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posted in July 2009
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iPhone OS 3.0 Leads To Wi-Fi Use Surge
News  |  7/31/2009  | 
AT&T says it saw a 41% increase last quarter in iPhone connections at wireless hotspots.
New Ubuntu Support Plans Built For Small-Biz Users
Commentary  |  7/31/2009  | 
Ubuntu wants to win over more small-business Linux users with a new set of targeted, low-cost desktop tech support packages.
SAP Demos Commitment To Business ByDesign
News  |  7/30/2009  | 
Enhancements and testing of the software-as-a-service suite indicate that SAP intends to make the offering more broadly available next year.
Carriers Respond To Bans On Texting While Driving
News  |  7/30/2009  | 
The four major wireless operators agree that the practice is dangerous, but not all believe national legislation is the best way to solve the problem.
5 Tools For The Thrifty IT Manager
Features  |  7/30/2009  | 
These free and low-cost tools help IT keep users productive without breaking the bank.
Pirate Bay Founder Stonewalls Hollywood Firms
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
The file sharing firm is claiming harassment from entertainment companies suing to stop it from facilitating sharing of copyrighted material online.
Verizon Reveals App Store Details
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
Developers will get to keep 70% of the revenue from sold apps, and Verizon said it will aim for a more transparent approval process than Apple's App Store.
Ericsson Nortel Deal May Face Patent Hurdles
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
RIM and Nortel pensioners group continue to complain about the deal; now the value of LTE intellectual property is at issue.
Apple Nixes Google Voice From iPhone
News  |  7/28/2009  | 
The App Store won't carry Google's app that lets users send free text messages, make inexpensive long-distance calls, and funnel multiple phone numbers to a single number.
Google Sells 5% AOL Stake To Time Warner
News  |  7/28/2009  | 
The search giant is taking a $717 million loss on the $1 billion it paid in 2005 for the share.
Verizon Offers Free Wi-Fi To Broadband Customers
News  |  7/28/2009  | 
Serviced by Boingo Wireless, free Wi-Fi service will be immediately available to existing Verizon FiOS Internet customers.
NEW! Business Case Builder: Distributed Asset Management
Commentary  |  7/27/2009  | 
Introducing a brand new service from bMighty.com: The bMighty Business Case Builder on Distributed Asset Management! It's the first in a series of Business Case Builders: free downloadable PowerPoint presentations designed to help you justify investments in key technologies to your company's senior management.
GM Prepares For New CIO
News  |  7/27/2009  | 
Ralph Szygenda's incoming successor, Terry Kline, will have to prove he's a tough negotiator with IT providers, at a time when the troubled automaker is at its most vulnerable.
Verizon Revenues Up On Wireless; Profits Down
News  |  7/27/2009  | 
Plans for adding the BlackBerry Storm, Motorola Android phones, and eventually the Palm Pre should continue to shore up the carrier.
Ericsson To Acquire Nortel's CDMA, LTE Units For For $1.13 Billion
News  |  7/27/2009  | 
Smartphone maker Research In Motion is planning to challenge the sale of the wireless carrier service to the Canadian government.
Introducing The IT Management How-To Center
Commentary  |  7/24/2009  | 
There comes a time in every company's growth when it becomes clear that the IT infrastructure - PCs, servers, storage, printers, e-mail, software, and much more - can no longer be managed on ad hoc basis.
Motorola Makes Big Push For Android Developers
News  |  7/24/2009  | 
The Motodev program is aimed at making it easier and faster for content creators to make Android programs for Motorola's smartphones.
Verizon Proposes Roaming Rule Change
News  |  7/23/2009  | 
The wireless carrier said it would support a law requiring it to provide competitors with roaming agreements under certain circumstances.
What Computer Service Companies Know About The Equipment We Buy
Commentary  |  7/23/2009  | 
Not long ago, I had a fascinating conversation with David Yarborough, president of ComputerPlus Sales & Service. Unlike the rest of the world, he knows which technology products break, and which ones don't.
Qwest Boosts Broadband Speeds With VDSL2
News  |  7/20/2009  | 
Very High Speed DSL 2 doubles its fastest downstream and upstream broadband speeds, company says.
HP Buys Cloud-Computing Vendor IBrix
News  |  7/17/2009  | 
HP already uses IBrix's file-serving software in its storage, servers, switches and management software.
FCC Puts Focus On Wireless Broadband
News  |  7/17/2009  | 
Objective is to expand access to more Americans and aid in job creation by promoting wireless and broadband technologies.
Mobile App Developers, Carriers Debate Openness
News  |  7/17/2009  | 
Wireless carriers, handset makers, and mobile application developers agree networks must be more open, but how open is a matter for discussion.
BMC Software Sees Hybrid Clouds On Horizon
News  |  7/16/2009  | 
Seeking to manage virtual machines in the cloud from the same management console as on-premises VMs, BMC is enabling internal data centers to work with external resources.
