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Could Google Docs Land You In Jail?
Commentary  |  8/3/2009  | 
Using Google Docs could put you in legal hot water if you're unable to comply with a subpoena to produce documents during a trial.
The iPhone's Extraordinary Impact, And Why It Matters
Commentary  |  8/3/2009  | 
We all know the iPhone's been a huge success, right? Well, a Kleiner Perkins presentation about its $100,000,000 iFund offers some jaw-dropping statistics that will force you to re-evaluate - upward - all of your perspectives about the iPhone's impact on mobile technology, mobile business, and the interplay between people and the tools they use to experience the world around them.
Teradata 13 Focuses on Advanced Analytic Performance
Commentary  |  8/3/2009  | 
Teradata 13, which will be used across the various Teradata product lines, has now been announced for general availability... The focus of Teradata 13 is on advanced analytic performance, although there of course are some enhancements in simple query performance and in analytic functionality as well...
Microsoft Office Communicator Improves Ease Of Use For Windows Mobile
Commentary  |  8/3/2009  | 
Microsoft has released an update to its Office Communicator service that will make it easer for users of Windows Mobile, as well as potentially lowering costs for your company.
BlackBerry Round-Up: Apps World 1.1, Storm 2, User-Facing Camera
Commentary  |  8/3/2009  | 
Here is a collection of BlackBerry-related news bits, including information about the new version of BlackBerry Apps World, a possible release date for the Storm 2, and some reports that future BlackBerries will have user-facing cameras. Check it out.
Twitter Gets Dragged Into U.K. Government Slap-Fight
Commentary  |  8/3/2009  | 
Once again, we look to Great Britain for a lesson on the proper use of social media in government. In this case, two city council members in Swansea, Wales, are coming under fire for Twittering during council meetings, when they should have been paying attention to the people's business. The whole thing looks like a big name-calling slap-fight involving accusations of advocating forced sterilization, eugenics, and Nazi philosophy.
Bank Of America Branch Cuts Offset By Mobile, Online Clout
Commentary  |  8/3/2009  | 
Bank of America, which recently told key investors it was planning to close about 600 branches nationwide, is ideally positioned to kick off such a move among retail banks because it has more than 25 million online customers and about 2 million mobile-banking users, says an industry expert.
Amazon Outpaces Google In Part Of The Cloud
Commentary  |  8/3/2009  | 
New analysis of infrastructure-as-a-service providers shows that Amazon Web Services is used for Web hosting by 20 times more sites than Google App Engine. AWS usage for site hosting grew 9% in just one month this summer, the equivalent of a 181% annual growth rate.
AT&T: It's All Apple's Fault
Commentary  |  8/3/2009  | 
Last Friday, the Federal Communications Commission sent letters to Apple, AT&T and Google seeking answers on the Google Voice application's removal from the iPhone Apps Store. AT&T has responded by saying that Apple is the one in control, not AT&T.
SUSE's Amazing Software Vending Machine
Commentary  |  8/3/2009  | 
SUSE Studio may well be the neatest thing in Linux so far this year. It's a web service where you can build a custom Linux distro or "appliance" in minutes. I think of it as a software vending machine, a way to get exactly the product you want the first time.

Google's Eric Schmidt To Leave Apple's Board Of Directors
Commentary  |  8/3/2009  | 
Today, Apple announced that Google CEO Eric Schmidt will resign from his position on Apple's board of directors. The move should quell the growing discontent among shareholders who believed that Schmidt no longer belonged with both Google and Apple.
JPMorgan Chase CIO Chiarello On Innovation
Commentary  |  8/3/2009  | 
JPMorgan Chase CIO Guy Chiarello is, simply put, one of the world's top business-IT leaders. When he shares insight into IT strategy, it's time to put down the BlackBerry and listen. His advice on innovating through a downturn: Focus on IT infrastructure.
AmEx Latest To Sell Captive India BPO Unit?
Commentary  |  8/2/2009  | 
American Express is reportedly looking to sell the travel-related services portion of its India-based BPO unit in a move that could ultimately see AmEx sell off its entire India-based BPO operation. Such moves would be consistent with a trend that began about 18 months ago with similar sales by Aviva, GE, and British Airways.
Global CIO: Why CIOs Need The Transformative Power Of Twitter
Commentary  |  8/2/2009  | 
Twitter is driving significant business value in large organizations, and CIOs can learn how from examples involving PepsiCo, Hyatt, Mayo Clinic, superstar coach John Calipari, and more.
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