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Cloud Computing Aligns Zimory With VMware
News  |  2/27/2009  | 
A significant advantage of Zimory's management software is that it makes server resources available to cost-conscious IT shops that many would otherwise not be able to afford.
Gmail Failure Breeds Status Dashboard
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
The software provides data on the status of Google Apps applications, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Docs, Google Sites, and Google Video.
Yahoo CEO Bartz Shakes Up Management
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
While Yahoo's CFO and mobile czar pack their bags, the executive's first blog indicates a new focus on improving relations with customers and advertisers.'s Growth Shows SaaS Success In Tough Economy
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Revenue growth of 34% shows businesses are buying SaaS despite of, and perhaps because of, tight IT budgets. There are spots of trouble, however.
CIO Profiles: Laxman Kumar Badiga, CIO At Wipro Technologies
News  |  2/26/2009  | 
Deliver business value and capitalize on opportunities for growth, he advises aspiring CIOs.
Google Takes Credibility Hit With Gmail Outage
News  |  2/25/2009  | 
The company will credit some customers for 15 days of service, which would amount to almost 4% of the $50 per user per year Google charges.
Coghead Failure Highlights Risks Of Cloud Computing
News  |  2/25/2009  | 
Cloud computing is growing, with Google now monetizing its App Engine. But no matter what the vendor, customers should have a good emergency-exit strategy.
Cloud-Based Backup For Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server Released
News  |  2/25/2009  | 
Open source vendor Zmanda joins the chase for Windows dollars with its product based on Amazon's Simple Storage Service.
VMware Adds To Data Center Operating System
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
vCenter Server Heartbeat and vShield, launched at VMware's user group meeting, bring the company closer to supplying the data center operating system via its virtual machine management capabilities.
Google App Engine Now Ready To Take Your Money
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
The launch of a billing system for its Web application hosting platform puts Google in competition with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft's Azure Services Platform.
Gmail Outage Prompts Apology
News  |  2/24/2009  | 
Gmail users with Google Gears installed were able to access their in-boxes during the outage Tuesday morning. Gmail has about 113 million users worldwide.
Vertica Puts Column-Oriented Database In Virtual Machine
News  |  2/23/2009  | 
The software runs on commodity hardware and becomes a plug-and-play addition to a data center being built out around cloud principles.
Citrix Syncs With Microsoft Hyper-V In Virtualization Push
News  |  2/23/2009  | 
VMware's relentless growth, reporting revenue of $1.3 billion last year, has brought the two allies even closer together.
Google Earth's 'Atlantis' Just A Data Glitch
News  |  2/20/2009  | 
While Google's mapping program is turning up many formerly hidden objects, a lost city under the sea isn't one of them, says a company spokesperson.
Music, TV Industries Call For Stronger Intellectual Property Protections
News  |  2/20/2009  | 
A trade group found that Russia, China, and other countries aren't adequately protecting copyrights in the global digital distribution of music and video.
Cloud Implementation To Double By 2012
News  |  2/19/2009  | 
The number of enterprises using cloud computing will grow to 9% in three years, says one analyst, but its impact will far exceed those modest figures.
SAP Buys Cloud Computing Startup Coghead
News  |  2/19/2009  | 
Coghead's service continues through April, but SAP will shut customer obligations and relationships down after that.
Cellular Data Modem Shipments Booming
News  |  2/19/2009  | 
While external modems represented the majority of shipments in 2008, embedded devices are expected to capture a larger share of the market in 2009.
Stimulus Package Makes It Harder To Hire H-1B Workers
News  |  2/18/2009  | 
The provisions are expected to affect new hires, not existing H-1B visa holders in the United States looking to renew their visas.
Yahoo Mobile Out In Limited Beta
News  |  2/17/2009  | 
The smartphone service will let users access e-mail, social networking sites, and news, plus Yahoo's OneSearch with Voice, which accepts spoken search requests.
Free Is The New On Sale For Online Accounting
Commentary  |  2/17/2009  | 
In a gambit to shoulder into the online accounting market, Ubikwiti does QuickBook's Small Business United offer one better with free SaaS bookkeeping for "single-user SMBs."
Smartphones To Take Center Stage At Mobile World Congress
News  |  2/13/2009  | 
The mobile industry trade show may be Android's coming-out party as new handsets are expected from HTC, Sony Ericsson, and other manufacturers.
Mozilla Labs Introduces Bespin For Collaborative Coding
News  |  2/13/2009  | 
Future iterations of the cloud-centered software will focus on allowing programmers to work on the same code from different locations at the same time.
Facebook Looks To Expand Mobile Presence
News  |  2/13/2009  | 
The social network may be seeking help from Motorola, Nokia, and Palm to increase integration of its site on mobile phones.
Android Market Gets Paid Apps
News  |  2/13/2009  | 
Consumers will be using Google Checkout to pay for apps, and the move could compel high-profile developers to create content for the Android platform.
Microsoft Windows Azure Pricing Expected Soon
News  |  2/12/2009  | 
Managers suggest the company's cloud computing efforts will be pay as you go, but customers can also prepay if they want discounts.