The Basics About Chrome OS
Features  |  7/16/2009  | 
Don't expect much more from Google until its open source release.
Is Instant-On Chrome OS's Killer App?
Features  |  7/16/2009  | 
It's a good start, though rivals are already delivering it.
Chrome OS Faces Integration Challenges Ahead
Features  |  7/16/2009  | 
Google has only begun to solve problems getting client apps and Web apps to work together.
Why Business IT Shouldn't Shrug Off Chrome OS
Features  |  7/16/2009  | 
It sends a message about the future of the Web on employees' desktops.
Business Is Booming For Managed-Service Vendors
Commentary  |  7/15/2009  | 
No small business wants to get stuck in a relationship with an IT vendor that goes belly-up on them. When it comes to dealing with managed-service providers, however, the economic risks may be lower than you think.
GetJar's App Store Hits Half Billion Downloads
News  |  7/15/2009  | 
The company is taking a different approach than Apple by delivering applications to a wide variety of devices on multiple carriers.
Boost Mobile Drops Prices For CDMA Customers
News  |  7/15/2009  | 
In the wake of its unlimited offering for iDen customers, Boost Mobile is offering a price cut of up to $20 for CDMA users.
SpaceX Hits Commercial Space Travel Milestone
News  |  7/15/2009  | 
The company successfully parked a satellite into orbit Tuesday, advancing its aim of building a business carrying payloads into space.
AT&T's iPhone Subsidies Could Hurt Margins
News  |  7/15/2009  | 
The success of the iPhone 3GS may depress AT&T's operating margins by 3%, but Apple's touch-screen device will benefit the carrier long term.
Groups Seek Cloud Computing Standards
News  |  7/15/2009  | 
A number of bodies jointly seek standardization in areas including security, management frameworks, data exchange formats, and cloud taxonomies and reference models.
Rackspace Introduces Cloud API As Public Standard
News  |  7/14/2009  | 
Open API will give cloud users control over managing workloads in the Rackspace cloud. Amazon uses proprietary APIs to give customers access to EC2.
CBS Joins HBO, Cinemax In Comcast's 'TV Everywhere'
News  |  7/14/2009  | 
The network said it would offer current and older TV shows on Comcast's on-demand streaming movie and TV service.
Comcast Subscribers Getting HBO, Cinemax On Web
News  |  7/13/2009  | 
Comcast subscribers will be able to watch titles including True Blood, The Sopranos, Transformers, and The Bourne Ultimatum, on the Web at no extra cost.
HP Offers Savings Guarantee With Managed Print Services
News  |  7/13/2009  | 
The printing giant will compensate corporations if their printing costs exceed HP's projections.
Sprint To Require Wi-Fi In Future BlackBerrys
News  |  7/10/2009  | 
The third-largest U.S. carrier has not announced a deadline for compliance, but is planning to release a version of the Blackberry Tour with Wi-Fi in 2010.
Google Apps Finally Exits Beta
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
New features and services could make the Apps more appealing to corporate customers and easier for administrators to handle.
Senator Urges DOJ, FCC To Probe Wireless Deals
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
Chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee seeks opportunities for smaller carriers and software firms to compete in the wireless market.
Sprint Offers $1 Netbook
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
Sprint is not the first mobile operator to subsidize a netbook in order to sell mobile data contracts, but it is the first to do so at such an aggressive price point.
Qualcomm, ZTE Collaborate To Boost UMTS Performance
News  |  7/6/2009  | 
The partnership will boost data throughput on the 3G technology by up to 60%, close to Long-Term Evolution channel bandwidth performance.
Sirius iPhone App Hits 1 Million Downloads
News  |  7/6/2009  | 
It's unclear how this milestone will impact the bottom line, as Sirius did not say how many iPhone users were paying for the satellite radio service.
CompuServe Shuttered By AOL
News  |  7/6/2009  | 
The first major commercial online service gave many consumers their initial exposure to e-mail and Internet connectivity.
Seattle Data Center Fire Hobbles Web Sites
News  |  7/6/2009  | 
Electrical fire at a data center Thursday night knocked out Verizon's DSL service; Authorize.net and Microsoft's Bing Travel site for as long as 36 hours.
Canonical, Eucalyptus Offer Private Cloud Consulting
News  |  7/2/2009  | 
Consulting service would encourage the concept of hybrid clouds -- open source private clouds that align with Amazon's EC2 public cloud.
Government As Early Adopter
Features  |  7/2/2009  | 
Emerging tech that's being put to real-world tests.
Tech Innovation USA: From Resilient Networks To Self-Scheduling Devices
Features  |  7/2/2009  | 
U.S. agencies are driving government IT initiatives that could soon make their way to businesses.
How Government's Driving Cloud Computing Ahead
Features  |  7/1/2009  | 
Federal agencies are testing use cases as well as pushing standards and definitions that could help the business world.
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