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posted in December 2010
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Verizon To Showcase Smart Home Monitoring At CES
News  |  12/30/2010  | 
The telecommunications company is taking a crack at offering an automated home service, a concept that has yet to gain much acceptance among consumers.
California Agencies Favor Microsoft For Email
News  |  12/30/2010  | 
About two out of three state mailboxes will be migrated to Microsoft-hosted email, rather than a competing state system.
HP Wins $2.5 Billion NASA IT Services Contract
News  |  12/29/2010  | 
The firm beat out incumbent Lockheed Martin for a deal to manage PC hardware, software, mobile services, and infrastructure for the space agency.
NIIT Technologies Acquires EHR Platform
News  |  12/28/2010  | 
Indian IT firm will enter the U.S. healthcare market with the Preferr hosted electronic health records and referral management software.
Top 10 Government IT Predictions For 2011
News  |  12/28/2010  | 
Federal agencies will deliver on current IT projects, like cloud computing and data center consolidation, while tackling open government, cybersecurity defense, and privacy in the post-WikiLeaks era.
Outsourcing Pioneer Patni Gets $915 Million Takeover Bid
News  |  12/27/2010  | 
Private equity firms Apax Partners and iGate are leading an effort to acquire the offshore IT services firm, say reports.
Top 11 Mobile Predictions For 2011
News  |  12/27/2010  | 
The meteoric rise of wireless will further accelerate in the new year, with expanded adoption of 4G, tablets, smartphones, and other technology in the consumer and enterprise markets.
Skype Struggling To Recover From Outage
News  |  12/23/2010  | 
Millions of Skype users have been unable to make voice or video calls over the VoIP service since Wednesday.
Top 10 SMB Stories Of 2010
Slideshows  |  12/22/2010  | 
Many small and midsize businesses are champing at the bit to ring in 2011, with expectations of improving economic conditions and smoother sailing ahead. But before we count down the clock just yet, it's often prudent to take a quick look back at where we've been. Therein lie the lessons learned -- and hopefully a few causes for celebration, too -- that can build the foundation for future success. Although we may have to wait until next year -- or 2014, even -- to see how all of that political a
NATO Taps IBM To Build Private Cloud
News  |  12/22/2010  | 
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization will test using the cloud to consolidate and modernize its IT resources.
Motorola Mobility Buys Cloud Service Provider Zecter
News  |  12/22/2010  | 
Technology that lets users share media among mobile devices, PCs and tablets will be incorporated into Motoblur, said the phone maker.
FCC Net Neutrality Vote Sets Up Legal Challenges
News  |  12/22/2010  | 
The 3-2 Federal Communications Commission decision in support of an open Internet won't be the end of the story, as Congress and the courts will likely be called in to address the matter.
Top 5 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2011
Commentary  |  12/21/2010  | 
In the coming year, the cloud will reach milestones that critics said it never would: it will be certifiably secure for credit card transactions; able to host multiple virtual machine types in the same infrastructure; and easier to manage.
Oracle Applications Now Available In Amazon's EC2 Cloud
News  |  12/17/2010  | 
Oracle has done an about-face and is now moving key enterprise applications in a pre-configured form to the cloud.
Top 10 Software Stories Of 2010
Slideshows  |  12/17/2010  | 
In any year, there are winners and losers, those that successfully rode--or shaped--the tide, and those smashed by the waves of change. As virtual battles raged on Xboxes, Kinects, and other platforms, software developers waged war over market share and steadily loosening budget dollars. Eagerly awaited new products and beta versions made their debuts, jockeying for position and sales. The past year was, of course, no exception. In the rapid-paced world of social media, granddaddy MySpace all-bu
Practical Analysis: Choosing SaaS Apps Is IT's Work
News  |  12/16/2010  | 
LOB partners tend to fall in love with an app’s interface and functionality, but they don’t know enough about things like integration and user authentication.
