News & Commentary
posted in August 2011
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HP WebOS Patents: Are Samsung, Nokia and Microsoft Bidding?
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
HP's webOS patent portfolio is on the block and Samsung is just the right customer.
Mozilla Previews Firefox For Tablets
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
Mozilla steps up to challenges over its relevance with more than simply a large-screen adaptation of its smartphone app. But it should be doing more.
Citrix GoToAssist Integrates With Salesforce.com
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Service and support agents will be able to launch Citrx remote support utility from within Salesforce Service Cloud, log support sessions.
Intel Forms Subsidiary for Federal Supercomputing
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Intel Federal LLC will work with the Department of Energy and other agencies on innovations in high-performance computing.
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.
NASA Tech Development Behind Schedule, Report Says
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Future success of space missions depends on new technology that NASA should already be developing, says National Research Council report.
Sony Android Tablets: Launch Dates, Pricing Released
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
Do these Android Honeycomb tablets have a chance against the iPad?
8 Signs Your IT Team Is Too Slow
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
IT teams can't afford to get this reputation. What are your danger signs?
Justice Department Sues To Stop AT&T T-Mobile Deal
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
AT&T's planned acquisition of T-Mobile has met with some fierce resistance, now DOJ antitrust complaint could leave deal dead in the water.
Google Gmail, Calendar, Docs Work Offline--With Limits
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Google restores long-promised functionality, via HTML5 and some Chrome technology.
HTC JetStream Brings LTE Tablet Power To AT&T
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
AT&T and HTC announced a new Android tablet that features a 10.1-inch display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and Long Term Evolution 4G.
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.
VMware Users Stay Loyal Despite Price Hike
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
VMworld attendees don't like the recent vSphere 5 licensing price changes--but they have little appetite for moving elsewhere, either, according to our man-on-the-show-floor conversations.
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.
Apple iTunes Match Enters Beta
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Developers can start playing with the iTunes Match component of Apple's forthcoming iCloud file storage service.
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.
How One Health Information Exchange Cut Testing Costs
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Payoff on HIEs can be hard to calculate, but analysis of a Wisconsin pilot program showed clear savings via elimination of duplicate tests.
VMware Lays Out Mobile Vision At VMworld
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
At VMworld 2011 day two, a phone within a phone emerges. Plus, VMware pushes deep into the world of automated IT operations.
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.
Nokia Hinging WP7 Success On Design Chops
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
Want to know what Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 will look like? Take a peek at the MeeGo-based N9 for a pretty good idea.
Cloud-Based Images Help Montefiore Doctors With Referrals
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Doctors can view images for referred, potential patients, without having to trade film, disks, or order new tests.
How Oracle Helps Polk Decode Car Buying Secrets
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
The kingpin of auto-market data and analysis is using Oracle Exadata and BI tools to give new ammo to its customers, from Acura to VW. Here's a look inside the project.
Windows Phone 7 Apps Hit 30,000 Mark
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Microsoft slowly but steadily builds a trove of mobile applications to help it compete in the smartphone arena. But it has a long way to go.
VMware Horizon Mobile: Work Phone, Inside Your Phone
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
VMware's new technology unveiled at VMworld essentially allows a phone within a phone--addressing some key worries for enterprise IT.
HP TouchPad To Be Updated, But What's Next?
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
HP preps a software update and new apps after a surge of interest in the $99 tablet. Will HP resurrect it in some way?
Microsoft Offers Cash For CRM Customers
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Redmond will pay $150 per user to customers who ditch rival platforms from Salesforce, Oracle, or SAP.
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.
VMware's Next Act: Operations Expert
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
When it comes to transforming the data center, VMware is writing the story. And the theme is automation.
Turn Off Wi-Fi in Apple iOS
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Extend battery life on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch by disabling Wi-Fi.
Microsoft to VMware at VMworld: Game On!
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
After VMware customers cry foul about cost changes, Microsoft makes its licensing model pitch--just in time for VMworld 2011.
Social Media Stock Picks Come To Bloomberg
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
WiseWindow begins distributing sentiment data for consumer stocks such as airlines as a Bloomberg data feed. Here's how one quant applied the data.
Cisco Buys Versly, MS Office Collaboration Toolmaker
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Picks up startup that adds a social collaboration sidebar to Microsoft Office documents--to counter Jive's acquisition of OffiSync.
Dell Cloud Debuts With VMware Partnership
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Leveraging investments in infrastructure and security, Dell pitches itself as a provider of enterprise cloud services and cloud consultant.
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.
Natural Language Processing IDs Medical Complications
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Embedding NLP into electronic health records allows clinicians to spot more postop complications, finds JAMA study.
HP, VMware, AMD CEOs On Hot Seat
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
With great power comes great pressure, tech CEOs are finding during this uncertain economic time.
5 Predictions For Amazon's Tablet
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Forrester says that an Amazon tablet will pose a credible threat to the iPad. Here's a look at the reasons why.
Sprint: 'No Comment' On iPhone 5
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Another report suggests that the iPhone 5's display may be smaller than initially thought.
5 Enterprise Social Trends For Next 5 Years
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Take a look at the flattening enterprise, expanding definition of marketing, and other social networking trends already emerging.
IBM Connections Social Platform Adds Mobile Options
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Native mobile clients for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry deliver access to all major features of IBM enterprise social tools.
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.
Samsung Delays Galaxy Tab Australian Debut
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Apple lawsuits have mangled the Tab's release date, just as the Korean electronics maker announced a 4G version of its 8.9-inch tablet.
5 Key Challenges For AMD's New CEO
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Rory Read steps to the helm as the chipmaker confronts serious trouble in the turbulent mobile processor market.
SunGard Specialized Cloud Recovers Critical VMs
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Launching at VMworld 2011, Recover2Cloud provides an automated way to back up key production systems. But it's not quite instant failover.
Is Windows Phone 7 Most Stable Smartphone?
Commentary  |  8/28/2011  | 
Android came up last against other major mobile operating systems in one tech blogger's experiment.
How To Turn Any Printable Doc Into A PDF
News  |  8/28/2011  | 
Here's how to create PDFs of Web receipts.
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