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posted in June 2009
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Red Hat To Certify Linux Apps For Amazon's EC2
News  |  6/30/2009  | 
Move will guarantee that Enterprise Linux packaged with third-party apps are ready to run in Amazon's EC2 cloud.
Beyond Google Docs: 7 Web-Based Collaboration Apps
News  |  6/30/2009  | 
Along with the search-engine giant's popular collaboration tools, we look at Zoho Writer, Pastebin, Dabbleboard, Dimdim, Yugma, and Bubbl.us.
Pirate Bay Takes On YouTube
News  |  6/29/2009  | 
VideoBay is in "beta extreme" and comes with the warning, "Don't expect anything to work at all."
Review: Apple's Speedy iPhone 3GS
News  |  6/29/2009  | 
Its blazing speed and new features make the 3GS Apple's best iPhone yet, but its App Store, and easy-to-use OS are what set it apart from the Palm Pre and Nokia N97.
IBM Talks Up Cloud Computing
News  |  6/26/2009  | 
"Cloud computing is a new way of consuming IT," says Willy Chiu, vice president of IBM Cloud Labs.
Cloud Computing Advocates Detail Its Future
News  |  6/26/2009  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, Sun Microsystems CTO Greg Papadopolous, and Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com speculate on cloud computing's future.
AT&T Expands Smart Grid Ambitions
News  |  6/25/2009  | 
The carrier is teaming with Cooper Power Systems to sell wireless grid sensors to power utilities.
Ellison: Oracle Plans To Be No. 1 In On-Demand Software
News  |  6/24/2009  | 
It may take 10 years, the CEO acknowledges, noting that Oracle is currently only "a little bit" involved in cloud computing.
Microsoft Hohm Cuts Power Bills
News  |  6/24/2009  | 
The software maker's new Web tool helps users reduce electricity use.
Enterprise 2.0: IBM's LotusLive Connections Captures Award
News  |  6/24/2009  | 
The winner of the show's Cloud Computing Technology Buyers' Choice Award combines business social networking with collaboration tools.
RightScale Offers Hyperic HQ For Cloud Management
News  |  6/23/2009  | 
Hyperic HQ monitors an application's performance as it runs in the Amazon EC2 cloud or in Google's App Engine cloud.
Enterprise 2.0: SAP, Jive Combining BI With Wikis
News  |  6/23/2009  | 
IT departments won't have to arrange for separate licenses or subscriptions for business intelligence tools that people want to use in their companies' Jive-based wikis.
Conduit Makes Its Free Browser Toolbars More Attractive To SMBs
Commentary  |  6/23/2009  | 
Custom browser toolbars are big in Latin America and Eastern Europe, but they never really caught on here in North America. But toolbar leader Conduit wants to change that with new Conduit Open features that create a kind of "app store" for toolbar components.
Simply Continuous "Guarantees" To Restore Your Data
Commentary  |  6/23/2009  | 
In most cases, backup and disaster recovery companies promise to back up your data. But this new recovery service provider offers a Service Level Agreement that specifies not just that it will safeguard your data and applications, but how long it will take to restore them.
Nissan Shifts Manufacturing Costs With Hyper-V
News  |  6/22/2009  | 
Microsoft's virtualization software helped consolidate 159 servers used in assembly and component manufacturing down to 28.
The Web 2.0 Social Networking Revolution: Q&A With Author Matthew Fraser
Features  |  6/21/2009  | 
The promise of the Internet age was the end of business as usual. Instead much of the business world has resisted the paradigm shifts of Web 2.0 and social media, but the Great Recession may prove the tipping point for widespread adoption.
Challengers Trumpet Microsoft Office Compatibility
Commentary  |  6/19/2009  | 
From IBM's Lotus Symphony to eXPresso collaboration, alternatives to Microsoft Office are scrambling to improve compatibility with Office formats.
Verizon Introduces Global 3G USB Modem
News  |  6/19/2009  | 
The USB1000 Global Modem gives travelers Internet access in countries using either CDMA or GSM networks.
Sony Adds Online Movie Database To Blu-ray Discs
News  |  6/19/2009  | 
MovieIQ lets movie fans access information on cast and crew and check out production facts, soundtrack information, and other trivia.
Enterprise 2.0: Wiki While You Work
Features  |  6/19/2009  | 
The corporation is where Web 2.0 tools hold the most promise to transform social organization, but it's also where there has been the most resistance to change. Although Web 2.0 tools can have a tremendous upside for businesses, the reality is that, inside many companies, reactions to online social networking have been fixated on the downside.
HP, Skytap Testing Cloud Applications
News  |  6/18/2009  | 
Through its partnership, HP's LoadRunner testing tool can now be used to build test scenarios that will tax an application's limits.
Rolling Review: CA Service Catalog
Features  |  6/18/2009  | 
Flexible package makes it easy to build your own -- but only in Windows.
8 Questions To Ask Before Going Live In The Cloud
Features  |  6/18/2009  | 
Your boss has signed off on your cloud computing initiatives. Now what?
Qwest Inks Deal With IBM To Offer Managed Services To Midsize Companies
Commentary  |  6/17/2009  | 
The 5-year deal is intended to result in delivering enterprise-class network and security services that are affordable for smaller companies.
