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Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in September 2010
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Apple Dominates Tech Headlines
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
A study of mainstream news organizations' technology coverage shows enthusiasm for Apple and a focus on positive stories slightly more often than negative ones.
Verizon To Release Star Wars Themed Droid Smartphone
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
Limited edition R2-D2 phone features an improved 1.2GHz processor and comes with special Star Wars multimedia content.
Phishing, P2P, Drive-Bys Top SMB Security Risk List
Commentary  |  9/27/2010  | 
File sharing, drive-by downloads, social nets, phishing, malicious attachments -- according to a new report, these are the leading approaches for criminals targeting small and midsized businesses.
Web 2.0 Breaches Cost Businesses $1.1 Billion
News  |  9/27/2010  | 
McAfee finds business professionals value social media and collaboration, but have well-placed concerns about maintaining security and company reputation.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison Is Rewriting The Golden Rule Of IT Strategy
Commentary  |  9/26/2010  | 
Ellison defies conventional wisdom by promising that extreme dependence on a single IT vendor (that would be Oracle) doesn't kill you and in fact will make you stronger.
VAR Dynamics Combines CRM, Mobile Access
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
SaaS-based TenDigits MobileAccess for Dynamics CRM provides access from Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and RIM's BlackBerry.
DoJ Settles Tech Hiring Pact Case
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Apple, Adobe, Google, Intel, Intuit, and Pixar are again free to cold-call each other to lure away skilled workers.
Android Outlook Brighter Than iOS, Developers Say
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Apple's iOS still gets better marks than Android in most areas, but developers see Android as having a more promising future.
FCC Upgrades E-Rate Program
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Providing users easier access to "dark" fiber networks and a new funding index formula to help keep pace with inflation are among the changes to the Universal Service Fund program.
Google Awards $10 Million To Non-Profit Projects
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Five organizations will receive grants ranging from $1 million to $3 million to tackle various social and civic challenges.
Apple iPhone Ranks First In Customer Satisfaction
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
RIM's BlackBerry ranked second among smartphones in a J.D. Power study and LG topped the non-smartphone handset rankings.
Northrop Wins $2.63 Billion Homeland Security Contract
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
Firm will build the IT and communications infrastructure for the consolidated DHS headquarters under construction in Washington
Empowered: How CIOs Are Connecting Community With Customers
Commentary  |  9/24/2010  | 
This excerpt from the new book Empowered, by Forrester's Josh Bernoff and Ted Schadler, explores how CIOs are supporting "Highly Empowered and Resourceful Operatives," aka HEROes, with technology innovation.
Microsoft To Make Security Essentials Free To Smaller Businesses
Commentary  |  9/24/2010  | 
Got 10 or fewer computers and users in your business and want to protect them for free? Next month Microsoft will make its Security Essentials anti-virus, anti-malware program available at no charge to businesses consisting of up to 10 users... as long as those users are running legit copies of Windows.
Evolving Privacy, Security Regulations Complicate Health IT
News  |  9/24/2010  | 
As authorities go back and forth on health IT regulations, organizations developing health information exchanges need to keep a close eye on the process.
12 Most Disruptive Enterprise IT Vendors
Slideshows  |  9/23/2010  | 
These vendors, large and small, are shaking up the status quo with their new products, approaches and models.
Amazon Refreshes Kindle Android App
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
The e-book smartphone app gains social networking with the inclusion of the Shelfari book network and adds screen orientation lock and full text search.
White House To Award Millions For Technology Innovation
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
The i6 Challenge will provide six $1 million awards to businesses that accelerate technology commercialization in specific geographic regions.
Facebook Plans Deeper Phone Integration
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
A two-year-old partnership with INQ Mobile is expected to give Facebook a more pervasive presence on some mobile phones.
CDW Healthcare Inks IT Contract With VHA
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
Three-year agreement covers 16 healthcare organizations in Kansas and Missouri that collectively purchase $520 million of products and services annually.
Samsung Bada Logs 10 Millionth App Download
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
The Wave, the first smartphone powered by the Bada operating system, topped the 1 million sales threshold in Europe, the company also said.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison Sparring With Marc Benioff? Priceless.
Commentary  |  9/23/2010  | 
Trading potshots over differing cloud philosophies, Ellison and Benioff reveal some valuable questions to consider in devising a great cloud-computing strategy.
Sprint Releases HTC EVO 4G, Hero Software Upgrades
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
Update corrects Android 2.2-related bugs associated with multiple Gmail account syncs, editing a calendar event, and dialer sluggishness.
Prosecutors Pressure Backpage To Close Adult Services Site
News  |  9/23/2010  | 
Coming off their victory against Craigslist, 21 state attorneys general are going after another classified ads site.
