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posted in June 2008
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Closing the Gap with Larger Competitors
Features  |  6/30/2008  | 
A converged network allows small and midsize businesses to regain their edge over their larger competitors and once again get closer to their customers
Dell Unveils Notebook Security Services
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
The latest offerings are an expansion of the computer maker's ProSupport portfolio of services.
Microsoft Lays Out Protocol Patent Licensing Terms
News  |  6/30/2008  | 
Protocols for Office 2007, SharePoint 2007, and Exchange Server 2007 are out, but it's too early to tell what impact those releases will have on the company or its partners and competitors.
MetroPCS' 'Open' Network Signals Single-Network Shift
News  |  6/27/2008  | 
Sprint, Verizon, and Alltel phones can now be used on the MetroFlash flat-rate wireless service for a $40 a-month fee.
Embotics Boosts Virtual Tool, V-Commander Management Capabilities
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
Version 2.0 enhances current VMware virtualization software and will add support for managing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V environments by the end of the year.
Government Search Engine Expands With Vivisimo
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
USASearch.gov bolsters its search affiliate program to enhance news, images, frequently asked questions, maps, and weather forecasts, as well as government contact information.
Chrysler Unveils Rolling Hotspot For 2009 Models
News  |  6/26/2008  | 
For the user who has to be always connected, the Wi-Fi system offers speeds of 600 to 800 Kbps on the downlink and 200 Kbps on the uplink.
Moving To The Cloud, Businesses Encounter Turbulence
News  |  6/25/2008  | 
A "thought shift" is required before big business will shift core business databases to the cloud, said a Google software engineer.
Google, Microsoft Back Online Health Records Privacy Framework
News  |  6/25/2008  | 
The Markle Foundation rolled out a set of best practices backed by medical professionals, health insurers, consumer groups, healthcare providers, employer coalitions, and tech companies.
Oracle Forms Health And Sciences Business Unit
News  |  6/24/2008  | 
While the company's focus on health care and life sciences isn't new, Oracle clearly sees growth opportunities in the sector.
Hyperic To Monitor Amazon.com's Cloud Computing Availability
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
Hyperic launched a Web site that reports on the availability of Amazon.com's cloud computing services, such as Elastic Compute Cloud and Simple Storage Service.
Microsoft, AT&T, Covisint Partner On Health Data Exchange
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
The agreement lets consumers who use Microsoft's HealthVault share their health data with their doctors.
Google, Salesforce Expand Integration Of Cloud Computing Platforms
News  |  6/23/2008  | 
The Force.com Toolkit for Google Data APIs merges content from Google services with Salesforce.com's database, logic, and workflow capabilities.
Portland Says C'est La Vie To Wi-Fi Shutdown
News  |  6/20/2008  | 
ISP MetroFi had contacted the city government last month, indicating it was looking for a buyer for the existing network, which covers around 30% of the city.
NASA, California Scientists Team Up To Study Air Pollution
News  |  6/20/2008  | 
NASA airplanes are flying over the state to gather air samples to pinpoint sources of greenhouse gas emissions and to determine which pollutants blow into California from offshore vessels.
HP To Shrink Printer Operations From Five To Three Units
News  |  6/19/2008  | 
The laser-jet and commercial printer operations will form one unit, while the ink-jet and consumer supplies operations will constitute another. The third unit will focus on billboards, signs, and professional photography.
Firefox 3 Bugs Reported
News  |  6/19/2008  | 
Security flaws were found in Firefox 3 just hours after the open source Web browser was released Tuesday.
Guide To Cloud Computing
Features  |  6/19/2008  | 
The market is getting crowded with Web-based software and storage offerings. Here's what you need to know about the cloud computing strategies of Amazon, Google, Salesforce, and five other leading vendors.
Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Nears Release
News  |  6/19/2008  | 
The former SoftGrid software streams an application from a server in an organization's data center to a local PC as pieces of the application are needed.
SMBs Will Rise To Cloud Computing
Features  |  6/19/2008  | 
The trend toward Web-based services tilts the IT playing field in favor of smaller companies.
Verizon Boosts FiOS Internet Speed In 10 States
News  |  6/19/2008  | 
The company will increase its fastest Internet access offering from 30 Mbps (download) and 15 Mbps (upload) to a faster 50/20 Mbps service.
HP, VMware Link Arms To Manage Virtual, Physical Resources
News  |  6/18/2008  | 
In the past, HP has linked its systems management software to VMware's through an external interface.
Verizon Says Fiber Network May Be Too Expensive For Some Areas
News  |  6/18/2008  | 
The company is exploring alternatives so it can roll out high-speed broadband Internet and video to rural areas where it may be too expensive to deploy its FiOS service.
Entertainment, Media Market To Hit $2.2 Trillion By 2012
News  |  6/18/2008  | 
Growth is expected to be influenced by broadband penetration and mobile applications over the next five years, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers' report.
