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IT And Marketing: 3 Steps To Work Better Together
Commentary  |  9/12/2011  | 
Companies need to become 'customer obsessed,' and that takes IT's data chops melded with marketing's focus on markets and speed.
Samsung May Ditch Windows Phone 7 Next Year
Commentary  |  9/12/2011  | 
Microsoft's smartphone platform will be dumped in favor of Samsung's own operating system, according to partner.
AT&T Calls T-Mobile Deal Good For Consumers
Commentary  |  9/11/2011  | 
Telecom company challenges DOJ lawsuit, says acquisition will produce better service and lower prices.
Apple iPhone 5: Will Sprint's Unlimited Data Plan Last?
Commentary  |  9/9/2011  | 
News analysis: Sprint will emerge with the Apple iPhone 5 in October, but how long will it offer unlimited data?
DigiNotar Attack A Reminder To Focus On Basics
Commentary  |  9/9/2011  | 
Sure, it's a big, scary world right now, but IT leaders need to stay focused on comprehensive security programs.
HP's New Strategy: IT Pros Get Their Say
Commentary  |  9/9/2011  | 
InformationWeek surveyed IT professionals about HP's recent change in course. Bottom line: They want to believe in HP--but don't understand where it's headed.
Steve Jobs Was A Lawyer's Dream CEO
Commentary  |  9/9/2011  | 
Apple's former chief taught all executives how to protect innovations, keep secrets, and enforce their companies' rights.
Do EHRs Improve Clinical Outcomes? An Objective View
Commentary  |  9/9/2011  | 
The evidence to suggest that electronic health records really make a difference has not been overwhelming--until now.
Microsoft Strikes Deal With Acer, Viewsonic On Android
Commentary  |  9/9/2011  | 
Viewsonic's license agreement includes Chrome, suggests that operating system may be up for its own legal challenges.
RIM Tries New Tactics To Push PlayBooks
Commentary  |  9/8/2011  | 
Research In Motion entices people to buy its PlayBook tablet with lures including $100 gift cards and pledges to developers.
My First Eight Days With Jive's New Platform
Commentary  |  9/8/2011  | 
A community manager grapples with and adjusts to the ups and downs of new collaboration software.
iPhone 5 Production Ramps Up At Foxconn
Commentary  |  9/8/2011  | 
Apple supplier cranks out 150,000 smartphones a day ahead of its release later this year. Estimates place fourth quarter sales near 22 million.
Is Google Your New Love/Hate Relationship?
Commentary  |  9/8/2011  | 
A Google Docs outage and a reminder of Google's mobile innovation mastery compete for our attention in the same week.
iPhone 5 Frenzy Hits Fever Pitch
Commentary  |  9/7/2011  | 
News flash: Someone may or may not have seen the iPhone 5 in a reflection of a picture of sushi. Isn't this getting crazy?
Google Docs Outage: Offline Editing Needed, Now
Commentary  |  9/7/2011  | 
An outage on Wednesday reminds me that Google Docs never should have been launched without full offline storage and editing. Why doesn't Google make this a priority?
Talking Jobs And Heading To Washington
Commentary  |  9/7/2011  | 
Macromedia founder and BYTE videoblogger Marc Canter's Digital City project is all about that four-letter word President Obama addresses Thursday: Jobs.
Why Mobile Needs More Googles
Commentary  |  9/7/2011  | 
Yahoo's recent leadership change underscores how some of the earliest Web pioneers have failed the mobile industry.
If Bartz Can't Turn Yahoo Around, Who Can?
Commentary  |  9/7/2011  | 
Fired Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz says she was "&#$ed over"
Federal IT's Revolving-Door Problem
Commentary  |  9/7/2011  | 
Vivek Kundra's resignation as federal CIO underscores a nagging issue in government IT -- a lack of continuity among key decision makers.
Protecting SaaS Users From Identity Exploits
Commentary  |  9/7/2011  | 
A variety of attacks can be used to gain access to SaaS apps. Here's how to protect user accounts from exploit.
