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posted in November 2010
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Yammer Raises $25M For Enterprise Social Networking
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
With the market for collaboration and social technologies in companies heating up, the social network will use the third round funding to triple its engineering team and increase sales operations.
SMB Printers Now Have Apps
Commentary  |  11/30/2010  | 
Hands-on review shows that the approach has some merit, if using paper as an output device is not too retro for you, and if they can improve reliability.
Google Faces EU Antitrust Inquiry
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Investigators will be looking into claims that Google's business practices stifle competition.
Uptime Software Introduces Cloud Monitoring
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Amazon EC2 specific monitoring capabilities are included in up.time, along with single view monitoring of cloud, virtual and physical resources.
Ricoh Goes Green At California HQ
Commentary  |  11/29/2010  | 
Printer vendor is installing a rooftop solar energy system on its headquarters building in California.
Apple, Google, Microsoft Chided For 'Sneaky' Installations
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Mozilla's Asa Dotzler urges the three companies to 'stop being evil.'
Three Guidelines For Implementing MDM
Features  |  11/29/2010  | 
Let business drivers, data volatility and project scope determine your approach and deployment style for master data management.
Guerra On Healthcare: Fixing Difficult Vendor Relationships
Commentary  |  11/29/2010  | 
Collaboration, communication, and clarity are key to getting companies and sales reps to meet your hospital's IT needs.
Federal Pay Freeze Could Complicate IT Recruitment Efforts
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Top cybersecurity and IT acquisition pros may be reluctant to take government jobs, knowing they won't be eligible for a raise for at least a year.
Navy Names Terry Halvorsen CIO
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Replacement for Rob Carey is a cyber expert who spent nearly a year as deputy commander for the Navy Cyber Forces.
NASA Awards $6 Million To Develop 'Green' Aircraft
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman get funding to build plans for cleaner, quieter, and more fuel-efficient airliners.
Shoutlet Announces Facebook Storefront Tool
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The Shop & Share application lets businesses create custom storefronts on FaceBook fan pages that incorporate social sharing options.
Quest Adds Hyper-V Support To vFoglight 6.5
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The third-party tool for monitoring VMware environments can view and manage Microsoft's hypervisor and examine Exchange and Active Directory performance.
ManTech To Buy Federal IT Contractor for $75 Million
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Acquisition of privately held MTCSC will bolster ManTech's cybersecurity, network engineering, and systems integration practices.
Coupa Integrates Expense Management With SalesForce
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Cloud-based platform allows companies to control spending in real time, including creating expense reports, viewing project costs, and more.
Vudo Video Service Coming To Panasonic Blu-ray Players
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Panasonic's Viera Cast-enabled Blu-ray player is the latest device in a growing list of high-definition TVs and players supporting Vudu's Internet-video service.
Verizon Announces 150Mbps Broadband
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Pitted against AT&T's high-speed U-verse service, Verizon claims the $195 per month FiOS offering will be the fastest consumer broadband in the U.S.
Apple Releases iOS 4.2
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Operating system for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch includes AirPlay, for streaming video to a flat-panel TV, and AirPrint, for connecting mobile devices to third-party printers.
MilTube Lets Army Troops Share Videos
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
The site is part of a suite of Web 2.0 services for military personnel to share media and take part in social networking behind the DOD firewall.
Xactly Unleashes Cloud Sales Compensation Tool From
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Express version 1.6 released as a standalone application targeted toward SMBs.
Microsoft Supporting Cloud Open Source Code For Hyper-V
Commentary  |  11/19/2010  | 
The software giant says its customers don't necessarily want a single hypervisor cloud, so it's supporting OpenStack.
Dell Customers Combine Cloud Servers With Specialized Apps
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
Microsoft's Azure cloud has been built with Dell's Data Center Solutions unit as a close partner and supplier.
Google Docs Infiltrates Microsoft Office
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
With Google Cloud Connect, you can use Office as your Google Docs client.
Google Sued Over Gmail Content Scanning
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
The complaint objects to Google's automated e-mail scans and delivery of advertisements without compensating e-mail senders.
Amazon Offers E-Book Gifting
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
With rival Kobo preparing to do the same, is giving holiday shoppers the option of giving digital books for recipients to download.
