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posted in April 2010
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Microsoft IE9 Throws Weight Behind H.264 Video
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
Supporters of license-free video codecs immediately decried the announcement as proof that Microsoft doesn't really support an open Web.
Adobe CEO Calls Jobs' Flash Complaint 'Smokescreen'
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
Shantanu Narayen sees Apple's restrictions making life difficult for developers who want to create content on multiple platforms.
YouTube Dominates Online Video
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
The Google-owned site reached 75% of the 180 million Internet users who watched online video in March.
Global CIO: Inside SAP: 10 Factors Behind Its Dramatic Turnaround
Commentary  |  4/30/2010  | 
Here are 10 ways SAP's new leaders have reinvigorated the company, redefined its strategy, and reestablished the primacy of its customer.
Microsoft's Cloud Plan: What's In It For You?
Features  |  4/29/2010  | 
Its Azure and apps strategies are giving businesses new choices.
Skyfire Now Showing Flash On Android
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
The mobile browser supports Flash video, before Android officially gets Flash support.
Army Pushes IT In Modernization Plan
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
The service is counting on IT networks, mobile radios, cloud computing, and helmet-mounted displays to gain advantage in battle.
Mozilla Tests Mobile Firefox For Android
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
The developers working on Mozilla's Fennec are seeking feedback from Android users.
Microsoft Gets Paid For Android
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
By striking a patent licensing deal with HTC, Microsoft is raising the cost of using Google's free Android operating system.
Global CIO: SAP's McDermott Slaps Back At Oracle And Refocuses On Customers
Commentary  |  4/28/2010  | 
Just 10 weeks after becoming co-CEO, SAP's Bill McDermott has re-energized the company by focusing intensely on delivering great customer value.
SMBs Demand Fast ROI On IT Investments
Commentary  |  4/28/2010  | 
According to a CompTIA survey, 80% of SMBs wants technology solutions that "deliver immediate payback in terms of minimum disruption of business continuity and seamless integration with existing solutions" and are most interested in virtualization, unified communications, and mobile.
Oregon Public Schools Go Google
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
By moving to Google's cloud infrastructure, Oregon expects to save $1.5 million annually for e-mail alone.
Google Buys Labpixies
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
In acquiring the widget maker, Google is deepening its commitment to social software.
FEMA Blasted For IT Systems Overhaul Waste
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Inspector General report finds delays, lack of oversight by IT leadership, and questionable ethical behavior at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Global CIO: Global Banks Form Consortium To Counter HP, IBM, & Oracle
Commentary  |  4/27/2010  | 
Three huge banks will work together to buy at lower prices and to build their own cloud-based global banking infrastructure and network.
Gizmodo Editor's Computers Seized By Police
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
The investigation into possible wrongdoing by Gizmodo may itself have violated the law.
Google Ends Search Fees For Ad Partners
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
A revamped advertising partner program promises to make life easier for ad agencies.
Global CIO: Oracle President Phillips Says 22% Annual Fees Great For CIOs
Commentary  |  4/26/2010  | 
Oracle plows all of your support fees into new products and innovation and will offer Fusion "at our cost," vows Charles Phillips.
Image Gallery: Top 16 Google Services
Slideshows  |  4/26/2010  | 
Google offers a wide array of services. Some are quite evolved, but some could use some work. Here are the ones that we think are the most compelling.
Global CIO: 10 Tech Acquisitions That Would Rock The Industry
Commentary  |  4/25/2010  | 
Whom should HP acquire? Or IBM, or Microsoft, or SAP, or Cisco, or five others? Here are our Top 10 matchmaking suggestions.
Buyers Guide To Cloud E-Mail
Features  |  4/22/2010  | 
As more companies consider software as a service e-mail, here is what to consider.
Why CIOs Are Choosing Cloud E-Mail
Features  |  4/22/2010  | 
The No. 1 reason is cost savings, but remote access, reliability, and features also factor in.
Why CIOs Are Choosing Cloud E-Mail
Features  |  4/22/2010  | 
The No. 1 reason is cost savings, but remote access, reliability, and features also factor in.
Salesforce.com To Acquire Data Provider Jigsaw
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
CRM partner uses crowd sourcing to deliver accurate, up-to-date business contact information.
Cloud Computing Leaves Consumers Cold
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
More than half of adults surveyed disagreed with the concept that files stored online are safer than files stored locally on a hard drive.