Top 10 Cloud Stories Of 2010
Slideshows  |  12/16/2010  | 
Everybody's head was in the cloud, or so it seemed in 2010. Both well established and startup vendors developed solutions and strategies designed to extend their reach or provide entry into this booming market. After all, IDC estimated the cloud market will be worth $55 billion by 2014; Gartner predicted the cloud world could be valued at $148 billion at that time, in part because Gartner included Google AdWords advertising revenue in its figures, said Gregor Petri, adviser, lean IT and cloud co
Metalogix Introduces SharePoint Migration Manager
News  |  12/16/2010  | 
The tool offers a third-party alternative for migrating SharePoint and other legacy data to the Microsoft BPOS-D cloud.
Atos Origin To Buy Siemens IT Services Unit
News  |  12/15/2010  | 
The $1.1 billion deal, which gives Siemens a 15% stake and a place on Atos' board, is expected to create an outsourcing powerhouse and step up competition with IBM in Europe.
HP Wins $1.4 Billion Services Deal From E.ON
News  |  12/15/2010  | 
Hewlett-Packard will absorb 1,100 IT workers from the German utilities giant under the five-year contract.
Google Donates Java Tools Source Code
News  |  12/14/2010  | 
By offering some $5 million worth of code and intellectual property to the Eclipse Foundation, Google aims to encourage Java development.
Guerra On Healthcare: What To Know Before Negotiating With Vendors
Commentary  |  12/14/2010  | 
Whether you're buying an electronic health record system or making repairs to your home, you usually get what you pay for.
Top 10 Microsoft Stories Of 2010
Slideshows  |  12/14/2010  | 
Odds are, almost every household in the United States bought or used at least one Microsoft-related product in 2010. From smartphones to game consoles, entertainment software to applications, cloud computing infrastructure to expanded search engine agreements, the developer increased its footprint across earth and cyberspace. This year marked one of new beginnings and some endings for Microsoft, which released its long-awaited Windows Phone 7 operating system, the software giant's answer to Appl
KnowledgeTree Upgrades Cloud-Based Document Management Platform
News  |  12/14/2010  | 
Microsoft Office integration, real-time collaboration, unlimited users, and other features target SMBs in vertical markets with needs unfulfilled by Google Apps.
Amazon EC2 Achieves Payment Industry Certification
News  |  12/13/2010  | 
Level 1 Payment Card Industry-compliant transaction processing systems can now be hosted by Amazon Web Services.
Top 10 Government Stories Of 2010
Slideshows  |  12/13/2010  | 
In 2010, the government turned to technology as a way to cut costs and improve efficiencies, an approach that worked in some cases but backfired in others. Like their associates in the public sector, government executives and IT professionals saw some big wins -- and headaches -- over the past 12 months. In some cases, cities or agencies were able to save money and boost productivity by adopting technologies such as cloud computing, by centralizing contracts, and reducing energy consumption thro
Top 10 Google Stories Of 2010
Slideshows  |  12/13/2010  | 
Google may be the company of the decade -- the previous one, if not the next one. As such, its actions are closely scrutinized, and its steps and missteps make news. What started as a search engine is now a company that's shaping our technological future, with initiatives in mobile phones, tablet and netbook computing, telephony, and TV. Unburdened by decades of legacy tech and customer expectations, it's proven more nimble at exploiting new niches than its competitors. From successful forays in
LG Devices Get DivX TV Service
News  |  12/13/2010  | 
More than 10,000 Internet videos and programs, including Funny or Die and Bablemusic, can be streamed on LG Blu-ray and home theater systems.
Top 10 Google Predictions For 2011
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
In the new year, Google TV will struggle but gain traction while Android thrives and Chrome OS proves surprisingly popular.
Marketing Website Builder Adds Analytics, Lists
Commentary  |  12/10/2010  | 
The SMB- and entrepreneur-oriented web design platform Clover now supports list pages and provides a quick statistical view of a site's traffic. The do-it-yourself website builder offers nice options that do a lot to overcome some of the drawbacks of Flash sites.
Interior Department To Save $500M Consolidating IT
News  |  12/10/2010  | 
Staff reductions, data-center consolidation, and cutting back on office space are aspects of a five-year plan to streamline operations.
