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posted in January 2010
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SMB Trends To Watch In 2010
Commentary  |  1/29/2010  | 
Technology consultants Access Markets International Partners have pointed to six trends among small and medium businesses that, they say, deserve more attention.
Google Docs, Sites Dropping IE 6 Support
News  |  1/29/2010  | 
Old browsers are being put out to pasture so new Web technologies can run free.
Apple iPad Arrives Amid Controversy
News  |  1/29/2010  | 
Skeptics dismiss the iPad as underwhelming and limiting while developers see dollar signs.
Search Keywords Mean Business
News  |  1/29/2010  | 
Businesses that focus on branded searches may be missing out on the visitor traffic that comes from generic search terms.
Down To Business: What Could Doom The IT Recovery?
Commentary  |  1/29/2010  | 
The economy (stupid). Absent more responsible and disciplined fiscal policies, the U.S. tech rebound will be a short-lived phenomenon.
CA Names McCracken Chairman
News  |  1/29/2010  | 
CEO William E. McCracken assumes the role of chairman after a unanimous board vote.
Google Social Search Reaches Beta
News  |  1/28/2010  | 
It just got easier to tap the wisdom of your friends online.
Microsoft To Launch Pennies-Per-Hour Azure Cloud Service Monday
News  |  1/28/2010  | 
Following a month of no-cost tire kicking, Microsoft will begin charging customers on Feb. 1 for its new Windows Server-based cloud computing service.
Apple iPad Promises Media Revolution
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
The early speculation is that the tablet brings publishers hopes of new revenue for digital content while ushering in a shift in how users interact with the Web.
Cisco Offers Open Telepresence Standard
News  |  1/27/2010  | 
In agreeing to release its protocol to the public domain, Cisco joins Juniper Networks and Polycom in the growing trend toward collaboration among videoconferencing providers.
Verizon Posts $653 Million Loss In 4Q
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
The company said it took a major hit from costs related to layoffs in its landline division, but saw growth in its wireless business.
AOL Buys Online Video Firm
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
The $36.5 million acquisition of StudioNow will allow AOL to distribute professionally created video through its site.
Apple Defends iPhone Partner AT&T
News  |  1/26/2010  | 
The iPhone maker says it's confident its exclusive U.S. carrier will improve the network traffic problems that have plagued users.
Global CIO: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's Top 10 Reasons For Buying Sun
Commentary  |  1/26/2010  | 
New customer value, Sun's great technology, an IBM fixation, resetting the IT landscape, something deeply personal, and more.
Judge Slashes Music Sharing Fine
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
The $1.92 million fine levied against Jammie Thomas-Rasset for illegally downloading music was cut to $54,000.
Apple Tablet Revealed By Analytics Data
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
Flurry, a company that collects online data about ads, claims to have detected Apple's widely anticipated tablet device.
Mathias On Mobility: The Infocentric Era
News  |  1/25/2010  | 
Our columnist says that, as IT resources and applications move into the cloud, the computer no longer matters--only the information does.
Nokia Launches Free Mobile Maps Service
News  |  1/22/2010  | 
Ovi Maps for GPS smartphones trumps Google Maps' Droid-only service, Nokia says.
Google Returns To Double Digit Growth
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
The company's Q4 revenue comes in strong, but shares slip nonetheless.
Microsoft Sues TiVo Over Patents
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
TiVo countered that Microsoft is trying to help its partner AT&T, which is being sued by TiVo for patent infringement.
Time To Listen To HP's Sales Pitch?
Commentary  |  1/21/2010  | 
HP's new SMB Exchange sales team is reported to be ready to entice SMBs with good prices and choice of suppliers.
EBay Income Up Sharply
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
The online auction company's 4Q income nearly quadrupled on the success of its PayPal operation and spin-off of Skype.
Opera Acquiring AdMarvel
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
The browser builder joins the ranks of tech companies, including Apple and Google, buying mobile ad firms.
Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.6
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
The latest version of Mozilla's open source browser arrives amid warnings about the security of Internet Explorer.
