Commentary
Content posted in November 2010
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Ray Ozzie Sees Cloud Computing in Our Future
Commentary  |  11/3/2010  | 
In an "internal" memo, Ozzie spells out where he thinks the IT industry is today, and where it is headed. Ozzie is a respected figure in the world of technology, and his memo is interesting -- but perhaps not in the way he intended...
Global CIO: Will The Oracle-HP Alliance Survive The Oracle-SAP Trial?
Commentary  |  11/3/2010  | 
In this bizarre love triangle, the Oracle-HP alliance supporting 100,000 customers might be the biggest casualty of the Oracle-SAP legal battle.
Start-up Delivers Cloud Based Content Management Service
Commentary  |  11/3/2010  | 
Corporations have been moving information from the premises to the cloud. As they make that transition, small and medium businesses want to ensure that only authorized individuals access their content, a need that start up Gogobeans is trying to address.
Apple Totally Dominates Tablet Market
Commentary  |  11/3/2010  | 
Apple's iPad is completely dominating the consumer tablet market with over 95 percent share. They were the first to market with a worthwhile device and they executed very well. Can anyone hope to overcome their lead?
Oracle v SAP Trial Begins With Bang
Commentary  |  11/2/2010  | 
Opening arguments and Oracle's first witnesses took the spotlight Tuesday in a battle that will ultimately determine the damages SAP should pay Oracle for TomorrowNow's copyrights infringement. The attorneys came out swinging.
Sleepless In America: Zeo's Got Bedroom Eyes
Commentary  |  11/2/2010  | 
Technology's pervasiveness doesn't stop at the bedroom. The Zeo Personal Sleep Coach combines wireless, the Web, and an intelligent design to bring sleep data and therapy to the masses.
Google's Privacy Practices Clouded By Lawsuit
Commentary  |  11/2/2010  | 
Microsoft gains an unfair edge over Gmail under current government email requirements, according to a federal suit filed by Google.
SAP Tackles BusinessObjects Support Woes
Commentary  |  11/2/2010  | 
Apps vendor unveils new communication approaches and support options in hopes of healing an old wound.
Dell: Windows Phone 7 Easier Than Android
Commentary  |  11/2/2010  | 
According to Dell CEO Michael Dell, developers think Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 is an easier platform to develop for than Google's Android.
How Much Do You Trust Your Employees? How Much Should You?
Commentary  |  11/2/2010  | 
Insider fraud cost businesses 5% of their revenue in 2009, a new study reports. So ho how much should you trust -- or distrust -- your employees?
Only 36% Of Android Devices Running Froyo
Commentary  |  11/2/2010  | 
According to Google, 77% of all Android devices are running either Eclair or Froyo, but many are still stuck with Cupcake and Donut.
Apple Seeds iOS 4.2 Golden Master To Devs
Commentary  |  11/2/2010  | 
iOS 4.2 brings folders, multitasking, AirPlay and wireless printing to the iPad. It may be available to consumers as early as next week.
Global CIO: Under The Oracle-SAP Radar: Can Workday Scale Into Financials?
Commentary  |  11/2/2010  | 
With many Fortune 500 companies using its SaaS HR apps, Workday is developing a suite of financial applications as well—plus an IPO.
iPhone Users: Borrow An Alarm Clock This Weekend
Commentary  |  11/2/2010  | 
If you use your iPhone as an alarm clock you might want to get a cheap alarm clock if you want to make it to work on time. There is a daylight savings bug that is causing the alarm to go off an hour later than scheduled.
Are You Ready for Your ERP Close-up?
Commentary  |  11/1/2010  | 
As part of a live webcast last week featuring executives from Torelli Bicycle Company, enterprise resource planning software leader SAP, and ERP implementation specialists to the small and midsize business market Navigator Business Solutions, we had the opportunity to conduct a live poll of the nearly 200 SMB companies in attendance.
Informatica Deal Promises Big Data Impact
Commentary  |  11/1/2010  | 
Partnership with Cloudera will open up Hadoop to thousands of data integration developers.
Android Captures Smartphone Lead In U.S.
Commentary  |  11/1/2010  | 
According to numbers from Canalys and NPD Group, Google's Android mobile operating system grabbed a commanding 43.6% of the U.S. smartphone market in the third quarter.
Global CIO: SAP: The Top 10 Reasons We'll Beat Oracle In Applications
Commentary  |  11/1/2010  | 
SAP says its strength in on-demand applications, mobility, and business analytics, plus a huge difference in philosophy, will keep it ahead of Oracle in enterprise apps.
Clear And Sprint Launch WiMax In NYC
Commentary  |  11/1/2010  | 
Sprint and its partner Clearwire today announced the official launch of the companies' joint WiMax network in New York City, Hartford, Conn., Trenton, N.J., Tampa, Fla., and other cities.
Data Usage Drives Cellular Network Upgrades
Commentary  |  11/1/2010  | 
Significant growth in data transmissions is expected to force cellular network providers to make massive investments in network upgrades, according to market research firm In-Stat. The emerging requirements could stretch their pocketbooks as well as their network capacity.
Microsoft Already Making Changes To Windows Phone 7
Commentary  |  11/1/2010  | 
The new mobile platform from Microsoft is just two weeks old in Europe and still has a week to go before launching in the US. Even so, Microsoft is taking feedback from developers and is making changes both to the platform and the Marketplace application store.
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