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posted in May 2009
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Global CIO: Sam Palmisano's Grand Strategy For IBM Revealed In $5B Global Financing Plan
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
The company is offering billions to help customers "mind the gap" until so-called stimulus money begins to flow around the globe. And it expects much of that funding will be used to purchase its very own products and services.
FCC To Examine Rural Broadband Needs
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
A new report indicates that there will be a multiplicity of solutions ranging from cable and DSL to satellite and broadband over power lines.
AT&T, Verizon Racing To Rollout 4G Wireless
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Super-high-speed LTE wireless infrastructure is expected to expand into mainstream networks in the next few years, analysts predict.
HP, Cast Iron Offering SaaS Integration Appliances
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
HP's resellers will offer appliances for handling integration between SaaS and on-site applications, which remains one of the biggest hardships of SaaS deployments.
Federal Agency Seeks $6.6 Billion In Outsourcing Deals
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Defense Intelligence Agency seeks IT services including CRM, cybersecurity, data center administration, disaster recovery, and software development.
Google Automates Apps With Scripting System
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Search giant expects enterprise users to employ Google Apps Scripts for scheduling and procurement, transportation planning, and other business automation functions.
Univ. North Carolina, IBM Team Up For Research, Personalized Care
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Integration with IBM's technologies is expected to improve treatment of patients with diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and cystic fibrosis.
VMware Invests $20 Million In Terremark Cloud Services
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The virtualization giant will own 5% of Terremark, which produces cloud and managed IT services for large companies and government agencies.
Accenture Shifting Some Business Assets To Ireland
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The consulting and outsourcing firm has 180,000 employees working in 120 countries.
Glide's Engage To Deliver Twitter-Style Micro-Blogging
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Glide is a media-sharing, communications, productivity, and file-storage service that runs on Web browsers using Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows, and on dozens of mobile devices.
Ericsson Lights Up LTE Site
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
The company deploys the first commercial 4G cell site using Long Term Evolution technology, and the data network is capable of high-speed mobile services.
SAP Braces For Change
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
New sole-CEO Leo Apotheker wants the enterprise-software powerhouse to be more responsive to customers.
Verizon Business Adding Emergency Vehicles To Its Fleet
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
The service vehicles are equipped with satellite links, VoIP phones, and Ethernet access to help restore communications.
Interop: Data Represents Big Cloud Challenge
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
Slow and inefficient Internet links, security concerns, and architectural problems in terms of processing are top of mind for one expert panel.
How Cloud Computing Jump-Started A State Agency
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
A new CIO, a shrinking budget, and a commitment to serving mobile employees pointed to the solution: cloud apps and a cluster of virtualized x86 servers.
Interop: IBM Predicts Data Center Expansion Via Containers
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
Big Blue is following Rackable, HP, and Sun, which have begun to sell shipping containers already preloaded with servers, networking, and other data center equipment.
U.S. Defense Dept. Information Systems CIO Opens Up On Shared IT
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
DISA CIO John Garing reveals much about how his team coordinates procurement, collaboration, and cloud computing within the often competing military branches.
California Agency Embraces Mobility, Cloud Computing
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
The state's Public Utilities Commission is using the Open Campus application to give employees wireless access as well as virtual desktops and diskless laptops to ensure data security.
AT&T Expanding Its Netbook Offerings
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
The carrier will offer discounted Acer, Dell, and Lenovo netbooks to customers who sign a two-year data contract.
Interop: SAP Sheds Light On Cloud Computing Plans
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
Execs point to future systems powered by SAP Business Suite and Business Objects along with SAP's CRM On-Demand and Business ByDesign.
Managed Services Model Helps Companies Weather Recession
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
CompTIA reports that managed services providers are holding profits longer and recovering sooner than traditional product and support sales companies.
Microsoft Opens My Phone For All
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
Similar to Apple's MobileMe, the free wireless data backup service lets Windows Mobile users store contacts, photos, videos, and text messages on a password-protected Web account.
Landscape Takes Ubuntu Into The Cloud
Commentary  |  5/18/2009  | 
Canonical is pushing its Ubuntu system management tool into the cloud. But it also offers some very down-to-earth benefits for small-business Linux users.
HP Introduces More Printers, Support For SMBs
Commentary  |  5/18/2009  | 
HP's latest offering for small businesses bolsters a broadening portfolio of SMB solutions that make cost containment a top priority.
Amazon Adds CloudWatch Monitoring, Other Services
News  |  5/18/2009  | 
The Amazon move follows an earlier offering by open source Web site management firm Hyperic.
4G Wireless Growth Expected To Outpace 3G
News  |  5/18/2009  | 
The next generation of mobile broadband technology will have more than 100 million subscribers in four years, according to a report by Pyramid Research.