YouTube To Test Movie Rentals
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
Google is exploring ways outside of advertising to earn money from its online video site.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Launch Set For May
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
An add-in, in-memory BI engine for Excel and a Sharepoint add-in are among the database upgrades.
Verizon Network 'Prepared' For Apple Devices
News  |  1/21/2010  | 
The wireless carrier's CEO says its network is ready to handle the stress of an Apple tablet or other new mobile device.
IBM Sees Growth In Software, Services
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
Big Blue's fourth quarter results indicate key parts of the tech sector are poised for a rebound in 2010.
Digital Media Dominates Kids' Waking Hours
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
Teens and tweens spend an average of 7.5 hours per day playing games, watching videos, and listening to music on their mobile devices.
Microsoft IE Emergency Patch Due Thursday
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The company is releasing an out-of-band update to defang the malware used in the recent cyber attack on Google.
SAP User Group Claims Victory In Support Battle
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The SAP User Group Executive Network is credited with winning a two-tiered support plan through direct negotiations with SAP executives.
8 Tablet PCs Ready For Enterprise
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
Apple's been grabbing the spotlight with its iPad, but it faces a challenge in the enterprise from these tough tablet computers from Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Panasonic.
Twitter Recovers From Latest Outage
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
Visitors to the social networking site early Wednesday were greeted with the familiar "fail whale" for about a 90 minute period.
Amazon Raises Kindle Pay Rate
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The company says that its revised rate plan has nothing to do with Apple's announcement next week.
Microsoft Seeks New Legal Framework For Cloud
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The company wants to see laws that strengthen privacy and security and encourage more consistent international data policies.
Bing In, Google Out On iPhone?
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
Apple may be looking to exact revenge for Google's launch of supposed iPhone-Killer Nexus One.
Jaspersoft Enterprise Boosts Cloud Options
News  |  1/20/2010  | 
The business intelligence suite introduces multi-tenancy capabilities that will open up novel cloud-deployment possibilities.
Eucalyptus Downloads On The Rise
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
Open source Eucalyptus Enterprise Server includes APIs that mimic the proprietary functionality of Amazon's EC2.
Cisco Launches VideoStream
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
The system delivers video and multimedia applications over wireless and wired networks.
Google Android Phone Launches Delayed In China
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
By confronting Chinese authorities on search censorship, Google may be endangering other parts of its business.
Microsoft Boosts Bing Search Privacy
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
The company will reduce the amount of time it keeps search query data.
P2P Operator Cleared Of Illegal File Sharing
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
The creator of the Oink peer-to-peer file sharing network was found not guilty of conspiracy to defraud.
Mobile App Store Sales Rising
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
Games are the top smartphone applications, while mobile shopping, social networking, and productivity tools continue to climb.
France, Germany Say Stop Using Internet Explorer 6
News  |  1/19/2010  | 
IT security organizations for both countries on Friday cited the attacks against Google and 33 other organizations as the reason.
Boomi Offers Automated App Integration
News  |  1/16/2010  | 
The startup supplies automated, online version of application integration, and seeks additional adapters and connectors from app writers.
Virginia Tech Chief Faces Outsourcing Woes
News  |  1/15/2010  | 
Virginia's incoming secretary of technology faces a major challenge in a sputtering outsourcing deal with Northrop Grumman.
Google Earth Gets Haiti Earthquake Imagery
News  |  1/14/2010  | 
Tech companies are mobilizing to provide information to relief groups and financial assistance.
Open Source Clouds On The Rise
Features  |  1/14/2010  | 
The U.S. government is an early adopter of cloud computing and a proponent of open source, two trends that are about to intersect.
Why You Need A SaaS Strategy
Features  |  1/14/2010  | 
Too many CIOs take an ad hoc approach to software as a service. That won't cut it as SaaS use expands.
Why You Need A SaaS Strategy
Features  |  1/14/2010  | 
Too many CIOs take an ad hoc approach to software as a service. That won't cut it as SaaS use expands.
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