SMBs See Opportunity In The Cloud
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
A Microsoft survey found that almost a third of small and midsize businesses see the cloud as an opportunity for their IT to be more strategic and nearly a quarter believe it offers capabilities not previously available.
Turning Companies Into Talent Engines
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
GigaOm Net:Work Conference: "Our basic management institutions and practices are fundamentally broken."
Salesforce To Acquire Ruby App Hosting Service Heroku
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
Ruby applications currently run in Amazon's EC2 cloud, but one day may move to Force.com.
Rise Of Mobile Superworker Predicted
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
GigaOm Net:Work Conference: Enterprises that cater to the needs of mobile workers can expect greater productivity.
Federal CIO Kundra Reveals IT Reform Plan
News  |  12/9/2010  | 
A project-management best-practices portal and a technology fellows exchange program with the private sector are included in the 25-point implementation plan.
Zoho CRM Integrates With QuickBooks, Telephony
News  |  12/8/2010  | 
Zoho PhoneBridge integrates the cloud-based company's CRM with digital PBX systems, making it easier to leverage contact data during phone calls.
Netflix To Stream Disney-ABC Shows
News  |  12/8/2010  | 
Additional episodes of network shows such as "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" as well as new content from the ABC Family network will be available for online movie delivery.
Intelius Debuts Reputation Management Service
Commentary  |  12/8/2010  | 
The personal information broker that supplies the data for several people search site is rolling out tools for discovering and managing your online reputation. The service is intended for consumers so far, but it would also be useful for small businesses named after their principals.
Google Resurrecting Offline Access To Docs
Commentary  |  12/8/2010  | 
Google promised that offline access to Docs will return in 2011. It also added useful new features to Gmail that are available today.
Google Chrome OS Hardware Vanishes In The Cloud
News  |  12/8/2010  | 
The computer upgrade cycle could slow significantly as Chrome OS netbooks proliferate, at least in the lower end of the market.
OpenLogic Exchange Expands Open Source Compliance
News  |  12/8/2010  | 
The OLEX software as a service now includes alert options, as well as automatic delta and command line scanning.
Benioff Announces Database.com, Issues Oracle Rejoinder
News  |  12/7/2010  | 
Salesforce.com's CEO dismissed the "old status quo players" who spread fear and doubt about the cloud at the Dreamforce user group event in San Francisco.
SlimWare Introduces Cloud-Based Software Driver Updates
News  |  12/7/2010  | 
SlimDrivers and DriverUpdate scan Windows PCs for missing, broken or out-of-date drivers and then install them from the cloud.
40 Tech Gifts For The Holiday Season
Slideshows  |  12/7/2010  | 
When it seems like the techie in your life already has every next-generation gadget and gizmo on earth, just the thought of finding them a good gift can make you wince with expectant agony. But no one actually has everything, and there's bound to be something out there that will tickle their tech fancy. From TVs to smartphones, green gadgets to slightly goofy gadgets, jaw-dropping sound to peaceful wake-up calls, here are 40 ideas for the holidays or any other gift-giving occasion. Prices are ro
Salesforce.com Branches Into Database As A Service
Commentary  |  12/6/2010  | 
Database.com will offer the same software that serves Salesforce's customer relationship management applications, but will companies buy into a multi-tenant database?
Nimbula Launches Cloud OS In Public Beta
News  |  12/6/2010  | 
Director, the vendor neutral platform from the former Amazon EC2 cloud development team, moves from private to public beta for more vigorous testing by potential customers.
SAP StreamWork Lands In Google Apps Marketplace
News  |  12/6/2010  | 
Google Apps users can now try a collaborative decision-making application from SAP that includes technology from Google Wave.
Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure Passes FISMA Test
News  |  12/6/2010  | 
Achieving key Federal Information Security Management Act approval paves the way for the vendor to grab a larger share of the government market.
Groupon Passes On Google Acquisition Bid
News  |  12/6/2010  | 
The reported $6 billion offer wasn't sweet enough to convince the daily deal site to sell.
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