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posted in January 2011
Wolfe's Den: Intel Inches Into Its Next Big Market
Commentary  |  1/27/2011  | 
Diversifying beyond the PC, Intel's multi-billion dollar embedded computing push envisions Atom processors in millions of appliances, Smart TVs, and other connected devices.
Exclusive: IBM Moves Hertz' IT Support To India
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
About 50 jobs shipped from Oklahoma to the Asian subcontinent as the car rental company looks to pare costs.
Global CIO: Steve Jobs' Legacy: 10 Ways He's Rocked Our World
Commentary  |  1/23/2011  | 
The profound influence of Apple's brilliant founder and CEO has changed how corporations of all kinds approach strategy, design, and customer engagement.
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.
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.
DISA Issues $4.6 Billion Network Operations RFP
News  |  1/18/2011  | 
The Defense Information Systems Agency will outsource day-to-day support for the Defense Department's Global Information Grid.
Sprint Boosts Price Of Unlimited Data Plan
News  |  1/18/2011  | 
The carrier says the $10 increase is to cover the costs of people increasingly using their devices to play games, download applications, and browse the Web.
ShareFile Launches Sync Feature
News  |  1/18/2011  | 
File sharing and storage provider chisels its niche by tailoring features and services to SMBs and ignoring the crowded consumer market.
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
Google Promises No Planned Downtime
News  |  1/14/2011  | 
A new service level agreement (SLA) for Google Apps customers strives to make Google's cloud as reliable as dial tone.
Lessons In iPhone App Advertising
Commentary  |  1/14/2011  | 
Forget AdMob and Facebook. Flurry is giving away free money.
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.
6 Ways To Fail In The Cloud
Features  |  1/13/2011  | 
Our latest survey shows double-digit increases in cloud adoption. But ignore integration, security, connectivity, and three other factors at your peril.
6 Ways To Fail In The Cloud
Features  |  1/13/2011  | 
Our latest survey shows double-digit increases in cloud adoption. But ignore integration, security, connectivity, and three other factors at your peril.
CGI Wins $55 Million Medicare IT Contract
News  |  1/13/2011  | 
The IT services firm will provide software development and operational support services for the agency's healthcare provider enrollment system.
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 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.
California Governor Cuts Employee Cell Phones
News  |  1/12/2011  | 
The cost-cutting measure requiring state workers to return 48,000 state-paid devices is expected to save $20 million a year
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.
Drupal 7 Faces Challenges From ERP, CRM
News  |  1/11/2011  | 
Open source CMS confronts Enterprise 2.0 demands for integration of enterprise software systems under standards enabling interoperability across all departments.
Google Goggles Recognizes Ads, Solves Sudoku
News  |  1/10/2011  | 
An updated version of Google's image recognition tool is faster and smarter than ever before.
BlackBerry Maker To Filter Web In Indonesia
News  |  1/10/2011  | 
RIM has been given a week to show that it can make its BlackBerry phone compliant with Indonesia's Internet filtering rules.
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.
CES: Ford Focus Electric Goes Fuel-Free
News  |  1/7/2011  | 
Ford's first electric car, the company says, gets a better miles-per-gallon equivalency rating than the Chevy Volt and charges twice as fast as the Nissan Leaf.
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%.
Silicon Valley Crackup: Oracle & HP Killing 25-Year Alliance?
Commentary  |  1/6/2011  | 
After nearly three decades of close collaboration, the HP-Oracle alliance is disintegrating in the wake of severe friction between top-level executives at each company.
Konica Minolta Acquires MSP All Covered
News  |  1/6/2011  | 
Imaging giant accelerates its move into services with the purchase of the SMB managed IT provider.
CES: Audi Readies Mobile Technology For Rapid Motion
News  |  1/6/2011  | 
Having partnered with NVIDIA and formed a joint venture to create software for its in-car infotainment platform, Audi is rethinking mobile technology to make it work better while on the move.
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.
Netflix Button Debuting On TV Remotes
News  |  1/5/2011  | 
The streaming video provider is the first to get one-click access on Internet-connected TV, Blu-ray player, and set-top box remote controls.
Global CIO: The Year Of iPad: Apple Booms In Business And In China
Commentary  |  1/4/2011  | 
With 40,000 iPad-specific apps available, most of the Fortune 100 deploying iPads, and its China business soaring, Apple is becoming a huge force in enterprise IT.
Internet Explorer Dethroned
News  |  1/4/2011  | 
Microsoft no longer has the number one browser in Europe, thanks to Google Chrome and EU trust-busters.
YouInWeb Launches Google Instant SEO Service
News  |  1/3/2011  | 
Targeted to smaller businesses that can benefit most from the search giant's local push, the patent-pending service promises page one results.
IRS Names Tax System Contractors
News  |  1/3/2011  | 
Thirty firms will provide IT support, maintenance, and services to the Internal Revenue Service for up to 10 years.


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