Insourcing Is The New Outsourcing For IT
Commentary  |  6/18/2008  | 
Faced with scarce resources, IT staff have several options: hire more employees, hire contractors, send the work out-of-house or offshore. But IT managers may be overlooking a useful technical resource right under their collective noses: business users.
Verizon Challenges AT&T For Residential Services
News  |  6/17/2008  | 
Verizon said it will expand its fiber-optic network into AT&T's U-verse territory in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for the first time.
Intel Spins Off Solar Tech Business
News  |  6/17/2008  | 
In addition to making photovoltaic cells, SpectraWatt also will focus on improving current manufacturing processes to reduce the cost of photovoltaic energy generation.
AT&T Delivers Social Networking Apps To Mobile Customers
News  |  6/17/2008  | 
Downloads like JuiceCaster let subscribers share videos and photos and post them to social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter for $2.99 a month
Microsoft Unveils OS For Portable Navigation Devices
News  |  6/16/2008  | 
Windows Embedded NavReady 2009 includes technologies for connecting PNDs to online services, mobile phones, and Windows-based PCs.
Silicon Valley Launch: A Visit To Tech's Bleeding Edge
News  |  6/13/2008  | 
Entrepreneurs at Silicon Valley Launch get to pitch an audience full of venture capitalists and talent scouts from companies such as IBM, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, HP, and Microsoft.
Down To Business: Customers Fire A Few Shots At Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  6/12/2008  | 
Security, regulatory compliance, and long-term vendor commitment are among the chief concerns.
Clearwire Sees $17.5 Billion In WiMax Revenue By 2017
News  |  6/12/2008  | 
The WiMax company expects to have 30 million subscribers in the next nine years.
Palm Jumps As Verizon Picks Up Centro Smartphone
News  |  6/12/2008  | 
Already a hit with consumers, Palm brass said the company plans to ship 2 million units by the end of the year.
Analytics Summary: BPO Survey
Features  |  6/11/2008  | 
InformationWeek's latest poll on enterprise use of business process outsourcing reveals a mix of angst and opportunities.
Google's Sergey Brin Books Multi-Million Dollar Space Flight
News  |  6/11/2008  | 
Brin has joined Space Adventures' Orbital Mission Explorers Circle, giving him preferential access to space mission seats.
Oregon State Wins 2008 Mars Rover Challenge
News  |  6/11/2008  | 
The team was commended for the way they used common household products in the competition, which involved geology, biology, basic engineering, construction, and emergency navigation.
Terremark Launches Utility Computing Service For Enterprises
News  |  6/11/2008  | 
Based on the Infinistructure virtualized utility platform, the company is billing the compute cycles and storage as a lump sum at the beginning of a multi-month contract.
Enterprise 2.0: Wachovia Turns To Wikis, Blogs To Support Growth
News  |  6/11/2008  | 
To connect its 100,000-plus employees, the financial services company is rolling out a slew of new collaboration tools anchored by Microsoft's SharePoint Server.
Web Conferencing Goes Open Source
Commentary  |  6/11/2008  | 
A few years ago, I put together a long article reviewing all of the major Web conferencing tools. It did not include any open-source options for a very simple reason: There weren't any. Today, however, it's a very different story.
Open Source Data Recovery Tools To The Rescue
News  |  6/10/2008  | 
Disasters happen to the best of computers. Luckily, open source apps like SystemRescueCD, dd, Partedmagic, BackTrack, Security Tools Distribution, Helix, and TestDisk can help recover important data and bring dead systems back to life.
Procter & Gamble Signs $650 Million Outsourcing Deal With BT
News  |  6/10/2008  | 
BT will run P&G's VoIP, Internet services, remote access, audio and videoconferencing and some security services like firewall and anti-virus.
ISPs Agree To Block Child Porn Sites, Newsgroups
News  |  6/10/2008  | 
Verizon, Time Warner Cable, and Sprint have also agreed to pay a total of $1.125 million to support the activities of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
Enterprise 2.0: Google, Amazon, Salesforce Push 'Cloud' Vision
News  |  6/10/2008  | 
Vendors at the Enterprise 2.0 conference tried to convince a group of seasoned IT pros that they should put all their data in the so-called cloud and leave it to outsiders to manage.
Enterprise 2.0: Oracle Pushes 'Social CRM' Services
News  |  6/10/2008  | 
The software services, to be previewed at the Enterprise 2.0 conference, are Oracle's first significant plunge into subscription-based SaaS.
Microsoft, Kaiser Permanente Launch E-Health Record Pilot
News  |  6/9/2008  | 
The program will test the exchange of patient health data from Kaiser Permanente's My Health Manager e-health record system to Microsoft's HealthVault platform.
Apple's .Mac Retooled, Relaunched As MobileMe
News  |  6/9/2008  | 
The cloud storage service lets users sync e-mails, contacts, and data between an iPhone and different computers.
JetBlue Advances In-Flight Messaging With Airfone Purchase
News  |  6/9/2008  | 
The service features use of Yahoo e-mail, Gmail, AOL Mail, Hotmail, Windows Live Mail, and Microsoft Exchange corporate accounts.
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