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Content posted in September 2011
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Chaos Manor Mailbag: Readers Roar About Lion Problems
Commentary  |  9/30/2011  | 
Jerry's readers not purring: Lion needs more taming before it's worth switching to.
Amazon's Mobile Story Grows, RIM's Falters
Commentary  |  9/30/2011  | 
As Amazon grabs the tablet spotlight, RIM's failing product and marketing strategy makes some CIOs lose the faith.
InformationWeek's New Commenting System, Take 2
Commentary  |  9/30/2011  | 
We're apologizing for the miserable experiences you've had with our current commenting system, and launching a new system, powered by Disqus.
IT Spending: No Longer The First Thing Cut
Commentary  |  9/30/2011  | 
Fresh data from the Society for Information Management is the latest evidence that IT spending is surviving this is-it-or-isn't-it recovery.
Windows Phone 30% Of HTC Sales
Commentary  |  9/30/2011  | 
Despite its distant fourth place position among smartphone platforms, Windows Phone contributes significantly to HTC's top line.
Will Your EHR Land You In Court?
Commentary  |  9/29/2011  | 
Legally, EHRs are double-edged swords: They protect clinicians from malpractice litigation but also put them at greater risk.
Data Center Chains In Cloud Promise Easier Moves
Commentary  |  9/29/2011  | 
Transferring applications and data from one data center to another will soon become a service, not a monumental chore.
Secret CIO: RIM, What's Going On?
Commentary  |  9/29/2011  | 
My company has a significant investment in your BlackBerry platform, but my return is starting to erode. Time to step up.
Amazon Kindle Fire: Lingering Questions
Commentary  |  9/29/2011  | 
Amazon's Kindle Fire cleanly carves out a spot for itself in a crowded tablet market—and leaves enterprise IT with some security to-do items.
Microsoft Seeks Patent For Smartphone Add-Ons
Commentary  |  9/29/2011  | 
Software giant proposes patent for connecting a smartphone with a keyboard, game controller, extra battery, or even a second mobile handset with another screen.
Amazon Kindle Fire Meets Enterprise: Security Advice
Commentary  |  9/28/2011  | 
How do you secure these devices, and prevent them from accessing the network, without help from your mobile device management system?
Feel The Heat, IT: Kindle Fire Is Here
Commentary  |  9/28/2011  | 
Like any Android tablet, Amazon's new Kindle Fire is not to be trusted in a corporate environment. But just try to keep your users' hands off it.
InformationWeek Reports: Now Free
Commentary  |  9/28/2011  | 
Good news, readers: We've changed the name of InformationWeek Analytics to InformationWeek Reports--and made the service free to registered users.
Amazon Kindle Fire: 4 Key Considerations
Commentary  |  9/28/2011  | 
Amazon unveiled its long-awaited tablet today--at the magic price point of $199. Check out these benefits, compromises, and surprises.
Surfing Naked At Starbucks
Commentary  |  9/28/2011  | 
Think public Wi-fi is private? Think again--unless you arm yourself with an encrypting proxy server, anyone can see everything you're doing.
Verizon Sides With Samsung In Apple Patent Claim
Commentary  |  9/28/2011  | 
Citing harm to itself and consumers, Verizon comes out in opposition to Apple's suit to ban Samsung devices in the U.S.
1 Million T-Mobile Customers Use Unlocked iPhones
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
While T-Mobile exec publishes an open letter to customers apologizing for the carrier's lack of the Apple iPhone, customers take matters into own hands.
Time To Update Firefox--Again
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
In a bid to become a little more enterprise friendly, Mozilla has decelerated its hectic six-week upgrade cycle--but not by much.
Oracle's Breathless Run To OpenWorld
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
Oracle's fast, fast, fast server meets a blink-of-an-eye world that can't stop to breathe. But sometimes speed leads to a remarkable discovery.
Mobile Metaphor Rules, For Better And Worse
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
The visually and tactilely immersive iPad experience threatens to make the latest enterprise apps look like yesterday's green screens.
Android Adoption Twice That Of iOS
Commentary  |  9/27/2011  | 
Google's mobile operating system was running on 56% of phones sold in the past three months, more than all other competitors combined, says a report from Nielson.
U.S. Ranked No. 1 In Tech Competitiveness
Commentary  |  9/26/2011  | 
The U.S is extending its global lead, according to a new study, but other countries are moving up the innovation chain.
Facebook Vs. Google+: Room For Both
Commentary  |  9/26/2011  | 
IT organizations need to support both social platforms--but Google+ needs to create a more robust API.
Amazon Tablet Ready For Its Close-Up?