Global CIO: EMC Embraces Cloud And Says It Loud With Huge Q1
Commentary  |  4/22/2010  | 
EMC says its biggest-ever first quarter proves "there is no doubt" that the private cloud is "exactly where customers are heading."
Microsoft Connects Office To Facebook
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
Docs for Facebook, Microsoft's latest online document creation and sharing service, promises productivity in a social context.
Adobe Burns Bridge With Apple, Embraces Google
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
There will be no more investment in development tools to bring Flash content to the iPhone.
Apple Profits Up 90%
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
The company's strong fiscal second quarter sends its stock surging in after-hours trading.
Videoconferencing Booming During Flight Ban
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
Travelers stranded by the Icelandic volcano are using telepresence and videoconferencing to stay in contact with their businesses.
Google Local Business Center Gets Makeover
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
With a new name and new services, Google Places will send a photographer out to take pictures of merchants' stores.
Global CIO: IBM Layoffs Mostly Outside U.S., Despite Media Indignation
Commentary  |  4/20/2010  | 
Undercutting media hand-wringing over IBM "abandoning the U.S. workforce," IBM says the cuts took place primarily in Europe and Asia.
NASA Cloud Guru Named CTO For IT
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
The brains behind the Nebula cloud computing effort moves to NASA HQ to drive IT innovation for the space agency.
Apple Seeks Return Of 'Lost' iPhone
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
Gizmodo, which posted pictures of an unreleased iPhone, faces criticism for its handling of the story.
Global CIO: IBM Sees Surge In Customers' Transformation Projects
Commentary  |  4/20/2010  | 
That's a clear sign that many companies are overhauling operations to drive growth—are you a participant or a spectator?
Microsoft Unveils Crowdsourcing For Politicians
News  |  4/19/2010  | 
The TownHall platform aims to help public officials and candidates better engage with the public.
Help Arrives for Managing Cloud Applications
Commentary  |  4/19/2010  | 
With cloud computing, small and medium businesses can offload deployment and maintenance of company applications to third parties. However, one challenge is these corporations want to be sure that the applications are running efficiently. Consequently, LTech, a Bridgewater, N.J. solutions provider, has stepped in to try and fill that void.
GSM iPhone May Be Going To Canada
News  |  4/19/2010  | 
Canadian carrier SaskTel is switching to GSM and building its 3G network and says it's ready for Apple's next-gen iPhone.
Microsoft Investigates Report Of Abused Workers
News  |  4/15/2010  | 
Long hours, low wages, and poor working conditions have been documented at factory in China.
Global CIO: WestJet's IT Nightmare And The Power Of Customers
Commentary  |  4/15/2010  | 
Just before upgrading its sweeping reservations system, the airline decided to keep customers in the dark.
How Cloud Computing Changes IT Outsourcing
Features  |  4/15/2010  | 
Outsourcing management gets even more important. Yet that's something many IT shops aren't doing well.
Washington Debates Broadband Plan
News  |  4/15/2010  | 
Lawmakers and lobbyists are urging the FCC to decide whether broadband should be classified as a telecommunications service or an information service.
How Cloud Computing Changes IT Outsourcing
Features  |  4/15/2010  | 
Outsourcing management gets even more important. Yet that's something many IT shops aren't doing well.
What You Don't Know About SEO
Features  |  4/15/2010  | 
It's essential to understand SEO before you spend thousands hiring consultants you may not even need.
Global CIO: If IBM Needs Big Growth, Who's On Acquisition List?
Commentary  |  4/11/2010  | 
Both of those questions carry significant repercussions for CIOs about IBM's focus, ability to execute, and possibly shorter list of competitors.
FCC May Change National Broadband Plan
News  |  4/9/2010  | 
Revisions are being considered to comply with the Comcast court ruling that invalidated the Federal Communications Commission's Net neutrality policy.
Federal IT Market $111.9 Billion By 2015
News  |  4/9/2010  | 
Civilian agencies will spend the most money on IT services, while intelligence agencies will see the largest growth in spending.
Microsoft Plans To Beat Google In The Cloud
Features  |  4/8/2010  | 
It will keep packaging a mix of apps to meet companies collaboration demands.
What Genentech CIO Likes About Google Docs
Features  |  4/8/2010  | 
It meets a need for quick-and-easy collaboration, says CIO Todd Pierce. It's not for regulated content, though.
NASA Taps Citrix For Tweets From Space
News  |  4/8/2010  | 
The combination of XenDesktop and Citrix Branch Repeater is the technology behind astronauts' direct access to desktop and Web applications.
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