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posted in February 2010
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Dell Forges E-Health Partnership With AMA
News  |  2/28/2010  | 
The American Medical Association and Dell will offer physicians one-stop-shopping for electronic health products.
RSA: Microsoft Tries To Turn Shady Internet Trustworthy
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
The company is releasing software to improve the process of online identification and authentication.
IBM, Shell Team Up On Oil Exploration
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
Big Blue will lend its analytics expertise to Shell's efforts to extend the life of gas and oil fields.
Twitter Phishing Attack Hooks UK Cabinet Minister
News  |  2/26/2010  | 
The company is warning people not to surrender personal details to fake Twitter login pages.
The 10 Most Strategic IT Vendors For SMBs
Commentary  |  2/26/2010  | 
The most strategic vendors for SMBs may be the same as for large enterprises. Or, the local and regional vendors that keep serve the IT needs of smaller businesses may just fly under the radar of national and global vendor rankings.
Survey Reveals Reasons SMBs Choose Managed Services
Commentary  |  2/25/2010  | 
A survey conducted by Hurwitz & Associates of Dell Managed Services customers elicits some of the reasons SMBs are drawn to managed services and some of the benefits the participants have realized.
Apple iPhone Users Buy More Apps
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Users of competing mobile devices appear to be less keen to open their wallets.
Google Culls Gmail Labs
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
The company is promoting six Gmail Labs experiments and getting rid of five.
How Twitter is Revolutionizing Business
Features  |  2/25/2010  | 
The buzzed-about social media platform presents a direct channel to customers, a launching pad for new projects and a sounding board for innovation.
Microsoft Decapitates Waledac Botnet
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
A major source of spam and malware has been cut off from its controllers.
FCC Wants Broadband Public Safety Network
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
As part of the National Broadband Plan, the FCC wants to make a portion of the 700-mhz spectrum available for a nationwide wireless public safety network.
Senate Considers P2P Security Bill
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Legislation would require software developers to tell users when files are being shared via peer-to-peer networks.
Google Faces European Antitrust Scrutiny
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The European Commission says it is looking into three separate complaints about Google.
Google Execs Convicted In Italy
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The ruling in a YouTube privacy case, if not overturned on appeal, could put an end to online user-generated content in parts of the world.
Alaska Airlines To Offer Aircell Wi-Fi
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The airline has dropped plans to install Row 44's satellite wireless Internet on its planes and will instead go with the cellular-based Gogo system.
Global CIO Quick Take: Cisco TelePresence Shaping Next-Gen Hotels
Commentary  |  2/24/2010  | 
TelePresence suites help Starwood Hotels innovate today and be relevant to the tech-immersed business travelers of tomorrow.
One Third Of U.S. Lacks Broadband
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
Cost and security concerns are the top barriers cited by respondents to an FCC survey.
1 In 4 TVs Internet Connected
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
Using IETV, gaming consoles, digital video boxes, and PCs, consumers are increasingly linking their TVs to the Web.
TextFlow + Box.net = Easy Revision Management
Commentary  |  2/24/2010  | 
Businesses that need to manage input from multiple collaborators on shared text documents will benefit from the new TextFlow application for Box.net, which makes it simple to see changes side by side and choose which one to accept.
Global CIO: Capgemini Splits CIOs Into 3 Groups, And 2 Are Deadly
Commentary  |  2/23/2010  | 
The good news: 39% of CIOs are in good shape. The bad news: 61% fall into the lethal categories.
Global CIO: There's No Money Left
Commentary  |  2/23/2010  | 
That sucking sound you hear is the sound of yearly software maintenance fees.
Intel Reveals It's Been Hacked
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The company's annual report says that some of the attacks have been successful.
Xerox Files Patent Suit Against Google, Yahoo
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The company claims that its automatic query and information integration patents are being violated.
Google Renovates Ad Platform
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
The company's DoubleClick advertising technology, originally a tool for large publishers, is now also available for small publishers.
Bloom Unveiling Clean Energy Fuel Cell
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
Google, FedEx, and Wal-Mart have been testing the Bloom Box, a fuel cell that combines oxygen with a fuel source to generate enough electricity to power a data center.
