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Content posted in April 2011
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Guerra On Healthcare: Gathering Support For Your EMR
Commentary  |  4/6/2011  | 
To get a capital-intensive health IT project funded, you may need some advanced political skills.
Motorola Xoom Not Zooming Off Shelves
Commentary  |  4/6/2011  | 
The Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet, the Xoom, isn't selling well. Neither is Motorola's Atrix 4G smartphone and its laptop dock, analysts said.
The Real Cloud Imperative Is Greater Simplicity
Commentary  |  4/5/2011  | 
Making it sound simple is not the same thing as making it simple; there's work to be done to get users into the cloud.
SAS Teams With EMC And Teradata -- And Not IBM -- On High-Performance Analytics
Commentary  |  4/5/2011  | 
New approach supports high-performance modeling and scoring against complete data sets, promising greater accuracy in predictive risk-analysis, fraud-detection and optimization scenarios.
Google's New Page
Commentary  |  4/5/2011  | 
Larry Page has replaced Eric Schmidt as Google's CEO. Here's a to-do list for the company's chief executive.
Google Cloud Print Gets Eprint Support
Commentary  |  4/5/2011  | 
The Google Cloud printing function previously had no printers that directly supported it. Eprint fills that void but has its own problems.
Mind The Gap Between Business, Consumer Technology
Commentary  |  4/5/2011  | 
The same old applications and devices just won't cut it in today's fast-paced, multi-dimensional business world.
Sprint Trashes LTE, WiMax Speed Tests
Commentary  |  4/5/2011  | 
Verizon Wireless's Long Term Evolution 4G network is not dramatically faster than Sprint's WiMax 4G network in New York City, Sprint said.
EasyAsk Gives CRM Solution A New Voice
Commentary  |  4/5/2011  | 
Customers want their interactions with your company to be swift and easy. In response, EasyAsk developed a version of its natural language search and analysis software for the SugarCRM, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution.
New Tool Simplifies Selling For SMBs
Commentary  |  4/5/2011  | 
With the release of CrunchConnect, SalesCrunch is taking sales presentations to a whole new level. Part webconferencing tool, part presentation tracker, the Web-based CrunchConnect allows companies to capture and measure real-time customer engagement.
Google Angers Partners Over Android Fragmentation Control
Commentary  |  4/5/2011  | 
Google's Android platform has gone from nothing three years ago to the number one platform today for smartphones, but it isn't without its faults. Its growth has been explosive partially because phone manufacturers have unprecedented control over a third party platform. That is also causing a fragmentation problem and Google wants to solve the issue.
Lawson Talks Product As ERP Consolidation Looms
Commentary  |  4/4/2011  | 
Vendor highlights analytics, BI, mashups and cloud deployments at Boston user conference. But with one takeover bid on the table and rival Epicor now in play, Lawson seems headed for acquisition.
Down To Business: Public-Private Partnerships, The Good And The Bad
Commentary  |  4/4/2011  | 
Collaboration on big IT issues and projects is one thing; companies feeding at the government trough is another.
Can Tablets Succeed In Business?
Commentary  |  4/4/2011  | 
Apple ignited the tablet market with the iPad, and it's hard to argue with millions of consumers, but tablets have yet to find a place in the enterprise.
Guerra On Healthcare: In Meaningful Use, Knowledge Is Power
Commentary  |  4/4/2011  | 
The key to success in today's ever-changing healthcare policy environment is to gather information wisely and selectively from a wide range of sources.
Webroot Secures Android Devices
Commentary  |  4/4/2011  | 
Google Android systems have become the most popular smartphone platform, according to recent market research reports. Consequently, small and medium businesses need tools to manage those systems, and Webroot became the latest vendor to try to address that need.
Android Steals Market Share From RIM, Microsoft, Palm
Commentary  |  4/4/2011  | 
RIM is the biggest loser as Android continues its unrelenting march to the top of the smartphone market, according to Comscore's latest numbers.
Wireless Device Guidelines For Federal Courthouses Under Review
Commentary  |  4/4/2011  | 
If your job involves being in federal courthouses, there could be changes that affect whether or not you will be able to keep your phone on you.
Google: 'We Took A Shortcut' With Honeycomb
Commentary  |  4/2/2011  | 
Andy Rubin, the head of Google's Android group, admitted in an interview that Honeycomb was rushed to meet the initial batch of shipping deadlines.
Microsoft Needs Tech, Not Torts, To Beat Google
Commentary  |  4/1/2011  | 
Redmond should be innovating in areas like semantic search instead of getting wrapped up in legal actions against its rival.
Windows Phone 7 NoDo Update Trickling Out
Commentary  |  4/1/2011  | 
People started getting the NoDo update for Windows Phone 7 this week. This is the biggie people have been waiting on as it adds copy and paste plus other features. It isn't hitting everyone at once though. It will take days, weeks or longer to make it to everyone's phone.
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