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posted in January 2011
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Electric Cloud Automates Private Environment For Developers
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
ElectricCommander 3.8 converts private clouds into automated development environments.
Global CIO: HP Calls Out Apple In CEO's Quest To Be Coolest Of All
Commentary  |  1/31/2011  | 
New CEO Leo Apotheker finally talks about HP's future but says nothing about the enterprise. Instead, he says HP will out-cool Apple. Word up.
Google Docs Gets Facelift
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
A revamped interface for Google Docs promises to promote greater productivity.
IBM To Invest $150 Million In U.S. Entrepreneurs
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
Big Blue will fund educational and mentoring services through President Obama's Startup America program.
Global CIO: The Software Revolution: Can SAP Light The Fuse?
Commentary  |  1/30/2011  | 
Three emerging technologies have sparked a new generation of incredibly fast enterprise apps with huge disruptive potential—and SAP plans to lead this revolution.
How Careful Do You Need To Be With Cloud Storage? - Bandwidth
Commentary  |  1/28/2011  | 
Cloud storage continues to get treated as this extra special project that you need to be more careful with than other projects you would undertake in the data center. Our belief is that you need to be no more careful with cloud storage than any other IT project and in some cases you can be a bit more risky. In this entry we will address some of the concerns surrounding bandwidth.
Verizon To Buy Terremark For $1.4 Billion
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
With the acquisition of the supplier of secure and government-oriented cloud services, Verizon is repositioning itself as a broad technology supplier.
NASA Employs RightNow Cloud For Support Center
News  |  1/27/2011  | 
The space agency has put its Shared Services Center online to cut costs associated with handling inquiries via a call center.
Verizon Bundles Google Apps For SMBs
News  |  1/27/2011  | 
Deal continues trend of partnering with high-profile software companies to package business applications around its core voice and broadband products.
Global CIO: SAP Transformed: From Stuffy ERP To Real-Time iPad Analytics
Commentary  |  1/26/2011  | 
Citing impressive across-the-board results, SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott says new strategies and platforms will drive more growth in 2011.
IBM To Build Massive China Cloud Data Centers
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
The 6.2-million-square-foot campus near Beijing will include offices, call centers, restaurants, and living spaces, as well as at least seven enormous data centers.
Global CIO: Apple iOS Crushes Google Android In Enterprise
Commentary  |  1/26/2011  | 
The iPad continued to surge into the enterprise as Q4 activations jumped more than 50%, while Windows Mobile devices dropped out of Top 10, says Good Technology report.
Amazon Cloud Gets Bulk Email Service
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Simple Email Service offers AWS customers a low-cost, hosted option to on-premises or third-party email systems.
Google Apps Marketplace Adds Education Category
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
Schools using Google Apps will find a set of applications tailored to the needs of education customers.
No One Owns 'The Cloud'
Commentary  |  1/24/2011  | 
Companies should think twice about pursuing trademarks around the term 'cloud computing,' as market saturation is making product differentiation increasingly difficult.
Global CIO: Google's Eric Schmidt: Top 10 Reasons Mobile Is Always #1
Commentary  |  1/22/2011  | 
"The answer should always be mobile first," outgoing Google CEO Eric Schmidt said last year—and his compelling arguments are even more persuasive today.
Integration In The Cloud, The Sleeper Issue
Commentary  |  1/21/2011  | 
It won't be enough to just move workloads into the cloud; it'll still be necessary to integrate with other apps residing there.
With Cloud, What You Don't Know Can Hurt You
Commentary  |  1/20/2011  | 
Inevitably, cloud announcements, like Amazon's introduction of Elastic Beanstalk, sound good, but there are limits.
The Future of Google Docs
Commentary  |  1/20/2011  | 
Docs has become a worthy competitor to Microsoft Office, but its future will rely less on feature parity and more on the value being added to Google's platform in the cloud.
Global CIO: IBM Zings Oracle And HP Over Limited Vision
Commentary  |  1/20/2011  | 
Calling Oracle "a one-trick pony" and saying HP's failed to invest wisely, IBM's hardware chief says IBM's surging hardware revenue is a sign of things to come.
Rackspace Floats Cloud Platform Over U.K.
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
More than 500 customers are already using the open source hosted environment in the United Kingdom.
Amazon Web Services Simplifies App Deployment
News  |  1/19/2011  | 
A service called Elastic Beanstalk aims to serve as an on-ramp to the cloud.
RhoSync Brings Salesforce.com Social Apps To iPhone, Android
News  |  1/19/2011  | 
Version 2.1 delivers integration with Salesforce's Chatter and REST APIs, allowing mobile workers ready access to a company's collaboration applications.
Global CIO: HP & Microsoft Launch Broad Fleet Of Application Appliances
Commentary  |  1/18/2011  | 
The new HP-branded optimized systems are aimed at BI, data warehousing, Exchange, and database consolidation, with one priced at almost $2 million.
Bitrix Brings Collaboration Into Cloud
News  |  1/18/2011  | 
Virtual Appliance 2.0 lets SMBs add social networking to the platforms that host email and customer relationship management.
Navy Halts Server Buys To Facilitate Consolidation
News  |  1/18/2011  | 
The service aims to reduce its data centers by 25%, increase server utilization by 40%, and boost server virtualization by at least 50%.
Global CIO: HP's New Strategy Will Intensify Battles With IBM And Oracle
Commentary  |  1/17/2011  | 
HP will pump up investments in high-growth technologies and shift some top-level managers as part of new CEO Leo Apotheker's growth strategy.