Google Signs Data Handling Agreement
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
An agreement with UK data authorities brings with it the assurance that the WiFi data Google collected in the UK will be deleted.
HootSuite Rolls iPad App
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
Dashboard lets users connect multiple social media sites from one URL.
Hacker Cracks Secure Hashing Algorithm Using Amazon Cloud
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
Using EC2's cluster GPU power, security researcher spent only $2.10 to decrypt 14 SHA1 passwords in under an hour; other experts aren't concerned.
Benioff Vs. Ellison: This Round Goes To Salesforce
Commentary  |  11/18/2010  | CEO defends cloud computing as a better economic model, contrary to Oracle's appliances.
Google Sky Map Enables 'Time Travel'
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
The Android app can display past or future positions of stars in the sky.
Gowalla Brings Geolocation To Disney
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Partnership will allow you to "check in" to theme parks using a smartphone, take guided tours, and collect virtual stamps and pins.
Managing Export-Controlled Data In The Cloud
Commentary  |  11/18/2010  | 
As IT pros evaluate cloud computing services, they must be aware of federal regulations that restrict where certain data gets stored, or potentially face serious penalties.
Web 2.0 Summit: 'Sacred' Cloud Computing Defies Lock-In
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Executives from Amazon,, and VMware see freedom in the cloud.
Google Apps Gains Access To Consumer Apps
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Businesses using Google Apps can now manage how employees use consumer-oriented Google services.
OnLive Launches Cloud Video Game Console
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Consumers can pre-order the $99 gaming system, which operates without the need for discs, downloads, or updates.
Google Unveils 'Boutiques' Fashion Search Site
News  |  11/17/2010  | programmers, who joined Google when the former company was acquired, built the site where women can create profiles to help them find fashions that suit their style and taste.
Credit Card Transactions Likely In Future Public Clouds
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
The PCI Security Standards Council has recognized virtualization as a safe technology; can cloud computing be far behind?
Hulu Plus Premium Service Exits Beta, Drops Price
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
For $7.99 per month, $2 less than during the trial preview, subscribers can access current season TV shows, such as "Glee," "Modern Family" and "30 Rock."
Web 2.0 Summit: FCC Chairman Sees Past Hindering Broadband Future
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
Julius Genachowski said the facts don't support the charge that the FCC has done nothing in the past two years.
Web 2.0: Facebook CEO Says E-mail Is Too Complicated
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
"Almost every major product vertical is going to be rethought to be social," said Mark Zuckerberg. "Get on the bus."
Microsoft, Verizon Announce Bundled UC&C
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
The cloud-based Unified Communications and Collaboration subscription service combines Verizon voice and Internet with Microsoft's BPOS suite.
Global CIO: SAP's Striking Turnaround Triggered By Customer-Centric Strategy
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
The Year's Top Tech Stories: A year ago, SAP was rudderless and lost. Today, under new co-CEOs, innovation is back and frustrated customers are now excited and delighted. (#6 on our Top 10 list.)
Cisco, VMware Team On Simplified Desktop Virtualization
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Starter packs based on Unified Computing System servers optimized to run on VMware View 4.5.
Amazon's EC2 Gains Key ISO Security Certification
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
According to an ISO 27001 audit, EC2 has a security information management system, but the certification only guarantees that certain types of controls are in place, not exactly what those controls are.
Web 2.0: RIM CEO Says Apps Unnecessary For Web
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Jim Balsillie claims RIM's PlayBook runs three to four times faster than Apple's iPad.
Firefox 4 Speed Increases In Beta 7
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
With most of the interface and feature work complete, Mozilla turns its attention to improving performance.
Drobo S Storage Array Adds USB 3.0 Connectivity
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
The five-bay Direct Attached Storage array for small and remote office settings also supports eSata and FireWire 800 connections.
Wave Online Accounting Counts On Small Businesses
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Aimed at companies with nine or fewer workers, the bookkeeping and invoicing service lets you designate transactions as business or personal.
Tech Teams Vie For Federal Cloud Business
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
GSA has approved 20 companies, ranging from IT industry leaders to lesser-known specialists, to provide infrastructure as a service through its cloud computing portal
Web 2.0: Adobe CEO Dances Around Developer War
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
In a far-ranging interview, Shantanu Narayen acknowledges conflict with Apple but sticks mostly to talking points.
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