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posted in August 2010
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VMware Has More Of The Market Than IDC Figures Show
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
VMware isn't letting much moss accumulate under its feet as it continues expanding what it plans to do with its virtualization software portfolio. VMware executives have taken to expressing the expanding horizons of virtualization as a theme. They say they refer customers to "the journey," not one set of limited data center goals.
Wyse Intros PocketCloud For Android
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
App, previously available only for Apple devices, allows smartphone users to remotely access a virtualized desktop or PC.
Global CIO: SAP Stunner: ERP Deal Boosts Customer Profit $100M Per Year
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
Airgas says its extensive SAP project will raise annual operating profits by at least $75 million and possibly more than $125 million. Here's how.
Google Vs. Oracle: Microsoft Wins?
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
Oracle, now the keeper of the Java flame through its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, has decided that Google has sullied Java through its modifications for the Android platform. For that, Google must pay, and it must pay Oracle. At least that's the way Oracle sees things.
Borders Announces Kobo eReader Price Cut
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
In a move that undercuts Amazon's Kindle by $9, the bookseller plans a $20 reduction in the price of its electronic reader, lowering the cost to $130.
InformationWeek 500: Healthcare Innovators
Slideshows  |  8/31/2010  | 
InformationWeek 500 healthcare companies are using technology in innovative ways to improve care, including state-of-the-art mobile communications, a federated imaging system, and advanced wellness services. Get a look at 10 of them in this slide show.
Watching The TV Wars
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
Very soon, the Internet and the TV will merge and technology companies will force media companies to adopt a more reasonable pricing scheme for entertainment content.
AMD Servers Created Machete
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
The latest Robert Rodriguez movie was made on an AMD-equipped server farm on the grounds of the old municipal airport in Austin, Texas.
Google Voice Problems Limited
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Isolated reports of failures do not reflect a widespread collapse of the service, Google says.
VMware's Maritz Predicts Hybrid Cloud Future
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Private clouds inside the enterprise will trade workloads with similar, VMware-based public clouds rendering physical data centers "quite fluid," according to CEO Paul Maritz.
NASA Successfully Tests Shuttle Rocket Successor
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Though its future is up in the air, NASA's test of the 22 million horsepower rocket engine appears to have met expectations.
Google PowerMeter Promises Social Recognition For Saving Energy
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Forget about saving energy to help the planet. Try turning out the lights to win badges and humble your friends.
Palm Drops WebOS 2.0 Bombshell
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
Palm on Tuesday announced version 2.0 of its webOS smartphone platform, with new features and a new SDK in tow.
Gov 2.0 Summit Preview: GIS-Powered Government Data
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
At the Gov 2.0 Summit in Washington on Sept. 7 and 8, GIS expert Jack Dangermond will discuss new ways to integrate government data with mapping applications.
Android, iPhone Users' Preferences Differ
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Coupons.com data, based upon the number of coupons printed or saved to store loyalty cards in various categories, indicates distinctions between the users of the two mobile operating systems.
Gartner Lowers PC Sales Forecast
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
PC shipments are projected to increase by 15.3% year over year in the second half, about 2% less than Gartner's previous forecast, due to the uncertainty in the U.S. and European economies.
Xbox Gets 'Transforming' Control Pad
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Directional pad turns into raised "plus sign" buttons with the twist of a wrist.
EHR Revenue To Hit $3 Billion In 2013
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Changes in reimbursement practices more important that government incentives in driving physician practices to adopt electronic health record software, reports Frost & Sullivan.
Google Corrects IBM's Security Math
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
IBM has fixed a security report it issued last week that misstated Google's security vulnerabilities.
For Dell, Green For SMBs Means Three Cs
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
Dell has adopted an environmental strategy based on Cube, Content, and Curbside-plus bamboo-and, so far, the results look good, both for Dell and its SMB customers.
MySpace Syncs With Facebook, Twitter
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Users can share music, videos, links, photos across social networks.
Virginia Still Disrupted By IT Outage
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Three of 27 state agencies continue to experience problems from last week's EMC storage area network failure.
Apple TV, iPod Updates On Tap
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Apple is set to take the wraps of the newest entries in its lineup of consumer-friendly tech gadgets.
Wirefly Selling HTC EVO 4G To Facebook Fans
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
The wireless retailer is making the popular Android handset available for a limited time, but only to its friends on the social networking site.
Lenovo Spins Off Game Console Business
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Beijing Eedoo Technology formed to develop the eBox multimedia device.
Motorola Issues Warning About Updating Droid X Unofficially
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
Motorola has indicated via its support forums that Droid X users who update to Android 2.2 from a leaked ROM won't be able to install the official update.
Gmail Is Calling
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
With new features recently added to Google's Gmail, the application now has the ability to freely make calls to phones anywhere. And while, feature-wise, it is well behind competitors like Skype, its integration in Gmail makes it a serious option.
India Threatens Ban On Google, Skype
News  |  8/31/2010  | 
Search giant and VoIP pioneer join RIM on the list of tech companies facing sanctions on the subcontinent.