Charter Communications To Seek Finacial Protection
News  |  2/12/2009  | 
Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and Charter investor, will hold the largest voting percentage in the restructured telecom company.
Verizon Wireless Adds Alltel's 'Circle' To Its Free Call Plan
News  |  2/12/2009  | 
The mutual calling plans like Verizon's Friends & Family have been an extremely successful promotion in the cell phone industry.
Startup Adds Collaboration Features To Microsoft Office
News  |  2/12/2009  | 
DocVerse hopes its plug-in software, which helps people write and edit documents at the same time via the Web, beats the Office team at its own game.
Southwest Air To Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi
News  |  2/12/2009  | 
Beginning in March, Wi-Fi service will be free for a limited time for Southwest Air passengers with laptops or smartphones on selected flights.
Obama Signs DTV Delay, But Switch Is On
News  |  2/11/2009  | 
As many as 40% of U.S. broadcast TV stations are ignoring the reprieve and are ready to cut off analog broadcasts on Feb. 17.
Intel Downplays U.S. WiMax Adoption
News  |  2/11/2009  | 
Questions arise about the long-term viability of WiMax in the United States as it gears up for competition with LTE, a standard focused on upgrading the UMTS cellular network.
Stimulus Bill Will Stimulate Health IT Adoption, Jobs
News  |  2/11/2009  | 
The $21 billion for health IT programs in the U.S. economic stimulus bill will create career opportunities and fuel educational programs for professionals to acquire a mix of technology and clinical expertise.
HP On The Cloud: 'The World Is Cleaving In Two'
News  |  2/10/2009  | 
The company's CTO for cloud computing contrasts Google's, Amazon's, and Microsoft's enterprise data center strategies with HP's new way of thinking about clouds.
Half Billion Mobile TV Subscribers By 2013 Expected
News  |  2/10/2009  | 
Expansion areas should include cell phones, in-car systems, and mobile Internet devices, according to ABI Research.
Microsoft Patch Tuesday Brings Four Fixes For Eight Flaws
News  |  2/10/2009  | 
The updates address vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, and Visio.
Google PowerMeter: For A Planet In Peril
News  |  2/10/2009  | 
The prototype software will will allow users to receive real-time home energy usage data from compatible "smart meters" and use that information to optimize their energy use.
Car Tracker LoJack Expands App To Find Loved Ones
News  |  2/10/2009  | 
The product is aimed primarily at the families of 5.2 million American Alzheimer's patients, who may wander off.
IBM Makes Cloud Computing Safer Choice
Commentary  |  2/10/2009  | 
No one ever got fired for buying IBM. And with today's cloud push from IBM, making the move to cloud computing got safer for business owners and IT managers.
Google Sync Has Microsoft Inside
News  |  2/9/2009  | 
The push technology in Google Sync, available in beta for the iPhone, Windows Mobile, and other phones, is licensed from Microsoft.
Mobile Video About to Invade Your Corporate Network
Commentary  |  2/9/2009  | 
Handheld devices have been gaining more processing power and more functional visual displays. To date, those advances have not translated into much use of mobile video, however, that may soon change. Consequently network managers need to proactively plan for an upcoming influx of video traffic.
Google Gmail Within Striking Distance Of Hotmail
News  |  2/6/2009  | 
Between September 2007 and September 2008, Gmail's visitor total grew 39%, from 18.8 million to 26 million.
VeriSign Sells Mobile Messaging Unit
News  |  2/5/2009  | 
The move is part of a larger strategy to sell off noncore business so VeriSign can focus on domain registry and Internet security technology.
Microsoft Working On Automatic Error Correction Tool
News  |  2/5/2009  | 
Fix It offers automated scripts to repair computer problems Microsoft has documented in its Knowledge Base.
Free Visual Voice Mail Comes To BlackBerry
News  |  2/4/2009  | 
YouMail is bringing the ability to scroll through voice messages and forward them to multiple BlackBerry handsets.
Cloud Storage Meets Social Software In New For SMBs
Commentary  |  2/4/2009  | 
Most people know for its free online storage service, but for the past year, the company has been remaking itself into a content management provider for small and midsize companies. And on Thursday it's adding social-software features and a people-oriented interface in an attempt to create a centralized workspace for the sharing of content and information within a company.
DTV Transition Delayed Till June
News  |  2/4/2009  | 
Congress approves shifting the analog cutoff date from its original Feb. 17 deadline to give customers some wiggle room.
SAP Business Suite 7.0 Kills Usual Software Upgrade Process
News  |  2/4/2009  | 
With the more harmonious approach to software application updates, SAP has its own story to tell against Oracle's upcoming Fusion application suite.
Back To School For Technology
Commentary  |  2/4/2009  | 
A tech instructor is revamping the curriculum for his school district's business department. Check out his ideas and then weigh in on what you'd like to see taught so that future employees are fully qualified and prepared.
Google Unveils 'Latitude' Location Sharing
News  |  2/4/2009  | 
Users can opt in to share their location with friends and family -- or mask their location, if they'd rather.
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