Commentary  |  9/26/2011  | 
Take a sneak peek at what we know about Amazon's soon-to-be-revealed tablet. Plus, get expert advice for your mobile application strategy.
iPhone 5: What We Don't Know
Commentary  |  9/26/2011  | 
Contradictory reports on what features the Apple iPhone 5 (or iPhone 4S) will and won't include continue to fly.
IT Best Practices Can Sidestep EHR Snafus
Commentary  |  9/26/2011  | 
This guide to electronic health record basics isn't rocket science, but it's required reading for healthcare IT pros.
AT&T Set To Release Mango Tuesday
Commentary  |  9/25/2011  | 
Microsoft's premier partner for Windows Phone will be among the first to push the mobile OS update out to its customers, according to an internal memo.
Facebook Looks Beyond Like, But Not Far Enough
Commentary  |  9/23/2011  | 
Facebook says it's defining a new language for how people connect. In this limited language, you are what you eat, watch, read, and buy.
The War On SSL Is Coming Your Way
Commentary  |  9/23/2011  | 
Will updates of the Internet's most trustworthy security barrier get the support they need before we have another breach a la DigiNotar?
HP Should Have Looked Inside IBM For CEO
Commentary  |  9/23/2011  | 
Big Blue has a pool of enterprise-savvy CEOs-in-training. Any one of them would have been a been a more logical choice than Meg Whitman.
Samsung Sues Apple (Again)
Commentary  |  9/23/2011  | 
Samsung threw four more patent lawsuits at Apple, looking to ban the company from selling iPhones and iPads in The Netherlands.
HP's Whitman Or Leo: It's The Strategy, Stupid
Commentary  |  9/23/2011  | 
HP seems to be under the impression that it must be larger than life. But now, it must simply execute—and win back the loyalty of enterprise customers.
Is Mobile Device Management Dead?
Commentary  |  9/23/2011  | 
One argument: If we can build apps that are inherently manageable, then MDM can in effect be subsumed into the apps themselves.
How To Fix The Personal Health Record Mess
Commentary  |  9/23/2011  | 
So few Americans are interested in creating a digitalized PHR that Google had to close its service. But there are ways to get the public interested.
Is A Customer Now In Charge of HP?
Commentary  |  9/22/2011  | 
As eBay CEO, Meg Whitman ran a business built on technology. Will she have a better ear for what CIOs want to hear from HP?
Verizon CEO: Third Ecosystem Battle Coming
Commentary  |  9/22/2011  | 
Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform has a chance to overtake RIM's BlackBerry platform and become the third major smartphone platform.
Dangerous Intersection Of Mobility And Credit
Commentary  |  9/22/2011  | 
The next iteration of virtual currencies like Farm Cash could do real-world damage to your wallet.
AT&T, T-Mobile Deal Set For Trial
Commentary  |  9/22/2011  | 
AT&T plans to argue that the merger with T-Mobile is a good idea because of efficiencies.
The Oracle Mark Hurd Wants You To Know
Commentary  |  9/22/2011  | 
As Oracle has reshaped its business, some misconceptions have arisen, Hurd says. He wants to set you straight.
Mango Timing Unclear For Current Windows Phone Users
Commentary  |  9/22/2011  | 
Microsoft says the mobile OS overhaul is coming within two weeks, but don't expect your carrier to update your phone anytime soon.
Facebook F8: 10 Things Zuckerberg Won't Say
Commentary  |  9/22/2011  | 
There's no truth to the rumor that a prototype of the next Facebook was left at a bar in Cambridge last night.
Stop Software Project Killers
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
IT leaders must structure software projects so that they can detect and correct problems--or pull the plug--early on. Consider this expert advice.
HP Playing Musical CEOs Again?
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
Hewlett-Packard's board is weighing giving CEO Leo Apotheker the boot after just 10 months, reports say.
ECM Reaches For The Clouds
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
IT doesn't have to give up content management features when users adopt online storage and document sharing.
iPhone 5: Apple And The Art Of Product Launches
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
Apple is preparing to announce the next-generation iPhone on October 4, reports AllThingsD.
10 Years Of Information Management
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
We've just moved out of one generation of solution architectures and on to one that will define the enterprise computing trajectory for the next decade or more.
Oracle Earnings Strong, But Does IT Care?
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
As courtroom dramas and industry rivalries drag on, what CIOs really want is innovative ideas that fuel business growth.
T-Mobile Hints New Gadgets Coming September 26
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
Likely on deck from T-Mobile USA: A new version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
SAP's Software-Only Innovation Challenge
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
The software strategy is making a lot of sense as an innovative wedge into the enterprise. But the real challenge lies ahead in delivering long-term value.
AT&T Considers Asset Sale To Save T-Mobile Deal
Commentary  |  9/21/2011  | 
Would selling subscribers or spectrum reduce opposition from government and competitors? AT&T hopes so.
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