Sybase, Samsung Team For Enterprise Mobility
News  |  5/15/2009  | 
The move is an attempt to capitalize on the trend of businesses wanting to get more out of their deployed smartphones than just mobile e-mail.
Japan Hopes IT Investment, Private Cloud Will Spur Economic Recovery
News  |  5/15/2009  | 
The Kasumigaseki Cloud is part of a larger government project that's expected to create 300,000 to 400,000 new jobs within three years.
Four In 10 Interop Attendees Increasing IT Spending
News  |  5/14/2009  | 
Target investment areas include virtualization, cloud computing, IT energy conservation, mobility and wireless, and network infrastructure and data center upgrades.
Motorola Wins $310 Million Contract In China
News  |  5/14/2009  | 
The company will provide GSM and 3G equipment and services in various markets.
Verizon Wireless To Offer $200 Netbook
News  |  5/14/2009  | 
The $200 price tag includes a $50 mail-in rebate, but a two-year data service plan is required.
Federal Government Considering Cloud Computing
News  |  5/14/2009  | 
The GSA's request about "infrastructure as a service" includes 45 questions that may already eliminate some vendors.
IT Training Tools For Even The Tightest Budget
Commentary  |  5/13/2009  | 
Education is a sound investment for any small-business IT manager. And if you know where to look, it's an investment you can make for just pennies a day.
Google's Cloud Evangelism Converts Enterprise Customers
News  |  5/13/2009  | 
International auto parts supplier Valeo has agreed to deploy Google Apps across its 30,000-member workforce.
SlingPlayer For iPhone Taxing AT&T's Network
News  |  5/13/2009  | 
The application enables customers with a Slingbox to watch and control their televisions, including cable boxes and digital video recorders, through the iPhone.
Interop Preview: Cloud Computing Takes Center Stage
News  |  5/13/2009  | 
Expert demos at Las Vegas conference will showcase why the cloud is relevant to the enterprise, May 17-21.
SAP CEO Seeking 'Clarity' With Customers
News  |  5/12/2009  | 
Leo Apotheker is intent on balancing the demand for lower prices and more value on one side, and shareholders anxious over declining profits and revenue on the other.
Federal Budget Lays Out Government Cloud Computing Plans
News  |  5/12/2009  | 
Despite up-front costs, the White House expects that rolling out government-wide common IT services will pay off in the long run.
Obama's Budget Calls For Shifts In IT Spending
News  |  5/8/2009  | 
The Department of Defense would see a number of increases for IT spending, but some tech-heavy programs such as a battlefield network effort are marked for cuts.
Microsoft Offers Cloud-Based Public Data Hosting With Azure
News  |  5/7/2009  | 
The Open Government Data Initiative aims to help government agencies host public data on Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud computing platform.
Mozilla Weaves Its Firefox Cloud
News  |  5/7/2009  | 
Weave aims to transform Firefox from a Web page presentation tool into a platform for cloud-based services.
Rolling Review Kick-Off: IT Service Catalog Implementation
Features  |  5/7/2009  | 
Service catalogs set common expectations for IT and users, but there are risks.
Micro Focus Spending $155 Million For Borland, Compuware Tools
News  |  5/6/2009  | 
Over the last three years, Micro Focus has been expanding its portfolio with application testing and quality management tools, making five related acquisitions since 2006.
Citrix Dazzle Offers Self-Serve Virtualized Apps
News  |  5/5/2009  | 
Dazzle converts the nonnavigable IT infrastructure "into a self-service application store, like iTunes," Citrix executive says.
Vizioncore Lets Virtual Machine Users Provision Themselves
News  |  5/5/2009  | 
VControl could speed IT operations by allowing end users to configure and initiate their VM of choice without requiring assistance from IT managers.
Monitoring Tools Can Boost E-Health Record Systems Performance
News  |  5/5/2009  | 
Federal stimulus money is pushing health care providers to implement e-medical record systems, but keeping the technology performing to doctors' satisfaction is the larger concern.
Sprint May Outsource Network Operations To Ericsson
News  |  5/4/2009  | 
If the deal goes through, several thousand Sprint employees are expected to be transferred to Ericsson.
Oracle Gives Customers A Break On Maintenance Fees
News  |  5/4/2009  | 
The change buys customers another year of standard fees on aging software products before increasing to extended-support rates. But is Oracle doing enough?
Microsoft Contest Looks To Entice Azure Developers
News  |  5/4/2009  | 
Windows Azure is expected to pit Microsoft against competitors like Google and Amazon.
Boost Mobile Overwhelmed By Texters
News  |  5/1/2009  | 
The influx of customers wanting the $50 unlimited plan is too much for Boost Mobile's infrastructure to handle, and many users are getting delayed text messages.
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