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posted in August 2008
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Google Launches Google Video For Business
News  |  8/29/2008  | 
The company is using its Google Apps business to provide the infrastructure necessary to search videos, restrict access to them, rate them, comment on them, and download them.
Majority Favors Global Internet Bill of Rights
News  |  8/29/2008  | 
Key rights granted under the global Internet Bill of Rights would be freedom of information, freedom of expression, and the right of people to have affordable access.
AT&T-iPhone Problems May Signal Difficulties For Android
News  |  8/29/2008  | 
Verizon and T-Mobile may do well to sidestep network glitches if Google wants its phone to outsell Apple's, a wireless spectrum expert suggests.
Start-Ups Bring Google's Parallel Processing To Data Warehousing
News  |  8/29/2008  | 
Aster and Greenplum have made Google's MapReduce compatible with SQL for use in the parallel data warehousing systems based on open source PostgreSQL.
Smaller Businesses Drive SaaS Growth In China
Commentary  |  8/29/2008  | 
Worldwide, the market for SaaS is projected to grow 25% annually and reach $19.3 billion by 2011. Much of the fuel for the growth comes from China, where the annual growth rate is pegged 33% and almost 20% of the total market ($3.8 billion). And in China, the SMBs are the growth engine -- 42 million of them contributed 60 % of GDP and by 2012 there will be 50 million.
IBM Expands Its Information On Demand Strategy
News  |  8/28/2008  | 
The updated software tools help position the company as a provider of all of a business' data management needs, including content management, data cleansing, and data integration.
SaaS Doubts Boost Remote Infrastructure Services
News  |  8/28/2008  | 
Chiquita Brands, a SaaS believer, taps remote management services provider for e-mail chores.
User Group Hosting Discussions On SAP Price Hikes
News  |  8/28/2008  | 
SAP is holding firm on its plan to raise maintenance fees to 22% over the next four years, despite some customers' opposition to the plan.
Cisco To Buy PostPath For $215 Million
News  |  8/28/2008  | 
Privately-held PostPath, which develops and provides e-mail and calendaring software, will enhance Cisco's WebEx product line, the company said.
Nortel Demo Puts 4G Wireless One Step Closer
News  |  8/27/2008  | 
The company demonstrates the first live Long Term Evolution handoff between cell sites, but data speeds were lower than what's been promised.
Dell Explains Cloud-Computing Trademark Attempt
News  |  8/27/2008  | 
The computer maker can appeal the Patent Office's rejection of its trademark application for the commonly used term.
SaaS Doubts Give Remote Infrastructure Services Life
News  |  8/27/2008  | 
Remote managed services are a stepping-stone toward cloud computing for companies with economic, legal, or security concerns about software-as-a-service, a Gartner analyst says.
Blame iPhone 3G Reception Problems On Carriers, Not Handset
News  |  8/26/2008  | 
A global survey of owners found their iPhones operated with very slow speeds, especially in metro areas like San Francisco.
Aircell Signs Up Fourth Airline For Wi-Fi Service
News  |  8/26/2008  | 
CEO Jack Blumenstein expects there will be some 2,000 commercial airplanes offering Aircell's in-flight Gogo Internet service by the end of next year.
AT&T Adds Two International Data Plans For iPhone
News  |  8/26/2008  | 
While still expensive, the latest offerings are hundreds of dollars less than pay-per-use international data roaming charges.
HP Closes $13.9 Billion EDS Acquisition
News  |  8/26/2008  | 
The deal creates the world's second largest IT services and outsourcing vendor, trailing only IBM.
IBM Wins International Services Deals
News  |  8/25/2008  | 
Contract wins in India and Russia boost the company's global outsourcing unit.
Microsoft Photosynth Buckles Under Demand
News  |  8/25/2008  | 
The 3-D photo-stitching service slowed to a crawl after receiving more than 286,000 image uploads on its first day.
Apple MobileMe Reportedly Vulnerable To Data Loss
News  |  8/22/2008  | 
Sniffing public file sharing folders is the latest in a string of problems that has plagued the service, which replaced Apple's .Mac service.
U.S. Carmakers Lag In Eco-Friendly Features
News  |  8/22/2008  | 
Detroit is more focused on power-train technologies, such as hybrids or battery-powered electric vehicles than it is on navigation and telematics, an iSuppli report said.
Health Net Outsources Tech Operations To IBM
News  |  8/22/2008  | 
The $300 million deal covers data center management, security services, and help desk support.
Independents Seize On Success Of Microsoft's SharePoint
News  |  8/20/2008  | 
Suppliers like Day Software look to enhance SharePoint's capabilities, or, in cases like open source Alfresco Software, seek to replace it.
Intel's Growth Focused On Digital TV, Internet Advertising
News  |  8/20/2008  | 
Pairing integrated processors with media partnerships could help the chipmaker tap into the $51.1 billion Internet advertising market predicted for 2012. Gets Sharp Rise In 2Q Net Income
News  |  8/20/2008  | 
Most of's customers continue to come from the Americas, which represented 72% of its customer base.