Nvidia Readies Next Generation GPUs
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
Kepler and Maxwell are scheduled for release in 2011 and 2013, respectively, with the latter offering 16 times the performance of the current generation Fermi GP GPU.
Google Chrome Frame Officially Released
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
With the beta label removed, users of Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8 now have a stable way to experience modern browsing without embracing IE 9.
Google Denies Cables Targeted By Dalles Hunters
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
Exposed data cables, boredom, and firearms present a general risk, but Google data centers aren't under fire as reports suggest.
Google Sues Rogue Pill Peddlers
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
Rogue advertisers are trying to get around Google's rules to sell prescription drugs online.
Ctera Extends Hybrid Cloud Storage Offering
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
A new storage appliance and updated firmware offer bare-metal backup and recovery, including to virtual machines, and live backup of Exchange, Active Directory and SQL Server.
Tata Docomo, Yahoo, Alcatel Partner On Mobile Phone
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
Co-branded OneTouch Net handset comes preloaded with Yahoo services and access to Tata Docomo's Dive-In portal.
E-Reader Users Buy, Read More Books
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
Harris Interactive poll finds that people with e-book devices are not only reading more than other Americans, but also more than they did before they owned the technology.
Change Of Seasons Good Time To Change Passwords
Commentary  |  9/22/2010  | 
Whether you look at it as the end of summer or the beginning of fall, the season change offers a convenient point on the calendar to change passwords and review certain security basics.
OpenText Upgrades Enterprise Content Management
News  |  9/22/2010  | 
ECM Suite 2010 offers improved social collaboration, mobility, and compliance management, adds capabilities gained through acquisitions.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison Swaps Cloud Rants For Cloud Love With Exalogic
Commentary  |  9/22/2010  | 
Theatrics aside, Ellison's conversion from cloud-ranter to cloud-computing arms merchant reveals a great deal about today's rapidly shifting IT landscape.
Panasonic Introduces Lumix GH2
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
The 16-megapixel compact DSLR camera can record full HD video and supports Panasonic's interchangeable 3D lens.
Microsoft Previews Small Business Server 7
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
Built on Windows Server 2008 R2, the office-oriented server suite for businesses with 25 to 75 users, includes Exchange Server 2010 SP1, SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Hyper-V support.
Google Seeks Allies Against Censorship
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
A new online transparency report shows which Google services are being blocked in different countries. Whether the U.S. will use this information to challenge censorship as a trade barrier remains to be seen.
Seagate Intros 1.5TB Portable Hard Disk Drive
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
The FreeAgent Go Flex storage device can store 60 high-definition movies or 750 video games and has a USB 3.0 connector for fast data transfer.
AT&T Intros Dual Cellular Satellite Smartphone
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
TerreStar Genus marketed as an everyday phone that's suitable for disaster recovery, first response, and public service workers.
HHS Awards Verizon $169 Million Network Management Contract
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
Department of Health and Human Services is investing in its technology infrastructure to prepare for increased demands brought by healthcare reform.
E-Prescribing Use Continues To Grow
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
About 190 million prescriptions were sent electronically in 2009 and that's expected to increase to 300 million in 2010, according to Surescripts.
Nuance Launches Dragon Dictate For Mac 2.0
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
Voice command capabilities allow users to create and edit documents, control Mac OS X and Mac apps and search online, local files and email by voice.
HP Updates Printer Line
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
Web, cloud and mobile-enabled printing capabilities headline a refresh of HP's printer, scanner and MFP offerings.
1.4 Million iPhone Users Plan Verizon Switch
News  |  9/21/2010  | 
Credit Suisse said AT&T will hold its own next year in spite of a survey that finds 23% of iPhone customers would change carriers if Verizon gets the Apple device.
Google Researching Real-Time Frustration Detection
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
Having seen how users react when their searches fail, Google researchers foresee a time when computers can determine when users are banging their heads against walls.
Video Games Deserve Free Speech Protection, Groups Argue
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
The U.S. Supreme Court has to decide whether violent video games are different from other forms of expressive media.
Flash Faster Than HTML5, Sometimes
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
Adobe may have committed itself to making great HTML5 tools, but it still has a fondness for Flash.
AT&T Launches Prepaid Mobile Data Plans
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
Along with the pay-as-you-go service, the carrier also introduced new netbooks, notebooks, and tech support.
iPhone Users Most Likely To Pay For Apps
News  |  9/20/2010  | 
Nielsen finds Apple smartphone owners pay for one of every three apps they download, while BlackBerry users are the least likely to purchase mobile software.
Is Zero Trust Any Way To Secure A Business?
Commentary  |  9/20/2010  | 
Everything and everyone is a potential vulnerability, if not an outright threat. That's the message Forrester Research is sending, and it's a message well worth listening to.
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