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Global CIO: Sam Palmisano And Larry Ellison Deserve Their Big Paydays
Commentary  |  2/2/2011  | 
The anti-capitalism community will howl, but the CEOs of IBM and Oracle deserve every penny of their big comp deals. Sorry, howlers, but the numbers tell the story.
Google Gives Developers A Closer Look At Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS
Commentary  |  2/2/2011  | 
CNN, Disney and others show new tablet apps that will use version 3.0 -- Android Market Webstore live now.
Wireless Security: Good News, Bad News
Commentary  |  2/2/2011  | 
Individuals seem to understand the potential problems that could arise if their wireless connections are compromised; however, many still are not taking all the steps necessary to secure their information, according to a survey conducted for the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Secret CIO: Meet The Manager Who Will Replace Me
Commentary  |  2/2/2011  | 
Want to go from high-performing IT manager to someone on the CIO short list? Here's what gets my attention.
Practical Analysis, HP's IaaS Cloud Misses The Enterprise Mark
Commentary  |  2/2/2011  | 
SLA details were sketchy. A chump-change refund for the time the service was unavailable is the sort of guarantee CIOs aren't interested in.
Microsoft: Missing the Mark in Mobile
Commentary  |  2/2/2011  | 
Even if Microsoft can't be an innovator in mobile, it's essential that disparate mobile technologies integrate as seamlessly as possible with the plethora of Microsoft enterprise technologies.
Google Opens the Kimono on Android 3.0 OS
Commentary  |  2/2/2011  | 
Press to get a deep look at Honeycomb at Google's headquarters in Silicon Valley at 9:45 a.m. PT
Universal Charger For Phones A Possibility
Commentary  |  2/2/2011  | 
Everyone with a phone has at least one charger for it. If you travel or work long hours, you may have an extra charger or two. Those can often be thrown in the trash if you get a new phone since it will likely require a different charger. A proposed universal charger could eliminate that problem.
Global CIO: $100-Billion Tesco Kicks CIO Upstairs To CEO
Commentary  |  2/1/2011  | 
As the $100-billion retailer accelerates its use of IT as a strategic weapon in its global expansion, Tesco CIO Philip Clarke will take the reins as CEO on March 1.
Meaningless Talk Of Repealing Meaningful Use Programs
Commentary  |  2/1/2011  | 
Congressional threats to repeal HITECH funding are empty, but their potential to fuel confusion and mistrust among healthcare providers is real.
Down To Business: Why The Tech Industry Needs Founder-CEOs
Commentary  |  2/1/2011  | 
Those leaders adept at keeping costs down, M&As in motion, and regulators in check will always be valuable, but they usually don't build great companies.
Dirty Pool: Apple Trying To Steal Google's Android 3.0 Thunder
Commentary  |  2/1/2011  | 
Apple leaks take edge off Google's Honeycomb showing tomorrow but, in the end, Honeycomb counts.
RIM PlayBook's Big Weakness: BlackBerry Required
Commentary  |  2/1/2011  | 
The way that corporate email works on the PlayBook tablet, as shown in a demo video published by Research In Motion, looks like a disaster in the making.
10 Telling Tidbits From Microsoft's 10-Q
Commentary  |  2/1/2011  | 
Investors need to look beyond the headlines and read the fine print to understand the real challenges and opportunities facing the world's biggest software company.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Has 15% Return Rate
Commentary  |  2/1/2011  | 
According to tech analyst firm ITG, 15% of consumers who've purchased the Samsung Galaxy Tab from a U.S. carrier have returned it.
Paessler Speeds Up Network Monitoring Tool
Commentary  |  2/1/2011  | 
Faster, faster, and even faster, that is the expectation among IT users. In response, Paessler boosted the performance of PRTG, its network monitoring solution, by 300 percent.
Chatter.com: Yet Another Collaboration Option
Commentary  |  2/1/2011  | 
Super Bowl ads will tout Salesforce.com's new 'freemium' service. But is microblogging the best way to keep up on corporate matters? And will any one tool be used by all?
Socialcast's New "Town Hall": Executive Social Outreach
Commentary  |  2/1/2011  | 
The social enterprise platform now includes a method for executives to communicate, answer questions and hold virtual office hours. (Video demo of Town Hall included.)
Android Sits Atop The Smartphone Mountain
Commentary  |  2/1/2011  | 
In the 4th quarter of 2009, Google was in fourth place with its Android platform. 2010 was a banner year for the fledgling platform and by the time the year was up, it had catapulted to the top spot.
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