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Global CIO: Larry Ellison Puts HP In Crosshairs Via Slap At New CEO
Commentary  |  10/2/2010  | 
Eleven days after HP and Oracle kiss and make up over Hurd's transfer, HP picks a former Oracle nemesis as CEO—and Ellison's 'speechless' reaction speaks volumes.
Mobile App Store Battle Pits iTunes Vs. Android Upstarts
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
App stores are sprouting up like weeds, but increasing competition may actually help developers.
Study: Small Businesses Less Happy With Technology
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
The latest Small Business Success Index indicates that companies don't feel like they're getting as much from technology as they did a year ago. Nevertheless, their interest in online business solutions continues to grow.
Global CIO: Your Data Is Like Week-Old Flounder
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
Our intrepid leader, Stu Laura, takes on those who would preserve every last shred of company information
Anti Virus Announcements May Not Be Catchy
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
It's getting hard to know which to believe less -- anti-virus and other anti-threat software, or some of the announcements touting them, based on inspecting this representative recent example by AVG.
Microsoft Sues Motorola Over Android Phone Patents
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
Apple, Oracle and now Microsoft have filed patent suits against Android handset makers or Android's originator, Google.
Anti 'Bill Shock' Legislation Proposed By Senator
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
U.S. Senator Tom Udall proposed a new bill that would force wireless network carriers to warn their customers before hitting them with overage charges
Mathias On Mobility: Why Mobile Apps Are Bad
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
IT can deliver essential software to enterprise workers on the go without risking a fall into the mobile app trap.
Innovation Mandate: Does America Have The Fire For Innovation?
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
About a quarter of respondents to our Innovation Mandate survey view the current and emerging U.S. workforce as complacent when it comes to IT innovation.
Global CIO: An Open Letter To HP CEO Leo Apotheker
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
The IT industry and its customers are changing in profound ways. As you take the helm of the world's largest IT company, here are a few suggestions.
T-Mobile USA Favors LTE Over WiMax For 4G
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
A T-Mobile USA executive said that the company is going to sit on its HSPA+ 3.5G network until the LTE ecosystem matures before launching 4G services.
Windows Phone 7 To Be Unveiled October 11
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
It appears that Windows Phone 7 is about ready to launch. Its biggest launch partner in the US looks like it is ready to announce devices on October 11 and will start selling them in November.
HP CEO Apotheker Sized Up By His SAP Successor
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
When the stunning news came in Thursday night that Hewlett-Packard had picked long-time software executive and former SAP CEO Leo Apotheker to lead the $130 billion IT company, I was eager to get the reaction from one of the co-CEOs who replaced Apotheker 8 months ago after he resigned from SAP. Here's what SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott had to say.
Samsung Latest To Can Symbian Support
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
Samsung has announced to developers that it no longer plans to support the Symbian platform moving forward. Sony Ericsson dropped support for Symbian last month.
ShareFile Gets Easier To Use
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
The secure file transfer service gets a redesigned interface and new features that streamline common actions. And the company CEO explains why they're not just another cloud-based shared folder.
Torelli Races for the Finish Line
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
Team Torelli is tensing for the final assault. As you read this, CEO Todd Linscott and his small crew of hardworking Torelli Bicycle Co. employees are huddling with small-business implementation experts for Navigator Business Solutions, who have flown in to finally flip the switches on Torelli's new production ERP (enterprise resource planning) solution from SAP.
Salesforce.com Challenges Oracle CEO's Cloud Account
Commentary  |  10/1/2010  | 
Larry Ellison contends virtualization is an essential component of the cloud and, by that measure, Salesforce.com fails, while Oracle's Exalogic Elastic Cloud wins.
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