AMD Bulldozer Rolls Into View
Commentary  |  9/7/2011  | 
New chips could flatten Intel in shops with multicore workloads.
IT Greatness Vs. IT Risk
Commentary  |  9/7/2011  | 
While a new Harvard Business Review research article warns of the financial perils of big IT projects, business technology leaders must keep their eyes squarely on the upside.
What Nokia Must Do To Survive
Commentary  |  9/7/2011  | 
Now that the phone giant is putting all its eggs in the Windows Phone basket, it needs new strategies.
Has Salesforce.com Graduated To The IT Big Leagues?
Commentary  |  9/6/2011  | 
Potential builds for Benioff's blend of CRM, collaboration, social-savvy marketing, app platform, cloud infrastructure, and services.
VMware's Project Horizon, AppBlast Seed A Mobile Minefield
Commentary  |  9/6/2011  | 
CEO Maritz should think long and hard before provoking Microsoft.
Social Wars: A New Hope
Commentary  |  9/6/2011  | 
It's still early days in the transition to Enterprise 2.0 capitalism. To understand how it's playing out, consider where the action is: the IT sales cycle. First of a three-part series.
4 Factors Bloating Your Software Budget
Commentary  |  9/6/2011  | 
Our research shows your team may be wasting software dollars. Also, mileage will vary for users of Salesforce.com's new licensing scheme.
RIM Investors Push For Sale, Breakup
Commentary  |  9/6/2011  | 
Research In Motion should explore transformational changes, including the breakup or sale of the company, says the CEO of Jaguar Financial.
Smart Ways To Deal With Dumb Clinical Alerts
Commentary  |  9/6/2011  | 
Clinical alerts may help reduce dangerous drug interactions, but sometimes they cause more problems than they solve. Experts describe best practices to make them work better.
Three Free Must-Have Utilities To Speed Your Work
Commentary  |  9/2/2011  | 
Is your toolkit in order? Here are three free utilities no tech pro should be without.
Why Storage Performance Metrics Mean Little
Commentary  |  9/2/2011  | 
Storage performance benchmarks only show you what the systems can do if the organization has an unlimited IT budget.
What HP Must Do Now For CIOs
Commentary  |  9/2/2011  | 
The decline of the HP Way turned off employees. Now HP must clarify its strategy to worried enterprise customers.
Apple Connector 2.0 For Windows Phone 7 Debuts
Commentary  |  9/1/2011  | 
Microsoft synchronization software lets Mac OS X users sync with Windows Phone 7 devices. But I'd like Zune desktop software for the Mac.
VMware Should Worry More About Red Hat
Commentary  |  9/1/2011  | 
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0, just over the horizon, poses a larger threat than Microsoft, long-term.
iPhone 5 Lost In Men's Room: My Dream Teardown
Commentary  |  9/1/2011  | 
I'm not sure if it's the iPhone 5, 6, or 7, but I love it.
AT&T And T-Mobile: What's Next?
Commentary  |  9/1/2011  | 
Justice Department lawsuit has more or less imploded AT&T's attempt to acquire T-Mobile. What options do the companies have now?
Everything's Bigger At VMworld
Commentary  |  9/1/2011  | 
Hey, it's Vegas, baby. Why not a data center the size of a shopping mall?
AT&T, T-Mobile Deal Word Of The Day: Bloviate
Commentary  |  9/1/2011  | 
Key players have an entertaining rhetoric romp as they talk up their defense of the little guy, American jobs, and spectrum exhaust.
Salesforce.com's Social Enterprise Vision Will Cost You
Commentary  |  9/1/2011  | 
Looking beyond CRM, the cloud-computing pioneer says it's crucial for companies to build a social-network-savvy enterprise. And, oh by the way, there's a license for that.
One Developer Finds Smaller Platforms Pay
Commentary  |  9/1/2011  | 
Kik found that when it released a messaging app on Windows Phone 7, usage on Android and iOS shot up. How is that possible?
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