SaaS Company Replaces Microsoft SQL Server With Oracle
News  |  8/20/2008  | 
Oracle, which has been relatively quiet about cloud computing, is touting a deal to support CaseCentral's software-as-a-service business.
eBay Slashes 'Buy It Now' Fees For Sellers
News  |  8/20/2008  | 
The online auctioneer is also extending listing times from a week to one month.
IBM Invests $300 Million In Backup Centers
News  |  8/20/2008  | 
Big Blue aims to keep its customers safe by employing cloud computing standards.
Visa Pilots Mobile Banking Program
News  |  8/19/2008  | 
The test program will let cardholders get near real-time alerts of transactions via text message or mobile e-mail.
SEC To Replace EDGAR With 'IDEA'
News  |  8/19/2008  | 
The new interactive system will supplement the Edgar system before eventually replacing it and could spur new Web-based products and services.
IBM Gets Into IT-Enabled Green Consulting
News  |  8/19/2008  | 
IBM has launched a new consulting practice called Green Sigma to help companies tackle thorny energy efficiency problems. To Acquire InStranet For $31.5 Million
News  |  8/19/2008  | 
The purchase of a customer-service technology software provider is the largest acquisition to date for the software-as-a-service vendor.
MobileMe Users Get 60 Free Days
News  |  8/19/2008  | 
The latest freebie comes in addition to a previous free 30 days of service Apple doled out to subscribers.
'TEMPO 3' Artificial Gravity Satellite On Mars Society's To-Do List
News  |  8/19/2008  | 
NASA carried out tethered artificial gravity-generation experiments during the Gemini program in the 1960s, but never got back to it in the Apollo, shuttle, or space station eras.
Dell Ponders Rejection Of 'Cloud Computing' Trademark
News  |  8/18/2008  | 
The examining attorney for the Patent Office made an initial refusal of Dell's request, saying the term was too generic to be acceptable as a trademark.
Don't Cry For CDMA, It's Far From Death's Door
News  |  8/18/2008  | 
Wireless technology HSPA+ will end up competing with LTE and mobile WiMax, but CDMA EV-DO will continue to grow, ABI Research said.
Unisys To Manage Republican National Convention IT Services
News  |  8/18/2008  | 
The company will oversee computer operations for the political convention, which is expected to draw 45,000 delegates, volunteers, news reporters, and other guests.
Qwest, Unions Reach Agreement On Eve Of DNC
News  |  8/18/2008  | 
Health care was a main issue between the regional Bell, the Communications Workers of America, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Kansas Man Seeks Cable-Box Choice, Sues Time Warner
News  |  8/15/2008  | 
The antitrust lawsuit claims it's unfair that customers can't get premium cable service from Time Warner unless they use the company's box and pay a monthly rental fee.
Qwest Prepares For Obama Nomination In Denver
News  |  8/15/2008  | 
The company said it added about 2,600 data lines, 3,400 voice-grade circuits, and 140 miles of single strands of copper and coaxial cable to handle the Democratic National Convention.
Chrysler's In-Car Wi-Fi Ready To Roll Aug. 25
News  |  8/13/2008  | 
The hotspot will have a radius of about 100 feet, and it will deliver download speeds from 400 to 800 Kbps and average upload speeds of 400 Kbps.
GSA Deploys IPv6 From Level 3
News  |  8/12/2008  | 
Level 3 Communications said it has migrated the government agency from IPv4 to IPv6 as part of the government's wholesale move to the new Internet Protocol.
MobileMe Suffers More Outages
News  |  8/12/2008  | 
In the latest snafu for Apple's wireless syncing program, users couldn't access e-mails for hours on Monday.
State Regulators Consider Safeguards Against 'Early Termination Fee' Abuse
News  |  8/12/2008  | 
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners said it stands with the FCC in revising "an oversight regime" of the wireless carriers.
Small, Midsized Firms To Spend $280 Billion On Technology By 2012
News  |  8/11/2008  | 
Businesses with five to 99 employees will represent 32% of information and communications technology spending this year alone, according to a Compass Intelligence report.
Microsoft To Sell Money Plus Online Only
News  |  8/8/2008  | 
Microsoft will continue integration of Money Plus with the MSN Money online service, which provides stock information and access to financial experts, as well as tips.
SMBs Say "Show Me" When It Comes To Cloud Computing
Commentary  |  8/8/2008  | 
There's so much cloud computing talk right now, it borders on inescapable. But smaller businesses have been taking a wait and see approach, holding steady until the mists fade and reveal a clear path to follow. That reticence may have saved some from missteps, while costing others opportunity, but now the clouds may be lifting.
Private Clouds Take Shape
News  |  8/7/2008  | 
Corporate data centers take a best-of-both-worlds approach, adopting technologies and practices of public cloud infrastructures from the likes of and Google.
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