internet services, the FCC is asking if there is enough licensed spectrum to handle it in the future.
Mac Security A Myth? Really?
Commentary  |  9/28/2009  | 
As the launch date for Windows 7 approaches, more and more articles about flaws in Mac security are hitting the Web. Should Mac-based businesses be worried?
Feds Refresh Stimulus Tracking Site
News  |  9/28/2009  | 
Recovery.gov now includes better mapping and navigation and more data, but roadblocks to a smooth launch remain.
Xerox In $6.4 Billion ACS Buy
News  |  9/28/2009  | 
Xerox will pay cash and stock to acquire IT and business process outsourcer Affiliated Computer Services.
AT&T Claims Google Voice Violates FCC Rules
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
AT&T claims Google violates regulations by blocking calls to some rural communities.
Intuit's New QuickBooks 2010 Eases Installation, Improves Reporting
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
The latest version of the popular small-business accounting software also speeds editing of multiple list entries and makes it easier to customize forms and reports. Plus: new links to services like document management and e-mail marketing.
Congress Mulls D Block Spectrum Fate
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
Lawmakers are trying -- again-- to create a wireless public safety communications network on the D Block of the 700 MHz spectrum.
Congressman 'Crowdsources' Healthcare Bill
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
Texas Republican John Culberson has posted the House healthcare bill online and invited constituents to annotate it using a Web 2.0 collaboration tool.
Down To Business: IT Pros: Don't Count On The Government
Commentary  |  9/24/2009  | 
There are simply no federally orchestrated "solutions" when customers ultimately are dictating the terms of global commerce.
Secrecy Is A Stupid Way To Sell Software Security
Commentary  |  9/24/2009  | 
It makes my day when someone out to "expose" the flaws in open-source software ends up doing exactly the opposite.
Nuclear Agency Network Falls Short Of Requirements
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
An internal investigation at the National Nuclear Security Administration blames network delays and cost overruns on poor planning and project management.
Protecting Laptop Data: New bMighty How-To Guide
Commentary  |  9/23/2009  | 
The data on your company's laptops may be your firm's most vulnerable asset. But the latest addition to bMighty's IT Management How-To Center can show you how managed laptop data-encryption and backup services can safeguard that data even if the laptop itself goes missing.
Coverity Reports Reduction In Code Defects
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
The company started scanning open source code for reliability and integrity three years ago and has a Department of Homeland Security contract.
iPhone To Enter South Korea
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
The country has long kept its mobile market closed in order to protect and improve LG Electronics and Samsung.
Net Neutrality Opposed By State Legislators
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
The American Legislative Exchange Council asserts that regulating wireless and wired carriers in the same manner is "likely unconstitutional."
FCC Head Net Neutrality Remarks Spark Reaction
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
The Federal Communications Commission Chair's suggestion that consumer protections applying to wired networks be extended to wireless networks elicits swift pushback.
Oracle To Offer SaaS To Midsize Customers
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
Mid-market software-as-a-service will include the option of subscription-based pricing, the software company said.
Lab To Market Cloud-Based E-Health Record System
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
Practice Fusion's electronic health record system will be available free to BioReference Lab's 15,000 affiliated physicians.
Microsoft Acquires Midmarket ERP Products
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
The software giant wants to pick up divisional business from large companies standardized on Oracle or SAP ERP.
Obama Promotes National Innovation Strategy
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
The president unveils a three-pronged plan to spur technology and business innovation in the United States.
Lawsuit Tied To Bank Gmail Error Can't Be Secret, Judge Says
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
A lawsuit seeking to identify a Gmail user who accidentally received confidential bank information must proceed in public.
Intel Antitrust Allegations Detailed
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
The European Commission released specifics on deals Intel allegedly made with Acer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, and NEC that resulted in a record $1.45 billion fine.
Dell's Acquisition Of Perot Helps Healthcare Push
Commentary  |  9/21/2009  | 
Dell's $3.9 billion acquisition of Perot Systems will help fortify Dell's pursuit of new customers in the healthcare industry, a sector that's been getting a lot of attention from Dell--and its competitors--in recent months.
FCC Chair's Net Neutrality Position Picks Up Support
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
The eventual approval of the free flow of Web content without blocking or slowing by broadband carriers or ISPs seems assured.
Apple Examines iPhone Battery Woes
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
Users are complaining that the iPhone OS 3.1 software decreases battery life, hinders logging in to Exchange accounts, and causes random shutdowns.
Skype's Latest Litigation Targets Volpi
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
Already locked in bitter litigation with eBay, Skype's founders have directed their latest lawsuit against former Skype director and partner, Mike Volpi.
Dell To Buy Perot Systems For $3.9 Billion
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
Deal would make PC manufacturer an instant player in lucrative tech services market.
FCC Chair Preps Net Neutrality Speech
News  |  9/18/2009  | 
Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is expected to support rules that would prevent carriers from interfering with traffic on their networks.
Why Are Software Updates Such A Pain In The Butt?
Commentary  |  9/18/2009  | 
Some recent Mozilla stats go a long way towards explaining a major problem with desktop software security. But maybe they don't go far enough.
Firefox Security Warnings About Flash Get Results
News  |  9/17/2009  | 
By warning users that they're using out-of-date plug-ins, Mozilla's Firefox is helping to immunize the online community from malware contagion.
Microsoft-Yahoo Deal Draws Antitrust Scrutiny
News  |  9/17/2009  | 
Officials hold informal talks with Redmond on search partnership.
Google Plans Private Government Cloud
News  |  9/16/2009  | 
As the government moves to adopt cloud computing and considers limited use of free consumer services, Google is trying to address lingering concerns about security and control in the cloud.
Google Tops Bing, Yahoo In Bug Battle
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
A group of 1,100 software testers has rated Google the best search engine in terms of accuracy, speed, and relevance.
Google Chrome Update Adds Speed, Themes, HTML 5
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
Browser Themes, faster JavaScript performance, and HTML 5 support can be found in the new stable release of Google Chrome.
Vendor Offers 'No Excuses' Guarantee For Docs To Get Fed's Rewards
Commentary  |  9/15/2009  | 
The federal government's definition for "meaningful use" of health IT won't be finalized for several months. But that's not stopping EMR software and business services provider Athenahealth from guaranteeing clients that they'll be getting their health IT stimulus checks from the feds.
Good Technology Adds Android Support
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
The company will also offer iPhone and Pre support to help companies whose employees use personal devices to access enterprise networks.
Government Embraces Cloud Computing, Launches App Store
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
Cloud computing is coming to government agencies, bringing the hope of cost savings, greater efficiency, and innovation.
Indian Outsourcing To Increase Fivefold
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
Trade group predicts country's sales of tech and business services will hit $225 billion by 2020.
IW500: Amazon CTO On Software Licensing, Cloud Security
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
Werner Vogels says EC2 customers should talk with software vendors about licensing -- something Amazon itself is already doing.
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