Why HP and Dell are Going Nuts Over 3PAR
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
Of the many reasons why HP and Dell are wooing 3PAR, only one actually has to do with 3PAR... Beyond all the qualitative and quantitative factors, HP and Dell are betting that virtualization and cloud computing are the storage of the future.
Samsung Galaxy Tablet Appears To Be Verizon Bound
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
More details about the Samsung Galaxy Tab -- an Android-based tablet device -- have surfaced, and it looks as though it will be sold by Verizon Wireless in the U.S.
Hotmail Supports Exchange ActiveSync Push Technology
Commentary  |  8/31/2010  | 
On August 30, Microsoft flipped a switch allowing Hotmail users to use Exchange ActiveSync to synchronize their smartphones with Hotmail's email, contacts, calendar and tasks. Hotmail now matches, and exceeds what Google Sync offers.
Xsigo Creates Converged I/O With Standard Ethernet Connections
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
I/O Director supplies high-speed data movement off of virtual machines at a lower cost than using Fibre Channel over Ethernet.
Nimbula Unwraps 'Director' Cloud Operating System
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Virtualization software from Amazon EC2 designers aims to operate across multiple virtual machine formats and internal and external clouds.
Global CIO: NetApp In Ascendancy: An Exclusive CEO Interview
Commentary  |  8/30/2010  | 
The CIO surge toward virtualization and NetApp's "50% guarantee" are driving the company's powerful growth, says CEO Tom Georgens.
Guerra On Healthcare: Meaningful Use Certification Confounds CIOs
Commentary  |  8/30/2010  | 
Uncertainty over the data certification requirements for Electronic Health Records has normally unflappable healthcare CIOs exasperated.
FalconStor Announces NSS SAN Accelerator For VMware View
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
VMware VDI environments can improve performance as much as 10x using the FalconStor Network Storage Server, the company claims, and provide integrated multi-tier data protection.
Clearwire Unveils Rover Pre Paid 4G Service
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
The Rover looks like an oversized hockey puck, fits in a backpack and can connect up to to eight laptops or other devices to the Internet at claimed download speeds of 3 to 6 megabits per second.
Top 12 PC Games Of All Time
Slideshows  |  8/30/2010  | 
With a click of the mouse, gamers can transport themselves into futuristic worlds, realistic battle scenes and a virtual life of organized crime. Although there they face extensive competition from console-makers such as Nintendo and Sony, PC software games continue to flourish, as each year hundreds of titles vie for consumers' attention, loyalty and dollars. Here's a dozen of the all time best.
HHS Selects E-Health Record Certification Groups
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Two organizations have been authorized by the Department of Health and Human Services to test and certify e-health record products for meaningful use incentive program eligibility.
Google Buys SocialDeck
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
The deal promises to strengthen Google's social competency and to address issues of app discoverability.
Nintendo To Cut DSi, DSi XL Prices
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Responding to tough competition from Apple and other smartphone makers in the handheld gaming market, Nintendo said it will slash $20 from the price of two systems starting September 12.
Best Mobile Apps For Busy Professionals
Slideshows  |  8/30/2010  | 
Today's smartphones have led to the development of hundreds of thousands of mobile apps. Apple's iPhone, RIM's BlackBerry and phones based on Google's Android all have access to extensive libraries of apps that you can download and install for our increasingly mobile world. When you're always on the go, having the right smartphone app makes it easy to transition from business to pleasure and back again without skipping a beat so you can get the most out of every minute. Here we pick 17 of the be
Netgear Debuts $899 Unified Threat Management Appliance
Commentary  |  8/30/2010  | 
Netgear debuted its latest security appliance today, the ProSecure UTM50, an $899 Unified Threat Management device that addresses firewall, ant-virus, URL filtering , spam and other aspects of network security.
Server Technology Hits A Crossroads
Slideshows  |  8/30/2010  | 
Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "State Of Server Technology 2010," our report evaluating changes in the server market motivated by the push to consolidate data center systems, get power and cooling costs under control and make the most of the cloud.
Microsoft Hikes Xbox Live Fees
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Gold members will have to shell out more after Nov. 1 if they want to maintain access to multiplayer support and other advanced features.
BlackBerry Ban In India Postponed
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
RIM's engagement with Indian government officials may keep BlackBerry users from losing e-mail and instant messaging service.
10 Predictions For Analytic Decision Support by 2015
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
By 2015, companies will increasingly blend math, technology and decision sciences, employing user-generated data to infuse analyses with behavioral and social-network insights.
Samsung Epic 4G Listed For $199.99 At Amazon
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
Sprint's list price for the smartphone with a new service plan is $249.99, but Amazon is advertising the handset with the same terms for $50 less.
Verizon Wireless Scores Bing Android App First
Commentary  |  8/30/2010  | 
Microsoft on Monday announced that Verizon Wireless customers will have first access to its new Bing application for the Android platform.
Intel To Buy Infineon Wireless Unit
News  |  8/30/2010  | 
The $1.4 billion acquisition would expand the chipmaker's offerings in the smartphone market while also gaining a customer base that includes every major mobile phone maker.
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