News & Commentary
Content tagged with IT Strategy posted in September 2010
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Google TV Goes Worldwide In 2011
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
With the U.S. launch of Google TV fast approaching, Samsung is mulling whether to jump onto the Android bandwagon.
HTC To Launch Windows Mobile 7 HD3 Smartphone
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
The device, which will go on sale next week in Australia, will have improved power management, a dual-core 1.5-GHz ARM-based processor, and 4.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen.
Gov 2.0 Summit: Advocate Calls USASpending Data 'Useless'
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
Sunlight Foundation director Ellen Miller questioned the federal government's commitment to transparency initiatives, speaking at a presentation at the Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington, D.C.
Social Media Use By SMBs Doubles In 2010
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
Most small and midsize businesses now using LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to promote their businesses, report positive impact.
CVS Offers $99 Sylvania Netbook
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
The drug store chain is reaping sales from the low price point of the computer, which runs Windows CE 6.0 and has a 7-inch display.
Adult Content Producers Take On BitTorrent Traders
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
Mass litigation lawsuits target people who allegedly pirated copyrighted movies through the peer-to-peer network.
AT&T Leads Google Ad Spenders
News  |  9/7/2010  | 
BP, fighting negative publicity from the gulf oil spill, dramatically upped spending on search ads to nearly $3.6 million in June, according to data obtained by Advertising Age.
Hurd In, Phillips Out As Oracle President
News  |  9/6/2010  | 
Oracle has hired former HP CEO Mark Hurd to be its president, replacing Charles Phillips, who has resigned. Hurd will take the reins of Oracle's strategy of combining software and hardware, as it battles IBM.
HTC Android Slider Gets FCC Approval
News  |  9/6/2010  | 
Verizon could be bringing the new Android smartphone to the U.S., judging by photos posted on the Federal Communications Commission's web site.
Looking For A Password? Look Under A Keyboard
Commentary  |  9/3/2010  | 
How many of your employees are keeping passwords, log-ins and other information on sticky notes under their keyboards? Easy enough to find out.
Android Gaining On Apple iOS For Mobile Browsing
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
Apple's mobile operating system accounted for 56% of mobile web activity in the U.S. at the end of August, while Android increased to 25%, according to Quantcast.
Huawei Announces Android 2.2 IDEOS Smartphone
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
T-Mobile is among the U.S. carriers reportedly evaluating the handset for possible introduction to the U.S. market later this year.
Apple iTunes Ping Draws Spam, Complaints
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
iTunes users in Apple's support forum say they're downgrading back to iTunes 9.2.1.
Twitter Mobile Use Soaring
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
More than three quarters of users access the microblogging site through Twitter.com, though the number of people accessing it via mobile devices has increased 62% since April.
VMware, Bluelock To Offer Beta Hybrid Cloud Operation
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
BlueLock's CloudConnector overlays the VMware client and makes uses the new vCloud Director to coordinate workloads between an on-premises private cloud and BlueLock's public cloud.
Google Plans 'Wave in a Box'
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
Would-be Wave users will soon see the project's open source code packaged for easier deployment.
Virginia May Lose Data From Outage
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
Though state agencies have resumed IT operations, the Virginia Information Technologies Agency and Northrop Grumman, which has apologized for a more than weeklong failure, are still working to recover data.
Reconsidering TPC Database Performance Benchmarks
Commentary  |  9/3/2010  | 
Some say they are abstract if not downright misleading. But TPC benchmarks remain the only available standardized test of total-system performance and cost. Use them with caution.
Accenture Inks Health IT Deal With Stanford
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
Stanford Hospital & Clinics will migrate to Accenture's virtualization offering, which will be a key component of the hospital's technology infrastructure.
Toshiba Recalls Laptops Due To Overheating Risk
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
Updated BIOS released to detect faulty power harness in certain Satellite model notebooks.
Ubuntu 10.10 Linux Released To Beta
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
Distribution, codenamed Maverick Meerkat, speeds boot time, enhances cloud integration.
Facebook Ups Security With Remote Log Out
News  |  9/3/2010  | 
Users can view their active sessions of the social network and shut them down from one central control.