Apple MobileMe Debuts Find My iPhone, Data-Wipe Services
News  |  6/17/2009  | 
The new capabilities are available on iPhones that have been upgraded to the latest 3.0 software.
IBM, Qwest Delivering IT Services To Mid-Sized Businesses
News  |  6/17/2009  | 
The telecom and IT software partnership is largely based on the concept that many midsize businesses want sophisticated computing services, but can't afford the capital investment.
E-Health Records Planned Despite Stimulus Uncertainty
News  |  6/17/2009  | 
More than 50% of healthcare providers surveyed by IVANS do not believe the federal stimulus package will successfully encourage health IT adoption.
Dell Expands Virtualization, Server, Storage Portfolio
News  |  6/17/2009  | 
The company also added more flexible support services and turnkey virtualization configurations for small and medium-sized businesses.
Cloud Computing: 10 Questions For Federal CIO Vivek Kundra
News  |  6/16/2009  | 
Kundra discuss his thoughts about cloud computing in government, and what it would take to make cloud technologies easier to adopt in the federal space.
Senators Want To Grill Wireless Carriers, Manufacturers
News  |  6/16/2009  | 
Lawmakers say they want to determine whether "exclusivity agreements" between mobile handset makers and wireless carriers "are restricting consumer choice."
Salesforce Enticing Customers With Force.com Free Edition
News  |  6/15/2009  | 
The initiative lets customers build Web applications and, if they wish, their own branded Web site to be operated on the Salesforce.com infrastructure.
Antenna Software Acquires Dexterra
News  |  6/15/2009  | 
Antenna expects the buy to give it more leverage in the mobile middleware market, which is expected to grow at a healthy clip as more businesses add mobile device support.
IBM Expands Cloud Computing Appliances, Services
News  |  6/15/2009  | 
New products and services will let companies deploy task-specific internal clouds, while also tapping into new public cloud services.
General Services Administration's CIO Looks To The Cloud
News  |  6/12/2009  | 
Casey Coleman reveals the GSA's role in driving a government-wide cloud computing initiative and other IT priorities.
Building 43, PartnerUp Debut New And Upgraded SMB Communities
Commentary  |  6/11/2009  | 
Rackspace Cloud tees up Building 43, while Deluxe enhances its PartnerUP site.
Danoo Intros Interactive Mobile Ad Campaign
News  |  6/11/2009  | 
The company will offer downloadable mobile content via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi at venues like coffee houses, airports, and cafes.
HP Unveils Scale-Out Computing Hardware For Data Centers
News  |  6/10/2009  | 
The ProLiant SL server line is a lightweight, power-efficient modular computing system for companies with large data centers that support cloud computing environments.
Sprint Rolls Out Business Data Plan
News  |  6/9/2009  | 
The third-largest U.S. carrier is offering its corporate liable accounts a $39.99 plan that provides 500 MB of monthly data.
SAP Unveils SaaS Strategy
News  |  6/9/2009  | 
SAP's new head of on-demand software applications for large companies provides the first details of SAP's strategy for delivering subscription-based apps to Business Suite customers.
Google App Sync Guns For Microsoft Exchange
News  |  6/9/2009  | 
The software allows Outlook users to connect to Google Apps for e-mail, contacts, and calendar data, as well as helping Google nibble away at Microsoft's enterprise contracts.
GSA Backs Away From Federal Cloud CTO Appointment
News  |  6/9/2009  | 
Cloud computing is still a major initiative of federal CIO Vivek Kundra, and its importance was even outlined in an addendum to the president's 2010 budget last month.
Tough Times Call For (Smart) Technology Investments
Features  |  6/8/2009  | 
In this economy, many companies are reluctant to spend on technology. But technology alone won't save your business; making smart, strategic tech investments can help your business survive and even thrive.
Virtual Desktops Follow Hospital Staff On Rounds
News  |  6/8/2009  | 
VMware's View spins up copies of customized desktops on thin clients throughout the hospital so staff can access patient information from almost anywhere.
Intel Capital Invests $43 Million In Japanese WiMax
News  |  6/8/2009  | 
UQ estimates its service will be available to more than 90% of the Japanese population by the end of 2012.
U.K. CIOs Foggy About Cloud Computing
News  |  6/8/2009  | 
Most are adopting online software and service delivery with secure hosted environments but are hesitating to adopt the cloud computing concept, a new report finds.
Global CIO: Should Microsoft Buy Salesforce.com?
Commentary  |  6/8/2009  | 
Maybe Microsoft and Salesforce could each be very good for what ails the other.
Siemens Signs SaaS Deal For 420,000 Users
News  |  6/8/2009  | 
The company will use SuccessFactors' software as a service to manage employee performance, compensation, and recruiting in 80 countries.
Alltel Moves To One-Year Contracts
News  |  6/4/2009  | 
The regional carrier is cutting the length of a contract in half but won't be raising prices on phones.
VMware, Terracotta To Scale Apps In The Cloud
News  |  6/4/2009  | 
The joint effort may one day be offered in public clouds as well being available to establish private cloud computing, executives with the companies say.
Verizon Business Unveils 'Computing As A Service'
News  |  6/4/2009  | 
The company's CaaS users will be able to access a real-time self-service portal to manage physical and virtual servers, network devices, storage, and backup services.
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