Free Software Foundation Asks Google To Kill Flash
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
Noting that Apple has ditched Flash for "for suspect reasons and using abhorrent methods (DRM)," the FSF wants Google to deal Flash a "death-blow."
Double-Take Puts Disaster Recovery In The Cloud
Commentary  |  2/22/2010  | 
Continuing the recent trend toward using cloud storage for backup and recovery, Double-Take has introduced Double-Take Cloud. The cloud option gives businesses a recovery alternative to a steep hardware investment in duplicate servers.
Adobe Blogger Challenges Apple's 'Great Man'
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
Adobe blogger John Dowdell wants Apple to start communicating openly about its actions rather than through comments relayed by unattributed sources.
NARA Addresses Cloud Record Keeping
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
The National Archive and Records Administration advises federal agencies on the challenges of data retention and records transfer in cloud computing.
Nokia, Apple Dispute Leads To Another Investigation
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
The U.S. International Trade Commission, already investigating Apple, will now examine claims that Nokia infringes on Apple's technology patents.
Gaming Hints At Enterprise Cloud Future
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
RightScale manages eight of the 12 most popular games on the Web by serving as a front end management system for the cloud.
Apple Adult Content Purge Encouraged By Developers
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
The company is removing "overtly sexual content" from its iTunes App Store in response to complaints from users and developers.
Mozilla Posts Firefox Fixes But Possible Bug Remains
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
A security researcher claims to have released exploit code that affects Firefox 3.6.
Google Cyberattack Linked To Two Chinese Schools
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
One of the schools has ties to the Chinese military and to a network company with ties to Google's rival Baidu.
Small Business Social Media Usage Booms
Commentary  |  2/19/2010  | 
A study finds that almost one of every five small business owners now actively uses social media for their business.
FCC Previews National Broadband Plan
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
Broadband is seen as a tool that could be used to advance a series of 'national purposes' such as public safety, healthcare, and education.
NGA Awards $1 Billion In IT Contracts
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
Accenture, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Raytheon are among the firms selected to provide engineering services to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
Dell Profits Dip In 4Q
News  |  2/19/2010  | 
The PC maker is diversifying its business via acquisition of an IT services firm and plans to enter the smartphone market.
Global CIO: Hewlett-Packard's Hurd Creates Growth Engine In R&D
Commentary  |  2/18/2010  | 
HP's chopped $1B from annual R&D spending but is cranking out more dynamic new products than ever. What's Hurd's secret?
Salesforce Chatter Enters Private Beta
Commentary  |  2/18/2010  | 
The social networking and messaging addition to the Salesforce.com CRM and cloud services is now in use by 100 companies, bringing it that much closer to availability to all companies using the Force.com platform.
Google Buys reMail
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Yet another company started by a former Google employee has been acquired by Google.
Amazon Launches Kindle For BlackBerry
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
The retailer said user demand spurred them to develop the e-book reader software for BlackBerry smartphones.
School Allegedly Spied On Kids In Their Homes
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Web cams in laptops provided a school district with compromising photos of minors in their homes, a lawsuit claims.
Global Botnet Attack Hits Enterprise, Government PCs
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Operating undetected for about a year, the criminals behind the cyberattack had control of more than 74,000 computers.
Huawei Introduces LTE Modem
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Not restricted to long-term evolution technology alone, the device is backwards compatible with 3G UMTS and 2G GSM/EDGE networks.
IT Software Spending To Focus On Upgrades
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
The focus on upgrading software is the result of a backlog that occurred during the economic recession, study shows.
PleaseRobMe.com Solicits Social Theft
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
The Web site gathers tweets and online posts about people who are away from home to emphasize the risk posed by advertising one's location.
Staples Launches Business IT Services
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
The company's IT offerings for large and small firms include desktop support, certified engineers, and data center emergency services.
Global CIO: Open Letters To Ellison, Hurd, Chambers, & Plattner
Commentary  |  2/17/2010  | 
In the past year we've made candid suggestions to each of those executives via open letters -- were our ideas on target?
Salesforce Launches Private Beta Of Chatter
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
The program will bring Facebook- and Twitter-type capabilities to businesses using applications on the Force.com cloud computing platform.
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