Private Clouds Taking Off
News  |  1/14/2011  | 
Evidence is accumulating that as public clouds gain strength, enterprises are increasingly interested in building their own clouds in the data center.
12 Money Saving Tech Tips For SMBs
Slideshows  |  1/14/2011  | 
Smaller companies are under constant pressure to maximize their performance with minimal resources. However, you can't do business without technology -- and tech means spending money, something there never seems to be quite enough of for growing businesses. You keep a vigilant eye on costs as a matter of course. So you need to be creative to get what you and your employees need -- from phone service to software to desks and chairs -- without busting the budget. No matter what your business needs
53% Midsize Businesses Plan To Increase IT Spend
News  |  1/13/2011  | 
IBM study finds midmarket companies are shifting their primary focus from cost cutting to infrastructure investments, the cloud, and business analytics in 2011.
More Cloud, Fewer Contact Centers Predicted For Feds
News  |  1/13/2011  | 
Work mandated by the Open Government Directive will bring an increase in cloud computing adoption and consolidation of contact centers in 2011, according to research firm IDC.
Global CIO: Inside SAP: 2,500 iPads Are Only The Beginning
Commentary  |  1/13/2011  | 
SAP's CIO says those 2,500 iPads will soon be joined by Blackberry Playbooks and Android devices and more--and here's how he and his team are making it all happen.
Top 10 SMB Predictions For 2011
Slideshows  |  1/12/2011  | 
We dusted off an old piece of tech -- the crystal ball -- to see what the New Year has in store for small and midsize business. 2011 will without a doubt be the year when "trend" becomes "normal" in a variety of business areas, from mobility to virtualization to social marketing. And while certain industry lingo might simply become part of the everyday vocabulary, the term "SMB" itself is likely to be thrown around even more loosely than it was in 2010, by vendors, politicians, and a host of oth
Google Translate Adds Conversation Mode
News  |  1/12/2011  | 
Speakers of English and Spanish can now talk to each other through the intercession of Google Translate.
Google Places App Arrives For iPhone
News  |  1/12/2011  | 
Features previously offered only through Google Maps for Android are now available through an iPhone app.
Global CIO: Microsoft Launching Cloud Attack On Enterprise Stack
Commentary  |  1/12/2011  | 
CEO Steve Ballmer is realigning Microsoft's enterprise products as he prepares to take on IBM, Oracle, and SAP for major enterprise deals.
Microsoft Needs A Wider Cloud Strategy
Commentary  |  1/11/2011  | 
Bob Muglia, the departing president of Microsoft's Server and Tools Business, crafted a limited cloud approach based on the hand he was dealt. Here's what his successor should do.
Google Chrome Adds WebM Video, Drops H.264
News  |  1/11/2011  | 
The Web video cold war has broken into open conflict.
Google Hosts Online Science Contest
News  |  1/11/2011  | 
The Google Science Fair is open to full-time students between the ages of 13 and 18 with a computer and an Internet connection. Get ready for some serious global competition.
Treasury Sites Jump To Amazon Cloud
News  |  1/10/2011  | 
Smartronix has developed a new Treasury.gov site and migrated four other agency sites to Amazon Web Services' EC2.
Wolfe's Den: Talking Enterprise 2.0 With Jive Software CEO Tony Zingale
Commentary  |  1/10/2011  | 
If you don't embrace a social platform in the next year or two, you'll probably be out of a job, says the chief executive of the company which wants to provide that platform.
Global CIO: The Top 10 CIO Issues For 2011
Commentary  |  1/9/2011  | 
Blazing performance, the Chief Acceleration Officer, hybrid clouds, optimized systems, The iPad Explosion, analytics, and others lead our list of CIO priorities or 2011.
Global IT Spending Projections Down Slightly For 2011
News  |  1/7/2011  | 
Forrester Research predicts that global spending will increase 7.1% this year, down from 7.2% in 2010, and pick up speed in 2012 to 8.7%.
Federal CIO Kundra Reinforces IT Procurement Neutrality
News  |  1/7/2011  | 
A memo from the OMB comes a day after Google won an injunction preventing the Department of Interior from awarding a contract to Microsoft due to alleged unfair technology acquisition practices.
Google Wins Injunction Against Microsoft Government Contract
News  |  1/6/2011  | 
Court order could impact how future cloud competition plays out in federal contracts.
CES: Microsoft CEO Highlights Winning Bets
News  |  1/6/2011  | 
Thanking Microsoft's one billion customers, Steve Ballmer showcased his company's success in 2010 and promised new innovations.
Global CIO: Larry Ellison Should Acquire Dell (And 10 Other Crackpot Ideas)
Commentary  |  1/5/2011  | 
The acquisition would triple Oracle's revenue and spike its market share, says Motley Fool. But, there's just one problem: the deal would be a terrible fit.
MindShift Acquires Alpheon To Expand Healthcare Presence
News  |  1/5/2011  | 
The combined cloud computing and IT management services capabilities will enable MindShift to offer hosted EHR solutions.
Cloud Computing Baffles Midmarket
News  |  1/5/2011  | 
48% of IT workers didn't know the meaning of the term, while 54% of respondents that use apps like Gmail or Salesforce.com didn't recognize them as cloud-based, according to a Virtacore survey of midsize businesses.
Amazon Readies Store For Android Apps
News  |  1/5/2011  | 
Developers can now sign up for the forthcoming Amazon Appstore through a new Web portal.
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