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Content posted in July 2011
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VMware Strengthens Cloud Support With vSphere 5
Commentary  |  7/12/2011  | 
VMware's pricing problem: As Microsoft and Citrix build functionality, customers may choose cheaper products that are "good enough."
RIM CEOs Face Tough Crowd At Shareholder Meeting
Commentary  |  7/12/2011  | 
The BlackBerry maker's annual meeting is being held Tuesday, amid rising unrest among investors. One has even called for the company to split.
How SMBs Can Embrace The Social Intranet
Commentary  |  7/12/2011  | 
Part data repository, part social media platform, software such as ThoughtFarmer turns businesses into thriving communities.
Next Network Monitoring Tool: Your Smartphone
Commentary  |  7/11/2011  | 
Windows Phone 7 app gives IT staffs real-time access to the health of enterprise IT systems.
Under Development: Mobile Device Management Buyer's Guide
Commentary  |  7/11/2011  | 
We will look at key characteristics of MDM products, including the ability to handle multiple operating systems and devices, tracking and analysis features, and security capabilities.
HP Execs Respond To TouchPad Criticism
Commentary  |  7/11/2011  | 
Senior level HP employees--including former Palm head Jon Rubinstein--have publicly responded to the initial wave of reviews of the company's TouchPad tablet.
Does iOS Need Antivirus Protection?
Commentary  |  7/11/2011  | 
Restrictions on what legitimate apps can do within iOS make it impossible for third parties to produce anti-malware software, putting the security onus entirely on Apple.
Google Touts 'Zoom View' For Non-Honeycomb Apps
Commentary  |  7/11/2011  | 
Google chides developers for failing to support Android 3.0 Honeycomb by providing a new tool to users that makes their apps look crummy if not updated properly.
InformationWeek Today: Mobile In Space, BYTE Relaunches
Commentary  |  7/11/2011  | 
Android rides on Atlantis, Microsoft nabs mobile money, and we reintroduce an old tech friend--BYTE.
Most Popular Smartphone Apps: Games Win
Commentary  |  7/10/2011  | 
Don’t tell IT: Smartphone users download more games than productivity applications.
Somerson: You Kids Get Off My Lawn!
Commentary  |  7/10/2011  | 
Longtime BYTE commentator Paul Somerson's take on the history of computing, from BASIC to the Kindle
The Crucible: A Sobering Look At Apple
Commentary  |  7/10/2011  | 
Confusion and Costs Make 4G a Hard Sell
Commentary  |  7/10/2011  | 
Many smart phone owners are under the impression they have 4G service. We sort it out for you.
From the Bubble to the Arctic and Back to BYTE
Commentary  |  7/10/2011  | 
BYTE is back just in time for the new digital revolution.
Time to Break the Beta Addiction
Commentary  |  7/10/2011  | 
How long do software programs need to be in beta stage anyway?
Welcome Back BYTE!
Commentary  |  7/10/2011  | 
Atlantis Shuttles Samsung Smartphones Into Space
Commentary  |  7/9/2011  | 
One of the many items aboard the Atlantis, which blasted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday, is the Samsung Nexus S smartphone. Why send a smartphone into space?
How To Get IT To Pay For The Tech You Crave
Commentary  |  7/8/2011  | 
How to get IT to pay for your tech.
Facebook, Google At War: IT Can't Stay Antisocial
Commentary  |  7/8/2011  | 
Many CIOs have, with some degree of relief, relegated social media to marketing or public information departments. But it can't stay that way.
LG Fails To Excite Smartphone Buyers
Commentary  |  7/8/2011  | 
LG's handsets haven't gained traction in the competitive smartphone market, forcing the company to drastically reduce sales targets for the year.
Smartphones Tied To 25% Of U.S. Car Crashes
Commentary  |  7/8/2011  | 
Distractions caused by smartphones contribute to a quarter of U.S. automobile accidents, says Governors Highway Safety Association. Are your workers driving distracted?