Global CIO: IBM-Google Security Snafu Shows #1 Vulnerability Is Ignorance
Commentary  |  9/2/2010  | 
IBM's ranking of software vendors by vulnerabilities is riddled with errors, so Google intervenes and goes from worst to first.
Inventors Demo Ubiquitous, Hands Free Interfaces
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
The VMworld closing general session in San Francisco showcased potential advances in the user interface that may allow more direct interaction with computer systems.
One-Thrd Of Users Fear The Whole Wide Web And Everything On It
Commentary  |  9/2/2010  | 
New figures from Avira indicate that a healthy fear of the Web is making users more security-conscious if not yet more careful. Now's a good time to reinforce the lesson.
Sony Previews 3D Laptop
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
Active-shutter glasses will be required for 3D viewing on the 16-inch screen laptop that will use similar technology to Sony's Bravia TVs and allow toggling between 2D and 3D.
72% Of Adults Texting
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
Teens send a median of 50 texts per day, dwarfing the volume of texts sent by an increasing number of U.S. adults who use text messaging on their mobile phones, according to the Pew Research Center.
FCC Calls For More Input On Net Neutrality
News  |  9/2/2010  | 
Agency's decision to solicit additional feedback on wireless regulation hailed by industry groups, criticized by public interest organizations.
Global CIO: IBM's Blazing New Mainframe Wins Raves From Citigroup
Commentary  |  9/2/2010  | 
Citigroup says the z196's record-setting chips help deliver massive performance increase and flexibility that will result in greater innovation and value for customers.
HP, Hynix To Collaborate On Memristor Memory Technology
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
Resistive Random Access Memory, or ReRAM, is non-volatile memory with lower power consumption and much greater storage capacity than the Flash memory used in mobile phones and MP3 players today.
Microsoft Unveils Arc Touch Mouse
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
The mouse can be flattened for easy transport and includes Microsoft's BlueTrack Technology that can track on most surfaces.
Mobile Football Madness: Best Apps For The Gridiron
Slideshows  |  9/1/2010  | 
College football season is in the first quarter and the NFL season about to kickoff. Take your football experience mobile this fall by arming yourself with the best mobile apps for following your team, be it fantasy or real, and staying in the game no matter where you roam. Here's 20 of the best.
Web 2.0 Expo: The Power of Platforms
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
In 2009, Google said the Web had won; in 2010, it's clear that the Web is only one platform among many. Web 2.0 Expo New York will take place September 27 through 30 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers.
Metal Manufacture Breakthrough Promises Transformer Objects
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
A novel manufacturing process for shape-memory alloys could bring shape-shifting jewelery and transforming stents.
Google Releases SketchUp 8
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
The latest version of Google's modeling software offers improved tools to amateur and professional 3D artists alike.
Google Sued Over Nexus One Troubles
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
A Nexus One owner claims Google made misleading claims about the phone's 3G capabilities and failed to provide adequate support.
Download Capability Backed As Essential To Meaningful Use
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
Markle Foundation recommends HHS push "blue button" function in health IT systems to allow patients to easily obtain medical records.
USB And SMB Is A Risky Mix
Commentary  |  9/1/2010  | 
Drive-based threats may pose a larger risk to your business than drive-by attacks -- and USB drives may pose the largest threat of all.
Carrier Beats Features In Mobile Buying Decisions
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
Multimedia, GPS, social networking capabilities are also factors in choosing a phone, finds Best Buy study.
Verizon Eyeing Prepaid Smartphones
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
Carrier may offer an unlimited data plan for $30 per month with a minimum $45 per month voice plan.
Electronic Arts Launches Madden NFL Game On Facebook
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
Social media version of the popular video game developed by Playfish, which EA acquired in 2009.
AutoCAD Returns To Mac
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
Autodesk's 3D engineering design software coming to Apple computers after a 20-year absence, with new mobile apps for iPad, iPhone.
R.R. Donnelley Sues HP For Patent Infringement
News  |  9/1/2010  | 
"Partners" set to battle it out in court for control of key printing technologies.
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