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RIM Kills 16GB PlayBook Tablet
Commentary  |  6/7/2012  | 
Research In Motion confirmed plans to stop selling the 16GB PlayBook, but says it is still committed to selling tablets.
Oracle Cloud Apps Unleashed: The Good, Bad, And Ugly
Commentary  |  6/7/2012  | 
Larry Ellison spotlights 100-plus enterprise applications in the cloud, plays social-media hipster, borrows strategies, floats more FUD.
EHRs Aren't Ready For Pay For Performance
Commentary  |  6/6/2012  | 
Meeting the pay for performance challenge requires more sophisticated capabilities in EHRs and more physician cooperation.
Falling Flat On Its Facebook
Commentary  |  6/6/2012  | 
Facebook's stock price has spiraled downward since the IPO, but that might be the least of its troubles. Marketers are dissatisfied with the value of advertising on Facebook and even users might be tiring.
HTC Warns Of Lower Smartphone Sales
Commentary  |  6/6/2012  | 
HTC cut its sales targets for the second quarter, as the U.S. import ban on its products, slow European sales, and a new Apple lawsuit hurt its recovery efforts.
Why The CIO Position Is In Jeopardy
Commentary  |  6/6/2012  | 
Disruptive market forces generated by IT are now turning on IT's builders and managers. The number of CIOs will decrease during the next five years.
Health IT Faces Eventful Summer
Commentary  |  6/6/2012  | 
Supreme Court's upcoming decision on healthcare reform and feds' Meaningful Use Stage 2 final rules add up to a heated summer for healthcare IT execs.
Xbox SmartGlass Could Save Windows Phone, Tablets
Commentary  |  6/6/2012  | 
Microsoft's new interactive, cross-platform SmartGlass technology should give Windows client devices a new lease on life.
How To Travel Using Only Your iPad
Commentary  |  6/5/2012  | 
Need to stay productive while on the road with nothing but an iPad? Here are the apps you'll need.
IT Can Support BYOD Or Be Replaced
Commentary  |  6/5/2012  | 
Fair or not, it's no longer enough for IT to make sure everything runs properly and securely. Spoiled by the iPad, workers want new technology now, and if IT doesn't respond quickly enough, it just might find itself squeezed out by a paradigm shift.
Cloud, Mobile Aim To Transform Videoconferencing
Commentary  |  6/5/2012  | 
Tablets, smartphones, and cloud services may make videoconferencing more common in the enterprise.
There's Something About Larry
Commentary  |  6/5/2012  | 
Oracle badly needs to articulate a customer-centric vision. The cloud seems like a great place to start--and here's what Larry Ellison should say.
Are We There Yet? Social Media's Perpetual Evolution
Commentary  |  6/4/2012  | 
Social media is not a passing fad, but neither is it engraved in stone. Already the latest article of faith--that the ultimate marketing message is the one a person shares with his circle--is shattering because more users are being paid to "Like." Social media is more a sandstorm of passing fads, individually ephemeral but collectively an inexorable force. So observes Bob Guccione Jr. in his second BYTE Me column.
Windows 8, Intel Atom SoC Will Be iPad Killer
Commentary  |  6/4/2012  | 
Windows and Intel might finally have their iPad killer: Acer's Iconia W510. The dockable tablet promises to be the first of a new breed of powerful Windows tablets that run on Intel's Atom Z2760 dual-core System-on-Chip. It will have full Windows notebook capabilities as well, and excellent battery life.
Are Tablets Little PCs Or Big Phones?
Commentary  |  6/3/2012  | 
Microsoft thinks tablets are PCs, and Apple thinks they are not. Google seems to agree with Apple. But once Windows 8 tablets are out, businesses might find they like Windows tablets better.
Yelp Ratings To Hit B2B Companies: Are You Ready?
Commentary  |  6/1/2012  | 
Online customer experience ratings and critiques will become common across B2B industries, as they already are for consumer companies. It's time to prepare.
Collaboration Trumps Innovation For CEOs
Commentary  |  6/1/2012  | 
CEOs know that disruptive technology can crush their business, and they're betting big on collaboration to save their skins, an IBM survey suggests.
5 Critical Tactics In The Wells Fargo-Wachovia Integration
Commentary  |  6/1/2012  | 
Few IT shops will ever work on a project as big as this historic banking acquisition. But some tactics Wells Fargo used make sense for smaller scale mergers and consolidation projects.
Apple Ignores Loyal Mac Pro Customers
Commentary  |  6/1/2012  | 
Apple has alienated some of its most committed, long-term users by orphaning its high-end hardware.
Samsung Galaxy Sales Approach 60 Million
Commentary  |  6/1/2012  | 
Combined sales of the Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, and Galaxy Note show that Samsung's smartphones are popular the world over--and strong competitors to Apple's iPhone.
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