Google Chromebook Isn't For Power Users -- Yet.
Commentary  |  7/8/2011  | 
Time will tell if the Chromebook is like the early Mac -- or the Lisa.
Trust Issues? Secure Your Own Cloud Data
Commentary  |  7/8/2011  | 
Do-it-yourself encryption with TrueCrypt provides peace of mind before sending your sensitive files into the ether.
Microsoft Squeezes Android With Patent Fees
Commentary  |  7/7/2011  | 
A pending agreement with Samsung could net Microsoft about as much per Android handset shipped as it gets for a Windows Phone device.
Netflix's Secret To Success In Latin America
Commentary  |  7/7/2011  | 
The company's public API represents a new weapon in global business. Who wouldn't like to gain a large set of customers in an automated way, with outside developers doing the hard interface work?
7 Ways Facebook, Microsoft Can Partner Beyond Skype
Commentary  |  7/7/2011  | 
The social and software behemoths can find plenty of other ways to take aim at Google and Apple.
Enterprise 2.0 Innovators Must Bridge To The Laggards
Commentary  |  7/7/2011  | 
If you're feeling frustrated that your boss, your executives, your peers aren't "getting it," it's not them; it's you.
Will Nokia Brand Disappear By 2012?
Commentary  |  7/7/2011  | 
One watcher of vanishing brands predicts that two mobile names--Nokia and Sony Ericsson--will depart by the end of next year.
Depth of Field: Apple Logo Photo Gallery
Commentary  |  7/6/2011  | 
Even Andy Warhol loved the Apple logo.
Doornbos: What's Your Hack?
Commentary  |  7/6/2011  | 
Apple Next-Gen iPhone: New Details, 25 Million Unit Goal
Commentary  |  7/6/2011  | 
Phone parts suppliers report huge orders for a thinner, lighter phone with massive third and fourth quarter sales goals, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Security Showdown: Android Vs. iOS
Commentary  |  7/5/2011  | 
Symantec compares the security architecture of mobile operating systems from Google and Apple, but OS improvements are only part of the story.
Verizon Tiered Data: What's The Fallout For Business?
Commentary  |  7/5/2011  | 
Verizon Wireless is prepared to end its unlimited data plans July 7 and instead force customers to adopt a new, tiered pricing structure. How will this affect your bottom line?
Harvard Goes To School On Big Data
Commentary  |  7/5/2011  | 
IBM Netezza appliance powers medical school's analysis of 10-million-plus patient records for drug safety research.
Guerra On Healthcare: The Complexities Of System Change
Commentary  |  7/5/2011  | 
ONC doesn't fully appreciate how difficult it is to re-engineer the healthcare system, or how dangerous one piece of incorrect code can be to patients.
Social Media And Unified Communications: Will They Blend?
Commentary  |  7/5/2011  | 
Will social be subsumed by UC, or vice versa? Executives from Jive and IBM respond.
SAS 70 Is Dead: Hello Better Cloud Governance?
Commentary  |  7/5/2011  | 
Cloud computing, outsourcing, and their accompanying risks demand that we move beyond the vendor checkbox that SAS 70 represented.
iPad Generates 1% Of Global Internet Traffic
Commentary  |  7/5/2011  | 
Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices now account for 5% of all worldwide browsing sessions, according to the latest numbers from NetMarketShare.
Zynga's Unusual Cloud Strategy Is Key To Success
Commentary  |  7/1/2011  | 
Zynga depends on Amazon's cloud at a critical juncture--as it launches a new game.
Google+ Face Off: Android App Vs. iOS Browser
Commentary  |  7/1/2011  | 
When Google+ launched this week, Google also released an application for Android devices. iOS devices have to make do with the browser version for now. Is it any good?
iPad Apps Reach 100,000: TouchPad, PlayBook Under Gun
Commentary  |  7/1/2011  | 
Can HP's TouchPad, RIM's PlayBook, or any other tablet touch Apple with its deep developer support?
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